Tuesday, November 15, 2022
UP NEXT: 4th Annual TEC Summit
Bringing together industry thought leaders, stakeholders, CNBC journalists, and Technology Executive Council members, the 4th Annual CNBC Technology Executive Council Summit is the ideal forum to tackle these pressing issues. The half-day summit combines moderated panels, smaller interactive group discussions, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2022
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The CNBC Technology Executive Council is a members-only group of technology executives, who meet to discuss high-priority, breakthrough technologies that solve problems and power growth, while also addressing the challenges presented by these innovations. Joined by CNBC journalists, the council is made up of CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, and CISOs from leading technology firms convene to connect with peers, collaborate, discuss pressing and complicated issues, and ultimately, share relevant, actionable insights.
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IN THEIR OWN WORDS
I’ve enjoyed meeting other TEC members who are addressing similar technology opportunities and challenges. The available TEC resources, such as presentations and networking with industry peers, have helped me advance Fannie Mae’s technology priorities, which ultimately support our mission to collectively facilitate equitable and sustainable access to homeownership and quality, affordable rental housing.”
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.”
CNBC does an amazing job curating events and getting a bunch of different people from different industries out here to talk about their different perspectives. The connections that we build are really special; Learning and sharing ideas with a peer group.”
The discussions make the experience. I’ve been able to take some of the research and conversations and implement right back into the company … the quality of the people and the level of conversations is just fantastic.”
[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.”
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.”
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.
Brendan McCord is President of Acrisure Capital, a systematic investment firm based on proprietary AI systems, and an executive and technology leader at Acrisure, a leading financial services technology firm.
Prior to Acrisure, Brendan was founding CEO of the AI companies that were acquired in 2020 to form Acrisure Technology Group. As President of Tulco Labs and EVP of Tulco Holdings, he helped entrepreneurs transform static sectors using AI, a strategy used by Tulco to generate billions of dollars in investment return. Prior to Tulco, Brendan was the primary author of the first Department of Defense AI Strategy and founded the first DoD-wide applied AI organization.
Brendan serves on advisory boards for the Harvard Data Science Review and Applied Intuition. He spent 610 days underwater as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. He holds a bachelor’s degree from MIT and an MBA from Harvard.
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.
Adam Wilson is SVP & GM of Product & Engineering, Trifacta for Alteryx.
As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Leibholz develops and leads ADI’s long-term technology strategy for applications across the company’s end markets, working closely with ADI’s business units and manufacturing operations to drive ADI’s competitive advantage. Mr. Leibholz is responsible for identifying, sourcing, and cultivating new business, technology and research opportunities, as well as developing foundational technology capabilities in support of the current and future needs of our markets and customers.
Previously, Mr. Leibholz held the position of Vice President of the Communications Business Unit, during which time he oversaw a period of tremendous growth in the Business Unit as the company delivered best in class offerings for 4G and 5G in the wireless market and continued success in optical networking. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of ADI’s Consumer business, and Vice President of ADI’s Embedded Systems Product and Technology Group. Mr. Leibholz joined ADI in 2008 as Director of Engineering for ADI’s Digital Signal Processing business.
Prior to joining Analog Devices, Mr. Leibholz served as an Engineering Director and Fellow at Advanced Micro Devices, and as a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, having leadership responsibilities for processor architecture and development. He was also a Consulting Engineer at Digital Equipment Corp. and is listed as an inventor on 18 patents in computer architecture.
Mr. Leibholz earned his BSEE and MSEE degrees from Brown University and serves on Brown’s School of Engineering Corporate Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Science and Education Fair.
Nikki Baird is the VP of Retail Innovation at Aptos and a member of the CNBC Technology Executive Council.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tom Goguen is SVP, Architecture, Platform Management & Data for Cerner Corporation.
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.
Purazar Gowadia serves as Vice President and General Manager of Comcast Business Enterprise Solutions, a leader in communication services to the Enterprise marketplace. Purazar leads the Enterprise Solutions organization that delivers Managed Enterprise Solutions to Large Fortune 1000 Companies.
Purazar draws on his 20 years of experience with strategic business implementation, management consulting, and technology integration to ensure our Enterprise Solutions team understands and meets the needs of our customers and supports their strategic goals. The Enterprise Solutions organization transforms and improves customer business operations by designing, implementing, and managing customized communications networks throughout the complete lifecycle of the distributed enterprise.
Purazar has vast experience as a strategic management executive, driving operational excellence, and focusing on enterprise development, technology integration, and business transformation ideation for large Fortune 1000 Companies.
He is passionate about diversity, equality and inclusion, and mentorship, and is an active member in Comcast Employee Resource Groups.
Prior to joining Comcast Business, Purazar served as a director in AT&T’s Healthcare Division supporting enterprise customers and was highly involved in the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts. He held numerous leadership roles within AT&T Premier Client Group and their Signature Client Group, focusing on delivering a superior customer experience.
Purazar holds a MBA in International Management from Sheffield Hallam University in England and a Bachelor’s of Science in International Marketing from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
James Alcombright is Chief Information Officer for Corteva Agriscience.
Before co-founding Crisp, Dag also co-founded Tapad, where he served as CTO. Dag oversaw Tapad’s notable breakthroughs in delivering targeted advertising across platforms. Prior to Tapad, Dag was co-founder and CTO of Giant Leap Technologies AS, the premier business mobility solutions provider in the Nordic region.
Dag began programming at 6-years-old and has a Master’s Degree in Science, Industrial Economics and Technology Management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. In his spare time, Dag tinkers with electronics and 3D printing and enjoys fishing with his family on the weekends.
Favorite grocery store product: Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves.
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.
Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN)
As Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Dannie Combs has overall responsibility for cybersecurity, global data privacy, and IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance for Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE: DFIN).
Prior to joining DFIN, Dannie was senior leader responsible for overall network security for U.S. Cellular, the fifth-largest U.S.-based wireless operator supporting over 20 million mobile subscribers. Before this, he held several senior leadership and consulting roles with a number of organizations to build and mature technology security programs and organizations as interim CISO, security architect, and more.
