Last month I had the pleasure to sit down with Rhonda Vetere at our Digital Enterprise EastAssembly in Charlotte, North Carolina. Many of the leading Technology & Cybersecurity C-Suite Executives came together and engaged in two days of workshops, roundtables and panel discussions. One of the highlights of the event was our Gala Dinner where Rhonda inspired the attendees with her Keynote Address.
Rhonda is a Global CIO, CTO and Author of her new book Grit & Grind the 10 principles for living an extraordinary life. As a global business icon, Rhonda has worked for several of the biggest companies in the world, managed mergers and acquisitions and navigated some of the worlds biggest challenges.
Rhonda and I sat down to discuss her career as a Global Business Executive and the role of Technology in the Digital transformation workforce. Rhonda shares with us her passion for developing the next generation of leaders, marathon running, sports and insights into her fantastic new book Grit & Grind, 10 principles for living an extraordinary life.
A huge thanks to Rhonda for joining us and inspiring us all. Check out the full interview here
Rhonda Vetere is a seasoned C-Suite technology executive who has worked across industries in global technology. A change agent for digital transformation, she has led the way for growth with more than 23 mergers and acquisitions at companies.
A passionate leader in technology across industries, Rhonda has worked in global executive positions at Estée Lauder Companies, AIG, HP Enterprise Services, Barclays / Lehman, Bank One / JPMorgan Chase, CompuServe, UUNET, MCI, and Worldcom. She has lived and worked internationally – in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Mumbai, and across India – and has managed teams of more than 20,000 people.
As an industry expert and influencer, Vetere has been a keynote speaker and panelist at many conferences and events, including World Economic Forum/Davos, WIT (Women in Technology) Connect, Microsoft Global CIO Summit, Dell EMC World, and the U.S. Vice Presidential Candidate Debate. Rhonda has been recognized with for her leadership and influence, notably with a 2017 Stevie Award for Excellence in Transforming Business and as a multi-year Top 100 CIO/CTO Executive Leader in STEM by STEMconnector. Grit & Grind is Vetere’s second book – she is also the co-author of an HP special edition book, Enterprise Service Management for Dummies. An avid sports fan and real-world corporate athlete,
Rhonda stays focused and sharp by competing in marathons and triathlons on a regular basis – over 70 events thus far, including triathlons, half-marathons, marathons, and IRONMAN 70.3 mile triathlons. She recently ran 55 miles in the Serengeti as part of a girls and women’s empowerment fundraiser: the first women-only run of its kind.
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