Over the last few weeks I have had plenty of opportunity to talk to CIOs and other tech executives.
It has been a good reminder how different the conversations with them are compared to those in the social world. The social world is about whose IPO is getting delayed, SAP’s layoffs, who’s sleeping with who. The practitioner world is about value from IT, innovation projects etc.
Many of the CIOs I presented to last week are SAP customers. I did not hear a word about individual executive personalities or about layoffs. On the other hand there was plenty of conversation on how to manage the spend, two tier ERP, how to staff innovation projects around SAP etc.
I have worried for a while about the chasm between the social and the practitioner world. Last few weeks have me more convinced where I need to spend more time.