February 08, 2013

The CIO and Higher Education

On February 12th, I’ll be teaming up with esteemed CIO experts, Michael Krigsman, Gene Kim and Phil Komarny, at Seton Hill University for an interactive workshop on the CIO’s role in what is becoming a highly cloud, social and mobile driven world. We’ll specifically focus on the key drivers in higher education and the relevance of IT leaders in supporting the business goals of institutions to in turn create value and build relevance for the CIO.

Our discussions will address the following points:

  • Part 1: Strategic business imperatives in higher education
  • Part 2: Business demands on IT and the reality of chronic conflict
  • Part 3: Transform the IT organization with DevOps
  • Part 4: Transform the institution
  • Part 5: Social influence and the modern CIO

If you are a CIO or a CIO influencer and are interested in attending, other event details and registration information can be found here: http://bit.ly/XSPfMQ

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Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) is the Chief Marketing Officer for Extreme Networks, responsible for global marketing. An award-winning inventor of social technologies and customer services operations, Afshar is a two-time Stevie Award winner stemming from his previous leadership of the company's Support organization, and is considered a pioneer in cloud computing, social collaboration, business intelligence and customer relationship management. Afshar is a recognized social media advocate, having been the keynote of several industry events including Salesforce’s Dreamforce, as well as Gartner and IDC conferences. His thought-leadership has been sought after by leading publications, and he regularly contributes bylines to Huffington Post, Inc., and InformationWeek, among others. To his credit, Vala was recently named by Leadtail as "the most retweeted B2B marketer." He is also the co-host of the weekly "CXO Talk" interview series, where he interviews C-level thought leaders from companies such as Accenture, SAP and Intel.

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