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.
Government of Canada CIO Corinne Charette's Keynote Address to 'Set the Stage' for GTEC 2014: OTTAWA, Ontario,… http://t.co/vstRMTsflf
— CNWTechnology (@CNWTechnology) September 11, 2014
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.
Seth Godin on why the #CIO needs to become the chief connection officer http://t.co/QXF6djxGwT
— Digital CxO (@GlobalCIO) September 12, 2014
Infographic of the week. I like it, though I think the whole “virtual CIO” thing needs to be differentiated from traditional consulting.
"The Leapfrog Opportunity To Build Better Companies" http://t.co/bjMjC8lQfl #calgary #itmanagement #cio pic.twitter.com/PGNa52Qn1o
— Hauser Canada (@HauserCanada) September 11, 2014
Most retweeted CIO-related item I’ve seen all week:
Gartner #CIO priorities, 2014:
1 business analytics
2 data center
7 digital marketing
— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) September 9, 2014
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.
What are the implications of the #CIO as a venture capitalist? Watch #Deloitte #healthcare leaders share insights http://t.co/cc5wIurmSD
— Deloitte on AI (@DeloitteAI) September 11, 2014