November 17, 2021 from 12pm to 7pm ET
3rd Annual Technology Executive Council Summit
The 3rd Annual CNBC Technology Executive Council Summit will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in New York, NY. The TEC Summit is CNBC’s flagship technology conference, and as our annual year-end member convening, an opportunity for top CIOs, CISOs, and CTOs to come together to hear from and dialogue with marquee speakers and industry experts, meet CNBC journalists, and spend quality time with fellow TEC member executives. Programming and discussions are designed to be thought-provoking, timely, and interactive, covering critical issues including digital transformation, developing tech talent pipelines, cybersecurity, and more. The half-day summit will begin with lunch at noon, followed by an afternoon of programming with ample networking time, then cocktails and dinner.
Health and safety is our top priority. CNBC, in collaboration with the NBCUniversal Environmental Health and Safety teams, has developed a robust plan to ensure this event is informative, engaging, comfortable and safe. This plan is currently available to all TEC members.
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November 17, 2021 from 12pm to 7pm ET
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The Technology Executive Council (TEC) is the premiere council of technology executives (CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, CISOs, etc.) assembled exclusively by CNBC. The council, in conjunction with CNBC, leads ongoing high-priority discussions about employing breakthrough technologies to solve problems and power growth while addressing the challenges presented by these innovations.
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The purpose of the council is … around idea exchange, information exchange, access to knowledge and to a collaborative team of other executives, and I’ve made some great contacts throughout the process. And I’ve also been able to contribute to others, which is important to me.”
It’s been extremely useful for me to participate and learn from other members on how they’re dealing with the pandemic … Personally, I was able to connect with some of our customers and partners as well. As a follow-up, I had an in-person meeting with Sanjay Srivastava who is the Chief Digital Officer at Genpact – he happened to have just relocated to Seattle. We were able to meet in-person, grab coffee, and that started a stream of collaboration and work with them.”
[During the TEC sessions and events,] I feel like we’re all in this together. Everything is new. No one has experienced a pandemic before. … Whether it’s big companies, small companies, whatever sectors, and we’re all kind of in that same space.”
Dave Treat is a Senior Managing Director, leading Accenture’s Tech Incubation Group which includes its Blockchain and Multi-Party Systems business which he formed in 2015, as well as its Extended Reality, and Quantum Computing businesses. He is also the Global Technology Lead for Capital Markets and has nearly 25 years of experience in Financial Services. Dave serves on the Board of Directors for the Linux Hyperledger Project, Linux FINOS, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, Global Blockchain Business Council (Board Chair), Interwork Alliance, and the ID2020 Alliance. Dave is a member of the World Economic Digital Currency Governance Consortia and is a program advisor for the Chamber of Digital Commerce, and co-Chairs the New York Fintech Innovation Lab. Dave holds over 100 blockchain patents and pending patents and was named one of the Sci-Tech 100 2018: The Architects of the Future by Silicon Republic.
Jacques Erasmus is Chief Information Officer for Activision Blizzard.
As senior vice president and chief information officer of Adobe, Cynthia Stoddard oversees Adobe’s global Information Technology & Cloud Operations teams. In her leadership role, Cynthia spearheads a global strategy for delivering services and operations that form the mission-critical backbone for the company. This includes providing always-on systems and enterprise applications; resilient and reliable end-to-end operations; productive employee experiences; and data services for real-time decision making and personalized customer experiences.
Cynthia is an IT industry veteran, with more than 25 years of business experience and IT expertise leading large global organizations in supply chain, retail, and technology development. Before joining Adobe in 2016, she was chief information officer and senior vice president at data storage and management company NetApp, where she led the company’s traditional IT functions while also expanding focus on innovation, customer-facing programs, and strategic partnerships. She previously held a number of information technology and technical leadership positions at supply chain, retail, and technology companies including Safeway Inc. and APL Limited.
Cynthia was honored with the CIO Hall of Fame award in 2019 for her contributions to business and technology. Additionally, she is a recipient of the CIO 100 Award in 2017 and 2018 for Adobe IT’s innovative ways to deliver business value. She was named among the top Women of Influence by Silicon Valley Business Journal and was recognized as one of Huffington Post’s Top 100 Most Social CIOs. She is a founding member of Impact100 East Bay, whose mission is to raise funds to meet the needs of the local community.
Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Western New England University, from which she graduated cum laude, and an MBA from Marylhurst University.
Alion Science and Technology
Chris Soong is the Chief Information Officer and a Senior Vice President at Alion. He oversees all aspects of the Corporate Information Technology group inclusive of enterprise infrastructure, information security, collaboration solutions, application development and data analytics. With 20 years of experience in the IT industry, he is driving rapid growth and success for technology-driven corporations.
Chris has held Executive level positions at global Fortune 500 companies to include Booz Allen Hamilton and Sprint. At Booz Allen, he was on the firm’s Information Services Leadership Team and drove innovation within the Business Shared Services organization. At Sprint he was a Director of Enterprise Applications Development and served on the merger integration team of Sprint and Nextel, a two year $35B acquisition.
Chris holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech. He has a Leadership Certificate from the University of Maryland and participated in the CIO Institute at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Chris has been recognized as “Ones to Watch” by CIO Magazine and “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business” by Asian American Business Development Center.
In his free time, Chris volunteers on his children’s swim team and was a member of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) where he served as President and founder of the DC chapter. In addition, he volunteers with Lungevity, the National Capital Area chapter of the March of Dimes, and the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN).
Rajeev Ronanki serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer at Anthem. He is leading the transformation of Anthem to become a digital/AI-first enterprise through driving the vision, strategy, and execution of Anthem’s Digital, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Exponential Technology, and Innovation Portfolios. Through these efforts, Ronanki is enabling Anthem to harness the power of AI and data to better understand healthcare consumers and provide tailored, personalized care. His experience spans over 20 years of innovation-driven industry and social change across healthcare and technology. Prior to joining Anthem, Ronanki was a Partner at Deloitte Consulting, LLC where he established and led Deloitte’s Life Sciences and Healthcare Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Innovation practices. Additionally, he was instrumental in shaping Deloitte’s blockchain and cryptocurrency solutions and authored pieces on various exponential technology topics. Ronanki also led Deloitte’s strategic partnerships across a wide range of innovation programs, such as doc.ai, Singularity University, Exponential Conference Series, and MIT Media Labs, that seek to evangelize disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, and precision medicine. Ronanki obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University in India and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Education: M.S., Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania B.E., Osmania University Hyderabad, India
Travis Osborne is Vice President, Information Technology for Apache Corporation.
Applied Materials, Inc
Dr. Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Applied Materials, Inc. He brings extensive experience and passion to the role of CTO, where he leads the development of disruptive products to address new markets and businesses in partnership with the broader technology ecosystem. He has built a world-class team to support Applied’s leadership in materials engineering. He also serves as president of Applied Ventures, LLC, the venture capital fund of Applied Materials, where he oversees strategic investments in early- and growth-stage companies. A world-renowned expert in materials science and one of our industry’s most respected forward-thinkers, Dr. Nalamasu has championed a renewed focus on Applied’s global innovation culture through various internal development programs and open innovation methods. He has solidified strategic relationships with universities, government organizations and research institutes around the world. Dr. Nalamasu joined Applied in 2006 after serving as an NYSTAR Distinguished Professor of materials science and engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he also served as vice president of research. He has held key research and development leadership positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies, and Agere Systems, Inc., and was director of Bell Laboratories’ Nanofabrication Research Laboratory, MEMS and Waveguides Research, and Condensed Matter Physics organizations. His research interests include nanomanufacturing, nanopatterning, electronic and photonic materials, and lithography, with special emphasis on applying patterning and materials expertise for device fabrication for electronics, photonics and energy applications. Dr. Nalamasu has made seminal contributions to the fields of optical lithography and polymeric materials science and technology. He has received numerous awards, authored more than 180 papers, review articles and books, and holds more than 120 worldwide issued patents. In 2017, Dr. Nalamasu was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering for technical innovation spanning materials development, atomically controlled thin-film fabrication, and commercialization in microelectronics and energy generation and storage. He is a member of the board of directors of The Tech Museum in Silicon Valley and serves on several national and international advisory boards. He received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Danny leads Avalara’s global development and engineering teams, and guides product innovation, integration, and reliability in the complex world of transaction tax compliance. He was previously senior vice president of engineering and chief software development officer with MobileIron, a leading mobile security company, and before that he was a group VP with Oracle, responsible for building the Oracle Service Cloud. Danny also served as VP of engineering at RightNow Technologies before it was acquired by Oracle in 2012.
Avery Dennison Corporation
Nick Colisto is Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Avery Dennison Corporation. He joined Avery Dennison in March 2018.
In his role, Mr. Colisto is responsible for driving and executing an enterprise IT strategy for the company, including shepherding the overall company strategy with respect to information technology trends, driving efficiencies across the organization, improving delivery of IT services and products to the business, and building on our existing culture of operational excellence.
Prior to joining Avery Dennison, Mr. Colisto served as senior vice president and chief information officer for leading global water technology company, Xylem Inc. He has also held senior IT roles with K. Hovnanian Companies, one of the U.S.’ largest homebuilders, and Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, a global, research-driven pharmaceutical company.
Colisto is a recipient of multiple prestigious industry awards, including CIO Magazine CIO 100 (2010, 2017 & 2020), Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders (2011), InformationWeek Top Innovators (2009, 2010 & 2011), InfoWorld Top 15 Green Award (2011) and InfoWorld 100 (2009).
