What's Next in Information Technology Management



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Register for the Thursday, October 11, 2012 RMIMA Meeting

Critical Career Management for IT Professionals
Are You Managing Your Career As Well as Your Systems & Projects?

Gerry Valentine

11:15 am Registration and Networking
11:30 Lunch and Speaker
1:00 pm meeting ends

$25 Member price
$35 guests
Join as you register and attend free $50
$15 students


Gerry is back by popular demand.  He spoke last April and everyone wanted him to keep going because what he said was so interesting and through provoking.  He agreed to come back in the fall to address career strategy and important technology management issues.

Today, technology has become one of the most, if not the most critical business enabler. Companies like Apple, Facebook and Twitter are revolutionizing how we interact as a society, and actually establishing new social norms. Around us we see how technology is significantly influencing politics, public policy, and even the direction of nations.

Yet at the same time, many IT professionals struggle for advancement in their careers, and find themselves passed over for key leadership opportunities. Despite significant technical proficiency and contribution, many technologists find themselves stymied within the larger organization. Entire IT department find themselves relegated to “back-office” functions, and being view as pure commodities where cost reduction is the only end-game – i.e. the very first target when the inevitable budget cuts come.

In this workshop we will discuss the critical career planning and capability development that is necessary for IT professionals to succeed, advance, and become significant influencers in the larger organizations. Key topics will include:

  • Strategic Career Planning for IT Professionals
  • Capability Development for IT Professionals to Succeed in the Larger Organization
  • Career Visioning Beyond Ups and Downs in the Economy
  • Going Beyond “Business Alignment” and into Strategic Leadership

Gerry Valentine is President and Founder of Vision Executive Coaching, LLC. He specializes in helping technology leaders, business leaders and entrepreneurs to reach their fullest potential by developing their professional and strategic capabilities. His coaching practice is based on over 25 years of business leadership in both IT and business-side roles for multiple Fortune 100 companies, such as Pfizer Inc. and American Express. Gerry is a member of the International Coaching Federation (IFC) and is on the board of the Society for Information Management (SIM). He has a BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA from New York University.

Register for the Thursday, October 11, 2012 RMIMA Meeting

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