Category Archives: All Column Pieces

Vince Campisi Drives Digital Offense and Defense at United Technologies

Peter High interviews Vince Campisi, SVP Digital and CIO of United Technologies. Among the topics they discuss include:

  • How United Technologies approaches IT and digital in a way that maximizes synergies
  • How IT and digital are organized and governed within the organization
  • How United Technologies manages offensive and defensive capabilities
  • How United Technologies organizes its innovation functions into United Technologies Digital and United Technologies Research Center
  • United Technologies Digital Accelerator in Dumbo Brooklyn, how priorities are set, and the unique processes they employ
  • Vince’s perspective on the advantages of companies operating at scale, versus the advantages of a digitally native organization
  • How United Technologies manages cybersecurity risk as an increasing number of its products are connected to the IoT

CIO-Plus Series Summary in Forbes

This summary page provides access to the multi-part CIO-Plus series in Forbes
The CIO-Plus series in Forbes explores the trend of CIOs who are taking on more C-level titles. Most CIOs where many hats. The good news is, those hats are getting more strategic.

Dow’s CIO Wins Forbes CIO Innovation Award By Providing Business Services To Divested Companies

4/16/18 By Peter High, published on Forbes Melanie Kalmar already had one of the most complex jobs in IT, and that was before the recent addition of Corporate VP and Chief Digital Officer to her Chief Information Officer title. In a previous interview, Kalmar shared insight into Dow Services Business (DSB), a business she established […]

Boeing’s CIO Wins Forbes CIO Innovation Award By Developing The Digital Flight Deck

4/16/18 By Peter High, published on Forbes When Boeing CIO Ted Colbert added the title of SVP of Information and Analytics to his role, there was good reason for the promotion. Ted is a champion of data analytics within the company and is the driving force behind Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ (BCA) Digital Flight Deck. While the […]

Announcing The Latest Forbes CIO Innovation Award Winners

4/16/18 By Peter High, published on Forbes Today, I am happy to introduce our latest class of Forbes CIO Innovation Award winners. They will each join me on stage today at the at our Forbes CIO Summit in Half Moon Bay, California. These CIOs are pushing the boundaries of their role and are harnessing innovation […]

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.

Theodor Forselius and Larry Sanger, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Information Officer of Everipedia

Peter High interviews Theodor Forselius, Chief Executive Officer of Everipedia and Larry Sanger Chief Information Officer of Everipedia. They discuss the Everipedia’s blockchain-based business model, Larry’s role in co-founding Wikipedia, the differences between Everipedia and Wikipedia, among other topics.

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.

Thaddeus Arroyo, CEO of AT&T Business

In this interview, Thaddeus discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, World Class IT Principle Two, Infrastructure, World Class IT Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships, and World Class IT Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • The progression of Thaddeus’ career through a variety of roles in many industries
  • The value AT&T Business provides customers and Thaddeus’ role as CEO
  • Shift of AT&T business from hardware appliances to software, and the resulting change to the organizational structure (and CIO role)
  • The changing role of the CIO from integrator and enabler to transformation leader, and how business leaders can use innovation as a disruptive tool
  • How the company drives itself to innovate, despite being in an industry with a high barrier to entry
  • The mindset successful CIOs of the future need to have to help their business partners and customers thrive
  • AT&T’s network of innovation centers

Fletcher Previn, Chief Information Officer of IBM

In this interview, Fletcher Previn discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, World Class IT Principle Two, Infrastructure, World Class IT Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships, and World Class IT Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Fletcher’s accent to the CIO position, and how he prepared for the role
  • IBM’s cultural transformation, and the role of IT in driving this on the digital front
  • How IBM views cognitive business solutions and the ways in which IT supports and enables these efforts both internally and externally
  • How Fletcher approaches delivering IT value to a highly technical company
  • The philosophy and practice of “embedding security into everyone’s job”
  • How Fletcher engages with CIOs that are both his peers and his clients
  • Fletcher’s perspective, as a young CIO, on making IBM more attractive to millennials