The ridiculously good Redhat Enterpriser’s Project conducted an interview with several CIOs to examine the HR crisis in IT and solicit tips for attracting the best talent. It’s a good article (other than my part) and worthy of the read.
The Educational Advisory Board conducted an interview reviewing my first 100 days as a CIO at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. It gave me an opportunity to talk about the importance of crowd-sourcing as a tool of the modern CIO. Read it and let me know what you think.
One of the projects I have been recently involved with is empowering greatness in others by giving them the tools they need to change the world. It comes from the realization that I am the dumbest guy in the room but there are things I can do to support others. At UAB, this led to securing the necessary resources and building the fastest high performance research computer in the state. The ribbon cutting was Sept 14th and it has received some news coverage including all four major TV stations covering it in the evening news and the articles listed below. Who would have thought high performance computing would be in the local news?
- Birmingham Business Alliance
- Birmingham Business Journal
- Future Wave Web Development
- Iron City Ink
- Knoxville Times
- University of Alabama News Releases
I was humbled to be selected by the Georgia State MS MIT students for the second year in a row as the 2016 Top Professor. It was a great cohort of students and the award came as an unexpected but delightful surprise.