Viola Maxwell-Thompson, President & CEO, ITSMF

Viola Maxwell-Thompson is President and CEO of IT Senior Management Forum (ITSMF), a national organization committed to increasing the representation of black professionals in the technology industry. Their members, who are CIOs and other senior-level technology executives, are from Fortune 500 companies, the public sector, Academia and privately-owned technology companies.

Prior to joining ITSMF, Ms. Thompson was a partner with E&Y LLC’s Management Consulting Practice, where she specialized in organizational development, process re-engineering and technology deployment. Ms. Thompson is often featured in the media for her expert insights on a variety of business topics, including diversity and the retention of executives; work-life balance issues; and career management as a female executive of color. She has been quoted in numerous leading industry and consumer publications.