Richard (Dick) LeFave, EMC Consulting Advisor, EMC Corporation
Dick LeFave is a published author and speaks on topics ranging from IT synergy attainment to driving IT effectiveness within a business. His background includes over 30 years in the IT space coupled with over 15 years as a CIO for Fortune 1,000 and Fortune 50 companies. He has held positions at companies including The Boeing Company, The Boston Company, American Express, Southern New England Telecommunications, SBC, Nextel and Sprint. He retired from the CIO position at Sprint in May 2008 after driving many major transformational initiatives. Since then Dick has been advising senior IT leaders and corporate boards on IT related engagements and IT effectiveness.
EMC Consulting provides the expertise organizations need to manage their most complex information technology initiatives. EMC Consulting helps customers, including more than half of the Global Fortune 500 Companies, by offering program management guidance and expertise across business, applications and infrastructure domains. EMC Consulting provides the execution capability and tools that enable our customers to succeed in the most complex and challengingtransformational programs.
"This book educates the reader in a unique way on the pitfalls that CIOs, Program Managers and their teams face day to day. IT leaders must manage people, risks, processes, and politics in addition to wrangling complex technology. They must be able to effect change across large organizations, which necessarily puts them in the bull's-eye. This story gives excellent insight into this ongoing balancing act as it portrays the decisions the people involved must make from the trenches to the Boardroom."
Frank Wander, CIO, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
"A highly engaging case-study that senior IT executives will find themselves relating to. IT Leaders will find sections where they start head nodding in recognition of situations they have found themselves in. They will also find, as I did, practical tips and alternate perspectives on addressing these challenges."
Jerry Brace, CIO, Rogers Communications