|Featured Presenters for 2010 Include:|
- Johanna Ambrosio, Technologies Editor, Computerworld
- Emily Ashworth, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, American Water
[Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
- Tony Bender, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Alberto Culver Company
[Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
- Cora Carmody, Senior Vice President, IT, Jacobs Engineering [Premier 100 Honoree, 2002]
- Daniel Chan, Chief Information Officer, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
- Kenneth Corless, Executive Director, Business Applications, Accenture [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
- LaVerne Council, Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Johnson & Johnson
[Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
- Chris Curran, Chief Technology Officer, Diamond Management & Technology Consultants
- Steven P. Davis, Chief Architect and Vice President, Information Technology, The Walt Disney Studios [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
- Charlie Feld, Founder and CEO, The Feld Group; Former Senior Executive VP, EDS; Former CIO, Frito-Lay, Inc.; Former CIO, Delta Air Lines; Former CIO, Burlington Northern Santa Fe; and Former CIO, First Data Resources [Premier 100 Honoree, 2000]
- Jim Fortner, Vice President Information Technology Development & Operations, Global Business Services, The Procter & Gamble Company [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
- Raimund Genes, Chief Technology Officer, Trend Micro
- Jack Gustafson, Director, Enterprise Data Warehouse in Business Intelligence, DIRECTV
- R. Keith Halbert, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, United Airlines
- Brian Hedberg, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Health Care Service Corporation [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
- Wyllstyne Hill, Vice President of IT and Chief Information Officer, Raytheon Missile Systems, Raytheon Co. [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
- Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO Magazine & Events
- Julia King, Executive Editor, Events and National Correspondent, Computerworld
- John Magee, Vice President, Product Marketing, Symantec’s Enterprise Products Group
- Bruce Michelson, National Lifecycle Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company
- Robert L. Mitchell, National Correspondent, Computerworld
- Jason Molfetas, Chief Information Officer, Recall Corporation
- Glenn Noga, Chief Information Officer, Polycom Inc.
- Jo-ann Olsovsky, Vice President, Technology Services and Chief Information Officer, BNSF Railway Company [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
- Manesh Patel, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President IT, Sanmina-SCI Corporation
- James Quinn, Chief Information Officer, PHI Inc. [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
- Sue Schade, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Brigham and Women's Hospital
[Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
- David E. Smoley, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Flextronics International [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
- Kenneth Spangler, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Fedex Ground
[Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
- Peter Whatnell, Chief Information Officer, Sunoco Inc.
Johanna Ambrosio, Technologies Editor, Computerworld
Johanna Ambrosio, Computerworld’s Technologies Editor, is an award-winning reporter and editor who has been covering the IT industry since 1982.
Emily Ashworth, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, American Water [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
Emily Ashworth is vice president and chief information officer of American Water. Ms. Ashworth is responsible for developing and implementing information technology services (ITS) strategies and transformation roadmap. Leading the ITS management team, Ms. Ashworth has day to day operational responsibility as well as responsibility for providing the vision for the future. Ms. Ashworth has been instrumental in creating an enterprise architecture discipline, providing the vision to launch a business transformation program within American Water which fundamentally change every process and system.
Ms. Ashworth has extensive experience in enterprise architecture development, business process re-engineering, and software selection, integration and implementation. Prior to joining American Water, Ms. Ashworth was a Partner with Computer Science Corporation’s (CSC) Consulting Group where she focused primarily on large-scale transformation programs leveraging technology and on developing and fulfilling the strategic visions of Fortune 500 companies.
She previously held positions with Pulte Homes, Westinghouse Power Generation Corporation, SuperVision International and U.S. Naval Air Warfare Systems Simulation Training Division.
Ms. Ashworth holds a bachelor’s degree in both industrial engineering and liberal studies from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee.
Tony Bender, Vice President and Chief Information Officer,
Alberto Culver Company [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
Tony Bender is the Chief Information Officer at Alberto Culver Company, a leading Beauty Care company within the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. He has worked with a wide variety of food, beverage, personal care, house wares and soft goods CPG companies, along with their suppliers and retail customers. Tony is recognized as one of the leading experts in the management of Information Technology and Business Process Improvement within the consumer products industry.
