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Boeing Names Ted Colbert Chief Information Officer

CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE: BA] has named Ted Colbert chief information officer and vice president of the company’s Information Technology organization. Colbert, who was formerly vice president of the Boeing Information Technology Infrastructure organization, replaces Kim Hammonds, who is leaving the company.

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MetricStream CEO Shellye Archambeau Elected to Verizon Board of Directors

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) today announced the election of Shellye Archambeau, chief executive officer of MetricStream, to the Verizon Board of Directors, effective Dec. 1.

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VisionIT Named Third Largest Hispanic Owned Business by Crain’s Detroit Business

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Focus on global expansion and innovation fueling company growth

Detroit, MI – Nov 6, 2013 – VisionIT, a global leader in IT managed services and talent management solutions, today announced its ranking as Michigan’s third largest Hispanic-owned business as compiled by Crain’s Detroit Business magazine. The 2013 list was compiled based on 2012 revenues of Hispanic-owned businesses headquartered throughout Michigan.

“We are incredibly proud to be ranked among the top three largest Hispanic-owned businesses in Michigan, which is particularly exciting given our recent inclusion in Crain’s fastest growing companies in 2013,” said Christine Rice, president of VisionIT. “Our impressive operational growth is due in part to our unrelenting focus on innovation within the IT industry, evidenced by our latest investment in technology that is revolutionizing the mobile application industry – MobileForce.”

In addition, VisionIT has made significant investments in service centers in the U.S., Mexico and Philippines over the past few years to deliver unmatched customer support to clients seeking partners to run mission-critical applications and network operations.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

“Our team has worked very hard to deliver game-changing technologies and industry-leading IT support and services to our clients around the globe,” continued Rice. “We are quite optimistic about the future and reaching even more milestones as we continue to service our valued customers and team members.”

About VisionIT

VisionIT, Inc. is a global leader in the areas of Information Technology (IT) Managed Services and Talent Management solutions. For 16 years, VisionIT has combined focus, agility, streamlined operations and the most talented IT professionals to deliver unmatched services to many Fortune 500 corporations and large government agencies. With 20 U.S. offices, personnel in 42 U.S. states and global operations in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Philippines, VisionIT operates FAST.

Nationally Recognized Executives Join Triad Isotopes, Inc.’s Leadership Team

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CONTACT:

Erin Lasser

Senior Director, Marketing & Communications

407.455.6709 –  Elasser@triadisotopes.com

 

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (October 1, 2013) Triad Isotopes, Inc. (Triad) has announced the addition of two nationally-recognized executives to the company’s leadership team.  Kerry E. Gillespie, CPA, CGMA has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operations Officer (COO).  Douglas Ash has joined the company as Chief Information Officer (CIO).  Both report to Dom Meffe, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

“Adding two executives as experienced and seasoned as Kerry and Doug clearly demonstrates our commitment to building a great organization,” said Dom Meffe. “We continue to focus our investments on people, process and technology as we strengthen our company and prepare for future growth.”

As CFO/COO, Kerry Gillespie brings over twenty five years of healthcare management experience that will help position Triad for future growth beyond the company’s current position as the nation’s second largest nuclear pharmacy company.  Prior to joining Triad Isotopes, Gillespie served as Executive Vice President, Operations Finance with Health Management Associates, Inc. and as Chief Financial Officer for Radiation Therapy Services, Inc. and Ardent Health Services, LLC.  In addition to his extensive career as a healthcare executive, Gillespie also brings a unique perspective on the nuclear pharmacy industry, having served as a radiology technologist early in his career.

On his decision to join Triad Isotopes, Gillespie stated, “I am excited to join the Triad team as they continue to build industry leadership in the nuclear pharmacy space during this time of rapidly escalating change in the U.S. health care marketplace.  Triad’s reputation for integrity, coupled with its close relationships with its pharmacy leadership and customers, helped solidify my decision to join this dynamic organization.”  He and his wife Karen will relocate to the Orlando area from Naples, Florida.

As CIO, Douglas Ash holds more than thirty years of experience working for Fortune 50 companies within business, information technology, and executive leadership roles.  He served as Vice President and CIO, Global Training and Logistics, and Vice President, Health Services & Solutions, for Lockheed Martin in Orlando before moving to Triad Isotopes.  His career also includes thirteen years at IBM in a variety of information technology and management positions.

