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Managing IT as a Business
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When Beth Perlman joined Constellation Energy seven years ago, their IT department was a siloed organization with four different CIOs leading individual business units. In fact, she was the first corporate CIO and immediately set to work on making their IT run like a business. This meant establishing common platforms, systems infrastructure, and policies across the company, all while enabling Constellation Energy to continue growing more than 10 percent a year. Beth Perlman's came into the role as CIO knowing that she was going to have to change the way people looked at IT within Constellation Energy and had to convince IT staff that they needed to stop acting like "order takers".