CIO Talk Radio
Summary: CIO Talk Radio (http://www.CIOtalkradio.com) is an internet-based talk radio show aired live, globally since 2003, every Wednesday at 9 a.m. Central US Time over Voice America Business Radio, World Talk Radio. The show features panel discussions among top IT executives from a wide range of industries, covering topics that run the gamut of today’s most pressing IT issues. Listeners get to hear view points on IT issues and challenges directly from the mouths of some of the sharpest IT minds today.
Guest: David Mathison Title: Founder, CDO Club, Curator, CDO Summit Guest: Sergio Corbo Title: Former CMO, GE Energy Management Industrial Solutions The word âdigitalâ has expanded its definition to touch not just the Internet but mobile, social and local platforms, and the expectation is that digital business strategies must include everything digital. Who will be the agent of change in charge of the entire online business unit? Enter the Chief Digital Officer. Has the need for this role grown out of the conflict between the CIO and CMO? Is it possible these two roles will evolve and be impacted drastically before the year is up? And with such broad needs, what all should fall under the âdigitalâ purview? How will companies successfully combine all of their digital, business, marketing and technology needs? Don't miss CDO Summit 2014 held April 22-23 in the Time Warner Convention Center in New York City. CIO Talk Radio Listeners can save $500 on Registration when you enter promo code CIOTALK. Â
Guest: Scot Berkey Title: Managing Director Full Peak LLC, Former CIO Much of a person's emotional intelligence is built on their individual endeavors of self-awareness, self-assessment and self-regulation. The strongest leaders demonstrate, and are expected to contain strong emotional intelligence, but it's less of an expectation of a leader's team, and that leader's behavior doesn't necessarily trickle down. How can a leader instill a culture of "social competence" such that your team can strengthen communication, avoid conflict and engage in healthy support and collaboration? How can we make emotional intelligence part of the internal DNA?
Guest: Michael Israel Title: Senior Vice President and CIO, Six Flags Guest: Morgan Geddie Title: Associate Dean, Department Chair and Professor at California State University Chico, Recreation, Hospitality and Parks Management Department The goal of any successful hotel, casino or theme park shouldnât just be to provide their guests with a good time but to truly wow them, helping to improve guest loyalty and anticipate services before the guests know what they even need. The insights attained from Big Data and the visions behind the Internet of Things have the potential to provide visitors with an entirely personalized experience that unifies all components of their stay. So how do you go beyond mobile apps and build a travel, recreational experience that integrates all parts of the value chain and keeps guests coming back for more?
Guest: Jay Ferro Title: CIO, American Cancer Society Guest: Mark Shaver Title: VP & CIO of Joy Global Growth is a leading priority for many C-Suites, and yet many companies still struggle to make an impact. We all want market expansion, an enriching customer experience, the capability to predict consumer behavior and create flexible business models while minimizing the effect of such a volatile external environment. But what does it take to identify these opportunities for growth? What is preventing organizations from developing practical strategies and constructing support processes and systems in order to achieve their growth objectives?
Guest: Atti Riazi Title: Assistant Secretary-General & Chief Information Technology Officer at United Nations Guest: Chandra Dhandapani Title: SVP and Divisional CIO, Capital One Financial Services Division What does it take to build a strong brand? It has to provide consistency, convenience, quality and overall value. A strong brand is one that people can trust. Some departments have been successful in maintaining a consistent presence with business and their end users, but how strong is ITâs brand today? Is IT doing what it takes to listen, to deliver, to be visible and to be seen as a catalyst of real change and innovation? For those groups who have mastered this experience, how have they been able to do so consistently, and whatâs preventing others from following their lead?
Guest: Dr. John Kotter Title: Head of Research at Kotter International, Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at Harvard Business School You can't keep doing the same thing and expect a different result, and it's a hard fact that organizations are specifically designed such that they receive consistent results. But if the organization wants change, it requires a change leader who has what it takes to enable a transformation in the internal culture, earn strong executive sponsorship, restructure their organization and better align their workforce. What does it take for a leader to enable change in a dynamic age of upheaval, innovation and disruption?
Guest: Dr. Jon Gant Title: Director of the Center for Digital Inclusion, Professor at Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois Guest: John Windhausen Jr. Title: Executive Director of the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition Guest: William A. Brindley Title: Former Chief Executive Officer at NetHope, Special Advisor in the Social Sector Over five billion people, nearly two thirds of the worldâs population, are without Internet access. Attempts to bridge the gap of this Digital Divide have struggled due to poor infrastructure and an inability to generate greater commerce or quality of life. But new innovations with mobility have made it such that people can receive 3G connectivity in places without electricity. So can global Internet connectivity have the necessary gradual impact on a regionâs economy and living conditions in order to see a significant change? How are governments, the commercial sector and non-profits joining hands to contribute to this cause, and how can working on this help solve the impoverished worldâs other priorities?