Ash currently serves as Chairman of the Information Technology Senior Manager Forum (ITSMF), where he helps prepare African-American IT professionals for senior-executive roles within Fortune 500 companies.  ITSMF offers executive career development, mentoring, and networking opportunities to advance high potential careers and build a pipeline of talent.

Ash commented “The nuclear pharmacy industry growth initiatives Triad is pursuing created an exciting opportunity for me to leverage my business leadership and technology experience to optimize the investments Triad is making.  My goal is to ensure the company continues to innovate in the future, and achieve its business objectives.”  Doug and his wife Maria reside in Orlando.

 

ABOUT TRIAD ISOTOPESWatch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

Triad Isotopes, Inc. is a nationwide nuclear pharmacy company headquartered in Orlando, FL.  The company’s national network of over 60 locations serves 4 million patients each year, making Triad Isotopes the nation’s second-largest and fastest-growing radiopharmaceutical provider.  These specialized facilities provide the products used by hospitals and nuclear medicine operators to help diagnose and treat patients, primarily those with cardiac and cancer concerns.

Kim Tubbs-Herron of Microsoft Joins iCorps Technologies as Chief Operating Officer

BOSTON, MA – (September 18, 2013) iCorpsTechnologies, a leading provider of outsourced IT services for small and medium-sized businesses in the Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia areas, recently announced that Kim Tubbs-Herron has joined the company as its Chief Operating Officer (COO).

As a member of iCorps’ executive management team, Tubbs-Herron will ensure operational excellence across all aspects of the company’s customer-centric services delivery as it continues its expansion to major markets along the Northeast Corridor.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

With more than 25 years of experiencein the services and software industry, Tubbs-Herron brings tremendous insight and knowledge to her new role at iCorps. These skills – together with her legacy of unstoppable drive and innate ability to lead both businesses and people – positionTubbs-Herron as a catalyst for accelerating iCorps’ growth.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

“We have known Kim for several years through our partnership with Microsoft,” explains Michael Hadley, iCorps’ CEO, President, and co-founder. “She is a proven leader with a passion for people. Her expertise in leveraging technology to meet the demands of SMBs for simplicity, affordability, and impact are distinct advantages that align well with our corporate objectives and ensure our customers’ success.”

Tubbs-Herron advanced consistently and notably in her sales career during 13 years at Digital Equipment Corporation and 17 years at Microsoft, where she led teams to the company’s top sales awards. Most recently, she was the East Region General Manager for Microsoft’s Small Midmarket Business and Distribution and guided her team in aligning and connecting programs with thousands of customers and partners throughout the US.

“iCorps is an exceptional company,”says Tubbs-Herron. “Trust, honesty, and integrity are exemplified by its employees from top management on down. To me, these core qualities are asessential as technical skills in driving business success and exceeding customer expectations. I look forward to this next chapter in my career, which will allow me to contribute substantially to the direction and growth of iCorpsand its people, as well as influence its impact with customers.”

A Massachusetts native, Tubbs-Herron went to high school in New Bedford and lived in Boston while attending classes at Boston University. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Maryland. Her natural ability to guide people to their full potential led Tubbs-Herron to give structure to those talents: She is certified as a professional coach from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She also is a member of the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) organization.

Tubbs-Herron’s successful sales career has taken her all over the United States; since her role at iCorps will require frequent travel along the East Coast to the IT company’s offices in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia, she plans to remain based on South Carolina’s beautiful Hilton Head Island. “Traveling within one time zone will be a blessing,” Tubbs-Herron jokes. With family and friends still in Massachusetts, Tubbs-Herron looks forward in particular to her travels to iCorps’ Boston headquarters for regular meetings.

Hadley and Christopher Cook, iCorps’ Chief Financial Officer (CFO), eagerly await Tubbs-Herron’s official October 14 start date when she will begin to participate actively in strategy and planning sessions and meet the geographically extended iCorps team members.

“Kim is a proven leader with an unrelentingly passion for people, customers, and partners,” says Hadley. “As a Microsoft partner, we’ve witnessed her responsiveness, leadership, and technical abilities first hand. We are delighted that she has chosen to direct her talents exclusively to helping us propel our company’s growth and ensure strong partnerships with our customers.”