Most notably, Dannie is 10-year veteran of the United States Air Force where he served as a cyber threat specialist. During his time serving his country, he managed cybersecurity operations and information risk activities for military and governmental organizations as a member of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, National Security Agency, and Air Intelligence Agency, participating in missions ranging from homeland defense to offensive operations around the world. He served in the Balkans during the Yugoslav conflict, assisted with national defense efforts in South Korea and supported intelligence and counterterrorism missions around the globe, including working in conflict zones such as Iraq and post-9/11 Afghanistan.
Dannie an advisory board member of ReliaQuest, FishtechGroup, and the Boy Scouts of America.
He is based in Chicago.
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.
Eli Lilly and Company
Diogo Rau is senior vice president and chief information and digital officer of Eli Lilly and Company. He leads Lilly’s information technology, cybersecurity, digital health, and advanced analytics and data science functions.
Diogo joined Lilly in May 2021. Prior to joining Lilly, he led information technology for retail and online stores at Apple, Inc. During his 10 years at Apple, he led the development and implementation of the technology supporting the Apple Online Store and Apple retail stores, including the e-commerce platform, mobile point of sale, the Apple Store App and systems used by store team members.
Prior to joining Apple, Diogo was a partner with McKinsey & Company, where he led the North America IT organization and governance practice. Diogo began his career as a consultant at A.T. Kearney and later founded GiftGateway, a software company that brought rewards and recognition online.
Diogo graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in industrial engineering and engineering management.
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.
Kunal is Chief Technology Officer at Enjoy, the first mobile retail store, that is changing the way people buy and experience the world’s best tech products. Enjoy Experts in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, hand deliver purchases made through Enjoy Partners, like AT&T, EE, BT and Rogers, and spend up to an hour with each customer creating an amazing one-of-kind retail experience.
As the CTO of Enjoy, Kunal has led the company’s technology vision and strategy since 2014. In his role he has created the software, data, product management, creative & design, cyber security and business apps functions to build a world-class engineering team. He has also tightly integrated Enjoy’s technology and business functions to be agile and deliver continuous innovation for the company. As an extension of his role Kunal has also led Operations, Supply Chain and Legal departments as the C level executive overseeing those teams until the appropriate C level executive was appointed.
Before joining Enjoy in 2014, Kunal was the Chief Technology Officer for the San Francisco 49ers. He led all technology efforts for the club. His vision behind Levi’s Stadium made it the most advanced stadium in the NFL, earning him the 2014 Stadium Business Awards’ “Executive of the Year.”
In 2007, Kunal founded and led the creation of the IT department at Facebook—where he built the next generation of IT organization. He created a culture that promoted innovation, fast execution, and transparency with customers. This led to a portfolio of work that kept up with the company’s growth needs.
Kunal’s career spans over 20 years and includes developing and managing large organizations in senior leadership roles.
Kunal received a Bachelors in Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, and an MBA, Information Technology from State University of New York at Buffalo.
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.
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.
Ankor Rai is Chief Digital Officer for EXL Service.
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.
Ramon Richards is Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Fannie Mae.
As Chief Innovation Officer, Jason leads a team focused on defining, assessing and providing direction on the changing technology and industry landscape of Flexential’s business and customers. He and his team are responsible for developing insights on what is next on the horizon to further position Flexential as a hybrid cloud, and network-enabled data center leader. Jason also runs Flexential’s emerging Edge computing platform and the customer advisory council, among other alliances and partner programs. He joined the company in 2011 and has held various roles in product, operations and technical management, including CTO and Chief Cloud Officer.
Jason has over 25 years of experience in leadership positions in customer engagement, systems architecture, software development, and technical sales and support across a variety of companies, including Sun Microsystems/Oracle where Jason was honored as a “Distinguished Engineer,” in cloud and network innovation, VMware and the Mayo Clinic.
Jason was the lead author of “Building N1 Grid Solutions,” one of the first books highlighting the combined use of virtualization and automation. He also has several patents in networking, data center resource management, virtualization, and security.
He attended Luther College specializing in management information systems.
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.
As CIO, Chris Conry heads our global IT and information security functions, leveraging more than two decades of experience in IT and operational leadership, with a primary focus in growth-oriented high-tech businesses. Chris is a purveyor of cloud-first IT strategy and has a strong track record of delivering agile, business-enabling solutions for private and public enterprises.
Prior to joining Fuze, Chris drove large-scale IT transformation efforts, led IT integration activities for several mergers and acquisitions, and was accountable for corporate security and compliance as the vice president of IT & office services at Arbor Networks, The Security Division of NETSCOUT (NASDAQ: NTCT). In addition to Arbor, Chris held IT leadership roles at NMS Communications, GE Automation and Intellution.
Chris holds a BS in CIS from Bentley University and an MBA from the F.W. Olin Graduate School at Babson College.
Sanjay Srivastava is senior vice president and chief digital officer at Genpact, a global professional services provider for digital transformation. 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 and Seattle area 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.” Previously, Sanjay built four tech 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 Seattle, WA.
Saratendu Sethi is a transformative Technology Executive specializing in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Unstructured data and Multimedia Analytics and Data Science. He currently serves as Vice President of Artificial Intelligence at GEP Worldwide. He is responsible for the business planning and execution of strategic objectives towards automation, personalization, and evolutionary learning into digital procurement and dynamically-adjusting supply chains.
Prior to joining GEP, Saratendu was a principal of ScioIntel LLC, a firm specializing in strategy and technology consulting in Analytics, AI/ML and data-driven digital transformations. His professional roots include senior executive positions held at SAS Institute Inc and Teragram Corporation, where he led the development of multiple mission-critical enterprise software platforms leveraged by Fortune 500 companies, and consistently winning industry accolades.
Perennially fascinated by how technology enables a creative life, he is a staunch believer in inspiring teams to think big towards solving difficult problems with operational excellence and multicultural view. He is a well-published expert in the industry, holding multiple issued patents and academic publications. Saratendu holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from IIT Bombay and a master’s degree in computer science from Boston University.
