Beyond CIO | episode 479

Ocean Spray Cranberries Chief Digital and Technology Officer Jamie Head

Jamie Head is the Chief Digital and Technology Officer of Ocean Spray Cranberries, the agriculture cooperative with $2B in revenue annually. In this role, Jamie oversees the company’s Tech division with an emphasis on digitally transforming the operation. Prior to joining Ocean Spray, Jamie held divisional CIO roles at GSK and at Mars. August 24, 2020

479: Ocean Spray Cranberries Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Jamie Head, discusses:

  • Jamie’s purview as Chief Digital and Technology Officer
  • Ocean Spray’s five-year plan to transform from a cranberry business to a health and wellness business
  • The company’s innovation plan, the digital hub his team is building
  • The company’s relationship with the farmers who grow the cranberries
  • How the company approaches external partnerships
  • Jamie’s interest in the health and wellness space

Among a variety of other topics.


This episode is sponsored by Zoho.

"The plan on the business side is to double the innovation in half the time. How to get more innovation out the door beyond just cranberries and drive the portfolio diversification, get it out to the market quicker, micro markets testing, learn, see what sticks, and then grow."

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

From strategy to implementation

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