High Tech CIO, Researcher, and Advisor
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.
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.
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.
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
Martha Heller, Russ Finney, Randy Krotowski, and Andre Spatz
is frequently quoted in publications such as: