Russ Finney Named a Top 5 CIO Influencer by Apollo Research

September 12th, 2016 by TechWeekly Leave a reply »




Russ Finney Named a Top 5 CIO Influencer by Apollo Research


AUSTIN, TX – September 12, 2016 – the itmWEB Group LLC, a premier firm for IT strategy, research, and consulting announced today that Apollo Research has named advisory partner and researcher, Russ Finney (@rfinney), as a Top 5 CIO Influencer in the CIOs & IT Management category of their 2016 report.

Richard Laven, Apollo Research MD and author of the Apollo Target US CIO Influencer Report 2016, commented:

“The CIO holds one of the biggest purses in the corporate budget. In fact we estimate that the 3,000-plus US CIOs in our analysis control or influence some $450 billion in total IT spend. Therefore it’s essential for any vendor looking to secure a slice of the pie to know who leading CIOs turn to when they need deeper analysis, richer insights and new perspectives.”

“One of the most revealing aspects of this report is its unique insight into which individuals command greatest online influence among their immediate industry peers, Russ Finney of itmWEB Group being a prominent example. He features in the top 5 influencers within the CIO and IT Management category and is also one of the 10 most influential individuals in our overall CIO rankings.”

Finney stated that “having the deep background of serving as both as a CIO and an IT advisor, I’ve been able to sharpen my sensitivity in identifying and sharing the latest information and approaches which provide immediate value and insight for a busy IT executive.”

“Being highly engaged as a Top 5 Influencer with leading CIOs on multiple platforms and the resulting open exchange of practical information is extremely valuable to our mutual followers, and it is also highly impactful to others who are listening in order to stay current on leading edge IT practices and opportunities. It’s an honor to be ranked as a Top 5 Influencer in this report, and my firm the itmWEB Group LLC and its partners will continue to provide great insights, news, and information for helping connected CIOs be innovative and successful.”


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About the itmWEB Group LLC

Our network of elite IT professionals and experts provides CIO, advisory, research, facilitation, innovation, and project management services for companies, corporate divisions, and government agencies. We are a part of a close affiliation of small advisory and technology firms which combine our expert resources to create highly specialized and qualified engagement teams to serve our mutual clients. Our clients include some of the world’s leading companies focused on high tech manufacturing, defense systems manufacturing, SaaS products and services, high volume financial services, and VVIP aerospace completions and MRO.


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