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Local Interest Groups: Utah - Salt Lake City




  Welcome to the Intermountain (Utah) Local Interest Group

Now accepting nominations for the itSMF USA Awards Program

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for Project of the Year and Member of the Year!

Submit your application before June 30th. Forms and further information HERE.

The CIO Forum jointly presented with HDI at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building on January 22nd was a resounding success!



We thank our distinguished guest moderator and panelists:

Carol FineaganCarol Fineagan, CIO, FranklinCovey

Carol has lead technology teams and implemented technology strategies to move businesses and teams to their next level of growth for 22 years. Focusing on the financial benefit and value of IT, Carol has developed and architected strategies which facilitate rapid business growth while reducing costs. Leading talented technicians in collaboration with savvy business leaders, Carol is always focused on the most effective and affordable tools for acquiring new business and increasing customer satisfaction. Carol has worked with executives to solve significant business problems within the parameters of regulatory compliance.


“ With three liberal arts degrees and 22 years of technology leadership, I am the UN Interpreter of geek speak—building bridges of understanding to achieve team, customer and business success.”

Carol has an Associate of Arts from Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University) in Paralegal Studies, a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing (Journalism) and a Master of Arts in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore. She began her career in IT as a Novell Netware Admin, multi-tasking in her day job as “Project Manager & Creative Coordinator” for an ad agency in Baltimore.

As an active member of the community, Carol is past Board Chair of the Utah Food Bank (UFB) and serves on the Food Bank’s Governance Committee. Carol serves as an Advisory Board member of the Women Tech Council and is a member of the Utah AIM CIO group. Carol regularly participates in panels, technical conferences and speaks at area colleges on IT Leadership, networking and building bridges of understanding to achieve business success.

Carol has been distinguished as one of Utah’s 30 Women to Watch and has received the Women Tech Council Award for Leadership Excellence.


Dave FletcherDave Fletcher, CTO, Utah Department of Technology Services

David is currently the Chief Technology Officer with the Utah Department of Technology Services where he has served for the past seven years, overseeing broad technology initiatives, including digital government, innovation, and technical architecture. He has long-running passion for egovernment, having created his first egov website in 1993 while serving as the Director of General Services for the State. He is excited to see the progress over the past 20 years as Utah has added 100’s of new online services to the domain which has been repeatedly named as the Best of the Web and a top digital state. He enjoys working with digital government professionals around the world, including partners in other states here in the U.S. while working to provide better government service.






Jim TurnbullJim Turnbull, CIO, University of Utah Health Care

Dr. Turnbull’s career spans 40 years in the health care industry, split between the Canadian and American health systems. Since March of 2008 he has served as Chief Information Officer of the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics (UUHC). Prior to joining UUHC, Jim served for seven years as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer of The Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. His academic background includes a BA in Organizational Psychology, an MBA from the University of Western Ontario and a DHA (Doctor of Health Administration) from the Medical University of South Carolina. Jim was the recipient of the CHIME-HIMSS 2012 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year Award. Jim is also a former board member and chairman of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and a fellow and former president of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).


Jim’s current organization (UUHC) has recently completed a full deployment of the Epic application suite including revenue cycle, EpicCare EMR across 12 primary clinics and 85 specialty clinics, and the inpatient EMR across three hospitals including an inpatient cancer institution and a 140 bed psychiatric facility. UUHC has received the Most Wired Innovation Award for the past two years and is currently applying for the HIMSS Level 7 EMRAM certification.


Steve CorbatoSteve Corbató, Deputy CIO, University of Utah

Steve Corbató served as The University of Utah’s interim CIO from June 16, 2014 to Jan 1, 2015. He also served as the interim CIO of the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) and interim director of the U’s Center for High Performance Computing, and is an adjunct faculty member in the U’s School of Computing.


Before taking over as interim CIO, Corbató served as Deputy CIO. As deputy, Corbató worked closely with previous CIO Eric Denna, overseeing the research computing, infrastructure, and unified communications elements of the diverse campus IT portfolio.

Previously, Corbató directed the Internet2 Abilene Network (now the Internet2 Network), which served as the principle backbone for U.S. higher education and advanced regional networks, such as the Utah Education Network (UEN). He also started the FiberCo non-profit holding company to assist higher education gain access to dark fiber for facilities-based optical networking and the Manhattan Landing international research and education exchange point in New York City.

Prior to Internet2, he served as manager of network engineering, principal Internet architect, and an adjunct faculty member in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. At Utah, he has spurred the creation of a new research and education optical network (BONFIRE) connecting the U, Utah State University, Brigham Young University, UEN, and Internet2 in partnership with Utah Transit Authority, Utah Department of Transportation, and commercial telecoms. He currently serves as a member of the UEN advisory group and is board chair of the Kuali Rice middleware project.

His academic background is in experimental astrophysics, and he earned his bachelor’s degree at Rice University in Houston and his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. From 1988 through 1993, he was a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah.


Wade JuddWade Judd, CIO and SVP of Technology, Associated Food Stores

Wade graduated from Weber State with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and a minor in Accounting in December 1985. He began working for Associated Foods in January 1986. He started his career as a software developer eventually becoming the IT Director in 2005. Three years later he was named the VP of IT and in 2011 became the Senior VP of Technology and CIO. Wade and his wife Marybeth have 3 daughters and 1 son (his favorite son) and lives in Coalville, Utah. He enjoys outdoor activities and spending time working on his family ranch.


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2015 Meeting Schedule:

  • January 22, 2015 - Joseph Smith Memorial Building - CIO Forum
  • June 25, 2015 - 'Birds of a Feather' - Don't just observe, ENGAGE! 
  • November - TBA - Vendor Forum

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itSMF USA Intermountain 2014 LIG Board of Directors

  • President: Judie Ospital, Intermountain Healthcare
  • President Elect: Jacque Blanton, Intermountain Healthcare
  • Past President: Craig Bennion, University of Utah
  • Secretary: Justin Lafeen, Oracle
  • Communications Chair: Cheryl Nelson, Intermountain Healthcare

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