Profile: Tyrone "Ty" Howard

Name: Tyrone "Ty" Howard

Title: President

Organization: BizNova Consulting

Age: 37

Industry: Government

30-second biography: With more than 15 years of project management experience, most recently as manager of the IT project management office for the city of Chandler, Ariz., Howard recently founded BizNova, which focuses on consulting and training in the area of project management.

Current project: "Lead creation and vision for establishing an IT project management portal that provides access to training, process, forms, consulting information, oversight committee information, strategic planning information, tools and access to a project management system."

Who in the technology industry most influenced your career? "Marilyn Delmont, CIO for the city of Chandler, who mentored me on what it takes to be a successful CIO and professional."

The technology you can't live without: "The Internet. With the keyboard and my fingertips, I am the smartest person in the world."

Most-critical technologies for IT this year: "Project management portfolio software. Companies are realizing that projects are investments, and when you invest, you need to track."

The best thing about today's technology: "Just when we thought we had reached our peak, new technology emerges that will allow us to climb even higher."

The worst thing about today's technology: "It is often communicated in technical jargon as opposed to addressing the value to the business."

Technology can …"Be a vehicle for what we thought was impossible."

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