The CIO Agenda

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A panel of industry experts discuss how the CIO’s agenda is shifting and how leaders can embrace the challenges and opportunities the converging IT landscape offers.


About the Podcasters

Bob Laliberte, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group
ESG Senior Analyst Bob Laliberte focuses on data center networking technologies and management software. He is particularly involved in tracking issues related to data center networking discontinuity, software-defined networks, and network optimization. An expert in datacenter management and services, Bob shares straightforward and thought-provoking insights that have made him a popular resource for IT vendors and the media alike.

Previously, Bob worked at CentrePath, a software and services company providing data center networking solutions. He helped market and develop CentrePath's core remote management offering, cross-domain event correlation software, and professional services offerings.

Bob holds a B.A. in physics from the College of Holy Cross, and he enjoys spending time on Cape Cod.

Dr. George Westerman, Research Scientist for MIT’s Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy
George Westerman is a Research Scientist with the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy. His research and teaching focus on digital technology leadership and innovation.

George has written numerous contributions for publications ranging from Sloan Management Review to Organization Science to The Wall Street Journal. He is co-author of two respected books: The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value, named the #1 Book of 2009 in its field, and IT Risk: Turning Business Threats Into Competitive Advantage, named one of the top five books of 2007. He is coauthor of a new book, Leading Digital: Turning Technology Into Business Transformation, which will be published in October.

Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst at ZK Research
Zeus Kerravala is the founder and principal analyst with ZK Research. Kerravala provides a mix of tactical advice to help his clients in the current business climate and long term strategic advice. Kerravala provides research and advice to the following constituents: End user IT and network managers, vendors of IT hardware, software and services and the financial community looking to invest in the companies that he covers.

Kerravala does research through a mix of end user and channel interviews, surveys of IT buyers, investor interviews as well as briefings from the IT vendor community. This gives Kerravala a 360 degree view of the technologies he covers from buyers of technology, investors, resellers and manufacturers.

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