Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Roundtable Facilitator Michael Fillios

Michael C. Fillios
Founder & CEO, IT Ally, LLC
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“Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.”– Chinese Proverb

Specialty Areas

  • Business Transformation
  • Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Digital Transformation 
  • Customer Experience
  • IT Strategy & Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cloud computing
  • Innovation Management 
  • Financial Management 
  • Portfolio & Program Management


Michael Fillios is the Founder and CEO of IT Ally, LLC. He is a four-time CIO and senior global business and technology executive with 25 years of experience in transformation, change leadership and operations management in the Pharmaceutical, Industrials, Automotive, Banking and Consulting industries. He was most recently SVP & CIO for the Commercial Bank Fifth Third. 

His CIO responsibilities have taken him around the world including living in Shanghai, China where he served as Vice President and Divisional CIO at Delphi Automotive and led global IT operations for over 100 plants in 30 countries. At the multi-industrial giant ITT Corporation, he was part of the transformation team that led the successful tax-free spinoffs of ITT’s water and defense related businesses to shareholders.

Michael also spent ten years as an entrepreneur at tech startup BTM Corporation where as the as the Chief Solutions Officer, he advised CxO’s on implementing transformative technology management practices in the public and private sector. Earlier in his career, he led the Finance, Human Resources and IT functions and Penwest Pharmaceuticals and worked at consulting firms Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young. 

He earned his bachelor of business degree in Accounting from The Hagen School of Business at Iona College and is a contributing author of The Alignment Effect (Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2002) and Winning The 3-Legged Race: When Business and Technology Run Together (BTM Institute/Prentice Hall, Nov. 8, 2005) as well as several blogs, articles and research reports.

Michael is on the Board of Directors of INTERalliance, a non-profit that promotes careers in information technology to high school students in the greater Cincinnati region. He is also the founder of the China CIO Alliance, China’s exclusive and premier network for IT leaders.

Personal Interests

Michael resides in Mason, Ohio with his wife Lisa, son Griffin and daughter Sydney, while his eldest son Mike lives in New York. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling with his family, cooking, and playing golf.

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