episode 615

Molex CDO Mike Giresi on Operating Model Changes at a B2B Company

Mike Giresi is the Chief Digital Officer of Molex. Molex is a manufacturer of electronic, electrical, and fiber optic connectivity systems. The company offers over 100,000 products across a variety of industries. Molex is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, which acquired the company roughly eight years ago. Mike has been in his role for roughly two years and he is a seasoned tech exec, having been a Chief Information Officer at multiple companies, including Aramark, Royal Caribbean, and Tory Burch. He brings depth and breadth across business to consumer industries that he brings to business-to-business environments like Molex. November 29, 2021

615: In our latest interview, Mike Giresi, Chief Digital Officer of Molex, discusses with Peter High the operating model changes to enhance the customer experience at a B2B company. Mike provides an overview of Molex’s business, how he collaborates with peer CIOs under Koch Industries and externally, and what his purview as Chief Digital Officer entails. He also gives his vision for customer experience at a B2B Company leveraging his experience in B2C environments. Mike talks about operating model changes at the company, change management necessary, and fostering cultural change within Molex. Finally, Mike shares how he looks at connecting IT to the broader business, moving talent into higher orders of work, and trends in technology he is looking forward to.

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This episode is sponsored by Zoho and Transmit Security.



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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