In episode 72 of the Leadership Minute, Tony Uphoff shares his five top takeaways from the recent Digital CIO Summit, recommending some relevant sessions along the way (to see any of the sessions in full, sign-up for your on-demand pass here).
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01:06 — Tony’s first takeaway from the digital CIO Summit is the continued importance of embracing digital transformation. Despite the term being played out, Tony viewed nearly 20 hours of insights and advice from leading practitioners and providers, and believes most businesses are still on the journey from analog to digital. Tony recommends watching the keynote interview with Cirque du Soleil VP of IT Philippe Lalumiere and the session with Goya Foods CIO Suvajit Basu for more insights on digital transformation.
02:31 — Tony’s second takeaway is about how business technology leaders prioritize continuous innovation by cultivating environments for experimentation and creativity. He recommends watching the interviews with FedEx CIO Rob Carter and former deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat on how to operationalize innovation.
03:16 — Takeaway number three: Cybersecurity is now viewed as a business enabler, with the CIO Summit highlighting the importance of building adaptive strategies against the ever-growing threat landscape. Many CIOs and CISOs recognize this trend, and Tony recommends watching the session on cybersecurity as a business enabler with Workday‘s Sheri Rhodes practitioner-analysts Joanna Martinez, Chris Hughes, and host Bob Evans.
03:57 — Tony’s fourth takeaway is the importance of data modernization. The volume of data continues to grow exponentially; as such, CIOs must equip their organizations with the right tools and strategies to harness data’s full potential, which was a common theme throughout the event.
04:43 — The final takeaway is the need to recalibrate risk, highlighted by FedEx CIO Rob Carter’s interview with Bob Evans. Carter stresses the importance of recalibrating risk and mental models to modernize and move forward.
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