Tag Archives: Tech Led Business

Taso Du Val, Co-Founder & CEO of Toptal

In this interview, Taso Du Val, discusses World Class IT Principle Four, IT & Business Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Toptal’s mission
  • Finding, screening, and monitoring talent
  • Toptal’s two engagement models: Talent Model and Toptal Projects
  • Taso’s entrepreneurial journey
  • Advantages Toptal has gained by developing their own CRM, ERP, VPM systems
  • Future talent verticals

What Are Microservices? – Part 1: An Interview With Matt Miller Of Sequoia

Matt Miller is a Partner at Sequoia Capital, and he is among the foremost experts on microservices. He has invested in many leading companies in the space, and maintains a microservices ecosystem roadmap that highlights the various aspects of the topic and the leaders in each aspect. He seemed like the perfect person to ask the question, “What are Microservices?”

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

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.

Ally Financial’s CIO Reflects On Evolution From Crisis To Leading a Digital Disruptor

Michael Baresich, CIO of Ally Financial
Peter High interviews Michael Baresich, CIO of Ally Financial about his beginnings at the company, how they moved from a majority govenment owned financial institution, the importance of digital, and a variety of other topics.

How Brian Lesser Built A Billion Dollar Digital Business Within WPP In Less Than Five Years

Brian Lesser, Chief Executive Officer of Xaxis
Peter High interviews Brian Lesser, the CEO of Xaxis, a billion dollar division within WPP whose goal is to make advertising welcome. They discuss cultural changes, his career trajectory, the future of advertising, and a variety of other topics.

Education Technology Innovation Series Summary in Forbes

This page is the hub to the ongoing Education Technology Innovation series in Forbes
Peter high discusses strategy and the industry landscape with leaders in online education and massive open online courses (MOOCs).

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

Chris Hjelm Is Kroger’s Board-Level CIO

Chris Hjelm, CIO of Kroger
Peter High discusses technology and boardroom experience with Chris Hjelm, the CIO of Kroger.

CIO Rob Carter Transforms FedEx Into A Cloud Centric Enterprise

Rob Carter, CIO of FedEx
Peter High discusses Rob Carter’s experience as the CIO of FedEx, his principles of dominant design, and how he brought FedEx to become the Information Technology juggernaut that it is today.