CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 7, 2020 - Quickbase, the cloud platform for continuous process innovation at enterprise scale, today announced it has appointed Javier Polit, who has held CIO roles at Procter & Gamble and The Coca-Cola Company, to its board of directors, effective immediately.
“To keep up with tech disruption, all businesses must now operate at digital market speed, which is far outpacing the methods and resources CIOs and IT teams have at their disposal,” Polit said. “Quickbase has the unique capability to help customers solve this problem by supporting safe, secure and sustainable innovation at the edge of every enterprise. I couldn’t be more thrilled to work with this team to help grow the impact of its platform for businesses around the world.”
Polit has been an outspoken advocate for “citizen development,” the practice of involving traditionally non-IT employees in the development of business applications – applications that are critical to modernizing the thousands of unique processes across a business’ operations, something Quickbase has been supporting at scale for more than a decade.
“Not only has Javier been a champion for citizen development as a strategy for businesses to outpace market speed, he has offered CIOs a blueprint for success through his leadership at large, complex Fortune 100 organizations,” said Rick Willet, Quickbase CEO. “He shares our vision for unleashing latent digital capabilities by empowering problem solvers across an organization to rapidly transform the processes that make their businesses unique. His experience and leadership will be critical as we help our fast-growing group of customers apply Quickbase across their enterprises.”
As businesses seek to improve their unique, people-driven processes, IT teams are increasingly stymied by lack of resources, rigid legacy systems and the inability to connect and tailor cloud applications. Polit believes this will drive every CIO to adopt a low-code application development platform like Quickbase as they rush to get operational visibility and control over those processes.
Polit also commented, “We’re at a point where most CIOs believe they have an impossible choice - either enable innovation at the edge of the business with the right governance and frameworks or focus on reducing application development complications and security risks. Quickbase has proven they should expect the best of both worlds, and that’s something I’m excited to be part of.”
Born in Ecuador with degrees from Purdue and Harvard, Polit is a thought leader in technology and business innovation. At Procter & Gamble, Javier guided the CPG leader’s digital transformation efforts by reorganizing the IT team, transforming their capabilities and improving P&G’s operational security.
Prior to joining P&G, he held executive-level positions at The Coca-Cola Co. and Office Depot. He provides leadership and support to several advisory boards and philanthropic organizations, including Girls Who Code.
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