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Our Chief Information Officer, Raghu Kutty, has been recognized as a CIO of the Year Honoree by the Tampa Bay Business Journal!

In his interview with the Biz Journal, Raghu explains his strategy for aligning goals to business outcomes and quarterly objectives, and his process for vetting out new technology. Get a sneak peak of his interview below, and check out the entire article on the Biz Journal website.

How have you demonstrated leadership at your current company, which may include leadership efforts involving departments or business units other than the information technology department?

“As the technology leader at Power Design, I am in charge of vetting new construction technology startups, piloting them within the organization and then rolling it out companywide. One of the tools — OpenSpace (our virtual project walk-through solutions) — deployed to 200+ projects is an example of a transformative project that changed the way we operated…”

What contributions have you made outside your company, including any contributions you have made in the areas of social, nonprofit and civic involvement?

“I am on the board of directors for Tampa Bay Tech where we continue to build a truly connected technology community in the Tampa Bay area. My team at Power Design volunteers their time and expertise at Tech4Good, where we provide pro bono tech support to local nonprofits, and local schools (and with YearUp) where we hold work sessions and mock interviews…”

What are integrity and ethics in management and business practices?

“Within the IT team, we practice agile methodologies including the principle of “fail fast and fail forward” to allow our teams to continue innovating at a fast pace while forgiving contained mistakes. This allows us to continue iterating and releasing solutions that push the boundary of what’s feasible with technology in our change-resistant industry…”

If you want to hear more from Raghu and the other 2020 CIO of the Year honorees, tune into the virtual panel discussion on the importance of technology during the pandemic on August 26.

We practice agile methodologies including the principle of "fail fast and fail forward" to allow our teams to continue innovating at a fast pace while forgiving contained mistakes.

Raghu Kutty,

CIO