Cheryl Smith

at Smith & Associates 

Cheryl Smith has led the IT organizations at Fortune-ranked companies for 20 years. She was the global CIO at McKesson Corporation, KeySpan Energy (now National Grid), and WestJet Airlines, was the VP of Strategic Systems at Verizon, and a Principal at EY. On top of being a co-founder of the CIO Institute at UC Berkeley’s Hass School of Business, Cheryl has helped to create a leadership program at the Professional Development Academy (PDA) with General Colin Powell, has served on a number of Advisory Boards including IBM’s and Oracle’s, and most recently, co-authored a leading book on digital transformation: The Day Before Digital Transformation: Unlocking digital transformation for business leaders.

Speaking: April 28th

Disruption is Already at the Door

Cheryl Smith quite literally wrote the book on Digital Transformation and she joins Jason Cassidy to discuss how transformative digital leaders are rethinking data to drive increased revenue, tremendous cost savings and substantively improved ways of doing business. Your competitors are already leveraging data as a strategic advantage against your organization so how are you focusing on data as a key resource? How are you pulling high-value insights from your information instead of simply letting it dissipate like so much data exhaust. CEOS will learn: Why digital transformations fail. Why the clock is ticking for organizations looking to capitalize on the latest Digital Revolution. The difference between a long term strategy versus mitigating short term risk. What is possible when digital leaders put data at the centre of their strategy and seek out complete data understanding.