Thomas Speck (CIO at TRUMPF) shares his perspective on the biggest challenges CIOs face during IT transformations in a new episode of the Transformation Leaders Podcast hosted by René Esteban, founder and CEO of transformation and change management consultancy FocusFirst.
What other challenges do you see in the role of the CIO? What is your view on things?
About Thomas Speck (LinkedIn): Thomas Speck, an experienced business information scientist and CIO of the German family-owned company Trumpf. Headquartered in Ditzingen near Stuttgart, Trumpf is a globally recognised industrial group and is one of the largest suppliers of machine tools and a leader in laser technology. As CIO, Thomas is driving the company’s cloud-first strategy and striving for an international positioning of IT. It is important to him to establish IT as a significant part of value creation. As CIO at Trumpf, Thomas Speck plays a key role in the digital transformation and further development of the company.
About René Esteban (LinkedIn): René Esteban is Founder and CEO of FocusFirst. As a former senior leader in a Fortune 500, he found that too many transformation projects take too long, waste money, and annoy key stakeholders – and that there must be a way to accelerate business transformations sustainably. Today, this belief unites an international FocusFirst team consisting of former top executives and subject matter experts. He is an international keynote speaker, author and senior advisor for top executives to achieve challenging goals and accelerate complex transformations.
About FocusFirst (LinkedIn): FocusFirst is a boutique consulting firm for transformation & strategic change projects. We are the specialised firm in the industry that combines former top executives and an award-winning method to accelerate transformations. This unique “double helix” of capabilities equips us to help our customers deliver results faster against demanding business goals. Executives work with FocusFirst to develop organisations, structure & accelerate transformations. FocusFirst works with leading Fortune 500 companies such as Merck, Novartis, E.ON, BASF, as well as established mid-sized companies.
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