Bob Shafto: Adaptive Leadership, Vision, Digital Transformation and Winning the Talent War are Strategic Imperatives


Author Bob Shafto describes how organizations are suffering painful adjustments as they react to the latest disruptive challenges which bring new and different problems to solve. The author believes we must expect constant disruptions and in some unexpected spheres, that we can’t look to the past for future solutions and that strategic planning as we know it, is no longer workable.

Bob Shafto has over thirty-five years of computer systems development, project, and executive management experience.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from Drake University, Bob managed computer systems for Guarantee Mutual. Mr. Shafto joined H. Ross Perot’s Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS), where he was responsible for the development of computer systems for the insurance industry.

Mr. Shafto joined New England Mutual Life Insurance Company as Second Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), and after a series of promotions, he retired as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Bob Shafto has been on a journey to find his form of musical expression. This Naples Florida based composer and arranger of instrumental music has crafted a collection of playlists for studying, working, and creating. Music to calm your mind or energizing music for fitness and workout. Enjoy Bob’s easy listening background music or one of his mood-boosting feel-good albums.

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