Jack Carlisle, CIO
An experienced CIO hired to professionalize IT in a growing financial services firm struggles with the turmoil that follows sudden replacement of the company's CEO. Jack Carlisle must assess the changes, both actual and prospective, in an environment in which IT has not been well run and is frequently criticized by peer executives, from both a professional and career perspective. Asks students how Carlisle should evaluate his situation, to decide whether he can operate effectively in the new company environment, and to determine whether the new CEO sees a role for him going forward. Includes descriptions of initiatives that Carlisle has put in place to help mature the firm's IT capabilities; students can assess whether his efforts to address long-standing grievances with executive peers are likely to succeed or should be redressed.