IT Life Inside an Industrial Giant
By John Dodge for Enterprise CIO Forum
In a wide-ranging interview, General Electric Intelligent Platforms (GEIP) CIO and “Lean Leader” (“Lean” grew out Six Sigma to squeeze out defects except it focuses more on efficiency) Vince Campisi describes what life is like in a huge industrial giant like GE. How does the unit collaborate with other units when substantial business is generated internally? He also describe views on BYOD, big data, cloud and social media. GEIP is the industrial controls and automation arm of General Electric. Part I of II explores the unit’s application modernization efforts in detail.
ECF: What are the hot IT skills? What are the jobs you can’t fill?
Campisi: I would not say “can’t fill,” but I had a session yesterday about talent needs. I will give two examples as ongoing themes: enterprise architecture folks who can assess technology and understand the pros and cons and help select the right tools and platforms as well as folks who help with a clear integration strategy. That’s especially as you leverage cloud-based solutions when you still run in-house on-premise solutions. Enterprise architecture has never been as important as it is right now.
Excerpt appears with permission from John Dodge.
About John Dodge
John Dodge is an award-winning journalist and newspaperman, who has covered technology and business since 1980. He spent 16 years at PC Week (now eWeek) as news editor and editor and several years as editor-in-chief of engineering magazines EDN and Design News. His personal blog is The Dodge Retort. John Dodge is presently the community manager at enterpriseCIOForum.com, an online community for CIOs sponsored by Hewlett Packard and produced by IDG.