Lani Spund is an information technology executive advisor and coach with experience as a CIO, CTO, COO, Chief Architect, and Program Manager for ma... Read More
Independent Consultant at Professional Services International
Creating IT strategy, performing architecture, program management and CTO roles to promote business collaboration and to integrate geographically dispersed federated corporations. Most currently: Program Director and CTO on contract to the OPEN HEALTH SYSTEMS LABORATORY (OHSL), Johns Hopkins University. Managing using Agile principles, Scrum development techniques and XP programming, we created an Electronic Healthcare Records Management System using "Open" software tools intended for use in "under developed" countries, and to create extensive "big data" global cancer research that traversed several “cloud” environments conforming to Enterprise Conformance and Compliance Framework (ECCF), of the cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid. This project has recently concluded, resulting in several cause and effect discoveries and insights pending publication.
Senior Vice President, CIO at Esselte
April 2002-March 2006
A global consumer products company with 6,000 employees, 60 country locations, 100 IT staff, and $30 mm budget. Esselte is a global producer of office products holding about 40% of the European market and 15% of the US market with well known brands: Pendaflex, Dymo, Duo Tang, Oxford binders, Leitz, and Xyron. The CIO/CTO role was a three year change-agent mission to retool the global IT organization in advance of a public re-launch, requiring several business acquisitions/mergers, rapid organic growth, and business process simplification using Agile continuous improvement Kaizen techniques. while maintaining an IT spending < 3% of sales. These efforts consolidated the IT operations into regional service centers to eliminate duplication of effort and cost, completely retooled and modernized their IT infrastructure, network and security. Via Agile and Scrum-like techniques, consolidated 22 incompatible ERP systems into SAP and Axapta tied together with a Cognos/Oracle Data Warehouse for business intelligence and reporting. Information quality improved by over 20%. Processing and telecommunication cost was reduced 23% with an overall reduction of security breaches of 90%. 4 major acquisitions were successfully assimilated within 9 months of deal close due to the consolidation and business process unification efforts. Profitability visibility improved 40%, web presence and marketing analytics increased by 60%.
Senior Vice President at MarchFirst
May 2000-March 2002
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CTO TECHNOLOGY AND FINANCIAL INDUSTRIES: Professional IT consultancy: Chief Technology Executive with $300mm P&L responsibility for the European Technology Practices, 1,200 developers in 25 countries building industrial strength E-commerce web based solutions and ERP software integration. Member of the Corporate Technology Leadership Council. Developed scalable and maintainable B2C consumer-direct marketing, product distribution portals, B2B markets, trading cartels, reservation systems and auction sites represented by: Lufthansa, American Airlines, Shell, BMW, Audi, Active Answers (Compaq), Sega, Apple Computer, Kinko's, 20th Century Fox, Adidas, American Express, Amgen, and FAO Swartz. IT Strategic Planning, Process Improvement, Standards, Architecture, and Program Management: Headed strategic IT planning for Shell Oil SOA services, UBS Bank Online Commercial Banking, J.P. Morgan Corporate Technology Office Development Standards, Electronic Arts massive multiple player online gaming and infrastructure consolidation, Bell Atlantic/NYNEX merger, MIT University student registration system, Union Pacific Railroad MIS system redesign and WEB based vendor management system ($3.2BN. annual purchases). All of these efforts had a high quotient of executive business management involvement and all were successfully planned and executed.
Vice President and CIO at Renaissance Worldwide
Stamford , CT
June 1996-January 1999
VICE PRESIDENT AND CIO Systems Solutions, Architecture and Business Process Optimization Practice specializing in Financial Industry, Telecommunications and High Technology Industries. Services included major IT infrastructure initiatives and merger consolidations for J.P. Morgan, Union Pacific Railroad, Bell Atlantic, NYNEX, Electronic Arts, CISCO, and EBay. Designed and built secure student registration and bursar billing system for MIT University. Managed an elite team of “rapid response” technologists who diagnosed and repaired major system failures around the world. Served as executive advisor to the Central Intelligence Agency in commercialization of information and security software.
Director and "Fellow" at Apple Computer
May 1988-March 1996
Head Architect and CTO for internal business systems for IS&T Division Director of Enterprise Architecture for commercial software middleware products for the ESD Divison Granted "fellowship" title of "Distinguished Engineer,Scientist,and Technologies" (DEST) for major software architectural innovations including the VITAL service oriented technical arcchitecture adopetd and used by over 200 major corporations as a reference for how to integrate disparate ERP systems via a "service oriented" architecture and middleware.
Vice President at Citicorp
March 1980-June 1988
Founding member of the Citicorp Corporate Technology Office providing CTO governance and complex program guidance to major global IT infrastructure and financial product initiatives.
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