June 23, 2021

CEO Panel Discussion Highlights Highs and Lows Of Leadership Roles

The first day of ITEXPO kicked off with an informative discussion titled CEO Insights: Inside the Minds Driving Today's Tech Firms, moderated by business consultant and author Bill Miller. The Service Provider Solutions panel featured SIPPIO CEO/Founder Adam Cole, RabbitRun Technologies President Eric Hernaez, White Label Communications Founder/CEO Tom Joseph, and ClearlyIP CEO Tony Lewis.

During this conversation, the four business leaders took time to explain their career journeys toward positions in company leadership, and were also able to candidly explain some of the difficulties that arise while maintaining the role as a tech company in the modern business world. Audience members were able to hear stories and anecdotes about how these professionals manage high-level issues like employee management, productivity, and strategizing for the future. 

The discussion also highlighted the recent challenges brought on by the pandemic, forcing many leaders within the tech space to completely reevaluate company operations. With many large companies adopting hybrid work environments, CEO’s are now reconsidering their entire approach to employee management. For instance, company leaders who regularly schedule hour-long meetings one or twice a week are now opting for more frequent meetings for only a few minutes. 

The four CEOs took time at the end of the discussion to give examples of the best, and worst, days as leaders of their respective companies, offering advice to individuals looking to take charge of business operations in the future. Although the speakers were certainly enthusiastic about their role as CEO, it was made clear that leadership positions often require undesirable responsibilities that require firm decision making.

For more insights into tech business leadership, visit ITEXPO in 6/24 and 6/25 in Miami Florida.

Edited by Luke Bellos

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