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Ep 19 - Tom Sweet - Manage Successful System Integration in Company Acquisitions

Jan 10, 2023

Managing Successful System Integration as Part of a Company Acquisition

You acquired a company, and now you want to tackle successful system integration – but how?

And what extra challenge do different size environments bring with them?

Thomas Sweet, CIO of Industrial Refrigeration Pros, has done it all: From tackling IT at large enterprises like GM Financial, to building IT in smaller environments.

Today, he shares with Elias how he does it, what role integration playbooks play for him, and how monitoring & observability play into the process.

What's in it for you:

  1. How and why Tom uses pre-built IT integration playbooks in any company acquisition
  2. Different layers of cybersecurity issues in an acquisition
  3. What role observability plays as part of integrating IT environments
  4. Tom’s career journey from GM Financial to Industrial Refrigeration Pros & the differences in IT requirements in different size environments


About Tom

Thomas J. Sweet is CIO of Industrial Refrigeration Pros, a partnership of companies that service the industrial refrigeration market. Previously, he was VP Cloud Services at GM Financial. Sweet is passionate about digital transformation, DevOps, Agile, crypto, cloud, and attacking the talent shortage head-on by investing in his teams. His views are his own and not that of his employer.

Find Tom on LinkedIn:


About Industrial Refrigeration Pros

Industrial Refrigeration Pros designs, builds, and services industrial refrigeration systems, serving the agriculture, food production and other industries.



About the host

Elias is VP of Sales for North America at tribe29. He comes from a strategy consulting background, but has been an entrepreneur for the better part of the last 10 years. In his spare time, he likes to do triathlon.

Get in touch with Elias via LinkedIn or email: 



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