Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Zakia Bouachraoui, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White

Related Topics: Industrial IoT, Agile Computing

Industrial IoT: Article

Young CNO - Chief Networking Officer

Career Opportunity for Young Executives

Chief Networking Officer Journal on Ulitzer

We began the saga of the CNO - Chief Networking Officer publishing an article in national magazine in 2007 when we set all the responsibilities and the process of implementing business network management in organizations.
Then, we analyzed the CNO as a career opportunity for executive women and senior executives. We will continue to discuss the CNO with focus on executives in early career stage. This is a subject that matters to any professional who wants to develop new skills, amplify the network, including those who operate in Human Resources arena.

Everyone knows the tale of John and Mary. Let´s consider a more modern version of it. John is the best student in class, but is somewhat introspective. His top grades come from maths and physics. He is apparently shy, but very observant and with a strategic/analytical thinking that would envy anyone. He was accepted by one of the best colleges in the country in Engineering. Conversely, Mary is the most popular girl in class. She knows everyone and everyone knows her. She has an incredible memory and a sincere interest in people, in general. She decides to go to college in the area of Humanities, more specifically, Communication.

Years later, the two meet again in a corporate event. John is an analyst of a large bank. Maria has been working for two years in the commercial area of a large telecommunications group. Both are doing very well in their careers, and have recently done a training of the new leadership model, CNO - Chief Networking Officer. They discuss about the possibilities and challenges of implementing this methodology in their respective businesses and careers.


Both are already well acquainted with major social networks. Since college days and internship program periods, they have been in contact with all their colleagues, family members and professionals of many different lines of business and profiles, they have met during this journey. No contact was neglected, because both John and Mary understood, since early days, the profound value of these relationships may have to their careers.

Social networks have helped a lot to keep in the mind these people for all occasions like anniversary celebrations, Christmas and even in difficult moments of life of each one. Not to mention, lunches and happy-hours regularly organized throughout the year. At times, Mary organized a big party somewhere just to maintain live contact with classmates in order to know how everybody was going.

Maria has a personal database of about 10 thousand contacts scattered in many different social networks. In turn, John has only 2 thousand, claiming he did not have much time to keep them updated. Maria emphasized to John the importance of learning how to use social networks efficiently with focus on career, entrepreneurship and corporate business.

She said that thanks to a virtual relationship in social networks with an European executive, she helped built a very important partnership for her company, which was already giving good financial results to both organizations. This constructive attitude has been recognized by her superiors in the form of a bonus and international travel to the country ,where the partner was located, as an integral member of the Brazilian team.

Then, John began to quickly calculate that if he developed only 10 new contacts through social networks of each working day, this would provide an average of 200 new contacts per month, 2,400 new contacts per year and 24,000 additional contacts within 10 years. During this period, he expects to be already positioned as Middle Manager in his organization or in similar one. Certainly, his relationship capital would be much appreciated by various organizations, helping to further accelerate his career even in an eventual economic crisis.

Both concluded that the first step to be taken as CNO - Chief Networking Officer is the immediate experience with social networking while mapping of all their contacts, through them and always having a personal database as back-up for any eventuality. John and Mary decided to highlight this heritage in their respective résumés from now on.

They quickly understood that the efficient use of resources such as time and the tools offered by the Internet can make a tremendous difference in their lives, both socially and professionally.

Octavio Pitaluga Neto
CNO - Chief Networking Officer
TEN - Top Executives Net

More Stories By Octavio Pitaluga

CNO - Chief Networking Officer of TEN - TOP EXECUTIVES NET

Business networks manager, certified international business coach, public speaker and trainer. The most connected South American professional in the main online social and business networks.

He defined the CNO - Chief Networking Officer responsibilities on Wikipedia. In the corporate world, I have worked for Tele2 Europe as Marketing and Sales Director of its electronic transactions processing subsidiary, 3C Communications, responsible for operations in up to 17 countries and four business units in Western Europe. I also worked for Seara Alimentos (Cargill Group now) and Kanematsu do Brasil Ltda. I possess an MBA degree from RSM Erasmus University, The Netherlands and post-graduation studies in International Business for UFRJ/ECEX. My academic background and professional experience relates to sciences, international business and marketing of technology with relevant international business exposure in more than 25 countries.

Languages skills: Portuguese, English, Spanish and Japanese (intermediate).

Hobbies: Friends, family, travelling, horses, multi-cultural issues, movies, dancing and out-door activities in general.

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments t...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of San...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...