Niel Nickolaisen, Headwaters, Inc.
Niel has held technology executive (CIO) and operations executive (COO) positions in large- and medium-sized enterprises, typically in turnaround roles. He is expert in the rapid/adaptive selection, implementation, and deployment of enterprise business applications, analysis tools, and systems. He has developed a strategic and tactical alignment model that results in significantly improved returns on technology and business initiatives (by both improving the benefits and reducing the costs and risks). Named IT Executive of the Year at the 2004 Gartner Research Mid-Sized Enterprise Summit, writes for CIO Leaders Magazine and Cutter Consortium. Contact Niel at firstname.lastname@example.org.