Alan has more than 35 years of global IT management experience, and is the Founder and Chairman of The Advisory Council (TAC). TAC’s unique Expertise-as-a-Service® (EaaS™) gives clients access to a wide array of services, tools and workshops designed to help CIOs and IT managers reduce costs, improve productivity, and increase the status of IT in the boardroom. Prior to founding TAC, Al was President and Chief Executive Officer of Computerworld, International Data Group’s flagship weekly magazine for IT leaders. During his tenure,Computerworld was the only publication in its market to hold top line performance during adverse market conditions and moved from fourth position into second.
Prior to joining Computerworld, Mr. Guibord was Vice President and CIO at Fort James Corp., an international consumer products company with more than $9 billion in sales, 28,000 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities around the world. Previously, Mr. Guibord was Vice President Information Technology for RR Donnelley and Sons. He had global responsibility for all IT and telecomm, and was given the challenge of positioning the company’s infrastructure for high-growth and global expansion. Before joining RR Donnelley and Sons, Mr. Guibord was Chief Information Officer of PictureTel, Inc.
Mr. Guibord has been a member of several key executive advisory boards, including Oracle and Microsoft.
Mr. Guibord is a frequent speaker on IT leadership and organizational strategy. He published his first book, theIT Leadership Manual, in September 2012 (John Wiley & Sons).