B. Lee Jones is an experienced and seasoned CIO. Lee is the Director of Information Technology for the County of San Mateo Office of the Assessor, County Clerk-Recorder, & Elections Office. Lee has been a featured CIO speaker at Stanford, UCLA and many other management conferences. Lee is the moderator of a monthly CIO Roundtable in the SF Bay Area.
B. Lee Jones suggests mix of business and technical understanding.
B. Lee Jones suggests you fall on your sword.
Lee Jones suggests that as a CIO you need to manage 3 things technology, people, and expectations.
As Lee Jones says, “People get off track all the time.
As Lee says “It is my experience that if you have many areas that are effected by the project you need to create an executive steering committee."
B Lee Jones suggests that you have role models.
As Lee Jones says, “As a CIO I was faced with the same problems that face many CIOs. I didn’t have a seat at the executive table because I reported to the CFO.
B. Lee Jones suggests the perfect executive sponsor is a person that fully understands his or her business.
As Lee says, “The executive sponsor has great leverage.
Lee Jones suggests vanilla, not even French vanilla.