What's the #1 challenge that frustrates Colorado CIOs?
Recruiting top technical talent.
In the last CIO Forum participants had a lively
discussion on the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of doing IT in
Colorado, but many questions still remain, such as:
• How can businesses retain, attract and hire technical
• How can I leverage my current technical staff to entice
K-12 to pursue math and science to build a talent pipeline?
• How do I create technical talent from less technical
• What can CIOs do to partner with schools?
Don’t miss the next CIO peer to peer forum on
April 17, in which Frank Daidone, Director of IT at Chipotle, will lead a rich
discussion on ways CIOs can help address these questions and many more with
Project Kickoff, a new innovative approach where businesses can engage directly
with students to inspire them to study technology.
Frank Daidone, Director of IT, Chipotle
Frank Daidone came to Chipotle in 2004 as a Network Engineer and was promoted to Director of Infrastructure and Compliance in December 2007, and into his current position in December 2009. In this role, Frank oversees all custom information technology development and support for Chipotle's network of more than 1000 restaurants as well as its corporate and field offices, oversees the company's datacenters and all enterprise applications, manages vendor relationships, and is responsible all system compliance, including payment processing and Sarbanes-Oxley regulations. Prior to joining Chipotle, Frank founded and ran a web development firm in Denver, where he developed a variety of e-commerce and office efficiency applications for small and mid-sized businesses. He began his career as a Network Engineer for Orcom Communications, an Oregon-based company that develops and supports software systems for the electric utility industry. Frank holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, and is MCSE and MCDBA certified. He lives in Denver with his wife and two children.