With money tight, IT departments in all sorts of organizations are looking for efficiencies and making systematic efforts to reduce non-productive redundancies. In addition to saving money, a hoped for byproduct is that a successful rationalization exercise will also remove disincentives and barriers to shared services, find reasonable levels of sourcing, improve the interoperability of applications, and optimize the delivery of services. Sounds like a tall order… What does it take to get IT rationalization done the first time and then keep at it? Is this a fundamental change, or will things go back to business as usual, once the economy improves?
Charlie McMahon, Vice President of IT and Chief Technology Officer, Tulane University
Charlie McMahon is the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Technology Officer at Tulane University. He previously served as the executive director of the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) until 2009. He has served ... More View all posts
Charlie McMahon is the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Technology Officer at Tulane University. He previously served as the executive director of the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) until 2009. He has served on the Boards of National LambdaRail (NLR), Internet2 (I2) and numerous other boards including SURA, The Quilt and LONI. Charlie was a featured speaker at the Dell World 2012 Keynote with Michael Dell and President Bill Clinton. He was a member of the State Department delegation to Chile to evaluate the impact of the 2010 earthquakes on Chile’s Colleges and Universities. Charlie’s background includes deployment of large scale LAN, WAN and telephone operations; deployment of large scale Windows desktops; Windows, AIX and Linux server management; Tier 2 and Tier 3 user support; advanced application development; LAN and WAN security; deployment and management of enterprise systems including LMS, financial, student, payroll, HR and electronic health records; business continuity planning; vendor relationship management; and evaluation of bleeding and leading edge technologies. Charlie received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and a Masters of Business Administration from LSU. He holds his CPHIMS Certification (Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems). Charlie currently serves as a trustee for Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA) and is a Technology Adviser for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Less View all posts
Martin J. Gomberg, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, A&E Television Networks
Martin J. Gomberg is senior vice president and chief information officer with AETN where he has been for more than 15 years. Martin is very proud to be associated with such immediately recognizable brands as A&E and The History Channel ... More View all posts
Martin J. Gomberg is senior vice president and chief information officer with AETN where he has been for more than 15 years. Martin is very proud to be associated with such immediately recognizable brands as A&E and The History Channel and now Lifetime Television. "AETN is a wonderful and innovative company with tremendous reach and recongnition," he says, "a major player in our industry, a growth company and yet a small enough company to allow me to contribute to the decisions that advance or position of leadership." Martin is a founding member of the CIO Executive Council, and active participant in industry shaping activities through its Media and Entertainment sub committee and a frequest speaker on Business continuity and emerging digital content protection issues. Less View all posts