When I was a young boy, my parents told me that they would be taking me and 7 of my friends to Disneyland to celebrate my birthday. This was a huge deal to me. They were going all out - and I was going to be able to bring my entire group of close friends. I was simply beside myself with anticipation. And when the day finally arrived, I almost couldn’t believe that it was real - that it was actually happening.
I’m having a similar moment right now.
Next Tuesday, September 16th, the first episode of my new web show will air. And I am completely beside myself with anticipation. But this time, instead of bringing along just 7 friends, I get to bring along...everyone! But the most important person that I hope to bring along is YOU.
The Transform IT show, presented by the Intel IT Center is going to be a show dedicated to helping you navigate what the “future of IT” holds for you. So I wanted to take a moment to tell you a little bit more about the show and why I’m so excited about it.
Since my book, The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change, came out I have been given an amazing opportunity: to meet and talk with some of the most thoughtful, progressive and inspiring executives, leaders and futurists you can imagine. Whether it was sharing a stage at an event or having them reach out to me because the book spoke to them in some way, I have had the privilege of meeting them and hearing their own stories of both our past and the future. And invariably, as I did, the same thought came to me over and over again.
“Everyone needs to hear this story.”
Their stories were inspiring. They w ere challenging. They were thought provoking. They told stories of overcoming challenges, of taking huge risks and of trying completely new things. And I almost felt guilty that I got to hear them and others didn’t.
The Transform IT show gives me an opportunity to change that.Every other week, I will be interviewing these smart, progressive and game-changing executives and leaders so that their stories can be shared. Most importantly, I will be asking them to speak directly to you. I will ask them to give you the advice and guidance that they would if they were mentoring you directly. My hope is that you will be able to take important lessons from their personal journeys and then be able to apply that in practical meaningful ways - right now.
To help make it practical and actionable, we’ll also be holding a live Twitter chat during each episode “airing” so that you can engage in a conversation about how you can apply the lessons from these stories. You can join the conversation using the Twitter hashtags #TransformIT and #ITChat.
I believe that you will find their stories compelling and inspiring. But I also believe that you will see that they are really people just like you and me. And that you will be able to take lessons from their stories to make your own journey more successful, more enjoyable and more impactful.
In the end, that’s the most important thing that I hope comes out of the Transform IT show. That in some small way, it will help you become a better, more impactful leader so that you can help lead us all into the future.
Register today and tune into the premier episode on Tuesday, September 16th at noon EDT / 9:00am PDT and let’s get to work!