Earlier in his career, Tony served as SVP & CIO for Relizon, a document management and customer communication company; VP & CIO for Dan River, a consumer bedding and towel manufacturer; Director Systems Development for Springs Industries, a consumer bedding, towel and window treatment manufacturer; and Senior Manager, Price Waterhouse, as a consulting practice leader in their Supply Chain Management Consulting Practice. Tony received his undergraduate degree at Frostburg State University in economics, and completed his graduate work in business administration at Shippensburg University.
Tony is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Consumer Goods Technology magazine, member of the GMA Information Systems Committee and a frequent speaker on topics relating to technology innovation within the CPG industry.
Cora Carmody, Senior Vice President, IT, Jacobs Engineering
[Premier 100 Honoree, 2002]
As the Senior Vice President, Information Technology for Jacobs Engineering, Cora Carmody provides leadership for Jacobs’ mission-critical IT Systems including Enterprise Resources systems such as HR, Financial, Operational support systems such as project control, engineering/design and collaboration, as well as infrastructure systems and services such as networks, servers, desktops, web, etc. Cora was with Litton/PRC from 1978 – 2001 (and CIO there from 1996-2001), Invensys plc from 2001-2003 and SAIC from 2003-2008.
- Recipient of NASA’s Manned Flight Honoree Award for work on Space Station Freedom Software Build Process, 1991
- Named a ComputerWorld’s “Premier 100”, Top IT Leaders of 2002
- IT group recognized in ComputerWorld’s “Top 100 Places to Work in IT”, 2000 and 2005
- Led Litton/PRC to CMM Level 3; then supported maturity increase to CMM Level 5, crystallizing PRC’s culture of continuous improvement
- She is a life-time member of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America and is the founder of Technology Goddesses, a Girl Scout oriented program to mentor girls of all ages in all manner of information technology.
Cora has an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University (1985) and B.A. and M.A. degrees in Mathematics from the Johns Hopkins University (1978). She and her husband, Colonel Kevin O. Carmody USMC retired, live in Southern California and have 4 children.
Daniel Chan, Chief Information Officer, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
With his passion for helping needy families, Dan joined the New York State (NYS) Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) as the Chief Information Officer in June 2007. Under his leadership, OTDA launched the innovative myBenefits.ny.gov citizen portal in May 2008 for providing low-income families self-service Internet access to a host of economic support programs and for increasing Food Stamp enrollment by 100,000 new families. In September 2008, Dan was named the NYS Public CIO of the Year. He currently chairs the e-Government technical committee for the NYS Broadband Council established by Governor Paterson.
Prior to joining NYS, he was the Chief Technologist at GE Energy; as a certified Six-Sigma Black Belt, he successfully applied the methodology to achieve significant cost savings and productivity gains and was awarded the GE IM Leadership Award for the accomplishments. Dan started working for Boeing shortly after graduating from MIT and contributed to various U.S. space and defense programs having received multiple NASA technology awards along the way. While working full time at Boeing, he earned a Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Kenneth Corless, Executive Director, Business Applications, Accenture [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
Kenneth (Ken) Corless is the Executive Director responsible for the majority of Accenture’s business applications and architecture, including overseeing the offshore Delivery Centers. The application team consists of more than 2,000 people around the globe in the United States, Argentina, China, Ireland, Spain, India and the Philippines. In this position, Mr. Corless has driven the organization to greater global consistency, both in application footprint as well as development processes. He has received industry accolades for his exceptional leadership, innovative approaches to business problems and effectively managed IT strategy, including being named to Computerworld magazine’s 2010 Premier 100 IT Leaders and CIO magazine’s 2009 Ones to Watch list.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Corless served as the Global Technology Consulting Lead for Accenture’s Products Operating Group. Mr. Corless has been with Accenture since 1987 and has worked on a number of large, complex technology consulting and outsourcing engagements including: PepsiCo, Best Buy, Toys”R”Us, Federal Express, Walgreens and Sears. Mr. Corless has extensive experience with transactional systems, web development, technical architecture and offshore development.
