Vince is the Vice President of Information Services at
DePaul University. He offers strategic vision to a staff of 103 in
technology architecture, data warehousing, application development, data
center operations, networks and telecommunications, classroom technology
and labs, and systems support. He also provides leadership to the
technology teams managing DePaul’s PeopleSoft enterprise system.
Vince has a background in consulting and entrepreneurship, having served
as a partner leading the CRM Strategy practice with marchFIRST and as
the Vice President of customer knowledge management and analytics for
Scient and as a principal for a wireless collaboration product start-up.
Vince has helped a variety of large and mid-sized companies including
Exxon, 20th Century Fox, S.C. Johnson, General Mills, Appleton Papers,
R.R. Donnelley, Household Finance, Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Co.,
Hammacher-Schlemmer, and Abbott Laboratories in the areas of e-commerce,
data warehousing, decision support and database systems. Vince is spoken
at national and international conferences on CRM, the Internet and
technology issues. Vince also authored four books on database
technologies which were published by Que, New Riders and M&T Press.
Vince's interest areas focus on the role of e-commerce and data systems
in business strategy, decision making and management.
CTO Archipelago Holdings, Inc
Chief Technology Officer, Archipelago Holdings, Inc. The
Archipelago Exchange (ArcaEx), the nation’s first totally open,
all-electronic stock exchange, had a successful IPO in August 2004.
April 2005, Archipelago agreed to merge with the NYSE to create the NYSE
Steve has served as Chief Technology Officer since joining Archipelago
in July 2001. Steve is responsible for Archipelago's software
development, database development, quality assurance, and operations,
with staff located in Chicago, New York, Orlando and San Francisco.
Steve was most recently working in Silicon Valley as Senior Vice
President and Chief Information/Technology Officer at NextCard, Inc., a
leading Internet provider of consumer credit that had a successful IPO
in 1999. In this role he was responsible for all aspects of technology
including software and database engineering, operations, architecture
and quality assurance. Prior to joining NextCard, he was the Chief
Information Officer at another successful start-up, AdKnowledge, Inc.
which was acquired by CMGI in 1999.
Prior to participating in the Internet gold rush, Steve was Vice
President, Corporate Management Information Systems at Fidelity
Investments where he developed an Information Architecture to integrate
the information housed in a vast array of software and hardware
technologies across Fidelity’s 40+ divisions. He also developed critical
systems for use in the core mutual fund investment area and evaluated
new companies as potential candidates for investment by Fidelity
Before Fidelity, Steve was Vice President of Marketing Planning at
Budget Rent a Car Corporation where he was responsible for much of the
company’s development of new strategies and products for both domestic
and international markets. Additionally, he developed sophisticated
revenue management and database marketing systems to improve Budget’s
position in an intensely competitive industry.
Steve also worked for a decade at the Quaker Oats Company (now a
division of PepsiCo) where he led a team that is credited with having
developed the first data warehouse for the consumer packaged goods
industry that integrated large volumes of internal and external data and
was readily accessible by business users via an internally developed
data query and analysis language. This data warehouse served as the
foundation for many advanced applications that Steve later developed,
enhancing Quaker’s marketing, sales, operational, manufacturing and
He served on the adjunct faculty in Computer Science at DePaul
University from 1986-1994, where he taught undergraduate and graduate
classes in database technology and analytic systems. Additionally he has
often lectured at the graduate schools of business of Northwestern
University, University of Illinois, Illinois Institute of Technology and
University of California. He has given dozens of presentations at venues
all over the world on the effective use of technology in a variety of
industries. He has also published articles in the areas of computer
technology, chemistry and statistics.
Steve earned the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry and a
M.B.A. at the University of Illinois (ranking first in his class) as
well as a M.S. in Computer Science at DePaul University.
John F. Fisher
Senior Vice President &
Chief Information Officer
Information Officer, John Fisher directs the company's information
technology (IT) resources as well as its technology investments. He has
led a number of SmithBucklin technology initiatives, such as
implementation of new client Web sites, database applications and
management systems, all of which are critical to meeting clients' needs
for leveraging technology to enhance business capabilities.
John joined SmithBucklin in 1996 as the company's
first CIO, creating partnerships across business and service units that
supported the development of new technical architecture and standard
processes. These new standards and processes created a stable technical
foundation for SmithBucklin and its client organizations, which enabled
them to achieve success through the application of appropriate
John has over 25 years of experience applying
technology solutions to critical business problems. Before joining
SmithBucklin, he held senior IT management positions at CNA Insurance
Companies, and Continental Bank (now Bank of America).
He is a member of the Society for Information
Management (SIM), the Association of Information Technology
Professionals (AITP) and the Executives Club of Chicago. In 2002, the
Windy City Chapter of AITP selected John to receive their CIO of the
Year award. John is an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University,
where he teaches graduate level courses in IT Strategy and E-Commerce.
He is one of the founding members and past president of the DePaul CTI
(School of Computer Science) Alumni Association and in December 2003
received DePaul’s Alumni Champion Award. John is on the Planning and
Evaluation Committee of the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, the
advisory board for the Illinois CIO Exchange (ICE) and a member of the
technical advisory board for the International Society for the
Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN).
John holds an M.S. in Computer Science from DePaul
University, a B.S. in Communications from Southern Illinois University,
and an M.A. in History of Religions from the University of Ottawa.
