Stuart Kippelman

Chief Information Officer, Platform Specialty Products Corp.

Stuart Kippelman is the Chief Information Officer at Platform Specialty Products Corp. Previously, Stuart served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Covanta, a world leader in waste-to-energy and renewable energy projects. As a valued member of executive management, Stuart was responsible for the global vision, strategy and operations of Covanta's IT organization. Stuart is a dynamic business and technology executive who has spearheaded the creation of new product applications and breakthrough initiatives focused on improving revenue generation, business efficiencies and employee productivity.  He has been on the forefront of technology innovation, successfully leveraging technology to solve some of the company's toughest businesses challenges.

Prior to joining Covanta, Stuart held roles of increasing responsibility at Johnson & Johnson including CIO Health & Wellness, Vice President of Global Infrastructure Technology, and Corporate Director of IT M&A.  In these roles Stuart created multiple revenue-generating business opportunities while leading global infrastructure and strategies to leverage the power of technology around the world.

Stuart has been recognized by IDG's Computerworld as a 2014 "Premier 100 IT Leaders" for his exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. He has also been honored by CIO Magazine in its prestigious 2012, 2013 and 2014 "CIO Top 100" rankings for accelerating business transformation in areas such as business intelligence, large-scale upgrades and corporate gamification. He is a featured blogger on (Real World IT) and is regularly quoted in business publications such as the WSJ CIO Journal. An accomplished speaker, Stuart is frequently tapped to deliver keynote presentations at many major industry conferences on topics such as leadership, innovation, mobile computing, consumerization of IT, cloud, and cybersecurity.

In his spare time, Stuart serves as a mentor to students as part of the Columbia University Executive Master of Science program, as well as the Pathways Mentor program, a leadership development program developed by the CIO Executive Council. Stuart holds a Master of Business Administration in Technology Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

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