Making Theory Meet Practice

Theory-Practice

This won’t surprise many people (at least I hope it doesn’t)…there is a huge difference between “theory” and “practice”. I’m an academic AND and practitioner. I have a Doctorate in Information Systems and have worked in aspects of IT / IS for almost 20 years now.  Theory is great at preparing people for doing things in … Read more Making Theory Meet Practice

Maintaining the Delicate Balancing Act as CIO

I just ran across an article titled “The CIO balancing act: agility, innovation, cost savings” over on The Enterprisers Project. If you haven’t stumbled across The Enterprisers Project in the past, make sure to add it to your daily routine (RSS feeds, twitter, etc etc) as there is always some great content over there. In “The CIO balancing … Read more Maintaining the Delicate Balancing Act as CIO

“Digital” Transformation

Many folks are talking about the ‘digital’ transformation that is happening across many industries and businesses today.  These folks mention digital transformation as if its something new or different than any other transformation project that companies have had to undergo through their lifetimes. Last week I read a post titled “Why most digital transformation projects … Read more “Digital” Transformation

Fixing the “Malfunctions” of the CIO

Malfunction Stamp

I just read “The Four Malfunctions of a CIO” by Joe Scherrer and wanted to expand a but on what Joe writes about.   Before I do that, let me share the ‘four malfunctions’ that Joe highlights. They are: Not knowing yourself. Not communicating well. Inability to communicate the business value of IT. Not being … Read more Fixing the “Malfunctions” of the CIO

Demystifying IT

In a recent “Movers and Shakers” article by Martha Heller titled “The Power of Metaphor“, Malini Balakrishnan, CIO of Building Materials Holdings Corporation (BMC) claimed that one of the most important roles that a CIO has today is helping the organization uunderstandwhat role the IT group plays. Balakrishnan is quoted as saying: “As CIOs, we … Read more Demystifying IT

The Role of the CEO – Driving Corporate Culture

I’m sure there are many definitions of a CEO out there. Plenty of people will say the CEO should be a leader, manager, communicator and facilitator.  Other’s might say that the CEO is the person most focused on strategy and the ‘future’ of the business. Investopedia defines the CEO as: The highest ranking executive in … Read more The Role of the CEO – Driving Corporate Culture