Pepperdine DIGITAL INNOVATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONFERENCE

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I had a fun day today speaking on a panel at Pepperdine to a group of MBA students. Dr. John Mooney asked my to participate on the newest program they are putting together with a technology emphasis. It was a good session with some of the major topics covering how IT’s role is changing and the role of the CIO is to become more aligned with the business as IT becomes more commoditized. The general consensus was the main areas of focus for IT professionals going forward are

  • security
  • “Big data” predictive data analytics and BI
  • Social media
  • Data transparency and privacy

The CIO must understand the business and must be able to tell a story to get their initiatives in motion

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http://bschool.pepperdine.edu/events/digital-innovation/speakers.htm

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