The global economic slump has prodded IT leaders into considering new ways to become self-reliant. Coveted outsourcing destinations are more expensive then they used to be. The IT talent pool has been overfished. And, the dream of an “idea economy” where corporations keep the elite idea generation in-house and outsource the grunt work, has had its problems. Is the time right for insourcing?
John Stevenson, Past president, SIM Former CIO, Sharp Electronics Corporation
John Stevenson is a past president of the Society for Information Management. He is a recent Chief Information Officer with over 25 years of senior executive experience. His broad experience includes key executive assignments in large corpo... More View all posts
John Stevenson is a past president of the Society for Information Management. He is a recent Chief Information Officer with over 25 years of senior executive experience. His broad experience includes key executive assignments in large corporations spanning high technology, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and heavy manufacturing industries. John's most recent assignment was as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Sharp Electronics Corporation, a maker of consumer and business electronics. There he managed information technology for the Americas Group for this global company. John previously served as Chief Information Officer at Avaya Communications, a $6 billion manufacturer of voice and data switching equipment, he was also the corporate information officer at Lennox International, the number two global heating and air conditioner equipment manufacturer. During the late 1990's, John was the top information executive for the Bristol-Myers-Squibb $16 billion Pharmaceutical Group and for over eight years prior to that he was the lead information executive at Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Corporation. In the 1980's at the age of 35, John became the top information executive at Princeton Packaging Company. In his early IT career he held a number of information technology management assignments at United Technology Corporation and Texas Instruments Corporation. John presently serves on the board as Vice Chairman of the Barton Group, a global mining and abrasives manufacturer. He is current president of JG Stevenson Associates. He also serves on the boards of GridApp Software Corporation and The Society for Information Management Foundation. Less View all posts
Ashvin Vellody, Senior Vice President, Yankee Group
Ashvin Vellody, senior vice president, leads Yankee Group's Building and Powering on the Anywhere Network research group, focused on tracking the technologies that are transforming Anywhere global connectivity. Vellody has more than 15 year... More View all posts
Ashvin Vellody, senior vice president, leads Yankee Group's Building and Powering on the Anywhere Network research group, focused on tracking the technologies that are transforming Anywhere global connectivity. Vellody has more than 15 years of expertise as a leader in defining IT strategy. Before Yankee Group, he was director of enterprise architecture and strategy planning at U.S. Cellular, where he oversaw IT planning, asset management and solutions architecture. Vellody also worked at Capgemini LLC as manager of consulting services, where he led the North American software engineering practice as well as oversaw consulting engagements and client relationships. Vellody has also held consulting and engineering roles at i-flex solutions and Asea Brown Boveri in India. Less View all posts