CIO First 100 Days | episode 318

Fletcher Previn, Chief Information Officer of IBM

December 04, 2017

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

  • Fletcher’s accent to the CIO position, and how he prepared for the role
  • IB M’s cultural transformation, and the role of IT in driving this on the digital front
  • How IBM views cognitive business solutions and the ways in which IT supports and enables these efforts both internally and externally
  • How Fletcher approaches delivering IT value to a highly technical company
  • The philosophy and practice of “embedding security into everyone’s job”
  • How Fletcher engages with CIOs that are both his peers and his clients
  • Fletcher’s perspective, as a young CIO, on making IBM more attractive to millennials

Fletcher is Chief Information Officer of IBM, a 106-year-old, $140 billion technology company. Since becoming CIO this past May, Fletcher has focused on creating an agile culture to increase the pace of innovation and is responsible for delivering a productive IT environment to several hundred thousand IBM employees, contractors, and business partners worldwide.

Fletcher has held a variety of positions at IBM during his 10+ years with the company, including most recently Vice President of Workplace as a Service. Prior to joining IBM, Fletcher was a manager with Walmart’s Enterprise Systems Management group.

Fletcher holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and German from Connecticut College.

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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