“Wayne Sadin on Digital Strategy” episodes will explore the fast-changing and high-stakes world of digital business. We’ll focus on what CEOs and boards must do to lead their companies successfully into the Digital Age. Today, we talk about the relationship between boards and the C-suite, and the most important questions to ask an incoming CIO.
In this episode: Wayne and I discuss Wayne’s favorite subject: technical debt. Wayne, who has served as CIO, CTO, and CDO, laments the fact that most boards talk to their CIO maybe four times a year (not enough). He shares the first question he would ask, as a member of the board, to an incoming CIO (and what he’d want the answer to be). Plus, Wayne and Bob explore why IT shops tend to have an overabundance of technicians who want to turn the knobs and play with the dials, but not enough “human factors” people. Watch for all this and more, and to find out what Wayne means when he says that he never wants to be a Dilbert cartoon.
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The question I ask everybody I meet is, 'What dumb things are we doing that we can stop doing to make you more productive and to make your customers more productive?' Click To Tweet I like the idea of a half life of an idea, half life of a process. Click To Tweet Every company has the process they wish nobody asked them about. Click To Tweet
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Wayne Sadin is one of our regular Digital All-Stars. The All-Stars are experts whose video podcasts will focus on the critical themes shaping (and re-shaping!) the business world here in the digital age of 2019. Our intention is to provide regular chunks of timely ideas and insights about high-priority subjects from industry veterans with diverse backgrounds.