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Howard Bruck - Hudson Valley Bank. Bedford, NY, US

Howard Bruck

Chief Information Officer | Hudson Valley Bank


Chief Information Officer - Financial Services



Howard Bruck is the Chief Information Officer at Hudson Valley Bank. Previously he was Managing Director of Technology at the New York Stock Exchange and Director of International IT at PepsiCo.

Over a 25 year career, Mr. Bruck has demonstrated a distinctly business focused approach to Infomation and Technology by leading large and mid-tier organizations through dramatic change and improvement. His understanding of technology as a tool to generate ROI is unique within the CIO ranks.

Mr. Bruck is a Professor of Management at Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business where he teaches several courses in IT management and business strategy. He is so a member of the IBM mid-market advisory council, a director of the FW chapter of the Society of Information Management, and a member of the NYU-Polytechnic Campus Advisory Board. He earned his MBA from Fordham University and BS/Math from C.W. Post College.

Industry Expertise (3)

Information Technology and Services

Business Services

Financial Services

Areas of Expertise (5)

Technology Trends in Banking

Leadership in Information Technology Function

Project Leadership

Role of the Cio

Technology Trends in Business

Accomplishments (1)

Chief Information Officer (professional)


Education (2)

C.W. Post College: BS, Mathematics 1986

Fordham University: MBA, Accounting 1992

Affiliations (3)

  • Gerson Lehman Group
  • Fordham University
  • Hudson Valley Bank

Event Appearances (5)

Risk Management in Technology

New York Banking Association  Elmsford, NY


Role of the CIO

Fordham University - Executive MBA Keynote  Harrison, NY


IT Leadership Development

Society of Infomration Management RLF  NY, NY


IT Leadership Development

University of Kentucky, IT Leadership  Lexington KY


Project Management - Conflict and Alignment

Project Management Institute - Westchester Chapter meeting  Tarrytown NY


Sample Talks (1)

Role of the CIO

Technology spend represents 50% of the typical organization's capital budget. Firms that recognize the importance of information and technology, and have the right leadership in place ,generally win in the marketplace. The primary role of the CIO, like most of the executive team, is to make money through new revenues and, more commonly, through expense reduction. Without someone in charge with the right focus and capabilities, firms are lmiting their opportunities for success.



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