Mr. Corless received bachelor’s degrees both in mathematics and management science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987. He lives with his wife and four children in South Barrington, Illinois. Outside his busy family life, he enjoys most sports, gadgets and reading.
LaVerne Council, Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer,
Johnson & Johnson [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
As Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, LaVerne H. Council oversees Johnson & Johnson’s global I/T organization. In this capacity, LaVerne is responsible for managing information technology and related systems for the $63.7B Johnson & Johnson worldwide enterprise. In this role, LaVerne is a member of the Corporate Global Operating Committee. Her organization includes more than 250 operating companies and over 4,000 information management employees.
Before joining Johnson & Johnson, Ms. Council was Global Vice President for Information Technology, Global Business Solutions and Development Services for Dell, Inc. Before Dell, Inc., LaVerne was a Partner with Ernst and Young LLP, where she led the Global Supply Chain Strategy Practice, focusing on Life Sciences accounts. She was also responsible for Ernst & Young’s Supply Chain Strategy Team for all markets. LaVerne holds an MBA in Operations Management from Illinois State University. She also has a BS degree in Business from Western Illinois University, graduating with highest honors.
Chris Curran, Chief Technology Officer, Diamond Management & Technology Consultants
Chris Curran is a Partner at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants and the firm’s Chief Technology Officer. He works closely with clients on their most complex and strategic technology issues, helping to prioritize and align technology investments, define the IT organization, deploy technology governance and management practices, and develop business and technical architectures.
A sought-after speaker and thought leader, Chris spearheads Diamond’s “Digital IQ Study,” in which several hundred C-level business and technology executives express their beliefs about IT’s role in economic competition. He writes the popular CIO Dashboard blog at www.ciodashboard.com, is a featured “Expert View” columnist on CIO.com, and regularly contributes to Diamond’s white papers. Chris has contributed to several other publications, including The CTO Forum, Investor’s Business Daily, Optimize, CIO Insight, Public CIO, ABA Banking Journal, Baseline and Enterprise Architect. He is also an active sponsor of the MIT Center for Information Systems Research and is a member of the MISQ Executive’s advisory board.
Steven P. Davis, Chief Architect and Vice President, Information Technology, The Walt Disney Studios [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
Steven P. Davis is Chief Architect and Vice President of IT for the Walt Disney Studios. He also serves on The Walt Disney Company IT Leadership Board, Enterprise Architecture Board and Security Governance bodies. He is currently Vice Chair of the UCLA Anderson School IS Associates.
Steven is a highly regarded thought leader in Enterprise and Application Architecture. He is a respected systems architect and technology strategist with more than 30 years of experience in both commercial software and in house application development.
Charlie Feld, Founder and CEO, The Feld Group; Former Senior Executive VP, EDS; Former CIO, Frito-Lay, Inc.; Former CIO, Delta Air Lines; Former CIO, Burlington Northern Santa Fe; and Former CIO, First Data Resources
[Premier 100 Honoree, 2000]
As founder and CEO of The Feld Group—based in Dallas, Texas—Feld built a team of information technology executives that enabled dramatic results in Fortune 500 companies through the transformation of their own IT organizations. The Feld Group was acquired by EDS in 2004, which was subsequently purchased by Hewlett-Packard in 2008. In September 2008, Feld retired as a senior executive vice president and member of EDS’ Executive Committee. The Feld Group was re-launched as a Leadership Development firm in 2009.
Feld has garnered accolades from numerous sources, including Business 2.0 and Computerworld magazines. He has also been featured in InformationWeek and CIO magazines, which placed him among its “5 Top CIOs” in 2001. In 1997, Feld was named “One of the 12 Most Influential IT Executives of the Past Decade” by CIO magazine and Computerworld named him as one of “25 IT People to Watch in 1998.” His articles on IT leadership topics have appeared regularly in Computerworld Executive Suite, Harvard Business Review, and CIO magazine. He has received several industry awards, including the Smithsonian Award for Technology Excellence and the Carnegie Mellon Award for Innovative Technology. In addition, The Feld Group’s work has been the subject of multiple case studies appearing in the Harvard Business School, MIT and McKinsey Quarterly.
