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Advisory Partner and Researcher

itmWEB Group LLC
itmWEB
P.O. Box 18521
Austin, Texas 78760
United States

Company Description: The itmWEB Media Corporation owns, and provides content for The itmWEB Site™. Founded in 1996, this website is a vast collection of tools, news, features, and...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • degree , Management Science and Computer Systems
    Oklahoma State University
  • BS/BA , Management Science and Computer Systems
    Oklahoma State University
  • MBA program
    University of Texas
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Russ Finney - Advisor, Researcher, and Speaker
www.itmweb.com, 9 Oct 2014 [cached]
Russ Finney
High Tech CIO, Researcher, and Advisor
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Russ is in front of audiences all over the world speaking about topics such as leveraging ultra-future technologies, building up business growth and disruption, taming global and cultural virtual team issues, using agile techniques within large enterprises, enhancing teamwork dynamics and productivity, and creating innovation from within business and IT.
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Russ Finney is advisory partner and researcher for the itmWEB Group, a firm which focuses on advisory and research activities for mid to large sized companies, similar sized corporate divisions, and governmental agencies.
He is also a well-known international high tech speaker and strategy consultant who is also serving as an affiliated partner of several major firms including SunGard and Stryve Advisors (a consultancy with a twenty five year history of researching and advising Fortune 500 companies).
Prior to itmWEB, he spent seventeen years as the US Vice President of IT for Tokyo Electron, one of the world's biggest semiconductor production equipment manufacturers supplying chip makers in Asia, Europe, and the US. During his time at TEL, the US division grew from a Japan financed rapid start-up into a collection of R&D, manufacturing, and service companies with over one billion in combined revenues. Worldwide TEL grew to over seven billion in yearly earnings. In 2006, he was named Austin IT Executive of the Year by his peers at the annual InnoTech conference. Russ has served on the boards of the Austin Technology Council, the Austin Planetarium, and the National Board of Directors of AITP. He was the 2008 and 2009 co-chair of the New York City based Outsource World conference - an annual gathering of worldwide IT leaders. Before TEL, he was an IT consultant for many years with Ernst & Young. He has a degree in Management Science and Computer Systems from Oklahoma State University.
Martha Heller, Russ Finney, Randy Krotowski, and Andre Spatz discuss global IT at the CIO April 2004 Perspectives conference
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Martha Heller, Russ Finney, Randy Krotowski, and Andre Spatz
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Russ is frequently quoted in publications such as:
Russ ...
www.methodology.org, 22 June 2013 [cached]
Russ Finney
Technology Futurist
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Russ is in front of audiences all over the world speaking about topics like leveraging ultra-future technologies, building up business growth and disruption, taming global and cultural organizational issues, enhancing teamwork dynamics and productivity, and creating innovation from within business and IT.
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Russ Finney is a well-known international high tech speaker, strategist, and management writer who is primarily serving as a Partner and the CIO for Stryve Advisors - a firm with a twenty five year history of researching and advising Fortune 500 companies.
He is also a Managing Partner of the itmWEB Group - a close affiliate of Styve - which focuses on advisory and research activities for more medium-sized companies, similar sized corporate divisions, and beta stage start-ups.
Prior to Stryve and itmWEB, he spent seventeen years as the US Vice President of IT for Tokyo Electron, one of the world's biggest semiconductor production equipment manufacturers supplying chip makers in Asia, Europe, and the US. During his time at TEL, the US division grew from a Japan financed rapid start-up into a collection of R&D, manufacturing, and service companies with over one billion in combined revenues. In 2006, he was named Austin IT Executive of the Year by his peers at the annual InnoTech conference. Russ has served on the boards of the Austin Technology Council, the Austin Planetarium, and the National Board of Directors of AITP. He was the 2008 and 2009 co-chair of the New York City based Outsource World conference - an annual gathering of worldwide IT leaders. Before TEL, he was an IT consultant for many years with Ernst & Young. He has a degree in Management Science and Computer Systems from Oklahoma State University.
