Revlon and NetApp CIO's discuss Innovating in IT with a change of culture

At GigaOm Structure I moderated a panel discussion with Revlon CIO Dave Giambruno and NetApp CIO Cynthia Stoddard.  Here is a post on the presentation.

How lipstick maker Revlon turned around its business with IT


JUN. 19, 2013 - 4:01 PM PDT

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Five years ago, cosmetics giant Revlon’s balance sheet wasn’t looking too good. But after its IT overhaul, the company is one of the most successful in its category, said the company’s CIO.

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In addition to changing its infrastructure, Giambruno said technology has helped Revlon shift its culture and develop an environment that’s more receptive to risk-taking.

Cynthia Stoddard, SVP and CIO of NetApp, agreed on the importance of encouraging a culture that supports change and experimentation.

I'll write another post on how I approach panels.  Luckily I only had one at GigaOm, some of the folks have 3 or more.