Today we have Kim Weins joining us. Kim is the Vice President of Cloud Strategy at Flexera. She has spent her career focusing on cloud computing and spend optimization in IT and knows how this evolving software will impact businesses as it advances. Kim discusses the Flexera 2020 State of the Cloud Report. Kim also shares strategies that companies can use to manage multi-clouds and find and remove cloud waste.
On our kick-off episode for season two we have a wonderful guest with us today, Ralph Loura. Ralph is the SVP and CIO at Lumentum. He has over 25 years of experience as an IT leader.
It’s no secret that the role of the CIO has changed over the past few years, but understanding leadership transitions is what separates average CIOs from the greats. Tony Gerth, author, clinical professor and principal of ABG Executive Advisors, conducted a study on how CIOs transition into new appointments and how long it takes for them to gain mastery of the job. Gerth learned that regardless of the transition style, CIOs will experience taking charge of a new role over the course of three distinct, overlapping phases: the entry, stabilization and renewal phase.
Dr. Ken Russell knows first-hand that the responsibilities of CIOs are evolving. With decades of experience developing and implementing organizational change, the fractional CIO is not only aware that innovation has become essential for organizations, but is what CIOs will have to understand for the next generation.
Change is evident, especially in an age where technology is constantly advancing.
Although change may lead to positive advancements, increased efficiency and productivity, change itself affects those around it.