Maryfran Johnson

Contributing writer

Maryfran Johnson is the host of IDG's CIO Leadership Live video show & audio podcast, and author of the “Boardroom Bound” column series on CIO.com. The former editor-in-chief of CIO magazine & events, Maryfran is an accomplished public speaker and virtual event moderator, well known for her extensive network of CIOs and her deep knowledge of digital leadership issues. She currently serves as CEO of Maryfran Johnson Media, where she continues her work connecting senior technology executives with opportunities to expand their business leadership brands.

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Thomas McKee, Jr., VP and CIO at Kennametal

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Thomas McKee, Jr., VP and CIO at Kennametal

Thomas McKee, Jr., VP and CIO at Kennametal, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss smart factory frameworks,...

CIO Leadership Live with Darren Ash, assistant CIO, USDA, Farm Production

CIO Leadership Live with Darren Ash, assistant CIO, USDA, Farm Production

Darren Ash, assistant CIO for the USDA, Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Watch as they...

Building board diversity

Building board diversity

As corporate boards show some progress in welcoming women and people of color in the latest wave of new members, diversity trends pave the way for more tech leaders in the boardroom.

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Stuart Kippelman, CIO, Parsons

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Stuart Kippelman, CIO, Parsons

Stuart Kippelman, CIO at Parsons, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss post-COVID productivity, work-from-anywhere...

CIO Leadership Live with Brad Clay, Chief Information and Compliance Officer, Lexmark

CIO Leadership Live with Brad Clay, Chief Information and Compliance Officer, Lexmark

Brad Clay, Chief Information and Compliance Officer at Lexmark, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss transformation...

Interviewing for a board seat: 3 key differences vs. CIO jobs

Interviewing for a board seat: 3 key differences vs. CIO jobs

Cultural fit, collaborative spirit and commitment matter just as much to board directors as your tech expertise.

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Nathan Rogers, SVP/CIO, SAIC

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Nathan Rogers, SVP/CIO, SAIC

Nathan Rogers, SVP/CIO at SAIC, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss the future of work, and diversity and inclusion...

Seeking opportunity in crisis, boards uphold digital growth agendas

Seeking opportunity in crisis, boards uphold digital growth agendas

Determined to find opportunity in the COVID aftermath, boards are leaning in with more management support in addition to their usual strategic oversight. Navigating the post-pandemic world will amplify IT leadership in agility and...

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Anupam Khare, CIO at Oshkosh Corp.

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Anupam Khare, CIO at Oshkosh Corp.

Anupam Khare, CIO at Oshkosh Corp., joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen now as they discuss service desk innovations, creating...

Episode 3: Learn how to build a killer LinkedIn profile

Episode 3: Learn how to build a killer LinkedIn profile

Podcast Episode 3: Listen now as author and resume expert Brenda Bernstein helps you develop and perfect your personal brand on LinkedIn.

Executive Development: When CEOs help their CIOs prepare for board roles

Executive Development: When CEOs help their CIOs prepare for board roles

It may seem counterintuitive for CEOs to encourage (and even coach) their CIOs and senior business leaders to serve on outside boards, but doing so can deliver real business benefits.

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Michael Smith, VP & CIO, American Academy of Family Physicians

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Michael Smith, VP & CIO, American Academy of Family Physicians

Michael Smith, VP & CIO at American Academy of Family Physicians, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss the...

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Nicholas Colisto, CIO, Avery Dennison

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Nicholas Colisto, CIO, Avery Dennison

Nicholas Colisto, CIO at Avery Dennison, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. Listen as they discuss crisis management during the COVID-19...

5 key ingredients for the ideal board resume

5 key ingredients for the ideal board resume

Whether it’s a DIY rewrite of your executive CV or a professionally produced document, every board candidate needs a resume that shines.

Episode 2: Survive and thrive during the Covid-19 crisis

Episode 2: Survive and thrive during the Covid-19 crisis

Listen now as executive coach Ryan Halverson offers advice on how to manage your career (and your life) during the coronavirus pandemic and how to excel after it.

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Jesse Carrillo, SVP and CIO at Hines

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Jesse Carrillo, SVP and CIO at Hines

Listen now as Jesse Carrillo, SVP and CIO at Hines, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview. They discuss IT leadership during the coronavirus outbreak, the impact on Hines' business and Carrillo's plan for going...

Passion over profits: What nonprofit boards have to offer CIOs

Passion over profits: What nonprofit boards have to offer CIOs

Count on gaining useful experience and connections, but not the right skills to qualify for a corporate board seat.

Tech Career Ladder podcast: Start your climb to EPIC leader

Tech Career Ladder podcast: Start your climb to EPIC leader

In Insider Pro’s inaugural Tech Career Ladder podcast, Sandy Silk -- director of Information Security, Education, and Consulting at Harvard University -- joins host Maryfran Johnson to discuss what it takes to become an EPIC leader....

Briefing the board on security: Put data in the driver’s seat

Briefing the board on security: Put data in the driver’s seat

Skip the scare tactics and cultivate “tech champions” among your board directors via data-driven stories and cybersecurity scorecards.

CIO Leadership Live with Ken Piddington, VP and CIO, U.S. Silica Co.

CIO Leadership Live with Ken Piddington, VP and CIO, U.S. Silica Co.

Ken Piddington, VP and CIO at U.S. Silica Co., joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview. Listen as they discuss 100% cloud vs. legacy, running IT like a startup and more.

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