How Delphi's CIO Drives Innovation, Change and Revenue With IT

Delphi CIO Tim McCabe discusses how he navigated the auto-parts maker through times of major financial struggle and how, as a result, IT has become a driver of revenue. McCabe also explores why CIOs and IT leaders need to be more knowledgeable about their businesses and what the future of offshoring and out-tasking looks like.

Tim   McCabe Delphi CIO

Tim McCabe has been through it all. McCabe joined Delphi Automotive in 2006 and became CIO in 2009, and in the years he's led technology the auto parts maker stumbled financially, plunged into bankruptcy, reorganized and streamlined, got back on a growth track and re-emerged as a public company. McCabe and his team undertook drastic cost- cutting to help stanch losses, then shifted gears to enable global expansion and are now driving the 'Safe, Green and Connected' initiative that is fueling Delphi's success.

In this installment of the IDG Enterprise CIO Interview Series McCabe talked with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about how he navigated that tortuous track and how IT has become -- no pun intended -- a driver of revenue. McCabe explains that bankruptcy forced IT to take a cold, hard look at how it was really adding value, but he says other IT leaders can -- and should -- put themselves under a similar microscope even if their companies are financially healthy. McCabe also explored what it means for CIOs to be "contextually" knowledgeable about their businesses and -- having overseen major outsourcing initiatives at both GM and Delphi -- he talked about the future of offshoring and out-tasking.

McCabe is a member of the CIO Executive Council -- IDG Enterprise's peer-based global community of leading CIOs.

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The company has been through an awful lot in the past decade. Tell me how your team has helped Delphi make that turnaround. How are you driving key initiatives?

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