Bob.Ronan

Retired

Bob Ronan is an experienced IT executive with success in taking both troubled and successful organizations to the next level. He has a demonstrated record of excellence in the operation of technology systems, the delivery of projects and the innovative use of technology for competitive advantage while optimizing costs and engaging a global workforce.

Prior to retiring in 2013, Bob worked for Fidelity Investments (18 years) where he was a Senior Vice President. His last job was managing technology in support of the investment advisor business and, prior to that, he managed the technology for the 401k business and the web technology for Fidelity's institutional businesses. He also worked for Wellington Management (2 years as the Vice President responsible for all application development), Aetna (2 years as the Director responsible for securities accounting within the Investments Group) and Accenture (10 years as a Senior Manager focused on managing the application development and technical teams on very large engagements)

Bob holds an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University and a BS from Husson University. He is currently the Vice Chair of Husson's Board of Trustees

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Bob Ronan and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Bob.Ronan

12 ways to reduce your IT costs
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12 ways to reduce your IT costs

Delivering IT solutions at the appropriate price point is a goal of all CIOs. Here are a dozen cost areas a CIO can optimize to deliver value to their business partners.
March 7, 2017
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What retirees do when they leave the workforce

Modern workers can have a tough time imagining what retirees do all day, or what retirement might be like when they reach that stage. Here's a look at one retired technology executive's typical day.
December 6, 2016
4 keys to a happy and successful retirement
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4 keys to a happy and successful retirement

For many workers, imagining life after their careers end can be difficult and more than a bit scary. This post shares advice on how to embrace the retirement lifestyle and provides suggestions to make it a success.
September 29, 2016
6 tips to help you excel in a new leadership role
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6 tips to help you excel in a new leadership role

A change in leadership can be stressful for both the new boss and the existing team, but these six steps help make the transition a smooth one.
March 7, 2016
The secret to successful projects: Peer reviews
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The secret to successful projects: Peer reviews

IT projects often experience cost overruns and missed deadlines. This article examines how the best companies use a peer review process to significantly improve the probability of project success.
January 11, 2016
6 tips to help managers build great teams
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6 tips to help managers build great teams

Building a high performing team is one of the most important steps a manager can take to achieve success. These six tips can help you craft an exceptional business team.
November 10, 2015
Advice on how to get promoted, from a retired CIO
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Advice on how to get promoted, from a retired CIO

It can be difficult for aspiring employees to climb the career ladder, and doing a job well is not the only factor in obtaining promotions. This article discusses some of the less obvious, but critical, behaviors people can take to advance their careers.
September 22, 2015
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12 critical metrics for IT success

Metrics are important for IT shops that hope to achieve organizational goals. However, they can be dangerous, and using the appropriate metrics is critical. This article defines the most important metrics for technology organizations.
August 3, 2015