2008 CIO Hall of Fame

This year's inductees truly epitomize business technology leadership

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  • Andreas Resch, Chairman of the Executive Board, Bayer Business Services and Group CIO, Bayer AG
  • Launched career at Berliner Stadtreinigung in 1983 working in organization and computer systems.
  • Responsible for organization and computer systems at Francotyp-Postalia, part of Rochling Group and supplier of mail processing, franking and enveloping machines.
  • In 1993 joined Herlitz AG, leading European supplier of stationery, as commercial manager for foreign companies.
  • Appointed board member for logistics and IT. During his tenure, company received the 1999 user awards of the GartnerGroup and Computerwoche magazine for innovative IT solutions.
  • Managing Director and CIO of Fiege Deutchland, top logistics services provider.
  • Played major role in establishing CIO-Circle, a forum of 700 IT managers from German industries.
  • Named chairman of the Executive Board of Bayer Business Services and group CIO of Bayer AG in 2004. Introduced systematic realignment of company's activities, with aim of making its services more transparent and measurable for customers.
  • Established integrated service as an advanced business model. Targeted performance as a business model for IT beyond budget orientation. Instituted professional management of innovation for IT.
  • Won seven consecutive "Jury IT" awards with Gartner and Computerwoche from 2000 to 2007.
  • Member of the Research Board and the Center for CIO Leadership (IBM).
  • Resch's "entrepreneurial grasp" of IT makes him a standout, says Klaus Kuhn, member of the Board of Management and CFO of Bayer. "Andreas always had a vigilant eye on looming developments within IT and innovations in this field," he says. His focus on driving IT as a business including innovation and optimization of the IT value chain makes him valuable to Bayer. "Bayer is one of the biggest IT service providers and shared services organizations in Germany, and Resch helped establish the IT-delivery form for Bayer," says Walter Brenner, director of the Institute of Information Management at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
  • Next: Peter Walton, Hess (Retired)
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