Status Go Podcast: Episode 1
“Of all of the leaders out there in all of our industries a full 85% don’t get beyond the self authoring stage.” – Ron West
2020 Predictions: What Got Us Here, Won’t Get Us There
In our fourth episode of our 2020 Predictions Series, we go back to the future. Jeff Ton, SVP of Product Development and Strategic Alliances, takes us down memory lane, discussing with Meaghan Shaffer where IT departments started and also, how they need to be operating today. Jeff outlines imperative changes needed among leadership and team management in order for IT departments to thrive, innovate and develop a competitive advantage for their larger organization.
Time Stamped Table of Contents
2:09 Jeff’s Background
4:08 The history of IT
8:17 A massive shift
11:51 Requirements of IT Leaders
14:46 Managing your team effectively
18:42 Specificity vs. Generalization
22:11 Communicating to all levels of the organization
24:23 Modernizing communications & distance management
29:03 2020 Action items
Jeff Ton is responsible for driving Intervision’s product strategy and service vision and strategy. Jeff focuses on the evolving IT landscape and the changing needs of our clients and together with the InterVision team, ensures our products and services meet our client’s needs and drives value in their organizations now and in the future.
Jeff has over 30 years of experience in business and information technology, the last 10 years of which he was a CIO for two of Central Indiana’s most respected organizations. At Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana he led the development and implementation of the enterprise-wide information technology portfolio, including applications, infrastructure, security and telecommunications across the Goodwill business units. Prior to Goodwill, he was the CIO for Lauth Property Group. Earlier in his career, Ton spent 14 years in various technology roles with Thomson Multimedia (Technicolor).
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