Forum on World Class IT - 367 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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November 5, 2018: Red Hat CIO Mike Kelly, Next-gen IT

Red Hat CIO Mike Kelly discusses Red Hat’s strategic priorities and mission to become the default choice for next-generation IT, which culminated in the massive IBM deal that could reshape the cloud landscape. We also discussed how IT differentiates itself within a technology organization, how the company’s Red Hat on Red Hat approach enables IT to be the first and best customer of their products, and how Red Hat engages with the CIO community to learn from their different experiences.

Mike Kelly is the CIO of Red Hat, which was recently acquired by IBM for $34 billion in what is the third largest tech acquisition of all time. As CIO, Mike has a wide variety of responsibilities, from overseeing infrastructure and enterprise architecture, to data and analytics, to the associate experience. Mike joined Red Hat from pharmaceutical giant McKesson, currently number five on the Fortune 500, where he was CIO of CIO of McKesson US Pharmaceuticals.


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