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 Michaelís 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. TMPís clients such as Disney, AT&T, UPS, Boeing, P&G, etc. have leveraged Michaelís 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

    Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:28:47 -0400

     Alibaba surges 38 percent on massive demand in market debut

    Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba is joined by Alibaba executivesBy Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel and Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China's burgeoning middle class. It was an auspicious debut for the Chinese e-commerce company, which was founded by Jack Ma in his apartment in 1999 and now accounts for 80 percent of online sales in China. ...




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    Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:24:24 -0400

     When music stops for Oracle CEO dance, Catz may grab Ellison's chair : analysts

    Oracle Corp CEO Ellison introduces the Oracle Database In-Memory during a launch event in Redwood ShoresBy Jeffrey Dastin and Sam Adams NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Larry Ellison sailed off on his yacht for good tomorrow, who would really run Oracle Corp ? Reuters asked a cast of Wall Streets analysts, and the verdict is dealmaker and finance guru Safra Catz. The question is on investors' minds after Ellison, 70, promoted both Catz and sales leader Mark Hurd to the CEO position on Thursday, while taking on the role of executive chairman and chief technology officer himself. The move appears to be the first stage of Ellison's gradual withdrawal. ...




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    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:32:01 -0400

     Rocket Internet CEO stands to lift stake via options: report

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Oliver Samwer, chief executive and co-founder of Rocket Internet is in a position to increase his stake in the German venture capital firm under a stock options program that will be part of its planned stock market listing, a German magazine report said on Saturday. Samwer stands to receive options that entitle him to buy 4.5 million shares, or about 4 percent of the current share capital, at an unspecified discount over the next five years, based on certain business performance targets, weekly WirtschaftsWoche said, citing a document it obtained. ...

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    Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:37:17 -0400

     Other automakers to challenge Tesla in over-the-air software upgrades

    A Tesla Motors logo is shown on a Tesla Model S at a Tesla Motors dealership at Corte Madera Village, an outdoor retail mall, in Corte MaderaBy Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc on Friday announced it is rolling out a software upgrade over-the-air to its current Model S owners, a unique ability that other automakers are expected to offer within a few years. Tesla, based in Silicon Valley, has completed more than a dozen over-the-air software upgrades since the Model S was first sold in mid-2012, said Egil Juliussen, director of research for automotive electronic technology for IHS Automotive. ...




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    Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:47:51 -0400

     Exclusive: France's Iliad sets mid-Oct deadline for T-Mobile US bid - sources

    The logo of French low-cost telecoms provider Iliad is pictured during the company 2013 annual results presentation in ParisBy Sophie Sassard and Arno Schuetze LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - French low-cost telecom operator Iliad has set a mid-October deadline to decide whether to improve its bid for T-Mobile US or walk away as it faces resistance from seller Deutsche Telekom, several people familiar with the situation said. Deutsche Telekom, which owns 66 percent of the fourth-largest U.S. carrier, has doubts that Iliad will be able to improve the U.S. business since the French startup has no track record in the country, a source close to the German company's management said. ...




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    Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:04:25 -0400

     With co-CEOs, Oracle sets challenging course

    Oracle Corp CEO Ellison introduces the Oracle Database In-Memory during a launch event in Redwood ShoresBy Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - By promoting its two presidents to serve as co-chief executives instead of founder and CEO Larry Ellison, database-and-software behemoth Oracle is setting itself a course that has confounded other big companies. The move seemingly marries the product oversight of Mark Hurd, former chief executive of Hewlett Packard, with the legal and financial expertise of Safra Catz, a 15-year Oracle veteran. ...




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    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0400

     iPhone 6 review, Microsoft's investment in 'Minecraft' and other stories you might've missed

    iPhone 6 review, Microsoft's investment in 'Minecraft' and other stories you might've missed




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    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:58:58 -0400

     Touch, hear, pal around in a virtual world: Oculus execs discuss the future

    Oculus executives discussing VR's future at the company's first developer conference.At firm's first confab for developers who'll make games to run on its headset, execs discuss, among other things, the trickiness of the controllers that'll let players pick up and move objects.>




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    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:37:02 -0400

     Watch Dave Chapelle and Jon Stewart do stand-up before they were superstars

    Watch Dave Chapelle and Jon Stewart do stand-up before they were superstarsThe legendary Just For Laughs comedy festival has just begun dumping 500 hours of comedy videos†on YouTube ó everything from young Jon Stewart to Chris Rock to the late Bill Hicks. The channel will post new videos three times a week, and is definitely worth checking back on. The festival's clips give a rare glimpse into the early days of today's top comedians, and some of the clips have never before been seen online.




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    Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:20:00 -0400

     Oculus wants a VR app store for every device you can think of

    Oculus wants a VR app store for every device you can think of




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