New business role for CIOs discussed in exclusive SarderTV interview with Brian Watson, author of "Confessions of a Successful CIO"

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Watson discusses how his book provides information for CIOs on how to deal with their new business role.

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Watson explains how the current business climate has necessitated that CIOs take on more of critical role in business operations, including the possibility of making information technology divisions profit centers.

In an interview with SarderTV, the new video learning channel, Brian Watson, co-author of Confessions of a Successful CIO and former Editor and Chief of CIO Insight, Watson discusses the impetus for his book and the message he wants to deliver to potential and current Chief Information Officers (CIOs). Speaking with Phil Weinzimer, SarderTV correspondent, Watson explains how the current business climate has necessitated that CIOs take on more of critical role in business operations, including the possibility of making information technology divisions profit centers. In the exclusive interview Watson provides examples from his book of CIOs who have stepped up to the challenges and become strategic partners in their businesses.

“Brian Watson's book on CIOs provide an important roadmap for prospective and current CIOs to learn how to deal their changing roles. In this interview, Watson synthesizes the information from his book and provides an important learning experience for anyone taking on new challenges in their jobs,” said Russell Sarder, CEO of NetCom Learning and creator of SarderTV.

A background in journalism and a love of technology is what led Brian Watson to his work in the area of CIOs. In the book that Watson co-wrote with Dan Roberts, Watson was able to join his two areas of interest together to provide CIOs with a way to learn from CIOs who have successfully moved into their more business oriented role. He discusses how he chose the nine CIOs profiled in his book and what he learned from interviewing CIOS who have pioneered the way to a strategic thinking CIO. Watson also provides a list of the top qualities that successful CIOs should possess that he and his co-author put together during the book writing process. The top quality that was in common among all nine CIOs interviewed for the book was humility and that it appears to be a major reason for the CIOs success.

SarderTV offers provoking, educational and candid interviews so that new entrepreneurs and aspiring business people can learn from them. The database is part of the international Learning Movement created by Russell Sarder to help spread knowledge and inspire a passion in lifelong learning. Operating on the premise that motivated individuals can learn from the experience, the success and the mistakes of others, SarderTV provides a unique opportunity to see and hear influential personalities talk about the subjects that matter to them. Some of the past interviewees have included Ira Neimark, former CEO of Bergdorf Goodman, Susan Davis, CEO of BRAC USA, and Dan Hoffman, President and CEO of M5 Networks.

Don't miss this interesting interview with Brian Watson at SarderTV.

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About Sarder TV
SarderTV is a learning channel that contains a series of exclusive educational interview videos from top leaders in their industries, as well as motivational videos encouraging our public to succeed in their personal and professional lives, and many more. Russell Sarder, CEO of Sarder TV, has interviewed a series of leaders, who have shared their experiences and how they were able to achieve their success. Some of the names that Sarder has interviewed are: Ira Neimark, former CEO of Bergdorf Goodman; Russ Edelman, co-author of Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office, Dan Hoffman, and David Hershfield, SVP Online Technology at RedCats.

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