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The evolving role for CIOs within digital transformation

By Tina Romeo, Senior Audience Marketing Manager, Microsoft on September 20, 2017

Filed under IT Leader

The evolving role for CIOs within digital transformation
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Jacky Wright Corporate Vice President, Microsoft

Your opportunity to grow, adapt and evolve as a CIO and CDO is the driving force behind Microsoft’s solutions. We want to empower you to lead Digital Transformation in your organization so that you can engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations, and reinvent products and business models. This includes meeting you where you are today and helping you accelerate your digital transformation by capitalizing on new solutions that include AI, IOT, data intelligence, augmented reality and smart technologies.  Join Microsoft CVP Core Services Engineering Jacky Wright as she hosts discussions with Microsoft Executives, Customers and Industry Thought leaders about how to become a Digital Leader.

The Host:  Jacky Wright is a true Digital Leader and a recognized exemplary STEM advocate within Microsoft and in the community. As CVP of Microsoft Core Services Engineering, she has created deep partnerships between IT and Product R&D to drive digital transformation at Microsoft and with customers leveraging Microsoft Azure, Power BI, Office365, and Skype for Business, among others.   She has been interviewed and has presented at many executive forums about Digital Transformation and the role of Information Technology as a strategic unit within the Organization. 

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The Digital Leader Series promotes 10-minute episodes that touch on various leaders’ experiences throughout the Digital Transformation Journey.  During these episodes, you will learn that culture change is paramount to transformation, having a growth mindset leads to innovation, that your role as a CIO needs to evolve to stay relevant, that leadership can come from anywhere in the organization, and there are various industry solutions and partners that can help expedite your digital transformation.

Watch the series teaser and join us for the following Episodes:

Episode 1: Culture Change: The key to Digital Transformation with Brad Anderson, Microsoft CVP Enterprise Mobile and Client
Are you prepared to change? What does that mean for the CIO? How do you implement a culture shift? Watch Jacky Wright interview Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President of Enterprise Client and Mobility at Microsoft where they talk about culture change and how Brad managed to change his organization to be an agile rapid environment that was not afraid to fail and learn using a Growth Mindset.

Episode 2: Leading Digital Transformation and Inclusion with Toni Townes-Whitley, Microsoft CVP Industry
Lessons that we continue to learn at Microsoft and from customers who are leading Digital Transformation become apparent in this episode. Join Jacky Wright and Toni Townes-Whitley, Corporate Vice President of WW Industry at Microsoft as they talk about Digital Leadership in Industry Sales at Microsoft and what makes a true digital leader.

Episode 3, Part I: Your Role as CIO: Now and Tomorrow with Norm Judah, Microsoft Services CTO
Where are you in your journey as a CIO? What should be your focus? How can you lead now and into tomorrow? Join Jacky Wright and Norm Judah, CTO of Microsoft Services as they talk about the evolving role of the CIO and what you need to do now to lead for tomorrow.

Episode 3, Part II: Transformation: Emerging Leadership Roles
The CIO Role isn’t the only role that is changing as Digital Transformation takes precedence.  Jacky Wright and Norm Judah continue to discuss what other roles need to evolve and how they can be leaders along this journey.


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