Michael Iacona
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Michael Iacona's business leadership success was no accident. Rather, his professional and personal achievements are a result of his calculated "game plan." With a goal of becoming a future-focused business leader who drives initiatives combining his unique background in both business and technology, Michael has proactively acquired 20+ years' cross-industry experience with large multinational companies, founded an Internet start-up and earned dual Masters degrees - an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MS in Information Systems from Pace University.

As a seasoned technology executive, Michael leverages his diverse background to drive change in organizations that transcend both business and technology. A strategic thinker with a strong technical background and acumen for business, Michael consistently looks for ways to leverage emerging technologies to differentiate products, processes, and services.

In his most recent role as CIO and SVP of Product Technology for TMP Worldwide, Michael oversaw all facets of technology for the company, ranging from the management of IT infrastructure, Enterprise Systems to leading the Digital Software Product and Custom Digital Development units. Under Michael’s leadership, TMP successfully transitioned itself from a traditional (print based) advertising agency to a full scale digital agency creating a product suite (mobile, social and Software as a Service) that has fundamentally changed the way TMP sells to the marketplace. TMP’s clients such as Disney, AT&T, UPS, Boeing, P&G, etc. have leveraged Michael’s solution-oriented product development approach which has effectively positioned TMP as pioneers where recruitment strategies and digital media converge.

Prior to joining Monster, Michael learned a great deal about Internet start-ups by creating his own, myRebates.com. He acquired knowledge of web technologies and business skills to complement his five years' experience as a software developer for AT&T. While at AT&T, Michael had a chance to work with some of the best software and network engineers, and the company was an excellent corporate training ground.

Michael's career is characterized by consistently meeting new challenges in progressively responsible positions. Keys to his effectiveness are his entrepreneurial passion and results-orientation, and his teams appreciate his dependability and integrity in making tough decisions. Core to his management style, Michael fosters open communication and enjoys coaching team members, capitalizing on their unique talents and leading by example.

Michael grew up interested in computers and sports - eventually combining these interests with computer programming for games and problem solving. With unrealized dreams of playing professional sports, Michael began to apply his competitive mentality to his formal education, fueling his ongoing interest in professional development.

Michael's affable nature and commitment to forward-thinking has fostered his positioning as a valuable industry executive and resource.

"Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile."

- Vince Lombardi (1913 - 1970)

Michael's Events & Articles Michael Iacona

  • January 27th, 2010 - CIO Magazine
          Personal Networks Hold Hiring Power
  • March 27th, 2009 - Macworld
          Windows Geeks Warm to Macs
  • July 29th, 2008
         Speaker at:
          Successful Selling to the CIO
  • December 6th, 2007
         Speaker at:
          CIO Executive Summit
            Watch Interview
  • May 7th, 2007 - TechCareers
         Career Profile:
          CIO/TMP Worldwide
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  • March 29th, 2007 - Network World
         Management & Careers:
          Inside Advice
  • Nov. 7th, 2006 - Grand Hyatt NYC
         Technology Panel Member:
          Columbia Business School
          Career Night 2006

  • September 6th, 2006
         CIO Magazine
          Getting Your Name Out There:
          4 Simple Steps to Worldwide Fame

  • June 14th, 2006
         CIO Decisions 2006
          MBA Worth The Effort, But
          Doesn't Guarentee IT Stardom

  • June 6/7th, 2006 - Carlsbad, CA
         Speaker at:
          CIO Decisions Conference

  • Michael's Online Profiles

    Yahoo! Tech News

    Thu, 26 May 2016 02:04:55 -0400

     SEC probes Alibaba accounting methods, shares dive

    Chairman and chief executive of Alibaba Group Ma reacts during a session at the WEF in DalianAlibaba said the Securities and Exchange Commission launched the investigation earlier this year. The latest investigation highlights how far Alibaba has to go to improve transparency, as it also fights sales of fake items, while a continuing acquisition spree creates uncertainty over its earnings. It was not immediately clear what prompted the SEC investigation.

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    Thu, 26 May 2016 04:55:31 -0400

     China's Lenovo swings to full-year loss on M&A costs

    A Lenovo logo is seen at the computer in KievChina's Lenovo Group Ltd on Thursday reported its first loss in six years, with earnings pulled down by acquisition and restructuring costs as well as weak sales of smartphones and personal computers (PCs). The results come as Lenovo curbs its reliance on the slowing PC industry in favor of smartphones and servers. It said profit was pulled down by costs of multi-billion dollar acquisitions in 2014 - for the Motorola handset division of Google Inc and low-end server arm of International Business Machines Corp. It also booked a charge of $923 million for costs related to restructuring and clearing its smartphone inventory.

