Board Level CIO | episode 310

Sheila Jordan, Senior Vice President and CIO at Symantec

October 09, 2017

Among other topics, Sheila discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform
  • Using the integration of acquisitions as an opportunity to transform and simplify
  • End-to-end reference architecture: engineering to frictionless delivery
  • Building an IT workforce: balancing core competencies, augmenting skills, and outsourcing
  • Staying agile with your team to meet shifting priorities and opportunities
  • The IT department as Symantec’s CustomerONE
  • Women in technology
  • The expanding and strengthening role of IT in organizations
  • Broadening your definition of innovation to spur innovation


Sheila Jordan is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Symantec, $4 billion security and information management software company. She is responsible for driving Symantec’s IT strategy and operations. Shelia also oversees Symantec’s Global Security Office.

Prior to Symantec, Sheila was the Senior Vice President of Communication and Collaboration IT at Cisco Systems. She also worked at Walt Disney World as the Senior Vice President of Destination Disney.

Sheila serves on the Board of Directors of FactSet, a $1.2 billion revenue global company that delivers insight and information to investment professionals.

Sheila holds a BA in accounting from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology.

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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