Digital Transformation

IT Modernization: Why now? And how?

IT Modernization: Why now? And how?

While most organizations have cut their IT budgets to the bone, IT Modernization is been suggested as a way to optimize value while reducing risk and cost. How exactly do we define “IT modernization”? What factors make it a compelling strategy? If we are lucky enough to get stakeholders to buy in, how do we go about planning and executing this? While IT modernization sounds great, it may be “”too good to be true””. Why should we try this just now, when we are trying to hold onto every penny?


    • Gopal Khanna, Chief Information Officer, State of Minnesota
    • Peter Gapp, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Siemens Canada Limited

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Gopal Khanna

Gopal Khanna, Chief Information Officer, State of Minnesota

Gopal Khanna was appointed Minnesota's first State CIO by Governor Tim Pawlenty on August 15, 2005, and unanimously confirmed by the State Senate on March 20, 2006. Gopal was appointed to a second term by Governor Pawlenty effective January... More   View all posts
Peter Gapp

Peter Gapp, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Siemens Canada Limited

As the Chief Information Officer for the Siemens Cluster Canada, Peter is responsible for the management of strategic information technology for several Siemens operating companies in the region. Peter has over 15 years of experience in ene... More   View all posts
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