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Matt Carey, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of The Home Depot

September 15, 2014

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

  • Matt’s role at Home Depot and the steps Home Depot has taken to improve its technology preparedness since he joined
  • How Home Depot used technology to transform itself to a customer-centric retailer despite the global economic downturn of 2007 and 2008
  • How Home Depot integrate IT and Business functions to facilitate understanding across the enterprise and ultimately improve customer experience
  • Matt’s involvements in multiple Board of Directors and the unique advantages that can be gained from serving as a member of a Board of Directors
  • The historical reasons behind why CIOs haven’t traditionally served on Boards and Matt’s advice for other CIOs who wish to become Board-ready
  • The changing expectation, roles, and responsibilities in today’s corporate IT departments
  • Eye on the Trends: The increasing desire of boards to include CIOs as companies, regardless of industry, and their customers become more technology centric with regard to the services provided or desired.

Matt Carey’s Biography:

Matt is the Global EVP and CIO of The Home Depot, the $79 billion retailer providing home improvement and construction products and services. Among other responsibilities, Matt is responsible for all aspects of the information technology infrastructure including communication networks and retail systems across the company’s stores and support centers. In addition to his role at The Home Depot, Matt serves as a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee at Geeknet.

Before his tenure at The Home Depot, Matt served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at eBay, the American multinational ecommerce company. Among many key responsibilities, Matt was responsible for product development, site operations, electronic security and product planning for eBay Marketplaces.

Prior to joining eBay in 2006, Matt served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Walmart for 20 years.

Along with his current board position at the Geeknet, Matt has served as a member of the Audit Committee at TransUnion.

Matt holds an Associate’s Degree in Information Systems from Oklahoma State University.

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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