episode 640

CIO Bharat Amin of Huntington Ingalls Industries on Digital Defense Modernization

Bharat Amin is the executive vice president and chief information office of Huntington Ingalls Industries, the largest military shipbuilding company in the United States, as well as a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry, with nearly nine and a half-billion dollars in annual revenue. Bharat has held his current role for a bit more than two years and he came to it after serving for nearly five as the chief information officer of one of the company's business units. February 24, 2022

640: Bharat discusses the digitization of the defense industry and digital innovation in the industry. Bharat provides an overview of Huntington Ingalls Industries and his purview as Chief Information Officer. He describes how his team is structured and what areas under his purview are managed on a global level versus what are managed on a divisional level. Bharat details his framework for gauging the effectiveness of cybersecurity at the company and what digital innovation looks like. Finally, Bharat talks about how he curates an ecosystem of technology partners to expand the advanced technologies used to protect, connect, and integrate the armed forces as well as the trends in technology that are on his radar which will further transform the defense industry.

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This episode is sponsored by Cisco.

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

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