A hybrid work environment is here to stay. How did you motivate and engage people and lead a team you can’t see face-to-face all the time? How did you ensure effective communication, collaboration, trust-building, and ensuring accountability? What current leadership approaches and skills you used helped or hurt as you lead your troops in the hybrid work environment? How should we develop future leaders for this new paradigm?
Rajeev Ravindran, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Ryder System
Rajeev Ravindran is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Ryder System, Inc., a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. He is a member of Ryder’s Executive... More View all posts
Rajeev Ravindran is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Ryder System, Inc., a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. He is a member of Ryder’s Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for all aspects of Ryder’s IT organization, including technology vision and strategy, operations and project management, infrastructure and software development, resource optimization, and systems development lifecycle. Prior to this position with Ryder, Mr. Ravindran was the CIO and Group Vice President at JM Enterprises, where he was with the company since 2003 and held the CIO position since 2011. With more than 20 years of IT leadership experience, Mr. Ravindran has worked in roles at various companies including Interactive Metronome, Asista.com, and AutoNation. Mr. Ravindran has a degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering from the University of Miami. Less View all posts
John Kolb, Vice President for Information Services and Technology & Chief Information Officer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
As Vice President for Information Services and Technology and Chief Information Officer, John E. Kolb provides leadership for strategic planning in the acquisition, use, and growth of Rensselaer’s campus-wide information resources, servic... More View all posts
As Vice President for Information Services and Technology and Chief Information Officer, John E. Kolb provides leadership for strategic planning in the acquisition, use, and growth of Rensselaer’s campus-wide information resources, services, and technology, to support education, research, and administrative activities. John Kolb received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Rensselaer. He is a licensed professional engineer in NYS, with a Rensselaer career spanning over 40 years. He previously served as dean, Computing and Information Services; assistant dean, Engineering; head, Core Engineering; and director, Engineering Computing Services. Kolb has taught courses in Engineering, Science, Management, and Information Technology and Web Science. He is a member of the NYSERNET.org Board; chair of the NYSERNET.net Board; co-chair, University of the State of NY Technology Policy and Practices Council; past chair of the WMHT Board and a member of the Rensselaer Newman Foundation; a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; former chair, CIO Council of the Capital Region Business-Higher Education Roundtable, former member of the Internet2 Board; former member and chair of the Board for the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology; and past recipient of the Boeing Outstanding Engineering Educator Award. Kolb was instrumental in attracting and implementing three generations of supercomputers housed in the Center for Computational Innovations (CCI), and was the PI for the NYS High Performance Computing Consortium (HPCNY). He has established supercomputing solutions for industry and academia, with AiMOS, an 8 PetaFLOP system, and Watson, a cognitive computing platform, all housed in the Center for Computational Innovations, and focused on research with artificial intelligence. Mr. Kolb is currently working with teams from Rensselaer and IBM developing research in areas of Cognitive Immersive Systems, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, and Cybersecurity. Less View all posts