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At Columbia’s inaugural CIO Forum, “What Boards Need From Their CIOs,” Virginia Gambale, a former CIO who now sits on the board of JetBlue Airways Corp. and serves as a mentor to students in the Executive M.S. in Technology Management program, says corporate boards are turning to CIOs less to manage tech risk and more to focus on opportunities in cloud, mobility, and Big Data.
The disruption Superstorm Sandy caused to lives and communities has been unnecessarily and unacceptably long, says Steven Cohen, Executive Director of Columbia’s Earth Institute.
Art Langer, Academic Director and Faculty Member of the Master of Science in Technology Management program, delivered addresses this week at the CIO Visions conference in Brooklyn and the Technology Business Management Council’s Executive Roundtable in Houston. Both events targeted CIOs and senior IT executives and covered strategic decision making, as well as business intelligence- and cloud-based solutions to changing and challenging IT environments. Langer discussed the shift in mindset necessary for technology executives to establish a seat at the table in the C-suite as a respected strategic partner, strategic advocacy, and the personal attributes and organizational philosophy CIOs require to become a next-generation leader.
Driving collaboration cannot just be top-down but throughout the IT organization, says Art Langer, Academic Director and Faculty Member of the Master of Science in Technology Management Program. And those that do not collaborate–or foster collaboration–will become obsolete.
On the CBC Radio program, The Current, Dr. Robert Klitzman, Director of the Master of Science in Bioethics program at Columbia University, voices concerns about a system that pays donors for organs.
Steven Cohen, Earth Institute Executive Director, analyzes Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent speech at Columbia on energy choices.
Students in the “Communications for Social Change” course in the Strategic Communications graduate program at Columbia developed an effective communications campaign to improve the prevention of and treatment for leishmaniasis, a common and devastating disease among women and children in Afghanistan.
On the heels of Columbia adding online options for earning an Actuarial Science master’s degree or certificate comes news that actuaries have the best job in the U.S.
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute and Professor of Sustainable Development at Columbia, explores a UNICEF report that shows investing in the health, education, and skills of children offers the highest economic returns to a country.
“Green office space,” vocal university students, and participants in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Carbon Challenge have brought New York City ahead of the pack in addressing global warming, notes Steven Cohen, Earth Institute Executive Director.