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Educating the Enterprise on Digital Transformation: Interview with Jim Swanson, CIO, and Chris Moore, IT Transformation Lead, Monsanto Company

Published: 09 February 2017

ID: G00339220

Analyst(s): CIO Research Team


With a relentless focus on creating a seamless customer experience and expanding the digital product portfolio, Monsanto is at the forefront of digital transformation.

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CEB: What does digital transformation mean for Monsanto, and where are you in that journey?

CEB: How do you see the role and skill set of the CIO changing to be successful at driving the changes you described?

CEB: More specifically, how has your own role as a CIO changed as you lead Monsanto through this transformation?

CEB: What are some of the steps you and the broader IT leadership team took to embed digital in the company’s DNA?

CEB: What changes did you make in IT to support the digital transformation agenda?

CEB: Coming back to your philosophy on co-ownership, how do you ensure IT and business partners co-own the digital agenda?

CEB: Could you describe another concrete advantage of this IT-business collaboration model?

CEB: Many of the changes you described are major transformations. What were some of the key challenges you experienced, and what would you have done differently?

CEB: Jim, to conclude, we have discussed a number of changes to your role as CIO. How do these changes manifest themselves in your personal performance goals?

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