George Watt is currently Vice President of Strategy at CA Technologies Office of the CTO where he helps budding intrepreneurs turn great ideas into viable businesses leveraging lean startup and agile methods.
A transformative leader, George has spearheaded initiatives that have enabled organizations to simplify and automate their complex IT infrastructures, deliver new business benefits, and drive millions of dollars in savings and productivity gains. In 2005 George led the development of CA Technologies’ own private cloud and enjoys sharing his lessons learned with others who are now venturing on a similar journey.
George began his technical career as a systems programmer/sysadmin and systems engineer. He has held many leadership positions, leading technical and presales teams in Canada, the United States, and globally. Throughout his career, George has delivered innovations such as a lightweight event management agent, a knowledge base for a neural network-based predictive performance management solution, and one of the earliest private clouds. Many of George’s innovations are now available to CA Technologies customers as product components or features.
George is co-author of “The Innovative CIO: How IT Leaders Can Drive Business Transformation.” He blogs at GeorgeDWatt.com and tweets as @GeorgeDWatt.