GM restructures information technology into two groups

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By Michael Dabaie

General Motors Co. said it has restructured its IT function into two groups: the Digital Business Software team and the Global IT organization.

The automaker said this would support its goal of increasing revenue from software-based services to $ 20 billion to $ 25 billion per year by 2030.

GM has appointed Stacy Lynett vice president of Digital Business Software, reporting to Chief Digital Officer Edward Kummer, who took office on October 16. Ms. Lynett will lead a newly formed team responsible for technology strategy and software product development for clients.

The automaker named Fred Killeen has been appointed vice president of global information technology and chief information officer, reporting to GM chief executive Mary Barra.

In this role, Mr. Killeen will lead the Global IT team, responsible for activating IT assets and solutions across the enterprise.

“The new structure and dual operating model will allow GM to take full advantage of its strong foundation in terms of IT capabilities, talents and resources, as well as reduce complexity and improve speed,” said Mrs. Barra.

Mr. Killeen was previously Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Technology Officer for GM IT. He joined GM in March 2001 as Director of Systems Integration for Global Product Development and was appointed Plant Director for Systems Development in December 2003.

Ms. Lynett was Executive Director and CIO of Global Product Development & Quality for GM IT, and CIO for Global Corporate Function. She has also held CIO positions supporting GM’s global IT operations and enterprise SAP development and delivery organizations.

Prior to joining GM, she worked at ABN AMRO Bank, CIT and Ernst & Young.

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