CIO Q+A SeriesIn our CIO Q+As, we spotlight IT leaders who have driven change within their own organizations-truly transforming IT from operations to innovations. We learned about how they approach innovation through access to new technologies, as well as the challenges and opportunities they see for their organizations and the industry.



Adriana Karaboutis, Global CIO at DellLauren Flanagan, Executive Chairman at Current Motor Company
CIO Q+A: Adriana Karaboutis, Global CIO at Dell

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As global CIO at Dell, Adriana Karaboutis is leading the evolution of Dell’s IT organization — from developing an agile and efficient global information infrastructure to championing imaginative ways to spark innovation. Karaboutis is keenly focused on how her IT organization can be a catalyst for Dell’s overall transformation. CIO Q+A: Lauren Flanagan, Executive Chairman at Current Motor Company

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A former software company CEO, Lauren Flanagan is a seasoned technology investor who serves as executive chairman of Current Motor Company. The early-stage company develops and manufactures ecofriendly, all-electric motorcycles, which can be personalized or custom branded and come with an innovative dashboard, smartphone apps, and an onboard computer. When Flanagan first came upon Current Motor, it was “seven guys in a garage.”
  
David Giamruno, Senior VP and CIO at RevlonBill Peters, Head of IT at Caterham F1 Team
CIO Q+A: David Giamruno, Senior VP and CIO at Revlon

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David Giambruno is senior VP and CIO at Revlon, a global cosmetics and personal care powerhouse based in New York City. Leading the company’s internal cloud deployment — which has resulted in dramatic efficiencies that include 99.9999 percent uptime and significant cost avoidance and savings over two years — Giambruno is responsible for wielding technology in the service of a consumer products business. He is also a huge fan of asking his employees to “just try.”CIO Q+A: Bill Peters, Head of IT at Caterham F1 Team

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Bill Peters is head of IT at Caterham F1 Team, which he calls “not dissimilar to being head of IT for a major corporation or a small manufacturing business.” At the same time, the Formula One (F1) circuit calls for fast high-tech field setups at 20 races and 6 tests each year — supporting two cars that reach speeds of nearly 200 miles per hour.
  
Jim Bottum, CIO and Vice Provost of Computing and Information Technology at Clemson UniversityCees van der Meiden, Sector Manager of Information and Communication Technology at The Hague Medical Center
CIO Q+A: Jim Bottum, CIO and Vice Provost of Computing and Information Technology at Clemson University

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Jim Bottum is CIO and vice provost of Computing and Information Technology at Clemson University, which is ranked as one of the top 25 public universities in the United States according to U.S. News & World Report. With a background in high-performance computing, Bottum is also on the board of trustees at Internet2, an advanced networking consortium of more than 200 organizations led by U.S. universities.Cees van der Meidan

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Cees van der Meiden is sector manager of Information and Communication Technology at Medisch Centrum Haaglanden (The Hague Medical Centre), one of the largest clinical hospitals in the Netherlands with approximately 3,000 employees and 800 beds.
  
Martin Gallington, Senior VP of IT at Menzies AviationSanjay Das, Chief Technology Officer at Tippett Studio
CIO Q+A: Martin Gallington, Senior VP of IT at Menzies Aviation

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Martin Gallington is senior VP of IT at Menzies Aviation, the fastest-growing—and now the second-largest—ground- and cargo-handling organization in the world. Menzies Aviation also owns AMI, the world’s only global wholesale freight forwarder. Employing approximately 18,000 people worldwide, the companyCIO Q+A: Sanjay Das, Chief Technology Officer at Tippett Studio

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Sanjay Das is chief technology officer at Tippett Studio, a visual effects and animation production house based in Berkeley, California. The Academy Award–winning studio has worked on major Hollywood movies including the Twilight Saga series, Ted, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.