episode 671

Rockwell Automation CIO Chris Nardecchia on Delivering the Art of the Possible

Chris is the Chief Digital and Information Officer of Rockwell Automation, a $7 billion industrial automation company with a digital nervous system. Chris has been in role for more than four and a half years and has traditional chief information officer responsibilities, as well as broader chief digital officer-type responsibilities. He even ran a $2 billion software and controls business on an interim basis. June 13, 2022

671: In this interview, Chris discusses some of the necessary ingredients that he and his team have put in place in order to bring about the company’s remarkable transformation. Chris talks about the broader strategy of the company, the power of the CIO role in driving unique value, and how the company’s strategy contains both an internal and external lens. He addresses some of the impediments to transformation in the industrial sector, describes the process of recruiting and retaining top talent, and upskilling talent within and outside the organization to deliver the art of the possible. Finally, Chris looks ahead at the trends in technology and talent he has on his radar and the keys to his career success.

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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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