CIO (Retired), Accenture - Ed Schreck spent his entire professional career with Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Mr. Schreck joined Accenture (at that time Arthur Andersen's consulting division) in 1975 and was promoted to partner in 1985. He specialized in technology and worked with clients in numerous industries on IT strategy and large-scale technology-enabled business change programs. In 1991, he became Managing Partner of the Carolinas Consulting Practice and the South U.S. Technology Consulting Organization. In 1994, he became the Global Managing Partner of Technology Competency. In this role, he was Accenture's top technology consulting leader with responsibility for technology vision, technology research and advanced development, and technology competency/capability development programs. In August 2000, Mr. Schreck became Accenture's CIO with responsibility for all of Accenture's internal technology capabilities. He remained CIO until he retired in December 2002. Mr. Schreck grew up in Birmingham, Michigan; graduated from Purdue with a BSIE in 1971; and following two years in the U.S. Army, graduated from Michigan with an MBA in 1975.