Mr. Lopata is an Information Technology and computer expert with nearly 30 years experience delivering large scale, complex information technology projects. The breadth of his experience comes from working across many industries including automotive, merchant banking, insurance, financial markets, retailers and local and national government.
As Chief Technology Architect for Accenture, a global management and information technology consulting company, Mr. Lopata managed a worldwide organization of approximately 1,000 computer specialists in areas that included Business Intelligence (BI), Internet portals, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and legacy application renewal. Mr. Lopata was selected to conduct quality assurance reviews for the company’s most demanding client projects.
Mr. Lopata's experience with information technology projects includes custom software development and packaged software installations. From a methodology perspective he has experience in IT Strategy, requirements analysis, design, programming, testing, deployment, maintenance, support and project management.
An effective and confident public speaker, Mr. Lopata has presented to very large audiences in Europe, North America and Asia. He is equally experienced with discussions in the executive suite of Global 2000 companies. Mr. Lopata has been widely quoted in the press including Dow Jones, International Herald Tribune, Crain’s and CIO Magazine.
Mr. Lopata has extensive experience preparing formal technical studies and reports. His experience includes preparing formal strategy documents for the C-suite of Fortune 500 companies, developing proposals for government contracts and writing articles for business and IT magazines.
From 2006 until 2011 Mr. Lopata worked as an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he taught in the Masters of Engineering Management Program.