Growing Leaders Starts With Love of Learning

Dr. Bernard “Bernie” Banks has held leadership positions in the U.S. Army and higher education, making him the perfect choice discuss the importance of effective leadership.

Dr. Bernard “Bernie” Banks retired from the U.S. Army as a Brigadier General in August 2016, but his leadership roles didn’t end there.

Midmarket IT Leaders Face Big Challenges

IT leaders of midmarket organizations face a wide range of issues but funding, time and staff are the top three challenges preventing them from executing their IT vision.

Those are tops among a wide range of findings from the industry’s most definitive study of IT leaders at midsize firms. The study is conducted twice a year at the Midsize Enterprise Summit as part of a collaborative effort with Gartner’s SMB team.

What Does 2017 Bode For Artificial Intelligence And Other Cool Market Segments?

It’s always dangerous to make predictions, especially when they involve the future, as one saying goes. However, for midsize enterprise CIOs, it’s crucial to at least look at possible trends that might affect one’s company and career. And besides, if we always knew what was going to happen, it would take all the fun out of the guessing game.

Union Pacific CIO Shares His Secrets For Keeping One Of America’s Oldest Institutions On The Cutting Edge

In his role as Co-Head of CIO Networks at Metis Strategy, Brian Watson works with many IT leaders to help them seize new strategic opportunities and conquer some of their biggest challenges.

As co-author of the book, Confessions of a Successful CIO, and as a long-time contributor to, Watson has collaborated with some of the most talented and agile IT leaders.

A Game Plan For Winning At Life

At this year’s Midsize Enterprise Summit Fall in Austin, Daron Roberts will deliver the Monday afternoon inspirational keynote for the conference’s assembled IT leaders. Roberts speaks on the intersection of leadership, sports and business.

IT Leader Tackles Cloud, M&A Integration And Managing Expectations

mary wyderski,professional servive industriesIT leader Mary Wyderski of Professional Services Industries Inc. recently connected with Midsize Enterprise Strategies to discuss her views on the industry and challenges facing today's IT leaders.

The CIO Role In Driving Digital Transformation

Digital transformation represents the next stage of business maturity which will optimize how the enterprise works and interacts with its ecosystem, with the customer at the center of its focus, and how the business is always on, because employees can get work done from anywhere, anytime, with the right information to make the right decisions

The CIO As Storyteller: Why Communication Is The Essential Skill

The Midsize Enterprise Summit has announced that acclaimed storyteller and new age media executive Jason Allen Ashlock will deliver the opening keynote at this fall’s Midsize Enterprise Summit. Ashlock’s keynote scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18, will help CIOs become more effective communicators at this critical industry juncture.

A CIO Reflection: Love What You Do And Your People Too

In July of this year, I will have worked for 45 years.  I’ve spent my entire working career focused on technology.  And how technology has changed -from batch processing of cards to real time systems to standalone PC’s to client server to e-commerce to today’s mobile, cloud, big data, and internet of things. 

In those 45 years, cars have changed, houses have changed and the food we eat has changed. Even the way we dress has changed--who wears a suit and tie to work every day like I did in the 70’s, 80’s and the 90’s. Anyone remember casual Friday? 

Disaster Recovery Strategies For Midmarket Companies

Disaster recovery is on many "to do" lists for midsize businesses, but due to lack of time, resources and money, the job either never seems to get done. Even worse, it can sometimes be done without the necessary attention to detail — and that ironically can scare businesses away from fixing problems and beefing up IT recovery efforts, said Mike Dupuy, product marketing at Axcient, a data recovery vendor.