Today we are talking to Peter, the President of Metis Strategy and the author of the book “Getting To Nimble.” And we discuss how large enterprises can digitally transform to stay competitive in modern times. Why focusing on helping others is the best path for career success, and how to be a world-class executive and a great parent at the same time.

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

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To find Peter’s podcast “Technovation,” check it out here.

About Peter:

Peter founded Metis Strategy in 2001. He is an expert in business and information technology strategy, and he has been a trusted advisor to a wide array of business and tech executives ranging across Fortune 500 companies in various industries.  Peter has developed several strategic methodologies that he and his firm have taught clients to use on their own in order to develop and update strategic plans, choose and manage the right portfolio of projects, and to ensure that team performance is on the path to world class levels.

In December of 2009, Wiley Press/Jossey-Bass published Peter’s book World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs, which was named the third best IT-business book of 2009 by CIO Insight, and the number one book to read to “be smarter than your boss,” according to Baseline Magazine, among other accolades.  Upon publication in China in late 2010, it climbed into the top-50 business books sold in that market. Peter followed the success of that book in September of 2014, when Wiley Press/Jossey-Bass published Implementing World Class IT Strategy: How IT Can Drive Organizational Innovation, a book that became an bestseller in its categories.

In addition to his books on World Class IT, Peter also writes the Technovation column on, writing about topics at the intersection between IT and business. Since 2008, Peter has moderated a widely listened to podcast entitled Technovation with Peter High, which is available through iTunes on a weekly basis. He is a regular contributor to CIO Insight, and has also written for The Wall Street JournalCIO MagazineCIO DigestInformation Week, and On Magazine, and has been featured in many other periodicals.

Peter has been the keynote speaker at a wide array of corporate conferences in the US, Canada, Mexico, China, India, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Spain, and Australia, and he has lectured at several universities including Harvard University, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the University of Washington’s (Seattle) Foster School of Business, the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Business, Purdue University, and the National Defense University.

Peter graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in economics and history.

About Metis Strategy:

Metis Strategy is a boutique management and strategy consulting firm founded in 2001, focused on the intersection of business and technology. We serve as a trusted advisor to leading companies, helping them meet their most critical business objectives. We are a relationship-oriented firm, tailoring our work to our clients’ unique needs. From premier C-level counsel to strategy-setting and execution, our clients partner with us at critical points in their business journeys. Our advisory work lies at the center of a broader ecosystem of executives and other thought leaders, through which we connect our clients to potential partners and experts.

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 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 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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