"IT is not an island": IT leaders' most important lessons

Learning from the best

Tom Allen
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Tom Clark, CTO, Ardonagh Advisory

IT is not an island and business skills are so important. Early in my career I decided to do a night-school degree in business studies covering law, psychology, HR and finance, which has been invaluable.

Also, change roles regularly even within the same organisation - your experiences grow with each new role / environment and keeping a two-three year timeframe in mind for each role helps you focus on what needs to be achieved, as well as broadening what you are exposed to.

Read Tom's IT Leaders 100 profile here.

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