Podcast 18 – Jonathan Feldman – The View From the CIO’s Chair


About the Episode:

Say hello to Jonathan Feldman, CIO for the City of Asheville, North Carolina, our guest this week on MentorCore. A seasoned leader in both the public and private sector, Jonathan, Lisa Beth, and Dan dive into a myriad of topics that range from working in a public organisation to the view of the “guardian” professions in the eyes of the CIO.

  • Information Security in public service. How do public service organisations compete to bring in and retain security (and all) talent to serve their constituency?
  • What can we tell people making their next steps on how to be attractive for roles in the government sector?
  • What are the critical skills that need to be cultivated in the next generation of leaders?
  • Is there a path from security into broader IT leadership and what’s needed to get there from here?
  • The need for partnership in security, technology and all other roles.

And we end, as always, with the best advice Jonathan has ever received from a mentor – and this one will make you go “Oohl!” (as it made Dan do during recording). Don’t miss Jonathan’s intriguing and interesting Twitter musings – @_jfeldman

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Thanks for listening and watching!

About the Guest:

Jonathan Feldman is an award winning Chief Information Officer, speaker, and writer. He was honored with Frost & Sullivan’s CIO Impact award, was named to Government Technology’s Top 25 Dreamers, Doers, and Drivers, and frequently appears on lists of top CIO and IT influencers. Jonathan has been referred to as a pioneer of cloud computing, digital transformation, and civic tech, with Forbes calling his efforts “IT done right.”

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