Click the headlines below to listen in as AlixPartners' managing directors Fred Crawford and Angela Zutavern discuss how to recognize your businesses’ unique strengths and weaknesses, along with best practices and strategies for leveraging technology with Cory Eaves, Operating Partner at General Atlantic and Reggie Van Lee, Chief Transformation Officer of The Carlyle Group.
This is video series of highlights of AlixPartners’ Managing Director Angela Zutavern’s conversation with Reggie Van Lee of Carlyle and Cory Eaves of General Atlantic at Corporate Board Member’s 2020 Boardroom Summit event.
Reggie Van Lee
Reginald (Reggie) Van Lee is a Partner and Chief Transformation Officer of The Carlyle Group, focused on helping the firm develop new and innovative ways to enhance business processes.
Prior to Carlyle, Mr. Van Lee served as an executive of Booz Allen Hamilton for 32 years where he oversaw the commercial solutions, federal health, global media and entertainment, computers and electronics, and telecommunications practice areas. He transformed the healthcare business into one of Booz Allen’s fastest growing and most profitable units, and helped catapult the firm’s re-entry into the commercial business, leveraging their federal-based strengths in cyber security and advanced analytics. Prior to Booz Allen, Mr. Van Lee served as a research engineer with Exxon’s production research company.
Mr. Van Lee has and continues to serve on a number of corporate and philanthropic boards. including the Washington Performing Arts, National CARES Mentoring Movement, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Studio Museum in Harlem, Executive Leadership Council, Evidence Dance Company and the WomensVCFund ll Advisory Board.
Cory A. Eaves is an Operating Partner and part of General Atlantic’s Operations Group, providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies with a focus on technology, operations, and digital transformation.
Before joining General Atlantic in 2009, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Information Officer at Misys plc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Eaves also served as Chief Technology Officer of SSA Global, one of the world’s largest enterprise software providers and a former General Atlantic portfolio company. He is currently affiliated with multiple corporate boards.
Managing Director Angela Zutavern pioneered the application of machine intelligence to business leadership and strategy to drive more meaningful insights.
She is a highly regarded leader with more than 25 years of experience in artificial intelligence (AI) and other areas of digital technology including data and analytics, systems, platforms, privacy, and governance. Angela works with clients to implement robust and sophisticated digital solutions to enable better decision-making.
Angela specializes in technology-based transformations, including cost reduction and efficiency efforts as well as capability-building and innovation-based growth plays. Angela is a frequent speaker on the power of AI and also author of The Mathematical Corporation: Where Machine Intelligence and Human Ingenuity Achieve the Impossible, a CEO Reads Business Book Awards recommendation. She also serves on the MIT Center for Information Systems Research Data Board.
Upping your digital game: What our study reveals
Everyone knows that born-digital companies are growing at a blistering pace compared with their born-traditional counterparts.
Born-digital businesses are both the protagonists and the disruptors in a diverse array of industries—and they’re making life simpler for customers by providing meticulously personalized offerings, delivering goods and services at unprecedented speeds, and presenting customized options like delivering to your door versus delivering you to their door.
For born-traditional companies, competing against their born-digital counterparts is no easy feat, and many are at risk of being displaced. In our experience, many born-traditional businesses have dragged their feet in responding not only to the threats posed by born-digital successes but also to the new opportunities these fast growing newcomers present.
Specifically, born-traditional firms have a valuable chance to learn from their digitally savvy counterparts on multiple fronts.