Tag Archives: Process efficiency

NCR CIO Bill VanCuren Drives The Move To Internet Of Things And Big Data

Bill VanCuren, CIO at NCR
Peter High discusses NCR’s move from a manufacturing company to a software and services driven organization with Bill VanCuren, their CIO. He also discusses their shift to gathering customer data and the Internet of things basis for providing better customer service.

An Introduction To DevOps From Its Godfather

An Introduction To DevOps From Its Godfather
Peter High discusses development operations with the author of The Phoenix Project, Gene Kim. They discuss the role of development operations in high performing IT organizations, among other topics.

The Best Logistics Organization In India Uses No Technology And A Mostly Illiterate Workforce

The Best Logistics Organization in India Uses no Technology and a Mostly Illiterate Workforce
Peter High discusses his take on dabbawalas, the most efficient logistics organization in India, through his travels in Mumbai.

Turning Vendors Into Trusted Strategic Partners, article in CIO Insight

Express Scripts CIO Gary Wimberly talks about his approach to vendor management and having a few large vendors as trusted strategic partners
Peter High profiles Gary Wimberly of Express Scripts for CIO Insight

Forbes CIO-plus Series: Tim Theriault, Walgreens

Chief Information, Innovation, and Improvement Officer- a leader that is never settled
Peter High speaks with Tim Theriault about the constant search for new avenues for adding business value.

Forbes CIO-plus Series: Praveen Chopra, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

CIO and Chief Supply Chain Officer- improving the flow of products and information
In another CIO-Plus Series piece, Peter High speaks with, Praveen Chopra of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, who realized that to succeed in supply chain, succeeding in IT would be a must.

Forbes CIO-plus Series: Chris Scalet, Merck

Former EVP of Global Services and Chief Information Officer- leading global business processes change
As the former EVP of Global Services and Chief Information of Merk, Chris Scalet oversaw the centralizing of IT, Human Resources, Finance, procurement, supply chain, and enterprise services, but the devil was in the details.

Five Ways to Prepare IT to Drive Productivity, article in Forbes

Peter High writes in his Forbes Technovation column on IT Productivity
Summarizing five ways to drive IT productivity, Peter High references a recent CEB study that suggests how CIOs can get the most out of their teams.

Tesla Motors and Qualcomm Identify When IT Standards May Not Be Necessary, article in Forbes

Leading CIOs of Tesla Motors and Qualcomm featured in Peter High’s Technovation column in Forbes
Buying over building — Standardizing processes across units– Two CIOs are bucking these trends for good reason.

How CIOs at Microsoft and Cisco Realigned IT For A New Era, article in The Wall Street Journal

Peter High writes for The Wall Street Journal, as he tells the story of how Tony Scott, CIO of Microsoft, and Rebecca Jacoby, CIO of Cisco, are transforming their IT departments within their respective technology giants.
Larger corporations with multiple operating units must confront a debate about the merits of centralized vs. federated organizational structures.