Forum on World Class IT - 252 Interviews and Podcasts

Welcome to the Forum on World Class IT podcast series, a collection of exclusive interviews with Chief Information Officers and other IT industry thought leaders. Learn from the experts on how best to establish a truly World Class IT organization.

August 29, 2016

Infrastructure, IT and Business Partnerships

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Steve Phillips, SVP and CIO of Avnet

In this interview, Steve Phillips, SVP and CIO of Avnet, discusses World Class IT principle two, Infrastructure, and principle four, IT & Business Partnerships, with Metis Strategy. Some of the topics discussed include:
  • An overview of Avnet and his responsibilities as the CIO
  • Navigating Avnet through the technological changes of the past decade
  • Delivering continuous improvement to achieve enterprise effectiveness
  • Avnet's journey to the cloud
  • Advantages of being an externally-facing CIO
  • Criteria to distinguish the use of waterfall from agile for software development projects
  • Insights he has garnered from serving as the chairman of the board at a local publications company
  • Eye on the Trends: Industrial Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Mobility