Tag Archives: Organizational structure

Google’s CIO Bucks IT Trends To Stimulate Innovation, article in Forbes

Peter High speaks with the firm’s CIO
As the CIO of an organization that personifies innovation, Ben Fried understands the importance of infrastructure derived innovation.

Forbes The CIO’s First 100 Days Series: Jay Ferro

The CIO’s First 100 Days: American Cancer Society
Among other things, Jay Ferro discusses the similarities and differences between working as a CIO in for-profit and non-profit sectors.

Forbes Beyond CIO Series: Meg McCarthy, Aetna

Moving beyond CIO to EVP of Operations and Technology
Meg McCarthy, EVP of Operations and Technology at Aetna, discusses her career trajectory and leadership experiences in managing business-IT alignment.

ADP’s Secret To Innovation: Combine IT and Product Development, article in Forbes

Peter High speaks with the firm’s CIO and Corporate Vice President
After leading ADP’s Global HR and Payroll Outsourcing divisions, Mike Capone, the current CIO and a Corporate Vice President, understands the importance of business-IT synergy and IT-led innovation at the firm.

Forbes Beyond CIO Series: Mark Polansky, Korn/Ferry

Moving Beyond CIO- the executive search firm perspective
As Managing Director of executive search firm Korn/Ferry’s North American IT officers practice, Mark Polansky has unique insight into what it takes to rise to, and beyond, CIO

Managing Through Metrics: The Other Sides of SMART, Executive Summary

When designing a metrics framework isn’t enough
Chris Davis suggests how leaders can extend beyond just writing SMART goals to successfully manage and drive behavior through metrics.

Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst Opens Up, article in Forbes

Open Source- more than a business model, it is a culture driven by the CEO.
For his Forbes Technovation Column, Peter High talks about how Red Hat’s CEO, Jim Whitehurst, fosters the open source business model and culture form the top.

Forbes CIO-plus Series: Randy Spratt, McKesson

Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer- not the same roles, but equally important
As part of the Forbes Technovation Column, this CIO-plus Series interview with Randy Spratt, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer of McKesson, reveals how the dual technology-centric roles require different skills.

Five IT Lesson from the London 2012 Olympics, article in Forbes

Gerry Pennell, CIO of the London 2012 Olympic Games, shares five important leadership lessons with Peter High
It was hard not to sense the presence, and importance, of technology in this year’s Olympic Games. In the second article of his “Technovation” column for Forbes, Peter High captures five lessons from the leader that enabled it all.

How CIOs at Microsoft and Cisco Realigned IT For A New Era, article in The Wall Street Journal

Peter High writes for The Wall Street Journal, as he tells the story of how Tony Scott, CIO of Microsoft, and Rebecca Jacoby, CIO of Cisco, are transforming their IT departments within their respective technology giants.
Larger corporations with multiple operating units must confront a debate about the merits of centralized vs. federated organizational structures.