Technology Management News

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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Collaboration Begins with Relationship Building

Driving collaboration cannot just be top-down but throughout the IT organization, says Art Langer, Academic Director and Faculty Member of the Master of Science in Technology Management Program. And those that do not collaborate–or foster collaboration–will become obsolete.

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The right stuff: Dana Deasy, CIO, BP

BP CIO and founding mentor to the Technology Management program Dana Deasy has been profiled by I-CIO: Global Intelligence for the CIO. Deasy’s story of mentorship and education during his early career forms the backbone for a portrait of entrepreneurial attitude and determination. This article details many of the necessary qualities for success in the ever-evolving technology management industry. You can read the full story here.

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Dr. Arthur Langer to Participate in Wall Street Journal CIO Network

Dr. Arthur Langer will participate in the Wall Street Journal CIO Network in San Diego, on January 14–15, 2013.

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Demand Design: Beyond ‘Keeping the Lights On’

Technology Management student Hani Elbeyali has written an article on the financial investments of a successful IT division and how to move beyond the mentality of "keeping the lights on" in data center knowledge.

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