Hosted by Deidre Paknad, WorkBoard CEO
In this episode, WorkBoard CEO Deidre Paknad is joined by Patrick Thompson, former Chief Information & Digital Transformation Officer at Albemarle, for a special fireside chat live from Accelerate 2023. Patrick has played a pivotal role in building multiple Fortune 500 companies, most recently contributing to the tripling of revenues from $3B to $9B in just two years.
If you've refreshed your strategy for the next year, it's time to be highly intentional about strategy execution, and this episode is not to be missed. Patrick shares the keys to the success of the last five Fortune builds, emphasizing the importance of incorporating both lead and lag metrics, along with maintaining alignment with a 52-week cadence to drive accountability.
About Patrick Thompson
Patrick Thompson is a proven executive leader who has helped global Fortune 500 companies achieve operational performance and back office efficiencies. As Albemarle's Chief Information & Digital Transformation Officer, he was responsible for developing and executing Global Information Technology Digital Business Transformation Strategy and Global Business Shared Services. He has worked in several C-Level and consulting roles to build profitable companies and grow top and bottom line performance. He has been named as a Top 100 CIO by both CIO and Computerworld magazines, and in 2019 he was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame by CIO.com.
About Deidre Paknad
Deidre Paknad has founded and led three tech startups, acquired companies and been acquired, and led a high-growth business as an executive at IBM for several years; this affords her a unique perspective on using both speed and scale to drive growth. In her role as CEO at WorkBoard, she works with senior leadership teams at some of the world’s largest companies to clarify, align, and drive strategic priorities with greater speed and agility. She is a frequent speaker on Outcome Mindset™ and tapping into ambition.
Deidre has over a dozen patents and has twice been inducted into the Smithsonian Institution for innovation. Goldman Sachs named her one of the 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2019. Deidre hosts The OKR Podcast, which focuses on accelerating outcomes and fostering an outcomes culture.