Thank You to Our CITE One-Day Forum speakers:
CIO/VP of IT; Chief Business Process Improvement Officer
Long Island University
As Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Business Process Improvement Officer, George Baroudi is responsible for managing all aspects of the university’s information technology operations. Additionally, he provides oversight for university-wide information systems, compliance and security in accordance with set policies, and manages business process improvement initiatives across the university in collaboration with fellow university officers, reporting to the President of the university. George is an electrical engineer by training, offering 20+ years of IT infrastructure, program development and ERP implementation experience. He has been cited in publications such as Forbes magazine, ZDNet, Network World, Campus Technology, Long Island Business News, and contributed to multiple case studies and white papers to promote innovation and mobile technology and learning.
Noah is a recognized pioneer in contextual media, open source, virtualization and cloud computing. He has contributed articles to multiple industry publications as well as the academic community. He is a frequent speaker at technical, interactive and media conferences and universities on the intersection of technology, business and the consumer. Noah is also a contributing author to the Inside the Minds series of books.
Executive Vice President, Strategy
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized thought leader and practitioner in the areas of information technology, 21st century business strategy, and next-generation enterprises. A veteran of enterprise IT, Dion has been working for two decades with leading-edge methods to bridge the widening gap between business and high technology. He has extensive practical experience with enterprise technologies and he consults, advises, and writes prolifically on social business, IT, and enterprise architecture. Dion is particularly well known for his thought leadership in Enterprise 2.0, business agility, cloud computing, SOA, Consumerized IT, and Web-Oriented Architecture. He is a widely followed commentator and industry analyst for ZDNet, ebizQ, BusinessAgility.com, the Dachis Group Collaboratory, and elsewhere. Dion still works in the trenches with clients in the Fortune 1000, government, and Internet startup community and is currently Executive Vice President of Strategy at Dachis Group. He is also a frequent keynote speaker and is co-author of two books on 2.0 subjects including Web 2.0 Architectures from O'Reilly as well as Social Business By Design (Wiley, due Spring, 2012.)
Vice President of IT
Cliff Dixon has been the Vice President of Information Technology at Quality Distribution, Inc since October 2011. Cliff originally joined QDI as an IT intern in 1997 and has held numerous positions within the IT department prior to becoming Vice President. QDI is North America’s leader in chemical bulk transportation services, serving all the major chemical producers and energy companies. Cliff earned a BS and MBA in Finance from Florida Southern College. Cliff and his family live in Tampa, FL and outside of work he is an avid sports fan.
Vice President, Technology Consultant
Bank of New York Mellon
Tony is an infrastructure architect focused on unified communications, mobility and social media. Tony has 20 years of experience in IT, primarily in manufacturing and finance. His background is in messaging and collaboration tools, and other devices that touch the end user.
Director, Mobility Engineering, Global Infrastructure Services
Brian is currently a director at Sanofi where he heads the mobility industrialization and engineering group. In his current role, he is managing mobile initiatives to enable the organization to move forward in the mobile space, which includes mobilizing the salesforce, handling BYOD initiatives, and enabling new devices and form factors for success. He has over 20 years experience in managing and implementing IT processes. He started his career working with a multi-national New York financial company as an email architect, designing and maintainingtheir email and communications systems which also involved supporting theirmobile computing platforms. He later moved to Sanofi where he led the x86/Microsoft server group for many years before moving into his current position.
VP, Principal Analyst serving CIO professionals
Ted serves CIOs. He has 24 years of experience in the technology industry, focusing on the effects of disruptive technologies on the workforce and workforce productivity. His research focuses on workforce technologies and the programs that support them, including smartphones, tablets, and their impact on productivity; social business and collaboration tools; cloud email and collaboration tools; and the consumerization of IT.
IT Operations Manager
With over 12 years in the industry, Steve Damadeo possesses both theoretical know-how and hands-on experience in all areas of client and infrastructure management, serving in Helpdesk, Desktop Support, DataCenter design, training and management capacities. For the past six years, Steve has served as IT Operations Manager at Festo Corporation, a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs. Steve’s team is responsible for all information technology related services supporting approximately 2,000 employees in its North and South American organizations, including helpdesk services, client computing, mobility, datacenter design and management, enterprise backups, unified communications and collaboration platforms, networking and telecommunications systems.
Senior VP, Digital Strategy
David has been conceiving and managing digital and social programs in the B2B, B2C and B2G spaces for 14 years. David is currently the global lead on Ogilvy’s social media business for IBM. In this role, David manages a team that conceives of and executes social programs for all major divisions of IBM, including their hardware, software, SMB, C-suite, and advertising divisions.His work has included web sites, social media monitoring, social media channel development and strategy, mobile sites, email marketing, product development, online applications, online advertising, search marketing, search engine optimization and more. David holds a BA in English Literature from Boston University and an MBA from Stanford University.
VP, Digital Strategy
Geoffrey Colon is Vice President of Social@Ogilvy in New York City. In his role, Geoffrey creates and executes the social strategies for a variety of business divisions within IBM including Systems and Technology, Midmarket, Software Group and Smarter Planet. These executions take place on a variety of platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Tumblr, SlideShare and Google+. He is also a subject matter expert on social business and “work media” and leads thought leadership on social trends for the New York office. Mr. Colon is a 1994 graduate of Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Communications and a minor in Political Science. He is a regular contributor to the World Future Society publication The Futurist, is an educator on social media for Mediabistro and sits on the advisory board of California-based 3D mobile technology startup Idea Giants.
Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer
IDG Enterprise, Publishers of CIO, CSO, Computerworld, Network World and InfoWorld
John Gallant brings more than 25 years’ of editorial and technology experience to his role as Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer of IDG Enterprise. In this role, Gallant oversees the editorial leadership at CIO, CSO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World to set content strategy and ensure that the brands continue to serve their respective audiences with the best products and services in the industry. Gallant also helps drive IDG Enterprise's strategic efforts around social media and social media marketing.
Gallant, one of Network World’s founders, was formerly president and editorial director for the company. He has been named by Technology Marketing magazine as one of the most influential people in computer journalism, and was cited as one of the “most visionary editors-in-chief” by Press Access. Gallant was also cited as Best Conference Host by Conferenza for his role as Executive Producer for the Vortex conference. Gallant’s expertise in covering the technology industry has been tapped by top-tier media outlets, including CNN, CNNfn, CNBC, NPR, and Bloomberg. He often hosts roundtable discussions on technology and other topics for a wide variety of organizations. Gallant also co-chairs the executive committee of the Boston College Technology Council.
Galen Gruman is InfoWorld's executive for news and features, as well as its consumerization and mobile columnist. Galen has covered technology in business since 1982 for a variety of publications, including IEEE Software, Macworld, Computerworld, M-Business, Upside, CIO Magazine, Technology Forecast Quarterly, and of course InfoWorld. He also speaks regularly at the CIO Global Forum and other conferences and has written or co-authored more than two dozen how-to books on desktop publishing, Mac OS X, and iOS.
Matt Rosoff is the editorial director of CITEworld. He comes from Business Insider, where he established the company's West Coast bureau, initiated enterprise technology coverage with the launch of SAI Enterprise, and helped direct the new BI Intelligence research service. Prior to joining Business Insider in 2010, Matt was an analyst at Directions on Microsoft for 10 years and blogged about digital music for News.com. He got his start in 1995 as a writer and editor at CNET.com. He's also a musician (electric bass) and the father of two children who (luckily) take after his beautiful wife.