Full Name
Cheryl Smith
Speaker Bio
Cheryl 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. She has been responsible for the successful implementation of strategic technology systems for corporations, non-profits, and governments around the world. Since 2015 she has been an independent consultant working with large corporations on their IT and business digital transformations, and with digital technology vendors on their products and services.

Most recently, Cheryl co-authored a leading book on digital transformation: The Day Before Digital Transformation: Unlocking digital transformation for business leaders. It shares insider knowledge gained by working with leaders of corporations, non-profits, and governments across the globe over the past four decades on how to successfully define and implement a digital vision and strategy for organizations. In plain, clear language it explains the drivers behind the changes needed to transform an organization into being a digital survivor, possibly even a disruptor in the industry. It provides step-by-step guidance on what actions business leaders need to take to develop a strategy and then select and implement the technologies that will digitize its products, services, and ways of doing business.

The Day Before Digital Transformation is required reading at the two George Mason University IT master’s degree programs. Cheryl is a guest lecturer at GMU’s School of Business teaching digital transformation and IT governance courses. She was co-founder of the CIO Institute at UC Berkeley’s Hass School of Business, a program that is now offered at universities across the United States. She helped to create the leadership program at the Professional Development Academy (PDA) with General Colin Powell. She is a frequent speaker at IT conferences and has served on a number of Advisory Boards including IBM’s and Oracle’s.

Cheryl received her undergraduate degree from Penn State, and her Master’s Degree for her thesis Computers in Public Organizations: Past, Present, and Future also from Penn State.

Link to book:
The Day Before Digital Transformation: Unlocking digital transformation for business leaders
by Amazon.ca

Learn more: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08M26TSD4/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_48H1MKRMA022DXSYE11M"
Cheryl Smith