Podcast Episode 9: In this episode of CIO Leadership Live, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Jack Clare, CIO and chief strategy officer at Dunkin' Brands, about the company's mobile payment, ordering and loyalty apps, and how it's striving to improve customers' drive-through experience.
Podcast Episode 8: In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks one-on-one with Sanjay Shringarpure, CIO at E.& J. Gallo Winery, about the changing landscape of IT and innovation technologies in the agriculture industry, the challenges of recruiting talent, and more.
Podcast Episode 7: Maryfran Johnson talks with Klara Jelinkova, Rice University’s CIO, on a range of topics, including the responsibility of senior women in IT to mentor the next generation and how the university's GDPR project was an opportunity to talk with business unit leaders and stakeholders about data security and privacy.
Podcast Episode 6: Host Maryfran Johnson talks with Mojgan Lefebvre, CIO for Liberty Mutual's Global Specialty business, about how the insurance firm is leveraging the cloud, creating business-specific data strategy and getting the best from its acquisitions.
Podcast Episode 5: In this lively one-hour discussion, show host Maryfran Johnson talks with Carhartt's CIO John Hill about the evolving role of the IT leader, the quest for innovation game changers and how Carhartt tackled digital transformation by digitizing processes end-to-end.
Podcast Episode 3: In this episode, Maryfran Johnson, executive director of CIO programs and events at IDG, talks with CIO Kristin Darby of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America about IT’s critical role in the convergence of genomic advances, clinical research and digital capabilities in healthcare – and how all of that is creating a new world of connected care for patients.
Podcast Episode 2: Farmers Insurance CIO Ron Guerrier talks with host Maryfran Johnson on this episode of CIO Leadership Live. They discuss building an IT innovation ecosystem, and the impact of next-generation technologies on the insurance industry.
Podcast Episode 1: Host Maryfran Johnson talks with Chief Digital Officer Bernie Gracy of Agero – the largest provider of roadside assistance services to car makers and insurance providers across North America - about disruptive innovation, talent acquisition and more in this lively one-hour discussion.
Opinion Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of <i>CIO</i> magazine, says "our days in print are done," but our events and online offerings will continue to serve the IT leadership community.
Opinion Maryfran Johnson is impressed with the CIOs who take on additional business functions, but wonders how they they do it all without having a nervous breakdown. The answer: great teams, trusted deputies.rn
Opinion Many CIO 100 award-winning projects focus on a more personalized customer experience, says Maryfran Johnson. But these innovations also require CIOs to manage issues such as customer privacy, product design, business processes and enterprise architectures.u2029rn
Opinion CIOs must refocus IT on the external customer experience and find staffers who can handle that customer-facing role, says Maryfran Johnson.
Opinion CIOs need to provide their companies' boards of directors with regular, easily understood briefings on data security, and steer the conversation toward the familiar ground of business risk management, says Editor in Chief Maryfran Johnson.rn
Opinion The IT department isn't going to disappear, but more companies are erasing the lines and boxes of their traditional org charts, says Maryfran Johnson.
Opinion Go have a friendly chat with your best data engineer, says Editor in Chief Maryfran Johnson. Then you'll understand why the almighty algorithm merits your attention.rn
Opinion What if you could buy your way out of the IT talent crunch -- and outrun competitors with some leading-edge technology -- by acquiring a digital startup? It's a risky but exicitng idea, says Maryfran Johnson.u2029u2029u2029rn
How-To Becoming an omnichannel retailer brings new challenges as customers expect their mobile and social interactions to be increasing faster and more engaging. Top executives from Macy’s, Lowe’s and The Limited share their experiences and advice.
Opinion Our 14th Annual State of the CIO research reveals glaring disparities between what CIOs think they're delivering and what business people think they're getting from IT. CIO Editor in Chief Maryfran Johnson urges CIOs to 'mind the gap' in 2015.rn
Opinion The missteps and misfortunes of this retailer offer some classic warning signs that any enterprise would be wise to heed, says Maryfran Johnson.
Opinion There are multiple definitions of what it means to be a 'digital enterprise.' But getting there is 'the perfect stretch assignment for CIOs,' says Maryfran Johnson.
Opinion From CEOs on Twitter to companies crowdsourcing product innovations or rescuing their reputations, social media strategy is becoming a core competency for CIOs and C-suites everywhere, writes Editor in Chief Maryfran Johnson. What should your company be doing differently?
