Time is Ripe for CIOs to Influence the Factory Floor

IT's influence on the factory floor is growing, according to Don Busiek, general manager of operations management at General Electric Intelligent Platforms. Busiek thinks CIOs are finally getting a toehold on the factory floor where engineers and plant managers have long kept them at arm's length. But it's not easy. CIOs and IT must kowtow to those engineers right on down to machine operators. Enterprise CIO Community manager John Dodge's Q&A with Busiek offers a prescription about how CIOs in manufacturing can win over the mavens of the factory floor and in the process, rachet down longstanding turf wars.