Board Level CIO | episode 605

Whirlpool CIO Danielle Brown on Technology’s Role in the Company’s Strategic Imperatives

Danielle Brown is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Whirlpool, a role she took on roughly a year ago. In her role, she breathes life into all the major strategic imperatives of the company while modernizing the way in which the IT team works. She is also a board-level CIO, holding a position on the board of PRA Group, a publicly-traded company listed on the Nasdaq. October 25, 2021

605: In this interview, Danielle Brown, SVP and CIO of Whirlpool, focuses on the digital consumer journey and how technology plays a role in the strategic imperatives of the company. Danielle shares the four major strategic imperatives of the company and provides background on how the IT organization partners with the rest of the business in cross-functional teams and uses data and analytics to meet those imperatives. She also describes how Whirlpool redefines products and continues to innovate and engage with consumers on their digital journey from start to finish. Danielle also gives insight into how she is maintaining a modern technology footprint at Whirlpool as well as how cybersecurity plays a role in the company’s overall strategy. Finally, she gives her perspective on the state of women of color in leadership positions in IT organizations, provides advice for aspiring board-level CIOs, and looks ahead at a few trends in technology that her team is looking at.

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This episode is sponsored by Transmit Security.

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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