Women in Tech | episode 511

Juniper Networks CIO Sharon Mandell

Sharon Mandell is the CIO of Juniper Networks, a $4.5 billion provider of high-performance networking and cybersecurity solutions to service providers, enterprise companies, and public sector organizations. In this role, Sharon is responsible for much of the application landscape of the company, which includes typical ERP, HR, CRM, and integration architecture. Prior to joining Juniper Networks, Sharon was the CIO of TIBCO Software. December 14, 2020

511: Juniper Networks CIO Sharon Mandell discusses 

  • The importance of being in a company whose products you believe in, understand, and can talk credibly about
  • How Sharon’s background as a software engineer helps her as a CIO
  • How the distinction between what goes on inside the walls of a company and how the product is delivered is becoming increasingly blurred
  • Sharon’s decision to get an MBA to better understand how business people think
  • How Juniper uses the cloud and AI
  • We discuss how Juniper Networks has responded to the pandemic
  • The measures it has taken to keep its employees safe
  • Sharon’s experience being on boarded during the pandemic

Among a variety of other topics.


This episode is sponsored by Sykes

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

From strategy to implementation

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