The CIO’s Role in Going Global, Part 1

Preston Williams III

Preston Williams III is Founder, Senior Partner & Chief Information Officer (CIO) at GBC® Global Services. He is a pioneer & futurist with Big 4, Fortune 500, Global 100 & entrepreneurial experience. His experience includes Senior Auditor with Price Waterhouse (PriceWaterhouseCoopers), Controller for Lynn-Phill, IT Consultant with McGladrey (M&P) & Andersen Consulting (Accenture) as well as Project Executive at IBM® Global Services. Mr. Williams was the first Product Manager for Global Data Collection with Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) & the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Langston University.

From 2002 to 2004, Preston Williams served as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Managing Partner at GBC®. Incorporated in Delaware, USA; the firm operates in Kenya, Liberia, Uganda & the United States.

He has successfully implemented sound, reliable, dynamic, scalable & robust IT systems integration and financial management solutions in North America, Asia Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM), Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA).

Mr. Williams is former Technology Committee Chairman of the Oklahoma State Council on Information Technology (CoIT) & former member of Innovative Technology Advisory Council of Oklahoma (InnoTech). He is a member of the American Business Network (ABN), EDUCAUSE CIO Constituent Group, Carolina Information Technology Professionals Group (CITPG) & the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Enterprise Forum of Cambridge. A member of the International Entrepreneurs Club, Preston is a guest speaker, published author & moderator of the Internet Evolution Executive Clan.

A Contributor to CloudBook & Blogger with Enterprise Efficiency, Preston is Chairman of the GBC® Board of Directors, recipient of IBM® Global Services Leadership Award, member of The Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, the International Technology Channels Association (ITCA), Gartner CloudAdvice, Tech Republic & the Global CIO Think Tank.

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