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August 12, 2013: John Michelsen, Chief Technology Officer of CA Technologies

Among other topics, John discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:
  • The uniqueness and interdependence of his internal and external roles as CTO of CA technologies
  • The necessity of ensuring speed in technology deliverables, both from vendor to client, and from within a company’s IT department
  • How to guarantee speed to market and innovation through segmentation of large projects and the setting of short-term, easy-to-reach, incremental goals (i.e., using Agile) across multiple avenues to pursue innovation
  • How IT can build a mutually healthy, productive relationship with different business units by advising, rather than fighting, how BUs build their own applications
  • Eye on Trends: The exciting possibilities of the “Internet of Things,” and how cloud computing, mobile, big data, and consumerization of IT will be trailblazers in developing a fully interconnected world
John Michelsen’s Biography

John is the chief technology officer of CA Technologies. In that role, he is responsible for technical leadership and innovation, further developing the company’s technical community, and aligning its software strategy, architecture, and partner relationships to deliver customer value. John is also responsible for delivering the company’s common technology services, ensuring architectural compliance, and integrating products and solutions.

In 1999, John founded ITKO, and built the LISA product suite designed to improve the effectiveness of application development teams, especially those involved in custom applications, SOA, and cloud computing. The company was acquired by CA Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ITKO, John led SaaS and E-commerce transformations for global enterprises at Trilogy and Agency.com.

John earned degrees in business and computer science from Trinity University and Columbus University. And he has authored a best practices book, “Service Virtualization: Reality is Overrated.”

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