Gail Holmberg

Gail Holmberg

Company: Fortium Partners

Job Title: Area Managing Partner, Midwest

Gail Holmberg is the Area Managing Partner for the Midwest practice of Fortium Partners. She brings nearly 35 years of leadership experience with prominent national brands in driving process and organizational optimization through creative uses of technology strategy. Her extensive background in a variety of industries, has given her the unique ability to demystify technology decisions and drive organizational change. Fortium Partners is a professional services firm providing world-class IT leadership to clients focused on finding solutions to complex technology issues or difficult-to–solve operational challenges.

Holmberg served as the CIO of Bally Total Fitness, as a divisional CIO for Sears, Roebuck & Company and in a variety of management positions at The Quaker Oats Company. Prior to joining Fortium, Holmberg served as COO and CIO of Tandem HR. She was also president of her own firm, Blue Morpho Consulting, where she provided CIO advisory services with a focus on $10 to $500 million companies. Earlier in her career, she was a Big 4 consultant with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells.

Holmberg holds a masters of public administration from Harvard University and a bachelor of arts in communications from Illinois State University. She proudly serves on the boards of the Woman Made Gallery and the Society for Information Management – Chicago Chapter and is co-founder of Senior Women in Technology.

Gail Holmberg Seminars

  • Women in Big Data Meet Up Thu 19th Oct 15:00 - 17:00

    Women in Big Data Meet Up

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    15:00 - 16:00 Women in Big Data Panel - The Power of Leadership in Today's Cybersecurity-Focused World

    Security is more critical now than ever. With the advancements in technology across industries, the threats are only going to grow. It takes powerful and talented leaders to see the threats of today and tomorrow, and guide organizations successfully through the ever-changing minefield of security threats and risks while supporting business growth and innovation. With this expert panel, we'll explore how different industries are operating in this space, learn the challenges each has overcome and opportunities seen on the horizon, and gain insights into their professional success and advice for young professionals entering the industry.

    - Julia Hamilton, Director of Security Compliance Forsythe Hosting Solutions
    - Gail Holmberg, Area Managing Partner, Midwest Fortium Partners
    - Katia Lock, Senior Director – Risk & Compliance  GE Digital

    16:00- 16:30 Growing Your Cyber Security Career - Kathy Cooke, Huxley Banking & Financial Services

    Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing employment segments in IT. According to Forbes magazine, the cybersecurity job market is expected to grow to more than $170 billion in just four years. With the promise of big salaries and upward mobility, it is an incredible place to be. Kathy Cooke, Recruitment Consultant - Information Security Specialist, Huxley, will show you how to maximize your career potential and rise to the top in this exciting industry - from knowing what hiring managers are looking for, positioning yourself for success and the benefits of partnering with a recruiter. Learn the top "hacks" to growing your cyber security career!

    - Discover what hiring managers look for
    - How to position yourself in the space
    - Benefits of working with a recruiter

    16:30 – 17:00 Networking


    Gail Holmberg

    Gail Holmberg

    Time / Place

    Thu 19th Oct 15:00 to 17:00

    IoT Security Theatre