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Stephen IbarakiIndustry AnalystFCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P, DFNPA, CNP, FGITCA, MVP
This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with leading professionals.
In this blog series, we talk with Jon Bartol a top-ranking business technology leader and authority. Jon is the Chief Information Officer of General Motors of Canada. I had the pleasure of meeting Jon at the CIO and IT Executive Summit in Montreal.
Thank you and Enjoy!Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., MVP______________________________
Jon Bartol, Chief Information Officer, General Motors of Canada Top-Ranking Business Technology Leader and Authority
Stephen: Jon, we are indeed fortunate to have you do this interview. Thank you for sharing your deep talent, knowledge, and experiences with our audience.
Jon: You're welcome, Stephen. Always a pleasure to talk with the folks at CIPS.
Stephen: Where do you see GM positioned in the future?
Jon: I feel very good about GM - we certainly have had an interesting time over the last 12-18 months, but several significant and deliberate actions were taken to put GM back on the right course. The goal with our huge turnaround effort at GM is to change the company for the long haul, by structuring GM for sustained profitability and growth. We are working to set GM up to be competitive for years to come. On the business side, you need to look no further than our products, which continue to do very well. You probably noticed that at the Detroit Auto Show, GM's Saturn Aura and Chevrolet's Silverado were voted Best in Show by 49 US and Canadian journalists. On the I/T side, we continue to work our global model, leveraging our size and footprint, to reduce cost and enable our business partners to do the same and help drive innovation across the company.
Stephen: Can you describe your current role within GM and how you will contribute to the overall corporate strategies?
Jon: My role, as CIO of GM of Canada, Ltd, has several objectives:
Stephen: What are your top challenges and can you profile the strategies/tactics to address them?
________________________Look for more with Jon in the next blog.I also encourage you to share your thoughts here on these interviews or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.________________________