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Asma Farooq

Product Lead, Advertising
eBay

Meghan Anzelc

Head of Data & Analytics
Spencer Stuart

Jack Hanlon

Global Head of Data
Reddit, Inc.

Romy Hussain

Director, Healthcare Economics
Johns Hopkins Healthcare

Carlos Jose Fonseca

SVP Data & Services. Sales Strategy and Solutions Financial
Mastercard

Jessica B. Lee

Partner, Co-Chair, Privacy, Security & Data Innovations
Loeb & Loeb

Carlo Lipizzi, Ph.D.

Graduate Engineering Management & Systems Analytics Program Director School of Systems and Enterprise
Stevens Institute of Technology

Nels Lindahl

Director, Clinical Decision Systems
CVS Health

Ankit Mangal

Associate Director, Web Analytics
Wayfair

Dr. Wade Schulz, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Computational Healthcare Researcher
Yale School of Medicine

Chintan Shah

Vice President of Data Science and Analytics
HYLA, Inc. (“HYLA Mobile”)

Cathy Tanimura

Sr. Director, Analytics & Data Science
Strava

Mario A. Vinasco

Director BI and Analytics
Credit Sesame

Michelle Finneran Dennedy

Chief Executive Officer
DrumWave

Jessica B. Lee

Partner, Co-Chair, Privacy, Security & Data Innovations
Loeb & Loeb

Daniel Gremmell

Head of Data Science
Policygenius

Haftan Eckholdt

Chief Data Officer & Chief Science Officer
Understood.Org

Bona Allen

SVP & CFO
Kajima Building & Design Group, Inc

Bona Allen

SVP & CFO
Kajima Building & Design Group, Inc

Christina Van Tassell

CFO
Dow Jones

Pedro Antonio Guazo Alonso

CFO Finance Director
United Nations

Brett Benner

Managing Director, Finance Transformation
KPMG

Brian Mace

Director, Advisory Finance Transformation
KPMG LLP

Debi Chirichella

CFO
Hearst Magazines

Jamie Cohen

CFO
ANGI Homeservices

Jim Kaitz

President & CEO
Association for Financial Professionals (AFP)

Jim McVeigh

CEO
Cyndx

Saurabh Kumar

CFO, Employer & Individual
UnitedHealth

David McCann

Deputy Editor
CFO Magazine

Eric Muhlheim

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
Buzzfeed

Dann Allen

Client Experience Executive
Union Bank

Brooke Baldwin

UX Research Lead
Whatsapp

Brooke Baldwin

UX Research Lead
Whatsapp

Accomplished User Experience Design Researcher with over 18 years’ experience for mobile, tablet, web, and application design. Conduct research and manage all stages of user-centered design process. Develop research programs to inform business strategy. Manage and train junior and mid-career researchers.


LaSandra Brill

Head of Digital Experience & Activation
NVIDIA

LaSandra Brill

Head of Digital Experience & Activation
NVIDIA

LaSandra is a change agent, marketing innovator and pioneer in leveraging AI and data science in marketing. As the Head of Digital Experience & Activation at NVIDIA, she leads a highly productive team to deliver personalized experiences across various digital touchpoints (Web, Email, Search, Social, Display). She is passionate about the use of AI in Marketing and leading digital transformation and adoption.


Prior to NVIDIA, she held leadership positions at Symantec and Cisco driving business growth through digital marketing. She is also passionate about improving the lives of those with developmental disabilities and serves on the Board of Directors for the Special Olympics Northern California.


Anne Cramer

Director of Customer Experience
Delta Dental of California

Anne Cramer

Director of Customer Experience
Delta Dental of California

I’m a customer- and client-centric, data-driven strategy leader with over 18 years of expertise in all things customer, employee and user experience.


Specialties: B2B & B2C customer experience strategy and implementation; data-driven marketing; customer insights, marketing analytics; customer-focused value- and needs-based segmentation; customer journey/experience mapping; marketing communications.


Lola DeMoon

Assistant Vice President, Customer Experience Strategy
Wells Fargo

Lola DeMoon

Assistant Vice President, Customer Experience Strategy
Wells Fargo

Focused on multidisciplinary approaches to Omni-Channel Experiences in Financial Services. Currently responsible for leading interdisciplinary teams, driving initiatives and continual delivery of experience innovation for customers across the full spectrum of Wells Fargo’s digital channels.


Specialties: Managing Cross-Functional Projects, Digital Strategy, Business Transformation, Customer Experience, VOC, Product Management, Competitive Analysis, User Engagement, Analytics, Customer Insights, Service Design- Human-Centered Design, User Experience, Interaction Design, and User Research


Brook Eaton

Sr. Director, Product Management
Fossil

Brook Eaton

Sr. Director, Product Management
Fossil

Experienced Director & team leader for software and hardware consumer tech products. Background in engineering and product management. Accustomed to working in small start-ups as well as larger organizations, but no matter the situation, getting stuff done.


– Experience in engineering & product dev in the valley since 2000.

– Computer Engineering degree & Master’s from top schools

– Career experience as an engineer, product manager, start-up founder, team lead & director

– Responsible for launching multiple successful products in the consumer space

– Managed teams as large as 30 people including cloud/app/data engineers, product managers, customer support, QA & designers

– Managed P&L, reporting to C-suite executives at large companies and driving decisions, buy-in, securing funding, generating key presentations/collateral

– Start-up experience includes co-founding 2 start-ups as well as participating in several others from an early stage with successful exits

– Responsible for producing top rated apps & HW products

– Managed whole product development efforts from Product Management with feature/function ideation, definition, development, backlog prioritization, MVP, strategy, competitive analysis, market definition/sizing; Design/UI/wireframing; Engineering including front/back-end cloud, iOS/Android/Web app dev, machine learning, data science, analytics, AB testing, hardware industrial design, component selection, quality testing; bug reporting, releases (incl app stores), customer support, social media, press relations, public speaking, evangelist.

– Managed technical teams generating architecture, REST/SOAP/JSON APIs, AWS, MicroServices, Python, Javascript, AJAX, Java, C/C++/NDK, Swift/Objective-C, LAMP – Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, RTOS/embedded, Android Wear, bugzilla, jira, Git, multi-language translations, crash analytics, server monitoring, pager duty, datadog, firebase, dev, staging, production environments, Agile, 2-3 week sprints, jira, confluence, rally


Lexi Emmons

Sr. Director, Customer Experience
Bright Horizons

Lexi Emmons

Sr. Director, Customer Experience
Bright Horizons

Lexi Emmons is a Leadership Strategist who works with organizations and their people to reach operational objectives and achieve their core mission.


Lexi believes leadership needs to be intrinsically honest about its intents and methods. She seeks to cut through disingenuous leadership fads to help leaders use tried and proven methods for achieving results.


Lexi has delivered organization transforming leadership experiences to multiple mid- and large-scale businesses throughout her career.


Lexi holds a Masters of Business Administration from Strayer University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Pensacola Christian College.


Kelly Hendricks

Area Vice President, Global Customer Service
Verizon

Kelly Hendricks

Area Vice President, Global Customer Service
Verizon

Kelly Hendricks is Area Vice President, Global Client Services for Verizon. In this role, she has responsibility for field service management, technical support and program management serving the largest vertical enterprise clients based in the Western United States. Her team ensures customers receive world-class care and execution for the delivery and management of services to optimize business outcomes, including solutions for intelligent networks, dynamic cloud, mobile workforce and connected machines. She also has responsibility for the creation and execution of strategic initiatives.


In her previous position as director, Service Operations for MCI, Hendricks managed operations for the national business markets call routing strategy, the development and delivery of Customer Service training, and had accountability for business process improvement activities across the Global service organization.


Hendricks joined MFS Communications in 1994, which later merged with WorldCom, MCI, and was later purchased by Verizon Business, as the director of Sales and Service operations. In this role, she quickly demonstrated her abilities as an accomplished facilitator of improvement activities and was asked to lead a company-wide restructuring strategy to optimize efficiencies and financial performance. Her achievements with this project earned her a spot on the executive staff reporting to the CEO as the Quality officer for MFS Intelent. At the completion of the merger, Hendricks transitioned into a new role retaining her quality focus and adding web communications, call quality monitoring programs, ISO 9001-2000 program and registration management and business consulting services.


Hendricks received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley. She serves on the advisory council for the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, is a certified ISO 9001 internal auditor, a member of the executive community Watermark, and a member of the Women’s Association of Verizon Employees (WAVE)   where she was recognized as a Verizon leader who made a difference professionally, personally and in her community. She is a graduate of Verizon’s Executive Talent program for women. Hendricks volunteers with American Corporate Partners as a professional mentor for veterans and serves as student and alumni mentor for the University of Oregon Parent Professional Network.


Follow Kelly on twitter @HendricksKelly


Karen Jackson

Vice President of Customer Experience
Prologis

Karen Jackson

Vice President of Customer Experience
Prologis

Karen Jackson is Vice President of Customer Experience at Prologis. In this role, Ms. Jackson is responsible for design and implementation of the Global Voice of the Customer Program, which leverages strategies to differentiate the customer experience, increase value delivery,  inspire engagement, and facilitate sustainable competitive advantage globally.  Prior to Prologis, Ms. Jackson held leadership roles in strategic planning, product strategy,  business development, marketing, M&A, org change and IT outsourcing for Fortune 500 companies. Her career experience has spanned multiple cultures, continents and countries.  Karen has a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and is an alumna of UCLA Anderson School of Business.


Bob McGinn

Director CX Consulting
Confirmit

Bob McGinn

Director CX Consulting
Confirmit

Bob is a seasoned consultant with nearly two decades of expertise, leading and managing programs to enhance the customer experience and providing insights to a wide variety of industries.


What excites Bob most is going beyond providing best-in-class consultative services to helping organizations create a customer-centric culture that guarantees they are at the center of all business decisions – this is when true change and impact takes place. Bob will help you start with the What, get to the Why and evolve to the How. Once he has worked with your organization, any employee, from the Call Center to the C-suite, will be able to answer this one simple question, “What’s the experience like for your customers?”


In addition to his expertise in building out “Voice of the Customer” programs and customer-centric cultures, Bob has led a myriad of quantitative and qualitative research projects and is extremely resourceful at combining internal and external data sources to answer complex business questions and turn insights into actions.


Mark Reynolds

Vice President, Global Customer Operations
Digital Realty

Mark Reynolds

Vice President, Global Customer Operations
Digital Realty

Mark Reynolds is an experienced B2B leader and change champion who is passionate about providing customers a superior, consistent, integrated, and global  customer experience while delivering them their desired outcomes. For 20+ years, he’s held leadership positions at Digital Realty, ServiceNow, VMware, Equinix, Autonomy (Interwoven), BEA Systems, Inc., Siebel Systems, Inc. and Oracle Corporation where he’s led a variety of teams and customer-focused initiatives/programs including Customer Satisfaction Surveys, Executive Briefing Centers, Customer References, Customer Advisory Boards, Executive Sponsorship, Account Management, and Customer Success/Service.


Joseph Tischbern

Director of Talent Development & Engagement
Smart & Final

Joseph Tischbern

Director of Talent Development & Engagement
Smart & Final

Learning & Development Professional, Motivational Speaker, Leadership Coach, PHR, and Employee Engagement Expert



My passion is to assist in the development and encouragement of others in ways that impact both their professional and personal lives.


Tom Treanor

Global Head of Marketing
Arm Treasure Data

Tom Treanor

Global Head of Marketing
Arm Treasure Data

Tom Treanor heads up marketing at Arm Treasure Data. He focuses on marketing, martech, CDPs and digital marketing. He has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, as well as a Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.With a unique blend of business experience, technical skills and creativity, he has been able to make a meaningful impact on many companies. Follow him on Twitter @RtMixMktg.


Theresa Melvin

Chief Architect, AI-Driven Big Data Solutions
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Ronak Shah

Head of Data Engineering
Coursera

Vin Vashishta

Data Scientist, Strategist, Author
V2 Machine Learning Consulting

Vin Vashishta

Data Scientist, Strategist, Author
V2 Machine Learning Consulting

Vin is an applied data scientist and teaches companies to monetize machine learning. He is currently working on a ML based decision support product as well as his strategy consulting practice.


Bharti Bhardwaj

Delivery Director
TD Bank

Dan Sorotschynski

Vice President, Global Brand Strategy & Consumer Engagement
BRP

Melissa Steach

PhD, Workplace Wellbeing Knowledge Lead
Herman Miller

Qiaolin Chen

Director of Data Science
Tencent Games

Vanitha Lucas

Board Member
Viz for Social Good

Binwei Yang, PhD

Distinguished Engineer, Merchant Technology Data Science,
Walmart Labs

Morgan Cundiff

Data Scientist
ShopRunner

Stephanie Kelton

Former Chief Economist, U.S. Senate Budget Committee, Leading Expert on Modern Monetary Theory & Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Stony Brook University

Stephanie Kelton

Former Chief Economist, U.S. Senate Budget Committee, Leading Expert on Modern Monetary Theory & Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Stony Brook University

Stephanie Kelton is a professor of economics and public policy at Stony Brook University. She is a leading expert on Modern Monetary Theory and a former Chief Economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee (Democratic staff). She was named by POLITICO as one of the 50 people most influencing the policy debate in America. Professor Kelton advises policymakers and consults with investment banks, and portfolio managers across the globe. She is a regular commentator on national radio and broadcast television.


Her new book, The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy, is on both the New York TImes and Amazon bestseller lists. The book shows how to break free of the myths and misunderstandings about money and the role of taxes, debt and deficits that have hamstrung policymakers around the world.


Vince Ryan

Editor-in-Chief
CFO Magazine

Russ Banham

Pulitzer-Nominated Financial Journalist & Best-Selling Author
Russ Banham Inc.

Narain Jayasekaran

Global Digital Transformation Leader – Finance
Mars

Ryan Grimsland

Vice President of Finance, U.S. Stores
Lowe’s

Austin Jones

Director, Finance and Treasury
Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Steven Cieslak

Chief Financial Officer
Nordex

Suk Shah

MBA, Chief Financial Officer
Guaranteed Rate

Tom De Weerdt

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
Mauser Packaging

Mark Noffke, CPA

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
Flying Food Group

Linda Kulhanek

CPA, MBA, Chief Financial Officer
The Methodist Hospital

Nayab Yusuf Saddiqi

FCA, CFE, CISA Vice President of Finance
VISA

Kevin Mpambou Do Dang

Chief Financial Officer
Away From Home, Kellogg Company

Lee Coulter

Chief Executive Officer, Transform AI & Chair
IEEE

Carlo Crudele

Chief Customer Officer
AIG Private Client Group

Carlo Crudele

Chief Customer Officer
AIG Private Client Group

Carlo Crudele is the Chief Customer Officer for AIG Private Client Group in the United States and Canada. Prior roles within AIG include serving as the Personal Insurance Operations Executive for the Americas region, Head of strategic Operations Transformation Office, and Program Director for Strategic Planning & International Restructuring for Property Casualty


Carlo joined AIG in 2008 after spending five years as a Vice President with JPMorganChase, where his primary focus involved leading teams to merge / integrate newly acquired companies. Prior to JPMorganChase, Carlo spent six years with Deloitte, where he managed a variety of strategic, operational, financial, technical and transformational projects for numerous clients.


Carlo holds an MBA in Management Information Systems from the State University of New York at Albany, a BS in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Albany, a certificate in High-Performance Leadership from Cornell University, an Executive Leadership certificate from Cornell University, and a Customer Experience Certificate from Rutgers University. He serves on the J.D. Power Insurance Advisory Board, the Argyle Customer Experience Advisory Board, the Rutgers Customer Experience Advisory Board, and the Advisory Committee for NEFCU, a Long-Island based credit union.


Rachelle Dever

Vice President, Customer Relations & Brand Experience
Signature Flight

Rachelle Dever

Vice President, Customer Relations & Brand Experience
Signature Flight

Rachelle has been in the hospitality industry for the entirety of her career. Her passion is to make a difference and inspire others to do the same. Whether it be through paying it forward to her team, innovating to improve the guest�s experience, or founding a Women’s affinity group, making a difference has been the foundation of Rachelle’s career.


Rachelle is presently the Brand and Guest Experience Director for Holiday Inn, a division of IHG. In this role, she is currently focusing on creating Restaurant and Bar solutions that drive revenue, brand growth, and meet the needs of guests. Prior to joining IHG in October 2017, she was with Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for over 13 years, and held various roles, most recently as Head of Guest Experience. She was responsible for developing a multi-year guest experience strategic roadmap that has improved Overall Satisfaction by 10% in the past three years. Prior to joining Popeyes, she worked for ServiceCheck Inc. There, she worked in various capacities including consulting with numerous clients of the Restaurant and Retail Industry; and was named Salesperson of the Year in 2003. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Reinhardt University in North Georgia.


In addition to her professional role, Rachelle also serves as founding member of the Popeyes Women’s Leadership Forum (2009-2013). As President, she developed by-laws, role descriptions for the board, and an annual strategic planning process. She volunteers as the Women’s Foodservice Forum Brand Ambassador (2012-Present). She is also an advocate and member with OnBoard Inc, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase women in the boardroom.


In her personal life, Rachelle lives with her husband Mike and two canine babies, Chloe and Leo. She developed her love of animals very early on, having grown up on a horse farm. Rachelle enjoys the role of mom, having two amazing stepchildren, Sara and Hayes. When at home, her favorite place to be is in the kitchen cooking for her family and friends.


