How many hours a week do you spend researching and reading about new technologies and best practices?

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Senior Director, Defense Programs in Software, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
This is a huge portion of my week. 10-20 hours easily, more if I have something specific to research or an upcoming keynote to give.
Board Member in Healthcare and Biotech, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
On an average about2 hours a day so probably 10-12 hours a week. The trigger is the numerous emails that I have subscriptions to. It has helped in staying ahead of the internal demand and conversations with non-tech leaders.
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Director of IT in Construction, 1,001 - 5,000 employees

What are the most useful subscriptions you read from?

Board Member in Healthcare and Biotech, 1,001 - 5,000 employees

Here are a few: (multiple topics) (leadership, cybersecurity) (multiple topics, you can choose) (India specific paid content)
MIT Sloan Management Review (some free content, otherwise paid)
Gartner Insights
Knowledge @ Wharton

Hope this helps !


CEO in Services (non-Government), Self-employed
6-10 hours a week reading  about emerging technologies and another 6-8  creating scenarios the guidelines of best practices.
CEO, MSSP - High Assurance Cybersecurity SOC in Services (non-Government), 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Actively 15 hours, passively add another 20... Overall not enough to keep up with the pace of tech evolution. The tough part is staying abreast of what I call tech pebbles - small things that I need to go hunt down and which can potentially add up to huge benefits and savings in the operational world. The big rocks are great, they are thrust in your face by the media anyways, the pebbles are which matter and make the big rocks possible in the living run. Tiring 😂
Managing Director in Manufacturing, 51 - 200 employees
I want to spend 3-4 but if drops to 1 some weeks.
CEO in Services (non-Government), 2 - 10 employees
I try to follow the rule by Bill Gates - 5 hours per week to read and learn new things.
Director of IT in Software, 201 - 500 employees
10-15 hour active learning/training/reading, but there is also uncalculated hours spend on reading forums, Twitter, blogs, LinkedIn etc.

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