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    Thu, 26 May 2016 05:06:37 -0400

     Exclusive: New York financial regulator gearing up to probe online lenders - source

    File photo of United States one dollar bills seen on a light table at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in WashingtonNew York state's financial regulator, which recently launched a probe into LendingClub Corp, is preparing to look into the activities at other online lenders and whether they should be licensed in New York, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has not yet established which companies it may target, but information it receives in response to a May 17 subpoena sent to LendingClub, one of the largest online lending services, could shed light on broader industry practices that require scrutiny, said the person, who was not authorized to discuss the issue publicly. Last week, NYDFS subpoenaed San-Francisco based LendingClub, a so-called peer-to-peer lender, asking for information about loans it issued to New Yorkers since May 17, 2013.

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    Thu, 26 May 2016 05:03:50 -0400

     Brazilian companies rank worst among major economies on cyber security: report

    A hand is silhouetted in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in BerlinBy Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Companies based in Brazil scored “significantly poorer” in aggregate on a variety of cyber security indicators than those based in other major world economies, such as the United States and China, according to a report released on Thursday. The study, from Massachusetts-based security ratings company BitSight, found that Brazilian companies underperformed on metrics such as machine compromise rates, email security and file-sharing practices in an analysis conducted over the past year. "Brazil has significantly poorer performance than the other countries included in the study," the study said.

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    Wed, 25 May 2016 18:46:39 -0400

     HP Inc profit beats Street amid weak market for PCs, printers

    An attendee at the Microsoft Ignite technology conference walks past the Hewlett-Packard (HP) logo in Chicago(Reuters) - HP Inc , which houses the former Hewlett-Packard Co's legacy hardware business, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as aggressive cost cutting helped counter weak demand for personal computers and printers. "I believe the general sentiment from HP Inc investors is that it could have been much worse given how poorly the PC market has been expected to be and the poor PC sales numbers put forth by peers," Bill Kreher, tech analyst at Edward Jones, said. HP Inc said in February it was accelerating its restructuring program and still expects about 3,000 people to exit by the end of the financial year 2016, instead of over three years, as announced initially in September.

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    Wed, 25 May 2016 21:38:38 -0400

     Exclusive: Apple explores charging stations for electric vehicles

    File photo of a battery charger sign for electric cars painted on the ground of a parking ground near the soccer stadium in WolfsburgBy Julia Love and Alexandria Sage SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc is investigating how to charge electric cars, talking to charging station companies and hiring engineers with expertise in the area, according to people familiar with the matter and a review of LinkedIn profiles. For more than a year, Silicon Valley has been buzzing about Apple's plan to build an electric car. A shortage of public charging stations, and the hours wasted in charging a car, could be an opportunity for Apple, whose simple designs have transformed consumer electronics.

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    Thu, 26 May 2016 06:13:11 -0400

     Sony has sold more than 40 million PlayStation 4s

    Sony has sold more than 40 million PlayStation 4sSony is revealing today that its PlayStation 4 sales have surpassed 40 million units. It's clear that Sony is still way ahead of Microsoft's Xbox One sales, placing it firmly at the top of the current games console market. Microsoft hasn't been sharing Xbox One sales recently, but EA estimates revealed Microsoft's console sales were around 19 million back in January.

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    Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:29 -0400

     Blendle now lets you pay-per-article from US apps

    Blendle now lets you pay-per-article from US appsBlendle is a Dutch startup which aggregates news from media companies that maintain a paywall, then allows users to pay a small amount per article to read what they like. Up until now the US version was desktop only, but today the company is rolling out mobile apps for both iOS and Android. Old media companies like the New York Times and Germany's Axel Springer, which recently bought Business Insider, are also investors in Blendle.

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    Thu, 26 May 2016 05:57:31 -0400

     US nuclear force will phase out floppy disks next year

    US nuclear force will phase out floppy disks next yearThe Pentagon and other US agencies still rely on outdated technology to carry out important functions — including some nuclear operations — according to a new government report. The report, published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), shows that a command and control unit tasked with coordinating "the operational functions of the nation's nuclear forces" still uses 8-inch floppy disks and runs on an IBM/Series 1 computer — a model that was first produced in 1976. Other agencies, including the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Veteran Affairs, reported using IT systems that are at least 50 years old.

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    Thu, 26 May 2016 05:40:19 -0400

     Norwegian watchdog protests app legalese by reading T&Cs out loud for 30 hours

    Norwegian watchdog protests app legalese by reading T&Cs out loud for 30 hoursThe average Norwegian has 33 apps on their smartphone, so the country's consumer body live streamed the reading of the small print of 33 popular apps. It took almost 32 hours.

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