Contributing Writer Biographies

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Contributing Writer Biographies 2018-10-30T15:14:35+00:00

Contributing Writers Network
Biographies of our Leading IT Practitioners and Thought Leadership

Eric Bloom
IT Leadership and Interpersonal Communication

A former CIO, today Eric Bloom is the Executive Director of the IT Management and Leadership Institute, the governing body of the ITMLP and ITMLE leadership certifications, and a leading provider of IT leadership, interpersonal communication and business skills training.

Mr. Bloom is also an Amazon #1 bestselling author, former nationally syndicated columnist, keynote speaker, TEDx Talk speaker, trainer, CIO.com contributor, past President of National Speakers Association (NSA) New England and an IDC Adjunct Research Advisor.

He is also the author of various books, including his Amazon bestseller, ‘Productivity Driven Success: Hidden Secrets of Organizational Efficiency’ and ‘The CIO’s Guide to Staff Needs, Growth, and Productivity.’

Contact him at eric@ITMLInstitute.org, follow him on Twitter at @EricPBloom, or visit www.ITMLInstitute.org.

Steve Lishansky
The CIO and IT as Organizational Leaders

For more than 25 years, clients from leading financial services, technology, health care and professional services firms have called on Hall of Fame executive coach Steve Lishansky to ‘see around the curve’ in business. As a speaker, consultant, and source of deep insight into leadership, accelerating organizational performance, and growing outstanding internal and external client relationships, he has worked with professionals from 44 countries.

Steve’s clients have included: Accenture, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, MetLife, State Street, Freddie Mac, First Reserve, the FAA, NASA, and many other leading organizations. Steve is a dynamic speaker on leading change, strategic leadership, high impact influence skills, and sales innovation, and an Amazon #1 best-selling author.

He can be reached at www.OptimizeIntl.com, or via LinkedIn at www.LinkedIn.com/in/stevelishansky/

Steve Plante
Transforming IT Culture

Steve Plante is the Chief Strategist and Education Officer of PeopleProductive, LLC responsible for shepherding its rapidly growing ecosystem of Solution and Education Partners dedicated to helping organizations flourish in the digital age by mastering the human side of business.

He has four decades of experience working with Fortune 100 companies and US federal agencies accomplish transformational change leveraging the potential of technology.

Jim Stewart
Lessons Learned from the PMO

Jim Stewart, principal of JP Stewart Associates, has been managing projects for over twenty years. As a Project Management Professional and Certified Scrum master, he provides guidance to organizations in project best practices.

He is a speaker at Project Management Institute chapter meetings and project symposia and former VP of Programming at the Mass Bay Chapter of PMI. He is also on the advisory board of MindEdge, Inc. in which capacity he reviews course material and advises on PM trends.

Jim is co-authoring a book about best practices in project planning, tentatively titled ‘Facilitating Project Planning Meetings: A Practical Guide to Ensuring Project Success.