ABOUT THE GUESTS
The constantly shifting demands of digital users are forcing IT leaders to anticipate the next curveball, a daunting task for any IT leader. That’s why we talked to Brian Shield, SVP & CTO, Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Management, and David Vidoni, VP of IT at Pegasystems, about simplifying their IT departments in order to remain agile. In this episode, Brian & David reveal their secrets to providing a world-class experience that’s constantly changing with consumer preferences, plus how they’ve accelerated the digital transformation journey, and much more.
“The key thing for any organization, or any CIO, is that you have to get rid of a lot of your legacy. If you’re so overwhelmed with legacy technologies, systems, and processes, it’s very difficult to think strategically. When you do implement technologies, you need to implement ones that, if not future-proofed, at least give you a long runway so that you feel like you’re not going to have to revisit these on a very regular basis.” – Brian Shield, SVP & CTO at Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Management
“It all comes down to going back to basics. The simple things – do you have applications that create data with a high degree of quality upfront? Do you have people responsible for those systems that will maintain that data? Then behind the scenes, is the plumbing to bring that data from point A to point B simplified and straightforward?… When you get to the point where you need to do reporting or other analysis, a lot of the headaches and problems have already been dealt with.” – David Vidoni, VP of IT at Pegasystems
* (1:47) Brian & David share more about their respective roles
* (5:15) Projects on the horizon for the Boston Red Sox and Pegasystems
* (7:22) Simplifying the digital transformation journey
* (12:35) Data literacy at the board level
* (20:17) Making bets on new technologies
* (23:16) Finding the right outside partnerships
* (25:52) Secrets more CIOs should know
* (31:59) Brian and David ask each other questions
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