In a bad economy, CIOs need to re-asses their IT strategies. They can do so by addressing some key questions, such as how important is ROI to project success? Is there enough time budgeted for innovation? And how can you initiate projects that correlate to the company's success?
During this podcast, SearchCIO.com Executive Editor Karen Guglielmo interviews Pamela Rucker, vice president of IT at Phillips Services Corp. (PSC), about how to keep projects alive during tight budget times and ways to help CIOs stand out as technology innovators. Questions addressed in the podcast include:
- How can CIOs draw a direct correlation between the projects they manage and the company's future success?
- How can CIOs help their teams stand out as technology innovators?
- How important is ROI still for project approval?
BIOGRAPHY: In her current role as vice president of IT at Houston-based PSC, Rucker has responsibility for all IT governance, business applications and IT shared services for the enterprise. Prior to joining PSC, she worked in several industries managing enterprise initiatives for Fortune 500 firms including JP Morgan Chase, IBM, General Motors Co., First Union and Nabisco. She has also led initiatives for General Electric Capital Corp., The Dun & Bradstreet Corp., GMAC and Cingular.
Rucker has been a featured speaker at Forrester Research Inc.'s Technology Leadership Forum.
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This was first published in September 2009