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Isaac Sacolick

President, CIO at StarCIO

New York, United States

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Isaac Sacolick is a successful CIO who has led digital transformation, product development, innovation, agile management, and data science programs in multiple organizations. He has transformed underperforming businesses by delivering new digital products, investing in strategic technologies, enabling agile practices, outsourcing commodity services and establishing performance metrics. He is the author of the book Driving Digital: The Leader’s Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology published by Amacom.

Isaac is currently President and CIO of StarCIO , a consulting services business that helps businesses execute their digital transformation programs. Previously, he held transformational CIO roles at media, financial services, and construction industry businesses and was a founding CTO at media and social networking startups.

Isaac has been recognized as an industry leading, agile, innovative CIO. He has been listed by The Huffington Post, Forbes, and HP Enterprise as a top social CIO and was recognized as a Top 100 CIO in STEM . Isaac has been writing a blog, Social Agile and Transformation for over ten years with 300+ posts covering topics on CIO leadership, digital transformation, agile execution, big data, innovation, and digital marketing. He is also a regular contributor to CIO.com and writes the Driving Digital Transformation blog. He speaks on a variety of transformation topics including the digital enterprise, agile transformation,digital product development, citizen development programs, the future of IT, and on becoming a data driven organization.

Isaac’s book, Driving Digital: The Leader’s Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology has received significant praise. Forbes.com called it a “…timely, engaging, and practical roadmap to developing and implementing digital strategies.” The Heller Search Associate remarked, “Sacolick is an experienced CIO with multiple transformation efforts under his belt. His new book is packed with insights, guidelines and stories from the front lines of transformation.” Distinguished technology executives commented, “Excellent…the best book I’ve read on the subject” and that “Isaac’s approach is practical and tactical with real-life lessons that can supplement any executive’s playbook.”

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Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Business Unit: StarCIO
Theatre: United States
Media Experience: 10+
Last Media Training: 01/01/2017
Last Media Interview: 03/30/2018

Areas of Expertise

AI
Analytics 30.56
Big Data 53.33
Cloud
CRM 31.71
Customer Experience
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation 40.34
Emerging Technology
Fintech
Innovation 35.97
Social
Agile 36.83
Future of Work 30.65
Culture 32.92
Leadership 31.56

Industry Experience

Financial Services & Banking
High Tech & Electronics
Travel & Transportation

Publications

24 Article/Blogs
Social, Agile and Transformation
StarCIO
March 31, 2018
I cover topics for technologists, CIO, CMO, and software developers. Agile, DevOps, Leadership, Business Intelligence, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Startups, Digital Marketing, Social networking, SaaS, content management, media, data science, enterprise 2.0, IoT, business strategy and culture change

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Agile

How to choose the right data-integration tools
Import from infoworld.com
March 29, 2018
Data doesn’t sit in one database, file system, data lake, or repository. To service many business needs, data must be integrated from a system of record with other data sources and then used for analytics, customer-facing applications, or internal workflows. Examples include:To read this article i

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IDG Contributor Network: 5 reasons why technology selections matter in digital transformation programs and tips on evaluating winning platforms
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March 21, 2018


Organizations need to implement faster, so it’s easy for technology leaders to underinvest in the time and effort applied to vendor analysis and technology selection. In addition, many technologies are being marketed and sold to non-IT executives that have limited skills to determine how techno

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Tags: Digital Transformation

What is agile methodology? Modern software development explained
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March 15, 2018

Every software development organization today seems to practice the agile software development methodology, or a version of it. Or at least they believe they do. Whether you are new to application development or learned about software development decades ago using the waterfall software developme

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Tags: Agile

How to excel in agile software development
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March 15, 2018
If you are leading or participating in an agile development process and have selected an agile model like the scrum methodology, you have a fundamental process to help align product owners with customer needs and teams on delivering results. You have the team’s responsibilities outlined, a meeting

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Tags: Future of Work, Agile

What is devops? Transforming software development
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February 26, 2018



