Tech Titans Talk: The IDG Enterprise Interview Series

In the IDG Enterprise Interview Series, you'll hear from technology CIOs and CEOs on today's burgeoning trends, ongoing headaches and upcoming product plans. Check out this informative series from IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant and his team of editors.


Wed, August 14, 2013

CIO


How Delphi's CIO Drives Innovation, Change and Revenue With IT
Delphi CIO Tim McCabe discusses how he navigated the auto-parts maker through times of major financial struggle and how, as a result, IT has become a driver of revenue. McCabe also explores why CIOs and IT leaders need to be more knowledgeable about their businesses and what the future of offshoring and out-tasking looks like.

eBay's CIO Succeeds by Innovating and 'Connecting the Dots'
eBay CIO Scott Seese says he and his team are using technology and innovation to drive the company's mission of connected commerce. He explains how the ecommerce giant taps into the power of social and mobile to help customers find and purchase exactly what they seek from among millions of sellers. Seese also discusses his strategy for success and why it's important to connect the dots.

Bank of America CIO Says Simplification and Risk Reduction Are Keys to IT Success
Bank of America's Catherine Bessant talks about the advantages, and challenges, of being a non-technologist leading IT, as well as the lessons she's learned in navigating the company's super-sized acquisitions. Bessant also talks about her team's bold plan to simplify dramatically the IT environment, as well as reduce risk through design, aggressive training and more.

How IT Innovation and Mobility Empower Unilever
Rod Hefford, CIO for Global Customer Development and Supply Chain at Unilever, discusses they key goals of their Compass strategy, how IT is organized to drive innovation globally. Hefford also explains how mobility is empowering Unilever to respond to changing market conditions and customer needs, and is fostering a virtuous cycle of improvement.

HBO's CIO Airs Strategies for IT Success and Developing Next-Gen IT Leaders
HBO CIO Michael Gabriel explains why it's imperative for CIOs to understand how their businesses and customers are changing. He also explains why professional development is critical to IT success and shares his views on how business, academia and government need to work together to build strong job growth and develop the next generation of IT leaders.

Kaiser Permanente's CIO Aims to Make Healthcare More Delightful
Kaiser Permanente CIO Philip Fasano discusses how the electronic records 'bet' has paid off and how social and mobile technologies will advance the effort. He also offers advice on making big tech projects successful, how to encourage innovation, what it means for CIOs to be the 'CEO' of their organizations and why healthcare provider should be in the business of delighting customers and patients.

Chevron's CIO Talks Transformation and Why IT Leaders Should Smile
In the latest installment of the CIO Interview Series, Louie Ehrlich, CIO and president of Chevron Information Technology Company, talks about the most important things he's learned leading a giant, global IT team through massive change. His answers may sound simple, but they're hard- won lessons for Ehrlich, the top tech executive for the nearly $250 billion energy company, whose transformation effort has yielded the better part of a billion dollars in payback for Chevron.

CIO Ensures Western Union Is Wired for the Future
In the latest installment of the IDG Enterprise CIO Interview Series, Western Union's John Dick talks about how his team is helping the company capture the opportunities that mobility and social networking offer. Dick also discusses how he re-architected his organization to keep IT at the center of Western Union's evolution and talks about the evolving role of the CIO in business transformation.

How IT Helped Shape UL's New Business Strategy
Underwriters Laboratories' CIO Christian Anschuetz discusses UL's recent transformation from a non-profit to a for-profit organization and how IT shaped and supported that change. He weighs in on the consumerization of IT, offers advice for CIOs, explains why 'big data' without 'big discretion' will lead to 'big failure,' and more.

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VMware CEO Talks Software-Defined Data Centers, OpenStack and Dueling Amazon
As a top executive at Intel and EMC, Pat Gelsinger helped build the data centers of today. Now, as CEO of VMware, he's promising to deliver the data centers of tomorrow.

Good Technology CEO Puts Focus on the Data, Not the Device
Good Technology has become one the leaders in mobile management, amassing more than 4,000 customers, including many in government and highly regulated industries.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions Chief: 'We Build Infrastructure at Scale'
In the battle for the next generation of enterprise IT, John Stratton carries a lot of weapons. Stratton is president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions, the nearly $30 billion unit formed just over a year ago to deliver networking, cloud, mobility, managed security, telematics and a host of other services in a more coordinated fashion for Verizon's top enterprise buyers. Building on a traditionally strong base of wired and wireless network services, Verizon Enterprise also blends in acquired assets like cloud hosting company Terremark, security company Cybertrust and Hughes Telematics.

Citrix: What Kind of Company is it Anyway?
Citrix is many different things to many people. It's a cloud company, it's a virtualization player, it's a mobile technologies vendor and it's a collaboration products provider. But according to Mark Templeton, Citrix CEO since 2001, all of that blends together and fits with where enterprise IT shops are headed.

