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David Richter, Vice President of IT Services, Infrastructure Solutions at Kimberly-Clark

January 19, 2009

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

  • Problems with infrastructure outsourcing; many times it may not be the most efficient option
  • The conundrum of IT infrastructure: when things work well, infrastructure goes unnoticed
  • Business requirements as the starting point of infrastructure
  • Disaster recovery decisions, which need to be made at the highest level of the organization
  • IT’s responsibility to find a common language to communicate with the business

 

David Richter’s Biography

David Richter is the Vice President of IT Services, Infrastructure Solutions at Kimberly-Clark.

Before joining Kimberly-Clark, David was the Vice President of IT Operations and Infrastructure at Starwood Hotels. In that role, David was responsible for Starwood Hotels’ international enterprise IT infrastructure operations transformation.

Prior to his time at Starwood, David was the Vice President of IT Operations and Infrastructure and Operations Transformation at Harrah’s Entertainment, where he led enterprise IT infrastructure, operations, security, application support, and casino IT support for the corporation.

Prior to David’s time with Harrah’s, David held a variety of roles at NEC Electronics, ending his time there as a Director of IT.

David has a Ph.D. in Engineering & Technology Management from North Central University, an MBA from Humboldt State University, an MS in Computer Science with honors from California State University –Chico, and a BA in Computer Science & Mathematics with honors from Cal-Berkeley.

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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