How to think like a 7-time CIO: A discussion with Mark Settle
Author and seven-time CIO Mark Settle joined us on the Code to Cloud podcast to discuss the skills you need to succeed as an IT leader, how to communicate effectively with the board and the rest of the C-suite, and the lessons he’s learned throughout his career. Tune in to learn:
- Why it’s important to keep up with the latest AI advancements
- How to convey IT priorities to your CFO
- Why delegation is important
- Mistakes to avoid as a CIO
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About Mark: Mark Settle is a seven-time CIO with broad business experience in information services, enterprise software, consumer products, high tech distribution, financial services, and oil & gas. He has led IT organizations that supported the global operations of Fortune 500 companies; maintained the R&D infrastructure required for software product development; and hosted customer-facing delivery systems for commercial products and services. He has received multiple industry awards and is a three time CIO 100 honoree.
Mark sits on the advisory boards of several Silicon Valley venture capital firms and pioneered the adoption of service management and cloud computing technologies within several large enterprises. He is the author of Truth from the Trenches: A Practical Guide to the Art of IT Management and Truth from the Valley: A Practical Primer on Future IT Management Trends. Mark’s formal training is in the Geological Sciences. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from MIT and a PhD from Brown University. He is a former Air Force officer and NASA Program Scientist.