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Sheila Jordan

Sheila Jordan

SVP & CIO - Symantec


Sheila Jordan is senior vice president and chief information officer at Symantec. Sheila is responsible for driving Symantec's information technology strategy and operations ensuring that the company has the right talent, stays ahead of technology trends and maximizes the value of technology investments. Her goal is to drive increased productivity, better efficiency and strategic business partnerships through simple and intuitive experiences for Symantec’s global workforce. Prior to joining Symantec in February 2014, Sheila served as senior vice president of Communication and Collaboration IT at Cisco Systems. Here she was responsible for delivering and integrating key IT services that touched Cisco’s global workforce. She drove productivity and a superior, holistic end-user experience for all employees through an integrated architectural approach. Within her purview at Cisco were collaboration platforms, user experience and support, and communications, collaboration and mobility services. During her nine-year tenure at Cisco, Sheila’s IT organization was recognized by the industry with awards presented by CITE, InformationWeek and CIO Magazine. She also received the 2010 Cisco Executive Sponsor Catalyst award for her leadership in developing successful relationships with customers, including several Fortune 100 companies. Active in social media, this year Sheila was recognized by ZDNet as one of the Top 100 CIOs on Twitter. In 2011, Sheila was named by CIO Magazine as “One to Watch.” She is a frequent speaker and spokesperson on the topics of collaboration, the consumerization of IT, IT as a service organization, and women’s leadership. Her views are included in the new book, “The Mobile Mind Shift” by author and Forrester analyst Ted Schadler. Earlier in her career Sheila worked at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, where she was senior vice president of Destination Disney. A key architect of the strategic planning process, she was responsible for delivering profitable growth. She was instrumental in integrating marketing, sales, and services across the organization as Disney transformed its business from a product-centric to a guest-centric organization. Sheila serves on the Board of Directors for NextSpace, a Santa Cruz, CA-based firm that provides innovative physical and virtual infrastructure for entrepreneurs, freelancers and creative professionals. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology.