episode 515

Cox Enterprises CIO Richard Cox

Richard Cox is the chief information officer of Cox Enterprises, a privately held, family-owned $21 billion conglomerate that operates three major subsidiaries: Cox Communications, Cox Automotive, and Cox Media Group. As CIO, Richard is responsible for overseeing IT across the enterprise, including strategy and standards, as well as providing guidance to business unit leaders on opportunities around data analytics, business intelligence, infrastructure, security, and more. Richard began his career with Cox at Cox Automotive, where he held several leadership positions. In 2018, Richard spent time as the Chief Operating Officer for the City of Atlanta as an executive on loan. December 28, 2020

515: Cox Enterprises chief information officer Richard Cox discusses

  • Richard’s interactions with the division CIOs of Cox Enterprises and how they work together
  • Why Richard is focused on building a holistic strategy
  • Some of IT’s focus areas for 2021
  • The digital acceleration driven by the pandemic
  • The importance of having relentless and transparent communication during times like these
  • Richard’s experience working for the City of Atlanta during a major cyberattack
  • Some of Cox Enterprises’ diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Richard’s take on RPA, AI, and data analytics

Among a variety of other topics.


This episode is sponsored by Sykes and SECURITI.ai.

"I think you really test leadership in times of crisis. I think you can take a step back, or you can take a step forward. I think we have, without a doubt, taken a step forward."

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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