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September 13, 2017

Get a sneak peek of “A Seat at the Table” by Mark Schwartz

By IT Revolution
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Mark Schwartz’s A Seat At The Table will be one of the most important books on technology and business leadership of our generation.

—Gene Kim, co-author The Phoenix Project and The DevOps Handbook

We’d like to offer you an early glimpse of our latest book A Seat at the Table: IT Leadership in the Age of Agility by Mark Schwartz.

A Seat at the TableA Seat at the Table is a must-read for IT managers and CIOs who are looking to integrate IT practices as a dynamic actor for their business, which in today’s digital world is needed more than ever before.

Using humor and a deep knowledge of what it takes to get such a seat, Schwartz shows readers how to define the new role of IT within businesses, where CIOs fit within the bigger picture of a business organization, and how to get C-level leadership to enroll in a new vision for IT leadership.

Or as Schwartz so aptly puts it, “It’s not enough to say that the CIO is the geek who wears the suit, IT leaders must, now more than ever, take a seat at the table.”

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Schwartz crisply describes the required changes needed in business and technology to help organizations win…This topic is incredibly important in an age where every organization on the planet increasingly relies on software, DevOps, and digital delivery to achieve virtually every goal they have. This affects every business leader and, of course, every technology leader.

—Gene Kim, co-author The Phoenix Project and The DevOps Handbook

Schwartz,MarkAbout the Author

Schwartz is an iconoclastic CIO and a playful crafter of ideas who has been an IT leader in organizations small and large, public, private, and nonprofit. As the former CIO of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, he provoked the federal government into adopting Agile and DevOps practices.






Schwartz has been a regular presenter at DevOps Enterprise Summit, and his presentations are some of our most popular.

A Seat at the Table will be available for sale at all major book retailers next month, but in the meantime, we’d like to offer you a sneak peek excerpt.


With a ton of practical (and often humorous) tools and ideas, A Seat at the Table is a great addition to your DevOpsAgile, and Lean reading collection. We hope you enjoy!

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