CIO Summit: Career Path
Merv Tarde of Interstate Batteries develops a theme discussed yesterday: CIO taking responsibility for other areas, including facilities management.
It helps open conversations with people who may be uncommunicative with IT.
Question: Reaction from facilities and other departments to change?
Tarde: Concern. Am I going to be 24/7, overstructured? But I think they have found it's nice. Included in monthly IT meetings. There are differences. IT is very diverse, but facilities is staffed out of a Christian seminary in Dallas.
Question: Succession planning with diverse groups.
Tarde: Not an issue in facilities, those folks are moving into church work. IT, we ask where you want to be in 3-5 years, skillsets you want to attain.