IT MANAGEMENT: ‘Land The Planes,’ Finish IT Projects. In his first public address since joining the federal government in February, Federal CIO Tony Scott said agencies need to focus on finishing the major IT projects they start. Read more

NETWORKING: School CTOs Tackle Online Tests, Wi-Fi Access At CoSN 2015. School technology directors and education experts from around the country met in Atlanta at this year’s annual Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) conference, looking for ways to use technology more effectively to fulfill the promise of digital learning. Read more

LEGISLATION: Cybersecurity Information Sharing Bill Moves Forward. The Senate Intelligence Committee has approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, S-754, to encourage the private sector to share cyber threat information through a DHS interface or by mail, and offering liability protections to companies when they submit data. Read more

MEANINGFUL USE: HITECH Stage 3 Security Rules. ome security experts are concerned that narrower risk assessment requirements in a proposed rule for Stage 3 of the HITECH Act “meaningful use” electronic health records incentive program could confuse healthcare organizations about the importance of conducting a broader risk assessment as required under HIPAA.
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COLLABORATION: The C-Suite’s Newest Power Couple: CFO And CMO. Chief Financial Officers aren’t just numbers guys. They must actively shape the strategic direction of a company. And Chief Marketing Officers are no longer relegated to branding or advertising issues. They must have a detailed, almost scientific understanding of the market and their customers. Read more

LEADERSHIP STRATEGY: CIOs Have A New Value-Add For The C-Suite. It’s time for CIOs to take the lead and empower marketing to access and use meaningful data to improve customer engagement and organisation performance. Read more

CONFLICT RESOLUTION: Frenemies Of The C-Suite: CSO, CIO, CRO, CPO. Fifteen-year-old girls are the go-to experts on the phenomenon of a “frenemy” — a person who is both your friend and your enemy. Yet, even 15-year-old girls would agree that leaders of security, privacy, risk, and IT departments know just as much about those kinds of complex, melodramatic relationships. Read more [DARKREADING.COM]

BALANCE: C-suite Men Stepping Down for ‘Work-Life Balance’ Is No Step Forward. Recently, Google CFO Patrick Pichette publicly tendered his resignation, citing work-life balance as his reason. Pichette explains, “After nearly 7 years as CFO, I will be retiring from Google to spend more time with my family,” adding, “I want to share my thought process because so many people struggle to strike the right balance between work and personal life.” Read more



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