Frank Wander

Frank Wander is an author, former CIO, and founder of PeopleProductive, LLC, a company that helps customers build organizational effectiveness by getting the human side of business right. After investing many years transforming failing IT divisions across corporations, Wander realized these failures had a consistent root cause: corporate cultures where the leaders knew everything about products, processes and technology, but nothing about the human factors that underpin workforce productivity and innovation. This awareness led him to write a book for Wiley Publishing, titled Transforming IT Culture: How to Use Social Intelligence, Human Factors and Collaboration to Create an IT Department that Outperforms. This book is the missing Operators Manual for the human infrastructure.

PeopleProductive helps companies outperform by applying the human factors of productivity and innovation to unlock five levels of cultural maturity. Products include cultural maturity assessment and transformation, organizational design, workforce planning, management off-sites/workshops, and training. In these times of tight budgets, the largest unexploited opportunity for most companies is to unlock the full potential of their existing staff, often doubling workforce productivity.

Prior to the Institute, Frank was a Chief Information Officer at three different companies, most recently at Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. Wander is a sought after speaker and panelist at industry events who connects with his audience by sharing meaningful stories, and proven strategies for creating high performance. He has given the keynote address at many technology industry events, and has appeared on Business Insider, internet radio, and in the Wall Street Journal.