Martha Heller, Russ Finney, Randy Krotowski, and Andre Spatz discuss global IT at the CIO April 2004 Perspectives conference
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Martha Heller, Russ Finney, Randy Krotowski, and Andre Spatz
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Russ is frequently quoted in publications such as:
itmWEB: Russ Finney, Information Technology Speaker
www.methodology.org, 8 Feb 2013 [cached]
Russ Finney
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Russ Finney currently serves as a Partner and the CIO of Stryve Advisors a consulting practice whose members been focused on delivering actionable strategic insights to solve complex enterprise challenges with Fortune 500 clients for over twenty five years. In his role Russ serves as an IT executive, a client advisor, industry researcher, and keynote speaker.
Previously he served as the US Vice President of one of the world's largest semiconductor production equipment manufacturers providing chip making machines to companies like Intel, IBM, AMD, Texas Instruments, Motorola, Fujitsu, NEC, Phillips, and Samsung. While at TEL, Russ served as a part of the core Austin, Texas based US start-up team which achieved a growth in annual US revenues in the sales and service business from two hundred million dollars to over one billion dollars from 1994 to 2001. During this time the US operations of TEL also created or acquired over a dozen companies which focused on high tech manufacturing, R&D, and software development. TEL now has revenues in excess of eight billion dollars worldwide.
Prior to his past IT executive position, Russ spent seven years as an information technology consultant with the firm of Ernst & Young working with clients such as Sprint, Texaco, Air Liquide, KN Energy, and Penzoil. Based on those experiences he authored and published dozens of articles about project management and systems development.
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Russ is frequently quoted in publications such as:
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Martha Heller, Russ Finney, Randy Krotowski, and Andre Spatz
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Over the years, Russ Finney has been a frequent information technology speaker at various local and national events on many technology and IT related topics including:
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Sean Lowery, Innotech Producer, and Russ Finney
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Russ also served as the Conference Chairperson for Austin Innotech in both 2004 and 2005.
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Russ served as a member of the National Board of Directors of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) from 2000 through 2003. In the past, he also served as a President of both the Houston AITP chapter in 1994 and the Austin AITP chapter in 1999. He periodically contributed to the Quality Observer Magazine as an Associate Editor, and he served as a columnist for the AITP national magazine Information Executive.
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Craig Kennedy, Russ Finney, Rick Piunti, Brian Reithel, Chris Leja, Coney Barre,
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Russ also served on the Board of Directors for several central Texas technology and education organizations including the AusTech Alliance in 2008 and 2009, a part of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. He is a past advisory board member for both the Austin Technology Council in 2006 and 2007 as well as the University of Texas Professional Development Center.
He also served under an appointment from the Texas Supreme Court in 2009 on the "Task Force to Ensure Judicial Readiness in Times of Emergency", which was chartered to begin the design and implementation of an emergency program to prevent or manage disrupted court operations throughout the State of Texas.
Russ is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a BS/BA in Management Science and Computer Systems.
Our Team -
www.pemeco.com, 31 Oct 2014 [cached]
Russ Finney is a well-known international advisor, researcher, and speaker on subjects relating to IT strategic planning, agile development, virtual teams, collaboration, and analytics.
Russ spent more than 17 years as the Vice President of Information Systems for Tokyo Electron US Holdings, one of the world's largest semiconductor production equipment manufacturers. Previously, he consulted for Ernst & Young.
Russ has a degree in Management Science and Computer Systems from Oklahoma State University.
Russ ...
www.techinnovationnetwork.com, 26 July 2014 [cached]
Russ Finney CIO Tokyo Electron Russ Finney currently serves as the U.S. Vice President and CIO of Tokyo Electron (TEL), one of the world's largest semiconductor production equipment manufacturers providing chip making machines to companies such as Intel, IBM, AMD, Texas Instruments, Motorola, Fujitsu, NEC, Phillips, and Samsung. He now divides his time between Austin, Texas and in Tokyo, Japan. While at TEL, Russ served as a part of the core U.S. start-up team which achieved a growth in annual U.S. revenues from $200 million to more than $1 billion from 1994 to 2000. TEL now has revenues in excess of seven billion dollars worldwide.
Russ also currently serves on the Board of Directors for several central Texas technology and education organizations, including the AusTech Alliance, a part of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, and Austin AITP. He is a past advisory board member for both the Austin Technology Council as well as the University of Texas Professional Development Center. Russ is also currently serving under an appointment from the Texas Supreme Court on the "Task Force to Ensure Judicial Readiness in Times of Emergency," which is chartered to begin the design and implementation of an emergency program to prevent or manage disrupted court operations throughout the State of Texas.
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