He is widely respected as an expert and thought leader on technology innovation and has been regularly featured in news publications and podcasts, including IDG’s CIO Leadership Live, IDG’s CIO Tech Spotlight, IDG CIO Magazine, InfoWorld, and Forbes. Colisto is also a lecturer at Evanta, a Gartner Company.
Colisto is the author of The CIO Playbook, which was published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration in Management Information Systems and a Master of Science in Information Systems, both from Pace University in New York.
Fleming Shi is Chief Technology Officer for Barracuda Networks.
Vinay Pai is an experienced technology executive with a track record of leading high-performing international organizations and driving technology transformation at scale and business growth globally. As the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Bill.com, Vinay leads the technology teams that develop and deliver the Bill.com product portfolio. Prior to joining Bill.com, he was SVP of Engineering at First Data, where he led Engineering for the Clover point of sale product line. Earlier, he held several leadership roles in the small business group during his eight years at Intuit, which he joined as part of the PayCycle acquisition. Most recently, as VP for Intuit Developer Platform, Vinay led the business segment responsible for the QuickBooks ecosystem of third-party applications and developers. He has also held engineering leadership roles at Cassatt, Sun Microsystems and Schlumberger, and founded a startup on the Apple platform that delivered three products.
Vinay has an M.S. in electrical engineering, B.S. in electrical engineering and a B.A. in computer science from Rice University.
Stephen Boyer is Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer for Bitsight.
Rob Wisniewski is Chief Technology Officer - Client and Firm Platforms for Blackstone.
Dorien Weijts is Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Blue Yonder.
Ram Chakravarti is the chief technology officer for BMC Software, Inc. In this role, he oversees BMC’s overall technology strategy, common architecture, corporate development, and shared services including user experience design, quality assurance, and cyber security.
Brian Mathews is the Chief Technology Officer for Bright Machines.
Brian is a technology futurist who has spent three decades architecting cloud and desktop software for designers and engineers. Most recently, he led a 500-person platform group at Autodesk that was responsible for software development, cloud operations, product security and compliance. Previously, he led software teams developing 3D reality capture, 3D computer graphics, augmented reality, data compression and other products. Brian holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electrical engineering, both from Cornell University.
Sanjay Sood is senior vice president and chief technology officer for CDW. He is responsible for establishing the company’s future technology vision and strategic direction, while building and implementing platforms to support customers, coworkers and partners.
Sood joined CDW in 2020 and brings over 15 years of experience in driving innovative change within complex technology environments. He previously worked at HERE Technologies for over five years, where he most recently served as vice president/general manager of highly automated driving (HAD) with full accountability for the strategy, execution and rollout for a new global product line of high definition maps to support self-driving vehicles, including both software and hardware development. Sood joined HERE Technologies as vice president of core map engineering in 2014 where he led a global engineering team powering a $1B+ location content business. Prior to working at HERE Technologies, Sood held senior positions at YP (formerly AT&T Interactive), leading product development for the consumer vertical which supported over 70M visitors per month across mobile and desktop. Earlier in his career, Sood worked on core algorithms for contextual search applications at Northwestern University’s Intelligent Information Laboratory, out of which numerous technology startups were launched. Sood holds over a dozen patents for his work in machine learning, information retrieval and digital mapping.
Sood earned both a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern University.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Darren Dworkin leads the day-to-day strategy and technology operations of the information and clinical technology teams. He led the implementation of a comprehensive electronic medical record to help transform care using advanced technology, helping to propel Cedars-Sinai to be a national leader in its use of technology at the point of care.
Dworkin has led the use of early stage and digital health companies in the field. He helped launch the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator program to help early stage companies grow and is a co-founder of Stanson Health, a clinical decision support and analytics company.
Before joining Cedars-Sinai in 2006, he was chief technology officer at Boston Medical Center and director of information technology at Unisource Canada, a division of Georgia-Pacific.
Dworkin serves on numerous boards and advisory councils and enjoys mentoring entrepreneurs.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
Center for Internet Security
Kathleen Moriarty is Chief Technology Officer for Center for Internet Security.
Joe Korngiebel leads Ceridian’s global team of product and technology experts, and is responsible for developing and executing on the company’s ambitious strategy to ensure its innovations continue to surpass customer expectations, disrupt the industry, and drive forward the company’s position as a world-class HCM partner.
Prior to Ceridian, Joe served as Chief Technology Officer at Workday after a 14-year tenure that included significant roles as SVP Experience Technology, VP of Mobile Applications, and founder of Workday Labs where he drove new innovations across the HCM landscape. He was also a central executive leader throughout the company’s sustained global growth. A seasoned technologist, Joe has also been an enterprise architect at Oracle, and before that, a member of PeopleSoft’s (acquired by Oracle in 2005) engineering and product development teams; he began his career as an analyst and programmer at American Management Systems.
Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in Science, Mathematics and Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, CA, where he is also an industry advisory board member. In addition, he serves as a board member at the PulsePoint Foundation, a non-profit organization that empowers everyday citizens to provide life‐saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest using a simple mobile app.
Bill Graff is CIO for Cerner Corporation.
Jeetu Patel is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Security and Applications business. He leverages a diverse set of capabilities to lead the strategy and development for the Collaboration, Security, and AppDynamics divisions and owns P&L responsibility for this multibillion-dollar portfolio. Jeetu combines a bold vision, steeped in product design and development expertise, operational rigor and innate market understanding to create high growth Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses.
A member of the Executive Leadership Team, Jeetu is helping to redefine Cisco’s SaaS business and strategy to further accelerate the company’s transformation and growth. His mission is to build world class, subscription-based products that solve Cisco customers’ biggest problems. His team is creating and designing meaningfully differentiated products that diverge in the way they’re conceived, built, priced, packaged and sold.
Prior to joining Cisco, Jeetu was the Chief Product Officer (CPO) and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at Box, a role he pioneered. He led the company’s product and platform strategy, setting the company’s long-term vision and roadmap for cloud content management in the enterprise. He transformed Box from a single product application to a multi-product platform used by 100K customers representing 69% of the Fortune 500. The discipline, quality standards, performance metrics, and stability Jeetu instilled fueled the platform’s growth – nearly quadrupling revenues to $700M+. Box’s growth scaled to reach over 60M users with over 50% of customers using multiple products. He also created the Box Platform business unit where he led product strategy, marketing and developer relations – driving products from incubation stage to mature offerings.
Before joining Box, Jeetu was General Manager and Chief Executive of EMC’s newly acquired Syncplicity business unit, a cloud service for Enterprise File Sync Sharing (EFSS) and collaboration. One of the first SaaS-based solutions offered by EMC, Jeetu spearheaded the company’s acquisition. He created a world class leadership team, secured some of the market’s largest customers and led the group to become one of the fastest growing EFSS companies in a highly competitive market. Other key roles at EMC included CMO for the Information Intelligence Group and Chief Strategy Officer, where he drove the organic and inorganic strategy for the division’s cloud and mobile growth.
Previously, Jeetu was President of Doculabs, a research and advisory firm co-owned by Forrester Research. The firm focused on collaboration and content management across a range of industries including financial services, insurance, energy, manufacturing and life sciences.
He currently serves on the boards of HackerRank, a market-leading technical assessment and remote interview solution for hiring developers and JLL, an American commercial real estate services company.
Jeetu holds a B.S. in Information Decision Sciences from the University of Illinois, Chicago and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his family.
Vanessa Colella is Citi’s Chief Innovation Officer, focused on harnessing the power of Citi to help people, businesses, and communities thrive in a world of technological, behavioral, and societal change. Deeply integrated with Citi colleagues, clients, and the innovation ecosystem, Citi Ventures accelerates and discovers new sources of value by exploring, incubating, and investing in new ideas. Before assuming the role of Chief Innovation Officer, Vanessa led venture investing and D10X for Citi Ventures, and previously ran marketing for Citi’s North American Consumer Bank. She joined Citibank in 2010 from U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), where she was an entrepreneur-in-residence. Prior to USVP, Vanessa was Head of NA Marketing and then SVP of Insights at Yahoo, where she was responsible for developing and executing the company’s consumer data strategy. She was previously a Partner at McKinsey & Company. She was recognized on the Global Corporate Venturing Powerlist in 2017, 2018, and 2019, and was named to Institutional Investor’s Fintech Finance list from 2015- 2018. Her work conceiving and launching CitiBike led Citi to win Advertising Age’s 2013 Creativity Award and the Gold Pencil in 2014. Vanessa received her masters’ degrees from Columbia University and M.I.T. as well as a Ph.D. from M.I.T.’s Media Lab. A charter member of Teach for America, she is a published author and lecturer, taught courses at the Santa Fe Institute, and previously served as a research fellow at Rockefeller University. She holds an S.B. degree in molecular biology from M.I.T. and currently serves as a member of the Corporation’s Visiting Committee for the Media Lab. She resides in San Francisco with her husband and son.
Andrew Toy is the President and Chief Technology Officer at Clover, where he is responsible for overseeing engineering, data science, product, IT and security, as well as driving the vision for how technology and analytics can improve the lives of Clover’s members. Andrew joined Clover from Google, where he coordinated enterprise activities for the Android team and ran Machine Learning, Enterprise Search and Analytics for the G-Suite team. Before that, he was the CEO and co-founder of Divide, a company focused on creating a split between work and personal data on mobile devices, which was acquired by Google in 2014. He earned his BS and MS in Computer Science from Stanford.
Cognizant Digital Business
Rich McGhee is Global Technology Lead, responsible for innovation, products and technology strategy within the Digital Engineering Practice at Cognizant.
