As organizations modernize their technology and move into the digital transformation era, IT has become a strategic force for competitive survival. Yet updating core legacy systems and retraining staff while building highly competitive new digital products and services is a tough balancing act that many IT leaders are still struggling with. What is it really like to migrate legacy systems to the cloud? How can we best understand the strategic function of IT and prove its value to the business? Join veteran IT expert and serial CIO Mark Settle on CXOTALK to discuss his experiences in using IT transformation to drive innovation and disruption.

Mark Settle is a seven time award-winning CIO with broad business experience in information services, enterprise software, consumer products, high tech distribution, financial services, and oil & gas. He has led IT organizations that supported the global operations of Fortune 500 companies; maintained the R&D infrastructure required for software product development; and hosted customer-facing delivery systems for commercial products and services. Settle sits on the advisory boards of several Silicon Valley venture capital firms and pioneered the adoption of service management and cloud computing technologies within several large enterprises. He is the author of Truth from the Trenches: A Practical Guide to the Art of IT Management, which was released in the fall of 2016. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from MIT and a Ph.D. from Brown University. Settle is a former Air Force officer and NASA Program Scientist.