What a CIO should know

Our regular look at the articles, videos and events for chief information officers includes conferences in Canada and China, clips from SugarCRM and more:

The CIO Association is ramping up for its 2011 Peer Forum, which will take place this year in Vancouver. In a letter to all members, national president Andrew Dillane makes the case for attending – and why some CIOs might want to bring along a friend.
In a recent issue of the Harvard Business Review, Robert Plant published “A System For Speaking IT Truths To CEOs,” which includes a checklist of dos and don’ts for CIOs to remember as they discuss strategy with senior management.

Forbes magazine has a video clip called “Why SugarCRM Hired A CIO,” which explores the point at which a startup needs to get more serious about technology management.
Communications equipment maker Polycom Inc. has named former Nortel Networks director of strategy architectureAri Bose as its new senior vice-president and CIO. He will focus on best practices around unified communications.


CIO Talk Radio recently hosted a conversation with Jagdish Belwal, CIO of Tata Motors, and Dale Langley, Chief Information Officer, US Xpress, on, “How Can IT Reduce Time To Value?

Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business Review has posted a clip of Harvey R. Koeppel, executive director of the Center for CIO Leadership, discussing the role of the CIO, the future of data management and more.
The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and the Chinese Institute of Electronics(CIE) will be hosting the first-ever World CIO Forum in Shenzen, south China, Nov. 1-4. Speakers include IT executives from Sony and others.
In less than two minutes of film, Mario Leone, CIO of Ingram Micro, the world’s largest IT distributor, provides insight on the things CIOs must do to help their business succeed in 2011.

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