Seminar 19A - Overcoming the Influence Deficit: How Higher Ed CIOs Can Hold More Sway (separate registration required)

Tuesday, October 15 | 9:00AM–12:30PM | Meeting Room 212A/B
Session Type: Professional Development
More than ever, higher education IT needs clout. Colleges and universities desperately need the counsel and contributions of IT as they struggle to adapt to the technology-driven disruption of their missions, methods, and business models. But if technical leaders are going to get this influence, they'll need to earn it, because no one hands it out with the job title. And even with a "seat at the table," the CIO's clout is often undermined before getting into the meeting room. In this half-day workshop, you will learn and practice techniques for expanding your personal clout; explore how fundamental world view differences between technical people, administrators, and faculty frequently undermine IT's influence in the halls of power; and consider and discuss pragmatic approaches to building a more influential IT organization. To focus the discussions on strategic issues and relationships, this highly interactive session is designed specifically for higher education CIOs and is only open to current and former CIOs.


  • Paul Glen

    Author, Columnist, and Consultant, Leading Geeks
  • Maria McManus

    Co-founder, Leading Geeks