IT Manager’s Roundtable: What Your Employees Want to Know and Are Afraid to Ask

Date(s) - 05/20/2014
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Rhode Island Foundation

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Join Tech Collective’s IT Managers to hear a unique perspective and vantage point as to what IT professionals are thinking.  The facilitator and author of The CIO’s Guide to Staff Needs, Growth, and Productivity: What Your Employees Want to Know and Are Afraid to Askwill discuss  questions employees ask such as:

  • Where should I go from here?
  • How can I grow professionally?
  • How do I keep current and stay marketable?
  • How can I update my technical skills?
  • How can I effectively deal with change?
  • How do I keep my job?
  • How do I become a manager?
  • How do I get into IT?

By the nature of these employee questions, this talk incorporates many of the IT staff related issues that are on the minds of CIOs.  These topics include maximizing IT bench strength, minimizing staff attrition, IT/business alignment, innovation, team flexibility/resiliency and how to best position IT to meet the ever-changing challenges caused by big data, social media, mobility, cloud computing, and other current IT megatrends.

Facilitated by:
Eric P. Bloom
, President & CEO of Manager Mechanics, LLC.

Eric’s Bio: 
A former CIO, today Eric P. Bloom is the President and CTO of Manager Mechanics LLC, a company specializing in Information Technology (IT) leadership development training and the governing organization ITMLP© and ITMLE©certifications.

He is also an
– weekly columnist “Your IT Career”
–  Nationally syndicated weekly columnist with GateHouse Media
–  IDC Adjunct Research Advisor specializing in IT Talent Management and IT Organizational Development
–  President Elect, National Speakers Association (NSA) New England Chapter
–  Certified professional coach
–  Keynote speaker
–  Author of the books:
–  The CIO’s Guide to Staff Needs, Growth, and Productivity
–  Your IT Career: Get Noticed, Get Promoted, and Build Your Professional Brand
–  Manager Mechanics: Tips and Advice for First-Time Managers

Prior to founding Manager Mechanics, Eric held senior IT leadership positions at The Boston Company Asset Management, Monster Worldwide, Independence Investments, and Fidelity Investments.

Eric has undergraduate degrees in Computer Systems and Accounting from Bentley University and an MBA from Babson College. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at Bentley University and Boston University.

Contact him at,follow him on Twitter at @EricPBloom, or

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