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Five Wisconsin CIOs named top in nation

Madison, Wis. Five Wisconsin chief information officers have made it onto CIO magazine 's Agile 100, because of their ability to react quickly to rapidly changing situations and environments while positively contributing to their own organizations' development of new growth opportunities. Th...

IT leadership is not just for CIOs anymore

We live in interesting times. Not so long ago, we IT practitioners may as well have dressed in capes and pointy hats with stars and moons on them. What we did was a mystery to the rest of the company and had a whiff of magic. Then like a magic trick gone bad, there was a huge puff of smoke on Wal...

Computerworld: Three Wisconsin CIOs among top 100 IT leaders

Three Wisconsin CIOs made Computerworld magazines recently released list of the top 100 IT leaders in 2004 . They were: Christopher A. Graham, vice president and CIO of Church Mutual Insurance Company , in Merrill. Church Mutual provides insurance plans to religious organizations, including...

Fusion 2005 symposium aims to bring CIOs to the boardroom

Madison, Wis. CIOs and other information-technology movers will get a crash course in getting their foot in the boardroom door at the Fusion 2005 CEO-CIO Symposium on March 2 in the Fluno Center. The event, presented by the Wisconsin IT Directors Council and produced in conjunction with W...

Wisconsin CIOs look for an IT tipping point

Madison, Wis. 2005 is pulling some long-term information technology projects into the spotlight. CIOs in Wisconsin are watching for tipping points, where incremental developments in IT turn into radical new advances in health care, education and other industries. In the days leading up to the...

CEOs and CIOs must be 'joined at the hip'

Cagigal, front right, and Harvey said they work together so well because they know they share the same goals. Madison, Wis. The president and CEO of Alliant Energy said Thursday that chief executive officers and the chief information officers must be "joined at the hip" if information techn...

What do CIOs want? Fusion2007 speakers weigh in

Madison and Milwaukee, Wis. - By now, after nearly a decade of well publicized information technology meltdowns, it's pretty clear what chief executive officers want in their technology leaders. The ability to consistently deliver projects on time and on budget, combined with an expectation th...

Fusion 2007: In e-legalities, CIOs and lawyers combine to provide business value

Madison, Wis. - The prospect of e-discovery and the possibility - make that probability - of data breaches are enough to make any chief executive reach for antacids, but if the CEO's top technologist doesn't mind consulting with the legal team, a great deal of heartburn can be avoided. That wa...

Visions: IT exec says CIOs must be ready to help companies ramp up trade

Madison, Wis. - Chief technologists who heretofore have not had to worry much about helping their companies ramp up foreign trade may soon be asked to add another dimension to their business contributions - accommodating a larger presence in the global market. With Wisconsin increasing its ex...

With Sarbanes-Oxley, compliance takes center stage for CIOs

If, five years ago, you asked a group of chief information officers for their number-one issue, they might have said storage capacity, security or bandwidth. Today, the consensus issue is compliance, particularly with the new spate of securities legislation, highlighted by Congress's passage of ...

Computerworld top 100 includes three Wisconsin CIOs

Three Wisconsin chief information officers made the Computerworld magazine's top-100 list this year. They were: Carlton Harper, CIO of Modine Manufacturing Co. , in Racine. Modine specializes in thermal management systems such as cooling for a new soccer stadium in London and a carbon-dioxide-...

Fusion 2007: CEOs say bar is raised for CIOs

Madison, Wis. - In the context of how business is conducted today, how important is the CEO-CIO relationship to an organization's core mission? Important enough that the expectations bar has been raised significantly for CIOs. Given all that has transpired in recent years with the number o...

WebReach, Inc. Becomes Mirth Corporation

...tically reduces up-front cost for hospitals, clinics and HIEs and eliminates vendor lock-in. With full certification and backing, it offers healthcare cios the benefits of both open source software and commercial-grade support. We also offer security hardened information appliances and full turnkey hostin...

