What is the leadership of your company thinking about the future of data and the role you will play?  To help give some insight into that question we have asked a few of our friends on the show for an executive panel in episode 54.  Andrew Rose is the CEO of compare.com and Jim McCullen is the VP of IT for Century Distribution. We ask them about what they’re looking for in IT staff, how they go about hiring, what they think of social media, and moving to the cloud.  They give their thoughts on what makes a great member of the team and so I hope you will give today’s episode a listen.

I am also interested to know your thoughts on the exchange.  Did what Andrew and Jim say resonate with you?  How have you tried to straddle both the technical and the business learning?  Let us know in the comments below.

Episode 54 Quote

“It’s really trying to take an interest in the business side as much as possible. I can’t stress how valuable and how important that is. The technical teams that we have here, the staff members that do really take an interest in the business side are so much more successful because they can blend those two.” –

Listen to Learn…

  • The one social media platform you have to utlize in order to get the job you want
  • Why you have to think about yourself as a brand
  • Why you aren’t getting as many training opportunities as you should
  • Why focusing your resume on just the tech is missing the big picture
  • The importance of the value proposition between you and your boss
  • The challenges with moving to the cloud
  • What data professionals MUST know in order to succeed
  • The one thing these executives want you to do TODAY

About Jim McCullen
Jim is the Vice President of Century Distribution Systems and the author of Control Your Day: A New Approach to Email Management Using Microsoft Outlook and Getting Things Done. He’s done everything from development and databases and now leads the IT team for Century.

 

 

About Andrew Rose
Andrew Rose is the CEO of Compare.com, an auto insurance comparison tool. Andrew is also an active volunteer for FIRST LEGO League (FLL) in Virginia and DC for the past 14 years. FLL is a robotics competition for elementary and middle school students which makes use of the LEGO Mindstorms system. Andrew is a graduate of Virginia Tech and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

 

Resources
SQLCruise
Control Your Day: A New Approach to Email Management
Connect with Jim on LinkedIn
Connect with Andrew on LinkedIn
Compare.com
Century Distribution Systems
16 Tips to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile and Your Personal Brand

 

Transcript

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