1. CIO seeks to build the ‘killer app’ for logistics

    It didn't take long for Tim Kutz to shake things up at Echo Global Logistics. Within a month of joining the freight broker as CIO in May, he moved the IT managers out of their offices and into an open seating arrangement. The move was as much a mind game as it was a practical solution to foster better collaboration. Kutz, who typically arrives at the company's Chicago office at 6:30 a.m. and doesn't leave until 6:30 p.m., wanted his colleagues to see his work ethic.

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    1. There's a lot more energy, a lot more motivation.
    2. The religious zealotry that came along with agile took over, and the focus on value and results got lost.
    3. Tim is a rare CIO who makes IT a vehicle for business growth and knows how to align technology with the mission of the company.
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