Starting with the customer and working backwards with Prakash Kota– CIOitk #28

This week I’m joined by Prakash Kota who is the Chief Information Officer for Autodesk. In our discussion, we talk about how Autodesk changed from a company that shipped software to a subscription-based business. We talk about the role of the CIO and what it means to work backwards. Prakash shares his perspective on digital … Continue reading Starting with the customer and working backwards with Prakash Kota– CIOitk #28

Leading Digital Transformation in a Financial Institution with Sangy Vatsa – CIOitk #27

This week I’m joined by Sangy Vatsa who is the EVP and Chief Information Officer at Comerica Bank. In our discussion, Sangy outlines how digital transformation came to a 178-year-old bank. As part of that transformation, Sangy shares the details of their Tech Vision 2020 initiative along with their two-in-a-box and ALEX models. Using these … Continue reading Leading Digital Transformation in a Financial Institution with Sangy Vatsa – CIOitk #27

The customer and digital sovereignty are central to transformation with Les Ottolenghi – CIOitk #23

This week I’m joined by Les Ottolenghi who is the EVP and CIO for Caesars Entertainment. In this episode, Les shares his perspective on how the CIO sits at the epicenter of strategy, execution and value creation within the enterprise. He talks about his journey to modernize 40-year-old systems to create a modern digital platform … Continue reading The customer and digital sovereignty are central to transformation with Les Ottolenghi – CIOitk #23

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

Adding Value as CIO in a Digital Native World with Paul Chapman – CIOitk #7

This week I’m joined by Paul Chapman. Paul is the Chief Information Officer at Box and former CIO of HP Software. Paul also serves on the advisory boards for a number of companies. The role of the CIO is constantly evolving, and a CIO must reinvent themself to stay relevant. How does the CIO add … Continue reading Adding Value as CIO in a Digital Native World with Paul Chapman – CIOitk #7