Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric, once said he dedicated one-third of his time to hiring ‘A’ players, and it is easy to see why. IT organizations rely on ‘A’ talent in order to be top performers in a competitive marketplace. However, the downside is that the competition for highly skilled IT professionals places a real strain on organizations, often lengthening the time it takes to fill open IT positions.
This story is further complicated by the evolving nature of IT itself regarding its role, contribution and sources of value within the enterprise. Gartner reports that newly desired IT skill sets have moved beyond traditional technical and analytical elements, now broadening to include administrative skills areas like communications, financial, legal and marketing. New emerging needs are also starting to appear, including such things as collaboration specialists, user experience designers and technology brokers. It just keeps expanding, and the search gets more challenging.
Without question, talent acquisition continues to be one of the top concerns for CIOs today. Join us in a unique and provocative session where that challenge will be closely examined.
The “CIO Practicum” (part of the nationally acclaimed “CIO Solutions Gallery” series) is an ongoing forum where senior IT leaders and their peer officers come together in a comfortable setting to share their experiences and insights, as well as collectively and collaboratively attack common issues.
Led by the internationally renowned IT futurist, Mr. Thornton May, and uniquely organized around “peer learning”, this provocative program has received high praise among participating senior executives in the technology and/or operations leadership community. It helps to build an improved and creative personal network of peers and executives devoted to sharing best practices, renewing their skills on an ongoing basis, and raising the level of technical “literacy” and effectiveness within their organizations.
There is no cost to invited senior leaders. Sponsoring opportunities are available for invited technology product and service providers.
August 13, 2013 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Blackwell Inn2110 Tuttle Park PlaceColumbus, Ohio 43210614-247-8088
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