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care(R) Names Christopher Rieder Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

...rizona . A member of the Society for Information Management, Rieder was a contributing author of the book, "Improving Technology ROI: Leading CTOs and cios on Making Successful Technology Investments, Maximizing Return on Investments, & Gaining a Competitive Edge (Inside the Minds)." VITAS Inn...

PAREXEL Appoints Josephine Hoppe to Chief Information Officer

...dation run by the Secretary of State. Ms. Hoppe is an active member of the Society for Information Management, a national professional organization of cios based in the U.S. Her work has been featured in Computerworld and CIO magazine, and she was named as a Finalist for the 2007 Mass Technology Lea...

FCP Welcomes Mark Scherling

...company's rapidly growing PMO services and Siemens consulting group. Mark brings clarity to the healthcare technology visions of CEOs, COOs, CFOs, and cios while understanding the success ingredients of managing high priority projects and implementations. Brian Hill, FCP's Director of Applications notes...

Five Wisconsin Non-Tech Companies Win IT Awards

...Lands End, Manpower Inc., Maysteel and Menasha Corp. each won the award, announced in the August 15 issue of the magazine. Alliant Energy and Manpower cios are on the cover of the magazine. The magazine says the 100 honorees were chosen this year from 400applications, and the criteria included resource...

Customers Rate Epic as Best Overall Vendor in Healthcare for Seventh Consecutive Time

...KLAS Top 20, with four years as Best Overall and four years as Best in KLAS for EMR." Gale continued, "When you talk to healthcare professionals and cios all day like I do, you realize the strength of that accomplishment." Related Article Epic's Founder Judy Faulkner Speaks on Culture, Business Beli...

Technology Investment in the Next 24 Months

...ere business expenses into having a defined return on investment in a reasonable period of time. As legacy systems reach the end of their life cycles, cios and technology managers are focusing on a prioritized technology vision that addresses both business and employee needs. Data and Voice Convergenc...

Doing it Right: Business IT Fusion for the Future

...rofits and/or improve customer retention. According to a recent article in eWeek, Carly Fiorina, CEO Hewlett Packard, gave the following advice to cios at a recent Gartner Group Symposium, every business decision triggers an IT event. It is your job to figure out how to make that as fast, seamless, an...

WTN exclusive interview with Tom Still, Wisconsin Technology Council - Part 2

...Science and Technology Summit, which will be an effort to pull together top cios and CTOs from around the state to meet researchers and others in a sense to...tions can help meet that need. Because were not convinced that the CTOs and cios are talking to one another at all, or more, are they talking to some of the...

The Real World

... produced faster? Or cheaper? CIO Insight recently published the results of a survey that studied project management. Less than two thirds of the cios responding said their companies have the discipline to manage projects well. Over a third of all projects finished above budget and even fewer finishe...

MATC faces demand for less paper and more integration

... Editors note: This is the first of a series of columns in which Byron Glick will ask Wisconsin cios for their views and advice on IT leadership and the challenges they face. The good news for David Wallace is that 95 percent of his customers wa...

Dont rely on information technology to change corporate culture

...onder whether the company is pushing employees so hard to perform that some are resorting to unethical and illegal behavior to make their numbers. The cios statement that the workers have to be made uncomfortable to collaborate is especially telling. In other words, the natural tendency of Marsh & McLenna...

2004 in review: Editors picks

... our favorite stories of 2004: An eye on leading cios Wisconsins cios continue to push IT forward and bring in honors. O...hey bring value to their organizations. The states cios and IT departments have also garnered national rec...

Peter Stockhausen: CIO or business consultant?

... risk management, and change management when it comes to applying technology at Manpower. In that mode, he led a global technology council of Manpower cios from across the world. This group suggested a global CIO to begin standardizing IT practices for all IT functions around the world. Whether looki...

