Season 2 - Ep. 15 | Digital Transformation and the Power of Listening with Microsoft’s Jacky Wright

Redefiners Podcast
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August 31, 2022 | 36 min
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Jacky Wright, Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft US

Season 2 - Ep. 15 | Digital Transformation and the Power of Listening with Microsoft’s Jacky Wright

Nowadays, every business has either become or is becoming a digital business. And it’s not all about technology. Creating the right culture and environment are critical keys to success. Our guest Jacky Wright is a digital transformation mastermind who led the tech evolution in both the private and public sectors, including leadership roles at BP, GE, Microsoft and the British government’s tax department. One of her superpowers—one we should all adopt in this fast-changing world filled with uncertainty—is adaptability. We talk with Jacky about how she embraces change, innovates with agility, and leads by listening. She talks about sustainability and how technology can play a role. And we discuss issues facing boards, including managing risk, digitalization and cyber security, and corporate responsibilities as it relates to social good.

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Jacky Wright
Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft US

Jacky Wright is a global technology leader who has made broad impact in business transformation and on social issues. As Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President of Microsoft US, she inspires and leads teams to help businesses leverage technology to drive innovation, adopt sustainable and accessible business models, and digitally transform.

Wright rejoined Microsoft in 2019 after completing a two-year secondment as Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) for HMRC, the British Government tax department. Jacky has extensive experience leading large-scale organizations driving digital transformation and market making solutions.

Her career spans senior technology leadership roles across many industries including CIO roles at Microsoft, BP and GE. As a leader in technology, Jacky uses her broad platform to drive thought leadership not just for the positive impact of digital transformation for business, but also for social, economic and environmental change.

As a woman of color, her passion, advocacy and influence to create a truly inclusive world is demonstrated in the various forums where she regularly speaks on diversity, digital inclusion and the power of inclusive leadership.

She has been widely recognized for her many contributions in technology and diversity, including an honorary doctorate from Aston University, named as Britain’s Powerlist 100’s 2022 Most Influential Black Briton, a 2020 National Diversity Council’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology, the Top 100 BAME Leaders in Business, the Top 100 BAME Leaders in Tech, and Savoy Magazine’s Top Women list. She has also been featured in numerous publications, including CIO Magazine and the WSJ CIO Journal.

Jacky is a member of the Board of Directors for nVent plc, Exelixis, Inc., and Russell Reynolds Associates, Center for Global Health Innovation Board, Board of Trustees for Harvey Mudd College, and the MxD Manufacturing Council. She also serves on various technical advisory boards. Previous board leadership has included Prostate Cancer UK, City University London and YearUp.

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