Culturing Relevant Data at Johnson & Johnson
A $47 billion company's data archives can be tricky things to command, especially for the CIO of one of its multibillion-dollar divisions.When the CIO of a $3 billion unit of Johnson & Johnson decided to make knowledge management a priority, he knew he was in for a classic corporate battle of the old ways versus the new. In Ethicon CIO Zackarie Lemelles case, the old ways won. While managing the IT needs of some 8,300 employees with a barely $90 million technology budget, Lemelle knew that his having a 118-year-old $47 billion corporate parent in J&J was both a blessing and a curse.
Its a blessing in the vastness of people and resources that his parent could offer him, but a curse in that mining such an ocean of data is expensive, time-consuming and difficult.