Bob Fecteau, CIO of SAIC

June 29, 2015

Among other topics, Bob discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:

  • What SAIC does and what IT’s role is in the organization
  • How he can act as an empathetic advisor to his customer organizations as a client of the products themselves
  • The methods involved in how he empowers the workforce to improve efficiency
  • The way in which he organizes himself with all the change that has occurred recently, as a new hire at an organization now undergoing a split
  • How he thinks about balancing the risk of fast-moving innovation with the potential for finding new opportunities with innovative ideas
  • Eye on the Trends: SaaS, and the security of cloud platforms, the Internet of Things

Bob Fecteau’s Biography

Bob is the Chief Information Officer for SAIC, a $4.4 billion technology integrator that provides full life-cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. In his role, Bob is responsible for guiding technology investments and delivering operational services in direct support of the business. Prior to joining SAIC, Bob served as the CIO of BAE Systems’ Intelligence and Security sector and as CIO of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). As an Army officer he served a variety of roles with the intelligence branch and has earned many awards, including the Department of Defense’s Chief Information Officer Award for Outstanding Achievement in Information Management and the National Intelligence Meritorious Citation for support to the Army’s and National Intelligence Community’s Y2K mission.

Bob also serves the technical community as an executive board member of CIO Magazine’s CIO Executive Council. He also works as a mentor within the Pathways Program and teaches enterprise architecture and IT leadership at Carnegie Mellon University’s Executive Education Program.

Bob received a Bachelor of Science degree from Corpus Christi State University and completed Syracuse University’s masters of information studies in Washington, D.C. He also received a Chief Information Officer certificate from the National Defense University.

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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