2020 CTO of the Year: Tom Fisher

By Tom Harton
Reporter, IBJ

. . . Since joining KAR in 2017, [Tom] Fisher has been hard at work transforming and enhancing KAR’s digital capabilities.

Fisher has been instrumental in migrating KAR’s core technology platforms to the cloud, including providing real-time live-stream auctions, a capability that took on added importance with the onset of COVID-19. Under his leadership, KAR has become adept at using data to provide insights to its retail and wholesale customers.

But the IT transformation at KAR under Fisher isn’t limited to technology itself. “From a culture perspective, I’m extremely proud of consolidating the KAR technology teams into a common organization, enabling KAR’s new headquarters in Carmel to be the best technical experience for our employees and guests and shepherding a bottom-up transformation of the KAR technology organization from a purely service-level-oriented group to a progressive, business-output-driven team. KAR has fundamentally changed the way automotive remarketing is conducted globally and I’m honored to be a leader on the edge of this digital transformation.” . . .

Read the complete article on IBJ.com (paywall).

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