Devops is one of the key trends in software development to emerge recently. But the term is often not fully understood.Devops defined
An amalgamation of “development” and “operations,” “devops” describes the organizational structure, practices, and culture needed to enable rapid agil

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IDG Contributor Network: What should CIOs leading digital transformation focus on in year two and onward in the journey?
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February 14, 2018


Year one of a digital transformation program has its challenges. To get a transformation started, CIOs must get an executive team to formulate a strategy, agree on the program’s leadership, and establish a budget. There needs to be agreement on a roadmap of initiatives that deliver improved cus

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Tags: Digital Transformation

IDG Contributor Network: Communicating and marketing a portfolio of initiatives that drive digital transformation
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January 22, 2018


Whenever digital transformation comes up in a group of CIOs, there’s often debate on what constitutes a transformation program. Is a cloud migration transformational? When IT organizations adopt agile practices to deliver new applications, is that transformational? If the CIO sponsors a citizen

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Tags: Digital Transformation

IDG Contributor Network: 5 things digitally driven CIOs want for the holidays
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December 18, 2017


Happy holidays everyone! You’ve survived planning season and hopefully netted out a reasonable budget and 2018 priorities. Your team has been working hard in Q4, have completed several critical milestones, and are ready for a break before starting on next year’s initiatives. If you’re in re

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Tags: Digital Transformation

What AI can really do for your business (and what it can’t)
Import from infoworld.com
December 14, 2017
How can you tell whether an emerging technology such as artificial intelligence is worth investing time into when there is so much hype being published daily? We’re all enamored by some of the amazing results such as AlphaGo beating the champion Go player, advances in autonomous vehicles, the voic

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What is a scrum master? The agile development leader defined
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December 04, 2017
Implementing the agile process for software development efforts is just the beginning. To achieve the requisite collaboration between business and IT, to succeed using agile methods across multiple teams, and to truly achieve an agile culture requires a new agile mindset that is coached, learned,

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Tags: Agile

How to improve your scrum master skills
Import from infoworld.com
November 20, 2017
If you’ve been a scrum master for some time, you have learned some of the practices that make teams successful:To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)

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IDG Contributor Network: 5 ways to kill your digital transformation program
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November 15, 2017


Think your organization can beat the odds? I have talked to many CIO and business leaders about their digital strategy and digital transformation programs. With so many CEO lagging in digital transformation and many CIO feeling the pressure to innovate and execute, it’s very easy for leaders to

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Tags: Digital Transformation

IDG Contributor Network: 3 questions from employees on digital transformation and how to answer them
Import from cio.com
October 03, 2017


I recently had the opportunity to speak to a small group on the sacrifices executives and employees need to make to drive a digital transformation. It was a group that included millennials just entering the workforce, boomers trying to leverage their experience and skills, and everyone in between

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Tags: Digital Transformation

IDG Contributor Network: 4 keys to aligning executives on digital strategy and priorities
Import from cio.com
September 05, 2017


Summer is over, everyone is back from their holidays, and most businesses will be heading into the thick of strategic planning and budgeting season. Those of you who have been proactive during the summer months have reached out to key business leaders to understand their growth objectives and ope

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IDG Contributor Network: Developing product management disciplines that drive digital transformation
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July 28, 2017


Digital transformation is driving more enterprises to develop customer-facing and workforce productivity applications. In a recent Harvey Nash and KPMG survey, 41% of respondents had an enterprise-wide digital strategy, up 52% from 2016, and 54% are dedicating more time to innovation as a top tac

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IDG Contributor Network: Are you transforming fast enough? Lessons from Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods
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June 19, 2017


How did you spend your Sunday? Among other things, I took my kids to the grocery to buy produce, meat and other ingredients for our Sunday evening barbecue. Ninety minutes of my precious weekend time driving to the grocery, navigating the parking lot, making my way through the crowded aisles, and

