The marriage of Nissan and Renault, well into its 15th year, brought with it a significant business reform strategy that puts IT transformation at its core. Stephen Kneebone, Nissan’s chief information officer with responsibility for the EMEA region explains to BCN how the Alliance’s IT strategy is helping both brands deliver a consistent, coherent digital platform for internal users and customers.
As one would imagine, the Nissan-Renault Alliance struck in 1999 created a number of challenges and opportunities from an IT perspective. Both companies have their own systems, platforms, applications and datacentres, and the Alliance meant that to some extent the management and operations cultures and processes – in addition to the technology – would have to be brought more closely in line with one another.[…]