Chief Information Officer, Scripps Networks Interactive
Bob Baskerville was named the chief information officer for Scripps Networks Interactive in the fall of 2013, continuing his impressive tenure at the lifestyle media company. Reporting to executive vice president and chief technology officer, Mark Hale, Baskerville is responsible for overseeing all technical operations, from support and maintenance to solutions and innovation. Before transitioning into this new role, Baskerville served as the chief operating officer of Scripps Networks International, he oversaw day-to-day operations of Scripps Networks Interactive's growing international division which includes network operations and program syndication in Canada, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In his previous position as president of Scripps Emerging Networks, Baskerville directed business strategy, content development and operations of DIY Network and Fine Living Network. Prior to that, he held the position of DIY Network president, where he took the home improvement network from a startup to one of the highest-rated digital networks in all of cable. Baskerville joined Scripps Networks in 1994 as the director of production for the launch of HGTV and then moved over to supervise production for Cinetel Studios. In 1996, he was named vice president of production with Cinetel Studios. He held that title until his appointment to senior vice president of Scripps Productions. Preceding his 14 years at Scripps Networks, Baskerville was director of production at E! Entertainment Television for six years and also worked in various programming and production capacities for Indiana news stations, WTHR-TV in Indianapolis and WTHI-TV in Terre Haute. Baskerville is active in the Knoxville community, sitting on the board of directors for the historic Tennessee Theatre and the Knoxville Bijou Theatre. He is also very involved with the Knoxville Youth Sports Organization. Baskerville is a member of CTAM (Cable Telecommunications Association for Marketers) and is a recent graduate of the CTAM U Program at the Harvard Business School.
Sr. Vice President & CFO, Allstate Technology & Strategic Ventures
Roger joined Allstate in 2014 with over 30 years of experience leading a variety of financial functions in global financial service companies. He is accountable for global ATSV financial strategy and planning, accounting and reporting, and financial risk management. He works closely with the corporate and business unit finance organizations to optimize the return on technology investments.
Before joining Allstate, Roger was SVP and Head of the Office of the CIO of TD Bank Group. He has also served as CFO of numerous business units at Citigroup, including Operations and Technology, Consumer Finance North America, and Marketing and New Product Development.
He holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Management from the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Everyone tracks the Miles Per Gallon of their car for the simple reason that they want to know how much mileage they're getting for their money. Yet CFO's evaluate IT spend in terms of ROI; how much value creation will it produce for the dollar? Should ...
Walter has been serving as First Chief Information Officer for the University of Nebraska since 1995.
Currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for the University of Nebraska system, which has over 13,000 Staff and Faculty and over 51,000 Students located on four campuses. Reports directly to the President of the University and participates in all major councils such as Presidents Council; Academic; Business and Finance; Campus Computer Directors and Board of Regents.
Appointed by the Governor and approved by the Legislature to be a Commissioner representing Higher Education on the Nebraska Information Technology Commission. The Commission promotes the use of information technology in education, health care, economic development and all levels of government service.
Co-Prime contractor, in partnership with the State CIO, for the State of Nebraska’s statewide high-speed network known as “Network Nebraska”. This network is the result of strong collaboration between the State of Nebraska, the University of Nebraska and the Nebraska Educational Television network.
Created a University wide Security Council to help guide the ongoing development and implementation of an effective information security program, which includes policy, risk management and compliance efforts in information security across the entire University.
Member of the Midwest Higher Education Compact (MHEC) technology committee.
Prior to moving to Nebraska, Walter was Associate Vice President and CIO at Fordham University in New York from 1986-1995 and prior to that was Associate Professor of Computer Science at the US Military Academy, West Point, New York from 1980 – 1986. He is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel and has master’s degrees in Military Arts and Science, Business Administration and Computer Science as well as a bachelor’s degree in Economics.
Proliferation of newage computing paradigms including Cloud and Mobility are welcomed since they bolster higher education experience and quality. However, are the existing data governance, management, ...
Hugh Miller joined the City of San Antonio in July, 2004, after tenure at Priceline.com and the San Antonio Water System. He has spent most of his career in information technology leadership in several places throughout the country. Serving as the Chief Technology Officer and Director of the Information Technology Services Department (ITSD), Mr. Miller is responsible for providing information technology (IT) services to all City of San Antonio departments on a daily basis. ITSD also provides leadership, vision and support for all technology functions throughout the City organization.
Mr. Miller has overseen the redesigning and rebuilding of all the voice and data networks, most of the business systems, redundant datacenters and the IT service catalog. He worked with the City’s energy company to build a fiber optic wide area network spanning throughout San Antonio. Additionally, he and his staff helped the Library department deploy an award winning public wireless network that runs in all of the library branches and have deployed wireless throughout most City offices and the Riverwalk. He has helped ITSD begin implementing best practices through the utilization of Information Technology Infrastructure Library and by building a service-based technology organization.
