Philip J. Lichtenfels
Vice President ISM Consulting Services
IDI Consulting
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Pittsburgh, PA, 15145

Phil has had a long and distinguished career in the field of Information Systems Management. He worked in Finance and ISM at Westinghouse Electric Company from 1955 to 1988. He was the Westinghouse CIO 1984 to 1988. After retiring from Westinghouse in 1988 he worked at HJ Heinz from 1989 to 1999 as a Senior Executive Consultant with the responsibility of directing and co-coordinating their Global Information Systems activities. In 1999 he joined SMS/Marconi as Senior VP of Integrated Services Support responsible for providing outsourcing services to the SMS/Marconi customer base. From 2007 through 2010 worked at Westinghouse in a consulting role in the development of ISM strategic plans and the implementation of ISM Governance processes. He is the VP of ISM Consulting Services at IDI Consulting.

While at Westinghouse he received the CEO award for improved performance and productivity; at Heinz received the AJ O'Reilly Chairman TQM award for delivery of IT Services; and is a Recipient of the Pennsylvania Governor's award for outstanding contribution the Governor's CIO Council. In 1988, 1989, 1992, and 1999 he received the CIO magazine Top 100 Award. He graduated from Bucknell with a degree in Economics in 1952 and served in the Army from 1952 to 1955.  He is currently serving as Chairman of the ISM Advisory Board.


  • Governance
  • Strategic planning
  • Readiness assessment
  • Requirements engineering
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Services portfolio management
  • Outsourcing/Insourcing
  • Project management
  • Staff augmentation