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Class of 2014 Yearbook: The Honorees

David Behen

Employer: Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget

LOCATION: Lansing, Mich.

How many times have you had to reinvent yourself in your career? Reinvention is a CIO constant. In the mid-2000s, the focus shifted from maintaining technology to becoming a leader, manager and coach. I needed to become a true business leader -- someone who could truly inspire the IT team and partners to do things that they didn't think were possible. I transformed myself into a leader and more than just a technologist.

Skills you'll hire for this year: We will be hiring and training in the following areas: Mobile services, cybersecurity, soft skills, and vendor and relationship management. Because of our hybrid business model, we will hire in most if not all of these categories.

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