Joseph (Joe) Norton is a highly accomplished career Information Technology executive, consultant, board member and educator with extensive experience in strategy, development and delivery operations. The breadth of his professional experience includes Global Multi-National organizations as well as start-up organizations. He is a proven leader who has demonstrated how strategic vision creates opportunities and high performing teams create success.
He is recognized for his success in improving the performance of organizations and “turning around” at risk business endeavors.
Joe is currently available for professional engagments, consulting, speaking committments and board / adviser roles.
He can be reached directly at email@example.com.
The Mission of Information Technology in Business: For any business, IT Business Systems, Infrastructure and Operations products, services and operations are the engine that runs business processes and productivity tools which every one of a company’s employees, suppliers, partners and customers use every day.
It is the Mission of Information Technology to make a “Business Run”. It is the purpose of an Information Technology organization to design/select, implement and/or create as well as operate and protect IT solutions for business process automation, transaction processing, electronic information interchange, data and information analysis, strategic and tactical oppportunity identification and decision making, employee engagement, networking, capacity and facilities, and collaboration tools for marketing, sales, finance & treasury, purchasing, manufacturing, warehousing, logistics & distribution, business intelligence, product and customer service.
Employee, Customer, Shareholder and Brand Value grows when Information Technology solutions and systems work.
Vision: Business led IT Vision should deliver Utility and Value at any company. Delivering Utility and Value requires an IT organization to take a leading role in realizing business strategy and intent through a correct balance between utility and value.
Choice in the products and services which a business’s employees, suppliers, partners and customers select and use.
Innovation in the application of IT Operating Models, supplier / resourcing models, and locations / hubs for service talent and economies of scale.
Agility in the design of Business Systems Infrastructures and IT Services which can adapt and grow and flow and contract, whenever and wherever necessary.
Visibility delivering transparency in technical, operational and financial performance allowing informed decision at all levels of Leadership and Management.
Sustainability in the form of fit for use Systems, Infrastructures, Services and Operations delivering predictable and reliable performance and cost value.
Mr. Norton’s most recent positions were as Chief Customer Satisfaction Officer & Head of Group Quality, and as Chief Security Officer & Head of Group Security at Atos (www.atos.net).
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 120,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 13 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions through its Digital Transformation Factory, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payment industry.
The Atos Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos Syntel, Unify and Worldline. Atos is listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.
Former positions include SVP, Global Head of IT Infrastructure and Operations for Philips (www.philips.com), SVP, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Global IT Operations and Infrastructure for Novartis (www.novartis.com), Executive-in-Residence with McKinsey and Company (www.mckinsey.com), Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the McDonald’s Corporation (www.mcdonalds.com), Vice President of Corporate Technology for JPMorgan Bank (www.jpmorgan.com), and Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the National Transportation Exchange.He has also held senior professional and executive roles with Grumman Aerospace Corporation, Sybase, Inc. and Oracle Corporation.
As a consultant, his clients include top tier Management Consulting firms, Fortune ranked corporations, several of the leading enterprise software firms, a number of Federal and State Government Agencies and a nationally ranked University System. A partial list of his current and past consulting clients includes: Federal Express, Cisco Systems, Peoplesoft, SAP, Microsoft, McDonald’s Corporation, Panama Canal Authority, Bristol-Myers, U.S. Army Tacom, Fisher Scientific, Nationwide Insurance, ARAMARK, State Farm Insurance, PepsiAmericas, Baxter International, Honeywell, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Naval Supply Systems Command, University of Illinois, Boise Cascade Corporation, Nextel, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Eaton Corporation, British Airways, Accenture, the State of Illinois, IBM, U.S. Veterans Administration, BlueCross BlueShield Association, Harrah’s Entertainment, Hudson Highland Group, National Equity Foundation, Mercury Interactive, OMG, Prosperiti, Simon Property Group, SmithersOasis and CCC information Services. Mr. Norton is a veteran of the United States Navy.
He obtained a B.S. in Information Management Systems from Empire State College of the State University of New York, and a MBA from the College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mr. Norton’s professional affiliations have included United States Naval Institute, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM),Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Project Management Institute (PMI). He has been certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is a past Vice President for Education and Member of the PMI Chicago Executive Committee
Inquires pertaining to Mr. Norton's availability for speaking, advisory and / or consultative engagement may be directed to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.