Brad Anderson’s Lunch Break / s9 e3 / Anil Cheriyan, EVP/CIO, SunTrust Banks – #Microsoft

This week, Brad meets up with Anil Cheriyan the former EVP & CIO of SunTrust Banks.

Brad and Anil talk about keeping the secret recipe of Coca-Cola in the bank’s vault, and how Anil helped SunTrust get the best out its workforce by shifting the culture to emphasize creativity and collaboration.

They also talk about how they’ve adopted a culture of learning and growing from both successes and failures, and, in the spirit of innovation, they play a game of “Invest/Compete/Sue” to see just how close Anil is to developing a banking app that bricks your phone if you exceed that day’s budget.

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Next week, Brad and Anil talk about how a philosophy degree can help with IT, and the impact of cloud usage on highly regulated industries.

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