Guido Sacchi is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Global Payments.
Goulston & Storrs
John Arsneault is a technology management executive, a venture capitalist and a startup advisor. With over 30 years in the technology industry, his expertise is in strategy and execution within the realm of growing a business. John’s experience spans technology startups, legal services, academia, financial services and consulting. He has lead efforts across early-stage startups, mid-sized organizations and large-scale operations.
As the Chief Information Officer at Goulston & Storrs, a top US law firm, John is responsible for the firm’s technology infrastructure, application portfolio, security, support services, knowledge & research services, PMO and records management. In this role he is focused on improving client experience, growth opportunities and efficiency via technology adoption.
John is also the Founder and General Partner of Portfolio X, a venture company that invests in emerging technology via private market exchanges, SPVs and incubators. Investments include: Lyft, Pinterest, DocuSign, MongoDB, Draft Kings, SpaceX, Cloudera, Nutanix, Digital Ocean, Netcapital, 23andMe, Instacart, Betterment, Superhuman and Edgewise Networks.
In addition, Mr. Arsneault serves on the Advisory Boards of:
• Netcapital – a startup investment platform.
• The Legal Tech Fund – a venture capital firm focused on legal technology.
• Intapp – a business systems company with a focus on legal and financial services.
• Privva – a risk management platform with focus on data security and compliance.
John is a member of The Wall Street Journal’s CIO Network, CNBC’s Technology Executive Council, The Forbes Technology Council and The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. He is a speaker at the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), Argyle’s Information Technology Forum and Apex Assembly’s CIO Summit. He is annual attendee at Recode’s Code Conference and Y Combinator’s Demo Day. John also contributes to Venture Fizz, a Boston tech startup website and routinely publishes articles on Medium.
John holds certificates in education from Harvard Business School in Delivering Information Services and Building Advantage Through Operations.
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.
Mr. Langley-Hawthorne has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Hertz since October 2021. In this role, he leads the Technology organization which is enabling the new Hertz to chart a dynamic, new course for the future of travel, mobility and the auto industry. He previously served as CIO at Hitachi Vantara, a hi-tech subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. operating in more than 100 countries. In that role, he led transformational infrastructure, application and information security efforts and all technology integration for global M&A transactions. He also received industry recognition for the business value his teams delivered through end-to-end digital innovation. Prior to Hitachi, Mr. Langley-Hawthorne held various executive technology and operations positions at Western Union, leading transformational projects including the implementation of full-stack technologies that significantly advanced the capabilities of the global customer service team. In addition, he spent 20 years in various IT, consulting and commercial roles at Information Services Group, Electronic Data Systems, and IBM Australia. Mr. Langley-Hawthorne holds an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia.
As the global head of products, Radhika is responsible for the vision, strategy, delivery, and business performance for all our products and solutions across data storage, data operations and analytics, as well as Hitachi’s industry leading Lumada Internet of Things and industrial software.
Radhika has a unique combination of deep technical expertise and experience in end-to-end business management. She has incubated, transformed, and scaled several businesses focused on software and cloud infrastructure. Before joining Hitachi Vantara in September 2020, Radhika was executive vice president and general manager of software at 3D Systems and has previously held leadership roles at HP, Cisco, NetApp, Lenovo, and Nimble Storage.
Radhika is a passionate advocate for diversity in tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and a master’s in business administration degree from San Jose State University.
As the global head of products, Radhika is responsible for the vision, strategy, delivery, and business performance for all our products and solutions across data storage, data operations and analytics, as well as Hitachi\\\’s industry leading Lumada Internet of Things and industrial software.
Radhika has a unique combination of deep technical expertise and experience in end-to-end business management. She has incubated, transformed, and scaled several businesses focused on software and cloud infrastructure. Before joining Hitachi Vantara in September 2020, Radhika was executive vice president and general manager of software at 3D Systems and has previously held leadership roles at HP, Cisco, NetApp, Lenovo, and Nimble Storage.
Radhika is a passionate advocate for diversity in tech. She has a bachelor\\\’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and a master\\\’s in business administration degree from San Jose State University.
Robert D. Thomas is Senior Vice President of IBM Cloud and Data Platform. He directs IBM’s product design and investment strategy, expert labs, global software product development, marketing and field operations across the company’s vast software portfolio. Major product brands under Rob’s leadership include Watson, Db2, Cognos, QRadar, and Cloud Paks.
Rob was previously the General Manager of IBM Data and Watson AI. Under his leadership, IBM has emerged as a leader in data and AI, spanning databases, data integration and governance, business intelligence, financial planning, data science and AI tools, and AI applications. Since joining IBM’s software unit, Rob has held roles of increasing responsibility and overseen 4 acquisitions by the firm, representing over $2.5 billion in transaction value.
In 1999, he joined IBM in technology and strategy consulting, first in Atlanta and then in New York. In 2004, Rob joined IBM’s high technology business, to build an engineering services organization focused on semiconductor design and software/systems development. At one point, he led the business and manufacturing in Asia Pacific, living in Tokyo, Japan.
In 2007, Rob joined IBM’s software business, focused on data and analytics. He held a variety of roles, leading IBM’s transition from core databases to delivering broader analytical capabilities, investing in open source, and eventually artificial intelligence.
In 2015, John Wiley & Sons published Rob’s first book, titled “Big Data Revolution: What farmers, doctors, and insurance agents can teach us about patterns in big data”. The Financial Times called the book, “interesting as a case study of the philosophical assumptions that underpin the growing obsession with data.” In December 2016, Rob published his second book, “The End of Tech Companies”, educating business leaders on how to navigate digital disruption in every industry. In April 2020, O’Reilly published Rob’s latest book, “The AI Ladder: Accelerate Your Journey to AI.” The book serves as a practical guide for business leaders to discover where they are in their AI journey and learn the steps necessary to successfully scale AI throughout their organization. Today, he writes extensively on his blog robdthomas.com.
