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, 24 Feb 2017 11:44:25 -0500

     This smart braille watch finally hits shelves

    This smart braille watch finally hits shelvesAfter almost three years, the Dot smartwatch is ready to hit the market.




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    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:57:26 -0500

     The FCC just gave you a reason to hold off on buying a 4K TV

    The FCC just gave you a reason to hold off on buying a 4K TVOver-the-air 4K broadcasts are coming, but you might want to hold off at getting a new UHD set just yet. The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to open discussions on the deployment of a next-generation broadcast-TV standard that should offer picture quality up to 4K Ultra High Definition and better antenna reception than today’s over-the-air digital signals. Like 2009’s transition to digital TV signals, this upgrade’s primary sales pitch is about a better picture — not just high definition, but the Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K resolution that today remains largely confined to streaming-video services and Blu-ray discs.




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    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:54:54 -0500

     Pogue’s Basics: Discover Google's Easter eggs

    Pogue’s Basics: Discover Google's Easter eggsEaster eggs are not dead!!




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    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:49:54 -0500

     This high-tech air purifier will help you sleep better

    This high-tech air purifier will help you sleep betterClair-S claims to help you get the rest you need. It’s an all-in-one device that sits neatly on your nightstand to make bedtime healthier and more convenient. Its air purifier boasts better performance than a HEPA filter to keep you breathing easy as you rest. It’s also a sound machine to promote tranquility and deeper sleep. You can use it as a Bluetooth speaker and an alarm clock, and even wake up to customized messages via the included app. The Clair team is seeking funding through an Indiegogo campaign, where you can reserve your Clair-S for as little as $119. ...




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    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:30:48 -0500

     How Google is fighting the war on internet trolls

    How Google is fighting the war on internet trollsIt seems like for every feel-good story or picture of a puppy playing with a kitten, there are 1,000 trolls rummaging through the depths of their minds to post the most vile comments they can imagine. A kind of high-powered startup inside Google’s parent company Alphabet, Jigsaw focuses on how technology can defend international human rights. Available Thursday, Feb. 23, Perspective is the result of Jigsaw’s Conversation AI project and uses Google’s machine learning technologies to provide online publishers with a tool that can automatically rank comments in their forums and comments sections based on the likelihood that they will cause someone to leave a conversation.




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    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:02:50 -0500

     Why 'experience' can hurt tech workers in Silicon Valley

    Why 'experience' can hurt tech workers in Silicon ValleySilicon Valley is an industry whose foundation was built, byte by byte, with youthful innovation. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak were 21 and 25 when they co-founded Apple (AAPL). Sergey Brin and Larry Page were twenty-something Stanford University graduate students when they built the search engine that became Google (GOOG, GOOGL) in the garage of a home in Menlo Park, Calif.




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    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:02:05 -0500

     Broadband companies can’t build out their networks, and it's hurting consumers

    Broadband companies can’t build out their networks, and it's hurting consumersGoogle might have huge name recognition, but even it has trouble installing fiber optic internet lines. You can’t get Republicans and Democrats to agree about much these days, especially when it comes to telecom policy. The last three heads of the Federal Communications Commission — Obama’s picks, Julius Genachowski and Tom Wheeler, and President Trump’s chair Ajit Pai — all said as much.




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    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:08:18 -0500

     Pogue’s Basics: Use YouTube's built-in stabilizer

    Pogue’s Basics: Use YouTube's built-in stabilizerA few weeks back, I reviewed handheld stabilizers for your phone or your GoPro. They make a huge difference in the quality of your videos—because let’s face it: Jerky looks amateur.




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    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:38:06 -0500

     Sony’s new toy teaches coding and robot construction to kids

    Sony’s new toy teaches coding and robot construction to kidsThis Lego-like toy uses sensors and actuators that bring kids’ creations to life.




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    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:09:20 -0500

     The coolest tech toys from Toy Fair 2017

    The coolest tech toys from Toy Fair 2017The toys on display at the 2017 New York Toy Fair, though, are way cooler than anything we had as kids. Held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, New York Toy Fair showcases the year’s biggest toy trends. Mattel (MAT) easily had one of the largest booths at Toy Fair 2017.




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