Larry Quinlan

Former Global Chief Information Officer - Deloitte
"Creating value through inspired leadership of global technology."

Biography

Larry Quinlan has 35+ years of experience creating value through inspired, strategic leadership. He is a digital and technology transformation expert with deep experience in complex enterprise systems integrations, cybersecurity, organizational design, and global shared services models. He is sought-after for his understanding of strategic impacts of advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud, mobility, blockchain, 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT) and other emerging technologies.

As former Global Chief Information Officer for Deloitte, the $45B professional services firm, Larry was responsible for all facets of technology strategy and operations, overseeing over 10,000 IT professionals in 175 countries. He led Deloitte’s global implementations of ERP CRM systems including some of the world’s largest SAP and Salesforce platforms leveraging data analytics, cloud hosting, and collaboration technologies from AWS, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, and ServiceNow.

He drove the development of custom technology platforms critical to Deloitte’s profitability. Larry and his team also successfully executed a post-merger technology integration for dozens of Deloitte’s strategic acquisitions. He worked directly with the firm’s Global Board of Directors as leader of its technology and global cybersecurity defense program, a multi-year, $650M+ effort.

In addition to his CIO role, Larry drove significant revenue as lead client partner for large global clients in the hospitality and technology sectors. He has advised Fortune 500 boards and CEOs on a wide range of IT, cybersecurity, and digital strategic priorities. Larry also led the Deloitte CIO Academy, a program that provides coaching, mentoring, and leadership development training for CIOs at various stages of their career progression. Larry plays an ongoing speaker role in the firm’s Board Readiness and Referral Program.

Larry has extensive boardroom experience. He is a board member of NPower and KIPP Charter Schools of Miami Dade County. He is also a past co-chair of the Global Leadership Forum and chair of the IT Committee for the United Way of Miami-Dade County. Larry has also served on the boards of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and the Nashville Technology Council.

Larry is passionate about improving technology and education in underserved communities. He has joined with other CIOs to found The TechPACT, an organization committed to bridging the digital divide. Larry is an avid boater and scuba diver. He enjoys alternating time between Miami where he resides, and the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, his ancestral home. Larry has an MBA from Baruch College, City University of New York, and a BSc degree (Hons) from the University of the West Indies. In 2018, he was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame and The University of the West Indies conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree in recognition of his leadership in the industry.

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