MICHAEL HUGOS is an author, speaker, award-winning CIO and principal at Center for Systems Innovation [c4si]. He works with clients to find elegant solutions to complex problems. His focus is in supply chains, business intelligence, and new business ventures. Earlier he spent six years as CIO of a national distribution organization where he developed a suite of supply chain and e-business systems that transformed the company's operations and revenue model. For this work he won the CIO 100 Award for resourcefulness, the InformationWeek 500 Award for innovation and the Computerworld Premier 100 Award for career achievement.
He has mentored managers and development teams in companies such as Microsoft, Starbucks Coffee Company, Aramark Healthcare and the U.S. Navy Medical Logistics Command as well as numerous smaller companies. He earned his MBA from Northwestern University ’s Kellogg School of Management and writes a blog for CIO magazine called "Doing Business in Real Time". He is a regular contributor to the IBM InfoBoom community and author of seven books including the popular Essentials of Supply Chain Management, 2nd Edition and his newest book, Business in the Cloud: What Every Business Needs to Know about Cloud Computing. He can be reached via his website www.MichaelHugos.com.