Brendan McGowan

Manager, CIO Executive Council

Brendan McGowan is the global media bureau and client research manager for the CIO Executive Council.

How CIOs motivate their teams and foster productivity

The CIO as storyteller

The CIO as storyteller

Tech leaders from California State University, QEP Resources, and Arup share how they handle the challenge of communicating across the enterprise.

Driving digital strategy at Agero

Driving digital strategy at Agero

Bernie Gracy, chief digital officer at Agero, reveals his team’s journey from digitization to digital transformation.

Facing competing objectives, CIOs share prioritization strategies

Facing competing objectives, CIOs share prioritization strategies

Global IT leaders share the most effective ways to balance long-standing and innovative efforts.

How National Life manages organic growth from the inside out

How National Life manages organic growth from the inside out

National Life Group's CIO, Tom Anfuso, reveals how the organization -- one of the fastest-growing American life insurance companies -- is transforming in a traditionally staid industry.

 CIOs reveal their security philosophies

CIOs reveal their security philosophies

Global IT leaders describe their approaches to cybersecurity application and communication.

U.S. LBM’s culture of freedom, accountability -- and the future of work

U.S. LBM’s culture of freedom, accountability -- and the future of work

Joseph Spagnoletti, CIO at U.S. LBM, reflects on a singular organizational philosophy that accentuates agility and accountability -- while doing away with familiar trappings of corporate life.

CIOs reveal their artificial intelligence strategies

CIOs reveal their artificial intelligence strategies

Global IT leaders from MITRE Corporation, Synchrony, Humana, and Agero describe AI implementations, risks, and opportunities.

How CIOs partner with CMOs to transform customer experience

How CIOs partner with CMOs to transform customer experience

The CIOs from Adobe, Vail Resorts, Inc., and IPG Mediabrands reveal their hard-won lessons from the intersection point of marketing and technology.

IoT, Corfu and the future of research at VMware

IoT, Corfu and the future of research at VMware

VMware Chief Research Officer David Tennenhouse focuses on data-grounded insights and emerging technology to enhance the customer experience.

CIOs reveal their most essential IT financial management principles

CIOs reveal their most essential IT financial management principles

Global IT leaders from PayPal, Farmers Insurance, Qep Resources Inc., Matson, and Warburg Pincus share the most critical elements of a sound IT finance strategy.

IT entrepreneurship at MRE: The tough road from support to sales

IT entrepreneurship at MRE: The tough road from support to sales

How MRE Consulting's IT staff "jumped across the firewall," embraced entrepreneurship, and brought an internal tool to market.

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