Kim Tubbs-Herron can be reached at 888.642.6484 or via email at ktubbs-herron@icorps.com.

 

About iCorps

A pioneer in IT services and solutions since 1994, iCorps Technologies provides the best certified expertise in every aspect of technology — including Managed Services, cloud solutions, technology consulting, IT support, and application and Web development. Our services can be provided either à la carte or as part of a comprehensive outsourced IT program, depending upon your specific requirements and budget. iCorps believes that technology should fit your business. Our customized, scalable, and business-driven solutions put technology to work for you — and drive your company to be more profitable, productive, and competitive. For more information, please contact iCorps at 888.642.6484 or visit www.icorps.com.

ITSMF Members & Alumni featured in Diversity Careers in Engineering and Information Technology

Read three great articles in the current December 2012/January 2013 issue:

People – Ibrahim K. Jackson at Estee Lauder

http://online.qmags.com/DC1212#pg33&mode2

Managing – Steven Broaden is IT change management leader at GEWatch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

http://www.diversitycareers.com/articles/pro/12-decjan/managing_ge.htm

http://online.qmags.com/DC1212#pg73&mode2

Managing – Art Hopkins brings “experience design” to Macquarium

http://online.qmags.com/DC1212#pg75&mode2

http://www.diversitycareers.com/articles/pro/12-decjan/managing_macquarium.htm

Cummins Inc. Earns Spot on 2012 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America

COLUMBUS, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– September 17,2012

Cummins Inc. (CMI) today announced that it was among a select number of companies on this year’s InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. The annual list was revealed late last week during an awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference. Cummins Inc. last received this honor in 2007.

“Cummins was founded on innovation and it remains one of our core values today,” said Bruce Carver, Cummins Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “Globally, our 45,000 employees working together generate the ingenuity necessary to make us better, fast, first. We are honored to be recognized by InformationWeek as one of the top 500 technology innovators.”

During 2011, while Cummins was growing from a $13 billion to $18 billion company, it was important to harness business innovations to support it. The Order Management System (OMS) was one innovation that played a key role. Cummins Emission Solutions (CES) implemented the OMS in 2011, allowing for rapid expansion of the CES business, a key factor in the growth of the entire enterprise. This impact of the OMS was a primary reason that Cummins received the InformationWeek award.

CES was launched in 2002 and in just 10 years ago, the business has grown to a $1 billion business within Cummins. The Order Management System provides CES increased capabilities, streamlines processes and offers greater flexibility to be more responsive to customer needs. OMS also provides the foundation on which Cummins receives, schedules, and manages orders throughout North America, enabling Cummins employees to respond more swiftly to customers.

A cross-functional team of business experts and IT professionals worked together for more than 18 months on the development and implementation of the new system. Dwayne Allen, Executive Director of IT in Components, said, “This was a team win across the board: a successful implementation offering new business capabilities and aligning with our long term IT strategies while improving service to our customers.” The solution went live on one of the top transactions days in the 10-year history of CES with no issues or disruption of service.

“The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year’s innovations were particularly impressive,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches—new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT.”

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation’s most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. Past overall winners include PACCAR Inc., The Vanguard Group, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con-Way, and Principal Financial Group. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

 

About Cummins

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins employs approximately 44,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.85 billion on sales of $18.0 billion in 2011. News releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com.

About InformationWeek Business Technology Network (http://www.informationweek.com)

The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow—from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties such as DarkReading.com (security), NetworkComputing.com (networking and communications) and BYTE (consumer technology). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets, such as CIOs, developers and SMBs, via InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb’s and InformationWeek SMB, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government and Healthcare sites. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy—IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.

Congratulations to the 2012 Top 10 Breakaway Leaders!

Please join the CIO Leadership Network Board, the Global CIO Executive Summit Governing Body, the Judging Panel and our entire CIO community in offering up congratulations to the winners of this year’s Top 10 Breakaway Leaders Award.

Last night, we celebrated the leadership, dedication and influence of 10 individuals in our own community who have risen above the rest and were recognized as 2012 Breakaway Leaders.

This year’s awards focused on the theme of Business Acceleration and Leadership in the Evolving Global Economy – Predict. Transform. Deliver. This is the only CIO awards program where winners are determined by the CIO peer community alongside an elite judging panel.

