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Bruce Parker, Former Chief Executive Officer of AirNet Systems and Managing Director of IT Management Group

January 12, 2009

Among other topics, Bruce discusses the following issues with Metis Strategy

  • How effective CIOs are well positioned to become successful CEOs
  • Gaining the business’ trust in order to align and innovate
  • The keys to building sucessful relationships with external partners
  • How to build international teams and to expand into different regions with diverse cultures

Bruce Parker’s Biography

Bruce Parker is Managing Director of IT Management Group, an IT consultancy.

Until late August, 2008, Bruce Parker was Chairman & CEO of AirNet Systems, Inc. a specialized express cargo airline. He remains on the board of that company.

From December 1999 until his retirement in July 2002, Parker was an Executive Vice President at Sapient, responsible for corporate development, international growth, subsidiaries and relationships with multiple large clients. He has been a board member of that company since 1995, and continues to serve on the board today.

From 1997 until 1999, Bruce served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at United Airlines. Under his direction, the company introduced United.com. During his tenure, he also created and organized several joint ventures in distribution, including Orbitz, and participated in forming the Star Alliance technology organization.

From 1994 to 1997, Bruce was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Ryder System Inc. and, previously, was a Vice President of American Airlines and Sabre Computer Services.

Bruce holds an MBA from the University of Kansas.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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