Restructuring is a watchword for IT in 2005

... the next year. Scott Converse, director of technology and innovation programs for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business , said that cios have been forced to push back their IT updates since the economic slump of 2000 but will be reacting soon as systems start to become dated. "Much o...

IT outsourcing remains on the horizon as companies focus on core business

...The CEO of Paragon Development Systems , an IT company in Oconomowoc, said cios will have to work to stay involved with the business side of their companie...ut it should definitely be a large determinant." Schiefelbein also asked cios to think about what, if all their services were being sold externally inste...

CIOs learn boardroom-speak

...board, it may be because of a language difference. cios consider problems like vendor compliance and techn... may be limited in several cases, Byrnes said that cios can use this to their advantage. By keeping techno...of what they don't know. Hayford suggested that cios prepare for speeches by talking to the executives ...

Rodney Dykehouse of Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin warns against tech for its own sake

...ey. Patient history is a large part of patient care, and comprehensive transcripts are the most expensive. Designing a friendly interface Like all cios in the health-care field, Dykehouse meets the challenge of introducing an abrupt change to many of the most experienced practitioners. "[Digital te...

S.C. Johnson lands in No. 2 spot in Information Week 500 list

...fing policies. Companies with at least $500 million in annual revenue were invited to participate. Other Wisconsin companies and organizations and cios that made the list included Aurora Healthcare , Milwaukee (Jack Steinman); Banta , Neenah (Geoff Hibner); Briggs & Stratton , Wauwatosa (Richard Ko...

Now comes the hybrid CIO

... knowledge of a server was how much to tip the waiters at his or her favorite restaurant. In the last year, Ive noted the transition of a number of cios I like and respect from just running IT to running some P&L part of the business. In one case, all of that IT vendor management was applied to corpora...

Fusion 2006 symposium focuses on making IT work for businesses

...ives from all different places but asking the same questions. "CEOs and cios need one another, and need to become more like one another than ever before...he wide range of attendance, there are no separate "tracks" of sessions for cios and CEOs to follow. After Harvey gives his perspective on business in his k...

Simplicity appeals to CIOs, but it's no easy task

...u want, but be flexible." Read Fusion2006 coverage: WTN: CEOs and cios must be 'joined at the hip' WTN: cios could keep companies out of hot water in court ...

CIOs could keep companies out of hot water in court

... Madison, Wis. cios need to check whether they're adequately handling ... to be flexible. It's not an easy decision, but cios are doing their best to take a balanced approach i... More Fusion2006 coverage: WTN: CEOs and cios must be 'joined at the hip' WTN: Simplicity ...

Tom Koulopoulos shares passion for IT's role in business

...State Journal: Sharing recipes for disaster preparation WTN: CEOs and cios must be 'joined at the hip' WTN: cios could keep companies out of hot water in court WTN: Simplicity appeal...

State initiative prepares Wisconsin IT systems for a disaster

... week. Those in attendance included private-sector cios that are well versed in the basic components of bu...ale event in the community." During Fusion2006, cios were advised to select alternate sites that are ou... support of governor Jim Doyle, but private-sector cios sometimes must actively champion business continui...

IT can't be separate from core business

...e advice that presenters delivered, private-sector cios would be well advised to avoid the temptations pre...organizations. Several Fusion2006 speakers said cios should take the long view and avoid falling head o... Harvey, president and CEO of Alliant Energy, said cios that demonstrate "dogmatic" alignment with the cor...

Peters: Innovation the only edge that remains for American business

...s Conference in Milwaukee. During his speaking career, Peters has addressed cios about making the business case for technology and becoming innovation leade...in achieving diversity of thought, he said, is that only about 5 percent of cios sit on corporate boards. "I think that's a disgrace," he stated....

Healthcare leaders tell how they rally stakeholders around IT

... excited about the project. Making the case: in the boardroom When it comes to pitching executives, no tech jargon is allowed. But not only do cios have to be able to speak the language of business - they need solid financial and medical justifications for the IT systems they're proposing, as well...
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