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Forum on World Class IT - 342 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.

Mike Macrie
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July 11, 2016: Mike Macrie, CIO of Land O’Lakes

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

  • The ongoing digital transformation that is taking place in the farms of America
  • How Land O’Lakes’ IT has evolved from a supporting function to an industry leader in innovation
  • An overview of technologies that he and his team have developed to help revolutionize the way farmers work
  • Successful management practices that he uses to streamline IT with the needs of the business, its partners, and clients
  • Important emerging skills to be considered by all aspiring technologists
  • The role of cybersecurity at Land O’Lakes
  • Methods to prospect new technologies for the business
  • Eye on the Trends:Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence

Mike Macrie’s Biography

Mike Macrie is the Chief Information Officer of Land O’Lakes, a $15 billion agricultural- cooperative. In that role, Mike is responsible for leading the organization’s digital transformation while overseeing the operations of information technology. Through his work at Land O’Lakes, Mike was awarded the Forbes CIO Innovation Award.

Prior to joining Land O’Lakes, Mike worked for Ingersoll Rand where he was the Vice President of Software Architecture and Strategy. Mike also held positions at G5 Technologies and AlliedSignal Aerospace (Honeywell).

Mike received his bachelor’s degree in Physics from Cornell University, where he was also a member of the varsity baseball team, and he also has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

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