Kim Stevenson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Data Center Infrastructure at Lenovo

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Kim Stevenson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Data Center Infrastructure at Lenovo

Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews)

347: In this interview, Peter High speaks with Kim Stevenson, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Data Center Infrastructure of Lenovo. Among the topics they discuss include: Kim’s purview at Lenovo, which includes leading the data center infrastructure segment, the high-performance computing and artificial intelligence segment, the software-defined infrastructure segment, and the IoT segment The three things boards and CEOs expect from their CIO, which are (1) to reimagine and define the customer experience, (2) extreme productivity, and (3) that they invent and deliver new products and services The values of having worked in technology-centric organizations and the advantages of having been both a buyer and a seller of technology, including being able to work with more knowledgeable customers The diversity of Lenovo, where the company’s top 25 executives represent 16 different nationalities, and a great many women hold executive leadership positions The benefits of Fu Pan, Lenovo’s unique take on the post-mortem analysis, which focuses on what went right and how to replicate it rather than what went wrong and how to avoid it Kim’s experience on corporate boards, and her belief that the end-to-end visibility and well-rounded set of experiences make technologists increasingly attractive for board membership Kim’s thoughts on the state of women in technology, including her belief that there are more than enough qualified women, but the challenge is that people recruit from their own network, which is often limited Eye on the Trends: private cloud, containers, micro-services, and 5G
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347: In this interview, Peter High speaks with Kim Stevenson, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Data Center Infrastructure of Lenovo. Among the topics they discuss include: Kim’s purview at Lenovo, which includes leading the data center infrastructure segment, the high-performance computing and artificial intelligence segment, the software-defined infrastructure segment, and the IoT segment The three things boards and CEOs expect from their CIO, which are (1) to reimagine and define the customer experience, (2) extreme productivity, and (3) that they invent and deliver new products and services The values of having worked in technology-centric organizations and the advantages of having been both a buyer and a seller of technology, including being able to work with more knowledgeable customers The diversity of Lenovo, where the company’s top 25 executives represent 16 different nationalities, and a great many women hold executive leadership positions The benefits of Fu Pan, Lenovo’s unique take on the post-mortem analysis, which focuses on what went right and how to replicate it rather than what went wrong and how to avoid it Kim’s experience on corporate boards, and her belief that the end-to-end visibility and well-rounded set of experiences make technologists increasingly attractive for board membership Kim’s thoughts on the state of women in technology, including her belief that there are more than enough qualified women, but the challenge is that people recruit from their own network, which is often limited Eye on the Trends: private cloud, containers, micro-services, and 5G
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