As editorial director, Christina Torode plans and oversees strategy and operations for TechTarget's CIO/ IT Strategy Media group. She is responsible for maintaining the sites' editorial excellence and keeping the site content focused on the unique needs of senior technology executives. She joined TechTarget in October 2006 as a senior writer covering Microsoft. Christina has been with the CIO/IT Strategy Media group since 2008, focusing on a variety of beats from business intelligence and the changing role of technology in the business to virtualization and cloud computing. Under her leadership, the CIO/ IT Strategy Media group has been the recipient of several ASBPE awards. Previously, she was a senior editor with trade publication CRN, overseeing coverage in such areas as networking, security and channel relations.
Executive Editor Linda Tucci oversees news and e-zine projects for SearchCIO.com and SearchCIO-Midmarket.com. She has covered CIO strategy since joining TechTarget in 2005, focusing most recently on big data, mobile computing and social media. She also writes frequently about the CIO role and CIO careers for SearchCIO.com's weekly CIO Matters column. Prior to joining TechTarget she was a business columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Her freelance work has appeared in The Boston Globe and The New York Times.
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Nicole Laskowski is a senior news writer for SearchCIO.com and SearchCIO-Midmarket.com. She covers CIO strategies for analytics, business intelligence and data management. Her recent coverage has focused on the technology challenges and business opportunities related to managing and mining big data. Prior to joining SearchCIO, she was a writer for sister site SearchBusinessAnalytics.com. Nicole has a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and a master’s degree in literary nonfiction from the University of Oregon.
Western Governor's University
Niel is a frequent speaker, presenter and writer on IT's dual role enabling
strategy and delivering operational excellence. He is an experienced, innovative leader with the proven ability to
achieve dramatic improvements in personnel and processes such as
reducing ERP implementation costs by almost 50%, reducing IT costs while
adding new services. He has proven ability to increase the capability
of IT departments, improving information systems reliability from less
than 90% to more than 99%. Niel has more than 25 years experience in the
rapid/adaptive selection, implementation, and deployment of enterprise
business applications, analysis tools, and systems.
He holds a MS in Engineering from MIT, a BS in Physics from Utah State University, and an MBA from Utah State University. CRN Magazine named Niel one of the top 25 IT Executives of 2008. Niel is also one of the founders of Accelinnova, a think tank focused on improving organizational and IT agility.
Harvey Koeppel is the president of Pictographics Inc., a management and technology advisory and consulting services firm that has provided executive-level support to the financial services industry since 1979. Harvey is also vice chairman of the World BPO/ITO Forum, a leading industry association focused on advancing the adoption and effective use of outsourced products and services globally.
Harvey recently served as executive director of the Center for CIO Leadership, a global community serving more than 3,400 CIOs and other C-level executives interested in acquiring and developing the skills and good practices required to further leverage enterprise investments in information technology. He continues to speak and write about technology leadership and innovation at numerous industry forums and guest lectures at post-graduate executive education programs offered by leading academic institutions around the world.
From May 2004 through June 2007, Harvey served as the CIO and senior vice president of Citigroup’s Global Consumer Group. In that role, Harvey served as chairman of the Enterprise Offshore Program Office Steering Committee. Prior to taking on the CIO role, Harvey provided consulting services to CitiFinancial, Citibank and other Citi affiliates from 1986 to 2004.
Harvey has a distinguished record of IT innovation in the financial services industry. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and computer science from the University of Pittsburgh.
Harvey is a member of the 2013 TechTarget Editorial Speaker Bureau.