McCree.Lake

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.

Articles by McCree.Lake

3 steps to reimagining your tech workforce in the AI age
Accent Notes

3 steps to reimagining your tech workforce in the AI age

Artificial intelligence is significantly changing organizations. IT leaders must act now to ensure their teams can handle this digital transformation. Here are three ways they can start.
July 26, 2018
How new technology is driving real-time behavior change in organizational transformations
IT Talent Revolution

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 individual level, it is now possible to scale these changes with a combination of neuroscience, analytics, and technology capabilities.
January 31, 2018
CIOs must build adaptive IT workforces
Accent Notes

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.
September 20, 2017
IT Talent Revolution

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 top talent toward business-facing, differentiated activities while aligning commodity activities toward key strategic partners that can manage those services even after the M&A activity has ended.
February 1, 2017
Four IT workforce dimensions to assess before your next M&A deal closes
IT Talent Revolution

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.
December 21, 2016
IT Talent Revolution

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?'
November 1, 2016