episode 810

Intentionality in Architecture: Reckitt Executive Filippo Catalano on Building a Strong Data & IT Strategy

Filippo Catalano is the Chief Information and Digitisation Officer of Reckitt Benckiser Group, a nearly $18 billion revenue company that focuses on hygiene, health, and nutrition. Filippo has been in his role for two and a half years and oversees a broad remit to include traditional IT, but also broader digital business and data. Prior to Reckitt, Filippo was the Group CIO of Nestlé. October 12, 2023

810: Filippo discusses the foundational elements of a resilient and intentional IT and digital strategy. He explains his vision behind rebranding IT internally to include digital and what impacts that has had on the make-up of his team. Filippo also touches on the elements of a sound data strategy, what the future of data and AI looks like at Reckitt, and how AAA Architecture is the key to a successful IT strategy. He talks about fostering resilience during COVID, collaborating with startup founders and venture-backed companies, and trends in technology that he is staying educated on for the future. Finally, Filippo reflects on his career and gives advice for others to follow in his footsteps.

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"One of my key beliefs is that modern IT is digital as well. There is no way to win, to be value delivery-focused, or to provide transformation capabilities to the company if you don't tie all the pieces together."

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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