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Former Westfield And Progressive IT Exec Joins Farmers Insurance As CIO

Paul Wilson has joined $12 billion Farmers Insurance as their new Chief Information Officer. Paul will now oversee the development and application of all strategic IT initiatives. Previously, Paul served as the Group IT Leader and Chief Information Officer at Westfield Insurance. Former Westfield And Progressive IT Exec Joins Farmers Insurance As CIO

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Longtime VMware Exec Named Named CIO Of Rubrik

Avon Puri has joined $300 million Rubrik as their new Chief Information Officer. Avon will now focus on assembling the infrastructure to support the company’s growth to $1 billion in revenue and making the company’s IT department the first and best customer of Rubrik’s products. Previously, Avon served as the Vice President of IT at VMware. Longtime VMware Exec Named Named CIO Of Rubrik

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How Best Buy, The New York Times, And John Deere Have Become Digital Leaders

Peter High interviews Sunil Gupta, Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. They discuss the differences between an ecosystem or platform strategy, and a product strategy, the four major areas companies must evaluate when making a digital transformation, the importance of senior executives leading cultural change and giving employees the resources to continually learn, among other topics How Best Buy, The New York Times, And John Deere Have Become Digital Leaders

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CIO Hall of Famer Steve Phillips Joins Alorica As CIO

Steve Phillips has joined Alorica as their new Chief Information Officer after serving in the same role at the $17 billion revenue Avnet. Steve will now focus on prioritizing Alorica’s business needs from an IT perspective and enhancing operational excellence.

CIO Hall of Famer Steve Phillips Joins Alorica As CIO

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How 174 Year Old Pearson Is Developing The Netflix Of Education

Peter High interviews, Albert Hitchcock, the Chief Operating and Technology Officer at Pearson. They discuss the skills revolution taking place in the workplace, Pearson’s digital transformation centered around switching to a single platform for users and transitioning from data centers to the public cloud, how Pearson is building AI and machine learning capabilities to transform all aspects of the business, among other topics. How 174 Year Old Pearson Is Developing The Netflix Of Education

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How Alvina Antar And Zuora Drive The Subscription Economy

Peter High interviews Alvina Antar, the Chief Information Officer of Zuora. They discuss Zuora’s goal to enable all companies to be successful in the Subscription Economy, Alvina’s personal relationships with innovative CIOs, the evolution of the CIO role, among other topics. How Alvina Antar And Zuora Drive The Subscription Economy

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$18B Southern Glazer’s Wine And Spirits’ CIO Drives Excellent Digital Customer Experience

Peter High interviews Ann Dozier, the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits. They discuss how digital has played a key role in hiring and retaining talent, how the two IT teams from Legacy Glazer’s and Legacy Southern were combined following the merger, Ann’s view on AI and business intelligence, among other topics. $18B Southern Glazer’s Wine And Spirits’ CIO Drives Excellent Digital Customer Experience

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Former Motorola CIO Greg Meyers Takes On The Same Role at $13B Syngenta

Greg Meyers has joined $13 billion revenue Syngenta, as chief information officer (CIO) in Basel, Switzerland. Greg will now focus on leading information technology for a global agricultural innovator that is helping improve worldwide food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Previously, Meyers served as CIO of Motorola Solutions for the past four years. Former Motorola CIO Greg Meyers Takes On The Same Role at $13B Syngenta

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Simultaneously The CIO And CDO Of Dell And VMware – Bask Iyer Does It All

Peter High interviews Bask Iyer the Executive Vice President of Dell Digital and the Chief Information and Chief Digital Officer of Dell and VMware. They discuss the importance of having the right people and processes in place when making a digital transformation, the differences in implementing the digital transformations at a Silicon Valley company such as VMware versus a company that is an order of magnitude larger in Dell, the value of the IoT, among other topics. Simultaneously The CIO And CDO Of Dell And VMware – Bask Iyer Does It All

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The Most Influential Person In UK IT Discusses Digital Transformation

Peter High interviews Mayank Prakash, the Chief Digital and Information Officer of the United Kingdom’s Department of Work and Pensions. They discuss Mayank’s view on the bi-modal approach, Mayank’s reasons for leaving the private sector, how the DWP uses diverse user personas to ensure it meets the needs of over 22 million British citizens, among other topics. The Most Influential Person In UK IT Discusses Digital Transformation