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Stories by Jack Bergstrand

Great CIOs are politically savvy

Every IT professional has been taught how important it is to be objective. To that end, we have budgets, planning methods, scorecards and metrics that are supposed to be numerically based. And, as a result, we have no shortage of red lights, green lights and yellow lights to keep us focused.

Written by Jack Bergstrand16 April 13 13:45

Top CIOs are 'chief integration officers'

It's time to capitalize on the power of connecting organizational silos and stakeholders, says columnist Jack Bergstrand. He offers three steps to get there.

Written by Jack Bergstrand30 July 12 15:02

It's time to reinvent reinvention

While working on more than $2 billion worth of reinvention projects in the past 15 years, I've often reflected on why large companies can be so good at running their organizations but struggle so much when it comes to changing them. Any way you slice it, reinvention is hard. It is difficult even when it's successful. And it hurts when projects stumble, spiral out of control, or crash and burn-which happens as much as 70 percent of the time.

Written by Jack Bergstrand16 Dec. 11 12:01

How CIOs Can Build a Better Brand

When Tom Peck, CIO at Levi Strauss, spoke at this year's CIO 100 Symposium, there was something distinctive about his presentation: It was light on IT and heavy on marketing. It sounded like a commercial-which was a good thing.

Written by Jack Bergstrand01 Nov. 11 08:49

Trust yourself to be a leader

This year I had the privilege of judging a number of CIO 100 applications. What I enjoyed most about the process was seeing the direct connections among technology, innovation and business value in the submitted projects. Perhaps most remarkable, however, is the importance of effective leadership to these highly successful and innovative technology initiatives.

Written by Jack Bergstrand27 May 11 04:07

Why new technology demands new business models

Recently, I participated in the Drucker Centennial event and attended the Drucker Institute's Innovation Forum with participants from, among other companies, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Intuit and Lockheed Martin, along with nonprofits Teach for America and the Rainforest Alliance. It was a great time to reflect on Peter Drucker's legacy and what he had to say about successful and unsuccessful innovation.

Written by Jack Bergstrand25 Feb. 11 06:05

Improve Corporate Performance through Risk Management

Enterprise reinvention and enterprise risk management have been a challenge to implement in many large organizations. The key to unlocking the potential of both is to understand and overcome why the traditional implementation approach consistently struggles.

Written by Jack Bergstrand30 June 10 19:13

Improve Corporate Performance through Risk Management

Enterprise reinvention and enterprise risk management have been a challenge to implement in many large organizations. The key to unlocking the potential of both is to understand and overcome why the traditional implementation approach consistently struggles.

Written by Jack Bergstrand23 June 10 02:49

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