Tag Archives: Innovation

Kimberly Johnson’s Path From Chief Credit Officer To Chief Operating Officer Of Fannie Mae

Peter High interviews Kimberly Johnson, COO of Fannie Mae. They discuss Kimberly’s path to the COO role, Kimberly’s take on green financing, the similarities between risk and operations, among other topics.

Charles Meyers Named President And Chief Executive Officer Of Equinix

Charles Meyers has joined $5 billion Equinix as their new President and Chief Executive Officer. As part of
Meyers’ distinguished 25-year career in the technology industry, he joined the firm in 2010 and served in multiple executive roles. Most recently, he served as the President of Strategy, Services and Innovation for the firm.

Former Westfield And Progressive IT Exec Joins Farmers Insurance As CIO

Paul Wilson has joined $12 billion Farmers Insurance as their new Chief Information Officer. Paul will now oversee the development and application of all strategic IT initiatives. Previously, Paul served as the Group IT Leader and Chief Information Officer at Westfield Insurance.

Former Motorola CIO Greg Meyers Takes On The Same Role at $13B Syngenta

Greg Meyers has joined $13 billion revenue Syngenta, as chief information officer (CIO) in Basel, Switzerland. Greg will now focus on leading information technology for a global agricultural innovator that is helping improve worldwide food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Previously, Meyers served as CIO of Motorola Solutions for the past four years.

The CEO Of GE Digital On What Is Next For The Industrial Icon

Peter High interviews Bill Ruh, the Chief Executive Officer of GE Digital and the Chief Digital Officer or General Electric. They discuss the importance of blending new talent with existing employees so both sides can learn, how digital and new technology is impacting business models in all sectors, especially the industrial sector, the different steps of GE’s digital transformation, among other topics.

After Five Years Of Transformation, GM CIO Randy Mott Has The Company Primed For Innovation

In this interview, Peter High interviews Randy Mott, CIO of General Motors. They discuss the perspective Randy gains from serving on a board, his perspective on autonomous vehicles and disruption in the auto industry, the strategic importance of GM’s innovation centers, among other topics.

Elon Musk-funded XPRIZE Is One Step Closer To Ending Global Illiteracy

The Global Learning XPRIZE has announced a new Impact Coalition to expand the testing of the five finalists.

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

Thoughts From The Most Active Investor In Robotics

Peter High interviews Rich Lunak, Chief Executive Officer of Pittsburgh-based Innovation Works.

$6B Magellan Health’s CIO And CTO Drives A Humanized Digital Experience

Peter High interviews Srini Koushik, CIO and CTO of Magellan Health. Among the topics they discuss include:

  • An overview of Magellan’s business, including its two primary growth platforms: healthcare and pharmacy benefits management
  • Magellan’s Massive Transformative Purpose of “Leading humanity to healthy, vibrant lives,” and how that leads them to unconventional but extremely impactful offerings such as Magellan Complete Care, a first-of-its-kind benefits plan aimed at the seriously mentally ill in Florida, or managing specialty care
  • How Srini leverages innovative organizational techniques and emerging technologies to compete with larger healthcare companies, a concept he calls Exponential IT. Some examples of this include leveraging cloud services instead of building solutions in-house, adopting platforms its employees were already familiar with such as Workplace by Facebook to reduce training needs and facilitate adoption, and building solutions for tomorrow’s technology like 5G, instead of yesterday’s technology
  • How operating in a high-touch industry that requires the company to be empathetic and sensitive to the needs of its customers has shaped its approach to digital
  • The unique perspective on technology that Srini has developed over his career, which includes both time at large companies like IBM, Hewlett Packard, Nationwide, as well as entrepreneurial experience as CEO of a startup