GTEC 2014

Next month public sector IT executives will be gathering as usual for the GTEC conference and exhibition in Ottawa, and this week it was confirmed that the chief information officer at Treasury Board Secretariat will be among the headliners. After a year of (alleged) Chinese hacking, a slew of open data projects and all kinds of data breaches, she’ll have a lot of to talk about. For the latest updates, follow @GTEC. Incidentally, she’s not actually on Twitter herself. At least not yet.

For those in the digital marketing space — in other words, the space more IT leaders need to care about — Seth Godin is like a god. This is an interesting site I’ve only recently come across where Godin applies his thinking to CIO problems.

Infographic of the week. I like it, though I think the whole “virtual CIO” thing needs to be differentiated from traditional consulting.

Most retweeted CIO-related item I’ve seen all week:

And finally, I’ve long thought startups would be better off making their elevator pitches to CIOs first, then venture capitalists, but this was a great exploration of how IT leaders could think more like VCs.