For the past 7 years, Bentley University in Waltham, MA has hosted a group of executive graduate students from the TiasNimbas Business School in the Netherlands. Currently employed in mid-management positions in the fields of technology, software development, business intelligence, and security, this group of around 30 students visited the US to study, attend lectures and meet with Boston area IT firms.
Net Atlantic CIO Sue Bergamo was one of three local IT executives invited to attend a round-table discussion for the visiting students on Friday, June 14. During the session, the students had the opportunity to talk with the executives about their areas of responsibility, learn a bit about each company, and discuss perceptions and challenges within the IT business. They were also able to solicit advice on how to handle specific scenarios.
Topics discussed included:
– How the IT function is perceived within the company
– Challenges for the company and/or industry as it relates to systems and technology
– Major changes in the past 3-4 years that have significantly affected the IT function
– How investment and project decisions are made
– Major needs and/or concerns moving forward
“The group was very articulate, well-informed, and eager to have their questions answered,” Sue said. “The event was beneficial for everyone involved, and I’m glad to have been a part of it.”