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The impact of today’s economic climate is felt everywhere – even in the CIO’s office. In this episode, we ask two leading CIOs how they save money on IT and talent while still producing results. You’ll hear from Jason Conyard, CIO at VMware, and Ginna Raahauge, EVP & CIO of Digital Transformation at Zayo Group, who discuss how to keep attrition in check and streamline and optimize your organizational costs, plus much more.
“We’re seeing interest rate changes. There’s concerns about the availability of fuel and the impact of the cost of power around the world. I think that’s going to probably color the 2nd half of the year and almost certainly into next year as well. Now, some people of course will look at that and they’ll be concerned… but I also recognized that this presents an opportunity for companies to cut some of the sandbags that have been weighing down the balloon as organizations have grown. They’ve probably focused on transforming and not necessarily turning things off, or optimizing business processes. As we see that challenge ahead, it also creates that opportunity for us to streamline and optimize.” – Jason Conyard, CIO at VMware
“Just because I can technically solve your problem doesn’t mean I should solve it with technology. I think this does go back to the old adage of systems, processes, and data. I think if we give more of our users, customers, and partners access to data insights, they can make different decisions around things. Then sometimes, you can even avoid some of the process of reengineering that takes a long time and a lot of energy, and it isn’t even a system or a process that you need.” – Ginna Raahauge, EVP & CIO of Digital Transformation at Zayo Group
* (1:51) Meet our guests, Jason & Ginna
* (4:07) New economic challenges facing CIOs in 2022
* (11:04) Keeping attrition in check by improving the employee experience
* (17:04) When should I use technology to improve employee productivity?
* (21:53) Projects on the horizon for VMware and Zayo Group
* (28:03) Secrets CIOs should know
* (32:25) Lessons CIOs can learn from working in startup
* (37:11) Jason and Ginna ask each other questions
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