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Marsha Williams
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Marsha Williams

Technology Executive and Board Member

Colorado

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Awards earned:

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Rating: 4.77/5 stars (779 ratings)

Level: LEVEL 03 (12mo pts: 847 pts)

Lifetime points: 10637 pts View details

skills
Digital Transformation 108
CIO 69
Tolling 44
Medical Devices 30
Consulting 25
Manufacturing 13
RFID 3
Due Diligence 1
Transportation Management
Tolling business model
Electronic Monitoring
Coal Mining
European Markets
Global Delivery
Global Sourcing
Subscription Management
PCI Standards
PCI Compliance
NIST Standards
Government Procurement
Government Contracting
ERP
Cloud Applications
Cloud Security
Customer Relations
Call Center
Mergers & Acquisitions
Carve-outs
IT Strategy
PROFILE

Summary

Marsha Williams has over 25 years of executive technology experience across a diverse set of industries including manufacturing, medical device, pharmaceutical, transportation, energy, criminal justice, and various private equity environments. Ms. Williams has served as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of several publicly held companies working in both the United States and Europe including Sorin Group S.p.A, COBE Cardiovascular, Gambro Renal Care, and BI Incorporated. Additionally, she was a partner at Tatum LLC which is a management and advisory services firm assisting companies with strategic challenges that can occur at various stages of the business life cycle. Throughout her career Marsha has pursued the innovative use of technology to drive business growth. This resulted in the introduction of numerous market changing technologies related to intelligent vehicle identification and capture, mobile offender monitoring and biometric verification, configurable surgical supplies, and revenue stream automation for fossil fuel extraction. Marsha has been actively involved in FIRST since 2005, was awarded Volunteer of the Year by ColoradoFIRST in 2013, and began serving on the ColoradoFIRST Board of Directors in October 2017. Marsha has served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Information Management, and the Advisory Board of United Launch Alliance and Warren Occupation Technical Center (aka Warren Tech). She has also received recognition as the Business and Professional Women’s Woman of the Year and finalist in the Denver Business Journal CIO of the Year award. Ms. Williams holds a Master’s Degree in Technology Management from University of Denver and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.

Experience

Vice President of Software Solutions and Information Technology

BI Incorporated

October 2016 - July 2017

Responsible for aligning technology and product offerings within the enterprise, including BI Divisional Headquarters in Boulder, more than 60 Program Field Offices across the United States, Monitoring Operations Center in Indiana, Protocol Government Solutions Center in Illinois, and all 24/7 mission critical data centers supporting BI’s continuum of life safety products and services. Expanded the strategic direction for BI Labs in the IoT product lines (R&D), refined agile software development methodology, enterprise architecture, software engineering, software quality assurance testing, and customer facing production operations and infrastructure.

CIO and Technology Director

E-470 Public Highway Authority

November 2011 - October 2016

In 1987, the Public Highway Authority Act was passed by the Colorado State Legislature, giving the E-470 Public Highway Authority the power to do everything needed to plan, design, finance, construct, and operate the toll highway. E-470 is operated by the Authority and financed without state or federal funding or taxes. E-470 relies primarily on toll revenues as well as vehicle registration fees, investment income, and other non-toll revenues.

Responsible for E-470 and ExpressToll™ technology platforms including roadway automation, imagery, end-to-end transaction management, call center services, customer and merchant financial processing, strategic planning, and overall business management as a member of the Executive Team.

CIO Partner

Tatum LLC

January 2007 - December 2007

Business development and engagements in the areas of interim IT Leadership, Regulatory Compliance, ERP initiatives, Outsourcing Management and Negotiations, Infrastructure Assessments, and IT Strategy for various manufacturing and service related firms.

- Created and implemented a three year Strategic Technology plan for a start-up pharmaceutical firm incorporating both short term technology initiatives and longer term business objectives. By working across all functions achieved consensus on strategic objectives which translated into a plan addressing key areas of knowledge management, sales force automation, regulatory compliance, telecommunications, technology architecture, and organizational staffing/outsource management.

- Information Technology Advisor for a rapidly growing service and consulting business suffering from a flawed system implementation. Services provided included conducting an in-depth analysis of the entire technology function including ability to report financial information on a timely basis and providing necessary tools for field management to continue significant business development efforts.

- Interim CIO for a Los Angeles $7B Fortune 500 company successfully creating a new division to focus on the creation and delivery of IT services. Combined previously disparate IT functions into a sustainable and strategic function focused on delivering value.

CIO

Sorin Group SpA

June 2006 - June 2006

Global responsibility for Information Technology strategy, identifying and driving corporate initiatives, targeting process improvements, and streamlining service delivery, support, and vendor management in an extremely high paced turnaround environment spread across 18 countries.

- Created and implemented a global IT Strategy aligned with emerging business strategies and initiatives, primarily focused on harmonizing and integrating environments in eight global manufacturing facilities and more than 20 sales and distribution locations.

- Negotiated a savings of €7M through a new outsourcing implementation that increased service levels, provided alignment with new business objectives, and created an in-house team with ownership of critical initiatives.

- Implemented regulatory compliance protocols for multiple agencies across the global enterprise and rectified compliance issues in several countries.

- Designed and implemented a global financial and reporting system in less than 9 months to meet financial compliance requirements for publicly traded entities which was vital to the successful IPO of the company.

Vice President and CIO

Cobe Cardiovascular, Inc.

January 1997 - January 2002

Established strategic direction for the application of new technologies and managed operations of the information technology organization for six companies including multiple acquisitions.

