MHTA – You may be hearing more about “personal brands” lately – and for good reason. Understanding what sets you apart and makes you unique helps unlock the secrets of your personal brand. But what you choose to do with that information is equally important.
At MHTA’s Spring Conference, you’ll hear from Rick King, COO for Technology at Thomson Reuters about his personal brand story. Learn how he’s successfully engaged and led thousands of employees based on, among other things, a shared love of cheesburgers.
King joined Thomson Reuters in 2000 and has since held numerous executive positions within the company. In 2011, Mr. King was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to serve on the Metropolitan Airports Commission and the Governor’s Technology Advisory Council. In 2008, he was named chair of Minnesota’s Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force by then Governor Tim Pawlenty. Mr. King was named as one of Computerworld’s Top 100 Leaders in IT in 2007 and was honored the following year as MHTA’s Technology Executive of the Year.
Author and consultant Peter High will deliver the afternoon keynote address. High wrote World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs. The book, first published in 2009, outlines five principles that align IT with business strategy and allow companies to monitor and improve IT’s performance. The book highlights the trend of viewing IT as a digital nervous system that delivers corporate thinking to business units, partners and customers. High is the founder and president of Metis Strategy, LLC, a business and information technology strategy consultancy founded in 2001.
At Spring Conference, High will talk about the unique opportunities CIOs and technology leaders have to help guide and shape the strategy of the organizations they serve. Learn which companies operate at high levels on each of the principles High introduces in his book World Class IT.