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David Kepler, EVP, Chief Sustainability Officer and CIO, Dow Chemicals
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David Kepler, EVP, Chief Sustainability Officer and CIO, Dow Chemicals

Big insights

In large enterprises the challenge remains balancing the leverage of past investments while staying fresh and current at the interface with the customer. It is also the integration of weaving external information into the fabric of decision making. It’s not just "Big Data", its "big insights".

Securing enterprise from attack

It's securing the enterprise from attack. We are on a cycle where a few individuals can have a huge impact on the networks and systems of companies and countries. As CIOs we need to change the paradigm from security software to securing software and solutions by design

"We need to change the paradigm from security software to securing software and solutions by design"

Analytics for improving productivity

Much of IT investment over the last 20 years has been focused on improving work (productivity) followed by enhancing the customer interface. Leading companies need to now invest in better decisions from that foundation.

My role as a CIO

As someone who has been a CIO for over a decade in the same company you are always learning while staying on top of technology trends. It’s really not about technology; it’s about finding ways to work across the company because the technology enriches the experience of our customers with our company.

Advice for fellow CIOs

Understand your company, be open to change and comfortable with failing at times, and focus on using technology for visible value to enrich your customers, employees and company.

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