Financial Technology Expert to Speak at Whitman, Nov. 6

The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University will host a guest lecture by Bob Iacono ’76 BS, chief operating officer at SEPATON, Inc., on Nov. 6 starting at 11 a.m. in Room 204. The lecture, titled “Creating Value by Changing Course-A Discussion of Tech Company Turn Arounds,” is free and open to Whitman students, staff, and faculty.

Iacono has 30 years of experience in the IT industry. He has held senior management positions in finance, manufacturing, sales & marketing, and customer support. Iacono joined SEPATON in 2003, when it was almost out of business, and he has since then he has helped to orchestrate a turn around that has the company positioned as a leading player in enterprise data protection. Today the company has more than 900 customers and has 60+ PBs of data under management.

Prior to SEPATON, Iacono was the vice president of marketing at Auspex, a publicly traded company on NASDAQ. He was hired to assist in the turn- around of this former market leader in the network attached storage space. Previously, Iacono was vice president of professional services at EMC and vice president and general manager of Data General’s worldwide healthcare organization, a $250m business unit.

Iacono joined Burroughs Corporation in 1976 after graduating from the Whitman School. He also holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business. His visit to Whitman is part of the Whitman Wall Street Speaker Series, which brings to campus experts in a variety of business fields to share their perspective on current events with SU students. The Wall Street Speaker Series will take place from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Room 402.

For more information, contact Amy Mehringer, Whitman School communications manager, at (315) 443-3834 or