Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus of CIO Magazine

May 26, 2014

Among other topics, Gary discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • His book, The U.S. Technology Skills Gap: What Every Technology Executive Must Know to Save America’s Future, and the need for America to produce more IT talent
  • The technology skill gap in America, and potential education solutions to resolve the problem
  • The growing importance of emerging MOOCs, and their necessary emphasis on STEM subjects
  • The state of the CIO today in comparison to the last five years, and the stagnation of business’ perception of IT
  • The factors that lead to a successful CIO, and the need for greater IT collaboration
  • Eye on the trends: Excited about potential of big data mining in relation to customer happiness and product development; worried about the downside of this data cache from the security point of view

Gary Beach’s Biography

Gary is the publisher emeritus for CIO magazine, America’s leading magazine and Web site for technology executives. Gary is also the author of the bestselling book  The U.S. Technology Skills Gap: What Every IT Exec Needs to Know to Save America’s Future.

In 1995 Gary founded Tech Corps, a non-profit and the nation’s longest standing group challenging IT workers to volunteer time to public schools. As spokesperson for CIO magazine he has appeared on CNBC “Squawk Box”, “Squawk on the Street” and “Closing Bell” programs addressing technology investment trends. From 1999 – 2002 he was a regular technology commentator on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition” programs.

Prior to joining CIO magazine in 1997, Beach was publisher and president of two IDG publications, Computerworld and Network World. He joined IDG in 1987 after a 10 year career in managerial posts at McGraw-Hill, Inc.

He is currently writing a book titled The Educational Disarmament of America: Why Middle School Math and Science Teachers Hold the Key to America’s Future.

Gary has a bachelor of arts degree in Urban Affairs from Manhattan College.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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