Beyond CIO | episode 406

CBRE Chief Digital & Technology Officer Chandra Dhandapani

Chandra Dhandapani is the Chief Digital and Technology Officer of CBRE Group, Inc, a global commercial real estate services and investment firm with $21.3 billion in revenue. Dhandapani leads the digital strategy and all aspects of technology worldwide for the company, which operates more than 450 offices in 100 countries. Using her strong record of transforming technology capabilities, Dhandapani oversees the Valuations and Advisory Services business across the globe. Prior to CBRE, she served as the Digital Transformation leader and CIO at Capital One Financial, where she worked for 17 years. August 12, 2019

406: CBRE CDO/CTO Chandra Dhandapani breaks down the process of digital transformation through her experience of modernizing technology and rapidly creating agile teams at CBRE. She explains that technology is at the core of any business model, making it crucial to insource the talent necessary for software development and understand the ecosystem of technology trends. Dhandapani describes how building collaboration between product designers and clients yields entrepreneurial services, such as the new flexible spaces and tenant experience lines at CBRE. We also discuss a powerful WhatsApp group for women leaders in technology, the difference between digital and technology, the value of efficient leadership teams, and various other topics.

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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