Maryfran Johnson

Contributing writer

An award-winning journalist, technology conference moderator and editorial executive, Maryfran Johnson is the host of CIO.com’s CIO Leadership Live video show and former Editor in Chief of CIO magazine and Events. In addition to writing extensively about IT strategy and business transformation for IDG publications, Maryfran also served in 2016-2017 as an adjunct researcher for International Data Corp.’s IT Executive Programs. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from The Ohio State University's Kiplinger Program and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. Prior to joining IDG, she spent 10 years as a reporter at daily newspapers in Florida, Washington State and Ohio.

Randy Gaboriault, SVP and CIO, Christiana Care Health System

Podcast Episode 30: Listen now as Randy Gaboriault, SVP, Innovation and Strategic Development and CIO at Christiana Care Health System, and host Maryfran Johnson discuss digitizing healthcare supply chains, VR in healthcare and more.

Rob Galvin, CTO for The Port Authority of NY and NJ

Episode 29: Rob Galvin, CTO for The Port Authority of NY and NJ, and host Maryfran Johnson sit down to discuss digital passports, the impact of autonomous vehicles, IT/OT convergence and more.

Upinder Phanda, CIO of Unisys

Episode 28: Upinder Phanda, CIO at Unisys, and host Maryfran Johnson sit down to discuss IT strategy, leadership, workforce development and much more.

Julie Ouska, CIO/VP, IT at Colorado Community College System

Episode 27: Julie Ouska, CIO/VP, IT, Colorado Community College System, and host Maryfran Johnson discuss disruption in the higher-education space, workforce development and the competitive landscape, as well as IT strategy,...

William Mayo, CIO at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Episode 26: Join host Maryfran Johnson and her guest William Mayo, CIO at Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, for a discussion about IT strategy and much more, on CIO Leadership Live.

Vipin Gupta, CIO, Toyota Financial Services

Vipin Gupta, CIO, Toyota Financial Services

Episode 25: Join host Maryfran Johnson and her guest Vipin Gupta, CIO at Toyota Financial Services for a discussion about IT’s role in a digital strategy and much more, on CIO Leadership Live.

Sarah Naqvi, EVP/CIO, HMSHost International Inc

Episode 24: Host Maryfran Johnson and her guest Sarah Naqvi, EVP/CIO at HMSHost International Inc., discuss CIOs as business strategists, IT’s role in a digital strategy and much more, on CIO Leadership Live.

Bob Fecteau, former CIO at SAIC

Episode 23: Bob Fecteau, former CIO at SAIC, and host Maryfran Johnson discuss why you should run IT like a business, how to turn IT from the department of "no" to the department of "how," and much more.

Mike Skinner, EVP and CIO at Eurpac Service

Mike Skinner, EVP and CIO at Eurpac Service

Episode 22: Mike Skinner, EVP and CIO at Eurpac Service, joins host Maryfran Johnson to discuss cybersecurity, data science skills, AI and more on this episode of CIO Leadership Live.

Kristie Grinnell, CIO & VP IT at General Dynamics Information Technology

Kristie Grinnell, CIO & VP IT at General Dynamics Information Technology

Episode 21: Kristie Grinnell, CIO & VP Information Technology & Supply Chain at General Dynamics Information Technology, and Maryfran Johnson get together to discuss the use of AI in military missions, the importance of data...

Shannon Gath, VP, Head of Technology at AMAG Pharmaceuticals

Shannon Gath, VP, Head of Technology at AMAG Pharmaceuticals

Episode 20: Shannon Gath, Head of Technology at AMAG Pharmaceuticals, joins host Maryfran Johnson to talk about gender diversity in IT, her approach to digital transformation, and the role of technology in telemedicine.

Joseph Spagnoletti, CIO at US LBM

Joseph Spagnoletti, CIO at US LBM

Episode 19: In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Joseph Spagnoletti, CIO at US LBM, about IT innovation and digital transformation.

Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO at Schneider Electric

Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO at Schneider Electric

Episode 18: In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO at Schneider Electric, about talent acquisition, Schneider Electric’s new capabilities on mobile devices, and the value of having a “healthy...

Vince Kellen, CIO, University of California at San Diego

Vince Kellen, CIO, University of California at San Diego

Episode 17: In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Vince Kellen, CIO, University of California at San Diego, about data science, cloud computing and the future of the online learning space.

Bask Iyer, CIO at VMware

Bask Iyer, CIO at VMware

Episode 16: In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Bask Iyer, CIO and EVP at VMware, and general manager of Edge Computing /IOT for Dell Technologies, about digital transformation, edge computing, talent engagement and more....

Sreelakshmi Kolli, CIO of Align Technology

Sreelakshmi Kolli, CIO of Align Technology

Episode 15: In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Sreelakshmi Kolli, CIO of Align Technology, about how the orthodontics provider is attracting top IT talent and using emerging technologies such as blockchain and 3D...

Dick Daniels, CIO of Kaiser Permanente

Dick Daniels, CIO of Kaiser Permanente

Episode 14: In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Dick Daniels, CIO of Kaiser Permanente, about the forces shaping the healthcare industry, and how the healthcare consortium is taking on the tasks of improving IT...

Cathie Kozik, CIO at PSAV

Cathie Kozik, CIO at PSAV

Episode 13: In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Cathie Kozik, senior vice president and CIO at PSAV, an events space provider, about aligning tech projects to business goals, tapping into employees for innovative ideas...

CIO Leadership Live with James Rinaldi of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab | Ep 11

CIO Leadership Live with James Rinaldi of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab | Ep 11

How the agency is opening up data silos and driving data transformation.

Douglas Blackwell, CIO, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ

Douglas Blackwell, CIO, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ

Episode 12: In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Douglas Blackwell, senior vice president and CIO at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, about digital transformation in the healthcare industry, including voice...

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