Michael C. Fillios is the founder and CEO of IT Ally, LLC., a C-Suite IT and Cyber Advisory firm for small and mid-size businesses. He is a four-time CIO and senior global business and technology executive with 25 years of experience in transformation, change leadership and operations management in the Pharmaceutical, Industrials, Automotive, Banking and Consulting Industries. His first book, Tech Debt 2.0TM: How to Future Proof Your Business and Improve Your Tech Bottom Line is forthcoming in the spring, 2020.
As an industry veteran, entrepreneur, thought leader and former global CIO, his experience has taken him around the world including living in Shanghai, China where he served as Vice President and Divisional CIO at Delphi Automotive and led global IT operations for over 100 plants in 30 countries. At the multi-industrial giant ITT Corporation, he was part of the transformation team that led the successful tax-free spinoffs of ITT’s water and defense related businesses to shareholders.
Michael also spent ten years as an entrepreneur at tech startup BTM Corporation where as the Chief Solutions Officer, he advised the C-Suite on implementing transformative technology management practices in the public and private sector. Earlier in his career, he led the Finance, Human Resources and IT functions at Penwest Pharmaceuticals and worked at consulting firms Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young.
He earned his bachelor of business degree from The Hagen School of Business at Iona College and is a contributing author of The Alignment Effect (Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2002) and Winning The 3-Legged Race: When Business and Technology Run Together (BTM Institute/Prentice Hall, Nov. 8, 2005) as well as several articles and research reports.
Michael is on the Board of Directors of INTERalliance, a non-profit that promotes careers in information technology to high school students in the greater Cincinnati region and is the Program Chair for the IT Roundtable for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. He resides in Mason, Ohio with his wife Lisa, son Griffin and daughter Sydney, while his eldest son Mike lives in New York.