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February 5, 2018: Dinu Parel, Chief Information Officer of Dover Corporation

Among other topics, Dinu discussed the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • An overview of Dover Corporation and its structure, including its four diverse business segments – Energy, Engineered Systems, Fluids, and Refrigeration & Food Equipment
  • How IT is organized, including Dinu’s efforts to establish the enterprise IT function to provide strategy, governance, and shared services to the traditionally decentralized, operating business-based IT
  • Dinu’s experience as Dover’s first-ever CIO, and the rationale behind Dover creating a CIO role after 60 years without one
  • How Dinu finds the right balance between standardization at the enterprise level and customization at the business-unit level, including standardization priorities such as security and infrastructure
  • Which efforts Dinu has prioritized, such as high enterprise risk, modernizing infrastructure, people, and governance
  • Dinu’s current strategic priorities, and his focus on transforming IT from a focus on back-office support to becoming a leader in business growth and innovation
  • Eye on the Trends: blockchain

Dinu is Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Dover Corporation, a highly diversified, $7 billion industrial manufacturing company with business segments focused on energy, engineered systems, fluids, and refrigeration & food. Since joining Dover Corporation in June 2016 as the company’s first-ever CIO, Dinu has been responsible for Dover’s global IT strategy, cyber security, shared services including infrastructure and enterprise applications, overall IT function leadership and governance. Dinu joined Dover Corporation from Baker Hughes, where he was a Senior Director or IT and IT Integration Lead. Before joining Baker Hughes, Dinu led multiple teams and projects at BMC Software and Accenture. Dinu received his Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Jones School of Business at Rice University. Dinu servers as a board member for several non-profit organizations, including Make-A-Wish Foundation and Chicago Cares.

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