McCree Lake

Opinions expressed by ICN authors are their own.

McCree Lake is a senior manager in Accenture’s Strategy practice and has over a decade of experience advising C-level executives on innovation, talent and performance, and technology strategy. He has experience across several industries, including financial services, healthcare and education.

McCree has led strategy and transformation projects with a focus on corporate core sourcing and operating model, organization design and workforce strategy, as well as complex IT systems deployment. He aims to consistently bring the right balance of managing strategic intent and executing change to support leaders in evaluating and building the right capabilities that create sustained value and business performance in the new digital economy.

McCree is fluent in Portuguese with extensive international experience and has spoken at events for organizations including CIO magazine, Network World and CSO magazine on IT strategy, leadership and enabling change. In 2014, he was selected by GeorgiaTrend magazine as one of Georgia’s 40 rising stars under 40.

McCree holds an MBA, a master of information systems (MSIS) degree, and bachelor's degree in education from Kennesaw State University in northwest Atlanta, Georgia. In his spare time, McCree loves traveling internationally to new destinations and pushing himself to try new things. He is active in the Brazilian and Latin American communities in Atlanta.

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

3 steps to reimagining your tech workforce in the AI age

Artificial intelligence gives HR an opportunity to transform the enterprise

Artificial intelligence gives HR an opportunity to transform the enterprise

Human resources has to play a strategic role in leveraging AI to shape future of work and organization agility.

How new technology is driving real-time behavior change in organizational transformations

How new technology is driving real-time behavior change in organizational transformations

Most leaders acknowledge the criticality of culture in achieving organizational agility and transformation yet think of culture as a black box that’s impossible to see or change. While culture and behavior change happen at an...

The CEO’s guide to transforming the IT workforce through M&A

The CEO’s guide to transforming the IT workforce through M&A

CEOs should use M&A as an opportunity to reassess and transform the IT organization’s profile, capabilities, and workforce to create sustained competitive advantage.

CIOs must build adaptive IT workforces

CIOs must build adaptive IT workforces

Today’s IT workforce must be agile and able to adapt to the business’s evolving needs. Here are three things CIOs can do ensure their teams can do that.

How to build IT competencies for the AI era

How to build IT competencies for the AI era

CIOs already manage massive disruption—from analytics to cloud—and AI presents opportunities for IT organizations to drive change and enable business capabilities.

Build digital DNA: Leveraging M&A to reshape the IT workforce

Build digital DNA: Leveraging M&A to reshape the IT workforce

Tech leaders cannot simply navigate an M&A transaction and then hope for the best – there has to be a clear and actionable road map for building digital DNA.

Seizing the value of the surge: How to use M&A to reshape your IT organization

Seizing the value of the surge: How to use M&A to reshape your IT organization

There is a tremendous opportunity to leverage the sharp increase of work from M&A to redefine the IT workforce and organization. Leaders can better align technology functions to strategic focus areas by pushing internal resources and...

Four IT workforce dimensions to assess before your next M&A deal closes

Four IT workforce dimensions to assess before your next M&A deal closes

The IT workforce is an oft overlooked component of successful M&A activities. With global M&A transactions projected to exceed $3 trillion in 2017, evaluating the IT workforce will be critical to fully capturing synergies in M&A deals....

Building a nimble workforce to drive technology innovation

Building a nimble workforce to drive technology innovation

The question that should be on the mind of every IT leader is not 'Should my organization innovate?' but rather 'How can we do it at scale in a way the creates tangible returns quickly?'

How a talent strategy can help banks get their IT groove back

How a talent strategy can help banks get their IT groove back

While there certainly is no silver bullet, one important imperative exists: banking technology leaders must radically rethink their approach to talent not just to align or partner with the business, but also to be a part of the bank’s...

A CIOs workout plan for building talent muscles

A CIOs workout plan for building talent muscles

Digital disruption is continually infusing itself into nearly every aspect of the way all industries and business functions go about their work and the management of IT talent is perhaps more affected (and affected more quickly) than...

Load More