Tag Archives: CIO in the C-suite

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
  • 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.

    Brian Lillie, Chief Customer Officer and Executive Vice President of Technology Services at Equinix

    In this interview, Brian Lillie, Chief Customer Officer and Executive Vice President of Technology Services at Equinix, discussed World Class IT Principle One, People and World Class Principle Four, IT & Business Partnerships. He also discussed:

    • Back office verses front office CIOs
    • The Four Pillars of CIO Excellence
    • Shadow IT as a signifier of service gaps
    • Eye on the Trends: artificial intelligence, big data, software defined networking

    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.”

    Nick Colisto, Chief Information Officer at Xylem

    In this interview, Nick Colisto, CIO of Xylem, discusses World Class IT Principle Four, IT & Business Partnerships and World Class IT Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

    • Xylem’s transformative journey into a digital business
    • The advantages of evolving from individual systems to platforms
    • Xylem’s Integrated System IT platform that enables customer engagement, operating efficiency, and growth
    • Utilizing technology platforms to serve overall business priorities
    • Xylem’s Five Star Model
    • Methods for gaining insights from within and outside of the organization
    • Xylem’s five strategic priorities
    • The evolving organizational structure of IT
    • Eyes on the trends: IoT for the front office, Iot for the back office, managed services

    Bill Miller, CIO & SVP at NetApp

    In this interview, Bill Miller, CIO of NetApp discusses World Class IT Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

    • Bill’s role in NetApp’s transformation from a data storage to a data management company
    • NetApp’s internal product testing initiatives: Customer-1 and NetApp on NetApp
    • The development of NetApp’s Data Fabric for seamlessly managing data
    • The valuable feedback loop created when your CIO or IT peers are your customers
    • How a culture of fraternity and flexibility encourages innovation
    • The three topics on every CIO’s mind
    • The importance of civility and collaboration for successfully running an IT department in a tech organization
    • Pre-working the First 100 Days plan
    • Eye on the Trends: Companies utilizing a hybrid of cloud-based utilities; Pay-as-you-go cloud model

    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.

    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.

    One Of The Longest Tenured CIO’s In The US, Seagate’s CIO Mark Brewer, Evolves IT And The Company

    Mark Brewer, Chief Information Officer of Seagate Technology
    Peter High interviews Mark Brewer, CIO of Seagate Technology, about his long tenure at Seagate, his views on cloud computing and technology, and how he handles a globally distributed workforce