Fortune 100 | episode 467

Tyson's CTO Talks COVID & Digital

Scott Spradley is the executive vice president and chief technology officer of Tyson, the world's second-largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork products with revenues exceeding $42 billion. As CTO, Scott is responsible for establishing and driving enabling strategies across all of Tyson Foods’ technology platforms, information systems delivery, information security, data and analytics, and leveraging emerging technologies such as drones and computer vision. Prior to joining Tyson, Scott was the senior vice president and chief information officer of both HP and HPE, where he executed the largest corporate divestiture-spin-merge in history. July 13, 2020

In this interview, we discuss 

  • Scott’s purview as CTO
  • Tyson’s digital transformation and data strategy
  • How many companies are shifting from a reporting mindset to a predictive mindset
  • How COVID-19 has changed the way in which we work
  • The new normal that will be created by COVID-19
  • Scott’s advice to CIOs who have ambitions to join a board 
  • Scott’s take on big data


This episode is sponsored by Zoho.

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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