Doug Kramon

Senior Director, Customer Operations & Fan Support
ESPN

Doug Kramon

Senior Director, Customer Operations & Fan Support
ESPN

Douglas Kramon leads Customer Care and Fan Support at ESPN, and is also a frequent speaker at customer engagement industry events. He oversees all fan engagement initiatives at ESPN focusing on a comprehensive fan value model, providing consumers of ESPN content the tools to experience an exceptional journey in their ESPN fandom.


Tamar Cohen

VP Customer Experience
Zoetis

Tamar Cohen

VP Customer Experience
Zoetis

Tamar Cohen is the VP of Customer Excellence and Business Innovation, leading the CX, Digital and Loyalty programs for Zoetis, a leader in animal health services. Coming to Zoetis after over 15 years leading digital and CX design in Financial services, she is leading the organization to develop CX strategies and methodologies to rethink how Zoetis can interact with their customers. Looking at everything from feedback management, customer journey mapping and Voice of the Customer programs through customer segmentation and metric design and development, Tamar is bringing forward a new way of helping our core customers, veterinarians, get back to doing what they love, which is helping animals. Tamar holds a BA from New York University in Art Administration.


Raj Sadasivan

Chief Global Digital CX Architect
Schneider Electric

Raj Sadasivan

Chief Global Digital CX Architect
Schneider Electric

I’m a Chief Global Customer Experience Architect with Schneider Electric. My expertise include developing & enabling Digital IT Strategy & Architecture, leading IT M&A / Divestiture programs, leveraging & introducing emerging technologies through cross-functional leadership and collaboration. Prior to joining Schneider Electric, my experience include acting as a change agent and technology advisor with Big 4 advisory firms and global brands in India, Australia, Europe & USA. I have a MBA with University of Michigan Ross school of Business.


Schneider Electric is a €27 Billion global specialist in energy management and automation with offices in more than 100 countries.


Tim Morris

VP, Customer Interaction Management
Scotiabank

Tim Morris

VP, Customer Interaction Management
Scotiabank

Tim Morris, Vice President Customer Interaction Management is responsible for leading Scotiabank’s Customer Interaction Management team. The mandate includes the overall design, development and deployment of the customer interaction strategy for Scotiabank in Canada and the day-to-day operations for Scotiabank’s campaign lead development. Priorities include the introduction of new CRM technology to the Retail Bank Branch network to support the team’s delivery of an omni-channel customer experience. Customer analytics is a foundational element of the team’s focus where information and insights gained on the daily interactions that a customer has with the bank is used to better understand customer behaviours and preferences and to identify the next best activity needed to address customers’ needs.


Customer Interaction Management connects Scotiabank’s network of customer facing businesses in an integrated fashion ensuring that core Channels, Business Lines and support functions are coordinated in how the bank presents service, advice & solutions to the customer. The team has responsibility for the design & execution of lead files and evolving the customer interaction governance and oversight models supporting the Canadian Retail Banking channels.


Prior to this role team Tim led the Specialized Service group for the Customer Contact Centre network in Canadian Banking Distribution and spent 11 years in Scotiabank’s Wealth Management business. Roles in wealth management have included positions with the Private Client Group, Asset Management and Sales & Distribution where Tim’s day to day responsibilities included strategy & business planning, sales & service leadership, business development and partnerships, business integration and M&A.


Frank Borovsky

VP, Information Technology
Club Car / Ingersol Rand

Frank Borovsky

VP, Information Technology
Club Car / Ingersol Rand

Frank Borovsky is Vice President, Customer Experience and Information Technology, of Club Car, the world leader in golf and utility vehicles, and a strategic business unit of Ingersoll Rand. Through business process reengineering, top grading and technology innovation, Frank has been transforming Club Car’s people, processes and legacy application architecture to provide competitive advantage throughout the value chain.


Throughout his career, as both a business strategist and IT professional, Frank has helped define the vision as well as execute the plan, leveraging breakthrough technology (CRM, ERP, eCommerce, social media), to get there. Bridging the gap between the marketing and technical world, Frank has teamed to change business models in financial services as a pioneer on the web, in the aerospace industry by building customer connectivity though supply chain visibility and optimization, and in IT Services, managing SMB network infrastructure proactively, preventing problems before they occur.


Previous positions:



  • Vice President, IT Services Division, Ricoh

  • Director, Application Development, Cooper Industries (now Eaton)

  • Program Director IT–Honeywell Engines Systems and Services

  • IT Director/CIO–Honeywell Aircraft Landing Systems

  • Vice President, eCommerce, Comerica Bank

  • Vice President Corporate Banking Marketing, Comerica Bank


Frank is a Six Sigma Blackbelt, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Administration from the University of Michigan, and an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird. He is a member for the Business Analytics Corporate Advisory Board at Auburn University, former Chairman of the Midwest Affiliate and former national board member of the American Heart Association.


Denise Chamberlain

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
EdwardElmhurst Health

John Lausas

Vice President of Finance & Corporate Controller
Chamberlain Group (CGI)

Jamie Singer

Senior Vice President Crisis & Risk Management
Edelman

Steven A. Bourne, CPA

Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Treasurer
Clarus Therapeutics

Tiffany Harper

First Deputy Treasurer & Chief of Staff
City of Chicago

Jill Skordinski

Corporate Controller
Corelle Brands

Chris Ortega

Director of Finance, Americas
Emarsys

Ozan Kaya

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer
ShopRunner

Ivan Ouzounov

CMA,Director of Financial Planning & Analysis
PSAV

Lyndsey Zhang, MBA

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Boardroom&Beyond

Lyndsey Zhang, MBA

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Boardroom&Beyond

Lyndsey Zhang is a senior adviser and consultant who advocates sound corporate governance for company boards around the world. Her background as a CFO and VP of Strategy for Chinese companies operating in the US and Europe, and US companies operating in China and Europe, positions her to understand the challenges and opportunities of both Western and emerging markets. Lyndsey leads in comprehensive culture transformation, governance optimization and strategic integration engagement for companies with cross-cultural connections. Lyndsey is an accomplished speaker and writer on international corporate governance.


Lyndsey has been serving as Director on the Board of Directors of Solar Material Research Institute (a solar technology research organization in Silicon Valley), and as member on the Advisory Board of AirChicago Holding Inc. (an aviation startup company in Chicago) since 2018. Lyndsey is the former CFO and Corporate Secretary at MiaSolé Hi-Tech, a solar technology company in Silicon Valley, where she was responsible for legal and finance compliance, strategy planning, IPO readiness evaluation, investor relationship management, internal control optimization. Before joining MiaSole, Lyndsey was Deputy General Manager at Yunnan Energy Investment (HK) Co. Ltd., the Hong Kong investment and finance platform of Yunnan Energy Investment Group, where she was responsible for corporate strategy planning, IPO evaluation, funding raising, capital management. Before that, Lyndsey was Director of Finance at ixmation Inc., a Chicago base automation machine manufacturing company. Lyndsey also served as independent M&A consultant managing cross-border acquisition projects for both US and China companies.


Lyndsey is an Illinois licensed CPA. She graduated with B.A. in Economy from Xiamen University, MBA from New York Institute of Technology, and M.S. Accounting from Illinois State University. In addition, Lyndsey completed Board Governance program at Harvard University in 2019.


 


 


 


 


 


 


Yang Xu

Vice President & Global Treasurer
The Kraft Heinz Company

Deanna Strable

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Principal Financial Group

Brenna Albert, CPA

Executive Vice President & Corporate Controller
Cresco Labs

Matt Galvanoni

Vice President of Finance – North America
Ingredion Incorporated

Joe Richmond

Vice President of Finance, Behavioral Health
Kindred Healthcare

Shiva Mathur

Vice President Customer Success
HCL Technologies

Shiva Mathur

Vice President Customer Success
HCL Technologies

With 23+ years of experience managing profit and loss, customer advocacy ,client relationships, nurturing and growing businesses, Shiva is heavily involved in Digital Transformation and driving innovation in Retail and CPG Industry. As a customer champion, Shiva has been leading and implementing aggressive strategic plans around Customer Experiences (CX), thereby creating business values which accelerate the transformational outputs in a highly complex IT environment. Work with companies to define digital transformation with enterprises across industries to maximize business potential. Guide clients on their digital journeys to enable them to do business in real-time and help organizations rethink their business models to place humans at the center.


His true leadership skills lays in offering consumer led integrated business solutions across Digital, Analytics, Cognitive AI, Infrastructure Services, applications and technology landscape, thereby helping customers create successful and adaptive businesses roadmaps. With proven ability to translate business needs into technology requirements, his focus on performance, process excellence, knack of understanding viable business prototypes and delivery of system development, makes him a leader of choice for delivering superior experiential values for customers.


Melissa Douros

Senior Director of Digital Experience
Discover Financial Services

Jeremy Balkin

Head of Innovation
HSBC Bank USA

Jeremy Balkin

Head of Innovation
HSBC Bank USA

Jeremy K. Balkin serves as Head of Innovation for HSBC Bank USA based in New York, where he serves on the retail bank management committee and is responsible for the fintech innovation and exponential growth strategy for North America. Balkin also serves on the board of the Council for Emerging Technology and Digital Banking Advisory Council. He is also the multi-award winning author of two books, Investing with Impact: Why Finance is a Force for Good, and Millennialization of Everything: How to Win When Millennials Rule the World. Jeremy previously served as an adviser to The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s 29th Prime Minister and as an executive at Macquarie Bank. In 2017, Jeremy K. Balkin was named among the Top 35 Millennial Influencers in USA by the NBT Movement in Washington DC and received the Advance Global Australian Award from the Prime Minister of Australia. He has run six marathons and also received the UNSW Alumni Award for Achievement and been designated a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.


Meredith Binder

Chief Marketing Officer
S&P Global Market Intelligence

Meredith Binder

Chief Marketing Officer
S&P Global Market Intelligence

Results-driven marketing executive with a passion for designing experiences that enable firms to communicate value to prospects and clients. I have a strong track record developing global campaign strategies, education programs, and marketing operation systems that drive lead generation, client engagement, and brand advocacy


Holly Carter

Director of Product Marketing
Confirmit

Holly Carter

Director of Product Marketing
Confirmit

Skill Summary: Product Marketing, Digital Content Strategy, Release / Product Launch Planning, Integrated Campaign Planning, Public Speaking, Data analysis, Writing & Communication, Project Management, Cross-functional Collaboration, Global Business Competence


Claude Elie

CIO Design Research and Analytics Lead
IBM

Claude Elie

CIO Design Research and Analytics Lead
IBM

I’ve worked for over 15 years as a User Centered Design specialist at IBM. I’m skilled in all aspects of user research (Task analysis,Usability testing, Walkthroughs, Surveys, etc.). I am also an expert in UX work products (Usability test reports, heuristic reviews, design specifications, user profiles, etc.)


I have superior skill in rapid prototyping with a variety of tools (e.g., Balsamiq, Powerpoint, Sketch). I also have experience creating HTML high fidelity prototypes.


I have team leader experience and can lead a design team.


I champion the end user and advocate getting users involved early and often. Design should always be well informed with user feedback before the first line of code is written. I have the expertise and experience to make that happen.


Colleen Fitzgerald

VP, Partner Marketing
Pandora

Todd Healy

Vice President, Customer Experience
MasterCard

Todd Healy

Vice President, Customer Experience
MasterCard

End-to-end, results-oriented UX executive with 14 years experience leading teams that develop revenue generating, service-centric products and strategies for consumer and B2B segments.


Extensive grasp of industry best practices including human-computer interaction across responsive web, native mobile, and other emerging media. Strong understanding of consumer behavioral trends, and digital product development. Current preference toward lean, agile methodologies.


Michael Hoffman

Director of Ecommerce & Customer Service
Rainbow Apparel Co

Michael Hoffman

Director of Ecommerce & Customer Service
Rainbow Apparel Co

I am an accomplished ecommerce professional with 15+ years of experience leading market expansion initiatives, technology integration, and customer service programs. My expertise encompasses all critical aspects of ecommerce business development and operations, from call center procedures and customer feedback to departmental goal setting and revenue optimization.


I am highly skilled in setting departmental metrics, developing strategies for revenue optimization, and utilizing technical systems to monitor performance. I excel at identifying areas of improvement, developing strategies, and implementing solutions in an omnichannel environment to drive outstanding customer experiences and support corporate objectives.


I have proven myself as a strong leader by building, mentoring, and training high performance teams across various business departments. I also offer proficiency in strategic negotiations and relationship building with executive leaders to support business growth and profitability.


Nikita Kawdiya

Director Product Management
Prudential Financial

Jessica Larson

Head of CX Strategy, Technology
American Express

Jim McKeown

VP of Customer Experience & Mobility
Selective Insurance

Jim McKeown

VP of Customer Experience & Mobility
Selective Insurance

Jim has over 20 years of experience building and leading diverse and complex Customer Experience, Mobility, Marketing and Digital Strategies for some of the best performing companies in the world.  As the Vice President of Customer Experience and Mobility at Selective Insurance, Jim is focused on delivering the best customer experience and self-service/mobile offerings for Selective customers and agents.  Being part of an agent-focused distribution model, he has the unique opportunity to be able to serve two unique customer bases.  Previously at UnitedHealth Group and AIG, Jim and his team were responsible for driving strategic implementation of cutting edge products and solutions that drive both enterprise wide delivery and innovation. During his career, Jim has been a visionary for key product delivery, and customer experience & digital innovation.  At Selective, Jim creates the strategic vision that enables Selective’s Customer Experience and the tools that Selective provides to its customers, agents and employees.


Steven Tsao

Digital Marketing Futurist
ARM Treasure Data

Steven Tsao

Digital Marketing Futurist
ARM Treasure Data

Steven has led digital marketing initiatives since 2002, and transformed customer engagement at Fortune 500 companies and start-ups alike. He has an MBA from Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business, and a fourth-degree black belt in Aikikai Aikido. With a fine balance of data analytics and creativity, Steven has spearheaded modern marketing practices in industry-leading brands. Connect with Steven at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sttsao/


Matt Wilson

VP of Experience and Quality
Altice USA

Matt Wilson

VP of Experience and Quality
Altice USA

Matt is the VP of Experience and Quality at Altice USA, the 4th largest cable provider in the U.S. He’s leading improvements to his customers’ experience at a time of major industry disruption. His team leverages customer feedback, drives journey mapping and process designs, oversees quality assurance, and manages a value-based portfolio of initiatives. He’s most excited about modernizing a digital experience and re-energizing the human element of our customer service teams.


James Woloszyn

Vice President, Worldwide Customer Advocacy
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

James Woloszyn

Vice President, Worldwide Customer Advocacy
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

James Woloszyn leads WW Customer Advocacy at HPE. Theorganization empowers the company with access to customer andpartner insights, business challenges and opportunities. The team delivers innovative customer engagements that directly influence HPE’s business priorities and customer experiences. James isresponsible for all HPE Executive Briefing Centers, CustomerExperience Centers, the Global Customer Advisory Board, Customer Analytics and the corporate Executive Sponsorship Program.


Prior to joining HPE, he worked as an executive at The Boeing Company where he had direct oversight of enterprise IT Architectureand several IT development and shared services teams. Prior to Boeing, he served in multiple leadership roles for PressReader Inc.,where he served as Vice President of Operations for PressReaderInc., President & CEO of Production Asia Inc. based in Manila, and COO of NewspaperDirect Moscow based in Russia. Additionally, James serves on the board of directors of the AmericanHeart Association.


He holds a Bachelor of Science in Genetics from WITS University, South Africa, and an MBA from Simon Fraser University, Canada. James lives in Silicon Valley, California with his wife and son.


Jose Esteves

Partner, Intellectual Property and Technology
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Jose Esteves

Partner, Intellectual Property and Technology
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Jose A. Esteves focuses on assisting clients in maximizing the value of their intellectual property and technology assets, including through strategic stand-alone transactions such as collaborations, joint ventures, outsourcing arrangements and other complex technology transactions; stand-alone and mergers-and-acquisitions-related development, licensing, supply, marketing and support arrangements; and through IP monetization and financing transactions.


David Farris, MBA

Director, Worldwide Customer Experience
EA Sports at Electronic Arts (EA)

David Farris, MBA

Director, Worldwide Customer Experience
EA Sports at Electronic Arts (EA)

David holds a BA in Marketing, a Post Graduate Diploma from The Chartered Institute of Marketing and an MBA in Executive Leadership.


Responsible for leading CX globally across all EA Sports titles (FIFA, NHL, NBA, UFC and Madden NFL) and Sports Mobile. Strongly collaborating with game studios, marketing, publishing and 1st party to deliver exceptional player experiences that deepen relationships and maximize the lifetime value of players.


Mary Salvatera

Senior Creative Director, Customer Experience
Comcast, NBC Universal

Mary Salvatera

Senior Creative Director, Customer Experience
Comcast, NBC Universal

Mary is an Award winning customer experience strategist & innovative designer, with over 15 years of web, mobile and software application experience.


She supports Comcasts’ CX Product organization and heads up a new team focused on Customer Experience Design.


She leads all projects with the focus to always think holistically, the willingness to constantly ask why and she is fearless to say no; and she backs it up with reason.