Charlie Feld earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the City University of New York, Hunter College.
Jim Fortner, Vice President Information Technology Development & Operations, Global Business Services, The Procter & Gamble Company
[Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
Jim Fortner is the Vice President, Information Technology Development & Operations, reporting directly to the office of the CIO. He is responsible for all Corporate IT applications and infrastructure for P&G worldwide. Jim also manages key IT relationships (HP, BT, Accenture, SAP and Oracle) which help drive the necessary operations and innovations for Global Business Services. GBS is a global shared services organization responsible for Computers & Communications Services, Employee Services, Accounting and Financial Services, and Business Information Services to P&G’s employees and business partners worldwide. In addition, Jim plays an active role in sponsoring global IT Talent Supply as well as U.S. diversity. Prior to joining P&G, he spent 4 years in the U.S. Air Force in Accounting and Finance and 4 years in Information Systems Analyst/Programming.
Raimund Genes, Chief Technology Officer, Trend Micro
Raimund Genes brings more than 30 years of computer and network security experience to his position of Chief Technology Officer at Trend Micro. In this role, Mr. Genes is responsible for introducing new methods to detect and eradicate threats. He is responsible for a team of developers and researchers around the globe who research and develop new core technology components to protect against email, Web and file-based threats under the Smart Protection Network umbrella.
Raimund has held several executive management positions within Trend Micro including General Manager for Trend Micro’s Incubation Business, President of European Operations; European Vice President of Sales and Marketing; and Managing Director.
Raimund worked in the German air force for 12 years in radar guidance and aircraft tracking and holds a master of science in radar guidance from the German Air Force Academy. He is also a Certified Network Engineer.
Jack Gustafson, Director, Enterprise Data Warehouse in Business Intelligence, DIRECTV
Jack Gustafson is responsible for implementing and maintaining the data modeling, data integration, ETL development and database performance for the enterprise data warehouse. Jack started with DIRECTV in 2003 and has successfully implemented GoldenGate with Teradata to provide DIRECTV the ability to make operational decisions in a much faster timeframe. Jack has previously worked at Universal Music as the manager of the Data Warehouse environment, as well as at Red Brick and Informix as a Senior Consultant.
R. Keith Halbert, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, United Airlines
Keith Halbert is senior vice president and chief information officer for United Airlines. He is based at United's operations center in suburban Chicago.
Halbert joined United in January 2008 and is responsible for the effective implementation and management of technology solutions to support all aspects of United's businesses and programs.
Before joining United, Halbert was vice president and CIO of Electronic Data Systems (EDS). At EDS, Halbert led the company's digital transformation efforts and implemented a three-year IT transformation plan that consistently improved the company's performance and reduced operating expenses. Prior to joining EDS, Halbert served as managing director of knowledge management for the Feld Group, Inc., a privately held technology management consultancy acquired by EDS. While at Feld, Halbert held a number of leadership positions, including a three-year role as senior vice president and chief development officer for Delta Airlines, where he developed and implemented applications and infrastructure to support Delta’s customer experience, revenue management, airline operations and enterprise shared services business strategies. Additionally at Feld, Halbert served for two years as senior vice president and chief development officer for First Data Resources, where he developed and led a multi-year IT transformation effort focused on restructuring legacy systems to improve client service. He also served in a one-year role as senior vice president and chief development officer for Home Depot, where he developed and led their IT transformation initiative.
Halbert holds a bachelor's degree in computer information systems and a master's degree in business administration from Jacksonville University.
Brian Hedberg, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Health Care Service Corporation [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
Brian Hedberg is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the largest non-investor owned health insurer in the United States and fourth largest overall. HCSC primarily operates through its four Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, as well as through many affiliates and subsidiaries. HCSC offers a variety of health and life insurance products and services to more than 12.4 million members, including national employers, large local employers, small employers, individuals and government employees
The health benefits company is focused on improving the health and wellness of its members and communities.
