In the first of 11 episodes, Hari Candadai, Global VP at Rimini Street, interviews former global CIO Tom Grooms to discuss third-party support as a key to unlock resources for digital transformation.

As the former CIO of CF Industries, Valspar, and Medtronic, Grooms leveraged third-party IT support as a catalyst for change at each organization. His successes with third-party IT support include:

− sunsetting PeopleSoft in favor of Workday
− consolidating multiple instances of Oracle EBS to simplify the business process and accelerate the integration of new acquisitions
− moving from a legacy, on-premise SAP environment to S/4HANA public cloud