episode 625

CIO Ralph Loura of Lumentum on Curating and Leveraging an Ecosystem

Ralph Loura is the Chief Information Officer of Lumentum, a post he's held for roughly three years now. Lumentum manufactures optical and photonic products and earns roughly 1.7 billion in annual revenue. Prior to his current post, Ralph has been a CIO or a CTO across companies that include Clorox, HP, and Rodan + Fields as well as an advisor to numerous Silicon Valley startups. Lastly, Ralph has a remarkable network and ecosystem as CIO which he leverages to succeed in his role. January 03, 2022

625: Ralph discusses the role of IT in the company’s strategic roadmap. Ralph talks about the areas of emphasis in Lumentum’s current strategy for IT including developing a data strategy, navigating cybersecurity, and improving technological footprint on the factory floor. Additionally, he discusses the changing dynamics in the war for talent and how the relationship between employee and employer has shifted during the pandemic. Finally, Ralph covers the similarities across industries he’s been in, how he built his ecosystem, and how he leverages learnings from the VC community to move on the trends coming out of it.

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This episode is sponsored by Transmit Security.

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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