Speaker Bios Do Not Delete

Angela Mondou

President & CEO
TECHNATION

Angela joined TECHNATION in 2019 with over 25+ years of exceptional global and Canadian experience in the Technology sector, driving transformational programs in global supply chain, technology product introduction and technology business integration. As founder of the public-private sector “Strategic Knowledge Exchange” leadership forums, Angela seeks to drive change on a national scale and has extensive experience in developing strategic partnerships across industry sectors and around the world.
Angela is a board member of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), acting as the Regional Vice Chairman for North America and Chair of WITSA’s Global Policy Action Committee (GPAC), responsible for government policies affecting the global use of ICT. Angela also sits on the Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) Board of Directors, an industry-led, non-profit organization leading Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster that supports the development of world-leading advanced manufacturing capabilities in Canada.
Author of the leadership best-seller Hit the Ground Leading!, and award-winning founder of her own consulting firm, Angela has delivered business growth programs and keynotes to companies and teams around the world. She has held positions as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Ivey School of Business, as EVP of Leadership with the International Women’s Forum, as an Honorary Colonel of the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace, Technology and Engineering and holds a Professional Logistics designation.

Nancy Gohring

Research Director, Future of Digital Innovation
IDC

Nancy Gohring is Research Director for IDC’s Future of Digital Innovation market research service. She focuses on software innovation programs in the enterprise and their potential to drive efficiencies into corporate processes, generate new revenue streams, respond to customer demand, and improve competitiveness. Her research examines ways that enterprises can best execute on the four pillars of software innovation — plan, source, develop and distribute – and highlights leading enterprises that have developed successful new approaches to these competencies.

Ms. Gohring has spent her career working in the technology industry. Most recently she held the role of senior analyst at analyst firm 451 Research, covering application and infrastructure monitoring tools and the evolving practice of observability. Previously, she was editor-in-chief at Fierce Markets where she oversaw seven websites and newsletters serving 40,000 enterprise IT subscribers. Ms. Gohring also spent seven years at IDC parent company IDG as a news service correspondent writing about enterprise IT news for leading technology publications. As a freelance technology journalist, her work appeared in the New York Times, the Economist, Wired magazine, and MIT Technology Review.

Aamir Habib

Sales Specialist
Google Chrome

Aamir Habib has over 15 years of IT and managed services industry experience. He joined Google earlier this year to support the ChromeOS division in the SouthEast US region, managing the key and large accounts. Primarily an experienced Sales and Customer Success professional within the Big Data and Fintech vertical, over the past 5 years he has gradually shifted his focus to cloud, endpoint and cybersecurity solutions for commercial customers as well as the Civilian Public Sector.

Bret Arsenault

CISO
Microsoft

Seasoned executive with 25+ years of security experience in multiple technology disciplines. Bret has designed, implemented and led the information security organization for a multinational, Fortune 50 technology company for over a decade. He is a respected security leader across the industry and is recognized for his ability to navigate risk through innovative leadership and vision.

As the Chief Information Security Officer for Microsoft Corp., Bret is responsible for enterprise-wide information security, compliance and business continuity efforts. Leads a global team of security professionals with a strategic focus on information protection, assessment, awareness, governance and enterprise business continuity.

Bret currently serves as the Chairman of Microsoft’s Information Risk Management Council, convening teams from across the company that focus on data protection. He also hosts Microsoft’s Security Council a forum with enterprise customers that drives product direction and operational best practices.

Bret has the proven ability to build robust and successful security programs, leveraging his deep technical background and strong business acumen to align engineering with executive vision. He is a strong advocate for security across all corporate functions and knows how to build executive and board-level support in order to achieve success.

Brad Stone

CIO
Booz Allen Hamilton

Brad Stone is a technology leader in Booz Allen’s cyber practice. With more than 21 years of experience in strategy and information technology (IT) consulting, he specializes in addressing a range of cybersecurity challenges for large-scale IT enterprises in the Department of Defense, federal agencies, and commercial organizations.

Brad leads the firm’s advanced cyber defense investment portfolio and drives the development of next-generation service offerings that integrate Booz Allen’s intelligence-grade tradecraft with best-in-class commercial solutions to combat the most advanced adversaries.

Currently, Brad is focused on delivering dynamic defense solutions and adaptive security services in the following areas:

  • Continuous risk management solutions that provide real-time situational awareness of enterprise risks based on automated integration of threat, vulnerability, compliance, and incident management data
  • Cyber architecture, engineering, and integration services that optimize tool investments to efficiently protect and defend an expanding attack surface including IT and operational technologies
  • Cyber operations modernization services and solutions that leverage leading-edge technologies to detect and respond to evolving threats at machine speed

Brad has a B.S. in physics from James Madison University.

John Sander

VP, Chief Information Security Officer
Wesco

A highly respected leader possessing 25+ years of experience of transforming organizations on a global scale to resolve significant business challenges. Proven experience developing global technology strategy and governance, evaluating emerging technologies, transforming organizations, managing large scale global programs, negotiating large contracts, fostering strategic relationships with external partners, and providing budget management and oversight. Consistently recognized for excellence in managing global teams to continuously improve results, exceed customer expectations, manage costs, and improve quality.

Bill Hill

Chief Information Security Official
MITRE

As MITRE’s Chief Information Security Official, Bill Hill works to keep networks secure while enhancing creativity needed to power technical advances. During his 25-year career with MITRE, he has been instrumental in the development of MITRE’s cyber community resources for an effective threat-informed defense strategy.

Nirmal Krishnamoorthy

Senior Manager, Product Marketing
Freshworks

Nirmal Krishnamoorthy is a product marketer at Freshworks. He joined Freshworks in June 2020 and is passionate about bringing service management solutions to enterprises, and helping organizations grow and transform. Prior to Freshworks, he was a management consultant at Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers advising clients on business and technology transformation-related initiatives. He earned his MBA from Duke University in the US and an engineering degree from India.

Sharda Shetty

CIO India
Accenture's ATCi

Sharda Shetty is CIO India for Accenture’s ATCi. Shetty became hooked on technology and computer programming from the day she wrote code for “Hello World” in COBOL, only now she’s working on application security and augmented analytics in today’s age of hyperautomation. Shetty is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E). She has published several white papers on topics such as tech debt and presented the same in ISACA conferences. She is a core member of the CIO Application Security Strategy team at Accenture and has driven the Shift Left program via DevSecOps.

Tony Soules

Executive Director, Information Security and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Amgen, Inc

Anthony Soules is currently Executive Director, Information Security and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer within Global Information Protection at Amgen.  His responsibilities include oversight of Global Cybersecurity Operations, Security Awareness and Education, Security Metrics and Analytics, Digital Forensics and Incident Response, Attack Surface Reduction, and Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.

Prior to joining Amgen at the end of 2016, Anthony served in both leadership and operational positions within the United States Intelligence Community.  In this capacity, he developed and conducted computer network exploitation operations for intelligence collection purposes.  Anthony was a recipient of the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation award for significant contributions to foreign national intelligence collection.

Prior to his time in the Intelligence Community, Anthony was a cybersecurity consultant delivering a wide range of cybersecurity services to various US government departments and agencies.  Anthony led penetration tests, security architecture and design efforts, conducted systems analysis for certification and accreditation, and led global strategy and policy development for both garrison and forward deployed environments.

Tony is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).  He holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Longwood University and an MS in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Johns Hopkins University.

Gary Katz

Chief Architect for Threat Content
IBM

Gary Katz has over ten years of experience as a cyber security architect.  He is currently the IBM’s CTO of Security Content and the Chief Architect for IBM’s XDR Connect platform.  In these roles he works with analysts to continuously improve internal processes in creating new threat intelligence, detection, correlation, and response content.  He has also worked extensively on designing and implementing IBM’s new XDR offerings.  Prior to joining IBM, Gary was a Principal Engineering Architect for FireEye.  He was one of Lockheed Martin’s four chief engineers for cyber solutions and the Contractor Chief Architect for the DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) where he led the collaboration with its threat intelligence and forensics teams to develop new analytical tools and systems.

Haley Pereira

SAST, SCA and Threat Modeling Delivery Lead
Accenture CIO DevSecOps Engagement

Haley Pereira is a senior consultant at Accenture who reports to leadership within the Accenture North American Security Consulting Practice. Currently, she is the Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Software Composition Analysis (SCA) and Threat Modeling Delivery Lead for the Accenture CIO DevSecOps Engagement. The engagement secures a large portfolio of applications and automates security at scale.  Prior to this role, she worked in enterprise application security specializing in large scale transformation projects for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Haley holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in computer science from Boston University.

Joshua Aaron

CEO
Aiden Technologies

An enterprise IT expert and entrepreneur with over twenty years of experience as a CEO, CIO, and CTO at reputable businesses, including Hellman & Friedman and Business Technology Partners (BTP). As the founder of BTP, a premier IT consulting firm, Aaron garnered clients across some of the world’s largest financial, legal, and healthcare organizations.

Maggie MacAlpine

Cyber Engagement Lead
MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat Informed Defense

Maggie MacAlpine is the Cyber Engagement Lead for MITRE Engenuity’s Center for Threat Informed Defense. Prior to this appointment she served as a security strategist for Cybereason and, during her decade-long career focused on cybersecurity, Ms. MacAlpine also co-founded the DEF CON Voting Village, served as a contributing researcher on the “Security Analysis of the Estonian Internet Voting System” (in partnership with the University of Michigan), co-authored the DEF CON Voting Village annual reports, and appeared in the HBO documentary, “Kill Chain”. She has discussed cybersecurity threats at numerous conferences including DEF CON, the Diana Initiative, ShmooCon Hacker Conference, PacSec Tokyo, as well as in presentations to Capitol Hill and the US Naval War College.

Amy Robertson

Group Lead, Cyber Threat Intel & Adversary Emulation
MITRE

Amy Robertson is a Cyber Operations Lead at the MITRE Corporation, where she focuses on cyber threat intelligence (CTI) for a number of mission spaces, including weapons systems and space assets. She leads the ATT&CK® Evaluations CTI team and is the ATT&CK content lead. Amy also provides international cyber capacity building expertise in threat assessments and incident response to the Department of State​. Prior to MITRE, Amy managed international cyber collaboration and capacity building programs across Europe and Central Asia at the Department of Homeland Security and executed cyber risk assessments and OSINT investigations for critical infrastructure operators and international, state and local governments. She is a Strategy and Statecraft Fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies and was named to SC Media’s 2021“Women in IT Security” for positively advancing cybersecurity.

Michael Daniel

President & CEO
Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA)

Michael Daniel serves as the President & CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), a not-for-profit that enables high-quality cyber threat information sharing among cybersecurity organizations.  Prior to CTA, Michael served for four years as US Cybersecurity Coordinator, leading US cybersecurity policy development, facilitating US government partnerships with the private sector and other nations, and coordinating significant incident response activities.  From 1995 to 2012, Michael worked for the Office of Management and Budget, overseeing funding for the U.S. Intelligence Community.  Michael also works with the Aspen Cybersecurity Group, the World Economic Forum’s Partnership Against Cybercrime, and other organizations improving cybersecurity in the digital ecosystem.  In his spare time, he enjoys running and martial arts.

Charlie Donat

Intelligence Officer
Americas, FS-ISAC

Charlie Donat is a Cyber Intelligence Professional with over 10 years of experience in cybersecurity. Currently, he is the Intelligence Officer for the Americas at FS-ISAC, which advances the cybersecurity and resiliency of the global financial system through its real-time information sharing network. At FS-ISAC, he is responsible for the team that provides strategic, operational, and tactical intelligence to member organizations with presence in North, Central, and South America. Prior to this, he was a security engineer for a government contractor and a Threat Evangelist at Proofpoint. Previously, he was a senior threat intelligence analyst at Citigroup and Synchrony Financial.

Daniel Garlick

Vice President  & Chief Information Security Officer
Gates

Dan Garlick currently is Vice President  & Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Gates since July of 2021. Dan is responsible for Gates’ global information security and IT risk management programs.

Most recently, Dan was an client executive and CISO at NTT Security, working as the CISO for a large global Medical Equipment Manufacture customer of NTT’s. There he led the development and deployment of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy, including security operations center enablement, end point protection capabilities, threat management and risk mitigation planning. Dan developed the company’s first security charter, built an organization of subject matter experts and was recognized by the company’s leadership in averting a serious cyber intrusion attack.

Previous roles included Director of Information Security and Risk Management at Hitachi Vantara and CISO at REIT AIMCO, where Dan built information security organizations from scratch and developed IT security processes, controls and governance programs to ensure robust cyber risk protection capabilities. Dan has also held information security positions with Deloitte Consulting and Samsung Electronics, the latter based in Seoul, South Korea, following his retirement from active duty in the United States Air Force, where Dan served as a decorated Combat Weapons Officer onboard B-52/B1B aircraft during Desert Storm before transitioning to Cyber security, achieving the rank of Captain.

Dan holds a MSc. in Executive Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University, a MSc., Information Security from Nova SE University, and a BS in Criminal from Clark University. He holds numerous security certifications including: C-CISO, CISM, and CISSP.

 

Nicole Raimundo Coughlin

CIO
Town of Cary, NC

Nicole Raimundo Coughlin is an award-winning technology executive who serves as the Chief Information Officer for Cary, North Carolina. She is the principal strategist and architect for information technology and digital marketing across the organization. Coughlin is at the forefront of the smart cities movement, creating a connected community through piloting and implementing IoT technologies in the public sector. Coughlin’s dedication to innovative thinking and partner-building has helped create blueprints for municipalities around the world to deploy and deliver technological advancements to help solve unique challenges.

A self-described government rebel, Coughlin participates in numerous conferences and summits as a keynote speaker and panelist, and her work has been profiled in case studies as she continuously pursues new models of digital transformation for collaborative citizen-facing projects. Prior to her work in government, years in various IT leadership positions in the private sector, leading development teams in the U.S. and internationally.

Andrea Little Limbago

VP of Research and Analytics
Interos

Dr. Andrea Little Limbago is a computational social scientist specializing in the intersection of emerging technology, national security, and information security. As the Vice President of Research and Analysis at Interos, Andrea leads the company’s computational modeling and methodology regarding global supply chain risk. Andrea is also a Co-Program Director for the Emerging Tech and Cybersecurity Program at the National Security Institute at George Mason, an industry advisory board member for the data science program at George Washington University, a non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center, and a board member for the Washington, DC chapter of Women in Security and Privacy (WISP). She has presented extensively at a range of academic, government, and industry conferences such as Black Hat, RSA, SXSW, SOCOM’s Global Synch, BSidesLV, and Enigma. Her writing has been featured in numerous outlets, including Politico, the Hill, Business Insider, War on the Rocks, and Forbes. Prior to Interos, Andrea was the Chief Social Scientist at Virtru, Endgame, and Berico Technologies. She also taught in academia and was a technical lead at the Joint Warfare Analysis Center, where she earned the Command’s top award for technical excellence. Andrea earned a PhD in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BA from Bowdoin College. 

Daniel Christopher

Chrome Enterprise Customer Engineer
Google Chrome

Daniel Christopher is a Customer Engineer at Google specializing in Chrome Enterprise. He has over a decade of experience in end-user computing technologies. His role focuses on driving ChromeOS adoption across various organizations while helping customers understand deployment and security strategies for ChromeOS.

Imran Akhtar

Cybersecurity Manager
Cox Automotive Enterprise

Greg Barnes

Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer Digital, Technology and Innovation
Amgen, Inc

Greg Barnes is a Vice President in the Global Information Protection (GIP) organization, and Amgen’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Prior to joining Amgen in December 2016, Mr. Barnes worked within the Blue Cross and Blue Shield (“BCBS”) system of plans in multiple roles, the latest of which were as the Chief Information Security Officer for Horizon BCBS of New Jersey, and a principal advisor to the national BCBS Association Board of Directors on Cyber Security matters.

Prior to his time at BCBS, Mr. Barnes worked for Lucent Technologies as a Managing Principal, leading multiple highly skilled teams in the design of advanced technology networks for large telecommunications companies such as MCI/Worldcom, as well as conducting numerous security design, test, and program management engagements for Exxon, Washington Mutual, Cisco, State Farm, Williams Communications, Walmart, and others.

Mr. Barnes has over 30 years of experience in the security industry. He began his career in the United States Air Force, where he managed classified intelligence and cyber operations
systems. Mr. Barnes is Vice Chair to the Board of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC), and currently chairs the HHS (Healthcare Human Services) Cyber Working Group on Intellectual Property Protection.

Mr. Barnes received his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from University of Phoenix and his Master of Science degree in Information Assurance from the
National Security Agency-designated Center of Academic Excellence in Advanced Cyber Operations at Northeastern University.

Carrie Rasmussen

Chief Information Officer
Ceridian

Carrie leads all aspects of global Information technology at Ceridian with the objective of creating an optimized infrastructure and data strategy across all operations. Carrie joined Ceridian in 2021. Carrie is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience leading enterprise organizations.
Previously, she was Chief Information Officer at The Save Mart Companies, and has also held senior leadership roles at Safeway Inc. Carrie holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and a master’s degree in agriculture business management from the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo.

Vamshi Krishna Reddy Mowgili

Solution Architect - Logistics, Global Operations
Western Digital Digital Poster Representative

Vamshi is a Senior Architect of Logistics COE at Western Digital Corporation. He has more than 16
years of experience in the designing of various logistics-based solutions. He is responsible for
focusing on the emerging technologies in Logistics and designing the solutions for enabling the digital transformation of WDC’s Global Logistics organization. Vamshi joined Western Digital in 2017 and the active member of Logistics COE since inception.

Jeanine Charlton

Chris Ritchie

Vice President, North America
Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)

As the Vice President, North America for Foundry (formerly IDG Communications), Chris oversees business operations, strategy and growth focusing on the intersection of People and Technology through digital and in-person events, executive functions, and engagements.

For the last 12+ years, Chris has served in various senior leadership roles at technology, market research, and event organizations. Chris started his career in the legal profession, where he credits his ability to objectively analyze complex situations and then present viable options for desired business outcomes – or – Objectives as a Service.

Fun fact: after residing in the Lower East Side of Manhattan for 10+ years, Chris has recently relocated his family to Paradise Valley, Arizona.

 

 

Shane McDaniel

Director of IT
City of Seguin

Shane “El Jefe” McDaniel is the Director of IT for the City of Seguin with 26 years of experience across a litany of IT disciplines. His technology career began in 1996 through an enlistment in the Air Force supporting military intelligence and reconnaissance. He spent the first 15 years of his career in federal IT operations before transitioning to the private industry global cybersecurity community. For the past 6 years Shane has been working in Texas municipal government, as a native Texan he takes great pride in serving fellow Texans through local government technology advancement.

Shane is a published author with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Information Technology. He holds CGCIO, PMP, CISM, ITIL Intermediate, and CompTIA Security+ certifications. Shane is a champion of Country IT, which he defines as a results driven approach to delivering enterprise technology solutions attained via the power of an individual’s spirit and often through nontraditional means. His teams have received numerous awards for their approach to delivering Information Technology services and solutions in municipal government.

Tim McKnight

Chief Security Officer
SAP

Tim McKnight heads SAP’s Global Security unit in the Office of the CEO board area, reporting directly to Christian Klein, CEO and member of the executive board of SAP SE. He is responsible for SAP’s overall security strategy, ensuring that SAP and our customers have a consistent and convenient security experience, establishing SAP as a recognized and trusted leader in the industry.

In his role, Tim develops, implements, and manages SAP’s overall security policies, standards and guidelines in accordance with ongoing security initiatives and worldwide IT, physical and personnel security, cybersecurity activities, data protection and privacy laws. Before joining SAP in December 2018, Tim was chief information security officer for Thomson Reuters, responsible for all aspects of the company’s global information security risk management program.

Prior to that, he served as Chief Information & Product Security Officer for General Electric, executing its information security and IT risk strategy. Previously, Tim was executive vice president of Fidelity Investments’ Information Security and Technology Risk. He also served in various IT Security leadership roles at Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems and Cisco Systems. Tim began his career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation as lead investigator of National Infrastructure Protection Center matters, including high-tech crimes, corporate espionage, foreign counterintelligence and telecommunications fraud.

In addition to these roles, Tim has held the roles of chairman of the Internet Security Alliance
and taught undergraduate courses in digital forensics as an adjunct professor at Georgetown
University. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors for Google Cloud, Amazon Web
Services (AWS), ClearSky Security Fund and Tenable.

Diane Ma

Global Life Sciences Finance Transformation Leader
Deloitte Consulting

Diane is a principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Life Science practice where she serves as the Life Sciences and Healthcare Finance practice leader.  She has spent the last 15 years specializing in the strategy, design, and execution of large-scale Finance Transformation programs.  Diane has a wide variety of client service experiences, ranging from Digital Finance and  Finance Operating Model to Global Shared Services and Financial Process Redesign.  Her focus is on the design of Finance functions to realize the benefits enabled by large scale technology transformations. Diane is a licensed CPA and holds an MBA.  

Sampath Kunta

Senior Manager, Business Applications, Global Operations
Western Digital Digital Poster Representative

Sampath Kunta is Senior Manager, Business Applications, Global Operations. He is an experienced Oracle Applications (ERP) Implementation Lead, Business Process Transformation Consultant.

Sampath has more than fifteen years of Oracle ERP experience in high-tech manufacturing and business process re-engineering.

He is known for being a specialists for High Tech manufacturing and operations and has built global manufacturing process integration solutions for many leading high-tech companies.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Production from BA Marathwada University, India.

Moe Beydoun

Director, Business Products
T-Mobile for Business

Jeanine Charlton

Chief Technology and Digital Officer
Merchants Fleet

Catherine Chick

Chief Technology Officer
Canada Goose

Catherine Chick is Chief Technology Officer at Canada Goose where she sets the strategic roadmap for technology and manages the delivery of services to support business growth and global operations. Prior to Canada Goose, she held senior leadership roles in the manufacturing, professional services, research/higher education and technology industries in Canada and the United States.
Her strategic vision is centered on using technology innovatively and effectively to differentiate a business and foster transformative change. She understands that technology success relies as much on organizational change management as it does on delivery and operations. Catherine is an active member of the CIO community and was previously a National Board Member for the CIO Association of Canada.

Vince Marin

Global Chief Information Officer
Sidley Austin LLP

Vincent A. Marin is the Global Chief Information Officer at Sidley Austin LLP, one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the world assisting clients in over 40 practice areas.  In his role, Vince provides firmwide leadership for all technology services, business/digital transformation, and has had broad impact throughout his tenure. Vince has a very distinguished leadership background, including three years as CIO of Huron, a public company, 16 years at McKinsey & Company in five different roles with increasing responsibilities leading teams on five continents, each responsible for firmwide and client facing services.

Vince’s deep understanding of technology trends led him to transform IT services at McKinsey to fully support the evolving needs of the world’s leading strategy consulting firm to create new strategic capabilities and leverage the best in global services. He was also a key player in technology enabling the growth of the firm during this period, and established several IT enabled services for the benefit of the global firm and its clients.  He has delivered similar impacts at Huron and Sidley.

Throughout his career, Vince has been recognized for his vision and strategy skills. His execution and service excellence coupled with his superb competency as a problem solver has positioned him as a change agent who delivers results and lasting impact for organizations.  Vince’s core capabilities include identifying areas for change and opportunities to capitalize on with stakeholder engagement, consensus building, leading business transformation at multiple levels, enabling greater value realization from investments in technology, and inspirational people leadership that brings out the best in colleagues. He has leveraged these competencies extremely well for the benefit of the firms and their clients at McKinsey, Huron and Sidley. Vince is leading the technological transformation of the firm in multiple ways, including introducing many new capabilities such as enabling artificial intelligence tools in the practice of law.

A much sought-after people leader and developer, Vince was the recipient of McKinsey’s prestigious Marvin Bower Values award, which recognizes distinctive client service, fostering an inclusive, non-hierarchical work environment, and striving to improve the overall quality of the firm.  Vince has a Master’s in Management Information Systems, a M.B.A. and bachelor’s in Finance.  He is a passionate mentor to many and is very actively involved in several philanthropic causes in the U.S. and abroad.

Vince is a Chicago CIO of the Year, for achievement in leadership and management effectiveness, business value created by technology innovation, engagement in industry and community endeavors.

A member of the Wall Street Journal CIO Network – an invitation only membership exclusively for CIOs from the world’s largest and most influential companies, to identify key challenges in technology and new opportunities for innovation to unlock value to their organizations, and a member of CNBC Technology Executive Council – an invitation only membership for leaders transforming organizations by leveraging technological innovations and disruption. Vince has also been recognized as a Business Leader of Color for being a most influential, diverse, and inclusive leader in the Chicago community for providing shareholder value in the changing value of business and for inspiring others while continuing to build on success as a leader. Additionally, Vince is a Boardroom Certified Qualified Technology Expert (QTE).

 

 

Adam Mattina

Managing Director & Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Blackstone

Adam Mattina is a Managing Director in Blackstone’s Technology and Innovations group and is the firm’s Deputy Chief Information Security Officer. He oversees Blackstone’s Portfolio Cybersecurity program, which conducts cybersecurity diligence on, assesses and seeks to improve cybersecurity practices across Blackstone’s global portfolio of operating companies. Prior to his current role, Mr. Mattina led major projects within the Security team and built multiple functional areas within the firm’s cybersecurity program. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Mattina managed operations, training and recruitment of a global team of information security experts within the United States Department of Defense.

Mr. Mattina received an MBA from George Washington University and graduated with honors from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He serves on the Program Advisory Board of the Masters in Cybersecurity program at New York University and has held adjunct professor roles in the Masters of Cybersecurity programs at New York University and Stevenson University.

Heather Haugen

PhD, Vice President Healthcare Advisory & Innovation
NTT, ltd

Dr. Heather Haugen has deep expertise in strategies to improve the adoption of technology. Her book, titled, Beyond Implementation: A Prescription for the Adoption of Healthcare Technology, is a business bestseller.

Haugen leads the Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Security Practices at NTT, ltd. Her previous roles include the Chief Science Officer at Atos in the Digital Health Solutions division and the CEO of The Breakaway Group, A Xerox Company.

Dr. Haugen holds a faculty position at University of Colorado Denver- Anschutz Medical Center as the Director of Health Information Technology, where she mentors doctoral students and teaches. She serves as an Advisory Board Member for DU in the Daniels College of Business Management.

She earned her doctorate in health information technology from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Danielle Beringer

Managing Director
KPMG

Danielle leads the KPMG US Modern Data Platform & Data Engineering community within the KPMG Lighthouse practice, positioning data & analytics services with clients and expanding data-related technology alliances. Prior to KPMG, Danielle served as the Regional Data Officer for Nissan Americas, leading Data & Analytics, Enterprise Architecture, DevOps & Cloud Delivery. Danielle also led technical partnerships at privacy engineering startup Gretel.ai, focused on privacy enhancing technologies and synthetic data. Danielle’s background in software engineering, data engineering & technical leadership has focused on holistic data management, next-generation analytics, data literacy, AI/ML and cloud modernization.

Sachin Satija

Partner CIO Advisory
KPMG

Sachin is a Principal based out of KPMG’s Charlotte office and is a global business transformation leader known for developing diverse, high-performing organizations across Banking, Insurance, Telcos, Media, Healthcare, Pharma  and Utilities clients. Sachin has developed cross-industry innovative solutions and  managed large-scale, transformation programs that have helped clients achieve new levels of success built on the foundation of  exponential IT. Sachin is a technologist and holds an approved patent on API Assessment using ML Algorithms and has a patent pending on Living Systems Navigator. Prior to being a partner in KPMG, Sachin was a Managing Director in Accenture’s cloud first group leading Cloud, APIs, Microservices, modern architecture and modern engineering teams.

Stephanie Perrone Goldstein

Principal
Deloitte Consulting LLC

Stephanie Perrone Goldstein has a unique blend of 15+ years of Travel & Hospitality industry and consulting experience that enables her to support organizations in achieving their AI visions. Her specialty is in Customer and Marketing AI & Machine Learning, specifically conceptualizing, leading the development of and integrating advanced analytics into customer and marketing business operations. Stephanie has worked with travel and hospitality clients to re-think their analytics organizations, develop and deploy rapid-cycle machine learning POCs, establish and operate AI COEs, and develop and deploy in-market marketing/customer tests to improve models and realize value.

Rohit Tandon

Managing Director
Deloitte Consulting LLC

Rohit Tandon leads Deloitte’s AI & Data practice for the Technology Sector. He is also the founder and General Manager of Deloitte’s ReadyAITM  business, helping clients accelerate their AI Journey. Rohit has been a leader in High-Tech and Financial Services sectors and consulted for a wide number of industries. Prior to Deloitte Rohit was the Vice President – Strategy and Chief Analytics Officer for HP. He also served SVP and Business Leader and was one of the founding leaders of Genpact Analytics.

Brian Kirkland

CIO
Choice Hotels

Brian Kirkland is Chief Information Officer for Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies. In this role, he oversees the company’s Information Technology organization, and is responsible for leading overall IT strategy, infrastructure, development, all aligning with Choice’s business objectives.

Mr. Kirkland joined Choice Hotels in 2015, where he led engineering development and operations at the company’s Phoenix-based technology headquarters. Mr. Kirkland notably guided Choice’s efforts to successfully design and launch the industry’s first new global reservation system in 30 years, choiceEDGE.  Subsequently, he kicked off a multi-year cloud transformation and migration strategy for which Choice Hotels is the first major hotel company to commit to going all-in on the cloud with Amazon Web Services (AWS).  Recently, leveraging cloud capabilities Mr. Kirkland is leading Choice’s innovation and modernization in technology.

Prior to joining Choice Hotels, Mr. Kirkland held key leadership positions at leading technology companies, GoDaddy and Media Temple (acquired by Go Daddy in 2013), most recently serving as vice president of engineering. There, Mr. Kirkland helped integrate the company’s IT structure as well as directed engineering. Earlier in his career, he held various software development positions at Hewlett-Packard and Intel.

Mr. Kirkland earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University. He is currently a member of Arizona’s Information Technology Authorization Committee (ITAC) and Arizona State University’s Executive Council for the Department of Information Systems. He also serves on the Board of Governors for Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG).

Jed Yueh

CEO & Founder
Delphix

Jedidiah Yueh has led two waves of disruption in data management, first as founding CEO of Avamar (sold to EMC in 2006 for $165M), which pioneered data de-duplication and shipped one of the leading products in data backup and recovery, with over 20,000 customers and $5B in cumulative sales. After Avamar, Jed founded Delphix, which provides an API-first data platform to accelerate digital transformation for over 25% of the Global 100 and has surpassed $100 million in ARR. In 2013, the San Francisco Business Times named Jed CEO of the Year. Jed is the bestselling author of Disrupt or Die, a book that refutes conventional ideas on innovation with proven frameworks from Silicon Valley. After being designated a US Presidential Scholar by George H. Bush, Jed graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from Harvard, while working three jobs, including teaching at a local high school.

Kathy Kay

EVP & CIO
Principal Financial Group

Kathy Kay is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Principal Financial Group®. She is responsible for overseeing the company’s global technology and digital strategies, its IT and digital operations, and innovation that supports current and future business needs.

Kay joined Principal in May 2020. She brings nearly 25 years of cross-industry experience in IT leadership. She most recently led the information technology business at Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), including the company’s mission-critical systems and the development of the company’s technology strategy, infrastructure, and architecture. She also held leadership positions with General Motors, Comerica, and SunTrust.

Kay earned a master’s degree in engineering science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Wayne State University. Kathy is on the board of Mechdyne, a private company in Iowa, and also serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity of Des Moines.

Lisa Davis

SVP & CIO
Blue Shield of California

Lisa Davis is Senior Vice President and CIO at Blue Shield of California, a $22.9 billion nonprofit health plan serving 4.7 million members in California. She’s driving Blue Shield toward a future state of health care, transforming the IT business model and leveraging digital technology, data, and analytics to accelerate the delivery of capabilities to improve the member and provider experience.

An innovative business executive, Davis’ future-forward vision has improved business outcomes and customer experiences for organizations in high-tech, academia, and the federal government. She led a global P&L at Intel prior to being the CIO at Georgetown University. She was also CIO of both the U.S. Marshals Service and Counterintelligence Field Activity.

Lisa holds a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University. She serves on the board of Blue Shield of California Foundation.

Dr. David Reis

CIO
University of Miami Health System

David serves as Chief Information Officer at University of Miami Health System, Miami FL, where he is driving the value of IT through innovation, user experience, cost optimization and risk management. David is a leading health IT expert in the digitization of health care, platform technologies and tele-medicine. He is particularly focused on the intersection of EHRs, true interoperability and the consumerization of health care.

Prior to joining the University of Miami Health System, David was the CIO at Hackensack Meridian Health, a 17 hospital system in North New Jersey, and prior to that, CIO at Lahey Health, a 5 hospital system with more than 300 ambulatory locations.  David started his healthcare IT career at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals where he held several IT leadership positions during his tenure.  He has also held IT leadership positions in retail banking, public accounting and higher education.

David served eight years in the United States Marine Corps Infantry with a subspecialty in Arctic and Mountain Warfare.  David earned a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Eastern University, a Master of Business Administration (e-Commerce) from Rosemont College, a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University (National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence) and is a Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University Executive Scholar in Innovation.  David also holds a variety of IT security certifications and is an active member in a number of associations including the Kellogg Alumni, American Legion, ISACA, (ISC)2 and InfraGard (FBI Background Check Required). David is a frequent speaker and interviewee on health IT related topics and in the past has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Rosemont College, Drexel University and Northeastern University.

Bob McCowan

SVP & CIO
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Bob McCowan is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals with over 30 years global experience. Bob provides leadership to the IT organization and is responsible for global IT Strategy supporting Research, Commercial, Cyber Security, and Enterprise operations. He and his team are delivering transformational technology solutions to support Regeneron’s mission of using the power of science to bring new medicines to patients.

Bob is a well-respected leader with a diverse international background, and has previously worked at global organizations including Amgen, Artemis International, and Computer Science Corporation.

George Rosello

Director, Digital Transformation, Information Technology
Jackson Health System Digital Poster Program Representative

George Rosello is a solution architect and strategic leader who has worked for large health care organizations to design and launch innovative enterprise solutions.  With a background in integration, data warehousing and business intelligence, Rosello believes that the untapped innovative space in healthcare begins with merging real-time data with intelligent automation to produce creative data platform solutions.  By partnering with physicians, clinical staff and executives, Rosello bridges business and IT to develop effective strategies and adoption.  He has successfully launched several initiatives impacting population health, patient experience and clinical operations.  He is currently working on incorporating process automation to improve clinical workflows and the employee experience.

Kian Gohar

Founder & CEO
Geolab

Kian is Founder & CEO of Geolab, an innovation research and leadership training firm. He is a master facilitator and has coached the CEO and leadership teams of over 50 companies in the Fortune 500 on innovation, disruptive technologies, moonshot thinking, leadership and the future of work.

He’s co-author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book Competing in the New World of Work, published by Harvard Business Review and with #1 NY Times bestselling author Keith Ferrazzi. This bestselling book explores the most important leadership behaviors and team skills necessary to succeed in the post-pandemic era, and outlines how to build successful hybrid workplaces and workforces.

Previously, Kian was an executive director at the XPRIZE Foundation, where he founded the world’s leading corporate innovation ecosystem, and was also an executive director of Singularity University in Silicon Valley. His 20-year innovation career spans venture capital, academia and startups around the world. Early in his career, he was a Luce Scholar in China.

A sought-after public speaker, Kian’s been featured in global media like CNBC, Fortune, Fast Company, HBR, Axios, and NPR, and headlined marquee events like SXSW and the World Economic Forum. He speaks 5 languages, is a graduate of Harvard Business School, the London School of Economics, and Northwestern.

Jahidul Khandaker

SVP of Information Technology
Western Digital

Katie Webb

Director of U.S. Innovation
Aflac

Katie Webb is Director of U.S. Innovation at Aflac. She oversees the company’s Digital Accelerator and Incubator, Hatch, which delivers experience-driven technology solutions focused on solving large-scale problems for businesses and customers.

She joined Aflac in 2013 and leads the U.S. value creation strategy to identify key initiatives that will transform the company while delivering on its five-year financial targets. She is a results-driven strategic innovator who has crafted a successful career in problem finding, creating charter and purpose, and being a disruptor. Her diverse career background spans sales, marketing, business strategy, customer experience and technology.

Katie is passionate about bringing people together who believe there is a better way and giving them the freedom, support and leadership to drive meaningful change. She is a big believer in building systems and relationships to achieve success.

Katie has received industry recognitions including CIO 100 Award for 2022.

Katie earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University and a Master of Business Administration from Troy University.

Diego Souza

Global Chief Information Security Officer
Cummins, Inc

Diego Souza, is currently the Cummins Inc. Global Chief Information Security Officer, he is strategic thought leader adept at safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity, and
availability of company data, information systems, and operational technology (OT). He also has a proven aptitude for aligning Cyber Security hardware, software, and policies with corporate strategy. Skilled at planning, delivering, and managing global information security initiatives designed to thwart internal and external threats, Diego is Collaborative team mentor with the ability to build the best talent and inspire people through his leadership.

Diego also served as United Airline’s Managing Director, responsible for United’s global core security technologies where he focused on developing world-class security strategies and standards across the technology and digital organization. Before that, he served as a Senior Director for GE Oil & Gas, where he was responsible for leading the global IT security team in charge of driving efforts to maintain security controls around global GE Oil & Gas sites while also looking to new technologies and opportunities to enhance the business’s security aspects.

While in Brazil Diego has served as the Brazilian IT manager for Dresser business, leading the IT department in South America, joining GE through an acquisition in 2011 and has subsequently held several strategic roles, including participation in the honored GE leadership and career acceleration program called Corporate Audit Staff (CAS). Diego started his career at Hitechno, a family-based company in Brazil as the network administrator; subsequently, in 2003, he joined INPE (Brazilian government department) working on network security and as an administrator, providing incident response and security management to that organization.

Diego is married with his wife Flavia and they have an adorable daughter, Lara, they are located in Houston, Texas.

Matt Jackson

Senior Director of Security Operations
Code42

Matt is the Senior Director of Security Operations at Code42, the Insider Risk Management leader. He leads the Detection and Response (“blue”) and Penetration Test (“red”) teams. Prior to joining Code42 in April 2022, Matt led the Cyber Incident Response Team at Splunk, and built the Security Operations team at Amazon Web Services. Matt is a graduate of the Master of Science in Managing Information Technology (MSMIT) program at the University of Virginia.

Bob Schuetter

Global Chief Information Security Officer
Ashland

Robert Schuetter is Global Chief Information Security Officer for Ashland, a global specialty material and chemical company. A veteran in creating advanced, world class security teams for highly targeted organizations, Mr. Schuetter has a decade of experience as a CISO, CSO and Risk leader. He has been recognized as a top 25 Global CISO by Gartner and a top 100 CISO by Cyber Defense Magazine.

Mr. Schuetter got his start in the early days of modern cyber security at General Electric running advanced threat for 650,000 employees and contractors in one of the most highly targeted companies in the world. Mr. Schuetter had a hand in inventing, designing, and maturing many of today’s best practices in security operations, insider threat, risk frameworks, and threat intelligence. He ended his time at GE as the Global CISO for the Aviation and Military business.

Mr. Schuetter joined the Ashland family of companies in 2013 as their first Global Chief Security Officer, later adding enterprise architecture under his direction. Ashland Global Holdings was a Fortune 280 conglomerate. In 2016, he founded Integral Defense, LLC, a cyber security services group that provided cyber services to each business entity as they filed for their own IPOs as stand-alone companies.

Mr. Schuetter is an active advisor to cyber security startups and investors, and a keynote speaker in cyber maturity, risk frameworks, and advanced threat intelligence.

Vidya Srinivasan

Senior Vice President of Risk and Infrastructure
Genpact

Vidya Srinivasan serves as Senior Vice President of Risk and Infrastructure at Genpact. Her role is critical to ensuring that Genpact’s risk posture is maintained both on delivery side as well as corporate posture on emerging risks. Even more important, she is overseeing the company’s information security efforts to drive the utmost compliance and industry standards given Genpact’ s large employee and client base around the world.

Her current role focusses on InfoSec risk, investment as well as Board level engagement on InfoSec and emerging risks. Her role in infrastructure looks at location strategy, emerging work models and  future of work aspects with the business teams. Vidya has 29+ years of corporate leadership experience and has held several key roles within Genpact, including that of Senior Legal Counsel. She has seen the company evolve since its inception and has played a leading role in building strong processes based on the company’s commitment to integrity, compliance, controllership, data security and information technology.

Vidya worked with American Express and Ballarpur Industries prior to joining Genpact. She received her J.D. degree from the Campus Law Center, Delhi University. She has been a speaker and participant at conferences of Gartner, Oracle (APAC) and Cisco and also elected as a member of the NASSCOM Executive Council.

Nick Percoco

Chief Security Officer
Kraken

Nick Percoco, Chief Security Officer at Kraken, has been an active member of the security industry for over two decades, working as both a security practitioner and advisor. He’s presented research on targeted malware, iOS and Android vulnerabilities, and IoT security at events such as DEF CON, Black Hat, RSA Conference and SXSW. He’s also designed, led and advised in the development of security products and services used by millions of people and businesses while working for Internet Security Systems, VeriSign, Trustwave and Rapid7. Nick founded SpiderLabs and led global teams of hackers that discovered real-world 0-day vulnerabilities to help secure the most targeted businesses such as Las Vegas casinos, global financial institutions, major retail brands and video game companies to ensure their facilities, products, employees and clients were kept safe and secure.

Maretta Morovitz

Group Leader of Cyber Operations
MITRE Labs

Maretta Morovitz graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University School of Engineering with a degree in Computer Science. She is the MITRE Engage Lead at the MITRE Corporation where she works in the areas of adversary engagement, malware analysis, and reverse engineering. She is a founding member of MITRE’s Cyber Deterrence and Adversary Management (CDAM) team and has helped shape MITRE’s adversary engagement work for the last two years. She was recently named as one of the AFCEA 40 Under 40 Awardees for 2021. Outside of work she can be found nerding out about the latest Brandon Sanderson novel, still anxiously awaiting her letter from Hogwarts, or snuggling with her dog and hedgehog.

Marene Allison

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
Johnson & Johnson

Marene Allison is responsible for protecting the company’s Information Technology systems and data worldwide through elimination and mitigation of cybersecurity risk. This includes ensuring that the J&J information security posture protects patient and consumer safety, supports business growth objectives, upholds public trust in the J&J brand, and meets legal/regulatory requirements. With 265 companies in 60+ countries, J&J is a leader in consumer health, medical devices and pharmaceutical products worldwide.

Prior to 2010, Marene was CSO for Medco, Avaya and The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, where she oversaw all aspects of security and regulatory compliance. Before that, Marene was an FBI Special Agent working on undercover drug operations and terrorism. Marene has a Bachelor of Science degree from The United States Military Academy at West Point in the first class to include women. She has served on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, the Overseas Security Advisory Committee, and is on the Board of Directors for West Point Women, H-ISAC (Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center) and ASIS International.

James Hartley

Associate Vice President of Cyber Security
Zurich North America

Jim Hartley as an Associate Vice President of Cyber Security for Zurich North America who specializes in Application Security, Data Protection,  Endpoint Security and Cyber Security Metrics.   Jim has spent the last 20 years in the Cyber Security space with past roles including the Chief Information Security Officer of Aon Hewitt.

Dr. Donna Cuomo

Director of the Knowledge Driven Enterprise
MITRE Corporation Digital Poster Program Representative

Dr. Donna Cuomo is MITRE’s Director of the Knowledge Driven Enterprise. Their mission is to provide user-facing information systems, collaboration, and knowledge services and systems for the corporation.  By working closely with MITRE’s business leadership, Donna is responsible for strategy development and the enterprise-wide advancement of MITRE’s systems in these areas.

Donna is a recognized leader in the external knowledge community, has won numerous awards for her team’s work including being a multi-year recipient of the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise award, Step 2 Innovation awards, and APQC’s Excellence in Knowledge Management.  She has presented broadly and holds a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from SUNY Buffalo, with a concentration in user experience design.

Rahat Sethi

Director, Technology Governance, Risk and Compliance
Adobe

Rahat Sethi is a director with Adobe’s technology GRC group and one of the co-authors of the Common Controls Framework (CCF). He has been instrumental in architecting the Common Controls Framework (CCF) across various business units. He has an extensive information security background and is adept at leading and carrying out red team exercises. Additional areas of focus include CCF automation and building an automated controls platform for Adobe. He has over ten years of experience in the field of information security, cyber forensics, auditing and technology compliance.

Mark Connelly

Chief Information Security Officer
Boston Consulting Group

Mark Connelly is the Chief Information Security Officer for Boston Consulting Group where he brings more than 30 years of Risk and Security, IT and Business Management experience. Previously, Mark was the first CISO with Thomson Reuters (TR) and ITT, both global multi-industry enterprises. In addition to his time as CISO at TR and ITT Mark was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse responsible for Infrastructure Risk and Security. And prior to Credit Suisse Mark spent 20 years at Sun Microsystems Incorporated as CISO, VP IT and Director of Systems Engineering. Experience and Education Mark holds an M.S.E.E. and B.A. from Washington University and an M.A. from University of Missouri. He holds certifications in Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Governance in Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk & Information Security Controls (CRISC). He is a member of ISACA NY Chapter. He was recognized by the Technical Exchange Network with the CISO of the Year Award for the Northeast Region in 2011 and in 2013 was named a Top 10 Global CISO Breakaway Leader

Steve Gallucci

Global & US National Managing Partner, CFO Program
Deloitte LLP

Steve Gallucci is the Global and US National Managing Partner of the CFO Program. The CFO Program harnesses the broad capabilities of the firm to deliver forward thinking insights for every stage of a CFO’s career. Steve helps CFOs manage the complexities of their roles, tackle compelling challenges, and adapt to strategic shifts in the market.

In addition to his CFO Program leadership responsibilities, Steve’s experience at Deloitte includes advising some of our largest and most complex clients in multiple sectors, including consumer products; retail; and technology, media, and telecommunications. Steve has significant experience leading large, multi-office external audit teams as well as internal control assessments, due diligence, and M&A projects. 

Active in the community, Steve currently serves on the boards of the Americares, The Madison Square Boys and Girls Club and the Posse Foundation and is the chair of Providence College School of Business Advisory Council.  He is also a member of the Partnership for NYC Innovation Council. Steve previously served as the chairman of board of trustees of the Rett Syndrome Research Foundation. 

Steve earned a bachelor’s degree from Providence College and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. 

He lives with his wife Maura and their four children in Westchester County, New York.

Tim Smith

US Leader, Technology Strategy & Business Transformation Practice
Deloitte LLP

Tim Smith is the US leader of Deloitte Consulting’s Technology Strategy & Business Transformation practice. He has 20 years of cross-sector technology advisory and implementation experience in the US and abroad. Tim focuses on the overarching technology strategies, full-stack operating models, horizon architectures, domain platforms, and the ultimate value unlocked via the promise of technology. Tim earned a BSc in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the London Business School.

Carolyn Welshhans

Associate Director
US Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement

Carolyn Welshhans is an Associate Director in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement.  Previously, she was an Assistant Director in the Enforcement Division’s Cyber Unit and Market Abuse Unit.  Ms. Welshhans has supervised numerous significant enforcement actions involving insider trading, market structure, hacking, investment advisers, broker-dealers, and public company accounting and financial disclosure violations.  Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Welshhans was in private practice.  She received her J.D. from the Boston College Law School, and she received her B.A. from the College of William and Mary.

Talal Butt

VP, IT Enterprise Transformation and Architecture
Rockwell Automation Digital Poster Program Representative

Talal Butt is vice president, Information Technology (IT) Enterprise Transformation and Architecture. In this role Talal is accountable for three key areas. First, he is responsible for our IT transformation and the execution of our IT strategy, while working across our business units and functions. This includes the alignment of processes and technology efforts related to our enterprise digital transformation journey in support of our broader business strategy. Second, he drives our process and project service excellence across our IT organization and the governance of IT portfolio management, investment planning and prioritization. Third, he leads the structured process for aligning business strategy to systems architecture that leads to speed, agility and better decision making in support of our organization’s strategic goals. Talal joined Rockwell Automation in 2018 as director, IT business operations and IT chief of staff. He brings to the role more than 20 years of diverse IT experience. Prior to Rockwell Automation, Talal was a vice president and IT project services manager at Robert W. Baird & Co. Earlier in his career, Talal served as associate director of global systems development and architecture for Covance, Inc. and held multiple leadership positions at GE Healthcare.

