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Technology companies are involved in thousands of acquisitions every year. Selecting the best target for an acquisition often requires reliable advice on technical issues at the executive level. The CTO is also a valuable tool in addressing the increasingly well-informed media about the products, services, and the future plans of the company. CTOs can speak as peers to other technologists and can play a role in convincing the media that the company's decisions are sound and will add value for the company's stakeholders.
The book will review all of the current events, and thought leadership to become a CTO or a CIO. This book also acts as a complete reference guide. It is important to note that the CTO and CIO terms will be used interchangeably throughout the book due to increasingly integrated focus.
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Acknowledgement and Contribution
My Dear Wife - Susanna
Distribution and Participation at the Infoworld CTO 2003 Conference
Loretta Prencipe for distribution and participation at the Infoworld CTO Conference
Extensive IBM interviews
Jack Santoni, IBM Managing Principal for providing an interview
Jim Sphorer, Director, Advanced Research Lab, IBM Almaden
David Boloker, IBM CTO, Software Group
Extensive interview with Technology Leadership
Steven Forte, CTO, Corzen and Microsoft Regional Director for providing an interview
Stuart Robbins, Executive Director of CIO Collective for providing an interview
George Wing, Regional Director, Tatum Partners for providing an interview
Mario Cardullo, Special Counselor , International Trade, US Department of Commerce, and a dear friend of a CTO community for providing an interview
William Sanford, Columbia Strategy LLC
Mike Toma, founder of TLC CTO Forum for recommending to author this book
Members of the Technology Leadership Committee and Speakers
Jim Wolowicz, Planning Committee, TLC
Vadim Pevzner, Planning Committee, TLC
Eugene Goland, President of DataArt Enterprises, and Planning Committee, TLC
Stefan Inzelstein, President of Indigo Associates, and Planning Committee, TLC
Derek Stephens, IBM Program Director, IBM.com and Planning Committee, TLC
Rustam Lalkaka, World Recognized Incubation and Innovation Expert
To my Dear wife, Susanna , and to my Dear Parents
This book is also dedicated in part to the memory of my dear friend and mentor,
The "Late" Sam Albert
Biography of Sam Albert
Sam Albert lived a remarkable life. Sam was an IBM Corporate executive when he retired from IBM after a 30 year career. Sam then started Sam Albert Associates, an independent management consulting firm, specializing in developing corporate strategic relationships and formulating marketing strategies and marketing programs for firms in the information technology industry. Sam was well recognized as the voice of CompuTips, a series of quick tips for computer users on 1010 WINS in NYC.
We miss you Sam!