Today, IT people must wear multiple hats and be able to switch roles quickly! And managers need real time visibility on who, where, and when as well as the ability to configure, dissolve, and reconfigure teams as needed, without delays or loss of creativity. While a governance structure may help project team members cope with the usual stressors (e.g., time deadlines, ambiguous power/authority relationships, etc.), how do you develop an IT organization whose people can be engaged or disengaged on demand, like Velcro? What are the challenges and how should they be addressed?
Tom Grahek, Vice President of IT, Fair Isaac corporation (Fico)
Tom Grahek, Vice President of Information Technology at FICO, is responsible for the global IT department that supports business growth. This includes the management of approximately 2,200 personal computers and 2,000 servers across 30 off... More View all posts
Tom Grahek, Vice President of Information Technology at FICO, is responsible for the global IT department that supports business growth. This includes the management of approximately 2,200 personal computers and 2,000 servers across 30 offices in nine countries. Grahek also serves as a member of FICO’s Product and Technology Organization leadership team. Before joining FICO, Grahek held management and technology positions with Merrill Corporation and Honeywell. Less View all posts
Pablo G. Molina, CIO, AVP of IT and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University
A native of Madrid, Spain, Pablo G. Molina is Associate VicePresident for Information Technologies since 2007 and campus CIO since 2000 at Georgetown University. He teaches graduate courses on Ethics and Technology Management, Managing Info... More View all posts
A native of Madrid, Spain, Pablo G. Molina is Associate VicePresident for Information Technologies since 2007 and campus CIO since 2000 at Georgetown University. He teaches graduate courses on Ethics and Technology Management, Managing Information Security, and other topics. He worked as director of information technology for the University of Pennsylvania Law School, lecturer/director of information systems for Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law, and senior lecturer for the University of Missouri in Saint Louis Business School. Before his career in academia, he was MIS manager at the Saint Louis Zoo. Prior to that, he created and managed a technology company in Madrid, where he also served as Editor in Chief of computer magazines, authored several books on technology, and taught information technology at the Escuela de Hacienda Pública. Pablo serves on the boards of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Hispanic Technology Council and the US Chess Center. He collaborates on national higher education committees like the Facilities Committee of the ABA’s Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Section, the Planning Committee for the Annual Workshop of the American Association of Law Schools, and the EDUCAUSE's Professional Development Committee. In 2001, Pablo Molina founded the Law CIO Group, a group of information officers from the top law schools in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.Pablo was the recipient of the 2001 Excellence in Service CALI Award, the 2006 CIO Magazine Ones to Watch Award and the Standout Achievement Award as Innovator. He was recognized in 2007 as one of the Top 40 Under 40 IT Innovators by ComputerWorld. He was nominated for the Mid-Atlantic Information Security Executive of the Year and the National Information Security Executive of the Year awards in 2007. In 2008, his profile was published in Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology's Tech Leaders You Need to Know and he was recognized as one of the top 100 technology executives by the Hispanic Technology Council. He was featured in Madrileños por el Mundo on Telemadrid in November of 2008. He was named one of Hispanic Business Magazine's 100 Influentials in 2010. Pablo regularly serves as a consultant on organizational and technology policy issues for some of the most prestigious academic institutions. Less View all posts