Board Level CIO | episode 469

Facebook CIO Atish Banerjea

Atish Banerjea is the chief information officer of Facebook, the social media behemoth with over 2.5 billion users and revenues exceeding $70 billion. As CIO, Atish is responsible for overseeing the global Enterprise Engineering organization, which builds and runs the systems that scale Facebook globally. Specifically, Atish oversees three key areas: the “build” organization, which builds many of the internal tools and products Facebook employees use to do their work effectively; the IT operations organization, which focuses on providing service to employees, and the infrastructure organization. Prior to joining Facebook, Atish was the EVP & CIO of NBCUniversal Media and he held the same role at Pearson. July 20, 2020

In this interview, we discuss 

  • Atish’s career path and his experience as CIO of a technology giant
  • How the CIO role is more similar to CTO roles that he has held in the past
  • The three main functions he oversees
  • His thoughts on the two biggest ways COVID will change the business world
  • The value an executive with technology expertise can bring to a corporate board

Among a variety of other topics.


This episode is sponsored by Zoho.

"Whether they are software engineers, product managers, or designers, Facebook’s general philosophy is that engineers or designers get to work on the problems that they want to solve."

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

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

From strategy to implementation

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