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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

Melanie Kalmar, CIO of Dow

Peter High interviews Melanie Kalmar, the CIO of Dow. They discuss Melanie’s large portfolio of responsibilities, Dow’s mergers and acquisitions, digital transformation, women in IT, among other topics.

Steve Phillpott, Chief Information Officer of Western Digital

Peter High interviews Steve Phillpott, the CIO of Western Digital. They discuss systems and applications integration, change management, digital capabilities and analytics, among other topics.

Thaddeus Arroyo, CEO of AT&T Business

In this interview, Thaddeus discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, World Class IT Principle Two, Infrastructure, World Class IT Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships, and World Class IT Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • The progression of Thaddeus’ career through a variety of roles in many industries
  • The value AT&T Business provides customers and Thaddeus’ role as CEO
  • Shift of AT&T business from hardware appliances to software, and the resulting change to the organizational structure (and CIO role)
  • The changing role of the CIO from integrator and enabler to transformation leader, and how business leaders can use innovation as a disruptive tool
  • How the company drives itself to innovate, despite being in an industry with a high barrier to entry
  • The mindset successful CIOs of the future need to have to help their business partners and customers thrive
  • AT&T’s network of innovation centers

Nick Bostrom On The Single Most Important Challenge That Humanity Has Ever Faced

Nick Bostrom, Author of Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
Peter High interviews Nick Bostrom, Author of Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies. They discuss the role of existential risks in AI, the Future of Humanity Institute, and a variety of other topics

The Serial Entrepreneur Who Leads Paul Allen’s AI Institute

Oren Etzioni, CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Peter High interviews Oren Etzioni, Chief Executive Officer of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. They discuss the potential job displacement factor of artificial intelligence, the significance of Alpha Go and similar contests, as well as a variety of other topics

The Secret Ingredient Of Successful People And Organizations: Grit

Angela Duckworth, Author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Peter High interviews Angela Duckworth, Author of Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance. They discuss what she means by grit, hew education and the power that education plays, as well as a variety of other topics.

CenturyLink CIO Highlights Agile, Job Rotations, And Digital Transformation As Keys To Innovation

Bill Bradley, Chief Information Officer of CenturyLink
Peter High interviews Bill Bradley, CIO of CenturyLink. They discuss how CenturyLink is evolving its business model, how IT champions Agile development, and other topics.

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).

Six Steps To a High-Performing IT Department, Webinar xMatters & CIO

Six Steps To a High-Performing IT Department 11-13-2014What sets high-functioning IT organizations apart from the rest? That’s something every IT leader wants to know. After all, we live in a highly competitive business climate and IT performance can be the difference between success and failure. To conquer the challenge, we need to be informed and […]