Featuring Doug Lange, VP of IT Strategy at Choice Hotels International and fmr. CSO for the State of Arizona
Connect w/ Doug: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dmlange/
In this episode, we are joined by Doug Lange, VP of IT Strategy at Choice Hotels International and fmr. CSO for the State of Arizona. Doug brings a wealth of experience from both the public and private sectors, most notably serving as the CSO for the State of Arizona before his current role as VP of IT Strategy at Choice Hotels International.
The Formula to Success
- We kick off the conversation by discussing the essence of success and how pushing boundaries is integral to achieving consistent success.
- Doug shares his insights on driving IT strategy at Choice Hotels, and how he's leveraging his experience to foster innovation.
Crossing the Public-Private Divide
- The public sector is renowned for its collaborative efforts across state lines. We dive into how Doug takes this collaborative spirit into the private sector.
- He discusses the strategies he's implementing at Choice Hotels to foster collaboration and take the organization to new heights.
The Need for Speed
- We draw parallels between the speed and agility of the Oregon Ducks during the Marcus Mariota era and the importance of speed in the business world.
- Doug sheds light on the faster pace of execution in the private sector compared to the public sector, and how this speed is crucial in outpacing competitors.
Accelerating Public Sector Delivery
- The public sector often faces challenges when it comes to speed of delivery. We ask Doug for his advice on improving this aspect in the public sector.
- He shares practical tips and insights gained from his time as CSO for the State of Arizona.
Navigating Budget Approvals
- Doug has experience seeking budget approvals from both legislative bodies and boards of directors. We explore the differences and similarities between the two.
- He provides valuable advice for anyone looking to successfully pitch their vision and secure project funding, regardless of the sector they're operating in.
In conclusion, Doug provides a unique perspective on building successful IT strategies from the ground up, drawing from his extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. His insights are invaluable for anyone looking to push the boundaries of what's possible and achieve consistent success.
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