David Foote is an IT industry research
pioneer, innovator, and one of the most quoted
industry authorities on global IT workforce and compensation trends and multiple facets of
the human side of technology value creation. His
two decades of groundbreaking deep research and analysis on IT/business
cross-skilling and the integration of technology and business management has
earned him an unquestioned place on a short list of thought
leaders in these areas.
keen predictive trends analyst, he built his reputation at Gartner, META
Group, and at several Silicon Valley technology companies. Davidís
foundation work defining and benchmarking a new generation of high impact
IT/business hybrid workers has grown significantly since 1997 when he
assumed leadership of Foote Partnersí analytical/advisory services and
proprietary decision support survey research business targeting the
Ďexecutioní side of managing technology resources and capabilities.
popular opinion columnist, conference speaker, and social media
his contributions appear regularly in
dozens of online and print publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times,
Bloomberg Businessweek, Time Magazine, and Forbes, to CIO Magazine, Computerworld,
Information Week, Network World, and WorldatWork(HR); in appearances on television
and National Public Radio, and on podcasts
and numerous blog sites. David's research-backed analyses and forecasts of IT market
behavior and management trends reach a weekly global audience of business
and technology professionals.
David leads a
senior team of experienced former McKinsey & Company, Gartner, META
Group, and Towers Watson analysts and consultants and former HR, IT, and
business executives in publishing more than
140 quarterly-updated IT compensation benchmark and market
trends reports supported by continuous data collection involving 149,353 IT
professionals at 2,350 research partner employers in 83 US and
Canadian cities. Benefitting
from Foote Partners extensive proprietary research foundation, the firm publishes the
IT Insider series
which includes the industryís most innovative and comprehensive IT
salary and skills pay surveys, IT management and workforce trend research and market
forecasts, enjoyed by more than 1,800 organizations on six continents. The
Skills and Certifications Pay IndexTM
is the oldest (1998) and most comprehensive survey of premium pay and
market demand forecasting for more than 560 technology skills and certifications.
compensation research pioneer and innovator, David is widely credited with
creating and publishing in 1994 the first
survey-based IT compensation research in the U.S. that defined and
benchmarked emerging ďnew breed" information management positions
in Web, e-Commerce, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Business Technology,
and later SAP (1997).
groundbreaking work as an analyst at Gartner and META Group, where he
founded the latter's executive
service for Chief Information Officers and IT Human
Capital Management and Compensation research practices, he
held executive and management positions with technology and consumer
products companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also worked for six years
for a Silicon
Valley based consulting firm advising
trailblazing exceptional growth high technology companies on innovative
business and product strategies and solutions.
received his BA from Vassar College and MBA from Cornell Universityís
Johnson School of Management, with additional coursework at
Cornell's Graduate School of
Industrial and Labor Relations. He completed post-graduate studies in
business innovation at
Stanford University's Graduate School of Management under Michael Ray, McCoy-Banc
One Corp. Professor of Creativity and Innovation.
FOOTE, Co-Founder and Senior Partner emeritus
his 24-year career with McKinsey & Company, George served as the
firmís senior partner in charge of the firmís Worldwide Executive
Compensation practice. One of the nationís
thought leaders on
executive compensation practices for more than two decades, George
conceived and developed the executive performance share pay plan concept which has been
a centerpiece of Global 3000 executive compensation programs for more than 30 years. He
numerous articles in
Review, Wall Street Journal, and industry publications established his pre-eminence as an
innovator. Frequent contributions in the New York Times, Business
Week, Fortune, and publications throughout the world established his
his emphasis on ethics, Mr. Foote served the American Institute
of Certified Public Accountants for four years in a fundamental review of
the accounting for stock options and other long term capital accumulation
standards, the first non-CPA ever appointed to an AICPA task force. In
this capacity he advised the Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) on
accounting policy matters relating to executive compensation.
George has been active for
nearly two decades in developing college curricula in ethics. In 1990 he
created and sustained an endowment to Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio, to
establish cross-curricula education in ethics, which
culminated in 1999 with the establishment of the Center for Ethics and
Values and the George and Arlene Foote Chair in Ethics. He
is a former member of Hiram's Board of Trustees and co-led several major
capital fundraising campaigns for the college.
