CIO Magazine: December 15, 2004

What It's Like To...Move To A New Industry

I am one of those weird people fascinated by banking, brokerage and insurance. I get a rush from mapping where finance and technology intersect...

What It's Like To...Live In A Two-CIO Family

Lars Rabbe is CIO of Yahoo; Cecilia Claudio is CIO of Align Technology. They've been married 21 years.


What It's Like To...Survive The Pentagon Attack

It was about 9:35 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. I had just left the north exit of the Pentagon, where I work as...

What It's Like To...Take A Real Vacation

A mentor once told me, "If you want to come back to an empty inbox, take at least three weeks off. Your staff can hold anything for you for a week, important things for two weeks and nothing for three weeks. They have to handle...

What It's Like To...Be Treated Like A Rock Star

If you ever need an ego boost (and what CIO doesn't?), I highly recommend a trip to China. Last year, I went to Guangzhou...

What It's Like To...Be an American Abroad

About 13 years into my tenure, I started traveling extensively, to the point where I now travel more than 100,000 miles a year. I've been to more than 70 countries...

What It's Like To...Catch A Killer

Being CIO of the LAPD was the most intense, challenging and gratifying job I've ever had. If my systems went down, people could die...

What It's Like To...Be Different

I was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, and came to the United States when my mother moved here as a migrant farm worker. I grew up in New Jersey and East Harlem, N.Y., in a single-parent, welfare family. As a teenager, I worked in a...

What It's Like To...Work In Iraq

When the jet flew into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, I felt violated. At the time, I worked at Fort Belvoir, south of Washington...

What It's Like To...Be A Man In A Woman's World

It wasn't that much of a stretch when I took the job as CIO of Express, the ladies' clothing retailer, in 1993. The company was 90 percent women, and, being a man...

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