IT Soft Skills

W11 From Helpdesk to the Big Desk How to Prepare for IT Management

August 9th, 2017

1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Introductory

Matthew B. Parks, Sr.

Director of Information Technology

PACE Center for Girls

The IT business is a unique beast. Unlike most career paths, few change as fast or are as heavily depended upon as IT is in the modern business world. Lots of IT pros want to make the move into leadership, but few know how. You can make a great living in IT, but moving from the server room to the board room takes some planning and some guts. This session will explore the strategies you can use to 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 up technology to strategic decision-making isn't always easy.

You will learn:

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