Randy Mott is GM Senior Vice President, Global Information Technology & Chief Information Officer, effective February 27, 2012. His most recent position was executive vice president and chief information officer of Hewlett-Packard, where he was responsible for the global information technology (IT) strategy and all of the company’s IT assets. This included company-wide application development,
Allison Nicholas has provided over 20 years of service to computing in Arkansas in organizing university relations, university recruiting, computing support for high schools through the EAST Initiative, and for launching many computing careers in Arkansas.
Gary Norcross is president and chief operating officer (COO) of FIS, a position to which he was named in 2012. As COO, Norcross is focused on the steering and execution of the company’s global business strategy. Highly respected throughout the industry, Norcross has experience serving financial institutions large and small, domestic and global. He joined
Susan C. Norton joined the City of Fayetteville as Director of Communications and Marketing in June of 2015 after a career in Information Technology management and support. Susan was Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer for Fayetteville Public Schools between 2001-2014, Director of the Office of Information Technology for the State of Arkansas from
Paula Norwood is retired as Johnson and Johnson’s Vice President of Global Biostatistics and Data Processing. Her expertise is in statistical study design, drug development, and analysis of clinical research data. She is a member and Fellow of the American Statistical Association, has held offices as Chair and Program Chair of the Biopharmaceutical Section; and
Bob O’Connell retired from IBM in July 1997 after 32 years. His career at IBM included multiple management assignments in field marketing and staff, marketing and implementing information systems. Bob received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Arkansas A&M College (now University of Arkansas, Monticello) and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of
Ray Oblinger is Delivery Executive within Acxiom’s Financial Services Organization. He has over 35 years of experience in the information technology and outsourcing business. Prior to joining Acxiom in January of 1998, he was a senior vice president and regional manager for a large international outsourcing company serving the financial services industry. His responsibilities included
Bob’s hometown is Waldron, Arkansas. Bob graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BSBA in 1956, and was the Senior Scholar in the College of Business Administration. He worked for IBM for 35 years as a Systems Engineer, Systems Engineering Manger and Marketing Manager in Little Rock. He maintained close ties with the University
Kay Palmer is Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President of J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., a 3.3 billion dollar transportation and logistics company with operations throughout North America. J. B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is named as one of Fortune Magazine’s “Most Admired Companies”, ranks near the top of Forbes Magazine’s “Best Managed Companies”, and has
Dan Phillips was born and raised in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, then attended the University of Arkansas where he received his BSBA Degree. He worked for Foley’s Department Stores in Houston Texas for 6 years in merchandising and computer operations. He moved back to Arkansas and worked for Dillard Department Stores in Little Rock for 10
In his 30+ year Information Technology career Joe Rarey has worked with Xerox, Martin Marietta and has been with NCR/Teradata since 1986. He is a Teradata Managing Partner and Team Leader for their relationship with Wal-Mart. He is a recognized expert with Data Warehouse and Decision Support and was active in the initial implementation of
W.J. (Buck) Rodgers.
Randy Salley is currently a Vice President at Hewlett-Packard and a former Vice President at Wal-Mart, where he worked for over 25 years in applications development for merchandising, replenishment and distribution, providing key development leadership in the 1990′s & 2000′s. He is an industry expert in Supply Chain Systems and Global standards.
Smiley Investment Company Little Rock, AR May 1989-Present, President Systematics, Inc. Little Rock, AR A leading provider of financial data processing software and services October 1968-May 1989 Founder, President, Chairman of the Board, & Chief Executive Officer The Company was consistently ranked by Forbes magazine among America’s top 200 small companies, and Business Week’s 10/22/88