James W. Huguelet
Jim Huguelet is president of The Huguelet Group LLC, a provider of strategic information technology consulting and project management services.
An information technology consultant with expertise in developing practical technology strategies and managing complex IT projects for start-up, middle-market, and Fortune 500 clients, Jim is also an experienced enterprise architect with an understanding of the technologies necessary to design and construct advanced enterprise-wide business solutions.
Jim also holds certification as a Project Management Professional from the Project Management Institute.
Prior to his work with The Huguelet Group LLC, Jim was the chief information officer of Aquascape, Inc., the largest manufacturer and distributor of products used in the construction of residential water gardens and water features in North America.
Before this role, Jim held a variety of director-level positions in sales, product development, and consulting management at IntegrationWare (later Practicity)-a venture capital-backed software products and consulting company whose clients included Abbott Laboratories, GE Capital, McDonald's Corporation, and the Walgreen Company.
A well-respected voice in the field of electronic payments security, Jim
speaks regularly at industry conferences, including the SIGMA
Executive Leadership Conference & Annual Meeting, the VeriFone Retail Payments Conference, and the National Association of Convenience Stores Annual Conference
insights on the information technology industry have appeared frequently in national publications such as CIO
, Computerworld, and the Chicago Tribune.
A second-generation NIU alumnus, Jim is a founding member of NIU's Computer Science Alumni Council (CSAC)-the first departmental affinity group under the auspices of the NIU Alumni Association.
Currently president of CSAC
, Jim helps guide the group in its mission to serve alumni of-and current students in-the Department of Computer Science, and all alumni in the information technology field.
He is also a member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals and the Project Management Institute, and a past member of the International Ecometry User Group's Executive Board.