Category Archives: Manufacturing

Former Clorox, HP, And Rodan + Fields Tech Exec Ralph Loura Is Named CIO Of Lumentum

Ralph Loura joined Lumentum, a $1 billion revenue manufacturer of optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers worldwide, on October 22 as the company’s new Chief Information Officer. Prior to Lumentum, Loura was the Chief Technology Officer of Rodan + Fields.

CIO-Plus Series Summary in Forbes

This summary page provides access to the multi-part CIO-Plus series in Forbes
The CIO-Plus series in Forbes explores the trend of CIOs who are taking on more C-level titles. Most CIOs where many hats. The good news is, those hats are getting more strategic.

Barry Eggers, Founder and Managing Partner of Lightspeed Venture Partners

Peter High interviews Barry Eggers, Founder and Managing Partner of Lightspeed Venture Partners. Among the topics they discuss include:

  • Industry 4.0 as the digitization of the manufacturing sector
  • The core technology trends that are enabling Industry 4.0, such as connectivity and computational power, intelligence, human/machine interactions, and digital/physical conversions
  • Barry’s timescale for the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies amongst large enterprises
  • The degree to which established manufacturing companies understand and are responding to the threats and opportunities presented by Industry 4.0
  • How Lightspeed, as a theme-oriented venture firm, approaches investing in the Industry 4.0 space
  • How Lightspeed investigates technology themes and their applicability across sectors and industries
  • How Barry thinks about the security implications of new technologies such as IoT
  • The differentiating factors Barry looks for when making an investment, such as the management team and core technologies
  • The genesis of Lightspeed Ventures, which Barry founded in 1999
  • How the partners divide up themes and determine where each will focus

Dinu Parel, Chief Information Officer of Dover Corporation

Peter High interviews Dinu Parel, the CIO of Dover Corporation. They discuss Dinu’s experience as the companies first CIO, his efforts to centralize IT, strategic priorities such as enterprise security and infrastructure modernization, among other topics.

How to Implement an IT Overhaul

Karen Renner, CIO of Novelis
The CIO of Novelis, a producer of rolled aluminum used in everything from soda cans to Ford trucks, reveals how she helped revamp the company’s IT infrastructure

Boeing CIO Ted Colbert Drives Digital And Security Transformation

Ted Colbert, CIO of Boeing
Peter High interviews Ted Colbert, Chief Information Officer of Boeing about data analytics, finding areas of commonality within the business, innovation, and a variety of other topics

GE’s CIO Will Help Drive $15 Billion In Technology Based Revenue By 2020

Jim Fowler, Chief Information Officer of General Electric
Peter High interviews Jim Fowler, CIO of GE. They discuss his new role, a shift from GE Capital, how he has organized himself during his first one hundred days, and a variety of other topics

How a Tech Background Hones Business Sense

Dan Fallon, President and COO of GFMI Metalcrafters
At the end of the day, it’s about information, automation and execution, whether plugging away in a data center or setting strategy and reaching goals in the C-suite

CIO Provides a Clear Look Into Window Manufacturer

Rob Meilen, CIO of Hunter Douglas
The CIO of Hunter Douglas sees mobile and Web applications as ways to enhance the customer experience for both homeowners and dealers.

CIO Changes IT Into Driver of Innovation, by Peter High in CIO Insight Article

Ananthan Thandri, CIO of Mentor Graphics, talks about his role as Chief Information Officer
Peter High, President of Metis Strategy, speaks with Ananthan Thnandri about how he converted the IT organization into an engine of innovation, and how his team engages customers, among other topics.