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CIO Into the Boardroom - The 12 Step Process

When: 5/21/2014
From 5:30PM until 8:30PM
Where: Arizona State University - University Club
425 E University
Tempe, Arizona  85286
United States
Presenter: Chris Filandro, CIO Meritage Homes
Contact: Joseph Larntz

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Title:   CIO Into the Boardroom - The 12 Step Process

Today's CIO faces incredible demands - improve operations, decrease costs and increase revenue through innovation.  Their success depends on creating a value connection between investments and business profit and the best place to draw that parallel is the boardroom.  CIOs need to make their way into the boardroom to position IT in front of business initiatives with confidence and demonstrated results.  Chris Filandro of Meritage Homes Corp believes the goal of every CIO should be to gain a permanent seat at the table with the board of directors.

In this engaging session, Filandro will share his 12-step process for value demonstration and functional elevation.  He will touch on key attributes such as  IT marketing, financial analysis, managing perception and message delivery.

Chris FilandroVP and CIO, Meritage Homes Corporation 

Chris Filandro was involved in the world of IT long before he obtained his first degree.  In 1993, he started his career as a Network Engineer consulting for Lehman Brothers, followed by positions of increasing responsibility in IT leadership.  After being in the business from more than a decade, he earned a BS in Finance followed by an MBA.  In 2004, he began working at Meritage Home Corporation as  Manager of Infrastructure and Client Services.  By 2008, he was promoted to VP and CIO for the real estate development company.  In this role he is responsible for all aspects of the information services organization including Application, Infrastructure, Security, and Service & Support.  Meritage constructs single-family homes across the western, Southern, and Southeastern US and active adult communities in 12 metropolitan areas in Arizona, Texas, California, Nevada, Colorado, and Florida.  Founded in 1995, the company is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ and employees about 1300 people


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