Talal holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Anne McCrory

Group Vice President, Customer Experience & Operations, Events
Foundry, formerly IDG Communications Inc.

A longtime IT journalist, Anne is passionate about how technology can change the world for the better, and how conferences can incubate the insights needed for organizations to innovate for the future. At Foundry, Anne leads the content, operations and client services teams in product development and event execution for virtual and in person events ranging from intimate executive conversations to multi-day conferences and awards programs. She holds an MBA with honor from Boston University and two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Bill Archer

Executive Vice President, President
Spectrum Enterprise

Bill Archer joined Charter Communications as Executive Vice President, President of Spectrum Enterprise in 2019. An industry veteran with more than 35 years of experience in telecommunications, Mr. Archer oversees product, marketing, sales, operations and strategy for Spectrum Enterprise, which provides enterprise-grade internet, networking, voice, video and managed services to Charter’s largest business customers.

Jagjit Dhaliwal

VP, Global CIO Industry Leader
UiPath

Jagjit Dhaliwal is Vice President, Global CIO Industry Leader at UiPath, where he partners with client CIOs on their automation journeys. As a global digital transformation leader, his diverse expertise ranges from global IT delivery to strategic leadership roles including IT sales, consulting, strategic planning, P&L, program management, operations, and innovation.  

Jagjit is a seasoned technology executive with more than 20 years in the software industry. Previously, he worked as Deputy Chief Information Officer at the County of Los Angeles—the largest county in the U.S.—where he developed data strategies, implemented new technologies, and managed 11 public safety and health departments. He also worked as a Director at Cognizant, where he focused on professional services related to application development/maintenance, infrastructure, and quality assurance. Jagjit earned an executive MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.  

Eshwar Pastapur

CIO
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company (HMIC)

Eshwar Pastapur is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Hastings Mutual Insurance Company (HMIC). He is responsible for developing vision, strategies, goals, operating plans, and policies to deliver on business goals and drive competitive advantages in the ever-changing insurance marketplace.

At Hastings Mutual Insurance Company, he was instrumental in turning around in-crisis business transformation initiatives which impacted all aspects of functional areas. He transformed IT to be the most innovative division by introducing many newer technologies such as RPA, telematics, IoT and by making significant strides in use of data and digital technologies. Eshwar is also a co-sponsor for diversity and inclusion initiative at HMIC.

Eshwar has more than 30 years of experience in leading many global multi-year transformational initiatives. His journey in the insurance industry started when he worked at GE Insurance Solutions (now Swiss Re) in 2001. He is a certified six sigma black belt.

Eshwar holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from India’s Motilal Nehru National Institute of technology. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, MI with his wife and two daughters.

Lookman Fazal

Chief Information & Digital Officer
NJ Transit

Lookman Fazal is a senior IT executive who specializes in building high-performance teams that work together to drive and implement the vision and strategic goals of the business.
He has been responsible for delivering large-scale information technology initiatives with a focus on increasing investments and creating fiscal solvency. Lookman has implemented digital transformations that include onboarding top-tier talent and utilizing innovative IT processes across multiple platforms to rebuild the customer experience for a modern age.
With over 25 years of executive management experience, Lookman has consistently driven change by teaming with his business partners to rapidly deploy cutting-edge technology strategies.

As a visionary in his field, Lookman follows the management philosophy of servant leadership, which puts service to his team and the humans who rely on the technology services he provides, at the forefront of every executive decision. He aims to influence the next generation of IT leaders by actively coaching, mentoring, and encouraging his staff to continually grow, learn, and expand their skills beyond their comfort zones. Lookman firmly believes in technology’s ability to create a positive influence on the world and change lives for the better; and continues to build forward-thinking IT strategies with this goal in mind.

John McClurg

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
BlackBerry

John McClurg serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer.  He comes to Blackberry from Cylance where he served as Vice President and Ambassador-At-Large. He engages the industry around the globe on today’s risk challenges and how BlackBerry uniquely mitigates them with the application of AI & machine learning. McClurg champions a move from a historically reactive security posture to one focused on proactively predicting and preventing future risks.

He came to Cylance from Dell where he served as its CSO, advancing responsibilities that included the strategic focus and tactical operations of Dell’s internal global security services, both physical and cyber.  He was also charged with the advocacy of business resilience and security prowess generally, the seamless integration of Dell’s various security offerings, and with improving the effectiveness and efficiency of security initiatives, including Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.

Before joining Dell, McClurg served as the Vice President of Global Security at Honeywell International; Lucent Technologies/Bell Laboratories; and in the U.S. Intelligence Community, as a twice-decorated member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  As a Supervisory Special Agent, he assisted in the establishment of the FBI’s new Computer Investigations and Infrastructure Threat Assessment Center. McClurg also served, for a time, on assignment as a Deputy Branch Chief with the Central Intelligence Agency, helping to establish the new Counterespionage Group and was responsible for the management of complex counterespionage investigations

McClurg was voted one of America’s 25 most influential security professionals; holds a J.D. Degree from Brigham Young University; Co-chaired the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) of the U.S. Department of State; was a Special Advisor to the FBI’s Office of the Private Sector; and served as the founding Chairman of the International Security Foundation. Today he also serves as a Fellow at Utah Valley University’s Center for National Security Studies.

Romanus Prabhu Raymond

Global Head of Technical support, Unified Endpoint Management & Security
ManageEngine

With over 20 years of experience as the global head of technical support, Romanus is responsible for ensuring that ManageEngine’s UEM customers across the globe are happy, and oversees the seamless onboarding, product training and implementation, and support experience for all customers. He also heads the product evangelists, professional services, partner certification, and customer success teams to nurture long-term relationships with each client, and in turn nurtures community champions for ManageEngine.

Sharon Stufflebeme

Managing Director – Technology Consulting
Protiviti

Sharon leads Protiviti’s Technology Strategy and Architecture practice.  A former CIO at 7/11, RadioShack and FTS International, she has over 25 years’ experience in a variety of industries providing transformational services and assisting companies with technology enabled business strategies – improving processes and leveraging technology to achieve business goals.

Mehul Patel

Technical Director, Infrastructure & Security
Amyris, Inc

Mehul Patel is an experienced technology, security and thought leader. Motivated by solving complex problems, he utilizes a multi-disciplinary methodology to apply solutions.

As a security leader, his goals include cultivating a security centric mindset and evangelizing core principles of InfoSec. In addition to his primary job functions, Mehul currently works with the USMC Cyber Aux and is passionate about philosophy, the outdoors and motorsports.

Julie Moog

Managing Director of Cybersecurity
TIAA

Julie Moog joined TIAA in 2013 and is currently head of the Business Information Security Office and Chief of Staff for the Cybersecurity organization. The Business Information Security Office is responsible for Cybersecurity’s overall strategy, along with program management, business metrics, reporting, financial analysis and cybersecurity awareness. The team also acts as a conduit between Cybersecurity and other business areas to ensure the business perspective is considered
for security initiatives.

Previously, Moog led the IT Risk Management team at TIAA. In that role, she was responsible for IT policies and standards, IT risk frameworks and IT risk assessment services, including assessments across applications, infrastructure and suppliers. She also led Cybersecurity’s regulatory and audit function, where she was responsible for all regulatory and audit engagement. She previously established and led the Business Information Security Office (BISO) for TIAA and held the title of Information Security Officer for TIAA-FSB.

Moog has over 15 years of experience in IT risk and information security within the financial services industry. Before TIAA, she was an information risk manager at JPMorgan Chase, supporting emerging markets for the Americas and EMEA and the risk technology business within the investment bank. She began her career at Ernst & Young in the IT Risk & Assurance group. Since then, she has worked in a variety of IT risk and security roles, including risk consulting, regulatory compliance, IT audit and IT risk and vendor management.

Outside of work, Moog enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and summers at the Jersey shore.

Frank Supovitz

President and Chief Experience Officer
Fast Traffic Events

For more than 30 years, award-winning event producer Frank Supovitz has been at the helm of some of the world’s most prestigious, widely-viewed and well-attended sports and entertainment events.  He founded Fast Traffic in 2014, an event management and consulting company based in New York.  Current and recent clients include Indianapolis Motor Speedway, New York City’s South Street Seaport, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Major League Soccer, the Big East Conference, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Australia’s National Rugby League, among others.  Supovitz served as Senior Vice President, Events for the National Football League for a decade, overseeing the meteoric growth of Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, and the NFL Draft.

Prior to joining the NFL, he led the National Hockey League’s Events & Entertainment department from 1992 to 2005, managing and producing the NHL All-Star Weekend, the Stanley Cup Finals, the NHL Awards Television Special, and international competitions across the globe in Canada, Europe and Japan.  Together with the Edmonton Oilers, Supovitz developed the NHL Heritage Classic in 2003, the first stadium-based outdoor pro hockey game and forerunner of the spectacularly successful NHL Winter Classic. Supovitz previously served as director of special events for Radio City Music Hall Productions. It can honestly be said that Frank Supovitz wrote the book on managing and marketing live events.

He is the co-author of The Sports Event Management & Marketing Playbook, the second edition recently published by John Wiley & Sons.  His newest book, “What to Do When Things Go Wrong,” was published by McGraw-Hill in May 2019. Frank received an honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree in Sports, Entertainment & Event Management from Johnson & Wales University in 2003 and was inducted into the Event Industry Hall of Fame in 2006. In 2014, he was honored as New York University’s Cal Ramsey Distinguished Lecturer. He was featured on NFL Full Contact, a six-episode documentary on NFL events that aired on truTV (2010) and in 60 Minutes Sports’ behind-the-scenes episode on Super Bowl XLVII on Showtime (2013). Frank also appeared in a cameo role in the Ivan Reitman-directed film, Draft Day (2014).

Lisa Plaggemier

Executive Director
National Cybersecurity Alliance

Lisa Plaggemier is Executive Director at the National Cybersecurity Alliance.  She is a recognized thought leader in security awareness and education with a proven track record of engaging and empowering people to protect themselves, their families, and their organizations.  Lisa has held leadership roles with the Ford Motor Company, CDK, InfoSec and MediaPRO, and is a frequent speaker at major events including RSA, Gartner and SANS.  She is a University of Michigan graduate (Go Blue!) and while she wasn’t born in Austin, Texas, she got there as fast as she could.

Marykay Wells

Chief Information Officer
Pearson

Marykay Wells, Pearson’s CIO, has successfully demonstrated over a 30-year executive-level career in IT that CIOs can have a far-reaching positive impact beyond a technology domain. Following previous highly successful CIO roles at Nortel, Tekelec (acquired by Oracle) and Extreme Networks, she currently serves as a key member of Pearson’s leadership team, leading the execution of its corporate digital transformation strategy that is driving the company’s shift from print to digital products. She leads a team of around 2000 IT professionals worldwide, building state of the art global platforms and solutions to drive a step change in efficiency, simplicity and consistently great user and customer experiences. She employs a multi-faceted approach to leadership; simplifying the technology, speeding up delivery to market and providing a work environment that highlights both diversity and innovation. 

Marykay challenges and insists on looking for new ways to move the business forward – leveraging both recent technologies and embracing strong partnerships. This approach has enabled teams to adopt and learn from each other while innovating and accelerating new ways to generate revenue and improve customer experiences. Marykay actively strives to build a strong network both internally and externally. She has devised approaches to introduce new company executives to the technology team by utilizing leadership conversations so the technology employees can get to know the new executives in an informal setting. 

Marykay is also active in tackling issues around diversity in the IT industry. She has established strong partnerships with many universities supporting intern programs and sponsoring practicum projects for graduate students. This keen focus on skills development and learning has resulted in a proven ability to insource innovative technology initiatives with a substantially diverse and innovative workforce. In 2018 Marykay launched a Women in Technology initiative at Pearson focused on attracting, retaining and developing talent worldwide across all Pearson Technology. Under her executive sponsorship there has been an almost double-digit growth in women in technology fields at Pearson rising from 21% to 30%, with active plans to improve this further and increase male allyship. 

Marykay also devotes time in forging strong relationships externally. Marykay was an early member of the T200 in which she organized the summit in 2019 along with strong participation as member of the organizing committee for the Accenture Women’s Summit, Salesforce Advisory Board, Google Leadership Advisory, and a member of the Gartner Research Board.    

Marykay and her teams have received numerous internal and external awards recognizing her contributions. Most recent awards include the 2021 and 2022 Google Cloud customer of the year, Stevie award for CRM excellence, Women in Tech excellence award as CIO of the year in 2020; Women in IT awards – IT team of the year led by a Woman in 2020, Pearson 2019 Chairman’s Changemaker Award for her leadership in driving meaningful digital business optimization and transformation at Pearson.   

Zac Rule

Vice President of Enterprise Sales
Coursera

Zac leads the effort to help corporations of all sizes upskill and reskill their employees in North and Latin America. He is responsible for go to market strategies, sales execution and adoption of the Coursera platform within the Enterprise. Prior to joining Coursera, Zac spent many years helping global corporations drive digital transformation in their business via cloud and data infrastructure. He was most recently Vice President of World-Wide Field Operations at MemSQL where he oversaw significant growth and customer adoption. Prior to MemSQL, Zac was Area Vice President at DataStax, an open source based big data platform where he oversaw sales and customer success. Zac also spent 10 years at Oracle leading sales teams where he worked with IT and Finance organizations to deliver improved operational capabilities.

Azadeh Moghtaderi

Vice President of Data
Coursera

Azadeh’s team is responsible for developing analytical, statistical and machine learning solutions to support Coursera’s business across all of its product offerings. Azadeh was born in Isfahan, Iran. She finished her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering in Iran before moving to Canada for graduate studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Azadeh holds a Ph.D. in Statistics; her academic research was focused on developing estimation and prediction algorithms for non-stationary time series data. After completing her Ph.D, Azadeh held postdoctoral research positions at ENS de Lyon in France and Queen’s University in Canada. Prior to joining Coursera, Azadeh worked at eBay and then Ancestry. During her time at eBay and Ancestry, Azadeh worked on and led a large number of Data Science and Analytics projects involving statistical and machine learning techniques. These projects covered the domains of recommendation, personalization, computer vision, NLP, anomaly detection, fraud detection, optimization, business ML, and much more.

Deborah Wheeler

Global Chief Information Security Officer
Delta Airlines

Deborah is a passionate Information Technology Executive whose career focus has been on the protection and privacy of information and information assets, as well as on technology innovation, education and awareness. As the current Global Chief Information Security Officer for Delta Air Lines, Deborah  brings more than 25 years of cyber security expertise, information technology risk management and data privacy experiences to the aviation sector.  Deborah is a Board Director for the Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center and sits on A4A’s Cyber Security Council.

Deborah has applied her experience and skills in information technology risk management and cybersecurity in building security programs for PNC Bank, Fifth Third Bank, JPMorgan-Chase, Ally Financial, and Freddie Mac in addition to her work at Delta.

Deborah also serves as an independent Board Member for SERC Reliability Corporation;  as a Board Trustee for Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, and sits on the Customer Advisory Boards for Proofpoint, AWS,  Crowdstrike, and ForcePoint Software companies.  Deborah was recognized on the 2021 and 2022 Top 100 CISOs list by CISOs Connect, the 2020 Cyber Defense CISO 100 list, and was also recognized as the 2007 ISE CISO People’s Choice Award winner for CISO of the year.

Deborah holds a CISSP certification and is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management.

Deborah resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two of her four children. She enjoys the great outdoors and is an avid gardener and quilter in her spare time.

Rita N. Soni

Principal Analyst, Impact Sourcing and Sustainability Research
Everest Group

Rita N. Soni is Everest Group’s Principal Analyst for Impact Sourcing and Sustainability. Her focus delivers a triple bottom-line lens of people, planet, and profits to global services market research, beginning with an in-depth examination into impact sourcing.

Before joining Everest Group, she was CEO of NASSCOM Foundation when the term impact sourcing was coined and continued to evolve the field as an advisor to B2R Technologies. Rita also held the role of Country Head of Responsible Banking at YES Bank, where she led an award-winning business approach to CSR and Sustainability. She grasped these economic development issues on the ground in earlier positions at the Ford Foundation and American India Foundation after beginning her professional journey with General Electric and NBC. Her initial start as an engineer instilled in her a strong passion for the catalytic role of technology to solve social and environmental challenges within the private sector.

Rita serves on the Board of Sapna NYC and is an active mentor at the New York Academy of Sciences. She holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Jimit Arora

Partner
Everest Group

Jimit Arora leads Everest Group’s practice focused on serving enterprise customers. This responsibility spans Everest Group’s research offerings focused on executives in IT, sourcing & vendor management, and shared services.

Jimit manages a team of analysts dedicated to serving clients (primarily Fortune 500 companies) on a variety of issues related to their technology and sourcing estates through a combination of published research and custom decision-support engagements. Jimit has significant expertise working with financial services, healthcare and hi-tech enterprises on issues such as sourcing strategy, service provider selection, digital transformation, portfolio optimization, global delivery locations, and risk management.

Most recently, Jimit led Everest Group’s IT Services research practice where he helped launch and scale vertical-specific research practices that are focused on banking & financial services, insurance, healthcare and life sciences.

David Brumley

CEO & Co-Founder
ForAllSecure

Dr. David Brumley is CEO and co-founder of ForAllSecure and a full professor at Carnegie Mellon University.  His accomplishments include winning the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge, a United States Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Obama, a Sloan Foundation award, a Carnegie Science Award, several patents, numerous academic papers, a DEFCON black badge, creating picoctf.com, and helping create and mentor PPP, one of the most competitive hacking teams in the world

Pete Lindstrom

Vice President of Research
Spire Security

Pete Lindstrom is Research Director for Spire Security, an industry analyst firm providing analysis and research in the information security field. He has held similar industry analyst positions at Burton Group and Hurwitz Group.

In his previous position as a security architect, Pete operated as the deputy to the Chief Information Security Officer for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. In that role, he oversaw all security policy and compliance activities and participated on project teams for designing security controls for significant IT projects. In addition, he provided design and support to the identity management functions.

As both an external and internal auditor (for Coopers and Lybrand and GMAC Mortgage), Pete provided breadth and depth to roles that linked technical security requirements of organizations with business risk for companies in health care, financial services, manufacturing, and higher education.

Pete honed his finance and technology skills in the United States Marine Corps where he was one of two disbursing officers in theater during the First Gulf War. In addition, he was IT Manager for Marine Corps Service Support Schools – at the time the largest training facility in the USMC.

Currently, Pete conducts research in developing areas of information security. He is well-known for his work in practical enterprise security metrics, where he has advised and taught many security professionals. On the technical front, his most recent accomplishments include research findings in the areas of Web 2.0, virtualization, and cloud computing security. This research ties traditional security principles and practices to these burgeoning new IT arenas.

Pete is a frequent speaker and author on information security topics. He was recently elected Chief Operating Officer of the International Systems Security Association (ISSA). He has been a columnist in both the ISSA Journal and Information Security Magazine. He has a finance degree from the University of Notre Dame and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Jen Easterly

Director
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Jen Easterly is the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Ms. Easterly was nominated by President Biden in April 2021 and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on July 12, 2021. As Director, Ms. Easterly leads CISA’s efforts to understand, manage, and reduce risk to the cyber and physical infrastructure Americans rely on every day.

Before serving in her current role, Ms. Easterly was the head of Firm Resilience at Morgan Stanley, responsible for ensuring preparedness and response to business-disrupting operational incidents and risks to the Firm.

Ms. Easterly has a long tradition of public service, to include two tours at the White House, most recently as Special Assistant to President Obama and Senior Director for Counterterrorism. She also served as the Deputy for Counterterrorism at the National Security Agency.

A two-time recipient of the Bronze Star, Ms. Easterly retired from the U.S. Army after more than twenty years of service in intelligence and cyber operations, including tours of duty in Haiti, the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Responsible for standing up the Army’s first cyber battalion, Ms. Easterly was also instrumental in the design and creation of United States Cyber Command.

A distinguished graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Ms. Easterly holds a master’s degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She is the recipient of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation American Hostage Freedom Award and the Bradley W. Snyder Changing the Narrative Award.

A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a French-American Foundation Young Leader, Ms. Easterly is the past recipient of numerous fellowships, including the Aspen Finance Leaders Fellowship, the National Security Institute Visiting Fellowship, the New America Foundation Senior International Security Fellowship, the Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, and the Director, National Security Agency Fellowship.

Bhupesh Arora

CIO & VP of IT
Magellan Midstream Partners LP Digital Poster Program Representative

Bhupesh Arora is Vice President/CIO, Information technology at Magellan Midstream Partners LP.  In this role, he leads the company’s vision, strategy and execution for information technology.  Bhupesh previously held senior leadership IT positions at Fortune 500 multinational corporations such as Avery Dennison, Nissan, Hyundai and Ernst & Young LLP.  He was instrumental in driving technology strategy and digital transformation at these companies.  Bhupesh also serves as Vice Chair and Board Member for the UCLA Innovate Executive Forum.  He has been recognized as the ComputerWorld Premier 100 IT leader.  Bhupesh earned his MBA from Eller Business School of Management, University of Arizona, and his bachelor in Production Engineering (B.E).from Fr. CRCE, Mumbai, India.

Dennis Legori

Associate Director, Security Awareness & Digital Communications
Carrier

Dennis has been involved in Security Awareness since 2013, and has built and led global security awareness programs at Total System Services (Fintech) and Carrier (Manufacturing & Technology). Dennis’ areas of specialization include phishing simulations, gamification, digital transformation, and user engagement. Carrier’s Security Awareness program was built in early 2020 during the pandemic, following Carrier’s spinoff from United Technologies.  Responsible for protecting over 70,000 users worldwide, the program has received numerous industry awards including the CSO50 award for Best Security Awareness program in 2021, two KnowBe4 Awards (for Best User Story, and Best Landing Page), and the CSO50 Award for the Enterprise Defender’s Program in 2022.

Dennis holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Kerala University.

Sven Gerjets

EVP & CTO
Mattel, Inc. Digital Poster Program Representative

Sven Gerjets is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Mattel. He joined Mattel in 2017. In his role, Mr. Gerjets oversees all aspects of technology innovation and implementation, including shared technology platforms, software and hardware development, and connected product design. He also leads Mattel’s online security and privacy.

Mr. Gerjets has three decades of technology leadership experience. Prior to Mattel, he was Chief Information Officer at Time Warner Cable, where he was responsible for consolidating the IT and cybersecurity groups and led the team through the company’s acquisition by Charter Communications. 

Prior to Time Warner, Mr. Gerjets spent seven years at DirecTV in various leadership roles, including as Senior Vice President of Information Technology. While at DirecTV, Mr. Gerjets led the organization responsible for delivering all IT applications and systems used to run the company’s U.S. television business. Prior to DirecTV, Mr. Gerjets served as Chief Technology Officer at Pearson Education, where he developed the technology product strategy for Pearson’s $2.5 billion global higher-education business. Earlier in his career he held leadership positions at Symantec and AT&T Wireless. 

Mr. Gerjets has contributed articles to notable industry publications including Wired, InfoWorld and Shoreview and has been recognized as a top 100 technology leader by Computerworld. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kennedy-Western University and completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Family Online Safety Institute.

Shawn Bowen

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
World Fuel Services

Shawn M Bowen is the Vice President, Information Security (CISO) for World Fuel Services Corporation; a Fortune 150 global energy management company. He has 11001 years of experience in information technology, primarily in cybersecurity. Shawn is regarded as a highly passionate, transformative, thought leader in IT Security, with a record of leading successful business and mission first strategies in various environments. He is enthusiastic to share his knowledge and approach to digital empathy-based cybersecurity with all levels of users.

Prior to World Fuel Services, Shawn laid the groundwork for the successful security program as the first CISO at Restaurant Brands International (parent company of Burger King, Popeyes, and Tim Hortons). He also served as Special Advisor for Cybersecurity Integration at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and was the first CISO for the U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence. Shawn also retired after 24 years in the U.S. Air Force Reserve with his final assignment as the senior enlisted Reservist at AFCYBER.

Shawn (for some reason) still pays the fees to keep his CISSP, C|CISO, and C|CISO instructor certifications current, and several other industry related certifications that have either expired or don’t expire. He is a alumnus of Community College of the Air Force because he showed up to work for enough years; and an proud alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School and Oxford executive cybersecurity courses. Shawn is also a graduate of the esteemed FBI CISO Academy.

Outside of work Shawn enjoys partnering with his wife to defend against their two tiny threat actors and practicing risk management via high altitude plane departures.

Dave Ruedger

Chief Information Security Officer
Sunrun

He is currently serving as CISO at Sunrun. Formerly CISO at Invitae, a leading and publicly traded medical genetics company, Dave was also previously CISO at RMS (Risk Management Solutions), a premier provider of catastrophe risk models forecasting losses for the insurance industry. With over 25 years of experience developing and managing security programs, Dave holds CISSP and CRISC certifications and has guided pre-IPO startups to Fortune 500 enterprises. Prior to RMS, Dave was Director of Cybersecurity Operations & Chief Security Architect for Maxim Integrated. As CTO & Co-Founder of DataLode, Dave provided marketing data analytics for brands such as HP, Toshiba, and Orbitz.

Bob Bruns

Chief Information Security Officer
Avanade

As Avanade Chief Information Security Officer, Bob Bruns is responsible for Avanade information security, client data protection, incident management, asset protection, and business continuity programs. Reflecting Avanade’s commitment to information security, Bob and his teams work with clients to ensure we meet their information security obligations.

Gary Warzala

Executive Partner
Gartner

Gary Warzala has been the Chief Information Security Officer at top global brands spanning financial, insurance, and manufacturing verticals (i.e. Visa Inc., PNC Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Aon Corporation, and GE Aircraft). He is currently an Executive Partner at Gartner using his 20 years’ experience as a CISO to advise and mentor approximately 25-30 CISO clients in enhancing their security organizations, assisting them in developing security strategies, developing meaningful Board reports, and planning for implementation of key security initiatives.

Warzala is a Board Director at First Financial Bank, Cincinnati OH, and the Economic Crime & Cybersecurity Institute (ECCI) of Utica College. He has well over a dozen former leadership team members running top CISO positions across the Country.

Chandra McMahon

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
CVS Health

Chandra McMahon currently serves as the Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer for CVS Health. In this role, McMahon leads the information security team responsible for the cyber security strategy, policy, risk management, architecture, solutions development, and operations that protect member, customer and company information. Previously she served as the Chief Information Security Officer at Verizon with overall responsibility for their cyber security program. Prior to joining Verizon, McMahon held leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Lockheed Martin, where she was responsible for developing and delivering a portfolio of cybersecurity solutions and services for Fortune 500 companies in critical infrastructure industries. She also served as Lockheed Martin’s Chief Information Security Officer.

McMahon currently serves on the Aspen Institute Cybersecurity Group, the nation’s leading cross-sector, public-private cybersecurity forum that works to translate pressing cybersecurity conversations into action. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech, a Master’s degree in Engineering Science from Penn State University.

Christopher Painter

Coordinator for Cyber Issues
US Department of State

Mr. Painter has been on the vanguard of cyber issues for over twenty five years. In his current role as the Coordinator for Cyber Issues, Mr. Painter coordinates and leads the United States’ diplomatic efforts to advance an open, interoperable, secure and reliable Internet and information infrastructure. He works closely with components across the Department, other agencies, the White House, the private sector and civil society to implement the U.S. International Strategy for Cyberspace and ensures that U.S. foreign policy positions on cross-cutting cyber issues are fully synchronized. These issues include promoting norms of responsible state behavior and cyber stability, advancing cybersecurity, fighting cybercrime, promoting multi-stakeholder Internet governance and advancing Internet freedom.

Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Painter served in the White House as Senior Director for Cyber Policy and Acting Cyber Coordinator in the National Security Council. During his two years at the White House, Mr. Painter was a senior member of the team that conducted the President’s Cyberspace Policy Review and coordinated the development of the U.S. 2011 International Strategy for Cyberspace.

Mr. Painter began his federal career in 1991 as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles where he led some of the most high profile and significant cybercrime prosecutions in the country, including the prosecution of notorious computer hacker Kevin Mitnick. From 2001-2008 he helped lead the case and policy efforts of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section in the U.S. Department of Justice and served, for a short time, as Deputy Assistant Director of the F.B.I.’s Cyber Division. During that period, he helped write the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace (2003) and was a key member of the National Cyber Study Group that produced the Comprehensive National Cyber Initiative in 2007.

Mr. Painter is a recognized leader in international cyber issues. He has represented the United States in numerous international fora, including chairing the cutting edge G8 High Tech Crime Subgroup from 2002-2012. He has worked with dozens of foreign governments in bilateral meetings and has been a frequent spokesperson and presenter on cyber issues around the globe. He is a recipient of the prestigious RSA Award for Excellence in the Field of Public Policy (2016), the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service (2002), the Intelligence Community Legal Award (2008) and has been named to the “Federal 100” list, among other honors. Mr. Painter is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Cornell University.

Ronald Banks

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
Texas Capital Bank

Ronald Banks has served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Texas Capital Bank since July 2021. Before joining Texas Capital Bank, Banks was a Senior Vice President with Bank of America’s cyber team serving as the Global Security Operations Center leader and Business Information Security Officer for three and half years. Prior to that, he served as the Deputy CISO for Abbott Labs in Chicago.

Before moving to corporate America, Banks served 29 years in the US Air Force, primarily flying F-15s. During his military career, he most recently served as the Commandant of the U.S. Air Force Cyber College and Vice Commandant of the Air War College where he taught cyber strategy, warfare, leadership, and national decision-making. Colonel Banks is a highly experienced, combat proven leader and command fighter pilot with over 2400 hours in the F-15C, which included four combat deployments. He also has contributed to the Congressional Solarium Commission on Cybersecurity providing recommendations for national cyber security of U.S. critical infrastructure.

Banks holds three master’s degrees, the last of which is in strategy from the School of Advance Airpower Studies and is published author of the book, Confronting the Cyber Storm – A Coercive Cyber Strategy to Defend the Nation.

Ezhil Nanjappan

CTO
Otis Elevator Co.

Ezhil Nanjappan is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Otis. He is responsible for applying innovative technologies to transform existing business models, products, and services to support business growth.

He played a critical role in introducing the Otis ONE IoT service platform, helped develop the suite of custom smartphone mobile apps that collect and share performance data, and supported the deployment of more than 30,000 smart phones to get digital technology in the hands of Otis mechanics around the world.

Ezhil joined Otis in 2001, and focused his career on advancing global IT operations, mobile application development and service transformation. He is experienced in all things digital – from sales force automation and cloud transition to agile development and global program management.

Ezhil holds an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and technology from India’s Madurai Kamaraj University. He has received 22 global patents.

Mark Chatoor

Director, Product Management
Cysiv

Mark Chatoor leads product management for Cysiv and is responsible for shaping and driving the roadmap for Cysiv’s cloud-native SOC platform. He works closely with customers and partners, R&D, data science, SOC and sales and marketing teams to define, prioritize, and evangelize platform features. Previously, he was head of Trend Micro professional services in the U.S. Prior to that, he worked as a product/program manager delivering strategic IT initiatives for 10 years in the financial services industry. Mark received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University.

Brian Behlendorf

General Manager
Open Source Security Foundation

Brian Behlendorf is the General Manager for the Open Source Security Foundation, an initiative of the Linux Foundation, focused on securing the open source ecosystem. Brian has founded and led open source software communities and initiatives for more than 30 years, first as a co-founder of the Apache Software Foundation and then later as a founding board member of both the Open Source Initiative and the Mozilla Foundation. In parallel, Brian co-founded or was CTO for a series of startups (Wired Magazine, Organic Online, CollabNet) before pivoting towards public service serving the White House CTO office in the Obama Administration and then serving as CTO for the World Economic Forum. Brian joined the Linux Foundation in 2016 to lead Hyperledger, the distributed ledger initiative now core to supply chain traceability and central bank digital currency efforts worldwide, and has led the OpenSSF since September 2021.

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Adam Fletcher

Chief Security Officer
Blackstone

Adam Fletcher is a Senior Managing Director in the Technology and Innovations group and Blackstone’s Chief Security Officer. He is responsible for all aspects of cyber and physical security across Blackstone as well as managing a small portfolio of investments in leading early-stage cybersecurity companies.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Fletcher was Blackstone’s Deputy CISO and helped lead an engaged community of cybersecurity professionals across Blackstone’s portfolio of companies. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Fletcher led the International Security organization for Equifax, coordinating a global security program across 14 countries, each with different business, regulatory, and privacy requirements.

Mr. Fletcher received a B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. He currently serves as a director on the board of Pentera, is an observer on the boards of ShiftLeft, CyberGRX and Mitiga, and has been a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) since 2011.

Jill Roberts

Program Manager
National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution Digital Poster Program Representative

Jill Roberts is the program manager for the Searchable Museum Project at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC.  Jill has led this groundbreaking project since its inception in 2019 managing all aspects of the project from A to Z!   Jill started her career working at cultural institutions and museums but eventually transitioned to the tech world in 2010 where she worked in project management for several software development companies before returning to the Museum world in 2017.  Jill has a BA in Art History from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Neal Sample

EVP & CIO
Northwestern Mutual

Neal Sample was most recently EVP & Chief Information Officer responsible for leading the Technology function at Northwestern Mutual. His key areas of accountability included technology strategy (architecture, infrastructure and cloud services, engineering and customer success); data and analytics; enterprise information risk and cybersecurity; digital workplace solutions; and the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute.

Prior to acquisition by Cigna, Sample was executive vice president, chief operating officer at Express Scripts where he was responsible for operations, technology, and enterprise transformation.   He aligned overall information technology strategy and performance with pharmacy processing and fulfillment in order to create synergies that drove improvements to the member and client experiences.

Sample previously served in key executive leadership roles at American Express, including President, Enterprise Growth, where he leveraged emerging technologies to reach new customers and geographies, expand mobile and online payment services, and foster inclusion for clients poorly served by traditional financial systems. Earlier at American Express, he held the CIO position for that business where he managed end-to-end platform technology, infrastructure and operations, and the suite of American Express prepaid products, including the delivery and implementation of the Bluebird, SoftCard, and retail distribution partnerships. Prior to American Express, Sample served in a variety of senior leadership positions at companies such as eBay/PayPal, Yahoo!, and RightOrder.

Sample received his MS and PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. He also received a BA and MS in Computer Science from the University of Wyoming. Additionally, he completed a post-doctoral research fellowship with the CIA Office of Research and Development.

Sample is currently on the Business Advisory Committee of the Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, serves on the Board of Wellfield Technologies, is the Vice Chair on the Board of the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy, and is an advisor to several startups.

Maryann Byrdak

CIO
Feeding America

As Chief Information Officer, Maryann serves as senior technology strategist and is responsible for guiding the organization’s vision for the emerging technologies, digital trends and infrastructure advances that will help Feeding America fulfill its mission. Her passion to serve and experience leading technology transformations influence the optimization efforts for a more connected Feeding America network.

Prior to joining Feeding America, Maryann was Senior Vice President/CIO at Potbelly Sandwich Works, Inc., where she led Potbelly’s entire technology footprint including corporate headquarters and 500+ restaurants nationwide. During her time there, she defined and executed a three-year technology refresh and digital presence roadmap by migrating their systems to a standardized, modernized and innovative environment.

Prior to Potbelly, Maryann spent nine years with the Office Depot/Office Max organization in various roles, with the last being the Senior Director, Information Technology Merger Integration, where she was responsible for system integration strategy, synergy valuation, outsourcing services implementation and end-to-end conversions.  Her passion for distributed environments was influenced by her tenure at Sears, during those 8 years she led many cross-functional technology initiatives focused on POS customer experience transformations.

Maryann earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Elmhurst College, Illinois, an M.B.A. Information Management and Marketing from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Stuart School of Business in Chicago, and executive training at Booth Chicago.

Melanie Kalmar

Corporate VP, CDO & CIO
Dow

Passionate leader about reimagining business through IT for over 30 years.
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Original. I think back to the many times in my career, including college, when I was the only woman in the room, so I know what it’s like to be one of the first, original woman leaders in the IT space. I’ve always known what I’m good at, and with hard work and perseverance, I thought I could make a difference.

Authentic. I’ve always tried to stay grounded by being my authentic self and staying true to my values and dreams.

Advocate. Today, I’m a passionate advocate for STEM careers, mentorship and women in technology. I serve as an advisory board member of the Michigan Council for Women in Technology, and I’m a member of the Dean’s Council for Central Michigan University School of Business.

Inclusive. I’m also focused on driving my company’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy as a member of the President’s Inclusion Council and executive sponsor for PRIME, the employee resource group focused on engaging our 50+ population.
Animal Lover. I’m an unapologetic animal lover, a supporter of the Humane Society and a strong advocate for animal rescue.

Grateful. I’ve spent my entire career with Dow, and I’m so grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to grow, learn, explore and lead in the exciting fields of information technology and digitalization.

Chester Lui

Head of Chrome Enterprise Customer Engineering - Americas
Google

Chester is the Head of Americas Chrome Customer Engineers at Google and is based in Mountain View, CA.  Chester has had over 15yrs+ of experience in Enterprise Engineering with the largest names in IT, in roles that bridge the divide between the client and engineering function.  At Google, his mission is to lead his team in providing enterprise customers with a secure entry point to the cloud.  He is a graduate of DePaul University.  Outside of work Chester enjoys spending time with his twin boys and exploring much of what California has to offer on a road bike.

Justin Sherenco

Director, Cybersecurity Operations and Engineering
United Airlines

Justin has been with United Airlines as the Director of Cybersecurity Operations and Engineering for over a year. His responsibilities include enterprise visibility, threat detection, and the operation of preventive tooling. Before coming to United, he worked for General Electric for ten years in various positions focusing on incident response and detection.

James Beeson

SVP, Global Chief Information Security Officer
Cigna

James has over 30 years of experience in cyber security and technology.  He has 21 years of direct experience as an information security leader and is currently the Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Security Officer for Cigna, a global health services company.  James previously worked 20 years for General Electric in various security and technology leadership positions.

James was recognized as a Top 100 CISO’s by CISO Connect in 2021 and was an Evanta 2016 Breakaway Leadership Award finalist and a T.E.N. ISE North America Executive Award finalist in 2011.

He has Co-Chaired the CISO Executive Summits in Dallas and New York for several years and participates as a keynote speaker at various events across the globe.

James also works closely with SINET, the Security Innovation Network, to promote public and private sector collaboration and increase the awareness of innovative emerging companies.

James is actively involved in the Financial Services and Health Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (FS-ISAC and H-ISAC) and the Domestic Security Alliance Council (DSAC), which work to drive standards, improvements, and networking in cyber security and risk management globally.

He has an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BBA in Management and Leadership from Amberton University.

He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Six Sigma Quality certified.

Dan Lemont

Executive Director, Technology Strategy and Office of the CIO
Ally Financial Digital Poster Program Representative

Dan Lemont is the Executive Director of Technology Strategy & Office of the CIO at Ally where he collaborates across Ally’s ecosystem to advance strategy, innovation, and operating model. During his 15 years at Ally, he has held a number of leadership positions across strategic programs, platforms, data, and infrastructure.  Dan is a champion for talent and culture, sponsoring efforts to progress diversity, equity, and inclusion amongst Ally employees and communities. Before joining Ally, Dan started his career at Pfizer within their technology organization. He holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University and executive education at Stanford University.

Tony Parrillo

Enterprise IT Global Head of Security
Schneider Electric Digital Poster Program Representative

Tony Parrillo is the Schneider Electric Enterprise IT Global Head of Security.

Schneider Electric is a leader in digital connectable products, controls, and software for energy management and process automation. He is responsible for the security of an infrastructure that includes over 140,00 employees, 250,000+ endpoints, and 220 major factories in over 100 countries worldwide. His purview includes cyber incident response (CSIRT), vulnerability management, digital certification of infrastructure and applications, and IT/OT industrial/manufacturing cybersecurity of plants and critical infrastructure products. He is also responsible for privacy implementation including GDPR, China Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), and other regulations.

He brings 25+ years of technology leadership experience with a strong background in cyber security, both in the federal and commercial sectors. Prior to joining Schneider Electric, he was a security partner in Fortium Partners, LP, where he performed as a fractional CISO for an insurance company and a construction company, he supported cutting edge start-ups, and other accomplishments. Previously, Parrillo spent about 10 years managing a consulting practice focused on cyber security, IT risk management, and compliance where he implemented federal IT security programs for the Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the General Services Administration. Prior to that he was on active duty with the U.S. Navy in senior cyber roles. Additionally, Parrillo’s expertise has been crucial in developing cyber security and risk management programs from the ground up with several commercial entities and not-for-profit organizations utilizing NIST, ISO, and other frameworks.

Parrillo holds an MBA from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Science in materials engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Tim Callahan

Senior Vice President, Global Security, Chief Security Officer
Aflac

Tim Callahan joined Aflac in 2014, bringing more than 30 years of experience in information and physical security, business resiliency and risk management. He was promoted to his current role in January 2016, where he is responsible for directing Aflac’s global security strategy and leading the information security, business continuity and disaster recovery functions across the company to prioritize security initiatives and allocate resources based on appropriate risk assessments.

Prior to joining Aflac, he served as senior vice president of business continuity and information assurance for SunTrust Banks, Inc. He also held leadership positions at People’s United Bank.

Tim served in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years and earned an associate’s degree from the Community College of the Air Force and a bachelor’s degree from the University of the State of New York, Albany.

Max Graupner

Senior Director of Security and Audit
RunBuggy

As the Sr. Director of Security and Audit at Run Buggy, Max Graupner leads the cybersecurity and IT teams responsible for securing the RunBuggy technology infrastructure. With over 15 years of experience in positions across Cybersecurity, and IT Consulting, Max has developed and implemented information security programs for various companies across the financial, retail, technology, and transportation industries. Max is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE) and received his Bachelor and Master’s degrees from the University of Mississippi.

Stephanie Franklin-Thomas

Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer
ABM Industries

Stephanie Franklin-Thomas is the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer of ABM Industries, a leading provider of facilities solutions with revenues of over $6B and over 100,000 employees in 350+ offices deployed throughout the United States, United Kingdom and other international locations. As ABM’s first CISO, Stephanie is credited with driving security strategy and transformation with a specific emphasis on the development of a risk based fit-for-purpose program.

Stephanie is a senior information technology executive with more than 24 years of experience assisting public and privately held companies in a variety of industries to transform and protect their businesses worldwide. Stephanie’s career reflects a demonstrated track record in leading successful large-scale technology focused transformation initiatives, optimizing technology enablement to support business initiatives in complex, global business environments, and executing M&A transactions across the deal lifecycle in domestic and global markets. She also brings deep corporate governance experience through her work with corporate boards, including audit, risk and compliance committees and is qualified to serve on audit committees as a regulatory compliance expert.

Chris Nardecchia

SVP, Chief Digital & Information Officer
Rockwell Automation

Chris Nardecchia is Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Rockwell Automation. He is responsible for strategic vision, operational excellence and change leadership for the development and implementation of information technology initiatives and architecture across our company. Chris drives our corporate information technology strategy and internal transformation, creating digital solutions that enhance our Rockwell Automation capabilities internally and externally.

Previously, Chris was Vice President and CIO, Global Operations and Supply Chain, at Amgen, Inc. With over 30 years of professional experience, he also held leadership roles at Pfizer and Warner Lambert, which was acquired by Pfizer. At these companies he led IT-enabled business and digital strategy and accelerated growth through technology and data analytics. He drove business innovations that improved profitability, globalization, restructuring and mergers. He has an extensive background with portfolio management, engineering, operations, mergers and acquisitions, IT risk management, analytics and using technology to drive business insights. He was also the Rockwell Automation executive sponsor at Amgen. Earlier in his career, Chris also held process, and production engineering roles in the pharmaceutical, chemical and nuclear industries.

Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo, and an MBA from Michigan State.

Maunil Mehta

Partner
Deloitte Consulting LLP Digital Poster Program Representative

Maunil Mehta is the leader of Deloitte’s SAP technology west coast practice and has over fourteen years of experience in technology transformation.

Maunil’s team started with a bold, ambitious and passionate vision of bringing business transformation to life in a conscious, thoughtful and comprehensive way.

To implement this vision, Maunil’s team asked Deloitte’s top-tier professionals to take their 30+ years of transformation experience and create something magical.

The result, Enterprise Consciousness, the magic that simplifies Deloitte’s clients’ business transformation journey and enables them to make conscious and informed transformation choices that bring spectacular results.

Andy Bonillo

Global Head of Threat Management & Incident Response
Tiktok Digital Poster Program Representative

As Global Head of Threat Management & Incident Response at TikTok, Andy Bonillo is responsible for ensuring TikTok can detect, respond, and recover from converged threats and incidents. His team of dedicated and diverse practitioners oversee an all-hazards threat led defense, incident response, intelligence, crisis management, and business resiliency capability focused on minimizing disruptions to business operations.

Before TikTok, Andy was appointed as the first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Ciena Corporation, a telecommunications networking equipment and software services provider. He joined Ciena after serving as the Global Head of Information Security at AIG, where he built and led AIG’s Global Cyber Risk Defense Center to protect the integrity of the Financial Insurance market. Previously, Andy was the Director of Cyber Security and Public Safety for Verizon Communications, where he led the company’s next-generation incident response platform initiatives, invented, and commercialized a managed security service threat detection product, served as an advisor to the General Counsel on public policy and cyber security matters.

Before joining the private sector, Andy served as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service where he led the largest cybercrime investigation in US history and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the US Attorney General. He has been recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his support in the fight against Terrorism. He has provided physical protection to the President of the United States, former Presidents, and world leaders at various threat levels. He applies his physical security mindset to IT and data security.

Anna Yankova

Project Management Specialist, CIO Support
Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

Anna Yankova is the Project Management Specialist and CIO Support  at Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, a state health insurance marketplace. Anna has a Bachelor’ Degree in Languages and Translation from Odessa State University, Ukraine and a Master’s Degree from American University, School of International Service. Anna has 15 years of professional experience working for the Mayor’s Office of Baltimore, the Office of the Secretary of State, and the private sector. As the Immigrant Program Coordinator at the Mayor’s Office, Anna managed various city-wide programs assisting immigrant and refugee population with vocational training, employment, and language assistance. As the Director of International Affairs at the Office of the Secretary of State, Anna managed state -wide Sister States Program that promoted public diplomacy and global business collaboration. In this capacity, Anna also served as the diplomatic protocol officer for the state. She also has private sector experience, managing business development and health IT projects.  Anna holds Project Management Professional (PMP) Certificate from Project Management Institute (PMI). She is currently working on earning her Executive MBA at Robert Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (expected June 2022). She speaks Russian, Ukrainian and French. In her free time, Anna enjoys watching documentaries, reading international relations and foreign policy magazines, working out, kickboxing and travelling.

Doug Fisher

SVP & CSO
Lenovo

Doug Fisher is the Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer of Lenovo, assuming the role in 2020. As Chief Security Officer, he has worldwide responsibility and oversight for the integrity of Lenovo’s supply chain, products, services and solutions, and data protection.

Fisher is a proven leader with deep relationships across the technology industry with recognized enterprise software expertise. Before assuming his current role, he was Chief Operating Officer for Lenovo’s Data Center Group. He had responsibility for all DCG business segments and driving greater alignment across product management, operations, solutions, and product marketing.

Before joining Lenovo, he worked at Intel for 24 years where he was most recently Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Software and Services Group (SSG). He had responsibility for platform software development worldwide with resources in more than 20 countries, driving key SW efforts end-to-end for all of Intel’s IoT, PC and Data Center businesses.

He is currently chairman of the board of the Joint Development Foundation and is a member of the Oregon State University Dean’s Leadership Council in the College of Engineering. Previously, he was the Chairman of the Linux Foundation, Board of BlueData, and was a board member for Wind River Systems.

He began his career at age 17 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in Management from Stanford University.

