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Gartner Fellows Interview: Karl Probst, CIO of BMW

Published: 04 January 2013

ID: G00246799

Analyst(s): Massimo Pezzini , Mark Raskino


The CIO of what calls "the world's most reputable company" explains how he and BMW are treading new ground in IT strategy, sourcing, costs and innovation.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • The Interview
    • Running IT Like a Business
    • Strategy Realignment Every Month
    • Reducing the Supplier Base From 200 to Seven
    • Getting the Insource/Outsource Balance Right
    • Keeping More Than Half the IT Budget for Change and Improvement
    • No Such Thing as a "Strategic Supplier"
    • Rapid-Fire Questions — On Future Cars, Technology and the IT Industry
    • Cloud-Connected Cars, and Who Will Lead That Innovation
    • Getting the Right Talent
    • Making IT People Feel Central to the Business
    • IT Leading Innovation

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