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

    Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:19:12 -0400

     Dell to use VMware to help pay for EMC deal: sources

    A company logo of Dell is seen on the cover of its laptop at a Dell outlet in Hong KongDell Inc is planning to use equity in cloud software company VMware Inc to help pay for its acquisition of EMC Corp in a deal valuing the data storage company at more than $55 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. While the bulk of its offer will be in cash, Dell also plans to pay EMC shareholders with "tracking stock" that follows the value of the 20 percent of VMware that EMC does not own, the people said on Friday. Dell, EMC and VMware did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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    Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:21:42 -0400

     Twitter plans layoffs next week: Re/code

    The Twitter logo is shown at its corporate headquarters in San Francisco(Reuters) - Twitter Inc is planning company-wide layoffs next week, technology news website Re/code reported on Friday, citing sources. The news comes after Jack Dorsey was appointed permanent chief executive on Monday. It is unclear how many of Twitter's staff will be laid off, but it is likely it will affect most departments, Re/code said, citing company insiders.

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    Fri, 09 Oct 2015 23:53:13 -0400

     Japan-backed fund considering investing in Sharp: Nikkei

    A man using his mobile phone walks past a logo of Sharp Corp outside an electronics shop in TokyoA Japanese government-backed fund is considering investing in embattled Sharp Corp to take the initiative in reorganizing the electronics maker's operations, Nikkei business daily reported, without citing sources. The Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and Sharp had hired financial advisors to gauge Sharp's asset value and would hold direct talks on the size of any investment, it added. INCJ is also the top shareholder of Sharp rival Japan Display Inc, the world's largest maker of liquid crystal displays for smartphones and tablets.

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    Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:04:51 -0400

     DocuSign CEO resigns as company heads toward IPO: source

    By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The chief executive officer of DocuSign has resigned, according to an internal memo, signaling a leadership change for a well-funded tech company that is on the brink of an initial public offering. Keith Krach, chairman and CEO of DocuSign, a San Francisco company that makes software to add legally compliant electronic signatures to documents, told employees in a memo the company would begin a search for his successor. Krach cited DocuSign's "incredible momentum" and valuation growth of more than 60 times during his tenure, according to the memo, which was sent to employees in the last day or two, as reasons for his departure.

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    Fri, 09 Oct 2015 18:10:53 -0400

     Google says Docs, Drive disruption resolved

    Letters spell the word "Alphabet" as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Paris(Reuters) - Some of Google Inc's services, including Drive and Docs, which were facing disruptions for a few hours on Friday have been resolved, the company said. Google's status page had showed that its file-sharing services such as Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Classroom were facing disruptions. "The problem with Google Drive should be resolved," the company said on an update to its page at 5:30 p.m. ET. (http://bit.ly/1hsgVC3) Google, which has now morphed into holding company Alphabet Inc, also acknowledged the disruption in a tweet on its Docs page. ...

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    Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:43:57 -0400

     Samsung does not infringe Nvidia graphics chip patents: U.S. ITC

    The company logo is displayed at the Samsung news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las VegasBy Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has been cleared of using graphics chip technology owned by Nvidia Corp without permission, according to a ruling by a U.S. International Trade Commission judge on Friday. Judge Thomas Pender said Samsung did not infringe two Nvidia patents, and while it did infringe a third, he ruled that patent is invalid because it was not a new invention compared with previously known patents.

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    Fri, 09 Oct 2015 23:50:00 -0400

     Google search on Safari mobile to display results for iOS apps

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    Fri, 09 Oct 2015 22:44:00 -0400

     Kanye West hates in-app purchases on kids games

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    Fri, 09 Oct 2015 22:40:07 -0400

     Jazz producer Larry Rosen, co-founder of GRP label, dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Rosen, one of the most influential and tech-savvy modern jazz producers who co-founded GRP Records with pianist Dave Grusin, died Friday, his publicist said. He was 75.

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    Fri, 09 Oct 2015 22:00:12 -0400

     Inside James Bond’s custom $1.5M Aston Martin from ‘Spectre’

    A new James Bond movie is about to be released, Daniel Craig’s fourth and possibly final appearance in the famous spy saga. As always, you can expect to see plenty of action-packed scenes, high-tech toys, new Bond women and cars. Focusing solely on cars for a moment, Bond will drive a custom Aston Martin DB10 in Spectre that has been designed precisely for this role. Let’s check it out. MUST SEE: Watch this iPhone case heal itself from scratches in 20 seconds Only 10 DB10 models were made, and only one of those will be sold to a collector willing to pay the right price. The only commercial version of the car will be put up for auction at some point next year, and it’s expected

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