Andrew Shikiar

Executive Director and Chief Marketing Officer
FIDO Alliance

Andrew Shikiar is the Executive Director and Chief Marketing Officer at FIDO Alliance, a global consortium working to create and drive adoption of open standards for simpler, stronger user authentication. Shikiar has been involved in the identity industry for 20+ years and also serves as an industry advisor to identity strategy firm Liminal as well as 1414 Ventures, which is focused on early-stage investments in digital identity.

Andrew has deep experience in multi-stakeholder organizations, having previously led market development efforts for Tizen Association, LiMo Foundation, and the Liberty Alliance Project – and additionally has held executive and managerial roles driving a variety of emerging initiatives at leading technology companies. Managerial roles at Sun Microsystems included PR and marketing leadership for the company’s Java and identity management initiatives. Shikiar was also a founding executive at Radical Communication, an early entrant in the interactive email & analytics market. Most recently, he served as VP of Marketing & Business Development for machine learning pioneer BigML.

Shikiar is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been quoted extensively in leading news, broadcast and online media outlets.

Victor Shadare

Head of Cyber Security
Condé Nast

After a number of years in systems admin, application support, and network management, working for various organizations in different sectors, in 2007 whilst leading a network refresh project for an NHS organization, Victor identified a number of areas requiring security improvements and was asked to create a plan to execute the improvements. Various training courses followed culminating in an MSc in IT Security. Victor has held various security positions leading teams in Information Security and Risk Management, Security Engineering, and Security Operations.

Victor joined Condé Nast in 2020 right at the start of the Pandemic and UK lockdown with the challenge of creating a global Cyber Security team that includes a 24/7/365 SOC based out of Chennai, India, and providing services to 32 offices in 12 countries, as well as numerous remote staff, journalists, contributors, and sundry freelancers. In the last 24 months, Victor has taken Condé Nast on a journey that has seen a marked improvement in the security profile of Conde Nast across all markets in which we operate.

Miguel Bracchini

Chief Solution Architect
Aurea

Miguel has over 20 years of experience in product and commercial leadership roles from start-up to large multi-national-sized companies. Prior to Aurea, Miguel served as VP of Product for Keller Williams International, where he helped digitally transform the largest real estate franchise company in the world to an AI-driven real estate technology company.

Troy Baldwin

Product Management Director
CompuCom

Troy is a Product Management Director at Compucom, focusing on defining the strategy for Compucom’s Experience Management and Digital Support offerings and services.  He works closely with the teams that build and deploy those offerings to ensure that we’re exceeding the outcomes that our customers strive to achieve.  With 25 years tenure at Compucom, Troy has a strong ITIL and Six Sigma background, and as involved in achieving Compucom’s ISO 20000 registration and helped help define Compucom’s Persona practice.  Troy majored in Computer Science and began his career with NCR Corporation performing remote support for their UNIX systems.

Matthew Rice

Director
PwC

Matt Rice is Director and Marketing Lead for PwC’s Workforce Experience product portfolio.  Matt has over 30 years of experience in software marketing, product management, consulting, and sales with companies including ADP, Computer Sciences Corporation, Oracle, Deloitte Consulting, and several early-stage technology startups.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Georgia Tech.

Sean D. Mack

CIO & CISO
Wiley Digital Poster Program Representative

Sean D. Mack is CIO & CISO at Wiley, an education and research company. Sean is a visionary and innovative technology leader with a history of driving global business strategy and transformation. He has extensive background leading DevOps, infrastructure, enterprise applications, security, and desktop services in educational technology and publishing industry.

Sean has led global teams across a wide range of companies from global financial companies like Experian to innovative technology companies like Etsy. He has also worked extensively in the education technology and publishing industry with companies such as Pearson, Scholastic, and Braven (a non-profit technology education start-up). Throughout his career he has held a variety of technology leadership ranging from Vice President of Operations and Applications for Pearson Education to CIO for a start-up in the streaming media space.

Sean has his Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of California and a Masters in Business Administration from Seattle University.

Sean was born and raised in New York City and has lived in various places around the world including Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco and the UK. He currently lives in New York with his wife and eight year old daughter. He likes fitness including martial arts, boxing, and skiing. He rides a Triumph Thruxton and plays upright bass (although, admittedly, not well).

Richard Latayan

Chief Information Security Officer
AAA National

Rich Latayan serves as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at AAA, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s cybersecurity compliance, security architecture and operations center, vendor risk and incident management. Prior to this current role, Rich held global Information Security and IT leadership positions at Hollister, Walgreens, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Crowe and TransUnion. Rich served as a college adjunction instructor in the field of security and digital forensics for local colleges and is an advisory board member.

Rich earned his Master of Science degree from DePaul University and holds professional designations in the areas of information security management, IT compliance and project management including CISSP, CISA, CRISC, ISSAMP, ITIL and Sig Sigma Lean Professional.

Randi Levin

CEO, RSL Technology Associates
Former NASA JPL CIO

Randi Levin is an innovative and transformational business and technology executive with proven experience in government, the private sector domestically and internationally, consulting and many other industries.   She is a flexible and highly experienced leader with emphasis in strategic planning, transformation, transparency and efficiency initiatives and leading-edge thinking, cybersecurity and as well as implementation.  She is a results-oriented business manager with outstanding interpersonal skills.  Randi was most recently the CIO at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

Randi has spent 30+ years in Information Technology including the CIO/CTO for the City of Los Angeles, the CIO for Cast & Crew, Forest Lawn, and VP of Worldwide Corporate Systems for NBC Universal and the Walt Disney Company, as well as numerous other organizations, primarily in Southern California.

Randi’s latest major achievement was leading JPL’s Information Technology Division and support a successful rover and helicopter landing on Mars while working from home during Covid.  Randi was responsible for ensuring the Voyager continued to operate while moving all the ground data systems and retrofitting them for the future.   Randi also led and matured the cyber program for JPL.

Randi was the first Public and Private sector CTO or CIO to implement cloud-based email – Google Applications – Gmail for the enterprise in 2008.  Her extensive partnership with Google provided the City of Los Angeles many benefits beyond just a new email system and began the city’s digital transformation.   It also disrupted an entire industry and enabled much more cloud adoption.

Randi has been passionate about helping women in technology either stay and advance in the field and helping middle school girls get interested in STEM.  She has spoken on this topic and is writing a book about women in technology.  She received the Orbie award in 2021 for outstanding work in the Large Corporate organizations in Southern California.

Randi has lived in the Los Angeles area for approximately 30 years and has two grown children. Randi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Management Information Systems degree from the University of Arizona.

Matthew Trushinski

Senior Director of Product Marketing
Arctic Wolf

Matthew Trushinski is a Senior Director of Product Marketing at Arctic Wolf where he specializes in Managed Detection and Response. Matthew has a diverse technology background, including security, IoT, AI, and carrier networks. He is passionate about the application of new technologies to solve persistent problems and the important role people play in applying them.

Andre Champagne

Security Product Manager
Carbon60

Andre Champagne brings 15+ years of experience in the field of Information Technology with a specialization on IT Security and has a diverse background as Product Manager, developing and delivering IT Products from within the defense, telecommunications, financial services, and manufacturing security verticals. Andre has been responsible for developing security product solutions for cloud and mobile applications, combining security technologies strategically focused at aligning business needs of the enterprise and architecting, implementing and supporting network infrastructure security needs of many industries.

Dana Shalev

Head of Product Marketing
NICE WEM

Dana is a veteran marketing professional with more than ten years of experience in product marketing and content creation. Dana brings vast experience working for leading global companies in diverse industries. Her forte is turning technology into a story focused on value to customers, and her passion is building close relationships with customers. Today, Dana is the Head of Product Marketing for the NICE WEM line of business, specializing in recording, compliance, performance optimization and workforce management.

Katie Norton

Senior Research Analyst
IDC

Katie Norton is a Senior Research Analyst within IDC’s DevOps Solutions research practice. In this role, she is responsible for researching, writing, and advising clients on the fast-evolving DevOps market. Katie’s core research includes topics such as rapid enterprise application development, modern microservice based packaging, application security, and automated deployment and lifecycle/management strategies as applied to a DevOps practice. In addition, she examines how the move to DevOps methodologies impacts enterprise use of open source and preferences for using on-premises computing and development platforms vs public cloud services.

After receiving her master’s degree in Research Administration, Katie has worked as an analyst in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining IDC, she was a senior data analyst at RiverCap Holdings where she sourced, vetted, and planned the extraction of data for the startup company’s two data-as-a-service platforms in the Emergency Management and Energy industries. Katie also worked as an academic program analyst at Central Michigan University (CMU). There, she had end-to-end ownership of the academic program market intelligence process, which utilized quantitative methodologies to model the competitive landscape, economic outlook, and student demand for all levels of degree programs proposed at CMU.

Joe Atkinson

Vice Chair - US Chief Products & Technology Officer
PwC US

Joe Atkinson is Vice Chair – Chief Products & Technology Officer at PwC US, enabling teams to develop products and drive strategies that have an impact on the way people work — to change how work is done at scale.

Joe helps the firm and its clients navigate today’s rapid pace of tech transformation and sets the strategic agenda that guides PwC’s Products and Technology team, with the goal of providing tools and technologies that help companies move faster, reduce complexities and fuel growth.

A proud dad, husband and Penn State alum, Joe is driven to give back to his community, supporting nonprofits focused on health, social betterment and digital literacy.

Steve Chan

Group Product Marketing Manager
Okta

Steve is a Group Product Marketing Manager focused on product marketing and strategy. Before joining Okta, Steve was at Proofpoint, responsible for their information protection, cloud security, and threat products. And prior to Proofpoint, Steve co-founded and held executive roles at security, information governance, and gaming firms around the valley.

Eva Selhub

Resiliency Expert & Coach

An internationally recognized expert on resiliency and stress reduction, Dr. Eva Selhub specializes in helping individuals and organizations improve health, wellbeing, productivity and
outcomes by creating a culture of resilience. Her inspiring and energizing presentations merge science with spirit and mind with body, providing actionable takeaways tailored to any group’s wellness and performance goals.

A board certified physician, Dr. Selhub taught for 20 years as an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She also served as the Medical Director for the prestigious Benson
Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the author of multiple books including The Love Response, Your Brain on Nature, Your Health Destiny, The Stress Management Handbook, and her latest, Resilience for Dummies. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Marimed, Inc., is a Scientific Advisor for Sensie, is an Adjunct Scientist at the Human Nutrition Research Center for Aging at Tufts University, and advises with a variety of fitness and nutrition companies. Dr. Selhub has been published in medical journals and featured in national publications including The New York Times, Self, Shape, USA Today, Fitness, and Journal of Woman’s Health, and has appeared on radio and television in connection with her work, including The Dr. Oz Show.

Believing that resilience doesn’t arise from change in a single factor, Dr. Selhub takes a holistic approach, providing the tools we need for transformative change in both our personal
and professional lives. As a speaker, she combines humor and compassion with her gift of translating complex information into practical and usable knowledge that any individual can
access. Drawing upon many years as a corporate coach and consultant and as a healthcare professional and teacher, she helps any organization create a resilient culture where wellness, innovation, productivity, engagement and teamwork truly thrive.

Christopher Burgess

CSO contributor, book author, ex-CIA

Christopher Burgess is a writer, speaker, and commentator on security issues. He is a former senior security advisor to Cisco, and has also been a CEO/COO with various startups in the data and security spaces. He served 30+ years within the CIA which awarded him the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal upon his retirement. Cisco gave him a stetson and a bottle of single-barrel Jack upon his retirement. Christopher co-authored the book, “Secrets Stolen, Fortunes Lost, Preventing Intellectual Property Theft and Economic Espionage in the 21st Century”. He also founded the non-profit, Senior Online Safety and the travel advisory site Securely Travel.

Mishu Rahman

Head of Cyber Strategy
BNP Paribas

Mishu believes Cyber Security is a global imperative and dependent on conducive private and public sector partnership, receptive legislation, investment in R&D (e.g., AI, Quantum), and commitment to STEM such as “Scholarship For Service” to nurture the next generation of leaders.

Mishu is the Head of Cyber Strategy, Business Risk, Board Governance, and Regulation at BNP Paribas, a global financial juggernaut. As a transformational executive, he is shaping business growth through harmonized IT and IS operations, tactful AI, cloud, and digital infusion, organizational agility, adaptive threat management, and crucial talent development.

Prior to that, Mishu had the privilege of leading $100M+ digital transformations and securing the world’s biggest and most sensitive data treasure chest as nonpolitical staffer under two US Presidents at The White House. Mishu co-managed $90B/year IT investment (e.g., FinTech, HealthTech) including $9B/year for Cyber shaping ROI for 330M Americans as shareholders and delivering world class digital experience as customers. He understands what’s at stake and cross sector challenges, having managed the data, investment, and policy flow between government and industry. A distinct perspective drawn from national AI, Cyber, and Digital strategy driving CX-driven innovative G2B, G2C products and services for 330 million customers, across diverse LoBs weaving the fabric of society (U.S. Small Business, Commerce, Treasury, Healthcare), powered by 3.4M global talent-force and $575B supply chain, with operations in 180 countries.

Mishu appreciates that necessary capacity building must sync and follow innovation strategy. He steered the $50B, shared service initiative, underpinning worldwide modernization (mix of cloud, cybersecurity, network, managed services solutions) resulting $20M/month in savings and enhanced business agility, guiding dozens of Group CIOs and CISOs to align, design, and transition each unique LoB to a secure, future ready tech-stack. Doing so by balancing risk and opportunity, threading business strategy, bridging the risk-value proposition gap, and influencing LOB C-Suites and Board.

Before that, Mishu held broad roles through management consulting, technical, and IT leadership across global organizations, delivering business edge by infusing emerging technology and security. His ability to champion uniquely scaled and complex business innovation isn’t newfound. He began his career engineering next-generation secure multi-billion dollars technologies (e.g., space and ground systems) deployed worldwide, partnering with multiple nations.

Mishu has a strong sense of mission, business acumen with outcome accountability. His understanding of geopolitical forces at play behind cyber-attacks across sectors, tactical tradecraft from national security, and technical rooting helps navigate policy, business strategy and technology immersion tradeoffs. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Alex Attumalil

Global Chief Information Security Officer
Under Armour

Alex Attumalil is the Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Under Armour, the Baltimore based Global Apparel brand. A passionate security practitioner, he manages the strategic risk-based deployment of global security controls, while enabling frictionless business operations. A transformational leader, Alex has over 20+ years of experience in developing, managing and maintaining information security programs in both the public and private sectors. In his professional career, Alex has taught as an Adjunct Professor, presented at various cyber conferences and continues to serve as a technical consultant on various Customer Advisory Boards. A thought leader and security evangelist, Alex seeks out opportunity to share and learn from his peers on topics related to cyber security, team development and novel ideas on business enablement.

Scott Renda

Sr Manager, Product Management
AWS

Scott leads AWS Wavelength Product Management at Amazon Web Services. He has 15+ years of technology experience across the public and private sectors. In the past, he has worked on strategy development, commercializing emerging products, leading global partnerships, coalition building, product management, and go-to-market approaches.

Noah Smith

Cybersecurity Account Manager and Sales Team Leader
Darktrace

Noah Smith is a Cybersecurity Account Manager and Sales Team Leader at Darktrace, a leading AI company for cyber defense. At Darktrace, Noah works with leading organizations in a range of industries to deploy and operationalize cutting edge technologies. During Noah’s tenure at Darktrace, the company has grown to over 6800 customers and has been the recipient of numerous achievements, including being named Fast Company’s one of 10 Most Innovative Companies in Artificial Intelligence in 2022. Noah holds a Bachelor degree from the University of Toronto and is based in Darktrace’s Toronto office.

Sathish Muthukrishnan

Chief Information, Data and Digital Officer
Ally Financial Digital Poster Program Representative

Sathish Muthukrishnan was named Chief Information, Data and Digital Officer for Ally Financial Inc. in December, 2019. In this role, Muthukrishnan is responsible for advancing Ally’s technical and digital capabilities, including cyber security and infrastructure, and accelerating the company’s growth and evolution as a leader in the digital financial services sector. He is based in Ally’s Charlotte corporate center and reports to Ally CEO Jeffrey J. Brown.

Muthukrishnan has held a number of senior technology leadership roles with substantial scale and global reach, and previously served as the chief digital and information officer for Honeywell Aerospace, a nearly $14 billion revenue business within Honeywell International. He brings to Ally more than 20 years of technology leadership experience in complex businesses with high availability and reliability requirements on their technology, ten of which were spent in financial services with American Express prior to joining Honeywell.

Muthukrishnan graduated from University of Madras with a degree in engineering specializing in computer science. He is a member of the Advisory Board of WIT International and was recipient of the Chairman’s Award for Innovation for several years at American Express. Muthukrishnan has over 25 filed patents in the manufacturing, payments and the digital technology space.

Ingrid Parker

Manager of Intelligence
Red Canary

Ingrid has worked in cybersecurity roles spanning from operational hands-on analysis through engaging with CISO’s of large federal departments and agencies. Currently she is the Manager of Intelligence at Red Canary. Previously she was the Chief Engineer for the Homeland Security Enterprise Division at MITRE where she provides expertise across a range of cybersecurity topics and integrates new ideas, capabilities, solutions into the work programs. Prior to joining MITRE Ingrid worked as a malware, forensic, and cyber threat intelligence analyst for Northrop Grumman and served in the U.S. Army as a systems administrator and network engineer. Ingrid has a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and a M.A. in Information Management.

Kathryn Knerler

Department Manager and Senior Principal Cybersecurity Architect
MITRE Labs

Kathryn has decades of experience in cybersecurity, including cyber analysis, incident response, and network security architecture. She is a Department Manager and
Senior Principal Cybersecurity Architect in MITRE Labs’ Cyber Solutions Innovation Center. She specializes in cyber threat intelligence and advising executives in operationalizing threat
defense strategies. Prior to MITRE, she advanced from incident responder to Program Director of Computer Incident Advisory Capability (CIAC) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Kathryn has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, a M.S. in Cybersecurity, and an M.B.A.

Renee Thomas

Director, Customer Success
Wrike

As the Director of Customer Success at Wrike, Renee Thomas leads a global team of talented CSMs. She has a passion for helping both employees and customers unlock their potential through personal and organizational development. Renee brings expertise in change management, global team leadership, marketing operations, and project management. Her experiences as a Retail Operations Manager, Head of Business Development, and now the Head of Customer Success help her partner with clients to solve and achieve organizational goals of increasing efficiency, visibility, and collaboration.

Simon Fawell

Partner
Signature Litigation

Simon has more than 20 years’ experience across a wide range of commercial and financial litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on complex banking and structured finance matters. He also specializes in advising on issues related to cyber-breach recovery and related litigation as well as insurance/reinsurance disputes.

Simon has litigated before the English High Court, English Court of Appeal, UK Supreme Court and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, as well as in international arbitration matters under the rules of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Insurance and Reinsurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS), and ad hoc arbitration under the English Arbitration Act. He is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and expert determination.

Prior to joining Signature Litigation, Simon was a Partner at Dechert LLP. He has a wide-ranging practice across a broad spectrum of industries and subject areas including banking, structured finance, derivatives (in particular under the ISDA form), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), asset financing, leasing, insurance and reinsurance, infrastructure, energy, private equity and funds.

Simon is recognized as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in The Legal 500 UK for his litigation and arbitration expertise and is commended as “a strong strategic thinker”, “a real team player” and “very good to work with”.

Simon is a member of the LCIA, London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA), Insurance & Reinsurance Legacy Association (IRLA), British Insurance Law Association (BILA), and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Arbitration and Dispute Resolution committee.

Aravind Swaminathan

Partner
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

As a strategic cybersecurity advisor, Aravind partners with clients to proactively plan for a crisis and develop strategies to improve resiliency, respond efficiently and effectively, protect their business and brand, and defend them in the onslaught of litigation and enforcement actions that follow. He guides organizations from large public company financial institutions to start-up technology companies to critical infrastructure providers through incidents, and develops business- and brand-centric strategies to mitigate and manage risk. He has directed more than 200 cybersecurity incident and data breach investigations, including enterprise-wide network intrusions to cyberattacks with national security implications.

With extensive trial, litigation and appellate experience, he defends his clients in cyber, privacy, and payments related class actions and other civil litigation (particularly Computer Fraud and Abuse Act matters), and in when these issues lead to regulatory investigations by the SEC, DOJ, FTC, and State Attorneys General.

Aravind’s background as an assistant United States attorney and Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Section attorney gives him first-hand understanding of federal agencies that allows him to swiftly navigate the system, partner with investigators and find creative solutions for his clients. As a federal cybercrime prosecutor, Aravind investigated and prosecuted a broad array of cybercrime cases, including hacking, phishing, trade secrets theft, click fraud, cyber threats, and identity theft. Aravind also led the cybercrime outreach program, where he worked with members of the Department of Justice, state and federal regulators, law enforcement and other organizations on cybersecurity and related privacy issues. During his time as federal prosecutor in the Complex Crimes Unit, he also investigated and prosecuted a wide array of white-collar crimes, including investment schemes, corporate fraud and embezzlement, securities fraud, tax evasion and the nation’s largest bank failure.

Jack O’Meara

Director and Cyber Litigation Support Lead
Guidehouse

Jack O’Meara is a Director in the Guidehouse Advanced Solutions Cybersecurity practice and leads the Cyber Incident Prevention and Response, and Cyber Litigation Support service offerings. Jack advises and collaborates with clients to effectively prepare for and respond to cyber incidents, restore operations and develop and deliver cyber resilient solutions, as well as provides litigation support related to cyber intrusions and data breaches.

Jack brings over 30 years of cybersecurity risk management and operational experience working with various commercial companies and public sector agencies. Prior to joining Guidehouse, Jack spent 13 years as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for SAIC, Leidos, CSC and DXC Technology, where he was responsible for day-to-day operational direction for all aspects of cybersecurity, regulatory compliance and IT risk management and the leadership and coordination of IT security staff and activities. These responsibilities included cybersecurity strategy, policies, plans and procedures development; information system security risk management; cybersecurity training and awareness campaigns; cybersecurity incident management and response; and disaster recovery and business continuity planning.

Jack holds a Master of Science in Information Assurance from Capitol Technology University and a Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University.

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Rob Stevens

Chief Revenue Officer
Carbon60

Rob is the Chief Revenue Officer at Carbon60 and former global head of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Disaster Recovery, Management Tools and DevOps Specialist, teams. After his six-year tenure at AWS and formally 13 years at Microsoft, Rob brings his industry insights to ensure organizations make the best technology decisions to drive the most successful outcome.

David Masson

Director of Enterprise Security
Darktrace

David Masson is Darktrace’s Director of Enterprise Security, and has over two decades of experience working in fast moving security and intelligence environments in the UK, Canada and worldwide. With skills developed in the civilian, military and diplomatic worlds, he has been influential in the efficient and effective resolution of various unique national security issues. David is an operational solutions expert and has a solid reputation across the UK and Canada for delivery tailored to customer needs. At Darktrace, David advises strategic customers across North America and is also a regular contributor to major international and national media outlets in Canada where he is based. He holds a master’s degree from Edinburgh University.

Avinash Shetty

VP, Product Management
Nutanix Inc.

Avinash Shetty has been with Nutanix since 2013 and started out as one of the early Product Managers driving product direction, specifically the NX portfolio roadmap, pricing and licensing, serviceability and the pivot to software selling. He then moved over to a sales role helping field sales understand the new software sales motion before eventually focusing on large enterprise deals and ELAs. From there he worked in a cross-functional role focused on corporate strategy. Moving back to his roots, he currently leads the PM role, focused on the broader Nutanix portfolio strategy, cross product roadmap as well as dissecting the broader competitive landscape.

Prior to Nutanix, Avinash spend 5 years at Riverbed working in various roles, most notably Product Manager for Steelhead and early days of SteelFusion. He also spend 8 years in Cisco with a background in security working on the PIX/ASA product line. Avinash has a MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and a BS in Computer Science from PICT, Pune, India. In his spare time, Avinash likes to tinker with various technologies, build stuff, play sports and spend time with his two kids.

Scott Brighton

CEO
Aurea

Scott is leading Aurea’s reinvention of the software business as the “Netflix of Business Software,” embracing the public cloud early to build a library of SAAS solutions powering the future of work, commerce, and IT.

Barbara Cooper-Jones

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Data and Technology Solutions
Ginnie Mae

Barbara Cooper-Jones is the Senior Vice President, Enterprise Data and Technology Solutions at Ginnie Mae. In her role as Chief Information Officer, Ms. Cooper-Jones is responsible for defining and implementing cloud, IT, cybersecurity, and information management strategies that support the enterprise’s mortgage-backed securities (MBS) operations. Ms. Cooper Jones is also responsible for enabling IT project governance and related risk management, and ensuring infrastructure, cloud and technology directives and solutions align with the federal Ginnie Mae’s cybersecurity and compliance mandates.

Prior to joining Ginnie Mae, Ms. Cooper-Jones was the Assistant Vice President of Enterprise Program Management in National IT at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond where she led large scale program management infrastructure modernization efforts. Ms. Cooper-Jones served as Vice President of Enterprise Data Technology at Fannie Mae from 2004 to 2007.

Ms. Cooper-Jones has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Virginia State University. She has completed a host of Leadership Development Programs and served as both a formal and informal mentor throughout her professional career.

Ms. Cooper-Jones is a recipient of the 2019 CIO 100 Award for IT Innovation and Business Value and the 2020 Women Who Mean Business award.

Mark Albro

Director, Mobility Sales
Motus

Mark has been Director of Mobility Sales at Motus for the last year +, but with over 25 year’s experience in telecommunications, OEM, and MDM/UEM industries. He leads the go-to-market and sales strategies for Motus’ Device offerings and BYOD/MMS.

Dan Dietz

Enterprise Sales Executive
Motus

Dan is responsible for helping bring on and introduce new customers to Motus. He has experience working with Fortune 500 companies, helping them solve their unique challenges and business goals.

Robert Locklear

Wireless Solutions Engineer
Motus

Robert brings 20 years of technical experience to his role as a Solutions Engineer with Motus Device. He serves as a technical guide in the sales process showing organizations how Motus solutions can help manage the most complex of mobility environments.

Bartosz Zieleznik

Head of Online Learning
Prosus

I am passionate about personal and organisational growth. I’ve been teaching, educating and providing learning solutions for as long as I remember. Curiosity is my primary motivator and helps me navigate multi-disciplinary projects with ease. From the world of solo entrepreneurship, I followed a self-created career path into the fascinating world of corporate Learning & Development. I enjoy building large-scale solutions for the ever-changing needs of global organisations. I believe in a world where everyone can reinvent themselves given the right tools.

Jennie Drimmer

Senior Regional Director, EMEA
Coursera

As Senior Regional Director Jennie leads growth within EMEA for Coursera for Business. She brings over 20 years experience in the industry and has worked in multiple areas of HR solution provision spanning across both technology and professional services, with a significant focus on Learning & Development and business transformation. She has an extensive career advising senior executives across EMEA on critical business projects linking to the people agenda. Prior to Coursera Jennie led the EMEA team for Humanforce (PE-backed workforce management technology) and spent a large portion of her career at CEB (now Gartner) where she led growth across EMEA supporting HR and Finance functional leaders. Jennie has a BA from Smith College.

Peter Near

National Director of Technology
VMware Canada

Peter Near is VMware Canada’s National Director of Technology, and a thought leader in Canada on topics including hybrid cloud strategies, datacenter modernization, and infrastructure security. As part of the Canadian Enterprise technology landscape for nearly twenty years, Peter has held a number of leadership positions including delivery of large enterprise transformation projects and leading global product management teams. Peter studied Computer Science and Business at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada and IMD Business School in Switzerland and is passionate about leveraging the intersection of technology to drive business impact.

Moty Fania

Principal Engineer, CTO and Senior Director of Machine Language Engineering
Intel Digital Poster Program Representative

Moty Fania is a principal engineer and the CTO of Intel’s IT Artificial Intelligence group which is a large-scale AI organization that works across Intel to deliver high-value, transformational AI solutions.  He is a senior director and strong technical leader who owns and drives all aspects of development, architecture, and productization of AI solutions and their related technologies in his group.  In the past 10 years, Moty has been a very dominant, key player in the AI domain at Intel, with strong focus on AI platforms and AI productization at scale.  He is recognized as the leading IT authority for ML engineering at scale with extensive experience in predictive, big data systems that sets technical direction for AI engineering work in different business domains from design, manufacturing to sales.

Doug McHugh

Vice President, Digital Client Partner PGS and Enabling Functions
Pfizer Digital Poster Program Representative

Doug is the Digital Client Partner for the Pfizer Global Supply division and the Enabling Functions including Finance, People Experience, Legal, Compliance and Global Business Services divisions.  In this role, he and his team are responsible to provide Digital thought leadership and client partnership, to define the digital strategy, digital transformation, and to manage the digital portfolio.  The global role is accountable for all of the Digital investments in the various divisions from infrastructure and Cyber threat remediation to Predictive analytics that drive operational improvements.

Before that, Doug was the Manufacturing BT leader for the Network Solutions BT group. In this role, he was the business partner responsible for delivering the full range of Business Technology capabilities to the PGS Global Supply Chain and Global External Supply organizations. In addition, he and his team are responsible for the on-going deployment and support of the Supply Chain Business Intelligence program, the Enterprise One program for small site and market ERP solution, the Network Orchestration BT activities, and supporting the Continuous Improvement efforts related to the network.

Prior to that role, Doug was the BioTech BT business partner responsible for the full range of BT solutions in the plant network. As with every leader that has been a part of the network, Doug lives the culture of BioTech for Life. Prior to this role, Doug was the Program director for the Global Manufacturing Execution System program and Global Quality and Laboratory programs where he was responsible for the deployment, support, and on-going improvements of the MES and Quality and Laboratory systems worldwide.

He began his career as a systems analyst involved in the startup of a world headquarters of a Pharma company where he was responsible for security, building automation, warehousing, and space management systems. He then moved onto leadership positions in the global deployments of SAP, LIMS, and Change Control processes. Doug holds a BS in Computer Science from W&L University.

Marcelo Cavalcante

VP, Digital Business and Technology
Banco do Brasil S.A. Digital Poster Program Representative

Marcelo Cavalcante is Vice President of Digital Business Development and Technology at Banco do Brasil. He graduated in Electronic Engineering, with emphasis in Computing and postgraduate in Object Oriented Systems and in Strategic Management of Information Systems and Advanced Business Management. He is a career employee at BB since 1988, having served as an executive manager in many positions in the technology area; technology manager abroad for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, based in London from 2009 to 2015; and as IT Director of BB Tecnologia e Serviços.

Bob Minford

VP, Airline Technology
FedEx Services Digital Poster Program Representative

Bob Minford serves as the Vice President of Airline Technology at FedEx Services. Bob is a graduate of Penn State, where he currently sits on the Advisory Board supporting the Beaver campus as a leading innovator in technology. During his 32 years with FedEx, Bob has occupied many influential roles in the field of Information Technology, including his present position as VP, which he has held since 2017. Along with his wide breadth of technical knowledge in the logistics industry, Bob has employed passionate leadership to guide his team through monumental milestones in this five-year span. Always quick to remind his team the importance of putting family first, Bob’s pride and joy are his wife, Amy, and his four children.

Joseph Cevetello

Chief Information Officer
City of Santa Monica Digital Poster Program Representative

As Santa Monica’s Chief Information Officer, Joseph Cevetello is responsible for the City’s information technology strategy, infrastructure, services, and ensuring an exceptional digital experience for Santa Monica’s citizens, visitors, and businesses. He directs operations in support of 1900 staff, 93,000 residents, and $58 million in technology operations and projects.

Prior to joining the City of Santa Monica, Dr. Cevetello spent over twenty years in higher education. He has worked as an administrator and faculty member at the University of Southern California, Loyola Marymount University, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Geoff Cronin

CIO & Sr Vice President Information Technology
LCBO

Geoff is the Sr Vice President Information Technology and CIO for LCBO. Geoff came to LCBO with a wealth of IT experience, previously as Managing Partner of the Advisory practice at Grant Thornton Canada, and through progressively senior roles including as President & CEO at Capgemini Canada, a global leader in consulting, technology services, and digital transformation. Geoff has a breadth of experience in working with clients to transform their business leverage enabling technologies as well as leading the internal market facing strategies for both Capgemini Canada and Grant Thornton Canada’s Advisory practice. He has worked closely with many of the leading technology companies throughout his career.

Geoff has a proven track record in strategy development, disciplined execution, and aligning teams in complex environments. He is a trusted advisor who leads with integrity, seeks mutual benefits, fosters collaboration, and is a strong motivator, culture-driver, and mentor. Geoff’s executive experience, down-to-earth approach, calm confidence and driven, competitive spirit will serve LCBO well, as they continue to transform into a strong, strategic partner to all Divisions across the LCBO. At the LCBO, Geoff is modernizing enabling technology platforms to ensure an efficient and delightful client experience, while in parallel creating a culture within the IT Division that is a high-performance team where their business colleagues trust to deliver solutions to support the LCBO market transformation.

Jared Petersen

Sr. Director, Strategy & Business Development
Oshkosh Corporation Digital Poster Program Representative

Jared Petersen, Senior Director of Digital Technology Strategy and Business Development, leads the technology portfolio, vendor and asset management capabilities as well as oversees the enterprise digital strategy. Jared has been with Oshkosh for 12 years, with much of his career on the Corporate Development and Strategy team.

Oshkosh Corporation was founded in 1917, driven by a breakthrough four-wheel drive system that gave people the courage and confidence to go places they never thought they would. Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 350 innovation company that designs and manufactures some of the world’s toughest specialty vehicles and access equipment. The company has over 14,000 talented team members operating out of 150 facilities around the globe that are putting over 800 active patented technologies to work serving, developing and connecting communities around the world.

 

Eric Holt

Engagement Manager
Akido Labs Digital Poster Program Representative

Eric Holt is a Los Angeles native and an Engagement Manager with Akido Labs’ technology solutions group. Eric is an expert in the domain of homeless services as it relates to business strategy, end to end technology innovation and management.

With over six years of experience working with cutting edge technology, coupled with his work directing policy within the County of Los Angeles’ Board of Supervisors, he brings a unique policy perspective and client-centered approach to each and every project he leads at Akido Labs.

Don Galzarano

Managing Director, Global IT, Intelligent Cloud and Networks
Accenture Digital Poster Program Representative

 Don Galzarano is the managing director of intelligent cloud and network for Accenture’s global IT organization. In this capacity, he is responsible for Accenture’s cloud environment, cloud strategy, infrastructure operations and the Accenture network. Don and his team are focused on maintaining a cloud forward position—with seamless operations, continuous optimization and transformation to achieve ongoing business value. Prior to his current role, he was responsible for Accenture’s infrastructure services, focusing on messaging and collaboration, video delivery, broadcast Infrastructure, information security and endpoint management. Before joining global IT, Don led SAP implementations for clients as part of Accenture’s consulting organization.   

Chris Mattmann

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Digital Poster Program Representative

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, his work has helped NASA explore space, and helped journalists and governments track international financial crime amongst the world’s elite across the globe.

He is best known for a 20-year career inventing the most downloaded software on the planet creating technology that powers all the data systems in the industry. Tika, the “digital babel fish” is the key technology that solved the Panama Papers and won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 2017.

Rickard Wieselfors

VP and Head of Automation & AI
Ericsson

Rickard Wieselfors is VP and Head of Automation & AI at Ericsson. He is founder and leading the Global Automation & AI team at Ericsson with the purpose to drive transformation through Intelligent Automation & AI across Ericsson. Results include significant business value from freed up hours, lead time reductions and quality improvements in hundreds of business processes, as well as a new digital foundation in the Intelligent Automation & AI space, consisting of 10+ new technology platforms and capabilities onboarded into the company like AI/ML, Blockchain, Low Code and RPA. Prior to this role, Wieselfors has more than 20 years of professional experience as an executive in the technology industry. Rickard holds an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Dean Clark

National Director & Practice Lead – Cloud
Bell

Dean is accountable for overall P&L, strategy, product roadmaps, capital investment, and partnerships for the Cloud Practice at Bell Business Markets. Previously he led the Collaboration & Contact Centre Practice and Professional Services teams. He has been with Bell for 20 years and held a variety of leadership roles across product, marketing, professional services, and pricing. Dean is based in Toronto, where he lives with his wife, eleven-year-old daughter and two dogs.

Charlie Wade

Vice President, Wireless Products
Bell Canada

Charlie Wade is a senior telecommunications and technology leader with over 30 years of experience at executive levels in Canada and throughout Europe. He is presently Vice President, Wireless Products at Bell Canada driving 5G strategy and product innovation for Bell’s millions of consumer and business customers. Prior to that he served as President and Founder of Digital Transformation Strategies Inc and was focused on providing executive consulting services to a variety of Canadian and UK based organizations. Charlie previously held positions of Senior Vice President, Products and Solutions at Rogers Communications, Head of Products at Vodafone UK and a variety of senior positions for Nortel Networks Europe.

Kin Lee-Yow

CIO
CAA Club Group

Kin Lee-Yow has over 27 years of experience in the technology field. He started his career at Royal Bank of Canada where he was part of the team that launched the Bank’s online system. He led the technology team that built the retail internet presence at Sears Canada. At Moneris Solutions, he was the head of Infrastructure and support services and the General Manager for their white label ATM Gateway services. In March 2012, he joined CAA South Central Ontario as the VP of IT.
 
Currently, Kin is the CIO of the CAA Club Group which consists of CAA South Central Ontario, CAA Manitoba, Orion Travel Insurance, CAA Insurance and Echelon Insurance. During this period, Kin has successfully lead his team through a complete secure technology transformation with several large implementations such as SAP, Avaya telephony system, Guidewire property & casualty system, and the replacement of the Emergency Roadside system.
 
Kin is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Computer Science and Information Systems. He completed his Master in Business Administration at Kellogg (Northwestern University) and Schulich (York University).

Warren Shiau

Research Vice President, AI & Analytics
IDC Canada

Warren has more than 25 years of industry analysis and market research experience consulting and executing research programs for global B2B and consumer-oriented tech and non-tech firms. He is currently focusing on AI/machine learning implementation with research priorities focusing on process and workflow change as well as the use of these technologies in digital transformation initiatives.

A Data Driven Operating Model

Rockwell Automation

This initiative was created to build our data-driven operating model that accelerates our move towards a customer-centric, data-driven, agile organization, reimagining our products and effectively responding to changing needs of our key stakeholders.

Matthew Eastwood

SVP, Enterprise Infrastructure, Cloud and Enabling Technology
IDC

Matt Eastwood is Senior Vice President of IDC’s enterprise infrastructure, cloud, telecom, security, developers, channels and enabling technology research groups. Mr. Eastwood and his team research people, process and technology trends affecting the enterprise technology marketplace worldwide. Mr. Eastwood first joined IDC in 2000 as part of the server team and his responsibilities have evolved and expanded during his tenure. In his current role, he leads a team of more than 100 analysts providing insights and analysis to IT suppliers, buyers, investors, and distributors through more than 75 syndicated research programs. Mr. Eastwood also leads IDC’s BuyerView primary research programs which are focused on defining emerging trends in cloud, developers, service providers, edge, AI and security.

Eric Boles

CEO and Founder
The Game Changers, Inc.; Former Wide Receiver, National Football League

Eric Boles is the CEO and Founder of The Game Changers, Inc., a noted global expert in talent development, business strategy, change management, cultural transformation, and peak performance.

Boles impacts an organization’s most valuable resource, its people, through high-energy and powerful storytelling aimed at unleashing individual potential, navigating change and leading with purpose.

Recent clients include IBM, FedEx, Motorola, Astra Zeneca, Mayo Clinic, Northwestern Mutual, Medtronic, Motion Industries, Bridgestone Tires, Southeastern Grocers, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

With his vast experience in corporate boardrooms as an executive coach and business consultant, Boles brings razor-sharp insights and leadership strategies that have impacted the marketplace. His perspectives on managing and leading change, transforming culture and overcoming complacency are laced with practical tools and principles that can be applied both professionally and personally.

Prior to becoming a sought-after Speaker and consultant, Boles learned many of his principles of peak performance, team dynamics, and leadership from his experience as a wide receiver with the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers and New York Jets.
Eric is the author of Moving to Great: Unleashing Your Best in Life and Work.

Bob Parker

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Applications, Data Intelligence, Services, and Industry Research
IDC

Bob Parker is a Senior Vice President responsible for several areas of research at IDC.  Bob leads the global industry research teams which includes coverage of healthcare, government, retail, energy, manufacturing, and financial services as well as a cross industry group looking at emerging topics such as blockchain and robotics.  Additionally, Bob leads our teams in the enterprise applications space, services, and the IDC coverage of data intelligence which includes coverage of artificial intelligence.

Bob has been conducting industry research for over twenty years including five years at AMR Research before joining IDC.  Prior to entering the research field, Bob spent over fifteen years in various Information Technology and Operational management roles in the manufacturing industry including serving as the Chief Information Officer at Eastern Technologies, a defense contractor.

Phillip Silitschanu

Research Director, Worldwide Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, NFT, & Web3 Strategies
IDC

Phillip Silitschanu is the Research Director for IDC Financial Insights responsible for Worldwide Blockchain, Crypto and NFT Strategies. Mr. Silitschanu’s core research coverage includes Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and NFT across all industries, globally. Notably in financial services, government, supply chain, institutional, art, collectibles, and intellectual property; in addition to related regulatory topics.

Mr. Silitschanu is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the International Due Diligence Organization. He been involved in Blockchain and Crypto since 2013, writing his first white paper on the subject in 2014, and has spoken at many Blockchain and Crypto conferences, including developing a Blockchain / DeFi conference in NYC. He has also produced numerous further white papers on the use of Blockchain in financial services, as well as numerous consulting engagements for research firms and financial services firms. He joined a Blockchain / STO start-up, which was acquired by a VC firm, prior to joining IDC.

Amelia Rose Earhart

Inspiring Around-The-World Pilot & TV Personality

In 1937, Amelia Mary Earhart attempted to fly around the globe. Unfortunately, she disappeared over the South Pacific Ocean, never to be seen again.

In 2014, Amelia Rose Earhart recreated her around the world flight, to symbolically complete the journey of the inspirational American hero she was named after. The world watched as Amelia flew a single-engine aircraft 28,000 miles around the globe, successfully closing her flight plan, despite the technical, physical and emotional challenges of this great feat.

Amelia’s story isn’t all smooth sailing, in fact, it’s filled with turbulence that would have sent most pilots back to the hanger, as months before she was set to launch on her journey with over $2 Million raised, twenty-eight corporate sponsors, and a $4.5 Million aircraft she’d drilled a hole through the side of to hold a 200-gallon fuel tank, the whole trip nearly came to a crash landing on national television, even before it began.

Amelia did complete her flight, turbulence and all and today, she speaks to teams all over the world about how to learn to love the turbulence.

Capital One, Lockheed Martin, Walmart and United Healthcare are just a few of the organizations who’ve given rave reviews on Amelia’s enthusiastic and pointed message. From the art of navigating the holding pattern, to developing vision beyond sight, to what it takes to build a high functioning flight crew, her aviation analogies ring true, resonating with audiences in a meaningful way.

As a commercial pilot and international keynote speaker with a TV broadcast career of twelve years, Amelia is as comfortable on stage as she is in the cockpit, reminding us all that the only airplane that never experiences turbulence is the one that stays locked up in a hangar— but that’s not what planes, or you and I were built for. We were built to take flight.

Smart Savings – Bucket Goals

Ally Financial

By enabling a bucket goal, customers can take further control of their financial future by setting a funding and timeframe target and monitoring their progress. The human-centered design and digital enablement has resulted in exceptional adoption.

Open Skills Management Toolkit (OSMT)

Western Governors University

Organizations using OSMT may create, access and share dynamic skills demand data, accelerating the development of skills-based education and more work-relevant credentials leading to equitable hiring practices.

Connected Supply Chain and AI-Driven Digital Logistics Planning

Western Digital

An intelligent, end-to-end supply chain, shipment planning, scheduling and tracking system. Combines AI, robotics, automation, connected systems, and internal/external data sources to create an adaptive, continuously learning and executing model, lowering logistics costs while improving on-time performance.

FUSE

TikTok

Built three simultaneous converged All Hazards Fusion Centers around the world (branded as FUSE). Using a “follow the sun” approach to security, monitoring, response and investigative Fusion Centers to detect and respond to critical incidents in real-time, are opening in Singapore, Dublin, and in Washington D.C.

Searchable Museum

Smithsonian, National Museum of African American History and Culture

This immersive, online experience expands access to digital resources to tell the story of African American history beyond the physical space of the museum. Designed for a diverse group of museum visitors using human-centered design, the new Searchable Museum is an authentic and accessible experience for all.

Cybersecurity Connected Service Hub

Schneider Electric

Developed and executed a cybersecurity operating model to guarantee the optimal cybersecurity performance in all Schneider Industrial Sites by detecting and remediating security alerts. Leads the continuous improvement of the cybersecurity posture in OT devices and processes.

Pfizer Global Supply COVID Vaccine Digital Enablement

Pfizer

As the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine candidate passed each hurdle on its way to approval, Pfizer Global Supply (PGS) were in parallel developing capabilities to make, test and distribute the vaccine at scale. Pfizer Digital had to develop and deploy innovative digital solutions that enabled this unique supply chain in a compressed timeframe with the highest quality.

Enhanced Supply Chain Efficiency

Oshkosh Corporation

A suite of digital solutions, including an advanced technology platform and a series of advanced analytics solutions to create a more connected and optimized supply chain.

Mattel Creations

Mattel

The Mattel Creations brand targets ardent fans and artists by offering limited-edition, high-demand products to passionate collectors using a resilient and engaging eCommerce technology solution that is drop-based & highly scalable.

Automated Verification of Consumer Documents using AI, RPA and OCR Technologies

Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

A cutting-edge technology solution using Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Optical Character Recognition and Robotic Process Automation was built to intelligently scan, read, classify, and automatically verify thousands of critical consumer documents, resulting in automated income verification and quicker enrollment of consumers into affordable medical coverage.

Digital Transformation Strategy & Execution

Magellan Midstream Partners

Modern, cloud, data-driven platforms that transformed the enterprise and shifted mindsets for value creation with technology. Provided accelerated abilities to become an agile and innovative enterprise.

Mozart

John Wiley & Sons

A Kubernetes Platform-as-a-Service solution that is scalable, cost-effective and developer friendly. Through integrated services for monitoring, continuous integration, and deployment (CI/CD), security, and load testing Mozart empowers its users to collaborate and rapidly develop, test and deploy new features frequently into production environments.

Welcome to Our MetaVerse

Jet Propulsion Lab/NASA

Exploring the use of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) to improve collaboration and efficiency for an increasingly remote workforce. A virtual environment facilitates different types of meetings and works either physically in AR or remotely in VR.

Push Button Productization of AI Models

Intel Corporation

“Microraptor” (an AI productization platform) and “DSraptor” (a custom-built platform component) that, together, help deploy AI models to production in minutes. Based on DevOps, these open source MLOps capabilities help deploy and maintain hundreds of ML models.

Electronic Maintenance Release (eMR)

FedEx

A dynamic, real-time capability for digital documentation allowing access to the current maintenance and regulatory flight status of any aircraft in the FedEx fleet. Places more power in the hands of pilots and mechanics with the use of innovative and intuitive mobile technology.

Enterprise Consciousness

Deloitte

Built to capture, organize, and visually show all aspects of business operations within an infinitely scalable map. ECON enables process transformation by facilitating smarter, more efficient operational data gathering, reporting, and presentation.

Project Connect

City of Santa Monica

App/data sharing platform enabling comprehensive awareness, coordination of care, and improved outcomes for those experiencing homelessness. It prioritizes and protects privacy while facilitating a coordinated City response.

Mappiá – Remote Crop Monitoring

Banco Do Brasil

Use of AI to leverage results with innovative and convenient solutions for customers, as well as increase operational efficiency by implementing a remote crop monitoring system using artificial intelligence for satellite imaging.

Accenture Sustainable Cloud Optimization Program

Accenture

Sustainable Cloud Optimization Program to determine ways to consume energy smarter. The CO2 Calculator is helping drive better business and environmental decisions for positive environmental impact.

Garry Coldwells

Solutions Architect
Palo Alto Networks

Garry Coldwells has over 25 years of cyber security experience. He has worked on projects of global significance and has spoken of these experiences at several conferences and on many panels.