He is a
graduate of Harvard University.
SHEEHAN, Associate Senior Partner
thirty years in high technology and human resources, Larry Sheehan is
best known for his contributions in organizational behavior and
assessment. As the author of
such tools as Soft Factors Analysisš
and The Cambridge Assessment Methodš,
his work has been reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The New York
Times, Computer World, CIO Magazine and PC Week.
An author of cross-cultural case studies, change management
methodologies, and human resource seminars, Lawrence
is a frequent speaker in industry and academia. As CEO of The Cambridge Assessment Centre, the
assessment and consultancy firm he founded in 1994, Larry helped numerous
organizations and major corporations to understand the aptitudes and
attitudes of their IT workforce through self-report and objective
assessment. In 1996, he and the Centre developed the only known Object
Oriented assessment model (used to evaluate candidates for OO programming
and design training) and marketed this instrument at the request of
IBMís OO Training Institute in Chicago. Prior to this he was International Director of Human Resources for
the Information Services Division of The Chase Manhattan Bank and the
founder and past president of Corporate Development Systems (CDS), an
international OD consulting firm. At both CDS and Chase, he lived and
worked 50% of the time in Europe. Larry
received his undergraduate business degree from Boston College and a
masterís degree in psychology from Harvard University.
He is also a graduate of the Chase Institute and has taught
programs in The Chase Manhattan Bank Executive Management School.
JANOE, PMP, Associate Senior Partner
combines seasoned organizational transformation skills with 20 years of Information Technology,
global project management experience, focusing on assisting public
and private sector organizations with complex change initiatives. This
involves strategic planning, business process re- engineering, organization
design and culture change management on initiatives dealing with
outsourcing, mergers or divestitures, market changes, new technology
implementations, and other changes and
emphasizing stakeholder management, customer orientation and leadership
excels in training, coaching and consulting services focusing on change
management and organizational effectiveness.
specializes in strategic planning/visioning and change management
strategies; business process development and redesign; collaborative
communications; team-based organizational
processes and skills; and coaching/mentoring programs. She
provided training and
consulting focusing on system-wide change and organizational effectiveness
for numerous clients
including: Advanced Micro Devices, 3Com, Adaptec,
California Department of Health Services, California Energy Commission,
Advance Paradigm, Airgas, AOL Time Warner, BroadVision, NeuStar, Raychem(Tyco), and Robert Mondavi Winery.
provides Independent Project Oversight Consulting for the State of
California on their high criticality projects. These projects are complex
multi-million dollar projects involving new technology and diverse groups
to starting her consulting career in 1999, Leslie held several senior
management positions in Raychem Corporation's Information Technology
Division and multinational
project teams operating in
distributed environments and multiple geographies.
is an instructor at the University of California Davis's Project
Management Extension Program where she has taught courses that include:
Building and Leading High Performing Teams; Coaching and Mentoring; Power,
Politics and Change Leadership; Virtual Team Management.
Leslie serves as Director
of Executive Outreach and Advisory Services for the Silicon Valley
Innovation Institute (SVII). The Silicon Valley Innovation Institute is a
non-profit educational organization founded to develop and apply a
conscious innovation model internationally, in order to turn Vision into
was awarded a 2006 Microsoft Innovative Teacher award for her work with
Montessori School in association with the ICT Seagulls Project with Dr.
Hayal Koksal in Turkey.
earned her BA degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and
MA degree in Management from JFK University.
CHIARAVALLI, Associate Senior
a leader authority and specialist in global
human resources including compensation, HR strategy/systems/service
delivery, global total rewards, and leadership.