John Foley, Former Lead Solo Pilot, Blue Angels; Nancy Wolk, CIO, Alcoa Inc.; Jill Singer, CIO, National Reconnaissance Office; Haden Land, VP, Engineering & CTO, Lockheed Martin Corporation; Don Stuckert, VP, Technology & Security, British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority; Ralph Loura, CIO, The Clorox Company; Michael Dunn, VP & CIO, SuperMedia; Dr. Curtis A. Carver Jr., Vice Chancellor & CIO, University System of Georgia; Twila Day, SVP & CIO, Sysco Corporation; Tom Murphy, CIO, DaVita Inc., Awards Chair

Not Pictured: Robert Dixon, SVP & Global CIO, PepsiCo, Inc. and Kristin Russell, Secretary of Technology & CIO, State of Colorado

“On behalf of more than 285,000 PepsiCo associates around the world, it is my pleasure to congratulate Robert Dixon, Jr. for his well-deserved recognition as a “Top 10 Breakaway Leader.” In the five years that Robert has served as PepsiCo’s global CIO, he has transformed our IT organization into a capability engine for the company. Robert’s unwavering focus on enabling PepsiCo’s performance by elevating the performance of his IT teams continues to generate value for our business and all of our stakeholders. Robert also embodies Performance with Purpose – PepsiCo’s promise to do right for the business by doing right for people and the planet – as demonstrated by his steadfast commitment to developing the next generation of IT leaders. We are deeply proud of Robert and join his wife, Sheree, children Robert Dixon III and Kiah, as well as the PepsiCo Business + Information Solutions organization in celebrating this tremendous recognition of Robert’s talents and achievements.”

– John Compton, President, PepsiCo, Inc.

How Charlotte’s CIO Prepared for the Democratic National Convention

By Rachael KingWatch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

First Lady Michelle Obama and party leaders will take the stage Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. What you won’t see is the massive effort by the city to boost its security and technology infrastructure to host this event. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how Charlotte CIO Jeff Stovall pulled together the IT infrastructure.

In roughly 18 months, Stovall’s team undertook more than 100 projects, some large and some small, to be ready for the convention. His work shows what CIOs can do on a pressing deadline. If you think rolling out Windows 8 will be a challenge, try upgrading your organization’s security, network capabilities and call centers and then inviting the world’s media to visit to see how well it works.

“There isn’t a blueprint for how to do a Democratic National Convention,” Stovall told CIO Journal. So, he looked for experts and he contracted with Molly Rauzi, the former CIO of Denver. She experienced the 2008 Democratic National Convention and helped him determine Charlotte’s level of readiness.

“We have gone through some rapid maturing of our IT practices in order to manage the size and scope of an event like this,” said Stovall. One big undertaking was creating an enterprise-wide project management office that could handle the convention-related projects concurrently with large municipal projects such as replacing the city’s 35-year-old mainframe ERP system and moving to an Intel-based server system.

Attendance at the convention is expected to be only half of what the CIAA basketball tournament draws to Charlotte each year. Yet, so many of the convention’s attendees are high-level government officials and media that it calls for a whole different level of response in security and telecommunications, said Stovall.

Some of the largest projects involved beefing up the city’s security. Stovall’s team installed a city-wide video surveillance system that required an upgrade to the network’s capacity and storage. “You can’t host a national security event without having that level of capability,” said Stovall, who adds that the city’s video capabilities previously were ‘limited.’ His team also installed a digital radio system with encryption for the police and fire departments. The city received about $50 million in federal grants to pay for security-related costs but Stovall couldn’t break out how much of that was spent on information technology.

“The biggest challenge was coordinating the different staff and projects that needed to take place,” said Bellverie Ross, who oversees the city’s program management office. For example, the city upgraded its five call centers to voice over IP technology that will handle calls to the 311 information system and also handle questions about bus routes from convention attendees. Overall, the city involved about 125 of its IT professionals in convention planning along with additional outside contractors.

Even though the convention has started, the work isn’t done. “We are running a 24-hour help desk today and through the rest of the week,” said Stovall, adding that Ross has created an auxiliary help desk for technology that has been recently deployed. Tuesday morning, Stovall and Ross were busy staging those help desks. With any luck, the calls will be few and far between.

 

Write to rachael.king@wsj.com