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1: How A Non-Traditional CIO is Using His Operations Background as an Advantage w/ Scott Bendle

The Possibilities Podcast

Release Date: 02/13/2019

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Scott Bendle is the Chief Information Officer at Rigaku, a company that makes analytical equipment for material science and life science applications. Rigaku has 1,500 employees, 1,000 of which are in Japan. Scott’s IT team supports the remaining employees outside of Japan.

Although Scott has an educational background in technology, he is a non-traditional CIO because he comes from a background in operations.  Scott’s background in operational discipline make him incredibly efficient at moving projects across the finish line and accomplishing more with less.  

He relies on his IT team and his own research to make up any gaps in knowledge that someone from a strictly technological background would have.  Scott joined us for this episode of Possibilities to talk about the changing role of IT departments, digital transformation, data, and best practices he’s learned along the way.