Tag Archives: Strategy

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

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.

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

Bill Miller, CIO & SVP at NetApp

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

  • Bill’s role in NetApp’s transformation from a data storage to a data management company
  • NetApp’s internal product testing initiatives: Customer-1 and NetApp on NetApp
  • The development of NetApp’s Data Fabric for seamlessly managing data
  • The valuable feedback loop created when your CIO or IT peers are your customers
  • How a culture of fraternity and flexibility encourages innovation
  • The three topics on every CIO’s mind
  • The importance of civility and collaboration for successfully running an IT department in a tech organization
  • Pre-working the First 100 Days plan
  • Eye on the Trends: Companies utilizing a hybrid of cloud-based utilities; Pay-as-you-go cloud model

Angela Yochem, CIO at Rent-A-Center

In this interview, Angela Yochem, CIO of Rent-A-Center, discusses World Class IT Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Executing Rent-A-Center’s digital transformation
  • CIOs driving business innovation
  • The impact of a single decision across the enterprise
  • Keeping the end-customer at the front of the decision making process
  • Excelling in the First 100 Days
  • The two characteristics that board search committees are seeking in CIOs
  • Angela’s Entrepreneur as Residence experience
  • Eye on the Trends: Fast prototyping and feedback, Artificial intelligence, STEM education

Rob Nail, Chief Executive Officer of Singularity University

Rob Nail, CEO of Singularity University
Peter High interviews Rob Nail, CEO of Singularity University. They discuss the accelerating pace of technology progress, why current frameworks are insufficient for keeping pace with these changes and the need for creative, long-term thinking, how corporations can take advantage of new technologies and shift to an abundance mindset, among a variety of other topics.

Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh

Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh
Peter High interviews Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh. They discuss how the City of Pittsburgh forms strategic partnerships with technology leaders, how partnerships between municipal, educational, and private organizations facilitate innovation and growth moving forward, how Pittsburgh has used technology to correct an economic downturn over the last few decades, as well as a variety of other topics.

Mike Schroepfer, Chief Technology Officer of Facebook

Mike Schroepfer, CTO of Facebook
Peter High interviews Mike Schroepfer, CTO of Facebook. They discuss the three innovation pillars that underpin Facebook’s ten-year roadmap, the talent needs of Facebook extending beyond computer engineering and strategies for unifying a diverse talent pool to achieve a common goal, among a variety of other topics.

From Cost Center to Profit Center: The New IT

Don Lewis, Vice President and CTO of Group Health
Technology has significant business value, but CIOs often struggle to show the value IT delivers to the entire organization. One CIO changed that.

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