Tag Archives: Innovation

Security Advice From The CEO Of The World’s Newest Unicorn – CrowdStrike

Last week, CrowdStrike, a cloud-based security company raised $100MM in a series D, led by Accel Partners. With this injection of funds, the company has reached “unicorn” status as a venture funded company with a valuation over $1 billion. At a recent interview on stage at the Forbes CIO Summit at Half Moon Bay, California, Metis Strategy President Peter High asked CrowdeStrike CEO George Kurtz for recommendations on how executives can safeguard their enterprises.

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

George Corbin, SVP of Digital at Marriott International

In this interview, George Corbin, Senior Vice President of Digital for Marriott International, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, and Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Marriott’s place among the highest revenue earners by a digital channel
  • The maturity curve and the challenge of disruption for incumbent companies
  • Advantages that incumbents have over startups in evolving industries
  • Disrupting your own organization
  • The millennial mindset that spans across multiple age demographics
  • Marriott’s transformation of the service experience
  • Leading and managing a transforming organization
  • The impact of Airbnb on the hospitality industry
  • Adapting across an organization to fundamental shifts in customers’ needs and expectations
  • The influence of culture and existing operating models on a company’s management of digital disruption
  • Marriott’s embracement of the localization of the travel experience
  • Characteristics of a successful Chief Digital Officer
  • Building alliances and coalitions to drive and support change
  • Using pilot programs to de-risk change for internal and external partners
  • Messaging as a service, not marketing

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

Micron Technology CIO Creates Drives Enormous Growth

Micron Technology CIO Trevor Schulze is a recipient of a 2017 Forbes CIO Innovation Award for driving business success with the development of his Enterprise Analytics and Data IT Group.

Quest Diagnostics CIO Harnesses Insights and Technology for Better Healthcare Results

Quest Diagnositics’ Lidia Fonseca wins a 2017 Forbes CIO Innovation Award for driving the success of Quanum, Quest’s suite of technology and data analytics solutions.

Brad Stone On The Past, Present, And Future Of Uber And Airbnb

Peter High interviews Brad Stone, Author of The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World. They discuss the cultures of Airbnb and Uber, influences that continue to shape both companies, the importance of startups having a full, strong executive team to guide their growth, as well as a variety of other topics.

Tom Miller, CIO at Anthem

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

  • Transferring knowledge and leadership skills across departments and industries
  • Operating from a master plan to increase agility and support success
  • The importance of customer-centricity both internally and externally
  • Digital trends in healthcare
  • The creation, design, and staffing of Anthem’s Innovation Studio
  • Encouraging innovation and creating value by balancing freedom and a rigorous methodology

Keith Collins, EVP and CIO at SAS Institute Inc.

In this interview, Keith Collins, CIO of SAS Institute, discusses World Class IT Principle Two, Infrastructure and World Class IT Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

• Orienting IT towards value
• Differentiating IT within a company whose business is technology
• The transformation and evolution taking place in the data analytics space
• Perspectives on the cloud first strategy
• Being “Customer Zero”
• Internal and external security concerns
• Eye on the trends: sensor-enabled IoT; the continued use of data to provide a holistic view in order to improve companies’ forecasts and decision-making

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.