episode 659

How Talent and Culture Enable Enterprise Agility with Inspire Brands and Novant Health

Raghu Sagi is the Chief Information Officer of Inspire Brands, a multibrand restaurant company with nearly $15 billion in revenue and 32,000 restaurants across brands like Arby’s, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin’, and others. He's been in that role for roughly three years and came to the company after a tenure as SVP and Chief Engineering Officer at Sephora. Onyeka Nchege is the Chief Information Officer of Novant Health, a roughly $7 billion revenue healthcare system based in the Southeastern part of the U.S. Onyeka has been in his role a little shy of a year and a half and is a five-time CIO at a variety of different companies. May 02, 2022

659: Raghu Sagi and Onyeka Nchege speak on the topic of how talent and culture enable enterprise agility. Both Raghu and Onyeka share remarkable stories of how the culture of their respective companies takes inspiration from constituents and members of their ecosystems, bringing the company values closer to the customers they serve. Onyeka discusses how these ecosystems influence culture and innovation. Raghu shares an impressive anecdote about evolving the in-person model of their restaurants during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This episode is sponsored by Cisco.

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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