Tales from Digital Transformations


The transition to become a digital-first organization is hard - if it were easy more of us would do it. Watch this informational webinar with Jonathan Rivers as we discuss the approach he has developed over his 20+ year career handling digital transformation. In this presentation, Jonathan shares his experiences from previous positions at PBS, The Telegraph of London, and 3Pillar Global, as well as his current position at Fortune.  

Joined by Scott Varho, SVP of Product Development at 3Pillar Global, you will learn about Jonathan's practical and direct approach for bringing change to any organization including his 5 Points Strategy.  

The 5 Points Strategy:  

  • Understanding you're from the Future  
  • Knowing the importance of the North Star  
  • Ignoring the Naysayers  
  • Dealing with the Permafrost  
  • Setting the Tone  


Jonathan Rivers, CTO, Fortune  

Jonathan Rivers is an evangelist of customer-centric design with over 15 years building digital content, advertising and video technology. Prior to joining Fortune as their first Chief Technology Officer, he was CTO at 3Pillar Global, a product development services company where he lead their global product, design and engineering groups. Jonathan has also served as the Interim CTO at Telegraph Media Group where he oversaw the launch of Telegraph Travel, their successful eCommerce platform. As Sr. Director of Web Operations and Customer Support at PBS, Jonathan helped transform PBS into a digital leader building out their DevOps teams and Cloud Infrastructure platform. Earlier in his career, Rivers was Executive Vice President of AdJuggler, a digital ad-serving platform. 

Jonathan Rivers

Scott Varho

Scott Varho, SVP of Product Development, 3Pillar Global  

Scott has spent close to 20 years working in or leading fast-paced delivery teams accountable for building products that support core business objectives. Before joining 3Pillar Global, he was the VP of Product and Technology at Interfolio, the VP of Product development at Everfi, and Executive Product Manager for Identity and Access Management at Pearson Education. His passion lies in building cultures that sustain high performing teams optimized for return on investment for clients through a product mindset, craftsmanship, collaboration, and technology.