Vittorio Cretella was formerly the CIO of Mars, Incorporated, leading the global Mars IS organization which provides IT solutions and services to more than 70000 users, in more than 400 locations across 60 countries. Vittorio leads a global IS organization strong of more than 1,200 IS professionals and strategic partnerships with key vendors. In his CIO role since April 2013, Vittorio launched a profound transformation of Mars IT capabilities to enable future business growth. In line with business strategic directions, the IT function will deliver new capabilities to support omni-channel growth, as well as re-architecting core IT platforms to deliver organizational agility and efficiency. Vittorio joined Mars in 1991 and during his tenure has held a variety of positions in all key disciplines of IS. Appointed CTO in 2002, Vittorio drove a multi-year journey of standardization and consolidation, reducing cost while increasing service capabilities. On top of his CTO role, Vittorio between 2009 and 2011 held the position of Wrigley CIO and was instrumental in the successful integration of the Wrigley IT organization into Mars. Over that period Vittorio led a major technology transformation program including cloud-based communication and social collaboration services for 45000 users, the move to a single externally managed service for WAN/LAN and telephony, the deployment of a mobility program inclusive of “Bring your own” capability, and new video and audio services inclusive of Telepresence. He also initiated a comprehensive information risk management program, including the delivery of sensitive data protection and cybersecurity initiatives.