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Topic: January 2010
Date: Tuesday - January 19, 2010
Topic: Becoming a Technology Manager
Speaker: Eric Bloom

Abstract

Becoming a Technology Manager

Successfully moving from a technical individual contributor to a technical manager requires a combination of personal metamorphosis and professional growth. As an example, you will find that managing the work is very different from doing the work. You will also need to learn the business of technology management, which requires managerial expertise and a broadening of your technical knowledge.

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About the Speaker

Eric Bloom

Eric Bloom is the president and founder of Manager Mechanics, LLC.

Eric has over 25 years of professional experience and is the author of the award winning book Manager Mechanics: Tips and Advice for First-Time Managers.

Prior to his role as president of Manager Mechanics, Eric has been the senior technology officer at various companies, controlled multi-million dollar budgets, managed off shore resources, and led teams spread across multiple locations. He has been a senior executive at The Boston Company Asset Management, Monster Worldwide, Independence Investments, and Fidelity Investments.

He has also been an adjunct faculty member at Bentley College and Boston University and is the author of several computer and management books. Eric holds bachelor degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Systems from Bentley University and has an MBA from Babson College. He lives in Massachusetts.

Website: www.ManagerMechanics.com


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