episode 683

Technology-led Business Model Innovation at Wells Fargo & Autodesk

Ather Williams III is the Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Strategy, Digital Platforms, and Innovation at Wells Fargo, a role he has held since October of 2020. In that role, he leads corporate strategic planning, defines and manages digital platforms and capabilities, and manages innovation priorities, opportunities, and company-wide efforts to drive transformation. Ather is also a member of the board of directors of Blue Shield of California, and he spent much of the past two decades in financial services, having served as an executive at Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and JP Morgan prior to his time at Wells Fargo. Prakash Kota is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Autodesk. A nearly 4.4 billion revenue producer of software products and services for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, education, and entertainment industries. He's been in his current role for nearly four and a half years, and with the company for 17. Prakash has held leadership roles across most parts of the IT organization prior to his ascent to the top post. He and his team have played a critical role in helping the company transition to being a cloud-centric company in how it operates and in what it delivers. July 25, 2022

683: Ather Williams III; EVP & Head of Strategy, Digital, and Innovation at Wells Fargo; and Prakash Kota, SVP & Chief Information Officer of Autodesk, discuss the technology-led business model innovations at their respective companies. Prakash begins with the digital transformation he has led at Autodesk. Both executives then give their perspectives on identifying and operationalizing innovation opportunities and adopting an agile mindset to measure the value realized from these opportunities.

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The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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