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Brian Cohen

Brian Cohen is the Vice President of the Center for Digital Government and Center Digital Education. Prior to joining the Center, Brian served for 30 years in IT leadership roles with the City of New York and most recently with the City University of New York (CUNY).

From having a vision to strategic alignment to collaboration, innovation and talent development, here are 10 guiding principles for IT leadership success from a veteran CIO of the City University of New York.
Like the Internet and remote learning before it, artificial intelligence is part of a long history of technological upheavals in teaching and learning, and education leaders might benefit from lessons of the past.
To make the most of face time with senior leadership, CIOs should make sure their project’s goals are always clear and in focus, meetings stay on track, and discussions are framed in business or operational terms.
ERP implementations can be among the most consequential and difficult projects on an IT office’s to-do list, and success depends upon the right leadership, partnerships, clear requirements and commitment.
The Center for Digital Government and National Association of Counties’ Digital Counties Survey is now open. Hear from county CIOs why they participate in this exclusive survey and what it means to them and their county’s leadership.
Far from being limited to technological savvy, essential skills for a chief information officer are evolving with the role's scope of influence, today including management, business, security and communication.