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Bill Graff, CIO of Cerner

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

  • Bill’s 13-year career path at Cerner
  • The critical skills needed for IT leaders
  • How previously being a part of a revenue-enhancing division of Cerner shaped how Bill runs IT
  • Bill’s purview as CIO: security, data centers, corporate IT, infrastructure, IT finance and governance
  • Advice for scaling quickly: robust processes, internal relationships and external relationships
  • Eye on the trends: public cloud, partnering analytics with artificial intelligence, gamification

Sheila Jordan, SVP & CIO of Symantec

In this interview, Sheila Jordan, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People and World Class Principle Four, IT & Business Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform
  • Using the integration of acquisitions as an opportunity to transform and simplify
  • End-to-end reference architecture: engineering to frictionless delivery
  • Building an IT workforce: balancing core competencies, augmenting skills, and outsourcing
  • Staying agile with your team to meet shifting priorities and opportunities
  • The IT department as Symantec’s CustomerONE
  • Women in technology
  • The expanding and strengthening role of IT in organizations
  • Broadening your definition of innovation to spur innovation
  • Julia Davis, SVP and CIO of Aflac

    In this interview, Julia Davis, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Aflac, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People. Some of the topics discussed include:

    • Using technology to improve the customer experience in the insurance space
    • Aflac’s Apprenticeship Program
    • Strategies for attracting younger team members
    • The workplace of the future
    • Utilizing metrics to improve employee and customer satisfaction
    • Eyes on the trends: big data and artificial intelligence

     

    Kumud Kalia, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer of Akamai Technologies

    In this interview, Kumud Kalia, Chief Information Officer at Akamai Technologies, discusses World Class IT Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships, and Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

    • The challenges and advantages of being a CIO in a tech company
    • Agility in a fast-growing, evolving organization verses agility in a mature organization
    • The partnership between Akamai’s IT and product teams in developing and testing new solutions
    • Adding higher value as a CIO: developing internal solutions that can be adopted by the end- customer
    • Driving enterprise strategy by leveraging a culture of expansive thinking
    • Eye on the trends: disrupting infrastructure paradigms

    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.

    Yvonne Wassenaar’s Journey From CIO Of New Relic To CEO Of Enterprise Drone Company Airware

    Yvonne Wassenaar has been named Chief Executive Officer of Airware, a company that provides end-to-end solutions that enable enterprises to scale their commercial drone operations and turn aerial data into actionable business intelligence. Wassenaar joined Airware as Chief Operating Officer in May of this year after having spent nearly three years as the Chief Information Officer at New Relic. She noted, “Serving as a CIO has given me deep empathy for what enterprise customers will be looking for Airware to deliver as we partner with these Fortune 1000 companies and work to digitize their businesses.”

    Bridget Engle Named New CIO Of BNY Mellon

    Bridget Engle has been named Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of BNY Mellonm a global investments company which provides investment management and investment services. Engle will take responsibility of the company’s Client Technology Solutions group, which provides critical technology platforms and applications that support BNY Mellon’s role as the leading provider of technology solutions to the financial markets. She will be responsible for setting the strategic direction and execution of the firm’s technology agenda.

    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

    Terry Bradwell, Chief Enterprise Strategy and Innovation Officer at AARP

    In this interview, Terry Bradwell, Chief Enterprise Strategy and Innovation Officer of AARP, discusses World Class IT Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships, and Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

    • Terry’s role as AARP’s chief enterprise strategy and innovation officert
    • AARP’s innovation lab
    • Driving an IT team to “be” the business, not only support the business
    • AARP’s Formula for innovation: Innovation= Culture + Process
    • Why CIOs make great strategy leaders
    • AARP’s mission to close the digital literacy gap
    • AARP’s broad ecosystem of external partners

    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