Eric Sheninger is the principal at New Milford High School, N.J., where he is working to advance learning in the digital age and create a model that shows teachers and school administrations how to better leverage technology in and out of the classroom. He is the author of Digital Leadership, which includes his “Pillars of Digital Leadership” framework for educators to transform schools. His main focus is the use of social media and web 2.0 technology as tools to engage students.
It’s an annual ritual. A manager gets together with each of his or her employees, gives them cogent advice on how to improve their performance, and the grateful employees walk away astounded by the boss’s astute insight.
The problem is, most managers suck at employee reviews.
It’s the American dream. Hotshot college and high school kids are scouted and courted by recruiters with offers of unheard-of sums of money and perks, and go on to fame and fortune when they graduate.
No, we aren’t talking about professional athletes. We’re talking about tech interns.
Stephen diFilipo, now a vice president and CIO in higher education, has had a rather unconventional career trajectory: As a classically trained musician, he spent years performing throughout the United States. He earned a Master of Arts in media ecology, including mass media adoption of emerging technology. He then produced and directed television programming. In addition, he has consulted about technology leadership with a number of private sector companies including Campbell Soup, Comcast, CIGNA, and Pfizer. diFilipo made the move to higher education about ten years ago because he thought it would be “a cool place to go.” With his interest in emerging technology, he is particularly focused now on social media, particularly in reaching young people in higher education. The Huffington Post recently ranked him as the #2 most social CIO in higher education.
Accenture really, really wants you to think of them when you think of digital transformation. So much so that they’ve recently published not one but two reports focusing on the topic: From Digitally Disrupted to Digital Disrupter and CMOs: Time for digital transformation, or risk being left on the sidelines.