Meg Madison

Senior VP, HR
Shure

Meg Madison is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Shure Incorporated, the world’s leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics.

Since joining in Shure in 2005, Meg has held positions of increasing responsibility in the organization.  She currently oversees the day-to-day operation of the Company’s global Human Resources function, including HR Business Partners, Benefits, Compensation, Training & Development, Talent Acquisition, HR Systems and Associate Relations.  She reports to the CEO and serves as a member of the Shure’s Executive Staff which sets the Company’s strategic direction and monitors overall company performance.

With Shure’s increasing focus on global growth, Meg led the effort to establish an agile and responsive HR team worldwide, supporting Associates in 30 different locations.  Under her leadership, the Company implemented its first global system of record system (HRIS), first automated Performance Management system and enhanced Learning and Applicant Tracking systems to improve operational efficiency and support Digital Transformation.  She’s an Executive Sponsor of the Company’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Council and in that capacity, helped stand-up Shure’s first Employee Resource Groups.  Meg co-leads the “WorkPlaceNow” initiative, bringing solutions to the table that balance employee and business needs as we navigate the new world of work.    She’s also served as a member of various cross-functional teams with a focus on facilitating business results, including the inaugural Balanced Scorecard initiative, Corporate Management Committee (strategy execution) and the Crisis Management Team.

Before her career at Shure, Meg worked in HR leadership positions in the airline and hospitality fields. She holds a Bachelors’ degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign.

Eileen Lowry

Vice President, Product Management
IBM Integration

Eileen Lowry is the Vice President of Product Management for IBM Integration. She leads a team of product managers that focus on providing enterprise integration software which helps businesses connect systems and move information quickly and securely so businesses can automate work and humans can derive insights.

Before joining the Integration team, Eileen led the enterprise content services business, which includes technology to intelligently capture data from content to automate business processes, as well access, manage and govern enterprise content at each step of the lifecycle. Prior to that, Eileen built and led the IBM Blockchain Expert Labs team that designed, built and deployed blockchain applications.

During her 16+ years at IBM, she has held various business and technical roles, including product management, professional services, M&A strategy and business development, and finance. She currently lives in Los Angeles and graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Union College in New York and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business in New York.

Anat Baron

CEO, Stashwall Inc., Futurist & Brand Builder

Anat Baron is the CEO of Stashwall, Inc., an early-stage, game changing technology startup, and is best known as the wunderkind behind Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Within three years, she grew Mike’s into a $200 million juggernaut—establishing a new product category in the ultra-competitive beer industry. She did this despite her allergy to alcohol. Baron’s eclectic and highly successful career has included working with well-known hotel brands including Four Seasons, Holiday Inn and Radisson and as a Hollywood executive and producer. After leaving Mike’s, she combined her entertainment and business know-how to write, produce, and direct Beer Wars, an award-winning documentary film that tells the David and Goliath story of the US beer industry and predicted the exponential growth of craft beer.

As a solution-oriented keynote speaker who offers fresh perspectives on the big ideas and important questions shaping our future, Anat inspires audience to think bigger and take action. She builds each of her dynamic and informative talks by investing time with key members of organization and understanding audience and the most important issues they face. The result is an insightful and engaging presentation that sparks conversation, creates meaningful change, and has lasting impact. Her compelling, no-nonsense, audience centric approach makes her the perfect speaker for today’s increasingly fast changing world

Mindy Simon

CIO, Global Business & Information Services
Conagra Brands

Mindy Simon is Chief Information Officer for Conagra Brands. In this role, Mindy has enterprise responsibility for global business services, information technology, cyber security and leadership in modernizing the enterprise across business processes and technology including digital transformation leveraging capabilities such as advanced analytics, robotics, low/no code automation and modern infrastructure.

Since joining Conagra in 2000, Mindy has held a variety of roles in business transformation, finance, and information technology. Her responsibilities have included analyzing economic indicators and tracking major commodity markets and auditing in finance, and leading business and technology transformation across the organization in support of multiple businesses including consumer brands, private brands, foodservice, flour milling, potato processing, commodity trading, and meat processing.  Mindy led global business services, including shared services across sales, supply chain, marketing, ecommerce, finance and R&D prior to becoming CIO.  Mindy most recently led the integration of Pinnacle Foods, a $11 billion acquisition including over 40 iconic brands such as Birdseye, Duncan Hines, Wishbone and Gardein, and 15 manufacturing plants.

Mindy holds a B.S. in agricultural economics from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and a M.B.A. from Creighton University. She serves on the HackerOne Advisory Board, Board of Governors of Chicago CIO Community, Omaha Chamber of Commerce board of directors Executive Committee including  past Chair of Economic Development, Aksarben Foundation, Nebraska Tech Collaborative:  Executive Committee, CIO Committee Chair and Tech Start-Up Committee, United Way of the Midlands, Creighton College of Business board of advisors, and has served on the Girls Inc. of Omaha board of directors.  Mindy is a member of Harvard Business School Cash Catalyst Forum, Gartner Research Board, and T200 Women CXO’s in Tech.  Mindy and her husband Jon enjoy raising their four children and a menagerie of animals outside of Omaha.

Stephen Kohler

Founder & CEO
Audira Labs LLC

Stephen Kohler, Audira’s intuitive founder and CEO isn’t your ordinary executive coach or strategic thinker. He is a University of Chicago MBA-trained executive with P&L experience who led global marketing and strategy departments for several blue chip and industry-leading brands such as Weber, Kraft, and Shure. Seeking to focus his career more on the people side of business, where the true power of every organization resides, Stephen founded Audira to help people find clarity, direction and purpose in their work.

On top of an accomplished business background and an immense network of functional and industry professionals, Kohler holds a BA in philosophy from Northwestern and is a passionate musician. The common thread here, which is woven into the fabric of Audira, is a desire to see people work authentically and in concert to achieve a meaningful goal. Stephen knows what magic can happen when people are all listening to each other and contributing.

Zeeshan Tariq

CIO
Zimmer Biomet

Zeeshan Tariq was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Zimmer Biomet in July 2016 and is a member of the executive leadership team. He is responsible for all aspects of the global digital strategy and business transformation through technology.

Prior to joining Zimmer Biomet, Mr. Tariq spent 18 years at Medtronic, where he served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to joining Medtronic, he worked in the management consulting, systems consulting and banking industries.

Mr. Tariq’s academic qualifications include postgraduate education from Harvard Business School, an MBA from the Carlson School of Management and a Master of Science in Software Engineering from the University of Minnesota as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Economics and Management Information Systems from the University of Nebraska.

Suzanne Ryan

Director, Product Marketing
insightsoftware

Revenue-focused marketing exec with experience developing and executing go-to-market strategies and building and developing marketing teams from the ground up.

Jim Shook

Director of Cybersecurity and Compliance Practice
Dell Technologies

Jim helps Dell Technologies customers understand and efficiently meet the legal and regulatory obligations for their data, focusing on cybersecurity, privacy, retention and electronic discovery. Along with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, he is an experienced commercial litigator and a former general counsel to technology companies. Jim publishes and speaks frequently about meeting challenges created by the intersection of law and technology, and has been an active member of The Sedona Conference’s working groups on electronic information (WG1) since 2004 and data security and privacy (WG11) since 2015.

Jason Proctor

Advisory Systems, Cyber Recovery & Compliance, Global Technology Office
Dell Technologies

With over 20 years of experience leveraging his business, financial and technical acumen, Jason Proctor is a member of Dell Technologies’ Data Protection Solutions Global Technology Office as an Advisory Systems Engineer for Cyber Recovery and Compliance. Jason joined Dell in early 2020 from IBM where he was a Solution Specialist inside the Global Technology Solutions (GTS) Resiliency Services organization. During his time there, he specialized in Resiliency Orchestration and Cyber Resilience and was part of the team that worked to develop a managed service offering for, and integration of the Resiliency Orchestration software with the Dell Technologies Cyber Recovery solution.
Jason has led conversations with and has advised hundreds of clients on data protection and cyber recovery across many verticals around the globe as well as has presented at several major conferences such as Dell Technologies World, VMworld, IBM Think and others.
Jason attended Holy Cross College (Notre Dame, IN) as well as Northwestern University where his focus was Finance and Economics. He resides in Chicago, IL.

Michael Castro

Risk Executive Advisor & Founder
RiskAware Inc.

As an IT leader with over two decades of experience building and leading information security, cyber risk and compliance programs at the enterprise level, Michael is a veteran vanguard for protecting sensitive data. Michael’s multi-faceted portfolio includes a rich mosaic of work ranging from security strategy to architectural development to cybersecurity training. Michael’s previous work includes serving as Head of Information Security and Risk Management at Loblaw Companies Limited and numerous Senior Info and Cybersecurity roles in the areas of Oil & Gas, Finance, Health Care and Retail.
Today, Michael provides controls guidance and consulting to numerous companies, and acts as a Risk Executive Advisor to various Boards.

Lucas Mearian

Senior Writer, Computerworld
Foundry, formerly IDG Communications

Award winning journalist and editor in the daily newspaper and business-to-business magazine publishing industry for more than 25 years. Lucas has covered a wide variety of information technology topics, from data storage systems, blockchain and enterprise mobility to a number of vertical industries. Lucas currently covers Windows, Future of Work issues, mobile in the enterprise, Apple in the enterprise, Fintech and healthcare IT.

Deepa Soni

EVP & CIO
The Hartford

Deepa Soni is the Chief Information Officer for The Hartford.

Soni joined the company in 2019.

In her role, she is responsible for leading technology strategy, vision and execution for all businesses. She leads teams across business delivery, infrastructure, architecture, data analytics, data science and information security.

She is also the Executive sponsor for Women in Technology and Young Professionals Enterprise Resource Group. She brings 20+ years of extensive experience in Digital transformations, Agile Product delivery, Cyber security, Data Analytics and Process Re-engineering.

Prior to joining The Hartford, Soni served as U.S. Chief Information Officer for BMO Financial Group in Chicago.  Prior to that, she was the SVP & Head of Application Development at M&T, leading technology strategy and delivery for all Lines of Businesses across the bank.  Previously, she served as Head of Enterprise Architecture Group at KeyCorp where she was responsible for enterprise-wide technology standards and governance, strategic technology planning and solution architecture.

Soni holds a BS degree from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India and a MS from University of Science and Technology, at Missouri-Rolla.  She has done executive management programs at University of Michigan and Wharton.  Soni also holds a Patent for systems driven process innovation.

Bob Johansen

Distinguished Fellow
Institute for the Future

Bob Johansen is a distinguished fellow with the Institute for the Future in Silicon Valley. For more than 30 years, Bob has helped organizations around the world prepare for and shape the future, including corporations such as Nestle and GlaxoSmithKline, as well as a range of major universities and nonprofits.

The author or co-author of twelve books, including the best-selling Get There Early: Sensing the Future to Compete in the Present, Leaders Make the Future, and The New Leadership Literacies: Thriving in a Future of Extreme Disruption and Distributed Everything. Bob’s books are used widely in corporations, universities, nonprofits, and at the Army War College.

Bob holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois, which he attended on a basketball scholarship, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University—as well as a master’s degree that focused on world religions.

Kevin Magee

Chief Security Officer
Microsoft Canada

As the Chief Security Officer for Microsoft Canada, Kevin Magee leads the technical teams who are Microsoft’s architects, practitioners and stewards of trust. He is one of Canada’s leading authorities on cybersecurity and cyber risk governance and often writes, lectures and contributes to curriculum development for Canadian colleges and universities on topics related to cybersecurity, governance, entrepreneurship and criminology. Kevin also holds an ICD.D certification with the Institute of Corporate Directors and has extensive experience advising, educating and serving on boards including the Brant Community Healthcare System.
Deeply committed to the development and creation of cybersecurity leadership and technical educational opportunities for aspiring security professionals, he currently serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence for the Rogers Cybersecurity Catalyst at Ryerson University, as a Member of the University of Guelph’s Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence Advisory Board, as a Member of George Brown College’s Cyber Security Program Advisory Council and as a Member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute. He has also previously served as an Entrepreneur in Residence for Laurier University and advisor for Communitech and MaRS.

Joni Brennan

President
Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada

Joni Brennan is President of the Digital ID & Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC). Building on 15+ years of experience in Identity Access Management innovation, adoption, and industry standards development, Joni helps the DIACC to fulfill its vision delivering the resources needed to establish a digital identity ecosystem that accelerates the digital economy, grows Canada’s GDP and benefits all Canadians.
Before joining DIACC Joni was Kantara Initiative’s Executive Director driving programs for business, legal, and technology interoperability to connect entities and individuals in a more trustworthy environment.
Joni Brennan previously served as the first-ever IEEE-SA Technology Evangelist for Internet Identity and Trust focusing on issues of governance, policy, and technology development that touch digital Identity, personally identifiable information, and trust services.

Nathan Rogers

SVP & CIO
SAIC

Nathan G. Rogers is Senior Vice President of Infrastructure Enablement and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for SAIC. In this role, Rogers manages information technology (IT), CRE & Facilities, Security, Cybersecurity, and Data.   He focuses on advancing technical and digital innovation, shaping the future of work, and keeping SAIC secure.  As CIO, he is leading the company’s digital transformation of IT and providing best-in-class customer service that enables SAIC to serve and protect our world.

Rogers has served in various diversified IT, financial, and operational management roles for 20 years across Engility, which was acquired by SAIC in 2019, as well as its legacy companies. Most recently, he was the Engility CIO, and previously the senior director of enterprise shared services and senior director of financial operations at TASC, which was acquired by Engility in 2015. He also served as director of contract accounting at Northrop Grumman.  He has extensive experience with mergers, divisestures and acquisitions.

Rogers is the executive sponsor of SAIC’s Connect and Grow business resource group which is focused on professional and leadership growth among all generational segments.  Rogers is also on the Board of Directors for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy where he is on the Finance committee and serves as the Chair of the Strategic Directions Committee.

Rogers is a co-chair Boston Evanta and on the Governing Board of the BostonCIO.

Rogers was the winner of the 2020 Boston CIO of the Year Large Enterprise ORBIE award and has been named to Washington Executives CIOs to Watch.  He holds a Master of Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Rogers enjoys volunteering time to the ATC, volunteering with the boy scouts and enjoying the great outdoors with his wife and two children.

Randy Purse

CD, PhD, CTDP
Senior Cybersecurity Advisor Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst Toronto Metropolitan University

Randy Purse is a Senior Cybersecurity Advisor Corporate Training & Cyber Range for the Catalyst specializing in cybersecurity training, education and workforce development. After three decades of work in the military and in national security roles, Randy brought his expertise and enthusiasm to the non-profit sector.

Prior to assuming his role with the Catalyst, Randy was the Vice President of Future Workforce Development at TECHNATION where he led the AI and Cybersecurity Skills Initiative and the Municipal Cybersecurity Best Practices initiative in addition to other tech workforce development efforts.

He is a Certified Training Development Professional. His Master of Education is in Information Technology and his PhD is in Education with research focused on workplace and collective learning in technical contexts. He also continues to do research and writing on cybersecurity, learning and workforce development issues.

Alok Pareek

Founder and EVP of Product
Striim

Alok Pareek is Founder and head of engineering at Striim, a Palo Alto based software infrastructure startup. Alok started his career as a developer in the Oracle kernel development team where he contributed on core redo generation, point in time recovery, and high-speed data movement algorithms for ten years.

Subsequently, Alok served as CTO and software architect at GoldenGate software, the industry leader in logical database replication. GoldenGate was acquired by Oracle in 2009. Post-acquisition, Alok led the product strategy for Oracle’s data integration software product portfolio including GoldenGate. Alok also led the engineering and performance teams that collaborated with strategic customers on architecture, and real-world implementations.

He holds multiple patents in data management and has presented at numerous academic and industry conferences. Alok holds a graduate degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Josh Good

Vice President, Product Marketing Data Analytics
Qlik

In his role as Vice President, Product Marketing Data Analytics at Qlik, Josh is responsible to drive product marketing, messaging, go-to-market strategies and thought leadership for Qlik’s Data Analytics business. Josh has spent over a decade in the BI and analytics space, as a customer, seller and marketer. In all his roles, he has been a leader in business transformation and innovation, most recently focusing on Qlik’s transformation from a on-premise software company to a cloud based software as a service provider. He is well known for his engaging personal presentation style and rich demos.

Prior to Qlik, Josh led business intelligence and analytics projects at a premium outdoor clothing company. He also has experience in government acquisitions and biomechanical research. He holds a Bachelor’s of Applied Science and a Master’s of Science from Queen’s University. Josh resides in Canada.

Bratin Saha

Vice President of Machine Learning
AWS

Dr. Bratin Saha is the Vice President of Machine Learning Services in Amazon AI. He is responsible for the ML and AI services (e.g., Amazon SageMaker, ML Engines, Personalize, Forecast, Health AI, Panorama, Edge Manager, CodeGuru and others) that power AWS Machine Learning, and built one of the fastest growing services in AWS history. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School (General Management Program), Yale University (PhD Computer Science), and Indian Institute of Technology (BS Computer Science). He has more than 70 patents granted (with another 50+ pending) and more than 30 papers in conferences/journals. Prior to Amazon he worked at Nvidia and Intel leading different product groups spanning imaging, analytics, media processing, high performance computing, machine learning, and software infrastructure.

Antje Barth

Principal Developer Advocate, AI/ML
AWS

Antje Barth is a Principal Developer Advocate for AI and Machine Learning at Amazon Web Services (AWS) based in Palo Alto, California. She is co-author of the O’Reilly Book “Data Science on AWS” and instructor of the DeepLearning.AI specialization “Practical Data Science” on Coursera. Antje frequently speaks at AI/ML conferences, events, and meetups around the world. She also co-founded the Düsseldorf (Germany) chapter of Women in Big Data. Prior to joining AWS, Antje worked in technical evangelism and solutions engineering roles at MapR and Cisco.

Jake Dorio

Cybersecurity Account Executive & Team Lead
Darktrace

Jake Dorio is a Cybersecurity Account Executive and Team Lead at Darktrace. Based out of Toronto, Jake works with leading organizations across Central and Eastern Canada in a range of industries to deploy Darktrace’s Self-Learning AI. During Jake’s tenure at Darktrace, the company has grown to over 6,800 customers and has been the recipient of numerous achievements, including ‘Security Trailblazer’ at the annual Microsoft Security 20/20 Awards and being named one of TIME Magazine’s ‘Most Influential Companies’ 2021. Jake holds an HBA from Ivey Business School at Western University.

Brianna Leddy

Director of Analysis
Darktrace

Based in San Francisco, Brianna is Director of Analysis at Darktrace. She joined the analyst team in 2016 and has since advised a wide range of enterprise customers on advanced threat hunting and leveraging Self-Learning AI for detection and response. Brianna works closely with the Darktrace SOC team to proactively alert customers to emerging threats and investigate unusual behavior in enterprise environments. Brianna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Antoine Normand

President
IN-SEC-M

Antoine Normand has been CEO of Bluebear LES since 2007, a software company specializing in forensic recognition of digital media. Bluebear’s forensic software is distributed in Asia, Europe, Africa and America. Antoine Normand is also recognized as an expert in forensic technology and cybercrime. In 2018 Antoine Normand was elected chairman and president of IN-SEC-M, the Canadian cybersecurity industrial cluster.

Matt MacNeil

Director, Standards & Technology
CIO Strategy Council Canada

Matt MacNeil is the Director of Standards and Technology at the CIO Strategy Council and has over 20 years’ experience in the standards and certifications industry. The bulk of his career has been with the British Standards Institution (BSI) where his focus was Information Security, IT and Risk standards.

Neil Desai

VP Corporate Affairs
Magnet Forensics

Neil Desai is a senior executive with Magnet Forensics (TSX:MAGT), a Canadian cybersecurity company that develops digital investigation solutions used by more than 4,000 police, national security and other public and private organizations in over 90 countries. He is also a senior fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation and a faculty member at Singularity University.
Neil serves on the Board of Directors of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the Public Policy Forum and the Innovation Asset Collective. He previously served on the board of directors of YMCA Canada. Prior to his current role, Neil served in the Government of Canada in senior roles at Global Affairs Canada and the Prime Minister’s Office.

Don Cuthbertson

CTO of Converge Technology Solutions
CEO of Portage CyberTech Inc.

Don Cuthbertson is the CTO of Converge Technology Solutions and the CEO of Portage CyberTech Inc. Before joining Converge, Don served as the Chief Data Officer at Pivot Technology Solutions, where he led the organization’s diligence team on acquisitions and implementation of the business integration plans.
Don was additionally responsible for outlining urgent value-creation opportunities, identifying key value drivers, and creating roadmaps to improvements. Don earned his Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University.

Ken Finnerty

President
UPS Information Technology

Ken is responsible for the development and integration of application software for UPS supporting global package operations, transportation planning, airline operations, human resources, finance & accounting, supply chain management, and data & advanced analytics.

During his 30+ years with UPS Ken has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility across all areas of Information Technology including systems programming, application development, telecommunications, and architecture and design.

Ken has a B.S. in Supply Chain Management from Penn State University and has received a number of technology industry awards including “Computerworld Premier 100” among others.  Ken is a member of the Stevens Institute of Technology Electrical & Computer Engineering Board of Advisors, and he also serves on the Board of Trustees for the United Way of Northern NJ.

Sheila Jordan

Chief Digital Technology Officer
Honeywell

Sheila Jordan is Chief Digital Technology Officer for Honeywell. In this role, she is responsible for driving digital technology transformation across the company. She has broad oversight and responsibility for IT infrastructure and services, as well as expansion of software development in support of Honeywell’s digital initiatives, go-to-market offerings, and the solution needs of its customers.

Before Honeywell, Sheila was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Symantec, where she was responsible for Symantec’s IT strategy and operations. Prior to that, Sheila served as Senior Vice President of Communication & Collaboration IT at Cisco Systems. She also worked for Walt Disney World, where she held the position of Senior Vice President of Destination Disney.

Sheila is the recipient of multiple industry awards and recognitions including a 2019 Women of Influence Award from Silicon Valley Business Journal. She was recognized as one of the Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity in 2019 by The Software Report and one of the Top 100 Women in Technology by Technology Magazine in 2021.

Sheila earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology. She is on the Board of Directors for Slack Technologies Inc., the CMS Foundation (the official nonprofit partner for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina, and FactSet. Sheila is the author of a book called You are NOT Ruining Your Kids: A Positive Perspective on the Working Mom.

Karen Mattimore

SVP & and Chief Human Resources Officer
Honeywell

Karen Mattimore is Honeywell’s Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.

Karen is responsible for leading global human resources strategy and programs for approximately 100,000 employees in more than 70 countries and for helping drive Honeywell’s transformation to become the world’s premier software-industrial company.

Prior to this position, Karen served as Vice President, Human Resources and Communications, for Honeywell’s Aerospace business group. Before that, she served as Vice President, Human Resources Services, a global shared services and compensation and benefits administration organization. Karen also served as Vice President, Human Resources, for Aerospace’s Defense and Space unit before becoming Vice President, Human Resources, for Aerospace Engineering and Technology.

Prior to joining Honeywell in 2004, Karen held Human Resources leadership positions at Motorola and Nationwide Insurance Company. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Toledo, a master’s degree in management from the Sloan Program at Stanford University and a master’s degree and a doctorate in industrial psychology from Bowling Green State University.

Shail Khiyara

Operating Advisor, Peakspan Capital and Founder
VOCAL

Shail is recognized as a thought leader, board member and operating executive in RPA & Intelligent Automation. He writes extensively about digital transformation & automation and has served as a CMO & Chief Customer Officer of three leading automation firms, helping shape the industry. Shail founded & runs VOCAL (Voice of the Customer in the Automation Landscape) a peer-powered global customer council of decision makers in the world of Automation, from over 60 global companies.  Follow Shail on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Trish Dyl

Director of Corporate Training & Cyber Range
Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst Ryerson University

As the Director of Corporate Training and Cyber Range, Trish works to explore synergies and drive collaborations between the private and public sectors that help organizations to capitalize on opportunities and tackle challenges in cybersecurity. Trish leads the Catalyst Cyber Range, which brings experiential learning to companies, organizations and students, honing cybersecurity skills and increasing performance in the workplace. She also fosters strategic partnerships within the Canadian cybersecurity sector and the broader community to advance the Catalyst’s goal of bringing cybersecurity awareness to people and organizations alike. Trish is a strategic and analytical thinker who has spent her career building compelling and long-lasting relationships with diverse stakeholders.

Prior to joining the Catalyst, Trish spent over 20 years as a public affairs leader with the Government of Ontario. Trish served as the Director of Investor Services with the Ontario Investment Office where she drove the growth of high-value foreign direct investment into Ontario by fostering investor relationships with all levels of governments and across supply chains. Prior to that, Trish served as the Director of Operations and Policy to several Deputies in the Ministry of Economic Development.

Chandana Gopal

Research Director
IDC's Future of Intelligence Market Research and Advisory Practice

Chandana Gopal is Research Director for IDC’s Future of Intelligence market research and advisory practice. Her core research coverage includes factors that influence enterprise intelligence such as technologies such as artificial intelligence, business intelligence, and data intelligence and cultural elements such as data literacy and knowledge sharing. Based on her background in integration and analytics, her research includes a particular emphasis on how organizations can build enterprise intelligence and use it as a competitive differentiator and growth accelerator.

Michelle McKenna

Former CIO
National Football League and CEO The McKenna Collaborative

Michelle spent over two decades as a senior leader within Disney, Universal Studios, and the NFL leveraging technology to improve the human experience. Michelle brings her technical expertise and leadership acumen to C-Suite executives as they consider how to tackle their toughest challenges with the team they have, the technology available, and the leadership they possess. Her goal is to empower leaders to achieve the optimal outcome of any endeavor.

When she joined Disney in a strategic planning role, she fell in love with technology, data analytics, and their implications on the guest experience, eventually becoming vice president of information technology. In this role, she led the Destination Disney Project and was part of the launch of Disney Cruise Line, Disney’s Wide World of Sports, and New Hotels and Resorts. She later joined Universal studios as CIO and implemented the technology for Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

In 2012, Michelle joined the NFL as senior vice president and the league’s first CIO.  Over 10 Seasons with the league she led a major digital transformation for the league and brought new technologies for players, coaches, and fans.

Michelle is an experienced Public Board Director, her strong technology, operations, marketing, and financial background make her both a strategic and operationally insightful member of the boards on which she serves. She is also an active investor and advisor to private companies through private equity and venture capital. She has been a guest on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Morning Joe, Good Day New York, Cheddar and is a sought-after speaker on topics of technology, operational change, and women in leadership.

In 2022 she founded her latest venture, The Michelle McKenna Collaborative – a platform and firm that encompasses all she brings as an advisor, investor, writer, and speaker. At the intersection of technology, sports, media, entertainment, and inclusivity, Michelle continues to do what she does best-collaborating to win. She is dedicated to advising organizations and executives about how to maximize their people and technology to deliver the best customer experiences and transformational growth.

Michelle has numerous awards and honors including: 2022 CIO Hall of Fame Inductee, 2020 Outlier Awards Honoree, 2019 Most Notable Women in Tech award, and 2014 Sports Business Journal Game-Changer Award.

Michelle lives in New York and Florida.

Karla Viglasky

Global CIO
W.L. Gore & Associates

Karla J. Viglasky serves as the Global CIO for W.L. Gore & Associates, leading the Global IT team and Gore’s Digital Transformation, a position she began with Gore in October of 2018.

Karla has a hybrid skillset, with experience in both business and IT positions, and her sweet spot is at the intersection of technology and business. Her background is a blend of both, which creates a unique perspective on developing and implementing digital strategies.

Karla has held leadership positions in both business and IT at The Dow Chemical Company, Honeywell International and ITT Corporation where she served as the Global CIO. After ITT, she spent two years in the startup world to help emerging companies scale and grow. She rejoined the corporate world with Axalta in 2015 as the Americas CIO to build and lead global IT teams, strategies and platforms for digital, data, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), human resources, and research and development technology. She has led large system (SAP) deployments at Dow Chemical, Honeywell, ITT and Axalta.

Her areas of expertise are in large Digital, ERP and SAP S4 HANA transformations, business driven IT strategy, customer facing applications and big data analytics. She has worked for large corporations, carve outs, startups and new IPOs, giving her experience that enables a balanced and tailored approach to speed, stability and scalability in IT strategies.

Karla earned a bachelor’s of science in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a master’s of business administration with an area of specialty in eCommerce from the University of Michigan

Karla is a native of Hawaii and currently resides in Kennett Square, PA with her husband Rich, her son Trey and their two Great Danes. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, Dungeons & Dragons, Mahjong, and travelling, mostly back home to Hawaii.

Joe Park

Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Pizza Hut Global
Yum! Brands

Joe Park is the Chief Digital and Technology Officer for Pizza Hut Global and is responsible for leading omnichannel customer experiences, e-commerce, and restaurant technologies across 100+ markets and 11,000 restaurants along with full P&L responsibility for Pizza Hut Digital Ventures a SaaS company. He recently served as the Chief Innovation Officer for Yum! Brands, Inc. and led the development of disruptive innovations such as robotics, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles to test and scale across the brands to provide world-class customer experiences, uplifting team member experiences, and winning unit economics. Joe has a career track record of driving sustainable change and developing world class teams across the energy, healthcare, retail, financial services, and restaurant industry. Prior to Yum! Brands, he was Vice President of Associate Digital Experience and Enterprise Architecture at Walmart where he was responsible for infrastructure, digital workplace and retail platforms and products. He also held various leadership positions at GE. He currently serves on the board of directors of Cottingham & Butler and advisory boards of Social Mobile and Compass Experience Labs. Joe is a graduate of Northwestern University with a Master’s in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science.

Homa Bahrami

Senior Lecturer & Faculty Director
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, CA

Dr. Homa Bahrami is an international educator, advisor, board member and author, specializing in organizational flexibility, organizing in the digital age, team alignment and dynamic leadership in global, knowledge-based companies. She is a Senior Lecturer and a Distinguished Teaching Fellow at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, a Faculty Director at the Haas Center for Executive Education, and has served on the Board of the Haas Center for Teaching Excellence.

She is the co-author of a major textbook (with Harold Leavitt, Stanford University)” Managerial Psychology: Managing Behavior in Organizations”, published by the University of Chicago Press, and translated into many languages. Her latest book “Super-Flexibility for Knowledge Enterprises”, (second edition published by Springer & co-authored with Stuart Evans, Carnegie Mellon) focuses on practical approaches for strategizing, organizing and leading knowledge workers based on their collective experience and field research in Silicon Valley during the past 30 years.

Homa’s current research focuses on the impact of digital technologies on the future of work and organizational systems, with a focus on creating seamless agility & flexibility.  She has served on the Boards of Directors of three public technology companies. A member of National Association of Corporate Directors, Homa has been a member of all 3 Board committees, Audit, Compensation and Governance, she is active in executive education and leadership development in the US, Europe, and Asia. She works with Boards, CEOs and executive teams on complex re-organizations, strategic alignment, growth & scaling challenges, leadership development, & acquisition integration, and with HR and OD professionals on executive development and learning interventions.

 

Cheryl Cran

Founder of NextMapping - Future of Work Expert

Cheryl Cran is the founder of NextMapping/NextMapping.com and the CEO of parent company Synthesis at Work Inc. Recognized as the #1 Future of Work influencer by Onalytica and GoCatalant placed her in the top ten future of work influencers, she is the author of 10 books including NextMapping™ — How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Create the Future of Work.

Other book titles include The Art of Change Leadership — Driving Transformation In a Fast Paced-World (Wiley 2015), 101 Ways to Make Generations X, Y and Zoomers Happy at Work (2010) and other books on the ultimate leadership skills needed to be future of work ready. Her new book, called Super Crucial Human – The Next Needs You!, is focused on why the future requires MORE people not less and that the continued worker shortage means we will need more people to be skilled and ready to take on fast pace change. The book is also focused on how we all need to be ‘better humans’ in order to create the next renaissance we are about to enter.

Cheryl’s future of work thought leadership has been featured in publications such as Huff Post, Forbes, IABC Magazine, Fast Company, Inc Magazine, Law Magazine, Metro New York, Entrepreneur Magazine, Readers Digest, CBS Online, NBC Online, Fox Online and more.

For over two decades Cheryl has built a reputation for delivering extraordinary value to clients that include Amazon, Upwork, State Farm, Astra Zeneca, TD Bank, Bank of America, Manulife, Nationwide, Freelancer, as well as mid-sized companies and entrepreneurs in industries that include technology, health, agriculture, finance, insurance and more.

NextMappingwas developed as a proprietary business solution brand that encompasses all of Cheryl’s work and research on the future of work and the leadership needed to navigate change in the workplace. It’s time to not just hear about the future but to use NextMappingto get there! Her new podcast is titled, “NextNow” and is a weekly podcast on future of being human, future of work and future of ‘all’ things including social change, leadership change and more.

Technology in the workplace must be used to prepare for the future with a focus on how technology can enhance outcomes for people.

The common theme of all of Cheryl’s life’s work is a ‘people first’ and digital second approach to create a more human future, helping companies to build the leadership capacity needed to ‘change the world through business.’

Hassan Khan

Co-Founder & CEO
TODAQ

Hassan Khan is co-founder and CEO of TODAQ, a deep tech cryptography company, and has been working and leading organizations over 25 years at intersection of crypto, cyber, business and finance. In his current role he has been focused on how to push disruptive technology and needed governance changes at scale to address the growing challenges of cyber-attacks, ransomware and financial inclusion. This requires a mindset and technology shift in how we think about and implement authentication and self-sovereign identity, authorization, and peer-to-peer payments between computational systems using digital bearer cash.

Previously, Hassan founded and led Quantius Inc. a fintech IP based commercial lender, whose team and platform now run the BDC National IP Innovation Fund. He spent years as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, where he served F500 clients across finance and the knowledge based sectors, typically around growth in emerging markets. Hassan is also a veteran and retired major with 14 years of Canadian Army experience and is a computer engineering graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada.

Barry Fisher

Director of Zero Trust Product Marketing
Cloudflare

Barry Fisher is Director of Zero Trust Product (Marketing) at Cloudflare, the security, performance, and reliability company on a mission to help build a better Internet. Prior to Cloudflare, he has worked at Cisco, OpenDNS, and Forcepoint over the past 16 years. His key areas of focus have been Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX), and Extended Detection and Response (XDR) platforms.

He has regular inquiries with industry analysts from Gartner and Forrester and participates in customer roundtable events and advisory boards to stay informed of the challenges that organizations face trying to stitch together their existing technologies that are not designed for the way we work today. And he has hosted webinars and written papers to help organizations understand the modern cloud security approaches available to overcome such challenges.

Susan Ford

Partner
Graham Allen Partners

Susan Ford is a Partner at Graham Allen Partners (GAP), a local private equity firm focused on the digital transformation and growth of midmarket business in the Midwest.  She leads the firm’s value creation efforts for the portfolio companies and serves in both Board and Operating roles. Currently, she is serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Michiana Hematology Oncology, a GAP partner.

Sumit Bhatia

Director of Innovation and Policy
Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst Toronto Metropolitan University

As Director of Innovation and Policy at the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, Sumit heads the Catalyst Cyber Accelerator, Canada’s first Cybersecurity specific business accelerator for start-ups and scale ups, as well the Catalysts SMB initiatives including the creation and launch of Simply Secure, a cyber awareness and readiness program specifically designed for small and medium businesses across Canada.

Sumit also leads the Catalysts work with the Cybersecure Policy Exchange, a national policy and research enterprise dedicated to advancing effective and innovative public policy in cybersecurity and digital privacy. Sumit brings over 20 years of experience as a business strategist and a digital transformation change agent. As an entrepreneur, Sumit led two technology start ups and a design agency through the lifecycle of research to commercialization. He has helped develop applied research and knowledge mobilization frameworks at large academic institutions including, leading the development of multiple emerging technology diploma and degree programs.

Sumit sits on Toronto Metropolitan University’s Research Ethics Board and holds a Bachelor of Honors in Economics and Finance from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Digital Media from Toronto Metropolitan University.

Anthony Seraphim

Vice President of Data Governance
Texas Mutual Insurance

Anthony Seraphim is the Vice President of Data Governance at Texas Mutual Insurance. He defines strategy to increase organizational knowledge, enable fact-based decision making, generate revenue, reduce costs, and achieve business goals. Anthony enables his teams to respond to changing business drivers, strategic direction, and stakeholder expectations.

Andrea Benito

Contributing Editor
CIO Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)

As Middle East editor based in Dubai, Andrea Benito complements the global CIO.com brand and audience by proving localised content and insights. She profiles CIOs and business technology leaders across Middle East, offering insights into business strategy, innovation and leadership.

Prior to CIO, Andrea spent 3 years at IDG Spain, as editor for ComputerWorld and hosting webinars at IDGtv.

Laura-Lea Berna

Vice President, IT & CIO
BC Transit

Laura-Lea Berna is the Vice President, Information Technology, and Chief Information Officer at BC Transit. Laura-Lea was previously the Director of Information Services & Technology and Chief Information Officer. Laura-Lea joined BC Transit after working as the Chief Information Officer for Camosun College. Prior to joining Camosun, Laura-Lea was the VP of Operations and VP of Product Management at AbeBooks, a subsidiary of Amazon.com.

By combining business acumen with technology, Laura-Lea self-identifies as an example of “the new breed of CIO”, promoting information technology as the trusted partner and advisor to the organization.

Laura-Lea holds a Commerce Degree from the University of Victoria and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from York University. Laura-Lea has spent the last 20 years leading technology teams and projects.

Peter Sokolowski

Editor at Large
Merriam-Webster

Peter Sokolowski joined Merriam-Webster in 1994 as the company’s first French-language editor, and has since written definitions for many of the company’s dictionaries. He also contributes blog articles, podcasts, and videos for the online dictionary, and his writing has appeared in Slate, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television, and was named among TIME’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013. He leads workshops on dictionaries and the English language for the U.S. State Department, and serves as pronouncer for spelling bees worldwide. He is the co-host of Word Matters, a podcast about words by dictionary editors. Peter attended the University of Paris and earned his M.A. in French Literature at the University of Massachusetts. He is also a freelance musician and a music host at New England Public Radio.

Vaughn Hazen

Assistant Vice-President & CISO
CN

Vaughn Hazen has served as Chief Information Security Officer at CN since 2019. Prior to joining CN, Vaughn served seven years as CISO at Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) and held several management positions at Solvay S.A. and Dart Container Corp. where he directed Security Operations, Telecommunications Project Management, and Telecommunications Operations. Vaughn received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Wright State University and holds several Security Certifications, including CISSP and CISM. Vaughn is a U.S. Army veteran and a retired U.S. Coast Guard Reserve officer.

George Villarreal

Deputy Director, TxDOT Traffic Safety Division
Texas Department of Transportation

A native of Bovina, Texas, George Villarreal graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering licensed as a professional engineer in 2008.

George began his career in 2003 in the TxDOT Lubbock District and in 2010, he was named the Lubbock District Traffic Engineer, he was responsible for district projects in signals, speed zones, signing, ITS, and safety engineering projects. In 2012, he began working as an adjunct professor at the Texas Tech Whitacre College of Engineering, where he taught Highway and Transportation Engineering.

George then relocated to Austin and named the Deputy Director of the TxDOT Traffic Safety Division in October 2017. In his new role, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Traffic Safety Division, including the state’s Traffic Management System, Speed Zoning, Crash Records and Data Analysis, and the Traffic Safety Program.

Ryan Swann

Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Vanguard

Ryan Swann is an investor, strategist, entrepreneur, and data science expert focused on developing strategic uses of data in order to improve decision-making in a variety of industries. He has built data science, data management, and data governance capabilities in a variety of organizations in the public and private sectors.

Ryan is also a combat veteran that embraces teamwork and lifelong learning. His specialties include: Data Life Cycle, AI/ML, Data Governance, Angel Investing, Venture Capital, Six Sigma, Leadership, Governance.

Dwayne Natwick

CISSP, MVP, Senior Product Manager
Cloudreach

Dwayne Natwick is a Microsoft Azure MVP and Senior Product Manager at Cloudreach, where he owns the migration and security service lines. He has been in the IT industry for over 30 years and is certified in multiple Azure and M365 roles, including Microsoft 365 Fundamentals, Microsoft 365 Security Administrator Associate, Azure Solution Architect Expert, Azure Administrator Associate, Azure Data Engineer Associate, Azure AI Engineer Associate, and Azure Security Engineer Associate, and ISC2 CISSP.

In addition to creating curriculum, training, and blog writing, he is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Regional Lead.

Dwayne has also authored a Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator Exam Guide and a Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals Exam Guide, both available on Amazon.com.

Robert Pope

CIO
Canada Jetlines

Robert is currently leading the IT function for a new start-up airline in Canada – Canada Jetlines (www.jetlines.com ). Robert has over 30 years experience as a business and IT professional with a focus on IT strategy, cloud solutions and cybersecurity. Recent work includes building digital platforms with cloud-based best-of-breed solutions that provide cost efficiencies, process automation and seamless platform integration. Robert’s background includes 18 years with Air Canada in IT leadership and airline operational roles. Most recently, Robert provided leadership for IT at U.S. based Eastern Airlines. Previous roles include VP, IT and Operations at United Way Greater Toronto, CIO at Technical Standards and Safety Authority of Ontario, Director, IT at Certified Management Accountants of Ontario, and various roles implementing digital solutions at Canada Post and Purolator.

Robert earned an MBA from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Robert has served on the board of the CIO Association of Canada (Toronto Chapter) and Advisory Committee member, Council of IT Executives at the Conference Board of Canada. He currently is a member of the IDC Canada CIO Research Review Board. Robert also holds a Canadian Commercial Pilot license.

Ram Vaidyanathan

Cybersecurity Specialist
ManageEngine

Ram Vaidyanathan is an IT security and technology evangelist at ManageEngine, the IT management division of Zoho Corporation. He keeps himself updated about the latest techniques attackers use to compromise organizations and how we can defend ourselves. His responsibility includes informing product roadmap decisions and helping customers deploy and get the most value from ManageEngine’s cybersecurity solutions.

Sherif Sheta

CIO
CCRM

Sherif Sheta is a turnaround CIO and transformational IT leader who believes that technology has become the competitive advantage, not merely an enabler of business objectives. He specializes in understanding the business imperatives and designing IT strategies in alignment with the business objectives. Sherif believes that technology cannot be looked at in isolation of the other aspects of the business and he insists that it needs to be fit for purpose. It is only successful when it works in tandem with business processes, people and culture. He also believes that cloud computing can be leveraged by CIOs to enable the success and security of their businesses and their own.

Sherif has been the CIO for the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) since 2016. He has achieved a near-zero on-premise IT infrastructure by leveraging a Cloud-first IT strategy. This enabled CCRM to focus its IT investments in initiatives that directly increase the company’s agility and competitiveness in its core business of developing Cell & Gene Therapies (CGT). Because of the mostly cloud landscape, CCRM has been able to limit its internal staffing to roles that focus on business applications and not build up internal infrastructure expertise.

Berkeley Vogelheim

Product Marketing Manager
Freshworks

Berkeley Vogelheim has been working in the ITSM space for a number of years as a product consultant and PMM. He is a tech enthusiast who is always an advocate for new trends that make IT more efficient and delightful.

Arun Kannan

Product Manager - Applications Manager
ManageEngine

Arun Kannan is a highly experienced product manager at ManageEngine. Arun joined ManageEngine in 2013 as a technical engineer. Since acquiring his MBA from the prestigious Bayes Business School(formerly known as Cass), London, Arun has been rigorously involved in the Application and Networking domains helping organizations across the globe with their implementation strategies. Today he serves as an important member of ManageEngine’s IT Operations Management team overseeing product features and roadmap after working in customer support and implementation training activities for 5 years.

Megha Kumar

Research Vice President, Software and Cloud Services
IDC Canada

Megha Kumar heads software and cloud services research at IDC Canada. As a research vice president, Megha is responsible for managing and delivering projects across technology areas such as cloud services, enterprise applications, software and digital transformation for the Canadian market. She manages both the Canadian Software as a Service (SaaS) and Canadian Cloud Platforms (PaaS and IaaS) research programs in Canada

In addition to research, Megha has aided vendors with go-to-market engagements to improve market awareness and provide end users with essential guidance on technology adoption. She regularly interacts with CIOs and IT decision makers regarding their technology preferences, priorities, and concerns.

She originally joined IDC in 2007 covering the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey region, based out of Dubai, U.A.E. In her previous role at IDC, she regularly provided insights on market dynamics, vendor strategies, and end-user trends across the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey for both global and regional ICT firms as well as public sector organizations.

Megha presents at various industry and vendor conferences. She is often quoted in the media, providing opinions on technologies and market dynamics. She holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Marketing from York University, Canada.

Jason Bremner

Research Vice President, Industry and Business Solutions
IDC Canada

Jason Bremner is Research Vice President of the Industry and Business Solutions analyst team at IDC Canada. His team researches the application software and business services markets in Canada, with specific focus on how different industries are investing in cloud, analytics, mobility and social technologies to accelerate digital transformation.

The analyst team that Mr. Bremner leads helps technology vendors, IT professionals and business executives make insight-driven, strategic decisions on technology marketing, sales and deployments. He has worked with many leading technology vendors as a consultant and employee.

Mr. Bremner is also the lead analyst for the Managed Cloud Service program, providing research insights and thought leadership on the key issues and trends affecting the outsourcing markets. Primary focus areas include outsourcing contract analysis, vendor positioning in the areas of infrastructure outsourcing.

Based in Canada, Jason and his team are responsible for IDC’s agriculture sector research globally. The research looks at how the agriculture industry is adopting digital technologies in their business operations.

John McClurg

Senior Vice President & CISO
BlackBerry

John McClurg serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer. He engages the industry around the globe on today’s risk challenges and how BlackBerry uniquely mitigates them with the application of AI & machine learning.

Before joining Blackberry, McClurg served as Vice President and Ambassador-At-Large at Cylance; CSO at Dell; Vice President of Global Security at Honeywell International; Lucent Technologies/Bell Laboratories; and in the U.S. Intelligence Community, as a twice-decorated member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he held an assignment with the US Department of Energy (DOE) as a Branch Chief charged with establishing a Cyber-Counterintelligence program within the DOE’s newly created Office of Counterintelligence.

McClurg was voted one of America’s 25 most influential security professionals; holds a J.D. Degree from Brigham Young University; is a member of the Utah Bar Association; Co-chaired the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) of the U.S. Department of State; is a Special Advisor to the FBI’s Office of the Private Sector; and served as the founding Chairman of the International Security Foundation. He also holds an MA in Organizational Behavior, BS and BA degrees in University Studies and Philosophy from Brigham Young, and advanced doctoral studies in Philosophical Hermeneutics at UNC-Chapel Hill and UCLA. McClurg also currently serves as a Fellow at Utah Valley University’s Center for National Security Studies.

Matt Minetola

Chief Information Officer
Elastic

Matt has been a CIO across multiple industries over the past 25+ years in well known large scale global companies. Most recently he was CIO at E*Trade and prior to that was CIO at Travelport which is one of the largest Hospitality and Travel transaction processors in the world. Matt spent 14 years at HP in various CIO roles and before that he held executive IT and Business Operations positions at Chase Card Services and Dun and Bradstreet. Matt recently joined Elastic as their CIO and is onboard to enable a seamless large scale cloud capability to Elastics global customer base.

Chuck Tsocanos

Managing Partner and Head of US Consulting
Kyndryl

Chuck Tsocanos leads Kyndryl’s US Advisory that cover strategy, cloud, applications, data, security, resiliency, and networking. Chuck started his career at IBM in the mid-1990s and went on to build and manage successful consulting organizations at major firms. At France Telecom he built and ran a large consulting organization that reached $249m in annual revenue. At Accenture he ran the cloud go to market for North American CMT sectors, selling $30-$250m complex bids consisting of multi-cloud platform and managed services. At Slalom Consulting he co-developed the firmwide J2C strategy and NY cloud enablement practice focused on AWS, Azure and GCP. His education includes an BS EE from Rutgers, MS CS from Pace, MBA from NYU as well as 6-sigma, AWS and scrum master certifications.

