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, 24 May 2017 13:34:15 -0400

     How the Microsoft Surface Pro compares to Apple's best

    How the Microsoft Surface Pro compares to Apple's bestThe new Microsoft Surface Pro laptop-tablet hybrid is an impressive-looking device that should have Apple looking over its shoulder.




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    Tue, 23 May 2017 18:04:08 -0400

     The most important announcements from Google's big developers' conference

    The most important announcements from Google's big developers' conferenceIf this is May, it must be time for Google I/O. CEO Sundar Pichai opened his keynote speech with an observation: That Google (GOOG, GOOGL) may have begun life as a search company, but it’s now become an artificial intelligence (AI) company. For example, he announced a new technology called Google Lens, which you can think of as Shazam for the whole world.




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    Tue, 23 May 2017 17:44:48 -0400

     A widely praised Supreme Court decision still doesn't fix the broken patent system

    A widely praised Supreme Court decision still doesn't fix the broken patent systemA small town in East Texas should see a lot fewer visitors in suits and ties, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling that you can’t file a patent lawsuit anywhere you please in America.




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    Tue, 23 May 2017 16:46:19 -0400

     This RoboCop car comes with an intruder-chasing drone as a sidekick

    This RoboCop car comes with an intruder-chasing drone as a sidekickMeet O-R3. It’s the world’s first robotic security car.




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    Tue, 23 May 2017 16:33:38 -0400

     Uber inadvertently underpaid New York City drivers for over two years

    Uber inadvertently underpaid New York City drivers for over two yearsUber generally takes a commission from its drivers after deducting taxes and some fees, but it instead took a higher percentage from its New York City drivers using the full fare before accounting for sales taxes and fees, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news. "We are committed to paying every driver every penny they are owed - plus interest - as quickly as possible," Rachel Holt, Uber's regional general manager for U.S. and Canada, said via email. All New York City drivers under the 2014 agreement would be eligible for a refund, regardless of whether they are still active or not, as long as they completed an Uber ride, the Journal report said.




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    Tue, 23 May 2017 11:05:33 -0400

     Pinterest now uses AI to figure out what you're eating in photos

    Pinterest now uses AI to figure out what you're eating in photosPinterest rolled out an update that enables its AI-powered feature, Pinterest Lens, to detect and analyze what you're eating in any given photo. Lens then suggests a recipe "inspired" by the food, meal or dish.




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    Tue, 23 May 2017 09:33:22 -0400

     Now I get it: Ransomware

    Now I get it: RansomwareOn May 12, a computer worm called WannaCry infected 320,000 Windows computers in 150 countries—and made headlines around the world. First, because WannaCry is one of the most widespread cases of ransomware—software that encrypts all of the files on your PC, and will not unlock them until you pay the bad guys. The second notable feature: The WannaCry malware took advantage of a security hole in Windows that had already been discovered by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).




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    Tue, 23 May 2017 08:56:11 -0400

     'Prey' review: You'll never be more afraid of a coffee cup

    'Prey' review: You'll never be more afraid of a coffee cup‘Prey’ will have you terrified of everything you see. During my first two hours of playing the video game “Prey,” I spent more time shooting at coffee cups and trash cans than I did the malevolent aliens that attacked the space station I was sneaking around.




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    Mon, 22 May 2017 11:03:59 -0400

     U.S. top court tightens patent suit rules in blow to 'patent trolls'

    U.S. top court tightens patent suit rules in blow to 'patent trolls'The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder for so-called patent "trolls" to launch sometimes dodgy patent cases in friendly courts, a major irritant for high-tech giants like Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google. The justices sided 8-0 with beverage flavoring company TC Heartland LLC in its legal battle with food and beverage company Kraft Heinz Co, ruling that patent infringement suits can be filed only in courts located in the jurisdiction where the targeted company is incorporated. Justice Neil Gorsuch did not participate in the decision.




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    Sat, 20 May 2017 08:15:05 -0400

     Why Amazon let 4,000 dogs into its Seattle headquarters

    Why Amazon let 4,000 dogs into its Seattle headquartersAmazon has 4,000 registered canines — 500 of which on average come to the offices everyday with their employee owners.




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