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Archives for November, 2008


What I Learned Today about the Global Financial Crisis

by French Caldwell  |  November 19, 2008  |  2 Comments

Since I’m trying to get a handle on how new regulations and risk management requirements will emerge, I spent much of today at a conference on monetary policy and the global financial crisis.  The keynoter was Fed vice-chair Don Kohn.  He was still defending Alan Greenspan who in turn refuses to acknowledge that asset prices [...]

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The New CTO for the Obama Adminstration Is ….

by French Caldwell  |  November 14, 2008  |  Comments Off

The vote tally is in. Since the survey was posted the question of the role of the U.S. CTO has been clarified – in the Obama Administration, the CTO will be part of the economic team – a leader who can focus on America’s technology prowess. Makes me wonder why no biotech leaders are in [...]

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Who Do You Want for Obama’s Chief Technology Officer?

by French Caldwell  |  November 10, 2008  |  3 Comments

It really boils down to whether the CTO is going to be a super-CIO, or part of the economic team. Huh? (By the way, you can skip my commentary and Click Here to Vote for CTO). Yes — I said part of the economic team.  Can you really see taking a big name CEO like [...]

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Wanted — Leaders Who Can Manage Change

by French Caldwell  |  November 5, 2008  |  Comments Off

It was very interesting being in Calgary, Alberta on the evening of the U.S. Presidential election.  The Westin hotel held an election night party — complete with blue and red colored free champagne drinks, campaign signs from both camps, and a smiling look-alike of Sarah Palin — hey, it’s Alberta — they’re not far from [...]

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