Dieter Gable: Turning IT Into a Competitive Advantage
After collaborating with TBConsulting on numerous projects, Dieter Gable joined the company as CEO in 2008. He brings more than 30 years of systems and consulting experience to TBConsulting. Dieter was previously a partner with one of the big-6 consulting firms servicing significant clients in the Financial Services and Government sectors. Much of his previous experience focused on developing genuinely impactful long-term strategies and outcomes for clients.
Dieter graduated from the University of Arizona and has remained involved in his alma mater. In addition, Dieter has a strong sense of giving back to the community, whether through advisory roles for private company boards or volunteering his time with local charities in Arizona. Dieter also takes his passions to a higher level through his enthusiasm for aviation as a Lifetime Blue Blazer with the Fighter Country Partnership Foundation, a group of individuals committed to supporting the men, women, families, and mission of Luke Air Force Base. When not at the helm of TBC, Dieter enjoys traveling the world and hopes to check these off his bucket list: Antarctica, Petra, Seychelles, hiking Kilimanjaro, going on safari in Kenya, and skiing on every continent.
In this episode, Dean Newlund and Dieter Gable discuss:
- Successful IT Leaders
- Giving IT people a seat at the table
- Protecting your company and yourself from cyber security attacks
- More reasons why IT need to learn to speak business
- People in IT need to learn to speak the language of business, or else they’re going to cap their career and even their company’s growth if they’re in a leadership position.
- The more we drive specialization, the smaller the pool of leaders becomes. We have to grow leaders overtly.
- Don’t make people feel stupid, don’t hide behind jargon. Provide something valuable in meetings.
- Practice digital hygiene and educate people on the best practices to keep their part in the company secure. Teach people to be extra careful, especially today in the pandemic where many opportunistic criminals are showing up.
- We need to ask IT what the business needs or what it will look like for the company to succeed.
“If you don’t have IT as a strategic capability or don’t view it that way, you’re probably gonna end up in that 80th percentile of companies that will die, and you’ll never know why.” — Dieter Gable.
See Dean’s TedTalk “Why Business Needs Intuition” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEq9IYvgV7I.
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