The IT CXO today needs to manage more than technology. S/he needs to gain managerial support as well as manage up, get buy-in from other departments, groups or individuals. S/he also requires ability to convince and influence other stakeholders to follow the regional and global direction. Besides, s/he needs to put in ongoing effort to enhance the department position in the organization to add more value to the organization in both operational and strategic perspective. How are current and upcoming IT CXOs developing and honing these skills?
John Baldoni, Chair of leadership development N2growth, a global leadership advisory firm & Author of 13 books… newest is MOXIE, The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership, None
John Baldoni is chair of the leadership development practice of N2growth, a global leadership consultancy. John is an internationally recognized leadership educator, executive coach and speaks throughout North America and Europe. John is th... More View all posts
John Baldoni is chair of the leadership development practice of N2growth, a global leadership consultancy. John is an internationally recognized leadership educator, executive coach and speaks throughout North America and Europe. John is the author of more than a dozen books, including MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership, Lead with Purpose, Lead Your Boss, and The Leader’s Pocket Guide. In 2014 Trust Across America named him to its list of top 100 most trustworthy business experts. Also in 2014 Global Gurus ranked John No. 11 on its list of global leadership experts. John has authored more than 500 leadership columns for a variety of online publications including Forbes, Harvard Business Review and Bloomberg Businessweek. His leadership resource website is www.johnbaldoni.com Less View all posts
Teri Pennington, Deputy CIO, City of Austin, TX
Teri Pennington Deputy CIO, City of Austin, TX Ms. Teri Pennington serves as the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for the City of Austin, Communications and Technology Management department, (CTM). Ms. Pennington leads the Dep... More View all posts
Teri Pennington Deputy CIO, City of Austin, TX Ms. Teri Pennington serves as the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for the City of Austin, Communications and Technology Management department, (CTM). Ms. Pennington leads the Department's infrastructure systems, collaboration systems, Service desk, data centers, security, edge device management and customer relationship management. Some major accomplishments are: She has created a cyber security program, instituted a citywide technology refresh on networks and edge devices, improved operational responsiveness by 13%, created a successful mentorship program for future IT leaders and have saved the city millions of dollars through innovation, leveraging solutions and contracts. She is currently working to move sections of the city's IT services into the cloud safely. Ms. Pennington has over 19 years of IT experience. She started her career in Cyber security and even with the additions of different areas of IT expertise, she has never left it. In 2011, the Greater Austin Area Telecommunications network won Community Broadband Organization of the Year award. In 2012, CTM received the Green IT award, and the Flood Early Warning System won a Best of Texas Award from Government Technology Magazine. In 2013, CTM won an honorable mention for the Enterprise Security Access System in the Collaboration category from Digital Government and Digital Communities Program. In 2014, CTM won Public Technology Institute’s IT award for Metro Rapid system that allows Capital Metro’s rapid buses to give Austin citizens a better mass transit experience. Ms. Pennington holds a Master of Business from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelors of Arts degree in the Plan II Honors Program at UT Austin. She is a member of Greater Austin Area Telecommunication Network Board, the Digital Inclusion Strategy team, an active Toastmaster and speaks Japanese. Less View all posts