A Role in Transition: What's the Future for CIOs?

Best-Selling Author Jack Uldrich

Futurist Jack Uldrich will speak today on the changing role of CIOs within organizations and identify potential challenges and opportunities that this change could create

Acclaimed global futurist Jack Uldrich is in South Florida today to speak to CIOs at the Gartner CIO Leadership Forum. Uldrich, a frequent speaker to corporate leadership groups, will present his research and insights on emerging trends and technologies to help them better lead their organizations into a fast-changing future.

In his presentation today, Uldrich will share insights from his upcoming book, Business as Unusual: How to Future-Proof Yourself Against Tomorrow's Transformational Trends, Today. He will outline ten trends that could transform the world of tomorrow. Those trends include the explosion of artificial intelligence and workforce automation, data analytics, the growing importance of the internet of things to improve efficiency, and new security concerns created by increased digitalization. Uldrich will also speak about the challenges CIOs face in staying ahead of both business trends and technology trends, and will share his "Big AHA" method for future-proofing your business. AHA is an acronym for Uldrich's three-step approach: Awareness, Humility, and Action.

When discussing the "Big AHA," Uldrich will begin by identifying trends that CIOs specifically must be aware of and then share how these trends could transform everything from business operations to what products and services they offer to how they grow their businesses. With the world changing as fast as it is we can't always rely on "instinct" or what has worked in the past. To illustrate this, Uldrich will use examples of previous leaders and organizations that could have benefited from a dose of humility, the second step in the Big AHA. Uldrich will then provide specific strategies for CIOs to embrace humility when planning for the future. Uldrich will conclude his presentation with concrete actions that those at the Leadership Forum can take right away to begin creating a successful tomorrow for themselves and their companies.

It is not enough to deeply understand how one technology works. You have to understand how multiple technologies will converge to spin off to create new opportunities. The work I do is all about helping organizations prepare for the coming technological changes so that they can efficiently navigate and determine the course of their future.

Jack Uldrich, Futurist & Founder of the School of Unlearning

Regarding his work, Uldrich said: "It is not enough to deeply understand how one technology works. You have to understand how multiple technologies will converge to spin off to create new opportunities. The work I do is all about helping organizations prepare for the coming technological changes so that they can efficiently navigate and determine the course of their future."

Uldrich is a frequent speaker on emerging technology, change management, and leadership, and has addressed numerous businesses, trade associations, and investment groups around the world, including IBM, Cisco, USAA, General Electric, Wipro, Verizon, General Mills, Pfizer, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

To learn more about Uldrich, see videos of him speaking, or read his blog, please visit his site JackUldrich.com.

Source: Jack Uldrich & The School of Unlearning