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

Daphne Jones: Envision a new career destiny
Interview

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
Podcast

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
Interview

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 insideru2019s view from the other side of the boardroom table.
March 25, 2022
CIO Leadership Live with Ralph Loura, Senior Vice President IT, CIO, Lumentum
Podcast

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
The rule of 30: The metric your job search needs
Interview

The rule of 30: The metric your job search needs

How many people would recommend you for a CIO job? If itu2019s not at least 30 power brokers, you have more relationships to grow, says executive recruiter Kristen Lamoreaux.
March 11, 2022
CIO Leadership Live with Matt Mehlbrech, Vice President of Information
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CIO Leadership Live with Matt Mehlbrech, Vice President of Information

Matt Mehlbrech, Vice President of Information Technology at CoorsTek, Inc., joins host Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss IT leadership, business strategy, the latest technologies and more.
March 7, 2022
Two principles for delivering powerful presentations
Interview

Two principles for delivering powerful presentations

A common mistake people make with PowerPoint presentations is letting the screen tell the story, says CIO Hall of Fame member and professional lecturer Steve Rubinow. His advice: hone your storytelling skills by ditching the PowerPoint slides and engaging with your audience.
February 26, 2022
CIO Leadership Live with Vishal Gupta, CTO, CIO & SVP, Lexmark
Podcast

CIO Leadership Live with Vishal Gupta, CTO, CIO & SVP, Lexmark

Vishal Gupta, CTO, CIO & SVP at Lexmark, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss IT talent war strategies, connected technologies, IoT, hybrid cloud, the impact of AI, the expanding role of the CIO and more.
February 23, 2022
IDEXX CIO Ken Grady: Why you need to be a commercial CIO
Interview

IDEXX CIO Ken Grady: Why you need to be a commercial CIO

The CIO role is the only IT job where you’re not being hired by someone in IT, says IDEXX CIO, Ken Grady. That career-changing realization pushed him towards a more collaborative relationship with his peers in sales and marketing.
February 12, 2022
CIO Leadership Live with Scott Case, CIO, Truist
Podcast

CIO Leadership Live with Scott Case, CIO, Truist

Scott Case, CIO at Truist, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss transforming digital business, best-of-breed IT, cyber resilience strategies, hybrid work lessons, the evolving CIO role and more.
February 8, 2022
CIO Leadership Live with André Mendes, CIO, U.S. Department of Commerce
Podcast

CIO Leadership Live with André Mendes, CIO, U.S. Department of Commerce

André Mendes, CIO at the U.S. Department of Commerce, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss battling cyber risk, advancing AI success, hybrid work challenges and more.
January 26, 2022
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Sujan Turlapaty, SVP & CIO at Optiv
Podcast

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Sujan Turlapaty, SVP & CIO at Optiv

Sujan Turlapaty, SVP & CIO at Optiv, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They will discuss digitizing the client journey, data-driven innovation, co-creating business solutions and more.
December 1, 2021
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with John Wilson, VP, CIO & CSO at MITRE
Podcast

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with John Wilson, VP, CIO & CSO at MITRE

John Wilson, VP, CIO & CSO at MITRE, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They will discuss zero trust, phishing as a service, connected hybrid environments and more. This episode is sponsored by Palo Alto Networks. Discover more at https://www.paloaltonetworks.com.
October 25, 2021
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Edward Wagoner, Digital CIO, JLL
Podcast

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Edward Wagoner, Digital CIO, JLL

Edward Wagoner, Digital CIO at JLL, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They will discuss the evolving digital/physical workplace, the new “F” word, smart buildings and more. This episode is sponsored by Tableau. Discover more at https://www.tableau.com/tableau-for-it/data-platform.
October 6, 2021
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Tony Caesar, MANA IT Head, Ericsson
Podcast

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Tony Caesar, MANA IT Head, Ericsson

Tony Caesar, MANA IT Head at Ericsson, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They will discuss the future of work, smart factory advances, virtual workplaces and more. This episode is sponsored by Tableau. Discover more at https://www.tableau.com/tableau-for-it/data-platform.
September 22, 2021
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Nicole Nitowski, CIO, National Resident Matching Program
Podcast

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Nicole Nitowski, CIO, National Resident Matching Program

Nicole Nitowski, CIO at National Resident Matching Program, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They will discuss career mapping for women IT leaders, IT contract negotiation and more. This episode is sponsored by Cisco. Discover more at newsroom.cisco.com.
July 14, 2021
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Mojgan Lefebvre, EVP, Chief Technology & Operations Officer, Travelers
Podcast

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Mojgan Lefebvre, EVP, Chief Technology & Operations Officer, Travelers

