I was a CIO for a high-tech company in the early 2000s, then I took some time away from the IT track and became an entrepreneur. During that time I moved from Los Angeles to San Diego. I did not know anyone in tech in San Diego, so I co-founded a networking organization for CIOs. If I were to do it over, I would build a network before I became a CIO and keep it growing while I am a CIO.
Contributors: Yasmin Shah, CIO of Digital Health Forward