Managing the infrastructure for a complex organization can be a monumental challenge. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) compounds that challenge with an extra layer of complexity: It serves 29 different nations, each with its own culture, language, and technological protocols. In this episode, Dr. Gregory Edwards, Director of Infrastructure Services in the NATO Communications and Information Agency, explains how he builds trust and consensus to keep the organization running – and how he prepared for the job.

Ensuring Technological Stability and Adaptability for a Global Organization Requires Special Leadership Skills

The technology environment for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is incredibly complex: 26 data centers, 18,000 users, 31,000 devices. Factor in 29 different nations speaking dozens of languages, and it’s easy to see how hard it could be to keep things running smoothly. And it’s not enough to just maintain a status quo – as technology evolves, and member nations needs change, NATO’s digital infrastructure has to adapt as well.

Dr. Gregory Edwards, Director of Infrastructure Services in the NATO Communications and Information Agency, helps provide the leadership that allows for both stability and flexibility. In this episode, Edwards explains how he fosters understanding, builds trust, and ultimately achieves consensus in the organization.

 

Have a look at this video to see how Dell Technologies helps NATO in modernizing and automating its IT environment in order to build a future digitized environment based on machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data analytics: https://www.emc.com/video-collateral/demos/microsites/mediaplayer-video/winning-with-data.htm 

Read more: https://www.delltechnologies.com/en-us/perspectives/podcast-how-does-nato-manage-it/

 

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Publié le 12 septembre 2018