Tag Archives: External Partnerships

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

David Trone, Co-Founder & Co-Owner of Total Wine & More

In this interview, David Trone, Co-Founder & Co-Owner of Total Wine & More discusses IT Principle One, People, and World Class IT Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Total Wine & More’s bricks and clicks growth strategy
  • The evloution of the customer expereince in the adult beverage industry
  • The three Cs of Total Wine and More’s operating philoslphy
  • Doing business in a heavily regulated industry
  • Total Wine and More’s community involvment intitiatives
  • David’s campaign for the Democratic nominaiton in Maryland’s 8th Congressional Distrcit
  • The imporance of risk taking and failure
  • David’s favorite wine varietals

Kyle Nel, Executive Director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs

In this interview, Kyle Nel, Executive Director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, and Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Lowe’s Innovation Labs
  • Lowe’s uncommon partnerships
  • Maximizing efficiency and success by integrating internal and external talent
  • Lowe’s Innovation Labs’ Collider
  • The value of external partnerships
  • Incremental verses meaningful innovation
  • Lowe’s Narrative-driven innovation model
  • Using behavioral science to drive transformation
  • Metrics for measuring the success of innovation labs
  • Lowe’s Innovation Labs’ projects: Lowe’s Holoroom, self-roaming robots, additive manufacturing

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

Jay Rogers, CEO of Local Motors

In this interview, Jay Rogers, CEO of Local Motors, discusses World Class IT Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships, and Principle Five, External Partnerships.

Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh

Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh
Peter High interviews Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh. They discuss how the City of Pittsburgh forms strategic partnerships with technology leaders, how partnerships between municipal, educational, and private organizations facilitate innovation and growth moving forward, how Pittsburgh has used technology to correct an economic downturn over the last few decades, as well as a variety of other topics.

Susan Swart, CIO, International Monetary Fund, CIO, International Monetary Fund

Peter High 11/21/16 This is one in a series of interviews with financial services CIOs conducted in collaboration with CIO Straight Talk magazine. Read additional articles by other technology executives at www.straighttalkonline.com. Susan has been the Chief Information Officer of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 2012. As CIO she is responsible for the provision […]

Q+A With The First Female Director Of MIT’s Largest Research Lab

Daniela Rus, Director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Peter High interviews Daniela Rus, Director of MIT’s AI lab. They discuss her role as a female role-model and the lab’s relationship with the commercial sector, among a variety of other topics.

Mike Schroepfer, Chief Technology Officer of Facebook

Mike Schroepfer, CTO of Facebook
Peter High interviews Mike Schroepfer, CTO of Facebook. They discuss the three innovation pillars that underpin Facebook’s ten-year roadmap, the talent needs of Facebook extending beyond computer engineering and strategies for unifying a diverse talent pool to achieve a common goal, among a variety of other topics.

Stewart Butterfield, Founder & CEO of Slack, Stewart Butterfield, Founder & CEO of Slack

Peter High interviews Stewart Butterfield, the Founder and CEO of Slack. Slack, the fastest growing workplace software ever was co-founded by Butterfield in August of 2013, as a cloud-based team collaboration tool.