Jennifer Hays

SVP Engineering Efficiency & Assurance
Fidelity Investments

Darren Rovell

Senior Executive Producer, & Former ESPN and CNN Journalist
Action Network

Darren focuses on all the stories happening in the business of betting from public companies to where the public is siding on each game. Darren started betting in 2000, the same year he started at ESPN at the age of 22. That’s also the year he started covering the beat as part of his sports business reporting. Rovell worked for ESPN for 12 years in two stints and CNBC for six years before coming to The Action Network in 2018.

Darren is a sports business reporter who loves covering the betting beat, but also loves covering any business. His book, “First in Thirst” on the history of Gatorade, was named among the Best 30 Business Books of 2005 by Soundview Summaries. His CNBC documentary, “Swoosh: Inside Nike,” was nominated for an Emmy. He won an Emmy for his coverage of Barack Obama winning the presidency on an NBC News show that night in 2008.

Darren went to Northwestern and graduated with a degree in Communications. He was sports editor of the weekly paper, The Northwestern Chronicle and sports director of the radio station, WNUR

Jon Iwata

Executive Director
The Data & Trust Alliance

Jon Iwata is Founding Executive Director of the Data & Trust Alliance, a not-for-profit lab which brings together leading businesses to learn, develop and adopt responsible data and AI practices. Members include American Express, Comcast NBCUniversal, CVS Health, GM, Johnson & Johnson, Mastercard, Meta, Nike, Pfizer, Starbucks, UPS and Walmart.

He is an Executive Fellow at Yale School of Management, an appointment he received upon his retirement from IBM as SVP and Chief Brand Officer in 2018, capping a 35-year career with the company. At Yale, his work is focused on stakeholder capitalism’s impact on business leadership.

Jon reported to three IBM CEOs during two decades of significant transformation of the technology industry and global business. As IBM Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, he led the company’s global marketing, communications and corporate citizenship organization for a decade. According to Interbrand, IBM became the second most valuable brand in the world during Jon’s tenure as CMO. He was chairman of IBM’s corporate strategy committee and established the company’s values and policy committee.

Jon is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; a director of the Ladies Professional Golf Association and chair of its nominating and governance committee; a trustee of the Stevenson School, and a member of the advisory board of Responsible Innovation Labs.

He is an inductee of the B2B Hall of Fame, the Marketing Hall of Fame, the CMO Club Hall of Fame and the Page Society Hall of Fame. He was named a Brand Genius by AdWeek. He holds a B.A. from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University.

Jon is co-inventor of U.S. patent US5049461A for a nanotechnology and process for atomic-scale semiconductors.

Rod Parker

VP, Sales
AppViewX

Rod Parker is Vice President Sales with AppViewX. He has been in the IT industry for his career holding technical, sales, and management positions with HP, Symantec, Venafi, RiskIQ, and AppViewX. He has worked in the cyber security space for 14+ years.

Salman Ladha

Product Marketing Manager
Auth0

As a Product Marketing Manager, Salman is responsible for communicating the value of identity for SaaS application builders and Auth0’s public sector vertical. Salman is particularly passionate about the role identity plays in accelerating business growth, promoting product adoption, and establishing trust. Outside of work, you can find Salman reading.

Mallory Sword Glenn

Senior Product Marketing Manager
Okta

Mallory Sword Glenn is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Okta’s Customer Identity products. Her key focus is showcasing how organizations can create secure and seamless digital experiences for their end users using Okta’s identity products. Prior to joining the Product Marketing team, Mallory led the pricing strategy for Customer Identity products on Okta’s Pricing team. Mallory has a breadth of SaaS experience spanning go-to-market, pricing, deal strategy, and operations at companies like Adobe and HPE.

Samantha Cartwright

VP of Alliances
vFunction

Robert Duffy

VP, Development and Runtime Platform
Expedia

Rob has spent the last 20 years working on industry leading developer platforms. Building the culture around them, driving adoption across 100-1000 team organizations with 10s of thousands of developers, and delivering on the promise of business agility. Along the way he has torn apart monoliths, consolidated repetitive systems, fully automated developer workflows, and migrated many things to many clouds. Prior to joining Expedia Group, Rob led the engineering teams building industry leading platforms at Amazon, Salesforce, and Time Inc. He has co-founded and was CEO at a company focused on helping teams build developer platforms. At Expedia he runs the developer platform teams consolidating 100s of tools into one tool for one job and delivering 10x the business agility. Originally from London, Rob, his wife and two young children now call Seattle home.

Michael Hainsworth

Contributing Editor
IDC & CIO, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications Inc.

Michael Hainsworth is a professional moderator for IDC and CIO events. He is also the Executive Producer and Editor at Large of Futurithmic, a documentary series and publication about the impact of technology on society. In addition, Michael is a co-host of one of Canada’s most popular podcasts, Geeks & Beats. He has hosted multiple fireside chats, moderated panels, and acted as an MC for several Canadian tech events in recent years.

Michael spent 18 years at Canada’s Business News Network. As Senior Anchor, he interviewed more than 16,000 guests and shared the day’s most important financial and technology stories for the CTV Evening News nationwide. He also spent 11 years in radio for 680 News and co-created the world’s first weekly television show dedicated to mobile technology and its impact on society, App Central.

Roger Grimes

 Data-Driven Defense Evangelist
KnowBe4, Inc

Data-Driven Defense Evangelist for KnowBe4, Inc., is a 30-year computer security consultant, instructor, holder of dozens of computer certifications and author of 11 books and over 1,000 magazine articles on computer security. He has spoken at many of the world’s biggest computer security conferences, been in Newsweek™ magazine, appeared on television, been interviewed for NPR’s All Things Considered™, the Wall Street Journal, and been a guest on dozens of radio shows and podcasts. He has worked at some of the world’s largest computer security companies, including Foundstone, McAfee and Microsoft. He has consulted for hundreds of companies, from the largest to the smallest, around the world. He specializes in host and network security, identity management, anti-malware, hackers, honeypots, Public Key Infrastructure, cloud security, cryptography, policy and technical writing. His certifications have included CPA, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CEH, MSCE: Security, Security+ and  others, and he has been an instructor for many of them. His writings and presentations are often known for their real-world, contrarian views. He was the weekly security columnist for InfoWorld and CSO magazines from 2005 – 2019.

Ian Heritage

Offering Architect, Multicloud Management Platform
Kyndryl

Ian Heritage is the offering architect for the Kyndryl ModernOps portfolio. Ian has over 20 years experience in the IT industry across a broad range of disciplines including software development, customer support, technical sales and consulting. Ian’s passion is working with customers to understand their existing pain points and processes to help them transform their business, including people, processes and systems to accelerate their digital transformation journey. Ian is an AWS certified solutions architect and has a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Computer Science.

Hana Jeddy

Director, Product Marketing
Cloudera

Hana is Product Marketing Director for Public Cloud solutions at Cloudera where she enables customer adoption of Hybrid Data Cloud to accelerate insights from data. Previously, Hana spent over a decade launching and marketing cloud services at organizations ranging from startups to large enterprises, such as Iron Mountain.  Hana holds a degree in Political Science from New York University.

Manesh Patel

CIO & Senior Vice President
Sanmina

Manesh Patel is the CIO and Senior Vice President at Sanmina, a leading electronics contract manufacturer serving the fastest-growing segments of the global electronics manufacturing services (EMS) market. Manesh is responsible for the global information technology team that supports all aspects of Sanmina’s operations. He joined Sanmina in 1997 and was instrumental in providing leadership in the development and implementation of the IT strategy that enabled international expansion, customer-focused services, and the successful integration of more than 60 mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Sanmina, he was with the European operations of Ford Motor Company moving to Silicon Valley in 1989.

Mano Mannoochahr

SVP and Chief Data & Analytics Officer
Travelers

Mano Mannoochahr is Senior Vice President, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, for Travelers. He also leads the company’s Enterprise Business Intelligence and Analytics team, working closely with Technology and other strategic partners.

Mannoochahr is responsible for leading the development and delivery of Travelers’ data and analytics strategy, with a focus on risk analytics, customer experience and overall efficiency and effectiveness. He also chairs the Enterprise Analytics Management Committee comprised of senior leaders from across the business, technology and finance functions to drive and execute Travelers data and analytics strategy. A member of the Travelers Operating Committee, Mannoochahr provides thought leadership and drives the execution of an integrated business and technology strategy for data and analytics across Travelers.

Mannoochahr joined Travelers in 2019 from General Electric, where he was CIO for GE Transportation, following roles as the company’s Chief Data & Innovation Officer and CIO for GE Energy Connections. Before that, he worked for John Deere as Global Director of Data, Analytics and Strategy.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from the University of Kansas and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Darryl Maraj

SVP and Chief Technology Officer of the Digital Innovation Group
GA Telesis

Darryl Maraj is a Senior Technology Executive recognized for leading global organizations through their digital transformation process. He is recognized for leveraging technology to create competitive advantages, de-commoditizing technology, and driving high ROI on new business and technology investments.

As a skilled leader, Darryl leverages over twenty years of business process improvement, automation, business intelligence, and hybrid cloud technologies to deliver competitive business advantages. He excels at building high-performance teams, clearly articulating and translating business goals, eliminating communication barriers, and unifying globally diverse groups; creating a culture of high integrity and continuous improvement. He is an excellent company ambassador and is considered a true innovator with multiple patent-pending applications.

Darryl believes in high sustainability and fostering innovative communities. He serves on the board for several organizations with the intent of fostering tomorrow’s leaders and volunteers his time to help address community challenges.

Speciality areas include – Digital and Technology Transformation, Building Strategy and Business Technology Roadmaps, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Datacenters and Operational Agility, Business Process Engineering, Product Leadership, IT Governance, IT Workforce Transformation, Thought Leadership, Data and Analytics, ERP and Migrations, Integrations, CRM, Risk Management, Cyber Security and Blockchain.

Tom Davenport

President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management
Babson College

Tom Davenport is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, a Visiting Professor at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, a Fellow of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and a Senior Advisor to Deloitte’s AI practice. He pioneered the concept of “competing on analytics” with his best-selling 2006 Harvard Business Review article (and his 2007 book by the same name). In 2022 he will publish three books on AI, including Working with AI (MIT Press) and All In on AI (Harvard Business Review Press). He has published over twenty books and over 300 articles for Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and many other publications. He writes columns for Forbes, MIT Sloan Management Review, and the Wall Street Journal. He has been named one of the world’s “Top 25 Consultants” by Consulting magazine, one of the top 3 business/technology analysts in the world by Optimize magazine, one of the 100 most influential people in the IT industry by Ziff-Davis magazines, and one of the world’s top fifty business school professors by Fortune magazine. He’s also been a LinkedIn Top Voice for both the education and tech sectors.

Josh King

Partner
Ridgeway Partners

Josh King is a Partner at Ridgeway Partners, a boutique executive and board search firm in New York, Boston and San Francisco. He leads Ridgeway’s technology recruiting practice with a successful track record in senior-level executive and board recruiting for both Fortune 100 and privately held companies. Josh recruits across the technology infrastructure, data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning and security functions.

Josh advises companies on how to attract and retain digitally transformative talent at the board and executive level. He has assembled digital advisory boards in addition to appointing digital advisory directors.

Josh has served on the Advisory Boards of IADSS (the Initiative for Analytics & Data Science Standards), Cmind, an AI financial technology firm, B/Spoke, Harvard Club of Boston, Handel & Haydn Society and MassChallenge, a global startup accelerator. He has co-authored work for Harvard Business Review and Financial Times.

Randy Bean

Founder & CEO
NewVantage Partners

Randy Bean is the author of Fail Fast, Learn Faster: Lessons in Data-Drive Leadership in an Age of Disruption, Big Data, and AI, a business bestseller released in September 2021.  He is a widely recognized industry thought leader, author, and speaker in the field of data-driven business leadership and known for his frequent columns in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal.  He is the Founder and CEO of NewVantage Partners, a strategic advisory firm to Fortune 1000 clients that he founded in 2001, and which was acquired in December 2021 by Wavestone, a Paris-based global consultancy.  He can be followed on Linked In and Twitter.

Dana McGraw

Vice President, Audience Modeling & Data Science
Disney Advertising

Dana McGraw is Vice President, Audience Modeling & Data Science, Disney Advertising. In this role, McGraw oversees groups responsible for data science, analytics, search and App store optimization. She leads data science and advanced analytics for advertising sales, covering Disney’s portfolio of linear, streaming, digital and social properties across ABC, ABC News, Disney Channels Worldwide, Disney Digital, ESPN Networks, ESPN+, Freeform, FX, Hulu and National Geographic. She is also responsible for data science tied to ESPN and ABC affiliate sales and marketing.

Prior to joining The Walt Disney Company, McGraw held several posts within Yahoo!’s Media Group, most recently as Head of Global Product Strategy, Yahoo! Sports. She was directly responsible for strategy for Yahoo! Sports Americas in the United States, Canada and Latin America, while coordinating product strategy efforts in other global markets, in addition to overseeing analytics across multiple Yahoo! properties.

Previously, McGraw held analytics roles at leading interactive agencies and coached college basketball for seven years. She holds a Bachelor of Art’s degree in philosophy from Loyola University in New Orleans, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Baylor University.

Erik Singleton

North Highland Worldwide Consulting

Erik is a Manager at North Highland and a member of the firm’s Supply Chain practice. He has led multiple supply chain and performance improvement initiatives for clients across industries, with a focus on programs that drive operational efficiency and cost reduction.

John Abel

CIO
Extreme Networks

John Abel has 25 years of experience in the IT industry working in global Fortune 500 companies managing teams of over 300 people and budgets of over $200M. Currently, John is SVP and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Veritas. In this role, he is responsible for leading and transforming the Information Technology function for Veritas, including its infrastructure, systems, processes, and security.

Throughout his career, Abel has led a number of transformations of the IT business function, with an excellent record of achieving business results by developing strong business relationships, building high quality teams, and providing best-in-class services. Prior to Veritas, Abel served as SVP and CIO for Ellie Mae. In this role, Abel carried out a transformation of the IT function, with a focus on strong business partnership and a strategy around Automate, Scale, and Secure the enterprise, backed by cloud first strategy to keep pace with the hyper growth of the business. Before joining Ellie Mae, Abel was Sr. Vice President of IT at Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) where he developed a strategic vision for the transformation of IT and executed multiple global initiatives to enable growth in revenues while improving IT through effective governance processes.

Abel also served as Vice President, Information Technology at Symantec Corporation where he led the integration and consolidation of applications following the merger with Veritas Software in 2005. Prior to Symantec Abel also worked at JDS Uniphase and started his career at KPMG Consulting.

John is a citizen of both the US and European Union, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom, and has spoken at several conferences on global IT best practices.

Rakesh Srinivasan

Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Petco

Rakesh is the Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Petco. He oversees the vision, leadership and strategy of data, analytics, automation and ML/AI initiatives at Petco.  Rakesh has extensive experience working in various areas of analytics and data science in start ups such as Jet.com and Moda Operandi as well as large organizations such as Walmart and Facebook. Over the last few years, he has been spearheading data driven digital transformations for retailers. He’s an alumni of Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland, College Park.

Gundeep Singh

Executive Director, Digital & Analytics
Carrier Residential and Light Commercial

Gundeep is Executive Director, Digital & Analytics for Carrier Global Corporation. Gundeep’s focus is on using digital tech to establish a foundation of healthy, sustainable and intelligent homes. He is responsible for defining and executing on digital strategies to build a strong digital foundation, improving customer experience and establishing digital revenue opportunities for Carrier’s North America HVAC business. In addition, Gundeep oversees Carrier’s global analytics and automation functions. As part of this role, he is responsible for setting and executing on the virtual worker and data and analytics agenda.

Gundeep has over 17 years of experience in digital and information technology field. He joined Carrier from Ernst & Young in 2019, where he was leading large global digital programs for a number of Fortune 500 clients. Prior to that, Gundeep held digital roles with increasing leadership responsibility at Accenture. Gundeep has also been very active in the nonprofit circle with senior leadership roles in Sikh Chamber of Commerce and United Sikhs.

Gundeep has been nominated and awarded several recognitions in the business and digital leadership circle – including the CIO100 award and 40 under 40 recognition.

Gundeep holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and production engineering from Punjab Engineering College in India and a Master of Science in tech management and leadership from Columbia University in New York.

Kevin L. Jackson

CEO GlobalNet;
Host of Digital Transformers

With over 300,000 followers on social media, Kevin L. Jackson Is the host of the “Digital Transformers” podcast and provides consulting and digital media services to leading technology companies. His client list includes Microsoft, AT&T Business, Intel, Ericsson and IBM. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Tulane University. As an Associate Consultant with A.T. Kearney, he provided cloud computing and cybersecurity management consulting services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which served as the basis for the Kingdom’s national cybersecurity regulations. Executive experience includes VP J.P. Morgan Chase, IBM Worldwide Sales Executive and SAIC (Engility) Director Cloud Solutions. Education includes a MS Computer Engineering, MA Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Kevin is also a USA Today and WSJ-bestselling author whose books include “Click to Transform” (2020) and “Architecting Cloud Computing Solutions” (2018).

JR Storment

Executive Director
FinOps Foundation

J.R. is executive director of the FinOps Foundation (a program of the Linux Foundation), co-author of O’Reilly’s book on cloud financial management called “Cloud FinOps, Collaborative, Real-Time Cloud Financial Management”, and was formerly the co-founder of Cloudability which was acquired by Apptio, where he served as the GM of Cloud & VP of Product. He has spent the last 25 years building web platforms and the last 10 working with hundreds of the largest cloud spenders in the world—from GE to Nike to BP to Atlassian to Uber to Spotify— to design strategies to optimize and analyze their cloud financial management discipline.

Dion Hinchcliffe

VP and Principal Analyst
Constellation Research

Dion Hinchcliffe is widely regarded as one of the top IT and cloud experts in the world. He is a bestselling technology book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and strategy expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently VP and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research as well as an Executive Fellow at the Tuck School of Business Center for Digital Strategies. Leadtail has recently ranked him the #2 global influencer of CIOs. He currently works closely with CIO and CDOs on their IT and digital transformation efforts. You can find Dion on Twitter at @dhinchcliffe.

Taylor Smith

Head of Product
Prisma Cloud at Palo Alto Networks

Taylor Smith is the Head of Product for Prisma Cloud at Palo Alto Networks. He helps customers integrate security into DevOps practices to secure the entire cloud native stack. Previously, he held product and strategy positions at Gremlin, Cisco and NetApp.

Carolyn Duby

Field CTO
Cloudera

Carolyn Duby is a cybersecurity and data expert who drives some of today’s most important tech topics, including hybrid data cloud, big data, privacy, becoming a data-driven organization, and careers in tech. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, she currently serves as Field CTO and Cyber Security Lead at Cloudera. A trusted advisor to dozens of customers, from SMBs to the Fortune 100, she guides companies in banking, insurance, healthcare and more through complex transformations that help them use data as a strategic asset to impact their bottom line.

She regularly contributes blog posts, articles and commentary, including to VentureBeat, eWEEK, and Bank Info Security.

Hilary Mason

Data Scientist in Residence
Accel Partners

Hilary Mason is Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Part­ners, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm. From 2009 to 2013, she served as Chief Scientist for bitly, the popular link-shortening service, where she continues to work as Scientist Emeritus, advising a team that studies attention on the internet in real-time. A genuinely charming speaker who resonates with both tech and nonspecialist audiences, Hilary speaks about the challenges and the rewards of working with big data, with a special focus on machine learning.

Hilary Mason was General Manager of machine learning at Cloudera, Inc. for two years after it acquired Fast Forward Labs in 2017. As CEO and Founder of Fast Forward Labs, Hilary’s work, which synthesized the latest breakthroughs in big data from a wide range of fields, gave her a uniquely broad understanding of the field.

Hilary is the co-founder of HackNY, a non-profit that helps talented engineering students find their way into the startup community of creative technologists in New York City; co-host of DataGotham, an annual event for professionals involved in data science; and member of NYCResistor. She advises a number of companies, including Mortar, knod.es, collective[i], DataKind, Betaspring, and TechStars New York. She also served on Mayor Bloomberg’s Technology and Innovation Advisory Council.

Hilary is on Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Busi­ness 2013 and 1000 Most Creative People in Business 2014. Other honors include the TechFellows Engineering Leadership award, the Fortune 40 under 40 Ones to Watch list and the Crain’s New York Business 40 under Forty.

Chris Aniszczyk

CTO
Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Chris brings more than 15 years experience as The Linux Foundation’s vice president of Developer Programs. His work is focused on working with developer community to advance open source projects at scale. Previously Chris served as Twitter’s head of open source, where he led a team of developer advocates and was responsible for Twitter’s open source engineering, strategy and culture. He has also contributed to Gentoo Linux and served on the Eclipse Foundation’s Board of Directors and the Java Community Process Executive Committee. An engineer by trade, Chris brings a passion for both open source and community development to the organization.

Christopher Marsh-Bourdon

Head of Hybrid Environments
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.

Christopher Marsh-Bourdon is the Head of Hybrid Environments in Technology Infrastructure (TI) for Wells Fargo Technology, one of the world’s largest and most innovative information technology groups with more than 23,000 talented team members who help keep Wells Fargo at the forefront of America’s diversified financial services companies.

As the Head of Hybrid Environments, Christopher is responsible for delivering and operating both the Public and Private Cloud, including Virtualization and Infrastructure-as-Code. He was responsible for the Cloud partnership deals between Wells Fargo and Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

Christopher joined Wells Fargo in November 2019, from Amazon Web Services, where he was a Principal Solutions Architect. Prior to that, he was the Chief Development Officer at JP Morgan Chase for more than 10 years. Christopher also has worked at various technology companies in Singapore, Europe and London over his 32-year career.

Away from the office, Christopher and his family are avid sailors and cricket fans. Christopher is based in London, UK as of July 2021.

Ward Holloway

Director of Technology Alliances
Zscaler

Highly driven, performance oriented leader with 19 years experience building sales, engineering and alliance teams that close high value deals in extremely competitive enterprise and service provider accounts. Effective at building mutually beneficial relationships with alliance partners, championing key technology and driving significant incremental revenue with the partner sales force. Excel at partnering with all core business operations to significantly increase the company’s footprint, expand market share, and generate highly satisfied and referenced customers. A team builder with extraordinary recruiting ability and general management skills. Experienced and engaging presenter with substantial speaking and international sales experience.

James Young

Security Strategist
Splunk

Experienced and passionate technical sales professional with an extensive background working in large enterprise, government, defense, specialist system integrators and technology vendor organizations as a senior and trusted security advisor.

Acknowledge the challenges of delivering security solutions that not only address the technical requirements but enable the business to achieve objectives and outcomes securely. Constantly researching and looking for new ways to do security better and improve on our past experiences.

Ghada Ijam

System CIO
Federal Reserve System

As System CIO for the Federal Reserve, Ghada leads the Fed’s technology and cybersecurity professionals to move at the speed of business, driving collaboration and innovation to shape the Fed’s digital future.  Overseeing IT within a federated organization, she partners with leaders across the Reserve Banks and centralized service providers to work as one team for fast and flexible IT delivery, improved digital ways of working, and better insights and decision making for Fed business lines.

Ghada has more than 20 years of experience delivering results through leading complex initiatives and running IT like a business. She excels in building strategic alliances with customers, focusing on mission goals, aligning people and managing technology portfolios. Before joining the Fed, Ghada was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). As Amtrak’s executive IT leader, she drove the company’s customer experience, digital and data analytics strategies, and IT centralization efforts. Prior to Amtrak, Ghada worked for 12 years at Intel, managing and directing global teams. She also previously served in a variety of roles with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and U.S. Bancorp.

Ghada serves on the Board of Directors of Goodwill of Greater Washington, D.C., is a member of Women in Technology, and is ardent supporter of the American Diabetes Association. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Kuwait University, an MBA in Financial Management from Virginia Tech, and earned her executive education certificate from The Wharton School.

Charlie Billings

CIO
Professional Case Management / PCM Trials

Charlie Billings joined Professional Case Management / PCM Trials as Chief Information Officer in 2019.  He has over 25 years of information technology management experience.  At PCM, Mr. Billings built an award-winning team and transformed the IT platform to an integrated cloud-based digital architecture.  These systems have enabled PCM to scale efficiently and to expand internationally while achieving compliance with an array of healthcare and international regulations.

Before joining PCM, he was Chief Technology Officer at LT Trust Company.  There, he created a technology platform which allowed the company to scale to 10 times its original size through automation while building an IT department that achieved top compliance ratings from regulators.

Prior to LT Trust, Mr. Billings held IT Director positions at Fiserv, First Data, and Qwest Communications.  There, he led software development, software quality, program management, security and compliance teams.  He also played a leading IT role in several large mergers and acquisitions.  Mr. Billings started his IT career with Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group, implementing large information systems.

Mr. Billings received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University and his master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Eric Goldstein

Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity
CISA

Eric Goldstein serves as the Executive Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as of February 19, 2021. In this role, Goldstein leads CISA’s mission to protect and strengthen federal civilian agencies and the nation’s critical infrastructure against cyber threats.

Previously, Goldstein was the Head of Cybersecurity Policy, Strategy, and Regulation at Goldman Sachs, where he led a global team to improve and mature the firm’s cybersecurity risk management program. He served at CISA’s precursor agency, the National Protection and Programs Directorate,from 2013 to 2017 in various roles including Policy Advisor for Federal Network Resilience, Branch Chief for Cybersecurity Partnerships and Engagement, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity, and Senior Counselor to the Under Secretary.

At other points in his career, Goldstein practiced cybersecurity law at an international law firm, led cybersecurity research and analysis projects at a federally-funded research and development center, and served as a Fellow in Advanced Cyber Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, among other roles.

He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Georgetown University School of Public Policy, and Georgetown University Law Center.

 

Stephen Held

Chief Information Officer
Leo A Daly

As chief information officer for LEO A DALY, Stephen Held directs a team of Information and Design Technology professionals in the continual maintenance, updating and adoption of technology in 30 offices and five countries. In more than fifteen years with the firm, he has championed an aggressive strategy of innovation for the sake of competitive advantage. Major initiatives have included a complete overhaul of the support organization across the LEO A DALY and LAN brands, the replacement of every piece of technology and infrastructure worldwide, the navigation into a hybrid cloud environment and the launch of a strategic program of Innovation Initiatives pursuing the early adoption of disruptive technology.

Joan Zerkovich

Senior Vice President of Operations
AAIS

In her role as Senior Vice President – Operations at AAIS, Joan is responsible for Product Development and Delivery, Government Affairs, Legal & Compliance, Data Solutions, Actuarial Services, and Members Engagement. Before coming to AAIS in 2012, Joan worked for several organizations in information technology positions, including more than eight years as CIO of ICAT Holdings LLC, a catastrophe insurance intermediary. Her work at ICAT earned Joan recognition in 2006 as one of the insurance industry’s “Elite 8” technology professionals by Insurance & Technology magazine.

Prior to her years at ICAT, Joan spent more than 13 years in information technology positions with the University of California system. Her work there included projects that contributed to the initial public access to the Internet and to the digitalization of the university’s library system.

Joan is the executive sponsor for openIDL at AAIS and a member of the board of directors for the openIDL Project under The Linux Foundation.

Joan has a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of California-Davis, and an MBA with an emphasis in business information systems from CSU-Sacramento.

Stephen Sikes

COO
Public.com

As COO of Public.com, Stephen leads the broker dealer and is responsible for investing, operations, customer, support, legal, compliance and risk. He also co-leads a fintech community and early stage investing fund called Socially Financed, where he focuses on supporting early stage consumer fintech businesses. Prior to joining Public.com, Stephen was on the founding team and Business Lead of SoFi Invest, SoFi’s core investing product. Previously, he was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, and served as an officer in the U.S. Army.

Simon Aldama

Sr. Director of RiskOps Solutions
Netenrich

Simon has been working in the tech industry for over 20 years and in that span, he’s consulted with over two hundred organizations helping them gain a competitive advantage. He’s also helped organizations with identifying opportunities related to virtual cloud computing and using experience and judgment to oversee, question, and provide input on technology budgets for executives. Here at Netenrich, Simon provides solution expertise to our customers by recommending key decisions in the area of security and digital services.

Tom Wentworth

Chief Marketing Officer
Recorded Future

Tom Wentworth is the Chief Marketing Officer at Recorded Future. Previously Tom’s been the CMO at Acquia, RapidMiner, and Episerver (now Optimizely). You can learn more about Tom at https://tomwentworth.com.

Jake Munroe

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Threat Intelligence & Geopolitical Intelligence
Recorded Future

Jake Munroe is a senior product marketing manager at Recorded Future and has held various roles across the security space in consulting, marketing, and sales. Prior to joining the private sector, he served as a Navy Intelligence Analyst with an extensive background in counterterrorism, cyber threat intelligence, and open-source intelligence investigations.

Paula Rooney

Senior Writer, CIO
Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)

Paula Rooney has been a senior writer at CIO since October. Prior to this position, Rooney wrote technology news for TechTarget, ZDNet, TheRegister, CRN, PCWeek and EDN. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism in 1997 and has lived in New York, London, Boston and St Peterburg, Fl. Her hobbies include skiing, swimming, traveling, sailing, diving, reading, watching Boston sports, napping, and hanging out with her 14-year-old daughter and partner in Scituate, Mass.

Josh Galper

Co-Founder & Partner
Trident DMG

Joshua P. Galper is co-founder and partner of the public relations firm Trident DMG and the law firm Davis Goldberg & Galper. Josh has more than 20 years of experience working at the intersection of communications, public policy, law, and business, including at premier global law firms and as general counsel for a high-profile tech company.

Julia Landauer

Champion Racecar Driver

Julia Landauer is a NASCAR racer and 2-time champion from New York City. With dozens of wins across different series, Julia has set records since she was 10 years old, including becoming the highest finishing female in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series’ 64-year history.

Away from the track, Julia is a graduate of Stanford University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, and Society. During college Julia was a contestant on season 26 of CBS’ reality TV show Survivor. It was also in college that Julia started her motivational speaking career with a TEDx talk and she is now a sought-after speaker for corporations, conferences, and universities. Julia also serves as an external advisor to Hyundai Motor Corporation’s Center for Robotic-Augmented Design in Living Experience.

For almost a decade, Julia has developed her brand and business and collaborated with companies such as Spotify, Disney/Pixar, and the One Love Foundation and has been written about by The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur, and espnW, to name a few. Julia is also an honoree of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for sports and has spoken at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women’s Conference.

As Julia continues to develop her career and brand on and off the track, she uses her platform to advocate for STEM education and women’s empowerment.

Renee Guttmann

VC Advisor, Advisory Board Member and former CISO

Renee started her career in Information Security at GlaxoSmithKline before the Internet was accessible for commercial use. She implemented firewalls and encryption products to support the protection of the GSK’s crown jewels, including patient information.

She was recruited to Capital One to build the first global information security program and enable customers to retrieve their credit card statements online. She then spent 11 years at Time Warner, where she built the information security program for Time Inc. as well as leading the Incident Response Program for AOL Time Warner from 2000 – 2007. In 2008, Renee became the first Chief Privacy Officer for Time Warner and established the privacy program for the Company’s Shared Service Systems. Consumer products came next as Renee built the first global Information Security program for Coca-Cola from 2011 – 2014.

Prior to joining Campbell, Renee established the Information Security Program at Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, where she built that industry’s very first Maritime Cybersecurity program to protect ships and passengers at sea. As an information security practitioner, Renee was one of the first women in the field. She is considered a thought leader as well as an early adopter of the technologies and best practices that are considered standard in the industry today. She has mentored dozens of employees who are now leading global information security programs at other companies across many industries.

Jessica Groopman

Founding Partner
Kaleido Insights

Jessica Groopman is an industry analyst and founding partner of Kaleido Insights, San Francisco-based technology research firm. Trained in anthropology, Jessica specializes in human, business, and societal impacts of emerging technologies. Her recent coverage areas include regenerative business and sustainability in digital transformation, digital inclusion and DEI, Web3 and blockchain, and AI/machine learning. Jessica works with organizations internationally, supporting strategic advisory, digital transformation, and research across several industry verticals. She has advised numerous companies including Coca-Cola, AARP, Technicolor, Pandora, Intel, Microsoft, Cisco, among many others.
Jessica is a recognized speaker at emerging technology industry events, and co-host of the Hype Hazard podcast. She advises several start-ups, and is a frequent media contributor. She has also served as contributing member of the International IoT Council, the IEEE’s Internet of Things Group, IoT Guru Network and other industry advisory boards. Jessica was also included in Onalytica’s list of the 100 Most Influential Thought Leaders in IoT.
Jessica has authored over 40 reports and contributed to several books. She has been principal analyst with Tractica where she contributed to its automation and robotics practice, served as research director and principal analyst with Harbor Research, and as an industry analyst with Altimeter Group. Earlier, she led research at Focus Research. Before she worked in business and technology research, Jessica’s research experience was based mostly in academic anthropological fieldwork, specifically in ethnographic, linguistic, and archaeological research both in the United States and abroad.

Charles Henderson

Global Head, X-Force
IBM

Charles Henderson is the Global Head of IBM’s X-Force. Throughout his career, Charles and the teams he has managed have specialized in incident response, penetration testing, adversary simulation, vulnerability management, and vulnerability research. X-Force’s clients range from the largest on the Fortune lists to small and midsized companies interested in improving their security posture or in need of assistance handling a security incident. Charles is also an enthusiastic member of the information security community and an advocate of vulnerability research. He has been a featured speaker at various conferences (including Black Hat, DEFCON, RSA, SOURCE, OWASP AppSec USA and Europe, and SXSW) around the world on various subjects relating to security testing and incident response. He has also appeared on or in CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, CNN, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, The Register, SC Magazine, Engadget, eWeek, Reuters, Car & Driver, and various other media outlets.In the end, he runs a team of hackers and responders.

Christopher Bontempo

CMO
IBM Americas

Chris Bontempo is the Chief Marketing Officer for IBM Americas, where he leads all aspects of Marketing for IBM with direct responsibility for marketing sourced revenue, demand generation and geography marketing professionals across the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Chris works with IBM sellers, marketers and ecosystem partners to help clients find the right innovative IBM solutions to solve their digital transformation challenges.

Prior to leading geography marketing, Chris was responsible for IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software Marketing in the Americas, focusing on field and channel marketing and demand generation. He supported multiple business units including IBM Public Cloud, Data & AI, Automation, AI Apps and IBM Security.

He joined IBM in 2005 and has led marketing teams in Market Intelligence, Cloud, and also led Marketing and Offerings for the IBM Security business unit in North America for the past 6 years.

Chris is based in New York City with his family and dog, where he runs, plays and coaches soccer, and occasionally plays guitar and bass in some truly forgettable bands.

 

Jason Mical

Field Chief Technology Officer
Rapid7

Jason has more than 30 years’ experience in telecommunications fraud prevention, physical security management and cyber security investigations. During his career, he developed and implemented overall cyber security, physical security, forensic investigation and fraud control programs for several global organizations and managed lawful interception operations to support federal agencies. He has developed security and fraud awareness training seminars for employees in private industry, as well as federal, state and local law enforcement. He assists customers in such areas as electronic intercepts, intrusion analysis, malware eradication, forensic investigations, incident response, security standards and guidelines.

Jason has been a member of the FBI Infragard, United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, ISSA, HTCIA, ASIS, ANSIR and CTIA Fraud Task Forces.

Teju Shyamsundar

Group Product Marketing Manager
Okta

Teju Shyamsundar is a Group Product Marketing Manager at Okta, leading our Adaptive Authentication products. Prior to Okta, she worked at Microsoft and implemented enterprise mobility technologies across a large set of enterprise customers in various industries. Teju now works on driving the value of Okta’s adaptive MFA and adaptive SSO capabilities across customers and partners. Teju holds a BS degree in Computer & Information Technology from Purdue University.

Alon Nachmany

Field CISO
AppViewX

Alon is a cybersecurity expert currently working with Fortune 500 enterprises in helping them achieve their security goals at AppViewX. His experience in leadership roles across industries from small start-ups to established enterprises has enabled him to secure some of the most cutting-edge innovations in the world of technology. In the past Alon has served as the Director of IT and Information Security for WeWork and the CISO for National Securities Corporation, uniquely positioning him to understand and address the mounting security challenges of the modern-day enterprise. His feet are firmly planted on the ground, his eyes are turned to the skies, but he spends most of his days in cyberspace.

Chris Wysopal

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Veracode

Chris Wysopal is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Veracode, which pioneered the concept of using automated static binary analysis to discover vulnerabilities in software. He is a member of the executive team. Prior to Veracode, Chris was vice president of research and development at security consultancy @stake, which was acquired by Symantec.

In the 1990’s, Chris was one of the original vulnerability researchers at The L0pht, a hacker think tank, where he was one of the first to publicize the risks of insecure software. He has testified to the US Congress on the subjects of government security and how vulnerabilities are discovered in software.

Chris started his career as software engineer that first built commercial software and then migrated to the specialty of testing software for vulnerabilities. He researched software security for the first vulnerability research think tank, L0pht Heavy Industries, from 1994-1999. He is one of the authors of L0phtCrack, the Windows password auditing program. He is the author of Netcat for Windows an open source security tool.

Chris has led highly productive and innovative software development teams. He has performed product strategy and product management roles.

Chris is a much sought after expert on cybersecurity. He has been interviewed for most major technology and business publications and many TV networks. He has keynoted cybersecurity and technical conferences on 4 continents.

Matthew Glitzer

Vice President, Security Sales
IBM Americas

Matthew Glitzer is currently the Vice President of Security Sales, IBM Americas where he has responsibility for all Security related products and services.

In his previous role, he was Vice President, IBM’s Integrated Security Business Unit – Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for Security Software sales and Services and was a member of IBM’s regional Senior Leadership Team.  In Matt’s previous roles in Greater China for IBM, he was a member of the Global Technology Services leadership team holding the positions of General Manager, Global Technology Services, Hong Kong and Head of Client Management and Offerings. In these roles he had country and regional P&L responsibility for all managed service clients, as well as technology solutioning, consulting and go-to-market offerings.

Prior to joining the Greater China Group, Mr. Glitzer was the IBM Sr. Project Executive for BHP Billiton.  In this capacity he was responsible for the global P&L and service delivery teams in Australia, America, Philippines, Singapore and India, that manage the client’s core ERP and information management systems.  Before moving to Singapore, he was the Director of Sales for the Industrial Sector within IBM’s US Infrastructure Services organization.   Reporting to the Industry General Manager, he and his teams were responsible for signings and incremental revenue driven through existing clients across multiple industries including: Automotive, A&D, Oil & Gas, Hi Tech/Electronics and Chemicals.

Prior to this, Matthew was the Global Client Executive for the DuPont account where he was responsible for client engagement with IT through the C-Suite across all of IBM’s lines of business.  During his tenure at DuPont, Glitzer helped transform the IBM/DuPont relationship, leading to a major Strategic Outsourcing win (2012), as well as key engagements in Disaster Recovery, Middleware, Infrastructure and Financing.  His previous roles at IBM include Business Development Executive in IBM’s SAP Consulting Practice where he was responsible for sales of SAP implementations services to IBM’s Industrial Sector clients.

Before joining IBM, Glitzer was the North American Vice President of Field Sales Alliances at SAP for 4 years.  In this role, he was responsible for strategy, pipeline development and software sales with and through SAP’s key Systems Integrator and Technology Partners, e.g., IBM, Accenture, PwC, CapGemini, EY, Deloitte, Microsoft, and Sun.

Mr. Glitzer holds a B.S. in Political Science from Rutgers College and a Masters in Business Administration from the George Washington University.  He holds a certification from IBM’s Harvard Business School Certification Program and is a graduate of IBM’s Master Deal Making program through the Wharton School of Business.

Cynthia Brumfield

Contributing Writer
CSO

Cynthia Brumfield is a veteran communications and technology analyst who is currently focused on cybersecurity. She writes regular columns for CSO Online, runs a cybersecurity news destination site, Metacurity.com, consults with companies through her firm DCT-Associates, and is the author of a book book published by Wiley in December 2021, Cybersecurity Risk Management: Mastering the Fundamentals Using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

Michael Daniel

President & CEO
Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA)

Michael Daniel serves as the President & CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA), a not-for-profit that enables high-quality cyber threat information sharing among cybersecurity organizations.  Prior to CTA, Michael served for four years as US Cybersecurity Coordinator, leading US cybersecurity policy development, facilitating US government partnerships with the private sector and other nations, and coordinating significant incident response activities.  From 1995 to 2012, Michael worked for the Office of Management and Budget, overseeing funding for the U.S. Intelligence Community.  Michael also works with the Aspen Cybersecurity Group, the World Economic Forum’s Partnership Against Cybercrime, and other organizations improving cybersecurity in the digital ecosystem.  In his spare time, he enjoys running and martial arts.

Joseph Sieczkowski

CIO, Architecture & Engineering
BNY Mellon

Joseph Sieczkowski heads architecture and engineering for BNY Mellon. Joe is responsible for evolving a holistic technology strategy by bringing together architecture, data, development, and infrastructure to meet the firm’s overall business objectives. He develops end-to-end technology solutions aligned with business-level technology roadmaps that ensure the integrated use of existing capabilities and development of new ones for more efficient and effective delivery of services. Joe is particularly focused on the technology enablement of data to derive insights that lead to actionable strategies to drive commercial outcomes. He is an accomplished Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Architect with a track-record of leading financial services organizations through disruptive technical and cultural transformation.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Joe was the Senior Managing Director and Chief Architect for TIAA, where he built a world-class analytics platform and led a multi-year data transformation program that focused on turning data into a strategic asset. Prior to TIAA, Joseph held senior leadership roles at Bear Stearns, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers.

Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Lehigh University and a master’s in quantitative finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at NYU. He graduated in the top 10% of his class at both institutions. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology, where he taught a graduate level course in Financial Systems Technology.

Yogesh Shivhare

Research Mgr., Security & Infrastructure
IDC Canada

Yogesh Shivhare is a research manager at IDC Canada within the Infrastructure Solutions and Security research team. He manages the Cybersecurity research and provides insight and analysis into industry and technology trends as they shape the Canadian Security market. He is also responsible for market sizing and forecasting the Security Appliance hardware market. His research focus enables him to support Canadian technology providers by identifying key market trends in the Cybersecurity space where end user demand and preferences are changing rapidly.

Prior to leading Security research in IDC Canada, Yogesh has led market research in IDC for various enterprise infrastructure technology markets in Canada and Asia Pacific.

Yogesh holds an MBA degree from SCMHRD, Pune, India and a bachelors in technology from NITK, Surathkal, India.

Michael Hill

Editor
CSO Online

Michael Hill is the UK editor of CSO Online. He has spent the past five-plus years covering various aspects of the cybersecurity industry, with particular interest in the ever-evolving role of the human-related elements of information security. A keen storyteller with a passion for the publishing process, he enjoys working creatively to produce media that has the biggest possible impact on the audience.

Trent Cooksley

Co-Founder
Cowbell Cyber

Trent Cooksley is the co-founder and chief operating officer at Cowbell Cyber. Previously, he was the managing director and head of open innovation at Markel, a market leader for specialty insurance, reinsurance, and investment operations around the world. Cooksley holds a bachelor’s degree from Creighton University.

Lori Bailey

Chief Insurance Officer
Corvus Insurance

Lori Bailey is Chief Insurance Officer of Corvus Insurance. Bailey’s experience stems from over 20 years of working on both the carrier and broker sides of the insurance industry. Prior to Corvus Insurance, Bailey was the global head of cyber risk for Zurich Insurance where she developed and implemented global underwriting strategies, governance, and product offerings for all cyber risk exposures. She has previously served on committees for the World Economic Forum, Pan-European Insurance Forum, and Institute for International Finance.

Paul McKay

Security and Risk Analyst
Forrester

Paul is a principal analyst on Forrester’s Security and Risk team. He works with organizations to help them shape and deliver their cybersecurity strategies to support the delivery of their core business vision. Paul’s research coverage includes cybersecurity risk ratings solutions and cyber risk quantification; CISO and security leadership research in the European market; and European security service providers, focusing on managed security service providers and security consultancies.

Stephen Jensen

Senior Director of Operations
Center for Internet Security

Results oriented Cyber Security professional with experience managing and operating various IT systems. Extremely adaptable and versatile team player/leader; versed in balancing the protection of critical information and needs of the end user. Demonstrated ability to translate an organizations strategy and vision to better collaborate with, lead, and motivate multi-functional teams.

Rey Bouknight

Strategy Director
Firstup

Described by others as a dynamic and forward-thinking leader, Rey has a 15-year track record of helping major business, government and nonprofit agencies redefine how they communicate with key audiences.

Before joining Firstup in 2020, he held senior leadership roles for large organizations, including MGM Resorts International, a global entertainment brand with 55,000 employees, and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the State of Michigan’s largest agency. At both organizations, he led teams responsible for several communications functions, including media and public relations, crisis management, marketing, social media, internal communications, and internal brand strategy.

With experience that spans across multiple industries, Rey has done everything from leading Michigan’s integrated communications response against COVID-19 to launching the workforce communications platform powering MGM’s digital employee experience.

As a Firstup Strategic Advisor, he helps major brands yield stronger business results by enabling them to reach 100% of their workforce through cutting edge technology, communications strategy and data insights.

Beth Bush

Compliance Manager
Firstup

Driven by the desire to educate and empower non-security folks about all things security and compliance, Beth has made it her mission to spread the good word about security. With a decade worth of security, compliance and project management experience, Beth loves helping people understand the ‘why’ behind security controls.

Prior to joining Firstup in November 2019, Beth worked in large tech organizations fulfilling roles in the security, compliance and project management spaces. With this combined experience, Beth has successfully led large complex projects, training initiatives and internal security communications.

As the Firstup compliance manager, she helps employees, contractors and customers understand the ever-important ‘why’ behind the security controls Firstup has in place. Possibly even more importantly, Beth has been able to help people understand what they can do to protect themselves as an individual, whether at work or at home.

Stuart Phillips

Product Marketing Director
Cyber, Interos

Stuart Phillips is the product marketing director for cyber at Interos, the leader in operational resilience. He is responsible for working with the CISO community focused on supply chain security. Stuart has over 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, networking, and unified communications. He has worked with end-users worldwide in the military, government, and financial markets, covering all security aspects. Stuart previously held leadership positions with prominent security vendors. He was the owner of a U.S. Air Force sub-contractor for Lockheed Martin developing software to optimize highly degraded military satellite data networks. Stuart completed his B.S. in Computer Science in California and MBA in Singapore and now lives in Seattle, WA

Richard Stiennon

Chief Research Analyst
IT-Harvest

Richard Stiennon is a renown industry analyst. He has held executive roles with Gartner, Webroot Software, Fortinet, and Blancco Technology Group. As Chief Strategy Officer for Blancco he worked with standards bodies to modernize data erasure requirements for enterprise and IT asset disposition facilities. He was a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Responsible Recycling standard. Stiennon has written six books including Surviving Cyberwar (Rowman&Littlefield), UP and to the RIGHT: Strategy and Tactics of Analyst Influence, There Will be Cyberwar, Security Yearbook 2020: A Complete History and Directory of the IT Security Industry, and Curmudgeon: How to Succeed as an Industry Analyst. He has a BS in Aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and an MA in War in the Modern World from King’s College, London.

Amita Potnis

Former Research Director
Future of Trust, IDC

Amita Potnis is the global lead IDC’s Future of Trust research practice. In this role, Amita is responsible for leading the development of IDC’s global thought leadership research around the growing influence of security, privacy, GRC, social responsibility and ethics that contribute to organizational Trust. Her research focuses on global  trends that can measure, enhance, and amplify Trust.

In her research, she focuses on how C-level and senior leaders of any organization strive to build organizational Trust and use it as a competitive differentiator and growth accelerator. She continues to dispel the notion and common myth that cybersecurity alone defines organizational Trust. Her research therefore is multi-faceted and therefore looks at various topics such as customer success, environment sustainability, the complexity of regulatory compliance and increased need for privacy, etc. She also looks at how businesses vet their partners and providers ecosystem on Trust metrics.

Amita is a frequent speaker at events domestically and internationally and is often sought out for the expertise and insight she delivers on Trust. Amita has been quoted by various news agencies including the Wall Street Journal.

