NextGov – Mike Gregoire – 4/27/17
[Ed. note: Byline by Mike Gregoire, CEO, CA Technologies]
Mike Gregoire is the chief executive officer of CA Technologies. He also serves on the executive council of TechNet, a bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives.
Prior to the digital revolution—when the world was more predictable and moved at a slower pace—business and government invested in technology infrastructure systems that were built to last. In that context, the concept was a sensible one. However, in today’s rapidly evolving digital era, the old model—building tech infrastructure “to last”—actually undermines the security and stability of federal IT systems.
Businesses realized this fact of life a long time ago and acted boldly by using agile techniques, taking broader steps and using fewer resources to lower costs. Businesses internalized and institutionalized the maxim that modern organizations must innovate and execute at a high velocity and continuously improve, using data-driven innovation to inform decision-making.
In short, they realized they must be built to change.