She has expertise with User Centered Design, Human Factors and Human Computer Interaction and has an extensive User Experience and Customer Experience background both in agency and technology companies, including Fortune 100 & Fortune 50 companies.


She subscribes to the school of thought of making experiences intuitive with real world scenarios and solutions that meet a wide range of business needs.


Her experience in both agency and corporate environments have provided her the breadth of business knowledge and technical ingenuity necessary to identify risks and implement contingencies for web, mobile and software applications, while keeping a focus on KPI’s and ROI’s


She has stayed within the realm of technology developing a dynamic skill set which encompasses, user experience, customer experience, user interfaces, user interaction, interactive design, interactive strategy, Omni-Channel, portal strategies, usability, web design, multimedia development, management of projects, clients and resources in addition to software training experience for both medical and insurance software.


Patrick Waller

Director of eCommerce - OtterBox, LifeProof, Liviri
Otter Products

Patrick Waller

Director of eCommerce - OtterBox, LifeProof, Liviri
Otter Products

Based in Toronto and travel between Colorado and California offices as the Director of eCommerce leading our direct to consumer channels. Former VP Marketing OtterBox Asia Pacific (OtterBox, eight-time honoree of Inc 5000 fastest growing companies). Launched OBX brand and new fashion focused sustainable business model expansion. Trilingual communications specialist (English, French, Spanish) with experience in Americas, Europe and Asia. UPS London 2012 Olympic brand campaign award winner (UPS, on the Forbes list of world’s most valuable brands). Ex-professional European hockey player (Futbol Club Barcelona). Movember Foundation Mo Bro fundraiser. Adviser to Crossbow Miles app revolution. Currently trying to keep up and lead digital growth globally.


Sherif Mityas

Chief Experience Officer
TGI Fridays

Sherif Mityas

Chief Experience Officer
TGI Fridays

Sherif Mityas is the Chief Experience Officer for TGI FRIDAYS with oversight for the Brand’s Strategy, Marketing, Operations, Technology and Digital efforts. Mr. Mityas has more than 20 years’ experience in the retail and hospitality industries in both senior consulting and executive industry roles.


Prior to joining TGI FRIDAYS, Mr. Mityas served as the Managing Partner for JS Consulting and as the Chief Executive Officer for Hollywood Video/Movie Gallery.


Mr. Mityas received a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from Boston University, a M.S. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and an M.B.A. from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.


Dawn Bradshaw

Chief Marketing Officer
Wintrust Mortgage

Tiana Conley

Vice President, Global Brands
Kellogg Company

Britten Follett

Executive Vice President
Follett School Solutions

David Partain

FlexShares Chief Marketing Officer
Northern Trust Corporation

Santhosh Lakkaraju, PhD

Associate Director of Marketing Analytics
University of Notre Dame

MQ Qureshi

Founder
Xoobies

MQ Qureshi

Founder
Xoobies

MQ Qureshi is an Award Winning Digital Executive with 20-years of experience in the Digital Space. He has worked with some of the biggest & most recognizable brands in the world including General Motors, PUMA, Ferrari, Sears, McDonald’s & more.


MQ has deep knowledge of retail eCommerce, Digital Product Development, User Experience and Digital Marketing (among others) and is a tireless advocate of the Total Customer Experience framework.


He is the Founder of the startup Xoobies, which he successfully brought to market and for which he was awarded the “Top 50 Tech Visionaries Award” at InterCon 2019 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.


He lives in Chicago with his wife (Aasma) and two beautiful children (Zoya, 10 & Deen, 8), and takes on select Consulting engagements from time to time –most recently for the Real Estate conglomerate Jones Lang LaSalle, for which he developed their Global High Yield Investor Platform strategy and guided into execution.


Phil Burrows

Senior Manager, Digital Growth
Verizon

Keith McCluskey

Senior Director of Online Strategy, Office of Communications
Harvard Law School

Keith McCluskey

Senior Director of Online Strategy, Office of Communications
Harvard Law School

Keith McCluskey is the Senior Director of Online Strategy for Harvard Law School. Keith is a seasoned digital, marketing and organizational strategist with more than sixteen years of experience across consulting, advertising, and higher education. He has worked at both MIT and Harvard University, and with more than twenty corporate clients while at Sapient. In both newly-created and established roles for each of those organizations he has defined strategy, built teams, and managed project delivery. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from MIT.


Across his diverse roles, Keith has always focused on four pillars to build success:


– Defining and iterating on the mission of the organization to build cohesion and clarity

– Building great teams by allowing good people the space and support they need to flourish and be recognized

– Making efficient use of people’s time through continual improvement of processes and tools via feedback and analytics

– Teamwork, curiosity, and optimism as foundational mindsets for success


Keith lives in the Boston area with his partner Maggie and when not working, he focuses on his interests in music and dance, photography, and personal analytics.


Andrea DeWerd

Senior Marketing Director
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing

Andrea DeWerd

Senior Marketing Director
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing

Andrea DeWerd leads the marketing strategy for HMH Books as Senior Marketing. She has previously held marketing positions at Random House and Simon & Schuster. Andrea has led the marketing and advertising campaigns for 80+ career New York Times bestsellers, including books by Amy Bloom, Mary Higgins Clark, Emma Cline, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Charles Duhigg, Pope Francis, Trevor Noah, Anna Quindlen, Elizabeth Strout, Lauren Weisberger, and Tara Westover, among many others. Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn


Kristin Fassler

Senior Vice President, Director of Integrated Marketing Strategy
Penguin Random House

Kristin Fassler

Senior Vice President, Director of Integrated Marketing Strategy
Penguin Random House

Kristin Fassler joined the Atria Publishing Group in August 2018, in the newly-created role of Vice-President and Director of Integrated Marketing, overseeing the merger of the marketing and publicity departments for a more unified and insights-driven approach. She was most recently the Director of Marketing for the Ballantine Bantam Dell division of Penguin Random House. Kristin speaks regularly about marketing and branding at publishing events such as PubTechConnect and Book Expo America; at academic institutions including New York University and the Yale School of Management; and at consumer and marketing industry conferences hosted by the Association of National Advertisers, Argyle Executive Forums and Brand Innovators Summits.


Becky Brown

VP, Global Marketing and Communications, Regional Marketing Organization
Intel

Joyce Szukzik

VP, Digital and Social Media
AEG

Shonodeep Modak

Chief Marketing Officer, North America
Schneider Electric

Traci Inglis

Chief Marketing Officer
Tech Style

Jo Ann Herold

Chief Marketing Officer
Honey Baked Ham Company

Jamey Shiels

VP Digital Experience
Aurora Health Care

Kristie Helms

Managing Director, Global Head of Client Marketing
State Street

John Bell

VP, Enterprise Digital Marketing
Travelers

Edward P. Richards, Jr.

Vice President, Corporate Business Development
The Lubrizol Corporation

Edward P. Richards, Jr.

Vice President, Corporate Business Development
The Lubrizol Corporation

Ed Richards is vice  president, business  development for The Lubrizol Corporation.  In this  position,  Mr.  Richards  is  responsible  for  the company’s  business  development  activities,  including  acquisitions, strategic alliances and commercial development


Mr.  Richards  originally  joined  Lubrizol  in  1985,  where  he  held  multiple roles  of  increasing  responsibility  in  sales  and  marketing  management, and business development. In 2006, he took the role of chief executive officer  for    Engine  Control  Systems  Limited,  where  he  guided  the company through two ownership changes.  He also served as president of EPR Consulting Services, where he supported venture capital portfolio investments  by  creating  strategic  market  and  business  plans  while occupying  interim  CEO  roles.  Mr.  Richards  also  provided  consulting services  to  the  Energy  Enterprise  Division  of  NorTech,  a  regional nonprofit technology-based economic development organization serving Northeast Ohio before accepting his current role with Lubrizol in 2012.


Mr.  Richards  earned  a  Bachelor  of  Science  degree  in  Chemistry  from Cleveland State University. He is a member of the American Chemistry Council, American Chemical Society, Association for Corporate Growth, Society of Automotive Engineers and the Ohio Venture Association. He serves  on  an  advisory  board  for  The  Schey  Sales  Centre  at  Ohio University.


Daniel Perez, CTP

Director, Treasury
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Daniel Perez, CTP

Director, Treasury
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Daniel Perez is the Director, Treasury at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.   Daniel is responsible for liquidity management, remittance processing, bank relationships, treasury analytics as well as special treasury projects and initiatives at Horizon.


Prior to joining Horizon, Daniel was the AVP – Treasury Operations and Administration with Chubb Insurance, where he oversaw the liquidity and administration processes for the North American region.  He also had the opportunity to oversee the Treasury Department at Bed Bath & Beyond as the Treasury Manager for nearly ten years.   Daniel also taught for six years as an adjunct professor at the University of Phoenix, where he taught a wide array of Finance and Accounting courses to underclassmen.


Daniel holds a MS in Accounting and a BS in Finance, both from Kean University.   He is also a Certified Treasury Professional.


Roxi Wen, CFA

Chief Financial Officer
Mozilla

Roxi Wen, CFA

Chief Financial Officer
Mozilla

As Mozilla’s Chief Financial Officer, Roxi Wen is responsible for delivering on all aspects of the organization’s financial goals. She drives implementation of Mozilla’s strategic roadmap enabling the business to scale, and identify and capture revenue growth and new investment opportunities. She is responsible for directing capital allocation, and providing business analysis and performance results, as well as day-to-day management of the finance teams and their core functions including accounting, planning, financial reporting and compliance.


Prior to Mozilla, Roxi was Chief Financial Officer at Elo Touch Solutions. She brings to Mozilla experience across varying sectors from technology to healthcare to banking having held senior-level positions at General Electric, Medtronic, and Royal Bank of Canada. With proven and documented track record in multiple private equity investments, Roxi has successfully led many private and public financing and M&A transactions. Roxi is a CFA charterholder, earned a Bachelor of Economics from Xiamen University, China, and a MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.


Heidi B. Bacote, MBA

Associate, Civil Commercial Group, Consulting and Mission Operations (Atlanta)
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.

Heidi B. Bacote, MBA

Associate, Civil Commercial Group, Consulting and Mission Operations (Atlanta)
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.

Heidi joined BAH’s Consulting and Mission Operations (Atlanta) supporting the Health Account in October 2016 with 17+ years of experience in financial operations and professional services, including 7 years supporting Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Her primary focus at BAH is Engagement Controller for a $100M+ IT Services contract where she serves as a lead responsible for the job management of 200+ staff and overall financial resources.


Prior to joining BAH, Heidi worked as a Senior Financial Analyst and Consultant for a government contractor at CDC.  In these roles she worked with senior client leadership in budget execution, financial management, internal controls and regulatory compliance to deliver strategic analysis, meaningful insights and successful programs on time and within budget.


Heidi began her career with First Union Bank (now Wells Fargo) where she worked in various roles of increasing responsibility, eventually rising to Officer.   In her 8-year career there, she led a team for the retail bank, served as an Account Manager for asset-based lending, and managed a portfolio of commercial credit for the Defense, Aerospace and Technical Services group within structured finance.  As a banker and junior investment banker, Heidi successfully leveraged her position as a trusted advisor; growing the business and building key relationships.


Outside of BAH, Heidi is very active in her alumnae community and is passionate about the advancement of women. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Executive Women of Goizueta (EWG) where she serves as the Secretary-Treasurer.  EWG is a non-profit associated with Emory University’s business school dedicated to the advancement of women in business.


Heidi received her Master of Business Administration from Emory University – Goizueta Business School in Atlanta, Georgia with a concentration in Finance.  She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in Finance from Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She has also completed leadership training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s executive program.


Heidi lives in North Atlanta and she enjoys reading, meeting new people, performing acts of kindness for strangers, traveling, and spending time inspirational individuals.


Kenny Cheung

Chief of Procurement
The World Bank Group

Bona Allen

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Kajima Corporation

Scott Griffiths

Chief Financial Officer - Marketing
Farmers Insurance Group

Ravi Mallela

Chief Financial Officer
First Hawaiian Bank

Katherine Motlagh

Chief Financial Officer, EMEA and Latin America
American Tower

Mandana Sadigh

SVP & Treasurer
Mattel

Sherry DeMeulenaere

SVP and Chief Financial Officer
OSI Group

Michael Mazza

Executive Director, Global Head of Infrastructure Product Management, Architecture/Cloud Governance
Morgan Stanley

Nicholas Iadevaio

Vice President of Human Resources
L'Oreal USA

Dr. Sasi Pillay

Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Washington State University System

Dr. Sasi Pillay

Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Washington State University System

Dr. Sasi Pillay serves as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Washington State University (WSU). In this role he oversees the computing infrastructure of foundational technologies and research computing, working in collaboration with his constituents. He is also responsible for telecommunications, local area and wide area networking and IT Security. He led the development of roadmaps for Academic and Research Computing, Administrative and Business Computing and for Foundational Technologies. He has improved the service delivery of the ITS organization, by instituting change management, architectural review and project management. In addition, his team is involved in improving IT Security across all of WSU campuses and in deploying a Security Operations Center and a Network Operations Center.


Previously, he served as the Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the University of Wisconsin System, comprising 26 campuses. In this role, he was responsible for the leadership and guidance of a broad portfolio of enterprise technology operations including broadband networking, major academic and business applications, library automation and adoption of strategic new technologies that added value to the University of Wisconsin System for instruction, research, learning and public service. He led the creation of a Strategic Intent Document working closely with the Campus CIOs, initiated a working group to recommend and create a Unified Communication and Collaboration framework and worked on improving IT Security with the help of Campus IT professionals. He also initiated the formation of a system wide Data Governance Council and an Innovation Fund to help introduce and infuse new ideas into the system.


Dr. Pillay served as the Chief Technology Officer for Information Technology (IT) at National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA). In this capacity, he directed how promising technologies are developed, evaluated and integrated into mainstream IT services at the Agency. To facilitate innovation, he set up two programs, Open Innovation and IT Labs. These programs have been heralded as a model in government and have received several national awards. He was also responsible for managing Enterprise Architecture, Open Government activities and the dissemination of Scientific and Technical Information for the Agency. Previously, he served as the Chief Information Officer at the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center for 15 years. In this regard, Dr. Pillay had a broad scope of responsibility including managing administrative telecommunications, networking, desktop computing, several key administrative applications, computer modeling and simulation, and high-end computing and visualization. Under his leadership, NASA Glenn served as the lead for NASA for the development of Agency-wide standards and architecture for end user devices and systems with a focus on security, interoperability, and collaboration. He was also responsible for NASA Glenn saving nearly $8 million annually through standardization, consolidation and outsourcing of end user devices and services while improving customer satisfaction and other service metrics. These savings continue to accrue over the years. He also implemented and promoted a collaboration environment resulting in improved productivity and reduced expenses across multiple disciplines comprised of over 200 workgroups.


Dr. Pillay is the recipient of NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal and the Outstanding Leadership Medal. He is also the recipient of the Presidential Rank Award recognizing him as a Meritorious Executive in the U.S. federal government. He was recognized as one of the Federal 100 winners based on his positive impact on NASA and the community. He was also named as one of the top 25 IT leaders in Government citing his technology vision, clout among peers in other agencies, and for the ability to show concrete results. He was recognized as the CIO of the Year by the North East Ohio Software Association in 2008.


Dr. Pillay received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He also has a Master’s degree in Management of Technology from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Sathish Kuppuswamy

Chief Security Architect, Cybersecurity Leader
PG&E

Sathish Kuppuswamy

Chief Security Architect, Cybersecurity Leader
PG&E

Sathish Kuppuswamy is an experienced security leader with 16+ years professional track record of successfully assessing information security risks, defining long term security strategy & roadmaps, developing information security programs, providing thought leadership and security architecture consulting for a variety of business verticals including eCommerce, Energy & Utilities, Communication, Healthcare, Retail and ISP. At his current role as a Enterprise Security Architect he leads a security advisory team focused on cybersecurity architecture, business/technology consulting, industrial control system protection, government collaboration, and compliance.


Ray Stirbei

Senior Director, Information Security and Privacy
Signet Jewelers

Amit Bhardwaj

Chief Information Security Officer
Lumentum

Amit Bhardwaj

Chief Information Security Officer
Lumentum

Amit Bhardwaj has over 24 years of experience in companies such as Lumentum, Rodan and Fields, Microsoft, AIG, Clorox, KPMG and PWC. He has been a Security and Compliance leader having covered areas such as Cyber Security, Security and Risk Operations, Cloud technology assessment, IoT (Internet of Things) security, IT Governance and Compliance with clients such as Apple, Flextronics, and Philips. He has built multiple departments and security programs from the ground up and speaks at many forums covering topics such as Security Convergence and Future of Identity. Amit advocates – “Security is everyone’s responsibility” and appreciates each one of you in keeping your organizations safe.


 


 


Sean Ginevan

Head of Global Strategy & Digital Partnerships, Android Enterprise
Google

Sean Ginevan

Head of Global Strategy & Digital Partnerships, Android Enterprise
Google

Sean currently serves as Head of Global Strategy and Market Enablement at Google where he is responsible for the development of market strategy & positioning, go-to-market programs, and partner enablement for Android in enterprise businesses. Sean is an expert in the intersection of mobility and security – his views have been featured in major media outlets including Entrepreneur, SC Magazine and Re/Code and he has spoken at dozens of major events around the world. Sean previously worked at MobileIron across roles in corporate strategy, businesses and corporate development; product management, and marketing. During his tenure, he helped grow the company from stealth mode to IPO and a #1 ranking in the 2014 Deloitte Fast 500. Prior to MobileIron, Sean held engineering, marketing, and editorial roles with Cisco Systems, InformationWeek, Network Computing, and AOL. Sean has an MS in Information Management and a BS in Information Management and Technology, both from Syracuse University.