Rich has spent 35 years in financial services, holding positions of CIO/CTO and various application development management roles. He believes in creating an engineering culture for all software development, regardless of industry or customer base.
Rich’s continuing-learning focus has been on emerging technologies like video, AI and consumer wearables, and his past accomplishments include digital transformation awards and the creation of a computer system for people with severe disabilities.
Rich has a bachelor’s of science in systems engineering from the University of Virginia.
Glenn Katz serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Solutions for Comcast Business, a leader in communication services to the SMB and Enterprise marketplace. Glenn leads the Enterprise Solutions organization that sells and delivers Managed Network Services to Enterprise Customers nationwide.
Prior to joining Comcast, Glenn served as President and CEO for Spacenet, Inc. in McLean, Virginia, leading and executing the strategic direction of Spacenet’s Managed Network Services in the Enterprise, Government and Energy markets. While at Spacenet, Glenn led the acquisition and integration of CICAT networks in 2011 to fulfill the organization’s vision of becoming a premier North American broadband Managed Network Service Company. While serving as President and COO from 2005 through 2011, Glenn oversaw sales, marketing, product management, engineering, IT and operations for the company.
In 2005, as the Interim President and CEO of Starband Communications Inc. Glenn led a merger with Spacenet Inc. While at Starband he also served as CIO and Vice President of Sales. Before StarBand, Glenn spent ten years with Gilat Satellite Networks, LTD. in roles of increasing responsibility in product development, operations and customer service.
Glenn is an Electrical Engineer by trade and spent the earlier part of his career as an Engineer with both Scientific Atlantic and Digital Transmission Systems. He holds both Masters and Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Debra King is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, and the newly named Chief Transformation Officer, at Corteva Agriscience, where she leads Information Technology and the enterprise transformation strategy for the only pure-play agriculture company in the industry.
Debra led a multi-year IT transformation that enabled the successful spin of Corteva from DowDuPont in June of 2019. She is now focused on delivering a fit-for-purpose technology foundation for the new company and leading Corteva’s enterprise digital transformation. In her expanded role, Debra will also be accountable for Corteva’s overall business transformation strategy, including an enterprise approach to align and holistically manage initiatives which will enable the optimization of investments and business outcomes.
As a member of Corteva’s executive leadership team, Debra works closely with her peers to ensure technology is integral to the enterprise strategy and provides an exceptional digital experience for Corteva’s employees and customers. She is known as a passionate, customer-focused leader with
a relentless drive for achieving business results through innovation.
Debra joined Corteva in 2017 from Pfizer, where she was accountable for IT strategy, delivery and operations for several business divisions at increasing levels of responsibility. She led numerous global transformation programs, spanning commercial, digital, IT services, and collaboration, with a strong track record of delivering exceptional results. She joined Pfizer in 2002 after ten years in various technology services roles across the life sciences, government and entertainment industries.
Debra holds a degree in Computer Science and currently serves on various advisory boards, including the Board of Directors of NPower, whose mission is to launch digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities.
Yonatan Striem-Amit, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Cybereason, is a machine learning, big data analytics, reverse engineering and cyber security expert, with over a decade of experience building highly sophisticated custom solutions to cyber for governmental agencies. Prior to founding Cybereason, Yonatan headed the development for Watchdox, a leading DRM and SaaS security startup.
Nicole Eagan is Chief Strategy Officer, AI Officer for Darktrace.
As executive vice president and chief information officer, Chris Drumgoole leads DXC’s global IT strategy and operations, helping the company meet and exceed the technology needs of its customers. He heads a team responsible for running DXC’s technology operations, integrating and streamlining systems and implementing new digital capabilities to improve performance and efficiency. His team also ensures the security and stability of DXC’s global IT infrastructure.
A member of DXC’s senior leadership team reporting to DXC president and CEO Mike Salvino, Mr. Drumgoole is a well-known leader with more than 20 years of experience in the digital and information technology industry, including significant technology work with the U.S. government.
He most recently served as chief information officer at GE, where he led the company’s global technology operations, including applications, infrastructure and related shared services. Prior to that, he served as GE’s chief technology officer.
Mr. Drumgoole joined GE from Verizon, where he served as chief operating officer of Verizon’s Terremark subsidiary, a cloud, hosting, and data center provider.
Mr. Drumgoole serves on the board of directors of PetSmart, where he is a member of the audit committee; on the advisory board of Florida International University’s College of Engineering & Computing; and as a member of the board of directors of ONUG, a forum for IT business leaders interested in exchanging ideas and best practices for open technologies.
He studied management information systems (MIS) at Pace University in New York. Mr. Drumgoole is a volunteer with Year Up, which provides mentorship and job opportunities to young people in urban areas to help them meet their potential.
Todd Brinton is Corporate Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer for Edwards Lifesciences.
Dr. Jason Ruckert
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Dr. Jason Ruckert
Dr. Jason Ruckert is Vice Chancellor & Chief Digital Learning Officer for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Jamil Farshchi is the Chief Information Security Officer of Equifax (NYSE: EFX). From breach response to business transformation, Farshchi has spent his career leading teams at some of the world’s most recognized brands.
Farshchi joined Equifax in 2018 and led an unprecedented transformation of the company’s security and technology capabilities in the aftermath of one of the most consequential data breaches in history. Good security is good for the bottom line and, in 2020, Equifax achieved record revenue of $4.1 billion — up more than 20% during his tenure.
Prior to Equifax, Farshchi was Chief Information Security Officer at The Home Depot, where he led the security turnaround for the Fortune 50 company following a high-profile breach.
He also previously served as Chief Information Security Officer of Time Warner, where he defended the company’s premier networks such as Warner Bros., CNN, and HBO; Vice President of Global Information Security for Visa, where he secured over $7 trillion of payment card transactions annually; and Chief Information Security Officer of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he protected some of the most sensitive national security and nuclear weapon assets in the U.S. Farshchi began his career at NASA protecting emerging technologies, eventually becoming the agency’s Deputy Chief Information Assurance Officer.
Farshchi serves on the Board of Directors for the National Technology Security Coalition as well as the Institute for Information Security and Privacy at Georgia Tech.
Milind Wagle is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Equinix.
Nicola Morini Bianzino
Ernst & Young
Nicola Morini Bianzino
Nicola is EY’s Global Chief Technology Officer, focused on bringing technology products to EY clients and positioning technology at the heart of the organization. With a 20 year track record of driving technology strategy innovation, he advises global clients on technology investment and their innovation agendas, providing industrialized technology products to meet their most pressing business needs.
Prior to joining EY, Nicola led the global AI business for Accenture, developing the practice, market positioning, client offerings, thought leadership and ecosystem partnership. He also led Growth and Strategy for the Technology business at Accenture, a $30B portfolio, including developing and executing the Accenture technology strategy across the dimensions of V&A, capability and offering development investment, investor and analyst interactions, and thought leadership.
A thought leader on AI, machine learning, innovation and big data, Nicola is passionate about extracting value from technology investment. He is an early AI pioneer, writing his thesis on the application of neural networks in business in 1997. Nicola holds a master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence and Economics from the University of Florence.
Geng Lin is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at F5 Networks. He is responsible for leading technology strategy, product evolution, and critical innovations for the company.
Lin joined F5 in 2019 from J.P. Morgan Chase, where he was Managing Director, Chief Development Officer and Head of Engineering for consumer and community banking. Prior to JPMC, Lin worked at Google as CTO of Corporate Networks and later as Head of Service Engineering for Next Billion Users. Previously, he served as CTO of Networking Group at Dell and CTO of IBM Alliance at Cisco Systems. He was also an appointed Fellow at Dell and Distinguished Engineer at JPMC.
Lin is an industry-leading expert in distributed systems, software defined infrastructure, and cloud services. He is a contributing author of two books on cloud and data-intensive computing. He has published many technical papers and holds nine U.S. patents.
Lin received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from Peking University and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of British Columbia.
Scott is Chief Analytics Officer at FICO responsible for the analytic development of FICO’s product and technology solutions, including the FICO™ Falcon® Fraud Manager product which protects about two thirds of the world’s payment card transactions from fraud. While at FICO, Scott has been responsible for authoring 110 analytic patents with 56 patents granted and 54 in process. Scott is actively involved in the development of new analytic products utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies, many of which leverage new streaming artificial intelligence innovations such as adaptive analytics, collaborative profiling, deep learning, and self-learning models. Scott is most recently focused on explainable machine learning architectures, adversarial AI, bias detection, ethical AI, and blockchain model governance. Scott serves on two boards of directors including Tech San Diego and Cyber Center of Excellence. Scott received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Duke University.
Jim Richberg is a Fortinet Field CISO focused on the U.S. Public Sector working to bring cybersecurity solutions to industry and the public sector following a 30+ year career driving innovation in cyber intelligence, policy and strategy for the United States Government and international partners. He served as National Intelligence Manager for Cyber and the senior Federal Executive focused on cyber intelligence within the $80+ billion U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) annual operating budget. He was the Senior Advisor to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on cyber issues and set collection and analytic priorities for the IC’s 17 departments and agencies on cyber threats.
Heather Mickman is CIO for Gap Inc.
