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

Seeking opportunity in crisis, boards uphold digital growth agendas
Boardroom Bound

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 innovation.
May 28, 2020
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Anupam Khare, CIO at Oshkosh Corp.
Podcast

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 business trust and the work involved in developing a people-first culture.
May 26, 2020
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Nicholas Colisto, CIO, Avery Dennison
Podcast

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 outbreak, the business impact of the pandemic and managing the digital customer experience.
April 30, 2020
Podcast: CIO Leadership Live with Jesse Carrillo, SVP and CIO at Hines
Podcast

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 forward in the months ahead.
April 15, 2020
Episode 38: Michael Salas, SVP, CIO at SUEZ North America
Podcast

Episode 38: Michael Salas, SVP, CIO at SUEZ North America

Podcast Episode 38: Listen now as Michael Salas, SVP, Chief Information & Digital Officer at SUEZ North America, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview, to discuss IT strategy, digital transformation and more.
December 20, 2019
Episode 37: Greg Simpson, CIO of Synchrony Financial
Podcast

Episode 37: Greg Simpson, CIO of Synchrony Financial

Podcast Episode 37: Listen now as Greg Simpson, CIO of Synchrony Financial, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview. They discuss IT strategy, digital transformation and more.
December 12, 2019
Episode 36: Steven John, CIO at Aramark
Podcast

Episode 36: Steven John, CIO at Aramark

Podcast Episode 36: Listen as Steven John, CIO of Aramark, joins Maryfran Johnson for this CIO Leadership Live interview. They discuss data integration, robotics, sustainable innovation, and more.
November 25, 2019
Richard Wiedenbeck, CIO of Ameritas
Podcast

Richard Wiedenbeck, CIO of Ameritas

Podcast Episode 35: Listen now as Richard Wiedenbeck, CIO of Ameritas, and host Maryfran Johnson discuss fintech disruption, the Age of the Customer, enabling the digital business and more.
November 20, 2019
Podcast

John McGuthry, CIO at Cal Poly Pomona

Podcast Episode 34: Listen now as John McGuthry, CIO at Cal Poly Pomona, and host Maryfran Johnson discuss the CIO as chief influence officer, motivating IT to change and more.
November 6, 2019
Podcast

David Behen, CIO at La-Z-Boy

Podcast Episode 33: Listen now as David Behen, CIO at La-Z-Boy, and host Maryfran Johnson discuss IT strategy, IT talent and more.
October 21, 2019
Podcast

Scott Blandford, Chief Digital Officer, TIAA

Podcast Episode 31: Listen now as Scott Blandford, chief digital officer at TIAA, and host Maryfran Johnson discuss innovating for the “attention economy,” fintech competition, how to measure digital success and more.
August 15, 2019
Podcast

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.
July 23, 2019
Podcast

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.
July 16, 2019
Podcast

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.
July 1, 2019
Podcast

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, leadership and much more.
June 26, 2019
Podcast

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.
May 21, 2019
Vipin Gupta, CIO, Toyota Financial Services
Podcast

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.
May 7, 2019
Podcast

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.
April 3, 2019
Podcast

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.
April 3, 2019
Mike Skinner, EVP and CIO at Eurpac Service
Podcast

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.
February 28, 2019
Kristie Grinnell, CIO & VP IT at General Dynamics Information Technology
Podcast

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 governance, the benefits of cloud computing, and much more.
February 14, 2019
Shannon Gath, VP, Head of Technology at AMAG Pharmaceuticals
Podcast

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.
January 25, 2019
Joseph Spagnoletti, CIO at US LBM
Podcast

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.
January 10, 2019
Elizabeth Hackenson, CIO at Schneider Electric
Podcast

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 paranoia” about potential industry disrupters.
December 12, 2018
Vince Kellen, CIO, University of California at San Diego
Podcast

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.
November 26, 2018
Bask Iyer, CIO at VMware
Podcast

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.
October 29, 2018
Sreelakshmi Kolli, CIO of Align Technology
Podcast

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 printing to expand its market.
October 15, 2018
Dick Daniels, CIO of Kaiser Permanente
Podcast

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 productivity and accelerating development.
October 1, 2018
Cathie Kozik, CIO at PSAV
Podcast

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 and using artificial intelligence to take analytics to the next level.
September 12, 2018
Douglas Blackwell, CIO, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ
Podcast

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 enablement and cutting-edge digital tools.
June 8, 2018
Cynthia Stoddard, senior VP and CIO at Adobe
Podcast

Cynthia Stoddard, senior VP and CIO at Adobe

Episode 10: ‏In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Cynthia Stoddard, SVP and CIO at Adobe. Their hour-long conversation covers a range of topics, including IT innovation and ROI, data strategy, automation, machine learning and AI, and the new IT roles at Adobe.
May 24, 2018