Enna Jimenez

Vice President, Quality Engineering
Eastern Bank

James Baird

Vice President, IT Security
American Cancer Society

Fred Kwong

Chief Information Security Officer
Delta Dental

Aman Reheja

Chief Information Security Officer
BMO Harris Bank

Andy Ulrich

Head of Security, Americas
Ericsson

Benjamin Lavoie

Head of Automation and OT Cyber Security
Anheuser-Busch InBev

Phillip Miller

Chief Information Security Officer and Head of Infrastructure
Brooks Brothers

Steven Santamorena

Chief Information Security Officer
Metropolitan Museum of Art

David Levine

Vice President Information Security, CISO and HIPAA Compliance Officer
Ricoh

Keith O'Sullivan

Chief Information Security Officer
KKR and Co.

Richard Rushing

Chief Information Security Officer
Motorola Mobility

Auston Davis

Chief Information Security Officer
Stanford Children's Health

Preeti Palanisamy

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Time Inc.

Jim MacLennan

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
IDEX Corp

Bashir Agboola

Chief Technology Officer
Hospital for Special Surgery

Franklin Rosado

Chief Technology Officer
Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Sudhir Menon

Vice President, Information Technology
Hilton Worldwide Holdings

Robert Pick

EVP, Chief Information Officer
Tokio Marine North America

Robert Pick

EVP, Chief Information Officer
Tokio Marine North America

Bob Pick is the SVP & Chief Information Officer for Tokio Marine North America Services, an organization providing shared professional services to North American businesses of the $40B Tokio Marine Group of insurance and financial services companies.  In this capacity, his responsibilities cover the full spectrum of technology solution design, service delivery, operations, and support for multiple TM Group carriers, including Philadelphia Insurance Companies and Tokio Marine America.  Prior to Tokio Marine, he was the Senior Executive Director for Technology at Condé Nast, also a shared services entity, supporting 30 additional media, cable and newspaper businesses owned by Condé’s parent, Advance Publications. Mr. Pick came to Condé Nast from PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where he was a Principal Consultant in their Enterprise Technology Integration practice following-on several years in PW’s risk management and audit/advisory practices.


Mr. Pick serves on the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, the Advisory Board of Johns Hopkins University Press, the Strategic Advisory Boards for Guidewire, Insurity and Sapiens, and the CIO Advisory Board for Blumberg Capital.  He holds a BA, summa cum laude, from McDaniel College, an MA from Cornell University, and has been CISM and ITIL certified.


Sachin Rege

Digital Transformation Leader Wholesale Banking
Wells Fargo

Vanessa Jones-Nyoni

Head of IT Governance
Commerzbank AG

Lee Green

Chief Architect
Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts

Tim Moran

Senior Vice President, Global IT
Live Nation

Melissa Bendana

IT Compliance and Third Party Risk Management
Blue Shield of California

Melissa Bendana

IT Compliance and Third Party Risk Management
Blue Shield of California

Innovative IT leader with 20+ years of experience in risk management, security, compliance, third-party risk management, business analysis, and planning. Adept at driving business solutions, improving organizational processes and leveraging technology to better achieve business goals.


M. Scott Koller

Partner
BakerHostetler | Legal Solutions

Romona Argrela

Associate Chancellor/Chief HR Executive
UC Irvine

Benoit Massal

Head of Talent Management, North America
Sanofi

Jacqueline Meyer

Vice President, Human Resources
Coach North America

Eric Hutcherson

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources
National Basketball Association

Troy Achong

Senior Vice President, Change Effectiveness
Fox Entertainment Group

DeRetta Cole

Chief Human Resources Officer
YMCA of Metro Atlanta

Jeff Gill

Chief Talent Officer
Sasol North America

Donovan Mattole

Vice President, Human Resources
Brenntag Inc.

Lance Ralls

Chief Information Officer
Belkin

Scott Wilson

Customer Experience Principal
FedEx

Scott Wilson

Customer Experience Principal
FedEx

Scott Wilson is a Customer Experience, Marketing, and Strategy Professional with a broad and diverse range of experience. His background in Leadership, Project Management, Marketing, Data Analysis, and Strategy represent a unique combination of disciplines. Scott’s current role is overseeing the Corporate Customer Experience Steering Committee for FedEx with a focus on developing and executing large-scale, strategic customer experience projects across the corporation.


Jeanette Bashford

Global Head of HR, Engineering
Bloomberg

Jose Esteves

Partner, Intellectual Property and Technology
Skadden | Legal Solutions

Jose Esteves

Partner, Intellectual Property and Technology
Skadden | Legal Solutions





Mark Burnette

Vice President, Digital Insights
Hitachi Vantara

Mark Burnette

Vice President, Digital Insights
Hitachi Vantara

Mark Burnette and his team work across the Hitachi ecosystem to bring new digital solutions to fruition for customers, partners, and Hitachi business units. The team brings the nimbleness of a start-up with the backing of Hitachi. Their consultative, top-down approach ensures that solutions are properly aligned to business opportunities and challenges. The team draws upon Hitachi’s incredible pool of talent, technology, innovation, and partner ecosystem.


Mark is a technologist at heart and entrepreneur by trade, founder of a boutique professional services firm, which he ran for most of his career. Mark has personally worked with over a third of the of the Fortune 100 to solve complex challenges in finance, healthcare, energy, transportation, communications and beyond.


Tolgay Kizilelma

Chief Information Security Officer
University of California Merced, Office of Information Technology

Tolgay Kizilelma

Chief Information Security Officer
University of California Merced, Office of Information Technology

Tolgay Kizilelma is a business IT leader with almost three decades of experience covering the whole IT spectrum. He started his professional career in 1992 developing CASE ERP tools for System Software Associates (SSA, later acquired by Infor Global). After working briefly for the University of California, Berkeley as a business systems analyst, Tolgay transitioned to private sector leading and managing IT initiatives for a Distribution and Supply Chain Company, Shields Harper & Co. After almost two decades in private sector, Tolgay returned to UC and worked for UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) leading statewide infrastructure projects to extend broadband to UC researchers in rural communities by connecting UC ANR sites to the California Research and Education Network (CalREN). UC ANR has been awarded the CENIC 2018 Innovations in Networking Award for Broadband Applications due to these projects. At UC ANR, he also led and managed the service desk, network, infrastructure/systems, and information security teams covering the whole state.


He is currently leading cybersecurity efforts as the Chief Information Security Officer at UC Merced. He is an advocate of lifelong learning and teaches graduate business analytics courses at Saint Mary’s College of California. His current research interests are cybersecurity, digital transformation, business analytics, and educational IT programs. He has various industry certifications, a BS degree in computer engineering, an MBA, and PhD focusing on information security, quality, and patient safety.


Ian Mitroff

Senior Research Affiliate, Center for Catastrophic Risk Management
UC Berkeley

Ian Mitroff

Senior Research Affiliate, Center for Catastrophic Risk Management
UC Berkeley

Ian I. Mitroff is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Senior Investigator in the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, University of California, Berkeley. He is Professor Emeritus from the Annenberg School of Communication and the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, where he was the Harold Quinton Distinguished Professor of Business Policy.  He is regarded as the founder of the discipline of Crisis Management. He was the founder and director of the USC Center for Crisis Management. Known for his thinking and writing on a wide range of business and societal issues, Dr. Mitroff is the author of 30 books, including “Swans, Swine, and Swindlers: Coping with the Growing Threat of Mega Messes and Mega Crises,” “Dirty Rotten Strategies: How We Trick Ourselves and Others into Solving the Wrong Problems Precisely,”  “The Essential Guide to Managing Corporate Crisis,” “The Unbounded Mind” and “Managing Crises Before They Happen.” His latest book “Techlash: The Future of the Socially Responsible Tech Organization (Management, Change, Strategy and Positive Leadership)” will be released in July 2020.


Abhishek Rajpurohit

Global BI & Analytics Lead
PayPal

Sajed Naseem

Chief Information Security Officer
New Jersey Courts

Brian Costello

Vice President Data Access Strategy and Strategic Solutions
Envestnet | Yodlee

Brian Costello

Vice President Data Access Strategy and Strategic Solutions
Envestnet | Yodlee

Brian J. Costello is responsible for data access strategy and solutions for Envestnet | Yodlee (Yodlee), tasked with enabling Yodlee’s global data aggregation, financial enablement and data analytics portfolios.  A tireless advocate for responsible innovation in financial services, he leverages his relationships with industry and regulators to enable Yodlee and their clients to develop digital financial solutions that provide positive outcomes to consumers and small businesses.  He contributes his expertise to develop emerging regulations and standards as a Member of FDATA Europe, a Steering Committee Member of FDATA North America, a Board Member of the Financial Data Exchange and a member of the OpenID FAPI Working Group.  Brian is a frequent author and presenter on topics related to how governance and compliance are enablers to building trust and adoption of digital financial solutions.


Enrique Alvarez

Special Agent, Cyber Branch
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Enrique Alvarez

Special Agent, Cyber Branch
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Enrique M. Alvarez is a Special Agent in the Cyber Branch of the Federal Bureau ofInvestigation’s San Francisco Field Office. Enrique joined the FBI as a special agent in November,2002. At the FBI, Enrique has supervised both counterintelligence and cyber national securitysquads. He is currently assigned to cyber task force at the Oakland Resident Agency.


Prior to the FBI, Enrique worked at various Internet companies in San Francisco during the firstdotcom boom, was a defense contractor in Los Angeles, and was an adjunct instructor at theNavy Postgraduate School in Monterey. Enrique also served as a U.S. Navy Reserve intelligenceofficer and retired in 2013 with the rank of commander. With the Navy, he served a combattour of duty in Iraq between 2007-2008. Enrique holds an undergraduate degree from StanfordUniversity in International Relations and a master’s degree from the Navy Postgraduate Schoolin National Security Affairs.


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“The FBI’s Cyber Program depends on a collaborative, information-sharing centric partnershipwith the private sector – a model where information flows both directions. The FBI remainscommitted to the identification, pursuit, and defeat of malicious cyber actors and groups.”


Juan Morales

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Global Information Security
Realogy Holdings Corporation

Juan Morales

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Global Information Security
Realogy Holdings Corporation

Juan Morales is Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Global Information Security for Realogy Holdings Corp. Juan directs the Cyber Security operations of the organization, including SOC, Incident Response, Forensics and eDiscovery, Vulnerability Management, and Enterprise Risk. He brings to this role more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology, Information Security, and Technology Management. Throughout his extensive career, he has focused on reducing overall risk exposure, enabling business success by promoting sound and adaptive security practices, with a focus on fundamentals of cyber security. Juan holds a Master’s Degree in Cyber Security from Fordham University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). Juan is also an adjunct professor at Sacred Heart University, teaching graduate level security management courses.


Julia Lamm

Partner, Financial Services People And Organization Practice
PwC

Julia Lamm

Partner, Financial Services People And Organization Practice
PwC

Julia is a Partner in PwC‘s Financial Services People & Organization practice, based in New York. She has more than 15 years of experience helping clients address complex organization transformation challenges, driven by disruption from digitization, regulation, business model changes and cost pressures. Her experience includes: Workforce strategy and planning, operating model and organization design, HR strategy and transformation, talent strategy and process design, HR technology strategy and implementation, change management and culture change, and program/project management.


Notably, Julia is a specialist in digital workforce transformation, partnering with clients to understand their overall and individual digital acumen, and define a path to build digital skills across organizations that are faced with technology transformation. Additionally, Julia leads PwC’s ‘workforce strategy’ global service offering, which encompasses talent processes ranging from workforce planning to recruiting, talent management, performance management, diversity and inclusion, learning and succession planning.


Julia has an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, where she specialized in Corporate Finance and Strategy. She has a BA from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where she double majored in journalism and international studies. Prior to joining PwC, she worked in public relations advising clients on their corporate, product and crisis communications strategies.


Serap Zel

HR Director, North America
BIC Corporation

Serap Zel

HR Director, North America
BIC Corporation

Serap Zel has held progressive regional and global HR roles in Turkey, Europe, the Middle East, and North America in different industries like automotive manufacturing, chemical, shipping and consumer products. She is currently working as HR Director for North America region at BIC, based in Connecticut, USA. Before joining BIC, she was most recently Regional HR Director for West and Central Asia region based in Dubai at Maersk Line, the largest container shipping company. She also held several roles in Maersk Line, having worked as Global HR Partner for the global commercial organization in the headquarters in Denmark and Regional HR Manager for Black Sea countries, based in Turkey. Before that, she worked in several HR roles in Dow Chemical and Toyota in Turkey. Serap holds a Master’s degree in Engineering & Technology Management and a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering from Turkey. Currently, she is a Ph.D. Candidate in Technology Management at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. She is passionate about recent HR technologies and researching on digitalizing HR systems and processes.


Monique Jefferson

Head of HR, Business Services-Americas and Global IT HR Business Partner
Hogan Lovells

Monique Jefferson

Head of HR, Business Services-Americas and Global IT HR Business Partner
Hogan Lovells

Monique Jefferson is a results-oriented, human resources executive with over 20 years of diverse, global experience in the financial services, pharmaceutical, Insurance and professional services industries. Her primary areas of expertise include talent acquisition, succession management, executive and employee compensation, leadership development, talent assessment, diversity & inclusion, employee relations, performance management, and training. She currently works for Hogan Lovells, an international law firm, where she is head of HR for Business Services across the Americas region and the global HR business partner for Information Technology. Prior to this role, Monique was Vice President of Human Resources for New York Life Insurance Company in New York City. As a Senior HR Business Partner, she lead a team that provided strategic HR client support to all corporate functions including the General Counsel, Finance, Compliance, Government Affairs, Public Relations, and Corporate Governance departments.


Prior to joining New York Life Insurance in 2009, Ms. Jefferson spent over seven years with Merrill Lynch in the Global Markets & Investment Banking division. Ms. Jefferson initially joined Merrill Lynch in 2002 as an HR Associate in the U.S. Private Client and Global Research divisions. She was promoted to Director of human resources in 2008 where she was the senior HR relationship manager for Investment Banking covering the domestic regional offices, Latin America, Canada and the Financial Institutions group globally.


Before going to Merrill Lynch, Monique worked at Bristol Myers Squibb pharmaceuticals as a sales staffing specialist and manager of leadership development. In 1998, Ms. Jefferson also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as a resource manager were she handled the internal mobility and career development of associates and interns within the assurance practice. Ms. Jefferson began her career as a financial auditor in the New York office of Ernst & Young LLP.


Ms. Jefferson is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR & SHRM-SCP) and was an instructor at the New York Institute of Technology, where she taught the SHRM learning system course for the PHR/SPHR exam.


Ms. Jefferson graduated from Bentley University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and holds a Masters of Science in Human Resources Management from the New School University. In 2012, Ms. Jefferson was a recipient of the Harlem YMCA Black Achievers in Industry recognition and The Network Journal’s 40 under 40 achievement award. She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Brooklyn chapter of The Links, Incorporated, President of the CALIBR Global Leadership Network and a board member of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources- greater NY chapter.  Additionally, Ms. Jefferson has served on the board of trustees for the Lefferts Gardens Charter School, where she was board chair from 2011 – 2013.


Mario Gagliano

Vice President, Biopharma HR, Emerging Markets
Pfizer

Mario Gagliano

Vice President, Biopharma HR, Emerging Markets
Pfizer

Mario has been at Pfizer for nearly 16 years and is currently the head of HR for Pfizer Emerging Markets business.  The EM business represents over 10,000 commercial colleagues in the regions of Africa, Middle East, Latin America, and Asia.  Mario has previously held both global, regional and local roles at Pfizer.  Prior to Pfizer he has worked at RCN (telecommunications), Ernst and Young (professional services), and USLIFE (groups health and life insurance company).


Natalie Runyon

Director, Enterprise Content, Talent, Culture and Inclusion Strategist, Market Insights
Thomson Reuters

Natalie Runyon

Director, Enterprise Content, Talent, Culture and Inclusion Strategist, Market Insights
Thomson Reuters

Natalie Runyon has 20 years of experience working and volunteering for multinational corporations, non profits, and the US Government–Thomson Reuters, Goldman Sachs, and Central Intelligence Agency.  Currently, she is the content strategist for the Thomson Reuters enterprise content platform on Talent, Inclusion & Culture Platform within the Brand Marketing function. Previously, she has led the strategy and operations team for the Legal business’s most important law firm and corporate clients and before that, headed up the Americas global security team.


Natalie is a conference speaker and an author of more than 80 articles for the Legal Executive Institute on the intersections of talent, inclusion and culture.  She has spoken at The Conference Board’s Women’s Leadership  Conference and The Better Man Conference and served as the curator and adviser for research on male engagement in gender diversity and the structural mechanisms that are producing the biggest return on investment for women’s advancement to executive ranks within the legal industry.