Sanjay Srivastava Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, Genpact Sanjay Srivastava is senior vice president and chief digital officer at Genpact, a 90,000+ employee digital transformation services provider. He runs the company’s Digital business, and oversees Genpact’s digital platform Cora and all digital products and services globally. Sanjay is deeply rooted in the innovation ecosystem—he was a serial entrepreneur, is an advisor to Silicon Valley artificial intelligence (AI) incubators and several startups, and a limited partner in digital-focused venture funds. He is a member of the Digital 50, and of BCG’s Digital Transformation Network, and was named by IDG as a “Top 10 Digital Transformation Influencers to Follow.” He is a frequent speaker at various industry forums on AI, analytics, and automation, and writes on disruptive innovation in several outlets, including Competing in a Digital First World on CIO.com, Forbes Technology Council, Medium, and LinkedIn. Previously, Sanjay built four startups: in internet edge distribution, data center automation, predictive algorithm application, and enterprise software as a service, taking each business from the ground up to successful acquisitions (by Akamai, BMC, SunGard (now FIS), and Genpact respectively). Sanjay also held operating leadership roles in large corporations including Hewlett Packard, Akamai, and SunGard, where he oversaw product management, global sales, and various product and services P&Ls. Sanjay received his graduate degree from the University of Minnesota and earned his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He is based in Palo Alto, California. Follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter. About Genpact Genpact (NYSE: G) is a global professional services firm that makes business transformation real. We drive digital-led innovation and digitally-enabled intelligent operations for our clients, guided by our experience running thousands of processes primarily for Global Fortune 500 companies. We think with design, dream in digital, and solve problems with data and analytics. Combining our expertise in end-to-end operations and our AI-based platform, Genpact Cora, we focus on the details – all 90,000+ of us. From New York to New Delhi and more than 30 countries in between, we connect every dot, reimagine every process, and reinvent companies’ ways of working. We know that reimagining each step from start to finish creates better business outcomes. Whatever it is, we’ll be there with you – accelerating digital transformation to create bold, lasting results – because transformation happens here.
Saratendu Sethi is Vice President, Artificial Intelligence for GEP.
Erica Brescia is the Chief Operating Officer at GitHub, where she partners with the rest of the leadership team to build the best possible home for 50 million developers and counting. Prior to joining GitHub, she was the COO and co-founder of Bitnami (acquired by VMware), which automates the deployment of applications to the cloud. Erica serves on the board of directors of the Linux Foundation and as an operating partner at X Factor Ventures, an angel fund out of which female founders invest in the next generation of female founders pursuing billion dollar opportunities.
Guido Sacchi is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Global Payments.
HCL Technologies Ltd
Kalyan Kumar B. (KK) is Corp VP & CTO of HCL Technologies, As the CTO he is actively involved in Product & Technology Strategy, Partner Ecosystem, Startup & exploration incubation and also supports the Inorganic initiatives of the for the company.
KK also has Line Responsibility as the Practice leader for Digital Foundation (Infrastructure & Ops Modernization), Digital Workplace and Cloud Native Services in HCL and also oversees the DRYiCE Software division of HCL. Additionally KK is the executive sponsor for strategically curated Ecosystem Partner Business Units in HCL.
KK is a member of WSJ CIO Network, CNBC Technology Executive Council and also part of WEF Global Future Council 2020 for Quantum Computing and also Serves on Board of Directors in two startups and a midsize Technology Company in Hybrid Data/Analytics domain.
KK also is a Trustee in a London based Charity driving the adoption of the game of Cricket in State Schools and continues to engage with community on wholistic development with sports.
Christopher Pendergast is Chief Technology Officer for Henry Schein.
Suresh Venkatarayalu is Honeywell’s Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Suresh is responsible for our end-to-end new product development and introduction processes, including efforts to develop new, breakthrough technologies and software for the Industrial Internet of Things. Suresh oversees Engineering, Research and Development functions as well as Honeywell Technology Solutions. He also serves as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions, a $6.3 billion business that focuses on making supply chains faster and more efficient, and workers more productive and safer, with automated material handling, mobility computing, software, voice, and sensing and safety solutions. Suresh joined Honeywell in 1995 as a software engineer and systems analyst for Aerospace and then held a series of engineering and IT leadership positions. His previous roles included CTO for our former Automation and Control Solutions business group and President of Honeywell Technology Solutions where he was responsible for more than 50 percent of Honeywell’s global technology design centers across India, China, and the Czech Republic. A graduate in computer science engineering from Bharathidasan University (India), Suresh completed his post-graduation work in general management from the Indian Institute of Management in Kozhikode.
George Turner is Chief Commercial and Technology Officer for IHG.
Archana (Archie) Deskus is senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) at Intel Corporation. As Intel’s CIO, her organization capitalizes on information technology to accelerate the company’s significant growth goals across a diverse portfolio of businesses. More than 5,000 IT professionals are protecting Intel’s assets, driving competitive advantage, and providing IT solutions under Deskus’ leadership.
Deskus joined Intel from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), where she was senior vice president and chief information officer. In this role, Deskus was responsible for HPE’s IT infrastructure and technology resources, working closely with HPE businesses to achieve the company’s strategic goals. Additionally, Deskus oversaw NextGen IT, a company-wide transformation program, standardizing business policies, processes and the underlying IT systems globally from opportunity to cash to drive standard operating model, improve efficiency, deliver predictable outcomes using data driven insights, and dramatically improve the customer, partner and employee experience.
Prior to joining Hewlett Packard, Deskus was the CIO at Baker Hughes, where she transformed its IT organization into a strategic business partner while delivering operational performance and business value through successful execution of its strategic initiatives. Before Baker Hughes, Deskus held CIO roles at Ingersoll-Rand, Timex Corp., and United Technologies Corp.
Deskus holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management information systems from Boston University and a master’s degree in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She serves on the board of directors of East West Bank and Cognizant.
Kim Anstett is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM), where she leads teams driving digital-first innovations and new product development for the digital transformation, information management and storage company and its customers. With 25 years of experience as a technology leader, she excels in creating a vision, building world class teams and executing technology programs for large, global businesses, while being committed to diversity, inclusion and leadership development.
Prior to joining Iron Mountain in 2019 as CIO, Kim was the CIO for Nielsen where she was focused on technology transformation to increase customer engagement, expand margins and enhance security through cloud-architected, data analytics platforms across AWS, Azure and GCP. She is well-versed in M&A having integrated 24 acquisitions during her tenure at Nielsen. With a keen understanding for the rapid pace of technology change and a strong program mindset, Kim has successfully deployed global platforms that both integrated and optimized assets while accelerating innovation and product development.
Throughout her career, Kim has been a champion for early career development and diversity and inclusion programs. In 2016, Kim was recognized by Tech Diversity Magazine as a Distinguished Chief Information Officer. That same year, Tampa Bay Business Journal named her CIO of the year for public companies and the Tampa Bay Technology Forum recognized her as CIO of the year.
Madhuri Andrews is EVP, Chief Digital and Information Officer for Jacobs.
Johnson & Johnson
Bernardo Tavares is Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Consumer Health Group for Johnson & Johnson.
Joliet Junior College
Mr. Jim Serr is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Joliet Junior College where he also sits on the President’s Cabinet as part of the college’s leadership team. Mr. Serr holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Management and Information Systems (OMIS) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Northern Illinois University (NIU). Mr. Serr boasts a 20-plus year career in Information Technology (IT) and leadership that spans multiple industries. Mr. Serr launched Clarity, an IT professional services firm, in 2001 that targeted mid-market companies with $100M – $500M revenues and exited the business in 2012 to pursue further development of his leadership, strategy, and execution capabilities. Mr. Serr has served a variety of community service organizations in a board capacity including Will County Big Brothers Big Sisters agency, Joliet Junior College Foundation, Guardian Angel Community Services, and the Plainfield Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce.
Greg Keller is Chief Technology Officer for JumpCloud.
Charles Carmakal, SVP and CTO, is one of Mandiant’s leading incident response experts. He oversees a team that has helped over a thousand organizations respond to complex security breaches orchestrated by foreign governments, organized criminals, and political hacktivists. Mr. Carmakal has 20 years of experience helping organizations become more resilient to cyber attacks.
Mr. Carmakal has significant experience helping Fortune 500 organizations build and enhance security programs to combat advanced attacks. He frequently provides strategic security guidance to executive leadership and boards of directors.
Mr. Carmakal has conducted television and print interviews by media organizations including 60 Minutes, Good Moring America, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, New York Times, Washington Post, and NBC News.
Prior to joining Mandiant, Mr. Carmakal served in various leadership roles within PwC in the US and Australia. He received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Decision and Information Sciences from the University of Florida.
Maple Leaf Foods
ANDREAS LIRIS is Chief Information Officer for Maple Leaf Foods.
Sven Gerjets is Chief Technology Officer for Mattel.
Anand Bahl is CVP, Chief Information Officer for Micron Technology.
Mark Porter is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of MongoDB, where he is responsible for crafting the long-term technology roadmap and vision for the company. Prior to MongoDB, Mark was CTO of Core Technology and Transport at Grab, Southeast Asia’s super app that provides everyday services such as ride-hailing, food, package, grocery delivery, mobile payments and financial services to millions of people, from October 2018 to July 2020. Previously, Mark was a General Manager at Amazon Web Services, from May 2013 to October 2018, where he led the Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon Aurora and RDS for PostgreSQL, the AWS Database Migration Service, and the AWS Schema Conversion Tool. Prior to Amazon, Mark held various roles including CTO of a division of NewsCorp and Vice President of Engineering at Oracle Corporation, as well as working at NASA/JPL and being an early member of the Oracle Database Kernel group. He has been professionally coding since he was 16 years old and founded and ran his own electronics services integration company. Mark previously served on the Board of Directors of MongoDB from February 2020 to July 2020. He also served on the Board of Directors of Splyt, a global mobility company, and as a Board Advisor to MariaDB, a database company. He holds a BS in Engineering and Applied Science from Caltech.
