“We had all basic requirements of infrastructure, collaborating tools and we already adapted private cloud to some environment, public cloud for some of the environment”


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“We had all basic requirements of infrastructure, collaborating tools and we already adapted private cloud to some environment, public cloud for some of the environment”

V.R. Iyer
Group CIO & EVP - IT - JBM Group

 

Responsibilities of the CIO
The responsibilities are:

●  In the VUCA world, a CIO’s role is more focused on resolving business pain points, which may be 
    related to man, machine, material or method without compromising on safety of all
●  As the data is residing at multiple landscape within private / public cloud environment, we need 
    to overhaul security landscape, which is really on top priority
●  Further IoT, AI, ML is forcing us to adapt more open source based solutions, the legacy transition 
    is also one of the important leavers, CIO has to excel.
●  Unlike before, most of the projects one deploys in the present digital space, most of the solutions 
   are focused on man, machine, material or method, so we are coming closer to calculate the 
    right RoI of the many projects we are deploying.

 

Better exposure to different ways to calculate RoI is bringing the gap between IT & business function, now CIOs are more meaningful.

 

Adopting Work-From Anywhere
JBM really feels proud that by design we adapt technology, which catered to different kinds of data access working from anywhere. We had all basic requirements of infrastructure, collaborating tools and we already adapted private cloud to some environment, public cloud for some of the environment. More or less we were already in the work from home kind of environment, but were accessing all the applications from plants to either DC or public cloud infrastructure. So despite having some security related assets, which were there but not put to use, because we normally work from the office.

 

Redesigning IT & Security strategy
We had security standards available in the infrastructure that are already built in, thanks to the way JBM management works. We started using the available solutions to ensure security solutions are used to the potential.

Post pandemic the manufacturing is adapting more technology like visual based quality system, visual based manpower productivity, visual based safety system deployed. This resulted in IT-OT merging.  Because of unpredictable infrastructure requirements for such a solution, we adapted public cloud. This has really increased the risk, specifically security of data, as some are in private cloud and some in public cloud. The risk of data security is more visible and we could create a use case with ROI also as one of the parameters for management to make the right decision.

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