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Challenges CIOs Face Globally In The Coming 12 Months

This 16-minute interview features John Jalovec, CIO partner with Fortium Partners.

Advertisement’s latest Audio Interview, “Challenges CIOs Face Globally in the Coming 12 months,” features John Jalovec, CIO partner with Fortium Partners. Jalovec has served as CIO or as an executive technology leader at major Industrial companies including General Motors, Delphi Automotive, Honeywell, Magna International, Pirelli Corp., Babcock & Wilcox, and Avery Dennison. He successfully led global business transformations in excess of $500 million, including the $30 billion business carve-out of Delphi Automotive from GM (a Board driven initiative), cited as a best practice case study by Harvard Business Review.

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In the 16-minute Audio Interview, Jalovec discusses the following questions:

  • How does a CIO navigate the twist and turns of the current global environment?
  • How will the global CIO role change in this new environment?
  • How does the CIO keep IT employees engaged at the highest level across regions / countries?
  • How does the CIO address global differences in resources, vendors, capabilities, and requirements?
  • What are the ramifications of Smart Cars and their digital requirements on IT globally?

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Jalovec is a Fortune 500 CIO who has had a distinguished career driving strategic business and technology initiatives that deliver significant growth, operational performance and profitability metrics. He is an expert in quickly assessing critical business challenges and working closely with the “C” Suite (and boards) to develop innovative strategies and roadmaps leveraging advanced business models focused on what is most important and impactful. Currently, Jalovec is a partner at Fortium Partners supporting mid-level digital initiatives and was an executive partner with Gartner, where he established and led their Digital Advisory Practice. Gartner is the world’s leading IT research and consultancy. Jalovec’s industry experience includes consumer products, insurance, financial services, industrial products, aerospace and defense, automotive and governmental entities. 


Jalovec is an alum of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he majored in Strategic Uses of Information Technology and has a master’s degree from Cleveland State University. In addition, he was valedictorian of John Carroll University’s Boler School of Business with highest honors and admitted into Omicron Delta Epsilon. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and certified by the Stanford Advanced Project Management Program (SAPM). Jalovec is a recognized Digital Innovation and Transformation thought leader and has been a member of various Customer/Vendor Advisory Boards including SAP, HP, Software AG and iRise. He has contributed to numerous publications including the MIT Technology Review.

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