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Eric Bloom

Adjunct Research Advisor

A former CIO, today Eric Bloom is a member of IDC’s Research Network and the President and CTO of Manager Mechanics LLC, a company specializing in Information Technology (IT) leadership development training.

He is also an

  • weekly columnist “Your IT Career”
  • Nationally syndicated weekly columnist with GateHouse Media
  • Author of the books:
    • The CIO’s Guide to Staff Needs, Growth, and Productivity
    • Your IT Career: Get Noticed, Get Promoted, and Build Your Professional Brand
    • Manager Mechanics: Tips and Advice for First-Time Managers
  • President Elect, National Speakers Association (NSA) New England Chapter
  • Certified Professional Coach

Prior to his current role, Eric held senior IT leadership positions at The Boston Company Asset Management, Monster Worldwide, Independence Investments, and Fidelity Investments.

Eric began his career as a software developer (programmer) and moved up through the IT management ranks. Therefore, he understands his topic, IT management and IT staff development, from the bottom up.


This IDC Perspective explores the importance of "soft skills" to enhance technical training and certification. Regardless of the specific technology or IT professional vocation, technical skills, so-called "hard skills," can be used more ef...
Developing a Soft Skills Strategy for Digital Transformation

Oct 2017 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US43104617

by: Eric Bloom

This IDC Perspective examines the soft skills required for digital transformation (DX). The successful implementation of digital transformation projects hinges on more than just the underlying technologies. While these are paramount to DX-r...
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