Former EVP, CTO & CIO of MGM, Wells Fargo and PepsiCo Joins IDCA Advisory Council
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Washington D.C., October 24, 2017: International Data Center Authority (IDCA) today announces that Becky Wanta, formerly SVP, CTO of Wells Fargo, CIO/CTO of MGM, Global CTO of PepsiCo, SVP, CIO of Best Buy, EVP, CIO of Pacific Compensation Insurance, CIO of State Compensation Insurance Fund and current CEO & President of RSW1C has joined IDCA Advisory Council.
“I am very honored to be asked to be a part of the IDCA Technical Committee as IDCA has done some phenomenal work around data center management and more importantly their concept of the Infinity Paradigm as an application ecosystem framework to truly pinpoint holistically necessary design changes and capacity additions to improve/optimize application's performance which will become even more critical given iOT, omni-channel, cloud, on-premise, third-party, co-locations and the always available/always on connected world resulting in more and more data being created essential to derive company's "speed to insight" and competitive advantage", stated Becky Wanta upon taking the role at IDCA.
Rebecca (Becky) S. Wanta was ranked 4th in the Top 50 Female CIOs and 12th in the top 200 CIOs by Exec Ranking. Over her remarkable career, Rebecca Wanta’s experience includes the roles of SVP/CIO of MGM Resorts International, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President for the largest worker’s compensation insurance company in California, State Compensation Insurance Company; Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Best Buy, Global Chief Technology Officer for PepsiCo, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Wells Fargo, and Chief Technology Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer for The Money Store/First Union.
Prior to returning to her successful consulting practice, she was Executive Vice President/Chief Information Officer & Chief Technology Officer (EVP/CIO & CTO) for Pacific Compensation Insurance Company where she led the transformation of Business and Technology which resulted in the company’s positive net operating results and market-share expansion; improved customer stickiness and reduced customer churn. Prior to joining Pacific Compensation Insurance Company, Rebecca Wanta was Senior Vice President/Chief Innovation and Information Officer for MGM Resorts International where she implemented MLifewhich revolutionized the Gaming and Hospitality Industry, and transformed the technology team from its “keeping the lights on” focus to driving and delivering business value.
Chair of Technical Standards Committee Mark Thiele stated, “Our newest member of the IDCA Advisory Council is a well known name in the IT leadership space. Rebecca (Becky) Wanta has led some of the largest IT organizations and is considered a go-to for leadership in adapting to change and incorporating new transformation in IT. I'm excited and proud to have the chance to work with her. “
She is currently the CEO & President of RSW1C. As a seasoned executive with more than 30 years transforming business and technology she helps deliver business value and increased competitive advantage. Rebecca Wanta continues to partner with Fortune 50+ companies as either their Senior IT Executive/CIO or retained consultant and is a highly-regarded agent of change who has successfully turned around business and technology organizations across multiple industries and company cultures to improve profitability and market share. She establishes strong business partnerships and develops high performing teams to continue the revenue driven transformation & market expansion.
She also focuses on business incubation, executive-in-resident, and technical advisor to businesses hastening their go-to-market entrance. Rebecca sits on several advisory boards and holds two intellectual capital patents in Apparatus and Method for Standardized Banking Data System Interfaces and Method & Apparatus for a Broker Entity.
Chairman of IDCA, Mehdi Paryavi stated, “It is the joining of the collective virtues, minds and expertise of the information technology, cloud and data center elite that make IDCA exciting, effective and to-the-point for facing our modern era challenges.” Paryavi continued, “Rebbeca Wanta is a great example of such elite who is determined in utilizing IDCA’s platform to give back to the community and help facilitate the globalization of our industry by sharing her expertise and her knowledge to the world.”
About IDCA Technical Standards Committee and Advisory Council- The IDCA Technical Standards Committee represents IDCA’s interest in matters pertaining to standards. The committee is composed of elite members from diverse yet premier data center, cloud and application centric organizations who bring decades of experience to the issues and challenges of the data center industry. Its primary mission is to develop a holistic standards and key performance indicator framework that incorporates well established third party industry standards and KPIs, as well as developing new standards and KPI models where gaps exist in the industry’s standards library to help empower and structure information technology, data centers and cloud. It also conducts research on the future needs and requirements, and its members serve as standards advocates and resources for their organizations and industry segments. The IDCA Advisory Council provides industry expertise and advice to IDCA’s Technical Standards Committee. More on the IDCA Technical Standards Committee and Advisory Council: https://www.idc-a.org/about-idca
About IDCA - Headquartered in Washington D.C., the IDCA was established to streamline, structure, educate and give direction to the information technology, data center and cloud industry. IDCA’s core mission is to aid in standardizing the feasibility, approach, selection, design, implementation, documentation and operation of data centers via modern-day processes and methodologies. Formed by industry veterans who realized the problems facing the industry and decided to do something about it, IDCA has perceptively identified the gaps and shortcomings of the data center industry. Hence, while it brings together the best-of-breed practices and principles currently existing in the industry, it caters to the data center stakeholder by providing a visionary outlook -- both on a broad scale and on an in-depth level -- of the purpose, discipline, and organization of data centers. In terms of education, IDCA is paving the way for professionals in power, cooling, network, system, storage, software, application, physical security, IT security, civil, architecture, telecommunication, structured cabling, safety, business continuity, operations, management, engineering, finance, legal, sales, marketing, HR, virtualization and cloud to all gather under one roof, with one mission, and for one industry. Thus far, thousands of professionals from both the government sector, such Department of Social Security, NASA, the U.S. House of Representatives, Department of Education, U.S. Courts, Department of State, as well as major conglomerates such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, MLB, Experian, Ericsson, eBay, AOL, Salesforce, Digital Realty, Visa, MasterCard, The World Bank, Verizon, AIG, T-Mobile, Expedia, Time Warner and others have been educated, trained and certified by IDCA. More on IDCA: idc-a.org