RLF Advancing Leadership General Session:
We are living in a world of accelerating change, far more ambiguity, competition coming from unexpected places and margin erosion. Karl will discuss two topics to help guide you in this new way of working. First, he will cover leadership structures for this new agile world and then he will explore two trends in technology that are setting up to be game changes in this next decade of the digital age.
Karl Gouvernour, VP Digital Workplace and Corporate Solutions Northwestern Mutual
Karl Gouverneur is the head of an award-winning digital innovation program for Northwestern Mutual, leading a team focused on NM’s digital workplace and corporate systems; including finance, human resources, investments, compliance and others. Gouverneur focuses on providing a digital core to enable efficiency and flexibility that enriches the experience of the company’s employees. He partners with business areas across the enterprise to integrate technology with the company’s business strategies and objectives. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Gouverneur was VP and CTO at Safeco Insurance, where he built an IT architecture practice and identified over $110 million in business value. Priot to that, he was the chief architect at CNA Financial, where he focused on business alignment, IT strategy and IT standards, and strategic and innovative IT solutions including a claims transformation program, service-oriented architecture, voice over IP, strategic sourcing and enterprise content management. Gouverneur is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration –computer science. He is currently a member of the CIO Research Board and the ALPFA National Corporate Advisory Board. Gouverneur also serves on Marquette University’s Global Sourcing Advisory Board, is an activemember of the Discovery World Board, and is an advisor to the Northwestern Mutual Hispanic Employee Resource Group.