episode 607

A People-Focused Approach to Transformation with Generac and Molex Tech CXOs

Tim Dickson is the Chief Information Officer for Generac, a Milwaukee area company focused on designing and manufacturing energy technology solutions. Backup generators are one of the many products that the company creates. Increasingly getting into clean energy products, electrical grid services, and a number of other things that we will talk about later today. Tim joined Generac in August 2020 as the company's first CIO. Prior to that, he was at Laureate Education, a five billion dollar global education enterprise as VP of digital business platforms. Mike Giresi is the Chief Digital Officer at Molex. Molex is a global manufacturer of electronic components that are present in everything from autonomous cars to NASA space rovers to washing machines. Molex is part of Koch Industries, it was acquired by the company for about $7 billion in 2013. Mike joined the company in 2019. Prior to that, he was the CIO at Aramark, the Fortune 250 company in Philadelphia. He has also been the CIO for Royal Caribbean as well as Tory Burch. November 01, 2021

607: In this interview from a recent Metis Strategy Digital Symposium, Tim Dickson, Chief Information Officer for Generac, and Mike Giresi, Chief Digital Officer for Molex, focus on the ways in which technology leaders are engaging both employees and customers as part of their digital transformations. Tim discusses how he and his team at Generac think about the customer experience from a B2B perspective. Similarly, Mike discusses how he brings his background in B2C customer sensibility to the B2B work at Molex and how he achieves that through elevating the employee experience. Tim also talks about the ways in which the hiring of new talent and development of existing talent will change at Generac. Mike and Tim then both give their perspectives on how they bring people onboard and create buy-in with these new ways of working.

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This episode is sponsored by Transmit Security.

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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