Julie Orlando began working for Nanotronics’ cofounders Matthew and John Putman at their previous company, Tech Pro, Inc. where she played a key role in hardware development, sales, and customer service. When Roper Industries acquired Tech Pro in 2008, Orlando went on to run a division of Duramax, leading projects for major industrial entities, defense contractors, and branches of the military. Orlando joined Nanotronics as employee number three, where she currently holds the position of Chief Product Officer. Orlando has published several papers in both domestic and international journals, which she has presented at material science conferences and symposia.
National Basketball Association
Krishna Bhagavathula is Chief Technology Officer for National Basketball Association.
Lookman Fazal is a senior executive who specializes in large-scale information technology strategies and digital transformations with the goal of helping IT evolve to meet the emerging needs of the business. Credited with building high-performing teams and pushing change throughout the organization, Lookman is a visionary who seeks to lead innovation and technological advancements.
With over 25 years of executive management experience in IT, Lookman has been recruited by NJ TRANSIT to modernize and drive the cultural changes necessary to innovate and implement a new era of IT-enhanced public transportation. By bringing private-sector sensibilities to one of the country’s largest public transit systems, Lookman has implemented an intra-departmental digital transformation that includes onboarding top-tier talent and utilizing innovative technologies across multiple platforms to rebuild the customer journey for a modern age.
Lookman is the recipient of the 2020 StateScoop GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year Award and the 2020 HMG Strategy Global Technology Executives Who Matter Award. He serves on the boards for the Intelligent Transportation Society of New Jersey (ITSNJ) and Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ), and is an Ambassador with CXO Global 100. Lookman has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Ramapo College, a master’s degree in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a mini-MBA for Technology Executives from Boston University.
Karl is a cybersecurity leader and innovator who serves as the CISO for Noname Security. He has over 25 years experience leading innovative and diverse teams of technology and security professionals in financial services, retail and federal government.
Previously, Karl served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for PennyMac Financial Services and City National Bank, and Chief Information Risk Officer (CIRO) for PNC Bank.
Karl holds a BBA from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, MBA from Auburn University and MSCIS from Boston University. As well, Karl has served as Adjunct Faculty at Carnegie Mellon and University of Minnesota.
Yuri Broze is Vice President, Engineering for Noteable.
Wendy is the CIO of Nutanix, where she leads the global Information Technology team and functions that support the company’s business operations and employees. Prior to Nutanix, Wendy led technology teams for industry-makers like GoPro, Yahoo!, Cisco Systems, Exodus Communications and Robert Half. Dedicated to excellence in operations and delivery while maintaining a focus on innovation, Wendy has played a key role in envisioning and delivering business technologies for the past two decades.
Options Clearing Corporation
David A. Hoag is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization.
In this role, he leads the entire OCC Information Technology team, ensuring that OCC has the technology infrastructure to provide clearing members with cost-effective risk management solutions while also meeting the heightened expectations of global regulators.
Mr. Hoag is a technology executive with nearly 25 years of information systems and development experience. He previously served as Chief Technology Officer at Halo Investing, Inc., which offers a pre-defined market return trading platform for investors. Before joining Halo, Mr. Hoag was Chief Technology Officer for NextTier Education, a web and mobile-based post-secondary readiness platform that delivers critical information on every two and four-year college in the U.S. Prior to NextTier, he spent 11 years with CME Group, most recently serving as the Managing Director of Post Trade Technology leading the exchange’s information technology development teams responsible for all of its clearing and settlement activities.
Mr. Hoag holds a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.
Anupam Khare serves as Oshkosh Corporation’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, a position to which he was appointed in April 2018.
He has responsibility for all Digital technology efforts to support Oshkosh’s business growth and innovation efforts. In this role, he leads the company’s Intelligent enterprise agenda that includes data science and A.I. practice, digital manufacturing, Cybersecurity, and technology shared services to drive technology-enabled business transformation.
Prior to joining Oshkosh, he served as the Executive Director at United Technologies Corporation from 2015 to April 2018. Mr. Khare also served in positions of increasing responsibility at DuPont and Koch Industries in the U.S. and Asia.
Mr. Khare holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and earned his MBA from Indira Gandhi National University.
Mark Frichtl serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Ouster, Inc. Mr. Frichtl co-founded Ouster in 2015 in order to make lidar both digital and ubiquitous. Prior to Ouster, he held roles as a Technologies Development Engineer at Apple and as an Engineer at Quanergy, Inc. He started his career at First Solar. Mr. Frichtl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering physics and a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.
Steve Zerby is currently the vice president and chief information officer of Owens Corning, a world leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials based in Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Zerby leads the Global Information Services (GIS) organization, which includes all Owens Corning information and advanced manufacturing technology.
Since graduating with a bachelor of business administration in management information systems from Bowling Green State University in 1987, Steve has consistently risen through a broad IT background at three Fortune 500 companies as a leader of driving change to deliver business alignment and results.
Mr. Zerby was recognized by Computerworld as one of the 100 premier IT leaders in the U.S. and has led Owens Corning to receive Computerworld’s 100 best places to work in IT for the consecutive years of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. In 2019 his organization was named as the #1 Best Place to work in IT, one of the 25 Global finalists of the Evanta Breakaway Leader CIO Awards in 2014 and the organization was selected as one of the CIO Magazine’s “CIO 100” Award winners in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Before joining Owens Corning in 2000, Mr. Zerby had 13 years of experience at Marathon Oil Company in Findlay, Ohio, and Houston, Texas; and NCR Corporation in Dayton, Ohio. At Marathon, he had various roles providing technology leadership to finance, legal, production, refining and marketing.
Steve also serves as a member of the SAP SuccessFactors CIO Advisory Board, Verizon Business Manufacturing Customer Advisory Board and is a member of the Bowling Green State University College of Business Leadership Board.
Don Schuerman is CTO and Vice President of Product Strategy & Marketing at Pegasystems, an enterprise software company headquartered Cambridge, Massachusetts. In this role, he drives the intersection of technology and GTM strategy across a portfolio of products to meet the needs of Pega’s global enterprise clients. He has 25 years experience delivering enterprise software solutions for Fortune 500 organizations, with a focus on digital transformation, mobility, analytics, RPA, AI, and cloud. Don has led enterprise software implementations and provided technology and architecture consulting to senior business and technology executives from Fortune 500 organizations, including American Express, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, and Verizon. For 20 years, Don was also a regular performer and member of the “Mainstage” cast at ImprovBoston in Central Square Cambridge, where he directed dozens of productions, taught hundreds of students, and met a fellow performer and teacher who is now his wife, Elyse. Don holds a BS in Physics and Philosophy from Boston College.
Sineesh Keshav is the Chief Technology Officer at Prologis. He is responsible for all aspects of technology and the design, development and delivery of Prologis’ global technology initiatives.
Prior to assuming this role in May 2018, Sineesh was the senior vice president of IT at Experian, where he was responsible for the development of decisioning solutions. Prior to that, he led application development at Safeway across all lines of business and channels and led the technology team that rolled out Safeway’s acclaimed customer-facing loyalty program—Just4U. Sineesh has also held leadership roles at American Express, where he led the global mobile development team and the digital customer acquisition teams.
Sineesh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Alabama. In addition, he holds an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Naveen Agarwal is Chief Marketing Officer for Prudential.
Gabrielle Wolfson is Senior Vice President & Chief Information and Digital Officer for Quest Diagnostics.
Venki Subramanian is Vice President, Product Management for Reltio.
Mike McNerney is a technology entrepreneur and military veteran with a primary focus on cybersecurity. He currently works as the Chief Security Officer & General Manager of cybersecurity insurance startup Resilience. Previously, he led the threat intelligence business at Arbor Networks and was the Co-founder & CEO of Efflux Systems, a cybersecurity startup focused on advanced network analytics (acquired by Arbor Networks).
Mike has also served as a Cyber Policy Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he drafted and negotiated key pieces of federal legislation through the congressional process and worked with defense industry, internet service providers and tech companies to develop cybersecurity programs. Prior to that position, Mike worked in the U.S. State Department, where he pioneered rule of law and economic development programs in the Middle East and Afghanistan.
Mike is a veteran Air Force officer, an affiliate at the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation, the Chair & Co-founder of the Institute for Security & Technology, and a Board Member of Vets-in-Tech. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, and earned his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law.
Bobby Ghoshal is Chief Technology Officer for ResMed.
Aaron Gwinner serves as Senior Vice President of Information and Digital Technology (IDT) for Reynolds American Inc. and the RAI group of companies.
Gwinner brings years of leadership experience and technical expertise to Reynolds. Prior to joining, he was the Global Leader of IT Transformation and Capabilities with The Coca-Cola Company. With more than 26 years in the IT industry, he led several global efforts and dynamic teams, in roles such as the CIO for Marketing, Digital and Public Affairs; CIO Eurasia, North Asia and Middle East (based in Moscow, Russia); and as CIO Global Customers.
In his current role, Gwinner leads a diverse team of IT professionals who drive best-in-class strategies and solutions to support the transformation of Reynolds and its parent company, British American Tobacco. He has led his team in accelerating Reynolds’ digital transformation and creating new capabilities, allowing the entire enterprise to operate stronger, faster and simpler as its business model evolves.
