DXC Hires GE Executive as CIO
By Agam Shah
DXC Technology Co. has appointed Chris Drumgoole, chief
information officer of General Electric Co. and a veteran of the
company's cloud efforts, as its new technology chief.
Mr. Drumgoole, who starts his new role this month, will report
to Mike Salvino, who was appointed DXC's chief executive in
September. The previous CIO, Erich Windmuller, retired in
Tysons, Va.-based DXC, which implements and manages
information-technology systems for businesses, began operations in
2017. It was formed through the merger of Computer Sciences Corp.
and a spinoff of the bulk of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.'s
One of Mr. Drumgoole's roles at DXC will be to improve and
streamline the internal technology infrastructure.
Mr. Drumgoole joined GE in 2014 and held multiple roles there,
including chief technology officer. He became the company's CIO in
His tenure at GE was marked in part by a companywide strategy to
deploy applications to the cloud. He also led an effort to cut
costs by taking employees off the corporate network and switching
to remote access to work applications.
"CIOs like Drumgoole can help ensure that the company's IT
processes and best practices are well-aligned with its professional
services offerings, " said Charles King, an analyst at research
firm Pund-IT Inc.
DXC in recent years has acquired companies such as Luxoft
Holding Inc., which offers technology products and services for
sectors such as health care and automotive.
Mr. Drumgoole's job will include integrating technologies from
the acquisitions into DXC's systems, said Rebecca Segal, group vice
president for world-wide services at research and consulting form
International Data Corp.
"If he's going to build a flexible architecture which is cloud
based and automated, it'll be easier to implement other companies'
technologies," Ms. Segal said.
DXC, which has about 138,000 employees, has partnered with
companies including SAP SE, Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc.'s
Google Cloud for technology services it offers to clients.
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