Women in Tech | episode 536

Maryfran Johnson: How to Succeed as a Board-Level CIO

Maryfran Johnson is the CEO & founder of Maryfran Johnson Media and the host of CIO Leadership Live on CIO.com. She is also the former editor-in-chief of CIO Magazine and was the Executive Director of IDG’s CIO Programs. February 24, 2021

536: Maryfran Johnson, the host of CIO Leadership Live on CIO.com has had a non-traditional pathway to covering chief information officers. In this interview, we discuss why technology leaders should not look to align with the business but instead look to accelerate it and how CIOs are no longer fighting for a seat at the leadership table, but working towards keeping that seat. We also discuss Maryfran’s take on CIO board leadership, including some common factors of CIOs who make it onto boards. She also covers the benefits to companies who have CIOs on their boards, lessons CIOs can take from a board back into their home organization, her advice for CIOs looking to join boards, among a variety of other topics. 

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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