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Celso Guiotoko, Alliance Global VP, Corporate VP, and CIO of Renault-Nissan

May 25, 2015

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

  • His areas of responsibility at Renault/Nissan
  • Leadership characteristics underneath Celso (decentralized v. centralized) for Nissan and Renault respectively
  • Best and Vitesse programs at Renault Nissan
  • Technology changing the way in which consumers are likely to experience driving in their car
  • The future of autonomous automobiles
  • How IT and the engineering/research areas work together
  • Eye on the Trends: 3D modeling, and the internet of things in the manufacturing/production line

Celso Giuotoko’s Biography

Celso is the Alliance Global VP, Corporate Vice President, and CIO of the global corporate IS/IT function of Renault-Nissan, based in Yokohama, Japan.  Among other responsibilities, Celso is responsible for managing Renault and Nissan’s IS divisions worldwide.

Prior to joining Nissan, Celso served as vice president of i2 technologies, a supply chain management software and services company, which he joined after leaving Toshiba Corporation’s semi-conducotr division in the US.   Celso began his career as a system analyst at BRADESCO Brazilian bank in Sau Paulo, before eventually joining Andersen consulting (now Accenture) in 1985.  With Andersen, Celso moved to Chicago and eventually Tokyo.

In addition to his activities in the business world, from 1986 to 1988, he became Assistant Professor for Information Technology, at the Universidade Estadual de Sao Paulo where he also supervised the Internship Programme.

At the University of Sau Paulo in Brazil, Celso attended the Esola Politecnica and the Faculdade de Economia e Administracao.


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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