Born in Florida, Rob studied economics at Vanderbilt University, earning his BA in Economics. During his MBA from the University of Florida, Rob worked in equity research, learning applied economics, finance, and financial analysis. Rob serves on the board of Domus (Stamford, CT), which assists underprivileged children in Fairfield county. He is an active volunteer at Filling in the Blanks, an organization focused on fighting childhood hunger in local communities. He lives in New Canaan, CT with his wife and three children.
Arun Kumar serves as IPG’s Chief Data and Technology Officer. In this newly created role, he oversees the development and implementation of global product and technology solutions across the network. As a member of IPG’s management team, Kumar provides strategic counsel and leadership on data infrastructure across IPG’s portfolio of agencies, driving innovation and increasing efficiencies.
In addition, Kumar oversees Kinesso and Matterkind, which bring together top talent in data, technology and addressable activation to deliver data-driven marketing solutions for IPG clients.
With increasing importance on data management and media services, Kumar served as one of the architects behind IPG’s $2.3 billion acquisition of Acxiom Marketing Solutions in July 2018, the network’s largest to date. A leading data services company operating as a standalone unit within IPG, Acxiom is at the forefront of expertly managing and sourcing Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
With oversight of Acxiom, Kumar is responsible for accelerating the global scale of IPG’s data capabilities and product offerings, while maintaining the highest standards of data ethics, privacy and compliance.
As such, with new and emerging regulations, Kumar also serves as IPG’s GDPR business and strategy lead. At IPG, the privacy and security of clients, employees and consumers is critical, thus he has ensured that IPG continues to address new laws with the highest level of rigor and processes. As a result, he is a part of IPG’s GDPR management committee and implements policies in markets around the world.
Kumar continues to develop and promote a strong, diverse team of talented people to sustain these important goals and initiatives. He serves as the executive sponsor and leads IPG’s partnership with Specialisterne, a non-profit that helps companies attract and retain neurodiverse talent.
With more than 20 years of experience in driving digital development, Kumar’s passion for digital found a home with his first role at UM India and later at Starcom as Planning Director and Digital Director working on P&G in China. He has also held roles managing digital for Mediabrands in APAC and across Western Europe, India, China, Japan, Brazil and Mexico.
Kumar earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Delhi. He completed his post-graduate studies in communications at the Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India, and his executive education through Wharton’s Advanced Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Security Products at Ivanti. Previously, he was the founder and CEO for RiskSense until Ivanti acquired the company in August 2021. He is a recognized authority in the artificial intelligence (AI) and neural networks communities and was part of a think tank that collaborated with the U.S. Department of Defense on applying these concepts to cybersecurity problems. Dr. Mukkamala is responsible for Product Management for all Ivanti Security products and will continue to drive innovation in integrated security solutions across all company pillars: ITSM, Security and UEM.
Dr. Mukkamala was also a lead researcher for CACTUS (Computational Analysis of Cyber Terrorism against the U.S.) and holds a patent on Intelligent Agents for Distributed Intrusion Detection System and Method of Practicing.
Dr. Mukkamala holds a PhD of Philosophy and a Master of Science degree from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.
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.
Johnson Financial Group
As Chief Information Officer, Tim leads the development and implementation of Johnson Financial Group’s technology strategy to drive the customer experience. With over three decades of experience on the front lines of technology evolution, Tim understands the importance of delivering innovative service solutions to both associates and customers. As a trusted partner and strategic leader, Tim focuses on providing secure, reliable and integrated technology solutions in alignment with corporate strategies. He fosters well-rounded partnerships through accountability and transparency while empowering his team to make decisions for the betterment of the organization.
Experience & Expertise
- More than 30 years of experience leading Information Technology functions in the financial services industry
- Created and led high performing innovation research and development teams at USAA
- Owned and transformed technical delivery of all digital products and services at USAA
- BBA in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University; and an MBA in Finance from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas
- Advisory Board Member for Best Buddies Wisconsin, a non-profit dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living.
- Board Member for Life Navigators, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental and related disabilities, their families, and the community through information, education, advocacy and life planning services.
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.
Nathan Hugenberger is the EVP of Known’s Science division and the company’s CTO. Known is redefining modern marketing by seamlessly integrating Data Science, Brand Strategy, Creative, and Media Buying in a way that uniquely meets the challenges brands face today.
As the EVP of the Science division, Nathan leads a world-class team of over 75 Data Scientists, Data Engineers, and Media Experts. Nathan’s team includes the Media Science group, which achieves breakthrough results in paid media using a unique, scientific and continuously optimized approach. Known helps brands compete and win using paid media across all channels, including TV, Advanced TV, Social, Digital, Search, OOH, and Programmatic. Nathan also oversees the Data Science group, which helps clients modernize their marketing by deploying custom-built data strategies, bespoke data science, and highly scalable data infrastructure.
Before Known was formed, Nathan spent 7 years leading the Media Optimization team at Schireson Associates, a Marketing Strategy and Data Science consultancy serving clients including Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, General Motors, Accenture, and ViacomCBS among others. In this role Nathan helped the firm stay on the cutting edge of predictive modeling, big data, and advanced analytics. Nathan and his team built and still operate Vantage for Viacom, a sell-side advanced targeting platform for television advertising, which to date has optimized over 500 campaigns for over 180 brands. Prior to that Nathan led the Quantitative Market Research group at Schireson, which helped clients innovate in the areas of micro-targeting, messaging optimization, brand affinity modeling, customer segmentation, and pricing optimization.
Prior to Schireson, Nathan held Product Management roles at Microsoft and spent several years in IT consulting. Nathan holds an MBA from The Wharton School and an AB in Physics from Dartmouth College.
As Chief Information Officer at Lineage Logistics, Sudarsan Thattai is responsible for all facets of the company’s information technology. He and his team focus on optimizing technology to drive customer value, expand service capability and make a global impact. Previously, Sudarsan served as SVP of IT Services at UTi Worldwide and held technology leadership positions at Cisco Systems and DFS Group.
