What A CIO Should Know: Fall conferences

The CIO Insurance Summit is scheduled for October 17-20, 2010 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is actively on the lookout for panelists and speakers. .

Recruiting specialists Robert Half Technology have begun a video program called the CIO Masters Series. In the first episode, Kevin Bloch, CTO, Cisco Australia & New Zealand outlines his education and career leading up to his current role before going on to discuss the major questions facing technology professionals today.

The U.S. College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has released The CIO’s Guide to Implementing EHRs in the HITECH Era, which includes best practices and steps health-care organizations should take to successfully implement electronic medical records.

For those on the job hunt, the ExecBiz blog has a post from BAE Systems’ CIO Bob Fecteau that includes “Six must-ask questions” you must answer if you want to take on the CIO role. http://bit.ly/9tI87D

TechTomorrow: A CIO Leadership Exchange, is scheduled for Sept. 20-Oct. 1, 2010 at the Ohio Union on the Ohio State University campus, and will feature keynote John Battelle, Internet visionary, co-founder of Wired magazine, and author of “The Search.”

New York State’s CIO/Office For Technology department launched a new website, The Empire 2.0 Center of Excellence, a one-stop Center that provides resources and tools about social media and Web 2.0 technologies and their best practice uses in the industry.

The CIO Executive Series Research and Advisory Group is offering a “CIO TV” channel featuring interviews with senior IT executives which is being distributed via Vimeo, Youtube and Bliptv.

ISACA will be hosting its IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Conference at the Hyatt Regency Boston on Oct. 6-8 featuring keynote speaker W. Ronald Dietz, director and chair of the board for the audit and risk committee at Capital One Financial Corp.

For Canadian public sector IT execs: FederalNewsRadio recently reported on the U.S. Department of Defence’s plan to eliminate the CIO position, moving instead to a Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), with the acquisition functions belonging to the Office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.

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