High Tech CIO, Researcher, and Advisor
is in front of audiences all over the world speaking about topics like leveraging ultra-future technologies, deploying disruption, taming virtual and cultural team issues, using agile techniques within large enterprises, enhancing teamwork dynamics and productivity, and creating innovation from within business and IT.
Russ Finney is a well-known international high tech speaker, researcher, and consultant who is serving as a Network Partner of Stryve Advisors - a firm with a twenty five year history of researching and consulting to Fortune 500 companies.
He is also an advisor and researcher for the itmWEB Group - a close affiliate of Styve - which focuses on advisory and research activities for medium-sized companies, similar sized corporate divisions, governmental agencies, 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.
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: