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Four Futures of the CIO

SIM AZ presents at the monthly meeting: Four Futures of the CIO

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In the past, the CIO's role was primarily to run the IT organization.  In the future, the challenge will be to ensure that the enterprise as a whole achieves strategic value from the use of technology and information. We will discuss how to build your personal roadmap to meet that challenge.

Steve Griffin is an Executive Partner with Gartner Executive Programs, where he services clients in the western United States. In this role, he combines his experience and Gartner resources to provide strategy, advice, counsel and customized support to CIOs and senior IT executives across a broad range of industries. Mr. Griffin acts as a trusted advisor by listening, understanding and then executing service actions. His goal is to bring new ideas to clients by leveraging Gartner assets and his 30 years of business and IT experience. He creatively helps clients achieve significant improvements to their business through a strong focus on business and technology strategy, leadership, communication, and innovation.

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Griffin held leadership positions with companies in many industries, where he was instrumental in driving significant change. He has an understanding of executive, IT and operational issues, as well as extensive IT leadership and business operations experience. His passion is integrating his business and technology acumen in creating innovative and effective solutions. Most recently, he was the COO of Out-Fit, a fitness equipment distributor, and prior to that, he was the CIO for Gemstar-TV Guide International in the media and entertainment industry. Mr. Griffin has also held numerous IT and finance leadership positions at HealthNet and JP Morgan Chase.

Professional Background

•    Out-Fit, COO, 5 years

•    Gemstar-TV Guide, CIO, 5 years

•    HealthNet, VP of IT, 5 years

•    Bank One (JPMorgan Chase), 15 years


•    B.S. Finance, minor in Computer Science, University of Dayton

•    M.B.A., University of Dayton

Later Event: November 13
M&A the IT Way