Category Archives: The CIO’s First 100 Days Series

Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO of Adobe Systems Incorporated

In this interview, Cynthia Stoddard, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Adobe’s transition to a software as a service company
  • Evolving Adobe’s IT strategy and culture using the characteristics of cloud technology
  • Applying customer experience principles to improve the employee experience
  • Tailoring tools to the needs of “personas,” or type of work an individual does
  • Evolving to meet the needs of millennial employees’ expectations
  • Using responsive design principles to create a consistent and seamless employee experience across surfaces (phones, tablets, computers)
  • Lab 82: Adobe’s collaborative workspace
  • Adobe’s work with Girls Who Code
  • Cynthia’s advice for women interested in a career in technology
  • Eye on the trends: big data, analytics, and AI

Bill Miller, CIO & SVP at NetApp

In this interview, Bill Miller, CIO of NetApp discusses World Class IT Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Bill’s role in NetApp’s transformation from a data storage to a data management company
  • NetApp’s internal product testing initiatives: Customer-1 and NetApp on NetApp
  • The development of NetApp’s Data Fabric for seamlessly managing data
  • The valuable feedback loop created when your CIO or IT peers are your customers
  • How a culture of fraternity and flexibility encourages innovation
  • The three topics on every CIO’s mind
  • The importance of civility and collaboration for successfully running an IT department in a tech organization
  • Pre-working the First 100 Days plan
  • Eye on the Trends: Companies utilizing a hybrid of cloud-based utilities; Pay-as-you-go cloud model

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.

Mike Giresi, CIO of Royal Caribbean Cruises

In this interview, Mike Giresi, CIO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, Principle Two, IT Infrastructure, Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships, and Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Digital Transformation journey at Royal Caribbean
  • Importance of Executive sponsorship for IT
  • Role of CIO to as an interconnector between Enterprise strategy and IT implementation
  • Value of technology from a customer point of view
  • IT’s ability to gain customer feedback in a B2C organization
  • The needs of Data management and analytics
  • Implications of shadow IT
  • Bleeding technology trends for IT
  • Relevance of cross functional teams to help push innovation within IT forward

Motorola Solutions’ CIO Pushes IT To Drive Innovation

Greg Meyers, CIO of Motorola Solutions
Peter High interviews Greg Meyers, Chief Information Officer of Motorola Solutions. They discuss how he engages external customers, his transition from pharmaceuticals into this new industry, as well as a variety of other topics

Box CIO Paul Chapman Finds New Ways To Add Value In A Tech Centric Company

Paul Chapman, CIO of Box
Peter High interviews Paul Chapman, Chief Information Officer of Box. They discuss how he differentiates his business, how he prepared for the role of CIO, and cyber security, as well as a variety of other topics.

Ford CIO Marcy Klevorn Puts IT In The Driver’s Seat

Marcy Klevorn, CIO of Ford Motor Company
Peter High interviews Marcy Klevorn, Chief Information Officer of Ford. They discuss her thoughts on women in technology, the future of autonomous driving and vehicles, her strategic priorities, as well as a variety of other topics

Amy Doherty’s Path From Interim To Permanent CIO Of AARP

Amy Doherty, CIO of AARP
Peter High interviews Amy Doherty, Chief Information Officer of the AARP. They discuss her rise to the role of CIO, how she shifted from the interim to full-time CIO position, and advances in technology that can benefit those of retirement age, as well as a variety of other topics.

GE’s CIO Will Help Drive $15 Billion In Technology Based Revenue By 2020

Jim Fowler, Chief Information Officer of General Electric
Peter High interviews Jim Fowler, CIO of GE. They discuss his new role, a shift from GE Capital, how he has organized himself during his first one hundred days, and a variety of other topics

The First Ever CIO of $16 Billion Micron Technology

Trevor Schulze, Chief Information Officer of Micron Technology
Peter High interviews Trevor Schulze, the first-ever CIO of Micron Technology, about his first days at the organization, how his job began as the first ever CIO of the organization, how Micron Technology manages its talent, as well as a variety of other topics.