Talking data privacy with the Data Diva

They call her the “Data Diva.” Debbie Reynolds, Founder, CEO and Chief Data Privacy Officer at Debbie Reynolds Consulting, is a thought leader in data privacy and cyber data breach response. We spoke with Reynolds about her work and her recommendations for keeping an organization’s data safe. What areas do you concentrate on? Reynolds: I’m…

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IT implementations require political savvy

It goes without saying that big tech projects require a lot of technical know-how. But as one IT leader learned during a flawed system rollout at his company, it also requires communication skills, time, and a whole lot of political savvy. Steve Brown became the vice president of information technology at ECMD, a building materials supply…

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Digital platform leads the wins for St. Louis Community Credit Union

With over 61,000 members, St. Louis Community Credit Union (SLCCU) serves residents of St. Louis City and those of Franklin, St. Louis and St. Charles counties in Missouri; as well as St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, and Jersey counties in Illinois. SLCCU is a low-income designated credit union and one of the largest minority depository institutions in…

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Knowledge Management points to valuable IT oversight

Knowledge management (KM) represents solutions that streamline the process of capturing, distributing and effectively using knowledge within an organization. When an organization is able to easily access, share and update business knowledge, it can become more productive and cost-efficient. What role does KM play in information technology (IT) oversight? For some insight into that question,…

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IT project management must focus on corporate intention 

Management of business transformative projects is a complex job for an IT leader, from determining the value of a project to its outcome. Antony D’Cruz is the chief information officer (CIO) and senior vice president of IT & PMO at HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank, N.A. He is an executive IT leader with…

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Manufacturing security is the new frontier

What happens when information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) converge? What role does culture play, and where are we going to have to make it work in global security? Those are questions IT leader Dawn Cappelli talks about in our interview this week.

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Leading digital transformation efforts in higher ed

Kentucky is home to universities that are leading the pace on digital transformation in the enterprise. We sat down with Eric Satterly, CIO and associate vice president for digital transformation and IT, at Louisville-based Bellarmine University, a private higher education institution. We talked about today’s digital transformation efforts inside the enterprise. Satterly is an IT…

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Cybersecurity analysts moving into data scientist roles

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The enterprise view of cybersecurity and its teams has begun to evolve within the context of rapid global growth. We spoke with Dwayne Smith, Global Director of Security Engineering at Cummins about that evolution. Dwayne Smith joined Cummins in May of 2016, as the Director, Global Cybersecurity Engineering. In this role, Smith established and directed…

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Building great IT teams and breaking out of support-only perceptions

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Steve Brown became the Vice President, Information Technology of ECMD, a building materials supply chain company based in North Carolina, in 2001. He says he thinks the IT leadership door opened for him after he pulled a bad ERP implementation out of the fire. In January, Brown will be switching from full-time employee to an…

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