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Forum on World Class IT - 319 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.

Fletcher Previn
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December 4, 2017: Fletcher Previn, Chief Information Officer of IBM

Among other topics, Fletcher discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • Fletcher’s accent to the CIO position, and how he prepared for the role
  • IB M’s cultural transformation, and the role of IT in driving this on the digital front
  • How IBM views cognitive business solutions and the ways in which IT supports and enables these efforts both internally and externally
  • How Fletcher approaches delivering IT value to a highly technical company
  • The philosophy and practice of “embedding security into everyone’s job”
  • How Fletcher engages with CIOs that are both his peers and his clients
  • Fletcher’s perspective, as a young CIO, on making IBM more attractive to millennials

Fletcher is Chief Information Officer of IBM, a 106-year-old, $140 billion technology company. Since becoming CIO this past May, Fletcher has focused on creating an agile culture to increase the pace of innovation and is responsible for delivering a productive IT environment to several hundred thousand IBM employees, contractors, and business partners worldwide.

Fletcher has held a variety of positions at IBM during his 10+ years with the company, including most recently Vice President of Workplace as a Service. Prior to joining IBM, Fletcher was a manager with Walmart’s Enterprise Systems Management group.

Fletcher holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and German from Connecticut College.

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