C-Suite Interviews #8 – Thomas Hogan

C-Suite Interviews #8 – Thomas Hogan

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Thomas E. Hogan currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kony, the market-leading company focused on mobile applications for the enterprise. In this episode, Tom and John explore different facets of leadership, and Tom’s advice for new and experienced leaders and the effect of technology on planning and how organizations operate.

In this episode:

  • How mid-size banks and credit unions can compete against large competitors such as Chase, B of A and Wells Fargo.
  • Why organizational agility is central to success in the mobile space
  • The evolution of financial services firms to adopt many attributes of technology firms.
  • Kony and Diebold new partnership and examples of use cases customers will enjoy.
  • Tom’s deep belief and commitment to servant-leadership principals when guiding over 1,500 employees.
  • What is “great leadership”?
  • Leadership styles, and are great leaders created or born.
  • Where should aspiring leaders focus.
  • Tom’s personal setbacks and the lessons learned.
  • How to restore one’s energy to lead through a balanced approach / focus on mind, body and soul.

More About Thomas:

Thomas E. Hogan currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kony.  Kony is the market-leading company focused on mobile applications for the enterprise.  Tom joined Kony in March of 2014.  Prior to joining Kony, Tom has served in a variety of executive posts spanning 35 years.

Tom served as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hewlett Packard from 2010 to 2011, after serving as the Executive Vice President of Software from 2006 to 2010.  Tom began his career in 1982 at IBM.  He remained with IBM through 1999 when he joined Siebel Systems as the Senior Vice President of Global Sales.  Tom assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Vignette (VIGN) from 2001 to 2006, a publicly held company specializing in Web Content Management.  Tom is also the founder and Chairman of SmartLeisure.com

Tom has served on three public boards and multiple private company and non-profit boards.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Illinois, and a Masters of Management from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where he graduated with Distinction with concentrations in finance, organizational behavior, and international business.

Tom resides in Austin, Texas and enjoys the mountains, the water, chess, golf, and time with his family.

More About Kony:

Kony is the fastest growing, cloud-based enterprise application and mobility solutions company, and a recognized industry leader among mobile application development platform (MADP) providers. Kony helps organizations of all sizes drive business ingenuity by rapidly transforming ideas into innovative and secure omni-channel applications.

Built on the industry’s leading digital platform, Kony provides the most innovative and secure omni-channel applications, with exceptional user experience and app design. Kony’s cross-platform, low-code solution also empowers organizations to develop and manage their own apps to better engage with their customers, partners and employees. By seamlessly leveraging and connecting apps to all types of data sources and information, Kony also enables organizations to transform their business processes and gain valuable insight.

Kony was named the first-place winner in CTIA’s MobITs Awards in the Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms category and included on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America.

To learn more about the Kony mobile application development platform and custom solutions, visit https://www.kony.com/. To explore Kony’s AppPlatform, visit https://www.kony.com/products/mobility-platform.

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