As the Chief Strategy Officer, Aaron is responsible for developing, validating and implementing cross-functional strategic product initiatives that align with the Lookout vision of a secure connected world. Aaron joined Lookout with nearly 20 years of software product management experience, most recently having served as VP of Mobile Technologies at Citrix.
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.
Ed Fox is Chief Technology Officer for MetTel.
Anand Bahl is CVP, Chief Information Officer for Micron Technology.
Edna Conway currently serves as VP, Chief Security & Risk Officer, Azure at Microsoft. She is responsible for the security, resiliency and governance of the cloud infrastructure upon which Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud business operates. She has built new organizations delivering trust, transparency, cybersecurity, compliance, risk management, sustainability and value chain transformation.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Conway served as Cisco’s Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, driving a comprehensive security architecture across Cisco’s third-party ecosystem.
Conway is recognized domestically (U.S. Presidential Commissions) and globally (NATO) as the developer of architectures delivering value chain security, sustainability and resiliency. She was appointed to the Executive Committee of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Task Force on ICT Supply Chain Risk Management. Her insight is featured in a range of publications, analyst reports, and case studies, including Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg, CIO Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Conway has also authored
Recognition of her industry leadership includes membership in the Fortune Most Powerful Women community and the CNBC Technology Executive Council, and awards including: 2021 Executive Women’s Forum Executive of the Year, 2021 ISSA Hall of Fame, 2021 Top Cybersecurity Leaders (Security Magazine), Top 50 Women Leaders in SaaS (#5 – The Software Report 2020), Who’s Who in Cybersecurity (Onalytica 2020), Fed 100 Award, Stevie Maverick of the Year Award, CSO of the Year Award at RSA, Machine to Machine and IoT Trailblazer Award (Connected World Magazine), Reboot Leadership Award (SC Media), and Columbia University’s Barnard College Distinguished Alumna Award 2019.
Conway is on the Board of Directors of ProcessUnity Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of capital market enterprise Long-Ridge Equity Partners, where she sits on the audit committee. She also serves or has served as an independent advisor on the Executive Advisory Boards of YL Ventures, Openview Partners, ADP, LLC (ADP-Nasdaq), SecurityScorecard, Black Duck Software (acquired by SNPS-Nasdaq), Edge Velocity, Axonius, InfoSec Global, Logik Systems, Inc., Dust Identity, Inc., and MassTLC. She also serves on the NYU Tandon School of Engineering Cyber Fellows Advisory Council.
An influential speaker and author, Conway has contributed to a number of industry-related books and presented at events/forums spanning industry, government and academia, such as:
“Decisively Digital” – Protecting the Modern Workplace from Cyber Threats and Compliance Risks, “The Perfect Scorecard: Getting An ‘A’ in Cybersecurity from Your Board of Directors” – Operating in a Complex Regulatory Landscape: Navigation Guidance, “Women Securing the Future with TIPPSS for IoT” – IoT: Is It a Digital Highway to Security Attacks?, “Cybersecurity & Third Party Risk” – Foreword
Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), The RSA Conference s MIT Technology Review, SCM World, Microsoft Developer Conference, International Crypto-Module Conference, Boeing’s CIO Summit, US Bank Security Conference, SC Magazine’s SC Congress, TEDx, ADP Supplier Summit, WEBIT Europe, CyberSec Forum Europe, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology – CyberConnect Conference, Newsweek’s Structure Security Conference, Wall Street Journal Pro – Cybersecurity Forum, Atlantic Council International Conference on Cyber Engagement
NATO, US Patent & Trademark Office s Federal Reserve, US Dept. of Energy, US National Institute of Standards and Technology, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, US Dept. of Defense, US Dept. of Homeland Security, US National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, US Dept. of Commerce, Global Departments of Defense (Australia, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Sweden, UK, US)
Harvard University, Stanford University, MIT, Utilities Technology Council, The Brookings Institution, American Electronics Association, Security Innovation Network, American National Standards Institute, Mass Technology Leadership Council, Institute of Supply Management, The Open Group, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Connecticut, University of New Hampshire, New York University, University of Florida Institute of Cybersecurity, Dartmouth University
Her work has been featured in a range of publications, analyst reports, and case studies some of which are referenced in her LinkedIn profile. Twitter: @Edna_Conway.
Prior to Microsoft and Cisco, Conway was a partner in an international private legal practice and served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of New Hampshire. She holds an AB from Columbia University, a law degree from the University of Virginia and additional credentials from MIT, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, and New York University.
Recent Media Coverage
- Fortune, October 12, 2021, How tech companies are trying to prevent ethical lapses around A.I.
- Data Breach Today, April 16, 2021, Unscripted: 3 Security Leaders Dissect Today’s Top Trends
- IT World Canada, March 9, 2021, Getting young girls interested in cybersecurity remains hard
- CIO Dive, January 15, 2021, Corporate savior: Cloud now a C-suite priority
- InformationWeek, January 14, 2021, Can Cloud Revolutionize Business and Software Architecture?
