In the recently released book titled, Confessions of a Successful CIO, authors Dan Roberts and Brian P. Watson take you on a peek behind the curtain with in-depth looks at how leading CIOs, facing some of the toughest challenges of their careers, made critical decisions, took calculated risks and displayed true business leadership in helping the companies thrive... and in some cases survive.
Featuring nine acclaimed CIOs-each profiled in their own chapter-you will read firsthand about the toughest business decision they had to make, and how the outcome influenced and impacted their leadership style. These in-depth anecdotes take the reader inside some of the most challenging business climates imaginable and chronicle how these elite CIOs made the decisions that mattered.
By gathering these fascinating and inspiring stories together in this book, Roberts and Watson have developed a new educational tool for IT leadership that will last for many years to come. Through anecdotes from acclaimed IT leaders, readers can:
- Read detailed case studies of how some of the
best CIO's have handled their most challenging business problems.
- Learn how the best CIO's anticipate changes to their business
and respond before the business comes knocking.
- Explore how these top-flight CIO's make critical decisions
around strategy and IT to not only benefit their companies,
but in some cases, to save them from becoming obsolete.
- Analyze their perspectives on managing people, crises and
balancing therisks and rewards of their "bet the farm" strategies.
Meet the Authors
DAN ROBERTS is a 30-year veteran of the IT industry and the CEO and President of Ouellette & Associates Consulting, Inc. He is a contributing author of several books, including Unleashing the Power of IT (Wiley, 2013) and Leading IT Transformation. Dan is a frequent keynote speaker at CIO and IT industry events and is often quoted in leading industry journals. He graduated from UNH’s Whittemore School of business & Economics.
BRIAN P. WATSON is the former Editor in Chief of CIO Insight and has contributed reporting and analysis to several media outlets focused on IT leadership. Since 2010, he has served as Director of Business Outreach for Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS), a 501c3 nonprofit company. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and a Master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.