Date: March 16th, 5:45pm
Location: Rye Grill & Bar, 1 Station Plaza, Rye, NY 10580
(Note our new time for increased networking opportunities)
Personality, Behavioral Styles, Emotional Intelligence and Leadership in IT
Learning to be an effective CIO is more than simply understanding the various functions, roles, and technologies to be managed. Pat O’Connell teaches a graduate course, Behavioral Challenges in Technology Management, at Columbia University. His course examines the intricacies of leading and managing technology personnel, and building relationships and influence with the business in a fast-paced and evolving global economy.
His talk on March 16th will focus on recent insights into perception, personality, behavioral styles, and emotional intelligence, and how mastering these topics contribute to effect leadership in IT.
J.P. O’Connell, President, Conall Group Inc.
J.P. (Pat) O’Connell is president of the Conall Group, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience in information technology that began in systems and data communications engineering and moved through data center management, applications development, outsourcing, and program and vendor management, the bulk of which has been with Morgan Stanley (’87-93), J.P. Morgan (’93-97), and ING (’97-01). He has successfully delivered technology and process solutions to a variety of business initiatives during a rapidly changing business and technical environment.
Since leaving corporate life, O’Connell has leveraged his experience in technology and financial services to build and operated two professional services firms – TORI Global (’01-04) and The Conall Group (’04-present), which offer coaching, consulting and advisory services to select clients. He is passionate about working with the next generation of IT leaders in addressing the opportunities that lie ahead.
O’Connell currently serves on the board of The Center At West Park, and has undergraduate and post-graduate conferrings in Mathematics and Computer Science from University College Cork.