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CIOs of the Future: How to Help Your CEO Grow the Business

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My guest this week is Chetan Raval, an accomplished Information Technology Leader and huge proponent of AI and automation. His broad areas of expertise include IT security, technology, regulatory affairs, business acumen, finance, and business processes. Throughout his career, Chetan has held various leadership positions with organizations including Mannatech Inc., Analysts International, Cap Gemini, Sony Corporation, and Systems Plus.

Chetan has a strong background in AI, and in the interview, we discuss his success in deploying chatbots and his obsession with automation. We also talk about how to leverage partners for proof-of-concepts, and different ways to find and develop expertise.

I think that one of the things that makes this interview unique is Chetan’s perspective on how an IT Leader can help his CEO grow the business. I believe this is the question that CIOs of the future should be constantly asking themselves.

I encourage you to listen to the interview with Chetan and hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

The items we cover in this interview are:

  • Hyper growth and slow down curve and the role of the CIO
  • Innovative ways to keep the business profitable
  • The power of experience plus technical knowledge of programming language
  • AI, machine learning, chatbots
  • Success in deploying chatbots
  • Using partners for proof-of-concept
  • Ways to find expertise (slack channels, partners, Meetup.com)
  • Examples of Automation that saved human labor
  • Develop internal skills for Incentive Modelling and predictive analysis
  • How to partner with sales and marketing to provide deeper meaning for insight.

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How to Transform Your Business Through Observational Learning and Design Thinking

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My guest this week is Neil Goodrich, Director of IT at M. Holland Company. With a background in accounting, project management, and investigation, Neil’s IT work has recently been focused on building technology teams around cultures of creativity. 

At my CIO Innovation Insider events, I constantly talk to CIOs about innovation and transformation. I recently asked the group this thought-provoking question:

“How do you get your IT team to engage with the business at a higher level?”

Neil has created some amazing ways to do it through storytelling and developing empathy within the business. I also love his practical approach to finding pain points of the end user by doing ride alongs with the sales team members.

I think you will enjoy some practical ideas that Neil and I discuss in this interview. As you develop your own vision of innovation and transformation within your organization, this could be one of the puzzle pieces that you will find very useful!

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Your First 100 Days to a Quick Win BI Project – with Reggie Wilkerson

My guest this week is Reggie Wilkerson, Director of Enterprise Data Management at the State Department Federal Credit Union. Reggie’s one of the few guys that is really dominating data.

While running my CIO Innovation Insider series recently, I noticed that a lot of conversations have been around data analytics, business intelligence, data warehousing, and data visualization. Continue reading

Measure Twice, Cut Once: How a VISO Helps Make Your IT Spending More Effective

A Virtual Information Security Officer (VISO) can help make your IT dollars more effective.Typically, we’re starting with the Scoreboard because we want to measure twice and only cut once. It’s important to ask these key questions:

  • What do you have?
  • Is it working?
  • Can we use it?
  • Does it make sense?

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High Performance IT Leadership Is a Verb: Empower Yourself with a Navy Seal Mindset!

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Offense and Defense Community. 

This week my guest is Capitan Tom Chaby. Tom has been an active duty US Navy SEAL for 26 years and was a task force commander of 400 men in Iraq and Afghanistan. Retired a few years ago, he now specializes in leadership performance optimization. Tom works with sports teams and corporations that are looking to learn from his experience and his circle of influence.

In this interview, we discuss leadership and team culture from Navy SEAL’s perspective. What I find extraordinary about Tom is that most things we talk about are so transferable to you: leadership style, the way you lead and perform under pressure, and how to be a high performance leader.

For those leaders in innovation, transformation, entrepreneurship and leadership of any sort, you will love my interview with Captain Tom Chaby. I hope you receive as much benefit and value from it as I did.

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