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Onyeka Nchege

CIO, Interstate Batteries

Onyeka Nchege is Interstate’s Chief Information Officer, where he champions partnerships to make valuable ideas possible. Combining a passion for technology with deep business insight, Onyeka brings more than 20 years of leadership, strategy development and technology solutions architecture to the biggest name in automotive replacement batteries. He also leads the creation of new technology systems and solutions for Interstate’s network of retail store franchises and distributors across North and Central America, leading Interstate’s support teams and the developers behind Interstate’s ecommerce site,, as well.

Before joining Interstate, Onyeka was CIO of Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated for 5 years, where he led teams to modernize technology in the field, powering business processes for daily, on-the-street use. He partnered with customer segments to define the delivery model and plan.

A graduate of Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Onyeka serves on the Board of Directors for Apparo Solutions, Inc., and advisory boards for UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte and Bethel Baptist Church Ministries.

Latest from Onyeka Nchege

In terms of reporting and analytics, technology is revolutionizing the integration of unstructured data (i.e. social, news feeds, weather, among others) and structured data (data warehouses, data marts, to name a few) to help answer questions about—and inform—our understanding of our consumers. For example, we now have access to information pertaining to...
Blooming Role of Technology At Interstate batteries, technology has transformed from merely an “order taker” to a trusted and respected business partner. Beginning with the creation of the Business Relationship Management (BRM) team, we have equipped and collaborated directly with the business. In doing so, the BRM team has immersed itself within the...
Now in their 3rd iteration with SharePoint (v3, v7, v10 and soon v13), it’s safe to say that for their intranet/extranet, Microsoft SharePoint is the enterprise “platform of choice.” The primary reason? Simply put, for Interstate Batteries, SharePoint’s greatest offering is what it does best  promoting and streamlining collaboration. For...