InsideTrack Chief Information Officer, Derald Sue Named to IDG's Computerworld’s 2014 Premier 100 IT Leaders

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Mr. Sue instrumental in InsideTrack's ability to deliver student coaching services via a broad range of communication technologies and to leverage advanced data analytics to advise higher education institutions on ways to enhance their operations

InsideTrack announced today that Chief Information Officer, Derald Sue was named one of IDG's Computerworld’s 2014 Premier 100 IT Leaders.

Mr. Sue, who oversees InsideTrack's overall technology strategy, received this award for his work transforming the company's IT operations from a command and control environment where IT was the gatekeeping function, to that of a customer service operation focused on business outcomes. Under Mr. Sue, InsideTrack also implemented a number of cloud-based solutions that allow users to be proactive in their efforts to meet customer needs.

"I am honored to be recognized as an IT leader and it has been incredibly rewarding to look back at the progress we have made since reorganizing the technology group. For me, it provides validation we are focused on the right things – delivering value to our employees, clients, and students," says Mr. Sue.

The changes implemented by Mr. Sue have been instrumental in InsideTrack's ability to deliver student coaching services via a broad range of communication technologies and to leverage advanced data analytics to advise higher education institutions on ways to enhance their operations.

"We are now able to more effectively tailor our support to the needs of individual students," says Dave Jarrat, vice president of marketing at InsideTrack. "Our data analytics also enables us to magnify the impact of coaching significantly by generating operational insights for our university partners and helping them allocate resources where they can do the most good.”

The Premier 100 program was created to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies.

"The Premier 100 awards program, now in its 15th year, shines a well-deserved spotlight on a group of talented, creative and hard-working men and women. These IT executives are driving technology innovation in business, education and government across the country and around the world," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Technology advances quickly, and these leaders excel at keeping pace with the changing needs of customers and employees, and making fast technology decisions that map to their organizations' top priorities. They have developed a deep bench of talented IT staffers at their organizations and managed to keep their own skills fresh by constantly mastering new technologies and processes. We are privileged to recognize the leadership and achievements of the 2014 Premier 100 honorees."

The Premier 100 awards ceremony will be one of the highlights of Computerworld’s annual Premier 100 IT Leadership Conference, to be held March 2-4, 2014, at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona. The Conference, to be attended by more than 350 influential senior IT managers, will showcase honorees and other IT innovators as they discuss how to create competitive IT organizations.

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About InsideTrack
InsideTrack works with colleges and universities to improve student and institutional success. Our one-on-one student coaching, process expertise, analytics and technology have been proven to increase graduation rates by an average of 15 percent and enhance the student experience. Since 2001, we’ve partnered with a broad range of universities to drive continuous improvement, including Penn State University, University of Dayton, Arizona State University, and Columbia University. For additional information, please visit:

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading IT media brand helping Sr. IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value from core to edge technologies. Computerworld’s award-winning website (, publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.1 million monthly page views (Omniture, February 2013) and was recognized in BtoB’s 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at

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