episode 787

Tech Modernization and Leading an AI Journey: Insights from DigiKey's CIO, Ramesh Babu

Ramesh Babu is the Chief Information Officer of DigiKey Electronics, a private company that offers design tools, business solutions, and the world's largest selection of in-stock electronic components. Forbes estimates that DigiKey earns roughly $5 billion in annual revenue. Ramesh has been Chief Information Officer for more than four of his eight-and-a-half years with the company, and in his role, he is responsible for the global vision, strategy, and planning of IT and digital technology for the company. He's led a remarkable transformation and driven a remarkable culture across his tenure with the company. July 24, 2023

787: Ramesh discusses the modernization efforts at the company and the AI journey he has led. He has driven a remarkable transformation and instilled a positive, driven mindset across the organization. In this insightful conversation, we explore the company’s thriving AI journey, its participation in the surrounding community, and the cultural shifts that accompanied its modernization efforts. Discover Ramesh’s keys to success and the tech trends that are shaping the future of the industry.

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"The buy versus build is one of the major shift we did in terms of modernizing and scaling and supporting the company."

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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