Michelangelo saw an image in a block of marble and chiseled it out, removing the extra. While there are other reported barriers to digital transformation, Culture tops the list. Risk aversion, lack of customer-centricity, and siloed mindset are holding the organization back. How can leaders chisel out the extra to develop a conducive culture for the digital age?
Daren Hubbard, Chief Information Officer, Wayne State University
Daren Hubbard is currently Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for computing and information technology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Wayne State University is a large urban research university with the... More View all posts
Daren Hubbard is currently Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for computing and information technology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Wayne State University is a large urban research university with the largest single campus medical school in the United States. In his role as CIO, Mr. Hubbard is responsible for the university’s computing and networking facilities, datacenter operations, enterprise software applications, learning management environments, high-performance research computing, voice services, information security, and information technology support services. With over 20 years of experience in higher education leadership, Daren has expertise in application development, project management and mobile technology. He has led many successful development teams winning national recognition for several of those efforts. Mr. Hubbard and the IT organization are presently helping drive Wayne State forward to support its urban research university mission, by working with the campus to provide a superior technology experience to students, faculty, staff and other constituents. Daren is a certified project manager and holds a B.A from the University of Michigan, and an M.L.I.S. and M.B.A. both from Wayne State University. Less View all posts
Dr. Jonathan Reichental, Chief Information Officer, City of Palo Alto
For over 25 years, Dr. Jonathan Reichental has been successfully helping organizations leverage the value of information and communications technology to solve business problems, increase effectiveness, and support revenue growth. He has ex... More View all posts
For over 25 years, Dr. Jonathan Reichental has been successfully helping organizations leverage the value of information and communications technology to solve business problems, increase effectiveness, and support revenue growth. He has experience in both the private and public sectors. He spent over 15 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in a variety of technology-related roles including leading technology innovation by delivering specific expertise in emerging technologies and the impact of macro trends such as demography on organizational success. In 2016 he was named one of the top 20 most influential CIO’s in the United States. Dr. Reichental is also recognized as a global thought leader on the future of urban innovation. He is currently a multiple award-winning Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Palo Alto, focusing on modernizing the technology environment, implementing enhancements to the citywide SAP implementation, and pushing the boundaries of innovation in local government such as open data and broader civic participation through mobile devices. Under Jonathan’s leadership, Palo Alto has been named one of the top 5 digital cities in America three years in a row, including the top spot in 2013. Prior to joining the City, Jonathan served as CIO of O’Reilly Media, an integrated media company. During his tenure he led the successful technology effort to deploy a new global ecommerce platform, enhanced the Oracle financial system, completed and maintained PCI-compliance, implemented an IT governance process, and made several strategic upgrades to the network infrastructure. Jonathan was awarded the distinction of being one of the 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers in Government in America in 2013. He also won a best CIO in Silicon Valley award and a national IT leadership prize. He has also recently been named the top social government CIO on Twitter and his blog was named one of the top 50 must-read in government. Dr. Reichental holds several degrees including a Ph.D. in Information Systems. He informally advises several technology start-ups and is engaged in a variety of charity efforts in Silicon Valley. Jonathan is a co-founder of Code for Ireland. He is also an adjunct professor in the School of Management at the University of San Francisco, the Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego, and at the University of California Berkeley. Jonathan is also a highly sought-after public speaker and presents on a range of subjects which has included a TEDx presentation on the future of privacy. His work has been featured on media such as National Public Radio (NPR), CBS Radio, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, CIO magazine, InformationWeek, Computerworld, and Government Technology magazine. His TV appearances include CNBC and NBC News. He is a popular blogger, and recently co-authoring The Apps Challenge Playbook. Less View all posts