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Meet the Tech Exec: Gavriella Schuster, Microsoft

Microsoft executive Gavriella Schuster shares her thoughts on career opportunities for women in technology and mentoring opportunities for younger colleagues.

Who Are You? Building Your Personal Brand

The average tenure a CIO is 6 ½ years, according to 2016 CIO Magazine survey.  So as you inevitably seek out your next position, be it by choice or necessity, the ability to clearly define and articulate your own personal brand is increasingly essential. Personal branding is a key element of  Larry Bonfante’s career coaching practice. Larry, a veteran CIO with 35 years of experience in the IT industry and a speaker at the upcoming Midsize Enterprise Summit Spring 2017, recently authored a blog on the importance of personal branding:

CIO Shares His Wisdom As He Pursues Next Chapter

After serving as the IT leader of The Arc Greater Twin Cities organization for nearly two decades, Paul Harder decided to write the next chapter of his career and life. Harder is now CEO of his own consulting firm, KBP Strategies, which focuses on training sales professionals. (He also served as an official with the USA Track & Field organization for many years, and was a longtime member of the Midsize Enterprise Strategies advisory board.) We caught up with Harder to ask him about his career, request advice for fellow CIOs, and discuss how he coped with change.

Five Behaviors Holding You Back In Your Career

Editor’s Note: This blog by John Boitnott was recently posted on the Business Insider web site and was referenced on numerous sites include ITBestofBreed.com where we found it.  We are sharing with this with our Midsize Enterprise Summit audience to help you improve your career prospects. You can find the original article here Business Insider blog on negative behaviors holding you back

Future Peek: Geeks May Not Make The Best IT Leaders In The Future

As technology continues to become a utility that even young children understand, it’s my opinion that the CIO role no longer requires a hard-core technical background. I don’t see myself as an IT guy as much as I do a business technology person. Certainly, you have to have technology knowledge and a skill set, but so do most business executives in this day and age.