Governing Body Spotlight
Governing Body Member of the Italy CIO Community
Chief Technology & Information Officer
Gilberto Tosca is a business-oriented technology leader with a strong, transformative, customer-centric approach and a history of orchestrating and deploying strategic IT initiatives across complex organisations. Throughout his career, both as a consultant and in corporate roles, Gilberto has worked at the intersections between IT megatrends, digital innovation and industry-specific business issues.
As Chief Technology and Information Officer at Gucci, Gilberto acts as a business strategist, working with C-level peers to drive business transformation and large-scale change.
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Give us a brief overview of the path that led to your current role.
I have over twenty-five years of technology experience, wherein I have successfully orchestrated and deployed strategic IT initiatives across complex organisations. Throughout my career, both as a consultant and later in corporate roles, I have worked in many locations (Europe, the US, the Middle East, and Asia) at the intersections between IT megatrends, digital innovation, and industry-specific business issues.
What is one of your guiding leadership principles?
Never miss customer orientation while listening and empowering the team to succeed.
With disruption being a key theme of the past year, where do you see your role as a CIO going in the next 1-2 years?
Tech is everywhere and is increasingly part of the fabric of any organisation. A CIO must have the ability to orchestrate all those tech components (inside and outside IT) to realise a business strategy.
What advice would you give to someone just starting in the role as a CIO?
Do not miss the big picture. Position technology as a business differentiator.
Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself.
- I have a twin brother.
- I am a petrol-head.
- I am a runner… that runs a bit slower every year.
What is the value of participating in a professional community through Evanta?
Peer-to-peer connection is the most valuable element of this participation. It allows us to share best practices with other C-level executives, discuss critical priorities, gain practical insights and find innovative solutions to problems and challenges we might face.
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