Natalie utilizes her leadership expertise as the creator of a career advancement program called Be the CEO of Your Career, which has been launched globally within Thomson Reuters with more than 1,300 men and women participating in the program over the last five years. She also leads inclusion workshops on increasing the allies population for underrepresented groups and how to advance lawyers of color, leveraging her experience as cultivating the next generation of leaders as a former co-chair of the New York City chapter of Women@ThomsonReuters, of the global steering committee of the women’s network, and former governance board member of the Wall Street Women’s Alliance.


She earned her M.B.A from The George Washington University and her B.S. in International Trade and Finance from Louisiana State University. She completed an Organization Development & Leadership certificate from NYU in April 2016 and is a Certified Leadership Coach.


Lydia Wu

Head of Talent Analytics & Transformation
Panasonic

Lydia Wu

Head of Talent Analytics & Transformation
Panasonic

Lydia is on a mission to enable organizations connect the dots between their human capital and operational outcomes through the use of analytics.


Driven by her curiosity in human / organizational behavior and motivation, Lydia has developed an instinctive understanding of the common talent related challenges faced by organizations at various stages of growth. As an experienced storyteller and strategist, Lydia brings together data visualization, storytelling, and analytical thinking, with talent strategy and business acumen to enable talent-oriented analytics and insights.


Having partnered with 20+ organizations across North America on their various transformation journeys by serving as a trusted partner, advisor, and coach, Lydia advocates for a data-driven approach to human capital management; thereby unlocking the value and potential of HR and influencing positive change within the organization.


Bob McGinn

Director of Customer Experience Consulting
Confirmit

Matthew Larson

Senior Director, Client Experience
Optum

Matthew Larson

Senior Director, Client Experience
Optum

Matt Larson is Senior Director, Client Experience at Optum, the health services subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group.  Matt has been with Optum for over 15 years focusing in marketing analytics, data mining, client intelligence, segmentation and client loyalty.  In his current role in the Customer Office, Matt is charged with bringing the voice of the client to the various businesses and markets to promote better experiences, loyalty and growth.


Prior to joining Optum, Matt worked on the agency side in database marketing, customer intelligence, client service, e-commerce marketing analytics, and media planning and buying. He has a BS in Marketing from the University of Utah, and a Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.


Roderick Kaleho

Director Security & Risk - IAM, Automation
Cargill

Roderick Kaleho

Director Security & Risk - IAM, Automation
Cargill

Roderick Kaleho has 20+ years of experience in the IT field with focus on security for the last 16.  He is passionate about integration, analytics, and automation.  His experience extends across Retail, Product, Telecommunications, DoD, Banking/Financial Services and Insurance, Consulting Services, Agriculture & Manufacturing.


He currently serves as a Director of Product Development & Delivery within the Technology, Governance, Risk, & Controls team with a focus on Identity & Access Management, Automation, & Self-Service.  He holds a master’s in Information Assurance and several security and enterprise governance certifications.


Richard (Rick) Truesdale

IT Modernization Advisory
DXC Technology

Richard (Rick) Truesdale

IT Modernization Advisory
DXC Technology

Mr. Truesdale has 30+ years’ experience in technology on varied fronts across IT modernization and development.  For the past 15+ years he has been heavily engaged in legacy transformation efforts, from rehosting these systems to reengineering and rearchitecture.  Truesdale takes a more strategic and advisory approach, and is always purposefully tying these efforts back to an organizations strategic business objectives and requirements


Valerie Beaulieu

Chief Marketing Officer
Microsoft, US

Valerie Beaulieu

Chief Marketing Officer
Microsoft, US

As the Chief Marketing Officer for Microsoft US subsidiary, Valerie Beaulieu is responsible for Microsoft reputation, demand generation, customer acquisition & lifetime value for Microsoft commercial business in the United States. She leads a multi-disciplinary team of over 100 people, spanning across account-based marketing, Industry marketing, role-based marketing as well as customer experience including events, social listening & digital engagement, Martech management, marketing operations & analytics. Her focus is on building a culture of customer-centricity while shaping customer engagement to enable future growth and create fans for life!


Valerie brings an extensive and diverse background in driving customer and partner engagement and enabling impactful customer experiences. During her 20 years at Microsoft, she has held a number of marketing, and sales leadership roles across EMEA, APAC and the US, transforming multi-million dollar organizations as well as incubating new businesses. As the COO & CMO of Microsoft Advertising business, she actively pursued new monetization strategies & lifetime value optimization while delivering world-class engagement with CMOs around the world. Most recently, as the General Manager for Asia-Pacific Partner & Small/Medium Business for Microsoft, she redefined the growth trajectory & ambition across both emerging & developed markets for the region.


Outside of Microsoft, Valerie is actively involved in many groups and charitable organizations. In her spare time, she drives the Innovation Chapter of the French Foreign Trade Advisors and volunteers for NGOs focused on fighting poverty through education – such as Gawad Kalinga in the Philippines or Passerelles Numeriques in Cambodia & Vietnam.


Valerie is also a passionate advocate of diversity and a tireless crusader for Women in leadership. In addition of mentoring women at various stages of their careers, she has also been recognized as a trailblazing woman in the MAKERS.com community.


Valerie is French and moved back to the Seattle area in 2018. She graduated with an English Masters Degree and International Sales Degree. She is married with two children and has a passion for sailing & cooking.


Brian Ludwig

Senior Vice President of Sales
Cvent

Brian Ludwig

Senior Vice President of Sales
Cvent

As SVP of Sales, he oversees worldwide sales of Cvent’s flagship event management and marketing platform. To this end, Brian travels across the globe and is often called upon to speak at conferences regarding technology trends impacting the meetings and events industry. Brian works hand-in-hand with Cvent’s global sales team, and with leadership across the organization, to help shape strategy and direction in terms of product roadmap, client services, marketing initiatives, operational efficiencies, and acquisitions.


Brian arrived at Cvent with a strong technology sales foundation. Brian worked as a Regional Sales Director for Lutron Electronics, an industry-leading lighting control systems manufacturer. Brian dramatically grew Lutron’s footprint in the southern part of the United States. Brian’s technical acumen landed him as a regular instructor of architects, engineers, and electrical contractors at Lutron’s training institute.


Brian graduated with an MBA from University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith Business School, where he studied Entrepreneurship and Marketing. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.


Yolanda Hernandez

Former Vice President, Digital Marketing Operations
Tribune Publishing Company

Bill Martin

Executive Director of Marketing, Communications, and Customer Experience
Indiana University Health Plans

Bill Martin

Executive Director of Marketing, Communications, and Customer Experience
Indiana University Health Plans

Bill Martin is the executive director of marketing, communications, and customer experience at Indiana University Health Plans, the insurance arm of Indiana’s leading healthcare system. Bill’s background in marketing, analytics, strategy, and sales has been forged in helping healthcare and life science companies, such as Eli Lilly & Co and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, impact business performance. As an experienced B2B and B2C marketer, he believes a strong customer insight driven campaign is only half the battle. His experience has shown that campaigns must engage a customer on as personal a level as possible through the channel that will best allow them to act on it. This combination is what consistently delivers robust results.


Bill has a BS in Pharmacy from Purdue University (Go Boilers!) and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate school of Management, Northwestern University. When Bill is not leading a marketing organization, he can be found spending time with his family or teaching martial arts as a certified instructor and a fourth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.


Victoria Pelletier

V.P., North America Talent & Transformation Leader
IBM Services

Victoria Pelletier

V.P., North America Talent & Transformation Leader
IBM Services

Victoria leads IBM Services’ Talent and Transformation North American practice and is a senior executive with more than two decades of progressive experience in strategy, operations, growth initiatives and business development. She is a visionary leader with a passion for innovation and regularly partners with CHROs, senior HR/recruiting/training/learning executives, and other CxOs on transformational initiatives impacting enterprises’ talent development.


Thomas Fisher

Global Finance Transformation Practice Leader
IBM

Thomas Fisher

Global Finance Transformation Practice Leader
IBM

Tom leads finance process, organizational and technology transformation programs for multinational clients, helping them on their journeys to becoming cognitive enterprises. Projects encompass finance assessment, strategy development, operating model design and implementation of global transformation initiatives.


Tom has more than 20 years of experience leading global finance process, organizational and technology strategic transformation programs with many of the world’s leading organizations and across a wide array of industries. His approach to serving clients on a wide array of business process transformation initiatives is grounded by a practice experience as a finance executive and advisor across multiple sectors and guided by an understanding of the complex inter-dependencies among people, organizational culture, enabling technologies and business requirements.


Akash Pathak

Former Vice President & Head of Marketing
Trunk Club

Akash Pathak

Former Vice President & Head of Marketing
Trunk Club

Akash has been driving growth and transformation within marketing roles for over 15 years. In that time, Akash has worked at McDonald’s, Accenture, AbbVie and Nordstrom’s Trunk Club in leadership roles. He’s spoken at SXSW, Ad:Tech, and other industry conferences.


Akash graduated from the University of Illinois with a BA in English and Northwestern University with an MS in Marketing. He currently lives in Highland Park, IL with his two kids and wife. Outside his family and work, his biggest passions are soccer and music.


Scott Mitchell

Manager Solution Engineering
Arm Treasure Data

Scott Mitchell

Manager Solution Engineering
Arm Treasure Data

I am a data / software engineer who loves working with compelling data flowing through complex pipelines. It gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling helping end users ingest, store, query, and visualize actionable insights from clean, reliable data.


With a background in startups, I’m used to wearing many hats and having a flexible job description. With experience working for a large multi-national media group, I can collaborate across teams and organizations to get the job done.


My favorite tools include SQL, Python, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, and Hadoop, and I have significant experience building full-stack apps using Node, AngularJS, and React.


I know just enough advanced statistics to be dangerous, and love a good regression or KNN analysis.


I have strong domain knowledge and experience within ecommerce, fintech/payments, digital marketing, and paid media.


Andrew Yang

Senior Director of Global Marketing
Cytiva

Andrew Yang

Senior Director of Global Marketing
Cytiva

Andrew Yang is an international marketer with over 20 years of experience in successfully leading marketing strategy and sales in North America, Europe, China, and Asia. He is passionate about sharing his enthusiasm for healthcare and continuously curious in engaging technology to improve lives. Andrew currently serves as the Global Marketing Leader for Upstream Bioprocesssing at Cytiva, a life sciences company (formerly GE Life Sciences).


Throughout his career, Andrew has advised senior leaders in best marketing practices, developed marketing launch strategies and led globally diverse teams in building customer experience initiatives for several of the world’s top biopharma and life sciences companies, including GE Healthcare, AstraZeneca, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Merck & Co., MedImmune and Genzyme. His entrepreneurial experiences include leadership tenure as CEO of a surgical device startup, and as a consultant for the life sciences industry.


Andrew received his MBA from Georgetown University, and an AB from Cornell University. He is an active Georgetown Alumnus and currently serves as an MBA recruiter, guest lecturer and mentor for the McDonough School of Business.


Jeffrey Galusha

Vice President, Global HRIS
Sotheby's

Jeffrey Galusha

Vice President, Global HRIS
Sotheby's

Jeff is a technologist and he has been managing the deployment of SaaS solutions and  large system implementations since 2007.  He first implemented BambooHR, a HRIS system in 2013 as a co-founder at OMNIGON.  He lead the integration of BambooHR with the company’s ERP and ATS, Greenhouse.  Having those systems in place was instrumental in marketing and selling the company to Infront Sports & Media AG in 2018.  Once acquired, he helped select and implement the HRIS Workday along with the HR team at Infront.  In 2018, he joined Sotheby’s to lead an implementation of SuccessFactors which launched in December of 2019.   Jeff is currently  open to new opportunities.


Angela Blum-Finlay, SPHR, SHRM, CCP

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Dime Community Bank

Angela Blum-Finlay, SPHR, SHRM, CCP

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Dime Community Bank

Angela Blum-Finlay has over 20 years of experience leading Human Resources functions in small to Fortune Global 150 companies.  She is currently the Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Dime Community Bank where she leads the transformation of the organizational development and human resources functions.  She is responsible for the strategy and execution of the talent initiatives as the bank shifts from a thrift bank to a robust community bank.  Prior to Dime, Angela was the Director of Human Resource (Global Talent Management Group) for Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. where she was responsible for the strategy and execution of HR and Talent Management activities for the Americas region (North and South America).


Prior to Mitsui, Angela spent almost 10 years in the public accounting and consulting industry leading Human Resources functions, including an HR consulting business.  In addition, she also spent time as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and Fairleigh Dickinson University teaching Human Resources courses.  She currently holds various HR certifications, including SHRM-SCP, SPHR and CCP.  She holds both a B.S. and M.B.A in Business Management / Human Resources Management. She is a Board Member of NYCSHRM, Chair of the Talent & Development SIG of NYC SHRM, Co-Chair of the Workforce Council for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and a Board Advisor for the Fairleigh Dickinson School of Arts in addition to other volunteer board positions for non-profit organizations.


William Packer

Head of Global Business Services
Mylan

Curt Burghardt

Vice President, People Delivery Group
Unum

Michelle Phillips

Esq., Principal
Jackson Lewis P.C.

Michelle Phillips

Esq., Principal
Jackson Lewis P.C.

Michelle Phillips is a Principal in the White Plains office of Jackson Lewis P.C.  Ms. Phillips is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee. Ms. Phillips handles various types of employment litigation with an emphasis on sexual and racial harassment.  She also counsels clients on a variety of labor and employment matters concerning Federal and State employment laws.  She frequently conducts and advises clients on internal investigations and leads employment discrimination, diversity, sexual harassment and LGBT seminars and webinars for a broad range of clients.


Ms. Phillips is a featured speaker at HRNY, NY, NJ and CT SHRM, ACC Corporate Counsel, ABA Labor and Employment Law Conference, Out & Equal Workplace Conference and other prominent organizations.  Ms. Phillips conducts training on race, ethnic, intergenerational, interfaith, LGBT & other inclusion issues.  She is a national speaker on such issues as an employer’s duty to accommodate the sincerely held religious beliefs of employees, sexual stereotyping in the workplace and respecting each individual’s gender identity & expression.


Jenifer Bologna

Attorney at Law
Jackson Lewis P.C.

Jenifer Bologna

Attorney at Law
Jackson Lewis P.C.

Jenifer Bologna is of Counsel in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Bologna is a member of Jackson Lewis’ Disability, Leave and Health Management group.  She specializes in preventative advice and counsel primarily related to disability and leave management issues.  Ms. Bologna helps employers navigate the complex and growing body of federal, state and local laws impacting an employer’s response to workplace issues involving employees who are injured or ill, have new children or familial care responsibilities, including the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local leave laws.  Ms. Bologna regularly assists employers with policy and process development, including accommodation and absence management improvement strategies.



Ms. Bologna’s extensive counseling experience allows her to provide creative legal strategies and practicable advice on employee disability and leave issues that often demand individualized solutions. She assists employers in effectively responding to the legal and business challenges posed by the varying array of workplace disability, leave and health management issues with the goal of minimizing litigation risk through the implementation of preventative strategies and constructive solutions that aim to balance an employer’s need to conduct business with an employee’s potentially competing medical, family or personal need.


In addition to advice and counsel, Ms. Bologna frequently speaks on disability and absence management issues, including regularly conducting workplace training on these issues. Ms. Bologna is on Jackson Lewis’ COVID-19 task force which was created to assist clients in responding to COVID-19 related issues.


Lenny Beaudoin

Global Lead, CBRE Workplace
CBRE

Laura Lee

Chief Human Resources Officer
MGM Resorts International

Laura Lee

Chief Human Resources Officer
MGM Resorts International

 Laura Lee is the Chief Human Resources Officer for MGM Resorts International, a Fortune 300 Company. With over 20 years of Human Resources senior leadership experience, she oversees recruitment, workforce development, talent acquisition, benefits, compensation, learning and development, employee and labor relations, labor strategy, talent management and employee engagement and culture for the Company’s more than 77,000 employees and its 29 properties worldwide.


Before her current role, Ms. Lee held the position Senior Vice President of Human Resources for MGM Regional Operations.  Ms. Lee stood up the corporate, regional Human Resources operation resulting in growth from 3 to 8 properties and approximately 5,000 to over 15,000 employees.  While in this role, she led the successful workforce development and talent acquisition for the opening of MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts as well as led the successful acquisition and integration effort of three regional casino properties in Ohio, New Jersey and New York. Ultimately, leading all human resources’ functions at the Company’s eight properties in Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York and Ohio. Ms. Lee has over 30 years of hospitality and gaming experience.


She is proud to work for a company that is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and tries to ensure that her efforts reflect these values. In addition to being named one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes, MGM Resorts has received numerous awards for its dedication to diversity and inclusion in 2019 alone.


She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Personnel Management from Arizona State University.


W. Reece Hirsch

Partner, Co-Head Privacy and Cybersecurity
Morgan Lewis & Bockius

W. Reece Hirsch

Partner, Co-Head Privacy and Cybersecurity
Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Reece Hirsch is a partner in the San Francisco office of Morgan Lewis and co-head of the firm’s Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice.  He advises clients on a wide range of U.S. privacy and security issues, including development of policies, procedures and compliance programs, security breach planning and response, and Internet, mobile app and Internet of Things privacy. Reece edits Bloomberg Law’s overview of California privacy laws and advises on California Consumer Privacy Act compliance.  Reece has special expertise in healthcare privacy and HIPAA.  He has served on advisory groups to the California Office of Privacy Protection that developed recommended practices for security breach response and medical identity theft prevention. Reece has been listed in Chambers USA: America’s Best Lawyers for Business since 2005, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional.


