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When: 6/21/2013
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Where: The Georgian Club
100 Galleria Parkway
Suite 1700
Atlanta, Georgia  30339
United States
Contact: Dave Chatterjee

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Innovation Through Mobility


Speaker: Lee Crump
Group Vice President and CIO
Rollins, Inc. 


 Walt Carter
 Chief Information Officer
 Generation Mortgage Company

 James Prolizo
 Director of Mobile and 
    Installed Applications Delivery

 InterContinental Hotels Group

Brian Shield
Former EVP and Chief Information Officer
The Weather Channel


Lee W. Crump is the CIO and Group Vice President of Business Support for Rollins, Inc. Rollins, based in Atlanta, has annual revenues of over $1.2 billion and is the parent company of Orkin Pest Control, and other well-known pest control companies. Prior to joining Rollins in 2009 Crump spent ten years as the CIO of Memphis based Terminix International, a ServiceMaster subsidiary.

In his current capacity, he manages a team of 125 professionals and is responsible for all Information Technology (IT), the Program Management Office (PMO), and the Field Administrative Support Group (FASG).

Mr. Crump holds the PMP credential from the Project Management Institute and has a long track record of delivering major systems implementations on-time and on-budget. He was the Six Sigma Executive Deployment Champion for Terminix. He has spent over 30 years in IT, equally divided between IT Executive Management and Business Consulting.

Mr. Crump is a member of the Board of Directors for Georgia Junior Achievement. He is also a member of American Mensa, the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Technology Association of Georgia, (TAG), the Georgia CIO Leadership Association (GCLA), the Association of Telecommunications Professionals (ATP), and the Society of Information Managers (SIM). In 2012 Crump was named Georgia CIO of the Year (Global Division) by the GCLA.


With more than twenty-five years in technology leadership roles, Walt Carter's background includes positions leading IT and delivery teams at software and services companies as well as consulting groups.

After earning a BS in Physics from Guilford College, Walt began his career as a technical officer in the US Air Force, and has served in a variety of technology leadership roles with companies such as Fidelity, Gannett Corporation, TRW, Ajilon Consulting, CDC Software and TechBridge. Walt earned a Master's degree in Administration from Central Michigan University in 1991. While at TRW, he won the President's Award for leadership on their largest commercial project.

Walt makes his home just outside of Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Eileen and their four children.

Brian P. Shield
is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of The Weather Channel, Inc., a position he has held from 1998 to 2012.

As head of the Information Technology (IT) organization, Shield oversees all technology infrastructure, internal systems, weather forecasting, broadcast and software engineering, and implementation of industry leading technology products and services. He is responsible for setting the strategic vision, technical direction, and financial planning on behalf of the IT organization.

Shield is also responsible for designing and delivery of all TWC technology products and services including industry leading digital video solutions for cable, satellite and telecommunication distributors. Products and content delivery services extend across The Weather Channel’s global marketplace. These include: The Weather Channel’s on-air products, radio, newspaper, and satellite, and the distribution of content to support the web site, web partnerships, desktop applications and mobile platforms.

Shield is a member of SMPTE, SCTE, Georgia CIO Leadership Association Advisory Council, Atlanta CEO High Tech Council board of advisors, SIM and active in a number of industry, community and on the board of a number of non-profit organizations. Shield was named Georgia CIO of year in 2004 and a technical Emmy Award winner for his work in television in 2007.

A native of Boston, Shield completed his education at Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he majored in computer science while minoring in management and accounting. He is married with four children and is a resident of Milton, Georgia.

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