June’s live Cloud Wars Expo event featured dozens of industry leaders allowing the Acceleration Economy team access to the inner workings of the greatest growth market the world has ever known.
If you missed the Expo or just want to catch up on sessions you were not able to attend, then you’re in luck. We recorded more than 40 hours of education sessions from the event, which are available for free to Acceleration Economy subscribers. We’re also previewing the content in this series of Moments, which feature highlights from each session.
In this Cloud Wars Expo Moment, excerpted from the main stage fireside chat, Bob Evans (Founder, Chief Content Officer, and Co-Founder, Cloud Wars and Acceleration Economy) and Philippe Lalumiere (Vice President, IT, Cirque du Soleil) discuss the role of CIOs as storytellers and the view of technology in the business world.
00:50 — Bob asks Lalumiere if he considers himself a business-driven CIO and if the members at Cirque du Soleil are in a culture where they desire more technology and view technology as a means of making things better.
01:08 — In response to Bob’s question, Lalumiere explains how he is a first-time CIO and is still learning his role within a difficult context.
01:19 — Lalumiere states that people still view IT “as a commodity.”
01:39 — According to Lalumiere’s observations, technology and IT services are not important to all members of an organization.
01:52— Lalumiere says that CIOs should be storytellers, telling the story of how technology can support the organization but also take people to places they didn’t think they could go.
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