Testimonials

There are so many great facets to being a CIO Council member; an exhaustive list of relevant content, local, regional and global conferences to meet and network first hand with some of the industry giants, the Pathways Mentoring groups which allow for experienced professionals to give back to the IT community and most important the impressive collection of world class practitioners."

Steven R. Hanna, VP & CIO
Kennametal Inc.

I have greatly benefited from the Pathways program. The mentorship program gave me the opportunity to learn from the experience of an accomplished CIO. 'MY leadership Journey' program provided a structured framework that helped me prepare for my next role. Finally, the webcasts and roundtables are a valuable resource on how to on address a variety of present-day IT challenges."

Haroon Taqi, VP of IT
Centric Group, L.L.C.

Having access to such a vast array of industry leaders has in some cases validated an adopted strategy or identified a new approach that I can incorporate in my business."

Rich Rodriguez, VP-AIM Shared Services
Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

I was looking for policies that support higher education learning in a secure environment and wanted to speak to technology experts across the country. My call with another member about security in higher ed environments was very helpful and allowed us to save approximately $40,000 by leveraging our new joint operations and shared resources. "

John McGuthry, CIO
California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)

Mentoring is a critical element of the developmental process for emerging IT executives. Having access to trusted advisors who are already operating at the C-level can provide valuable insight to those seeking a similar journey."

Robert Urwiler, CIO
Vail Resorts

Pathways has provided me with the tools needed to make me a better employee, leader, and person. The relationships built along the way and the real world experiences we all share help us each to grow not just as one, but as a team within the Pathways program. I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow alongside my peers."

Dave Zapcic, Director, Enterprise Data Management
Glatfelter Insurance

“I have been a pathways participant for the last two years and have found this program to be an integral part of helping me move my career to the next level. The mentoring program helped me build a network of trusted professionals with whom I could openly discuss similar opportunities and challenges across industries. The mentors who volunteer their time are among some of the top CIOs and are dedicated to helping their mentees grow through the sessions. The ability to leverage the tools that the pathways program provides makes the program an extremely powerful leadership development tool for IT professionals on a path to Executive roles. The ‘Mapping Your Leadership Journey’ program available to Pathways participants helps them think about moving into their next role in real terms through a series of exercises coupled with online material and group discussions. I highly recommend the Pathways program to anyone looking pursue a path to an Executive Level IT position.”"

Shelley Lineham, Head of Solutions
Direct Energy

I recently complete the mentorship portion of the CIO Pathways program. I honestly have to say it was truly the best one-on-one coaching experience I have ever received. Working with someone who truly understands what it takes to be a leader in the IT industry really was “key” in identifying area’s that I needed to focus on and strengthen. The mentorship portion has definitely been my personal favorite part of the entire program and has improved my confidence and leadership skills."

Paul Capizzi, Vice President of Technical Services
Fox Television Stations, Inc.

Council resources and peer discussions help us refine our strategies and develop key leaders."

David Wright, CIO
Capital One PLC, Europe

I believe one of the responsibilities of a leader is to share experiences and prepare the next generation of leaders to continue our progress as an industry. Mentoring is one small way to give back for the wonderful experiences I have had. "

Larry Bonfante, CIO
United States Tennis Association

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