What's Next in Information Technology Management


December 14, 2004
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Annual Employment Panel

Each December we bring together a panel of courageous people to tell us what they see in Colorado employment trends.  Then, we ask them to predict the next year.  Times are changing right before our eyes.  A recent issue of the Rocky Mountain News reported that during the past 6 months IT employment nation-wide is back to where it was before the 9/11 recession.  Is this true for the Rocky Mountain region, too?  What skills are in demand and what do we have to do to recruit and retain talent? 

We bring together a panel representing recruiting, industry, and government.  This year the panel will be moderated by Steve Wille from Great West Life.  The panel members will be:

  • Tyler Jackson - recruiting

  • Adam Solomon - government

  • Julie Williamson - consulting

Julie Williamson, CGI-AMS

Julie Williamson is an Executive Consultant focusing in the Communications industry for CGI-AMS, a global business and IT consulting company. Ms. Williamson has over 12 years of experience in consulting and information technology.  She specializes in partnering with communications clients to operationalize new products and services.  Over the course of her career, Ms. Williamson has worked with wireless and DSL providers to launch new businesses in North American and Europe. She has assisted traditional telecommunications providers in meeting new requirements including number portability, CALEA, and E911.  Ms. Williamson has worked with clients in both IT and marketing/sales organizations to drive operational improvements aimed at improving revenue and reducing operational costs.  She was responsible for the CGI-AMS Communications Industry Business Consulting and Technology Group in the Western Region, where she focused on wireless broadband and VoIP product and technology research.  A the North American lead for developing IP Data Services solutions, Ms. Williamson worked with service providers to help define an inclusive platform for the delivery of applications and content over wireless and fixed wire broadband networks.  Currently, Ms. Williamson is responsible for cross-regional communications industry solution development.

Ms. Williamson is based in the Denver office of AMS.  She has a B.B.A. from James Madison University and an MBA from the University of Denver.

Tyler D. Jackson, IT & Telecommunications Practice Group

The Denver IT & Telecommunications practice provides professional services and solutions specializing in  project management, systems and database administration, systems design and development, database technologies and architecture, eLearning, technical support and deskside support.  Hudson entered the Colorado market earlier this year through the acquisition of JMT Financial Partners, which provides end-to-end solutions for complex financial issues.  The IT team joins the renamed Financial Solutions practice operating out of Stanford Place 1 in the Denver Tech Center. 

Jackson joins Hudson from software and consulting firm Vitesse Worldwide, Inc., where he was a founder and directed sales, finance and delivery.  Prior to founding Vitesse, Jackson spent eight years at Ciber, Inc.  Jackson has ten years of technology-related sales and management experience with hands on practice in developing, managing and implementing strategies that increase client penetration and expand markets.  Jackson graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder and has direct industry experience as a business analyst and engagement director for mission-critical IT projects. 

“Tyler’s ability to develop win-win consulting arrangements for clients will enable Hudson to localize its global, practical methodologies to help Colorado clients and employees,” said Mike Smith, regional vice president for Hudson’s IT & Telecommunications North America practice group.  “Hudson’s client-driven service model is well positioned for Denver, and we look forward to Tyler leading the charge in helping clients gain greater performance from IT investments.”

Adam Solomon, City and County of Denver.

Adam Solomon is the Enterprise Resource Services Section Manager for the City and County of Denver.  Currently, the City and County of Denver utilizes PeopleSoft HRMS and PeopleSoft Financials as their enterprise applications.  In this capacity Adam partners with agencies around the city to implement and maintain new functionality within these applications.  He is currently also responsible for production support for all Financial, Supply Chain, HR, Benefits and Payroll for the City and County Denver.  He will also be responsible for the implementation and support of the 3-1-1 initiative under Mayor Hickenlooper.

Prior to joining the City and County of Denver Adam spent almost 4 years at Qwest Communications as a lead developer, Manager of HR and Sales Compensation Infrastructure and the Sales Compensation Development Manager.




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