Profile of David WagnerExecutive Editor, Community & IT Life
Member Since: 5/20/2014
News & Commentary Posts: 351
David has been writing on business and technology for over 10 years and was most recently Managing Editor at Enterpriseefficiency.com. Before that he was an Assistant Editor at MIT Sloan Management Review, where he covered a wide range of business topics including IT, leadership, and innovation. He has also been a freelance writer for many top consulting firms and academics in the business and technology sectors. Born in Silver Spring, Md., he grew up doodling on the back of used punch cards from the data center his father ran for over 25 years. In his spare time, he loses golf balls (and occasionally puts one in a hole), posts too often on Facebook, and teaches his two kids to take the zombie apocalypse just a little too seriously.
Articles by David Wagner
posted in April 2015
Brian Shield, the vice president of IT for the Red Sox, thinks IT departments and CIOs can learn how to solve hiring problems by learning from how baseball teams recruit.
Three IT leaders talk about how they transformed their cultures and became more innovative.
At the Interop Keynote, things get frightening as the EFF's Kurt Opsahle recounted the NSA surveillance history.
At the InformationWeek Conference, data rock star Jackie Woods told the story of how UPS went down the data highway from 2003 to the present. It is a story about being "constructively dissatisfied."
The retailer's mobile strategy helps managers stay on the floor while accessing fresh data. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
At the InformationWeek 100 conference, Heartland CEO told the story of how doing the right thing saved his company.
The tech sector dominates Glassdoor's list of the top 15 highest-paying companies in the US.
In his keynote address at the InformationWeek Conference, Chris Anderson said drones are the perfect example to show the rise of the Internet of Things.
Google's Project Fi is an interesting set of contradictions. Here's what we love and hate about it.
Western scientists are up in arms about a new experiment to alter the DNA of an embryo. The real issue isn't ethics, however. It is whether it is the smart path to be taking in the first place.
It is the 10th anniversary of YouTube. We celebrate with our favorite videos.
We love feedback, but our enterprises do it all wrong. The CEO of BetterWorks wants employers to treat feedback more like a Fitbit.
A first-quarter 2015 "reality check" survey by IT staffing firm TEKsystems finds that IT leaders are bullish on hiring this year.
Tune in Wednesday, April 22, at 3 p.m. ET to hear Ashu Desai talk about Make School, an alternative to University computer science programs.
State government CIOs have some of the same hiring problems as their private-business counterparts. Here are 10 of the biggest trends in IT hiring and what executives can do to get the best talent.
The second Star Wars trailer is out. And it revealed much more than the first. Here's what we know so far.
Space is expensive, dangerous, and easy to get wrong. This week, news about Space X, the upcoming Hubble anniversary, and the price of astronaut coffee shows why we should think hard about future projects.
The world's biggest study into our email habits reveals some strange behaviors we might want to consider breaking.
The latest episode of IT Life Radio tackles the important issue of women in leadership roles and how they can lead better while remaining true to themselves.
Gender bias is made worse by public sources of data, such as image search engines and stock photos.
Some people are worried robots will take over the world. Here are 10 reasons why that would be great.
We're celebrating the new Star Wars digital download, but there are definitely some things missing from the extras that come with the package.
Robots are collections of technologies. Which technologies meant for other industries will find their way into robots soon?
Join us Wednesday, April 8 at 3 p.m. ET for the latest installment of IT Life Radio.
We're celebrating National Robotics week, April 4-12, with videos of some of the greatest robots ever made.
National Robotics Week is April 4-12, and we'll be celebrating with you, starting with today's list of our favorite robots.
SETI, which leads the search for alien life, wants to stop looking and start telling aliens to come find us.
Amazon's new button is definitely a win for them. But is it a win for anyone else?
On the rare occasions when you do have time to read, these hand-picked titles will give you a return on your investment.
Join us for the first-ever IT Life Radio show April 1 at 3:00 PM ET.
Well-placed sources leaked news on April 1 revealing Apple's plans for new line of disposable smartphones and accompanying recycling program.