Many people are drawn to Colorado’s high standard of living and as a result many companies are taking notice with plans to move some or all of their operations to our beautiful state. Colorado is ranked 7th in the nation of people who have moved here from other places, which provides CIO’s interesting opportunities and challenges in workforce development, management, recruitment and cost of labor.
Our next CIO Forum will be an open discussion on "How to Best Do IT in Colorado – lessons learned,” featuring Wilson Davis, Vice President of Corporate Systems of Western Union, and Tim April, Vice President of Information Technology at Vail Resorts.
We can cover a broad range of perspectives in the discussion and cover such topics as:
Effective vendor management
Employee telecommuting and much more...
Don’t miss another opportunity to share with your peers! Seating is limited to this exclusive invite-only event, so register today.
Wilson Davis, Vice President of Corporate Systems, Western Union
Wilson Davis is Western Union’s Vice President for Corporate Systems. He has responsibility for information systems delivery for anti-money laundering, sovereign regulatory reporting, finance and accounting, treasury, global settlements, human resources, legal, and other corporate shared services. Throughout his career he has specialized in crisis management and game-changing improvements in business processes and application systems for the financial services industry. He was previously a consulting Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York, serving global money-center institutions for 15 years. He recently completed a 3 ½ year assignment at Freddie Mac, where he led the successful turnaround of their financial systems and operations that were in critical condition. As Freddie Mac’s Vice President of financial and corporate services technology he led a team of over 400 staff and contractors in the enterprise-wide refurbishment of securities valuation, trade reconciliation, clearing, settlement, capital adequacy, corporate tax, risk management, general ledger, performance analytics and project portfolio management applications to satisfy Sarbanes-Oxley reporting and SEC registration requirements, and COBIT application development standards. As a Big-4 consulting Partner in New York he designed and implemented strategic improvements in operations and systems for several global money center institutions including Barclays, Citigroup, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, DTCC, NSCC< Nomura Securities and Deutschebank.
Tim April, Vice President of Information Technology, Vail Resorts Management Company
Tim April is the Vice President of Information Technology at Vail Resorts. His responsibilities include IT Management for the Hospitality and Mountain Divisions and the Sales and Marketing Organization. His primary areas of focus include Application Development, Marketing Automation, CRM, Business Intelligence, Collaboration Technologies, Risk and Compliance, Mergers and Acquisitions, RFID solutions, and the award winning online and mobile EpicMix application that allows guests to capture their ski and ride experience and effortlessly share it with friends and family via existing social media networks. This year EpicMix will revolutionize the vacation photo business by providing free professional photos to guests for sharing on Facebook and Twitter. Prior to Vail Resorts, Tim spent several years as a Consultant with Accenture with a primary focus on PeopleSoft implementations in the Government and Education sector. His clients included the State of Kansas and the University of Massachusetts. Tim has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.