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June 8, 2009
VIACOM CIO JOE SIMON TO BE HONORED WITH PACE UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE IN TECHNOLOGY AWARD JUNE 9
Keynote address on “transformation through technology” by investor Steven Cooper, former CIO of American Red Cross and Homeland Security
Award to IT chief of corporate parent of MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central recognizes “application of technology to serve people”
WHO: This year’s honoree is Joe Simon, senior vice president and CIO of Viacom.
Keynote address: “Transformation through Technology” by Steven Cooper, former CIO of the American Red Cross and the Department of Homeland Security, and a founding partner of The Strativest Group.
WHEN and WHERE: Tuesday, June 9, 6 pm, at The Bank of New York Mellon, 101 Barclay Street, New York, NY. Media admission by press card.
WHAT: 14th Annual Leadership and Service in Technology Award Reception, celebrated by Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. The award honors individuals and companies not only for “leadership in the field of technology,” but also for “innovation in the application of technology to serve people, and commitment to community service and education.”
The keynote promises to be of interest to investors and others tracking information technology. The annual award reception serves as the primary fund-raiser for the Seidenberg school. All proceeds are used to support the school’s Endowed Scholarship Fund and various initiatives.
BACKGROUND ON SIMON: Simon is responsible for the design, implementation, and operation of information technology programs throughout Viacom’s worldwide offices. He has created and supported an advanced technological infrastructure during a period of intense growth. Previously, he spent nine years as a principal at Booz, Allen and Hamilton, focusing on the media sector, and held executive positions at Reader’s Digest and various business concerns in New Zealand and India.
Viacom, the world’s leading entertainment content company, has penetrated all areas of media including broadcast and cable television, radio, outdoor advertising, and online communications. In entertainment, news, sports, music, and comedy, Viacom’s well-known brands include MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and Comedy Central.
For additional information and to register, visit www.seidenberg.pace.edu/lst or call Dawn Rigney at (914) 773-3944.