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McDonald’s new CIO to build on deep bench of talent

McDonald’s new CIO to build on deep bench of talent

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Global food retailer McDonald’s has appointed a new Executive Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer.

Chicago-based Brian Rice will seek to drive the business forward as it focuses on the use of AI, automated order taking and modernizing data systems.

Chris Kempczinski, McDonald’s CEO, said: “Brian’s accomplishments make him the perfect enterprise leader to continue to drive our digital vision to new heights as we deliver on our Accelerating the Arches strategy.

Brian Rice, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer, McDonald’s

“In getting to know him, it is clear Brian leads with a unique blend of head, heart and foresight.  A vocal champion for values-based leadership, he has a keen desire to empower the people around him, learn through thoughtful questions and identify synergies that lead to impactful and valuable solutions. These qualities make him a tremendous fit for our system.”

Chicago-based Rice has a wealth of experience gathered at Kellogg Company, Mars, General Motors and Cardinal Health.

“At each turn, Brian has successfully modernized technology systems, built new capabilities, and elevated the role of digital in building relationships with customers to drive growth,” said  Kempczinski.

“At the same time, he’s continuously developed and trained technology professionals, several of whom have gone on to become CIOs of global corporations. This experience and mentorship will be crucial as we build upon our strong foundation and deep bench of talent.”

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