It’s an exciting time to be a CIO: technology disruption such as cybersecurity, mobility, social media, big data, and cloud are repositioning IT from a support function to a strategic role with the potential to transform the business. Find out what’s top of mind for the CIOs of Walmart, PG&E, Google, and Juniper as they look toward 2013 and beyond: How are they positioning for success? What are their key drivers, wants, and spending plans? Presented back-to-back with the CMO Agenda 2013 program on July 31, these two conversations with a common theme are sure to leave you with fresh insights and new ideas.
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, PG&E
Ben is Google's Chief Information Officer, overseeing the company's global technology systems. His extensive hands-on experience in technology includes stints as a dBASE II programmer, front-line support manager, Macintosh developer, Windows 1.0 programmer, and Unix systems programmer. Prior to joining Google, he spent more than 13 years in Morgan Stanley's technology department, where he rose to the level of Managing Director. During his time there, he led teams responsible for software development technology, web and electronic commerce technologies and operations, and technologies for knowledge workers. Ben is a graduate of Columbia University.
Vice Chair, Strategic Investments, KPMG
Bask Iyer is Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Juniper Networks responsible for the company's global information technology (IT) strategies, data management, technology infrastructure, data center operations and telecommunication networks. Mr. Iyer brings more than 25 years of experience in developing and implementing company-wide information technology programs that will support Juniper's future growth and maximize the return of its IT investments.
Before joining Juniper, Mr. Iyer spent 11 years at Honeywell. He served most recently as company-wide CIO and a member of the executive leadership team, driving the IT vision, strategy and operating plan. He also led the transformation program for all global functions, including IT, finance, HR, real estate and procurement. His other roles included CIO for Honeywell Transportation Systems and General Manager for Asia Pacific.
Previous to Honeywell, Mr. Iyer was at GlaxoSmithKline Beecham where he was CIO for Consumer Healthcare R&D and the corporation's eCommerce leader. He has also held senior positions at Johnson & Johnson, CTS Corporation and ran a consumer products retail business in India.
Mr. Iyer earned a master's degree in computer science from Florida Institute of Technology, and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Annamalai University in India.
Karenann Terrell is executive vice president and chief information officer for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Walmart). She has responsibility for the companyâ€™s global technology systems, including stores and clubs, supply chain, merchandising and enterprise platforms.
Karenann joined Walmart in 2010 as executive vice president of information systems. Prior to that, Karenann was chief information officer of Baxter International, Inc. and chief information officer of the Chrysler Group and Mercedes-Benz North America. She was responsible for the company's global information technology function supporting its businesses worldwide. Karenann began her career at General Motors where her responsibilities included brand development, manufacturing and engineering at Cadillac.
Karenann serves on the board of directors for Women in Technology International as well as Purdue University. She has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in the Automotive Business by Automotive News, as well as outstanding engineer at both her alma maters, Kettering and Purdue University.
Karenann holds a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering.
Ben Fried, CIO of Google, Karen Austin, Senior Vice President and CIO of PG&E, and Karenann Terrell, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Walmart Stores, Inc., discuss the emerging security risk of employees bringing their own devices to the workplace.