episode 613

Combining AI and IoT to Drive Digital Processes with Whirlpool and McDermott CIOs

Vagesh Dave is the Global Vice President and Chief Information Officer of McDermott International, a company focused on engineering, procurement, and construction activities for some of the largest oil field development projects in the world. Prior to entering his role, Vagesh served as the company’s Chief Technology Officer and, prior to joining McDermott, served as CTO of General Electric. Danielle Brown is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Whirlpool, a role she took on roughly a year ago. In her role, she breathes life into all the major strategic imperatives of the company while modernizing the way in which the IT team works. She is also a board-level CIO, holding a position on the board of PRA Group, a publicly-traded company listed on the Nasdaq. November 22, 2021

613: In a panel from our recent Metis Strategy Digital Symposium in September, Vagesh and Danielle speak with Metis Strategy’s Michael Bertha in a conversation about combining AI and IoT to drive digital processes. Danielle shares how IoT and AI fit into Whirlpool’s four strategic imperatives and each technology’s role in enabling partnerships and product innovations. Vagesh details what opportunities McDermott sees with IoT and AI in its business model and the company’s use of digital twins. Finally, both executives share how digital twins can produce business value, unique customer insights, and product learnings.

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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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