I’m very excited about my guest for you today. It’s Barry Libenson, Global CIO for Experian. He is responsible for the design and delivery of global technology strategy. Prior to joining Experian in 2015, he was Senior Vice President and CIO of Safeway in North America. Before that, he was the CIO and VP of Land O’Lakes. He has a continuous track record of huge success in the CIO capacity.
I am excited to bring Barry back for "Round 2" - his second episode with me and the RedZone Podcast. You will get the following out of this show as it relates to CIO Offensive and Defensive Strategy for a World Class company:
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Barry Libenson is Experian’s Global Chief Information Officer (CIO), with responsibility for the design and delivery of Experian’s global technology strategy. Prior to joining Experian in June 2015, he was Senior Vice President and CIO of Safeway Inc. in North America. Before that, he served as the Chief Information Officer and Vice President at Land O Lakes Inc. Barry joined Ingersoll-Rand as Vice President of e-Business in May 2001 and served as its Chief Information Officer beginning in 2003. There he was responsible for defining and implementing Ingersoll-Rand’s global electronic and internet business strategies, with a focus on customer relationship and supply chain management.
Early in his career, he served as Executive Vice President of Surety Inc., a data-integrity services company; as Chief Executive Officer for Visix, a software publisher; and held management positions with Phoenix Technologies and Oracle Corporation. He served as a Director at Tavant Technologies, a software firm with offices in California and Bangalore India.
Barry holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Colgate University and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
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I recently had a wonderful talk with Pascal Finette. I am really excited to share our conversation on the exponential technologies with you. Pascal is the head of Singularity University's SU Labs, where he leverages most intractable problems with cutting-edge technologies. One of the concepts we have delved into during our discussion was the concept of innovating organization at the edge instead of the core and how to approach growth through the lens of this concept. A lot of us are familiar with innovation when it comes to processes. How is it done with a product that is a business unit?
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About Pascal Finette
Pascal heads up Entrepreneurship at Singularity University, including the Startup Accelerator, Venture Fund and the Entrepreneurship Track where he inspires, educates and empowers entrepreneurs tackling the world’s most intractable problems leveraging exponential technologies. Pascal has spent his career pushing the boundaries of technology and passionately believes the Internet can deeply impact mankind.
He founded the non-profit organizations Mentor for Good and The Coaching Fellowship; the ‘GyShiDo’ (Get Your S%#& Done) movement and publishes the opinionated newsletter, ‘The Heretic’, which is read by ten of thousands of entrepreneurs around the globe.
Pascal frequently speaks and writes about the interaction of entrepreneurship, technology, and global impact. Pascal coaches clients on leadership potential and loves to work with entrepreneurs who are making things better and go from zero to one.
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