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War and Peace and IT: Business Leadership, Technology, and Success in the Digital Age

War and Peace and IT: Business Leadership, Technology, and Success in the Digital Age

by Mark Schwartz


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ISBN-13: 9781942788713
Publisher: IT Revolution Press
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Mark Schwartz is an iconoclast, former CIO, and a playful crafter of ideas, an inveterate purveyor of lucubratory prose. He has been an IT leader in organizations small and large, public, private, and nonprofit. As an Enterprise Strategist for Amazon Web Services, he uses his extensive CIO wisdom to advise the world’s largest companies on the obvious: time to move to the cloud, guys. As the CIO of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, he provoked the federal government into adopting Agile and DevOps practices. He is pretty sure that when he was the CIO of Intrax Cultural Exchange he was the first person ever to use business intelligence and supply chain analytics to place au pairs with the right host families. Mark speaks frequently on innovation, change leadership, bureaucratic implications of DevOps, and using Agile practices in low-trust environments. With a BS in computer science from Yale, a master’s in philosophy from Yale, and an MBA from Wharton, Mark is either an expert on the business value of IT or just confused and much poorer.Mark is the author of The Art of Business Value, A Seat at the Table, and War and Peace and IT and the winner of a Computerworld Premier 100 award, an Amazon Elite 100 award, a Federal Computer Week Fed 100 award, and a CIO Magazine CIO 100 award. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword by N.B. HimselfPrefaceIntroductionPart One: Principles 1. The Business and IT2. Complexity and Uncertainty3. Agility and LeannessSide Glance: Graphs4. The Business Value of IT
Part Two: Particulars Side Glance: Humility and Hubris5. The Off-Balance Sheet Asset6. Risk and Opportunity7. Governance and Investment ManagementSide Glance: Innovation8. Bureaucracy and CultureSide Glance: Security9.Planning and ReportingSide Glance: The Cloud and the Future
Part Three: Prescriptions 10. Action Plan11. The Leadership Team
AfterwordAcknowledgmentsBibliographyNotesAbout the Author