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

    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 04:45:33 -0400

     Facebook to scale up free mobile Internet service to boost usage

    A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this illustration in ZenicaBy Aman Shah MUMBAI (Reuters) - Facebook Inc plans to scale up its service to offer free basic Internet on mobile phones, an executive said, after introducing the application in 17 developing countries over the past year. In a blog post released to mark the first year of the initiative, Facebook said it will open a portal allowing any mobile operator to offer the service under its Internet.org platform. Facebook currently partners with specific operators to launch the service in different countries.

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    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:25:44 -0400

     Apple Watch to be sold at Best Buy stores from August

    Apple Watches are seen on display at the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City(Reuters) - The Apple Watch will be available at stores of Best Buy Co Inc , the largest U.S. consumer electronics chain, starting Aug. 7. The Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport models will be sold at more than 300 Best Buy stores in time for the holiday shopping season, a spokeswoman for Apple Inc said. "Customers love Apple Watch, and we are thrilled to begin offering it at Best Buy," she said in an email.

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    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:09:24 -0400

     Toshiba interim CEO Muromachi to stay on in role: media

    Man walks past logo of Toshiba Corp at electronics store in TokyoToshiba Corp has decided to propose interim President Masashi Muromachi as a more permanent chief executive officer beyond September after a slew of executives resigned over their roles in the country's biggest accounting scandal in years, Japanese media said on Tuesday. The Japanese computers-to-nuclear conglomerate had said last week that then-chairman Muromachi would temporarily assume the CEO role after an independent probe found that former CEO Hisao Tanaka had been aware the company had inflated its profits by $1.2 billion over a period of several years. A Toshiba spokesman said nothing had been decided.

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    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:49:32 -0400

     Bolivia is tripling the size of its subway in the sky

    Passengers board cable cars at the Jacha Kathu station in El AltoBy Sarah Marsh LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia already has the largest urban cable car system in the world. Now the booming country is tripling the size of the network and will soon have nine lines whizzing above the administrative capital of La Paz. State company "Mi Teleferico" ("My Cable Car") now operates three lines, including two linking La Paz with the satellite city of El Alto.

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    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:40:53 -0400

     Taxi laws need post-Uber rethink, French economy minister says

    Photo illustration of logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone over a reserved lane for taxis in a street in MadridUber has had a rough ride in France to date. A law passed in October last year attempting to address the issues it raised restricts the use of the localization software Uber uses. The law is being challenged by Uber, which faces similar opposition in other countries around the world.

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    Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:05:16 -0400

     Chi-X founder in blockchain trading technology venture

    By Lionel Laurent LONDON (Reuters) - One of the founders of trading venue Chi-X Europe is joining the race to bring "blockchain" technology, the system that tracks and identifies transactions in digital-currency bitcoin, to the wider financial world. A venture called SETL, led by former Chi-X head Peter Randall and hedge-fund investor Anthony Culligan, said on Monday its blockchain-inspired technology would simultaneously transact real-world currencies or assets and provide a "golden record" of the trade, which takes days on some financial markets. "We want to unlock the power of the blockchain for financial markets," said Randall in an interview.

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    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:04:10 -0400

     Moto G specs: Everything you need to know about 2015ís best smartphone bargain

    Motorolaís third-generation Moto G†(2015) was officially announced on Tuesday during the companyís special media event, and the 2015 budget phone is going to offer users a better experience than any of the previous models for a very affordable price. DONíT MISS: OnePlus 2 official: The ultimate flagship smartphone killer is finally here The cheapest version of the phone is expected to cost $179 (the 1GB of RAM / 8GB storage model), just like its predecessor. The device should be launched in various markets starting on†August 2nd. Hardware-wise, hereís what you can expect from Motorolaís newest budget-friendly handset. 5-inch Gorilla Glass display with HD resolution 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor 1/2GB of RAM 8/16GB of storage microSD support 13-megapixel camera

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    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:00:00 -0400

     ICYMI: A ban on kill-capable bots, data center design & more

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    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:46:00 -0400

     We're live from Motorola's 'Relationship' event!

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    Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:45:00 -0400

     Watch Motorola's Moto X live stream here!

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