Running IT as an “Outsider”

Running IT as an “Outsider”

Many CIO’s are passionate, talented, and motivated but feel limited in effectiveness, by organizational politics, policy and culture. What if they were given full, unrestricted freedom to think, act, and perform as they thought fit? That is, to act as if they were an unbiased outsider with full authority and a mandate to make the necessary changes they see, as needed? How could we enable this kind of freedom to transform an organization and bring unprecedented growth and profitability! Is this truly unrealistic?


    • Emily Ashworth, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, American Water Works
    • Nasser Farshchian, SVP and Chief Information Officer, McJunkin Red Man Holding Corporation

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Emily Ashworth

Emily Ashworth, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, American Water Works

Emily Ashworth is vice president and chief information officer of American Water. Ms. Ashworth is responsible for developing and implementing information technology services (ITS) strategies and transformation roadmap. Leading the ITS manag... More   View all posts
Nasser Farshchian

Nasser Farshchian, SVP and Chief Information Officer, McJunkin Red Man Holding Corporation

Nasser Farshchian has served as Senior Vice president and Chief Information Officer at McJunkin Red Man company since July 2008. Nasser has over 23 years of information technology and business experience in Fortune 100 and start-up compani... More   View all posts
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