Role of Judith Haddad as CIO

judith-haddad-officeA Chief Information Officer, or CIO, was a pretty unnecessary job fifty years ago. Though technology was emerging quickly, it was nothing like it is today. At first, the title was given to the person responsible for ensuring all the cables were running smoothly and nothing went wrong with the equipment needed at the office. Now, however, the job is completely different and is a much more valued and necessary role at companies. The CIO at any major company today is responsible for not only ensuring the currently technology is working properly but that the company is up to date on current technology. This person is responsible for researching new and innovative technology options and determining whether or not those are worth using or if the fad will be over too quick to be worth spending thousands of dollars switching employees over.

Judith Haddad has worked as an executive in the insurance technology industry for over 20 years. Loaded with the experience and education to know what is going on and how to build upon current technology, she has been able to lead teams at Patriot to success. She has shown she is extremely innovative and has the ability to see problems and find answers to them. She also has extreme patience when working with and teaching other individuals. Thanks to Haddad, the insurance industry is no longer waiting for technology to catch up.

Judith Haddad – Woman of Influence

Judith-Haddad-profileIt’s that time of year when the South Florida Business Journal honors its 2016 class of Influential Business Women. And we couldn’t be prouder of this year’s 25 honorees, who exemplify the region’s growing number of women business leaders excelling in their industries while also contributing to their
local communities.

The honorees are a diverse group of women with a track record of success in their respective fields. Women such as veteran banker Teresa P. Foxx, director and general manager of Barclays; Barbara W. Goldberg, CEO/founder of O’Connell & Goldberg Public Relations; Judith Haddad, president/CIO of
Patriot Technology Solutions; and Lourdes M. Pineda-Garcia, VP of financial services/CFO of FirstService Residential.

All were celebrated at a May 20 awards luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale.
Read on to learn more about our honorees’ accomplishments and to gain more FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF JHADDAD0113@GMAIL.COM Inundated. Read on to learn more about our honorees’ accomplishments and to gain more insights on what makes them so special.

Special thanks to corporate sponsors Florida International University College of Business, GCI Worldwide Corp., Durée & Co., FPL Fibernet and HSBC.

Congratulations again to this year’s honorees!

Judith L. Haddad is a change agent. Throughout her career, she has created, managed and achieved successful outcomes by helping her organizations transform themselves by focusing on such matters as organizational effectiveness, improvement and development.

“To become influential in business, you must be able to help bring change for the greater good of the organization by creating a vision, believing in your people and delivering successful outcomes,” she says.

She believes integrity, insightfulness and natural leadership are key traits of any influencer. Deliver on your word, create a shared vision, and seek to lead from within. In fact, she learned years ago that leadership is not taught in a classroom.

“It made me realize that leadership is something you do naturally,” she says. “It is something that you have to be passionate about, especially knowing that it is perhaps one of the toughest roles.”