Michelin CIO Agnes Mauffrey on network transformation with BT

Michelin CIO Agnes MauffreyMichelin Chief Information Officer (CIO) Agnes Mauffrey said the company sees a great match between the tyre company’s requirements for IT transformation and BT’s global reach and in-country capabilities.

At Michelin aims to look for new ideas to improve the performance of products and the efficiency of business by associating with BT. Michelin signed the IT contract with BT late 2016 and the IT project is now in deployment phase.

“Our aim is to create a platform for digital innovation which will give our people high performance access to cloud-based services, allowing them to collaborate more effectively. This is being done in a secure and reliable environment over which we have complete control,” said Michelin CIO Agnes Mauffrey.

BT says it has delivered the first milestones of its contract with Michelin, one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers, designed to transform its network infrastructure and provide all the advantages of the latest network, unified communications and security technologies.

As per the five-year contract, BT will provide Michelin with managed network services for 216 sites in 43 countries across all continents. Managed from France, the services covered by the contract are set to play an important role in delivering Michelin’s strategic IT transformation program.

BT will support Michelin through a dedicated network operations centre and provide centralized network management. The contract includes services from several areas of the BT portfolio: BT Connect (network services), BT Security (security services), BT One (unified communications and collaboration services) and BT Advise (professional services).

“We understand how important digital is to our customers and how cloud services integration can contribute to their success. In the midst of this digital revolution, we make sure that organizations retain control of their IT, so that the performance, reliability and security of their cloud applications meet all their business requirements,” said Luis Alvarez, CEO of BT’s Global Services division.

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