The Evolution of a Leader: Margaret Potter on Her Journey from CIO to CEO (Part One)

Episode Information

Tune in for this week’s episode of Demystifying IT with hosts Bhopi Dhall and Saurajit Kanungo. Their special guest is Margaret Potter, CEO of Camillo Companies, a multi-billion dollar business that builds, leases, and manages single-family homes and townhomes across Texas. With over 30 years of experience leading major corporations as both CIO and CEO, Margaret offers a wealth of insights into business transformation, leadership, and the evolving role of technology. In this episode, she shares her unique perspective on driving digital innovation, managing enterprise-wide change, and developing winning corporate strategies. Saurajit engages Margaret in a fascinating, in-depth discussion about her career journey and the lessons she’s learned along the way. They explore her leadership philosophy, how she navigated key inflection points, and the mindset shifts required as she transitioned from CIO to CEO. Margaret provides actionable advice for aspiring executives and talks about the skills needed to lead in today’s complex, rapidly changing business landscape. You’ll come away with inspiration and strategic insights you can apply to advance your own career and guide your organization into the future.