What’s on the minds and wish lists of CIOs for 2012? What does business expect IT to focus on for next year? …Increasing enterprise growth, attracting and retaining customers, creating new products or services (read “innovation”), or improving operational performance? In the coming year, how much of IT and IT leadership’s investment in time and resources is going to be invested in building new competitive advantage as opposed to business as usual?
Sheleen Quish, SVP of HR and IT, Ameristar Casinos, Inc.
Sheleen Quish has been the CIO for Ameristar Casinos, Inc. based in Las Vegas, Nevada since January 2007. She is the former VP & Global CIO for US Can Company, based in Chicago, Illinois, where she was responsible for the global infras... More View all posts
Sheleen Quish has been the CIO for Ameristar Casinos, Inc. based in Las Vegas, Nevada since January 2007. She is the former VP & Global CIO for US Can Company, based in Chicago, Illinois, where she was responsible for the global infrastructure, 3 data centers and a wide array of applications to support the $750 million company in 24 locations in 6 countries. Sheleen’s background is unique in the the CIO world. She has 20 years of Marketing and Operations experience in health care and insurance. While driving improvements in the operations of a major health insurance company, Sheleen became fully aware of the power of IT in shaping a company’s performance and growth. At the same time she recognized that IT is often not well aligned with business objectives. In 1993, Sheleen assumed her first position in a pure IT role, as a CIO. Over the last 15 years she has developed a set of IT management principles and strategies that support achieving business goals and creating a viable IT culture for IT professionals to thrive in. Sheleen leverages her experience and energy to share her solutions with IT managers and their staffs through writing, speaking consulting, coaching and mentoring. Past consulting engagements have included an IT department transformation and an ERP Project Assessment & Rescue. She has also been a Senior Consultant with the Cutter Consortium, Boston, MA, and is an Emeritus member of CIO Magazine Editorial Advisory Board. In January 2011, Sheleen was promoted to SVP IT and HR. Less View all posts
Mike Relich, EVP & CIO, Guess?
As the Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of IT for GUESS?, Inc., Michael Relich sets the strategic direction for technology and supports the applications that power its retail and wholesale businesses. He has corporate ... More View all posts
As the Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of IT for GUESS?, Inc., Michael Relich sets the strategic direction for technology and supports the applications that power its retail and wholesale businesses. He has corporate responsibility for its information technology organization globally, in addition to Strategic Planning. GUESS?, Inc. is a specialty retailer that owns and operates over 500 stores in the United States and Canada, and that designs, markets, distributes and licenses a lifestyle collection of contemporary apparel, accessories and related consumer products. Additionally 900 Guess franchise and direct owned stores are operated outside of North America in 69 countries. The Company also distributes its products through better department and specialty stores around the world. Prior to joining GUESS?, Mr. Relich was Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of MIS and E-Commerce for The Wet Seal, a specialty retailer with 621Wet Seal, Arden B. and Zutopia stores. He was instrumental in setting and implementing strategic systems initiatives to support Wet Seal’s growth. Prior to joining Wet Seal, Mr. Relich was Senior Vice President, Engineering of Freeborders, Inc., where he was responsible for the management of two software labs developing collaborative, Java-based e-commerce applications. He has more than 25 years of retail systems experience. Less View all posts
Linda Cureton, CIO, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Linda Y. Cureton is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). As NASA CIO, she provides the requisite leadership to transform the management of information technology (IT) capabilities... More View all posts
Linda Y. Cureton is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). As NASA CIO, she provides the requisite leadership to transform the management of information technology (IT) capabilities and services to support and enable NASA's mission. She ensures that the Agency's information resource management (IRM) strategy is in alignment with NASA's vision, mission, and strategic goals. Accordingly, Ms. Cureton ensures the development of integrated IRM strategies, including standards, policies, NASA Enterprise Architecture, IT security, management, and operations. She has the responsibility, authority and accountability for ensuring that NASA's information assets are selected, controlled and evaluated consistent with federal policies, procedures, and legislation. Ms. Cureton was appointed as the NASA CIO in September 2009. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Linda Y. Cureton served as the CIO of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and led the Information Technology and Communications Directorate. As the GSFC CIO, Ms. Cureton was responsible for ensuring that GSFC's information assets are acquired and managed consistent with Agency and Federal Government policies. She was responsible for ensuring that the Center's Information Technology strategy aligns with NASA's vision, mission, and strategic goals. Prior to her arrival at GSFC, Ms. Cureton was the Deputy Chief Information Officer of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and led the Office of Science and Technology as Deputy Assistant Director. The Office of Science and Technology is responsible for providing leadership in the innovative and efficient application of science and technology used to collect, clarify, and communicate information needed to reduce violent crime, collect revenue and protect the public. As the ATF Deputy CIO, she was responsible for ensuring that the use of Information Technology for the Bureau's mission and business requirements fulfill customer and stakeholder needs. Previously, Ms. Cureton served in executive positions at the Department of Energy and the Department of Justice. As a strong advocate for the practical application of technology, she has served as a member of organizations such as the Government Information Technology Investment Council, the American Council for Technology, and Women in Technology. Less View all posts