As CIO, Brian is responsible for all of HCSC’s technology and is focused on delivering operational excellence, business solutions and advanced health information and innovation. His leadership style enables the IT organization to focus on critical work that makes a difference to their business customers. Over the past three years, Brian has led the charge in a large scale effort to lay the foundation for IT operational excellence. Currently, he is utilizing the same recipe for success to advance the business of by incorporating the right balance of simplicity, management, measurement, and communication.
For the past 30 years, Brian has been a critical member of various areas in IT. He took on the responsibility as the Chief Information Officer in 2008 as a result of his diverse experience and ongoing leadership. He believes that diversity, teamwork, collaboration and a One Team focus are the core values that bring success to an organization.
Previously, Brian was Divisional Senior Vice President and Chief Production Officer, where he was responsible for all IT production operations, including application development and maintenance, network and computer operations, and IT production and reliability processes and standards. Brian played a key role in several significant mergers by developing and implementing a new consolidated IT organization.
Today, Brian participates on multiple boards and councils for HCSC’s plans and subsidiaries as well as other organizations within the health care industry and in the community.
Wyllstyne Hill, Vice President of IT and Chief Information Officer,
Raytheon Missile Systems, Raytheon Co. [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
Wyllstyne D. Hill is the vice president of Information Technology and chief information officer at Raytheon Missile Systems. In this position, she leads a complex IT environment supporting more than10,000 employees and several Missiles Systems off-site locations. Hill is also responsible for an IT strategy that enables the business needs of Missile Systems defense programs and support organizations by providing secure and robust technologies/ solutions for our customers. Hill was appointed to her present position in 2002. In Hill's previous position as director of Information Technology at Missile Systems, she was responsible for providing vision and direction enabling the enterprise to achieve strategic technology and business objectives. Hill has more than 30 years experience in the defense industry, having held numerous management positions within Manufacturing Operations, System Engineering, Product Effectiveness, Reliability Engineering, Productivity/Quality, Supply Chain Management, Engineering Evaluation & Support, and Product Evaluation and Test Operations. Her skills and experience leading large scale programs and project management initiatives for IT technologies and techniques are critical to the success of Raytheon's customers. Hill has a bachelor's degree in mathematics with a minor in computer science from Tuskeegee University. She completed the Executive Leadership Program through the University of Arizona's Karl Eller Graduate School of Management: Arizona Executive Program.
Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO Magazine & Events
An award-winning IT journalist and editorial executive, Maryfran Johnson was named Editor in Chief of CIO magazine and events in January 2009. This unique dual role combines strategic direction of the leading publication for chief information officers with all editorial content for CXO Media's extensive portfolio of national and regional events.
Along with agenda content development and speaker recruitment, Maryfran also serves as the conference moderator for the CIO 100 Symposium, The CIO Year Ahead Summit, The CIO Leadership Event and the regional series of CIO Perspectives Forums launched in 2008.
Maryfran brings more than 20 years of experience covering IT leadership, technology and business trends to her role, along with an extensive network of CIO contacts built during previous leadership positions as Editor in Chief of Computerworld (1999-2004) and Founding Editor of CIO Decisions magazine (2004-2007).
Since the mid-1990s, Maryfran has been featured in media interviews as an expert commentator on IT/business leadership issues. She frequently serves as a guest speaker and moderator at industry conferences, where she is known for her engaging stage presence and deep knowledge of IT executive issues. Starting her career as a newspaper reporter, she spent eight years working for daily newspapers in Florida, Washington State and Ohio before joining the Computerworld staff in 1989 to cover the technology industry.
She was the first national winner in 2004 of American Business Media's Timothy White Award for editorial integrity, and in 2005 was named one of the “21 Most Intriguing People in Publishing" by Min’s B2B Magazine.
Maryfran holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from The Ohio State University's Kiplinger Program and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. She and her husband, Doug, have two grown daughters working in New York City, and three spoiled miniature dachshunds living with them in the Boston area suburbs (but showing no signs of ever leaving home).
