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Episode 3

Harnessing Purpose to Drive Innovation

October 29, 2020 | 30 mins

April 22, 2021 | 45 mins

“Give everyone a seat at the table. And not just a seat, but the space to share their ideas.” –

Skyler Mattson | find it at 4:05

“… we had this fully formed, integrated, cross-functional team. They were good at governing each other… so we didn’t have to over-administer it.” –

Diane Schwarz | find it at 7:58

“Trust is a powerful thing. And for me, it is demonstrated when I know that they are vulnerable enough to say, ‘If I fail, she’s got my back.” –

Fumbi Chima | find it at 29:10

Highlights

  • Three ways to create a culture of innovation at any company
  • How stepping back can help empower your team
  • The power of trust, and why being OK with mistakes is so important
  • Using stories and soundbites to drive purposeful innovation

Summary

Join Skyler Mattson, President of WONGDOODY, and her guests, Fumbi Chima, EVP & CIO of Boeing Employee Credit Union, and Diane Schwarz, VP & CIO of Johnson Controls, as they share advice from the C-suite about harnessing purpose to drive innovation
 
Skyler and her guests cover actionable ways to solve business problems by harnessing the energy and insights of your team, your company, and your customers. They discuss how trust, storytelling and even soundbites can empower your team and fuel innovation.

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Guest

Fumbi Chima

EVP & CIO of
Boeing Employee Credit Union

Fumbi joined BECU in 2020 with more than 25 years of experience in both the retail and financial sectors. She leads BECU’s IT division, overseeing its technology strategy, information and operations. Before joining BECU, Fumbi was Chief Information and Digital Officer at adidas in Germany and held similar roles at Walmart Asia and American Express. She serves on the board of Africa Prudential, Women at Risk International Foundation, and The AZEK Company.

Headshot of Diane Schwarz VP & CIO of Johnson Controls
Guest

Diane Schwarz

VP & CIO of Johnson Controls

Diane manages IT investments while being responsible for leading a reliable, business-aligned IT organization. She develops and executes an enterprise-wide IT strategy to help Johnson Controls achieve its global growth objectives. The former Senior VP and Chief Digital & Information Officer for Hunt Consolidated, Diane has more than 20 years of experience in building and leading best-in-class IT teams. She previously served as CIO and Vice President of Textron, Inc.

Skyler Mattson
Host

Skyler Mattson

President of WONGDOODY

Over the past 18 years, Skyler has overseen the growth of WONGDOODY while leading award-winning work, including several female empowerment initiatives. As president, Skyler has been an integral part of transforming WONGDOODY from a North American ad agency to the global experience and design platform for Infosys, with studios around the globe. She has been a delegate to the World Economic Forum and proudly serves as a board member for the Infosys Foundation.

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