Closing the Global IT Capacity Gap

ECAR Symposium, December 4, 2008, Boca Raton, FL

IT success hinges increasingly on our capacity to create and sustain a senior leadership cadre (e-leaders) able to mobilize the most appropriate IT resources to advance organizational purposes. They must be able to integrate multiple factors into a single strategy. A number of key factors have combined to create a growing gap between the need for e-leaders and their current supply. Closing this gap requires fixing both coordination between senior organizational executives and their chief IT officers, and coordination between information and communication technology experts in government and those in private firms, universities, and nonprofits. This session will suggest essential individual competencies and organizational capacities required for success.

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