Chuck Gose

Head of Community & Industry Insights
Firstup

I’ve always said the best part of my day is when I spend time talking and creating with internal communicators. And now that’s what I do for Firstup as the Head of Community & Industry Insights. In my nearly 25 years of communication experience, I’ve found internal communicators to be the most passionate. . . present company included.

Jeremy Ball

Vice President Internal Communications, Philanthropy, Events
Big Lots Stores

Jeremy Ball is Vice President of Internal Communications, Philanthropy, and Events for Big Lots and Director of the Big Lots Foundation. Big Lots is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenues exceeding $6 billion. Big Lots is a unique, non-traditional discount retailer operating more than 1,400 stores in 47 states with product assortments in the merchandise categories of Furniture, Seasonal, Soft Home, and Electronics, Toys, Apparel, and Accessories.

Ball joined Big Lots in June 2007. He is responsible for the company’s internal and executive communications, national philanthropic initiatives, including charitable giving, associate volunteerism, cause marketing, community relations, and corporate events. During his tenure, he established a comprehensive philanthropic and associate engagement program and a public face for the company’s philanthropic initiatives.

In partnership with the Executive Leadership Team, Ball launched the Big Lots Foundation in 2014 to position the organization’s philanthropic goals for long-term sustainability and impact. In 2017, this team committed $50 million to construct the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion and Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, the only pediatric program of its kind in the country. Since inception, Big Lots Foundation has invested more than $45 million in nonprofit community organizations nationally.

His work includes directing the company’s annual fundraising event, which has raised more than $30 million over the last 10 years. In addition, he’s responsible for the company’s quarterly Town Hall events and national leadership conferences.

Prior to Big Lots, Ball was the Development Manager and Capital Campaign Director for The Furniture Bank of Central Ohio where more than $1.2 million was raised to establish a permanent home base for the organization.

Ball serves on the Board of Directors for Furniture Bank of Central Ohio and the Board of Trustees for Defiance College. He was honored by Columbus Business First in 2021 with a C-Suite award for being voted by his peers as one of Central Ohio’s most admired executives and in 2014 with a Forty Under 40 Award. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Defiance College and was honored with the college’s Harold A. McMaster Life Is Action Award in 2016, and the Young Alumni Service Award in 2009.

Lynn Haaland

Chief Compliance, Ethics & Privacy Officer
Zoom

Lynn Haaland is the Chief Compliance, Ethics & Privacy Officer at Zoom. She is an expert in governance and compliance for multinationals, privacy law, and U.S. cybersecurity law. Previously, Lynn was SVP, Deputy General Counsel, Global Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer and Chief Counsel, Cybersecurity at PepsiCo.

From 2003 through 2015, Lynn was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) and Washington, D.C. At EDVA, she served as Deputy Chief of the National Security and International Crime Unit, where she supervised and prosecuted terrorism, international drug trafficking, export and sanctions, cybersecurity, and various other national security cases.

Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Lynn worked at the United Nations in New York, the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Zurich, Switzerland, and large law firms in Paris, New York and Washington, D.C.

Bill Aerts

Senior Fellow and Managing Director
The Center of Medical Device Cybersecurity (CMDC) at the University of Minnesota

Bill Aerts is Senior Fellow and Managing Director of The Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity (CMDC) at the University of Minnesota.   Bill is one of the foremost experts in the area of medical device cybersecurity.   In his role as the CMDC Managing Director, Bill oversees operations, works with industry members, develops and supports research and educational programs, as well as recruiting new members to further build the center’s industry-academia collaboration.

Bill started at the Archimedes Center for Healthcare and Device Security at the University of Michigan in 2017 and served as its full-time Executive Director until joining the CMDC in October of 2021. As Archimedes Executive Director, he developed service offerings, offered member support, and was an active member of the medical device security community. Prior to that, he served as the Global Director of Product Security within Medtronic’s Global Security Office. He helped to build Medtronic’s original Information Security Program and has created and championed information and product security programs in the insurance, transportation, retail and healthcare industries.

Juliette Kayyem

CNN National Security Analyst & Faculty Director
Homeland Security Project and Security and Global Health Project, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

In academia, the private sector, government and media, Professor Juliette Kayyem is an international leader in crisis management, disaster response and homeland security. Kayyem serves as the faculty chair of the Homeland Security and Security and Global Health Projects at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Previously, she served as President Obama’s Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security and before that as MA Governor Deval Patrick’s Homeland Security Advisor managing complex policy initiatives and organizing government responses to major crises.

A CNN national security analyst, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and contributor for The Atlantic and Boston’s local NPR station, GBH, Kayyem also advises governors, mayors, and corporations on crisis management, especially throughout the COVID-19 response. Juliette is the author or editor of six books, including the best-selling book Security Mom. “The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning to Live in an Age of Disasters” will be published in March 2022 by Public Affairs. Juliette lives in Cambridge, MA, with her husband, Judge David Barron of the First Circuit Court of Appeals and has three children.

Dinesh Nirmal

General Manager
IBM Automation

Dinesh Nirmal is a C-level executive and thought-leader steering a transformation strategy to build an AI- powered automation business to drive billions in annual revenue. As General Manager he has global responsibility for business strategy, technology development, operations, sales, marketing, and overall financial performance. Dinesh brings over 20 years’ leadership in industry-defining technologies from database to machine learning and edge analytics.

Recognizing a powerful opportunity to unlock enterprise value with automation, Dinesh drove the shift from a set of siloed products into a cloud-native hyperautomation business by building a single AI-infused platform on an API- and event-driven architecture. The platform is factored on three personas: Line of Business, IT, and App Integration and Development.

For Line of Business, understanding that no single technology like RPA can truly automate the enterprise, Dinesh led development of IBM Cloud Pak for Business Automation — a unified low-code platform comprised of process mining to discover automation opportunities, RPA, workflow, and event-driven architectures to orchestrate and automate.

To help IT teams proactively detect and remediate application issues before they occur, IBM Cloud Pak for AIOps employs advanced IBM Research change risk management techniques to predict from all sources of data including code changes, ticketing systems, logs, and a variety of other factors. This proactively prevents problematic deployments from going into production.

To give App Integration Developers time to innovate, IBM Cloud Pak for Integration automates tasks by providing a sophisticated set of API management, Kafka, and application connectivity technology to connect people, data, and business systems. It uses a low code suite of multi-style integration tools, and AI is infused throughout to make creation of integration flows, API test automation, and data mapping exceedingly easy.

Together, this platform is powered by a common automation fabric with a common set of tooling. To enrich this fabric and further cement our aggressive posture as the world’s leader in automation, Dinesh led acquisitions and partnerships including Instana, WDG Automation, MyInvenio, Confluent, GitLab, Turbononic, Sysdig, and Humio.

Prior to his role as GM for IBM Automation, Dinesh held concurrent positions as Chief Product Officer for Cloud Paks, leading IBM’s hybrid cloud platform strategy, and Vice President of Development for IBM Cloud Integration.

From 2017 to 2019, Dinesh was Vice President of Development for IBM Data and AI. In this role he created a new business with a market-defining data and AI platform built on open source, which went from incubation to a production enterprise-ready offering in months, generating significant revenue increasing by double and triple digits YOY over three consecutive years and gaining favorable analyst recognition. Dinesh led the transformation to factor AI into every part of the software and hardware portfolio and drove new customer engagements with some of the largest enterprises in the world in telecom, manufacturing, and other industries by inspiring a vision of data modernization and AI-driven strategy and providing a practical blueprint to achieve it.

Dinesh speaks and writes internationally about cloud technology, automation, and AI, Keynote at THINK 2019 with David Bernert, Chief Architect of Boeing Corporation, publishing a guest column in VentureBeat, and cited by Forbes in 5 Artificial Intelligence Business Lessons from the Masters. He serves on the Board of R Consortium to help guide the open source R language and is an advisor for Accel.AI.

Jon Lester

Vice President, HR Technology
IBM

Jon Lester is the VP of HR Technology and a thought leader for HR automation and is transforming the way work gets done in IBM’s global HR service delivery centres. Jon is able to deliver upon this transformation using a proven methodology of technology-enabled process innovation, underpinned by a skills evolution and a shift to a digital operating model. He uses his expertise across cloud, AI, chat, and RPA to re-imagine employee and manager experiences and bring automation to HR.

Kaitlyn Debelak

Head of Customer Success
Aware

Have you ever experienced a situation at work where a product isn’t usable or doesn’t make sense? Suddenly, you’re frustrated because the product that is supposed to help you, actually creates more work. At Aware, Kaitlyn’s#1 priority is to ensure our customers never experience this frustration. Prior to joining Aware, Kaitlyn spent more than five years at Nationwide Insurance across a variety of roles. Kaitlyn’s unique makeup and breadth of experience allows her to better understand our customers’ problems and to develop a product strategy to maximize their return on investment. With an extensive user experience design background and 10 years working in IT, coupled with a deep understanding of Organizational Change Management, Kaitlyn works seamlessly alongside all facets of the company, from Engineering to Sales, and everything in between. Kaitlyn is passionate about an effortless experience, learning from both her colleagues and clients, and building strong relationships along the way. In her mind, this is the recipe for success. Kaitlyn lives with her husband in Clintonville, Ohio, where she spends time decorating her 1925 Craftsman-style home and enjoying all that Columbus has to offer.

Amy McWhirter

Host
CIO's Future of Cloud Summit

Professional emcee, host and presenter Amy McWhirter brings soul and a deeply human connection to events and screen. With warm, energetic authenticity, Amy connects audiences to the heart of messaging and inspiration on-camera and at virtual, hybrid, and live in-person events.

Amy understands communication from the inside out, with years of experience as a video producer, scriptwriter, live MC, virtual emcee, corporate presenter, hybrid event host and on-camera & TV host. She invites audiences and speakers alike to engage and be seen, heard and appreciated, facilitating with passion and compassion, listening and reacting in real-time to every detail of their collaborative experience. Industry specialties include technology, healthcare, manufacturing, finance and defense, and her years of experience as a corporate presenter representing major companies is an asset to event planners. Amy makes complex or technical material relatable and conversational, and improvises with humor and grace.

She’s a super quick study with a Bachelor of Science pre-med with Honors from University of Michigan.

Her energetic, joyful presence, natural style, laser in-the-moment focus, quick thinking, interview skills, and cohesive summaries create continuity, drive deeper engagement
and amplify messaging so that audiences come away with rich value and are inspired, energized and ready to connect and act.

Javier Aldrete

SVP of Product
ActivTrak

Javier Aldrete is SVP of Product at ActivTrak and has 24+ years of experience leading the development and delivery of award-winning SaaS and Enterprise software products that apply Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytics and Business Intelligence to solve problems across various B2B and B2C industries (CPG, Health & Beauty, Manufacturing, Distribution, etc.). He is responsible for ActivTrak’s product strategy and roadmap.

Shwetabh Mittal

Senior Director of Product Management
Coursera

Shwetabh Mittal is Senior Director of Product Management at Coursera, where he is responsible for changing the way Businesses, Governments and Universities utilize Coursera to develop talent and the skills required for constantly changing skills landscape and economy. Before joining Coursera, Shwetabh worked at LinkedIn where he led Product and Sales organizations for the company’s fast growth marketing business. Prior to LinkedIn, Shwetabh was a Senior Manager in the Corporate Strategy team at EMC/VMware working with the executive team to lead global corporate strategy, corporate development, and operational transformation initiatives. Shwetabh holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Strategy from Cornell University and an undergraduate degree from Delhi College of Engineering.

Adler Chan

Director, Wrike Customer Engagement, CSO Enablement
Wrike, a Citrix company

Currently, as Wrike’s Head of Customer Success Enablement, Adler empowers customer-facing teams and provides guidance on how to optimize Wrike usage to unlock the most valueFormerly a Wrike customer himself at PlayStation, Adler has a recognized track record of leading and optimizing high performing global teams and projects. He brings extensive marketing, creative, project management, and technological experience to the role.

Morgan Timpson

Program Director, GTM Product Management
IBM AIOps

Morgan Timpson is a product manager at IBM Automation, helping CIOs and IT teams better meet and manage their  IT needs. Prior to his role in Product Management, Morgan worked extensively with IBM’s AI technologies across multiple industries, including Banking, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Retail, and Public Services, and led in roles across M&A and Business Development.

Stephen Walters

Field CTO for Digital Critical Event Management
Everbridge

Stephen works as a Director of Business Solutions in Center of Excellence at Everbridge, providing a Service Reliability Platform for integrating and orchestrating better, faster Incident & Defect Management for Critical Event Management in enterprise scale corporationsHe has extensive expertise with Business and IT Strategy alignment, design and implementation of Software Development Lifecycle Frameworks, including CMMI, ITIL, TOGAF, SCRUM, SAFe & DevOps.

Nathan Talbot

Senior Solution Architect
xMatters, an Everbridge company

With nearly 10 years’ experience in software Pre-Sales, and over 10 years in software roles across business functions, Nathan works as a senior trusted advisor for prospective clients as part of the sales cycle.

As a Senior Solution Architect, his responsibilities include pre-Sales demonstrations and consultation, solution design and best practices recommendation, and RFP/RFQ/RFI responses.

Prashant Darisi

VP, Global Business Solutions
Everbridge

Prashant is a technology leader with proven management experience in strategic planning, roadmap execution, high-performance teams, and best-practice methodologies. Prior to his role as VP of CEM Business Solutions, he was Vice President of Product Management responsible for IT Alerting, IoT, Visual Command Center products, and Risk Intelligence products; that includes Everbridge solutions helping the United States Army Intelligence monitor risks around the world. Prashant has extensive experience in leading large engineering and product management teams and also has 2 patents in his name.

Jed Brown

Chief Product Officer
FirstUp

Jed is the Chief Product Officer leading the Product Management and Product Design teams driving customer and market fit. He joined SocialChorus with extensive experience building uniquely differentiated products and user experiences for large wall-to-wall enterprises at both Microsoft and Fuze.  He comes with a track record of championing for the customer by driving the experience, vision, and strategy from a balanced set of data analytics, industry analysis, and most importantly – by listening to customers.

He has been awarded 13 patents and an additional 3 patents pending for software design innovation in the areas of communication interfaces and collaborative experiences.

Joe Clukey

VP of Sales
Taqtile

Joe is the VP of Sales at Taqtile and is passionate about educating people about the vast possibilities of Digital instructions in the Augmented Reality space. Although Joe received his degree in Biology at Washington State University in 1998, he has actually spent the majority of his career in the enterprise software industry, gaining experiences in areas such as Field Service, Analytics, and Big Data. While VP of sales is his primary job function by day, Joe also enjoys spending his time outdoors with his two boys Jakoby(9), Madsen(7) and his wife Mary Grace.

Chris Casey

Head of FinTech, Professional Services, and Defense Industry Solutions
T-Mobile

Chris Casey is a creative and innovative executive with insatiable curiosity and abilities to make a bold vision a reality. High EQ, Big-Picture thinker, and proven problem solver for the largest companies and governments in the world. Master dot-connector with unique abilities to translate, build, and actualize strategic visions across all business units. He’s at home brainstorming with teams in whiteboarding sessions or leading discussion in the boardroom.

Prior to joining T-Mobile, Chris spent seven years leading Strategic Initiatives in J.P. Morgan’s Commercial, Consumer, and Investment Banks. As COO of J.P. Morgan’s Multinational Corporations Industry Group, he advised senior stakeholders across multiple businesses through massive advanced-analytics and technology transformation projects. He was responsible for global process design, turning around stagnant businesses, and improving organizational effectiveness.

As a Corporate Banker, he developed strategies for identifying and capitalizing on high-growth partner opportunities, advised Fortune 500 clients on appropriate balance sheet strategies, due diligence requirements, and technology solutions across investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, lending, foreign exchange, risk management, asset management, and all forms of global treasury services.

He graduated from Fordham University and is a US Air Force veteran. During his time in the military Chris led highly specialized units in various global, large-scale, multinational strategic projects with groups such as SOCOM, all three-letter organizations, NASA, FEMA, and allied country forces. Chris continues to stay heavily engaged in veteran communities – he is currently a board member of The Force Multiplier Foundation and has run several national campaigns and initiatives that support veterans transitioning from service. He is a voracious reader, photographer, and traveler, and enjoys all things exploring outdoors. He produces multiple podcasts and has had his work—a short film—displayed in the world-famous Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

Fernando Santos

Senior Manager Industry and Solution Strategy - Workplace Innovation
OutSystems

Fernando is a Tech Product Marketer with diverse 7+ years of experience in IT spanning from ERP vendors and IT Consulting companies to fast-paced, hyper-growth stage SaaS. His expertise spans across a broad set of Marketing functions, including award-winning product launch programs, marketing automation frameworks, and Demand Generation strategies. At OutSystems, Fernando’s mission is to help businesses harness the full potential of tailor-made software in boosting Employee Engagement and Workplace Innovation.

Bob Leek

Deputy Chief Information Officer
Clark County, Nevada

Bob Leek is Deputy Chief Information Officer for Clark County, Nevada. He has over twenty-five years of leadership experience, including almost twenty years in information technology disciplines. 

His servant leadership at Clark County supports public services including health, human services, justice and public safety systems, and administrative programs, achieving positive outcomes in diverse communities. He is accountable for internal service teams providing application technology solutions at the County. 

Before joining Clark County, Bob worked in county government for seven years and human and pet health care for the previous thirteen years. His experience includes leadership roles in retail operations, corporate financial reporting and decision support system development, sales, international operations, logistics management, and bringing inclusion and equity to nurture the individual growth of his diverse staff in recruiting, supervision, and retention activities. His previous teams include Multnomah County (Oregon), Kaiser Permanente, Banfield Pet Hospital, and Egghead.com. 

Bob is proudest of his work planning and executing large-scale, transformational change in complex organizations. His personal tag line is: Leveraging technology, supporting people, and optimizing processes and change management to improve outcomes in the communities we serve. 

Bob is a native of the Netherlands and received his BA degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Berry College in Rome, Georgia. 

Steven Moskowitz, Ph.D.

Director of Digital Transformation
Entegris

Steven is currently the Director of Digital Transformation at Entegris, a specialty chemicals and materials company supporting the semiconductor & life science industries. Prior to this role, he spent about 7 years leading the  Innovation Management process as part of the CTO office. Before joining Entegris, Steven spent 15 years at IBM in a variety of roles within the semiconductor processing fab – from R&D to lean manufacturing to applying lean six sigma principles to R&D. Before joining the industry, Steven received his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Washington and his BA in Chemistry at the University of Rochester.

Yelena Pevzner

CIO, Corporate Technology
Ally

Yelena is a change maker and a collaborator.  She is passionate about building and cultivating high-performance and cohesive teams and firmly believes that the whole is stronger than the sum of its parts, where the team plays to each other’s strengths.

Yelena joined Ally in 2020 to head up technology for all the Corporate Functions of internal-facing customers such as Finance, Treasury, Compliance, Risk, HR, Legal, Audit.  Since joining Ally, Yelena has collaborated with business leaders across Ally to initiate and lead the modernization and digital transformation of all corporate functions to enable automation, drive efficiencies and empower employees to drive business outcomes.

Prior to joining Ally, Yelena, held several technology leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies including EY, KPMG, Bank of America and S&P Global where she was responsible for driving large scale digital transformations and delivering software solutions.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Mathematics with high honors from Purdue University, and a master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, specializing in distributed systems.

Jian Zhen

Product Manager, Google Cloud
Google

Jian Zhen is a Product Manager for Google Cloud Security’s BeyondCorp Enterprise solution. He has 20 years of experience in the security industry and has worked in various areas including cloud security, EDR, and SIEM. Most recently, Jian was a co-founder of TrustPath that delivered a real-time threat prevention solution. Prior to that, Jian was the SVP of Products at Endgame, an endpoint detection and response company. Jian was also the Director of Cloud Solutions at VMware that delivered vCloud solutions for telcos and data center operators

Kiran Nair

Chrome Browser Security Product Manager
Google

Kiran C Nair is the Product Manager for Chrome Browser Enterprise Security. He focuses on creating purpose-built enterprise security solutions for the modern web to help organizations keep their employees secure and productive. Kiran has over 12 years of experience in software and security engineering, including working closely with customers, engineering, operations, and threat research teams to own and drive Chrome’s Enterprise Security roadmap and strategy.

Jeff Weber

Executive Director
Robert Half

Jeff Weber is Executive Director at Robert Half and manages operations for more than 100 locations worldwide. The firm places IT professionals for initiatives ranging from software development, system and application life cycle, systems integration and project management to cloud, infrastructure, security and technical support.

Prior to this role, Weber was with Protiviti, a Robert Half subsidiary, since its inception in 2002 and was most recently a Managing Director for the technology consulting practice. With over three decades of IT experience, Weber’s areas of expertise include information security, software design and development, data management, enterprise architecture, IT process improvement, and IT strategy and governance.

DJ Goldsworthy

Vice President & Global Practice Lead
Aflac

Presently partnering with IT and business counterparts to drive our rapidly evolving Cloud and DevSecOps initiatives. DJ has spent the past 5 years at Aflac building highly specialized teams and helping them recognize their potential while executing our strategy to advance the Security Operations, Incident Response, Threat Management, Vulnerability Management, Security Administration, Application Security and Red Team programs, with a focus on global security practices covering the US and APAC.

More recently at Aflac DJ had the exciting new opportunity to also help lead their Security Engineering efforts, driving new lifecycle management practices and focusing on enhanced capability delivery.

Fifteen years of experience in Information Security with specialization in the Insurance and Financial Services vertical markets and managed security services. Career began in operations as a security engineer identifying and responding to security incidents and providing support for critical security infrastructure of over 1,000 US financial institutions. Advanced to Security Operations Manager leading team of 18 engineers in Security Operations Center (SOC) monitoring, Incident Response, security research and client support for 5 years and then 3 years in a Director role over Research and Development.

Presently directing 7 teams consisting of 40+ security professionals and a $10M operating budget at Aflac.

Irwin Lazar

President and Principal Analyst
Metrigy

Irwin Lazar develops and manages research projects, conducts and analyzes primary research, and advises enterprise and vendor clients on technology strategy, adoption and business metrics, Irwin is responsible for benchmarking the adoption and use of emerging technologies in the digital workplace, covering enterprise communications and collaboration as an industry analyst for over 20 years.

A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and sought-after speaker and author, Irwin is a blogger for NoJitter.com and contributor for SearchUnifiedCommunications.com writing on topics including team collaboration, UC, cloud, adoption, SD-WAN, CPaaS, WebRTC, and more.  He is a frequent resource for the business and trade press and is a regular speaker at events such as Enterprise Connect, InfoComm, and FutureIT. In 2017 he was recognized as an Emerging Technologies Fellow by the IMCCA and InfoComm.

Irwin’s earlier background was in IP network and security architecture, design, and operations where he advised global organizations and held direct operational responsibility for worldwide voice and data networks.

Irwin holds an MBA from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Radford University where he received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve, Ordnance Corps. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Outside of Metrigy, Irwin has been active in Scouting for over ten years as a Scouting leader with Troop 1882 in Haymarket VA.

Rick Grinnell

Founder & Managing Partner
Glasswing Ventures

Rick Grinnell is Founder and Managing Partner of Glasswing Ventures, focusing on investments in AI-enabled security and enterprise infrastructure. Rick has led investments and serves on the Board of Directors of Allure Security, Armored Things, Black Kite, and Terbium Labs (acquired by Deloitte).

As an experienced venture capitalist and operator, Rick has invested in some of the most dynamic companies in security, storage, analytics and SaaS applications during his 20 years in the venture capital industry. In his previous role as Managing Director at Fairhaven Capital, Rick led investments and served on the Board of Directors of Digital Guardian, EqualLogic (acquired by Dell), Prelert (acquired by Elastic), Pwnie Express (acquired by Outpost24), Resilient Systems (acquired by IBM), TrackVia (acquired by Primus Capital), and VeloBit (acquired by Western Digital). He also has deep operating experience having held senior marketing and engineering roles at Adero (acquired by Inktomi), ClearOne Communications (acquired by Gentner Communications, later renamed as ClearOne), and PictureTel (acquired by Polycom).

Rick is a member of the Educational Council at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is active with the entrepreneurial programs at Harvard and Tufts Universities, and is a frequent judge at MassChallenge. Rick’s contributions to the broader community include serving as a member of the Board of the Advanced Cyber Security Center, New England’s public/private security collaboration, and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Advisers at the Museum of Science in Boston. He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay.

Rick has been recognized by New England Venture Network with the Community Leadership Award for his philanthropic work and contribution to the community. Rick holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from HBS.

Jay Leek

Managing Partner & Co-Founder
SYN Ventures

Jay A. Leek is a Founder of SYN Ventures Management LLC, Jay A. Leek holds the position of Managing Director at ClearSky Power & Technology Partners LLC and Managing Partner at SYN Ventures Management LLC. Mr. Leek is also on the board of 13 other companies.

Khalilah Scott

Founder
TechSecChix

She is the founder of a tech group called TechSecChix.com that is geared towards helping women in tech fellowship among each other and find or provide resources. This is her third year as an InfoSec student and her first year as a Security Compliance Analyst.

Tim Byrd

Executive Vice President & CISO
TIAA

Tim Byrd joined TIAA in 2019 as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In this role, Tim is responsible for the information security strategy and governance, technologies, security engineering, and cyber defense and monitoring.

Recognized as an industry leader, Tim currently serves as the Banking Policy Institute’s BITS (Business Information Technology Security) Security Steering Committee Chair, focusing on various sector-wide initiatives such as cloud security and identity and access management. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC).

Prior to joining TIAA, Tim served as Executive Vice President, Head of Strategic Assessments and Engagement at Wells Fargo, and was responsible for front-line information security and risk assessment. His responsibilities included designing a risk-based approach and building a world-class team to execute cyber-risk initiatives globally. Additionally, Tim oversaw third-party risk programs, security awareness and training, and all external cybersecurity public-private partnership engagement. He was also selected to serve as the executive sponsor for all cloud security efforts. In this role, Tim established strong governance and security criteria and led a cloud strategy transformation at Wells Fargo.

Martin Bally

VP & CISO
Campbell Soup Company

Martin Bally is a highly accomplished senior global information security officer with more than 20 years of experience in multiple industries. Currently, he is the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Campbell Soup Company where he is responsible for information, cyber, industrial, and product security.  Prior, Mr. Bally was the Chief Information Security Officer for three other fortune 500 companies: American Axle & Manufacturing, DieboldNixdorf, and TRW Automotive. In all positions, he was responsible for information security strategy, architecture, and security risk management globally and was a trusted advisor to the Board of Directors and Executive Leadership.

Deneen DeFiore

Vice President & CISO
United Airlines

Deneen is an accomplished technology & risk management executive with experience across multiple critical infrastructure sectors. She has developed expertise in advising global companies & their most senior executives on technology, cybersecurity, compliance and digital risk related decisions related to products, services, significant initiatives, & ongoing operations.
Deneen currently serves as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at United Airlines.

She is responsible for the leading the cybersecurity organization to ensure the company is prepared to prevent, detect, & respond to evolving cyber threats; as well as commercial aviation cyber safety risk initiatives & improving cyber resilience across the aviation ecosystem.

She is passionate about diversity in tech & promoting STEM education.

Caroline Beckmann

Senior Director
Trident DMG

Caroline Beckmann is a Senior Director who helps develop and execute public relations campaigns spanning a broad range of industries and media. Caroline has worked with early-stage and prominent tech companies, large private companies, public companies, and high-profile individuals. She regularly works with reporters at leading national, regional, and trade outlets, ranging from The New York TimesBloomberg, and CNN  to Business InsiderWired, and The Verge. Caroline specializes in reputation building, media relations, and the written word.

Before joining Trident, Caroline worked at a prominent DC public relations firm representing pharmaceutical companies, healthcare organizations, law firms, cybersecurity companies, non-profits, and others. Before starting her career in PR, Caroline interned with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, focusing on health, energy, and technology policy.

Caroline earned a B.A. in Political Science and Environmental Studies from Williams College, where she played on the field hockey team. During college she worked as a research assistant for the Center for Environmental Studies and served as a board member for an organization empowering refugee women and girls in Jordan.

In 2016, Caroline lived in Rome where she spent a spring semester studying international relations. That summer she stayed in Italy to intern with the United Nations World Food Programme, working with representatives from over 50 nations around the world.

Caroline has lived in eight different states in her life and currently resides in Washington, DC.

Bob Lewis

President
IT Catalysts, Inc.

Since the 1996 launch of his “IS Survival Guide” column in InfoWorld, Bob Lewis has been an iconoclast in the echo chamber of same-old same-old commentary about business and IT strategy, tactics, operations, and leadership. His unique blend of vision, pragmatism and sardonic humor have made him one of the most trusted and independent voices in the field.

The award-winning author of 12 books, most recently “There’s no such thing as an IT project,” plus more than 1,700 columns, Mr. Lewis held a wide variety of executive, management and staff positions before becoming a consultant – he did the work before advising about the work.

Mr. Lewis posts a weekly column – Keep the Joint Running (he refuses to call it a blog) –at www.issurvivor.com, along with frequent guest columns on CIO.com.

Tsedal Neeley

Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration | Sr. Assoc. Dean for Faculty Development and Research
Harvard Business School

Tsedal Neeley (@tsedal) is the Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Research Strategy at the Harvard Business School. Recognized as one of the 100 people transforming business who are innovating, sparking trends, and tackling global challenges by Business Insider, her work focuses on how leaders can scale their organizations by developing and implementing global and digital strategies. She regularly advises top leaders who are embarking on virtual work and large scale-change that involves global expansion, digital transformation, and becoming more agile.

Her book, Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere (2021, Harper Collins Business), provides remote workers and leaders with the best practices necessary to perform at the highest levels in their organizations. Her award-winning book, The Language of Global Success: How a Common Tongue Transforms Multinational Organizations chronicles the behind-the-scenes globalization process of a company over the course of five years. She has also published extensively in leading scholarly and practitioner-oriented outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Management Science, Journal of International Business, Strategic Management Journal and Harvard Business Review, and her work has been widely covered in media outlets such as BBC, CNN, Financial Times, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist. Her HBS case, Managing a Global Team: Greg James at Sun Microsystems, is one of the most used cases worldwide on the subject of virtual work.

Tsedal co-chairs the executive offering, Leading Global Businesses, which helps top leaders develop emerging and mature market strategies in a global and increasingly digital economy. She also teaches extensively in executive programs such as the Harvard Business Analytics Program. She has previously been the course head for the first-year required Leadership and Organizational Behavior course in the MBA program that focuses on how to lead effectively; the curriculum addresses group behavior and performance, organization design, change and how to align people behind a common vision.

Prior to her academic career, Tsedal spent ten years working for companies like Lucent Technologies and The Forum Corporation in various roles, including strategies for global customer experience, 360-degree performance software management systems, sales force/sales management development, and business flow analysis for telecommunication infrastructures. A sought-after speaker with extensive international experience, she is fluent in four languages. She holds a patent for her software simulation on global collaboration and is a member of Rakuten People & Culture Lab Advisory Board.

Tsedal is a recipient of the prestigious Charles M. Williams Award for Outstanding Teaching in Executive Education and the Greenhill Award for outstanding contributions to Harvard Business School (two-time recipient). She serves on the Board of Directors of Brightcove, Brown Capital Management, Harvard Business Publishing and the Partnership Inc.

Tsedal received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Management Science and Engineering, specializing in Work, Technology and Organizations. Tsedal was named as the Top Thinkers in the World by Thinkers50 for making lasting contributions to management, honored as a Stanford Distinguished Alumnus Scholar and was a Stanford University School of Engineering Lieberman award recipient for excellence in teaching and research.

Kanu Gulati

Partner
Khosla Ventures

Kanu Gulati is a Partner at Khosla Ventures, and focuses on investments in Enterprise Applications and Infrastructure (that leverage advances in ML, Deep Learning, NLP, Language Models, etc), Robotics and Autonomous Systems, and Hardware Acceleration. She has led and helps manage Khosla Ventures’ investments in companies including PolyAIZordiMimicaLexionZendarNoMagicWaveOneKorbitAnalog InferenceRosebud, and more.

She has over 10 years of operating experience as a research scientist at Intel and Cadence, and was founding / early engineer at startups including OmniSci (hardware-accelerated data analytics), Nascentric (fast-circuit simulation tool, acquired by Cadence), and Atrenta (predictive analytics for design, acquired by Synopsys).

Kanu has co-authored 3 books, has authored 35+ peer-reviewed publications with 650+ citations, and holds a US patent. She has PhD & Master’s degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from University of Delhi. Kanu completed her MBA at Harvard Business School, where she was President of the annual Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference. Her Erdős number is 3.

 

Anna Asberg

VP R&D IT
AstraZeneca

Anna was appointed Vice President, R&D IT in 2019, based in Gaithersburg. Her role includes optimizing scientists’ daily lives through technology, making lab spaces more digital and improving global connectivity. Anna is also committed to transforming R&D through data science, AI and digital.

Her global team is building core AI capabilities such as Deep Learning, Imaging, Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Graph and self-service tools. They also deliver technology solutions to help the Digital Health function to better plan and execute clinical trials as well as deploy digital patient solutions.

Anna began her AstraZeneca career in 2004 in Sodertalje, working with Finance and Enabling, leading the transformative outsourcing for Finance systems to Infosys. In 2010, Anna moved to a role in the US focused on Commercial IT. In 2014, Anna moved back to Sodertalje as VP for Operations IT, where she initiated the digital journey with Smart Factory, laying the groundwork for future Growth Through Innovation opportunities.

Prior to AstraZeneca, Anna held diverse roles in IT, Strategy and Management in various European countries, including launching and growing an IT consultancy company in Germany. Anna holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering from KTH, Royal Institute of Stockholm.

Brian Abrahamson

Chief Information Officer
Pacific Northwest National Lab

Brian Abrahamson is an Associate Laboratory Director & the Chief Information Officer for PNNL, leading a talented team of professionals that span Communications & Public Affairs, Information Technology, Research Computing and Cyber Security.

He is responsible for setting and implementing a cohesive strategy to amplify the visibility of PNNL’s research – ensuring that all audiences, internal and external, understand the Lab’s mission and how our science transforms the world. The convergence of Communications and Information Technology at PNNL recognizes that as the world moves online, the laboratory must be increasingly savvy in how we engage our stakeholders and manage our brand through digital channels.

Brian also has the privilege of leading a diverse team of computing and technology professionals.  This team has a clear mandate to leverage human-centered design to re-imagine how digital technologies can improve the research experience, enable data-driven insights for decision makers, enhance the efficiency of getting work done at the laboratory, and accelerate PNNL’s scientific discovery with advanced computational testbeds and resources.

Having previously served as the CIO for San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Company, one of the nation’s largest investor-owned utilities, Brian returned to his home state of Washington in 2011 to join PNNL.  Prior to PG&E he spent over 10 years with Accenture, a management consulting organization, where he worked with technology and business leaders at over a dozen Fortune 250 companies to transform business operating models and lead digital transformation efforts.

Sabina Ewing

CIO & VP
Abbott

Sabina Ewing is Abbott’s Vice President of Business and Technology Services. She was appointed to this role in November 2020. In her role, Sabina provides executive leadership on technology strategy, policy, and capabilities across the Abbott enterprise.

Prior to joining Abbott, Sabina served as the Global Head, Business Technology for Pfizer Upjohn, headquartered in Shanghai, China. Before that, she held several IT-leadership roles at Pfizer, including Vice President for Corporate Functions & Business Services Business Technology (BT) and VP of Specialty Care, Vaccines, & Oncology BT.

Sabina is a recipient of the 2016 Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Luminary Award and was recognized by Pharmaceutical Executive magazine the same year as an Emerging Pharma Leader. In 2019, she was announced as a Superstar by US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine and a Technology All Star by Women of Color magazine. She is a 2018 recipient of the PharmaVoice Top 100 Most Inspiring Leaders in Life Sciences Award, a 2020 Women Economic Forum Iconic Leader Creating a Better World for All Award winner, and a 2020 PhillyCIO ORBIE winner for CIO of the Year in the Global CIO category.

Sabina earned her Bachelor of Science in Commerce with concentrations in Management Information Systems and Finance from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia; and her Master of Science in Management and Systems from New York University, New York, New York.

Michelle Greene

SVP & CIO - Pharmaceutical Segment
Cardinal Health

Michelle is currently the Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer – Pharmaceutical Segment at Cardinal Health.  In this role, Michelle is responsible for leading the IT function for the Pharmaceutical segment, including IT strategy, execution, and operations.

Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Michelle was the Vice President, Information Technology for Masco Corporation based in Livonia, Michigan.  In this role, she was responsible for aligning the IT strategies and initiatives supporting Masco’s corporate functions and overall business objectives. In addition to providing leadership for the Corporate IT organization, she directed the planning and implementation of corporate IT solutions.  She developed and led Masco’s enterprise-wide IT strategy for shared services, information security, “Cloud First/Cloud Right” and Data Analytics initiatives.  This role supported both organic and M&A activities.

Previously, Michelle was the Vice President, IT Business Partner – Global Functions at Johnson Controls, Inc (JCI).  Michelle provided technology vision and leadership in the development and implementation of JCI Enterprise Council technology programs.  Michelle worked directly with the organizations in planning and implementing information technology to achieve strategic imperatives through effective and cost beneficial IT solutions.  She also provided active thought leadership to the organization resulting in advances in innovation and competitive advantage for the internal and external customers.

During her time at JCI, Michelle held the positions of Executive Director IT, for Automotive Interiors and Director, IT for Building Efficiency both divisions at Johnson Controls, Inc.  She was responsible for collaboratively creating the vision, developing the strategy, and implementing the plans to grow and transform the information technology landscape of JCI’s global business.  This role supported both organic and M&A activities.

Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Inc, she was the Director of Business Infrastructure for Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.  In this role, she managed the Business Infrastructure organization within Corporate IT.  During January 2004-March 2008, Michelle was on expatriate assignment in Lund, Sweden.

Dan Roberts

Host
Tech Whisperers Podcast; CEO, Ouellette & Associates

Considered one of the best-connected thought leaders in the CIO space, Dan Roberts has a passion for bringing CIOs together to learn and benefit from one another’s experiences. Each year, he works and meets with more than 1,000 CIOs and IT leaders across the globe.

As the CEO and President of Ouellette & Associates Consulting, Inc. (O&A), Dan leads the firm that has been known since 1984 for “Developing the Human Side of Technology.” His team has helped more than 3,500 IT organizations build a world class culture, a high-performing workforce, and a differentiated talent brand.

Dan is the host of the CIO Whisperers Podcast and writes The CIO Whisperer blog for CIO.com. These platforms feature the leadership philosophies and teachings of the best CXO leaders of our time. Through his Podcast, Dan is demonstrating his Tech4Good commitments by donating more than $100,000 in scholarships to develop future ready IT leaders in non-profits.

A keynote speaker and panel moderator at numerous industry conferences and corporate events, Dan is an author and contributing author of numerous books. His two latestUnleashing the Power of IT and Confessions of a Successful CIO, were on Amazon’s list of top-rated books for months and are being leveraged by IT leadership teams as a model for moving IT up the maturity curve.

Dan has been married to Denise for 36 years and is the proud Dad of Kristina, a doctor on the Big Island of Hawaii, and Kelly, a retired Army Ranger who is now pursuing his passions as a real estate investor. Dan and Denise are enjoying their latest roles as “Pa” and “Mimi” to their two beautiful granddaughters.

Stacey Goodman

EVP & CIO
Prudential Financial

Stacey Goodman is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Prudential Financial. In this role, she oversees information technology, including cybersecurity, across Prudential’s locations worldwide to deliver added value for customers, employees and shareholders through the optimal use of data, information, and digital and technology platforms.

Goodman joined Prudential in July 2019 with over 25 years of experience leveraging technology to create competitive advantage and business success for leading financial institutions.

Previously, Goodman served as the CIO at Freddie Mac, responsible for the technology division, and served on the Senior Operating Committee. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Information and Operations Officer for CIT, where she was a member of the Executive Management Committee and led technology and operations globally. During her time at CIT, Goodman revitalized and modernized core platforms to support business growth, productivity, mobility and regulatory goals. CIT was recognized by CIO Magazine with a Top 100 award in 2016 for the technology transformation under her leadership.

Prior to CIT, Goodman was the Divisional Chief Information Officer of Global Technology and Operations at Bank of America, where she built and led the enterprise development and operations team. She also held global leadership positions at UBS and PaineWebber and started her career at Salomon Brothers.

She received her B.A. from Syracuse University and earned her Six Sigma certification in 2007. She has served on the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Financial Research’s advisory committee.

Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor-at-Large
Fortune Magazine & Best Selling Author

The best companies and leaders win by confronting reality faster than the competition. Geoff Colvin of Fortune delivers valuable insights to help them do just that. His unique perspective stems from unparalleled access to top global business leaders who tell him what they’re seeing, thinking, and doing. As a result, Geoff can provide audiences with a clearer path for an uncertain future. Geoff unpacks actionable insights on the economic, market, political, and technological forces driving disruptive change. Geoff’s columns and cover stories in Fortune have earned him millions of loyal fans, many of whom also hear him on the CBS Radio Network, where he reaches seven million listeners each week. Geoff Colvin is author of four books including the groundbreaking international bestseller Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else. His latest book is The New York Times bestseller Humans are Underrated which looks at the future of work and how humans will fit into a workplace filled with robots and smart technology.

As Fortune magazine’s senior editor-at-large, Geoff Colvin is now in his fourth decade at Fortune. He is one of business journalism’s sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, management, globalization, government regulation, corporate governance, competition, the economy, the InfoTech revolution, human performance and related issues.

In addition to his daily CBS Radio Network segments, Geoff has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, Squawk Box, CBS This Morning, ABC’s World News Tonight, CNN, PBS’s Nightly Business Report, and dozens of other programs. He also served as anchor of Wall Street Week with Fortune on PBS.

In addition to speaking, Geoff is also a brilliant panel moderator, emcee and interviewer whose subjects have included Jack Welch, Henry Kissinger, Richard Branson, the Prince of Wales, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, Steve Case, Tony Blair, Michael Dell, Ted Turner, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Henry Paulson, Ben Bernanke, and many others.

Geoff is a respected author whose groundbreaking international bestseller, Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else, has been published in a dozen languages. The Upside of the Downturn: Management Strategies for Difficult Times was named “Best Management Book of the Year” by Strategy + Business magazine. Geoff’s latest book is Humans are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will. It’s based on the idea in his wildly popular Fortune article “In the Future Will There Be Any Work Left for People to Do?” It looks at the trend of technology displacing more jobs than it creates, and the ways humans will create value for their organizations and their careers in the changing economy. The ideas he shares have profound implications for every business and industry.

A native of Vermillion, South Dakota, Geoff Colvin is an honors graduate of Harvard with a degree in economics and has an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Topics:
• Recalibrate: How to Succeed in This Business Climate
• Humans: The Ultimate Competitive Advantage
• Rebuilding the Economy: An Update
• Confronting Reality: Leading Ahead of Disruption
• The Future of Work: How Will Humans Fit In?
• Where is the Economy Headed?
• Confronting Technology: Are You Ready?
• Talent Is Overrated: How Great Performers Really Got Great
• Panel Moderator, Discussion Leader, Emcee/Host

Irwin Lazar

President and Principal Analyst
Metrigy

Irwin Lazar is President and Principal Analyst at Metrigy where he conducts buyer-side research on communications and collaboration technologies including unified communications, video conferencing, messaging, and team collaboration. In this role he advises enterprise and vendor clients on technology strategy, adoption and business metrics, Irwin has covered enterprise communications and collaboration as an industry analyst for over 20 years. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

Nancy King

SVP, Product Engineering
Target Corporation

Nancy King is Senior Vice President of Product Engineering at Target, where she drives the overall technology vision, strategy, and talent development for product engineering. Nancy and her team help bring Target’s purpose to life through world-class technologies and software capabilities across all aspects of Target’s business including digital, merchandising, marketing, finance, human resources, stores and supply chain.

Nancy has been with Target for 16+ years and played a leading role through the retailer’s technology transformation and growth. She has been a long-term champion for diversity and inclusivity in tech at Target and the local community.

Nancy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and 20+ years of hands-on IT leadership experience in Fortune 100 organizations. She lives in Eden Prairie, MN with her husband and two young sons that keep her very busy outside of work.

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at over 1,900 stores and online at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals millions of dollars a week.

Beth Kormanik

Manager, Content Development
Foundry (formerly IDG Communications)

A journalist and event strategist for more than 20 years, Beth Kormanik is Manager of Content Development at Foundry (formerly IDG Communications, Inc.). She served as Editor In Chief of BizBash, a leading media resource event and meeting organizers, following roles as senior editor and news editor. Kormanik also served as co-host of the GatherGeeks podcast and regularly spoke to industry groups on meeting and event trends. Kormanik was a contributed editor Event Marketer and was part of the editorial content team at the Event Leadership Institute. She has written for the New York Times and was a reporter for the Florida Times-Union and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspapers and managing editor of the B2B publication Hotel Interactive. Kormanik is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Dr. Bev Kaye

CEO and Founder
Bev Kaye & Company

Dr. Beverly Kaye is recognized internationally as one of the most knowledgeable and practical professionals in the areas of career development, employee engagement and retention.

Her contributions to the field of engagement and retention include the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay, now in its 6th edition.  Her recent books in the career development field include Up is Not the Only Way and Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go, which provided overwhelmed managers with a way to blend career conversations into their everyday routine.

In 2018, The Association for Talent Development (ATD) honored her with their Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing her advanced knowledge, extensive practice across the talent development field, thought leadership and contributions to the profession.  The Association of Learning Professionals (ISA) also recognized her with their 2018 Thought Leadership Award for her body of work in support of work-related learning and performance.

Lorraine Hariton

President & CEO
Catalyst

Lorraine Hariton is President & CEO of Catalyst, a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women. Catalyst’s vision and mission have long been a passion for Lorraine, and she is honored to lead the organization at this crucial time and to help write the next chapter in its 59-year legacy of accelerating positive change for women.

Lorraine’s extensive career includes senior-level positions in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur and executive. She began her career at IBM, has served in the Obama administration at the Department of State, and developed the Global STEM Alliance at the NY Academy of Sciences. She has been involved in women’s leadership initiatives throughout her career, serving on the boards of UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change, the Stanford Clayman Institute for Gender Research, and the Forum for Entrepreneurs and Executives. She also serves on the board of Quotient Technology.

Lorraine is the proud mother of Glen and Laura and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren as much as possible. Lorraine holds a BS in Mathematical Sciences from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mohamad Ali

CEO
IDG, Inc.

Mohamad Ali is Chief Executive Officer at IDG, the world’s leading technology media and research company.

Prior to this, Mohamad was CEO of Carbonite, a publicly traded data-protection and cybersecurity company where he grew revenues four-fold to over a half billion dollars in in four years. Before that, Mohamad served as Chief Strategy Officer at Hewlett Packard where he played a pivotal role in the company’s turnaround and led the decision process to split HP into two companies. At IBM, Mohamad acquired and integrated various companies to create the firm’s eight-billion-dollar analytics software unit. At Avaya, he oversaw the two-billion-dollar services group, and served as the head of the company’s research labs.

Mohamad holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering, a B.A. in History, and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, each from Stanford University. He currently serves as lead director of iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT) and director of Henry Schein (NASDAQ: HSIC), and previously director of Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB) and City National Bank (NYSE: CYN). Mohamad also serves as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

He was named 2018 CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, member of 2018 Public Board of the Year by National Association of Corporate Directors New England, 2021, 2020 & 2018 100 Most Influential People in Boston by Boston Magazine, 2011 All-Star by Massachusetts High Tech magazine, 2008 40-Under-40 by Boston Business Journal, and was a finalist in America’s prestigious 1988 National Science Talent Search.

Ben Tizer

Head of Software Sales & Success
Cloudreach

Ben Tizer currently leads sales for software and cloud adoption at Cloudreach.  In his two and a half years at Cloudreach, he has integrated the go to market motions between the software and services business units at Cloudreach and established strategic program partnerships with Amazon Web Services.  The combination of these efforts has led to the creation of a set of fully funded, software enabled service offerings designed to simplify and de-risk the cloud migration process.