Steven Soter

Senior Director of Product Marketing & Accounting Industry Principal
Workiva

Steven Soter

Senior Director of Product Marketing & Accounting Industry Principal
Workiva

Steve is Senior Director of Product Marketing and Accounting Industry Principal at Workiva. Previously, Steve served as an accounting leader in multiple roles including Vice President and Controller for Backcountry.com, a private equity owned, online retailer of outdoor products, and as the Director of SEC Reporting for Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK), a $2 billion revenue, online retailer of home goods and blockchain technology company. His experience includes multiple acquisitions, debt offerings, an IPO, and the world’s first digital debt and equity offering (by Overstock). Steve is also a former member of the US XBRL Data Quality Committee.


Jim Gahagan

Principal Solutions Marketing Manager, Financial Services
Workday

Jim Gahagan

Principal Solutions Marketing Manager, Financial Services
Workday

Jim Gahagan serves as principal solutions marketing manager for financial services at Workday, where he has global responsibility for the company’s financial services marketing strategy.


With more than 30 years of managerial and consulting experience in financial and information systems management, Jim is skilled in the effective use of information technology to solve complex business problems, particularly within large financial services organizations. Prior to joining Workday, Jim held a variety of senior roles at software companies including IBM, Sterling Commerce, webMethods, and PeopleSoft.


Jim began his financial services career at Merrill Lynch, where he was vice president of the Financial Systems Group, and later moved to Goldman Sachs, where he was vice president of financial services technology.


Gahagan holds an MBA in information systems and corporate finance from Pace University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from Manhattan College.


Stefanie Rowe

Director of Sales & Marketing
Hotel EMC2

Katherine Motlagh

Chief Financial Officer, EMEA and LATAM Regions
American Tower Corporation

Katherine Motlagh

Chief Financial Officer, EMEA and LATAM Regions
American Tower Corporation

Katherine Motlagh is the Chief Financial Officer for the EMEA and LATAM regions at American Tower Corporation, a leading global developer, owner and operator of telecommunications real estate headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. A financial executive with extensive experience in public accounting and financial leadership roles, Ms. Motlagh has a successful record in managing highly diverse organizations. Prior to joining American Tower, she served as Customer Unit/Delivery Unit CFO at Ericsson, and prior to that, as Divisional CFO/Senior Business Controller at Nokia. Ms. Motlagh also has held a variety of finance and accounting leadership roles at organizations such as Nextel Communications, AmerisourceBergen and Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). She is both a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant and has served on a non-profit Board for the IMA Europe.


Amit P. Shroff

Vice-President
Toyota Financial Services

Amit P. Shroff

Vice-President
Toyota Financial Services

Amit P. Shroff is an Executive at Toyota Financial Services, Toyota’s $120+ billion finance and insurance arm.


Known as an authentic and insightful leader, his thought leadership has led to keynote presentations and panel interviews at industry conferences and leadership forums, and he was featured in CFO magazine.


Currently, as Vice-President Information and Digital Systems, accountable to lead and enable TFS’ transformation towards a digital company. Key aspects are building a technology platform, enabling private label business and leveraging technology and talent to improve business scale and results.


He strongly believes that three things are critical in a performance-focused culture:  clarity of purpose, leadership accountability and empowerment. His work demonstrates that finance should serve as a catalyst for data-driven decisions and results. Under his leadership, the teams have received industry recognition and awards for excellence in Finance, Treasury and Controllership practice and he was also named “Top 40 under 40” outstanding finance executives by Citigroup and Treasury and Risk magazine.


In his career, he has sought out opportunities to make a significant impact to Toyota’s business and performance.  He led the establishment of new companies in international markets, played a crucial role in successfully navigating the financial crisis and consistently champions enterprise level initiatives.


He graduated from the Honor’s program at the McCombs Graduate School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.


Outside of the professional realm, Amit is an outdoor enthusiast, loves adventure travel, is social and enjoys developing new relationships.


Larry Bitton

Vice President of Finance
Nihon Kohden America

Jeremy D. Preston

Information Systems, IT Director – HR & Legal
The Dow Chemical Company

Jeremy D. Preston

Information Systems, IT Director – HR & Legal
The Dow Chemical Company

Jeremy Preston serves as the HR & Legal IT Director within Information Systems for Dow Inc.  In this role, he is responsible for the direction and delivery of all HR and Legal solutions globally in support of their Business and Functional strategies.   Most recently, he led the HR transformation program which included the implementation of Workday and other enabling technologies with the objective of improving the employee experience across the HR disciplines.


Prior to being named to his current role in 2016, Jeremy was the Business Process Director for Dow’s eBusiness platforms supporting all Customer, Supplier and Logistics ERP automation.


Over his 21-year career, he has held a variety of roles within and outside of Information Systems spanning Collaboration Services, Mobile Solutions, Application Development, Implementation, Regional IS, Service Management, Finance and the Program Office.  In early 2007, Jeremy relocated to Shanghai, China to develop that center’s IT Center capabilities and since that time has focused on a variety of roles that centered around emerging technologies and global IT program management.


Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Information Systems and a MBA from Central Michigan University.


 


Joe Fleischer

Editorial Director, Finance Channel
Argyle Group

Joe Fleischer

Editorial Director, Finance Channel
Argyle Group

In his role as finance channel editorial director with Argyle Group, Joe Fleischer focuses on developing webinars about topics that reflect the primary concerns and priorities of senior finance executives. He is based in New York.


Tabrez Malik

CFO Engineered & Product Solutions, Critical Power
ABB

Tabrez Malik

CFO Engineered & Product Solutions, Critical Power
ABB

Tabrez has more than 15 years of global experience including expertise in stand-alone P&L leadership, finance operations, strategy, growth, and turn-arounds. Prior to his current role, he held various leadership roles in GE in a variety of business segments including aviation, oil & gas, transportation and corporate. While with GE, Tabrez was chosen to participate in key leadership programs including Operations Management Leadership Program (OMLP) and Corporate Audit Staff (CAS), which provided him with a solid understanding of business operations and enabled him to bridge between operations and finance to drive business performance. He also looks to redefine the CFO role to become even more strategic, operational and commercially focused.


Tabrez was recognized with “Multicultural Leadership Award” from the National Diversity Council, he is passionate about leadership and cultural & gender diversity in the workplace.


Tabrez also serves as Treasurer for the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) and is SASE Board Member.


Tabrez holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Bhilai Institute of Technology (BIT) in India and a Masters in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York in Buffalo.


John Reed

Senior Manager, IT Security
True Value Company

Ben Marzouk

Executive Director of Finance
AbbVie

Ben Marzouk

Executive Director of Finance
AbbVie

Ben has over 20 years of financial experience and leads high performing teams.  He has been predominantly involved in the healthcare consumer industry working for global companies in a highly-matrixed setting and he currently works for AbbVie.  He has an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and was a certified public accountant starting his career at PwC.


Carol Tran

Growth Advisor
Prezzee

Carol Tran

Growth Advisor
Prezzee

Carol Tran is a growth executive, 3x entrepreneur, and a change agent for suboptimal business conditions. She partners with company leadership, acting as a guide to reveal inefficiencies and grow the business using limited resources.


Currently, she is the Growth Advisor at Prezzee, the leading global digital gift card platform with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. They have been recognized and awarded consecutively for Deloitte’s Top 50 Technology 2019 and 2020, Financial Review Fast Starters 2020, Great Place to Work 2019 and 2020, as well as multiple top awards in consumer retail.


She has worked and advised a wide-range of businesses across several industries. They range from legacy companies (Dolby, Oracle, Morgan Stanley, Nordstrom) and startups that have grown into big names (Zenni Optical). This provided her the leverage to be industry agnostic and do what is necessary to grow customers and revenue.


Her growth hacking combines tactics and theory, examining the business holistically. She uses historical data to build a growth engine, using repeatable, scalable processes to understand user behavior, translate findings with product visionaries, and implement marketing automation to find and nurture leads, close more deals, and maximize ROI. To learn more about hacks and tips on growth hacking, you can connect with her at www.caroltran.com.


DJ Patil

Former Chief Data Officer
United States Office of Science & Technology Policy
& Head of Technology, Devoted Health

DJ Patil

Former Chief Data Officer
United States Office of Science & Technology Policy
& Head of Technology, Devoted Health

DJ Patil is perhaps the most influential data scientist in the world. Having been appointed by President Obama as the very first U.S. Chief Data Scientist, he was tasked with making the largest organization in history—the U.S. Federal Government—a data driven enterprise.


Working directly with the highest ranking officials in government, DJ’s efforts led to the establishment of nearly 40 Chief Data Officer roles across a vast array of departments and programs. He helped establish new health care programs including the Precision Medicine Initiative and the Cancer Moonshot, new criminal justice reforms including the Data-Driven Justice and Police Data Initiatives that cover more than 94 million Americans, and led the policy efforts related to national data. Patil’s experience in national security initiatives is extensive, and for his efforts was awarded by Secretary Carter the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service which the highest honor the department bestows on a civilian.


In the private sector, he led the product teams at RelateIQ which was acquired by Salesforce, was founding board member for Crisis Text Line which works to use new technologies to provide on demand mental and crisis support, and was a member of the venture firm Greylock Partners. He has also was Chief Scientist, Chief Security Officer and Head of Analytics and Data Product Teams at the LinkedIn Corporation, where he co-coined the term “Data Scientist.” He has also held a number of roles at Skype, PayPal, and eBay.


As a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland, his research focused on nonlinear dynamics and chaos theory and he helped start a major research initiative on numerical weather prediction.  As an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow for the Department of Defense, Dr. Patil directed new efforts to leverage social network analysis and the melding of computational and social sciences to anticipate emerging threats to the US. He has also co-chaired a major review of US efforts to prevent bioweapons proliferation in Central Asia and co-founded the Iraqi Virtual Science Library (IVSL).  In 2104 he was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and is also a Member of the Council of Foreign Relations.


 


Dr. Nels Lindahl

Director, Clinical Decision Systems
CVS Health

Dr. Nels Lindahl

Director, Clinical Decision Systems
CVS Health

Dr. Nels is a clinical systems IT director at a fortune 5 company (CVS Health), the author of Graduation with Civic Honors, an avid writer, tech chaser, sports card collector, and a major TensorFlow enthusiast. You can find on Twitter @nelslindahl or LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/nelslindahl/ and you can subscribe to my Substack newsletter I publish it every Friday https://nelslindahl.substack.com/


Stephen Skinner

Visual Data Architect
DataBilder

Sherin Mathews

Senior Data Scientist
McAfee

Peter Grabowski

Software Engineering Manager
Google

Gaja Nagarajan

Head of Information Technology
eHealth, Inc.

Andy Veluswami

Vice President, Data Engineering & Analytics
GSN

Elizabeth (Betsy) Barton

Director of Data Science, Walmart InHome Delivery
Walmart

Thomas Vincent

Head of Data Science
Getty Images

Kate Starchnyi

Founder
Story by Data

Sharad Shandilya

Ph.D, Vice President, Artificial Intelligence Practice Lead (Enterprise CoE)
Fidelity Investment

Bhargav Raman

Chief Executive Officer
Medpixels

Amy Bishop

Director of Strategy
Hawkeye

Brandon Cosley

Principal, Biostatistical Research Scientist
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Jordan Morrow

Global Head of Data Literacy
Qlik

Jeremy Welland

Global Head Data & Analytics
PayPal

Rob Whiteley

Chief Marketing Officer
NGINX

Rob Whiteley

Chief Marketing Officer
NGINX

Rob is responsible for marketing at NGINX, now part of F5. He oversees brand, demand generation, digital, web, content, product, and technical marketing for NGINX’s software and services. Rob joins NGINX from Hedvig, where he built the marketing function and helped launch the company from stealth. Prior to that, Rob was at Riverbed, where he held various marketing and operations roles, including GM of Riverbed’s Storage Delivery Business Unit. Before Rob got started in marketing, he spent 10 years in various analyst and executive roles at Forrester Research. When he left in 2012, Rob was responsible for 400 members of the research staff.


Frank Zhu

Customer Success Solutions Manager
NGINX

Frank Zhu

Customer Success Solutions Manager
NGINX

Frank Zhu is a Customer Success Solutions Manager with the NGINX business unit at F5, where his main focus is to visualize and bring customers’ transformation use cases into production.


Prior to joining F5, Frank was a Master Principal Solutions Architect at Oracle (BEA Systems’ Leftover), evangelizing on Real-Time Communication technologies.


P. Y. Nicole Chang

Chief Executive Officer & President
CF Global Enterprises, Inc.

P. Y. Nicole Chang

Chief Executive Officer & President
CF Global Enterprises, Inc.

P. Y. Nicole Chang leads companies with Vision, Strategy and Execution in their journey from Good to Great as they tackle Global Expansion and Strategy-aligned Branding. With a background in investment banking at Morgan Stanley, management consulting at McKinsey and operational and M&A experience in media/technology, luxury goods and FMCG in the C-Suite and other Senior Management roles, P.Y. Nicole Chang is internationally recognized as a transformative leader to companies in an ever-changing market, and her expertise is particularly sought after as it relates to growth and change.  She currently is a speaker and consultant, and is involved in the ed-tech space where she owns the Los Angeles franchise of a leading Silicon Valley based after-school coding school.  Previously, she served as SVP, Strategy and Corporate Development for a leading publicly-listed bank of $46BN, and spent over a decade working abroad in Greater China as Vice President, Global Business Development at DFS, member LVMH luxury group, and the world’s largest and most progressive travel retailers; CEO of a media company producing content for broadband and mobile telephone market; and CFO/COO of leading Chinese wine importer.  A French American-Chinese, she has also worked extensively in Europe where she was CFO/COO for a media conglomerate and was co-founder/CEO of a Lifestyle Management company.  She has founded several companies, and currently advises several boards, including acting as the Global Marketing Chair for Stanford GSB Women’s Circles,  the fastest growing alumni organization at Stanford Business School. Nicole has served on the board for companies including the European JV’s of Sony Music, Bertelsmann, and Clear Channel, as well as educational institutions such as Stanford Business School and Explo@Yale.  Nicole received her B.A. from Harvard, and her J.D. and MBA from Stanford. She is also a devoted mother to two teenagers whom are dedicated to making the world a better place through their art (songwriting and filmmaking).


Paul Price

CEO & Chief Strategy Officer
Argyle

Mike McCarron

VP Customers
Gladly

Salena Scardina

Vice President of Customer Experience
Herff Jones

Kate Showalter

Senior Director, Customer Service and PMO
Crate and Barrel

Denise Vidal

Senior Director, Frontline & Customer Experience
T-Mobile

Ronald Backes

Director, Contracts and Grants Management
Library of Congress

Jason Gabbard

Head of AI Strategy
Conga

Khalid Kark

US CIO Program Research Leader
Deloitte LLP

Sheri Rhodes

Chief Information Officer
Workday

Vishal Venkatram

Chief Information Officer, Global Delivery and Transformation
GE Power

Lucia Milica

Resident CISO
Proofpoint

Lucia Milica

Resident CISO
Proofpoint

Lucia Milică currently serves as Resident Chief Information Security Officer at Proofpoint. She is a senior technology leader with over 20 years of technical and business experience. In her previous role, Lucia was the VP, Chief Information Security Officer & Chief Privacy Officer for Polycom, responsible for all aspects of data privacy and information security. Previously she held leadership and technical roles in IT governance & strategy, security risk and compliance, corporate and product security, data privacy, and IT infrastructure at companies including Polycom, HP, Palm, Wells Fargo, Franklin Templeton. Lucia also serves as an advisor on the board of University Of Colorado, School of Business’s Center for Information Technology Innovation and holds a Master in Business Administration and Juris Doctorate.


Ola Snow

Chief Human Resources Manager
Cardinal Health

Ola Snow

Chief Human Resources Manager
Cardinal Health

Ola Snow is chief human resources officer at Cardinal Health with oversight for the company’s Human Resources, Employee Health & Safety, Security, Real Estate, Facilities and Aviation organizations.


Essential to Cardinal Health’s growth and success are the talented employees who strive to keep the patient at the forefront of every business decision. Snow and her team are charged with ensuring Cardinal Health continues to be a company where talented and passionate people are eager to join, ready to contribute, and seeking to build their careers and thrive.

Prior to her current role, Snow was the chief diversity officer at Cardinal Health where she led Talent Management, Total Rewards, Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion, and the Corporate HR Business Partners. Her team defined needs within the business and implemented solutions to drive results, talent strategy and culture for employees across the globe.

Previously, she served as the senior vice president of Human Resources for the Medical segment at Cardinal Health. Snow has led more than 25 merger and acquisition opportunities within the HR function, including the acquisition of Cordis. Prior to joining Cardinal Health in 2001, Snow served as regional director at TeleSpectrum Worldwide Inc., where she led the HR function for the East region.


Snow serves on the board of the Cardinal Health Foundation, Baxter Credit Union and Flying Horse Farms and is a commissioner on the Columbus Women’s Commission. From 2015 through 2018 she served on the board of New Directions Career Center. She is an active member of The Ohio State University’s Women & Philanthropy and Go Red for Women Circle of Red. She earned her bachelor’s degree in management, with an emphasis on human resource management, from University of Alabama.


