TBLP 135 | The First 100 Days with Susan Bowen

This is a special collaboration mini-series with Info-tech Research Group co-hosted with Brian Jackson.

With over 20 years’ experience in the technology industry, Susan understands the importance of transformational leadership to stay at the forefront of customer needs and expectations.

Prior to taking on global leadership at Aptum (formerly Cogeco Peer 1), Susan was Vice President and General Manager of Cogeco Peer 1, EMEA, where she spearheaded strategic direction. Susan has also held the role of Chief of Staff UK & Ireland at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) following her tenure of over 16 years at HP UK Ltd.

Susan Bowen is promoted internally as the new CEO at Cogeco Peer 1, after becoming the CEO she learns of the plans to spin it out as a separate business unit. And in January Phillippe Jette, the CEO of Cogeco Communications starts talking about selling off the business unit publicly.

In this episode, you will find out how Susan drives new opportunities for the company during the realignment. 

Also, you will discover her method of communicating the company’s mission and vision to team members.

Lastly, listen to her advice to new CIOs on how to prepare, and start to a new position.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn From This Episode

  • Susan’s three area of focus on her first 100-days as a CEO and President of Aptum 
  • How did she conduct a listening tour in the organization
  • Three ways Susan approached the big cultural change at a company
  • Tips to ease your transition into a new work environment
  • The first 100-days: her challenges, quick wins, and how she establish her reputation

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Info-tech Research Group

Thanks to media sponsors IT World Canada and Startup Canada.

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