Marc Hallquist is Practice Director for Manufacturing and CIO consultant for Virtual Information Executives (VIE). Marc provides clients with strategic advice as well as practical operational expertise in business technology strategy, business integration, program management, IT governance, and solutions development & implementation.
His career of over 30 years includes senior management roles in Manufacturing, Distribution, and Professional Services as well as a solid foundation in “Big 4” consulting, blending best practices with a real-world understanding of the challenges and opportunities of digital technology.
Marc and VIE bring a proven approach to leverage IT in a way that enables your company to scale while fostering innovation. Marc develops and mentors our clients’ leaders, providing thought leadership. He views systems holistically, addressing people aspects first, then process, then tools. Marc’s skills are applicable across industries, with IT leadership or consulting experience across a wide variety of industries. Marc graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Industrial Engineering – Manufacturing. He has served as a board member and Programs Director for the Portland chapter of the Society for Information Management.
Less than half of business leaders feel their technology teams are up to the challenge of increased performance requirements.
Most realize that Information Technology has huge potential, BUT it is still often managed as a back office function and an expense to be minimized – not something that adds true business value.
We will discuss the three levels of IT:
At some point every firm is challenged to make the jump from one stage of growth to the next.
Years ago, manufacturing / distribution businesses might have successfully made their jump treating information technology as an afterthought.
Today, you ignore IT at your peril.