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IDG Contributor Network: Leveraging low code and citizen development platforms to accelerate digital transformation
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May 30, 2017


Once you complete a digital strategy, develop a deeper understanding of how to improve customer experiences, rationalize the potential impact of new digital competitors, and consider strategic impact of leveraging emerging technologies - all these and other analyses that go into a digital transfo

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IDG Contributor Network: Many businesses are just beginning their digital transformation journeys
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April 25, 2017


Are CEOs understanding the importance of digital transformation? If digital transformation is a journey, then how many organizations have started it and can we infer how far industries are in their transition to become digital businesses? What are some of the benefits being realized by those that

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IDG Contributor Network: CIOs take on digital transformation programs in diverse areas
Import from cio.com
March 28, 2017


Some examples of digital transformation are easy to spot and identify. We all know about how Uber is changing transportation, AirBnb upending hospitality, GE betting big on IoT, and IBM leveraging Watson in new AI challenges. If you work for a B2C company or already put out customer facing experi

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IDG Contributor Network: How to partner with the chief digital officer to drive digital transformation
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February 22, 2017


Whenever a business embarks on a strategic, multi-year business transformation program there is a strong likelihood of debate in the C-suite on overall leadership responsibilities. This is certainly going to be the case with digital transformation programs especially when there is a strong consen

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IDG Contributor Network: 5 goals your 2017 digital transformation program needs
Import from cio.com
January 18, 2017


Chances are you've spent the better part of the last quarter working with your business colleagues on your digital strategy and 2017 business objectives. You've assembled the best research, gathered the appropriate stakeholders, reviewed the latest data, consulted with key customers and prioritiz

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IDG Contributor Network: How CIOs can kickstart digital transformation programs
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December 12, 2016


What is your 2017 digital transformation strategy and priority list? It’s December, so surely you have spent the last few months updating strategic plans, evolving a digital strategy, and identifying the 2017 strategic initiatives. I am sure your organization is looking to improve customer expe

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IDG Contributor Network: How to drive digital customer experiences with your CMS and CRM
Import from cio.com
November 21, 2016


You might be asking, “What is driving digital,” or more broadly, “what is digital transformation?” Most importantly, how should CIO approach this opportunity to either lead the enterprise’s digital strategy or at least have a significant role in driving the transformation? How can CIO e

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Tags: CRM

1 Book
Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology
Amacom
August 24, 2017
Every organization has a plan for updating products, technologies, and business processes. But that’s not
enough anymore. With disruptive startups outperforming industry stalwarts, executives everywhere are pushing greater growth and innovation. Staying competitive demands a complete digital transformation.
For professionals charged with leading technology-driven change, the pressure is intense—and the path forward unclear.

Author Isaac Sacolick has successfully spearheaded multiple transformations and helped shape
digital-business best practices. Now in Driving Digital, he shares the lessons he’s learned, detailing how to:
Formulate a digital strategy • Transform business and IT practices • Institute agile management • Align Development and Operations (DevOps) • Promote agile practices • Drive culture change • Bolster digital talent • Enable citizen development • Capture and track ROI • Strengthen data driven decision making and expand data science practices • Cultivate strategic technology capabilities • Develop and launch digital products • Establish an innovation pipeline • Enable product management • Pilot emerging technologies • Align executives on transformation • Become smarter faster.

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Tags: Big Data, Digital Transformation, Innovation

1 Keynote
Driving Digital: The CIO Playbook
Landmark Ventures
May 04, 2017
Ten minute keynote on what CIO have to know about leading digital transformation

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Tags: Culture, Digital Transformation, Leadership

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Driving Digital Transformation - Keynotes, Talks and Workshops

Location: In person, travel    Date Available: March 29th, 2018    Fees: TBD

Submission Date: March 29th, 2018    Service Type: Service Offered

- Speaking on a variety of topics tied to digital transformation.
- Workshops for enterprises on digital transformation, product development, agile, becoming a data driven organization, and devops

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