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Nuria Simo, CIO of Inter-American Development Bank

October 24, 2016

This is one in a series of interviews with financial services CIOs conducted in collaboration with CIO Straight Talk magazine. Read additional articles by other technology executives at www.straighttalkonline.com.

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

  • New Opportunities that can be leveraged through upcoming technologies
  • IT’s structure across multiple regions and countries
  • Importance of interacting with people on the field across different countries
  • Incorporating technologies that serve the 21st century consumer
  • Changing IT’s mindset to becoming customer centric
  • Focusing on improving collaboration and knowledge sharing capabilities
  • Eye on the Trends: Internet of Things, Analytics

Nuria Simo’s Biography

Nuria is the Chief Information Officer of the Inter-American Development Bank, or IDB, the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. The organization aims to reduce poverty and inequality across 26 countries. As CIO, Nuria is responsible for information technology at IDB, including strategy, architecture, application development, infrastructure, risk management, and information security.

Nuria has more than 30 years of experience in multiple industries and geographies, particularly with complex organizations undergoing transformational IT processes.  She is the former CIO at Campofrío Food Group in Madrid, Spain, and she has held CIO positions at several global operations such as FrieslandCampina in the Netherlands, EADS in Germany. She has also been an IT executive at Cargill in Spain, the United States, and the United Kingdom.


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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