Technovation with Peter High - 371 Interviews and Podcasts

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August 3, 2015: Mark Sunday, CIO of Oracle

Among other topics, Mark discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • His role and the areas under his purview within Oracle
  • The culture within the IT department of a major technology company
  • The way in which he tests and integrates new solutions to give feedback to other parts of the organization
  • As CIO how he acts as an initial customer to his organization, and how he can lend an empathetic ear to other customers of Oracle
  • Strategic priorities for the future
  • His service on the boards of a variety of other organizations
  • The digital transformation and how the role of CIO should play a strategic role in this area
  • Pushing the innovation agenda and how he has balanced security against innovative activities
  • Eye on the Trends: Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding,  the Internet of Things, and Big Data

Mark Sunday’s Biography

Mark Sunday is the Senior Vice President and CIO of Oracle.  In that role, Mark has responsibility over the technology infrastructure of the global organization, as well as the operational infrastructure for Oracle’s on-demand product offerings.

Prior to joining Oracle, Mark served as the CIO of Siebel Systems, a customer relationship management software tool, which was acquired by Oracle in 2005.  Mark has also held roles at a variety of other technology organizations including Motorola, ST Microelectronics, and Texas Instruments.

Outside of Oracle, Mark has served on several advisory boards, including Altiris (now owned by Symantec), and is also a trustee of the Utah Technology Council and Economic Development Corporation of Utah.

Mark received his BSE from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Southern Methodist University

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview