Over the past several years, Ed has:

  • Written Transitioning the Enterprise to the Cloud: A Business Approach, which was an Amazon #1 New Release in cloud computing.
  • Conducted numerous cloud workshops related to cloud strategy, cloud sourcing, cloud architecture and information technology management.
  • Written many professional journal articles ranging from the use of Activity Based Costing to prepare for the cloud to how to complete a large scale IT projects on time and on budget. Mahon completed a complex three year ERP project which won two national awards, including IDG’s CIO 100 award.
  • Completed a doctoral program in Management at Case Western Reserve University.
  • Ed is a Fulbright Scholar and a Mendel Fellow.
  • As a consultant, Ed has completed many IT strategic plans, helping companies gain the most value from their IT investments.
  • Provided numerous IT conference keynote speeches.



  • Cloud Workshop (2 day; 1 day; 3 hours)
    Created and administered to numerous multi-national corporations on a consulting basis.
  • Two Day Workshop: Designed for Technologists and used as a strategic planning exercise and development of cloud transition scenarios and use cases.
  • One Day Workshop: In-depth technology review of current issues, cloud value proposition, cloud architecture and cloud marketplace.
  • Three Hour Workshop: Designed for business executives and fiscal officers for their strategic assessment of the cloud as a new service delivery model.



Kent State University       

  • Vice President of Information Services and Chief Information Officer


The University of Missouri   

  • Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer
  •  Assistant Vice Chancellor for Computing


The University of Tennessee             

  • Director, Telecommunications and Network Services                                         
  • Assistant Director, Computing Center Department                                              
  • Manager, Network Services                                                                               
  • Supervisor, Network Hardware Engineering                                                      
  • Engineer, Telecommunications Coordination                                                            


General Electric, Largo, Florida    

  Advanced Specialist                                                                                                               



  • Doctor of Management, from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Masters in Business Administration, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Bachelor of Arts, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida



  • Kent State CIO talks about his cloud ambitions, accomplishments, and his new cloud book
  • A Business Approach to the Cloud
  • Tying Up Loose Ends in Transitioning to the Cloud
  • Transitioning the Enterprise to the Cloud: A Business Approach
  • Improving Communication by Embedding IT Staff as Departmental “Business Analysts”
  • Antecedents of organizational engagement:exploring vision,mood and perceived organizational support with emotional Intelligence as a moderator
  • Cloud Sourcing: Consolidate suppliers or go best of breed?
  • Ten Best Practices for the Cloud
  • Adding a New Service-Delivery Model: The Cloud
  • Cloud at Kent State University, Peer Intelligence Study


Honors & Awards

  • Finalist: CIO of the Year, Crain’s Cleveland Business
  • Winner: CIO 100 Award for Project Innovation
  • Winner: Campus Technology Award for Innovation
  • Winner: Stockholm Award for Creation of Tennessee Statewide Research Network
  • Winner: Bellsouth President Award for Implementation of Tennessee Statewide Network



  • Kent State University, Fulbright Scholars
  • Kent State University Health Informatics Advisory Council
  • Kent State University, The Center for Corporate and Professional Development
  • Harvard College’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) Graduate School Program
  • EDUCAUSE – Enterprise Information Systems and Services
  • NASULGC – National Association of State University and Land Grant Colleges – Commission on Information Technology
  • CIO Executive Council Research Advisory Board
  • Inter-University Council of Ohio
  • The Kent State University Knowledge Management Advisory Board

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