Teena Piccione

Teena Piccione

Global CIO, Executive Vice President - RTI International

What is your mission? What is your focus? We are all given a gift of 86,400 seconds a day. To succeed, you must be laser-focused on how best to use that gift and with whom to share it.

With 18 years’ experience innovating and guiding exciting changes for world-class enterprises, I strategically determine better ways of working through Agile or DevOps environments and by finding new monetization opportunities with data.

As a senior female executive in a male-dominated industry, I’m dedicated to breaking through barriers for women in STEM fields. I founded and contribute to the TriSTEM 2020 initiative to make the Raleigh-Durham area a destination for female STEM professionals and forge new pathways for women & girls. I have been recognized for work in diversity and inclusion both at ATT and Fidelity. I also deliver speeches and keynotes to audiences throughout the country.

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★ Diversity Champion – Featured as a ‘Woman to Watch’ by the Diversity Journal (June, July 2017)

★ Noted Industry Big Data / Cloud / Cyber Security / STEM and Diversity Key Note Speaker at numerous industry engagements (2014-present)
Topics Include:
Cloud and the IT Department of the Future: positioning your IT department for success if the brave new cloud world (CIO Charlotte Summit 2017)
Big Data’s Role in a Sustainable World (UNC Clean Tech Summit, 2017)
Big Data: You’ve got it. Can you really make best use of it? (Texas Diversity Conference speaker, 2017)

★Presidential Gold & Silver Volunteer Service Awards for volunteering over 500 hours / year, largely on STEM initiatives (2014-present)

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My goal is to create a culture where employees come to work excited every day, and are inspired to do more once there. I believe if we work together and more efficiently we can do more, make more and enable more.

We all have the ability to spread our inner sunshine to light up the world and make effective change. I always pack extra for dreary times.