Monday, 31 May 2010

UG Open Day at City University London

I will be presenting the computing undergraduate programme at City's next University Wide Open Day on Sat 26th June 2010. If you are interesting in what we can offer, such as City's sector leading IT placements, the Professional Pathway and excellent employment outcomes, I look forward to seeing you there.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action | Video on

As this blog is to focus on Information Leadership, this TED video caught David Chan's and my attention. How many CxOs in fact really understand why they are there and what their role is about?

CW500 Club Interview on the MIL

This is my CW500 Club interview on the Master of Information Leadership last month. Enjoy.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

CW500 Club: David Chan on the Future Information Leader

This is my colleague David Chan's CW500 Interview on the future role of the information leader.

Blog Resumes

It's been a long while since I blogged. A combination of finishing an MBA, being Head of Department and various other demands on my time.

Now is the time to restart. Nine months ago I set up the Centre for Information Leadership, one of City University London's six interdisciplinary centres. I've become passionate about the need to have effective leadership in the IT profession. We need to use IT much more effectively then we have done so far, and we need to be able as a community to debate effectively how information and technology interacts with the legal, social, environmental and economic challenges we face.

As part of the centre's activity, I am the course director for the Master of Information Leadership: a new degree dedicated to educating our future information leaders (the term we use at City to cover roles such as CIO, CTO, Director of Information, etc). More on the MIL and why I think its central to developing the IT profession's role in society will follow in later postings.

This blog will resume the discussion of the links between the IT industry and higher education, albeit as part of a wider remit of the issues that information leaders face. It will reference work from City's Center for Information Leadership and elsewhere.