Last month, I kicked off a new series where I sit down with forward-looking business and IT leaders to talk about digital transformation inside their companies. It’s been an insightful, and in many ways inspiring, few weeks on the road. In my conversations with executives about their digital transformations, I keep hearing one word come up time and time again. Much to my surprise, it’s not “disruption.” It’s not even “APIs.”
This Q&A column focuses on technology leaders to better understand how they are addressing the challenges and opportunities faced by digital businesses today. My first guest is Gary King, who recently served as EVP and CIO of T-Mobile USA, America’s Uncarrier, where he led the company’s innovative IT strategies. Gary has also worked in similar roles at Chico’s, Barnes & Noble, Avon Products and more. He will speak on the opening keynote panel of “Adapt or Die,” a one-day, hands-on, immersive dive into digital strategy and API technology hosted by my employer, Apigee.
Why did an API software company make a spy movie? I was hooked at an early age. From Star Wars to Bollywood melodramas to tales of Indian epics, I grew up with the love for a good yarn. And as a marketer, I discovered that powerful stories cross cultures and boundaries and connect us all. At Apigee, the API company, I’ve had a unique opportunity to bring the power of storytelling to our business audience.