Among other topics, Nick discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy:
Nick is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Xylem Inc., a $4 billion global water technology company. He is responsible for the company’s integrated systems management and the implementation of its technological strategy.
Prior to joining Xylem, Nick was the Chief Information Officer of K. Hovnanian Enterprises.
Nick is the author of “The CIO Playbook: Strategies and Best Practices for IT Leaders to Deliver Value,” and serves on the academic advisory board at Rutgers University.
Nick earned a Bachelor of Business in Management Information Systems and a Master of Science in Information Systems from Pace University.
I recently caught up with Nick at Xylem Global Headquarters in Rye Brook, NY. Our conversation covered World Class IT Principle Four, IT & Business Partnerships, as Nick discussed how he aligns IT’s strategy with the organization’s priorities and standardizes technology and processes across the enterprise. We also covered Principle Five, External Partnerships, as Nick described the growing importance of reliable partnerships for an agile IT department. We also discussed Xylem’s five star model for selecting technology, the value of internal and external touch points, and a variety of other topics.