Black Box’s Ron Beckman Named CIO of the Year by Pittsburgh Technology Council
The announcement was made
Mr. Beckman, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, joined Black Box in 2016 and is responsible for the company’s global strategy for data operations, business applications support and cyber security. Mr. Beckman’s strategic vision has made a tremendous impact on Black Box’s ability to transform its IT capabilities and the business itself.
“Ron has provided exceptional leadership in modernizing our infrastructure and enabling our
As a technology company, Black Box views IT as an organization that should create value both internally and externally. Mr. Beckman sums up the IT strategy at Black Box with the phrase: “Make the car go faster.” This is intended to communicate that IT is not just a provider of tools, but a partner with the business to increase organizational productivity and customer engagement. By aligning IT along functional lines and moving the interaction, in some cases to the end customers, Mr. Beckman has created a proactive problem-solving culture.
“It is a great honor to receive this award,” said Mr. Beckman. “But, in my opinion, this is a team award and all the credit should go to them. The team came up with innovative ways to work closer to the business, increase organizational productivity and to get more done ‘faster.’ It’s been very exciting to be part of this team.”
“Pittsburgh is home to some of the brightest tech minds in the world leading technology strategies across companies of all sizes and industries,” said
Mr. Beckman has more than 30 years of experience in IT and has held positions at RTI International Metals and
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