Sun, 24 January 2016
The role of IT inside of an organization is transforming. With all of the new technologies being created and utilized in today's workplace, there are a lot of discussions how best to expand the organizations technology infrastructure. Today’s guest on the Future of Work Podcast is Jim Fowler. Jim is the Chief Information Officer of General Electric. This podcast discusses how IT and the CIO role in particular, is now one of the most exciting departments of an organization. From device deployment, to production lines, and even keeping an organization secure by maintain badge security, IT touches many different activities within a company. Not only does IT touch employee facing functions, there is a lot of back end work, such as building new applications, technologies and analytics. Jim describes in detail how GE’s IT department has worked closely with other departments to create new technologies to advance the company for the future of work.
Jim has been with GE for over 15 years. GE is a conglomerate touching many industries from power to aircraft engines to healthcare. With over 300,000 employees in over 150 countries, Jim and his team lead all of the technology initiatives for the entire company. Jim discusses how role of IT has changed throughout the years. The business of IT used to be all about cost, how a company could be frugal in regards to IT to get the job done. Now, technology is not only necessary to work, but a right for employees to have access to, Jim describes how IT how grown with its recognized value. What we are seeing around the world, is how products are becoming more software defined. This is especially true for GE.
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(Music by Ronald Jenkees)