The Fox School of Business at Temple University is honoring three top technology leaders at its Eleventh annual Fox Information Technology Awards on Tuesday, April 12.
Awardees include Joseph C. Spagnoletti, senior vice president and chief information officer, Campbell Soup Co.; Kurt Holstein, vice chairman and co-founder, Rosetta; and John H. Shain, president and chief operating officer, Automated Financial Systems. The awards will be presented on Temple’s Main Campus in Philadelphia.
“These awards recognize outstanding role models in industry for our students,” said Munir Mandviwalla, chair of the Fox School’s Management Information Systems (MIS) Department.
Spagnoletti will receive the Fox Information Technology Leader Award for leadership in the use and development of IT in business, and Holstein will receive the Fox Information Technology Innovator Award for applying IT to create business opportunity. Shain will receive the Fox Information Technology Award for Distinguished Alumni, given in recognition of his distinguished IT career and his contribution to the community, industry and Temple. The event will also recognize excellence in leadership among the school’s MIS faculty, administration and student body.
Spagnoletti leads Campbell’s global information technology function, providing IT strategy to help the company meet its business goals. Spagnoletti created a new IT competency model focused on business unit achievement and is in the process of redefining the relationship of IT with the company at all levels of organization.
Holstein helped build Rosetta from a four-person consulting firm in 1998 to the fifth largest digital agency in the country with more than 1,200 employees and nine offices in the U.S. and Canada. He has led the organization that developed many industry firsts in digital and data-driven personalized marketing, including the first iPad-based physician-detailing tool for the pharmaceutical industry. He holds five patents on the use of advanced segmentation to enhance personalization of marketing and the application of segmentation to digital personalization. Holstein also developed integrated mobile/web/social/CRM-based programs that leverage customer databases to provide unified digital experiences.
Shain is president and chief operating officer for Automated Financial Systems (AFS), the market leader in the provision of commercial lending solutions and industry benchmarking in risk, operational performance and pricing to more than 60 percent of the top 25 banks. In the 1990s, with Shain as president, AFS became the first major supplier to announce a Y2K solution. More recently, he started a new distribution strategy that ultimately evolved to cloud computing, which now accounts for 50 percent of AFS’ revenue.
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