I am a twenty-year veteran of Information Technology. I started out in field service (IT Ops) fixing broken mid-ranges, the occasional mainframe and moved on to network and system administration in the late eighties. I have held just about every IT ops and management job over the years. My broad familiarity with what goes on daily in enterprise IT shops and my wide exposure to literally hundreds of these operations has shaped my opinions and observations.
Having held CIO CTO posts for a global integrator, a public company, an E-Business outsourcer as well as turn-around, performance transformation and interim executive posts has provided me a unique experience perspective on how to build an IT organization that works effectively.
I am also a father of two amazing daughters, a musician (drums, guitar) and owner of grant street studios (every year I produce a few projects). I make my home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I am @kevinbehr on Twitter
My Bio :
Kevin Behr is the founder of the Information Technology Process Institute (ITPI) and the CTO of Assemblage Pointe. At Assemblage Pointe Kevin has built a unique consulting practice by helping senior business executives transform IT organizations from chaos to business effectiveness.
A trusted mentor and advisor to Chief Executive Officers and Chief Information Officers Kevin blends his twenty years of IT management experience with his skills as a communicator, collaborator and synthesist to deliver powerful solutions to everyday business problems. He has held the post of CTO and CIO at companies ranging from public corporations to nimble technology startups. He is the author of six IT management books including the popular Visible Ops Guide which he coauthored with Gene Kim and George Spafford, and The Definitive Guide to IT Management published by Hewlett Packard.
Kevin is also in demand as a keynote speaker and is frequently called on to address a broad range of technology and management topics by organizations such as the National Academy of Sciences, Hewlett-Packard, The SANS Institute, AFCOM, The IT Service Management Forum, the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, The Institute of Internal Auditors, and BetterManagement.com
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