Rethinking the CIO – CEO relationship

Rethinking the CIO – CEO relationship

The CIO’s role has morphed from technology manager to strategic leader who has critical inputs related to what the organization offers to the customers and how it adapt to the changing marketplace. This warrants a CIO to work as a peer to the CEO so they become a cohesive unit instead of just sharing a reporting relationship. Are organizations rethinking CIO-CEO relationship in their respective best interests?


    • Melvin Kirk, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Ryder System
    • Bob Toupin, Chief Information Officer, BlueLinx Corporation

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Melvin Kirk

Melvin Kirk, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Ryder System

Melvin Kirk 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 Lead... More   View all posts
Bob Toupin

Bob Toupin, Chief Information Officer, BlueLinx Corporation

Bob Toupin is a 20 year IT veteran and currently is the Chief Information Officer at BlueLinx Corporation in Atlanta. Bob has held numerous IT leadership roles managing corporate, operational, and financial systems. During his tenure at B... More   View all posts


  Sanjog Aul: Today's topic is rethinking the CIO-CEO Relationship. And our guests for what today's show are Melvin Kirk who is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer with Ryder System.   Hello Mel, how are you?   Mel: Good morning. Very good, thanks.   More  
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