Beyond CIO | episode 537

How Zoho's Employee-driven Culture Has Fueled its Success

Timothy Kasbe is the president of Zoho, a software company that offers a suite of tools covering nearly 50 independent applications from front office and back office products to customer relationship management to workforce productivity and collaboration bundled within an offering called Zoho One. Prior to joining Zoho, Timothy was the chief information and digital officer of The Warehouse Group, the COO of Gloria Jeans, and the CIO of Sears, Intrexon, and Reliance Industries. Timothy serves on the boards of Cerberus Capital Management (New York), Ceberus Telecom Acquisition Company (New York), Cargo Far East (Hong Kong), and Tamr (Boston). March 01, 2021

537: Timothy Kasbe, the president of Zoho, discusses why Zoho has decided to stay private and the freedom and long-term outlook the company has as a result, and how Zoho banks everyone’s salaries for three to five years. We cover Zoho Schools of Learning, and why IT needs to move away from being a function that supports the business to being one that drives the business. We discuss why Timothy decided to get a Divinity School degree, why he believes in the need to engage religious communities in science and math, lessons he has learned in cross cultural communication from living all over the world, among a variety of other topics.

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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