Julia King, Executive Editor of Events and National Correspondent, Computerworld
Julia King is an award-winning business and technology journalist with more than 20 years experience covering a wide range of topics, from IT executive leadership and technology workforce management to cloud and grid computing, business intelligence and data analytics technology and IT return on investment models. Ms. King was the founding executive editor of the award-winning ComputerworldROI magazine and spearheaded Computerworld’s coverage of information economics. Prior to joining Computerworld in 1994, Ms. King worked for nearly a decade as a reporter and writer for national business and technology magazines. She also worked for five years as a daily newspaper reporter and later, as a features writer and editor. Her IT reporting has earned her a Jesse H. Neal Award, often referred to as the Pulitzer Prize of the business press. She is also the recipient of numerous editorial awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors. She is a frequent presenter and panel moderator at industry conferences and the chairperson of Computerworld’s flagship IT Leadership Conference, the Premier 100. She is editor of a book titled Executives’ Guide To The Wireless Workforce, which was published by John Wiley & Sons. Ms. King holds a Master's Degree in International Relations and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, both from University of Pittsburgh. She is based in Ridley Park, Pa.
John Magee, Vice President, Product Marketing, Symantec’s Enterprise Products Group.
John Magee is a Vice President of Product Marketing for Symantec’s Enterprise Products Group. He is responsible for managing cross-portfolio initiatives that span Symantec’s security, storage, and information governance solutions. He has over 20 years of experience in enterprise software. Prior to joining Symantec, he was vice president of product marketing and marketing operations at EMC. Before joining EMC, he spent 12 years at Oracle, where he held various positions in product development, product management, and product marketing, including Vice President of Product Marketing for Oracle's middleware and application development tools.
Bruce Michelson, National Lifecycle Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company
Bruce Michelson is the National Lifecycle Manager for Hewlett-Packard’s Personal Systems Group (PSG). In this role, Bruce is responsible for engaging with Hewlett-Packard’s largest and most complex accounts in developing continuous process improvement plans and cost savings strategies. As a subject matter expert in lifecycle and the total cost of ownership, Bruce’s credentials include industry recognition for his independent research.
Bruce has been appointed and recognized as a Distinguished Technologist by Hewlett-Packard. Distinguished Technologist is a title reserved for an elite few individuals who have met a rigorous standard within three performance criteria- impact and continuity of technical contributions, leadership, and breadth and depth of knowledge.
Bruce is the author of over 200 white papers for both the industry and our customers. Bruce holds multiple copyrights for the research and publications he has developed. Bruce has participated as an adviser on two management textbooks.
A comprehensive book regarding access lifecycle management entitled “Closed Loop Lifecycle Planning”© is in publication and is available globally. From a subject matter expertise perspective, Bruce holds multiple certifications.
Prior to assuming the role of National Lifecycle Manager, Bruce has held regional positions in the high technology field including expertise in the utility business model, lifecycle services, and cost management. A frequent keynote speaker representing Hewlett-Packard, Bruce has presented various lifecycle topics to a diverse group ranging from colleges and universities to senior executives.
Bruce has in excess of 30 years experience in the high technology, cost management, and total cost of ownership across multiple industry segments.
Bruce earned a bachelor's degree in business accounting in 1974 from Indiana University.
Robert L. Mitchell, National Correspondent, Computerworld
Robert L. Mitchell, national correspondent, writes in-depth technology features and a blog at Computerworld. He covers a wide range of topics, including emerging technologies, green IT and building energy efficient data centers. His more than 25 years of IT experience has included an engagement as the manager of business development for an IT services firm as well as senior editorial positions at Network World and BYTE Magazine. You can follow Rob on Twitter at @rmitch, or reach him by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Molfetas, Chief Information Officer, Recall Corporation
With more than 25 years in the IT industry, Jason Molfetas brings vast experience and credibility to his position as Chief Information Officer at Recall. He leads a global IT team responsible for strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation and coordination of information technology systems for Recall worldwide. Because of Recall’s fundamental corporate commitment to operational efficiency, Jason also has a key role in devising ways in which technology can be used as a tool to provide timely and successful results for Recall and its customers.
