Iridius Capital Is Headed Back To The Office ? Founder And CIO G.S. Jaggi Shares How And Why

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License and Republishing: The views expressed in this article Iridius Capital Is Headed Back To The Office – Founder And CIO G.S. Jaggi, known as “Jaggi”, is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Iridius Capital, a real estate firm based in Tucson, Arizona.

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How CIOs and CFOs Can Transition to New Finance and Budgeting Processes That Support Innovation - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DELOITTE

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How Technical Debt Opens the Door to Cyber Attacks—and Steps to Protect Your Small Business

Strategy Driven

How would your CFO or CIO handle this? A senior global business and technology executive with more than 25 years of experience in IT, finance, operations management, and change leadership, he lives in Mason, Ohio.

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The CIO in Crisis: What You Told Us

Harvard Business Review

Our research, conducted in partnership with Harvard Business Review, The Economist, CEB (formerly the Corporate Executive Board), Intel, and TNS Global, finds that corporate leadership has lost confidence in the CIO as a strategic partner and views IT as a commodity rather than a difference-maker. Clearly the roles of CIO and the IT organization need reinvention — and that''s the conversation we''ve been having over the last few months in webinars and posts.

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Why Can't a CIO Be More Like a CFO?

Harvard Business Review

But it should be the CIO''s job. It''s time for CIOs to move beyond their roles as chief technology officers, and embrace the name with all of its implications: Chief Information Officer. The time is ripe for CIOs to take a page from the CFOs'' playbook to ensure both accountability and responsibility for information creation. CIO''s have never broadly achieved their destiny. IT Cannot Be Only the CIO''s Responsibility. CIOs Must Lead Outside of IT.

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Capital vs. Influence

N2Growth Blog

You did everything your were supposed to do; you developed a product, validated proof of concept, protected your intellectual property, did your due diligence on the investment community, put your offering memorandum together, banked a ton of frequent flyer miles on your road show, painstakingly negotiated valuation, closed the current round of financing, and gave up a few board seats. Financing - M&A Capital vs. Influence Mike Myatt N2growth Private Equity venture capital

Two Cheers for JP Morgan's "Clawbacks"

Harvard Business Review

On the same call, Dimon himself announced that the global supervisor of the London office and head of the firm's retired Chief Investment Office (CIO), Ina Drew , would voluntarily give up the "equivalent to the maximum clawback amount." Dimon himself, who oversaw the CIO, could well have his 2012 compensation cut as a result of the trading problems. Boards Finance Risk management CIO

Can JP Morgan Transparently Police Itself?

Harvard Business Review

boss, Ina Drew , the former head of their unit in of the bank's, the Chief Investment Office (CIO); and CEO Jamie Dimon, to whom the CIO reported who oversaw the CIO. Boards Finance Risk management CIOIn the wake of its significant trading losses (now reportedly rising from $2 to $3 billion or more), JP Morgan can win back some of its lost reputation by transparently holding those responsible to account.

JP Morgan's Loss: Bigger than "Risk Management"

Harvard Business Review

We do not know to what extent this approach was replicated within the bank and cannot, therefore, say whether it was applied in the CIO unit that incurred the recent trading losses. A number of executives in the Chief Investment Office (CIO), where the loss was incurred, left the bank soon after the loss had been revealed. Finance Risk management CIO

Leadership in Cybersecurity

N2Growth Blog

Security leaders are primarily reporting to the CIO. The new leader integrator for operational security is proactive with the following: Envisions security value horizontally – reaches out to other departments such as operations, finance, HR, sales and legal. Defining the position of the lead security person in an enterprise can be a challenging and sometimes confusing task.

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Is HR Too Important to Be Left to HR?

Harvard Business Review

Have you ever met a sales executive or a CIO who said: "Sales is too important to be left to Sales" or "IT is too important to be left to IT"? Thats different in IT, accounting, or finance. Have you ever met a sales executive or a CIO who said: "Sales is too important to be left to Sales" or "IT is too important to be left to IT"? Thats different in IT, accounting, or finance.

What If You Could Learn Design from Apple?

Harvard Business

For a number of years, IBM organized the Center for CIO Leadership as a “global community to advance the profession.” ” At the time of its founding in 2007 most leadership programs were focused on helping CIOs be better IT managers. In contrast, IBM’s program helped CIOs be better business leaders. The program helped CIOs gain a “seat at the table” within their companies, and strengthened relationships with IBM’s key buyers.

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News Flash: Innovation Is No Longer Just a Specialist’s Job. Now Here’s How to Involve Your Whole Workforce Instead

Strategy Driven

Left brainers are critical to accomplishing the engineering, finance, production and operational work that’s required to make meaningful change happen. magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Dateline NBC, CNBC, CIO Magazine and the CBC. The classic method of segregating innovation to a single department, or to a process led by specialists, just isn’t fast enough any longer. What’s needed is a culture in which innovation is the mission of everyone, everywhere, every day.

