Pearl Zhu is an innovative “Corporate Global Executive” with more than 21 years of technical and business working experience in strategic planning, Information Technology, software development, ecommerce and international trading, etc. Pearl is the author of the “Digital Master” book series, over 25 books covering topics like “Digital Master – Debunk the Myth of Enterprise Digital Maturity,” “CIO Master – Unleash the Digital Potential of IT,” “Digital Agility - The Rocky Road from Doing Agile to Being Agile,” and “Digitizing Boardroom - The Multifaceted Aspects of Digital Ready Boards.”
Pearl is a digital visionary who can capture business insight, technology foresight, and perceive digital leadership and management philosophy from multi-dimensional lenses and global perspectives. She is also a forward-thinking digital leader who advocates business innovation and cultural evolution.
Pearl is a prolific blogger who creates a professional and popular blog, “Future of CIO,” which has reached the 5000-post milestone, catching 2,500,000+ views from a worldwide audience. It covers more than 59+ hot IT and management subjects such as innovation, future of leadership, IT trends, digital transformation, organizational culture and management, business strategy and execution, IT transformation, Digital Master tuning, decision effectiveness, CIO Debate, BPM, Culture Master, talent management and risk intelligence, etc.
Pearl has worked for both Fortune 100 companies to gain a variety of experiences and startup to present entrepreneur spirit. Her cross-industrial, cross-functional and cross-cultural backgrounds make her a natural strategic and creative thinker, always see the other side of the coin, also inspire her to observe deeper and broader with the fresh eyes and open mind, to become a relentless change agent, the symbol of innovation, and a forward-looking digital leader.
She holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, and she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area for 15+ years.
The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Pearl Zhu and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.
CIOs need to be more well-rounded than simply wearing the mantle of "logical" or "creative." They should be good at both, but also dedicated to developing a comprehensive innovation agenda.