Date: February 18th, 6pm.

Location: The Doral Arrowwood, 975 Anderson Hill Rd, Rye Brook, NY.

gregfellThe word “Value” is defined in the dictionary as “Relative worth, merit or importance”. That technology is important to every company that exists is of little doubt, and yet so many companies wrestle with the “value” that their IT investments bring to the table.

On February 18th, SIM Fairfield/Westchester will host Greg Fell, author of the bookDecoding the IT Value Problem“. Greg will discuss how the perception of true IT costs and capability are not accurate among the C-suite, and the inevitable conflicts this presents. Greg will also provide some practical tips on how to bridge this problem and get perceptions and reality closer together.

About the Speaker:

Greg Fell is currently a General Partner in The Investors Collaborative, a Boston based Venture Capital group. As a trusted leader, he formally advises several technology startup companies, and mentors young entrepreneurs on the challenges in starting a technology business. Mr. Fell served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Terex Corporation from 2006-2013, where he led a strategic transformation of the IT Organization. Terex is a manufacturer of industrial equipment that employs 23,000 persons in 50 manufacturing locations around the globe. Before joining Terex, Mr. Fell spent nearly 20 years with Ford Motor Company. He started as a developer, and worked his way through a variety of management roles supporting the global Engineering and Manufacturing functions of the company. He has domain expertise on CAD/CAM/CAE systems, Lean Manufacturing, and Control Systems. Mr. Fell is a graduate of Michigan State University, and spent several years on staff in the College of Engineering as a Senior Research Programmer, and Instructor. Mr. Fell is active in the CIO community, and is frequently quoted in books and periodicals for his knowledge of implementing ERP projects, and general IT leadership strategies. He is the current Chairman of the Fairfield Westchester Society of Information Managers, a former Board Member with Junior Achievement, and has mentored high school students through the First Tee Program. His book “Decoding the IT Value Problem” was published by John Wiley and Sons in August of 2013. The book has gained positive reviews for its research into the management issues and solutions required to make IT projects more successful.