MetLife, Inc. , New York, NY
November 2005 - October 2009
In James' role at MetLife as ITG Strategic Services Manager, the Program and Portfolio Office of the CIO, James was responsible for the design, and deployment of a complete IT project portfolio management strategy, intended to categorize, standardize, and prioritize a $1B portfolio of IT investments. In this role James acted as the day-to-day representative for the IT Business to the portfolio management tool (CA's Clarify) implementation team.
Additionally James helped found and define the vision, design, build, deployment, and operations of the MetLife InnovateITG effort. In this role James developed and implemented innovation campaigns, an innovation management methodology, and an innovation prioritization capability and tool set. James also led the research, requirements development, and tool selection process in deploying an Innovation Management SAP solution.