Ms. Smith is an experienced business leader and information technology (IT) expert. She has senior executive experience as a CEO and CIO, and has worked in the energy, health care, telecommunications, manufacturing, and consulting industries, and with federal agencies.
Cheryl Smith is a principal at an expert IT consulting firm that offers services in IT Crisis Management. The firm specializes in providing support to companies facing an IT crisis or major “one-time” IT-related event (www.smithandassociates.us.com). She has been responsible for the successful turnaround and completion of critical IT projects and ventures throughout the world.
Prior to her work in IT crisis management, Ms. Smith was the CEO of a technology startup company, utility.net. utility.net offered Broadband over Power Line (BPL) networks to the major US electric companies for commercial sale of broadband to customers in their rural territories, and SmartGrid applications for utility use. She was the global CIO for McKesson Corp—a Fortune 15 health care company; the CIO for KeySpan (now National Grid)—one of the largest energy companies in the US; the VP for Strategic Systems at Verizon; and the MIS Director for Honeywell Federal Systems. She was a Principal at Ernst & Young, one of the “Big 6” consulting firms, for 7 years, successfully managing major IT efforts for a number of Fortune 100 companies in the US and around the world. Her initial years in the industry were spent building 3 core systems that remain in use on Capitol Hill (the electronic voting system on the House floor, the House publication system, the cable communication system used by both the House and the Senate) at the U.S. House of Representatives.
She is the co-founder of the CIO Institute, a certificate program for IT leaders at UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business. In addition to teaching and international speaking engagements, her articles on IT problems, issues and challenges—with ‘insider information’ on how to resolve—have been published worldwide. Smith holds both Bachelor and Master degrees from Penn State.
Location: Room 1E16 Monday, October 18, 2010, 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
As the world of information technology changes, the skill set required to lead your IT organization continually evolves. Attend Day One of this intensive two-day CIO Boot Camp to learn firsthand from successful CIOs at billion-dollar-plus organizations. Hear about common mistakes, how to avoid making them and how to apply their lessons to your world.
Tales from Top-of-Tech
The CIO Role Today
The IT Organization of the Future
IT in the SMB World – Issues, Realities & Best Practices
Location: Room 1E16 Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
As the world of information technology changes, the skill set required to lead your IT organization continually evolves. Attend Day Two of this intensive two-day CIO Boot Camp to learn firsthand from successful CIOs at billion-dollar-plus organizations. Hear about common mistakes, how to avoid making them and how to apply their lessons to your world.