Mojgan Lefebvre, EVP and Chief Technology and Operations Officer at Travelers, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They will discuss AI in customer engagement, data culture, agile work, and more. This episode is sponsored by Cisco. Discover more at newsroom.cisco.com.
June 30, 2021
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Kiran Vankamamidi, Group VP and CIO, Driscoll’s
Podcast

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Kiran Vankamamidi, Group VP and CIO, Driscoll’s

Kiran Vankamamidi, Group VP and CIO at Driscoll's, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They will discuss hybrid work culture, touchless tech and more. This episode is sponsored by Cisco. Discover more at newsroom.cisco.com.
June 16, 2021
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Alan Cullop, SVP & CIO, DaVita
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Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Alan Cullop, SVP & CIO, DaVita

Alan Cullop, SVP & CIO at DaVita, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They discuss AI in telemedicine, return-to-office strategies and more. This episode is sponsored by Cisco. Discover more at newsroom.cisco.com.
June 2, 2021
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Russell Kaurloto, VP and CIO at Clemson University
Podcast

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Russell Kaurloto, VP and CIO at Clemson University

Russell Kaurloto, VP and CIO at Clemson University, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They will discuss the post-COVID workplace, the digital divide, diversity and more. This episode is sponsored by Cisco. Discover more at newsroom.cisco.com.
May 19, 2021
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Devon Valencia, CIO of CareSource
Podcast

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Devon Valencia, CIO of CareSource

Devon Valencia, CIO of CareSource, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They will talk about patient care innovations, evolving healthcare cost structures, post-COVID planning and more.
May 5, 2021
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Peter High, president of Metis Strategy and author
Podcast

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Peter High, president of Metis Strategy and author

Peter High, president of Metis Strategy and author, joins Maryfran Johnson for this special edition CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They will talk about lessons and advice in his new book, Getting to Nimble: How To Transform Your Company into a Digital Leader.
March 22, 2021
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Hernando Celada, CIO at ChenMed
Podcast

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Hernando Celada, CIO at ChenMed

Hernando Celada, CIO at ChenMed, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, which is jointly produced by CIO.com and the CIO Executive Council. They will discuss telehealth challenges, IT’s role in value-based healthcare and more.
March 9, 2021
For new board members, onboarding is a crash course in company culture
Boardroom Bound

For new board members, onboarding is a crash course in company culture

The process of orienting new corporate directors can involve everything from hours of executive meetings and tours of company facilities to special tutoring sessions on corporate governance. The pandemic altered the pace of onboarding with some surprising results.
March 9, 2021
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Justin Kershaw, CIO, Cargill
Podcast

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Justin Kershaw, CIO, Cargill

Justin Kershaw, CIO, Cargill, 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 supply chain disruptions, blockchain, cyber risk and more.
February 3, 2021
The new data challenge: Raising your company’s ESG IQ
Boardroom Bound

The new data challenge: Raising your company’s ESG IQ

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are now a top board concern, with employees and investors alike expecting companies to take an active role in improving society. CIOs have an opportunity to flex their data management expertise, serving as a trusted advisor on the quality and value of ESG data.
January 28, 2021
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Lisa Davis, CIO, Blue Shield of California
Podcast

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Lisa Davis, CIO, Blue Shield of California

Lisa Davis, CIO at Blue Shield of California, 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 virtual CIO leadership lessons, the pandemic’s impact on telehealth and more.
December 9, 2020
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Steve Haindl, CIO, Holman Automotive
Podcast

Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Steve Haindl, CIO, Holman Automotive

Steve Haindl, CIO at Holman Automotive, 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 connected cars, pivoting tech to online customers, creating a learning culture and more.
November 4, 2020
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Shamim Mohammad, CI/TO, CarMax
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Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Shamim Mohammad, CI/TO, CarMax

Shamim Mohammad, CI/TO at CarMax, 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 accelerating an omnichannel business, hiring during a pandemic, adapting to new customer mindsets and more.
September 16, 2020
CIO Leadership Live with Vipin Gupta, CIO, Toyota Financial Services
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CIO Leadership Live with Vipin Gupta, CIO, Toyota Financial Services

Vipin Gupta, CIO at Toyota Financial Services, 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 reimagining IT budgets, accelerating digital transformation and more.
August 17, 2020
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Thomas McKee, Jr., VP and CIO at Kennametal
Podcast

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, mixed-reality devices, talent sourcing strategies and more.
August 5, 2020
CIO Leadership Live with Darren Ash, assistant CIO, USDA, Farm Production
Podcast

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 discuss RPA, post-COVID-19 planning, edge computing and more.
July 23, 2020
Building board diversity
Boardroom Bound

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.
July 16, 2020
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Stuart Kippelman, CIO, Parsons
Podcast

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 strategies, DevOps-style IT models and more.
July 8, 2020
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Nathan Rogers, SVP/CIO, SAIC
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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 initiatives.
June 10, 2020