CEO/CTO, MOST Programming, Inc.
Past Chief Information Officer, HSS
Currently Marina Johnson is CEO/CTO of MOST Programming, Inc. MOST Programming provides software development using a global network of top performers, supplementing organizations’ staff when they are short of time, money or people.
Prior to MOST Programming, Marina Johnson led the technology group at HSS for 15 years, 10 years as CIO. HSS is one of the nation’s leading security service outsourcing firms specializing in aviation, government, and healthcare security. HSS has over 4000 employees serving hundreds of customers in 17 states.
As CIO, Johnson was responsible for developing and implementing cost-effective technology strategies making the company and its employees more productive and competitive. She and her team supported all HSS information systems and IT infrastructure in the headquarters and remote offices, including telecommunications, networks, collaboration and communication systems. This included an Operations Support Center, which provides 24/7 dispatch, monitoring and emergency services to HSS customers nationally.
Johnson joined HSS in 2001, starting the company’s first centralized IT Department and standardizing its technology across HSS divisions and locations. She was promoted to Chief Information Officer in 2005.
Because HSS provides outsourcing services to its customers, Johnson believes in using that business model for many IT functions. As a result, in 2002, HSS was among the first companies to go to the “cloud” for its critical data applications. In 2011, HSS beta tested, and adopted, Microsoft Office 365. In 2007, Johnson directed the transfer of all technology to the new HSS corporate headquarters in Denver with only 10 minutes of downtime during the overnight move.
She directed the development of a business intelligence (BI) platform analyzing operational data and business trends, as well as predictive analytics, creating competitive advantages for HSS.
She is a member of the Board and Treasurer of the Society for Information Management, Colorado Chapter, the Industry Advisory Council at Regis University (School of Computer & Information Sciences), the Colorado Technology Association, Colorado IT Symposium Advisory Committee and the Governing Body, Colorado CIO Executive Summit Advisory Board.
Johnson earned a five-year degree in System Engineering and a M.S. in Computer Information Technology.
She was one of three finalists nominated by the Colorado Technology Association as Colorado CIO of the year.
The LinkedIn profile of Marina Johnson is located at https://www.linkedin.com/in/marinajohnsoncio
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