Opinion Having CIOs involved the M&A process helps them gain business skills and helps the business identify a deal's risks and rewards, says CIO magazine Editor in Chief Maryfran Johnson.
Opinion CIO magazine Editor in Chief Maryfran Johnson congratulates this year's CIO 100 and CIO Hall of Fame honorees, and takes a look at what these success stories have in common.
Opinion Today's executives can boast about their companies' tech prowess, but they also need to keep an eye on archrivals and new competitors, says Maryfran Johnson.
Opinion Facing escalating competition in the mobile payments revolution, a new CIO banks on data analytics to map out a profitable future, writes Editor in Chief Maryfran Johnson.
Opinion CIO magazine’s 13th annual State of the CIO research reveals stark contrasts between traditional CIOs who focus more on internal operations and digital CIOs who expand IT’s influence externally to work directly with customers and business colleagues.
Opinion The business world views CIOs as more tortoise than hare, but it's time to rethink that stereotype. Award-winning CIOs find that speeding up innovation and business processes yields a competitive advantage.
Opinion The weather is good for more than just small talk, says Maryfran Johnson. It's a big business, with companies like The Weather Channel and AccuWeather selling data analytics to businesses like DHL and Sears, who use weather data to make timely decisions.
Opinion Maryfran Johnson says the answer is to grow your own hybrid players, who have the rare combination of technical smarts, great communication skills and strategic thinking
Opinion This $707 billion global industry is building more intimate customer relationships by pushing the IT envelope on technologies like real-time data analysis, inventory-tracking sensors and mobile payments
Opinion The rising tide of hiring CDOs, who bring marketing, e-commerce and sales backgrounds to the C-suite, could eclipse the strategic importance of CIOs. Here's how Best Buy, Starbucks and OfficeMax are taking advtage of this new dynamic duo to bring about digital transformations.
Opinion Well-known business models (Avon, Netflix and Best Buy) are under siege, underscoring the point that IT plays a more central role than ever before in the rise and fall of almost any company.
Opinion Our annual checkup on the state of the CIO shows improvement in the leadership skills required to achieve great things for business peers and external customers, says Maryfran Johnson
Opinion CIOs tend to be good at management and problem-solving, but only a few are good at selling. We found a small, inspiring group of CIOs who are actually generating revenue for their business.
Opinion CIOs are at the center of the 'omnichannel retail' revolution, where the customer expects the same great shopping experience whether the venue is a store, website, smartphone or tablet, says CIO Editor in Chief Maryfran Johnson.
Opinion CIOs, with their 5-year average tenure, are on the low end of the spectrum when compared to the longevity of their colleagues in the C-suite. CIO magazine editor in chief Maryfran Johnson looks at why that is and how CIOs can last longer in the job
Opinion CIO magazine editor in chief Maryfran Johnson weighs in on the importance of seeking patents for IT innovation when it comes to maintaining a competitive edge and driving new business.
Opinion If you're not already working with tech startups on projects pertaining to emerging technologies, it's time to get back in the game, says CIO magazine editor in chief Maryfran Johnson.
Opinion CIOs can earn bigtime bonuses when their businesses meet financial goals. CIO magazine's editor in chief Maryfran Johnson weighs in on our exclusive research into CIO pay.
Opinion CIO magazine editor in chief Maryfran Johnson discusses some of this year's CIO 100 winners and how their projects protected companies against big risks
Opinion CIO magazine's editor in chief discusses our June 15 cover story on the CIO-CMO relationship and why, despite the potential for animosity, there is a big benefit in learning to get along.
Opinion CIO magazine Editor in Chief Maryfran Johnson considers our June 1 cover story on Equifax's new business strategy, which involves massive amounts of consumer and business data. Gen Y is at the edge of a brand new world devoid of privacy. Do they care?
Opinion CIO magazine's Editor in Chief Maryfran Johnson discusses our May 15 cover story and why CIOs are changing their outsourcing strategy to bring more IT jobs back in-house
Opinion The "big five" tech megatrends--cloud, mobile, social, consumer IT and big data--will render the CIO obsolete, or so they say. CIO magazine's editor in chief Maryfran Johnson says we've heard this before. The CIO role isn't going away, but there are new jobs you'll have to do.