Voices of Experience: From Wall Street to the DoD

Beyond models and theories, EMTM students hear from successful leaders whose careers have involved the sophisticated use and management of technology in widely different contexts. Among those who shared candid perspectives and advice this Fall:

On Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12, Clare Hart, President and CEO of Factiva, shared insights and experiences from her own career and current position leading a Dow Jones & Reuters company that provides content, technology and services to the investment community; and Gary Martin, EMTM'95, Technical Director of the US Army's CERDEC, Communications-Electronics, Research Development and Engineering Center, discussed "Leveraging Army/DoD Technologies for Homeland Security/Defense.

Earlier this term, John Carrow, CIO and Vice President, Information Technology, at Unisys Corporation offered an insider's view on "IT Governance: Get Flat or Get Flattened" as part of EMTM's Emerging Technologies Seminar series.

Clare Hart

Clare Hart
President & CEO
Factiva (Dow Jones & Reuters)

Clare Hart leads an innovative content, technology and services company that counts 80 percent of the Global Fortune 500 as clients and whose products and services are available to over 1.6 million paying subscribers worldwide. Highly regarded as an expert on business intelligence, enterprise search technologies and achieving ROI on intranet investments, she frequently comments on the future of enterprise content management, corporate intranet solutions and issues relating to business information. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) and has served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP).

Factiva's innovative, XML-based and Web services-enabled technology platform provides access to this rich content collection via Factiva's role-specific products or through customized enterprise, group or personal solutions. Executives, information professionals, marketers, salespeople and other professionals can easily monitor and understand the latest news, market trends and business challenges relevant to them — directly from the Microsoft® Office and job-specific applications they use every day.

Factiva was recognized as the Most Innovative Company by judges for the 2004 International Business Awards for its tunnel-vision focus on customer service, state-of-the-art platform and technology, and strategic partnerships with other innovative companies. Factiva received the 2003 Software & Information Industry Association Codie Award for Best Online Business News or Information Service and Best Online Professional Financial Information Service.

Gary Martin

"Leveraging Army/DoD Technologies for Homeland Security/Defense"

Gary Martin, EMTM'95 Technical Director, Communications-Electronics, Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) US Army Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM)

As Technical Director for CERDEC, Gary Martin is responsible for Science and Technology programs involving the development of advanced Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence and Information Warfare, and Night Vision & Electronic Sensors technology for the US Army. A 1995 graduate of the EMTM program, he also holds a BSEE from Norwich University and is a graduate of the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School. Mr. Martin's awards include the Superior Civilian Service Award and the Commander's Award for Civilian Service, as well as the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.

CERDEC delivers superior technologies, products and services integrated into a "system of systems" architecture; global, seamless, secure robust communications; owning the night; owning the spectrum; knowing the enemy; and winning the information war. CERDEC product areas include: Command and Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I); Information Warfare/Information Operations; Electronic Warfare; Night Vision/Electro Optics; Power Sources; Avionics; Electronic Sensors and Countermine technologies. These products are the key enablers for the Army's transformation into the Future Combat System and the Objective Force.

John Carrow, CIO, Unisys, addressed EMTM students earlier this term as part of EMTM's Emerging Technologies Seminar

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