Midsize Enterprise CIO’s Budget: Make Every Penny Count

Hold on for more doom and gloom: This is the dreaded year when the chief marketing officer allegedly will have a larger actual information technology budget than the CIO, as Gartner gloomily predicted. Is this really the sea change many have predicted? Is the professional IT executive more of a junior partner in the C-suite, rather than an equal among colleagues?

CIO Shares His Wisdom As He Pursues Next Chapter

After serving as the IT leader of The Arc Greater Twin Cities organization for nearly two decades, Paul Harder decided to write the next chapter of his career and life. Harder is now CEO of his own consulting firm, KBP Strategies, which focuses on training sales professionals. (He also served as an official with the USA Track & Field organization for many years, and was a longtime member of the Midsize Enterprise Strategies advisory board.) We caught up with Harder to ask him about his career, request advice for fellow CIOs, and discuss how he coped with change.

Lessons In How To Career Pivot: From Private To Public Sector IT Leader

Ellen Christy’s LinkedIn tagline says everything you need to know about her IT philosophy. Below her name, it states she is a senior technology executive, helping companies translate their business goals into reality.

Next-Gen Researcher ETR Captures Tech Trends From CIO Purchase Patterns

If a CIO or IT leader wished they had a crystal ball to peer into the future to see what changes are on the horizon before making a major IT investment, they might want to check out the proprietary data being meticulously collected and analyzed by Enterprise Technology Research.  

What The CIO Really Thinks Of Today's Finance Leaders

he following blog was recently posted by SAP’s Thack Brown on the Huffington Post web site and contains an interesting dialogue between a finance leader and his company’s CIO. Since many midmarket IT leaders report to or work closely with their CFOs this blog will be of interest to the greater MES audience. Brown, the GM, Global Head of Line of Business Finance at SAP, sat down with SAP CIO Americas, Michael Golz, to hear Golz’s perspective on the evolving role of the CFO and the relationship between finance and technology leaders.

Union Pacific CIO Shares His Secrets For Keeping One Of America’s Oldest Institutions On The Cutting Edge

In his role as Co-Head of CIO Networks at Metis Strategy, Brian Watson works with many IT leaders to help them seize new strategic opportunities and conquer some of their biggest challenges.

As co-author of the book, Confessions of a Successful CIO, and as a long-time contributor to CIO.com, Watson has collaborated with some of the most talented and agile IT leaders.

Gartner’s CIO 2030 Algorithm: Everything Is About To Change

In talking about how market changes will transform the CIO by 2030, Gartner Vice President of Research Heather Colella said, “Everything is about to change and everything IT does today will be transformed.”

Why Every IT Leader Needs To Be A Great Story Teller

Attendees at the Midsize Enterprise Summit Fall Conference in Austin were treated to an engaging keynote presentation on Sunday by Jason Allen Ashlock, master story teller and founding partner of Frontier Press, the next-generation publishing unit of The Frontier Project.

Ashlock teaches corporate and celebrity clients around the world how to effectively tell their stories to achieve a better connection with target audiences.

Simplivity Leader Maps Out IT Strategy To Simplify The Data Center

The Midsize Enterprise Summit 2016 kicked off in Austin on Sunday with a keynote presentation entitled, ‘Expand Your Possibilities, Not Your Data Center’, by Marty Sanders, Senior Vice President of the Americas for SimpliVity, a company that offers revolutionary and disruptive innovation designed to simplify the data center.

SAP’s Youthful CIO Looks Out With Millennial-Tinted Glasses

SAP’s Thomas Saueressig is one of the youngest CIOs of a major company anywhere in the world and brings a millennial viewpoint to his position. In a wide ranging interview with author and IT consultant Peter High, Saueressig discusses tech trends, his role and how IT is enabling business.