Before joining Recall, Jason served as Chief Information Officer at Westcon Group, and held global executive positions at Xerox Engineering Systems and Pearson Technologies, PLC. His career also includes experience with other multinational organizations such as Pepsi Cola, Dannon Inc. and Unisys. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Pace University and an MBA degree in marketing from Fordham University.
Glenn Noga, Chief Information Officer, Polycom Inc.
Glenn Noga is CIO of Polycom, Inc. responsible for overseeing all aspects of the global organization’s IT infrastructure and IT management processes, including creating and managing a converged, global IP network for high-quality voice, video and data communications.
Prior to joining Polycom, Glenn served in CIO/CTO capacities for leading companies including Handspring, Miadora.com, and Robert Half International. He also spent 16 years with Andersen Consulting, rising to Partner within the global consulting organization. While at Andersen, Glenn worked with a range of global companies in a variety of industries, including computer software, transportation, and manufacturing.
Glenn has a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.
Jo-ann Olsovsky, Vice President, Technology Services and Chief Information Officer, BNSF Railway Company [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
Jo-ann Olsovsky is vice president, Technology Services, and chief information officer of BNSF Railway Company. She is responsible for delivery of BNSF’s telecommunications services, data center infrastructure, system applications, Internet presence, and all other information technology services. She reports to Matt Rose, BNSF's chairman, president and chief executive officer.
The BNSF technology team supports over 40,000 people in 28 states at over 2,000 locations. The data center and application infrastructure support core business applications for railroad automation including transportation, geometry, engineering, mechanical and other business systems such as ERP.
Before being named to her present position in March 2008, Olsovsky served as assistant vice president, Telecommunications. Prior to joining BNSF Railway, Olsovsky was director – enterprise network services and technology support services at Verizon Communications (VZ) and previously at GTE. In these positions, she was responsible for planning, engineering, and support of GTE/Verizon Communications’ LAN/WAN environment consisting of over 20,000 servers, 6,000 routers/switches, at over 1,500 customer locations including both internal and commercial contract customers.
Olsovsky joined GTE in 1997 as LAN Operations Group Manager and was named director – technology support services in 1999. Prior to GTE, Olsovsky spent 13 years at AT&T leading network planning, engineering and operations teams.
Olsovsky is a native of Kingston, Jamaica, and is of Cuban-Jamaican descent. She resides in Fort Worth, Texas, with her husband and four sons. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Nova Southeastern University; a Masters in Project Management from George Washington University; and a Masters of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.
Manesh Patel, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Sanmina-SCI
Mr. Manesh Patel is Sanmina-SCI’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. In his current role, Mr. Patel is responsible for the global Information Technology (IT) team that supports all aspects of Sanmina-SCI’s operations. Mr. Patel joined Sanmina-SCI in July 1997 and progressed through a number of senior IT management positions until the Company’s merger with SCI in 2001. During this period, Sanmina-SCI experienced revenue growth from $600 million to over $4 billion which provided Mr. Patel opportunities and challenges across all aspects of IT solutions, management and organization. He was instrumental in providing leadership in the development and implementation of the IT strategy that enabled international expansion, customer-focused services, and the successful integration of over 10 mergers and acquisitions.
In September 2006, Mr. Patel assumed the position of Chief Information Officer and has continued the globalization of the IT organization in conjunction with Sanmina-SCI’s multi-billion dollar operations worldwide. Prior to joining Sanmina-SCI, Mr. Patel was with the European operations of Ford Motor Company and moved to Silicon Valley in 1989 to lead the IT organizations of two start-up companies over a period of eight years.
Mr. Patel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Manchester University in England, and completed his Computer Science Masters coursework at San Jose State University in California.
James Quinn, Chief Information Officer, PHI Inc.
[Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
James is currently the Chief Information Officer for PHI Incorporated, an international transportation provider for the Petroleum and Air Medical Industries. James is responsible for defining the corporate-wide IT strategy and providing innovative leadership to support the company’s future growth.
