Rick Roy challenges aspiring CIOs to build high levels of engagement among business peers. One of the biggest challenges future chief information officers will face is juggling the need for innovation while achieving maximum efficiency, CUNA Mutual Group’s Rick Roy told an aspiring group of CIOs Tuesday.
Roy, senior vice president of shared services and CIO, spoke to a crowded session at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business about what it takes to thrive as a technology leader in today’s economy.read more
The fact is, I probably get more calls from CIOs interested in sitting on corporate boards than I do on any other topic. But the fact is, very few corporate boards appoint CIOs.
This is a real paradox. We all know stories where a data security breach has wrought havoc on a company. We’ve seen as many situations where an IT innovation has given a moribund company a new lease on life. How can it be that corporate boards fail to see the value of a CIO’s perspective?read more
The job of a higher-education CIO is changing, partly because of disruptive technologies for online learning, but that doesn’t mean the basic challenges go away. Perhaps now more than ever, a CIO’s job hinges as much on surviving a brutal schedule of meetings and the academic politics of the institution as it does on mastering bleeding-edge technologies.read more
I have just come back from a week travelling around Europe and everywhere the story was the same – spring is running a month to a month and a half behind schedule. The temperatures in late April are below normal, the leaves are behind schedule and the first flowers of spring are just appearing. It’s the same thing here in Chicago where I live – everything is running late.read more
Designers and video editors used to ‘need’ Mac computers to get the job done. Now, they’re getting the job done equally well on both platforms.
Macs have been the preferred tool of visual designers and video editors for decades. They’ve also been an outcast of PC-centric corporate networks. Over the years, an epic battle raged between network administrators and corporate creative groups over which machines were best for the company.read more