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, 03 Jul 2015 08:50:26 -0400

     UberPOP halts service in France after clampdown, protests

    A leaflet which reads "Uber go home" is seen on a taxi as striking French taxi drivers block the traffic on the Paris ring road during a national protest against car-sharing service Uber, in ParisBy Mark John PARIS (Reuters) - Uber Technologies will suspend its UberPOP ride-hailing service in France, the U.S. company said on Friday, after it faced sometimes-violent protests and local authorities denounced it as an illegal taxi service. After fierce protests last week by licensed French taxi drivers who argue it threatens their livelihood with unfair competition, France took two executives from California-based Uber into custody and said they will face trial in September. France's legal clampdown was the latest setback for Uber in Europe.




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    Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:35:07 -0400

     Canadian judge rejects request for injunction against Uber

    An Ontario court on Friday rejected the city of Toronto's request for an injunction to halt Uber's operations in Canada's largest city. Judge Sean Dunphy dismissed the application and said there was no evidence the company operates as a taxi broker, according to a copy of the ruling provided by Uber. "We are pleased with todayís ruling, which confirms that ridesharing is a new business model, distinct from traditional taxi services," Ian Black, general manager for Uber Canada, said in a statement.

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    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:52:06 -0400

     Stick-on smart sensor offers hassle-free car hire

    DropTag Drive, from development firm Cambridge Consultants, is a small tag that is fixed to the inside of a car's windshield and continually monitors all vehicle accelerations and impacts during the hire period. The technology is based on an existing condition monitoring device that was developed by Cambridge Consultants to track a parcel's location if it was damaged at any time in transit.

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    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:23:17 -0400

     Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii, pilot sets nonstop record

    Swiss pilot Piccard takes a selfie in the Solar Impulse 2 plane during the 6th leg of the round the world trip from Chongqing to Nanjing(Reuters) - A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun's energy landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a record-breaking five-day nonstop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. The Solar Impulse 2 is the first aircraft to fly day and night without any fuel. Pilot Andre Borschberg's 120-hour voyage shattered the 76-hour record for nonstop flight by late American adventurer Steve Fossett in 2006 on the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer.




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    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:06:28 -0400

     Fearing return to drachma, some Greeks use bitcoin to dodge capital controls

    A man demonstrates the use of a Bitcoin ATM at a bookstore in Acharnai in northern Athens, GreeceBy Jemima Kelly LONDON (Reuters) - There is at least one legal way to get your euros out of Greece these days, to guard against the prospect that they might be devalued into drachmas: convert them into bitcoin. New customers depositing at least 50 euros with BTCGreece, the only Greece-based bitcoin exchange, open only to Greeks, rose by 400 percent between May and June, according to its founder Thanos Marinos, who put the number at "a few thousand". Using bitcoin could allow Greeks to do one of the things that capital controls were put in place this week to prevent: transfer money out of their bank accounts and, if they wish, out of the country.




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    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:04:05 -0400

     Russian parliament approves Internet privacy bill

    A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in ParisRussia's parliament gave its final approval on Friday to a law that would require Internet search engines to remove users' personal information from their results. The bill, passed by the State Duma lower house in its third reading, seeks to emulate European Union rules on the "right to be forgotten", under which search engines must take down certain results that appear under a search of a person's name. The regulation, which now needs to be signed into law by President Vladimir Putin, has been criticized by Russian web companies who are concerned about balancing rights to personal privacy against the freedom of information.




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    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 22:35:47 -0400

     Facegloria: Facebook for Brazil's Evangelicals

    A man looks at his profile on the social network for evangelicals Facegloria, in Sao Paulo, BrazilFluffy clouds waft across a blue sky as you log in and while you chat with friends, Gospel music rings out: welcome to Facegloria, the social network for Brazilian Evangelicals. "On Facebook you see a lot of violence and pornography. It all started three years ago when Barros and three other devout Christian colleagues working at the mayor's office in Ferraz de Vasconcelos, near Brazil's financial capital Sao Paulo, decided there was a market for a squeaky-clean version of Facebook.




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    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:58:05 -0400

     Solar Impulse lands in Hawaii, completing historic flight

    The Solar Impulse 2, a solar powered airplane, piloted by Andre Borschberg, lands at Kalaeloa Airport, Hawaii, on July 3, 2015The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft completed a historic flight in its quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel, touching down gracefully in Hawaii on Friday after the most arduous leg of its journey. The sun-powered plane, piloted by veteran Swiss aviator Andre Borschberg, took 118 hours -- about five days -- to make the voyage from Japan to Hawaii and landed shortly after dawn at Kalaeloa Airport on the main Hawaiian island of Oahu. "Just landed in #Hawaii with @solarimpulse! For @bertrandpiccard and I, it's a dream coming true," Borschberg tweeted triumphantly after completing the most perilous part of the around-the-world odyssey.




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    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 19:00:35 -0400

     Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber

    MEXICO CITY (AP) ó Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered, the city's Office of Legal and Legislative Studies said Friday.

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    Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:41:05 -0400

     Zero Day Weekly: Plex ransomed, FBI on California cable-cutting, MasterCard's selfie passwords, BitStamp breach

    Zero Day Weekly: Plex ransomed, FBI on California cable-cutting, MasterCard's selfie passwords, BitStamp breachA collection of notable security news items for the week ending July 3, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more.




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