How to be a CIO

Making the moves towards the C-suite
Meet the professionals & advisors to get you there



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Take the first steps towards the C-suite with advice from career experts and the people who have made the move

TechLive Careers: How to be a CIO will put top chief information officers before an audience of IT professionals, where they will share their experiences of how they arrived at the C-suite.

With insight from career development advisors, and in the presence of potential employers, TechLive Careers is aimed at ambitious people in technical roles looking for a path into management.

All of this takes place with a cross-sector audience of top employers looking for emerging talent to provide an environment in which they can grow together.


1. Who Should Attend?

TechLive Careers is a new series of events from Mediateam, home of TechFire and the Tech Excellence Awards, that asks successful people for their story and how they earned their place at highest levels of their organisation.

With insight from career development advisors and in the presence of potential employers, TechLive Careers is aimed at ambitious people in technical roles who are looking for a path into managerial realms and beyond.

2. Why should I attend?

TechLive Careers: How to be a CIO will put three top Irish CIOs before an audience where they will share their respective experiences of how they came to the C-suite.

Careers experts will develop on these experiences and provide insights for education and personal development aimed at expediting career progression, ensuring those opportunities that arise are not only recognised, but seized and capitalised upon.

3. Who is organising this?

Drawing on deep experience in presenting the perspective of IT professionals in Ireland from the front line to the C-suite, Mediateam’s technology division delivers TechPro and as well as events such as the annual Tech Excellence Awards, the TechFire series of breakfast briefings, and TechLive Future Channel.



Delegates’ questions submitted for our speakers

  • What has been your biggest challenge to date when it comes to leading & inspiring your team?
  • Traditional job vs now, what are the key challenges and new frontiers into 2022?
  • What are the key competencies you look for in a CIO?
  • What proportion of the CIO role are: technical leadership, team management and business partnership?
  • What is the most persuasive argument to convince a board to assign a CIO to the board?
  • What are the skills and attributes that define a great CIO from a good CIO?
  • What are the expectations in terms of what managers are required to have as minimum qualifications and educational backgrounds?
  • Are graduates from I.T.′s as favourably viewed as those from universities?
  • What impact has online training and qualification had on progression and self-management for the career path of those seeking a role in management.
Attendance is free but registration is required

Our Speakers

Tim Hynes

Tim Hynes

Chief Information Officer, AIB
Brona Kernan

Brona Kernan

IT Director, Zurich Ireland
Karen Forte

Karen Forte

Transformation leader, former CIO, Allianz
Paul Hearns

Paul Hearns

Head of Content, TechPro magazine
Attendance is free but registration is required

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