#CIOitk: Are IT organizations headed toward irrelevance?

Several IT executives and CIOs (former and current) turned a Twitter conversation about the ‘platform economy’ into a candid conversation about the core issues facing IT. Is IT facing such a dire downward spiral? And if so, is it too late to course-correct?

Why are these conversations important? IT executives learn from their peers, however, there is a general lack of transparency, not to mention quite a bit of fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) in the market. The goal of these conversations is to cut through the noise and quickly get to the heart of the issues. Enough of the motherhood and apple pie. It’s time to roll up our sleeves, take a hard look at the situation and dig in.

We assembled this group with first-hand experience on the front-line of IT – CIOs ‘in the know’ (#CIOitk) to have a candid conversation about the issues. Together, we will get to the bottom of IT’s value moving forward. Does IT really matter…still? The questions may not be immediately obvious, but when identified and answered, will bring greater impact.


Stuart Appley: CIO of Shorenstein

Tim Crawford: CIO Strategic Advisor of AVOA

Bob Egan: CEO of Sepharim Group

Mark Thiele: EVP Ecosystem Evangelism at Switch


Join us for the LIVE conversation:

#CIOitk: Are IT organizations headed for irrelevance?

Monday, August 3rd at 10am Pacific Time

YouTube Live Stream:

Twitter Hashtag: #CIOitk


In addition to the Twitter chat, feel free to pose questions here. This is an ongoing conversation, not a one-time chat. Looking forward to continuing the dialog in a variety of ways.

Tim Crawford is ranked as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Chief Information Technology Officers (#4), Top 100 Most Social CIOs (#7), Top 20 People Most Retweeted by IT Leaders (#5) and Top 100 Cloud Experts and Influencers. Tim is a strategic CIO & advisor that works with large global enterprise organizations across a number of industries including financial services, healthcare, major airlines and high-tech. Tim’s work differentiates and catapults organizations in transformative ways through the use of technology as a strategic lever. Tim takes a provocative, but pragmatic approach to the intersection of business and technology. Tim is an internationally renowned CIO thought leader including Digital Transformation, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT). Tim has served as CIO and other senior IT roles with global organizations such as Konica Minolta/ All Covered, Stanford University, Knight-Ridder, Philips Electronics and National Semiconductor. Tim is also the host of the CIO In The Know (CIOitk) podcast. CIOitk is a weekly podcast that interviews CIOs on the top issues facing CIOs today. Tim holds an MBA in International Business with Honors from Golden Gate University Ageno School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Golden Gate University.

1 comment on “#CIOitk: Are IT organizations headed toward irrelevance?

  1. Pingback: #CIOitk: Is IT still relevant? The conversation is heating up! | AVOA

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