Beyond CIO |

Guy Chiarello, President of First Data Corporation

May 02, 2016

Among other topics, Guy discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • His role as President of First Data Corporation
  • Strategic priorities of the organization
  • Innovation, and how he measures whether the organization is innovating appropriately
  • The balance between innovation and security
  • How he thinks about “digital” and the evolution of digital business
  • How he has expanded beyond the typical “back-office” function of many CIOs to become client-facing
  • How he recruited the team around him, and what he looks for as an IT executive
  • How his experience as a CIO shapes his current relationship with First Data Corporation’s CIO
  • Recruiting and talent acquisition from colleges and universities
  • Advice he would give to other CIOs to rise beyond that position
  • Eye on the Trends: Cloud, Mobile, Social, Data, Security, and BlockChain

Guy Chiarello’s Biography

Guy Chiarello is the President of First Data Corporation, an $11 billion global payment technology solutions company that handles almost half of all US credit and debit transactions.  In that role, Guy focuses on innovation, product development and technological systems, while engaging customers and business leaders to create and enhance First Data’s market solutions.

Prior to his role at First Data, Guy was the Chief Information Officer at JPMorgan Chase, where he had responsibility for technology across seven lines of business and helped drive innovation, including creation of a suite of digital banking platforms. Prior to that, he was an IT executive at Morgan Stanley.

Guy received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the College of New Jersey.

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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