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Vic Bhagat, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Business Solutions and Chief Information Officer of EMC Corporation

June 23, 2014

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

  • The logic and detailed set up of his role at EMC
  • Insights and techniques he learned from managing vendors at GE
  • How he conducts strategic planning to make it a more collaborative process for various silos under his leadership
  • His advice on preparing for CIO-Plus roles
  • Eye on trends:  How large organizations are increasingly looking at CIOs to become more than “information officers” and help them grow and enable the business

Vic Bhagat’s Biography

Vic is Executive Vice President, Enterprise Business Solutions and Chief Information Officer at EMC Corporation. EMC is a global leader in data storage services and cloud computing. Vic joined EMC in January 2013 and is responsible for leading EMC’s Information Technology, Global Centers of Excellence, Global Business Services, and Indirect Procurement organizations.

During his more than 20-year tenure at GE, Vic served as CIO for multiple GE organizations including GE Aviation Services, GE Global Growth and Operations, CNBC, GE Corporate, and GE India and Southeast Asia. Along the way, he not only drove the company’s IT strategies, but managed large global shared service applications; built a technology center focused on high-end technology and digital solutions; and fueled GE’s global innovation opening numerous Centers of Excellence focused on Big Data, digital analytics and digital strategies.

Vic earned his Bachelor’s degree in Information Management and Marketing from the University of Louisville and a diploma in Physics and Mathematics from Agra University in India.

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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