Shows & Panels
Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- American Readiness: Renewable Power and Efficiency Technologies
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal News Radio's National Cyber Security Awareness Month Special Panel Discussion
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Future of Government Data Centers
- The Future of IT: How CIOs Can Enable the Service-Oriented Enterprise
- Government Perspectives on Mobility and the Cloud
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Mitigating Insider Threats in Virtual & Cloud Environments
- Modern Mission Critical Series
- The New Generation of Database
- Reimagining the Next Generation of Government
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Air Traffic Management Transformation Report
- Cloud First Report
- General Dynamics IT Enterprise Center
- Gov Cloud Minute
- Government in Technology Series
- Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Technology Insights
- The Cyber Security Report
- The Next Generation Cyber Security Experts
Shows & Panels
Why industry and women need to take more chances
Wednesday - 7/9/2014, 1:23pm EDT
"I think industry can be more creative and bold in proposing solutions. I believe it's the tendency to want to play it safe because you don't want to get out ahead of your customers," Casey Coleman, client executive vice president at AT&T and former CIO at the General Services Administration, told Federal News Radio's Women of Washington radio show. "Think about the political, operational, economic, and technical costs of any decision."
Coleman calls this particular way of evaluating risk — the "POET" model.
"The cloud, when combined with mobility solutions and big data analytics, cybersecurity, all of these things, are joining together to really change the way we interact with technology and get our work done," Coleman told hosts Gigi Schumm and Aileen Black.
During the show, Coleman also gives advice to young women embarking on careers in the IT industry.
"Take a chance, and don't be afraid of getting out there with less than 100 percent preparation," she said. "Because if you wait until you're fully prepared, that day will never come."
Coleman also shares what it was like growing up in rural Texas, how she got started working in Washington, and how things have changed now that she's back in the private sector.
Coleman says while working at GSA the "spotlight was on me," but now that she's at AT&T, it's not as much. Something Coleman say she's happy about.