A native of Atlanta, Ga., Gwinner holds a master’s degree in business administration from J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, bachelor of science degree in Information Systems from Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University and received his Global Business Management Certificate from the European Union. Gwinner also served with distinction in the U.S. Army and is a Gulf War Veteran who was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Achievement in Desert Storm.
Mr. Grady is a 27 year veteran of the enterprise software industry with proven executive leadership experience. He has a strong track record in global customer service, enterprise software sales and marketing, enterprise software maintenance sales and service delivery. Mr. Grady has led global enterprise software firms and has developed emerging high-growth technology start-ups into successful ventures.
Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Grady was president and COO at Altus Corporation, a provider of video search and management software for sales enablement. During his tenure at Altus, Mr. Grady was responsible for overseeing the company’s field operations. Under his leadership, Altus emerged as the leader in enterprise on-demand rich media solutions for sales enablement, events and knowledge-sharing, with global clients including Oracle, SAP, Cisco, GM, IBM and Symantec. Under Mr. Grady’s leadership, Altus experienced a 500-percent increase in revenue over a six year period.
Previously, Mr. Grady served as president and COO of Saba Software where he helped drive a 300-percent increase in revenue during his tenure.
Prior to Saba, Mr. Grady held several executive positions at PeopleSoft, including most recently vice president and general manager of the $600 million Customer Sales Division, which grew to become the company’s largest and fastest-growing business unit. The Customer Sales Division included global enterprise software maintenance sales and telesales.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Grady managed large information systems projects for Fortune 500 clients as a consulting manager at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
Mr. Grady earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Swamy Kocherlakota is the Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer for S&P Global and is responsible for driving the digital transformation and delivering productivity improvements for our customers and employees.
Prior to S&P Global, Mr. Kocherlakota was SVP, Global Head of Technology Operations & Infrastructure at Visa, Inc. where he oversaw global infrastructure and applications that processed over 130 billion transactions annually. Before Visa, he was at BNY Mellon as the head of Global Infrastructure Engineering and Architecture and led their infrastructure transformation. Mr. Kocherlakota holds the recognition of being a distinguished engineer at Lucent Bell Labs where he managed technology for Lucent and its ventures.
Mr. Kocherlakota is a NASD registered representative and has a PhD in Computer Science from Michigan State University.
Joann Olsovsky is executive vice president and chief information officer at Salesforce. In this role, she oversees Salesforce’s global IT organization, including technology strategy, applications, infrastructure, enterprise operations, architecture and program enablement. Salesforce IT partners throughout Salesforce to ensure our platform delivers required business functionality, automation, mobility and an engaging user experience.
Most recently, Olsovsky served as chief information officer of BNSF Railway, supporting more than 2,000 global locations and their North American rail network. During her 10-year tenure as CIO, she led corporate strategy, operations research, data center operations, telecommunications, cybersecurity, train-control operations, disruptive technologies practice, various functional business functions and all application support (e.g. internally/commercially developed and SaaS business applications including the implementation of Salesforce in 2014).
Prior to joining BNSF Railway, Olsovsky led technology teams at Verizon Communications and AT&T, where she was responsible for their extensive internal networks, user productivity applications, network operations centers, cybersecurity and business systems, which supported both internal business partners and commercial contract customers.
She has been very active in the CIO and local communities, serving on several educational, customer and chamber boards as well as chairman of the board for Railinc Corp.
Olsovsky holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business management from Nova Southeastern University and in project management from George Washington University.
A technology, cybersecurity executive, inventor, Elena has built her career in protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber attacks and building innovative technology and digital solutions.
She currently serves as Chief Trust Officer at SAP. Her team spans four continents enabling the trustful secure digital transformation of clients across global lines of business and cloud products.
Before this position she was Chief Operating Officer, Senior and Technology Executive in the global security organization at Bank of America. Previously, Elena served as Chief Information Officer in the Global Security Division at Barclays Bank in New York and London. Her focus was on delivering the highest degree of privacy and security to protect customers and employees globally.
She was an affiliate fellow at Harvard Law School. Elena was named among the Top 100 CIOs; Leading CIOs – Who Happen to be Female by CIO Magazine, CIO of the Year finalist and 2019 Business Role Model of the Year by Women in IT Awards, Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women – International.
Her published work appeared in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, featured in the Wall Street Journal, the White House cybersecurity report, The New York Times, and multiple industry media.
She has invented patent-pending technologies in cybersecurity, privacy, and secure financial technologies (with 30+ pending patents being one of the top inventors).
Elena is a Board member of the non-profit Refugees International and Patron of Carnegie Hall in New York.
Chris Bedi is the CIO at ServiceNow and is focused on driving enterprise-wide digital transformation efforts to accelerate growth and create scale. In addition, he is an industry thought leader on digital transformation, advanced automation, and practical AI/ML adoption in the enterprise, and works closely with many of the world’s leading CIOs to address key industry issues.
Prior to joining ServiceNow, Chris served as CIO of JDS Uniphase, where he was responsible for IT, workplace services, and indirect procurement. Prior to JDSU, he held various executive positions at VeriSign from April 2002 until August 2011, including CIO. Chris began his career at KPMG Consulting where he drove global transformations across a diverse set of industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan.
Shadrach Kisten is Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for Sesame Workshop.
Vincent Marin is Chief Information Officer for Sidley Austin.
Gene Farrell is the Chief Product Officer at Smartsheet, responsible for driving product vision and technology strategy across the company’s product management, product marketing, and experience design functions.
With over 25 years of executive leadership experience driving transformation and growth across the consumer and technology industries, Gene is a recognized thought leader and innovator known for building disruptive new businesses for global brands. He was named a 2019 Innovator of the Year by the Puget Sound Business Journal, is a named inventor on more than 10 patents, and received the Gold Edison Innovation award and the Catalyst Design award for his groundbreaking work on the Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage platform.
Gene joined Smartsheet in 2017, after five years at Amazon Web Services where he served as a vice president responsible for enterprise computing. In this role, Gene pioneered new cloud businesses including Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon Chime, and scaled Amazon’s enterprise compute platform. Prior to his leadership at Amazon, Gene was a vice president at the Coca-Cola Company, where he founded and led the creation of the Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage platform. Freestyle, an entirely new line of business for Coca-Cola, was recognized by Forbes as one of the best new products of the decade.
Gene received an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle. Gene and his wife, Helen, live in Sammamish. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, cycling, snow skiing, and water sports.
Dan Schiappa is chief product officer at next-generation cybersecurity leader Sophos. He’s a transformational and strategic leader who orchestrates the company’s technical strategy, playing an instrumental role in architecting technologies; overseeing product management and research and development; and ensuring product quality. With a passion for education and inspiring the next generation of cyber talent, Dan also serves as chair of the University of Central Florida’s Dean’s Advisory Board, where he oversees various aspects of the school’s elite cybersecurity program.
Martin Davis is Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Southern Company.
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Ann Dozier is Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits.
Carol Juel is Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Synchrony Financial.
Andrew Beers is Chief Technology Officer for Tableau.
The Bumble Bee Seafood Company
Tony Costa has over 30 years of leadership experience from Fortune 50 to entrepreneurial start-up companies. An accomplished visionary leader, he has been recognized for establishing the first corporate online sales portal for Motorola cellular products and leading companies like Bumble Bee Foods, Callaway Golf, Kawasaki Motors, Qualcomm, Mitsubishi Electronics, and Delphi Automotive through industry leading digital transformations. Tony was a key contributor of the leadership team at Click Commerce responsible for new client acquisition through technical and solution design. During his tenure, the company experienced overall growth from 25 to 380 employees and twelve times revenue increase resulting in a successful IPO.
In his current role as Senior Vice President & CIO for Bumble Bee Seafoods, Tony has been instrumental in creating the vision and strategy around a global corporate computing architecture focused on driving innovation, digital transformation, and strategic alignment with customers. Tony’s strategic vision and execution leadership has transformed Bumble Bee Seafood’s business as an early adopter of cloud solutions and a globally integrated business. Through his work with the Executive Leadership and Board of Directors, Tony has been able to implement state-of-the-art technologies like Blockchain to lead the seafood industry in traceability and transparency which has been recognized as one of the first of its kind on Blockchain and received several industry awards including Business Insider’s 25 Most Innovative CIO’s of 2019, Forbes Blockchain 50, and SAP 2019 Innovation Awards Winners.
Tony is an active member of several community and industry groups including the Sharp Healthcare Board (IT Committee Chair), Consumer Goods Technology Executive Council, SAP Global Customer Advisory Council, Accenture CAS Customer Advisory Board, and a Mentor for the San Diego Society of Information Management – Women in IT and San Diego Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Finally, Tony has been a keynote speaker and contributor to a broad group of industry leading conferences and publications including Forbes, Fortune, South By Southwest (SxSW), SAP, CIO.com, Consumer Goods Technology, Mid-Market CIO Executive Summit, and Accenture among others.
The Climate Corporation
Brian currently leads Digital Farming R&D for Bayer Crop Science globally as the Chief Scientist for The Climate Corporation, Bayer’s Digital Farming unit. In his role, he oversees the development of best-in-class predictive agronomic models, leading the digital transformation of Bayer Crop Science, the world’s largest seed and chemistry provider. These models are used to create digital products to help the world’s farmers increase the productivity and sustainability of their crop management practices. In addition to developing and prioritizing this research portfolio, Brian provides leadership to data scientists, data analysts, and engineers across multiple scientific fields. He also has the responsibility for guiding key strategic initiatives and investments across the company by serving as a member of Bayer Crop Science’s R&D Leadership Team, as well as the Strategic Portfolio Committee.
