Key Staff Member
IT Management and Leadership Institute
Eric Bloom is the Executive Director of the IT Management and Leadership Institute, a contributing writer to CIO.com, TEDx speaker, technologist, #1 bestselling author, PM/BA Times columnist, and a research advisor for IDC. Prior to his current role, Eric was a senior IT executive at various prestigious firms such as Fidelity Investments, Monster.com and Independence Investments.
He is also a recognized thought leader on how to maximize the value of technical skill and knowledge though enhanced interpersonal communication and business acumen.
His past and present experience, combined with his deep understanding of major IT trends, like Digital Transformation, Cloud Computing, and Agile/Scrum makes him uniquely qualified to help C-Suite Executives, Project Managers, Scrum Masters and others prepare themselves and their organizations for success in an everchanging business and technological landscape.
Eric has also been a nationally syndicated columnist, ITWorld.com contributing writer, and is the author of various books, including the following:
- Productivity Driven Success: Hidden Secrets of Organizational Efficiency (#1 Amazon bestseller)
- The CIO’s Guide to Staff Needs, Growth, and Productivity
- Your IT Career: Get Noticed, Get Promoted, and Build Your Professional Brand
- Manager Mechanics: Tips and Advice for First-Time Managers
Eric has undergraduate degrees in Computer Systems and Accounting from Bentley University and an MBA from Babson College and is a past president of National Speakers Association New England.
Contact him at eric@ITMLInstitute.org or follow him on Twitter at @EricPBloom.
Phil Ailes, Learning and Development Specialist
Phil is the President of Ailes Consulting LLC, providing management and training solutions for their clients.
Phil has extensive experience in the development and delivery of innovative technical and management courses. Prior to Ailes Consulting Phil worked at Fidelity Investments as a Senior Project Manager/Instructional Designer designing, developing, delivering and managing company-wide IT training programs. Phil has worked as the Sales Training Manager at Markem, Global Training Director at NetScout systems, and Senior Sales Trainer at Digital Equipment Corporation.
He holds a Master of Management degree from Cambridge College in Cambridge Massachusetts.
Phil is dedicated to the success of his customers through the use of innovative and interactive training techniques, ensuring positive results.