What this episode is about and why you should care
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 many discussions on 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 maintaining 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. Building new applications, technologies and analytics are now all included in this department. 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. We are seeing how products are becoming more software defined around the world . This is especially true for GE.
What you will learn in this episode
- Trends in Technology
- How Technology is Impacting the Organization of the Future
- The Role of the CIO, and How IT roles will Evolve in the Future
- The Role of Corporate Culture and Leadership
- Rogue Technologies in the Workplace
- How GE is Evolving in the Future of Work
- How Technology is Shaping the Future of Work
- Cybersecurity in a Modern Workplace
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