VP/CIO, Wesleyan University
Taking the Lead: Being a Strategic IT Manager or Director
Being a manager or director requires an understanding of the larger political and organizational nuances involved when making IT decisions. While staff often feel these are at odds with what "makes sense," this role is in the position to translate the vision of the organization to daily action. Our speaker will guide participants to think more strategically about their role in higher ed IT and how to position themselves to maximize their value to the CIO.
Panel and Table Discussions
During the second part of the event, participants will join the Senior Leadership Forum for a panel and roundtable discussions about the future of IT senior leadership in higher education. The IT continuum, succession planning, the "graying of IT"—whatever name you apply, there's no question that there's a looming need for current IT leaders to consider the next generation that will someday take their place. The skills required of an effective CIO and path to becoming one have changed dramatically over the past two decades. What can institutions do to better prepare their organizations for change? What can aspiring leaders do to better position themselves for advancement within their current institutions or elsewhere? These topics will be discussed by a panel of IT leaders in different points in their careers and continued in roundtable discussions.
Please join your colleagues and fellow managers at this NERCOMP 2014 preconference seminar!