There will come a day when the CIO and the CFO can work together as true partners and allies. It will be when CFOs will see IT as more than just a cost center and the CIO will be able to prove IT’s value in a way the CFO can understand. Someday they ...
Dennis Gribble, an Idaho Power employee since 1979, is responsible for the company’s information technology activities. He was appointed to the position of vice president and chief information officer for both IDACORP and Idaho Power in May 2006. Before that he was vice president and treasurer, a position he had held since July 2004. Prior to that Gribble served as controller and as assistant treasurer. Gribble has a breadth of experience with Idaho Power. Some of his duties with the company have included systems analyst, rate analyst, business analyst, business analyst supervisor, financial services manager, corporate accounting and reporting manager and Finance controller. Gribble is a member of the State of Idaho Information Technology Resource Management Advisory Board, Edison Electric Institute CIO Strategic Advisory Committee, Board member for the Idaho Digital Learning Academy, and also the Business Advisory Committee for the University of Phoenix Boise Campus. Gribble has served as a trustee of the Bishop Kelly High School Board of Governance and is a past member of the St. Mary’s school committee, all in Boise, Idaho. Gribble is a graduate of Boise State University with both a BBA in Economics and an MBA.
CTO of Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA), Boston, MA
Gary joined MBTA in January 2008 as Chief Technology Officer and Director of Information Technology. He is responsible for Enterprise Systems, Information Security, the MBTA web presence, systems and network infrastructure. As Chief Technology Officer, Gary is also responsible for enabling and supporting technology innovation and implementation across the MBTA.
Gary Foster previously served as Managing Director of Product Development at Omgeo LLC. Omgeo is a solution provider in the global Financial Services Technology market. To this position, Gary brought more than 25 years developing solutions for global security markets. He was responsible for the creation and leadership of Omgeo’s product strategy. A member of the executive team since Omgeo’s inception, Foster’s leadership was crucial in the growth and creation of Omgeo.
In his previous role as the Chief Technology Officer at Omgeo, Foster was responsible for the launch of Omgeo’s premier product into the marketplace - Omgeo Central Trade Manager. In this role he directed the technology development and support of all of Omgeo’s core products. As CTO, Foster transformed Omgeo’s approach to product development through the introduction of the Omgeo Product Development System. Foster lead the redesign of the technology function at Omgeo and was responsible for successful introduction of offshore outsourcing to the company.
Prior to his appointment to CTO in 2000, Foster held numerous senior technical management positions at Thomson Financial. His career highlights at Thomson include his leadership role in the technical integration and reengineering of SEQUAL, an acquisition from the London Stock Exchange and a major role in the development and introduction of two of Thomson's premiere products - First Call and The Bond Buyer’s Munifacts Plus.
Foster joined Thomson Financial in 1987 from John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company where he worked for 13 years as part of the Group Pension business focused on business process automation and large scale IT programs. Foster is a well-versed speaker and has presented at industry events on a variety of topics. He studied software engineering at Harvard University Extension School and has extensive leadership training, including a “Instructive Leadership” at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.
Harriet Tregoning is the Director of the Washington DC Office of Planning, where she works to make DC a walkable, bikeable, eminently livable, globally competitive and sustainable city. Prior to this she was the director of the Governors’ Institute on Community Design and co-founder, with former Maryland Governor Glendening, and executive director of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute.
Tregoning developed her expertise in state level action in the State of Maryland where she served Governor Glendening as both Secretary of Planning and then as the nation's first state-level Cabinet Secretary for Smart Growth. Prior to her tenure in Maryland state government, Tregoning was the director of Development, Community and Environment at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Tregoning’s academic training is in engineering and public policy. She was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design for 2003-2004.
Building a smart city will take real effort by businesses to meet rising populations and industries with escalating needs. Utilities, IT and telecommunications need to collaborate to provide smart solutions for the community, anything from ...
In my last blog, I discussed how transformational CIOs set direction and influence their teams to foster collaboration and change. Today, I hope to inspire CIOs to drive change in their external communities by sharing one of Delaware’s efforts in promoting cyber security education and career cultivation. One area where CIOs can drive workforce development and job growth is to promote the need for additional trained resources in the cyber security field. Whether it is customer information held by retailers or personal data held by area banks, we increasingly rely on a skilled cyber workforce to protect our customers and our economy. Coincidentally, hundreds of unfilled jobs in this sector exist in Delaware today. I think it is extremely important to encourage our direct reports to drive leadership and change in their external communities. Our CSO Elayne Starkey is an avid cyber safety ambassador, and through her enthusiasm she has created partnerships with our educational institutions, local governments, business leaders and nationally recognized cyber education and training programs. We collaborated recently with JPMorgan Chase in sponsoring the Delaware Cyber Aces program, which provides a great model for how our alliance with the business community and higher education can help Delawareans develop the skills needed to transform their lives and strengthen their communities. This online education and job skills training program provided a series of free tutorials and assessments, and it was open to all Delawareans.