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75. Technology Leadership with Geoff Quattromani

by | May 16, 2022 | 0 comments

The Culture of Leadership
The Culture of Leadership
75. Technology Leadership with Geoff Quattromani



Geoff Quattromani has a standout summary on his LinkedIn profile: “My goal is to lead an IT department to be a trusted business partner by providing innovative solutions and technologies along with superior services that help organisations satisfy customers’ needs in a consistent manner.”

When you hear Johnson & Johnson, you might immediately think of baby powder and tear-free baby shampoo, but there are actually three major divisions: consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices/tech.  Think joint replacement implants and the surrounding medical technology, and that’s where Geoff does his work. As the Digital Transformation Manager for Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Technology division in Sydney, Geoff works toward his LinkedIn summary daily.  I’ll talk with Geoff about his work at J&J, his side-hustle as a technology commentator for radio/tv/magazines, his podcast, “Technology Uncorked,” his family life, and more in this episode.

Discussion Points

  • Who is Geoff Quattromani, and what do you do at J&J?
  • Geoff’s early days, Malta, and his path to J&J
  • What is digital transformation, to you?
  • Geoff’s work in a small four-person team leading the Asia Pacific Region
  • Is it difficult to get your work done without any direct reports to delegate to?
  • Can you give us an example of things not going well, and how you dealt with it?
  • Simply having coffee with coworkers and colleagues (no work talk) is an invaluable way to build trust and relationships
  • Some of your biggest challenges in the last 7 years at J&J?
  • The difficulty of transforming from brochures and billboards to digital marketing
  • What would you change if you had a magic wand?
  • How is your work as a tech commentator different from your day job?
  • The coolest tech things were a Tesla and lawn mowing robot
  • Tech innovation vs. adoption
  • Messaging/sound byte worries within the tech commentator space
  • Geoff can say as much as he wants without limits on his podcast
  • Tell us about your MIT courses in digital transformation
  • Geoff explains what blockchain is, and what impact it can have in the future
  • Geoff tells leaders the risks of not adapting to new tech when they resist
  • What has had the greatest impact on your leadership journey?
  • My key takeaways: 
    • Leaders lead through influence
    • Leaders overcome imposter syndrome
    • Leaders embrace technology


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