Tim Platt, 2014 Honoree

Vice president of information systems, information security, CIO
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America
Erlanger, Ky.
Skills you'll hire for this year:
Data science is a particular area of focus. We have also worked with a local university to begin a data science major.
How are you turning your IT department into a services organization?
We have developed a set of quality metrics that measure not only product quality, but also process and project quality. We have also implemented executive and consumer satisfaction surveys, and we develop activities based on them.
Quick ROI project:
The development of an internal logistics and visual control system has had an immediate effect on the business and its capabilities. Using new skills and new technologies, they were quickly applied to a significant issue with significant results.
How are you building an IT department for the future?
Hiring the right team and aligning them along business process lines, and then equipping them with the knowledge of the latest advances in technologies and best practices. Developing the existing team in the same direction.


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