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For IT chief, the goal is to deliver business value

March 1, 2018

Waste Industries’ Hubert Barkley discusses the CIO role and tech projects that increase efficiency in this Q&A.

Synonym for CIO: three words, 21 letters. What is it?

That’s valued business partner, said Hubert Barkley, the IT chief at Waste Industries, a garbage and recycling collection company in Raleigh, N.C.

His title is not CIO — he’s the vice president of information and technology — but he’s effectively “the CIO, the CSO, the director of IT and whatever else that they want me to do.” And his objective is to understand the business side of the house and use technology to deliver business value.

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