Status Go Podcast: Episode 1
“Of all of the leaders out there in all of our industries a full 85% don’t get beyond the self authoring stage.” – Ron West
Episode 35: Developing a Business First IT Culture
Listen now as Jeff Ton walks through, not only how David established such a a strong IT culture around core business needs and values, but how he navigates the balance of upholding these principles while also staying in front of new technologies.
Time Stamped Table of Contents
0:59 David’s background
2:49 A unique culture
7:06 How to avoid being order takers
8:28 Illustrating the business first partnership
12:39 A balancing act: when to follow crucial principles and when to discard them
16:58 Driving business value
23:53 The impact of cloud on overall strategy
31:41 Action Items
He has served on panels for several industry conferences and has served on the Board of Advisors for the CIO Executive Summit, Virtual World Computing, and currently serves on the Advisory Council for Realcomm.
In 2012 David’s IT Department was ranked 63rd out of 500 businesses recognized by InformationWeek 500, and acknowledged as one of the Top 20 Ideas to Steal.