Define How the CMO Should Align + Combine in the C-Suite: The CMO as a Force Multiplier and Functional Integrator Across the Enterprise
Date & Time:
Monday, December 7, 3:45 PM
Sheila Jordan @SheilaJordan90
SVP & Chief Information Officer
Sheila Jordan is senior vice president and chief information officer at Symantec. She is responsible for driving Symantec's information technology strategy and operations ensuring that the company has the right talent, stays ahead of technology trends and maximizes the value of technology investments. Her goal is to drive increased productivity, better efficiency and strategic business partnerships through simple and intuitive experiences for Symantec’s global workforce. Since joining Symantec in February 2014, Sheila has set the vision and strategy for Symantec IT, developed an experienced leadership team, and is leading the effort to insource IT operations from an outside vendor by building Symantec’s next generation secure data center in the company’s virtual private cloud. Sheila is also leading the effort to split IT operations when Symantec separates its security and information management businesses by January 2016. Sheila’s role includes oversight of the Global Security Office, and she has established the strategy for “all things security” in an ever-changing and dynamic landscape. Prior to joining Symantec, Sheila served as senior vice president of Communication and Collaboration IT at Cisco Systems. Within her purview at Cisco were collaboration platforms, user experience and support, and communications, collaboration and mobility services. During her nine-year tenure at Cisco, Sheila’s IT organization was recognized by the industry with awards presented by CITE, InformationWeek and CIO Magazine. She also received the 2010 Cisco Executive Sponsor Catalyst award for her leadership in developing successful relationships with customers, including several Fortune 100 companies. In June 2015, Sheila was recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as the “CIO of the Year” in the Innovation and Transformation category. Sheila has also been named the 2015 “Transformational CIO” by the HMG Strategy group. Active in social media, she has been recognized by ZDNet in 2014 and by the Huffington Post in 2015 as one of the Top 100 CIOs on Twitter. In 2011, Sheila was named by CIO Magazine as “One to Watch.” She is a frequent speaker and spokesperson on the topics of collaboration, the consumerization of IT, IT as a service organization, and women’s leadership. Her views are included in the new book, “The Mobile Mind Shift” by author and Forrester analyst Ted Schadler. Earlier in her career Sheila worked at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, where she was senior vice president of Destination Disney. A key architect of the strategic planning process, she was responsible for delivering profitable growth. She was instrumental in integrating marketing, sales, and services across the organization as Disney transformed its business from a product-centric to a guest-centric organization. Sheila serves on the Board of Directors for NextSpace, a Santa Cruz, CA-based firm that provides innovative physical and virtual infrastructure for entrepreneurs, freelancers and creative professionals. In addition, she serves on the CIO Advisory boards for Box, the online file sharing and personal cloud content management service for businesses, and SnapLogic, the leader in enterprise cloud integration as well as the customer advisory board for Palo Alto-based venture capital firm, Sutter Hill Ventures. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology.