Tag Archives: CIO-Plus

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

7-Eleven CDO And CIO Creates Experiences Of The Future For Customers

In this interview, Peter high interviews Gurmeet Singh, Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, and Chief Information Officer of 7-Eleven. Among the topics they discuss include:

  • 7-Eleven’s multi-year journey to become a digitally-enabled organization, including Gurmeet’s “full stack transformation” approach which encompasses consumer-facing technology, back-end technology, infrastructure, and the organizational stack
  • How digital is a strategic pillar at 7-Eleven, mandated directly by the CEO
  • The critical importance of technical talent to 7-Eleven’s future, and Gurmeet’s strategy for attracting top talent – such as highlighting his credibility as a leader and telling a compelling story
  • The ways in which Gurmeet is redefining convenience with software, such as the recognition that the closest store to a customer is the phone in their pocket, and 7-Eleven’s use of APIs and new interfaces to create delightful experiences
  • The expansion of 7-Eleven’s loyalty program from its initial focus on beverages to as a full-fledged loyalty offering that is available on mobile, web, digital loyalty card, and even chatbot
  • 7-Eleven’s approach to experimenting with emerging technologies, including their distinction between technologies that are ready to scale and technologies that are still in the proof of concept phase, a new R&D center, and a CTO function that reports to Gurmeet

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.

Chris Corrado, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Information Officer at London Stock Exchange Group

In this interview, Chris Corrado, Chief Information Officer & Chief Operating Officer at London Stock Exchange Group, 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:

  • The importance and evolution of the role of information for CIOs
  • The CIO as strategist
  • The significance of a technologist being able to understand and respond to the culture of an organization
  • The state of technology in the U.K. compared to the U.S.
  • Mitigating risk
  • Implications of Brexit for financial information companies
  • Eye on the trends: augmented intelligence

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.

Boeing CIO Ted Colbert Drives Digital And Security Transformation

Ted Colbert, CIO of Boeing
Peter High interviews Ted Colbert, Chief Information Officer of Boeing about data analytics, finding areas of commonality within the business, innovation, and a variety of other topics

Roger Gurnani Has A Front Row Seat For The Digital And IoT Revolutions At Verizon

Roger Gurnani, Chief Information and Technology Architect of Verizon Communications
Peter High interviews Roger Gurnani, Chief Information and Technology Architect of Verizon. They discuss his unique role and title, how Verizon is uniquely able to understand the future of the Internet of Things, and future strategic objectives of the organization , as well as a variety of other topics.

Why Dunkin’ Brands’ CIO Was Asked to Lead Strategy As Well

Jack Clare, Chief Information and Strategy Officer of Dunkin’ Brands
Peter High interviews Jack Clare, the Chief Information and Strategy Officer of Dunkin’ Brands. They discuss how he rose to his role as CIO-Plus including his responsibilities as the head of strategy at the organization, how other CIOs can follow in his footsteps, and why he thinks CIOs are uniquely equipped to handle the strategy creation of organizations.

Bloomin’ Brands’ CIO Has Led Digital, eCommerce, Human Resources, and Supply Chain Strategy

Donagh Herlihy, Executive Vice President of Digital and Chief Information Officer of Bloomin’ Brands
Peter High interviews Donagh Herlihy, EVP of Digital and CIO at Bloomin’ Brands. They discuss the digital customer journey, mobile technology, and how Digital should be led within an organization, as well as a variety of other topics.

Mondelez International’s Mark Dajani’s Role Keeps On Growing

Mark Dajani, Chief Information and Process Officer of Mondelez International
Peter High interviews Mark Dajani, SVP and CIO-Plus about his expanding role within Mondelez International, his thoughts on process and innovation improvement, and how to create the infrastructure required to empower organizational innovation