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Yousuf Khan, Partner at Ridge Ventures, and Cathy Southwick, CIO of Pure Storage share how they handled the transition from Cathy taking over the role of CIO from Yousuf. They discuss the secrets to making a transition successful, how to maintain a positive relationship with your predecessor, advice for CIOs to be more effective earlier in their role, and much more.
“Take some time to reflect on your previous role and ask yourself: Are there things in my previous role that I would not want to repeat because I could have done a better job? And actually, be honest with yourself.”
“The biggest thing that all of us have to do coming into a role is you have to seek to understand first. You want to respect the past and respect the legacy so that you can help the organization move forward.”
– Cathy Southwick
* (1:46) Intro
* (3:24) How to start CIO transition process
* (6:47) Building a relationship with your predecessor
* (21:14) How to choose a new CIO role
* (23:55) Finding great talent
* (30:51) Advice for CIOs during a transition
* (41:45) Yousuf and Cathy ask each other their burning questions
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