On December 10, 2007, Hugh’s hard work and leadership was honored by being selected as one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2008. Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders Awards Program honors executives who show exemplary technology leadership in resolving pressing business problems. Mr. Miller sits on several organizations’ advisory boards and has been asked to speak at many conferences throughout the US. Mr. Miller’s education includes, Electrical Engineering – University Of Texas at San Antonio, Computer Engineering – Iowa State University and Graduate courses – University Of Texas San Antonio
Jay is currently Chief Information Officer for the American Cancer Society (ACS), a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the American Cancer Society has more than 900 local offices nationwide and a presence in more than 5,100 communities. Jay is responsible for the people, strategy and operations of the Global Information Technology organization.
Prior to joining ACS in 2012, Jay served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for AdCare Health Systems, a rapidly growing and recognized innovator in health care facility management. Jay spent the previous 7 years at AIG (American International Group), most recently as VP and CIO for AIG Aerospace, a leading global aerospace insurer. At AIG, Jay implemented numerous improvements that have delivered substantial value to the organization while managing significant organizational change in a turbulent market environment. In addition to his role as AVP of Information Technology with AIG Personal Lines, Jay was selected as CFO for Operations and Systems in 2006 and led multiple global IT Finance and Governance Standards initiatives that resulted in millions of dollars in savings for the organization.
Jay continues to be a thought leader in the Information Technology arena and is a frequent guest speaker and panelist, both in Atlanta and Nationwide. He’s been featured in multiple publications, including Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and CIO Magazine. In recognition of his accomplishments, Jay was selected as Georgia CIO of the Year in 2011, and is currently serving as Chair for the Georgia CIO Leadership Association.
His commitment and dedication to community involvement is evidenced by the time and energy he contributes. In 2007, he founded the non-profit group, Priscilla’s Promise, in honor of his late wife, which raises funds for cervical cancer education and research. In 2011 he was elected to the Board of Directors for TechBridge, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that helps other nonprofits use technology to improve their capability to serve the community, and in 2013 was named Board Chair.
Jay earned both his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and his Masters of Business Administration from The University of Georgia. Jay continues to be involved with his alma mater, both as a mentor for young alumni and as a member of the Alumni Board of Directors for the Terry College of Business.
Jay lives in the Metro Atlanta Area with his 3 sons: Trey, Connor and Alex.
IT is no longer the monolith it once was. External business units are creating challenges for CIOs traditionally looking to put everything under one roof. But instead of fighting the battle to continually fight turf wars, how do you knit all the ...
Partner, eatbigfish and Author "A Beautiful Constraint"
Mark Barden is a partner in the highly-regarded consulting firm eatbigfish, who coined the term Challenger Brand in their influential book Eating The Big Fish.
In his colorful career Mark has sold Guinness door-to-door, run with Nike, and started his own advertising agency to launch Yahoo! He’s won a Platinum Award for direct response marketing, taken a dot com public, and once warmed up a crowd for Ellen De Generes.
He is co-author of the book, A Beautiful Constraint: How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages, and Why It’s Everyone’s Business (Wiley, 2015)
He lives in Marin County, California, with wife Doris Mitsch and their two daughters.
Traditionally, constraints are seen as stumbling blocks or negative forces that prevent us from fulfilling our goals and desires. Can constraints be considered an ally and a powerful resource that can be effectively harnessed to achieve success?
CIO, Office of Information Technology, State of Maine
Jim Smith is currently the Chief Information Officer for the State of Maine. As such, he will direct and oversee all Information Technology policymaking, planning, architecture, strategy, and standardization throughout the state. He will provide central leadership and vision in the use of information and telecommunications technology on a statewide basis, and provide risk assessment on disaster and business recovery, and cyber security.
Jim has been in the Information Technology field for over 30 years, and he has held senior IT leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies such as American Express, Sun Life Financial, and Unum Corporation. His background spans multiple aspects of IT, including development, operations, workforce planning, vendor management, strategy, and innovation. Jim has significant international experience, having overseen multiple projects in India, the Philippines, and England, and he has developed two technology operations in Ireland.
Jim has a particular interest in workforce planning and in helping to develop and mentor the next generation of IT resources. At Unum, he created the ‘Tech Night’, where to date over 500 high schools students have learned about information technology careers.
Dr. Jonathan Reichental, currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the City of Palo Alto, is a multiple award-winning technology leader whose 20-year career has spanned both the private and public sectors. In 2013 he was recognized as one of the 25 doers, dreamers, and drivers in government in America. He also won a best CIO in Silicon Valley award and a national IT leadership prize. His innovative work in government has also been recognized by the White House. Dr. Reichental works with his teams to apply technology innovation in organizations to create new value and to enable work to be more meaningful and fun. He is a popular writer and public speaker on a wide range of technology and business-related topics.
The rise in mobility has swept the professional world so thoroughly that it has created such broad data diversity that has never been easier to share and consume. And yet for many companies dealing with issues of compliance and information security, ...