Today’s tight IT budgets have not slowed the rush to adopt cloud, virtualization, etc. But in our rush to spend money to save it, perhaps we may be overlooking the biggest question of all: “What is most important for Infrastructure and Operations (I & O) Management – technology or the operational excellence of our IT?” Do we have a balanced view as to what is needed to align with and meet business needs? What type of virtualization fits best? Which makes better sense, public or private cloud? How do optimize legacy systems? How do we find the answers that are uniquely right for our organization?
Malcolm Jackson, CIO, The Environmental Protection Agency
Malcolm D. Jackson is EPA’s Assistant Administrator for the Office of Environmental Information and Chief Information Officer. In this dual role, Mr. Jackson is responsible for IT operations and security, information quality and collectio... More View all posts
Malcolm D. Jackson is EPA’s Assistant Administrator for the Office of Environmental Information and Chief Information Officer. In this dual role, Mr. Jackson is responsible for IT operations and security, information quality and collection, and access to environmental information including the Toxics Release Inventory. His leadership focus includes IT strategic planning and governance, IT investment management and government transparency. Malcolm D. Jackson was appointed to serve this role by President Barack Obama. Prior to being confirmed by the Senate in June 2010, Mr. Jackson served as the Senior IT Business Unit Director of CIGNA Group Insurance. At CIGNA, he managed all IT aspects that supported short term disability, long term disability, life and accident insurance products and services. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Jackson also served as the Senior IT Business Unit Director for CIGNA Insurance Corporate Business Functions. During this tenure, Mr. Jackson directed the development of IT applications for Human Resources, Finance, Legal and Public Affairs, and Investments. In addition, Mr. Jackson had IT oversight for Corporate-Owned Life Insurance, Reinsurance, and Settlement Annuities. Prior to joining CIGNA Insurance, Mr. Jackson held various positions in the areas of IT, engineering, marketing and general business management at Monsanto, Quaker Oats, General Dynamics, and Shell Oil Company. He has a broad business background which included consumer packaged goods, defense contracting, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, and the oil and gas industries. Throughout his career, Mr. Jackson has developed expertise in IT strategy, large-scale enterprise resource planning, performance metrics development, and business process re-engineering. Mr. Jackson was a Board member of the Children’s Literacy Initiative in Philadelphia and the Jackson State University National Alumni Association, where he chaired the membership committee. Mr. Jackson holds a B.S. from Jackson State University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg School of Management. Less View all posts
Martin J. Gomberg, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, A&E Television Networks
Martin J. Gomberg is senior vice president and chief information officer with AETN where he has been for more than 15 years. Martin is very proud to be associated with such immediately recognizable brands as A&E and The History Channel ... More View all posts
Martin J. Gomberg is senior vice president and chief information officer with AETN where he has been for more than 15 years. Martin is very proud to be associated with such immediately recognizable brands as A&E and The History Channel and now Lifetime Television. "AETN is a wonderful and innovative company with tremendous reach and recongnition," he says, "a major player in our industry, a growth company and yet a small enough company to allow me to contribute to the decisions that advance or position of leadership." Martin is a founding member of the CIO Executive Council, and active participant in industry shaping activities through its Media and Entertainment sub committee and a frequest speaker on Business continuity and emerging digital content protection issues. Less View all posts