Speaker Bio: John Phillips is an information technology executive with over 35 years of professional experience at publicly traded and privately held companies. John is currently an Executive Vice President and the Chief Information Officer at Briggs Healthcare. John is also the Chief Operating Officer for Briggs Homecare, the fastest growing business segment at Briggs. At Briggs Healthcare John has served in a number of executive capacities including Supply Chain Management, Distribution, Logistics, General Facilities Management, Customer Service, Quality Control, and Regulatory Affairs where John guided the enterprise through its first ISO certification. Most recently John envisioned and completely transformed Briggs Healthcare to a 100% cloud-based infrastructure over a 7-year period.
Previous positions include the CIO of Uline in Waukegan, Illinois, the Corporate Director (CIO) of Information Technology & Services at Trinity Industries in Dallas, Texas, the CIO of a US Freightway’s reverse logistics subsidiary in Dallas, Texas, the Director (CIO) of Management Information Systems for PrimeSource Building Products in Carrollton, Texas, and progression through several levels of management at Frito-Lay and Texas Instruments.
John has a Master of Arts degree in Information Systems from the University of Texas at Dallas. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Psychology.
John is active in several professional societies and organizations, and is a former President, Chairman, and Trustee for the Chicago Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) having held similar Board positions for the Dallas-Fort Worth SIM Chapter. John has been recognized by both local and national SIM organizations as the Dallas-Forth Worth CIO of the Year and as SIM International’s IT Leader of the Year.
John has published articles in Handheld PC Magazine and Internet Week, and has been a featured speaker at many industry events including the Micro Focus International Users Conference, Burton Group’s Catalyst Conference, Gartner’s regional client briefings, SIM’s Regional Leadership Forums, Evanta’s CIO Executive Summit, and HMG’s CIO Executive Leadership Summit.
An avid fitness enthusiast, John routinely exercises 11 to 15 times per week including aerobic conditioning and strength training. John is also a guitarist and the manager of a cover band by the name of FlashDrive (www.flashdriveband.com).