Information Technology in the manufacturing sector has historically been tasked with efficient delivery of no-frills, basic functionality and commodity services. This environment is changing dramatically in response to new business needs, as manufacturers increasingly focus on software and digital technologies to develop Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities and bring smart and connected products to market. As a result, manufacturing CIOs must redefine their roles and apply emerging technologies such as cloud and Artificial Intelligence, as well as ensure that the appropriate operational core of people, processes and technology is in place to support and enable innovation.
The role of IT in manufacturing is changing in response to new business needs.
Technologies such as AI and cloud are gaining prominence.
CIOs must provide an operational foundation to enable innovation and digital transformation.
Jose Antonio Parolin
Jose Antonio Parolin is an Account Director specializing in applications and infrastructure operations and management. A former CIO for several major global food processing and agricultural products, Jose’s areas of expertise include IT governance, project management, global outsourcing, change management, IT strategic planning and people management.