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WITI Women | Linda Myers-Tierney

Linda Myers-TierneyLinda Myers-Tierney
Founder and Principal
Myers-Tierney & Associates

As founder/principal of Myers-Tierney & Associates, Linda Myers-Tierney has provided a wide range of consulting services to technology clients ranging from start-ups to industry leaders. In her career, Myers-Tierney has also served as chief marketing officer of Eastman Software, in senior marketing, sales, and finance positions at Digital Equipment Corporation, and as a practice leader at International Data Corporation. A frequent author and speaker on industry topics, she is widely recognized as an expert in the areas of e-business, knowledge/document management, imaging/ workflow, and collaborative computing. She uses her vision and leadership skills in corporate governance, serving on boards of directors and corporate advisory boards.

At Myers-Tierney & Associates, she provides her diverse client base with proprietary research as well as consulting services on critical issues such as product positioning, market segmentation/expansion, strategic alliances, and merger integration. Clients have included IBM, Lotus, Microsoft, Compaq, Digital, Netscape, Xerox, Novell, Oracle, FileNET, Documentum, and PC DOCS. As CMO of Eastman Software, Myers-Tierney led development of the company's e-business strategy, drove the business planning process, reinvigorated customer relationships, and executed all marketing activity to shift this Kodak division from a focus on commodity software tools to high value vertical e-business solutions. The success of these initiatives positioned the division for its spin-off as an independent company.

At IDC, where she was recruited to implement qualitative analysis methodologies and expand segment coverage, Myers-Tierney launched and grew a successful proprietary consulting practice focused on the knowledge/document management market.

She began her career in diverse finance, sales, and marketing assignments at Digital Equipment Corporation, including serving as director of finance & administration for Corporate MIS, Data & Telecommunications, where she played a lead role in the piloting and evaluation of advanced internal/external technology.

Linda Myers-Tierney answers these questions:
1. What was your first job in technology?
2. Who has been your most significant mentor? Why?
3. What has been your greatest challenge and what strategies did you use to overcome obstacles?
4. Who has been the most influential person in your life? Why?
5. What lessons have you learned that would be valuable to women beginning their careers in technology?
6. What new technology do you believe will have the most positive impact on the world in the next 20 years? The most negative impact?

On the lighter side:
1. If you could have dinner with any 2 people (living or not), who would they be?
2. What was the last book you read? What books do you love to recommend?
3. If you couldn't do what you are doing now, what profession would you choose?
4. What is your definition of success?

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