Toby Redshaw, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Toby Redshaw

Toby Redshaw

Toby Redshaw is a global business transformation leader who has driven P&L and business process/ performance improvements across multiple industries. He is known for helping firms deliver competitive advantage through innovative, real-world IT centric strategy and speed-of-execution in high growth, high service, and high technology environments. In addition to CIO leadership Toby’s business and operational expertise includes hands-on M&A, acquisition integration, multi-billion dollar procurement, risk and regulatory, eCommerce / marketing leadership, diversity and venture capital / Silicon Valley experience. He works at the nexus of pragmatism and innovation.

Redshaw was previously the global CIO at American Express and at Aviva PLC a UK headquartered $85B revenue insurer with $800B in assets under management. Prior to that he spent six years at Motorola where he simultaneously had product, marketing, strategy and technology responsibilities in addition to being exec chairman of a portfolio company and the first chief procurement officer. He helped found and run a global start up based in Silicon Valley, China, London and Ohio. He started his career as one of the first employees on the international side of FedEx where he had a 17 year career in business and IT.

• Awarded Top 50 Global CIO by InformationWeek and Top 25 CTO by InfoWorld.
• Selected as one of six CIO’s invited to the Whitehouse to work with the top Federal CIO’s on future visioning/practical innovation. Twice invited to SOCOM to present/lecture on agility, innovation and change management.

Recent Articles by Toby Redshaw

How to Land on the Winning Side

At the end of 2016, some CEOs are going to be happy about their results. Others? Not so much. Underlying both the good and the bad will be a clear bifurcation between those that get and execute modern IT and those that don’t. The outcomes will be stark and the penalties brutal. This bifurcation will […]

Dark Web and Other Scary Cyber Trends

We have all heard the continued drum beat regarding hacking. Anthem, Sony, Target, Home Depot, Experian and various government and military branches have all been hacked and have received their fair share of negative press. In each case, people were harmed, leaders were fired, brands were damaged and no one was really surprised. I am not […]

Your Next Director Should Be a Geek

Imagine that you were a major investor in a leading company, and its board of directors had no members with independent, world-class financial expertise. Who would look after your interests? You could probably coach the directors to ask good questions, but they would lack the competence to judge the answers. The board would not be […]

Does Your Culture Embrace Innovation?

Why does it matter whether your organization embraces innovation by design? We are at the beginning of an era where the confluence of increasingly powerful computing capability, ease of starting a tech-intensive firm and massive data in a deeply networked world will drive more innovation more broadly than ever before. The rate of change and, […]

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