Jim Noble

Former Chief Information Officer of Merrill Lynch, Altria, AOL Time Warner

Jim Noble is widely considered to be one of the world’s foremost IT thought leaders. Jim has been voted #7 Most Influential Technology Executive by Forbes Magazine and in 2012 he was Winner of CIO magazine’s annual award for technology innovation.

During his career, Jim has held a series of global CIO roles in multiple industry sectors. He was Global Head of IT Strategy for BP, Managing Director of IT for Merrill Lynch, Group Vice President and CIO of Altria Group (Philip Morris and Kraft), and Senior Vice President and CIO at AOL Time Warner. Prior to AOL Time Warner, Jim had been with General Motors, where he was based in Detroit as Chief Technology Strategy Officer, moving to that assignment from the role of CIO of General Motors International, where he was responsible for all IT activities outside of North America.

Earlier in his career, Jim led the worldwide IT consulting practice at Cap Gemini, and prior to that he worked for GE on the design of aircraft systems. Jim acted as Chairman of the World ITO / BPO Forum from 2008-14. He is currently CEO of The Advisory Council International, leading an organization providing technology advice to senior executives and Board members. He is a board member of a leading VDI company and co-founder of a social networking company. He was President of the Society for Information Management, the leading US professional association for IT executives. Jim’s passion for coaching is legendary. He helped launch in-house IT Academies at General Motors and BP, and he is an adjunct professor & visiting lecturer at three universities.