TAC International Partners with the New York Institute of Finance

July 15, 2014

Leading financial education training provider, the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF), today announced a partnership with The Advisory Council International (TAC-Int) to jointly develop a comprehensive suite of briefing materials and instructional courses around today’s pressing cybersecurity threats.

TAC-Int is a unique group of more than 25 former Chief Information Officers from Fortune 200 companies who now work with leading information technology executives and boards of directors to improve data and information security procedures. Working with NYIF, TAC-Int will use the same approach taken in their individual consulting to develop specialized newsletters, webinars, e-learning modules and in-person (classroom) training.

Through this partnership, students at NYIF will benefit from the experience of some of the world’s most preeminent cybersecurity experts. Insights will be delivered via regular subscriber briefings, webinars, E-learning courses and traditional class education beginning in August. The core concepts include SEC compliance readiness and identity theft management. Courses will include the fundamental basics for new company starters and strategic planning implementation for key compliance officers in detection, prevention and reaction readiness.

Jim Noble, co-founder of TAC-Int and former CIO for Merrill Lynch and BP, said the partnership aims to boost awareness and understanding at all levels of organizations, but in particular senior management and boards.

“Dealing with cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges facing companies today,” Noble said. “Most incidents are not detected until days or even months after they occur, with damages that can reach into the millions of dollars. In working with the NYIF, we’re aiming to guide the financial services industry to develop their own policies and procedures to prepare, contain and respond effectively to external threats.”

According to Lee Arthur, Managing Director, New York Institute of Finance & Execsense, NYIF’s subscription-based learning approach will ensure organizations are kept abreast of the most up-to-date information and guidance.

“The partnership with The Advisory Council reflects our simple philosophy for real world education delivered by the leading professionals in their respective fields. This way we can deliver content that is relevant, up-to-date and responsive to the issues facing companies in the financial services sector. We are extremely excited to be working with The Advisory Council to create educational material that will hopefully play a valuable role in companies best practice cyber-crime procedures,” said Arthur.

About New York Institute of Finance

With a history dating back more than 90 years, the New York Institute of Finance is a global leader in training for the financial services and related industries with course topics covering investment banking, securities, retirement income planning, insurance, mutual funds, financial planning, finance and accounting, and lending. The New York Institute of Finance has a faculty of industry leaders and offers a range of program delivery options including self-study, online and in classroom.


TAC International and WITI Form Key Global Alliance for Women in Technology

March 5, 2014

TAC International (TAC-Int) and Women in Technology International (WITI) announce a joint partnership designed to generate new revenue for WITI, increase membership, and provide WITI with TAC-Int’s wide range of coaching, research, advisory, consulting, performance measurement and organizational development products and services. As part of this alliance, WITI members will be given preferential pricing on all services, the proceeds of which will be donated back to WITI to help fund their chapter growth and outreach efforts.

“This partnership gives us the opportunity to provide the highest quality of services to WITI members while being able to substantially assist them with their growth and financial resources,” stated Jim Noble, Director, TAC-Int.

“WITI’s mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity. TAC-Int and WITI share these same objectives and this alliance will extend WITI’s reach into the IT community in 2014 and beyond,” stated Carolyn Leighton, Founder and CEO, WITI.

About Women in Technology International (WITI)

WITI (http://www.witi.com/) is the world’s leading trade association for professional, tech-savvy women committed to using technology, resources and connections to advance women worldwide. With a global network of exceptionally successful women leaders, WITI has established powerful strategic alliances and programs to provide resources, and opportunities within a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other succeed. WITI’s mission is to empower women worldwide to achieve unimagined possibilities and transformations through technology, leadership and economic prosperity. WITI Boston, the original connection for TAC-Int, is one of several global, yet local, networks. WITI Boston endeavors to carry forth WITI’s goals and mission throughout the technology and business community of Boston, MA.

TAC International Leaders to Present at SIM International’s SIMposium

October 7, 2013

TAC Founder Alan Guibord and TAC International Director Jim Noble will present a session entitled “The Evolving Role of the CIO (and Why You Should Care)” at the Society for Information Management (SIM) International SIMposium in Boston, November 10–12.

The role of the CIO is one of the most challenging on the leadership team. Business expectations of tangible results are rising fast, yet the CIO often lacks responsibility for business outcomes. In this session, Jim and Al will describe some of the tricks of the trade that help IT leaders succeed (and survive!) as organizations move from “Old IT” to “New IT.”

SIMposium is the event where influential CIOs, CTOs and senior IT executives gather for peer-to-peer interaction, education, leadership development, and networking opportunities. Building on the past success of this event, SIMposium provides a growing opportunity to share best practices, develop alliances, and build a network among the best in the industry.

TAC International Takes Its Cyber Security Advice to Wall Street

September 30, 2013

As part of a series of events with NYSE Governance Services, TAC International director Jim Noble was recently interviewed by TK Kerstetter, chairman, NYSE Governance Services, on the subject of cyber security. This issue continues to grow in both complexity as well as exposure.

In addition to this interview, Jim, along with TAC founder and chairman Alan Guibord, have been presenting at NYSE Boardroom Summits in Atlanta and New York on this subject, as well as providing briefings on cloud-based services. “We continue to work with leading firms and their executives to advise them on these critical issues, as well as assisting them with developing a framework for the inclusion of technology governance at the board level,” says Mr. Noble.

Jim’s “This Week in the Boardroom” interview can be seen on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WKX7Fb1POA.

TAC International Founder Alan Guibord to Deliver Keynote Address at Outsourcing Institute’s Wall Street Tech Conference

March 5, 2013

TAC International founder Alan Guibord will deliver a keynote address at the Outsourcing Institute’s Wall Street Technology Conference and Exchange.

Mr. Guibord will be speaking about major IT leadership themes from his book, the IT Leadership Manual, published by John Wiley & Sons. Today’s IT leaders are faced with an unprecedented leadership and organizational challenge. IT leaders need to redefine their role into one of being a trusted business advisor. In this presentation, Alan will provide a set of specific recommendations and suggestions to assist IT leaders in developing a personal plan for the future.

The Wall Street Tech Conference will examine five themes — sourcing, cloud, mobility, big data and security/compliance — and will focus on the specific opportunities and challenges each of the “T5” themes poses for financial services organizations.

For more information about the Outsourcing Institute’s Wall Street Technology Conference and Exchange, visit http://