Barb Kunkel, Chief Information Officer, Troutman Sanders LLP
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Chief Information Officer

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Troutman Sanders LLP
600 Peachtree Street NE Suite 5200
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
United States

Company Description: Troutman Sanders LLP is one of Atlanta's largest law firms, has more than 40 attorneys dedicated to health care and/or employee benefits issues. Troutman Sanders...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Contributor
    TechLinks
  • Chief Information Officer
    Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Chief Information Officer and Information Technology Director
    Nixon Peabody LLP
  • Chief Information Officer of Information Technology Staffing Task Force
    chair of the CIO Executive Council

Education

  • M.B.A. , Finance and Information Systems
    University of Rochester
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Web References
Barbara Kunkel, CIO, ...
www.techlinks.net, 1 April 2010 [cached]
Barbara Kunkel, CIO, Troutman Sanders LLP
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When Barbara Kunkel arrived on the job she inherited a long list of things to get done. During the first few years, a complete upgrade of all back office applications commanded a high priority. She was busy when she arrived, and by all indications she has not even started to slow down at all.
"We are heavily focused on cost containment initiatives at present. We are taking a hard look at the real value being derived from our IT expenses, and if that value is in question, then we look at alternatives. We are preparing to move to Office 2007 and that will be a big move for us. We are also about to overhaul our SharePoint portal, plus we are looking at new application options with our marketing organization. It's time to take CRM to the next level and that's on the list too," said Kunkel as she spoke at a pace that was difficult for my pen to follow. (grin)
"Clients want to see more automation for some services. They know automation presents a viable alternative for some aspects of legal services, and clients expect us to be on top of that game. They want us to employ IT to help create efficiencies, and we are busy looking at a lot of ideas" observed Kunkel.
In addition to all the real and potential IT projects going on in her shop, Kunkel is investing a lot of time building skills within her team. Number one on her list is the need to develop skills for building relationships. She fully understands the importance of effective communications skills and she recognizes the need to help her team to take those skills to the highest level.
Recommind - Press Releases
www.recommind.com, 22 Aug 2006 [cached]
"We always strive to provide our clients with the highest standards of service by leveraging our experience and insights within the firm," said Barbara J. Kunkel, CIO and IT Director, Nixon Peabody.
CIO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
www.cioexecutivecouncil.com, 10 Mar 2005 [cached]
According to Barb Kunkel, CIO of Nixon Peabody LLP and chair of the CIO Executive Council's IT Staffing Task Force, "The world of information technology is changing and CIOs like me are looking for workers who will take initiative, think strategically and lead the business in a positive direction.
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According to Kunkel, "Information technology is integral to the success of every company and CIOs are looking for employees who can propel that message and make that success happen."
TechBridge Appoints New Board Chair and New Board Member | TechBridge.org
techbridge.org, 29 May 2014 [cached]
Barb Kunkel, CIO, Troutman Sanders, LLP
CIO Talk Radio Blog – Discussions related to CIO Duties and Challenges of CIO Today - CIO Talk Radio Blog – Discussions related to CIO Duties and Challenges of CIO Today
www.ciotalkradio.com, 1 Jan 2014 [cached]
Dr. Barb Kunkel, the CIO of Troutman Sanders LLP, said on our show "Flexible Leadership and Evolving Commitments" that any rationale for how a new tool or piece of technology is a necessary change has to convey why it's important to the individual to make the switch.
"You have to be a compelling leader and create that business case; why change," Kunkel asked. She echoed the sentiments of her team when she said, "I don't have time.
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