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IT Industry Evolution/Impact on Enterprise Architecture & IT Operating Model
About the Program
Two new waves of innovation have the potential to seriously challenge today's dominant best-of-breed approach to architecture, integration, and operations in the Enterprise. First, Cloud computing with its attractive economics and flexibility but challenging security and integration could provide an interesting alternative for some workloads. Secondly, the recent emergence of "integrated stacks", ie pre-engineered combinations of Hardware and Software (esp Oracle and IBM) could provide an internally oriented solution (better security) and improve upon the integration challenges faced by an Enterprise. This may come however at the potential to suffer from vendor lock-in. How will vendors sell the ideas, what do Enterprises want, and how do we keep our options open while capturing new value?
About the Speaker
Tom Fountain joined Bunge Ltd., located in White Plains, NY, in July 2009 as Global CIO. In that roleTom is leading the build-out of Global IT capabilities to complement Bunge’s strong Regional heritage. Initial areas of focus include Applications and Infrastructure Strategy, Investment Strategy, Governance, Organization Development, and Financial Management.
Tom previously served as VP & CIO of Honeywell Specialty Materials, a positioned he assumed in April, 2005. Prior to Specialty Materials, Tom was the VP & CIO for the Engine, Systems, & Services Business Unit of Honeywell Aerospace.
Tom joined Honeywell in July 2002 from Dell Computer Corporation where he most recently was the Director of Architecture for Dell Managed Services. Tom also held roles in Services Product Management and e-Business.
He has extensive IT leadership experience at General Electric including Global CIO of the Silicones Division and Infrastructure Services leader at GE Appliances. Earlier, Tom held various assignments at Hewlett-Packard, Martin Marietta, and the Central Intelligence Agency.
Tom holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT along with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and MBA both from Duke University.