CIO First 100 Days | episode 454

Unity Technologies CIO Brian Hoyt

Brian Hoyt is the chief information officer of Unity Technologies, a Danish-American video game software development company focused on enabling creators to bring interesting ideas to life using 3D technology. While the company is primarily known for its gaming business, it is increasingly becoming known for architecture, animation, and various other areas that will evolve out of the use of real-time 3D development. As the company’s first ever CIO, Brian oversees a great deal of the strategy around implementing its core systems of record as well as corporate infrastructure and operations. Prior to joining Unity Technologies, Brian was the first chief information officer of AppDynamics. May 11, 2020

454: Unity Technologies CIO Brian Hoyt discusses how as enterprise becomes more consumerized, employees gain autonomy and the nature of IT work changes. He cites his and his team’s focus on employee productivity. We also discuss the merging of business operations and IT, what it’s like being in a CIO within a tech-centric business, how to manage a fast-growing organization, 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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