Tag Archives: Beyond CIO

Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory And Stephen Gillett Create Chronicle To Revolutionize CyberSecurity

Peter High interviews Stephen Gillett, Co-Founder and CEO of Chronicle. Among the topics they discuss include:

  • Stephen’s transition from Symantec to Google/Alphabet, including how his original role as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at GV led to his work with their moonshot factory, X
  • X’s process for identifying which moonshots to pursue, which include (1) addressing a huge problem, (2) employing a radical solution, and (3) using relatively feasible technology
  • Stephen’s ambition to work on an ambitious enterprise security project, and how that led to a cybersecurity project within X that resulted in Chronicle
  • A high level overview of Chronicle, which will offer an intelligence and analytics platform to help enterprises manage their own security-related data, and a malware intelligence service
  • The benefits of being an Alphabet company, including the ability to leverage Google’s infrastructure and machine learning expertise, their ability to attract talent, and the credibility they have with potential customers
  • Stephen’s diverse career and how that prepared him to be a CEO, such as honing the ability to see things from a holistic perspective, which is one of the advantages IT has over many other functions within an organization
  • Stephen’s perspective on digital, having been one of the first executive to carry the digital title, such as how digital can be applied to internal operations as well as to the customer experience

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.

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

Greg Carmichael, President & CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp

In this interview, Greg Carmichael, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People; World Class IT Principle Four, IT & Business Partnerships; and World Class Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • The role of technology in Fifth Third’s business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-customer (B2C) relationships
  • Fifth Third’s multi-pronged technology division
  • Firth Third’s three-phrased strategy for developing and delivering new technologies
  • Why CIOs need to know each business within the enterprise
  • Greg’s career path from CIO to CEO

Mike Keller, CIO at Nationwide

In this interview, Mike Keller, CIO of Nationwide, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, World Class IT Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships, and Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Nationwide’s One-Brand alignment
  • IT’s role in Nationwide’s initiatives to simplify, modernize, and reinvent their core businesses
  • Optimizing for both business intimacy and economies of scale
  • Vendor goverance
  • Workforce planning for developing and transitioning team members for evolving organizations
  • The opportunities provided by a long tenure as CIO
  • Leadership strategies for creating an environment of learning, collaboration, and innovation
  • Executive development and internal rotational development
  • Columbus 2020: a private/public partnership to encourage economic development
  • Eye on the trends: autonomous vehicles, the sharing economy, smart mobility

State Street Emphasizes Importance Of Data Analytics And Digital Innovation In New Role

Chris Perretta, Global Head of Enterprise Data and Technology of State Street
Peter High interviews Chris Perretta, Global Head of Enterprise Data and Technology of State Street. They discuss the impact of digital in the financial industry, how he has been working to balance security with innovation, as well as a variety of other topics.

COO Of One Of The Fastest Growing Retailers, Gloria Jeans, Reflects On His Rise From The CIO Role

Timothy Kasbe, Chief Operating Officer of Gloria Jeans
Peter High interviews Timothy Kasbe, COO of Gloria Jeans, an apparel manufacturer in Russia. They discuss how retail innovation has changed over the last several decades, creating an IT strategy during a time of crisis, and exicting technology trends, as well as a variety of other topics

Former CIO Mike Capone Leads Largest New York Based Technology Start Up As COO

Mike Capone, Chief Operating Officer at Medidata Solutions
Peter High interviews Mike Capone, current COO of Medidata solutions about his role at the organization, the career path that brought him to the industry, and his thoughts on New York City as a future technology hub

Andi Karaboutis Drives Technology Innovation At Biogen Including The Internet Of Me

Andi Karaboutis, Vice President of Technology and Business Solutions at Biogen
Peter High again interviews Andi Karaboutis, former CIO of Dell, about her new role at Biogen, her rise to a post beyond CIO, her board appointment at Advance Auto Parts, and a variety of other topics.

What Does Waste Management’s Decision Not To Hire A CIO Suggest About The Future Of The Role?

Puneet Bhasin, Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations and President of Waste Management Recycle America
Puneet Bhasin returns to Peter High’s Technovation column to talk about his career progression at Waste Management and prior companies , as well as his responsibilities “Beyond CIO”