Chief Digital Officer | episode 407

Hunt Consolidated Chief Digital & Information Officer Diane Schwarz

Diane Schwarz is the Chief Digital and Information Officer for Hunt Consolidated, Inc., a private company with over $3 billion in annual revenue focused on exploring, developing, and refining oil and gas. As CIO and CDO, Diane oversees global teams to lead digital transformations, maintain cyber security, enable data analytics, and enhance infrastructure and cloud operations, among other tasks. Prior to Hunt, Diane was the CIO and vice president of Textron, Inc. August 19, 2019

407: Hunt Consolidated, Inc. CIO and CDO Diane Schwarz describes her methodology for transitioning into new executive roles using her arrival at Hunt to explain the 90-day process. Extensive planning, learning the business and stakeholders, meeting the company, and, lastly, focusing on suppliers develops the extensive knowledge of an organization needed to effectively lead it. Diane emphasizes the importance of understanding company culture to successfully rally support for changes to foundational pieces of IT, which she did at Hunt after careful investigation and planning. We also discuss the agile skills required for employees working in technology today, Diane’s journey to her leadership role as a woman in a male-dominated field, and the future of women in STEM.

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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