Tech Interview Series: Barbara Humpton- CEO of Siemens USA
In this episode of the Tech Series podcast, Ken Lubin talks with Siemens USA's CEO, Barbara Humpton. Among other topics, they discuss how Siemens views the process of digital transformation and how to move to a data-driven footing in any industry. While COVID-19 has undoubtedly meant loss throughout much of the world, she talks about how it forced Siemens to think more locally and flexibly and may have even ushered in a new era of empowerment. Humpton shares her thoughts on how data can change how you conceive of your business, whether that's manufacturing, engineering, or logistics solutions. She shares how her team balances big-picture problems like climate change with near-term requirements like quarterly earnings and tells Ken why her team no longer goes through the "business theater" of annual performance reviews but stays focused on growth instead.