Maryfran Johnson

Maryfran Johnson

Columnist

Maryfran Johnson is the host of CIO.com’s CIO Leadership Live video show and former Editor in Chief of CIO magazine and Events. Contact her at maryfran@mfj.media.

Articles by Maryfran Johnson

CIO Leadership Live with Tim Martin, CTO at Audible
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CIO Leadership Live with Tim Martin, CTO at Audible

Tim Martin, CTO at Audible, joins host Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss business resiliency, digital media competition, customer behavior pivots and more.
September 14, 2022
Networking 101: Cultivate your weakest links
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Networking 101: Cultivate your weakest links

Your closest contacts won’t expand your opportunities in the way people outside your network can, says Athena Alliance CEO Coco Brown.
July 29, 2022
Novanta CIO Sarah Betadam on the CIO-CEO relationship
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Novanta CIO Sarah Betadam on the CIO-CEO relationship

Sarah Betadam, CIO at Novanta, joins host Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss CIO-CEO relationships, business/IT partnerships, servant leadership, agile mindsets vs. methodologies and more.
July 28, 2022
Elevance Health Global CIO Anil Bhatt on using AI in predictive healthcare
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Elevance Health Global CIO Anil Bhatt on using AI in predictive healthcare

Anil Bhatt, Global Chief Information Officer at Elevance Health, joins host Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss using AI in predictive healthcare, blockchain collaborations, the future of digital healthcare, global innovation trends and more.
July 12, 2022
Building better IT leaders, one engagement at a time
Interview

Building better IT leaders, one engagement at a time

CIOs-turned-executive coaches Jim Rinaldi and Jim DiMarzio share their hard-earned advice for aspiring CIOs looking to advance their careers and grow as leaders.
July 11, 2022
4 stories all CIOs should be able to tell
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4 stories all CIOs should be able to tell

The stories that leaders need to tell fall into four broad categories: personal stories, customer success stories, employee-values-in-action stories, and perspective stories. Here's why they're effective tools for establishing personal connection.
July 2, 2022
CIO Ken Grady and Leadership Coach Seth Rigoletti on making work more human
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CIO Ken Grady and Leadership Coach Seth Rigoletti on making work more human

Ken Grady, CIO at IDEXX, and Seth Rigoletti, Leadership Coach at Valico Group, join host Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss making work more human, bridging IT generational gaps, lightbulb leadership moments, reframing change management and more.
June 27, 2022
How to find the best resume writing service for you
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How to find the best resume writing service for you

If you’ve been putting off updating your resume and LinkedIn profile, now’s the time to take it in hand. Getting professional help is the first step for busy executives.
June 18, 2022
Whirlpool’s Danielle Brown on personalizing online customer experiences
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Whirlpool’s Danielle Brown on personalizing online customer experiences

Danielle Brown, CIO at Whirlpool Corp., joins host Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss advancing product features via sensor data, accelerating digital twin strategies, reinventing supply chain dynamics and more. This episode is sponsored by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. Learn more at FairfaxCountyEDA.Org.
June 13, 2022
Precision Medicine Group’s Michael Stoeckert on IT healthcare ecosystems
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Precision Medicine Group’s Michael Stoeckert on IT healthcare ecosystems

Michael Stoeckert, Global CIO, Precision Medicine Group, joins host Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss servant leadership culture, employee experience focus, global diversity efforts, IT healthcare ecosystems and more. This episode is sponsored by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. Learn more at FairfaxCountyEDA.Org.
May 18, 2022
Why retail CIOs are trending up in the C-Suite
Interview

Why retail CIOs are trending up in the C-Suite

For two decades, Cathy Hotka has worked tirelessly helping retail CIOs advance their careers. Her best advice: “Take the time to understand what your value is within your ecosystem.”
May 9, 2022
Marsh McLennan’s CIO Paul Beswick on fostering IT velocity
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Marsh McLennan’s CIO Paul Beswick on fostering IT velocity

Paul Beswick, CIO at Marsh McLennan, joins host Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss fostering IT velocity, business process focus, the entry-level recruiting surge, development COE, delivering the future with IT and more. This episode is sponsored by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. Learn more at FairfaxCountyEDA.Org.
May 4, 2022
Eash Sundaram on future-proofing your CIO career
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Eash Sundaram on future-proofing your CIO career

CIO-turned-VC tech investor Eash Sundaram shares insights on the roles a CIO is well-positioned to play as an investor and a startup accelerator.
April 30, 2022
Future-proofing your career
Interview

Future-proofing your career

CIO-turned-VC tech investor Eash Sundaram shares insights on the roles a CIO is well-positioned to play as an investor and a startup accelerator.
April 28, 2022
Daphne Jones: Envision a new career destiny
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Daphne Jones: Envision a new career destiny

The board director and former CIO knows a thing or two about transformation. Her advice to IT leaders looking to improve their career trajectory: “Approach it like a business problem” and take steps to improve your product.
April 23, 2022
University of Miami Health System’s CIO David Reis on high-touch digital healthcare
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University of Miami Health System’s CIO David Reis on high-touch digital healthcare

David Reis, Vice President & CIO at the University of Miami Health System, joins host Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss high-touch digital healthcare, disrupting IT cost models, flexible sourcing, re-recruiting tech talent and more. This episode is sponsored by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. Learn more at FairfaxCountyEDA.Org.
April 20, 2022
CIO Leadership Live with Ken Spangler, Executive Vice President of IT and CIO, FedEx
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CIO Leadership Live with Ken Spangler, Executive Vice President of IT and CIO, FedEx

Episode sponsored by Fairfax County Economic Development Authority: Ken Spangler, Executive Vice President of IT and CIO of Global OpCo Technologies at FedEx, joins host Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss digital acceleration, business agility and more. This episode is sponsored by Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. Learn more at FairfaxCountyEDA.Org.
April 4, 2022
Paul Martin: CIOs don’t retire, they go work on boards
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Paul Martin: CIOs don’t retire, they go work on boards

The retired CIO and member of four public company boards knows firsthand the value of technology expertise to corporate boards. Here, he shares an insider’s view from the other side of the boardroom table.
March 25, 2022
CIO Leadership Live with Ralph Loura, Senior Vice President IT, CIO, Lumentum
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CIO Leadership Live with Ralph Loura, Senior Vice President IT, CIO, Lumentum

Ralph Loura, Senior Vice President IT, CIO at Lumentum, joins host Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss sustainable IT, global supply challenges, crowd-sourcing IT innovation, simplifying through AI/ML, rethinking IT budgeting and more.
March 21, 2022