She has been an international
human resource executive and consultant for 20 years with extensive accomplishments
domestic and expatriate program management, compensation, benefits, human
resource planning, staffing and leadership development, organizational
development, outsourcing and change management in Fortune 250
Kathy has lead a wide range of HR activities for global companies
delivery; executive compensation and total compensation planning; global sales and variable compensation;
benefits/medical cost containment; international benefits; human resource planning; global staffing and leadership development;
international expansion strategy; foreign national compensation; assessment and coaching.
responsible for international human resource programs in more than 50 countries for four different multinational companies.
as former Vice President of Total Reward Systems for Allied Domecq, she was one of
the company's five highest ranking women.
has a Masters degree in Human Resources from Cornell University, a
Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
and has completed extensive executive education at INSEAD in Fontainebleau
France and the Global Leadership program at Babson.
taught International Benefits for the International Employee Benefits
Foundation and has been a board member and editor for the New England
Chapter of the Human Resource Planning Society. Kathy
published numerous articles relating to human resource practices in
publications including the Journal of International Compensation and
specializes in project and process management, emphasizing cross-functional,
enterprise integration. She holds the Project Management
Professional certification from the Project Management Institute and is an instructor at University of California Davis in its Project
Management Certificate Program. Miss Furtah has twenty years of
experience in process and project management, strategic planning, team building,
meeting facilitation, and training, including the functions of planning
and scheduling, risk analysis, performance analysis, progress reporting,
maintaining stakeholder relations, project and cost trend analysis, logistics
management, cost control, organization and resource planning, maintaining
technical/business interface, contract administration, communications and
negotiation. Rochelle is currently a designated Independent Project
Oversight Contractor (IPOC) for the state of California's Department of
Information Technology, providing independent assessment of project/process
management practices for several state-level departments. She has
extensive process and project management experience in most areas of voice and data
communications technologies including international voice and data T-1
networks, PBX systems, ACD systems, telemanagement systems, and integrated
cabling systems. She has also overseen project management of data
center relocations and disaster recovery operations.
CRAVEN, PMP, Associate Senior Partner
has worked for more than 27 years in organization development (OD)
and managing organizational change (MOC).
In that time he has consulted to educational enterprises, companies
and government entities and worked with diverse cultural backgrounds
in many areas, among them planning, coaching, and inter-group issue
focuses on facilitation, process improvement and culture change.
His clients have included IBM, Levi Strauss, Wells Fargo Bank, Apple
Computer, AT&T Global IS, Cisco, Advanced Micro Devices, NEC
Electronics, Chevron, NCR, Pacific Bell, NASA, Bell Atlantic, Inland
Steel, Dow Chemical, Kaiser Permanente, National Guard, Transportation
Security Administration, Bell Atlantic, Inland Steel, The Smithsonian
Institution, United Cerebral Palsy Affiliates, Bell of Pennsylvania,
Sacramento World Trade Center, the Chancellorís Office of the California
Community Colleges, Stanford University, and the city and county of San
spent several years at Hewlett Packard as a Senior Consultant with
Hewlett Packard Consulting in OD and Management of Organization Change.
While there, he had responsibility for a CEO initiative
to improve the technology access for low-income communities in East Palo
Alto and Baltimore, Maryland. He
also served for four years as a Senior Manager with DHL Airways as the
Manager of Organization and Management Development.
In that capacity, he developed processes for VP-level initiatives
to conduct planning, reorganize departments and improve the facilitation
skills of first level managers.
earned a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from
Stanford Universityís Graduate
School of Business, focusing his studies on organization behavior and
strategy. He holds the PMP certification. For two years he
produced and served as co-host of the National Public Radio program The
Organization Doctors. He
is the co-author of the book Creating Outstanding Two-Way
Associate Senior Partner
is managing partner of Kainos Consulting specializing in international operations and
general management issues. Recent
work includes corporate development for AIC; improving sales operations at
Sanmina-SCI; assisting Siemens with a spin-off in Germany; founding a fuel
cell company in San Jose, CA, and executive positions with Superprotonic
has a long history of executive IT and business employment.
He was previously a corporate executive with broad experience in
general management, international operations, finance and systems. He is a
recognized driver of change with a strong demonstrated track record in
transforming business functions. A
powerful motivator of people, Thomas has consistently won the confidence
of the internal organization as well as the trust of global business
partners in producing strong business results.
