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Information Technology in the Corporation Rob Jenkin 9. 13. 2005 2007 Lincoln Aviator 2005 Ford Mustang www. mycareer. ford. com
Overview • • Challenging Business and IT Landscape Technology Evolution: Flexibility but controlled Ford IT Profile IT companies Role of IT in the corporation Key Skills Personal Development What do you want? GT Prototype – Shelby GR-1
Challenging Business and IT Landscape An interconnected world with a complex web of applications, data and infrastructures Regulatory Compliance Closer to the Customer Corporate Portal Data Warehouse Supply Management Backbone Systems (Applications & Infrastructures) Collaboration: Supply Chain, . . . requires a renewed Manufacturing, Product Development approach and focus on risk Source: Deloitte Consulting management and security
IT Challenges Are A Reflection of Industry. Wide Change and Volatility • Keeping pace with the speed of change is essential to succeed, yet – It is becoming increasingly difficult to make changes (complexity of interconnected legacy systems, user skepticism/fatigue, cost and time required…. . etc…. . ) • • Budgets are increasingly consumed by “cost of doing business” – (controls, security, regulations, basic maintenance, increasing business volume of IT utilities, …etc…. . ) Competencies to keep up with growing complexity is a challenge (multiple generations of technology, system’s integration, systems architecture, performance/scalability, …. etc…) A Fragmented IT vendor community and a multitude of legacy sourcing contracts makes business integration and change management extremely tough. Small, powerful, wireless enabled technologies emerging rapidly increasing the management challenges that go with massively distributed technologies. How do we deal with these challenges and simultaneously help the business adapt to increase competitive differentiation?
Technology Evolution: IT must manage the gap between flexibility (chaos) and consistency (control) Web Services E-business Mobile Data Computing Warehouses Internet Personal Computing Mainframe Computing B 2 B Chaos 70 s Systems Management Control 80 s 90 s • Technology Evolution • Information Growth • Supply Chain Scope 00’s Network Management Desktop Management Security Windows Industry Management Standards Utility J 2 EE Model • Reliability • Security • Privacy This capability is fundamental to business success …and the gap to manage is getting bigger
Only An Adaptive Enterprise Can Keep Pace With Today’s Staggering Rate of Change Adaptive Enterprise “It is not the strongest of the species that survives nor the most intelligent, but the one that is most responsive to change. ” –Charles Darwin “When the rate of change outside exceeds the rate of change inside, the end is in sight. ” – Jack Welch
Adaptive Characteristics Allow Organizations to “Evolve” in Changing Environments Continuous ‘sensing’ and Trend / pattern recognition Sense and Respond Recombine Learn and Adapt Continuous Change Innovation Self-Organize Seed, Select and Amplify Destabilize Mental Model Shifts / Large Scale Change
IT Excellence Protection • Blocked more than 3 M viruses in the past month! • Daily eradicating 1. 8 M viruses internally • Deployed Intrusion detection Operations Stability & Efficiency • Reduced Cost • Continue to meet or exceed our mainframe SLA of 99. 8% • Negotiated new rates and smarter usage • I/O round trip time improved 50+%, batch throughput by better than 20%. Solution Delivery Business & Strategy Alignment • SDM usage increased • Developed new Cycle 143% (unified & classic) Plan process (Apollo) and • Significant quality was implemented for the improvements 2004 funding/billing • Implemented releases of launch Product Development • Established 10 ARM software work streams & 15 CAD/CAM/CAE/ Product Info Mgmt TVMs=$200 M savings (C 3 P-Next Gen) for • Coordinated all IT for North American vehicle NA plant closings programs
Ford IT Profile • 6, 000 IT professionals located worldwide • 3 Major development centers (North America, Europe, and India ) • 7 Data centers • 180, 000 desktops and engineering workstations • 250, 000 + network elements • Over 2, 000 terabytes of storage • Hundreds of millions of lines of code, supporting 2400 referencing applications 2006 Ford Fusion
IT Solutions Global Purchasing Applications Operations Command Center Ford. STAR Dealer Communications Call Centers Telecommunications Crash Simulation Robots on the Plant Floor
Career Opportunities in the IT Field Corporation Corporate IT Examples: Ford GE Ford Bronco Prototype Consultants Packaged Software And Hardware Accenture Deloitte Consulting IBM SAP Peoplesoft Oracle IBM HP Contract or Agency Resources Compuware Kelly 2005 Mazda RX-8
Areas of IT within a corporation Corporation Business Strategy Business Application Process Development Improvement Packaged Software And Hardware Consultants Application Management Services Architecture/ Application Infrastructure Implementation Change Management Corporate IT Contract or Agency Resources
Key Skills for an IT employee • • Teamwork Systemic Thinking Communication People Management Project Management Change Management Technology Knowledge Process Analysis and Design
Ford Leadership Behaviors: Flawless Execution Business Acumen Commitment to Quality Courage Customer Satisfaction Drive for Results Innovation and Technical Excellence Integrity Demands the Truth Does the Right Thing Drives Diversity Relationship Community Commitment Connects with Customers Develops Employees and Teams 2005 Ford Hundred Our ideal candidate exhibits 12 characteristics -- Leadership Behaviors -- that we find in our successful leaders. F
What to look for in a prospective company? Programs and Development Experience, Experience… • New employee development programs Training, Training… • Management training programs at all levels • Training courses and facilities • Education assistance 2005 Ford GT
2005 Volvo XC-90 Ford College Graduate Program www. mycareer. ford. com Program Characteristics: Considers your input in determining assignments Emphasizes different experiences over time for development Exposes you to global operations while initially based in the U. S. Introduces employees to Ford’s business Provides needed experience for cross-functional assignments 2005 Volvo XC 90 Developmental programs designed to provide a solid foundation for your career with experience in different areas.
Information Technology www. mycareer. ford. com FCG Opportunities: Application Development Services Accelerated Solutions Applications Management Applications Services Enterprise Architecture Information Technology Infrastructure Application & Infrastructure Computer Network Services Ford Systems Integration Services New Business & Strategic Planning Process & Technology Group Enterprise Process & IT Integration Global Consumer Systems Manufacturing & Supply Chain Product Development Systems Ford IT Named “One of the Best Places to Work in IT” by Computerworld 2003
What do you want? What do you want out of life? • Goals Aspirations • Fields of interest Evaluate Prospective Employers • Industry Outlook • Highly Competitive in Field • Employee Development • Wide range of opportunities 2005 Aston Martin Vanquish
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