With the exception of a rare few, most career paths are riddled with bumps, potholes, and detours. Fortunately, they’re also filled with opportunities for those who are paying attention – and are willing to try a different direction. In this post, leaders shed light on the conversations that altered their lives.
As incoming CHIME Board Chair, Scott MacLean hopes to help drive educational and networking opportunities, while also focusing on critical issues such as burnout and talent retention, he said in this interview. “The next wave of leaders needs to be prepared to face these challenges.”
From sharpening analytical and problem-solving skills to providing career guidance, there are several ways in which mentors can help cybersecurity professionals realize their full potential, according to Joey Meneses, CTO at Akron Children’s Hospital.
It’s not enough to have innovative tools; “you have to think about how to mobilize and maximize them,” said Karen Wilding. In this interview, she talked about how Nemours is leveraging IT to improve pediatric health, how value can (and should) influence strategic decisions, and the “unique position” CIOs have to improve population health.
For women, “the road to success has been more challenging,” particularly when it comes to technology roles. But the rapidly evolving landscape may change that, according to panelists Kristin Myers, Naomi Lenane, and Nitha Puthran during a recent discussion.