US Tennis Association CIO: Shaping the Future, Leadership for IT Executives

  • February 17, 2010 · 6:30 PM

Larry Bonfante, Chief Information Officer at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) presents:
Shaping the Future, Leadership for IT Executives Larry’s team is responsible for
all information technology related services supporting the US Open, the world's most highly attended annual sporting event. Larry has held executive leadership positions over the past 27 years in the financial, pharmaceutical, not for profit, consulting and sports and entertainment industries. He has received numerous industry accolades including being named as one of
Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders in 2009. Larry has served as a mentor and executive coach for many IT leaders in various industries. He serves as
President of the Westchester-Fairfield chapter of the
Society for Information Management (SIM) and is a
founding member of the CIO Executive Council. Larry has been a guest lecturer for the Masters Degree programs at Columbia University, NYU and Polytechnic Institute. He is an accomplished public speaker who has presented at many industry conferences and writes a monthly leadership column and blog for CIO Insight magazine. This will be a joint-Meetup with 7-groups (
3,200+ members!), so the networking opportunities will be outstanding! A PRIOR EVENT by Tammy Hepps,
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HD-video (720p) of the event and a reprint of the press article are at Win a
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VP of IT at Phillips Services Corp. FUTURE of IT => 10 IT Management Predictions For 2010 Compiled from interviews with 10 IT management experts including the
CEO of SSH Communications Security and the
CEO of VMTurbo. This tech-event will very-appropriately take place at
Sun Microsystems, 101 Park Avenue (corner of 40th St.) on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 Power-Networking at 6:30pm Presentation starts at 6:45pm PLEASE NOTE: RSVP MUST INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME! Sun Microsystems security will ask for ID which must match the RSVP, if your Meetup account does not have your first & last name then please enter it into the comments-field when you RSVP.

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  • Eric David B.

    Event video in HD at:

    July 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Eric. Thank you for hosting the presentation and posting the video. Very informative and interesting to see the type of challenges and functions C level IT execs are faced with. Quite different from what we see everyday in the trenches.

    March 8, 2010

  • Finny

    Great event last night, Larry shared some very insightful points throughout his presentation two of which really resounded with me 1.) The Three Questions for IT & Business and the second in total agreement with Nicky - ''the only real competitive advantage any company has, is in the passion & talents of it's people."

    Thank you Larry for your presentation.

    Thank you, Eric for putting it all together and I'm looking forward to future meetings.

    February 18, 2010

  • M A.

    It was a great session, thanks for setting it up. Send me your resume if you are interested in small web development projects for some friends of mine. Also send along any recruiting referrals.

    Here are some of the sites that I discussed w/ some folks: for other event ideas for the next thing on the bleeding edge

    Mark (linkedin)

    February 18, 2010

  • dave m.

    I had to leave at 7:30, unfortunately, but I thought Larry Bonfante was a great speaker with good insights... I hope the talk is downloadable, or just watchable, like Jane Landon's. Thanks.

    February 17, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just went to Larry Bonfante's presentation, excellent, thanks a lot, to both Eric and Larry!

    February 17, 2010

  • Kenneth C. L.

    It is very interesting to hear what CIO like Larry is doing with his small but very nimble IT organization with Cloud Computing and social networking, and the importance of leadership and vision.

    February 17, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent session

    February 17, 2010

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