Jamie L. Engstrom is chief information officer (CIO) and a Caterpillar Inc. senior vice president responsible for Information Technology (IT). In this position, she leads a team responsible for Caterpillar’s global IT systems, architecture and data governance, IT risk management, cybersecurity, global infrastructure and IT transformations. She also provides leadership to the industry group CIOs to align the IT strategy to the business.
Prior to her current appointment, Engstrom was the CIO for the company’s Financial Products Division.
Engstrom joined Caterpillar in May 1999 and has held positions across procurement and IT. Her extensive background in IT includes global leadership for large-scale systems transformations, cybersecurity, cloud and application management, global data center management, worldwide network, servers and storage, database management and end-user services.
Engstrom earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Bradley University in 2002. In 2018, she completed the Women’s Executive Leadership Program through the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She was also awarded the 2018 Ones to Watch Award from the CIO Executive Council. Jamie is a member of World 50, a private community for CEOs and C-level executives at globally respected organizations. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Easterseals Central Illinois, Gartner Research and Nashville Humane Association.