Author - Sam Coursen

Sam Coursen is vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of Freescale Semiconductor. Sam joined Freescale in August 2005. Prior to Freescale, Sam was vice president and CIO of NCR Corporation, a global technology solutions provider. Sam joined NCR in 1993 and held various senior management positions within the company. In 1995, he was appointed vice president of Services Development, responsible for development and global deployment of external NCR service offerings (professional services and customer support services). In 1997, he was appointed vice president of Global Applications, responsible for development, global deployment, and support of the IT applications supporting NCR's internal business operations. In 1998, he was appointed VP & CIO of the company. Prior to joining NCR, Sam held various technical and management positions at AT&T. He joined AT&T in 1973 in Atlanta, Georgia as a student engineer. In 1974, Sam was appointed to a technical position at Bell Laboratories in Naperville, Illinois developing electronic telephone switching systems. In 1979, he was appointed district manager in Bedminster, NJ responsible for development of operations support systems supporting AT&T's global communications network. In 1985, he was appointed district manager responsible for the UNIX Standard Operating Environment (SOE) within AT&T. In 1987, he was appointed division manager responsible for all of AT&T's internal data center and network computing services.


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