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Jim is widely recognized as one of the world’s thought leaders in achieving worthwhile business results from investments in IT. Jim is the only person to have been voted “CIO of the Year” in both Europe and North America. In 2012 Jim won CIO Magazine’s award for the innovative use of technology. Jim has advised governments and heads of state on technology strategy, and helps teach the next generation of IT leaders at Columbia University (New York) and the University of Calgary (Haskayne Business School). Jim was also Dean of the IT Academy at General Motors and BP. His book The CIO’s Secret Playbook is scheduled for publication in 2014.

Jim has held the following positions in his successful career in the IT profession:

Jim Noble

Jim Noble

Alan Guibord

Alan Guibord

Alan has more than 35 years of global IT management experience, and is the Founder and Chairman of The Advisory Council (TAC). TAC’s unique Expertise-as-a-Service® (EaaS™) gives clients access to a wide array of services, tools and workshops designed to help CIOs and IT managers reduce costs, improve productivity, and increase the status of IT in the boardroom. Prior to founding TAC, Al was President and Chief Executive Officer of Computerworld, International Data Group’s flagship weekly magazine for IT leaders. During his tenure, Computerworld was the only publication in its market to hold top line performance during adverse market conditions and moved from fourth position into second.

Prior to joining Computerworld, Mr. Guibord was Vice President and CIO at Fort James Corp., an international consumer products company with more than $9 billion in sales, 28,000 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities around the world. Previously, Mr. Guibord was Vice President Information Technology for RR Donnelley and Sons. He had global responsibility for all IT and telecomm, and was given the challenge of positioning the company’s infrastructure for high-growth and global expansion. Before joining RR Donnelley and Sons, Mr. Guibord was Chief Information Officer of PictureTel, Inc.

Mr. Guibord has been a member of several key executive advisory boards, including Oracle and Microsoft.

Mr. Guibord is a frequent speaker on IT leadership and organizational strategy. He published his first book, the IT Leadership Manual, in September 2012 (John Wiley & Sons).

Peter Schay

Peter Schay

Peter Schay, TAC International Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Operations, has more than 30 years of achievements in the design, implementation and transformation of complex, mission-critical, worldwide products, services and programs. He has consulted for major firms including IBM, HP, Microsoft, Accenture and CSC. Mr. Schay achieves results through earnest collaboration, relentless focus, and persuasive articulation of problems and solutions to senior management, peers and practitioners across disciplines, organizations and cultures. His expertise includes deep understanding of operations and information technology, business process innovation, and identification of essential issues in complex problems. He is experienced with company sizes ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100, including Gartner (Group VP, Gartner Research Worldwide Operations), Digital Equipment Corporation (Group Manager, Product Management, VAX 8600 and VAXclusters), and AT&T Bell Laboratories (Member of Technical Staff).

Matthew Roderman

Matthew Roderman

Matthew Roderman, Executive Vice President, Global Business Development, has more than 22 years of software solutions experience which include 9 years at Microsoft. While at Microsoft, Matt held various technical, management and solution sales positions which included selling Microsoft SharePoint, Project, Enterprise Project Management, Office and Visio. In his Microsoft tenure Matt was a guest speaker for Project Management Institute, International Institute for Business Analysis, Association for Manufacturing Excellence, and Process Excellent Week. Matt also worked in the computer-aided design (CAD) industry, at a certified AutoCAD reseller, Softdesk, and Autodesk. Matt’s tenure in the CAD industry enabled him to become certified in various AutoCAD and Softdesk Architectural software releases.

In 2009, Matt founded Tips & Techniques, L.L.C, which is comprised of a network of software experts providing technical demonstrations and presentations to customers who wish to increase productivity from the software they invest in. Today Matt is responsible for overall sales management and activities for TAC International and Cyber Security Integrators.