The state of our IT, short or long term, is a direct reflection of how well we’ve planned. Our hindsight is only as good as the plans we made the previous year and the end results. So, how should we plan? Do we plan based on empirical data? What about using creativity or projections? How well thought out is the IT planning process and what safeguards do we need to ensure that the final result is a strategic IT plan which will create success and growth?
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
John Conley, Deputy CIO, Governor's Office of Information Technology, State of Colorado
John D. Conley was selected as the Deputy State CIO in February of 2007. As Deputy CIO, John serves as the liaison between OIT and the Executive Departments, and assists in statewide IT policy creation and implementation. Prior to his role ... More View all posts
John D. Conley was selected as the Deputy State CIO in February of 2007. As Deputy CIO, John serves as the liaison between OIT and the Executive Departments, and assists in statewide IT policy creation and implementation. Prior to his role as the Deputy CIO, John worked for state and local government where his responsibilities included performance studies, budget reviews, and organizational Less View all posts