CIO Metropolitan Pier &
Ellen Barry is the CIO for the
Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority. The Authority owns and
manages McCormick Place, Navy Pier. In addition to traditional aspects
of a CIO, Ms. Barry has successfully implemented a revenue generating
initiative by insourcing the delivery of Internet and Technical Services
to Exhibitors, Show Management and Meeting Planners for McCormick Place,
Navy Pier and the Hyatt McCormick Place; installing wi-fi cafes
supporting over 3000 concurrent users within the facility; and
implementing a gigabit circuit to ‘next generation networks’ including
Prior to MPEA, Ellen Barry was the
1st Deputy Chief Information Officer for the City of
Chicago. As 1st Deputy CIO, Ms. Barry was responsible for
two major outsourcing initiatives, one for desktop support and one for
data center operations. Previous to her role as 1st Deputy
CIO, Ms. Barry worked with Chicago’s Police Department in numerous IT
and Strategic Planning activities including efforts toward
implementation of a major Criminal History Records Information System.
Prior to coming to the City of Chicago, Ms. Barry worked as an internal
consultant for various private sector organizations in strategic IT
development, planning and project implementation.
Ms. Barry holds an undergraduate
degree in Mathematics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a
MBA in Quantitative Methods and Computers from Loyola University. Ellen
Barry has been a life-long resident of the City of Chicago.
Ms. Barry is the recipient of the
2003 Excellence in Corporate IT Leadership Award presented by WITI
(Women in Technology, International) Chicago Chapter.
Ms. Barry is the President-elect
CTI, Advisory Council Member
Ex President and Ex CIO
United Stationers Inc
Ergin Uskup is
the retired President of United Stationers Technology Services LLP and
the retired Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Chief
Information Officer of United Stationers Inc. He worked at United
Stationers from February 1, 1994 until September 2002. United
Stationers is the largest distributor of business products in the United
States (sales $4.0 billion); distributing more than 35,000 products from
70 distribution centers throughout the country.
United Stationers, Mr. Uskup was Vice President of Corporate Information
Services at Baxter Healthcare Corporation from 1990 to 1994 and Vice
President of Business Technology and Strategic Computing from 1987 to
1990. Before joining Baxter, Mr. Uskup worked as Vice President of
MIS and Chief Information Officer at Signode Corp. (now ITW Inc.) from
1980 to 1987 and at Clow Corporation from 1974 to 1980. Mr. Uskup
was Manager of Operations Research at Motorola, Project Manager of
Operations Research at Amoco (now BP) and Burlington Industries during
the period of 1964 to 1974.
holds a BS and an MS degree in Industrial Engineering from the
University of North Carolina at Raleigh, a Ph.D. in Industrial
Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from the
University of Chicago.
Mr. Uskup has
been a member of the graduate faculty as adjunct professor at DePaul
University (1970 to 1980), Northern Illinois University (1980 to 1984)
and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (1993 to 1998) teaching a
variety of IT and Management Science courses at the graduate level.
He is an active member of the Society for Information Management (SIM)
professional organization and its President for the calendar year of
2002 and Chairman for 2003.Mr. Uskup was named as one of the top 100
CIO’s in the country in 2003 by the Computer Magazine.
Mr. Uskup is
married, has 3 children, and enjoys tennis, theater and music.
Co-Chairman, Organizing Committee
Olayele Adelakun is an Assistant professor of MIS at
DePaul University Chicago, Illinois, School of Computer Science,
Telecommunication and Information Systems (CTI). His research focuses on
IT Outsourcing, ERP systems implementation, and Information systems
quality and Evaluation. He has conducted case studies in both medium
size companies and multinational companies in Finland and the United
States. He was the chairman of the 2001 and 2002 IT outsourcing
conference and the moderator of the 2003 offshore outsourcing panel
discussion at DePaul University. He started the study abroad program in
the school CTI in 1993. He has also given several executives
presentation. He has published over thirty articles in conferences,
books and journals. He holds an M.S. in Information Processing Science
from University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland and Ph.D. in Information Systems
from the Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku,
Prof. Tom Muscarello
Co-Chairman, Organizing Committee
Dr. Muscarello is an Associate Professor in DePaul
University’s School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and
Information Systems (CTI.) He spent 3 years working on special
technology development projects in the President’s Office. In his
position as Director of External Research Dr. Muscarello focuses on
efforts to increase the visibility and reach of DePaul University and
CTI. This position focuses on building strategic relationships with
business and government, building joint university-industry labs,
developing new product offerings, and positioning CTI as a vital force
in the economic and social fabric of the city and state.
He was founder and served as executive director, for its 2 year run, of
the DePaul Technology Incubator facility (DeTech). He is currently
Director of the Persusive Media Technology Lab, The Laboratory for
Software Metrics. He is also a charter member of Chicago’s Mayor’s
Council of Technology Advisors (having co-chaired the committee on R&D
and Commercialization), and is a charter member of the Waukegan New
Harbor City Renaissance Commission. His current activities focus heavily
on development and commercialization of technology products and
Dr. Muscarello has an extensive background in business, government, and
academia. He specializes in the areas of Health Care and Medical
Systems, knowledge management, customer service, business intelligence,
and IT marketing. He has an extensive background in strategic planning
and business system methods, enterprise system metrics and enterprise