Business models are changing, customer expectations are rising, complexity is increasing, and it’s all occurring at an accelerating pace! The old, “tried and true” leadership/management styles may not continue to work. If businesses are to successfully confront these painful realities and thrive, they will need to improve decision making, rethink what’s possible, and empower execution. This will require a new kind of CIO who embraces ambiguity, leverages complexity, and invites risks while working shoulder to shoulder with business leadership. Do current CIOs have the mettle to change? And, are they willing and ready?
Nicholas R. Colisto, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Hovnanian Enterprises
Nicholas R. Colisto is a senior information technology executive with experience providing innovative, business driven IT solutions. He serves as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., a large resi... More View all posts
Nicholas R. Colisto is a senior information technology executive with experience providing innovative, business driven IT solutions. He serves as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., a large residential homebuilder. Prior to joining Hovnanian, he held key information technology leadership positions at large organizations including Pepsi-Cola, Priceline.com, Hyperion Solutions, Boehringer-Ingelheim, and Bayer Corporation (formerly Sterling Winthrop). Colisto is very active in the information technology, education, and healthcare communities. He has served on the Governing Body for the CIO Leadership Network and has been a speaker at the executive summits. He is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and has served on its programs committee. Colisto taught a Masters program in Information Technology at Manhattanville College in New York for several years and also served on its Advisory Board. He lectured at Columbia University’s CIO Leadership Workshop. He currently serves on the Industrial Advisory Board at Rutgers University, on the Educational Advisory Board at Brookdale College in New Jersey, and on the Foundation Board of Trustees for Bayshore Community Hospital. Nick Colisto is the author of The CIO Playbook. Featuring online templates for each of the seven steps described in the book, The CIO Playbook can help you transform your IT department from a mere order taker to a high-performance organization that delivers extraordinary business outcomes, despite this era of turbulent economic challenges. The CIO Playbook will be available in August, but can be pre-ordered now through online retailers such as John Wiley & Sons , Amazon.com , and Barnes and Noble . Nicholas is the recipient of many industry awards, including the 2011 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders Award, 2010 CIO 100 by IDG’s CIO Magazine, 2009 InfoWorld 100, 2009 and 2010 InformationWeek 500, and the 2011 InfoWorld Green 15 Award. Less View all posts
David S. Kaufman, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, ARAMARK
As SVP & CIO of ARAMARK Mr. Kaufman is responsible for overseeing information systems and personnel for all of ARAMARK's global food, facilities and support services lines of business. In this role, Mr. Kaufman provides ARAMARK with sys... More View all posts
As SVP & CIO of ARAMARK Mr. Kaufman is responsible for overseeing information systems and personnel for all of ARAMARK's global food, facilities and support services lines of business. In this role, Mr. Kaufman provides ARAMARK with systems and infrastructure planning and development leadership, as well as drive strategic internal and external information technology business solutions. Mr. Kaufman joined ARAMARK in 2005. Mr. Kaufman has more than 25 years of IT management experience in a variety of industries. Before joining ARAMARK, he was Global Vice President for Supply Chain and Quality Information Technology at Schering-Plough. Prior to joining Schering-Plough, Mr. Kaufman was with PepsiCo, Inc. where his assignments included responsibility for all of PepsiCo's corporate systems as well as Pepsi's manufacturing and international systems. Less View all posts