IT Soft Skills

TH14 From Help Desk to the Big Desk: Preparing for IT Management

March 10th, 2016

3:30pm - 4:45pm

Level: Introductory Intermediate

Matthew B. Parks, Sr.


Director of Information Technology

PACE Center for Girls

The IT business is a unique and interesting beast. Unlike most career paths, few change as fast or are as depended upon as IT in the modern business world. Lots of IT Pros want to make the move into leader, but few know how. You can make a great living in IT, but moving from the server room to the boardroom takes some planning and some guts. This session will explore the strategies that can help you move from a seat at the bench to a seat at the table. IT at its core is a service industry, so transitioning from serving to decision making is not always easy.

You will learn:

  • How to recognize mentors and opportunities
  • How to translate IT to Business
  • Recognize your place in the organization