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From the Road Interviews with Executives

Red Hat CEO: Establishing Cloud Leadership

When you think about the leading cloud computing companies, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst hopes his company springs to mind. In fact, the CEO of the rapidly growing, Raleigh, NC-based open source company is doing everything in his power to ensure that Red...

Unilever CIO: Innovation and Mobility are Empowering

Whether CIOs worry about enabling company growth in emerging markets or improving speed to market and cycle times, Rod Hefford has advice to share. Hefford is CIO for global customer development and supply chain at Unilever, the British-Dutch consumer...

HBO CIO: Stay Focused on the Future

When HBO launched in 1972, paying for TV was a novel idea. The concept seems quaint today in a world of three—or is that four?—always-on screens: computer, television, smart phone and tablet. The pioneering movie channel now originates top-shelf content...

Webroot CEO: Gambling on Cloud

Anti-malware vendor Webroot has bet the company on cloud. In October 2011, Webroot stopped selling packaged software and moved to software-as-a-service (SaaS). CEO Dick Williams says the switch improves the customer service model and takes the burden...

Egenera CEO: Change Your Approach, Not Your Vision

Egenera CEO Pete Manca says the company was ten years ahead of its time when it targeted the converged data center infrastructure. Its recent transition from a hardware-focused company to a software-oriented one has enabled it to stay in the thick of...

Kaiser Permanente CIO: Make Healthcare Delightful

Philip Fasano, executive vice president and CIO of Kaiser Permanente, the giant Oakland, CA-based integrated health system, presided over the delivery of a multi-billion dollar electronic medical records initiative. I talked with Fasano about how new...

HCL CEO: Define a Unique Path

Conventional wisdom says customers come first. But Vineet Nayar, CEO of Indian outsourcing giant HCL, wrote a book about his philosophy of putting the “employee first, customer second” as the key to growth. Nayar shared with me his unconventional...

Chevron CIO: Creating Game-Changing IT

Louie Ehrlich, CIO and president of Chevron Information Technology Company, has led a three-year transformation effort that has yielded the better part of a billion dollars in payback for Chevron. I talked to Ehrlich about how IT is fueling the execution...

Western Union CIO: Getting Wired for the Future

Consumers know 160-year-old Western Union as the place to go when they need to send cash. But during the past decade, the company has expanded into a dizzying array of new products and services. I talked with CIO John Dick about how he and his team are...

Underwriters Laboratories CIO: How IT Drives Value Now

Underwriters Laboratories, the product testing and certification company, has been ensuring safe products for more than a century. On January 1, the company transformed from a non-profit organization to a for-profit company in the United States, with...