About The Speaker
Williams is a Partner in the Denver practice of Tatum, LLC.

During her 25+ year career, Williams has directed, created, and implemented global IT strategies for multiple companies in a broad array of industries.  In addition, she has negotiated large scale outsourcing agreements and implemented consolidated ERP systems for manufacturing, finance, and supply chain operations. Williams has demonstrated superior leadership skills by executing a world-class demand flow manufacturing process, and served as a subject matter expert to several global companies on the implementation of FDA and other regulatory agency requirements.

Prior to joining Tatum, LLC, Williams was based in Milan, Italy and served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Sorin Group, a world leader in cardiac surgery and cardiac rhythm management, and Vice President and Chief Information Officer for COBE Cardiovascular, Inc, a market leader in open heart surgery technology.

Williams holds a Master of Technology Industry Management from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Computer Science from Metropolitan State College.

Topic Synopsis: Changing Role of the CIO
As the role of the CIO shifts from a technology-focused position to a cornerstone function that enables business strategy to thrive, new challenges have arisen along with new strategies to achieve success. Rather than simply managing systems integration and IT operations, CIOs today provide the CEO, CFO and the board of directors with the infrastructure to support the business and allow it to grow, which, if not executed effectively, can have devastating implications for the company. In this presentation, CIO Marsha Williams, of Tatum, LLC, will discuss real examples of the challenges CIOs face in this new role, as well as strategies and steps to overcome obstacles and become the new technology business leader.