About Isaac Sacolick
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. Isaac has been recognized as a top 100 social CIO, blogger, and industry speaker.
Isaac is the author of Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology where he shares many of his best practices in leading digital transformation. The book 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.” Driving Digital was listed as the #2 book for CIO and IT Leaders by CIO UK.
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.
He has been recognized as an industry leading, agile, innovative CIO. In 2018, he was identified as a top digital transformation influencer by IDG, Enterprise Management 360, and Thinkers 360. In 2015 he was interviewed by Forbes on 5 Things to do When Leading a Digital Transformation, was listed on their Top 20 Social CIOs and was recognized as a Top 100 CIO in STEM. In 2016, 2015 and 2014, he was listed on Huffington Post’s Top Social CIOs. He is an industry speaker on many business enabling topics including innovation, enterprise agile, and big data analytics. 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. Isaac also posts at CIO.com's Driving Digital Transformation and is a contributing contributor at InfoWorld.
Isaac is an entrepreneur and specialist in agile management practices, big data, citizen developer programs, data science, data warehousing, NoSQL XML search technologies, CMS content management systems, media and publishing technologies, social networking, CRM, Digital Marketing solutions, web analytics, digital advertising, and enterprise collaboration practices.
Isaac holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Binghamton University, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona.
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StarCIO provides consulting services in the "Driving Digital" practices that enable "smarter, faster" execution.
Digital transformation - Strategy, business reviews, product audits, financial analysis, culture transformation
Agile transformation - New to agile, agile practice coaching, advanced forecasting and estimation practices, governance, agile tool configuration, reporting, communications, agile culture
Technology - Specialties in databases, big data, business intelligence, data integration, application development, CRM, marketing automation, content management, search/nosql, citizen development, cloud migration, BPM/workflow, DevOps
Product development - Customer segmentation, product design, business case, sales management, agile product owner coaching
Data science - Data driven strategies, data architecture, data prep/integration, data visualization, citizen data science programs
Outsource enablement - RFP development, vendor management, program management, service levels and metrics
Portfolio management - Project portfolio management, ideation, IT financial practices