Tag Archives: Board-Level CIO

Cathy Bessant, Chief Operations and Technology Officer

In this interview, Cathy Bessant, Chief Operations and Technology Officer, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People; World Class IT Principle Four, IT & Business Partnerships; and World Class IT Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • The necessity of combining technology and operations
  • Responsible automated intelligence
  • Bank of America is not a fintech company
  • Guidelines for maximizing external partnerships
  • Advantages businesses of scale have over startups
  • Balancing innovation and risk
  • The war for talent
  • Talent planning and analysis
  • Cloud security
  • The importance of breadth and depth of experience
  • The impact of board involvement on the individual and the organization

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

Rick King, EVP and CIO of Thomson Reuters

In this interview, Rick King, EVP & CIO of Thomson Reuters, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, and Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • The role of the CIO in an information based company
  • Recruiting and retaining talent
  • Providing employees with opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Leading with the mindset of a teacher or coach
  • Proven techniques for increasing the presence of women in all levels of an organization
  • Veteran advice for technologists seeking a board position
  • The benefits of involving CIOS when developing strategic partnerships
  • Creating symbiotic relationships with partners to drive and support growth and innovation

Angela Yochem, CIO at Rent-A-Center

In this interview, Angela Yochem, CIO of Rent-A-Center, discusses World Class IT Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Executing Rent-A-Center’s digital transformation
  • CIOs driving business innovation
  • The impact of a single decision across the enterprise
  • Keeping the end-customer at the front of the decision making process
  • Excelling in the First 100 Days
  • The two characteristics that board search committees are seeking in CIOs
  • Angela’s Entrepreneur as Residence experience
  • Eye on the Trends: Fast prototyping and feedback, Artificial intelligence, STEM education

How a Tech Background Hones Business Sense

Dan Fallon, President and COO of GFMI Metalcrafters
At the end of the day, it’s about information, automation and execution, whether plugging away in a data center or setting strategy and reaching goals in the C-suite.

David Thompson, EVP, Global Operations and Technology, CIO of Western Union, EVP, Global Operations and Technology, CIO of Western Union

Peter High interviews David Thompson, the Executive Vice President of Global Operations and Technology and the Chief Information Officer at The Western Union Company. They discuss approaches to safeguarding company data, building partnerships to facilitate innovation, among many other topics.

Quest Diagnostics’ Board-Level CIO Drives Data-Driven Services

Lidia Fonseca, CIO of Quest Diagnostics
Peter High interviews Lidia Fonseca, Chief Information Officer of Quest Diagnostics. They discuss her role as CIO, the huge opportunity for Big Data and Analytics within healthcare, and how she balances security with innovation, as well as a variety of other topics.

Linda Clement-Holmes Ascends To CIO Role At P&G With Board-Level Membership Already In Hand

Linda Clement-Holmes, Chief Information Officer of Proctor & Gamble
Peter High interviews Linda Clemen-Holmes, CIO of P&G, about her new role as CIO of one of the largest consumer goods companies in the world, her role on the boards of multiple companies, and her thoughts on diversity in the workforce and innovation, as well as a variety of other topics

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.

Oracle’s Board-Level CIO Mark Sunday Drives Innovation As The Company’s First Customer

Mark Sunday, CIO of Oracle
Peter High interviews the CIO of Oracle. They discuss Mark’s position as CIO, his placement on several boards of directors and other advisory boards, his strategic priorities at Oracle, his views on trends in technology, and a variety of other topics.