American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

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American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

The largest umbrella organization for unions in the United States. It represents more than 11 million workers in the U.S. and Canada. While it has little direct control over member unions, it is a powerful political force for organized labor and carries a great deal of influence. It was established in 1955 as the result of a merger between the AFL and the CIO.
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Bhavin Purohit joined as the Group CIO of Arvind Ltd in January.
Technology Discussion Groups Throughout the agenda, there will be technology discussion groups hosted by The CIO Leadership Event sponsors.
With that, technology leadership isn't enough for CIOs anymore, says David Luce, assistant vice president and CIO of The Rockefeller Group, a commercial real estate services company based in New York City, and SIM's president-elect for 2005.
Render argues that with portions of a university's support coming from the public sector and the government, it's crucial that the CIO understand the political landscape.
The substitute amendment adopted during the March 21 Senate Governmental Affairs Committee markup eliminated the federal CIO position, opting instead for the creation of an Office of Electronic Government at the OMB, headed by a Senate-confirmed administrator.
If only the CIO had never formed, they seem to suggest, then perhaps a militant, grassroots unionism would have tapped the well-spring of workers' anger and resulted in a genuine restructuring of American society.
The ER-2 flights also passed through thin horizontal sheets of enhanced CIO, which appeared over the temperate latitudes as far south as the Caribbean.
Ellen Barry, CIO, Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority
That was certainly the case a few years ago at American Security Insurance, according to CIO Tom Smith, CRM, CCIP.
The third type of CIO is the "technology opportunist," an executive responsibility that has grown from the demands of e-business.
The CEO must act as the captain; the CIO must function as both a change agent and an organizational architect - a "business partner" in a very real and practical sense.