Board Level CIO | episode 468

Board Member Daphne Jones

Daphne Jones is a former CIO turned board member of three public companies: AMN Healthcare, an organization that finds doctors and nurses to place in hospitals around the country; Barnes Group, a global industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider; and Masonite Company, one of the world's largest designers, manufacturers, and distributors of doors. Prior to joining these boards, Daphne was the CIO of GE Healthcare among other technology executive positions she held. July 16, 2020

In this interview, we discuss

  • Daphne’s transition from the CIO role to the boardroom advising CIOs
  • How the CIO role has dramatically evolved over her career
  • Daphne’s advice for CIOs looking to join boards
  • Why non-for-profit boards is a good stepping stone for for profit boards
  • How CIOS can bring a defensive and offensive mindset to the boardroom 
  • Daphne’s experience across three different boards
  • Daphne’s view on the progress of women in technology

Among a variety of other topics.


This episode is sponsored by Zoho.

I believe that a board member has to reflect the community or the customers that the company works with or for or the challenges and opportunities that the company is facing. If you don't meet any of those, it could be a tough road to try to get on a board

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

From strategy to implementation

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