In CIOs at Work, noted author Ed Yourdon interviews many of the world's most influential chief information officers. You will gain insights from the first CIO of the USA, to a peek into the future from the CIO at Google, to the unique roll IT plays in testing Microsoft applications and much more.
Yourdon focuses on how his interviewees tackle the day-to-day work of managing information in their organizations while revealing much more: How they got there, how they manage and allocate resources, and how they interact with business units and assure that their companies take advantage of technologies and automation to make employees even more productive. Surveying a variety of unique corporations, you'll get a great sense of what can be done and what is being done now in organizations around the world. Don't miss this illuminating companion volume to the highly acclaimed Apress bestseller, Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston, and Peter Seibel's bestselling Coders at Work, also from Apress.
"Simply put, Ed Yourdon's CIOs at Work is a fascinating read. The author has managed to illuminate the real challenges confronting the Chief Information Officer. The technical expertise of his extraordinary interviewees and their personal insights into the changing role of technology in business are in no short supply. But, what really stands out–beyond the banter about "clouds," "agile development," – is the human dimension. More than anything else, the CIO is wrestling with profound issues: the proliferation of choices, the speed of change, the shorter attention spans of consumers, the "everyone's an expert" mindset, and the growing expectation for limitless and low cost computing resources that are as open and accessible as they are safe, secure and accurate. At last, the CIO has a human face, but also an enormous burden that can only be appreciated by reading Yourdon's probative interviews."
Managing Principle, Toigo Partners International
What you'll learn
How many chief information officers from the world's leading corporations do their jobs and the skills they consider most essential for doing their jobs effectively
What technologies these CIOs think will be most important in the future
Interesting applications of technology used to increase productivity or profitability in today's leading organizations
The technology- and business-related challenges and opportunities that CIOs anticipate in the years ahead
Who this book is for
Anyone interested in how organizations are moving to use technology to make their companies more productive will learn a great deal from this book. CIOs at Work is especially useful to managers and IT personnel charged with increasing productivity and using automation to do so. Indeed, it's not just for aspiring CIOs, but also for project managers, management professionals, application developers, IT personnel and businesspeople who want to better understand the strategies their senior IT executives are following to make their organizations as productive and competitive as possible.
Table of contents
- About the Author
- Chapter 1: Benjamin Fried, CIO, Google Inc.
- Chapter 2: Tony Scott, CIO, Microsoft
- Chapter 3: Monte Ford, Senior Vice President and CIO, American Airlines, Inc./AMR Corporation
- Chapter 4: Mittu Sridhara, CIO, Ladbrokes plc
- Chapter 5: Steve Rubinow, Executive Vice President and CIO, NYSE Euronext
- Chapter 6: Lewis Temares, CIO Emeritus, University of Miami
- Chapter 7: Mark Mooney, Senior Vice President and CIO, McGraw-Hill Education
- Chapter 8: Dan Wakeman, Vice President and CIO, Educational Testing Services
- Chapter 9: Lynne Ellyn, Senior Vice President and CIO, DTE Energy
- Chapter 10: Becky Blalock, Senior Vice President and CIO, Southern Company, Atlanta
- Chapter 11: Ken Bohlen, Vice President and CIO, Arizona Public Service Company (APS)
- Chapter 12: Roger Gurnani, Executive Vice President and CIO, Verizon
- Chapter 13: Ashish Gupta, Managing Director of Service Design, British Telecom (BT)
- Chapter 14: Joan Miller, Director of ICT, the UK Parliament
- Chapter 15: Vivek Kundra, First CIO of the United States of America
- Chapter 16: Paul Strassmann, Former CIO for Kraft Foods Inc., Xerox Corp., U.S. Department of Defense, and NASA
- Title: CIOs at Work
- Release date: September 2011
- Publisher(s): Apress
- ISBN: 9781430235545
You might also like
The Art of Leadership
Many people think leadership is a higher calling that resides exclusively with a select few who …
Dominated by streaming data and events, the next generation of software development optimizes not only how …
Secure by Design
Secure by Design teaches you principles and best practices for writing highly secure software. At the …
Head First Design Patterns, 2nd Edition
You know you don’t want to reinvent the wheel, so you look to design patterns—the lessons …