Martha Heller brings you career advice, job changes and best practices from CIOs in the trenches.
FreedomPay hired Sam Bellamy as its new COO. Bellamy joined the Wayne, Pa.-based provider of cashless payment solutions for the food service industry from Ingenico, a provider of electronic payment solutions.
Late last week, ABN AMRO promoted Jerome Peraud to CIO of its North America business unit. He most recently served as group senior vice president of global securities and trust srevices at LaSalle Bank, an indirect subsidiary of ABN AMRO.
New portal is designed to improve franchises profits.The week has been slow for announcements about CIO moves, probably due to the upcoming holiday weekend. But I did find a moderately interesting item about sub shop chain Quiznos's new portal......
A bunch of announcements came in yesterday...
Norfolk Southern promoted a long-time employee to the CIO post yesterday.
Thomas Underwood begins a new job with Matria Healthcare in Marietta, Ga. on June 11, 2007. Underwood was hired as the health company's EVP of technology, which is a new position. He will oversee IT, informatics and product development and will ....
The International Securities Exchange (ISE) yesterday made two IT executives officers of the company: Thomas Reina was named technology development officer, and John Ryan was promoted to technology architecture officer. Both report to Daniel Friel, t....
Harvard Business School (HBS) CIO Stephen Laster joined Intelliworks' advisory board. Laster just recently finished rolling out Intelliworks' CRM software for HBS's executive education program.
Plus: New CIOs at Oildex, Community Bankshares, DriveCam and more.
Here are links to all the blog posts inspired by content from the 2007 CIO Leadership Conference:Is Your IT Strategy the Reason Why Your Business Stakeholders Distrust You?
The CIO role is shifting from one that is largely focused on internal operations to one that is almost entirely consumed with business strategy and innovation. Are you prepared to meet these new requirements?
Janet Sherlock's impact on her company is palpable. The charismatic and business savvy CIO of Calico Corners is changing the way the nearly 60-year old fabric and home furnishings retailer merchandises its stores.
Charlie Brenner is known for being on the cutting edge of technology. The comedic senior vice president in charge of IT at Fidelity Investments is always on the lookout for the next big thing and is always musing on the impact of that bleeding edge i....
Robert Urwiler, CIO of Vail Resorts, developed a unique model that he uses to help the management team at his Boulder, Colo.-based company understand the importance of different kinds of IT investments. He shared his IT value pyramid with an audience....
The evolution of the CIO role from one that is focused primarily on operations to one that is largely focused on business strategy and innovation has been a recurring theme at this year's CIO Leadership Conference.
Would you hire a CIO without a technology background? What does the CIO bring to the table that's unique in the organization other than their functional expertise? When a new technology comes along, does your CEO understand what it takes to leve....
Kumud Kalia is CIO and EVP of customer operations at Direct Energy, a $7 billion company. Kalia is a successful business and IT executive: He has a great, trusting relationship with his CEO, Deryk King.
Plus: IT industry veteran Paul Bilewicz appointed to Oxford Investment Holdings' board.
Plus: Former CIOs at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. move up the corporate ladder.
Last Friday I wrote about GM CIO Ralph Szygenda's involvement in the American Heart Association's annual Heart of the City gala in Detroit. The final numbers are in, and the Detroit Heart Ball, which Mr.
I just heard that BT announced a major restructuring today. I have not been able to get on BT's web site to learn more about it, but here's what I know, from an e-mail from British IT research firm Ovum:
Ralph Szygenda is ready for a break. Not because his company, General Motors, narrowed its net loss in 2006 to $2 billion, from $10.4 billion the prior year.u00a0 Not because the CIO has a massive, $15 billion IT outsourcing and transformation initia....
Women in Technology (WIT, not to be confused with WITI, or Women in Technology International) yesterday revealed the 19 women who are finalists for the organization's eighth annual leadership awards.
Joseph DeTullio has moved back into the CIO role after serving as CEO of a royalty processing services company.
Yesterday CIO.com launched a new blog, Moved & Shaken, where IT professionals can freely and candidly discuss changes taking place in their organizations.
Last week, CIO.com launched a new blog, CIO Job Search: A Real Life Chronicle.u00a0 Long-time CIO William Crowell is writing about his effort to find his next position. I recommend you check it out.
The CIO of Southwestern Energy just made a cool $1.4 million (if I've done my math correctly) by selling shares of his company's stock. The AP reported yesterday that Dee W.
Campbell Soup SVP and CIO Doreen Wright was nominated for a seat on Conseco's board of directors. The Carmel, Ind.-based insurance company will elect new board members and re-elect existing ones at its annual shareholders meeting on May 22, 2007....
Insurance holding company NYMagic hired Craig Lowenthal as its new SVP and CIO. Lowenthal joined the company on April 2, 2007.u00a0 A 19-year veteran of the insurance industry, Lowenthal most recently worked for Integro Insurance Brokers as its manag....
Newcastle Investment Corp. announced yesterday that its CIO, Erik Nygaard retired yesterday.
Mueller Water Products hired Robert Keefe as its new SVP and CIO.
A few weeks ago, my colleague Chris Koch blogged about CIO's salaries. He thinks CIOs are underpaid for the responsibilities they hold. He bases his opinion on CIO's 2007 State of the CIO research, which shows that IT executives' salar....
The CIO role sure looks to be a stop on the way to becoming CEOu2026at least judging by the resume of the new CEO of Pacific Capital Bancorp.
Asiff Hirji is leaving TD Ameritrade on April 1, 2007 to return to the private equity industry. He and his family are moving from the Omaha, Neb.-area where TD Ameritrade is based to San Francisco, where he'll be working.
Borders has been having a difficult time competing with Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based bookseller reported its fourth quarter and 2006 results yesterday, which included a $151.3 million loss for the year. Yikes. Glad I ....
I'm Jonny-Come-Lately on this news story about U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff enhancing the authority of DHS CIO Scott Charbo.
My colleague Chris Koch has, as usual, written an extremely smart and thought-provoking post on U.S. productivity and work habits. In this blog entry, he wonders why Americans work so hard and he points to a study conducted by the Center for Work-Lif....
I received a pitch from a PR person today touting a new humor/work-life balance book titled CEO Dad: How to Avoid Getting Fired By Your Family. I guess CEO Dad started out as a comic strip, and the author, Tom Stern, is looking to further capitalize ....
The Toronto Star reported last week that the vice president in charge of IT at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto is leaving the organization.
C. Martin Harris, the CIO and chairman of the Information Technology division at the Cleveland Clinic, was appointed to the President's Commission On Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors.
I apologize for not posting since last Friday.
After writing about Kaiser Permanente's appointment of a new CIO to replace interim CIO Bruce Turkstra earlier this week (who replaced Cliff Dodd in November 2006), I began to wonder what it takes for an interim CIO to get the nod for the offici....
Remember the Kaiser Permanente scandal from last fall?
Home Decor Products shored up its executive management team on February 20, 2007 with the addition of a new EVP and CIO. The Edison, N.J.-based online retailer hired Jonathon Pearl to run IT. He reports to Home Decor Products CEO Michael Golden.
Iu2019ve been getting lots of tips about CIO turnover from readers.u00a0 One reader informed me that Mark Popolano stepped down as CIO of AIG a couple of weeks ago and that Lou Amato might have replaced him.
Bipin Patel, Ford Motor Companyu2019s North American CIO, is retiring from the company on March 1, 2007. He has worked for Ford for 26 years and is a member of the Information Technology Global Operating Committee.
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The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) announced a slew of management changes last Friday. A total of 23 employees were promoted. Their new roles take effect February 18. Among the IT employees promoted areu2026