The CIO Whisperers

The CIO Whisperers

Now more than ever CIOs play an increasingly pivotal role in building a digital-savvy culture and driving business strategy. Dan Roberts, considered one of the best-connected thought leaders in the CIO space, invites you to join him for the CIO Whisperers Podcast series. Get a front-row seat to hear his candid conversations with some of the world’s most successful technology executives as they share the secret sauce and experiences that shaped their leadership philosophies and amazing career journeys.As he does in his books “Unleashing the Power of IT” and “Confessions of a Successful CIO,” Dan will give you an insider’s view of how the best CIOs anticipate the future, persevere through challenges, place big bets, and lead through it all with courage and poise. He’s joined by co-host David Alexander, a digital pioneer who knows how to tell raw authentic stories with relevance, impact, and high ROI. Together Dan and David will present the stories of top CIOs and digital leaders who will inspire, educate, and equip audience members in their journey of innovative leadership.

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January 14, 2022 47 min

In this episode, you’ll hear from Jennifer Hartsock. She was first drawn to technology as a career after she signed up for her first programming course as an elective in college. Fast forward to today she is now the VP and CIO of Baker Hughes an energy technology company with 54,000 employees, $20.7 Billion in revenue, and a reach of 120 Countries as a Fortune 140 organization. Jen received the Super Global ORBIE award put on by ou...

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In this episode of CIO Whisperers you will be introduced to Ken Spangler, who is the Executive Vice President IT - CIO Global Ops Co Technologies: Express, Ground, Freight, Logistics at FedEx. He shares some key learnings around innovation and always having a learning mindset.  Whilst utilizing technology and innovation to inform and build a business strategy, he also reflects on the importance of company culture and bringing top-d...

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Welcome to the final 2021 episode of the CIO Whisperers Podcast which has been heard across 47 countries and 1,000+ cities. In this unique episode, you will be encouraged, inspired, and set up for health and success in 2022.
 
Our featured guest joining host Dan Roberts today is equally comfortable leading a global technology organization. This special guest wears a plethora of hats including global CIO, board member, endurance a...

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Today we are excited to feature Mark Brooks, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Centene Corporation, a Fortune 24, $125 billion dollar company with 68,000 employees. Centene is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise with the core philosophy that healthcare is best delivered locally. They are the #1 carrier in the Health Insurance Marketplace, serving 1 in 15 Americans across all 50 states.

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Join Dan as he discusses leadership, career opportunities, and how to make it in the world of IT with this week’s guest Michelle Greene. Michelle is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Cardinal Health, multinational healthcare, and pharmaceutical company. After working in IT and business for over two decades, Michelle is an experienced leader who is known for her “Michelle-isms,” including “the land...

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For Mary Gendron,  Senior Vice President and CIO at Qualcomm, communication is everything. When she’s not working tirelessly at Qualcomm to transform how the world connects, Mary is a gifted public speaker. So, what’s her secret technique for engaging the room? The power of the pause: give people time to process their thoughts and come up with questions after you’re done speaking. Join Dan Roberts and Mary as they chat about the im...

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The car retail industry is an over trillion-dollar marketplace, and CarMax sits comfortably at the top when it comes to used cars. How do they remain successful? According to their Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Officer Shamim Mohammad, it’s all about focusing on the customers and bringing integrity and honesty to the industry. When Shamim says “people first,” he doesn’t just mean customers. CarMax’s ...

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In our next episode on the CIO Whisperers podcast you'll hear from Danielle Brown, SVP and CIO at Whirlpool Corporation. In 2020, the company reported approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers. Join the conversation as she shares insights on maintaining company and personal values, the “learn, do, teach” mindset, and keys to successful networking. She’s bold...

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Leading IT in one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world is no small feat, but Jim Swanson stays grounded in the mission of Johnson & Johnson Technology: transforming the trajectory of human health by unlocking the power of people, technology, and insights. Jim believes in the power of integrating technology into the business foundation of the company, rather than keeping it separate; every part of the company is ...

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This week, Dan Roberts sits down with Melanie Kalmar, Corporate Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Digital Officer at Dow, a Fortune 82 company with $39 billion in revenue. Melanie’s vision for the future of IT at Dow is simple: changing the narrative and becoming a digital company in all aspects. When asked about her IT team, she says that all 36,000 employees are really her team, as IT and technology touches eve...

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Welcome to the inaugural episode of the CIO Whisperers podcast, we are delighted that you are here this week to listen to Ted Colbert, a brilliant public speaker, leader, former CIO at Boeing, and current CEO of Boeing Global Services. Before joining Boeing and leading the rebranding of their IT department, Ted worked at Ford for over 10 years. In addition to being a great leader, Ted is known for being kind, humble, and for truly ...

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Welcome to the CIO Whisperers Podcast with your host Dan Roberts and Co-Host David Alexander. This is your front-row seat to hear candid conversations with some of the world’s most successful technology executives as they share the secret sauce and experiences that shaped their leadership philosophies and amazing career journeys.

In this short trailer episode, you will hear from 4 of our inaugural guests:

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