George J. Spies, 2010 Honoree

Title
Group executive, single message applications, MasterCard Global Technology and Operations
Employer
MasterCard International Inc.
Location
O'Fallon,, Mo.
First job:
"I was a short-order cook at the Lazy Lion Pancake House in Chicago."
Would you advise young people to pursue an IT career?
"Yes, and they should focus on becoming business technologists. In other words, understand not only technology, but also its role in achieving the goals of the business."
Favorite gadget:
"My iPod touch. It's invaluable for travel, loaded up with videos, books, music, etc."
Passion outside of work:
"Being on the water -- preferably salt water -- for boating, skiing, sailing, fishing."
Favorite movie:
The Replacements
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