Leaders

Yuvi Kochar: A glimpse of the cloud-first future

The IT staff Yuvinder Kochar has assembled at Graham Holdings (formerly The Washington Post Company) has very few technologists. Kochar’s title is vice president of technology and chief technology officer, yet his staff is composed primarily of business analysts with a few project managers for good measure. Having sold its former namesake, The Washington Post […]

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Marianne Broadbent: The continuing evolution of the CIO role

Four years ago, Peter DeLisi and a group of Santa Clara University colleagues wrote a piece for the Wall Street Journal, titled “Why CIOs are Last among Equals.” Their argument was that CIOs were perceived as playing second fiddle to c-level peers because they lacked the business management skills necessary for operating effectively at the […]

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Greg Welch: From the C-suite to the boardroom, the CMO as a platform for leadership

Over the last 16 years, Greg Welch has helped define, establish and promote the role of Chief Marketing Officer. As a senior leader at Spencer Stuart, one of the world’s leading executive search and leadership advisory firms, he has conducted more than 600 senior-level executive searches. Greg led the firm’s global Consumer Practice for five […]

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Rick Kochhar: Data strategy and the search for the truth

Data has become an increasingly valuable commodity to all businesses in recent times. But perhaps no industry relies more on data than banking. So much so that governing data in large banks now requires a seat in the c-suite. Rick Kochhar is the former senior vice president and chief data officer for TD Bank Group. […]

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Gary Vaynerchuk: Successful storytelling on social media

Gary Vaynerchuk is a social-media–marketing genius. Vaynerchuk first made his mark with Wine Library TV, a video podcast that helped transform his family’s New Jersey liquor store into a $60 million business and tastemaker. Characterized by his outlandish descriptions of vintages and quirky personality, the show made him a cult hero in the wine world. […]

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Cordell B. Sweeney: Predictive analytics for the ‘nectar of the hipster gods’

Last spring, Time magazine dubbed Pabst Blue Ribbon the “nectar of the hipster gods.” Maintaining such momentum amidst hundreds of microbrews and regional brands is a tall order. As the largest American-owned brewery, Pabst Brewing Company needs all parts of the business—particularly the finance team—delivering business value, not just for the flagship brand, but for […]

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David Reibstein: Demystifying how finance accounts for marketing

It’s hard to imagine there is anyone anywhere that thinks more about marketing ROI than David Reibstein, the William Stewart Woodside Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has written dozens of research papers on the subject. He writes books with titles like, “Marketing Metrics: The definitive guide to […]

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Andrei Popov: Growth, complexity and transparency in a modern-day, global bank

Raiffeisenbank began operations in Russia in 1996, shortly after the country opened its markets. This subsidiary of Austrian Raiffeisen Bank International is now one of the largest banks in Russia and regarded as among the most reliable by international ratings agencies. Andrei Popov took over the CIO spot in 2013. From that perch he oversees […]

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Stephen M. Saft: Managing breakneck change

Few industries have had to adapt to game-changing developments more than healthcare has in the past several years. The launch of the Affordable Care Act has rewritten the rules for insurers, payers and consumers, and many healthcare companies are scrambling to keep pace. Stephen M. Saft, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer of HealthPlan […]

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Charles Doyle: Content marketing and the incredible, shrinking attention span

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) is one of the oldest companies in the world. First established in 1763, JLL has grown to employ more than 52,000 people in 200 corporate offices around the world, offering a wide range of real estate professional services in 75 different countries . With that vast reach and scope, Chief Marketing […]

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