Ford names chief digital and information officer

Ford has a new chief electronic and information officer, Mike Amend, who will assist aim the company use of facts, software and know-how.

Amend, 43, was president, on the web, at Lowe’s for the past three a long time. He begun with Ford right now and experiences to president and CEO Jim Farley.

“Mike provides dimension to our team as we use know-how and software to transform our company and transportation from the within out,” stated Farley.

Amend will head the know-how and software platform which consists of the company information know-how, world-wide facts insight and analytics, and Ford business alternatives capabilities.

Amend’s business will do the job carefully with individuals led by Hau Thai-Tang, the company’s chief products platform and functions officer, and Doug Discipline, who joined Ford past week from Apple as chief innovative know-how and embedded techniques officer.

Formerly, Amend held comparable roles at JCPenney and The Home Depot, the place on the web businesses grew by much more than 20% and forty% every year.

He was chief know-how officer for Dell Technologies’ world-wide on the web business and, right before that, a know-how govt BEA Devices and Dash.

Farley stated Sakis Kitsopanidis, who has accomplished “an outstanding job” as Ford’s interim chief information officer considering the fact that early this 12 months, will guidance Amend as he receives up to speed at the company, whilst continuing to serve as director, integrated company useful resource setting up.