The Definitive Guide to Enterprise-wide Analytics Alignment

The Kini Group

Deployment responsibility: Because the financial team’s role has evolved to include data protection and governance , analytics has somehow fallen to senior finance and FP&A managers. Unfortunately, many of these finance-oriented professionals have no idea where to start. According to an EY study, 61% of CFOs have increased collaboration with CIOs in the last three years. These finance executives are onto something, and you should be following their lead.

Female Leadership on the Decline in Canada :: Women on Business

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Why CRM Projects Fail and How to Make Them More Successful

Harvard Business

In 2017, CIO magazine reported that around one-third of all customer relationship management (CRM) projects fail. CRMs today also serve a lot of masters, from executives in the C-suite, technology, marketing, finance, and, oh yeah, sales. The CIO was unhappy about data integrity issues that arose from the integration of more than 20 discreet databases. PM Images/Getty Images.

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To Blog or Not to Blog?

N2Growth Blog

Share and Enjoy: View Comments [link] Stuart Oliver: Entrepreneur, Interim CIO, Technology COO, Strategist, » Blog Archive » To blog or not to blog [.]

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Every Organizational Function Needs to Work on Digital Transformation - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM GARTNER

Harvard Business

In most organizations, the CIO remains accountable for cybersecurity, but information and technology (I&T) top performers are more likely to report that their boards are ultimately accountable for cybersecurity. All CIOs need to educate their boards and the C-suite on how to think about and take more responsibility for cybersecurity risk. Digital business reached a tipping point in 2018 as organizations scaled their digital capabilities.

How to Get on the Shortlist for the C-Suite

Harvard Business

One CFO I know managed finance for a spin-off firm when it went public and then returned to the parent company in a corporate position. Another CFO led finance for multiple units so he could gain a breadth of knowledge across the business before becoming the corporate CFO. A particular CIO might thrive in a disruptive startup culture, for instance, but sink in a larger, more complex organization.

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Don't believe your own hype

Roundtable Talk

It doesn’t matter if you’re in HR, finance, IT, marketing… these new buddies will be everywhere. Sure, real friendships may emerge overtime, but if Bill starts avoiding your calls after you’ve quit your big CIO job, don’t let it undermine your confidence. RoundtableTalk Where ambitious leaders meet. Skip to content Home Welcome! ← Seymour Schulich delivers the goods on decision-making WestJet’s CEO step down: The first sign of the leadership apocalypse?

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The Financial Industry Needs to Start Planning for the Next 50 Years, Not the Next Five

Harvard Business

The current innovation model in the finance sector is designed to generate the highest possible short-term returns. From elevating its former CIO to CFO , as it increasingly defines itself as a technology company rather than a financial services firm, to emerging as one of the most high-profile advocates of cryptocurrencies , it’s clear that the company is thinking in longer time horizons than quarter to quarter or year to year.

Turn a C-level Customer Into Your Most Valuable Reference

Harvard Business Review

Helping my smaller vendors grow and get established is in my interest," notes Patty Morrison , CIO of Cardinal Health — and the kind of dynamic customer advocate ideal for any technology firm. "So When she was CIO at Motorola, for example, the company had public positions on things like use of mobile devices and public safety. In any industry, selling to a C-level executive buyer is often a cause for celebration.

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What Digital Change Demands of IT Organizations - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DXC TECHNOLOGY

Harvard Business

Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola beverages in the world, set the stage for this learning two years ago when it created centers of excellence (COEs) to drive transformation in each of its functional or process areas, including supply chain, distribution, commercial, finance, HR and IT. In order to gain the desired flexibility while controlling costs, she advises CIOs to build not just a service platform but a set of digital services to go along with it.

IT Doesn't Matter (to CEOs)

Harvard Business Review

They resist getting their hands dirty alongside the CIO, even though many of them will readily get down into the mud of a balance sheet with the CFO or strategize the details of global brand issues with the CMO. Nor do they understand the CIO''s role or, typically, the technologies that the company deploys. Boards should require that CEO candidates demonstrate not just knowledge of finance and marketing but also a technology aptitude.

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Morning Advantage: Do You Really Understand Strategy?

Harvard Business Review

I'm Lying Down and I Can't Stop Checking E-Mail (CIO Insight). Finance Needs Stewards, Not Toll Collectors (John Kay). Most executives teams are surprisingly weak when it comes to strategy thinking, note Michael Birshan and Jayanti Kar in McKinsey Quarterly. Some leaders reach the C-suite because of functional expertise. Others are stronger on execution than on strategic thinking. Eager to help, the authors offer several pointers to help leaders bulk up their strategic muscles.

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IT Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Its Users

Harvard Business Review

Bob in Finance simply didn’t bring his own mainframe to work. CIOs who don’t empower their workforce become disempowered. Ralph Lora, the CIO of Clorox, riffing off the antagonistic concept of “shadow IT,” , has implemented an approach he calls “Shallow IT.” Mike Kail, the CIO of Netflix, leads his organization by focusing on what IT can provide, instead of what IT can control.

