Forum on World Class IT - 307 Interviews and Podcasts

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May 22, 2017: Terry Bradwell, Chief Enterprise Strategy and Innovation Officer of AARP

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

  • Terry’s role as AARP’s chief enterprise strategy and innovation officer
  • AARP’s innovation lab
  • Driving an IT team to “be” the business, not only support the business
  • AARP’s Formula for innovation: Innovation= Culture + Process
  • Why CIOs make great strategy leaders
  • AARP’s mission to close the digital literacy gap
  • AARP’s broad ecosystem of external partners

Terry Bradwell’s Biography

Terry Bradwell is the Chief Enterprise Strategy and Innovation Officer of AARP, a non-profit advocacy organization with an annual revenue of $1.5 billion. Terry is responsible for strategic planning, corporate relations, and an innovation lab.

Terry previously served as AARP’s Chief Information Officer where he transformed the IT organization from a “cost center” to a “value center.” Prior to joining AARP, Terry was a principal for IBM’s Media and Entertainment practice and a solution delivery executive for Gaming-Technologies Corporation.

Terry holds a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems from Florida A&M University that he earned while on a full athletic scholarship.

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