Board Level CIO | episode 443

Digital Transformation with AES's CIO/CDO

Sanjeev Addala is the Chief Information and Digital Officer at AES Corporation, a power company that provides affordable, sustainable energy to 15 countries and generates $11 billion in revenue. As CIDO, Sanjeev is focused on accelerating AES’s efforts to become a leader in new technologies such as solar, energy storage, drones, and digitalization. Prior to joining AES Corp, Sanjeev was the Chief Digital Officer of GE Renewable Energy, and he held the same position at Caterpillar before that. March 23, 2020

443: In this interview, Sanjeev discusses how AES is applying its digital vision and strategy across the core business, specifically technologies such as strategic data platforms, artificial intelligence, IoT, and robotics. Sanjeev also elaborates on AES’s three strategic dimensions and five specific themes in their plan for digital transformation. Additionally, Sanjeev shares how he developed the framework for growth when he arrived at AES Corp in October of 2018 and how far AES has come since then. We also discuss the importance of cultural transformation, the customer experience, Sanjeev’s experience as a board member, among other topics.

Previously: Listen to our interview with AES CEO Andres Gluski.

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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