Postcards from the digital transformation of a 100-year-old startup

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Roger Pilc is Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at Pitney Bowes. In this role, he leads worldwide product development, strategic technology and innovation, and technology alliances. Since his joining the company in 2013, Roger’s team has created a substantial resurgence in new products and innovations across PB’s Software Solutions, Global Ecommerce, SMB Solutions and Enterprise Business Solutions BUs.

Roger’s team has also led the digital transformation of Pitney Bowes product creation and delivery capabilities, including growth in Design, Data and Cloud competencies and platforms, culminating in the launch of the Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud in April 2016. Under Roger’s leadership, Pitney Bowes won GE’s “Industrial Internet Innovator of the Year” award in 2015, and the IOT Solutions World Congress “Best Business Transformation” award in 2016, among other industry recognitions.

Before joining Pitney Bowes, Roger was most recently with CA Technologies, the leading enterprise management software provider. At CA, he held various leadership roles as a Senior Vice President and General Manager, including leading its largest distributed systems management business unit, as well as running another business unit driving CA Technologies’ growth and market share leadership in cloud systems management.

Prior to that, Roger became Chief Operating Officer at enterprise management software company SMARTS. During his four-year tenure, the company enjoyed nearly five-fold revenue growth as they launched a series of innovative solutions, and expanded sales, channels, OEM and marketing capacity. It was bought by EMC for over $260 million. In addition, he was CEO of Whale Communications, a security software vendor that he successfully led and repositioned, and which was acquired by Microsoft.

Roger also built and ran the E-Business Solutions division of Winstar Communications, consisting of internet services, web hosting, web development, ASP and professional services.He began his career at management consulting firms Booz Allen Hamilton and McKinsey & Company. Working in New York and London, he served clients in such industries as telecommunications, internet services and industrials.

Roger earned a B.S. from the College of Engineering and a B.A. from the College of Arts and Sciences from Cornell University. He has an M.S. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is on the board of directors of the American Red Cross of Connecticut and also on the board of directors of the Fellowship of Fathers Foundation.

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