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Companies That Don’t Manage Utilities Strategically Are Throwing Money Away

Harvard Business Review

For example, the finance department approves what to buy, facilities maintains equipment, HR tells employees how to conserve energy, and marketing manages the company’s corporate sustainability reporting. A similar transition happened several decades ago when the Director of IT evolved into the CIO role in order to strategically manage information technology resources for better business outcomes. The U.S.

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A Board Director's Perspective on What IT Has to Get Right

Harvard Business Review

From my experience, I believe that there are four highly interdependent categories of contributions the CIO and IT function should make. Every discussion on the role of IT and CIOs should start with the question: "What are the potential uses of this technology that will guarantee we stay in business?" Google''s CIO on How to Make Your IT Department Great.

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Shadow IT Is Out of the Closet

Harvard Business Review

An impatient marketing or finance manager would, on the sly, secure some extra budget money and hire a contractor to build a little database that tracked mailing addresses or top-line financials. CEOs remain reluctant to invite CIOs to the executive table, insisting that IT is a cost center, not the innovation incubator it could be. As CIOs pitch new IT projects and their teams undertake delivery, cost and effort estimates can vary wildly.

Is HR Too Important to Be Left to HR?

Harvard Business Review

Have you ever met a sales executive or a CIO who said: "Sales is too important to be left to Sales" or "IT is too important to be left to IT"? That's different in IT, accounting, or finance. Too often I hear even HR people saying, "HR is too important to be left to HR." I'm sick about it. To me it sounds like "HR is too weak to take care of HR by itself."

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It's Harder than Ever to Be a Senior Executive

Harvard Business Review

The CIO has to know what's going on in finance and marketing, for instance, and P&L experience is important even for support functions like human resources. So, for instance, if you want a top finance job it's not enough to be the best CFO in the U.S.;

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All Boards Need a Technology Expert

Harvard Business Review

Who would argue against a future in which disruptive services continue to impact everything from healthcare to retail to personal finances? Part of the reason is that CIOs are not rewarded for taking out old code and old hardware; instead they “layer” old technology on top of ancient technology, bad on top of worse — which of course leaves their company vulnerable to new entrants that do not have any obsolete inheritances to deal with. Jennifer Maravillas FOR HBR.

The C-Suite Needs a Chief Entrepreneur

Harvard Business Review

Communication will be key to this partnership because the CEO is the person who can help finance your future experiments. You do not work for the CEO, or alongside the CTO, CIO, and CFO. The best CEOs are excellent at growing and running a company within a known business model. What they don’t do well enough is reinvent and innovate. It’s not because they’re incompetent, they just fall short at the task.

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Social Media Strategy: Make Your Own Romania

Harvard Business Review

Maybe you won't be the top English-language website about early childhood language education (or supply chain management, or maternity care, or mortgage finance). You won't be the top expert on banking or women-owned businesses but you can be the top Twitter feed with banking and finance advice for women-owned businesses. "Create a social media presence that highlights your expertise," I told a room full of entrepreneurs.

Yes, Managing IT Is Your Job

Harvard Business Review

Instead of thinking about driving value from the perspective of IT, or HR, finance, sales, or operations, leadership teams will think about a problem they want to solve or a process they want to change, and then align the full breadth of services (IT, HR, operations) needed to accomplish it. Google''s CIO on How to Make Your IT Department Great.

When Learning at Work Becomes Overwhelming

Harvard Business Review

This technology knowledge is piled on top of existing expertise nurse executives are expected to have about clinical practice, patient experience, finance, safety, employee relations, process improvement, leadership development, and managing interdisciplinary teams. Eric Bloom, a former CIO and an expert in the education of IT leaders, says CNOs just need to learn what products are out there, and what the benefits and costs are.

3 Emerging Market Risks Companies Should Watch for in 2018

Harvard Business

Unfortunately, the business outlook could change if ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva returns to office and fulfills his pledges to cancel pension reform and budget constraints. This would come at a delicate time for the European economy, making it more difficult for leaders to assemble coalitions to back complex EU reforms to put European finance on sound long-term footing. miragec/Getty Images.

To Close a Deal, Find a Champion

Harvard Business Review

In many cases, it is more closely linked to getting the green light than even financing and business fundamentals. In this particular case, the decision-makers were a small group of IT professionals headed by Chris Matthews, the then-CIO of IBM. In Greek mythology, Charon is the ferryman who guides souls across the river Styx to the underworld. Those who do not employ his services are forced to wander the shores—lost for a hundred years.

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Making Sense of the Many Kinds of Impact Investing

Harvard Business Review

For instance, Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund provides finance to farmers whose cultivation practices are more sustainable in places like the Palestine Territories, Thailand, and the Dominican Republic, avoiding traditional chemically-intensive fertilizer in delicate ecosystems. Everyone agrees that impact investing is on the rise.

3 Ways Big Companies Are Connecting with Younger Consumers

Harvard Business Review

Big financial services companies are challenged when it comes to connecting with younger consumers, particularly about personal finance. Starwood CIO Martha Poulter told me that Starwood’s strategy is to try to amaze their guests so they will share their experiences through their social channels. By now, we have all heard a great deal about marketing to Millennials. Where do they shop? The internet. What don’t they like? Being pitched to.