As it becomes increasingly challenging to manage a successful IT shop – and balance the myriad priorities coming their way – CIOs are finding that the answer lies somewhere between ‘yes’ and ‘no,’ according to our panelists.
“We don’t need heroes. We people doing normal things well all day, every day.” In this interview, William Walders talks about the value of “brilliant at the basics,” how his team is eliminating technical debt, and how they celebrate moving away from legacy systems.
The best way to motivate individuals to find potential cost savings? By ensuring their teams will get a piece of that savings, said Will Walders. In this podcast, he talks about the “blind spots” his team has identified since Covid hit, and how they hope to resolve them.
For a number of healthcare IT leaders, serving in the Armed Forces instilled core values such as loyalty discipline, and a solid work ethic that have benefited them immensely in their current roles.
Although motivating the staff and being able to translate IT speak are critical attributes in CIOs, perhaps the most important is “being transparent with the resources you’re given,” says William Walders, who talks about his experience.