Winner: Raj Datt, Kennametal, Inc.
has effectively aligned Kennametal's
Global IT efforts with its various business units to deliver value, enable growth, and unlock the potential of information technology.
has accomplished this alignment by restructuring the organization, instituting a winning strategy pertinent to key performance indicators and implementing proven business methodologies such as Lean and Six Sigma.
The results demonstrate a 20 percent improvement in the annual IT customer survey.
More than 80 percent of all respondents now see the global IT organization as responsive, delivering high-quality solutions, enabling productivity and directly helping to meet the business goals.
As one of the three key strategies for Global IT at Kennametal
, innovation is fundamental to delivering increased value and creating a competitive advantage.
has actively encouraged a culture of innovation in the areas of people, process and technology.