Jorg Heinemann, Chief Information Officer of SunPower Corporation

August 02, 2010

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

  • The two fundamental drivers of success in a vendor relationship
  • Shifting trends in the solar industry
  • The challenges of simultaneously having to act like both a construction company and a semi-conductor company
  • How to transition an IT team from supporting a nimble startup to supporting a multi-billion dollar company
  • The best ways to ensure alignment with the business


Jorg Heinemann’s Biography

Jorg is the chief information officer of SunPower Corporation, a vertically integrated solar products and services company that designs, manufactures and markets high-performance solar electric power technologies. Jorg leads global information technology (IT), shared services (SSO) which includes customer care, and Downstream Software Services (DSS) organizations. He drives the company’s strategic business process transformation initiatives and software innovation for business and customer platforms.

Prior to joining SunPower, Jorg was an executive partner at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. During his 20-year tenure, Jorg was responsible for Accenture’s global business relationships with HP and led the Clean Tech and Sustainability Practice for Accenture’s Communications and High Technology Division. He was instrumental in driving large scale change programs for prominent high-tech companies such as Apple, Autodesk, Cadence, Hitachi Data Systems, Intuit, Sun Microsystems, and Toshiba.

Jorg has a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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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