Jody Davids, SVP and CIO of PepsiCo
Published January 8, 2018
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    Among other topics, Davids discussed the following issues with Metis Strategy:

    * Jody’s career path from administrative assistant to Global CIO
    * The contrast in leadership styles between Apple’s Steve Jobs and Nike’s Bill Knight, and the impact that had on her own development as a leader
    * The broad experience she gained at Cardinal Health, including overseeing the expansion of IT shared services
    * Her focus on standardizing data and using analytics to improve organizational decision making
    * How her organization provides services to an incredibly wide range of customers in over 200 countries
    * The value of CIOs serving on corporate boards, both to the board as well as to the CIO
    * Eye on the trends: Blockchain

    Prior to joining PepsiCo, Jody held the CIO role at a number of organizations including Agrium, BestBuy, and Cardinal Health, where she was CIO for a decade. Prior to Cardinal Health, Jody was the Director of Information Technology at Nike. Prior to Nike, Jody spent fifteen years at Apple. Jody began her career as an administrative assistant at GE. Jody also serves on the Board of Directors at Premier Inc.
    Jody earned a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from San Jose State University
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