CEObuilder event: 10 things every CEO needs to know about business technology Apr 03, 2014, 10:32 am By Heidi Carmack Pfaffroth

CEObuilder and Bank of American Fork invite you to join us on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 for a forum and presentation by Craig Adams, chief information officer for Continuo. His presentation will address some of the decisions and questions about technology investments that many CEOs struggle with. You can also join the conversation on Twitter at #ceobuilder or LinkedIn.

Many business leaders keep an uncomfortable relationship with technology—maybe you understand that technology is necessary to running, growing and managing a business, but being uncertain about how it all works makes it hard to know what to trust. It doesn’t help that your IT gurus speak another language.

Just like you may reap the benefits of driving even when you don’t understand all of the engineering behind cars, there are technological decisions that can greatly benefit your organization. Some simple tools to help you make technological decisions and communicate with technology specialists can pay huge dividends for your organization.

On Wednesday, April 16, CIO Craig Adams’ presentation will address some of the decisions and questions about technology investments that make many business leaders uncomfortable. The CEObuilder attendees will discuss a framework for making technology investments and for tapping into technology talent in ways that meet business needs and objectives. The group will explore examples of organizations that have paid dearly for technology missteps, as well as organizations that seem to have figured out how to make technology decisions a core competency. Finally, the group will review some of today’s technology jargon to discover where there might be value  and what can be discarded as “noise.”

About Craig Adams

Craig has served in multiple leadership roles in the technology industry since 1982. For seven years he was the founder and president of a Utah 100 company that he founded. He served as interim CEO for a multi-million-dollar systems-integration company; was the top technology executive at Viewpoint Digital, a digital-content creation company; and he was vice president of technology at Freeport, a 150-employee technology and marketing organization.

In 2000, he began providing virtual CIO services through his consulting company, Continuo. For more than 20 years, Adams was a volunteer and board member for Kids on the Move, a multi-million-dollar early-intervention preschool for children with disabilities. He was also the chairman for a time. Adams has also served as a volunteer mentor to several startups in the BoomStartup incubator.

This forum will be held at Bank of American Fork, Riverton Branch Conference Room, 2691 West 12600 South, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16. Please RSVP by Monday, April 14 by contacting Heidi at Heidi.carmack@bankaf.com or 801-642-3139.

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