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We are a Japanese company made up of very
different businesses. In the US, we're primarily
a pharmaceutical company but we also have a
winery, a vitamin company, and a water brand.
We have about 190 entities worldwide. And the
entire organization is globalizing. Some of this
shift is by design, but some of it is a byproduct
of platform consolidation.
Driving this transformation has been
simultaneously exciting and scary, in equal
measure - and often at the same time.
Building the platform
Not all of our platforms are future-ready. Some
are at the end of life while others are new but
unaligned with the way the business now wants
to operate.
Most of the new platforms that we have installed
so far are just within pharma, with a few covering
other business units. And that's very difficult.
You're interacting with businesses that don't
necessarily have anything to do with each other,
and rolling the platform out across these very
different units can get very difficult at times.
We are also migrating all of our data centers
to Amazon Web Services. This move to the
cloud offers us the scalability, flexibility, and
infrastructure that we need but don't possess
in-house. It also gives us a set of tools and
technologies that we can plug into, so we can
work much faster than we could in the past. This
switch is driving a massive change in how we
operate as an IT organization, how we provision
service, and how we develop the skillsets
we need.
We were already outsourcing a lot of tasks
to external partners when I arrived, and we'll
continue expanding on this front. Most people
within IT will take on new roles and become
functional leaders, project managers, and
relationship executives - people who need to
stay close to the business. They will be people
" The idea of waiting
six months before
you deliver something
to the business just
doesn't fly any more.
Now, you have six days
to turn something
around and put it in
front of the customer
and ask, " Is this what
was needed? "
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