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Steve Phillips, SVP and CIO of Avnet

August 29, 2016

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

  • An overview of Avnet and his responsibilities as the CIO
  • Navigating Avnet through the technological changes of the past decade
  • Delivering continuous improvement to achieve enterprise effectiveness
  • Avnet’s journey to the cloud
  • Advantages of being an externally-facing CIO
  • Criteria to distinguish the use of waterfall from agile for software development projects
  • Insights he has garnered from serving as the chairman of the board at a local publications company
  • Eye on the Trends: Industrial Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Mobility

Steve Phillip’s Biography
Welcome to Metis Strategy’s Forum on World Class IT. I’m Peter High, and I’m pleased to welcome Steve Phillips to the broadcast. Steve is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Avnet, a $26 billion distributor of electronic components, computer products, and embedded technology. In that role, he is responsible for delivering competitive differentiation and enterprise efficiency through technology enablement. Steve was recently inducted into CIO Magazine’s CIO Hall of Fame, and is the recipient of several other awards to recognize his leadership at Avnet.

Steve joined Avnet through the 2005 acquisition of Memec, where he served the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Steve also held the position of Chief Information Officer at Gateway Inc., among several other leadership roles.

Steve received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Essex in Electronic Engineering and a post-graduated Diploma in Management Studies form the University of West London.

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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