Erika Walk, Senior Director Digital, Waste Management, on her digital transformation journey | Straight Talk

Erika Walk, Senior Director Digital, Waste Management, on her digital transformation journey

Erika Walk
Senior Director Digital
Waste Management

Erika Walk has more than 25 years of experience as a distinguished technology leader, helping companies on their digital evolutionary journey with her thought leadership, focus on innovation, and ability to execute. Her leadership style encompasses management and technology, and she brings an understanding of the full information technology lifecycle, including digital transformation, strategy, design, transition, operations and continual improvement. She also fosters solid business relationships as a strategic partner with key cloud partners across the industry. With a commitment to succeed in a complex culture, Erika successfully delivers business value through enterprise digital programs and technology solutions, while building high performing, talented teams.

In this video she talks about:

  • Waste Management’s digital transformation plan and its objectives
  • The biggest pandemic-related challenge she has faced and what helped her resolve it
  • Insights she has gained from her digital transformation experience
  • Leadership lessons she has learned over the course of her career
  • Advice she would give to young IT professional who aspires to a leadership position.

About Waste Management:

Waste Management is North America's leading provider of integrated environmental solutions. They partner with their customers and communities to manage and reduce waste from collection to disposal while recovering valuable resources and creating clean, renewable energy. They are on a quest for environmental performance, a mission to maximize resource value, while minimizing – and even eliminating – environmental impact so that both our economy and our environment can thrive. Waste Management tailors its services to meet the needs of each customer group and to ensure consistent, superior service at the local level. Headquartered in Houston, the company serves nearly 20 million municipal, commercial, industrial, and residential customers through a network of 367 collection operations, 355 transfer stations, 273 active landfill disposal sites, 16 waste-to-energy plants, 104 recycling plants, and 111 beneficial-use landfill gas projects.