The CIO 100 is compiled each year to reveal the most transformative CIOs in the
UK business economy. CIOs that are driving business change, process improvement,
enabling greater collaboration and innovating in new market opportunities join this
exclusive group each year. The technology strategies of the CIOs and their achievements
and ambitions towards transformation are judged in comparison to their IT sourcing
strategies and vendor influence. The CIOs with the most transformative vision are
also judged on their place within the business; and whether they put technology
into the board level position and discussion.
Shell is the largest company on the London Stock Exchange, the fifth largest company in the world and the world’s second largest oil company. With operations in 90 countries Shell is involved in all aspects of the oil trade from exploration, production, refining, distribution, marketing and trading. Shell operations produce 3.1 million barrels of oil a day and it operates 44,000 service stations. Shell has three stock exchange listings, the primary listing is London, but it is also on Dutch Euronext and New York exchanges. It has a headquarters in the Hague and a registered office in London.
IT Leader: Alan Matula, CIO
Board level seat: Yes and business unit IT leaders also have a seat at the table
Primary technology platforms at the organisation: Matula told Mckinsey that Shell divides technology into three areas; foundation technology suppliers are: Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP; infrastructure AT&T, HP, and T-Systems—for networks, end-user computing, and hosting of storage, respectively; and four application services suppliers—Accenture, IBM, Logica, and Wipro
Primary technology suppliers: As above
Strategic aim of the CIO and IT operations for the next financial year: Shell is moving to shared service centres in "low cost" countries, mainly for finance and basic IT processes. Its six centres now employ 8,000 people, with up to another thousand expected by the end of the year.
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