Technology Management News

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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CIOs Should Cut Costs Associated With Older, Commodity Applications

According to Dr. Arthur Langer’s recent piece for The Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal, a chief information officer must be willing to measure where they are in the life cycle of any competitive technology and recognize when a product or solution has lost its edge.

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ComputerWorld: Arthur Langer Turns the IT Education Model on its Head

Dr. Arthur Langer, director of the Executive Masters in Technology Management program, was featured in ComputerWorld for his dedication to Workforce Opportunity Services, a nonprofit that uses an outsourcing model to train economically disadvantaged youth and match them with hard-to-fill IT positions.

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Success Story: Richard Mikelinich, 2011 Graduate, Executive M.S. in Technology Management

Richard Mikelinich had been working at a major medical center as Director of Information Security. “My career growth was continuing at the medical center, but I was impatient because I was a few steps away from the top position,” he says. He learned about the EMSTM program from an ad in the New York Times, and knew it was exactly what he was looking for, since he had dropped out of two different MBA programs due to lack of interest.

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How to Develop and Evaluate Strategic IT Projects

Dr. Arthur Langer, Director of the Executive Masters in Technology Management, will be writing for the CIO Journal weekly. In his column this week: How to develop and evaluate strategic IT projects with insights from Global CIO of BP, Dana Deasy.

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