Fortune 500 | episode 483

NetApp CIO Bill Miller

Bill Miller is the senior vice president and chief information officer of NetApp, a hybrid cloud data services and data management company with revenues exceeding $6 billion annually. In this role, Bill leads NetApp’s IT organization, supports the company’s ongoing transformation, and works with peer organizations to advance business strategy and technology initiatives. He also directs the NetApp on NetApp and Customer-1 programs, which help the company’s engineering and field organizations use, improve, and showcase the value of NetApp technology solutions to customers, some of whom are peer CIOs. Bill is also responsible for deploying, leveraging, and innovating around NetApp’s new technologies and its partner technologies, producing narratives to underscore the company’s value proposition to its external customers. We cover many of these topics and more in our conversation. Prior to joining NetApp, Bill was the senior vice president and chief information officer of Broadcom. September 07, 2020

483: NetApp CIO Bill Miller discusses

  • Bill’s purview as the CIO of NetApp
  • How the company works with external partners to build capabilities
  • How the company acts as an internal first user
  • The Cloud One Platform and The DevOps framework the company has built 
  • How the company works with external partners to build capabilities 
  • Bill’s view on how COVID-19 will impact the world in the long term 
  • The importance of CIOs getting advantages out of data 
  • The biggest threats to CIOs today

Among a variety of other topics.


This episode is sponsored by Zoho.

"If you are in Netflix or in Uber and you are going to start from scratch and build a whole software suite with some venture capital, it is a lot easier to do that in a true DevOps capacity. It is much harder to do that as a traditional enterprise, but we have done that and it has given us great value."

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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