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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

    Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:50:08 -0400

     Apple says celebrity photo breach targeted, not due to its systems

    APPLE STATEMENT ON CELEBRITY HACKING: OUR SYSTEMS WERENíT BREACHEDBy Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Tuesday the online posting of intimate photos of Hollywood celebrities were targeted attacks on their iCloud accounts and that none of the cases it investigated had resulted from a direct breach of its systems. Apple's response came after the photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other female entertainers emerged over the Labor Day Weekend. "We have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet," Apple said in a statement. "None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple's systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone." The breach comes as Apple prepares to launch a new iPhone next week and, more importantly, as smartphones increasingly become the repository for far more sensitive healthcare, banking and other personal data.




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    Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:28:23 -0400

     U.S. judge approves DOJ settlement with eBay over tech hiring

    An eBay sign is seen at an office building in San Jose, CaliforniaUnder the deal, announced earlier this year, eBay said it would not make deals with other technology companies about poaching each others' employees. District Judge Edward Davila approved eBay's agreement with the U.S. Six companies including Apple and Google settled with federal authorities in 2010 over non-solicitation deals, without paying money. An eBay representative could not immediately be reached for comment.




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    Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:19:56 -0400

     Renesas says may cut more jobs, but restructuring past halfway

    A Renesas Electronics Corp's chip is pictured at the company's office in TokyoBy Sophie Knight and Reiji Murai TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics may cut more jobs as it finishes a massive restructuring that is focusing its business on the automotive and industrial sectors and has pulled it back into the black after years of losses. Remaining steps will focus on selling factories and exiting businesses announced in a 2012 restructuring framework, updated a year ago, with about 40 percent of the plan still to be implemented, Renesas Chairman and CEO Hisao Sakuta told a media round table on Tuesday. "If there's a mismatch between what the company is trying to do and what an individual wants to do, people will probably be quitting." Renesas, hit hard when a March 2011 earthquake shut a key chip plant for months and sent customers looking for other suppliers, has already cut more than 10,000 jobs and racked up 350 billion yen ($3.3 billion) in cumulative net losses over the last four financial years. Last week, Renesas unveiled a chip using new technologies that it aims to eventually apply to autonomous driving, which merges together feeds from cameras fitted to the car to create a 3D image and can detect pedestrians within several meters of a vehicle.




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    Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:47:12 -0400

     EU seeks rivals' feedback on Facebook, WhatsApp deal

    Illustration photo shows "likes" on WhatsApp's Facebook page displayed on a laptop screen in ParisBy Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are asking Facebook's rivals and telecoms operators whether the world No. 1 online social network's proposed $19 billion bid for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp will lead to price hikes and curb innovation. The move came after Facebook sought EU approval for the deal, the largest in its 10-year history, which will give it a strong foothold in the fast-growing mobile messaging market and pit it against telecoms companies. The European Commission said on Monday it will decide by Oct. 3 whether to clear the deal unconditionally, demand concessions or extend the preliminary review into a wider probe. In a questionnaire sent to third parties and seen by Reuters, the EU regulator asked if the deal would have a negative, neutral or positive impact on users and customers in mobile messaging and social networks.




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    Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:14:31 -0400

     Thoma Bravo to take Compuware private in $2.5 billion deal

    Software maker Compuware Corp, under pressure from investors for more than a year over its poor performance, agreed to be taken private by investment firm Thoma Bravo LLC in a deal valued at about $2.5 billion. Compuware's shareholders will receive $10.92 per share, comprising $10.25 in cash and 67 cents in shares of Covisint Corp, in which the company owns an 83 percent stake. The offer represents a 17 percent premium to Compuware's closing on Aug. 29. Shares of Compuware rose as much as 12.8 percent to $10.55.

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    Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:00:52 -0400

     China gives Microsoft 20 days to provide explanation in anti-trust probe

    People visit the Microsoft booth during the 2014 Computex exhibition at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall in TaipeiA Chinese anti-trust regulator said on Monday it has given Microsoft Corp 20 days to reply to queries on the compatibility of its Windows operating system and Office software suite amid a probe into the world's largest software company. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) questioned Microsoft Vice President David Chen and gave the company a deadline to make an explanation, the agency said in a short statement on its website. Microsoft is one of at least 30 foreign companies that have come under scrutiny by China's anti-monopoly regulators as the government seeks to enforce its six-year old antitrust law. According to a state media report on Monday, Microsoft's use of verification codes also spurred complaints from Chinese companies.




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    Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:06:24 -0400

     In light of celebrity hacks, how to protect data

    NEW YORK (AP) ó The circulation of nude photographs stolen from celebrities' online accounts has raised questions about the security of storing information over the Internet.

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    Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:53:58 -0400

     Frankfurt court bans Uber taxi services across Germany

    Location of "Autobot Optimus Prime" truck from the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is displayed on the Uber App in West HollywoodBy Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A German regional court has issued a temporary injunction against Uber, the fast-growing, U.S.-based online chauffeur service which is no stranger to legal challenges from taxi-cab rivals and regulators around the globe. In its ruling, the Frankfurt Regional Court said the company could no longer offer its phone apps to connect drivers with passengers, stating that Uber's network of drivers lacked the necessary commercial licenses to pick up passengers. Uber responded in a statement that it planned to appeal the court decision and in the meantime would continue operating across Germany, a country where its customer base has grown fivefold so far this year. The court's decision raises the stakes for Uber in Germany.




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    Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:49:44 -0400

     Japan's ISS Kirobo robot is lonely in space

    Kirobo sends his greetings to the Earth below as he floats around the ISS.The humanoid robot created to keep astronauts on the International Space Station company seems to have caught a case of intergalactic ennui. Cheer up, Kirobo!>




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    Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:44:25 -0400

     Celebs, beware: Those nude selfies will be hacked and shared

    PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Jennifer Lawrence attends Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 at on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)Celebrities will continue to take nude photos of themselves and certain hackers will try their damnedest to uncover the goodies. All the more reason, say security experts, to fix bad habits.>




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