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CIOs blaze new career pathways at the top

Basking in the afterglow of their touted pandemic response, IT leaders are charting new and non-traditional career growth by embracing roles that capitalize on their business-savvy skills.

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Lexmark’s Andy Kopp on democratizing data

The printer manufacturer’s Director of Transformation Products discusses the business impact of providing data-as-a-service with’s Thor Olavsrud.


Wells Fargo lays foundation for public cloud transformation

The financial firm is poised to launch a 10-year journey to overhaul its operations around a hybrid private and public multicloud architecture powered by Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

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Cushman & Wakefield dials up property sales and services with digital twins

The commercial real estate firm’s innovation mindset positioned it well to handle a business surge driven by the pandemic.

Shamim Mohammad, chief information and technology officer, CarMax

5 questions with CarMax CITO Shamim Mohammad

Lessons learned from a career defined by disruption

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New US CIO appointments, November 2021

Congratulations to these “movers and shakers” recently hired or promoted into a new chief information officer role.

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8 tips for streamlining legacy IT

Whether for stability’s sake or to support vital business processes, most CIOs still have to retain legacy apps and infrastructure. But that doesn’t have to mean hobbling along.

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Travelers’ Mojgan Lefebvre on the future of business innovation

How will agile teams that flourished in in-person settings adapt to new ways of working and continue to advance business innovation? CIO’s Maryfran Johnson sat down with Mojgan Lefebvre, executive vice president and chief technology...

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Warner’s last mile on a long cloud journey

For more than a decade, Warner Music Group has been orchestrating an all-in cloud transformation. Its adoption of networking as a service may be the final note.

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17 IT management certifications for IT leaders

IT management requires both technical skills and the ability to lead teams, projects, and processes. These 17 certs will help you to hone and showcase your IT management bona fides.

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Getting the CIO-CFO relationship right

As IT’s stature has grown, so too has the importance of a strong CIO-CFO partnership. Executive pairs shed light on their collaborations and offer tips for success.


11 tips for selecting and implementing an ERP system

From laying the organizational groundwork to planning for the long haul, IT experts offer insights on how to make this challenging business transformation smooth and successful.

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Vanguard CIO John Marcante on the startup mentality

Leadership Live: The investment firm’s global CIO discusses how to develop a culture of innovation in a video interview with’s Maryfran Johnson.

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How to make performance reviews meaningful

These formal evaluations, in which managers assess an employee’s performance, are a great opportunity to build culture, bust bias, and bring teams together — especially in tough times.

Danielle Brown, SVP and CIO, Whirlpool Corporation

5 questions with Whirlpool’s Danielle Brown

This trailblazing CIO shares the three keys to her success and why great leaders aren’t afraid to let go of control.

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Can’t find the IT skills you need? Take a closer look at your team

Your IT employees likely possess skills and knowledge that are unused in their current roles and may make it easier for them to learn new skills. Together, these hidden and transferable skills provide a treasure trove of untapped IT...

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Evaluating technical architecture: 11 key criteria and how to apply them

Building effective IT 101: Knowing what you have is a good first step. But knowing whether what you have is what you ought to have is a different matter.

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How foresight enhances strategic planning in times of uncertainty

The future cannot be predicted, but strategic foresight enables leaders to embrace uncertainty by better understanding, anticipating, and preparing for change.

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Sponsor Podcast Palo Alto Networks

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 and the CIO Executive Council. They will discuss zero trust, phishing as a service, connected...

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Popular IT advice every CIO should ignore

Everybody has an opinion. The problem is, some opinions simply aren’t worth listening to.

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