Episode 270: Nurturing Teams for Tech Success w/ Jess Evans

jess evans is the chief information officer for something extra

An IT executive with an exceptional record driving digital transformation, Jess Evans’ energy is infectious. She has built a distinguished career spanning diverse sectors like supply chain, consulting, banking, insurance, and higher education. Tune in to find out why Jess says ‘Caring is an element that separates not just good leaders, but great leaders.’

Bio: Jess Evans, Ph.D., is a Chief Information Officer (CIO). She moved to Nashville, TN, in November 2022, from Arizona, where she served as the IT Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CIO leading all enterprise IT operations and all digital transformation efforts at Arizona State University.

Dr. Evans holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from Kent State University and a Ph.D. in Management, Designing Sustainable Systems from Case Western Reserve University, where she earned the highest academic award, Beta Gamma Sigma Honors, and the Student Leadership award as a doctoral student at CWRU.

As a published researcher and scholar, Dr. Evans has received multiple awards and recognitions for her work in IT, including Top 100 Women in Technology by Global, Technology Magazine (2021), and Most Influential Women in Tech by World Leaders Magazine (2022).

Dr. Evans’ research specializes in design thinking, quantitative methods, structural equation modeling, knowledge structures, credible leadership, and leadership effectiveness. She is a frequent speaker on innovation, transformation, and technology leadership while also being an active member of the IT community serving on multiple boards.     

Jess’ Something Extra: “Caring is an element that separates not just good leaders, but great leaders.”

Guest Links:

– Lisa Nichols, Host
– Jenny Heal, Executive Producer
– Joe Szynkowski and Landon Burke, Marketing Support
– Portside Media, Podcast Engineer

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