Uri Haramati

Founder & CEO
Torii

Uri Haramati is a seasoned product manager with over a decade of business knowledge and experience in diverse capacities. A serial entrepreneur, Uri founded Life on Air (Meerkat, Houseparty), which is used by millions of users worldwide, holding the position of Head of Product and managing company operations. Previously, Uri founded Skedook, an event discovery app, and served as a senior consultant at Deloitte.

Michael Fisher

Director of Product Management
OpsRamp

Michael is a Director of Product Management at OpsRamp. He is currently focusing on solving problems around Observability, and enabling efficient ITOps and DevOps workflows. He has a passion for building products that delight customers in a way that moves the business forward.

Vivin Sathyan

Senior Technology Evangelist
ManageEngine

Vivin Sathyan is a senior technology evangelist at ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corp. He presents POCs, and takes care of implementation as well as product training in the domains of ADSolutions and IT security. He is also a regular speaker on the latest trends and best practices in Windows infrastructure management, in international seminars and user conferences conducted by ManageEngine.

Sathish Sagayaraj Joseph

Senior Manager, Strategic Account Management
ManageEngine

Sathish is backed by 14 years of expertise in enterprise IT management and has engaged with clients from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds to define their IT needs. His vast experience comes from more than 100 enterprise implementations centered on help desk, monitoring, endpoint management, and ITsecurity solutions. He currently serves as the manager for the strategic account management team (North America) at ManageEngine,  offering consulting services to enterprises in many industries. Sathish focuses on clearly identifying an organizations’ IT needs and helping his clients achieve their organization’s unique IT management goals.

Brandon Evans

Certified Instructor
SANS Institute

Brandon works for Zoom Video Communications, in which he leads their internal Application Security training. As an application developer for most of his professional career, he moved into security full-time largely because of his many formal trainings through SANS. He’s a contributor to the OWASP Serverless Top 10 Project and a co-leader for the Nashville OWASP chapter. Brandon is lead author for SEC510: Public Cloud Security: AWS, Azure, and GCP and a contributor and instructor for SEC540: Cloud Security and DevOps Automation.

Eric Carter

Director of Product Marketing
Sysdig

Eric is Director of Product Marketing focused on Sysdig’s partner ecosystem. Eric has worked with enterprise technology solutions across several domains for more than two decades. Prior to Sysdig, Eric led product management and marketing for software-defined storage startup, Hedvig. He has also worked for well-known tech firms including Riverbed and EMC. Eric holds a BA in Public Relations from Pepperdine University.

Patrick McFadin

VP Developer Relations
DataStax

Patrick McFadin is the VP of Developer Relations at DataStax, where he leads a team devoted to making users of Apache Cassandra successful. He has also worked as Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra and consultant for DataStax, where he helped build some of the largest and most exciting deployments in production. Previous to DataStax, he was Chief Architect at Hobsons and an Oracle DBA/Developer for over 15 years.

Patrick McFadin works at DataStax in Developer Relations and as a contributor to the Apache Cassandra project. He has worked as Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra and as a consultant for DataStax, where he had a great time building some of the largest deployments in production. Previous to DataStax, he held positions as Chief Architect, Engineering Lead and Database DBA/Developer.

Patrick McFadin is the co-author of the upcoming O’Reilly book “Managing Cloud-Native Data on Kubernetes” He currently works at DataStax in Developer Relations and as a contributor to the Apache Cassandra project. Patrick has worked as Chief Evangelist for Apache Cassandra and as a consultant for DataStax, where he had a great time building some of the largest deployments in production. Previous to DataStax, he held positions as Chief Architect, Engineering Lead and Database DBA/Developer.

Mark Woods

Chief Technical Advisor
Splunk

Mark is a passionate technologist who’s spent too much time owning a P&L to really call himself an engineer. Innovative technology (in all its various flavors) has been the common backbone for Mark’s career, from mission-critical delivery to innovation acceleration, global portfolio optimization to fundraising, and acquisition selection to ground-up organization building.

At Splunk, he helps executive teams and international policy makers understand the seismic effect that data-driven approaches can achieve and get the right blend of enabling technology, expertise, empowering guidance and practical governance to deliver beneficial change.

“Strategy is useless without a common framework for decisions, a framework is useless without resilient processes that adapt to changing priorities — exploiting data is the only way to close this loop.”

Josh Klahr

Vice President of Platform Product Management
Splunk

Josh is Vice President of Product Management at Splunk, where he is responsible for driving Splunk’s platform product roadmap and strategy.  Josh has over 20 years of experience working with data and analytics. He got his start in big data while running product management for one of the largest Data and Analytics operations in the world at Yahoo!, and was subsequently VP of Product Management at Pivotal, where he was responsible for Pivotal’s data products – including Greenplum, Pivotal HD, and HAWQ.  Most recently Josh was VP of Product management for AtScale, where he helped grow the company from 5 employees to over 100 and was responsible for product management, documentation, and user experience.

Steve Samarge

Chief Technology Officer and General Manager
Toyota Financial Services

Steve Samarge is the Chief Technology Officer and General Manager at Toyota Financial Services. He is an experienced Technology Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive and financial services industries. He has deep expertise in Infrastructure and Cloud Architecture, Agile Methodologies, IT Strategy, Data Center, and Business Process Improvement just to name a few.  His team is responsible for Infrastructure and Operations at TFS

Ashish Parmar

Chief Information Officer
Tapestry Inc

With more than 20 years of leadership and technology experience across luxury retail, logistics, and consumer electronics, Ashish Parmar currently serves as Tapestry’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). Ashish was recognized as Forbes 50 Innovative Technology Leaders in 2021.

As CIO for the house of modern luxury lifestyle brands, he is responsible for leading technology strategy, information security and technology operations powering the digital first & data driven ways of working for the associates globally. He is supporting Tapestry’s acceleration program by deploying new digital, data & analytics tools to ensure customers across the group have a delightful experience.

Ashish’s experience at Tapestry includes supporting the company’s digital transformation and multi-year growth agenda. He led the implementation of Tapestry’s new SAP S/4 HANA ERP platform and created strategic partnerships that have modernized the company’s IT infrastructure, driving agility and operational efficiencies, while enabling Tapestry’s consumer-centric and digital-first growth initiatives. He has a breadth of international experience in both technology and supply chain. He served as director & country head of information technology with LF Logistics, and is a graduate of Philips Electronics management development program for supply chain.

He serves as a board member for LL Flooring (NYSE: LL), a leading specialty retailer of hard-surface flooring in North America. He also serves as board of trustees for Arcadia University, Pennsylvania.

Ashish earned a Master of Science, Management from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Bachelor of Science, Business Logistics from Pennsylvania State University.

 

 

Bob Bender

Chief Technology Officer
Founders Federal Credit Union & Founders Innovative Technology LLC

Bob Bender is Chief Technology Officer for Founders Federal Credit Union and Founders Innovative Technology LLC. As part of these Executive Management teams, he works to drive long-term strategic goals and leadership. He is responsible for the overall information technology direction and works to strategically implement next generation solutions. His career with credit unions began when he started working for Fiserv after graduating from Oregon State University. Bob co-developed the OPAlert System in the late 1990s to improve systems information notification used by data center managers and computer operators. Bob joined Founders Federal Credit Union and currently manages the Information Technology daily operations. Founders Federal Credit Union serves members in both North and South Carolina. Bender sits on the board of multiple organizations, including the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), an association focused on IT governance which serves over 180 countries.

Through this organization he has become:
• Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
• Certified in Information Security Manager (CISM)
• Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)
• Cybersecurity Audit Certified (CAC)

Bender serves on the Technology Advisory Board of PSCU, the Technology Advisory Panel of Dell EMC and Technology Product Advisor group of Bitsight Technology. In addition, Bob is currently appointed as an executive Board Member for the National Credit Union Information Sharing Analysis Organization where he promotes productive credit union cybersecurity collaboration standards and direction. Through his vision, Founders Innovative Technology, LLC (FIT) was created to provide IT services to our community and local businesses, becoming Founders’ third CUSO. FIT enterprise architect designs assist organizations with cybersecurity programs, IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance program, risk assessments, core programming, digital analysis, digital transformation, virtual CISO resources and software asset management. Bob provides instruction on cybersecurity and system integrity strategies to financial institutions. He promotes cybersecurity training programs for board members, executive teams and employees. He provides this through traditional education and the publishing of articles for members through blogs,
newspaper articles and credit union publications. He is also a member of Infragard, a partnership organization between the FBI and private sector. This group expedites the timely exchange of information and promotes mutual learning opportunities relevant to the protection of critical infrastructure.

Asad Ali

Senior Director of Sales Engineering
Dynatrace

Asad Ali is the Sr. Director of Sales Engineering with key focus on cloud technologies, containerization and serverless deployments. He has been working with customers and prospects alike for the last 5 years to help adopt APM in the software development lifecycle. Asad has a strong background in Object-oriented programming, databases, and scripting languages.

Lance Malacara

Group Manager, Product Marketing
Okta

Lance currently leads product marketing for Okta’s Workforce Identity products and solutions. With over 8 years of experience working in Cloud Computing, from sales and consulting, to product and marketing, Lance is passionate about helping large organizations move to the cloud as an opportunity to reimagine the possibilities of their business with technology.

Anirban Chatterjee

Senior Director of Product Marketing
BigPanda

Anirban Chatterjee is the Senior Director of Product Marketing at BigPanda. He has over 20 years of experience in enterprise IT, with roles ranging from marketing to software development to circuit engineering. In his most recent roles, he has focused on guiding IT operations teams through digital transformation.

Laura Shores

Senior Product Marketing Manager
MuleSoft

Laura Shores is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at MuleSoft, where she heads Regional Product Marketing in the Americas. Prior to joining MuleSoft, Laura led Product Marketing at Sisu, an early-stage data and analytics technology company.

Before Sisu, she was a Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, where she focused on creating partnership opportunities for portfolio company founders and technology leaders from the world’s largest brands. Before transitioning to the private sector, Laura served as an analyst in the United States Federal Government.

Sandy Bird

Co-founder & CTO
Sonrai Security

Sandy Bird is the co-founder and CTO of Sonrai Security, helping enterprises secure their data in the cloud. Sandy was the co-founder and CTO of Q1 Labs, which was acquired by IBM in 2011. At IBM, Sandy became the CTO for the global security business and worked closely with research, development, marketing and sales to develop new and innovative solutions to grow the IBM Security business.

Jeff Bozic

Principal Architect
Insight

Jeff is a business-minded technologist with a passion for partnering with IT leaders on how IT transformation can deliver value and excellence towards their organization’s initiatives. With 19 years of industry experience in systems administration, operations, and architecture, he leverages his multidiscipline understanding across IT, the interdependencies, and up/downstream effects of change between technology, people and skills, and operations in his approach to purposeful transformation. This allows him to guide clients to prioritize and structure their journey to produce value to the business quickly, often, and continuously.

Jeff’s current focus as a Principal Architect for Insight’s Cloud and Data Center Transformation portfolio has been helping large enterprises with modernizing their IT operations on their journey to Dev Ops and becoming cloud native.

Chris Kapusta

Senior Manager for Data Infrastructure Management
Insight

Chris is a Principal Architect with Insight CDCT focusing on storage and data protection technologies.  He provides mentorship and leadership to colleagues and serves as an SME for several topics and technologies.  With 20 years of industry experience in systems administration, operations, and architecture, he leverages his multidiscipline understanding across IT, the interdependencies, and up/downstream effects of change between technology, people and skills, and operations in his approach to purposeful transformation.  Chris’s current focus is helping large enterprises with modernizing their IT operations on their journey towards digital transformation.

Shue-Jane L. Thompson

Senior Partner, Security Strategy & Growth, Distinguished Industry Leader
IBM Corporation

Dr. Thompson is the Vice President and Sr. Partner for Security Strategy and Growth Service Line and a Distinguished Industry Leader at IBM Global Business Services Sector. She oversees cybersecurity solution innovation, integration, services sales and delivery for clients across 170+ countries worldwide.

30+ years of academia, commercial, government and international technology and business management experience including winning and managing many large-scale IT, cyber, cloud and mission-operation programs. Has served in many executive positions including leading Corporate Campaigns, Service Lines, Chief Technology Offices, Lines of Business, Industry Accounts, Business Development, Performance Excellence and Delivery.

A well-recognized eminent professional and an honoree for the IBM Industry Academy, PriSM® Distinguished Professional for the IT Service Management Forum as well as an IEEE Distinguished Visitor for 2005-2010. Former ISO US Delegate for ISO 20000-1 and former Chief Editor for ISO 20000-11 and co-editor for ISO 20000-13. Board of Trustees for Capitol Technology University. Awardee for the 2013 “Executive of the Year” from the Asian American Engineer of the Year Program; the 2009 “Paul C. T. Liu Distinguished Alumni” Award from Hawaii Pacific University; the 2006 “Most Outstanding Business Developer” Award from Northrop Grumman; and the 2004 “Most Innovative Knowledge Management Implementation” from the US eGov.

Two Masters of Science degrees, a Doctoral Degree in Business Management, ABT* Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences and credentials from several Executive Training Programs. Extensive public speaking and 16+ years of college and graduate school lecturing experience. Numerous professional and technical certifications including ISACA CDPSE**, PMI PMP***, ITIL® Expert, ITIL® accredited instructor, Scrum Master, HP OpenView® Developer, NerveCenter® Developer and BMC® Developer.

Annette Miesbach

Senior Product Marketing Manager
NICE CXone

Annette joined the Product Marketing team at NICE CXone more than five years ago and is currently responsible for product marketing activities for a number of CXone products. Her areas of responsibility include Omnichannel Routing, MAX – My Agent eXperience, Supervisor and Administration User Interfaces, and all inbound and outbound, voice and digital Interaction Channels. Before joining NICE, she held various roles in product marketing and management for a premise-based contact center solution.

Mike Onders

Executive Vice President and Chief Data Officer
KeyBank

Mike Onders is the Executive Vice President and Chief Data Officer for KeyBank. He is the Divisional CIO for Finance, Human Resources, Risk, and Marketing and also leads the Enterprise Strategy and Architecture Services team for KeyBank’s Technology, Operations, and Services group. In these roles Mike is accountable for the overall enterprise Data Governance, Data Management, and Business Intelligence capabilities for the bank as well delivering and supporting the technologies and investments required for the shared business functions at Key.

Mike has over 30 years of experience in technology in a variety of industries including health care, financial services, retail, and aerospace. Prior to joining Key, Mike was the Chief Technology Officer of Explorys, a healthcare startup technology company focused on leveraging Big Data technology to store and analyze electronic health records (EHR) for the improvement of medicine. In addition, Mike has served in a variety of technology and business intelligence leadership roles at a number of Fortune 500 firms including the CIO of PNC Global Investment Servicing (GIS), Retail Bank CIO for National City Bank, CIO of OfficeMax.com, Chief Technology Officer at GE Consumer Financial Services, and consulting manager at Ernst & Young.

Mike holds a B.S. degree in Systems Analysis from Miami University and a M.S. degree in Computer Science from Ohio State University, specializing in artificial intelligence. Mike is currently on the Computer Science Advisory Board at Cleveland State University.

Jessica Bair

Director, Cisco Secure Technical Alliance
Cisco

Jessica Bair has over two decades of leadership experience in security. As the director of Cisco Secure Technical Alliance, she and her team focus on building open ecosystems for SecureX and over a dozen security product offerings. She also manages the Cisco team in the Security Operations Centers for the RSA Conferences and Black Hat global conferences. She began her career as a special agent/computer forensics examiner in the US Army Criminal Investigation Command. She earned an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Matt Wallace

CTO
Faction, Inc.

As CTO, Matt is responsible for product development, managed and professional services, and architecting Faction’s cloud infrastructure offerings. Prior to Faction, Matt has worked 20 years in technology in roles at both startups and Fortune 500 companies, including leadership roles at Level 3 Communications, ViaWest, Exodus Communications, and others. Matt is the co-author of Securing the Virtual Environment: How to Defend the Enterprise Against Attack, one of the first books to holistically address cloud security concerns. Matt attended the University of California at Santa Cruz and is an Official Member of the Forbes Technology Council.

Lara Greden

Research Director, Platform as a Service (PaaS)
IDC

Dr. Lara Greden is Research Director for IDC’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) practice. Dr. Greden’s research focuses on platforms for application development on private, public and hybrid clouds and on edge deployments. She directs research into the competitive markets of cloud platforms and application development and deployment services that are enabling digital transformation, including integration, containers, serverless computing, big data, AI, ML, predictive analytics, IoT and other emerging technologies.

Dr. Greden advises customers and vendors on the trends that are shaping the modern application deployment environment. She closely follows the emerging platform services from companies including Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, Salesforce and others. Dr. Greden focuses on tying platform research on emerging technologies to customer needs, including mapping products to software markets to identify growth, conducting business value and ROI studies, and providing quantified insight on market trends impacting roadmaps and strategic planning in agile organizations.

Arnab Bag

Partner, Cloud and CIO Advisory
IBM Corporation

Arnab Bag is the IBM Consulting Americas Modernization Leader. In this role, Arnab is responsible for customizing modernization offerings to drive new opportunities, growing our pipeline across migration, modernization, and cloud native application build and increasing our mainframe modernization sales and revenue across the Americas. In his previous roles, Arnab served as the Cloud Advisory Leader and also led the application services business in our Healthcare industry.

Brandon Traffanstedt

Senior Director, Global Technology Office
CyberArk

As a Sr. Director in CyberArk’s Global Technology Office, Brandon Traffanstedt serves as an advisor and subject matter expert on privileged access, identity security, and protecting emerging technologies. With over 15 years in the combined spaces of information security, development, and systems engineering, Brandon has architected security solutions for some of CyberArk’s largest global customers.

Nigel Simpson

Consultant
Red Satchel, LLC

Nigel Simpson is a consultant with broad industry experience in technology, innovation, and strategy. He provides expert advice that brings technology into focus for businesses, making sense of new and emerging trends, cutting through hype, and explaining the relationship between vision, current capabilities, and future potential. As a trusted advisor to C-level executives, Nigel maps technology disruption into business strategy and transformational enterprise initiatives that enable companies to leverage new technology and avoid disruption.

His industry experience ranges from startups to global Fortune 100 enterprises in the technology and media and entertainment industries. In a 10-year career at The Walt Disney Company, Nigel successfully led multiple enterprise-wide technology initiatives including cloud transformation, enterprise architecture, open source, and developer enablement. Nigel founded and built Disney’s Open Source Program. He drove open source as company policy, and led cultural change across the company, enabling developers to fully collaborate with the open source community. Nigel established Disney’s Technology Strategy function, a future-focused group exploring the continually evolving interplay of technology, culture, and consumer behavior and its impact on the business.

Prior to Disney, Nigel worked at Sun Labs, the applied research division of Sun Microsystems Inc. where he co-developed an innovative 3D virtual world designed for business collaboration. As a mentor to individuals and startups, Nigel is passionate about enabling others to achieve their full potential. He is a member of the advisory boards of innovative startups in the media and entertainment, and software engineering domains.

Nigel holds multiple patents in areas that include communications and virtual worlds. He graduated from Imperial College, London with a degree in Computing Science.

Scott Carey

Group Editor, UK B2B
Foundry, formerly IDG Communications

As Group Editor for B2B brands in the UK, Scott Carey is responsible for all content aimed at IT decision-makers in the region across CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld and Network World. Scott continues to write regularly across the brands, mostly covering the latest cloud native and developer tooling trends, as well as tracking the major public cloud vendors for InfoWorld.

Having joined IDG in 2015, Scott is an experienced enterprise technology journalist, as comfortable writing analysis as he is hosting industry events and appearing on video and podcasts. He has a keen interest in big IT and cloud vendors, deep knowledge of the SaaS market and digital transformation at some of the UK’s biggest companies, and a contacts book that covers the industry from top to bottom. He has a diploma in magazine journalism from Cardiff University and a keen interest in sport, the media and travel, both personally and professionally.

Lane Cooper

Contributing Editor
CIO, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications, Inc.

Lane has 30 years of experience as a communications executive, consultant, researcher, editor and reporter analyzing the business and technology industry.

He is the Publisher and Editorial Director of BizTechReports, an independent reporting agency that covers the industry analyst community, as well as Contributing Editor to CIO.com, CSO.com, Network World and Computerworld. In this capacity, Lane meets with over 600 senior technology leaders — including CIOs, CTOs, VPs and Directors — every year moderating executive events that discuss emerging digital transformation developments

Tony Lee

Vice President, Global Services Technical Operations
BlackBerry

Tony Lee has more than fifteen years of professional research and consulting experience pursuing his passion in all areas of information security.

As an avid educator, Tony has instructed thousands of students at many venues worldwide, including government, universities, corporations, and conferences such as Black Hat. He takes every opportunity to share knowledge as a contributing author to Hacking Exposed 7, and is also a frequent blogger, researcher, and author of white papers on topics ranging from Citrix Security, the China Chopper Web shell, and Cisco’s SYNFul Knock router implant.

Over the years, he has contributed many tools to the security community such as UnBup, Forensic Investigator Splunk app, and CyBot, the extensible Threat Intelligence Bot framework designed for anyone from a home user to a SOC analyst.

Don Anderson

Senior Vice President, Transformation Executive
Federal Reserve System

Don Anderson is the Senior Vice President, Transformation Executive of the Federal Reserve System. In this capacity, he is responsible for the successful transformation of the finance, HR and procurement functions for 22,000 users.
Previously, Don served as CIO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and in 2017, was awarded the Boston CIO of the Year ORBiE award by the Boston CIO Leadership Association. He is a frequent speaker on Cyber Security, Financial Technology and Digital Transformation.
Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Don was a senior consultant with Hewlett Packard (HP) Enterprise focused on the development and execution of IT transformation strategies for Fortune 500 companies. While at HP, Don successfully managed a number of multi-million dollar international programs.
He holds a BS degree from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Bentley University, serves on the Boards of the Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC), Wall Street Technology Association (WTSA), and Boston CIO Leadership Association.

Twitter: @DonAndersonCIO
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donandersonjr/

 

Matt Cimaglia

CEO and Co-Founder
Third Summit, Parent Company of Alteon

Matt Cimaglia is the co-founder of Alteon, a Third Summit company, an ecosystem for production professionals that simplifies cloud-based workflows, asset management and remote collaboration. Alteon Cloud addresses many of the pain points felt by independent creators worldwide, which Matt understands firsthand, having spent more than 20 years as the head of Cimaglia Productions, an award-winning creative agency.

Ben Poston

IBM Public Cloud Sales, Cloud Object Storage & IaaS Solutions Leader, Americas
IBM

Ben Poston has been part of the IBM Cloud organization since its infancy with deep experience in compute and storage solutions based upon cloud technologies going back to 2003. After beginning his career in technical roles as an IBM IT Specialist and later an IBM Architect, he spent 11 years in a sales leader role leveraging his technical experience to understand client business needs matching up with IT solutions. During this time he specialized in cloud technologies, making him a natural for the IBM Cloud team when formed. After years as a sales leader, he returned to a technical position in technical sales engineering as a Business Solution Architect for Cleversafe (acquired by IBM Nov 2015, renamed to IBM Cloud Object Storage). In 2018 Ben returned to a sales leadership role as the North America geography leader for all IBM Cloud Object Storage sales where he is responsible for Cloud business

Richard Warrick

Global Research Lead, Cloud Computing
IBM Institute for Business Value

Richard leads cloud computing research for IBM’s Institute for Business Value, which delivers data-driven research and expert analysis to business leaders about emerging trends, opportunities and challenges. IBV reports address critical technology and business issues affecting organizations in more than 20 industries around the world.

Richard’s consulting career spans over twenty years of helping Global 1000 clients navigate the intersection of business and technology. His work has focused on business + IT strategy, operating model design and implementation, and large-scale transformation programs. In recent client engagements in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Finland, Mexico, Spain, and the UK, he has led teams focused on portfolio design, agile implementation, value stream design, cloud-native development, devops, software delivery velocity, and transformational culture change.

Jason Wright

Manager of Security Solutions Marketing
Cisco

Jason Wright is a Manager of Solutions Marketing and the host of the ThreatWise TV Show for Cisco’s security business unit.  In this role, Jason is responsible for demonstrating how Cisco security products work together to create a more holistic and automated security solution for customers.  With over 20 years of experience in network security, Jason has held numerous positions in product management, technical marketing, and product marketing with companies such as Sourcefire, Fortinet, and TippingPoint.

Cole Two Bears

Vice President of Security Services
Thinkgard

With 20 years of IT experience under his belt, Cole Two Bears is the Vice President of Security Services at Thinkgard. His current role focuses on designing and deploying Enterprise Infrastructure and Cyber Security solutions. He started out in the Cisco Networking Academy while still in high school. Since then Cole has obtained multiple certifications during that time (CEH, Security +, MCSA, VCP-DCV, CCNP Security, and CCNP Enterprise).

Martha Poulter

CIO & Senior Vice President
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

Martha Poulter holds the position of Chief Information Officer & Senior Vice President for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Ms. Poulter is also on the board of FirstGroup Plc, Norwalk Community College Foundation, Inc. and Hispanic Federation, Inc. and Member of GE Womens Network. Ms. Poulter previously occupied the position of Chief Information Officer for GE Capital Solutions, Chief Information Officer & Executive VP of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide LLC, Chief Information Officer of GE Corporate Financial Services, Inc., Chief Information Officer & Vice President of General Electric Capital Corp., Vice President for General Electric Plc and Principal at The Southern New England Telephone Co. She received an MBA from the University of New Haven and an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut.

Alon Arvatz

Chief Product Officer
IntSights

Alon Arvatz recently joined Rapid7 following its acquisition of IntSights Cyber Intelligence, a company he co-founded and led as Chief Product Officer. As the visionary leading IntSights’ product and service strategy — including product development, threat research and intelligence gathering operations — Alon is now a key contributor to the Rapid7 product roadmap.

Prior to founding IntSights, Alon was co-founder and CEO of Cyber-School, an educational program offering several cybersecurity related courses to teenagers. Alon is also a veteran of an elite cybersecurity intelligence unit within the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), where he led and coordinated global cyber intelligence campaigns, gaining vast experience and knowledge working in one of the most innovative operational settings in the world.

 

Ryan Terry

Ryan Terry, Sr. Solutions Product Marketing Manager
Okta

Ryan Terry is a Sr. Solutions Product Marketing Manager at Okta, focused on security solutions. Ryan brings more than 8 years of experience in cybersecurity and previously worked at Proofpoint and Symantec. Ryan has a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from Brigham Young University.

Jason Ellis

Director of Advisory Services
Integral Partners

Jason is the Director of the Advisory Services at Integral Partners. With more than 20 years of experience in IT, Jason has managed multimillion cybersecurity and IAM programs, overseeing the development of the strategy, product roadmap, and delivery.  His deep understanding of the IAM technical landscape (IGA, PAM, Access Management, Customer Identity, Zero Trust, Cloud, Compliance…) and the marketplace allows him to not only advise on strategy but also to work with leadership to help educate and get buy-in.  Jason has 15+ IT Certifications in different technologies including PMP, CISSP, and CISM.

Chris Meenan

VP, Product Management and Strategy
IBM Security

Chris Meenan the VP of Product Management and Strategy within the IBM Security division. He has over 15 years experience in product management and been involved in developing, managing, releasing and selling software products for over 25 years. Chris has a extensive market, domain, and customer knowledge in IT Security, Customer Relationship Management and Telecom OSS solutions. Chris holds a 1st Honours degree in Physics, and has a PhD in telecommunications.

Dor Dali

Director of Information Security
Vulcan Cyber

Dor is a cyber security expert with years of experience in security research and security program management. Dor is very enthusiastic about everything related to fixing and fixing problems in security and holds deep understanding and knowledge in the fields of web applications, product, and infrastructure security.

Vivek Wadhwa

Technology & Innovation Author, Academic & Futurist

Technology & Innovation Author, Academic & Futurist

Vivek Wadhwa’s research is focused on the critical advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, computing, synthetic biology, 3D printing, medicine, and nanomaterials, and how these advances are creating disruptive changes for companies, industries, governments and the culture at large. Vivek rejoined Harvard as a Distinguished Fellow, Harvard Law School, Labor, and Worklife Program, where he is leading a three-year research project on the effects of technology on future employment and work. He is also a Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, where he teaches on CMU’s Silicon Valley campus. Vivek was also a Director of Research at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, Vice President of Innovation and Research at Singularity University, and Fellow at Stanford University’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School, and Emory University.

Vivek’s syndicated column for The Washington Post covers all things technology and innovation. His newest bestselling book is Your Happiness Was Hacked: Why Tech Is Winning the Battle to Control Your Brain — and How to Fight Back. Previous books include The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future and The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent, which was named by The Economist as a Book of the Year of 2012, and Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology.

He started his career as a software developer and gained a deep understanding of the challenges in building computer systems. As Vice President of Information Services at investment banking powerhouse CS First Boston (CSFB), he led the development of technology for creating computer-aided software-writing systems, a project so successful that CSFB decided to spin off that business unit into its own company, Seer Technologies. As its Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Wadhwa helped grow the startup into a $118 million publicly traded company. Vivek also founded Relativity Technologies. As a result of his vision, Forbes.com named him a Leader of Tomorrow, and Fortune declared Relativity one of the 25 coolest companies in the world. In 2012, the U.S. Government recognized Vivek as an “Outstanding American by Choice” for his “commitment to this country and to the common civic values that unite us as Americans.” He was also named one of the world’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy magazine in that year; in 2013, he was on TIME’s list of “Tech 40”; and in 2015, he was second on a list of “10 men worth emulating” in the Financial Times.

Rebecca Costa

Technology and Science Futurist, World Acclaimed Sociobiologist and Author

Technology & Science Futurist, Sociobiologist and Author

For over four decades Rebecca Costa has worked with the world’s largest organizations to get the jump on disruptive technologies, emerging scientific discoveries, and foreseeable trends. From the impact 5G, social robots, AI, genomics, and nanotechnology will have on how we work and live, to how facial recognition, cryptocurrency, space flight, personalized nutrition and innovative methods for storing energy will usher in a demand for new products and services, Rebecca has her hand on the pulse of what’s around the next corner.

Rebecca’s work has been heralded by visionaries such as Richard Branson, Alvin Toffler, Dr. James Watson, Elon Musk and others, and featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Guardian. She is a frequent subject-expert commentator on television and radio. Rebecca founded and managed one of the largest technology marketing firms in Silicon Valley where she worked with the founders and executives of Apple Computer, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Tandem and Ungermann-Bass to launch history-making innovations.

Following the sale of her company, she spent six years writing The Watchman’s Rattle, which became an international bestseller garnering her the prestigious Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Award. Her second book, On the Verge, was released in 2017 to critical acclaim, shooting to the top of Amazon’s business and technology books.

Patrick Vowles

IBM Team Lead - North American Marketing
IBM Security

Patrick has over 25 years of hands-on security, networking and compliance product management and marketing experience. After several years in technical support roles in the UK for key LAN/WAN vendors, he moved to the US to support network infrastructure sales in NYC. At a global ISP, he product managed secure network and remote access services, many of which are still in service. While at RSA he developed continuous monitoring and GRC for cloud offerings, while contributing to such projects as the Cloud Security Alliance Consensus Assessment Initiative. Patrick is now Team Lead for North America Marketing at IBM Security, helping shape and deliver compelling solutions and messaging to its clients.

Jake Bogie

Lead Solutions Architect
OutSystems

Through the years, I have learned that there are patterns that we cannot ignore with technology and humans if we are to advance. For example, we want simplicity, yet as technologists, we default to seeking out complexity and ways to simplify it. Having a background in Application Modernization, Cloud Computing, Systems Administration, Security Operations, and Business Value Assessment, I have learned that customers want value and results…no matter what the technology choices are. Blending these skills and communicating with our customers effectively is where I find I am happiest working in this industry.

Joe Payne

CEO
Code42 Software

Joe Payne is the President and CEO of Code42 Software, a leading data security company that focuses on reducing the risk of data leakage from insider threats. Joe is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience and a proven track record leading high growth security and technology companies. With a passion for identifying and solving emerging market needs, Joe engages personally in product strategy and direction, while growing and providing vision and guidance to a world-class team of security executives.

Beth Saylor

Sr. Manager, Global Information Governance
Aflac

Beth Saylor is Sr. Manager of Global Information Governance at Aflac, Incorporated where she leads the Information Governance and Security Awareness functions.  She holds a MLIS from the School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh.  For the past decade, Beth has worked in the financial services and insurance industries.  She specializes in implementing and administering governance solutions to meet various business and compliance needs.  In her free time, Beth enjoys drinking coffee, being outdoors (drinking coffee), and going to the library (with a good cup of coffee) to read and play with her rambunctious little ones.

Eric Payne

Sr. Enterprise Pre-sales Engineer
Kaspersky

Eric Payne serves as a Security Evangelist at Kaspersky working with customers in the United States and Canada with close to 20 years of experience in infrastructure and Cyber Security, Eric presents at events and performs security workshops with the goal of securing corporate and end user experiences. A senior member of the North American Kaspersky Technical Sales team and holding multiple certifications including CompTIA Security+, Eric serves to guide customers through their security process. When he’s not helping fight the war against cybercrime, Eric is an avid photographer, traveler and history enthusiast.

Yacov Salomon

Founder, Chief Innovation Officer
Ketch

Yacov Salomon is a recognized authority in the fields of machine learning and AI, and a seasoned technology executive who has built industry-leading innovative technology and teams at startups as well as Fortune 500 companies across multiple verticals. Prior to Ketch, Yacov was VP of Engineering at Salesforce Marketing Cloud leading the AI/ML and analytics engineering group, and VP of Data Science at Krux (acquired by Salesforce). Before that, Yacov was Head of Data-Science at Big-Commerce (NASDAQ: BIGC) and Head of Data-Science at Brandscreen. Yacov lectures on Machine learning and AI at UC Berkeley and holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

John McClurg

Senior Vice President & CISO
BlackBerry

John McClurg serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer. He engages the industry around the globe on today’s risk challenges and how BlackBerry uniquely mitigates them with the application of AI & machine learning.

Before joining Blackberry, McClurg served as Vice President and Ambassador-At-Large at Cylance; CSO at Dell; Vice President of Global Security at Honeywell International; Lucent Technologies/Bell Laboratories; and in the U.S. Intelligence Community, as a twice-decorated member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he held an assignment with the US Department of Energy (DOE) as a Branch Chief charged with establishing a Cyber-Counterintelligence program within the DOE’s newly created Office of Counterintelligence.

McClurg was voted one of America’s 25 most influential security professionals; holds a J.D. Degree from Brigham Young University; is a member of the Utah Bar Association; Co-chaired the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) of the U.S. Department of State; is a Special Advisor to the FBI’s Office of the Private Sector; and served as the founding Chairman of the International Security Foundation. He also holds an MA in Organizational Behavior, BS and BA degrees in University Studies and Philosophy from Brigham Young, and advanced doctoral studies in Philosophical Hermeneutics at UNC-Chapel Hill and UCLA. McClurg also currently serves as a Fellow at Utah Valley University’s Center for National Security Studies.

Carlos Martinez

Information Security Architect
Cisco

Carlos Martinez is an Architect in Cisco’s IT organization, currently focused on Cisco’s Zero Trust initiative. He is passionate about creating and balancing a seamless end-user experience while increasing the security posture of the organization. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the University of San Francisco.

Ken Meyer

EVP & CIO
Truist Financial Corporation

Ken Meyer is the EVP and Chief Information Officer, Consumer Technology, at Truist Financial Corporation. In this role, Meyer is responsible for all client facing channels (ATM, branch, contact center, and digital servicing), experience orchestration and integration, core banking (deposits, item processing, Debit Card), enterprise CRM, intelligent automation, digital commerce, open banking, marketing technology, emerging channels and innovation.

Meyer also held multiple positions in SunTrust’s Wholesale segment, most recently as Head of Wholesale Lending Operations, where he was responsible for supporting Small Business Banking, Commercial and Business Banking, Private Wealth Management, Equipment Finance, and Commercial Real Estate, Letters of Credit and Trade Services, Syndicated Loan Servicing, and the Lending Operations Back Office. Prior to that position, Meyer led the Wholesale Administration team, overseeing Wholesale Operations strategy and execution, mobilization of outsourcing initiatives and operational excellence. He worked closely with the Wholesale leadership team on strategic initiatives inclusive of process and technology enablement, location consolidation and targeted outsourcing.

Meyer currently serves on the board for the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation, the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and FinTech Atlanta while also volunteering for TechBridge Atlanta and the United Way.

Meyer is a graduate of the University of Georgia and lives in Atlanta with his wife, Bridgette, and their four children, Oliver, Olivia, Nora and Stella.

Joseph Salazar

CISSP, CEH, EnCE, Technical Marketing
Attivo Networks

Joseph Salazar is a veteran Information Security professional with over 20 years of both military and civilian experience. He is a retired Major from the US Army Reserves, having served 22 years as a Counterintelligence Agent, Military Intelligence Officer, and Cyber-Security Officer. He’s been a Systems and Security Administrator, a CSIRT Analyst, a Security Operations Manager, and a Computer Forensic Investigator in his civilian career. He maintains the CISSP, CEH, and EnCE certifications, holds a BA in Legal Studies from UC Berkeley, and currently works for Attivo Networks as a Technical Marketing Engineer.

Jason Lee

CISO
Zoom Video Communications

Jason Lee is the Chief Information Security Officer at Zoom with 20 years of experience in technology, with a specialization in information security and operating mission-critical services. He was previously the Senior Vice President of Security Operations at Salesforce where he was accountable for the global organization delivering critical end-to-end security operations to customers and employees including company-wide network and system security, incident response, threat intel, data protection, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, identity and access management, and the offensive security team.

Prior to Salesforce, he held the position of Principal Director of Security Engineering for the Windows and Devices division in Microsoft with the charter of protecting the online services of Windows Update, XBOX Live, and the Microsoft online store. He was also the Senior Director of Developer Services where he was responsible for the design and management of the mission-critical PKI for all products across Microsoft. This included cryptographic services in products such as Windows and SQL Server, and cloud services such as Azure and Office 365. Additionally, Jason was responsible for the codesigning and anti-malware services supporting Microsoft in that role.

Lila Blum

Zero Trust Application Lead
Cisco

Lila was one of five founding members of the Cisco Zero Trust core team. She has led the enterprise application onboarding and adoption efforts for Cisco Zero Trust since June 2020. She leverages her MS in Information Security Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon and her ever-growing network and relationships to drive the project forward.

When she can step away from her desk, Lila enjoys trying new recipes, and spending time with her family and in nature.

David Bellis

Former VP, Global Infrastructure Services and Enterprise Architecture
3M

David Bellis joined 3M more than 20 years ago and is currently the company’s Vice President of Global Infrastructure Services and Enterprise Architecture, 3M Information Technology. He has had many different 3M IT positions including Product Leader Global Internet Services, DBA Team Leader Microsoft SQL Server, Supervisor Unix/Linux Team, Manager Global Server & Storage Architecture, Senior Manager Infrastructure Enterprise and Cloud Architecture, Director R&D Applications IT, and Senior Director Global IT Enterprise Services.

David has a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems with a concentration in computer science from the University of Wyoming.

Justin Skelton

Chief Information Officer
DINE Brands

Justin Skelton is a transformational leader who has multi-industry technology leadership expertise. He has served in senior and executive level IT roles at four, large publicly held organizations including: Allstate Insurance (NYSE: ALL), Bank of America / Merrill lynch (NYSE: BAC), CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) and currently Dine Brands Global (NYSE: DIN). He also worked at the Auto Club Group (AAA) as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and was an executive IT Consultant for XL Catlin Corporation now AXA insurance (OTCMKTS: AXAHY). During his lengthy career, he has successfully led teams through technology strategy development / modernization, mergers / acquisitions and divestitures and was a key member of the mortgage executive team during the financial crisis.

As Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Dine Brands Global, Justin reports to the Chief Executive Officer and serves as a member of the executive team and regularly presents to the company’s Board. In his current role, he is accountable for delivering technology solutions to the enterprise which includes regional support centers and over 3500 stores / restaurants domestic and International. He is currently driving key digital and business intelligence programs that allow for alternate forms of revenue growth required due to the pandemic. In addition, through his partnership with the company’s Chief Information Security Officer and review and sponsorship of Cyber Security Programs, the organizations security risk profile is positioned well now and into the future.

Anil Arcalgud

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Ecolab Inc

Anil Arcalgud is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources.
Previously, Arcalgud led Ecolab’s Global Business Services function, responsible for its strategy formulation, roadmap planning and execution globally. Arcalgud joined Ecolab in 2009 after a 13-year career with Motorola, where he served in a number of roles within the company’s finance group. Prior to Motorola, Arcalgud worked in public accounting for Price Waterhouse-Coopers and ANC Co. for more than eight years.

Arcalgud holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics from St. Joseph’s College in Bangalore, India. He is a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

Ecolab is a trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations. With annual sales of $12 billion and 44,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. www.ecolab.com.

Brian Hoekelman

VP, Product
Faction

Brian joined Faction in May of 2018 and leads the Product Management organization.  In his role, Brian is transforming the company portfolio to be a managed service, multi-cloud platform provider enabling workload portability across Cloud providers.  Since starting at Faction, Brian has introduced groundbreaking solutions leveraging VMware Cloud on AWS and Cloud attached storage services.

Prior to Faction, Brian has held numerous Product leadership roles at Level 3, Time Warner Telecom and Qwest Communications.  Brian created the Cloud networking portfolio at Time Warner telecom and led multiple joint development efforts with AWS, Microsoft and Google.  Brian holds a Master’s in Telecommunications from the University of Denver and a Bachelor’s in Business from Oregon State University.

Mike McNamara

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Target

Mike McNamara is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Target and a member of its
executive leadership team. He is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the enterprise technology systems that elevate the shopping experience for Target’s guests and team members. Mike also leads Target’s technology roadmap and enterprise data analytics and business intelligence strategy. Prior to joining Target in 2015, Mike spent more than 17 years at European-based retailer Tesco, most recently as the Chief Information Officer.

Mike is a member of the Board of Directors for Hawaiian Airlines, and Genesys Works Twin Cities, a
non-profit organization dedicated to providing pathways to career success for high school students in
underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experience and impactful
relationships. Mike has a bachelor of engineering degree from University College Dublin.

Scot Miller

SVP & CISO
Mr. Cooper Group

Scot Miller, CISSP, CISM, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Mr. Cooper Group. He serves on the Dallas CISO Board, has presented on advances in Information Security and Technology Governance at consortiums in Florida, Texas, New York, Arizona, and Connecticut, and has been quoted in national magazines and other industry symposiums. Scot built high performing Security and Operations teams from the ground up, and over the past few years, brought Mr. Cooper’s Identity Governance and Compliance teams to a new level. The supporting projects won the 2021 Cybersecurity Team of the Year from a pool of national and international candidates for innovation, agility, and meaningful impact on a business.

Scot’s team is responsible for identifying, analyzing, and reducing risk for all Mr. Cooper’s Group business entities. Previous to his duty at the Mortgage Servicing institution, he was CISO for HMS (a Texas based Healthcare Information Services organization), Head of Global IT Security for Alcon Laboratories, and Chief Security Architect at MassMutual Financial Group. Scot was also the VP and CTO for the CT chapter of ISSA.

Arun DeSouza

Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer
Nexteer Automotive

Arun DeSouza is currently Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer at Nexteer Automotive.   He has extensive global IT and security leadership and organizational transformation experience including as CISO and CIO. He is an expert in strategic planning, change management and risk management.

Arun is a respected industry thought leader and speaker. His areas of passion include identity management, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), Zero Trust, Software Defined Perimeter, Blockchain & Self-Sovereign Identity.

Arun earned a Master’s degree and PhD from Vanderbilt University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security professional (CISSP) and has earned the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) certification. Arun serves on the board of the Detroit Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). He is also a member of the Society for Information Management and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Arun was honored by the 1st Global Cyber Observatory by induction into the CISO Hall of Fame in September 2019.  Arun recently won the OnCon Icon Award as a Top 50 Information Security Professional.  He has also won multiple other honors including CISO of the Week, CSO50 Award and the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders award.

Victor Vuillard

CSO
Parrot Drones

Victor Vuillard is Chief Security Officer of the Parrot group, the first European and second worldwide drone manufacturer. As CTO Cybersecurity, he defines the global security architecture and features of drones, in order to offer to Parrot users the highest level of cybersecurity and privacy.

Before joining Parrot in 2018, he spent 7 years at ANSSI, the French Cybersecurity Agency, first as an auditor and pentester, then head of audit team. Fifteen years ago, he initiated the first SCADA security assessment of critical infrastructures. He later led the ANSSI response team, fighting against Advanced Persistent Threats, or APT. In 2013, he joined EDF, an energy company with 58 nuclear power plants, as head of cybersecurity for the Nuclear Engineering Division. He defined the cybersecurity strategy, security architectures and led audits. He also spent some time as a French representative at the IAEA, United Nations, to contribute to define computer and information security at nuclear facilities.

 

Renny Shen

Director of Product Marketing for Edge Technology
Akamai

Jon Gold

Senior Writer, Network World
IDG Communications, Inc.

Jeff Miller

Director of IT
Jerry’s Enterprises Inc.

Longtime Director of IT for Jerry’s Enterprises reporting directly to the CEO and board of directors. Previous IT experience includes consulting and interim CIO positions at several tech and medical firms in addition to leading the technology improvements at the City of Minneapolis in the early 2000’s. Other experiences include owning a coffee shop, catering for rockstars and running one of the most famous nightclubs in North America. In my spare time I love travel, sailing and swimming, all things Mexico, adult learning and teaching opportunities and spending time with my 9-year-old son.

Stuart Hughes

Chief Information & Digital Officer
Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace

Stuart’s current role is Chief Information and Digital Officer at Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace where he sits as part of the business leadership team. As well as leading the delivery of the more traditional IT functions Stuart’s team build the digital products and services that underpin its physical engine as part of the Rolls-Royce Intelligent Engine Vision. Stuart’s teams build these products and services using the very latest cloud technologies and data analytics capabilities to ensure Rolls-Royce maximise the availability of its engines for its customer avoiding unplanned maintenance whilst optimising the maintenance forecasting and planning to minimise customer disruption and ensure we have the right parts, in the right location in the most environmentally sustainable way.

Stuart’s goal is to create a culture and environment for every member of his team to thrive giving each of them the opportunities he had in his career.

A seasoned CIO with experience in many of the UK hot start-ups and dot.coms, Stuart refers to himself as an “ex developer frustrated by management not creating the conditions for innovation and success” so he decided to try for himself. He believes in creating a culture with purpose built on mastery, autonomy, bravery, and play. He leads Technology teams that solve complex problems at large scale and achieve great results together.

Stuart has a proven track record of using Agile/Lean/DevOps software development practices to shorten time to market, deliver value faster and to increase project quality and architectural excellence.

Most importantly Stuart enjoys leading teams to achieve their goals and coaching people to achieve their ambitions.

Greg Johnson

Director, Sales, Data Center Software Solutions
Schneider Electric

Greg Johnson is the Director of Sales — Data Center Software Solutions, for Schneider Electric. Greg is responsible for North American Sales of EcoStruxure IT, Schneider Electric’s Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software suite, which enables data center operators to manage the entire lifecycle of the data center from planning, design through operations to decommissioning.

Greg has 15 + years industry experience in the IT/Facilities monitoring discipline.  Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Greg launched an early entrant in the MSP (management service provider) space and has held sales leadership roles at NetBotz, American Power Conversion and the IT channel.

Andrew Poland

Segment Strategy Director
Schneider Electric

Andrew Poland is the Segment Strategy Director of the Schneider Electric National Sales Organization. His team is responsible for working with customers across various segments (Education, Healthcare, Retail, Service Provider, Industrial) with design, implementation, and lifecycle support of solutions protecting network, data center, and critical IT applications. In his is 14+ years at Schneider Electric, Andrew has worked intimately with clients to drive network resiliency, data center efficiency, IT consolidation, and even non-IT power and cooling applications. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island.

