CIO #TechTalks:

The Next Normal Series
with Mark Settle

The Next Normal Series with Mark Settle

Join 7X CIO and author Mark Settle for a series of conversations with other top CIOs about best of breed management practices during the next phase of the Covid crisis. These conversations will focus on measuring and managing the productivity of distributed teams working from home and justifying technology investments that can boost the productivity of a company’s entire workforce. This is a unique opportunity to hear seasoned IT leaders discuss and debate the best ways of navigating through the series of ‘Next Normal’ conditions we’ll all be experiencing over the coming months. Please join us!  

Attendees will have the opportunity to receive a free copy of Mark Settle’s newest book, Truth from the Valley, A Practical Primer on IT Management for the Next Decade

Life After Lockdown:
IT Spending Priorities
Now

Wednesday July 22 | 11 am PT

Brian Hoyt, CIO

Cheryl Foulkes, VP IT Operations

Managing Productivity in a Hybrid Home/Office World

Wednesday August 12 | 11 am PT

Brian Wise, Vice President, Head of IT

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Saket Srivastava, Head of Business Technology

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Can Productivity Improvements Justify IT Investments?

Wednesday Sept 2 | 11 am PT

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Speaker Name, Company

Best Practices in Managing Your Personal Productivity

Wednesday Sept 23 | 11 am PT

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Speaker Name, Company

Meet Mark Settle

Mark Settle is a seven-time CIO with broad business experience in the information services, enterprise software, consumer products, high-tech distribution, financial services and oil and gas industries. He has led IT organizations that supported the global operations of Fortune 500 companies, maintained the R&D infrastructure required for software product development, and hosted customer-facing delivery systems for commercial products and services.

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Truth from the Valley provides insight into ways in which people, process, and technology are managed within Silicon Valley IT organizations. This book provides a comprehensive portrayal of the trends that will shape IT management practices in the next decade, and it challenges its readers to find ways of converting these challenges into opportunities that will enable their organizations to become more efficient, more impactful, and more business relevant in the future. By attending one of these CIO #TechTalks events, you will have the opportunity to receive a free copy of this IT best seller.

Life After Lockdown:
IT Spending Priorities Now

Wednesday July 22 | 11 am PT

Brian Hoyt, CIO

Cheryl Foulkes, VP IT Operations

IT spending plans for most companies have been altered by the crisis. Some companies are curtailing all nonessential spending, others are maintaining spending levels but switching priorities while others are actually increasing spending to gain an edge on their competitors in these uncertain times. This panel will discuss the impact that Covid has had on their 2020 spending priorities and future initiatives.

Managing Productivity in a Hybrid
Home/Office World

Managing Productivity in a Hybrid Home/Office World

Wednesday August 12 | 11 am PT

Brian Wise, Vice President, Head of IT

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Saket Srivastava, Head of Business Technology

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Activity metrics such as Slack messages exchanged, Zoom minutes consumed and Box files uploaded are poor surrogates for gauging true employee productivity.  How should employee productivity be managed within distributed teams operating in hybrid home/office environments?  How can you keep your team focussed on business outcomes and keep them from justifying their existence on the basis of activity metrics?

Can Productivity Improvements
Justify IT Investments?

Can Productivity Improvements Justify IT Investments?

Wednesday Sept 2 | 11 am PT

Speaker Name, Company

Speaker Name, Company

Business executives frequently complain that the productivity improvements used to justify IT investments are rarely realized in practice.  Some execs have become so frustrated by IT’s inability to translate productivity improvements into measurable increases in revenue or profitability that they’ve  rejected the use of productivity benefits in all future business cases.  When and how can gains in productivity legitimately be used to justify IT spending?

Best Practices in Managing Your
Personal Productivity

Best Practices in Managing Your Personal Productivity

Wednesday Sept 23 | 11 am PT

Speaker Name, Company

Speaker Name, Company

In this special event, our 3 CIO guests have done the hard work for you — each CIO has selected a recent management book that deals with personal productivity, and each will share their book’s key takeaways, its applicability to their daily lives and the steps they are taking to maximize their on-the-job effectiveness  There’s sure to be at least one tip in this discussion that you can take to heart!