Practice Area Leader: Jim Sackman
CIOs and IT Managers suffer from a complicated array of forces that thrust IT ever more into the center of business activity, while rendering it ever less comprehensible to their peers and colleagues. Mere IT skills and knowledge are not enough to succeed in this area. Recent surveys indicate that IT professionals recognize they have a deficit in communicating and influencing vis a vis other functions in the same organization. This Practice Area, led by former CTO Jim Sackman, demonstrates how IT can actually shape business strategy while providing tools for showing how IT can add value consistently. Additionally, we will bring the key subjects of influencing and career management into sharp focus.