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The CIO’s First 100 Days Series Summary in Forbes

This summary page provides access to the multi-part CIO’s First 100 Days series in Forbes
The CIO’s First 100 Days series in Forbes explores what the CIOs at some of the world’s most recognizable firms did, and what they could have done differently at the onset of their tenure.

Mark Settle, CIO of Okta

Mark Settle, CIO of Okta
Peter High interviews Mark Settle, CIO of Okta. They discuss the importance of setting up talented teams with strong leaders without creating single points of failure; how financial management within IT helps build credibility with various business functions; how IT should build towards non-transactional relationships with business partners to influence collaboration; and how IT helps Okta to build and leverage relationships with CIOs at different companies, as well as a variety of other topics.

Rob Nail, Chief Executive Officer of Singularity University

Rob Nail, CEO of Singularity University
Peter High interviews Rob Nail, CEO of Singularity University. They discuss the accelerating pace of technology progress, why current frameworks are insufficient for keeping pace with these changes and the need for creative, long-term thinking, how corporations can take advantage of new technologies and shift to an abundance mindset, among a variety of other topics.

Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh

Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh
Peter High interviews Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh. They discuss how the City of Pittsburgh forms strategic partnerships with technology leaders, how partnerships between municipal, educational, and private organizations facilitate innovation and growth moving forward, how Pittsburgh has used technology to correct an economic downturn over the last few decades, as well as a variety of other topics.

EarthLink Taps Jay Ferro As New Chief Information And Product Officer

Jay Ferro, Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Product Officer
A CIO is on the move. Jay Ferro, formerly of the American Cancer Society, joins Earthlink Holdings Corp.

Former KLA-Tencor CIO-plus Joins Medallia As First Ever CIO

Ashwin Ballal, Chief Information Officer of Medallia
A CIO is on the move. Ashwin Ballal, formerly Chief Information, Intelligence, and Data Officer of KLA-Tencor will be joining Medallia as its first ever Chief Information Officer

The Secret Ingredient Of Successful People And Organizations: Grit

Angela Duckworth, Author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Peter High interviews Angela Duckworth, Author of Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance. They discuss what she means by grit, hew education and the power that education plays, as well as a variety of other topics.

Beyond CIO Series Summary in Forbes

This page is the hub to the ongoing Beyond CIO series in Forbes
The most talented IT executives are advancing beyond CIO to take on the very top leadership positions of companies. In this new series, Peter High profiles examples of this promising trend for current IT leaders.

The Highest Paid CIOs In The United States

The highest paid CIOs in the US
Peter High notes some common themes across the most highly compensated CIOs in the United States.

Deutsche Bank Opens Innovation Lab In Silicon Valley

News from Deutsche Bank on the innovation front
Deutsche Bank announced today that it has opened an innovation lab in Palo Alto, enabling the Bank to remain abreast of emerging technologies in Silicon Valley