- Broadband Breakfast, January 13, 2021, The Cloud Continues to Revolutionize Industry, With Businesses Transitioning at a Rapid Pace
- SC Media, September 17, 2020, To Boost Diversity, Change Cyber Job Descriptions and Interview Tactics
- FCW-The Business of Federal Technology, August 27, 2020, The Risks of Supply Chain Threat Sharing
- Forbes, July 31, 2020, How An Israeli VC Firm Gives Its Founders A Direct Line To C-Suites At Microsoft, Google And Nike
- Wall Street Journal, July 6, 2020, Cybersecurity Veterans Find Benefits and Challenges with Advisory Roles
- Information Security Media Group (iSMG), April 8, 2020, Panel Discussion: Cybersecurity and Privacy in the ‘New Now’
- Insights in Tech, April 8, 2020, Trustworthiness in a time of Covid-19 – what does it really mean for security
- Information Security Media Group (iSMG), March 6, 2020, Cyber Candid: Edna Conway and Wendy Nather Unplugged
- Information Security Media Group (iSMG), March 5, 2020, Supply Chain Risk in a Platform Economy
- Edscoop, August 15, 2019, Why Teachers Are Essential to Building a Secure IoT
- Women Know Cyber, Cybersecurity Ventures, 2019
- The Mobile Century: Life and Work in the Digital Era, Fifth Edition, March 19, 2019,”Securely Navigating the New Digital Culture“
- New York Law Journal, March 1, 2019, “Beyond Data – Function Is the New Cyber Attack Surface”
- CyberScoop, January 16, 2019, System restore: How stressed security bosses unwind from the daily grind
- Axios, January 15, 2019, The slippery slope of supply chain fears
- CIO Dive, January 2, 2019, 2019 trends: CIO role gaining prominence as technology solidifies importance
- SC Magazine, December 27, 2018, Supply and Demand (for security)
- Threatpost, December 12, 2018, Supply Chain Security: Managing a Complex Risk Profile
- Dark Reading, November 16, 2018, DHS Task Force Moves Forward on Playbooks for Supply Chain Security
- Washington Post, November 16, 2018, The Cybersecurity 202: Trump set to make a new DHS agency the top federal cyber cop
- Axios, November 15, 2018, DHS supply chain task force to meet for the first time
- TechCrunch, November 15, 2018, Tech giants take seats on Homeland Security’s new supply chain task force
- SiliconANGLE, April 23, 2018, Cybersecurity leader takes a risk-based approach to cloud management
- SecurityWeek, April 18, 2018, To Mitigate Third-Party Security Risk, Be at the Table
- Fortune, October 10, 2017, How Companies Can Avoid the Next Equifax Attack
- Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2017, The Limits of Antivirus Software
- International Business Times, September 7, 2017, Edna Conway of Cisco Discusses Securing Supply Chains
- WSJ Pro Cybersecurity newsletter, August 22, 2017, Vetting Code Libraries, Not Just Kaspersky, Will Improve Security
- CIO, April 13, 2017, How secure is your supply chain?
- Bloomberg BNA, April 11, 2017, Reasonable Data Security? I Got Your Reasonable Data Security Right Here
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.
Brad Peterson currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology and Chief Information Officer (CTO/CIO) for Nasdaq.
Before Nasdaq, he served as CIO and EVP for Schwab Technology Services (STS), responsible for Schwab’s technology innovation, development, infrastructure and operations. While leading Schwab’s technology enterprise, Brad also was responsible for Project Services (which covered the planning, coordination and financial management of all company-wide projects) and Offshore Services (leveraging third-party offshore capabilities whenever appropriate).
Brad served as CIO at eBay for five years. He was the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Epoch Securities after its merger with Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He also has held senior executive positions at companies including Epoch Partners, Schwab, Pacific Bell Wireless and Pacific Telesis (now part of AT&T).
He earned his master’s degree in management at MIT Sloan School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in systems science and economics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
National Basketball Association
Krishna Bhagavathula is Chief Technology Officer for National Basketball Association.
National Basketball Association
As Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for the NBA, Steve is responsible for global cybersecurity spanning fan-facing, partner, broadcast, events, regional office, and corporate systems that support the NBA and its affiliated leagues, staff, and teams.
In his two decades at the NBA, Steve developed a cybersecurity operations team, provided the strategy for virtualization, containerization, hardware and software platform consolidation, and the public and hybrid cloud. With the objective of keeping the NBA ahead of the curve and a leader within the sports and entertainment industry, he has utilized these strategies and cutting-edge technologies to deliver secure best-in-class solutions.
Steve earned an M.S. in IT Administration and Security from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, an MBA from Saint Peter’s University, and a B.S. from Lynn University.
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.
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.
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.
Paolo Juvara joined Pure Storage in 2021 as Chief Digital Transformation Officer. With more than 25 years of software development leadership, he is responsible for leading the IT organization and defining the strategy for the systems, technology and tools running Pure’s data-centric, secure business operation. Additionally, he is chartered with building the infrastructure to support the e-commerce and customer lifecycle engagement engine for Pure as-a-Service customers.
Paolo is a software development executive with
international experience both in large and entrepreneurial organizations, from hands-on product development and design, to strategy and business operations. Prior to joining Pure, Paolo was the VP of Engineering and CIO for Google Cloud, leading an organization whose mission is to build the next generation of enterprise applications to drive scale and power the growth of Google Cloud. Before Google, Paolo was the Group Vice President of Oracle Application Labs, the organization within Oracle which manages all the applications that run Oracle.
Paolo has lived and worked in four different countries (France, Italy, Spain, and US) and graduated from Politecnico di Milano with a degree in Electronic Engineering and a specialization in Software Engineering.
Gregory Wilson is the Chief Information Security Officer at Putnam Investments, a global money management firm.
Prior to joining Putnam Investments, Gregory served as Chief Information Security Officer at Docupace, a leading digital operations technology provider. Previously, he was the Chief Information Security Officer at Pioneer Natural Resources, served as the Head of Information Security at 1st Global and led both the IT Compliance and Security function at TPG Capital and at Lehigh Hanson.
Gregory serves as an Advisor for the Dallas Innovation Advisory Council, on a number of corporate Advisory Boards for Entreda and EveryIncome, LLC and several professional and community boards, including Dallas CISO Executive Committee and SecureWorld Dallas.
Gregory is a United States Air Force veteran and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Oklahoma. He holds a certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School cybersecurity executive program and CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, and PMP certifications, as well as his Series 7, 24 and 66.
Gabrielle Wolfson is Senior Vice President & Chief Information and Digital Officer for Quest Diagnostics.
Mike McNerney is a technology entrepreneur and military veteran with a primary focus on cybersecurity. He currently works as the SVP for Security at 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.
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.
Vala Afshar is an award-winning inventor, author, weekly podcaster and columnist, and keynote speaker covering the future of business and work, leadership and innovation. As Chief Digital Evangelist at Salesforce, Afshar collaborates with C-suite executives, industry analysts and thought leaders from around the world on opportunities for digital change. With over 652,000 followers on Twitter, Afshar is named as a top influencer to senior executives on social media. Afshar’s Twitter account was viewed and shared over one billion times in 2021.
