February Chapter Meeting & CIO Dinner
550 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60661
Topic: “Executing and Developing Capabilities for Impact”
As winner of the IT Team of the Year Award for Large Company, Creighton will share some frameworks and lessons learned that helped the USG IT organization concurrently develop its capabilities and deliver impactful results for USG as it navigated the Great Recession.
About our Speaker:
Creighton Warren is the Chief Information Officer at USG Corporation, a leading manufacturer and distributor of building product solutions. In 2014, his leadership team received the Most Effective IT Team award sponsored by the Chicagoland chapters of the Society of Information Management (SIM) and Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). He joined USG in 2003 and was accountable for the IT portion of major (> $150 MM) customer satisfaction initiative involving the company wide deployment of Oracle eBusiness Suite across fifty plus manufacturing facilities. Immediately prior to his current role, he was Senior Director, Technology – Information Technology at USG Corporation, responsible for the Application, Architecture, and Operations organizations.
Mr. Warren started his career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and was a manager in the firm’s Network Solutions consulting practice. He moved to Heller Financial, a middle market commercial lender, where he was Vice President Information Technology responsible for Major Projects and eCommerce Technology Strategy. While at Heller, he successfully led Heller’s largest IT investment in over 10 years, an enterprise-wide technology architecture and integration initiative. As a result of that project, he was recognized as one of the Top 5 IT project managers in North America with the receipt of the 1998 Project Leadership Award sponsored by ABT Corporation. Prior to joining USG, Mr. Warren worked at a B2B Internet startup, Commerx, often recognized by its flagship marketplace Plasticsnet.com, as well as a small Chicago based consulting firm.
He earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and his MM with a concentration in Finance and Strategy from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.