Siemens CIO to discuss IT strategies at MESA conference

  • September 12, 2007
  • Siemens
  • News
ATLANTA, Sept. 12, 2007 - Diana Melick, vice president and chief information officer, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., will be among five Fortune 500 CIOs presenting their views of how IT gives manufacturers a competitive edge, during the 2007 MESA International Annual Plant-to-Enterprise Conference. The conference, held Sept. 16-18, 2007, at the Rosen Plaza, Orlando, Fla., is sponsored by the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA). Melick will join the CIOs of GE Fanuc, Rockwell Automation, Sara Lee and International Truck as keynote speakers during the two-day event. Melick will discuss how to drive innovation through process optimization, outsourcing, shared services, acquisitions and the Internet. She will focus on the role CIOs play in supporting change and innovation through examples from her own experiences at SE&A. "The CIO agenda is constantly changing, which provides us with new challenges and new opportunities," said Diana Melick, CIO, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. "The current focus is on creating business value through innovation and enabling growth while still managing costs. We have to strategically leverage our existing investments while exploring new opportunities to drive strategy." Since 2004, Melick has served as vice president and chief information officer of Siemens Energy & Automation. Melick is responsible for IT strategy, realization and driving process improvement across the organization. Her organization includes IT planning, architecture and governance, process management, compliance, application management, infrastructure and security. Since joining Siemens in 1997, Melick has held various management positions across a broad range of applications and infrastructure services, including eBusiness, order management, pricing and configuration, plant systems, HR, data warehousing and financial systems. Before she joined Siemens, Melick worked at Georgia Pacific, Pillsbury, and Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical. About Siemens: Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. is one of Siemens' operating companies in the U.S. Headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. manufactures and markets one of the world's broadest ranges of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy management systems to process control, industrial software and totally integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems. Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $107.4 billion in fiscal 2006. Founded nearly 160 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $21.4 billion and employs approximately 67,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 475,000 people in 190 countries. Learn More

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