Senior vice president, CIO
and chief shared services
CIO and division vice
president of financial
How are you
the next 10
Daphne E. Jones
This CIO balances
security and employee choice
to you in an
ability to respond to situations
with confidence and commit
to finding solutions that align
with business outcomes —
brand, positioning and cost.
HEN HOSPIRA’S CHAIRMAN carried an iPad into a senior leadership meeting one morning, CIO Daphne E. Jones knew she was on the fast track to supporting a bring-your-own-device infra- structure.
“I was like, ‘Holy moly, what am I going to do?’ ” says Jones, 54, who late last year launched a worldwide pilot program with 100 corporate leaders
to test how to support iPads and iPhones.
Hospira, a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication-delivery
equipment firm with 14,000 employees, is still more than a year away
from enterprisewide support of mobile consumer technologies, but it
plans to complete the pilot by April. Currently, employees use Lenovo
PCs and BlackBerries, but Jones is looking for ways to o;er all employ-
ees the same functionality no matter what device they use.
She’s collaborating with universities, vendors and fellow CIOs to
create “mobility councils” to help the IT industry in general adapt
the bring-your-own-device era. “I think most CIOs are struggling or
embarking on doing these things. I want to learn together with other
companies,” she says.
“Daphne defines the meaning of collaborative partner,” says James
Hardy, senior vice president of operations. “She requires the business
to be at the table, but she takes responsibility to drive the IT process to
deliver against the business needs. We are one team at Hospira, and
Daphne ensures we never lose sight of this goal.” ;
— LUCAS MEARIAN
Executive vice president
of corporate development
Vice president and CIO,
would be the
Giving it up
meant a loss of control for IT,
but it was ultimately the best
decision for the business.
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