David Guzman, Chief Information Officer of H.D. Smith

September 14, 2015

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

  • The business of HD Smith
  • The role that IT plays in the business
  • His strategy and the plans that he has for strategic imperatives and the future of IT
  • How he thinks about organizing IT to realize the strategic vision for the organization
  • The development of a portfolio of vendor partners, and best practices for managing vendors
  • How the strategic role of the CIO has changed throughout his career at multiple organization

David Guzman’s Biography

David Guzman is the Chief Information Officer of H.D. Smith, a pharmaceutical products distribution and services business based in Springfield, Illinois.  As CIO David is responsible for developing and implementing IT initiatives to enhance the customer experience and advance H.D. Smith’s supply-chain and cost-management systems.

Prior to his time at H.D. Smith, David served at the C-Level of multiple major organizations including K-Mart, Office Depot, Owens & Minor, GSI Commerce, and Axciom.

David earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Yale University, and has received many awards for his technology acumen, including stints on Information Week’s 500 in 2001 and 2003, Business Week’s Websmart 50, and ComputerWorld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders

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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