Technology Management News

IBM Veteran Nicholas Donofrio Discusses the Intersection of IT and Innovation

In his speech for the Executive Master of Science in Technology Management program’s CIO Forum, Nicholas M. Donofrio, IBM Fellow Emeritus and former EVP of Innovation and Technology, discusses the future of innovation.

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Congratulations to the Technology Management Class of 2014

The Executive M.S. in Technology Management Class of 2014 braved a cold but sunny day to gather at Alma Mater for a group photo.

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Dana Deasy on IT Risk Management

Listening to Dana Deasy, JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s new CIO, Arthur Langer, Academic Director of the Executive Master of Science in Technology Management program, is reminded that an IT leader’s real value is measured by how one handles crisis in “real-time.”

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Student Q&A: Gaining the Skills, Confidence, and Exposure to Reach the C-Level

Executive M.S. in Technology Management student Ashwin Pulimamidi credits the program for giving him “the tools, confidence, and exposure” to apply for and receive a promotion at Pfizer earlier this year.

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P&G and JPMorgan CIOs Join Technology Management Program as Lecturers

Filippo Passerini, Group President, Global Business Services and Chief Information Officer for Procter & Gamble, and Dana Deasy, the Chief Information Officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. effective this December, have joined Columbia’s Executive Master of Science in Technology Management program as adjunct lecturers.

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Corporations Must Gain Speed and Agility, Emphasizes P&G CIO

Filippo Passerini, Group President of Global Business Services and CIO of Procter & Gamble, addressed an audience of 100 C-level executives, Columbia faculty, students, and guests during an invite-only CIO Forum.

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Chief Digital Officers: Do We Need Another C-Level Title?

Let’s stop all this talk about creating a CDO position, argues Art Langer, Academic Director and Faculty Member of the Master of Science in Technology Management Program. “Technology will continue to evolve,” he writes, “but every specific function does not need another executive.” Organizations should continue to look to one senior executive to manage all the complex issues concerning technology–the CIO.

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How to Improve IT Leader Selection, Performance, and Succession

CIOs believe the key to IT leadership is not technical ability but driving results and change through people, according to a major quantitative research study developed by Russell Reynolds Associates in partnership with Art Langer, Academic Director for the Executive Master of Science in Technology Management.

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Corporate Boards Relying More on CIOs For Opportunities

At Columbia’s inaugural CIO Forum, “What Boards Need From Their CIOs,” Virginia Gambale, a former CIO who now sits on the board of JetBlue Airways Corp. and serves as a mentor to students in the Executive M.S. in Technology Management program, says corporate boards are turning to CIOs less to manage tech risk and more to focus on opportunities in cloud, mobility, and Big Data.

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Art Langer Addresses CIO Visions Conference, Technology Business Management Council Roundtable

Art Langer, Academic Director and Faculty Member of the Master of Science in Technology Management program, delivered addresses this week at the CIO Visions conference in Brooklyn and the Technology Business Management Council’s Executive Roundtable in Houston. Both events targeted CIOs and senior IT executives and covered strategic decision making, as well as business intelligence- and cloud-based solutions to changing and challenging IT environments. Langer discussed the shift in mindset necessary for technology executives to establish a seat at the table in the C-suite as a respected strategic partner, strategic advocacy, and the personal attributes and organizational philosophy CIOs require to become a next-generation leader.

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