In her latest book The New IT: How Technology Leaders Are Enabling Business Strategy in the Digital Age (McGraw-Hill, 2015), noted author and SAS executive Jill Dyché profiles over a dozen executive change agents who have helped transform technology departments into strategic enablers.

Here she interviews change agent Michael Smith on how he made the leap from being a top IT executive at Nike to the Chief Information Officer of pharmaceutical giant Mylan. Smith discusses the transition from a worldwide, global brand to life sciences, and how the role of IT is changing at its core.