Off the Cuff With Rudolph and Sletten's CIO

Sam Lamonica

AGE: 54


COMPANY: Rudolph and Sletten, a division of Perini Corp.

ANNUAL REVENUE: $880 million

INDUSTRY SECTOR: Architecture, engineering and construction

TIME IN JOB: Three years

BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED: "Dance as if nobody's watching you." I apply that in so many other aspects of my life now.

FROM WHOM: Former dance instructor Bill Blankenship

BEST TECHNOLOGY DECISION: Deployed GroundWorks, an open source monitoring and surveillance platform.

FIRST JOB: Working in a Chicago factory that made aerosol hairspray

FAVORITE QUOTE: "If you treat every situation as a life-and-death matter, you're going to die a lot of times." --Dean Smith, University of North Carolina basketball coach

BEST CAREER MOVE: Going to my first startup. I brought them up through IPO. I learned so much.

IF YOU WEREN'T A CIO, YOU WOULD BE: Teaching ballroom dance on a cruise line. Then I could do the two things I love best: travel and dance.

Anne McCrory is editorial director of CIO Decisions and the CIO Decisions conference. Write to her at amccrory@ciodecisions.com.

This was first published in August 2006

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