Doug Ulman

President, Chief Executive Officer
Pelotonia

Doug Ulman

President, Chief Executive Officer
Pelotonia

Doug Ulman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pelotonia, which was established in 2008 with the objective to fund lifesaving cancer research and today is a rapidly growing non-profit. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the strategic vision and direction of Pelotonia, and also serves as an advisor to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. He previously led LIVESTRONG as President and Chief Executive Officer, establishing the organization as the global leader in cancer survivorship.


Bobby J. Calder, Ph.D.

Kellstadt Professor of Marketing
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Bobby J. Calder, Ph.D.

Kellstadt Professor of Marketing
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Dr. Bobby J. Calder is the Kellstadt Professor of Marketing in the Kellogg School of Management is also a Professor in the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications. His work is primarily in the areas of brand strategy, consumer psychology, health care, and media, and content marketing. Currently he chairs the International Standardization Organization’s (ISO) committee on Brand Evaluation. This is an international committee with representatives from eighteen countries. Its goal is to develop standards for the valuation and evaluation of brands. To date, two standards have been published, ISO 10668 and ISO 20673.


At Northwestern he has served a Chair of the Marketing Department and Director of the MMM Program, a joint Kellogg program with the McCormick School of Engineering, focusing on design thinking. Formerly he taught at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Illinois. Also, worked for the consulting firm Booz Allen and Hamilton. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Calder has authored numerous articles in professional journals such as the Journal of Marketing Research and Journal of Consumer Behavior as well as books including Kellogg on Marketing (2011), Kellogg on Advertising and Media (Wiley, 2008), Kellogg on Integrated Marketing (Wiley, 2003).


His book Brands: An Integrated Finance and Marketing Perspective is forthcoming in 2020.


Calder has been a partner in the healthcare and pharmaceutical consulting firm of Calder LaTour & Associates. He has been a consultant to many companies, including Abbott, Aetna, Baxter, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cemex, Coca-Cola, Deacero, Exelon, General Electric, General Motors, Hearst, McDonald’s, Motorola, and Prudential, RBS, Sunstar, and to government and not-for-profit organizations such as the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Census Bureau, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Royal Mail (UK), the United Way, and the US Army in addition to many healthcare providers


Dr. Mark L. Frigo, PhD, CPA, CMA, CGMA

Founder of the Center for Strategy, Execution and Valuation and the Strategic Risk Management Lab
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University

Dr. Mark L. Frigo, PhD, CPA, CMA, CGMA

Founder of the Center for Strategy, Execution and Valuation and the Strategic Risk Management Lab
Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University

Dr. Mark L. Frigo is founder of the Center for Strategy, Execution and Valuation and the Strategic Risk Management Lab in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University in Chicago where he directs ongoing research on the strategy and value creating innovation at high performing companies. His latest research is focused on strategic valuation in the new economy and the role of intangibles, including brands, in creating long term value.  He is the Ezerski Endowed Chaired Professor of Strategy and Leadership Emeritus at DePaul.    Author of seven books and over 125 articles, his work is published in leading business journals including Harvard Business Review.   Dr. Frigo is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and holds a Ph.D. in Econometrics.  He is author of the best-selling book DRIVEN: Business Strategy, Human Actions and the Creation of Wealth which is used by executives, boards and management teams to drive superior value creating performance, Creating and Protecting Value: Understanding and Implementing ERM (COSO 2020) a guide for CFOs and board members for assessing and managing strategic risk and a forthcoming book with Stanford University Press DRIVEN STRATEGY: Creating Greater Long-Term Sustainable Value.   Dr. Frigo has conducted valuations of companies including the Chicago Board of Trade and a number of companies in merger and acquisition transactions. Dr. Frigo is an advisor to CEOs, CFOs, executive teams and boards at Fortune 500 companies in strategy and strategic valuation and in developing innovation strategies which drive superior long-term sustainable value-creating performance.


His professional career has included working as a financial analyst in corporate mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategic planning and management consulting in strategic services at KPMG.


Dr. Frigo has presented keynote presentations and executive workshops at Kellogg Northwestern Executive Management Institute, Chicago Booth, Harvard Club of Boston, Northwestern Medical School, The Conference Board, The Chicago Club, University of Geneva (Switzerland), University of Siena (Italy), IPADE Business School (Mexico), Singapore Executive Institute, New Zealand CFO Summit and at corporate events and retreats at Fortune 500 companies. He is the three-time recipient of the prestigious Economos Distinguished Teaching Award in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, the DePaul University Excellence in Teaching Award, the Outstanding Accounting Educator of the Year Award in the State of Illinois and numerous awards by professional organizations for his executive education programs and he was profiled in Crain’s Chicago Business in an article about top Business School professors.


Dr. Frigo serves as an advisor to senior executive teams and boards of directors of Fortune 500 companies and international organizations.  His clients have included Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, Northwestern University Medical School Department of Neurosurgery, PwC, Deloitte, Baxter Laboratories, Kraft Foods, Caterpillar, CNA Insurance, Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Oracle, Driscoll’s, Motorola, United Nations agencies in Geneva, Switzerland and other leading organizations.


Erik C. Luchs

Director, Associate General Counsel
Citi

Ernest Ceberio

Chief Counsel, Americas
PGIM Real Estate

Ernest Ceberio

Chief Counsel, Americas
PGIM Real Estate

Ernest Ceberio is Chief Counsel, Americas for PGIM Real Estate where he leads the Law Department in the United States and Latin America.


While at Prudential Ernie has held several leadership roles. Most recently, Ernie led the legal teams responsible for two business divisions at Prudential Retirement which provide investment and administration services to retirement plans. He has also served as Deputy Chief Legal Officer for PGIM Real Estate overseeing international legal affairs in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Middle East.


Before joining Prudential, Ernie worked at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he represented private equity fund sponsors and portfolio companies on fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate governance matters.


Ernie is a member of the Board of Directors of Latino Justice/PRLDEF (formerly the Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Education Fund),a national civil rights organization where he serves as Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee.  He is also a member of the  Alumnae/i Board of Directors of Vassar College.


Ernie received a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A from Vassar College. He is fluent in Spanish. He was born in New York City and raised in Union City, New Jersey.


B. Joseph Pine II

Co-Founder, Strategic Horizons LLP
Best-Selling Author, The Experience Economy

B. Joseph Pine II

Co-Founder, Strategic Horizons LLP
Best-Selling Author, The Experience Economy

B. Joseph Pine II is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and management advisor to Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-ups alike. He is co-founder of Strategic Horizons LLP, a thinking studio dedicated to helping businesses conceive and design new ways of adding value to their economic offerings.


Mr. Pine and his partner James H. Gilmore re-released in hardcover The Experience Economy: Competing for Customer Time, Attention, and Money, featuring an all-new preview to their best-selling 1999 book that introduced the concept of the Experience Economy. The book demonstrates how goods and services are no longer enough; what companies must offer today are experiences—memorable events that engage each customer in an inherently personal way.


Jason DeMarco

Executive Director of Information Security - Architecture & Engineering
MGM Resorts International

Neynes Ladha

Digital Solutions, Service & Improvement Director
BT

Neynes Ladha

Digital Solutions, Service & Improvement Director
BT

Neynes is a passionate senior executive with +12 years’ experience operating at board level. Currently he is the Digital Solutions, Service & Improvement Director at BT responsible for delivering customer and business transformational change across BT Global’s portfolio. Neynes brings a wealth of experience executing digital service transformation most recently within BT Consumer covering both BT and Everything Everywhere services. Prior to BT, he has held a number of senior positions across both manufacturing and defense industries focused on driving improvements in both customer and colleague experience.  Neynes is a member of BT’s senior leadership team, a STEM Ambassador and a fully qualified Personal Trainer.


Melissa Arronte, Ph.D

Solution Principal, Employee Experience
Medallia

Melissa Arronte, Ph.D

Solution Principal, Employee Experience
Medallia

Melissa has over 15 years of experience in employee survey research and more than 20 years of experience in HR.  She started her career at Towers Watson in New York.  More recently, she was the Head of HR Analytics for Liberty Mutual Insurance where she conducted the employee survey for 9 years.  She was the SVP, Head of HR Analytics at Citizens Bank and most recently the Head of Customer Research at Citizens.


Melissa holds a B.S. from Cornell University and a Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin – Madison both in Industrial Relations.


Sai Billanuka

Vice President, Technology
Thomson Reuters

Gabriel Bridger

Senior Vice President, Executive Creative Director
Rightpoint

Gabriel Bridger

Senior Vice President, Executive Creative Director
Rightpoint

Gabriel has more than 20 years of experience in design, user experience, content strategy, marketing, and creative direction. With experience that encompasses many vertical industries, Gabriel is noted for work in design, innovation, commerce, and mobility. He specializes in sparking new ideas and taking the imaginative route to solving challenging problems.


Gabriel has led award-winning work on behalf of brands that include Target, Abercrombie, Samsung, Express, and Kraft, among others. He’s been a featured speaker at Shop.org, and a guest lecturer at the Northwestern Medill School of Marketing.


Ben Ellis

Managing Partner
Still Valley Partners

Lyndon Hedderly

Head of Business Value Consulting
Confluent

Demetria Johnson

Inclusion & Diversity Talent Acquisition Strategist
Gilead Sciences

Demetria Johnson

Inclusion & Diversity Talent Acquisition Strategist
Gilead Sciences

Demetria Johnson has over 20 years of experience as a hands on expert in the field of Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Strategy. She counsels clients on innovative methods to maximize their workplace environment through training in talent management, integration, cultural awareness, mindful listening and inclusion.


A well-known expert in the corporate and legal community, Ms. Johnson is a frequent speaker at conferences focused on women’s initiatives, inclusive leadership, and professional development.  A former member of the National Association for Law Placement, Ms. Johnson has served as Vice-Chair of the Annual NALP Education Conference, Vice-Chair and Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Section and has also co-authored several articles for the NALP Bulletin. Ms. Johnson has also held several leadership and Board positions with regional and national professional organizations.  She served as both Historian and Board member for the Association for Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP), a national organization focused on the advancement of diversity in the legal profession.  In addition to her role with ALFDP, Ms. Johnson also served as President and Vice-President of the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association (WALRAA), a Washington based city group for law firm and law school professionals.


Nick Ezzo

Vice President of Marketing
Auditoria.AI

Alonso Ramos

Chief Financial Officer, US Operations
Viscofan USA Operations

Alonso Ramos

Chief Financial Officer, US Operations
Viscofan USA Operations

A finance professional, business leader and entrepreneur, Alonso commands extensive experience within world-renowned companies internationally. With cultural sensitivity and emotional intelligence, Alonso has navigated numerous environments to transform and redirect financial procedure and performance towards contributing to the bottom line. Alonso possesses a track record of conceiving, implementing and nurturing innovative strategies to revive structure and motivation of financial departments to ensure their ability to achieve their business objectives; profit growth, cost reduction and sustainable development.


SUSANNA HADLEY

Sr. Manager, Frontline Experience, Quality Programs & Tools
T-Mobile USA

Thameem Khan

General Manager, Data Catalog & Preparation
Boomi

Thameem Khan

General Manager, Data Catalog & Preparation
Boomi

Thameem Khan is Boomi’s General Manager, Boomi Data Catalog & Preparation. He has been with Boomi since 2010 and prior to becoming the GM, Thameem held various roles as the Director of Product Strategy, Field CTO. Khan is passionate about two things: mining data and connecting clouds.


Tom Fencl

Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President of Operations
Price f(x)

David McNeely

Chief Strategy Officer
Centrify

David McNeely

Chief Strategy Officer
Centrify

David McNeely is Chief Strategy Officer at Centrify, where he is focused on helping customers meet the evolving security needs of the modern enterprise, while contributing to the strategic vision of the company’s product portfolio. McNeely has been with Centrify for over 14 years, contributing to the company’s high growth via product innovation. Prior to joining Centrify, he served in a variety of product roles at AOL and Netscape Communications (acquired by AOL).


Les Correia

Director – Global Information Security – Architecture, Engineering and Operations
Estée Lauder

Les Correia

Director – Global Information Security – Architecture, Engineering and Operations
Estée Lauder

Les Correia is a thought leader who is a member of Estée Lauder’s Enterprise Cybersecurity and Risk team. He wears many hats with a mission of protecting Estée Lauder’s critical assets from the risk of a security breach.


Before joining Estée Lauder, he held Senior/Advisory roles providing thought leadership at AT&T, Lucent, INS (now BT Professional services), Vis.align/Forté, Mannai, Digital, and numerous other organizations in the US, Canada, Qatar, Germany, Brazil, and India.


Previous roles have also encompassed systems analysis, programming, systems/network integration, project/engagement support, IT strategy assessments, service/methodology development, security practice startup, and business to technical alignment reviews.


He is regularly invited to speak at various security conferences (and podcasts) as a thought leader, has written several security papers, and contributed to/co-authored several security books.


He serves on university cybersecurity advisory boards and continues to broaden his knowledge pursuing certifications, professional development, and training in the field. His certifications include CISSP, CISM, CISA, CBCP, CIPP, GCFA, GLEG, NSA-IAM/IEM, CCSK, COBIT, ITIL Expert, Six Sigma Green belt, PMP, and a few vendor-related.


He holds an MSc in Cyber Security from NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. He also holds several advanced credits/Graduate certificates – MBA essentials, Law of Data Security & Investigations, Cyber Security, Telecommunications, and Software Development.


During his free time, he participates in various Security Hacker/Law Enforcement/User forums while also enjoying flying manned and unmanned aircraft, motor racing, and mountain climbing. He is also serving an officer with US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 014-12-07.


Mandar Rege

Managing Director, Operational Risk Management - Technology and Cybersecurity
Citi

Mandar Rege

Managing Director, Operational Risk Management - Technology and Cybersecurity
Citi

Mandar has over 20 years of engineering and technology risk management experience.


Currently, he leads the Technology Risk Management function for the Global Consumer Bank at Citi as a member of the Operational Risk Management team. Previously he served as the global Head of Technology Risk Management at TD Bank Group. Before TD, Mandar was in various leadership and client service roles at the Bank of Montreal, Accenture LLC, KPMG LLP and Ernst & Young LLP serving clients globally across diverse industry sectors.


Mandar has also previously served in operational roles as a senior executive in security and technology management to transform and operate technology, security and technology risk management programs.


He is an active member of the professional community and has presented at industry forums like the RSA and IAPP Conferences. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor at New York University and has served as the Chair of the Canadian Banking Association’s CIRT (CISO Forum). He holds the CISSP, CIPP, CISA, and PMP certifications.


Fred Kwong

Chief Information Security Officer
Delta Dental

Fred Kwong

Chief Information Security Officer
Delta Dental

Dr. Fred Kwong has been in the information technology field for the past 15 years in working in education, financial, telecommunication, and insurance sectors. Fred currently works at a Delta Dental Plan Associates where he currently serves as the Chief Information Security Officer. In his role Fred acts as a thought leader for the Delta Dental member organizations and is working to drive risked based security within the organization.


Before joining Delta Dental Plan Associates, Fred’s work includes the creation of security and privacy policies, standards, and procedures. He has helped build risk based security programs and has driven security strategy within organizations. With an extensive background in IT technologies, Fred continues to challenge the status quo by providing guidance in security and network architecture creating holistic designs that align to todays’ threat vector for organizations.


Fred has a passion of combining IT skills with organization development values. His broad range of IT skills has allowed him to view IT from many different paradigms and present them to the business partners in an easy to understand language. Fred servers as an adjunct professor at Benedictine and Roosevelt University teaching courses in international business, organization behavior, project management, and information systems. He holds a Ph.D. from Benedictine University and earned his master’s degree in business administration from Roosevelt University.  Fred is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a PCI Professional (PCIP).


Mike Holcomb

Director of Information Security
Fluor

Mike Holcomb

Director of Information Security
Fluor

Michael Holcohmb (@mdholcomb) has two decades of dedicated experience in Information Security, primarily focused on Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, Incident Detection/Response and Industrial Controls. He currently is a Director of Information Security at Fluor, founder of BSides Greenville, President of the ISSA Chapter in Greenville, SC, and serves students teaching cyber security as an adjunct instructor at Greenville Technical College.


Nathan Zimmerman

Sr. Information Security Officer
YMCA of the USA

Nathan Zimmerman

Sr. Information Security Officer
YMCA of the USA

Nate Zimmerman has done cybersecurity for companies in the Legal, Healthcare, Finance and non-profit sectors.  Since becoming the Senior Information Security Officer at YMCA of the USA he has become intensely interested in once and for all eliminating the barriers between security practitioners and their IT peers.  He lives in Northwest Indiana with his wife and twin girls.


Chris Hazelton

Director, Security Solutions
Lookout

Chris Hazelton

Director, Security Solutions
Lookout

A former industry analyst turned IT software marketer, Chris has been in management and security for enterprise endpoints for over 10 years. At Lookout, he leads product marketing, informing the market of the need for protection from phishing and mobile threats targeting the enterprise. Prior to Lookout, Chris led product marketing for all BlackBerry enterprise software and services, including BlackBerry UEM and Dynamics. As an industry analyst, Chris led the Enterprise Mobility practice at 451 Research where he authored over 500 reports on emerging mobile software and services impacting IT. While at IDC, Chris was the worldwide smartphone analyst, researching emerging trends that impacted the design and deployment of smartphones in enterprise and consumer markets.


