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Robert Putnam

Suddenlink Communications

Robert Putnam

Bob Putnam joined Suddenlink Communications in March 2003, bringing nearly two decades of experience in the IT industry.

As chief information officer, Mr. Putnam has been responsible for setting the IT strategy and ensuring it aligns with the overall business strategy. During his tenure he has overseen the build out of the Information Technology department to support he growth of the company from a start-up environment to one now supporting 1.3 million customers and 5,000-plus employees.

Mr. Putnam oversees a team responsible for all aspects of the company’s information technology department, including Enterprise systems for financials, human resources, billing, mediation, data warehousing and business intelligence, public websites, customer portal, custom applications, knowledge management, work force management, and database management. In addition, the team is responsible for the IT infrastructure across the company footprint for data centers, internal LAN/WAN, desktop and employee help desk. Additionally, the Program Management Office is set up and run out of the IT Department for Enterprise wide, large-scale, cross-functional initiatives.

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Putnam was a senior vice president with Hitachi Consulting, the former consulting division of Grant Thornton LLP, of which he was Partner-in-Charge of a nationwide practice.

Mr. Putnam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Southwest Missouri State University.


CIO.IT General Session: Big Data + Predictive Analytics = Business Success
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room 156C East