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About the Speaker
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    Co-Presenter: Joseph Szmadzinski
    CEO, IT Management Resources

    Joseph R. Szmadzinski has served as interim and permanent CIO (over 12 times) or as an advisor to the chief executive teams/ officers to troubleshoot, restructure, and manage client systems during turnaround, growth, and profit improvement efforts. Joe has served clients in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, transportation, consumer products, manufacturing, airlines, and retail. He is a leading and frequent speaker and writer on current technologies, including cloud, security, mobility, and big data.

    Joe recently served as CIO of Methanex, Daymon, Surgical Care Affiliates, Polar Industries, Barr Pharmaceuticals/Laboratories (2006-8), Hayes Lemmerz (2005), and Champion Enterprises (2003-4), where he rationalized the financial and operating systems, consolidated and directed the IT groups, and assisted the companies in locating a permanent CIO.

    He also held the position of IT Restructuring Officer and Deputy CIO during the Turnaround of Worldcom (now MCI). Previous assignments include performing as the interim CIO for GMAC, GeoLogistics, Ryder System, Deutsche Telecom (in Germany), Hayes-Lemmerz, Budget Group and IFCO Systems, Inc. He served in most these roles while the lead Principal at AlixPartners, a leading global turnaround and transformation firm.

    Joe is also a former Consulting Partner and Practice Lead at both KPMG and PwC. He began his career over thirty years ago with EDS. He hails from Michigan with an undergraduate in Physics from Grand Valley State University and University of Michigan for his MBA. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers and APICS.