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Marc Strohlein

Adjunct Research Advisor

Marc Strohlein, an adjunct research advisor for IDC's Research Network, focuses on digital business transformation. With over 25 years of experience in CIO, CTO, SVP of operations, and COO roles, Marc brings experience in business and technology operations and strategy, change management and organizational transformation, digital product innovation and development, agile product development, product marketing and management, social media and enterprise collaboration, and information publishing and content technologies. He authored The Energized Enterprise, a book that helps team leaders, managers, and executives tap hidden energy and performance in their organizations. He is currently the principal at Agile Business Logic, a consultancy that helps businesses and nonprofits optimize their strategies, people, processes, and technologies to improve operational and business performance.

Marc has served as lead analyst and chief agility officer at Outsell Inc., a market research firm for the information industry. Earlier, he was COO of Classroom Connect, a division of Harcourt Education. Marc also worked as SVP of operations and information systems with Gartner Group, VP of operations and CIO at Teltech Resource Network, and VP of worldwide operations at Dataquest.

Marc holds an M.S. degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Tennessee and a B.S. in sociology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He serves on the board of directors of Forte Research Systems, a clinical trials software company.

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This IDC Perspective discusses how CIOs can communicate effectively with their direct reports. The CIO's team must help formulate the transformation vision, mission, and goals; engage and motivate workers to embrace and execute the vision; ...
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