Distinguished Speaker – Sondra Barbour

The Fox School’s Institute for Business and Information Technology presents the Distinguished Speaker Series, featuring talks by leading professionals on essential business technology topics.

Sondra L. BarbourInformation Portals: From Vision to Value

Sondra Barbour
CIO and Vice President of Operations
Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions

November 17, 2004



Sondra Barbour is the CIO and vice president, Operations for Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions (IS&S), a $3.4 billion business area of the Lockheed Martin Corporation.  Headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., IS&S employs over 13,000 people with key locations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Arizona, California, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Virginia.  Ms. Barbour is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and future directions of IS&S technical infrastructure, enterprise applications, facilities, support services, publications, employee health & safety, and supply chain.  She is also responsible for IS&S activities under the Lockheed Martin LM21 Operating Excellence initiative.

Most recently, Sondra had served as director of the IS&S Transformation Program, orchestrating efforts to re-engineer business processes and leverage technology to improve productivity, saving the company more than $220 million over the last four years.  She also managed the development of the IS&S employee portal. She has 19 years experience in the design and development of large scale information systems.  Her background includes management roles in engineering, functional and program operations areas for large software development systems (1+ million lines of code) with engineering and operations staffs of 1000 or more professionals.

Sondra is a volunteer with Lockheed Martins’ Network of Volunteer Associates, an organization volunteering time and resources to give back to the community.  She is the co-champion for IS&S sponsorship of FIRST, a national program that supports high school teams in robotics competitions.  She is also a member of the steering committee for the Pennsylvania Eastern Technology Council’s CIO Institute and sits on the advisory board for the Math Options program for young women at Pennsylvania State University Delaware County.  Within IS&S, she acts as the Executive Sponsor for the Delaware Valley Diversity Council.

Sondra is a graduate of Temple University with a double major in Computer Information Sciences and Accounting.  She is also a graduate of IS&S’ Program Management Development Program.

Attendance is free on a space available basis for qualified industry and academic professionals. For more information, please contact ibit@temple.edu.