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June Drewry, Former Global Chief Information Officer of Chubb Insurance and Aon Corporation

December 05, 2011
Among other topics, June discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:
  • Common first steps when taking on the global CIO role, focusing first on listening, building relationships, and continuing to execute as usual, before making any dramatic plans for change
  • The imperative of a global CIO empathizing with business unit CIOs and making calculated, business case supported decisions on what to standardize or streamline
  • The necessity of a formal, yet diligent exceptions process that accounts for unique business models and mandates business reasons for deviations from the enterprise standard
  • The danger of standardizing on a single language or tool that only has region-specific support, and the need to focus more on centrally-lead architecture, reuse, data sharing where appropriate, and portfolio management
  • The usefulness of an Office of the CIO to coordinate global leverage for infrastructure alignment, international collaboration, architecture, corporate applications, risk management and security, vendor management, and portfolio management
  • The power of creating a support network of leaders who are pushed to operate at a level higher than their position
  • Eye on the trends: Ubiquitous access to data, consumerization of IT and the empowerment and pressure from executives outside of IT that is creates, the balance of leveraging cloud computing and maintain a secure environment, and the emerging ability to turn big data into information

June Drewry’s Biography

June is an executive coach with Treeline Consulting who has been the Global CIO of The Chubb Corporation, Aon Corporation, and Lincoln National Corporation.

June currently serves on the Advisory Board of Diversified Information Technologies, Inc. and is active in the Society for Information Management.  She has earned several awards throughout her career for innovative business use of technology and leadership in information technology.  In 2008, June was named to CIO Magazine’s CIO Hall of Fame.

June has a BA degree in Mathematics with a Business minor from Caldwell College for Women.


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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