778: Brian speaks about the keys to successful cloud adoption and the benefits of a multi-cloud architecture. Throughout this conversation, we dive into Rackspace’s business, explore Brian’s purview within Private Cloud, and discuss the shared and differing responsibilities with his counterpart in Public Cloud. Brian explains how having a CIO background has been advantageous to him when partnering with the current CIO and the IT organization. With a breadth of experience across companies, disciplines, and industries, Brian shares insights into his thoughtful leadership style shaped by his core values, walks us through his career path, and talks about the impact that both his military experience and his pursuit of higher education has had on his professional career. Finally, Brian covers the advantages of having technologists on a board of directors, looks ahead at the latest trends in technology, and reflects on the secrets to his career success.

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774: Steve talks about his remarkable journey as a renowned former CIO and head of technology across multiple companies and how the role has evolved over the course of his career. He discusses how he developed his IT department from scratch early in his career, carved out the purview for the modern-day CIO, and pioneered the convergence of technology and business. Steve gives insight into major learnings from his roles at Rockwell, USAA, and KeyBank as well as what that pathway into each role looked like. He also describes his pathway to board membership and the value he added as one of the first technologists to join a scaled company’s board. Finally, Steve discusses his plans for the future, and how he continues to stay up-to-date on emerging trends in technology, politics, economics, and more.

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This episode is sponsored by Quantiphi.

715: Sigal reflects on her seasoned career in technology, what she derives from her experiences, and what’s next for her. She explains the growing strategic nature of the CIO role, the insights from her advisory experiences, and how they have all paved the way for her journey to board membership. Sigal also weighs in on how IT can be a differentiator for high-power intellectual organizations like the ones she has been a part of and why GE Capital became a powerhouse for growing the great CIOs of today. She looks back on her time at the Israeli University Technion and the tech and entrepreneurial community coming out of Israel. Finally, Sigal looks ahead at the trends in cloud computing and advises future CIOs on the difference makers in her career.

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714: Rob discusses how he is leveraging technology to improve customer and employee experiences, build a closer connection between them, and improve overall operational efficiencies. He describes the three verticals under his purview; technology, digital commerce, and strategy; why it makes sense to combine them under one role, and how he fosters cross-functional team culture to drive customer experience improvements. Rob shares perspectives from his experience across the retail industry, the insights he has drawn from across the different segments in retail, and how it has led to securing a board-level position in his career. Finally, he looks ahead at trends in data and artificial intelligence and reflects on the keys to his career success.

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605: In this interview, Danielle Brown, SVP and CIO of Whirlpool, focuses on the digital consumer journey and how technology plays a role in the strategic imperatives of the company. Danielle shares the four major strategic imperatives of the company and provides background on how the IT organization partners with the rest of the business in cross-functional teams and uses data and analytics to meet those imperatives. She also describes how Whirlpool redefines products and continues to innovate and engage with consumers on their digital journey from start to finish. Danielle also gives insight into how she is maintaining a modern technology footprint at Whirlpool as well as how cybersecurity plays a role in the company’s overall strategy. Finally, she gives her perspective on the state of women of color in leadership positions in IT organizations, provides advice for aspiring board-level CIOs, and looks ahead at a few trends in technology that her team is looking at.

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This episode is sponsored by Transmit Security.

597: Mamatha Chamarthi, Head of Software Business and Product Management P&L at Stellantis, focuses on the future of autonomous vehicles. Mamatha explains her purview as Head of Software Business & Product Management P&L and describes a trend she sees of technology leaders taking on greater responsibilities on the business and P&L side of the enterprise. She gives insight into the growing opportunities for advancement in autonomous driving and electric vehicles, the coopetition and ecosystems necessary in attaining higher levels of autonomy, and where we are in the journey towards Level 4 and 5 automation. Finally, Mamatha talks about how her global work experience shapes her leadership style, why it is important to have women leaders in technology and business, and what additional trends in technology her team looks to leverage in the future.

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This episode is sponsored by Quickbase.

523: Stanley Black & Decker CIO Rhonda Gass discusses

  • Why Rhonda formed an enterprise IT organization to consolidate all of IT across the company 
  • Why Rhonda has aligned IT to the company’s three strategic pillars: financial performance, innovation, and responsibility
  • The company’s North Star innovation model, which has the data platform positioned at the core and 4 interconnected platforms
  • Ways in which IT’s standardization and modernization helped prepare the company for the pandemic
  • The company’s 4 top priorities once the pandemic hit
  • Rhonda’s path to a public board
  • Her advice to others wishing to do the same

Among a variety of other topics. 

497: Cushman & Wakefield CIO & CDO Adam Stanley discusses 

  • Adam’s view on working from home
  • Why Adam moved from Chicago to Austin
  • Adam’s belief that technology cannot replicate the full in person work experience
  • Adam’s advice for those looking to make a positive change in social justice
  • Why every board of a Fortune 500 company needs to demand a quarterly diversity report
  • Some of the recruiting tools that are looking to take away subconscious bias out of recruiting
  • Adam’s advice for CIOs looking to join boards
  • Adam’s interest in technologies that positively impact the environment
  • How the pace of technological change is faster today than ever before

Among a variety of other topics.

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This episode is sponsored by Zoho and Sykes

In this interview, we discuss 

  • Atish’s career path and his experience as CIO of a technology giant
  • How the CIO role is more similar to CTO roles that he has held in the past
  • The three main functions he oversees
  • His thoughts on the two biggest ways COVID will change the business world
  • The value an executive with technology expertise can bring to a corporate board

Among a variety of other topics.

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This episode is sponsored by Zoho.

In this interview, we discuss

  • Daphne’s transition from the CIO role to the boardroom advising CIOs
  • How the CIO role has dramatically evolved over her career
  • Daphne’s advice for CIOs looking to join boards
  • Why non-for-profit boards is a good stepping stone for for profit boards
  • How CIOS can bring a defensive and offensive mindset to the boardroom 
  • Daphne’s experience across three different boards
  • Daphne’s view on the progress of women in technology

Among a variety of other topics.

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This episode is sponsored by Zoho.