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 Ty Tastepe, CIO at Cedar Fair Entertainment
Podcast

CIO Leadership Live with Ty Tastepe, CIO at Cedar Fair Entertainment

Ty Tastepe, CIO at Cedar Fair Entertainment, joins host Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss digitizing guest experiences, data-driven pricing decisions, innovation partnerships and more.
November 30, 2022
CIO Leadership Live with Ivneet Kaur, Chief Technology Officer at Silicon Valley Bank
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CIO Leadership Live with Ivneet Kaur, Chief Technology Officer at Silicon Valley Bank

Ivneet Kaur, Chief Technology Officer at Silicon Valley Bank, joins host Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss the evolving digital customer experience, secure cloud migrations, agile-first, API-first strategies, competing for tech talent and more.
November 9, 2022
U.S. Bank’s Dilip Venkatachari on the explosive growth in digital services
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U.S. Bank’s Dilip Venkatachari on the explosive growth in digital services

Dilip Venkatachari, Global Chief Information and Technology Officer at U.S. Bank, joins host Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss the explosive growth in digital services, mapping new customer journeys, critical upskilling needs and more.
October 26, 2022
The Hartford’s Deepa Soni on customer-centric value streams
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The Hartford’s Deepa Soni on customer-centric value streams

Deepa Soni, CIO at The Hartford, joins host Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss the tech-enabled future of insurance, customer-centric value streams, leveraging data-led strategies and more.
October 11, 2022
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
Podcast

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
Interview

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
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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: u201cTake the time to understand what your value is within your ecosystem.u201d
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
Interview

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