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Gerrit Schutte

SVP and CIO, ConAgra Foods, Inc

Gerrit Schutté joined ConAgra Foods in 1998. Today, he leads Global Information and Business Services for the Enterprise.  Over the years, he has successfully driven ConAgra’srestructuring, consolidation and modernization of IT resources including design and construction of state-of-the-art data center capabilities. He has developed and deployed effective technical and leadership development capabilities throughout all areas of the IT organization. His ITteams have successfully executed systems integration efforts by implementing common ERP /Analytics capabilities across multiple business platforms, and use of co-innovated HANA based solutions with SAP. 

Prior to joining ConAgra, Gerrit served as Senior Vice President of IS Infrastructure for the Mutual of Omaha Companies, and VP of Systems and Operations for the Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance Company.Presentlyhe is a member of Gartner’s Research Board and serves on the Advisory Board for Creighton University’s College of Business.  Previously he was a member of Advisory Boards for both Violin Memory and BMC Software Corporation.  

A native of New York City and a former US Army Intelligence Officer, he holds a BA degree from Fordham University and an MA from Central Michigan University.

Latest from Gerrit Schutte

OK, so you are the CIO of a large company that has just implemented SAP. Congratulations and celebrations are in order, but be aware that what will now be expected of you and your IT organization is about to change. If you are to succeed in your new role and maximize the value of the technology investment your company has made, you may well need to re-shape the skills,...
Challenges in Technology in Manufacturing Sector and its Solutions The concern that should be at the top of every CIO’s list is coping with the speed of change both in terms of how business works and the impacts that technology is having upon business models. Cycles that once took years have been reduced to months and it is no longer uncommon to encounter...