Monday, May 9, 2011

NYC SPIN 5/17: Dr. Howard Rubin: Global Technology Economics: Taking charge of your organization's technology economy

The NYC SPIN is pleased to welcome back the one and only Dr. Howard Rubin. Dr. Rubin's topic: GlobalTechnology Economics: Taking charge of your organization's technology economy.

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May 2011 NYC SPIN Meeting Announcement
Date: May 17, 2010
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Technology Economics: Taking charge of your organization's technology economyPresenter(s): Dr. Howard Rubin
Location: Microsoft


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Global Technology Economics: Taking charge of your organization's technology economy

The global economic landscape and the role of technology in our lives has changed radically in the last decade.  In fact, we are now truly players in a Global Technology Economy in which the success of nations and companies is dependent upon the effective and efficient use of IT.  The recent and on-going fiscal crisis has driven a new dynamic between technology and business performance while concurrently new technology options have arisen. And there is now clear evidence of the real "Return on IT Investment" as demonstrated in new frontiers of business operational efficiency, resilience, and investment models.  Such evidence will be examined and explored. Sightings of new IT performance frontiers will be identified.  The basic principles of Technology Economics will be discussed and mechanisms by which organizations can "take charge" of their own technology economics will be defined.

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Biography - Dr. Howard A. Rubin

Dr. Howard A. Rubin is a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Hunter College of the City University of New York, a MIT CISR Research Affiliate, a Gartner Senior Advisor, a former Board member and Executive Vice President of META Group, Inc., and a former Nolan Norton Research Fellow. In addition, because of his extensive work in worldwide technology data collection and benchmarking, Dr. Rubin was a member of the Global Information Economy (GIE) Working Group of the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP).  He has also worked directly with heads of state around the world in the development of national competitive technology strategies for Canada, India, the Philippines, South Africa, and most recently in the United States with former President Clinton.

Dr. Rubin possesses a Ph.D. from the City University of New York in Computer Science and Oceanography.

Dr. Rubin is internationally recognized for his work academically and commercially as an author, researcher, talented speaker, and consultant in the areas of IT measurement, techno-business strategy, global software economics, the workforce of the future,  the business value of technology, and performance measurement/benchmarking. Through his product experience and research, Dr. Rubin has collected data and organized it into what may well be the world’s largest information technology benchmarking and trend tracking IT and business database -- drawing on data gathered through a network of more than 30,000 professionals in about 10,000 companies covering 50 countries.  His work has been widely published as the Worldwide IT Trends and Benchmark Study since 1995.  He is also the developer of the Global Technology Index and State Technology Index that has been widely used by the United Nations (GTI) and US Senate (STI).  Industry Week named Dr. Rubin as one of the nation’s “Top R&D Stars to Watch”.

In the area of benchmarking Dr. Rubin has been a pioneer in integrating scorecards and "market data feeds" of benchmark  technology data to allow organizations to calibrate themselves and perform opportunity analysis using business based metrics, IT financial measures, performance and service quality metrics, and peer to peer catalog data.   His most recent work has focused on Technology Economics and the relationship between IT Intensity and profitability.  He has also expanded his analysis into the development of new metrics for Green IT.

Outside the world of technology Dr. Rubin is Chairman of the Board  of Riverkeeper, a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and former Advisory  Board member of the International Aids Trust with a focus on global parliamentarian development guided by Nelson Mandella, Kofe Anon, Tony Blair, and Bill Clinton.  Dr. Rubin is also a Patron of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a Leadership member of the Tribeca Film Institute , a Leadership Council member of the RFK Foundation, and a supporter of the Rainforest Foundation.

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