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Advisory Partner and Researcher

itmWEB Group LLC
itmWEB
360 Nueces St, Suite 3010
Austin , Texas 78701
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.techweekly.com, 29 Mar 2015 [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. Click the links below for more information:
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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 consulting firms.
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 Finney - Advisor, Researcher, and Speaker
www.methodology.org, 18 Dec 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 consulting firms.
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:
Meteorite Collector
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Blaine Reed and Russ Finney in Creede, Colorado
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Blaine Reed and Russ Finney in Creede, Colorado
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Mike Farmer and Russ Finney in Ensisheim, France
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Mike Farmer and Russ Finney in Ensisheim, France
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Russ Finney with Geoff & Steve Meteorite
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Russ Finney with Dr. Arthur Ehlmann
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Russ Finney with Dr. Arthur Ehlmann at the Monnig Meteorite Gallery
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Photos of the AMNH Meteorite Collection taken by Russ Finney
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Photos of the UT Meteorite Collection taken by Russ Finney
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Russ Finney at the Ensisheim Fall Site
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Russ Finney at the Ensisheim Fall Site
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.
itmWEB: Russ Finney, Information Technology Speaker
02ae4d6.netsolhost.com, 18 Feb 2009 [cached]
Russ Finney itmWEB: Russ Finney, Information Technology Speaker
itmWEB
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Russ Finney currently serves as the US Vice President and CIO 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. He now divides his time working out of offices located in Austin, Texas and in Tokyo, Japan.
His experiences were recently featured in a Computerworld article entitled When HQ is Over There. While at TEL, Russ served as a part of the core US start-up team which achieved a growth in annual US revenues from two hundred million dollars to over one billion dollars 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 University of Texas Professional Development Center and Austin AITP. He is also participating on the advisory board for both the Austin Technology Council as well as the AusTech Alliance, a part of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.
Semiconductor Manufacturing
In addition to working as a full time CIO since 1994, he also served in 1997 and 1998 as the MIS Guide at About.com where he wrote periodic features on Information Technology trends, strategies, news, and issues. You can read some of his past articles here.
Prior to his current IT executive position, Russ spent seven years as an Information Technology Consultant with the firm of Ernst & Young. During this time he wrote a series of white papers about Systems Development which have since been translated into Japanese. He also developed an extensive Systems Development methodology called VBM - Vision Based Methodology which is fully available through the Internet. Before E&Y, he was an IT project leader at several major energy corporations.
Semiconductor Design
Organizations & Media
Russ recently served as a member of the National Board of Directors of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). In the past, he also served as a President of both the Houston and the Austin, Texas Chapters of AITP. He periodically contributed to the Quality Observer Magazine as an Associate Editor, and he served as a 1999 columnist for the AITP national magazine Information Executive. About a dozen of his columns and a number of other essays can be found on the AITP Chapter Resources Page which is hosted by itmWEB.
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Russ is frequently quoted in publications such as CIO Magazine, CIO Update, Computerworld (Careers), Computerworld (Development), Computerworld (Management), Computerworld (Teamwork), Computerworld (Government), Computerworld (Finance), OfficeSystems98, Entrepreneur Magazine (1), Entrepreneur Magazine (2), Texas Software News, Austin American-Statesman, Contract Professional, Southwest Airlines Magazine, the Austin Business Journal (1), Austin Business Journal (2), The Daily O'Collegian and many others. Many of the projects with which he has been involved have been noted in white papers by Baan, Metrix, IBM Enterprise Services, Pemeco, Concur Technologies, Enigma, and Catapult Systems.
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Sean Lowery, Innotech Producer, and Russ Finney
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Russ is also the founder of three major websites for IT Professionals: The itmWEB Site, Methodology.org, and The Open Technology Portal. He is also founder and executive editor of Techweekly.com, a blog focused on new developments in both information and high technology. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BS/BA in Management Science and Computer Systems. Some of his professional honors include the Gold Service Award from AITP, and the CDP and CCP designations from the Intitute for Certification of Computer Professionals. He has also served for the last several years as a guest lecturer within the MBA program at the University of Texas.
He also served as the Conference Chairperson for Austin Innotech in both 2004 and 2005. For the 2005 event he was in a TV commercial which aired on the central Texas TimeWarner network.
Presentations and Speaking
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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Russ also served as the Co-Chair of the 2008 OutsourceWorld conference which was held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City:
He has also spoken overseas in both Japan and the United Kingdom. He is currently available for speaking engagements to professional associations and conferences based on location, schedule, and topic.
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Russ Finney interviewed by Kimberlie Dykeman
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Russ Finney interviewed by Thomas Tucker
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Russ Finney interviewed by Emma Beaumont
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Russ Finney interviewed by Allison Toepperwein
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Russ Finney interviewed by Allison Toepperwein
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Russ Finney, Vice President, Tokyo Electron, 2006 IT Executive of the Year
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