- Created a world-wide data warehouse enabling same day visibility to sales, inventory, and financial information.

- Implemented a consolidated ERP system for all North American manufacturing, finance, and supply chain functions covering discrete and process manufacturing.

- Achieved annual savings of $32M and increased operations performance through management of more than 50 business process re-engineering efforts (including sales forecasting, complaint handling, product offering standardization, and obsolete inventory reduction) across all functions and throughout North America.

Principal

Rhapsody Solutions LLC

January 2008 - Present

Rhapsody Solutions is focused on solving complex business problems with an emphasis on the interplay between technology and process:

- Strategy, vendor selection, redesign, and implementation of a new revenue stream process for a publicly traded mining company. Project encompassed new software and process redesign for multiple aspects of the business resulting in the first fully-automated sales-to-delivery platform in their industry.

- Completion and implementation of a technology roadmap for a wind energy services company suffering from disparate IT systems spread across multiple countries. Solutions addressed technology infrastructure, technology organization development, and core ERP and CRM systems.

- Technology assessment, three year strategic plan (technology and organization), and budget model for a publicly traded oil and gas entity that recently moved and consolidated the corporate headquarters in Denver.

- Establishment of a separate systems landscape as part of a carve-out transaction enabling divestiture by the private equity owners. Scope included all functions within finance, manufacturing, field service, and distribution transitioning from a traditional data center model to a fully outsourced managed services environment.

Advisory Board Member

United Launch Alliance (ULA)

January 2012 - December 2015

Board Member

Colorado Robotics

October 2017 - Present

ACTIVITY
  • Jan 2020 - Mar 2020

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Digital Transformations Impacting Hospital Visits"

    Telemedicine
    Hospital Information Systems
    Healthcare Information Technology
    Healthcare Management
  • Oct 2019 - Jan 2020

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Designing the Pay Equity Policy of the Future"

  • 23 Oct 2019

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "What do you think of the Post Navigation tool at the top of Themes?"

  • Jul 2019 - Jul 2020

    Facilitated a KnowledgeStream™: "The Future of Trust and It's Role in Business"

    Business Leadership
    CFO
    Business Strategy
    Needs Assessment
    Business Environment
  • Apr 2019 - Jul 2019

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "C-Suite Perceptions Over Professional Service Firms"

    CFOs
    Financial Reporting
    Financial Analysis
    Professional Services
    Enterprise Financial Services and Systems
  • Jun 2019

    Participated in a Sprint: "The Culture of Diversity & Inclusion"

  • May 2019 - Jul 2020

    Facilitated a KnowledgeStream™: "The Age of Continuous Connection"

    customer connections
    Connectivity
    Product Marketing
    Market Research
    Customer Relations
    Customer Experience
    Client Connectivity
  • Jan 2019 - Mar 2019

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Strategic Leadership When Facing AI Transformation "

    Artificial Intelligence
    Organizational Leadership
    Organization Transformation
    Machine Learning
    AI Planning
    AI Strategy
    Business Process Improvement
    Business Transformation
  • Jan 2019 - Mar 2019

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Leadership Strategies & Tactics to Transform Corporate Culture"

    Leadership
    Corporate Culture
    Sales Effectiveness
    C-Level Communications
    Organizational Development
  • Nov 2018

    Participated in a Sprint: "Maximizing the Effectiveness of the C-Suite"

  • Oct 2018 - Jul 2020

    Facilitated a KnowledgeStream™: "The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Energy Workforce"

    Artificial Intelligence
    Energy Industry
    Oil & Gas
    Workforce Management
    Workforce
    Disruption
  • Jul 2018 - Sep 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Business Leadership in an Era of Rapid Technology Disruption"

    Audit Committee
    Audit Techniques and Audit Tools
    Technology Disruptor
    Finance
    Financial Reporting
    Audit Management
    Blockchain Technology
    Artificial Intelligence
    Audit Analytics
  • Since Sep 2018

    Participating in a KnowledgeStream™: "Currnt Facilitator Innovation"

    Facilitation
    Workshop Facilitation
    Online Facilitation
    Online Community Moderation
    User Experience Research
  • Sep 2018 - Jul 2020

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Currnt Facilitator Innovation"

    Facilitation
    Workshop Facilitation
    Online Facilitation
    Online Community Moderation
    User Experience Research
  • Sep 2018 - Jul 2020

    Facilitated a KnowledgeStream™: "Deep Diving into DevSecOps"

    DevOps
    DevSecOps
    Agile Methodologies
    ALM
    Software Development
    Static Application Security Testing (SAST)
    DAST
    Vulnerability Scanning
  • Jun 2018 - Jul 2020

    Facilitated a KnowledgeStream™: "Multi-Modal Artificial Intelligence for Consumer Interaction"

    Consumer Products
    Customer Insight
    Consumer Behaviour
    Ethnographic Research
    Audio Processing
    Video Analytics
    Consumer Privacy
  • Mar 2018 - Jun 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Pain Points of Audit Board Committee Members"

  • Dec 2017 - Mar 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring the Use Cases of IoT Edge Computing"

  • Jan 2018 - Jul 2020

    Facilitated a KnowledgeStream™: "Global Disruptions Facing Board Members"

    Global Board Director
    Disruption
    board member
    Independent Board Director
    Board of Directors
    Disruptive Technologies
  • 29 Nov 2017

    Asked a question on OpenForum: "Audit Committees and Technology"

  • 27 Oct 2017

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "How would you define "cloud?""