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AMD CIO Hasmukh Ranjan on Balancing Efficiency and Sustainability Post M&A Activity
Hasmukh Ranjan, CIO of AMD

CIOs play a pivotal role in merger and acquisition activities and post-merger integration. The role can vary depending on the specific circumstances and goals of the M&A, but the CIO is responsible for ensuring the successful integration of the technology systems and infrastructure of the two disparate companies.

The CIO's role is crucial in conducting a thorough due diligence review post-acquisition, as well as providing support for tasks such as email migration and synchronization and integration of the engineering and applications layer.

"Ensuring a seamless transition requires access to appropriate data sets. That's the foremost requirement," says Hasmukh Ranjan, CIO, AMD. "However, any successful M&A implementation also involves significant change management efforts, which demand exceptional communication to ensure IT teams are aligned with the overall objectives of the transaction."

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Ranjan discusses:

  • CIO's role in M&A;
  • Importance of communication and alignment with business goals;
  • How CIOs can achieve cost optimization and sustainability.

Ranjan has led global IT organizations in his nearly 25-year-long career. He is responsible for all facets of IT, including strategy, applications, infrastructure, security, support and execution. Ranjan has managed more than 90 M&A activities in his IT career.


About the Author

Rahul Neel Mani

Rahul Neel Mani

Founding Director of Grey Head Media and Vice President of Community Engagement and Editorial, ISMG

Neel Mani is responsible for building and nurturing communities in both technology and security domains for various ISMG brands. He has more than 25 years of experience in B2B technology and telecom journalism and has worked in various leadership editorial roles in the past, including incubating and successfully running Grey Head Media for 11 years. Prior to starting Grey Head Media, he worked with 9.9 Media, IDG India and Indian Express.




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