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Ramón Baez, VP of Information Services and CIO of Kimberly-Clark

August 30, 2010

Among other topics, Ramón discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy

  • Using lean methodologies to simplify and improve internal IT processes
  • Providing high-potential employees with the same type of leadership development training that management receives
  • The advantages of embedding IT employees in the business to help with alignment
  • Creating a digital center of excellence that partners technology and marketing teams
  • The importance of frequently conducting management reviews, executive reviews, and operational reviews


Ramón Baez’s Biography

Ramón is the Vice President of Information Services and Chief Information Officer of Kimberly-Clark. Ramón is responsible for leading Kimberly-Clark’s enterprise-wide information systems initiatives to support the company’s future growth and to maximize the return on its information technology investments.

Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Ramón served as chief information officer for Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. He previously served as chief information officer and vice president of information technology for Honeywell International Automation and Control Solutions group. Ramón began his business career at Northrop Grumman Corporation. Over the course of 25 years, he assumed increasing responsibility for information services and data management, leading to his being named chief information officer for its electronic systems sensors sector.

Ramón is a member of the Information Technology and Operations Management (ITOM) Advisory Board for the SMU-Cox School of Business, and in 2009, he was elected by the Texas State Senate to serve as a director for the Department of Information Resources for the state.

Ramón holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of La Verne in California.

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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