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One thing is certain – technology will continue to evolve. It has, quite frankly, outstripped the pace of technology management. Compared to disciplines such as finance and accounting, IT management is in its infancy. We, as business leaders should never get too enamored with one particular latest and greatest technology or trend.
Michael Fillios is the Founder and CEO of IT Ally, LLC. He is a four-time CIO and senior global business and technology executive with 25 years of experience in transformation, change leadership and operations management in the Pharmaceutical, Industrials, Automotive, Banking and Consulting industries. He was most recently SVP & CIO for the Commercial Bank at Fifth Third.
His CIO responsibilities have taken him around the world including living in Shanghai, China where he served as Vice President and Divisional CIO at Delphi Automotive and led global IT operations for over 100 plants in 30 countries. At the multi-industrial giant ITT Corporation, he was part of the transformation team that led the successful tax-free spinoffs of ITT’s water and defense related businesses to shareholders.
Michael also spent ten years as an entrepreneur at tech startup BTM Corporation, where as the Chief Solutions Officer, he advised CxO’s on implementing transformative technology management practices in the public and private sector. Earlier in his career, he led the Finance, Human Resources and IT functions at Penwest Pharmaceuticals and worked at consulting firms Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young.
He earned his bachelor of business degree from The Hagen School of Business at Iona College and is a contributing author of The Alignment Effect (Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2002) and Winning The 3-Legged Race: When Business and Technology Run Together (BTM Institute/Prentice Hall, Nov. 8, 2005) as well as several articles and research reports.
Michael is on the Board of Directors of INTERalliance, a non-profit that promotes careers in information technology to high school students in the greater Cincinnati region. He resides in Mason, Ohio with his wife Lisa, son Griffin and daughter Sydney, while his eldest son Mike lives in New York.
Neal O’Farrell is one of the first generation of security and privacy experts, and over his 36-year career has advised and assisted almost every type of client, from government, military and the intelligence community, to Fortune 500 companies, wealth managers, and small businesses.
An award-winning expert, he is Executive Director for the non-profit Identity Theft Council, a member of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (K12 Committee), and a fellow of the EP3 Foundation.
Neal previously served on the Federal Communications Commission’s Cybersecurity Roundtable, and was the only security advisor invited to participate in the Congressionally-mandated Stock Act Panel empaneled to study security and privacy risks for members of Congress and senior federal employees.
Neal has served as advisor for ZoneAlarm, IdentityGuard, EZShield, SiteLock, SurfControl, Securify, NTRU Cryptosystems, Credit Sesame, and Civic and has been quoted in numerous publications around the world include the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, the Huffington Post and the South China Morning Post.
While the discipline of cybersecurity is central to the survival of every organization, survival skills alone won't cut it. What matters more is perspective, the kind that's only earned from decades on the front line and which can tell you in advance which skills are most likely to fail when tested.
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