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The Ever-Changing Role of the Chief Information Officer
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When: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
12 - 1 PM EST
Where: Conference Call (connection details below)
United States
Contact: Mitchell Schneider

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The Ever-Changing Role of the Chief Information Officer
June 20, 2017
SIM CGN: Career Growth & Networking Education - June Monthly Call

Beginning in November 2016, SIM National began holding monthly conference calls to help educate our members on various topics related to networking, job search, and moving your career forward. This program is now known as SIM CGN: Career Growth & Networking Education.  These calls are directed to all our members who wish to learn more about growing their careers and how to better network, and is especially helpful to our members-in-transition.


For the June event, please join us on Tuesday, 6/20 at 12 PM EST for a call led by Mark Polansky entitled “The Ever-Changing Role of the Chief Information Officer”


In this one hour, casual call you will learn:

  • The Historical Perspective of the CIO’s Role
  • Today’s CIO Leadership Agenda
  • Current CIO Operating Models
  • Requirements of the Role in Today’s Environment
  • Transformation & Innovation: What Makes a Great CIO
  • Growth/Future Roles: “CIO-plus” and “Beyond CIO”



Mark’s Bio:


Mark Polansky is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s Information Technology Officers Center of Expertise, a practice he headed up for more than twelve years. He has been based in the firm’s New York office since joining Korn Ferry in 1997.


He has extensively recruited chief information officers, chief technology officers, chief information security officers and other senior IT leadership talent across varied vertical sectors including Industrial, Consumer, Life Sciences and Higher Education. Before entering the search field, he developed and marketed information systems within the Financial Services and Higher Education sectors. 


His clients range from the Fortune 100 to smaller high-growth companies as well as prestigious public and private universities. His consultative approach to search encompasses talent strategy, organization design, search process and diversity recruiting.


Mr. Polansky holds a master’s degree in computer science from Pratt Institute and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and electrical engineering from Union College. He currently serves on the Advisory Committee for Columbia University's executive graduate program in Information Technology Management. Mark is a longtime member of SIM, and has served as President and Chairman of SIM New York Metro, where he is currently a member of the Advisory Board. He frequently addresses conferences and writes on information technology and career management topics. 


Call Information:


Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:


Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +14086380968,3175141337#  or +16465588656,3175141337


Or Telephone:


    +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

    +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

    Meeting ID: 317 514 1337


In order to ask questions during the meeting, please use the URL above and send messages via the Zoom Conference Chat feature. If you would like to email your questions in advance, please send them to Mitchell Schneider.

Please note: the series call-in number is different from the normal weekly MIT networking calls number. The Tuesday MIT call will continue normally on the weeks that do not have a series call. Also note that the Thursday 8 AM Eastern MIT call continues as scheduled, and continues to be well attended by both helpers and members-in-transition or members considering transition. All SIM members can benefit greatly by joining these calls!

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