Category Archives: 2. Infrastructure

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

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.

David Thompson, EVP, Global Operations and Technology, CIO of Western Union, EVP, Global Operations and Technology, CIO of Western Union

Peter High interviews David Thompson, the Executive Vice President of Global Operations and Technology and the Chief Information Officer at The Western Union Company. They discuss approaches to safeguarding company data, building partnerships to facilitate innovation, among many other topics.

Board-Level CIO Series Summary in Forbes

This summary page provides access to the multi-part Board-Level CIO series in Forbes
The Board-Level CIO series in Forbes explores what the CIOs at some of the world’s most recognizable firms did that led to inclusion of the CIO seat at the organization’s board

Education Technology Innovation Series Summary in Forbes

This page is the hub to the ongoing Education Technology Innovation series in Forbes
Peter high discusses strategy and the industry landscape with leaders in online education and massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Disrupting Disruption: CIOs as Change Agents

Advice from Peter High
Consultant and author Peter High talks about why – and how – CIOs can become strategic pioneers in their organizations

CIO Rob Carter Transforms FedEx Into A Cloud Centric Enterprise

Rob Carter, CIO of FedEx
Peter High discusses Rob Carter’s experience as the CIO of FedEx, his principles of dominant design, and how he brought FedEx to become the Information Technology juggernaut that it is today.

The World Bank Group’s Board-Level CIO Transforms IT

Stephanie von Friedeburg, CIO of the World Bank Group
Peter High discusses innovation at the World Bank Group with Stephanie von Friedeburg, He also discusses the value of cloud deployments to a disparate set of country offices, managing data, and Stephanie’s interactions with Box.org as a board member

An Introduction To DevOps From Its Godfather

An Introduction To DevOps From Its Godfather
Peter High discusses development operations with the author of The Phoenix Project, Gene Kim. They discuss the role of development operations in high performing IT organizations, among other topics.

An Omni-Channel Pioneer Explains His Methods

An Omni-Channel Pioneer Explains His Methods
Peter High, President of Metis Strategy discusses with Chico’s FAS CIO, Eric Singleton, the unique approach to omni-channel retail that drove IT to become a more customer-focused organization that can drive top-line innovation