Guest: Bob Baskerville Title: Chief Information Officer, Scripps Networks Interactive Guest: Kathy Edwards, Ph.D. Title: Senior Lecturer Department of Management, University of Texas, McCombs Business School Kids say the darnedest things. If you took your son or daughter into your office, what questions might they ask? They would ask the simplest questions about why you do what you do, what each tool does and how you go about each process. Would you have good answers for him or her? We often don't stop to ask the fundamental questions that would challenge the status quo. We're too focused on the strategy and the visionary end goal to ask the basics first or to find the waste in what we're doing. So what would it take to build leaders and an entire organization that thought this way?
Guest: Larry Biagini Title: Chief Technology and Security Officer, GE Traditionally, cloud has been seen as having major security vulnerabilities. Is it now possible to ensure that corporate and customer data is protected when used over public and private cloud services? What new security policies and architectures actually take advantage of cloud delivery in order to increase the levels of security?
Guest: Debbie Simkins Title: Associate Vice President, Office of the CIO for Molina Healthcare, Inc. Guest: James H. Sills, III Title: Cabinet Secretary and Chief Information Officer, State of Delaware When IT teams try to rationalize which project to invest in, where to appropriately allocate IT spend and how to respond as business constantly changes, the process put in place is often over-engineered. We see the budget utilized ineffectively and unnecessary delays as we try to standardize everything to find a compromise where both business and staff are happy.Â It results in the team getting focused on how to execute that process rather than determine how to achieve the right outcome. How do we learn to minimize and prevent becoming a victim of the process?
Guest: Teresa Shuchart Title: Deputy Chief Information Officer, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Guest: William G. Halnon Title: Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Republic Services Inc. We aspire to do more, dream more, learn more, and become more, and for better or worse, the traditional wisdom has been that we need to accomplish more in order to get more. But for many, experience, trial and error says differently. We pile on more projects, goals and objectives and lose sight of the one unifying vision that defines us as a company and as leaders. So how can leaders learn to step back and only move forward by putting one foot in front of the other at a time? How do we avoid becoming task managers and get back to being leaders? When everyone is âleaning inâ to get ahead, does it make sense to âlean outâ for a change?
Guest: Becky Blalock Title: Former SVP & CIO, Southern Company; Author Guest: Brenda Decker Title: Chief Information Officer, State of Nebraska Part of a CIOâs job is to instill confidence in your team that youâve got everyoneâs back. Demonstrating that you know whatâs important to your team and to your business can go a long way toward building productivity, connectivity and a willingness to ascend and grow within the organization. But a leader canât make someone confident, only help people find their confidence. What are the principles to investing in your employees? How do you build that platform of risk-taking and opportunity for your team to stand on?
Guest: Wayne Shurts Title: Executive VP & Chief Technology Officer, Sysco Cloud Computing, Big Data and mobility arguably share similar intrinsic features such as distribution, and geographical dispersion. How can you utilize these common intrinsic features to invite Big Data and mobility into your organization, leveraging an existing cloud infrastructure, at a low risk, low cost and with high resilience to meet changing business demands?
Guest: Fawn Germer Title: Global Leadership Speaker, Bestselling Oprah Author and Women's Leadership Expert Guest: Janet Sherlock Title: Chief Information Officer, Carter's, Inc. We want to be able to promote gender equality within IT just as the world has done so within other industries. Numbers suggest that fewer women entering into science, technology, engineering or math fields that might lead to a leadership role in technology. So it remains important that we identify the state of women in IT and business, whatâs causing the disparity between men and women and how we get to an ultimately level playing field. How are organizations prioritizing the recruitment and education of women in the technology field? How are existing leaders making the case that a role in IT can help women to achieve their wants, needs and dreams?
Guest: Peter Weis Title: VP & Chief Information Officer, Matson Navigation Company, Inc. Guest: William Swislow Title: Senior Vice President, Product & Chief Information Officer, Cars.com Technology moves quickly. This time 12 months ago when everyone was raving about Big Data, virtual private clouds and In-Memory computing, adoption (or even disillusionment) of cloud, mobility, BYOD and more had started to hit a high. Now itâs time once again to strategize new approaches to these technologies, and this next wave of possibilities to hit IT stand to be as disruptive as ever. How will smart machines, the Internet of Everything and personal cloud be game changers? What will an ever expanding digital revolution mean for the enterprise? What else can we predict and plan for the year ahead?