Inspiring Leader : Sir Richard Branson

Inspiring Leader : Sir Richard Branson

Two weeks ago I had the chance to attend at Dreamforce 2012 in San Francisco. What a great event ! This time, I will not talk about the Cloud, some Social Computing Revolution or what inovation trends. I will just talk about leadership, if I can, with Sir Richard Branson exchange with Marc Benioff. Few things I caught I want to share with you. In fact I have three main points. People, Try and Go. People. Trust people, your team. They worth it ! Sir Branson value the respect you need to have with your teams. “I love my team” he said. Who can’t share these values ? Try. You can’t succeed without trying something. Try, try, may be fail but try ! “Give entrepreneurial loans instead of money”. Entrepreneurship is in the hart of his life with more than 300 companies (!) in different sectors that’s an amazing point. Go. Life is short. Don’t live the life others expected for you to live. You have a passion ? Live it ! Virgin is an “Amazing way of life” for Sir Branson. You can find it in records, air lines, mobiles and so on… Do you think you have a lot of time ? Just to share with you these thrre personal points Sir Richard Branson shared. I found a deep humility… after 45 years of success. Many thanks for this Sir....
From CIO to CIO !

From CIO to CIO !

What’s from CIO to CIO ? It is the next move for the CIO. From Chief Information Officer to Chief Innovation Officer. This will become true soon, even if the actual CIO role will disappear ! Gartner said “By 2017, Chief Marketing Officer will spend more on IT than CIOs”, 2017, not so far isn’t it ? Why this change ? As I presented in the last post about the Social Computing Revolution, more Cloud Computing, majoritarily in the Public Cloud, more social using key vendors’ infrastructures and more mobile devices.This is the CIO evolution, IT will be more a commodity and the Marketing department will be able to buy alone what ever it needs for his business. What about CIO role in this case ? I saw three patterns in the Dreamforce conference about the CIO new role. The first one is a clear role of leadership for Innovation. Technology introduction will leverage the innovation part. Capitalize on the next trendy technologies, not for generalization at the moment but for using it for challenging, emulation et Innovation stimulation. The second one, a Transformation responsibility for the entire Company. The Social Computing Revolution is based on Cloud Computing, Social networks and Mobile usages. It will have a huge transformation impact and CIO have to take their part of the job. And the last one : Guidelines and Roadmap. These innovations and transformations need a new model for IT. New concerns and new technologies will need new guidelines and governance. Security, Project Management, Operations, Architecture Patterns ; it is an opportunity to redefine all. Then, with these guidelines will permit a clear...