Board Level CIO |

Brian Bonner, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Texas Instruments

April 14, 2014

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

  • The unique paths that bring CIOs to the Information Officer position
  • Transition of IT from simply a “support role” to an integral aspect of organization’s innovative processes
  • The role of information technology in a business’s strategic planning
  • Information technology as a business function
  • The benefits to the CIO position for members to hold advisory positions in other organizations
  • Eye on trends:  The growing importance of big data, cloud computing, analytics, and the importance of not innovating for innovations sake

Brian Bonner’s Biography

Brian is the Vice-President and Chief Information Officer at Texas Instruments, a $13B semiconductor company with more than 30,000 employees worldwide. Brian also sits on the company’s Strategic Leadership Team.

Prior to his current role, Brian roles included a number of non-IT positions such as Vice-President, Worldwide Mass Marketing and Acquisition Integration at Texas Instruments. He has also held general management, sales, and product development roles and was responsible for product strategy & development as well as revenue generation after joining the company in 1995 as a technical sales engineer.

Prior to joining Texas Instruments, Brian began his career at Chrysler Corporation as an engineer as well.

Brian is an advisory board member for Gemini Israel Funds and Copper Mobile. He has also served as the former board member of the Dallas Museum of Nature and Science and the Midland Chamber of Commerce.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering as well as an MSE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

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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