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Forum on World Class IT - 363 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.

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July 16, 2018: Gary Reiner, Operating Partner at General Atlantic

  • Gary’s responsibility as Operating Partner focused on helping companies which he advises grow.
  • Gary’s perspective from serving on boards such as Citigroup and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and the different experience resulting from them.
  • How Gary keeps up with the pulse of enterprise buying by keeping in touch with previous colleagues and through the exposure being a board provides.
  • Ways in which the CIO has evolved and become more exciting due to the migration to machine learning, new technology, and the increasing importance of developing software quickly.
  • Ways in which companies can make the challenging technological transformation by either leveraging and refactoring old software, or by developing applications that replace their legacy.
  • Eye on the Trends: Machine Learning

Gary is an Operating Partner and part of the Resources Group at General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm that has over $20 billion dollars in assets under management. As an operating partner, Gary is responsible for providing strategic support and advice to the firm’s investment teams and portfolio companies with a focus on strategy and technology. Before joining General Atlantic, Gary was the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at General Electric, where he led the mergers & acquisitions, sourcing, IT, operations, and quality teams. Prior to joining General Electric, Gary was a partner at the Boston Consulting Group. Gary received both his Bachelor of Arts in Economics, as well as his MBA from Harvard University. Gary currently serves on the boards of Citigroup, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Box, Mu Sigma, and Turbonomic, among other companies.

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