This podcast with former VA CIO LaVerne Council discusses what the Federal community needs to know about IT transformation and developing an effective IT strategy in the Federal Government with a view on the responsibility of the CIO to communicate, educate, and lead the organization through IT transformation; setting the tone and providing the air cover to enable transformation from the Sec/Dep Sec; and acquisition and procurement policies and practices to enable swift progress.

About LaVerne Council

As Chief Executive Officer of Emerald One, LLC, Dr. LaVerne H. Council leads executives and their organizations through transformation. Emerald One is the culmination of her 35+ years of experience in global operations, information technology, and transformational executive leadership. LaVerne’s work as a global executive with organizations like Johnson & Johnson; Dell, Inc.; the Department of Veterans Affairs; and Ernst & Young gives her a unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges faced by both CxO executives and their employees. Among her numerous awards is the Meritorious Service Award, the highest honor awarded to any civilian Federal employee. 

Emerald One, LLC

Executive and senior leaders need the skills, practices, and know-how to prepare for an everchanging business and technology landscape. Emerald One’s Technology Strategy Development and Execution, Resource Value Maximization, and Strategic Digital Design services are powered by our Elements of Brilliance™ methodology and unlock your full potential and prepare you for a world of unrelenting change.

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