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There are few leaders that are able to move from a technical managerial or directorial position into the role of a chief and thrive in it off the bat. Many such leaders never manage to reach their utmost potential, the dizzying pace of technological progress is perhaps part of the reason success as a CIO has become more difficult. If you don’t know the differences between a CIO and CTO check out this article here.
It’s safe to say that the companies that are able to use technology not only as a back-office tool to keep the lights running, but as a catalyst for business growth and development, are going to be the companies that will win in the 21st century, and a skillful CIO is key to that success. These are the skills a CIO needs to muster in order to push her organization forward in the digital era.
What a week at Disney Swan Resort with Sitecore! Not only did we attend Sitecore Symposium 2018 and learn more about what is possible as well as how we can help firms get the most out of Sitecore; we also became a Sitecore affiliate partner. This affiliation will provide additional resources and support to create the optimal Sitecore solution based on your objectives and needs.
Our Partner Conference took place at the symposium in Orlando and we didn’t want to leave! There was a fantastic exchange of ideas with experts, Sitecore MVPs, and firms presenting on their successes. We wish we could have met more people and attended all of the sessions – maybe next year. With limited time, we focused on two exciting areas in Sitecore; Headless CMS and Machine Learning.
Project managers are the backbone of any successful project, but their roles are often down-labeled to simply reminding teams about deadlines or setting up status meetings. Looking at project management from a traditional perspective, a PM’s job requires a deep understanding of five specific phases, that enable success for a project. These are:
When companies consider applicants for internships and jobs, one group that is largely disregarded is high school students. And it makes sense. What could these inexperienced, uneducated, and immature teens bring to the table that others can’t? Understandably, applicants who are recent college graduates and have experience in the work field would be the appropriate additions to your team. Then why do companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and a rapidly growing number of boutique tech firms offer training programs for high school students? Why do these companies invest their time and resources into them?
Probably foreseeing the need for knowledge platforms, Peter Drucker published “The Coming of the New Organization” in 1988 when I was coming to the United States for the first time as a first grader. I didn’t read the article then, but if I had, I would have started my journey with knowledge & communications systems earlier. In the past, I’ve been told that I over organize things or that I introduce too many sub-directories, tags, categories, etc. I don’t take it personally. I believe that in the long run, our human ability to recognize and name something will ultimately make us better partners with our coming computer counter-parts in the machine learning revolution. In fact, almost all of the machine learning today is done through “training” data which is used to train a computer to do what we do but about a million times faster. Machine learning isn’t going to make your organization a knowledge organization overnight. You are, by asking simple questions of who, what, how, why, what else, and where related to a Sales process.