Before joining PHI, James was the Vice President and CIO for Cater & Burgess (now Jacobs Engineering). During his tenure at Carter & Burgess, James was instrumental in integrating diverse technical personnel and infrastructures resulting from multiple mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to Carter & Burgess, James was the owner and president of Xcelcon Incorporated providing program management to Unisys Corporation as well as multiple other international clients.
James holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from New York University and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University.
Sue Schade, Vice President and Chief Information Officer,
Brigham and Women's Hospital [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
Sue Schade serves as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts. Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is a 777-bed nonprofit teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and founding member of Partners HealthCare System, an integrated health care delivery network. Schade provides direction and oversight to IT initiatives at Brigham and Women's and Faulkner Hospitals, Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization, and Biomedical Engineering.
Schade has 25 years experience in health care information technology management including 12 years at a large integrated delivery system in the Chicago area and 10 years in her current position. She has also worked for software vendors and consulting firms.
Schade served on the CHIME Board from 2004 to 2006 focusing on the national healthcare information technology agenda and fostering partnerships with other national organizations. She chaired the CHIME Education Foundation Board from 2006 to 2009. She currently serves on the HIMSS Public Policy Steering Committee. Schade holds an MBA degree from Illinois Benedictine College in Lisle, Illinois. She has achieved fellow status with both HIMSS and CHIME.
Under her leadership, BWH has received several recognitions including the HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 honor for its EMR Adoption Model and the CIO 100 Award for implementing the Balanced Scorecard to improve hospital performance.
David E. Smoley, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Flextronics International [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
David Smoley is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Flextronics, a position he has held since December 2006. Leading IT publication, InformationWeek recently ranked Mr. Smoley as one of the top 50 Global CIOs -- IT Leaders Changing the Business World. Prior to Flextronics, Mr. Smoley served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Honeywell's Aerospace Electronics Systems. Previously, he was Vice President and Limited Partner for Lovett Miller & Co., Venture Capital. Mr. Smoley's extensive IT career also includes management positions with General Electric where he most recently held the position of Director and Chief Information Officer for GE Power Controls in Barcelona, Spain. Mr. Smoley holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Clemson University and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia.
Flextronics is a $31 billlion revenue global manufacturing and services provider operating in more than 30 countries worldwide. Flextronics designs, builds and ships complete packaged products for its OEM customers and provides logistics, after-market and field services to support customer end-to-end supply chain requirements.
Kenneth Spangler, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer,
Fedex Ground [Premier 100 Honoree, 2010]
Kenneth J. Spangler is Senior Vice President, Information Technology, and Chief Information Officer for FedEx Ground, Inc., the second largest domestic small package carrier. As Senior Vice President and CIO, Spangler is responsible for coordinating all information technology services for FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery and FedEx SmartPost in the U.S. and Canada. A team of 500 professionals and 150 external consultants perform new application development, maintenance of legacy systems, software quality assurance, information engineering, and PC/LAN services.
With over 20 years in the transportation industry, Spangler has been a leader of applying advanced technology in large, high transaction IT Systems. He has held various management positions in the Information Technology department, including: Vice President IT Field Systems Development, Managing Director Information Systems, Director Applications Development, Manager Applications Development and other management and technical roles. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, and currently a member of the Pittsburgh Large Corporation CIO Roundtable, IBM Power System Board of Advisors, and University of Pittsburgh Industry Advisory Board.
Peter Whatnell, Chief Information, Officer, Sunoco Inc.
Whatnell was recruited by Sunoco in November 2001, to serve as Chief Information Officer to develop and implement the company’s IT renewal strategy. Prior to that he spent 17 years with Texaco including Head of IT Europe in London, moving to the USA in 1995, where he served in several Corporate Director positions in the Information Technology department and as the IT member on Texaco’s global technology policy and strategy team, finishing his service as General Manager IT in the shared services company for Texaco, Shell and Saudi Refining Inc. Peter is President Society for Information Management International, on the advisory council for the IT program at Villanova University School of Business and a board member with nPower Philadelphia, The Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Academy of Vocal Arts. Peter, and his wife Helen, live in Center City Philadelphia, while his two children and grandchildren still live in the UK.