COMPANY: Kelley Blue Book in Irvine, Calif.
COMPANY SIZE: 300-plus employees; 120 IT employees
INDUSTRY SECTOR: Automotive
TIME IN JOB: One year
BEST ADVICE EVER GIVEN: People won't remember you for the products or applications you've developed; you'll be remembered for the impact on people's lives.
BEST TECHNOLOGY ADVICE EVER GIVEN: It's not about the technology; it's about the business.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me." -- Howard Roark in The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
FIRST JOB: Electrical engineer technician, building printed circuit board machinery
WORST JOB EVER HAD: Sorting roast beef by rareness and doneness
BIGGEST CAREER INFLUENCE: An executive coach
IF YOU WEREN't A CIO, YOU WOULD BE: An astronomer
BEST PERSONALITY TRAIT: Empathy
WORST PERSONALITY TRAIT: Impatience
FAVORITE GUILTY PLEASURE: Driving a BMW racecar really fast on the track
FAVORITE PASTIME: Gazing at the stars with good music and a good bottle of wine
TECHNOLOGY YOU COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Indoor plumbing
WHY YOU WENT INTO TECHNOLOGY: I knew I could make a real difference with it.
Stefanie McCann was formerly editor at large at CIO Decisions magazine. To comment on this story, email email@example.com.