Adrian Ludwig

Chief Information Security Officer
Atlassian

Adrian Ludwig is the Chief Information Security Officer at Atlassian. He is responsible for Atlassian’s security, risk & compliance and privacy practices. Adrian joined the company in May 2018 and previously held the role of Chief Information Security Officer, where he oversaw Atlassian’s security team and initiatives. Prior to joining Atlassian, Adrian held a number of leadership positions, including building out the security capabilities at Nest, Macromedia, Adobe, and Android (Google). As a self-described hacker in his early years, Adrian was recruited by the Department of Defense when he was 16. They put him through college and, after graduation, put him to work for several years finding security flaws in cryptographic and computer network systems. He holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in Mathematics from Williams College.

Tim Byrd

SMD Chief Information Security Officer
TIAA

Tim Byrd joined TIAA in 2019 as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In this role, Tim is responsible for the information security strategy and governance, technologies, security engineering, and cyber defense and monitoring. Prior to joining TIAA, Tim served as Executive Vice President, Head of Strategic Assessments and Engagement at Wells Fargo, and was responsible for front-line information security and risk assessment. His responsibilities included designing a risk-based approach and building a world-class team to execute cyber-risk initiatives globally.

Additionally, Tim oversaw third-party risk programs, security awareness and training, and all external cybersecurity public-private partnership engagement. He was also selected to serve as the executive sponsor for all cloud security efforts. In this role, Tim established strong governance and security criteria and led a cloud strategy transformation at Wells Fargo.

Before his time at Wells Fargo, Tim was the Senior Vice President, Global Information Security Executive at Bank of America, holding a variety of leadership positions during his 12-year tenure. In various roles, he provided strategic direction for the Distributed Denial-of-Service, Advanced Persistent Threat, Malware, Cyber Analytics and Network Access Control programs to design and build operational controls and end-to-end strategy.

Tim received a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and currently holds four product patents.

 

Randy L. Herold

CISO / CPO
ManpowerGroup

Randy Herold joined ManpowerGroup in 2018 and is the Chief Information Security and Chief Privacy Officer. He is responsible for overseeing ManpowerGroup’s Information Security and Privacy efforts globally. Prior to joining ManpowerGroup Herold held technology leadership roles with PHH, Chubb/ACE Group, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Nielsen/Arbitron and multiple government defense contractors. He has received various technology related certifications and is a member of numerous security and technology professional organizations.

Herold holds a degree in Computer Science and has over 25 years of information technology experience within the public and private sectors, the last 20 of which have been focused on information security, privacy, data protection, risk management and compliance. Herold is a graduate of the University of Phoenix and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.

He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and three children.

Roota Almeida

Chief Information Security Officer
Delta Dental of New Jersey and Connecticut Inc.

Roota Almeida is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Delta Dental of New Jersey and Connecticut (DDNJ, Inc.). Roota has been instrumental in helping to establish Delta Dental of New Jersey’s Office of Information Security and leading the development and implementation of enterprise-wide information security strategy, policies, risk assessments and controls. She believes more women should be encouraged to pursue STEM careers and has started a summer internship program at DDNJ, Inc. specifically designed to give graduating female high school students insight into the field of corporate cybersecurity.

Prior to joining Delta Dental, Roota was the CISO at Covanta Holdings Corp., a leader in Energy-from-Waste. As CISO, she led all aspects of Information security and risk, including global information security awareness programs, policies, business continuity, and incident response teams.

Roota is a recognized industry thought leader who serves as a member of the Board of Advisors at several organizations, is a Venture Advisor, a faculty and a security awards judge.  Her expertise in the field of information security and risk management can be measured by the various articles, eBooks, interviews, and podcasts she has to her credit.

Nicole Ford

VP & CISO
Carrier

Nicole Darden Ford is an IT strategic leader with 20-plus years of success spanning the federal government and corporate venues. Nicole has extensive knowledge and application experience in cybersecurity, cyber forensics and homeland security practices. In her current role as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Carrier, she oversees global Information Security and Product (IoT) Cybersecurity. Prior to joining Carrier, Nicole was Vice President of Information Security and Chief Information Security Officer for Baxter International where she had global responsibility for Information Security, Information Governance and IT Quality Compliance. She was also Director of Information Security for Venable LLP, an AMLAW 100 law firm. She began her career in the U.S. military and federal government, including the Jt. Chiefs of Staff, where she handled security, network engineering and telecommunications. Nicole has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia. She holds C|CISO, CISM, CEH and CISSP certifications. Nicole is an active corporate advocate for inclusion and diversity initiatives, women’s leadership and employee resource groups, including the Carrier Black Alliance. She currently serves on the boards of IT-ISAC, Tech Hub South Florida and the Lola Mercedes Parker Foundation. She is a past board member of H-ISAC, NTSC and Evanta. She is a charter member of the Stafford County Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.

Rob High

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, IBM Edge Computing
IBM

Rob High is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the IBM Edge Computing portfolio. Rob has architecture and technical strategy responsibility for offerings that will enable a new generation of edge computing — where work is placed close to where data is produced and actions are performed. Prior to this assignment he was the CTO for IBM Watson, responsible for setting the technical strategy and vision for IBM’s leadership in AI computing. Rob High is recognized as a global technical leader, author and evangelist, and was named an IBM Fellow in 2008 for his pioneering work in the field of SOA and for his leadership on WebSphere.

Keith Slotter

VP, Corporate Security
JetBlue Airways

Keith Slotter was named Vice President for Security at JetBlue Airways in 2014.  Before starting at JetBlue, he served as Head of Staff Security for Bridgewater Associates, Westport, CT, the world’s largest hedge fund, and as a Vice President with Stroz Friedberg’s Business Intelligence and Investigations Division in Washington, DC.

Prior to entering the private sector in 2012, Mr. Slotter was an FBI Special Agent for twenty-five years, serving in the Buffalo and Miami field offices, and as a Supervisor in the Financial Institution Fraud and Computer Crimes Unit at FBI Headquarters, before serving as a white-collar crime supervisor in Connecticut.  Mr. Slotter was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge in Cleveland, responsible for managing northern Ohio’s Violent Crime, Counterterrorism, Foreign Counterintelligence, and Cyber Crimes Programs.  He then led the Financial Crimes Program, implementing the FBI’s national white-collar crime strategy.  He served as the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Sacramento field office, and the Assistant Director of the FBI’s Training Division, responsible for all operations at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, prior to his final assignment as Special Agent in Charge of  the San Diego Division.

After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in accounting, Mr. Slotter worked in the field of public accounting and as an auditor within the Asset-Based Lending division of People’s Bank, Bridgeport, Connecticut.  Mr. Slotter is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and member of the AICPA, Connecticut State Board of Accountancy, and many other professional organizations.  In the Spring, 2006 issue of CPA Magazine, Mr. Slotter was named as one of the world’s 100 most influential CPAs.  In 2010, he received the U.S. Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service and Lifetime Achievement.  He has written a myriad of articles on crime, leadership, management, and investigative topics, and appeared as a fraud commentator on The Today Show, Later Today, Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News, and many others.

Mr. Slotter has also provided instruction on a variety of topics to hundreds of law enforcement, civic, and private sector organizations, including the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and the International Law Enforcement Academies in Budapest, Hungary and Bangkok, Thailand.

Stuart Hughes

Chief Information and Digital Officer
Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace

Stuart’s current role is Chief Information and Digital Officer at Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace where he sits as part of the business leadership team. As well as leading the delivery of the more traditional IT functions Stuart’s team build the digital products and services that underpin its physical engine as part of the Rolls-Royce Intelligent Engine Vision. Stuart’s teams build these products and services using the very latest cloud technologies and data analytics capabilities to ensure Rolls-Royce maximise the availability of its engines for its customer avoiding unplanned maintenance whilst optimising the maintenance forecasting and planning to minimise customer disruption and ensure we have the right parts, in the right location in the most environmentally sustainable way.

Sajit Joseph

Chief Innovation Officer
American Red Cross

Sajit Joseph is the Chief Innovation Officer at the American Red Cross, where he is responsible for leveraging technology and data to deliver the mission more effectively.

Before joining the American Red Cross, Sajit worked for leading consulting firms like Deloitte and Publicis.Sapient. During his consulting career, he led large-scale digital transformation programs and advised C-suite executives on digital strategies.Throughout his career he held various management and technology consulting roles, working with companies ranging from Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 500 companies like Walmart, Sprint, Kohl’s, Audi, and OfficeMax.

Sajit holds an MBA in International Business, a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communications and a Bachelors in Engineering.

Rich Lang

Senior Vice President, Human Resources
VMware

Shankar Iyer

SVP and GM, End User Computing
VMware

Shankar Iyer is the SVP and GM of End User Computing at VMware Inc. This responsibility includes overall business strategy and performance, product management and marketing, R&D, market positioning, and customer success. Previously, Shankar ran the Desktop business as part of EUC and as the SVP and GM of Desktop products.

Prior to VMware, Shankar was the VP of Products and Engineering for Enterprise Mobility at Citrix Systems, where he was instrumental in building the XenMobile business and products from the ground up. Before Citrix, Shankar was at WebEx as VP of Products and Engineering. He was responsible for WebEx’s next generation platform and ecosystem and continued that role as part of the Cloud Application Services group at Cisco Systems.

Shankar has also held executive management roles at Tibco Software as VP of Products and at GemStone Systems as EVP of Products before its acquisition by VMware. He has an MBA from Santa Clara University, an MS from the Ohio State University, and a B.Tech. from IIT Bombay.

Ruth Sleeter

Chief Information Officer
Sonos

Ruth has 20+ years of experience building technology, from the Semiconductor industry, to IT Infrastructure, to Finance, now Sonos. Ruth’s background spans multiple disciplines: Product Development, Technical Sales, Strategy, and Internal Technology.  The thing that binds all of these things together is her love of building cool things, solving new problems, and supporting others in their growth.

In Ruth’s free time, she has raced ultra distance triathlons and swim races, lifts weights, reads a ton, plays with her two dogs, and hangs out with her husband. She has a B.A in Computer Science from Columbia University, Barnard College.

Brian Linder

Emerging Threats Expert and Evangelist, Office of the CTO
Check Point

Brian Linder is an Emerging Threats Expert and Evangelist in Check Point’s Office of the CTO, specializing in the Modern Secured Workforce.  Brian has appeared multiple times on CNBC, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, and NPR radio, and hosts Check Point’s CoffeeTalk Podcast and Weaponizers Underground, and has teamed on keynote CyberTalks at Check Point’s CPX360 events.  For 20+ years, Brian has been an advisor at the C-level to firms big and small in financial, legal and telecommunications, on next generation cybersecurity solutions and strategies for cloud, mobile, and network.   Brian holds a B.S. in computer science from Drexel University and an M.S. in Information Science from the Pennsylvania State University.  (Optional Bumper – skip or use):  In his spare time, Brian competes in Ironman 70.3 triathlons and a host of other multisport events, and is grateful to be raising beautiful twin teenage daughters, which is no doubt his most challenging race of all!  Brian’s energy and engaging presentation style and energy keeps audiences on thier toes!

Rajesh Ganesan

Vice-President of Product Management
ManageEngine

Rajesh Ganesan is the Vice President of Product Management at ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corporation. He has over 20 years’ experience in building enterprise IT products around security, access management, and service management. He spends as much time as possible interacting with thousands of customers around the world and is passionate about solving IT problems with a simple, yet effective, approach. He has built many successful products at ManageEngine, focusing on delivering enterprise IT management solutions as SaaS.

Garrett Boss

Chief Information Officer, West Coast
FOX Corporation

Garrett Boss serves as the Chief Information Officer for the West Coast of the FOX Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing the technology strategy for the West Coast of FOX including FOX Sports and FOX Entertainment.Chief Information Officer, West Coast, FOX Corporation

By aligning his technology organization with FOX’s business objectives, FOX realizes increased revenue and reduced costs related to Ad Sales, Affiliate Distribution, Broadcast Operations, Production, and Company Operations.

Before joining FOX, Garrett worked for 21st Century Fox in the Film division (i.e. 20th Century Fox). This business unit was acquired by the Walt Disney Corporation. Garrett started with 20th Century Fox as a Senior Business Analyst and rose to become the Senior VP of Technology for the Television Distribution (TVD) division. TVD is responsible for the global sales of both film and television content to international broadcasters and subscription video on demand platforms.

Prior to 20th Century Fox, Garrett worked in the consulting practice at i2 Technologies (acquired by JDA Software), a leading software vendor for supply chain management solutions. His client list included some of the world’s largest Semiconductor and High Tech manufacturers.

Jason Conyard

Chief Information Officer
VMware

Jason Conyard is the Chief Information Officer at VMware, leading the global information and technology organization in support of the company’s worldwide business operations.

Tim Flower

Global Director of Business Transformation
Nexthink

Tim Flower is an Enterprise IT leader with over 30 years of large-scale global IT experience, now helping businesses large and small all around the world understand the power of information when viewed through the lens of the end-user. As the Director of Business Transformation at Nexthink, Tim helps enterprise IT leaders understand how to make foundational changes to their operation to create and maintain a consistent, reliable, and stable IT environment.

Ken Denman

Board Member and Partner
Sway Ventures

Ken Denman is a General Partner at Sway Ventures and a voting member of the Investment Committee. Ken brings nearly two decades of CEO experience to Sway Ventures’ consumer and enterprise investments, garnered through successful transformations at several companies.

Ken is a former Silicon Valley technology CEO and now stays equally busy as a public and private board member and venture capitalist. Previously he was co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Emotient, Inc., a developer of software technology to analyze facial expressions, until the company was acquired by Apple in January 2016. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Openwave Systems, Inc., subsequent to his role as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iPass, Inc., for which he led a successful IPO. Ken was also a Senior Vice President for MediaOne. As an expat, he was Chief Operating Officer of MediaOne International based in London.

He is a member of the boards of directors of Costco Wholesale, Inc., VMware, Inc., and Motorola Solutions, Inc., where he is the lead independent director and chair of the nominating and governance committee. He was appointed to the Edward V. Fritzky chair as visiting professor at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business in 2012. Ken sits on the boards of the Foster School and the University of Washington Foundation. He and his wife Mary, reside in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado.

Karen Walker

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Intel Corporation

Karen M. Walker is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for building and strengthening Intel’s brand, supporting growth strategies, cultivating opportunities in new and existing markets, and increasing demand for Intel’s products and solutions globally. Walker has over 20 years of experience scaling for growth and global expansion. Prior to joining Intel in 2019, she served as chief marketing officer (CMO) of Cisco where she led a complete transformation of the marketing function to become a leader in real-time marketing and communications. She also served as a key leader in Cisco’s transformation to a hybrid business model selling hardware, services, SaaS, and software.

As CMO, she invested in the newest marketing technologies to build a multi-award-winning tech stack, creating a world-class digital marketing infrastructure. Through her leadership she transformed the marketing function from a cost-center to a revenue generating engine. Walker also led as Cisco’s brand value increased 16% in just three years to $34.6B dollars, ranking #15 on Interbrand’s Best Global Brands list.

Walker’s 20-plus years in the IT industry have included senior field and marketing leadership roles in Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific region. Walker excelled in her various roles at Cisco prior to CMO, starting as global vice president of Services Marketing, growing to take on Segments and Partners, and then finally becoming senior vice president of Go-to-Market. She joined Cisco from Hewlett-Packard, where she held both business and consumer leadership positions.

She is widely recognized as an industry authority on both technology and marketing topics. In 2017 and 2019, she was named one of the Top 10 Most Influential CMOs in the World by Forbes. She also serves as a board member of Eli Lilly, Sprout Social, and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA). Walker holds a bachelor’s degree with joint honors in chemistry and business studies from Loughborough University in England and was awarded an honorary doctorate of business administration from the University of Sunderland in 2018.

Becky O’Grady

Board Member
Tropicale Foods, La-Z-Boy Incorporated, Ripple Foods

Becky O’Grady serves as a director on several corporate boards, including public, private equity and venture capital backed companies. She serves as a director and the Compensation Committee Chair for La-Z-Boy, one of the world’s leading furniture producers. She serves as a director for HALO, the industry leading promotional products provider, and as a director for Ripple Foods, a provider of plant based milks and foods. She also serves as a director and the Audit Committee Chair for Tropicale, a provider of premium ice cream products. She is an active advisor to women-led growth companies.

Becky previously served as a senior executive with General Mills leading large global brands including Haagen-Dazs, Yoplait and Cheerios. She also led the marketing and consumer insights functions globally, as well as the company’s e-commerce strategy. O’Grady joined General Mills in Marketing in 1990. With over 25 years of experience leading global brands and teams, large P&L’s across emerging and developed markets, retail channels and joint venture partnerships, she brings significant operational and executive leadership experience in the consumer packaged goods industry. She has a strong track record of driving growth through innovation, brand communication and operational excellence.

Becky lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Shawn, and has two children. She serves on the board of trustees for the Minneapolis Foundation and as a Regent for Northwestern University. She previously served as President of the Board of Trustees for Breck School, and as a founding member and senior advisor to the General Mills Women’s Network and Hispanic Employee Network. She also previously served on the board of Working Opportunities for Women.

Jennifer Manry

Vice President of Global Financial Services Solutions
VMware

Jennifer Manry is the Vice President of the Global Financial Services Industries Group at VMware and responsible for VMware’s financial services strategy, market development and financial services solutions.

Prior to VMware, Jennifer was the CIO and Managing Director of Employee Technology & Employee Experience at Bank of America where she was responsible for the technology strategy, architecture, engineering, operations, and support services for over 200K+ employees, globally. In addition to those responsibilities, Jennifer lead both the Global Human Resources and Chief Administrative Office technology teams.

Before Bank of America, Jennifer served as Managing Vice President – End User Computing, Digital Workplace, and Identity & Access Management at Capital One. Jennifer drove the transformation of the employee experience, creating a contemporary, digital workplace based on consumer-grade technology at enterprise scale.

Jennifer has also held technology leadership positions at GE and Genworth Financial. She earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and serves on the advisory board for Women Who Code.

Jaimy Szymanski

Digital Transformation Authority & Founder
Kaleido Insights

Jaimy Szymanski is a research analyst, author and advisor, focused on organizational change brought by digital disruption. Zeroing in on the impact of technology on customer experience (CX) and employee experience (EX), Jaimy advises corporate leaders and change agents in managing digital transformation and innovation efforts.
Jaimy has worked in advisory and research capacities with: Bristol Myers-Squibb; Enterprise Holdings; Facebook; Google; Hallmark; HBO; Intel; LinkedIn; Nestle; Ogilvy & Mather; and Save the Children International. She has special expertise in the manufacturing sector, working with the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub (a University of Illinois and U.S. Department of Defense initiative) to educate manufacturers on their 3D-printing, robotics and automation, augmented and virtual reality, B2B social media, and data analytics roadmaps.
Her research has been covered by USA Today, Mashable, Forbes, Inc., Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, and more. Jaimy is a TEDx speaker, co-author of Content: The Atomic Particle of Marketing, and a contributing author to Ogilvy on Advertising in the Digital Age. She has also provided research on corporate innovation to the Catalyst Companies council.
Jaimy’s experience derives from both her work as an independent analyst and also through boutique marketing and research firms, including San Francisco-based Altimeter Group where she focused on digital transformation and social business strategy. Her career path has led to a deep body of research on technology disruption, covering topics: mixed reality, digital and mobile CX, retail innovation, digital culture, collaborative economy, autonomous technologies and vehicles, and blockchain.

Rick Valenzuela

Financial Services Advisor
Twilio

Rick Stansfield

Principal Solutions Architect
Twilio

Simon Longbottom

Vice President
Adobe Document Cloud

Simon Longbottom is vice president of product marketing for Adobe’s Document Cloud suite of products, including Acrobat and Sign for Business. Simon comes to Adobe with 20 years of experience leading product management and product marketing teams for brands such as Microsoft, Google, Nokia and Skype.

Nicole Herskowitz

General Manager, Microsoft Teams
Microsoft

Working at Microsoft for almost 20 years, Nicole is responsible for Microsoft Teams product marketing. Prior to working on the Teams business, Nicole spent over five years leading product and developer audience marketing for Microsoft Azure. Nicole has also held leadership roles on the Visual Studio, SharePoint and Project businesses. During her time at Microsoft, Nicole’s responsibilities have included product management, product marketing and sales strategy and execution functions in both worldwide and European offices.  

Prior to joining Microsoft, Nicole worked for a startup focused on a customer relationship management SaaS solution for small businesses. Nicole earned her MBA at the University of Michigan and undergraduate degree at University of Texas at Austin. Before attending graduate school, Nicole worked as a strategy and technology consultant at Arthur Andersen.  

Outside of work Nicole spends her time with her husband and two daughters, travelling and long-distance running. 

Jacqueline Guichelaar

Senior Vice President and Group Chief Information Officer
Cisco

Jacqueline Guichelaar is Senior Vice President and Group Chief Information Officer at Cisco.  She is spearheading the creation of a digital architecture to accelerate Cisco’s digital enterprise transformation.  She oversees a multi-billion dollar organization responsible for running and transforming the technology infrastructure, digital platforms, enterprise security, and business applications that enable Cisco’s global workforce to excel.

Guichelaar brings a strong operational background focused on bringing data to the center of business decisions and transforming organizations to align to business strategy and customer needs.  She also brings boundless energy, a sharp intellect, and a compelling communication style.  She is an authentic, effective motivator who eagerly takes on large challenges, using them as opportunities to educate, lead, and develop others.

Guichelaar is Co-Executive Sponsor of the Cisco – Cristo Rey Work Study program, and on the boards of Covenant House California, the Latino Donor Collaborative, and Cano Health.  She is co-chair for the 2021 American Cancer Society Discovery Gala in San Francisco and in 2020 won a Gold Stevie Award in the Woman of the Year – Technology category.

Raman Mehta

CIO & SVP
Johnson Electric

Raman is currently CIO & SVP of Johnson Electric, where he directs the enterprise technology vision and leads multiple divisions with 35,000+ employees in 23 countries. Under his leadership, the organization has jump-started industry 4.0 journey with massive improvements in productivity & quality.

Raman is adept at leading and delivering on transformation and shattering conventional norms – ushering in a new era of IT capabilities to bring Fortune 500 powerhouses to the cusp of innovation. Raman introduced time-tested, proven strategies and roadmaps that not only unified siloed teams to spark innovation and collaboration, but also reimagined the entire enterprise technology strategy-winning the coveted CIO100 award with 3 consecutive companies.

Raman is published in Forbes, MIT Tech Review, CIO.com and numerous other prestigious publications and is a keynote speaker at marquee industry events. Raman holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.

Tim Dickson

Chief Information Officer
Generac Power Systems

Tim Dickson joined Wisconsin-based Generac Power Systems as Chief Information Officer in August 2020, reporting directly to the CEO in a newly created position with overall responsibility for creating and executing an enterprise-wide IT and digital strategy and architecture for Generac, continuing its transition to a global energy technology solutions company.

Tim has a passion for leading Digital Transformation efforts, up-skilling and investing in Digital Talent, and now helping to make the greater Milwaukee area and state of Wisconsin a popular tech hub. Among his previous IT leadership roles were Vice President of Front Office IT at Motorola Solutions (2015-2018) and a divisional CIO leading emerging technologies, M&A, and user experience for Dell, Inc. (2004-2015).

David Ginsburg

VP of Product and Solutions Marketing
Aryaka

Dave is currently VP of Product and Solutions Marketing at Aryaka, bringing to the company over 25 years of experience spanning corporate and product marketing, product management, digital marketing, and marketing automation. Previous marketing leadership roles included Cavirin, Teridion, Pluribus, Extreme, Riverstone Networks, Nortel and Cisco. His expertise spans networking, cloud deployments, and SaaS.

Shikhar Singh

Principal Solutions Architect
Moveworks

Shikhar Singh is a Principal Solutions Architect at Moveworks. With more than a decade of experience building enterprise architecture, developing customer applications, and advising leadership, his value-centric approach ensures every business need is met. Singh supports the company’s most complex accounts, helping customers see how to transform their employees’ experience with AI.

Vishal Naik

Product Marketing Director
DocuSign

Vishal is a Director of Product Marketing, focused on DocuSign’s Platform and APIs. His charter at DocuSign is to democratize the usage of highly technical products across all user personas. Vishal has been in technology marketing for the past 14 years focusing on crafting product narratives. He started his career in the IT reseller space at PCM and most recently he focused on Platform, Ecosystem and Meeting Room Hardware for Google Workspace.

Brian Kelley

Manager, Workspace Services Architecture
Wrike

Brian Kelley is an experienced Information Technology Operations leader skilled in proactively supporting the needs of an ever-evolving growth path. At Wrike, Brian managed all U.S. IT Global West operations such as office locations, department operations, and IT staff, including remote staff and external contributors. He’s now settling into a role at Citrix as Manager II Workspace Services Architecture, which is focused on strategic management of IT Operations migration efforts to help make Citrix and Wrike operations a single, cohesive entity. Brian is also responsible for understanding the company’s strategic direction and driving plans for the right technology to move the organization forward. When he’s not at the office, Brian is a self-described “gearhead” and loves blending all things outdoors and technology.

Betsy Sewell

Head of Product Marketing
Aware

Betsy’s passion for continuous growth and new challenges, coupled with her relentless drive to succeed, led her down a varied path in her 15+ year career. She’s worked on national consumer brands at ad agencies, ran marketing at a non-profit organization, changed the skyline with the rebrand of a Fortune 200 enterprise and today leads marketing at one of the hottest technology startups in the midwest.

As Head of Marketing at Aware, Betsy intrinsically links the sales and product teams together through carefully crafted messaging, telling the story of Aware, its products and the vision of empowering employees and organizations through collaboration.

 

Chris Plescia

Product Evangelist
Aware

Recognized as a forward-thinking people leader and transformation agent with over 33 years of experience, Chris is best known for his passion, energy, and ability to move organizations forward through technical innovation, breakthrough thinking and game changing solutions. He is a demonstrated multidisciplinary global executive who brings transformational, large-scale initiatives across a variety of industries.

Chris inspires his teams to think, believe and deliver beyond expectations of what others know to be possible. One of his biggest strengths is his ability to relate, listen and connect the dots so everyone can understand, engage, and truly own the result.

Chris has held senior leadership positions in Technology, Operations and Product leadership at Nationwide, AIG, Lbrands, and AAA. In each of these roles, Chris was often viewed as a collaboration visionary; connecting workforce generations and making things happen.

As his career has brought new learnings, challenges, and opportunities to stretch, grow, and deliver, Chris has always prioritized people first. “By building strong diverse teams, we’ve been able deliver and enable complete shifts in the way organizations work, communicate, engage and improve productivity.”

No challenge is too great, no wall is too high, and with engaged and motivated people, anything is possible!

Angus Norton

VP, Product Marketing
Webex by Cisco

Angus Norton is the Vice President of Product and Solution Marketing for Webex. Angus has been an active leader in the Technology sector for 28 years. Previous to Cisco, Angus held executive positions at Microsoft, where he was a Vice President of marketing for Office 365 in North America, at Amazon Web Services where he was the General Manager of Engineering and Design for Amazons Productivity Applications division, and at Xero, where he was the Chief Product Officer responsible for Engineering, Design and Strategy.

Mark Quiroz

VP Marketing, Display Division
Samsung

Mark Quiroz is Vice President of Product Marketing for the Display Division at Samsung Electronics America. In his role, he leads product marketing, end-user and channel marketing for the Display division across verticals. As a hands-on executive in the fast-moving technology sector, Mark has a growth mindset and believes disruption in the market is inevitable — you are either the disruptor or the disrupted. Technology is at the center of disruption and Mark is an expert at employing key market trends and customer insights to help businesses maximize impact on revenue and market share growth.

Karthik Sarangapani Janakiraman

Director of Product Management
Aisera

Karthik Sj leads Product at Aisera for AI Service Desk & Customer Service products. Prior to Aisera, he led the Machine Learning & AI Product group within SAP Customer Experience. He enjoys the growth phase of product development from initial product/market fit to scale. Karthik earned his MBA from the Haas School of Business, Berkeley, and did his undergrad in Computer Science from Bangalore, India.

Jessica Horne

Regional VP of Sales, Corporate
Accruent

Jessica Horne is the director of corporate at Accruent. With almost 10 years of experience in the corporate industry, Horne has helped top Fortune 500 organizations solve their space challenges. She is passionate about partnering with companes as they navigate maintaining the employee experience while returning to work and adapting to a new normal.

Randy Gaboriault

SVP, Chief Digital & Information Officer
ChristianaCare

Randy has been dubbed an “exceedingly rare, triple threat CIO” by media and is highly sought after for interviews. IT initiatives that Randy has spearheaded have garnered numerous distinctions, which include Information Week’s “Twenty Great Ideas To Steal,” Computerworld’s “Premier 100 IT Leaders,” a four-time awardee of CIO Magazine’s “CIO 100,” and one of Becker’s Healthcare 20 Chief Digital Officers to Know. HealthTech Research Alliance & Council nominated Randy as “Healthcare Innovator of the Year.” Randy is an inductee into the CIO Magazine Hall of Fame and has earned degrees from Temple, Dartmouth and Oxford.

Morley Ivers

President
Venn Technology Corporation

Morley is the President and Board Director of Venn. He specializes in partnership and corporate development. Morley is known for his energetic and passionate approach to leadership and helping businesses mature quickly through the delivery of significant revenue growth. Morley is a graduate of The Richard Ivey School of Business, is a proud Canadian, and now American citizen, and lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.

Mandy Long

Vice President of Product Management, IBM Integration & Application Platform
IBM

Mandy Long is the Vice President of Product Management for the IBM Integration & Application Platform portfolios. A Chicago native and mother of four, Mandy has spent her career in enterprise technology. Her most recent role was as General Manager for Watson Health Provider Analytics. Prior to that she was the Chief Product & Strategy Officer for IBM Watson Health Imaging, Oncology & Genomics, Vice President of Product Management at Modernizing Medicine, Vice President of Product Management for Experian Health (previously Passport Health Communications), and held several leadership positions at Epic. She was recognized as one of the Most Powerful Women in Health IT by Health Data Management and has received a 40 Under 40 award.

Clay Miner

Regional Vice President, Sales
Pendo

With over 19 years of experience in enterprise technology, Clay Miner started his career implementing Microsoft Dynamics ERP systems for global organizations where change management, process adherence, and workforce experience were major themes. Throughout his career Clay has held leadership roles focused on developing, implementing, and selling world class enterprise software. Currently, Clay acts as Regional Vice President of Sales Engineering at Pendo.io, a leading Digital Adoption platform.

Sreelakshmi Kolli

VP & CDO
Align Technology

Sreelakshmi Kolli is Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, responsible for leading software, data, enterprise, cloud and infrastructure engineering teams focused on design and development of digital products and services. This includes defining the technology strategy and development of product software, consumer, customer, manufacturing and enterprise applications enabling the Align Digital Platform. In addition, she led Align’s global business transformation initiative aimed at delivering platforms and technology to support customer experience and simplified business processes across the company.

She joined the company in June 2003 and held positions of increasing responsibility leading business operations and engineering for customer-facing applications during her tenure and was promoted to Vice President, Information Technology (IT) in December 2012.

Prior to joining Align, Ms. Kolli held technical lead positions with Citadon and Accenture. She is a member of the Board of Directors at Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., a member of the Executive Advisory Board at Salesforce.com and an external advisor on the Board of Trustees Committee on Information Technology Strategy at University of San Francisco. Ms. Kolli earned an M.S. degree in Computer Applications at the National Institute of Technology in Trichy, India and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program offered by the Stanford Graduate School of Business in California.

Mohan Kompella

VP Product Marketing
BigPanda

Mohan Kompella is the Vice President of Product Marketing at BigPanda, where he’s responsible for BigPanda’s positioning and messaging, product launches, analyst relations, sales enablement, competitive intelligence, product and solution content, and thought leadership.

Mohan has 20+ years of Enterprise B2B software experience. He spent 15 of those in IT operations. Mohan got his start in IT operations as a hands-on engineer deploying IT Ops and monitoring tools for F1000 enterprises on the east coast. He then moved into pre-sales engineering where he helped architect and sell IT operations platforms to the F1000. That’s when he fell in love with marketing, product marketing and product management, and hasn’t looked back since. Prior to BigPanda, Mohan led product marketing for Lightbend, the company behind the open-source Scala and Akka projects.
Mohan has a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Madras, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Elik Eisenberg

CTO & Co-founder
BigPanda

Elik discovered the power of data processing algorithms in the Israeli Intelligence Service, where he led the development of highly-scalable data pipelines. Pursuing his passion for data processing, Elik moved into the financial sector, where he designed and implemented autonomous trading algorithms for a hedge fund.
In both environments, Elik experienced firsthand how machine learning can be utilized in a highly pragmatic way that results in tangible business value. This was in stark contrast to the hyperbole and exaggeration commonly found in machine-learning vendors’ marketing material.

Elik, co-founded BigPanda with a vision for enabling companies to pursue fully autonomous IT operations. He remains fanatically pragmatic in his approach to designing machine learning systems.

Assaf Resnick

CEO & Co-Founder
BigPanda

Assaf Resnick is the CEO and co-founder of BigPanda. Prior to founding BigPanda, Assaf was an investor at Sequoia Capital, where he focused on early and growth stage investing in software, internet and mobile sectors. Assaf’s time at Sequoia gave him a front row seat into the challenges of IT scale, complexity and velocity that Operations teams faced within companies that were rapidly scaling and accelerating. This is the problem that Assaf founded BigPanda to solve.

Assaf Holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He lives in Northern California with his wife and three children.

Atefeh Riazi

Interim CDO & CIO
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

A senior executive and philanthropist, Atefeh (Atti) Riazi has served in both the public and private sectors as a CIO, managing large‐scale technology projects and initiatives. She is presently the Interim chief Digital Officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering where she started as the CIO in 2019. In this role, she oversees the integration of data and technology resources across MSK and develops the data and digital platforms that will enable MSK to meet critical patient care and research objectives.

For over 7 years she held the post of Assistant Secretary‐General and Chief Information Technology Officer of the United Nations, transforming the technology function into a strategic partner. Atti is also the Executive Director of the nonprofit CIOs Without Borders. Earlier, Atti was the Executive Vice President and CIO of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)— also acting as its General Manager, responsible for a $3B organization staffed by over 12K employees.

Prior to that, Atti served as the global CIO of communications giant Ogilvy & Mather for over nine years, overseeing all technology across 400 offices in 100 countries. In her preceding role as the Vice President and CIO of MTA New York City Transit, Atti implemented the
extraordinarily successful $2B automated fare collection system (MetroCard). Atti has published many articles and studies. She speaks frequently on issues involving technology for social good, responsible innovation, and cybersecurity.

Aaron De Smet

Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

Aaron counsels leadership teams as they transform their organizations to improve performance, organizational health, speed, and agility. He is also an expert on organizational design, corporate culture, leadership development, team effectiveness, capability building, and transformational change.  Much of Aaron’s work focuses on helping large distributed organizations to achieve growth, innovation, productivity, and organizational agility. He serves clients across several industries, including agriculture, biotechnology, chemicals, energy, financial services, and healthcare.

Aaron, who writes frequently about organizational topics, has published many articles in McKinsey Quarterly and elsewhere. He is a member of the master faculty of the Change Leaders Forum and of the Organizational Agility Forum, which he helped establish. He has also led McKinsey’s thinking on organizational health and was on the teams that developed the Organizational Health Index (OHI), OrgLab, and Influencer.

Before joining McKinsey, Aaron worked at several other consultancies, as an independent consultant, and served as a research associate at the Institute for Behavior Resources. He has a PhD in social and organizational psychology from Columbia University, where he specialized in organizational dynamics, culture, human-resource management, leadership effectiveness, and strategic change.

 

Joshua Zerkel

Head of Global Engagement Marketing
Asana

Joshua Zerkel is Head of Global Engagement Marketing at Asana, where he’s responsible for growing and engaging the Asana community around the world, both online and offline. He’s also a Certified Professional Organizer® and has spent over fifteen years helping people and businesses get more organized and increase their productivity. Before joining Asana, Josh was Director of Global Customer Education and Community at Evernote..

Sahar Yousef

Cognitive Neuroscientist Lecturer, Haas School of Business
UC Berkeley

Dr. Sahar Yousef is a cognitive neuroscientist and a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Her 10-plus years of research on “making superhumans” sheds light on how to improve focus, memory, and overall human performance in as little as six weeks. Outside of the academic world, Yousef is the founder and managing director of Becoming Superhuman, a productivity training and consulting firm which teaches busy professionals how to get their most important work done, in less time, with less stress. Her work has been featured in Forbes and Business Insider.

Mike Asebrook

VP of Product Marketing
M-Files

With over 20 years of Product Marketing and Product Management experience, Mike is focused on delivering innovative SaaS solutions to market. His experience includes senior roles at SaaS companies Pegasystems, Genesys, Cisco, and Avid Technology. Mike’s primary interests include driving key market trends (AI, Robotic Automation, Contextual search, UX) into useful solutions for a wide range of use cases in the Intelligent Information Management industry. Mike holds a B.A. and M.B.A from the University of Massachusetts and lives in Acton, Massachusetts.

Nicholas Child

VP of Hubshare/Collaboration Solutions
M-Files

Nicholas is Vice-President of Hubshare at M-Files, following the acquisition of Hubshare by M-Files in April 2021. Prior to joining M-Files, Nicholas was the founder and CEO of Hubshare and Nikec Solutions and brings over 20 years’ experience creating and distributing business solutions to professional services organizations across the globe via offices in France, the UK, Hong Kong and Australia.

Bhavin Shah

CEO
Moveworks

Bhavin Shah is the CEO and Co-Founder of Moveworks. He is a serial entrepreneur with two decades of experience taking companies from inception to scale and from private to public. Prior to Moveworks, he was CEO of Refresh.io, which LinkedIn acquired in 2015.

Shah has a Master’s degree in Education, Technology, and Business from Stanford University and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.

Kamal Hathi

Kamal Hathi
Chief Technology Officer at DocuSign

With over 25 years of experience leading technology and product teams at startups and global organizations alike, Kamal oversees the development and execution of DocuSign’s technology roadmap. Prior to joining DocuSign, Hathi was chief product and technology officer at Trader Interactive, an online vehicle and commercial equipment marketplace provider. Before that he spent more than two decades at Microsoft—most recently as GM for its SaaS analytics and business intelligence solution, Power BI.

Natalie Monetta

Director of Product Marketing
Vonage

Natalie Monetta is Director of Product Marketing of Vonage, leading the go to market strategy for Vonage Business Communications.

Natalie has more than 25 years of experience in product management and product marketing in technology, utility,  healthcare, professional services and telecom.  Prior to joining Vonage, Natalie was the Sr. Product Marketing Manager SAP.  Earlier in her career,  she held senior marketing roles at Citrix, PG&E, Autodesk, AT&T and Sprint.

Steve Piggott

Head of Enterprise Resilience - Global Accounts
Cutover

Steve works within all facets of Cutover to drive market awareness, revenue growth, and to align with customers’ requirements and expectations in receiving exceptional enterprise resiliency results. He brings a wealth of experience in driving successful customer outcomes across business transformation, operational resilience, disaster recovery, and business continuity program development.

Mark Heywood

Resilience Sector Specialist
Cutover

Formerly the Head of Operational Resilience for UBS, Mark has over 20 years of experience in senior risk and resilience roles. He has worked across financial services, government departments, city and county councils, and the charity sector.

Vin Russo

Product Marketing Manager
Coursera

Mike Barger

Executive Director of Ross Online
University of Michigan

Onyeka Nchege

SVP & CIO
Novant Health

Onyeka Nchege is SVP, Chief Information Officer for Novant Health, a super-regional healthcare system with one of the largest medical groups in the US. Onyeka and his teams oversee growth initiatives, and deliver the world-class consumer capabilities, differentiating technologies, and advanced clinical solutions that allow the integrated system to provide remarkable patient care.

Onyeka has served as CIO at Toyota Industries Commercial Finance, CIO at The Cooper Institute, CIO at Interstate Batteries, and CIO at Coca Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated. In these roles, Onyeka has been accountable for fulfilling the corporate purpose while modeling leadership and stewarding talent, culture, and strategy to create sustainable value. Additionally, he has lead transformations through the development and implementation of digital strategies resulting in successful IT and digital business transformation in varied industries and organizations.

Onyeka regularly speaks at community and industry events and is a graduate of Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Ashley Guerra

Product Marketing Manager
Accruent

Ashley is a product marketing manager at Accruent.

John Hill

CIO and Senior Vice President of Business Planning
Carhartt

Roxanne Seymour

SVP & CIO
Serta Simmons Bedding LLC

Roxanne Seymour is an energetic, resourceful, and innovative technology strategist, transformational business executive, and industry thought leader with a stellar record of success in creating business value and business impact through the design, development, and delivery of scalable, cost-effective, high-performance technology solutions.

An expert in aligning IT strategy with organizational vision and objectives, Roxanne has an uncanny ability to drive business forward through her wealth of knowledge, intuitive insight, and comprehension of complex systems and processes that connect humans, technology, and business. Characterized as a change champion, Roxanne has consistently demonstrated persistence and resilience in creating and implementing innovative business solutions, improving operating efficiencies, building and leading high-performing teams, and driving / supporting strategic growth initiatives.

Currently, Roxanne serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Serta Simmons Bedding. As a key advisor of the executive leadership team, Roxanne guides long-term strategy and direction for several IT teams, including Infrastructure, Engineering and Operations, Application Services, Security, Risk, Compliance and Controls, Business Relationships Management, Enterprise Architecture, and the Program Management Office.

Roxanne’s energy and conviction are also evident in her passion and commitment to mentorship and volunteerism.
She serves as Mentor, Speaker, Instructor, and Co-President of the Board of Directors for IT Girls Foundation, Advisory Board Member of Georgia CIO, and Mentor for Women in Technology (WIT).

Muddu Sudhakar

Co-Founder and CEO
Aisera

Muddu Sudhakar is a successful Entrepreneur, Executive, and Investor. Muddu has deep product, technology, and GTM experience plus knowledge on enterprise markets including Cloud, SaaS, AI/Machine learning, IoT, Cyber Security, Big Data, Storage, and chip/Semiconductors. Muddu brings strong operating experience with startups as CEO (Caspida, Cetas, Kazeon, Sanera, Rio Design) and in public companies such as SVP & GM role at ServiceNow, Splunk, VMware, and EMC. Sudhakar holds a Ph.D. and MS in Computer Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a BS in Electronics & Communications Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.  He is widely published in industry journals and conference proceedings and owns more than 40 patents.

Robert Stretz

VP of IT Infrastructure
Aquent

As the VP of IT Infrastructure for Aquent, a global leader in marketing and creative professional services, Rob has been leading and evolving Aquent’s technology journey for over 20 years.  Early to the cloud in 2010, Rob lead digital transformation through envisioning and executing virtualization, private and hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud strategies.

With a degree in Computer Science at the University of Washington, Rob’s technology journey started in middle school with a TRS80 and has progressed in lock step with rapidly evolving technology to the current state of Iaas, PaaS, SaaS, etc.  Rob has a particular passion for IT leadership and culture to rally a team to think big and stretch themselves beyond their beliefs to accomplish great things.

In his free time Rob is an avid ultra trail-runner, a Titanium member of Marathon Maniacs, and loves spending time with his family in Seattle, WA.

Dave Singer

Vice President GTM Strategy – Workforce Engagement
Verint

Dave Singer is Verint’s Vice President, Go-To-Market Strategy for Workforce Engagement.  Dave is responsible for driving the GTM strategy for Verint’s industry leading Workforce Engagement solutions including Workforce Management, Verint Monet, Performance Management, Quality Management and Engagement Data Management.

The strategy  is based on developing innovative messaging and offerings, both Partner and Direct, that drive customer centric differentiation and align value with both customer needs and expectations.

Dave joined Verint 2002 and has held a variety of roles in Verint including Director of Solutions Consultants, RVP of Solution Principals, and most recently RVP, Presales, focusing on Solution Consulting and Innovation.  Prior to Verint, Dave was a Principal at eLoyalty and a Software Architect at IBM.

Tatyana Mamut

SVP of New Products
Pendo

Tatyana Mamut is a transformative leader in Silicon Valley who drives innovation by understanding customers deeply and leading through empathy. She is a serial entre/intrapreneur, building successful products at Amazon, Salesforce, Nextdoor and IDEO. She is currently SVP of New Products at Pendo.

At Amazon Web Services, Tatyana was General Manager & Director of Product, where she built a revolutionary new software product and scaled the team from 2 to 150 engineers, product managers, and designers. At Salesforce, she was Vice President of Product Experience for the IoT (Internet of Things) Cloud, where she led the vision and development for the democratization of IoT technology.

Tatyana was also an executive at IDEO, where she built and led the Organization Design practice globally. She started her career in global advertising, working at Leo Burnett in Chicago, London, and Moscow. She has won several design & advertising awards for her work at IDEO & Leo Burnett and holds multiple patents for her inventions at Salesforce & Amazon.

Patrick Hogan

Chief Commercial Officer
Honeywell Building Technologies

Patrick Hogan is the chief commercial officer for Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT), supporting the organization’s efforts to make buildings safer and healthier for more productive occupants. Patrick is responsible for the integrated strategy, pricing, customer marketing and demand generation, and commercial sales operations for the global business group. He also oversees HBT’s operations in the high growth regions of Latin America, Central Eastern Europe and Russia.

Patrick created Honeywell’s Commercial Excellence initiative in 2016, developing the functional strategy, playbooks, tools and metrics that are deployed across all global sales teams. He acted as Honeywell’s interim chief commercial officer in 2018-2019 and led the drive for digital transformation across all the customer engagement touchpoints.

He was previously vice president of Strategy and Commercial Excellence for Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies business group where he was responsible for the global strategy around pricing, value propositions and entering new adjacency investment areas coupled with improving seller productivity and the overall customer experience.

Patrick joined Honeywell in 2003 via an acquisition and was marketing leader for Honeywell’s rapid entry and expansion into becoming the world’s biggest expert in gas monitoring safety solutions. During his well-established career with the company, he has held numerous leadership roles focused on growing technology-centric portfolios in verticals including life sciences, energy, information technology and manufacturing. He has built and led global sales and marketing teams to compete via a diversity of business models with end-to-end experiences across the concept-to-cash process to commercialize products, software, licensing and consulting services.

Prior to Honeywell, he held vice president and general manager roles with Cedar Consulting, creating a novel knowledge visualization/management (SaaS) practice, and at BG Group (now part of Royal Dutch Shell), commercializing services and technologies to the global oil and gas marketplace.

Patrick holds a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Cambridge and a bachelor’s of science in chemistry from the University of Bristol. He has completed The Wharton School’s program for strategy and management for competitive advantage.

Rita Selvaggi

CEO
ActivTrak

Rita Selvaggi is CEO of user activity monitoring leader ActivTrak, where she leads the strategic direction of the company. An Austin technology scene trailblazer, Rita is a pioneer in scaling high-velocity, freemium business models into high-profile success stories that disrupt market categories.

Prior to ActivTrak, Rita served as chief marketing officer at AlienVault, where she helped scale and establish the company as a mid-market threat detection software leader that was acquired by AT&T in 2018. Rita also served as senior vice president of marketing for SolarWinds, where she was instrumental in developing the company’s, direct-to-IT-buyer go-to-market model that led to its successful IPO in May 2009. Earlier in her career, Rita held positions at Fortune 500 companies including IBM and ADP.

A results-oriented leader and avowed lifelong learner, Rita loves the challenge and rapid pace of the high-tech industry. She is an operating advisor at Elsewhere Partners and has advised a number of early to mid-stage businesses, including Vyopta and Foresite Managed Security Services, where she currently serves on the Board.

Outside of work Rita is passionate about empowering youth through her philanthropy and involvement with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Explore Austin, KIPP, and SAFE. She loves a good book, traveling and the outdoors, and dogs of all kinds, and is a huge fan and champion of her numerous awesome nieces and nephews.

Ramon Chen

Chief Product Officer
ActivTrak

Ramon Chen, Chief Product Officer, oversees ActivTrak’s product strategy with a passion for all things data. He’s dedicated to helping organizations and their employees #workwiser through ActivTrak’s workforce analytics platform; ensuring a win-win that improves productivity, while fostering individual well-being. He brings more than 30+ years of leadership experience in product marketing and management to ActivTrak with expertise in data management, analytics and machine learning. Prior to joining ActivTrak, he served as Chief Product Officer for Reltio, a data management disruptor and held senior leadership positions at Veeva Systems, RainStor, Siperian and GoldenGate Software.