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Lunch & Learn: Competencies of the new CIO with Larry Bonfante

  • 04/28/2015
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Virtual Event
  • 90

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Lessons in IT Transformation: Technology Expert to Business Leader

The opportunities for a CIO to truly add business value have never been greater. IT is a mission critical element in ensuring direct engagement with the consumers of our products and services. Information also allows us to make better and more timely business decisions on how, when and where to invest resources to drive value for our organization. In our totally connected world technology is a key underpinning to the way we conduct every aspect of our businesses.

The good news is that IT is more mission critical then ever before. The challenge is that many IT Executives lack the competencies required to leverage this opportunity. IT executives have had a great deal of experience in their areas of functional responsibility. Most are knowledgeable about their companies’ products and services and the markets they compete in. However, many of them struggle with the “human dynamics” required to drive transformational change and engage in a more outward facing role as these competencies aren’t taught in business school and don’t always come naturally to CIOs .

Larry's presentation, “Competencies of the New CIO” is based upon the principles from his book “Lessons in IT Transformation” focuses on these critical components of leadership such as:

• Getting diverse groups of people to align around a common vision & Managing through influence
• Leveraging technology to drive tangible business value
• Leading major change management initiatives
• Developing effective communication skills
• Marketing the value of IT
• Effective Relationship Management – building trust & credibility with key stakeholders
• Developing Human capital
• Partnering for Success
• Developing common qualities of great leaders



About the presenter:



Larry Bonfante has held executive leadership positions over the past 30 years in the Financial, Pharmaceutical, Not for Profit, Consulting, and Sports and Entertainment industries. He has received numerous industry accolades including being nominated for the CIO Hall of Fame in 2013, being named as one of CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 in 2011 and one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders in 2009. As Chief Information Officer at the United States Tennis Association, Larry’s team is responsible for all information technology related services supporting the US Open, the most highly attended annual sporting event in the world. Larry is the founder of CIO Bench Coach, LLC an executive coaching practice for IT executives and the author of the book “Lessons in IT Transformation” published by John Wiley & Sons. Larry has served as a mentor and executive coach for many IT leaders in various industries. He has served as both President and Chairman of the Fairfield-Westchester chapter of SIM and is a founding member of the CIO Executive Council. Larry has been a guest lecturer for the Masters’ Degree programs at Columbia University, NYU, and Polytechnic Institute. He is an accomplished public speaker who has delivered keynote presentations at many major industry conferences, runs leadership workshops for world class organizations and writes leadership blogs for both CIO Insight and Information Week.

Larry can be reached at Larry@CIOBenchCoach.com

You can learn more about his executive coaching practice at www.CIOBenchCoach.com


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