President of Tyco Electronics Power Systems and Printed Circuit
Group, Thomas was responsible for all aspects of the divisionís $1.2
billion / 6,000 employee operations encompassing Sales/Marketing,
Manufacturing, R&D and Administration.
Under his leadership, several factories were transferred out of the
US to Mexico; seven factories in the US and Europe were closed; R&D
was streamlined and product development cycles accelerated, enabling
better customer focus and response; expenses were reduced 40%.
Prior to this, Thomas held senior management positions at pre-Tyco
acquisition Raychem Corporation, including Vice President of the
Power & Utility Division, Chief Information Officer and Worldwide
Supply Chain Manager, various controller positions and Managing Director
of Raychem GmbH. With Raychem
he implemented a mid-size, Unix-based ERP system in 23 locations in Asia
and Latin America, and installed SAP/R3 in Raychem's major locations in
North America and Europe. He
standardized the network infrastructure, and systems and hardware
throughout Raychem Corporation.
received his B.S. in Information Systems Engineering and M.S. in
Mathematics from University Dortmund, Germany as
well as his SEP from the Stanford Graduate Business School at Stanford
Associate Senior Partner
has more than 25 years experience in senior corporate IT positions and as
an independent consultant, with a rich history of Applications Development
innovation, International Program Management, and Business Process
Re-engineering. He specializes in enterprise software system
implementation and rollout planning; global business process
centralization; organizational impact analysis, redesign, and change
management; communication planning and management; and e-Commerce systems
management. Richard is experienced in
leading vendor selection teams for application systems, and in
establishing regional and global systems strategies.
was previously Vice President of Marketplace Technologies at Ventro
Corporation, first-mover in the field of B2B e-Commerce and JV partner
with companies such as Dupont and American Express. In this role, he led
the PMO, Database Engineering and Administration, Quality Assurance, and
Release Management teams through the marketplace implementation process.
Ventro, Richard worked at Raychem Corporation for many years, where he
held a number of senior IT management positions. As
Enterprise Systems Director, he managed a 50+ member global implementation
team reengineering Raychemís worldwide order attainment to order
fulfillment process, including the design and implementation of standard
manufacturing and logistics processes,
and successful SAP R/3 system implementations and support. Richard also managed
all process redesign and IT-related activities in re-engineering
Raychemís worldwide finance function, reporting jointly to the Corporate
Controller and CIO. In this capacity, he led the design
and implementation of a pan-European and a North American Finance Shared
Service Center, enabling Raychem to reduce finance personnel costs for
transaction processing activities by 50%.
notable innovations include design and implementation of an intercompany
Service Center to manage $800M of global intercompany sales annually; a
centralized intercompany Transfer Pricing system, which automated transfer
price calculation and established an armís-length distributor
relationship between all Raychem entities worldwide.
the prior 10 years of his career, Richard was an independent IT consultant
working and living in the UK, France, Germany and Belgium.
E. LEBLEU, Ph.D.,
Associate Senior Partner
has had a distinguished career in the areas of IT, HR and business
change. As president of
Strategic People Concepts, Inc. (SPC) for more than a decade, he has
worked with executive management at dozens of Fortune 500 companies in
change management focusing on improving the skill base and management
processes required to deliver on sound information technology initiatives.
Over this period SPC created and continues to co-sponsor the
acclaimed Annual Symposium for Human Resource Executives in IT, now in its
sixteenth year. Prior to
this, Ron was Corporate Manager of Technical Personnel Development
Programs at ITT; Corporate Manager of Organization Planning and Employee
Development at Digital Equipment Corp.; and Manager of Consulting Services
at DuPont. He is quoted in
the popular press, has been published in numerous journals, including Harvard
Business Review, is a reviewer for the Journal
of the Information Management Association, and was formerly co-editor
of the international newsletter Managing
MIS Personnel. He
currently serves on the Advisory Council of The International School of
Information Management and the Steering Committee of the Institute of
Industrial and Engineering Technology at Central Connecticut State
University, and has earned recognition and awards for his dedication to
community service in southern Connecticut.
Dr. LeBleu earned his doctorate from Duke University.