Structuring Organizations for Innovation

Digital tools are developing fast, challenging the information technology and operations technology organizations that are responsible for implementing complex product-development and manufacturing systems. How should executives structure their technology teams in order to boost competitiveness and operate efficiently? Miriam McLemore, Enterprise Strategist at Amazon Web Services and former CIO of Coca-Cola, opens this session with a presentation on teamwork and leadership inside Amazon, then moderates a discussion with Scott King of Ford Motor Company and Ben Blanchette of Georgia-Pacific.
Miriam McLemore
Amazon Web Services

Miriam McLemore is Enterprise Strategist at Amazon Web Services, where she is responsible for strategically positioning cloud based services to senior leadership teams, board members and technology leaders. Previously she served as Corporate CIO for The Coca-Cola Company. Her career spans roles in consulting, finance, marketing research and core IT across all business functional areas, including Marketing, Commercial, Finance, HR, PR, R&D, Lab Informatics, and Legal. She has deep experience delivering technology platforms from incubator and VC backed startups to large global business solutions and has led global business process change, portfolio reviews, M&A due diligence/integration, internal system reviews and investment decisions.

Mike Mikula is Global Chief Engineer for Manufacturing Systems and Infrastructure at Ford Motor Company.

Ben Blanchette is Senior Director for Digital Innovation & Transformation at Georgia-Pacific LLC.


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