Prior to joining The Climate Corporation Brian was a university professor, with deep experience working at the intersections of science, policy and industry. He has a strong track record of leveraging data and science to shape the understanding of important topics ranging from agriculture to energy, including years of experience in developing strategic partnerships across all segments, including industry, academia, NGOs and governmental agencies.
Brian holds a PhD in Biogeochemistry from Duke University and a BA in Biology from The College of Wooster.
Dean Del Vecchio
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Dean Del Vecchio
Dean Del Vecchio is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief of Operations at The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian). In this role, he’s responsible for defining and implementing a strategic technology vision that is aligned with the Company’s long-term growth initiatives and ongoing business objectives. He is also responsible for leading enterprise customer service and operations. He provides strategic oversight for Guardian’s shared services organization in India, as well as Real Estate and Facilities, Physical Security, Office Services, Source to Pay and Enterprise Imaging.
Mr. Del Vecchio has significant leadership experience driving strategic growth using innovative solutions across the banking, healthcare and news media industries. His cross-industry experience helps Guardian to think differently about how we leverage technology to grow, service our consumers and evolve as a Company.
Prior to joining Guardian, Mr. Del Vecchio was SVP, CIO, and Global Head of IT Shared Services at News Corp. and Dow Jones, where he had responsibility for creating new and distinctive platforms for news and information delivery, as well as leading all application development and technology infrastructure.
In addition to the CIO role, Mr. Del Vecchio served as the Company’s Chief Administrative Officer, creating a vision and plan to improve administrative service, delivery and processes.
Mr. Del Vecchio is a member of the Amazon Web Services Financial Services Advisory Council, McKinsey’s Life Insurance and Retirement Technology Executive Roundtable (LARTER), Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Baruch College Data Analytics Advisory Board and WorkFusion Advisory Council. He is also a founding member of the AI Pioneers Forum, a governing body member of the CIO Executive Summit, a member of the MIB Group Inc. Board of Directors and sits on the Audit Committee, and a member of NPower Board of Directors and sits on the Nominating Committee. He is a Director of the Park Avenue Life Insurance Company (PALIC), Family Service Life Insurance Company (FSLIC), Sentinel American Life Insurance Company (SALIC), and GIS Strategic Ventures (GIS SV) subsidiary Boards. He was a member on Gartner’s Global IT Council for Cloud Services and the HCL Customer Advisory Council.
He earned his M.B.A. with honors from Villanova University.
The Vitamin Shoppe
Andrew Laudato currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of The Vitamin Shoppe. In this role, he leads operations across e-commerce, information technology, enterprise project management, supply chain, planning and allocation, strategic sourcing and scientific and regulatory affairs.
Mr. Laudato joined The Vitamin Shoppe in January 2019 as EVP, Chief Technology and Supply Chain Officer, and since that time has helped launched a new technology-driven retail format, introduced personalization initiatives, and driven process, speed, and efficiency gains across the supply chain. He was promoted to the COO role in January 2020.
The Vitamin Shoppe, a subsidiary of Franchise Group Inc., is an omni-channel specialty retailer and wellness lifestyle Company with 750 directly operated stores and an e-commerce business. Based in Secaucus, New Jersey, the Company offers a comprehensive assortment of nutritional solutions, including vitamins, minerals, specialty supplements, herbs, sports nutrition, homeopathic remedies, green living products, and natural beauty aids.
Mr. Laudato was previously Chief Information Officer at Brookdale Senior Living. Prior to Brookdale, he spent 15 years as CIO at Pier 1 Imports, where he directed technology transformation across all areas of the business. Like many retail veterans, he started his career at L Brands.
Mr. Laudato is a past Chair of the National Retail Federation’s CIO Council and in 2016 he was recognized by the NRF for his outstanding contributions to the retail industry.
Jeremy Freeman is Senior Vice President of Engineering for Thrasio.
Nicole Coughlin Raimundo
Town of Cary, NC
Nicole Coughlin Raimundo
Nicole Raimundo 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. Raimundo is at the forefront of the smart cities movement, creating a connected community through piloting and implementing IoT technologies in the public sector. By fostering partnerships both locally and nationally, she leverages her private-sector background to fuel civic innovation in ways not previously seen in local government. A self-described government rebel, Raimundo 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, she spent more than 15 years in various IT leadership positions in the private sector, leading development teams in the U.S. and internationally.
Toyota Financial Services
Vipin Gupta is Group Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Toyota Financial Services (TFS). He reports to Mark Templin, President and CEO of TFS. In this role, Gupta leads all aspects of Digital Transformation and Information Technology to transform, grow and expand the business of TFS. He also coordinates digital and technology efforts of TFS with various Toyota affiliates around the world.
Before joining Toyota in 2018, Gupta served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Key Community Bank, a business unit of KeyBank, where he drove customer-focused digital transformation with speed and innovation. Prior to KeyBank, Gupta served as Senior Vice President and Business Information Officer at PNC/National City Bank. Before moving to IT leadership roles in banking, he was a partner and practice leader at Capgemini and Ernst & Young, where he focused on e-business transformation at large global financial services institutions like Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan Chase. He was instrumental in launching Capgemini’s first SEI CMM Level 5 delivery center. He also led Capgemini’s global banking customer innovation practice.
Gupta has been recognized for his results-oriented leadership. He was honored by CIO magazine as a standout winner in innovation. He holds a Master of Computer Applications degree in computer science and business management from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India.
Tractor Supply Company
Glenn Allison is Vice President, AI, Data, & Innovation for Tractor Supply Co., the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States with over 1,900 stores and approximately $9 billion in annual revenues. Tractor Supply is leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to personalize the customer experience in-store & online to meet and anticipate consumer needs.
Prior to Tractor Supply, Glenn worked previously at Kellogg Company, where he led global architecture and engineering functions to support supply chain modernization. Glenn also previously held several leadership roles at W.W. Grainger, one of the largest eCommerce retailers in the United States.
Glenn received his MBA from the University of Chicago and Master of Science in Information Technology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He was also a recent participant in the Advanced Leadership Development Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Technology Leadership Council for the National Retail Federation (NRF), Board Member for Northwestern Retail Analytics Council, Board Member for the Williamson County Schools Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, Board Member for the Nashville Technology Council, Tocqueville Society for the United Way of Williamson County, and lifetime member of the FFA. For his work with technology and innovation, he was named to the “40 Under 40” list by the Nashville Business Journal.
Scott Spradley is Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for Tyson Foods.
Param Kahlon is the Chief Product Officer at UiPath. In his role at UiPath, he is responsible for product strategy and roadmap. Prior to UiPath, Param was a General Manager at Microsoft responsible for Dynamics 365 customer engagement apps (sales, customer service, and field service) and, prior to Microsoft, managed customer service and order management products for SAP and Siebel/Oracle. Param has been in the enterprise software space for over two decades leading strategic planning, CRM product management, and new product introduction. Param holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering from Punjabi University, India.
Jason is an industry veteran who excels in application development and enterprise implementation. Jason leads a team of nearly 1000 I.T. members focused on delivering stellar client service through cutting-edge proprietary tools.
Carissa Rollins is the chief information officer for UnitedHealthcare. She is responsible for the strategy, roadmap, and technology investments in support of the commercial, Medicare and retirement, and government programs technology business portfolios at UnitedHealthcare. Prior to UHC, Carissa held the positions of CIO and CHRO at Gander Mountain where she oversaw all aspects of the company’s technology and information systems, omni-channel initiatives, cyber-security, and enterprise data and business analytics in addition to all aspects of human resource management. Carissa has also held positions at Kohl’s Corporation, Manpower Global and Miller-Coors. Carissa holds an MBA and Bachelor of Science – Management Information Systems degrees from Marquette University.
Carissa utilizes her strong technology skills and experience to build high performance teams; leading by example; with a high trust level and high expectations for her team members – challenging them to lead, innovate and deliver continually (leveraging / making improvements) – ensuring that key stakeholders have a dramatically improved experience with IT services and support. She is ushering in a period of major transformation and Agile adoption with her tenacious and collaborative leadership style, bringing the right people together to deliver and achieve the best possible outcomes. She focuses on relationships and networking along with technology and business leadership development and mentoring both internally and in the community. She has served on the Board of Directors for the YWCA, Minneapolis for 2 years.
University of Tennessee Medical Center
Michael Saad is Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer for University of Tennessee Medical Center.
Bassam Chaptini is Chief Technology Officer for Unqork.
Bob joined Valley in 2016 and brings over two decades of financial leadership and expertise to his current role. He began his journey with Valley as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer and was promoted to COO in 2018. As COO, he plays a critical role working with Valley’s executive leadership team to deliver the bank’s strategic vision. Bob’s focus is on integrating platforms, improving service delivery and efficiency, and fostering innovation to support the bank in operating with the right balance of vision, quality, flexibility, control and cost. In addition to these responsibilities, he will continue to lead Valley’s digital transformation projects and all technology and operations-based aspects of the bank.
Bob received a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in Information Systems and Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He also serves as the Chairman of the advisory board for The Pennsylvania State University, College of Information Sciences and Technology, and on the board of TechUnited: NJ.
Stephen Liang is Vertiv’s chief technology officer. In this role, he is responsible for aligning the organization’s technology strategies and resources to prioritizing the voice of the customer in product development and R&D for Vertiv’s global operations. Stephen started his Emerson career in 1994, when he worked in Astec, a business specializing in power supply solutions for the computing and communications industries. He served as vice president of manufacturing operations in the Philippines and was promoted to executive vice president of Asian operations in 1998.
