episode 602

Journey to CEO: Fifth Third Bancorp Executives on the Expanding Role of the CIO

Greg Carmichael is the Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Third, and a former CIO multiple times over, including at Fifth Third and at Emerson Electric.  Jude Schramm is the current Chief Information Officer of Fifth Third, and prior to his current role at Fifth Third, Jude served as CIO of GE Aviation.  October 14, 2021

602: In this interview, Greg Carmichael, CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp, describes his journey from CIO to CEO at the company and why now is the best time for other CIOs to begin their journey. He also gives his perspective on how the CIO role presents a solid foundation for advancement to the CEO post. Jude Schramm, CIO of Fifth Third, then shares how technology is becoming a fabric of how the company operates and how the pandemic helped accelerate the company’s digital capabilities, changing the way the company looks at cybersecurity. Finally, Jude talks about the benefits of having a CEO cognizant of the CIO role, and Greg shares some of the trends in technology that he is excited about in the future.

This interview was recorded live during the Metis Strategy Digital Symposium in September of 2021.

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This episode is sponsored by Quickbase.

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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