Rob Pringle, 2014 Honoree

Director of Global IT
Gazprom Marketing & Trading
New titles in your IT organization:
Head of strategic change, a role that has the mandate to partner with our business to help shape business initiatives and manage an integrated team of business analysts and architects.
How have you incorporated social media into your own work?
Instant messaging, online meetings and video are core to my working schedule. It enables me to collaborate with team members wherever they are and wherever I am. I hold a weekly critical update meeting, which is recorded and posted on the intranet for those who can't make it.
Skills you'll hire for this year:
We'll be recruiting for all the skills involved in the IT supply chain. A particular area of focus this year will be everything to do with IT operations.
Boldest IT prediction:
That open source will be much more prevalent in mainstream business applications and will threaten the business model of established application vendors who are dependent on traditional license and support revenue models.
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