episode 489

HARMAN International CDO & CIO Nick Parrotta

Nick is the Chief Digital and Information Officer of HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung that primarily consists of four divisions: A connected car division, a car audio division, a professional services solutions organization, and a connected services division. Nick is responsible for enterprise-wide strategy and the execution around digital and IT endeavors. Prior to joining HARMAN, Nick was the CIO of GE Power Conversion. September 28, 2020

489: HARMAN International Chief Digital and Information Officer Nick Parrotta discusses

  • HARMAN International’s focus on driving integrated, seamless, frictionless, excellent experiences to both the automotive and the consumer markets
  • IT’s focus on four S’s: To make technology simpler, smarter, scalable, and secure
  • Some of the work the company has done around cyber
  • how the company has responded to COVID-19
  • How it is preparing to return to work
  • How the pandemic has resulted in a rapid acceleration towards a digital workforce
  • How the company is looking to improve the experience in the car
  • How Nick’s time at GE helped him become a better leader
  • His take on 5G, AI, and autonomous vehicles

Among a variety of other topics.


This episode is sponsored by Zoho.

"We went from an average of 11 million minutes monthly on WebEx to now 30 million minutes plus every month. Our video conferencing also went up 4X to about close to 2 million minutes a month, as well as our virtual private network and in concurrent users are significantly scaled up"

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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