Panel Information

Panel Name:

The Successful CIO – Driving Innovation and Managing Expectations

Event Location:
Kresge Auditorium
Event Time:
11:15AM - 12:30PM

Shawn Banerji, Russell Reynolds Associates (#ShawnBanerji) - Moderator
Georgia Papathomas, J and J Pharmaceuticals
Keith Collins, SAS Institute
Michael Loo, Avaya, Inc
Michael Golz, SAP
Sanjay Mirchandani, EMC
Panel Description:

CIOs constantly grapple with the demands of innovation and cost efficiency. New ideas are presented every day to the CIO. Whether they are from the C-Suite, or from the end-users, the CIO needs to weigh the merits from a business improvement perspective, as well as from cost efficiency perspective. In an industry as fast changing as information technology, sitting still is tantamount to moving backwards. Or is it?

A key part of the process is the CIO’s ability to advocate effectively to all constituents. In this panel we’ll explore what leadership skills CIOs need to manage an apparently conflicting situation…to change or stay the course? We’ll also discuss the results from a recent survey conducted by executive search firm, Russell Reynolds Associates, which explores how CIOs assess their peers and their potential successors on the leadership question. Are current CIOs seeing their peers show leadership? Are they seeing leadership potential in the rising technologists in their organizations that give them hope or are they worried?