A former CIO, today Eric P. Bloom is the President and Founder of Manager Mechanics LLC, a company specializing in Information Technology (IT) leadership development and IT soft skills training. Eric’s expertise, as can be seen on his website www.ManagerMechanics.com, are in the areas IT leadership training, IT business/soft skills training, and the effect of major technology trends, such as big data, cloud computing, mobility, and social media on IT Talent Management. He is also a keynote speaker, weekly writer for ITworld.com, former nationally syndicated columnist with GateHouse Media, certified executive coach, Adjunct Research Advisor for IDC in IT Talent Management and IT Organizational Development, President of National Speakers Association (NSA) New England and the author of various books, including “The CIO’s Guide to Staff Needs, Growth, and Productivity: What your IT Staff Wants to Know and his Afraid to Ask.” and “Your IT Career: Get Noticed, Get Promoted, and Build Your Professional Brand”.