Afshar contributes weekly articles to ZDNET and other publications – over 250 articles since 2020. Afshar has interviewed over 900 senior business executives on his weekly video show DisrupTV, covering topics of leadership, business, and technology disruptive trends. Afshar’s podcast is projected to have over 1 million viewers in 2022. Prior to joining Salesforce, Afshar served in roles of Vice President of engineering, Chief Customer Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. Afshar is author of the book ‘The Pursuit of Social Business Excellence’.
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.
Vishwas Manral is the Head of Cloud Native Security and the Chief Technologist at Skyhigh Security (McAfee Enterprise). Manral was previously the CEO of NanoSec, a container security startup that was acquired by McAfee in August 2019.
He has also held positions as the Chief Technologist at HPE & the founder of Ionos Networks. Vishwas is the co-chair of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), Silicon Valley, and leads the effort on Serverless Security for CSA Global. He is an advisor to companies such as Spirent, Graphiant, Bootup Ventures and H.A.C.K. a Government accelerator for Cyber Security in Bangalore.
Joe Levy joined Sophos as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in February 2015. In this role he leads the company’s technology strategy worldwide, driving product vision and innovation to both enhance and simplify IT security.
Joe brings more than 20 years of leadership and development expertise, focusing on information security. Prior to Sophos, Joe was CTO for Blue Coat Systems following the company’s May 2013 acquisition of security analytics pioneer Solera Networks, where he had served as CTO since 2008. Prior to Solera, Joe was CTO of SonicWALL (acquired by Dell), where he led research and development teams with concentrations in the areas of next-generation firewalls, deep packet inspection, cryptography and secure remote access.
Earlier in his career, Joe spent six years with the security-focused, value-added reseller OneNet, where he led product and service design and development, including managed services. Joe has participated in various industry certification and design consortiums, and he holds several security, networking database and virtualization patents. He has co-authored a book on the topic of wireless network security, covering many of the secure wireless innovations he and his architectural teams have designed. Joe holds a BA from Queens College, NY.
Martin Davis is Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Southern Company.
Ulrich Harmuth is Chief Strategy Officer for Sportradar.
Joe Schaefer is Chief Technology Officer for Strategic Education.
Astin Thomas has 15 years of global technology leadership experience and is Chief Digital Officer of Sunbelt Solomon, the nation’s largest sustainable power & utility distribution equipment service provider. Together with his teams, Astin is responsible for the organization’s marketing strategy, branding, and digital business development channel. Additionally, Thomas is responsible for Sunbelt Solomon’s information technology strategy, cybersecurity, and manufacturing & field services technology. Thomas is a member of Sunbelt Solomon’s executive leadership team.
Across his career, Astin has architected and led programs encompassing security frameworks, cyber and physical security, privacy, and accounting systems integrity. He also has broad experience with region-specific security, privacy, financial, and taxation requirements of India, China, Russia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. Astin was a resident of the United Kingdom for five years, where he was the inaugural Chief Information Officer for KBC, the digital solutions subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation, a large Japanese industrial automation corporation.
Astin holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Western Governors University, a Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity from The George Washington University and is an Executive MBA Candidate at Yale University. Thomas also holds CISSP and CISM information security certifications.
Carol Juel is Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Synchrony Financial.
Andrew Beers is Chief Technology Officer for Tableau.
The Chemours Company
Dean Meyer is Chief Information Officer for The Chemours Company.
The Climate Corporation
As Chief Science Officer, Tom leads the Science organization at The Climate Corporation, where he drives the company’s research and development efforts in data science, modeling, sensing, and field research. The capabilities developed within the Science organization enable operational insights backed by the integration of vast amounts of real field data into Climate models.
Most recently, as the Senior Director of Science Implementation at The Climate Corporation, Tom led the testing and application of Climate Science in our global field operations and with our customers, in order to ensure successful execution of Science research. Tom brings to his role more than 14 years of strategic leadership at Bayer in the development and implementation of research and technology deployment that directly benefits farmers.
Tom holds a BS in Agronomy, and a Masters and Ph.D in Entomology from the University of Nebraska.
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.
David Wong leads the product management, editorial, content and digital teams at Thomson Reuters, where he oversees product strategy and delivery of the global software and business information services portfolio. This portfolio includes services and products for Legal, Tax & Accounting, Corporate and Government customers.
David brings more than 10 years of experience building business-to-business software and information services. Previously, David served as a senior product leader at Facebook, where he was responsible for building products for marketers to measure the effectiveness of their investments in Facebook’s ads and business products.
David is a leader in product methodology research and an inventor and innovator named on four patents. He has also held senior roles at Nielsen, as SVP of Product Leadership, leading their digital measurement business, and worked at McKinsey & Company as a management consultant.
David holds a degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto, where he specialized in applied physics and electrical engineering.
David is based in Toronto, the corporate headquarters of Thomson Reuters.
Nicole Raimundo Coughlin
Town of Cary, NC
Nicole Raimundo Coughlin
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.
Tractor Supply Company
Glenn Allison is Vice President, Customer Facing Applications Development for Tractor Supply Co., the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States with over 2,000+ stores and approximately $10 billion in annual revenues. Responsible for Retail Technology, eCommerce, Consumer Mobile App, Marketing, and Enterprise Data & Analytics.
Tractor Supply is frequently recognized as one of the best workplaces for IT professionals, ranking #14 in large company category for the 2021 Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT, and top 10 for team member development and retention.
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 currently serves on the CNBC Technology Executive Council, Chairman of the Technology Leadership Council for the National Retail Federation (NRF), Board of Directors for the Nashville Technology Council (NTC), 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.
As Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of TripActions, Ilan Twig oversees the company’s product development and engineering teams. This is the second company Ilan founded with CEO and Co-founder Ariel Cohen — the most recent being StreamOnce, a business multimedia integration platform that was acquired by Jive Software. With almost two decades of experience in engineering, Ilan led large research and development teams at both Hewlett Packard Software and Rockmelt. Ilan earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv, Yaffo.
