Technovation with Peter High - 377 Interviews and Podcasts

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January 2, 2017: Dave Smoley, CIO of AstraZeneca

Among other topics, Dave discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy
  • Transforming IT: Five pillars that guided the move to insourcing
  • Leveraging cloud computing through use of a six-point cloud tool kit
  • Effective change management
  • Realizing the goal of making IT “twice as good at half the cost”
  • Recruitment in light of the move to insourcing
  • Innovation and experimentation
  • Eye on the trends: machine learning, cloud computing, mobile apps, UX, voice recognition, video, cyber

Dave Smoley Biography

Since 2013, Dave has been CIO of AstraZeneca, a $25 billion global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, inflammation, autoimmune, oncology, infection and neuroscience diseases.

Prior to AstraZeneca, Dave served as Senior Vice President and CIO of Flextronics, a global manufacturing services firm. His extensive IT career includes roles at Honeywell where he was Vice President and CIO of Aerospace Electronics Systems, and General Electric where he held the position of Director and Chief Information Officer for GE Power Controls in Barcelona, Spain.

Dave is a 2013 inductee into the CIO magazine Hall of Fame.
Dave has a B.S. in Computer Science from Clemson University and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview