Subbu Subramanian, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Anchor Packaging

Subbu Subramanian, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Anchor Packaging

  • Subbu Subramanian is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Anchor Packaging.
  • He has been a global CIO and a transformation leader.

 

Podcast

Overview

We are living in the digital age. Almost all our activities are digital. Many of us don’t even remember the last time we used a pen and paper. This episode is about the benefits and the challenges that people face in this digital age and how we can live in this digital world without facing any problems.

00:37- About Subbu Subramanian

  • Subbu Subramanian is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Anchor Packaging.
  • He has been a global CIO and a transformation leader.
  • He has led various IT teams across various geographies.
  • Created value through digital transformation, improved business performance, cost savings & technology innovation.

01:13- How has CIO’s role transformed and evolved?

  • The original IT department was created to centralize and minimize costs.
  • Initially, the CIOs were reporting to the CFOs.
  • CIO’s primary responsibilities were minimizing the cost and delivering capabilities but as the technology evolved the business users got savvier and started demanding more.
  • As the digitalization of technology started happening, the role of the CIO has evolved.

 03:08- Scope of work at Anchor Packaging

I put my scope of work into three categories:

  • Run
  • Grow
  • Innovate
  • I have to keep the company safe and then necessary computing capabilities at the speed of business.
  • The big thing is how do I make the organization do their jobs better, faster, and cheaper.
  • The third thing to me is innovation. I evaluate and right-size the new ideas technologies and capabilities and bring them to the organization.

12:21- What are the technology disruptions that you see in the future?

  • The labor shortage is here to stay, so I have to continually figure it out.
  • We have to figure out how we eliminate labor content as much as possible and remove not only the physical automation of the equipment.
  • The labor that we have, how do I assign them to more value-added tasks and remove all the non-value-added tasks.

19:58- Predictions in the digital economy or the tech world

  • Digital currency will evolve.
  • The acceptance rate is not very high.
  • It’s in the early stages of growth.
  • The government acceptance has to improve and increase. They have to figure out a way to tax digital currency.

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You can connect with Subbu Subramanian- LinkedIn

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Business CIO, value generator and IT strategist. Created value through digital transformation, improvedmbusiness performance, cost savings & technology innovations. A well-rounded executive in all facets of IT – strategy, analytics, security, application development, operations, technology development, IT consulting, offshore/outsourced operations and change management.

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