Today we are talking to Tim Dickson, the VP of Digital Business Platform at Laureate International Universities. And we discuss the 3 lenses of Innovation, the 4 quadrants of leadership, and the exact skills necessary to make digital transformation successful.

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!

During his 20+ years of experience as an IT executive at Motorola, Dell, IBM, HP, and Laureate, Tim has successfully leveraged innovative and emerging technologies to drive improvements and deliver real business value across the enterprise. 

Tim’s leadership approach to driving digital transformation is through customer insights, strategic partnerships, technology innovation, and enterprise-wide front and back office operations, to add value through extensive business and customer exposure. His synergistic ability to collaborate across the organization and empower teams to excel has gained buy-in of senior leadership and has helped drive transformative change. 

Tim was recruited to Laureate to drive digital transformation in the education space through people leadership, change management, and customer engagement. Reporting to Global CIO, Tim provides strategic leadership to global team of 225+ supporting critical digital customer- facing and corporate systems across a network of 65 international university institutions. 

Within the first 100 days at Laureate, Tim has positioned IT as a leading edge, forward thinking organization by creating an infrastructure for growth and driving digital transformation across the entire matriculation platform, from enrollment through graduation. 

In addition to being a grower of organizations through IT innovation, Tim is a strong developer of people, and thrive on motivating individuals and global teams to deliver peak performance by recognition and celebrating their accomplishments. The most rewarding aspect of his role is getting feedback from team members that I contributed to their success by enabling them to deliver faster by leveraging their energy and unbridled enthusiasm, challenging the status quo, and painting a vision of possibilities. 

ABOUT Laureate Universities:

Laureate International Universities is the largest international network
of degree granting higher education institutions. Our international
network includes 25+ higher education institutions with more than 150
campuses, and more than 850,000 students currently enrolled. Our
mission: Expanding access to quality higher education to make the
world a better place. When our students succeed, countries prosper and
societies benefit. We are Here for Good.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company LeaderBits.io. Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of BeasleyFoundation.org a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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