ABOUT THE GUESTS
Sharon Mandell, SVP Chief Information Officer of Juniper Networks and Alvina Antar, CIO of Okta, discuss the importance of mentorship on the road to becoming a CIO.
They also unpack how a strong network of industry peers can help you not only do your best work, but help you decide what work is worth focusing on.
“When I’m mentoring someone,I want somebody who’s going to have the courage to raise their hand when they need something. In addition to anything more formal we might structure, you have to ask. You have to have the courage to ask.” – Sharon
“It’s all about experiences. It’s about how we optimize our customer experience and deliver the most delightful, most optimal, most seamless, most secure customer experience. The same principle applies for the employee experience, too. ” – Alvina
“With my CIO network, I don’t have to learn what other people have learned before me. I’m not reinventing-the-wheel kind of person. I want to use my brain cycles for when I truly have to innovate. ” – Sharon
“In this new year, I think about the opportunity to further evolve the positioning of IT and business technology in driving business growth in streamlining processes so that companies can evolve and grow and scale. We should look at IT and business technology as a business, as an integral part of the business. ” – Alvina
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