Lucia Soares
Guest speaker

Lucia Soares

Managing Director and Global Investment Resources CIO
Lúcia Soares is a Managing Director and Global Investment Resources CIO. Ms. Soares provides information technology advisory to Carlyle investment teams and optimizes portfolio company performance by partnering with CEOs around information technology transformation opportunities and risks facing their businesses. She is based in Menlo Park, California.
Previously, Ms. Soares was Managing Director at Health2047 leading venture formations that addressed U.S. healthcare challenges. She spent 15 years at Johnson & Johnson, serving a variety of executive roles. As CIO and board member of multiple high-growth medical device businesses, she created technology strategies to grow and optimize businesses with the use of technology. Ms. Soares began her career working for an early Internet professional services agency, USWeb / marchFIRST where she partnered with clients to build first-generation web solutions and built the west coast User Experience practice.
Ms. Soares completed Executive Education coursework at Harvard Business School, and earned an MBA from San Jose State, a Master’s in literature from UC Santa Cruz, and a B.A. in foreign languages from San Jose State where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EDT
CIO Panel: Overcoming Diversity Challenges - Getting to CIO and Beyond

Diversity challenges come in many forms. Issues of race, color, creed, sex, and sexual orientation are at the forefront of organizations. However, CIOs can face many other diversity challenges such as building a diverse culture and teams and diverse business and IT skill sets. How to prioritize and act on all these challenges and more will be the determining factor of success. This panel of CIOs will provide their views on these challenges and much more.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.