Services category Archives: IT Organizational & Performance Improvement

Cynthia Earhart, Chief Financial Officer of Norfolk Southern

In this interview, Cynthia discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, World Class IT Principle Three, Project and Portfolio Management, World Class IT Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships, and World Class IT Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Cynthia’s accounting and HR background prior to IT, how she found her way into IT, and how her new role represents the culmination of her skills and experiences
  • The myriad ways that Cynthia’s experience as a CIO will help her succeed as a CFO
  • Cynthia’s perspective on the CIO-CFO relationship, given her exposure to both sides
  • The value that IT delivers to Norfolk Southern
  • How the company drives itself to innovate, despite being in an industry with a high barrier to entry
  • Cynthia’s strategy going forward, as compared to that of her predecessor
  • The gains women have made in senior IT and finance positions

Fletcher Previn, Chief Information Officer of IBM

In this interview, Fletcher Previn 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:

  • Fletcher’s accent to the CIO position, and how he prepared for the role
  • IBM’s cultural transformation, and the role of IT in driving this on the digital front
  • How IBM views cognitive business solutions and the ways in which IT supports and enables these efforts both internally and externally
  • How Fletcher approaches delivering IT value to a highly technical company
  • The philosophy and practice of “embedding security into everyone’s job”
  • How Fletcher engages with CIOs that are both his peers and his clients
  • Fletcher’s perspective, as a young CIO, on making IBM more attractive to millennials

Beyond CIO Series Summary in Forbes

This page is the hub to the ongoing Beyond CIO series in Forbes
The most talented IT executives are advancing beyond CIO to take on the very top leadership positions of companies. In this new series, Peter High profiles examples of this promising trend for current IT leaders.

CIO-Plus Series Summary in Forbes

This summary page provides access to the multi-part CIO-Plus series in Forbes
The CIO-Plus series in Forbes explores the trend of CIOs who are taking on more C-level titles. Most CIOs where many hats. The good news is, those hats are getting more strategic.

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

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.

Land O’Lakes CIO Mike Macrie Enables The Digital Farm

Mike Macrie, CIO of Land O’Lakes
Peter High interviews Mike Macrie, CIO of Land O’Lakes. They discuss his priorities, the trends he thinks will drive ongoing innovation at his company and in the industry more broadly, and a variety of other topics

How to Implement an IT Overhaul

Karen Renner, CIO of Novelis
The CIO of Novelis, a producer of rolled aluminum used in everything from soda cans to Ford trucks, reveals how she helped revamp the company’s IT infrastructure

Former Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy’s New Focus On Social Media Innovation

Scott McNealy, CEO of Wayin
Peter High interviews Scott McNealy, Co-Founder and former CEO of Sun Microsystems, and current CEO of Wayin. They discuss his involvement in multiple waves of the Internet, the future of the CIO role, and a variety of other topics.

Intuit CIO Atticus Tysen Develops Product Mentality Within IT

Atticus Tysen, Cio of Intuit
Peter High interviews Atticus Tysen, Chief Information Officer of Intuit. They discuss his journey across multiple parts of Intuit, culminating with the CIO position, resources he uses to stay on top of innovation, how he has a “customer-driven” mindset, as well as a variety of other topics.