Daphne E. Jones is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in general management & in implementing digital technologies strategically, entrepreneurially, and globally within multi-national corporations. She has over thirty years of business experience and serving in 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 $13B GE Healthcare businesses of Product Engineering, Imaging, and Ultrasound, and Global Services.
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. At Hospira, she was accountable 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. Her latter career days were spent helping shape and implement the business transformation strategy to help companies win in digital with focus on customer centricity & employee productivity.
Daphne serves on the board of directors for AMN Healthcare, Inc., Barnes Group Inc, and Masonite International Corp, and is on the Audit, Nominating/Governance & Compensation committees. 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 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. Daphne’s 1st book for corporate leaders, Win When They Say You Won't, published by McGraw Hill, is available for online purchase now and will be released November 15th. Her journey & learnings of how to go from poverty to executive leadership has made her a sought after speaker, executive coach & now, author.