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

    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:46:41 -0400

     As iPhone sales stagnate, services promise growth for Apple

    Workers prepare for the opening of an Apple store in HangzhouThough Apple Inc is selling enough iPhones to keep investors happy for now, the world's most valuable publicly traded company is set increasingly to rely on its apps and services to drive growth. Apple's services business alone - which includes the App Store, Apple Pay and iCloud - will be "the size of a Fortune 100 company next year," Chief Executive Tim Cook said on a post-earnings call on Tuesday. Revenue from the business rose 19 percent to about $6 billion for the third quarter, eclipsing sales of iPads and Mac computers for the second consecutive quarter to rank as Apple's second-largest unit after iPhones.




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    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:17:10 -0400

     Apple CEO touts future technology amid iPhone worries

    Apple Inc. CEO Cook speaks on stage at the company's World Wide Developers Conference in San FranciscoAs iPhone sales declined for the second straight quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook peeled back the curtain ever so slightly on its work in artificial intelligence and augmented reality, aiming to reassure investors that the company is ready to ride the next wave of technology. Raving about hit smartphone game Pokemon GO, Cook stressed that Apple is “high on [augmented reality] for the long-run” and investing heavily. Augmented reality, in which computer-generated content is overlaid on the real world, is one of the latest fixations in the technology business, with Pokemon GO among the first applications to catch on.




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    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:35:07 -0400

     Twitter's video push seen unlikely to fast-forward revenue growth

    A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration made in ZenicaVideo may have killed the radio star, but it could offer a lifeline to Twitter Inc . Twitter on Tuesday reported its slowest quarterly revenue growth since going public in 2013 as its user base grew by just 1 percent in the three months ended June. Since he took over the interim role in July last year, Twitter has lost about half its market value.




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    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:31:31 -0400

     Exclusive: Alibaba, eBay, CVC bid for Polish auction site Allegro - sources

    An employee is seen behind a glass wall with the logo of Alibaba at the company's headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang provinceBy Agnieszka Barteczko and Adrian Krajewski WARSAW (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba , U.S. online retailer eBay Inc , and private equity firm CVC Capital Partners are among the bidders for Eastern Europe's No.1 auction website Allegro from South Africa's Naspers , sources said. Polish online groups Wp.pl, owned by Innova Capital, and Onet.pl, controlled by Ringier Axel Springer could also be interested, some of the sources said.




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    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:34:54 -0400

     IBM steps up efforts in fight against Zika

    The logo of IBM is seen in Los Angeles(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it would provide its technology and resources to help track the spread of the Zika virus. Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), a leading research institution affiliated with the Brazilian Ministry of Health, plans to use IBM's technology to analyze information from official data about human travel patterns to anecdotal observations recorded on social media. Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus, which has caused a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas.




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    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:53:19 -0400

     YouTube star PewDiePie's firm rakes in $8 million profit

    YouTube video star PewDiePie's company made 70 million crowns ($8.1 million) profit in 2015, an annual report filed in Sweden showed, following controversy over payments for video game promotion. PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, is known for his humorous, raw commentary on video games. Warner Bros settled with the FTC after it was accused of failing to adequately disclose thousands of dollars in payments.

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    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:04:11 -0400

     Brand new Pokemon Go hack helps you locate Pokestops and gyms

    The Pokemon Go craze has spawned an entire new breed of apps as developers come up with various resources that can help players. After one developer had figured out how to extract data from the game to create a map of Pokemon spawn locations , we started seeing a bunch of implementations of the hack, each one easier to use than the last. But these maps will only tell you what kind of Pokemon are spawning near you and how long they’re going to be available in that location. If you’re looking for a map that features Pokestops and gyms, then you need a different type of app and we've got just the thing. MUST WATCH:  Two new videos get up close and personal with the iPhone 7 like never before Called PokemonGoMap , the Google Maps-based site displays more than 2.3 million Pokestops and gym locations, which should make playing Pokemon Go much easier. The service was launched on Friday and it’s available free of charge right inside your browser. Users can vote and comment on these locations, with some 5,000 new registered members signing up for the service each day. You can sign up with your Google account and you can easily request a scan of your area and report sightings. As you can see in the image above, Pokestops and gyms are layered on top of Google Maps. Clicking on a cube will get you more information about that location, and let you take additional actions such as commenting, marking a site as a gym, or asking for it to be removed if you find an error. If you don’t have time to roam around in search of Pokestops and gyms but still want to play the mobile game as much as you can, then PokemonGoMap might be the perfect tool, in addition to the map hacks that show you where Pokemon spawn around you .

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    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:02:14 -0400

     Aide: Hillary Clinton 'alarmed' by Russia link to DNC hack

    FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russian President President Vladimir Putin before a bilateral meeting at United Nations headquarters. President Barack Obama's decision to identify Russia as almost certainly the culprit in hacking the Democratic National Committee and releasing politically embarrassing emails fits his administration's new penchant for openly blaming foreign governments for such break-ins. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the hacking of the Democratic National Committee (all times local):




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    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:00:00 -0400

     China finishes building the world's largest amphibious plane



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    Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:57:35 -0400

     Name and Shame? Obama points to Russia on DNC email hacking

    FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russian President President Vladimir Putin before a bilateral meeting at United Nations headquarters. President Barack Obama's decision to identify Russia as almost certainly the culprit in hacking the Democratic National Committee and releasing politically embarrassing emails fits his administration's new penchant for openly blaming foreign governments for such break-ins. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision to identify Russia as almost certainly the culprit in hacking the Democratic National Committee and releasing politically embarrassing emails fits his administration's new penchant for openly blaming foreign governments for such break-ins.




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