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Off the Cuff: The Game Show Network (GSN)

David Head

AGE: 46

TITLE: VP IT/Security

COMPANY: GSN (the Game Show Network)

ANNUAL REVENUE: $88 million

INDUSTRY SECTOR: Entertainment

TIME IN JOB: 4.5 years

BEST ADVICE EVER RECEIVED: It's the small things that matter.

BEST TECHNOLOGY DECISION: I was the IT manager at Hughes Aircraft and decided to move from the manual process of handling purchases to electronic data interchange.

BEST CAREER MOVE: Switching from technology into management. I enjoy envisioning how it is going to work and letting my team go do it.

IF YOU WEREN'T A CIO, YOU WOULD BE: A professional golfer

FAVORITE GUILTY PLEASURE: Driving my new Chrysler 300C SRT 8 -- it blows the doors off most cars on the street.

FAVORITE PASTIME: Taking weekend vacations to different resorts with my wife. Hotel Del Coronado is my favorite.

BEST PERSONALITY TRAIT: I'm a very easygoing person.

WORST PERSONALITY TRAIT: Too often I give people the benefit of the doubt.


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Stefanie McCann was formerly editor at large at CIO Decisions magazine. To comment on this story, email

This was last published in March 2006

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