Stephen was promoted to president, Emerson Network Power China in 2001, leading the merging of four organizations and migrating R&D and production facilities. In 2009, he became president, Emerson Network Power Asia Pacific, responsible for all of Network Power’s Asia Pacific businesses including China, India, and Australia, he carried those responsibilities into the rebranded Vertiv in 2016. He was appointed chief technology officer in 2020.
Stephen holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Rajat Taneja is president of technology for Visa, responsible for the company’s technology innovation and investment strategy, product engineering, global IT and operations infrastructure. He joined Visa in November 2013. Prior to joining Visa, Mr. Taneja was executive vice president and chief technology officer of Electronic Arts Inc., from October 2011 until November 2013, responsible for platform engineering, data center operations and IT supporting the company’s global customer base. From 1996 until 2011, he worked at Microsoft Corporation, including most recently as the corporate vice president, commerce division, in 2011 and the general manager and corporate vice president, online services division, from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Taneja served on the board of directors of Ellie Mae from June 2015 until April 2019. Mr. Taneja holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University and an MBA from Washington State University.
Himanshu Niranjani is the CTO of Visible, the first all-digital wireless carrier in the U.S. Backed by Verizon and designed with an innovative first to market approach, Visible has no physical stores, no contracts, no fine prints, and no hidden fees. It offers one unlimited plan (talk, text, data, and mobile hotspot), at one price ($40/all in), on Verizon’s powerful 4G LTE network. With over 20 years of software development, management and executive leadership, Himanshu is an experienced technology leader with extensive hands-on, large-scale engineering and architecture. His previous roles at tech giants including Microsoft, Amazon and LinkedIn, have created a strong success record across multiple industry segments. Himanshu has managed large groups with direct fiscal and ROI responsibilities and is continuously seeking out the hardest engineering, algorithm, privacy and security, scale and reliability, hardware, plus people and team challenges.
He received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Gujarat University in India and has completed Organizational Leadership from the Harvard Business School of Executive Education. Himanshu is the founder of two successful start-ups as well as a 1,200+ members strong non-profit focused on tech-leadership development. His mantra is #SpeedAtScale.
Sanjay Macwan joined Vonage in 2018 as SVP, Enterprise Engineering and Networks, leading Vonage’s enterprise platform and engineering teams to drive innovation and new development in the Company’s solutions for Enterprise customers. In 2019, in addition to his ongoing responsibilities, Sanjay was appointed Chief Information Security Officer. In this role, he is responsible for securing global service infrastructure and managing the Company’s information security and risk management programs, as well as its portfolio of compliance certifications.
With more than 20 years of experience in technology leadership, strategy and execution, Sanjay has built and led highly successful technology innovation programs that have delivered transformation, operational efficiency and a sustained culture of innovation across multiple industries.
Prior to Vonage, Sanjay was the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at NBCUniversal focused on driving innovation across all lines of business. He helped the company deliver next-generation content experiences leveraging emerging technologies including virtual reality, augmented reality, ultra-high definition, IoT and machine learning across various platforms.
Earlier in his career, Sanjay also led AT&T’s Technology Council in the Chief Technology Office where he was responsible for accelerating technology innovation for the company and its ecosystem. During many years at AT&T Labs, he also led large scale R&D in multimedia, mobility, information security and cloud.
Sanjay is the founder of The Holmdel Idea Summit (THIS) – a STEAM program connecting talented high-school and college students with accomplished innovators and local business leaders. Vonage is a proud sponsor of this community initiative, which was held for the first time in 2017.
As an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Sanjay teaches an Emerging Technology Ventures class. He is an inventor or a co-inventor on 41 U.S. patents in areas of mobility, multimedia, content, security, and cloud.
As senior vice president and chief digital officer for Waste Management, Nikolaj H. Sjoqvist is responsible for all digital and technology functions for the Company. This includes eCommerce and online self-service (wm.com), information technology, and advanced analytics and data management. He is a member of the Company’s senior leadership team and reports to Waste Management president and chief executive officer, Jim Fish.
Sjoqvist joined the company in 2012 and was previously vice president of revenue management with responsibility for pricing, disciplined growth planning, marketing and advanced revenue analytics. Prior to joining Waste Management, Sjoqvist was a consultant with McKinsey & Company’s marketing & sales practice, and he previously held a number of finance, pricing and technology positions with Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Computer in Europe and North America.
Sjoqvist earned a Bachelors in Business Studies from Oxford Brookes University in the UK, and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Karen Higgins-Carter is Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Webster Bank.
Justin leads the technology and engineering organization at Weedmaps where he is driving the scaling and maturing of Weedmaps’ product development. This includes the building and expansion of their signature consumer-facing platform which provides consumers with information regarding cannabis products, including online ordering, local retailer and brand listings, product discovery, and consumer education on cannabis and its history, uses, and legal status. In addition, Justin is building and growing the company’s B2B product portfolio such as its wholesale marketplace, logistics and driver apps for cannabis delivery, data insights offerings, point of sale (POS) and retail solutions. As the leading technology company in the legal cannabis economy, Weedmaps is building the foundation and raising the bar of an emerging industry. Prior to his role at Weedmaps, Justin led an epic scale technology transformation as SVP, Technology and Platform at Ticketmaster/Live Nation. Prior to that, he led tech in the dawn of the web-scale “milliseconds matter” era and led the DevOps transformation at Connexity/Shopzilla.
World Wide Technology
As Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Services, Mike Taylor oversees WWT’s Global Engineering and IT organization and Services segment to position WWT as a single-source provider to accelerate digital transformation. Mike aligns WWT’s unparalleled technical capabilities with its collective business acumen to both advise and execute customers as they seek to become more agile and innovative.
As business and technology become more complex, it is crucial organizations use technology investments to drive strategic initiatives. Mike is responsible for connecting business strategy into the IT organization, and simplifying the sales and services process to create a more seamless experience for both customers and partners.
A member of WWT’s executive leadership team, Mike joined WWT in 2000 and remains committed to fostering a culture of innovation across engineering and technology, and maintaining WWT’s status as an unparalleled partner for customers to evaluate, architect, integrate and operate complex technology solutions.
Mike serves on the board of directors for Nurses for Newborns, a non-profit organization that sends nurses to the homes of pregnant women or parents with infants who face medical, social or environmental risks in order to prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect. Mike and his wife have four children and live in St. Louis, Missouri.
Mike Zachman is currently the Vice President and Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Zebra Technologies, the market leader in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers enhanced with software and services to enable real-time enterprise visibility. He has global responsibility for its enterprise-wide product security, information security, corporate security, and business continuity programs. Zachman is a globally experienced leader with extensive information security, risk management and information technology expertise. He has demonstrated proficiency in driving transformational change through leadership vision, collaboration, and execution. While at Zebra, he successfully stood up Zebra’s corporate-wide product and solutions security program, matured its cyber security program, and created its global business continuity program. Prior to Zebra, Zachman was the first Chief information Security Officer (CISO) at Caterpillar, the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. At Caterpillar, he led a multi-year transformation of its cybersecurity program, dramatically improving the company’s ability to protect, detect and respond to cyber threats. He was also the first CISO at Ecolab, a leading global provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. Zachman holds an undergraduate degree in management information systems from Millikin University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Bradley University. He is a Certified Information Security Manager, Certified Internal Auditor and is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT. He is an active volunteer with Junior Achievement and serves on the National Board for Easter Seals.
As Zendesk’s chief information officer, Colleen is reshaping Zendesk’s benchmark for modern IT at scale and a customer-centric workforce. She is passionate about the role of both customer and employee experience in the digital age. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and an ever-changing technology landscape, Colleen is a digital- and business-model transformation leader. Her innovative strategies help companies put their customers at the center and create work environments focused on collaboration and open communication. Previously, she was an executive in residence with PwC where she worked on a range of commercial and internal initiatives. Prior to this, Colleen was vice president of IT for Adobe Systems, and also held executive-level IT roles at Cisco Systems, Palm, and SAP. In her spare time, Colleen is an avid rower. She takes what she learns about discipline and teamwork on the water to the business world. She holds a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Potsdam and an MBA from the University of North Florida.
Zoom Video Communications
Harry D. Moseley brings to Zoom a blend of transformational leadership, disruptive innovation, and corporate growth strategies. As the former CIO & Managing Director for KPMG, Harry was responsible for technology and innovation to support the firm’s competitive growth. Over five years he identified and replaced legacy technology to dramatically improve productivity, security, and reliability. Before joining KPMG, Harry served as CIO & Senior Managing Director – Partner for Blackstone, where he led the company’s transformation to the world’s best digital alternative asset manager. Prior to Blackstone, Harry was a Managing Director for Credit Suisse, where he served as the CIO of Global Investment Banking, and Global Co-Head of Application Development / Co-CIO of the firm. Before Credit Suisse, Harry served as CTO & Managing Director for UBS Americas.
Harry has been inducted into CIO Magazine’s Hall of Fame, recognized as one of the world’s top 100 CIOs by Computerworld, and honored by Irish Magazine (twice) as one of its Annual Wall Street 50. Harry is an Advisory Board Member of BioDental Sciences, a Board Member of Rewards Network, was a National Board member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and is a member of the Advisory Board of the New York City Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and a sponsor of nPower. He is a former Board Member of Bi-Sam (since acquired by Factset), a former Advisor to Aquiline Capital Partners, a former Board Member of iLevel Solutions (since acquired by Ipreo), and led Blackstone’s investment in Watchdox (since acquired by Blackberry).