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Michael Austin

Professor of practice
  • Department of Computing
  • East Tennessee State University
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Michael Austin retired from Eastman Chemical Company after more than 30 years as Global IT executive with experience leading global cross-functional teams to deliver superior business value.

Austin has had a broad range of experiences in information technology, finance, and ccorporate strategy, building strategic partnerships internally and externally to leverage digital technologies to maximize financial results.

He has led digital transformation efforts in finance, supply chain, manufacturing, integrated business planning, and information technology. Now he is pursuing two of his passions: teaching and building the next generation of IT professionals.