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David McKean is a former CIO, having worked for several multi-national companies around the world, including AT&T ventures in Asia, UPC Nederland in Holland and C&W UK. He is now the managing director of IT Leaders Ltd, a leading provider of IT management training. He has worked alongside some of the top IT leaders in the business and shared experiences with countless IT managers and CIO’s from around the world. It has helped him to understand why some IT professionals make it and others don’t
IT Leaders runs public courses, distance learning programmes, blended learning and in-house courses. Public courses on IT Business Management and IT Leadership are run regularly at Henley on Thames in the UK, New York in the US, Dubai in the UAE and Singapore. All IT Leaders programmes are accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management and presented by former CIO’s and senior level directors. Delegates include IT managers from all companies world-wide of every size and industry. Our clients include Accenture, Allen & Overy, Alstom, Amey, Barclays, Boeing, BT, Capita, Debenhams, DHL, HP, HSBC, John Laing, Philips, Rothschild, Royal Bank of Canada and Siemens.
The IT Leaders programme looks at 8 key IT leadership skills, including organizational politics for IT managers, leading IT teams, business and IT strategy, technology innovation, crisis leadership, business change leadership, senior level influencing and corporate leadership.
The IT management and commercial excellence programme topics include IT to business alignment, business relationship management, managing IT teams, technology sourcing, negotiation and finance for IT managers.
The blended and distance learning programmes are available world-wide and are based on the 10 management skills model developed by IT Leaders. Courses are live and interactive, using on-line seminars, e-learning and assignments backed by a comprehensive course guide and mentoring from the course leader.
IT Leaders also runs a vibrant network of IT Managers, available to former delegates and all other IT managers for a small annual subscription. The network group is vendor independent and meets three times at Henley on Thames in Oxfordshire (and on-line), to listen to top leadership and management presenters as well as discussing key topics of interest.
This book is based on the experiences of our delegates and additional interviewees. If you have any comments or management learning that you would like to be considered for future editions, please feel free to email me at david.mckean@itleaders.co.uk

Books I've written

  • IT Strategy & Technology Innovation
    IT Strategy & Technology Innovation Computer Sciences by David McKean
    IT Strategy & Technology Innovation
    IT Strategy & Technology Innovation

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    403

    Published:
    Feb 2013

    This book will give you the knowledge you need to create high quality IT strategy, aligned to the business goals of your organization. We answer the questions...

    Formats: PDF

  • IT Management
    IT Management Business Textbooks by David McKean
    IT Management
    IT Management

    Reads:
    655

    Published:
    Feb 2013

    The Project, Program and Business change book in the IT Management series is a practical guide for senior managers who are looking to improve their success in...

    Formats: PDF

  • IT Management
    IT Management Computer Sciences by David McKean
    IT Management
    IT Management

    Reads:
    1098

    Published:
    Apr 2012

    This book is based on the experiences of a large number of successful IT managers. And the truth is, the most important skills are the people skills you will ...

    Formats: PDF

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