These are certainly interesting, dynamic and challenging times for IT executives and for researchers studying IT management. What seems most fascinating about today’s IT management context are (1) the simultaneous innovation and inertia that seems to confront IT executives, even in those organizations considered by most observers to be at the vanguard in the effective application of IT and (2) the similarities and differences in the opportunities and obstacles confronting IT executives across our global economy. These and related issues will be explored by this panel of three academics (each of whom spends a considerable amount of their professional life interacting with senior IT executives and is familiar with particular regions across the globe) and a senior IT executive.