Jake Fritz is VP and CIO of Emerson, a global $18 billion company. Traditionally known as an electric products company that makes valves and other process control equipment, Emerson has an expansive footprint as a software and smart devices company.
I spoke at length with Fritz about the critical role that he and his global IT organization play in Emerson’s evolution. What follows is an edited version of our interview.
Martha Heller: What does it mean to be CIO of Emerson right now?