With the global economic downturn and increasing competition, corporate focus is on IT to deliver results! Dare a CIO be sensitive or touchy-feely, or do tough times demand a tough-nosed productivity centric number cruncher, who delivers at any cost?
Larry Bonfante, Chief Information Officer, Author, the United States Tennis Association
Larry has held executive leadership positions over the past 29 years in the Financial, Pharmaceutical, Not for Profit, Consulting, and Sports and Entertainment industries. He has received numerous industry accolades including being named as... More View all posts
Larry has held executive leadership positions over the past 29 years in the Financial, Pharmaceutical, Not for Profit, Consulting, and Sports and Entertainment industries. He has received numerous industry accolades including being named as one of CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 in 2011 and Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders in 2009. As Chief Information Officer at the United States Tennis Association, Larry’s team is responsible for all information technology related services supporting the US Open, the most highly attended annual sporting event in the world. Larry is the founder of CIO Bench Coach, LLC an executive coaching practice for IT executives and the author of the book “Lessons in IT Transformation” published by John Wiley & Sons. Larry has served as a mentor and executive coach for many IT leaders in various industries. He serves as Chairman of the Fairfield-Westchester chapter of SIM and is a founding member of the CIO Executive Council. Larry has been a guest lecturer for the Masters Degree programs at Columbia University, NYU, and Polytechnic Institute. He is an accomplished public speaker who has presented at many industry conferences and writes a monthly leadership column and blog for CIO Insight magazine. Less View all posts
Chad Kirkpatrick, State CIO & Director of GITA, State of Arizona
Chad Kirkpatrick is the Chief Information Officer for the state of Arizona and Director of the GITA (Government Information Technology Agency). Under Chad’s direction, GITA has restructured and improved its delivery of services, making th... More View all posts
Chad Kirkpatrick is the Chief Information Officer for the state of Arizona and Director of the GITA (Government Information Technology Agency). Under Chad’s direction, GITA has restructured and improved its delivery of services, making the agency an innovative and strategic value-added partner. The statewide strategic planning process is now a collaborative effort where all agencies have input into the goals for the state. In September 2010, Chad was elected by his colleagues to the Board of Directors of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer has appointed Chad to the Committee on Privatization and Efficiency; which focuses on the most cost effective practices for facilitating government; as well as the Climate Change Oversight Group; which focuses on energy policy suitable for Arizona. Prior to becoming the State CIO, Chad was Vice President of Technology for the Wells Fargo Home Equity Group. During his five years at Wells Fargo, Mr. Kirkpatrick created the technology group for the Compliance Department. He also turned around the IT department for the CFO’s office. His accomplishments include automating and improving the business process for compliance testing. He also led business initiatives around identifying potential regulatory issues and recommending corrective and preventive action. Less View all posts