Dave Smoley, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Flextronics International

September 13, 2010

Among other topics, Dave discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy

  • Using technology to enable people to work better and to make smarter and faster decisions
  • How cost-cutting needs to become part of IT’s culture in order to be effective
  • Standardizing core tools to drive low costs
  • How mature IT organizations eventually move toward a lean model
  • The value of having business unit IT leads with domain expertise


Dave Smoley’s Biography

David is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Flextronics International, a $26 billlion global manufacturing and services provider operating in more than 30 countries worldwide. Information Week recently ranked Dave as one of the top 50 global CIOs, calling him an IT leader changing the business world.

Prior to his time at Flextronics, Dave served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Honeywell’s Aerospace Electronics Systems. Dave’s extensive IT career also includes management positions with General Electric, where he most recently held the position of Director and Chief Information Officer for GE Power Controls in Barcelona, Spain.

Dave has a B.A. in Computer Science from Clemson University and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden 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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