Mark Settle is a seven time CIO and two time author. His most recent book – Truth from the Valley, A Practical Primer on IT Management for the Next Decade – describes the talent, technology and operational practices that have been pioneered within the Silicon Valley and are transforming IT everywhere. Mark Settle has led IT organizations that support the internal business operations, product development activities and commercial web services of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Most recently he led the IT team at a highly successful San Francisco startup firm through its transition from private ownership to public operations. Settle serves on the advisory boards of several venture capital firms and multiple startup companies. Seven members of his prior management teams are currently sitting CIOs within publicly traded companies.