ACI Global CIO Ryan Fay is a frequent media contributor and blogger. In his latest article with Enterprise Management 360°, Fay shares his top 10 travel carry-ons for the modern CIO.
While some people think IT executives spend long nights working in dark rooms with lots of wires, the reality is today’s enterprise-level IT execs are constantly on the go. More and more CIOs are interacting with global clients, partners and business leaders, and traveling for work more often than before. In fact, a CEO.com survey found that out of 256 respondents, “86 percent spend between 1-10 days of the month on the road. A small percentage (6 percent) travel more than half the month.
From attending conventions to scheduling meetings, performing demos and orchestrating international engagements, the modern CIO is inevitably traveling with a variety of technology tools, hardware, and power sources for multiple uses. Learning to travel smart, pack well, and plan for all technology needs is an absolute must.
As a bigtime business traveler and CIO with years of experience on the road and in the air, I am constantly asked about my gear from fellow travelers and business partners. For anyone who needs the best-of-the-best to get from the office to the air to meetings and back again, here are my top 10 tried-and-tested recommendations for executive travelers.