Michael Hugos

I’m Michael Hugos of CIO Magazine where I write a column called Doing Business in Real Time. I’ll be contributing to the Unisys blog regularly.

I’ve authored seven books on IT, including “Business Agility: Sustainable Prosperity in a Relentlessly Competitive World.” My newest title, “Business in the Cloud: What Every Business Needs to Know about Cloud Computing” (John Wiley & Sons) will be available in October 2010.

As principal at Center for Systems Innovations [c4si], I deliver seminars and briefings on business and IT agility and mentor teams in agile systems development. I’ve done mentoring work in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Previously, I spent six years as Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a national distribution co-operative. I was able to develop a suite of supply chain and e-business systems that transformed the company’s revenue and operating model.

For bold and resourceful use of technology, I won the CIO 100 Award in 2003 and 2005. I also won the Information Week 500 Award in 2005 for innovation in wholesale distribution. In 2006 I was selected for the Computerworld Premier 100 Award for career achievement.

Go ahead and Google “business agility,” “IT agility,” and “agile organization.” You’ll get a return of my articles on the first page. Now that’s an accomplishment I’m very proud of.

In addition, I guest lecture at Northwestern University, Northern Illinois University, and University of Illinois at Chicago. I’ve been a featured speaker (and traveler) at conferences in China, Germany, India, Singapore, South Africa, and the U.S.

I earned my bachelor’s in Urban Planning and Design from University of Cincinnati and my master’s in Business Administration from Northwestern University. Feel free to reach me via my website.

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