Jim Rogers - Chief Information Officer
Jim has been developing successful enterprise software products for over twenty-five years. Most recently he worked for Oracle Corporation as Vice President of Software Development managing development of their Oracle Business Intelligence products. He came to Oracle through its acquisition of Siebel Systems in 2006, where he led software engineering for Siebel Analytics. Prior to joining Siebel, Jim was a member of the original team of software engineers at nQuire, a Minnesota-based start-up that created a new class of platform software for internet-based information intelligence.
Before nQuire, Jim worked as a Software Development Director for Platinum Technology following its acquisition of start-up Prodea Software in 1996. While at Prodea, Jim was responsible for the design and development of innovative data warehousing, decision support, and application development products.
Jim holds a master’s degree in Computer Science, with a concentration in artificial intelligence and robotics, from Northwestern University; and a bachelor’s degree in both Physics and Computer Science from Gustavus Adolphus College.
Jim and his wife Jennifer have four kids and reside in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He has some trouble deciding which Big Ten team to cheer for as his oldest three children attend the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Indiana University and Northwestern University. Go Badgers, Hoosiers, and Wildcats!
Q&A with Jim Rogers
What do you do at Dealer Teamwork and how does your work impact our customers' competitive advantage?
I lead Dealer Teamwork’s Products and Technology organizations. The majority of my time is actually spent doing just that: designing, building, and deploying products and technology that will give our customers a competitive advantage.
What Dealer Teamwork product, feature, service, etc have you enjoyed working on the most and why?
I have really enjoyed the work we’ve been doing on MPOP® Analytics (perhaps that’s no surprise since I have spent the majority of my career creating Business Analytics software). MPOP® Analytics is adding significant value for our customers today, and I am very excited about the ways we will be leveraging analytics and machine learning in our products and services going forward.
What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is seeing and hearing about how the solutions we build are bringing tremendous value to our customers.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your position?
Many people seem to think that chief information officers (CIOs) spend the majority of their time thinking about and discussing high-level strategy, and meeting with partners and vendors to procure and integrate systems. In reality, in a small, agile company like Dealer Teamwork, I get to be involved in, and directly contribute to, nearly all aspects of our products and solutions.
What’s your favorite hobby outside of work and what do you enjoy most about it?
Even when I’m not working I like spending time with computers and technology. When I do “unplug”, I most enjoy spending time with family and friends at our cabin in western Wisconsin – relaxing, biking, wake surfing, waterskiing, etc.