Researcher Profiles
Ed Novak
CIO Advisor, Leading Edge Forum

Ed Novak is a CIO Advisor for Leading Edge Forum and a member of LEF's Business Relationship Management (BRM) instructor team, helping clients drive greater business value through powerful business relationship management.  He is also a global IT leader and CIO Sounding Board Advisor providing transformational consulting and advisory services to global companies.

He has over 30 years of experience including positions as both a CIO and leader of a world-class IT strategy and business transformation consulting practice.  Most recently, Ed served as Vice President and CIO for PPL Corporation, one of the 10 largest domestic energy utility holding companies.  Responsible for all IT activities globally, he was a member of the company’s Senior Business Planning Committee.  His focus was on establishing business-driven IT strategies, overhauling core business processes and systems, transforming IT management processes, and upgrading staff capabilities.  He instilled a business focus to IT and dramatically turned around the reputation and credibility of the 500 person IT organization.

Prior to PPL, he was a lead Partner for Accenture where he helped lead the Strategic IT Effectiveness Practice, which helps top management in companies achieve greater business value from IT.  

Ed has consulted with numerous Fortune 100 companies and has worked extensively in both Europe and North America.  His industry experience includes energy, health and life sciences, manufacturing and distribution, communications/high tech, and government.  Client work has focused on business and IT strategy, IT transformation and restructuring, IT governance and organization improvement, and leveraging technology to achieve business process change.

Ed holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University.


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