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24th Annual Information Technology Seminar
Februrary 27-28, 2008

Keynote Speakers

Bette M. Walker, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Delphi Corporation
Situational Leadership at Work: The Delphi Story

Bette Walker is vice president and chief information officer for Delphi Corporation.  In this position, Walker is responsible for strategic and operational information technology activities in support of Delphi’s global business. Walker is a member of the Delphi Strategy Board, the company’s top policy-making group.

Walker has been with Delphi since 1997, when she joined the organization as the global chief information officer for the company’s largest division, Delphi Energy & Chassis.

Before joining Delphi, Walker worked at AlliedSignal, Inc. where she served as the vice president of information technology for the automotive and aerospace divisions.  Prior to AlliedSignal, she held several positions with Digital Equipment Corporation including director of information technology for Latin America. 

Walker earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of New Hampshire and attended the Executive MBA Program at Boston University.  In 2000, she completed the Global Leadership Executive Development Program at Harvard University.

Walker serves on the Research Board and Oakland University Board of Visitors for the School of Business Administration. 

She has been recognized by ComputerWorld as one of the Premiere 100 Information Technology Leaders and by Automotive News as one of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Automotive Industry.  Delphi’s information technology organization has been the recipient of four consecutive CIO 100 designations and included in the InformationWeek 500 ranking of innovative information technology organizations for five consecutive years.

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