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James MacLennan
Works at IDEX Corporation
Attended University of Notre Dame
Lives in Gurnee, IL
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On Documentation One recent afternoon I found myself in deep conversation with potential consulting partners, holding out for a difficult requirement: “Excellent Documentation”. That’s a tough one to quantify, let alone describe; why hold out for something at once critical and ineffable?...
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When introducing collaboration tools to an organization – creating the corporate intranet, defining project sites in Sharepoint, etc. – there are multiple skills you must master – well, at least get better at. You need to capture the ideas and communicate the data such that your target...
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A semi-recurring feature – items that I think are worth your time. Sourced from a variety of places around the ‘net – I’ll try to give credit for the recommendations where it is due. Some of these are older, some quite recent – I’ve got a backlog of interesting stuff to share. As...
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For many dyed-in-the-wool professionals, management presentations for projects are quick – and thankfully so. Yes, brevity can be a good thing, since a shortened time frame will focus the conversation on the small number of key updates and decisions to be taken. More likely, meeting times are...
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The more I work with our business units to understand data – what we need to run the business, what we can see about our value chain, what we can gather about our trading relationships – the more I see a multi-layered ecosystem of skills and experience required to truly get all the pieces...
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Interesting line of conversation around an internal Help Desk project ... “What exactly is the point of my help desk ticketing system?”, posits the hardy IT Tech. “I, like so many other IT technicians, am expected to solve end-user problems quickly with my infinite knowledge of every...
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    CIO, 2012 - present
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Business leader with a broad background in strategic visioning, applied digital strategy, effective system/process design, and operational planning & management.

Focused on delivering timely, measurable, and sustainable results that support critical objectives and drive value. 

Recognized for creative & high-impact design skills, innovative & effective communications, global team-building & organizational development, and consistent delivery of strong results through formal and advisory leadership

Education
  • University of Notre Dame
    Electrical Engineering, 1981 - 1985
  • DePaul University
    Marketing, 1988 - 1992
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Craig's brief tutorial explains a little-known but incredibly useful CSS3 function which could change the way you approach layout design.

Interesting flavor tweaks to the beers brewed on site, and service was very attentive
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