Scott Spradley is Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for Tyson Foods.
Ruby Zefo serves as Uber’s first Chief Privacy Officer and Associate General Counsel, Privacy & Cybersecurity. Her team’s mission is to drive Uber’s efforts to be a trusted steward of users’ personal data in every market where Uber operates. Her role includes leading the global privacy compliance function and legal support for the CISO organization. She is also co-chair of the Women at Uber global employee resource group, Uber’s largest ERG.
Prior to joining Uber, Ruby was a Vice President at Intel Corporation where she served as Chief Privacy & Security Counsel, Group Counsel for the Artificial Intelligence Products Group, Group Counsel for Intel Security/McAfee, Legal Director for Corporate Affairs, and Legal Director of Trademarks & Brands, during which time she won a coveted Intel Achievement Award and her team won a number of industry awards. Her career history also includes in-house attorney roles at Sun Microsystems and litigation associate at Fenwick & West.
Ruby has served on the boards of directors of the International Trademark Association, National Cybersecurity Alliance, and International Association of Privacy Professionals, and serves on the advisory boards of TruU and Text IQ/Relativity. In 2017, Ruby was named one of Forbes’ 40 Women To Watch Over 40. In 2022, Ruby was profiled as an AI visionary by Relativity. She is a frequent speaker on law practice and leadership topics, with a special interest in women’s equality and development.
Ruby holds a B.S. in business administration with highest honors from the University of California at Berkeley, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
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.
United Wholesale Mortgage
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.
Paul Weymouth is the Chief Information Officer of UnitedHealthcare‘s Government & Provider Technology organization. He leads the platform engineering teams that support our Medicare, Medicaid, and Provider businesses, including Individual & Family Plans (formerly Individual Exchanges). These teams manage the technology behind platforms with a focus on accelerating long-term growth strategies through a portfolio of innovative and affordable products that simplify member and provider experiences, maximize business value, and advance consumer satisfaction. Paul brings unique enterprise knowledge and strong technical, operational, and financial savvy to this role, expanding his breadth of knowledge and leadership shadow into the Government and Provider space.
Paul joined UnitedHealth Group in October of 2002 and began his career in Uniprise Finance. During his tenure, he has held various leadership roles in Finance, Operations and Technology across UHG and Optum. Paul assumed the role of Chief Technology Officer for Employer & Individual (E&I) in 2017 and then became the Chief Information Officer in 2020 for our Employer & Individual (E&I) commercial business. In September 2021, he was named the CIO for UHC Government & Provider Technology.
University of Tennessee Medical Center
Michael Saad is Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer for University of Tennessee Medical Center.
Stuart Cook is Executive Vice President, Chief Product Officer for Valley Bank. He joined Valley in 2019 as Chief Digital Product Officer bringing more than 15 years of experience in global financial services, both in start-up and enterprise companies. He is focused on creating great customer experiences, building growth and leading teams through product discovery and delivery. Cook is responsible for overseeing the creation and development of Valley’s digital product and propositions as well as transforming to more agile ways of working, leveraging cloud native and automated infrastructure to help make the customer experience more seamless and streamlined.
Deepak Mohan is Executive Vice President, Products for Veritas Technologies.
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.
Rajat joined Visible as its Chief Technology Officer in November 2021. Prior to joining Visible, he managed Verizon’s 5G program, leading the launch of Verizon’s Home Broadband service across 5G and LTE Home – building and scaling the operations from the ground up. He also led Verizon’s Fios Digital team, spearheading the adoption of multiple emerging technologies including chatbots, AI/ML, and new product development. He also holds multiple patents for innovations in the areas of 5G and AI/ML. Before joining Verizon, he was with Deloitte’s Telecom practice leading major transformation initiatives across various telcos.
Rajat is a Georgia Tech alum and lives in Southlake, Texas. He loves traveling and experiencing new cultures with his wife, eight-year old twin boys and yellow labrador retriever. In his spare time, he loves to volunteer with his family, read and practice his BBQ skills.
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.
Anshu Bhardwaj is Senior Vice President, Technology Commercialization for Walmart Global Tech at Walmart Inc. She leads commercialization and monetization of technology platforms and creates a partner ecosystem that enables productivity, speed and innovation at scale. In addition, her team defines and executes strategies for enterprise technology M&A and emerging technology to further strengthen our competitive advantages.
Anshu is a seasoned executive with 20 years of experience in retail, eCommerce and technology industries across India and the United States. Prior to this role, she served as Vice President, Product at Sam’s Club for eCommerce, Membership, Marketing and Innovation.
Prior to joining Sam’s Club, Anshu led strategy and international market expansion for Walmart eCommerce, a team she’d joined in September 2009. Anshu has worn several hats in eCommerce & retail, including M&A, finance, merchandising, marketing, and consulting.
Anshu has a Bachelor’s in Mathematics (St. Stephen’s College (Delhi)), Master’s in Apparel Marketing & Merchandising (NIFT (Delhi)) and MBA in finance (Chicago Booth School of Business).
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.
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.
Gary Sorrentino serves as Zoom’s Global CIO, after spending over two years as our Global Deputy CIO. A former Managing Director for J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management, Gary was the Global Head of Client Cyber Awareness and Education.
For over 12 years, Gary was the Chief Technology Officer for J.P. Morgan AWM’s global technology infrastructure initiatives, where he managed its Data Privacy program and was responsible for Infrastructure, Application and End User Technology Production Support. In 2014, he assumed a new role as the lead for their Cybersecurity efforts and developed a firm wide “Protect the Client” Cyber program designed to raise cybersecurity awareness among employees and clients.
With almost 40 years of experience in Information Technology, Gary has served in various other IT leadership positions in firms across the financial services industry. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2005, Gary was Head of Global Infrastructure and Head of Technology Efficiencies at Citi Private Bank, where he was responsible for Global Infrastructure Support and strategic technology initiatives. Other roles he has held include Global Technology CFO at Credit Suisse and North America IT Controller at UBS.
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).