5 lessons for successfully splitting a company

In some ways, splitting a company into two may be harder than a merger. When merging, you have the luxury of more time to operate independently and merge strategically.
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Chris Davis is a Vice President at Metis Strategy, a strategy and management consulting firm specializing in the intersection of business strategy and technology. Chris is the Head of the firm's West Coast Office, where he advises Fortune 500 CIOs and digital executives on the role that technology plays in differentiating the customer experience, developing new products & services, unlocking new business models, and improving organizational operations.

Chris is a published author in technology strategy periodicals, and is a regular speaker on how to compete in the digital era, with recent contributions to the last three Forbes CIO Summits, Cisco Live, the Silicon Valley CIO Roundtable, and the San Francisco Fisher CIO Forum. Chris also contributed to the research and methodology development for Peter High's books Implementing World Class IT Strategy: How IT Can Drive Organizational Innovation (Jossey-Bass, 2014), and World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs (Jossey-Bass, 2009).

Chris has an economics degree from Georgetown, and a masters degree in the Management of IT from the University of Virginia.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Chris Davis and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.