Tag Archives: Strategic alignment

Ken Xie, Founder and CEO of Fortinet

In this interview, Ken Xie, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People and World Class IT Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Staying agile and innovative in a dynamic field
  • The three elements of Fortinet’s culture: openness, teamwork and innovation
  • Fortinet’s Five Stages of Security
  • Forming an ecosystem of external partnerships to mitigate risk for customers
  • The significant impact Stanford’s entrepreneurial culture and industry connections had on Ken’s career path
  • Ken’s complimentary relationship with his brother and collaborator, Michael Xie
  • Attributes of an effective entrepreneur

Nick Colisto, Chief Information Officer at Xylem

In this interview, Nick Colisto, CIO of Xylem, discusses World Class IT Principle Four, IT & Business Partnerships and World Class IT Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Xylem’s transformative journey into a digital business
  • The advantages of evolving from individual systems to platforms
  • Xylem’s Integrated System IT platform that enables customer engagement, operating efficiency, and growth
  • Utilizing technology platforms to serve overall business priorities
  • Xylem’s Five Star Model
  • Methods for gaining insights from within and outside of the organization
  • Xylem’s five strategic priorities
  • The evolving organizational structure of IT
  • Eyes on the trends: IoT for the front office, Iot for the back office, managed services

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

Beyond CIO Series Summary in Forbes

This page is the hub to the ongoing Beyond CIO series in Forbes
The most talented IT executives are advancing beyond CIO to take on the very top leadership positions of companies. In this new series, Peter High profiles examples of this promising trend for current IT leaders.

Roger Gurnani Has A Front Row Seat For The Digital And IoT Revolutions At Verizon

Roger Gurnani, Chief Information and Technology Architect of Verizon Communications
Peter High interviews Roger Gurnani, Chief Information and Technology Architect of Verizon. They discuss his unique role and title, how Verizon is uniquely able to understand the future of the Internet of Things, and future strategic objectives of the organization , as well as a variety of other topics.

SAIC’s CIO Leads A Revenue Generating Service Oriented Team

Bob Fecteau, CIO of SAIC
Peter High interviews the CIO of one of the largest IT services organizations in the country. They discuss how SAIC has been able to continue to provide excellent customer service to its clients, and how he led as a CIO during his preliminary time as CIO

Disrupting Disruption: CIOs as Change Agents

Advice from Peter High
Consultant and author Peter High talks about why – and how – CIOs can become strategic pioneers in their organizations

CIO Changes IT Into Driver of Innovation, by Peter High in CIO Insight Article

Ananthan Thandri, CIO of Mentor Graphics, talks about his role as Chief Information Officer
Peter High, President of Metis Strategy, speaks with Ananthan Thnandri about how he converted the IT organization into an engine of innovation, and how his team engages customers, among other topics.

You Have The IT Department You Deserve

Advice from Peter High
Peter High discusses why IT departments are successful, and why what IT leaders need to do to improve their standing within the overall organization

University CIO Discusses the Future of Education, by Peter High in CIO Insight Article

SUNY Cobleskill CIO, James Dutcher discusses the future of education technology
Peter High, President of Metis Strategy, speaks with James Dutcher about his role at SUNY Cobleskill, the changing role of technology in higher education and the social presence he has created for his organization