Fortune 100 | episode 488

Boeing EVP and President & CEO of Boeing Global Services Ted Colbert

Ted Colbert is an executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and chief executive officer of Boeing Global Services, one of the company’s main business units which offers cost-competitive service solutions to commercial, defense, and space customers. In his role, Ted is responsible for leading Boeing’s aerospace services development and delivery model for commercial, government, and aviation industry customers worldwide, specifically focused on global supply chain and parts distribution, aircraft modifications and maintenance, digital solutions, aftermarket engineering, analytics and training. Prior to becoming CEO of Boeing Global Services in 2019, Ted was Boeing’s CIO and SVP of Information Technology and Data Analytics. Prior to his time at Boeing, Ted was the senior vice president of Enterprise Architecture at Citigroup. September 24, 2020

488: Ted Colbert is an EVP at Boeing and the President & CEO of Boeing Global Services. Previously, Ted was Boeing’s CIO and SVP, IT & Analytics. In this episode, Ted discusses:

  • His experience as a Black C-suite executive at a Fortune 100 company
  • His career path and the importance of mentorship
  • Addressing racial bias in the workplace
  • The importance of empathy
  • Creating equal opportunities for career development
  • How Boeing is bringing in new talent by investing in historically Black colleges and universities and high school programs around the country

Among a variety of other topics.

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This episode is sponsored by Zoho.

There are very few of us that have navigated our way through it in very unicornish ways. All of our stories are very different but hopefully, that changes and it does not take one to be a unicorn to be a Black person to make it to the C-suite of a Fortune 100 company in the future.

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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