Enterprises are expecting big results from Big Data. Mining Big Data sets (like web searches or twitter postings) is expected to help business managers leverage data-driven strategies to innovate, compete, and enhance productivity. Beyond the hassle of storage, how prepared are IT leaders, to fully exploit the potential of Big Data.
John Crary, CIO, American Red Cross
John Crary joined the American Red Cross in late 2009 as the Chief Information Officer, responsible for all information technology functions throughout the organization. The American Red Cross, founded by Clara Barton in 1881 and headquarte... More View all posts
John Crary joined the American Red Cross in late 2009 as the Chief Information Officer, responsible for all information technology functions throughout the organization. The American Red Cross, founded by Clara Barton in 1881 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is one of the nation’s premier emergency response organizations and a major U.S. provider of blood products to the healthcare industry. The Red Cross serves the United States through its nearly 700 chapters, 35 Blood Services regions, multiple disaster centers and specialized services to the armed forces. Crary brings a wealth of information technology management experience to the organization, including expertise in new technologies such as social media, web based services and e-commerce. Prior to joining the Red Cross, he was vice president and CIO for Lear Corporation, a position he held beginning in January 1996. At Lear he was responsible for all information technology functions for the corporation’s 230 sites in 30 countries. Before his tenure at Lear, he was CIO for AlliedSignal Automotive in Southfield, Michigan. He also served as the CIO of ITT Automotive and as the director of Business Systems Management at ITT Corporation in New York. Crary earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, N.J., and is a member of the Information Systems Executive Forum (ISEF) at the University of Michigan and the Society for Information Management (SIM). He also serves as a member of the Board of Visitors in The School of Business at Oakland University. Less View all posts
Dale Potter, SVP Strategy and Transformation, The Ottawa Hospital
Dale Cameron Potter is a proven leader and executive in the delivery of Information Technology solutions. Dale is sensitive to the needs and constraints of the business he is serving and is able to maximize value delivery through Informati... More View all posts
Dale Cameron Potter is a proven leader and executive in the delivery of Information Technology solutions. Dale is sensitive to the needs and constraints of the business he is serving and is able to maximize value delivery through Information Technology Strategies linked to the business objectives. Dale is currently Senior Vice-President, Strategy and Transformation at The Ottawa Hospital, which is one of the largest academic health science centers in Canada. Dale joined The Ottawa Hospital in 2008 as the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice-President. Prior to this, Dale spent more than 8 years in Senior Executive Information Technology leadership roles for global, world-class manufacturing corporations, as the CIO of Alcan Engineered Products, based in Paris, France, and CIO of Bombardier Transportation, based in Berlin, Germany. In the first 10 years of Dale’s professional career, he gained international experience as a Solution Architect in top tier consulting organizations, developing solutions and strategies for many large global corporations. Dale can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org . Less View all posts