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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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March 19, 2018: Naresh Shanker, Chief Information Officer of HP Inc.

Among other topics, Naresh discussed the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • The way in which Naresh approached separating HP into HP Inc. and HP Enterprise, including the process he used to define the scope and the five-year roadmap he implemented to transform the company’s focus from hardware transactions to software contracts.
  • The IT changes necessary to complete in the on-demand technology economy, such as moving from systems of record to systems of engagement
  • How they transformed back-office and front-office operations to create a digital experience
  • How they align IT strategy and the business strategy, and the process for developing business cases for where to invest
  • Focus areas for HP Inc. going forward
  • How they re-engineered the CRM system to transform the customer experience

Naresh is the Chief Information Officer of HP, Inc., a $52 billion company focused on printing, personal systems, and 3D additive manufacturing, which some refer to as the founding company of Silicon Valley. As CIO, Naresh leads HP global IT strategy and operations, and is responsible for application development, data management, technology infrastructure, cyber and product security, data center operations, and telecommunication networks.

Prior to becoming CIO of HP, Naresh was the CIO of HP’s Printing and Personal Systems Group. Prior to HP, he was the CIO of Palm Computing Inc. Earlier in his career, Naresh held various IT leadership roles at Agilent Technologies and HP’s Medical Products Group.

Naresh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and an MBA, both from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

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