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The CIO Agenda: What You Need to Know | Sadin on Digital

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Sadin on Digital” episodes explore the fast-changing and high-stakes world of digital business. Wayne Sadin and I focus in particular on what CEOs and boards must do to lead their companies successfully into the Digital Age. Today, with ransomware, cybersecurity and digital transformation in the news, I talk with Wayne about the current CIO agenda and more.

Episode 28

The Big Themes:

  • Cloud repatriation: Techies and investors are buzzing about a recent article that seems to argue, “start in the cloud, then move back in-house.”
  • BoD and CIO/CISO gap: Most CIOs/CISOs have limited BoD interaction, and most board directors know far too little about technology. They need to talk!
  • Last week I became a NACD ‘Certified Director’: After lots of study and a grueling exam! So BoDs are on my mind more than usual.
  • Pat Fitzgerald about hiring and retaining workers: Shakespeare, “Glendower: I can call the spirits from the vasty deep.” “Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can anyone – but will they come when you call them?”

The Big Quote:

  • “Right now there is not a single restaurant that doesn’t have a help wanted sign the size of their window.”
  • “Now it’s 2021. Ransomware is in the news. Cybersecurity is in the news. Digital transformation is in the news I contend.”
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Wayne Sadin is one of our regular Digital All-Stars. The All-Stars are experts whose video podcasts will focus on the critical themes shaping (and re-shaping!) the business world here in the digital age of 2021. Our intention is to provide regular chunks of timely ideas and insights from industry veterans with diverse backgrounds.

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