Pittsburgh Technical Council

CIO of the Year: Gigabyte

CIO of the Year: Gigabyte

CIO of the Year: Gigabyte

Technology executives from organizations with 1001 to 10,000 employees


Ron BeckmanRonald Beckman, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Black Box Network Services
Ron is VP/CIO at Black Box Network Services responsible for global strategy for all IT. Ron has 20+ years experience managing global application portfolios. Prior to Black Box Ron held positions at RTI International Metals and Covestro. He has a proven ability to understand requirements and deliver effective enterprise solutions.

Dean Craig PressCraig Dean, Chief Information Officer, Orrick
Craig serves as the Chief Information Officer at Orrick. He is responsible for the firm’s global technology services. He develops dynamic and innovative technology solutions to meet the firm’s business challenges, and leads the firm’s cybersecurity efforts. Craig has 30 years of experience in applying technology solutions within global organizations.

Shozda Linkedin PhotoMark Shozda, Chief Technology Officer, F.N.B. Corporation
Mark has accountability for First National Bank’s (FNB) technology strategy. He oversees the Bank’s core application systems, digital channel products, technology infrastructure and bank operating platforms, which support business growth and ongoing operational efficiency helping to ensure a superior client experience. Mark joined FNB from BNY Mellon where he served in various technology leadership roles including CIO for the Wealth Management business. He is active with the University of Pittsburgh and previously served as Chairman of the University’s Computer Science Industry Board.

Jack SmithJack Smith, Chief Information Officer, Federated Investors, Inc.
Jack leads a team of over 300 professionals where he is responsible for directing all technological aspects of Federated’s internal and external business needs. He develops and oversees Federated’s Information Technology infrastructure, including hardware, software, applications and telecommunications. Jack serves as the Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for the University of Pittsburgh’s Computer Science department.

Todd WatkinsTodd Watkins, Director of Information Technology, Rivers Casino
Todd works to align innovative technology with Rivers Casino’s longer-term business strategy. Previously he directed IT Operations and Security for Viejas Casino in San Diego.  As Director of Operations, Todd was instrumental in the growth and success of Websense (Forcepoint) from pre-funding through successful IPO.  Todd has worked to drive innovation in the Financial, Government, Software, Medical and Hospitality verticals through his career.  He holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Pennsylvania State University.

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