Stanford CIO Steve Gallagher moderates this CIO Council-sponsored series that invites inspiring and engaging leaders to share their career journeys and the lessons they’ve learned.

Past Events

Conversations with Extraordinary Leaders: Mike Pfeffer

The October 2023 conversation featured Dr. Mike Pfeffer, CIO and Associate Dean for Stanford Health Care and Stanford University School of Medicine. Steve Gallagher and Dr. Pfeffer discussed the role of AI in healthcare, the IT challenges doctors encounter on a daily basis, and what keeps a CIO up at night.

Conversation with an Extraordinary Leader: Persis Drell

Conversation with an Extraordinary Leader: Persis Drell

Our March 2023 Conversations with Extraordinary Leaders featured Stanford Provost Persis Drell. Steve Gallagher and Provost Drell had an engaging fireside chat during the UIT Town Hall, during which the provost spoke about lessons learned during the last several years, where she hopes to see UIT and Stanford in the future, and her journey as a woman in higher education.