Fortune 500 | episode 441

CIOs on Project to Product-Focused IT

Art Hu is SVP and Global CIO of Lenovo, a multinational Chinese technology company based in Hong Kong. As CIO, Art is responsible for leading Lenovo’s IT team in delivering business transformation, digitization, and information services globally and across the entire value chain. Art has also been VP of Corporate Business Transformation and IT Strategy at Lenovo for 8 years. Atticus Tysen is SVP and Chief Information Security, Anti-Fraud, Information Officer at Intuit. Intuit is a financial services company based in Mountain View, CA, that owns brands such as TurboTax and QuickBooks. Atticus has been at Intuit for 18 years and has taken multiple positions such as VP of Enterprise Business Solutions, Engineering and Operations, and the Director of Project Management. Srini Koushik is CIO/CTO at Magellan Health, an American specialty healthcare provider based in Phoenix, Arizona. In his position, Srini is responsible for leading the IT department delivering the company’s MTP (massive transformation purpose through agile application development, context-aware security, data-driven healthcare insights, humanized digital experiences, lean IT operations, and smart automation. March 12, 2020

In this interview, Metis Strategy Central Region Office Head Mike Bertha interviews Art Hu, Atticus Tysen, and Srini Koushik, the CIOs of Lenovo, Intuit, and Magellan Health respectively who have pioneered the shift from a project orientation to product orientation. These CIOs share the challenges they have encountered during their transitions, such as finding product managers with the necessary skills and how to manage traditional perceptions of IT through culture changes. They also discuss the limits of product-based IT in specific situations where there are static goals, among other topics.

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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