Finding talent in unusual places with Brian Hoyt– CIOitk #19

This week I’m joined by Brian Hoyt, the CIO of Unity Technologies. Unity is a technology company with a real-time 3D development platform. In our discussion, Brian outlines how he engages with his CEO while still reporting to the CFO. Brian’s CEO attends his all-hands IT meetings and shares how his relationship got started. Brian … Continue reading Finding talent in unusual places with Brian Hoyt– CIOitk #19

The CIO plays a key role as the connective tissue of the organization with Mark Grimse– CIOitk #18

This week I’m joined by Mark Grimse, the Vice President of IT at Rambus. Rambus is an engineering and intellectual property company with many different revenue models. In our discussion, Mark takes a pragmatic look at how new technology such as RPA, ML and AI play a role in a 25 year old company. The … Continue reading The CIO plays a key role as the connective tissue of the organization with Mark Grimse– CIOitk #18

The CIO engaging customer experience for enterprise success with Yousuf Khan – CIOitk #17

This week I’m joined by Yousuf Khan, CIO and VP of Customer Success at Moveworks. Yousuf has served as CIO for multiple companies and shares his perspective on the changing CIO role. CIOs are finding themselves moving beyond operational functions and taking on customer-facing responsibilities. In this episode, we discuss the importance customer experience plays … Continue reading The CIO engaging customer experience for enterprise success with Yousuf Khan – CIOitk #17

Understanding the role of the CIO and beyond with Bryan Ackermann – CIOitk #16

This week I’m joined by Bryan Ackermann who is the Chief Information Officer at Korn Ferry and the Managing Partner for Korn Ferry Advance. We discuss how the CIO must stay immersed in technology but also understand the rest of the business. Bryan acknowledges that the CIO role is complex but critical to the business … Continue reading Understanding the role of the CIO and beyond with Bryan Ackermann – CIOitk #16

Building on experiences inside and outside of IT with Bryan Muehlberger – CIOitk #15

This week I’m joined by Bryan Muehlberger who is the Chief Information Officer for Beachbody. In our discussion, Bryan discusses how his career took a step outside of IT. He discusses the value that brought as CIO along with the challenges it presented and how he overcame them. Bryan outlines how the role of the … Continue reading Building on experiences inside and outside of IT with Bryan Muehlberger – CIOitk #15

The value of the CIO as anthropologist with Jason “JJ” James – CIOitk #14

This week I’m joined by Jason “JJ” James who is the CIO for Optima Healthcare Solutions. JJ is also the author of the upcoming book “Make IT work: Practical IT guide to mergers and acquisitions.” In our conversation, JJ outlines how the CIO is similar to an anthropologist and must be a study of human … Continue reading The value of the CIO as anthropologist with Jason “JJ” James – CIOitk #14

Solving complicated problems using people, cloud and data with Dave McCandless – CIOitk #13

This week I’m joined by Dave McCandless who serves as the Vice President of IT for Navis. In our conversation, Dave outlines the complicated challenges facing the shipping industry and how he is leveraging technology such as cloud computing. While vendors oversimplify the value that technology can bring, the reality can be incredibly more complicated. … Continue reading Solving complicated problems using people, cloud and data with Dave McCandless – CIOitk #13

Generating IT value by solving business problems with Mark Settle – CIOitk #12

This week I’m joined by Mark Settle who is the Chief Information Officer for Okta. Mark has served as CIO for a number of companies prior to his role at Okta including IHS, BMC, Corporate Express, Arrow and Oxy. Mark is also author of the book ‘Truth from the trenches: A practical guide to the … Continue reading Generating IT value by solving business problems with Mark Settle – CIOitk #12

Great employee experiences lead to great customer experiences with Ashwin Ballal – CIOitk #11

This week I’m joined by Ashwin Ballal who is the Chief Information Officer for Medallia. Ashwin has served as CIO for companies of different sizes and is Medallia’s first CIO. One of Ashwin’s passions is customer experience. In our conversation, Ashwin outlines how great employee experiences lead to great customer experiences. He outlines how everyone … Continue reading Great employee experiences lead to great customer experiences with Ashwin Ballal – CIOitk #11

What got you here is not going to get you there with Sheila Jordan – CIOitk #10

This week I’m joined by Sheila Jordan who is the Chief Information Officer for Symantec and author of the book “You are NOT ruining your kids.” During our conversation, we discuss the CIO role and how the outcomes are the same, but the mechanics have changed and are more complex. Sheila talks about cleaning the … Continue reading What got you here is not going to get you there with Sheila Jordan – CIOitk #10

IT’s secret sauce for business success with Kevin Haskew – CIOitk #9

This week I’m joined by Kevin Haskew who is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for ON Semiconductor. Kevin also serves on the board of directors for Desert Financial Credit Union. Our discussion digs into how IT is constantly changing and Kevin’s secret sauce for business success. In IT, many focus on the hard … Continue reading IT’s secret sauce for business success with Kevin Haskew – CIOitk #9

Finding business value in unexpected places with Steve Comstock – CIOitk #8

This week I’m joined by Steve Comstock who is the Chief Information Officer for CBS Interactive. Steve is not your typical CIO and brings a very unique perspective. Our conversation takes a markedly provocative look at the changing CIO role from technology focus to business partner. We discuss the relationship between Shadow IT and the … Continue reading Finding business value in unexpected places with Steve Comstock – CIOitk #8