Changing horses in Silicon Valley
How do you drive transformation from the context of Global Business Services? How do you make big changes in a growing business where things are already at full stretch?
Steven Jo is COO for the Transformation Office at Silicon Valley Bank. He says his role is not about cost cutting - the bank has tripled in size since he joined ten years ago - it's about getting more out of a workforce that cannot work any harder in an environment where talent is scarce. Likening change in to open heart surgery (except the patient is awake and moving around).
"We have a new process, new platform, new operating model. We build it out, full agile, and as we're rolling things out, we're creating new teams that are doing certain work that supports our internal and external clients."