You could feel the incredibly high levels of energy, enthusiasm and engagement at Monday’s 2013 CIO Summit of America at the Harvard Club in New York. The annual summit, described as “the industry’s most genuinely effective and dynamic peer-to-peer networking event,” drew a record attendance of more than 320 top-level executives. The scope, [...]
Jim Tosone has an interesting career history. He was an IT leader at Pfizer for 30 years, and served as head of the company’s Healthcare Informatics Group. As he moved into management, a career coach suggested that he join Toastmasters to improve his communications skills and also join an Improvisation group to enhance [...]
Mike Hill has been with IBM for 35 years, and like many other executives here, he has held a variety of positions within the company. His current title is Vice President of Enterprise Initiatives. Essentially, Mike leads a team that is responsible for taking new ideas with great potential and building them into [...]
I was recently introduced to Bruce Bachenheimer, Clinical Professor of Management at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business and Director of the University’s Entrepreneurship Lab. I think it’s fair to say that Bruce lives and breathes innovation and entrepreneurship. A serial entrepreneur himself, Bruce is an expert on the important role that innovation [...]
I spoke recently with Sameer Dholakia, Group VP and GM, Cloud Platforms Group at Citrix Systems. Sameer and his colleagues at Citrix have an uncommon perspective on the organization of IT assets. Instead of seeing information moving up and down a series of stacks, they see it moving left to right across networks [...]
I had an excellent conversation with Doug Harr recently. Doug is the CIO of Splunk, a leader in turning machine data into operational intelligence. Splunk is a fast-growing young company in a rapidly expanding part of the IT landscape. Machine data accounts for 90 percent of today’s data, and it’s critical for companies [...]
Kendra Bonner is the Director of Organization Effectiveness at Dal-Tile Corporation, the largest ceramic tile manufacturer in the U.S. and one of the largest tile manufacturers in the world. Prior to joining Dal-Tile, she held similar roles with JCPenney from 2007-2011 and Texas Instruments from 2000-2006.
With experience working with chief executives across [...]
I recently caught up with Brian Queenin, a partner at IBM who focuses on business analytics and optimization. Brian is a highly experienced consulting executive with truly global experience. Prior to joining IBM, his posts have included Partner/Enterprise Performance Management at Accenture, Partner/Vice President-Global Practice Leader-Business Intelligence at Ernst & Young/Capgemini, and Director [...]
I recently asked my good friend Dave Smoley to share his insights about the value of partnering to accelerate innovation that leads to competitive advantages for the business. As most of you know, Dave is the CIO of Flextronics, a Fortune 500 company and a leading manufacturing services supplier to the electronics industry [...]
Whitney Bouck, a close colleague of mine, is GM of Enterprise at Box, a leading cloud content-sharing and collaboration solution. Whitney is responsible for driving the growth strategy for Box in the enterprise market, which gives her a unique perspective on the intersection of cloud and innovation in modern global business.