Daphne E. Jones is an accomplished and seasoned executive with extensive experience using digital technologies strategically, entrepreneurially, and globally within multi-national corporations. She has over thirty years of experience in general management and executive level roles at IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Hospira (now Pfizer) and General Electric. During her tenure at GE, she served as: SVP for Future of Work, SVP & CIO. She ran IT for Product Engineering, Imaging, and Ultrasound, and was Senior Executive & CIO For Global Services – all comprising a $13B segment within GE Healthcare.
Prior to GE Healthcare, her early career days were spent at IBM and Johnson & Johnson as an IT Executive followed by her role as a Corporate Officer, SVP & CIO at Hospira, Inc. a $5B global pharmaceutical and infusion technology company. She was the first woman and African American to report to the Chairman of the Board with accountability for all aspects of Hospira’s enterprise, cyber, digital & analytics technology. A driver of change acceleration and leadership development, her career has been spent using digital technologies to transform business models, distribution channels and products.
Daphne serves on the board of directors for AMN Healthcare, Inc., Barnes Group Inc, and Masonite International Corp and is regarded as an authority on how to prepare for and land a corporate board seat. She is the recipient of the University of West Indies’ Luminary Award, was named one of Illinois’ Most Powerful and Influential Women by the National Diversity Council, and was Computerworld Premier 100 CIO. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Accenture Cybersecurity Women’s Council, The Digital Directors Network (DDN), and Executive Leadership Council (ELC).
Daphne’s contemporary experience and thought-leadership helps drive innovation globally; enabling business transformation across major industries. A corporate advisor, mentor and budding author; her inspiring life story from poverty to executive leadership has made her a sought after speaker and consultant.
Daphne earned her MBA and BS from Illinois State University.
Daphne’s first book WIN WHEN THEY SAY YOU WON’T: Break Through Barriers and Keep Leveling Up Your Success (November 15, McGraw Hill), drawn from her own rags to riches story, is an inspiring guide to help anyone achieve the career of their dreams with a winning mindset and proven playbook. Daphne’s been featured on Fox Business, TD Ameritrade, CNBC Make It, Cheddar.com, Fast Company and more!
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