Hot IT Projects at American Express, Dannon and 25 Others

SAP implementations, SQL upgrades and Windows 7 migrations are among the IT projects featured in this installment of IT Projects: The Inside Scoop. American Express, Dannon, TD Ameritrade and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts are among the 27 Fortune-ranked and mid-market companies highlighted here.

Information for this feature is provided exclusively to CIO Insight by the researchers at DiscoverOrg and covers technology deployments, software implementations, and IT department changes across Fortune-ranked and mid-market companies.

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IT Projects: The Inside Scoop (May 15, 2012)




American Express

New York, NY

Upgraded from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008. Toby Eduardo Redshaw, CIO, was involved in the project.

Apollo Group

Phoenix, AZ

Transitioning to an Agile framework. Raffi Simonian, Director, Agile Project Management, is overseeing the initiative.


Phoenix, AZ

Undergoing a large SAP implementation. Jovan Kangrga, Director, IT
Quality Services, is leading the testing and support activities for the


White Plains, NY

Implemented an Enterprise Qlikview BI Environment. Patrick Anderson, Senior Business Intelligence Analyst, led the project.


Winston-Salem, NC

Migrated to Windows 7 computing platform. 

FirstHealth of the Carolinas

Pinehurst, NC

Selected Thomson Reuters Integration Discovery to provide clinical
interoperability system-wide. CIO David Dillehunt is overseeing the

First Republic Bank

San Francisco, CA

Migrating Windows XP into a next-generation desktop solution. Scott
Burgner, Enterprise Architect, is responsible for project architecture.

Manhattan Associates

Atlanta, GA

Migrated from Microsoft Dynamics CRM to CRM. Angela Daniels (ne Stewart) managed the migration.

Matson Navigation

Oakland, CA

Consolidated four IT platforms down to a single, internet-based
logistics operating platform. CIO Peter Weis provided oversight on the

McGraw-Hill Companies

New York, NY

Migrating to Windows 7 within the McGraw-Hill Education Segment. Michael Bourdette, Project Manager, is leading the project.

Modine Manufacturing Company

Racine, WI

Migrated to Office 2010. Hardy Utley, Supervisor, IT Acquisition & Implementation, led the project.

Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Implementing an enterprise Citrix Virtual Desktop environment. Joseph
(Joe) Fox, Network Systems Analyst, is leading the project.


St. Louis, MO

In the midst of an introductory Hadoop and Lucene project. Mickey Suhl,
Project Manager, Global Infrastructure PMO, is leading the project.


Minneapolis, MN

Rolling out GetPaid, an application that tracks time and generates .pdf
invoices and timesheets. Peter Akwichek, Senior SQL DBA, is leading the

SAP America

Newtown Square, PA

Replacing Oracle databases with its new in-memory architecture, HANA
analytic appliance. CIO Oliver Bussmann is providing oversight on the


Bellevue, WA

Installed Direct Print at all retail locations. Brian Lee, Project
Manager, Network Operations, led the project. The company also underwent
a PC refresh project for its United States and Canada stores. Brian
Lee, Project Manager, Network Operations, led the project.

State of Mississippi

Jackson, MS

Will use Gartner consultancy for mobile security & management on
their BYOD initiative. Craig Orgeron, CIO, is providing oversight on the


Eden Prairie, MN

Pursuing a new continuous learning strategy in regards to information
security awareness. Wayne Shurts, CIO, is involved in this effort.

TD Ameritrade

Omaha, NE

Upgraded their Surpas system. Jennifer (Jen) Olson de Saldana, Manager, TDATC Systems, helped organize the project.


Savannah, GA

Rolled out a new Cash Management solution utilizing Atlas: a C#, ASP
.NET and MVC2-based web application. Neil Sambol, Manager, Software
Development, led the project. The company also rolled out Scrum software
development methodology. Neil Sambol, Manager, Software Development,
led the initiative.

UCLA Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

Implemented Exchange 2007 across the enterprise. Bawni Zaw, Messaging Engineer, led the project.

UNIPRO Foodservice

Atlanta, GA

Completed a full implementation of VoIP. Kaleb Mercer, Systems Administrator, led the project.

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

Completed an upgrade of PeopleSoft HCM to 9.1. Jerome York, CIO, was involved in the project.

Vail Resorts

Broomfield, CO

Implemented a change management process and upgraded all backend
infrastructure for Citrix. Michael Pahl, Citrix Administrator, led the

Ventura Foods

Brea, CA

In the midst of a three-year global implementation of JDEdwards
EnterpriseOne 9.0 Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Finance & Order
Management applications. Bruce Jeffcoat, Manager, ERP Business Analysts,
is leading the effort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Lake Buena Vista, FL

Transitioning from ITIL V3 to HP Service Manager 9.2. Moira Davis, Manager, Business Technology, is leading the process.

Webster Bank

Waterbury, CT

In the midst of upgrading Microsoft Project Server from 2003 to 2007. Amy DiStefano, System Analyst, is involved in the project.

Source: CIO Insight / DiscoverOrg, May 15, 2012

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