episode 808

Elements of Successful Transformation: Putnam CIO Sumedh Mehta on Engagement, Alignment, and Delivery

Sumedh Mehta is the Chief Information Officer of Putnam Investments, an 84-year-old global money management firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Sumedh has run tech and digital for more than eight years, and across that tenure has modernized the technology platform at Putnam to foster a cloud-first, data-driven, and agile organization. He has also driven collaboration across business units to foster greater innovation and deliver solutions for new products for the broader business. October 05, 2023

808: Sumedh Mehta discusses the key elements of the company’s digital transformation and aligning the organization to the overall business strategy. Sumedh describes the methods behind this transformation, the ways in which he thinks about connecting the dots across the enterprise to engage multiple business units, and the role that technology plays in the company’s consumer products. He also shares how he approaches the transformation from a change management perspective and how trust and diversity are foundational components of the underlying culture. Finally, Sumedh reflects on the keys to his career success and looks ahead at the trends in technology such as blockchain and generative AI.

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"We changed the language of technology to becoming business outcome oriented rather than technology oriented."

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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