Tianbing (TQ) Qian

SVP & CIO - Ports America

Tianbing Qian (TQ) is Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Ports America, the largest marine terminal operator and stevedoring service provider in the United States, operating in more than 42 ports and 80 locations. In this role, TQ is overall responsible for the strategy and execution of leveraging IT to enable Ports America’s operational excellence and profitable growth.

Prior to joining Ports America in 2015, TQ was Vice President of Information Technology and Business Analytics at Celestica, a $6B global leader in electronics manufacturing & end-to-end product lifecycle services. At Celestica, TQ and his team helped create an award-winning Business Analytics Center-of-Excellence, consolidate and standardize end-to-end application architecture, migrate infrastructure to cloud-based platforms, and spend time on the road with customers to help create values and win new business. Before joining Celestica in 2008, TQ spent eleven years in the high tech industry, last served as Head of IT Architecture & Strategy of Freescale Semiconductors and helped Freescale drive an award-winning IT transformation that won two CIO 100 awards in two consecutive years.

TQ holds a Ph.D. in Operations Management and an M.S. in Computer Sciences, both from the University of Iowa. He is passionate about and speaks frequently at industry conferences on business analytics, innovation, and IT Transformation.