Stories by David Carey

Q&A with IBM's CIO

Mark Hennessy speaks candidly on transforming the IT organization at IBM, fostering a culture of innovation, managing IT during the financial crisis, maximizing the value of social networking tools, and taking advantage of an imminent technological game-changer.
How are you, as a CIO, responding to the current difficult financial situation on an immediate and longer term basis?

Written by David Carey15 Feb. 09 22:00

Recruiting Gets a New Life Online

The competition sure is fierce when it comes to landing good young talent these days. Organizations are standing shoulder to shoulder around the global talent pool, trying to hook their share of Gen X and Gen Y keepers. But despite their youth, these new recruits are as wary and tight-lipped as a wily old bass. If you don't find just the right way to attract them, they won't give you a nibble.

Written by David Carey08 Sept. 08 14:07

Getting the IT message out

For politicians, the key to success is winning the hearts and minds of the voters. Former U.S. president Ronald Reagan was particularly adept at this, using his skills as "The Great Communicator" to get his message across and win the electorate over to his way of thinking. CIOs are not unlike political leaders in that their success depends largely on winning the hearts and minds of users and customers. Those CIOs who take communication seriously are likely to have an easier road to success.
Ken Fitzpatrick is one of those guys. He understands the value of communications, and he has applied that knowledge to help build success in his role as Director, Information Services for steel manufacturer WGI Westman Group Inc. And perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise, but Fitzpatrick is also a politician.

Written by David Carey21 May 08 22:00

A new look for the CIO

Phil Cutter seems to have a case of middle-age spread. That's not to say he's packing on the pounds -- the avid golfer, hockey player, motorcyclist is as trim as ever. No, Phil's expansion is of a different kind -- it's his role as CIO of Danier Leather that's beginning to fill out these days. And he thinks it's something that may be catching.

Written by David Carey20 April 07 16:27