Juniper CEO Johnson Talks Software, the Company's Recent Challenges and Key Future Directions
Juniper Networks had a challenging 2012 as new product cycles were slow to take hold and global economic conditions took a toll on sales. The company also undertook a restructuring that saw 500 positions cut and the departure of four executive vice presidents. As the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company looks to re-energize its business, particularly with an eye towards enterprises and data centers, CEO Kevin Johnson shared his lessons learned in leading Juniper since 2008, as well as what's ahead for the company in a discussion with IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant and Network World Managing Editor Jim Duffy.

Cloudera CEO Says They're Taking Hadoop Beyond MapReduce
In an exclusive interview, the voluble CEO of Cloudera, Mike Olson, holds forth on the company's new Impala project and the boundless potential of Hadoop.

Virtual Instruments CEO: We'the Bridge Between Physical and Virtual
John Thompson, former Symantec CEO, explains why the company he now heads offers a better way to manage the performance of cloud infrastructure.

CDW's CEO Discusses Cloud Apps and Reshaping IT
In this installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, CDW CEO Thomas Richards spoke with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about how CDW is expanding its strategic services offering, and how mobility and consumerization are expanding growth opportunities for the company. He also talked about the rollout of Windows 8 and the Surface tablet, and why CDW is in an ideal position to capitalize on the big changes reshaping IT.

Red Hat CEO: We're the Cloud Leader -- With Linux
In this installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, Whitehurst talked with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about the changing competitive landscape in enterprise software and explained why VMware is now Red Hat's closest rival. He also talked about how Microsoft's transitions to the cloud and a new-generation operating system will benefit Red Hat. Whitehurst also explored why many IT leaders have a fundamentally flawed view of Red Hat's strategy and how his time as an executive with Delta Airlines made him a better tech company CEO.

Webroot's Big Cloud Gamble
CEO Dick Williams on the company's move to SaaS and competing for enterprise customers.

CEOs Talk About Outsourcing, Customers, Mobility, Big Data and So Much More
In a recent series of interviews, IDG Enterprises's chief content officer, John Gallant, spoke with several CEOs about a wide range of current challenges facing top tech executives. Some put the customer first, and some decidedly do not.

Egenera CEO Stresses Openness in Competing with "Cisco, Cisco, Cisco"
Egenera CEO Pete Manca says the company was 10 years ahead of its time in targeting the converged data center infrastructure, but its smooth transition from a hardware-focused company to a software-oriented one in recent years has enabled it to stay in the thick of what's now a booming market pursued aggressively by Cisco, HP and others. As part of our ongoing IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, IDGE Chief Content Officer John Gallant spoke recently with Manca about Egenera's strategic shift, its partners and competitors, and a big new product announcement.

HCL CEO Vineet Nayar: Outsourcing is Dead, and There's Nothing Innovative in Cloud Technology
The customer always comes first. Except when it comes to HCL, the $6 billion Indian outsourcing make that co-sourcing giant led by CEO Vineet Nayar, who literally wrote the book on a philosophy known as "employees first, customer second." In this latest installment of our CEO Interview Series, Nayar spoke with IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant about how that philosophy is fueling HCL's rapid growth and why more CIOs ought to consider adopting it.

SAP co-CEO Bill Mcdermott Explains its Five-Market Focus
If you think SAP equals ERP, Bill McDermott would like a few minutes to set you straight about the 2012 version of the software giant, which he claims is in the midst of "an intellectual renewal." McDermott has been co-CEO -- along with Jim Hagemann Snabe -- of SAP since 2010 and has helped broaden the company's strategy beyond traditional applications and analytics to the cloud, mobile, Big Data and a bet-the-business focus on real-time computing with the HANA in-memory database at the forefront.

NetApp's Tom Georgens: How We Got Big, Stayed Nimble, and View Storage Today
In an exclusive interview, NetApp CEO Tom Georgens talks about virtualization, the private cloud, and how his company defines big data.

How Intuit Liberated IT to Embrace Mobile, Social and the Cloud
Intuit CEO Brad Smith has deftly steered what was once only a shrink-wrap software company into the cloud and mobile worlds and has led a re-engineering of Intuit's IT organization into a customer-focused, driver of innovation and value.

Andrew Miller: Polycom Will Drive the Next Era of Collaboration
In an exclusive interview, Polycom CEO Andrew Miller talks about the impact of mobility on the visual communications market and about Polycom's move to the cloud.

CA Technologies CEO: Doing What the Customer Needs
As part of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, William McCracken, chief executive officer of CA Technologies, spoke at the recent CA World conference to IDGE Chief Content Officer John Gallant about how the concept of 'business service innovation' is driving CA's business.

Q&A: Nimsoft CEO Chris O'Malley Touts New 'Supply Chain of IT'
Systems monitoring and management may be headed to the cloud as management-as-a-service. Nimsoft CEO Chris O'Malley explains what that means and how it will affect IT in this Q&A -- part of the ongoing IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series.

Enterasys CEO: Total Cost of Ownership Sets Us Apart
How's this for a challenge? The CEO dies suddenly and you're tabbed to take his place -- on the heels of your network infrastructure company entering into a major new strategic partnership and in the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Oh, did I mention your competition includes some companies named Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard and Juniper Networks, among others?

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