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Charlie Feld (Special Series Part 1 of 2), CEO of The Feld Group

September 26, 2011
Among other topics, Charlie discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:
  • His  career path as a CIO Hall of Famer and reasons for founding The Feld Group
  • Miscommunication between technology and business leadership within a company and the “blind-spot” that exists there
  • The history and transformation of IT and the CIO role
  • The need to focus on the customer and how that drives integration
  • The skill set required of current IT leaders and how that differs from skills required of IT leaders in the past
  • Eye on the trends: The evolution of the CIO into a strategic business leader

This is the first part of a two part series with Charlie Feld. Part two of the series will be broadcast on October 10th, in which Charlie will cover his book, Blind Spot: A Leader’s Guide to IT-Enabled Business Transformation, and his firm’s framework  for IT department change management.

Purchase Charlie’s book, Blind Spot: A Leader’s Guide To IT-Enabled Business Transformation from

Charlie Feld’s Biography

As the founder and CEO of The Feld Group, Charlie built a team of IT executives that enabled dramatic results in Fortune 500 companies through the transformation of their own IT organizations.  The Feld Group was acquired by EDS in 2004, which was subsequently purchased by HP in 2008.  In September of that year, Charlie retired as a senior executive vice president and member of EDS’ Executive Committee.  The Feld Group was re-launched in 2009 as a Leadership Development firm.  Prior to founding the Feld Group, Charlie headed IT for Frito-Lay.

Across his 45 years in the IT field, Charlie has won numerous accolades, including being named to CIO magazine’s prestigious CIO Hall of Fame in 1997, the Smithsonian Award for Technology Excellence, and the Carnegie Mellon Award for Innovative Technology.

Charlie has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the City University of New York, Hunter College.

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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