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General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.), Managing Partner at McChrystal Group and Former Commander Joint Special Operations Command

In this interview, General Stan McChyrstal (Ret.) Managing Partner at McChrystal Group and Former Commander Joint Special Operations Command , discusses World Class IT Principle One, People. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • The connections between the speed of change, agility, and decision making
  • Recognizing that you can be technically and tactically correct, and still be functionally incorrect
  • The benefits gained from decentralization, pumping information down the organization, and harnessing insights from younger, less experienced team members
  • Building an organizational structure of organically connected small cohesive teams
  • Creating a mandate for necessary change in organizations that are comfortable with their status quo
  • The General’s upcoming book on leadership which explores the metrics of leadership

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

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

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

Transforming Various Data Sources Into One Platform, by Peter High in CIO Insight

Jon Harding, CIO of Conair
Conair’s CIO has forged a strong partnership with marketing and sales to enable easier and faster analytics of customer preferences to drive sales

The World Bank Group’s Board-Level CIO Transforms IT

Stephanie von Friedeburg, CIO of the World Bank Group
Peter High discusses innovation at the World Bank Group with Stephanie von Friedeburg, He also discusses the value of cloud deployments to a disparate set of country offices, managing data, and Stephanie’s interactions with Box.org as a board member

Former Mexican President, Vicente Fox, Pushes Mexico To Become Technology Hub

Former Mexican President, Vicente Fox, Pushes Mexico To Become Technology Hub
Peter High discusses IT best practices & the future of technology in Mexico with Former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox.

Six Steps To a High-Performing IT Department, Webinar xMatters & CIO

Six Steps To a High-Performing IT Department 11-13-2014What sets high-functioning IT organizations apart from the rest? That’s something every IT leader wants to know. After all, we live in a highly competitive business climate and IT performance can be the difference between success and failure. To conquer the challenge, we need to be informed and […]

Lessons From The Businesswoman With The Largest IT Job in Financial Services, article in Forbes

The Future of IT Leadership
Cathy Bessant, Global Technology and Operations executive at Bank of America, discusses World Class IT principle one, People, and principle four, IT & Business Partnerships, with Metis Strategy. She describes her approach to grooming future leaders, the way in which she sees IT woven into the broader organization at Bank of America, as well as the benefits of involvement in diverse board work.

Forbes The CIO’s First 100 Days Series: Bill Krivoshik, Time Warner

The CIO’s First 100 Days: Time Warner
Bill Krivoshik, the first ever enterprise CIO at Time Warner, reflects on his plan to make his first days in the new role count.