CEOs Must Know Tech

February 20, 2018 by Denise Johnson

As a CIO turned president and CEO of Acuity Insurance, Ben Salzmann said there were some things that hindered his career path to the top.

“Yes, in some ways things have improved, because CEOs have learned the importance of technology and will tend to give access to the vice president of Information Technology,” said Salzmann. “The hindrances are they still are not computer literate enough, and they don’t recognize it. It isn’t being out on Facebook. It isn’t being on LinkedIn. Of course, you have to be on social media, but it’s also understanding the depth and complexity of all the computer systems that are running your core businesses.”