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CIO Book Summaries

Each month we add a presentation summarizing a leading book on Digital Transformation, Technology Innovation or Digital Leadership.

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The New IT by Jill Dyché

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Leading IT Consultant shares the New Role of IT in progressive companies! This is a great book and I highly recommend you read it just for the three assessments included!

In our summary we covered the following key concepts:

  • Identifying when it’s time to make a change in your IT “Identity”
  • The six key “archtetypes” of IT
  • An approach to Leading Digital Transformation—including Company Strategy on a Page and IT Strategy on a Page
  • Creating and ranking your new IT Portfolio
   
Ahead in the Cloud, Best Practices for Navigating the Future of Enterprise IT by Stephen Orban

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Stephen is one of the principle executives at AWS and a former Dow Jones CIO. This book is a useful primer in the frameworks and key strategies for leveraging the cloud.

Highlights covered in our summary include:

  • Stages of adoption
  • Best practices for cloud adoption
  • Driving Innovation thru cloud services
Good to Great by Jim Collins

Book Highlights and Discussion

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Alex Jarett, CEO, Technology Executives Club & Technology Innovation Institute™ shared insights.

From Good to Great is classic business book written by Jim Collins.

Concepts of the Book are based upon a 5 year research project that Collin’s and his team of PhD’s completed studying “Great” companies.

 

The CIO Paradox By Martha Heller

Book Highlights and Discussion

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Alex Jarett, CEO, Technology Executives Club & Technology Innovation Institute™ shared insights on how CIOs and Technology Leaders face multiple “Paradoxes” or challenges in their role.

By pointing out these Paradoxes, Martha gives executives relief that their situation, while unique, might not be unusual….and more importantly, by sharing how some CIOs and senior executives are successfully dealing with these paradoxes, she sheds light on how you might do the same.


Lights Out By Ted Koppel

Book Highlights and Discussion

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Top Disaster Recovery experts already prescribe EMP safe back up environments.  But what is the possibility of a major portion of the electrical grid shutting down for a long period of time? 

In this instant classic, Emmy award winning newscaster and author Ted Koppel explores the probability of an electrical grid shutdown based upon cyber warfare, what our government would do (and not do) to help us, and how various people and groups are already preparing for a grid shut down. 

Join Alex Jarett as he summarizes the key findings in the book. 

 

BE the BUSINESS--CIOs in the New Era of IT By Martha Heller

Book Highlights and Discussion

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Alex Jarett, CEO, Technology Executives Club & Technology Innovation Institute™ shared insights on how CIOs of today can lead in an environment where Technology is integral to the business.  

As Technology has become an integral part of the business and all companies become software companies, the role of CIO and IT itself is changing. Martha has done a great job of identifying key trends and insights from Top CIOs on how to lead in this new environment.

These Insights were based upon Martha Heller’s research interviewing top CIOs Worldwide

 

Dare to Lead by Brene´ Brown

Book Highlights and Discussion: Part 1 of 2

 

 

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In this first of two leadership sessions, we shared highlights & insights from the book Dare to Lead by Brene’ Brown.

Creating a culture of innovation is crucial to our success, but older, top down, “fear-based,” cultures are difficult to change.

In this NYT best selling book, author Brene’ Brown lays out clear and concise strategies to do this.

There are four parts to the book. In our book summary and discussion, we discussed Part One.  In our next summary we will discuss the remainder of the book. Finally, we provided links to her resource hub, which is very helpful and quite extensive.

 

Book Highlights and Discussion: Part 2 of 2

 

 

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In this second of two leadership sessions, we shared highlights & insights from the book Dare to Lead by Brene’ Brown.

Creating a culture of innovation is crucial to our success, but older, top down, “fear-based,” cultures are difficult to change.

In this NYT best selling book, author Brene’ Brown lays out clear and concise strategies to do this.

There are four parts to the book. In this portion of our book summary and discussion, we will discuss the remainder of the book. Finally, we provided links to her resource hub, which is very helpful and quite extensive.


 

 
 

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