What A CIO Should Know: Shell’s Alan Matula

In a recent issue of the McKinsey Quarterly, Shell executive vice-president and CIO Alan Matula is interviewed about the company’s IT transformation and how he manages projects on a global scale (subscription required).
Federal News Radio’s “Ask A CIO” program recently featured Monica Fitzgerald, director of the CIO University, a virtual consortium of six universities across the U.S., which is trying to prepare the next generation of CIOs for the government:
SaltMarch Media will be hosting the CIO Business Congress in Gao, India from July 22 to 24. The agenda will include topics such as: “What CIOs must know to Transcend from Pain to Gain.” 
CFO.com has posted a feature story entitled “How to Hire A CIO,” including six key business-related questions candidates should be prepared to answer before they get hired.
BTW has filmed an eight-part series of clips on YouTube featuring IT futurist Thornton May interviewing “The Best CIOs in America” and discussing best practices with 10 senior technology executives.
Data integration vendor Informatica has created a CIO Resource Centre featuring more than 40 white papers and other articles centred around business and technology leadership. Registration required.
Marcus Evans has announced the Mid-Market CIO Summit, which will take place Oct. 3-5 in Dallas, Tex. Few details of the agenda have been posted so far, other than “one-on-one business meetings and many organized networking activities.”
Montreal’s CGI Group filmed an interview with Molly ONeill, former CIO for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and now a CGI vice-president, on making data public, meaningful and effective. 
The University of Miami recently posted a questionaire called “The Future CIO” that will form the basis for a roundtable. The survey poses some interesting questions about skill sets and more.
ISACA has just opened a year-long grandfathering program for its new CRISC certification. Applicants are required to have eight years of experience, with six in the CRISC risk and control domains.

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