Michael Anderson

Chief Information Security Officer
Dallas County

Michael Anderson

Chief Information Security Officer
Dallas County

Michael Anderson is a seasoned executive with a proven track record of establishing collaborative teams and state-of-the-art programs for both private and public organizations. His inspirational leadership, technology depth and emotional intelligence help him to drive business objectives, while building alliances. Michael is admired for his analytical acumen, attention to detail and for being an excellent listener. As an entrepreneur, he provides security advisory services and security practitioner mentoring for young and seasoned professionals across North Texas. Leaders and friends characterize him as confident, results-oriented, and patient; able to make difficult concepts easy to understand.


As the Chief Information Security Officer for Dallas County; the eighth largest County in the United States, he oversees the Information Technology (IT) security program for over 6800 County employees and the electronic records for over 2.6 million residents. Using NIST 800 series publications, Michael is currently in the process of building an IT security practice for Dallas County that will become a prototype for other Counties.


Michael earned a Master’s in Information Systems and Management from Capella University. He served in the Army for 10 years in the Intelligence Corp and has 20+ years of strategic and tactical expertise across a wide-range of IT disciplines. When Michael isn’t evangelizing cybersecurity, he enjoys spending time with his family, making music and learning more about the Science of Mindfulness.


Matt Chiodi

Chief Security Officer of Public Cloud
Palo Alto Networks

Ryan Lloyd

Vice President of Products
Veracode

Alex Timlin

Senior Vice President
Emarsys

Alex Timlin

Senior Vice President
Emarsys

Alex is a Senior Vice President at Emarsys, leading their Go To Market Strategy for industry specific solutions across various verticals including Retail, Pure-Play Ecommerce and Direct to Consumer Brands, Travel and Mobile Applications businesses. A regular industry speaker, content contributor and founding member of the Data & Marketing Association’s Customer Engagement Committee Alex brings a wealth of experience from working directly with hundreds of brands across different geographies a more than a decade in leadership roles in the marketing technology and customer engagement space.


 


Mark Ostrowski

Head of Engineering, US East
Check Point Software

Mark Ostrowski

Head of Engineering, US East
Check Point Software

Mark has over 20 years’ experience in IT security and has helped design and support some of the largest security environments in the country. As Head of Engineering for the US East at Check Point Software, Mark provides thought leadership for the IT security industry outlining the current threat landscape and helping organizations understand how they can pro-actively mitigate and manage risk.


Matt Poleski

Regional Chief Financial Officer
Arthur J. Gallagher

Rishi Potdar

Chief Financial Officer
K4 Mobility

Kelly A. Garnes

Chief Financial Officer
Gill St. Bernard's School

Kelly A. Garnes

Chief Financial Officer
Gill St. Bernard's School

Kelly Garnes has had a keen interest in organizational and team development since her youth.


Kelly began her career as a classroom teacher in Newark  after receiving her BA in History from the University of Virginia and her Ed M. in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her role encompassed classroom instruction, testing and admissions, and high school placement. In 2008, she transitioned to KIPP NJ as the founding history department chair and member of the leadership team. She wrote and directed the curriculum for the school’s humanities teachers.  Kelly was ultimately promoted to Deputy Director of KIPP through College where she was tasked with the placement and ongoing support of close to 1,000 college aged alumni across the United States.


After her tenure at KIPP, she enrolled at Columbia Business School as a Margaret Greenawalt Scholar to pursue her MBA with a focus in finance and general management. While at Columbia, she served as Co-President of Columbia Women in Business (CWiB), the largest organization on campus serving close to 500 members. After business school, Kelly joined Citibank as a Management Finance Associate where she helped to provide analytics and financial modeling to help expand various business lines including consumer credit, commercial banking, and mortgages.


Kelly then went on to serve in various c-level positions at educational organizations in New York City including Ascend Public Charter Schools, which serves close to 5,500 students.  Her work has included driving strong operations, finance, development, real estate acquisition/development, technology, human resources, and leadership development. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Gill St. Bernard’s School in Gladstone, New Jersey. Kelly also serves as a lead consultant for Guided Leadership, a boutique consulting firm that coaches new managers.


Kelly grew up in Brooklyn, New York and is the proud daughter of immigrants. She lives with her husband and their two young children.


Rahul Handa

Head of Commercial, Vice President - Finance, Strategy & Market Development
Inframark

Brandon Thompson

Regional Vice President, Operations & Chief Financial Officer
Humana

Brandon Thompson

Regional Vice President, Operations & Chief Financial Officer
Humana

As an accomplished health plan executive with a strong background in operations, finance, and health insurance benefit design, Brandon brings a wealth of knowledge to the health insurance industry acting in his current role as Regional CFO for Humana. Through his previous vendor and consulting roles working with multiple payers like United Healthcare, Centene, and Aetna, he has built a solid foundation in the health plan industry, upon which he continues to build his knowledge.


Additionally, Brandon has celebrated professional accomplishments participating in ventures within the durable medical equipment, pharmaceutical/biotechnology, and managed care sectors of healthcare on local, national, and global scales.


Brandon lives in Kansas City metropolitan area with his wife Kat and their four children enjoying golfing, barbecue, and traveling.


Ann Anthony

Chief Financial Officer
Opal Fuels, LLC

Laura Kiernan

Chief Executive Officer & Founder
High Touch Investor Relations

Laura Kiernan

Chief Executive Officer & Founder
High Touch Investor Relations

Laura Kiernan brings more than two decades of experience as an investor relations, finance and accounting expert to her company High Touch Investor Relations.  Her goal was to create a boutique and exclusive investor relations firm that meets the needs of its clients with a specialized approach and trusted strategy that was honed over the years. HTIR is a firm where clients have come to trust her strategic transformative investor relations strategies, which enable them to present ‘their story’ to investors in a way that optimizes valuation and corporate reputation.  She serves as a key advisor to Boards of Directors, CEO’s and management teams, as well as acting as Fractional CFO for her clients.


Throughout her career, Laura has worked closely with senior management teams and Boards of Directors providing overall financial strategy guidance to successfully raise capital in the public markets as well as managing and bolstering the corporate reputations for several Fortune 500 and Russell 2000 companies including:  Ubiquiti Inc, (~$12B disruptive wireless technology firm); World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE, tripling the company’s valuation); Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (retailer was acquired by Swatch at 3x the purchase price); Phillip Morris International (Altria); Playtex Products (acquired by Energizer at 3x valuation when hired); Revlon (where she helped refinance $2B in distressed debt); and others.


Her expertise transcends industries and she has successfully dealt with a variety of complex shareholder related issues including predatory short interest, activist investor campaigns, new issuances for complex securities and insider transactions.


Laura is a Board Member of the National Investor Relations Institute, New York. She serves as Treasurer for NIRI NY, and previously as VP Programs, VP Sponsorship and as an Advocacy Ambassador for the NIRI National Advocacy Agenda and the IRC Examination Development Committee. During her service with NIRI, Laura has presented at national and local professional development conferences and she has met with several members of Congress, the NYSE, the Nasdaq and the SEC on capital markets legislation.


Laura is a Guest Lecturer in Finance, Investments, and Investor Relations at Northeastern University, Fordham Gabelli School of Management, Gordon Business Institute of Science Pretoria University and Ithaca College.


Laura graduated at the top of her class, earning her Masters of Finance and Strategic Marketing from NYU’s Stern School of Business. She earned her B.S. in Accounting from Ithaca College. She is a CPA and an IRC (Investor Relations Charter). She completed Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program titled “Women on Boards: Succeeding as a Corporate Director” in 2018 and is very active with Exec Women on Boards.


Laura is an advocate for the Arts, including her longtime involvement with the New York City Ballet. As a career professional and mother, Laura is passionate about mentoring youth and promoting the advancement of women and girls through her involvement in several charities.  In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with her family.


Art Wittmann

Content Director - Brainyard
Oracle NetSuite

Art Wittmann

Content Director - Brainyard
Oracle NetSuite

Art is editor of Brainyard. He previously led content strategy across Informa USA tech brands, including Channel Partners, Channel Futures, Data Center Knowledge, Container World, Data Center World, IT Pro Today, IT Dev Connections, IoTi & IoT World Series Events, and was director of InformationWeek Reports & editor-in-chief of Network Computing.


Megan O’Brien

Finance and Business Editor -Brainyard
Oracle NetSuite

Megan O’Brien

Finance and Business Editor -Brainyard
Oracle NetSuite

Megan is Brainyard’s finance & business editor, covering the latest trends in strategy for CFOs. She has written extensively on executive topics as a former content creator for Deloitte’s C-suite programs.


Steve Wolff

Chief Financial Officer
All Cell Technologies

Jessica Blume

Director for Publix and Centene

Paul Smith

Chief Revenue Officer
Workforce.com

Juan Gomez

Senior Director of Supply Chain Finance
Walmart

Juan Gomez

Senior Director of Supply Chain Finance
Walmart

Juan Gomez is the Senior Director of Supply Chain Finance.  In his role he is responsible for the Cost to Serve Program and Product ownership.  He joined Wal-Mart 5 years ago and has held various roles in Supply Chain including Capital Strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis, Decision Support, and Special Projects.


Prior to joining Wal-Mart, he worked for 10 years for The Home Depot in increasing roles of responsibility within the Finance organization including Corporate Finance, Supply Chain Finance, and Merchandising Finance (Hardlines).  Previous to that, he worked at a small eCommerce startup in the Government software sector.


He received his undergraduate degree in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his MBA from Emory University with specializations in Strategy and Entrepreneurship.


Juan is passionate about leadership development, technology, and data, trying to leverage his skills to the benefit of his team.  Outside of work, he is an avid runner and outdoor enthusiast having completed multiple ultra-marathons, marathons, and long-distance triathlons.


Jackie Guan

Senior Director II, US Supply Chain Data and Analytics
Walmart

Jackie Guan

Senior Director II, US Supply Chain Data and Analytics
Walmart

Jackie Guan is Sr. Director of Supply Chain. She leads the Data and Analytics team for the US Supply Chain Organization, and she has responsibility for areas of Data Governance and Advanced Analytics.


Jackie joined Walmart in 2009 as a strategy manager and provided strategic planning support for Walmart retail technology area.  In 2010, she assumed strategy manager role for the Technology Innovations Team and took on the responsibility for the Innovation Lab, IT competitive intelligence and cultivating innovation across the technology division.  In 2012, she joined Global Business Process as Director of Strategy & Analytics and led the development and adoption of workforce management and sales forecasting solutions across all Walmart markets.  In 2014, she was promoted to Sr. Director of Global Store Analytics, responsible for developing retail analytics products across Retail Operations, which includes Store Operations, Workforce Management, Replenishment and Health & Wellness Operations. In 2017, she assumed Sr. Director of International Workforce Management Acceleration Team. She was worked across the Walmart international markets to understand current-state, develop best practices and align on processes and tools to accelerate the WFM capabilities in all the international markets.


Prior to joining Walmart, Jackie worked at P&G in Cincinnati as a project manager then systems manager.   After receiving her MBA degree, she worked as a strategy manager with responsibilities in business strategies and then product management with Cerner Corporation in Kansas City.


Jackie holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information System from Iowa State University and a MBA from University of Chicago.


Dipti Arora

Head of FP&A
A10 Networks

Christopher Hollinger

Chief Financial Officer
Rethink Food NYC

Brian Otten

Digital Transformation Catalyst
Axway

Brian Otten

Digital Transformation Catalyst
Axway

Brian has been partnering with large enterprises for over 20 years in guiding strategy, adoption and execution of business technology transformation and change. Previously with companies including Cisco, Bank of America, Barclays and digitalML, he now helps Axway customers match their vision to adopt, execute and grow innovative, data-driven platforms using state-of-the-art building blocks for API Management, data integration, and analytics.


Specialty:  Business-Led Digital and API Strategy; Information Management


Domains of focus expertise as a Catalyst:



  • Strategy Planning, Adoption & Execution

  • Business/Technology Collaboration and Cultural Change

  • API Full-Lifecycle Management

  • API Design

  • Information Engineering & Data Design


Kay Lummitsch

Digital Catalyst and Coach
Axway

Kay Lummitsch

Digital Catalyst and Coach
Axway

Kay has been a submarine navigator, a seaman on trading ships, shipbuilder, a sports teacher, and passionate software engineer for many years before he became a professional coach and dedicated his life to organizational change towards Digital. He led the Swisscom API Program for more than four years and built a vibrant network of international programs.


Kay is a trusted advisor for various big players in banking, telecommunications, aerospace, automotive, insurance, as well as NGOs worldwide.


Jason Beard

Senior Director, Data Strategy and Governance
Informatica

Jason Beard

Senior Director, Data Strategy and Governance
Informatica

With over 25 years of data industry practitioner and consulting experience, Mr. Beard is a hands-on strategist, data governance leader, and change agent with experience spanning the business and technology domains.  He has led enterprise programs, transformation initiatives, and operational teams in a variety of industries, including Research and Educational Publishing, Consumer Package Goods, Banking, Investments, and Insurance.  He is currently leading the global Advisory Services practice at Informatica, LLC as Senior Director, Data Strategy & Governance, where he enjoys helping client teams plan and implement data strategies to support their business goals.


Pranav Parekh

Head of Customer Success
Apigee

Pranav Parekh

Head of Customer Success
Apigee

As the Head of Customer Success for Apigee, Google Cloud Platform’s API Management solution, Pranav works with customers to drive value of Apigee and API Management as part of digital and business transformation initiatives. Before Google/Apigee, Pranav spent several years at Oracle & BEA Systems working with enterprises in the middleware space. Prior to Oracle, Pranav headed up product management and engineering teams at several startups delivering enterprise products in the SOA/web services management and publishing space.


Joanna Frank

President & CEO
Center for Active Design

Joanna Frank

President & CEO
Center for Active Design

Joanna Frank is the founding President & CEO of the Center for Active Design (the sole license operator of the Fitwel Certification), where she advances design and development practices to foster healthy and engaged communities. Prior to launching the Center, Ms. Frank worked for the City of New York, where her positions included Director of Active Design and Director of the NYC FRESH program. Before working for the City, Ms. Frank was a Partner at Bright City Development, LLC where she was responsible for the development of mixed-use residential buildings using sustainable design criteria. Ms. Frank is a member of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Steering Committee [National].


Tom Gille

BOMA Fellow & Founding Principal
REAL System

John Hugo

Vice President, Financials Products and Go to Market
Workday

John Hugo

Vice President, Financials Products and Go to Market
Workday

John joined Workday as Vice President, Financials Products and Go To Market, in 2015. Prior to joining Workday, John was Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller, and Principal Accounting Officer with Life Time Fitness, Inc., a Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Healthy Way of Life company. Prior to joining Life Time Fitness, John held accounting and financial leadership roles with CompleTel Europe, N.V. (Paris, France) and Jones Intercable, Inc. (Denver, Colorado). He started his career with Arthur Andersen LLP (Denver, Colorado). John has a B.B.A. in Accountancy from Iowa State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the state of Colorado.


Anna Gomez, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
Leo Burnett Group

Anna Gomez, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
Leo Burnett Group

As Chief Financial Officer, Anna Gomez directs and oversees the financial operations of all Leo Burnett Group agencies across North America, as well as others within Publicis Communications. In a large and increasingly complex business, Anna helps keep the agency financially organized to best ensure its ability to generate powerful creative solutions that drive results for clients. Prior to the Leo Burnett Group, Anna served as a financial manager at the Kellogg Company, and has experience across a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, aviation and public accounting.


Luis Briz Ordieres

Vice President of Finance
Nestle Health Science U.S.

Jabree Brooks, CFA, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
Six Peak Capital

Jabree Brooks, CFA, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
Six Peak Capital

Jabree Brooks leads the finance and accounting functions as Chief Financial Officer of Six Peak Capital, a real estate private equity firm with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Jabree joined Six Peak in January 2020. In his previous role, he was the Chief Financial Officer for The Metro Group, a New York City-based mechanical contractor and water treatment company. Under his leadership, The Metro Group completed three acquisitions which grew company revenues by 4x and EBITDA by 12.5x. Prior to The Metro Group, he held various leadership roles at JPMorgan most recently serving as a Vice President in Wholesale Credit Risk. He holds a M.S. in Accounting from the University of Virginia and a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University. He is a CFA® Charterholder and a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York. He lives with his family in Hoboken, NJ and in his free time enjoys traveling and finding his next favorite restaurant.


Patrick Dunne

Chair
Boardelta, EY Foundation, ESSA, Visiting Professor Cranfield

Patrick Dunne

Chair
Boardelta, EY Foundation, ESSA, Visiting Professor Cranfield

Experienced Chair and serial social entrepreneur with extensive experience of working with boards in Europe, Asia and North America. Currently Chair of board consultancy Boardelta, the charities The EY Foundation and ESSA- Education Sub Saharan Africa as well as Chair of the oversight board for the Chartered Management Consultant and trustee of the Chartered Management Institute.


Executive experience includes 26 years in a variety of investment and management roles with 3i Group plc where, until 2012, he was Communications Director, a member of its Operating committee and Chairman of its Operational Risk forum.


At 3i he built a resource of over 600 experienced directors who were appointed to the boards of over 2,000 high growth businesses for 3i in 14 countries across Europe, Asia and North America. The programme he established became widely recognised as a model of adding value and a leader in best practice. As a member of the Higgs review Patrick has also played a role in shaping governance policy for UK listed companies.


Author of “Boards” and three other successful books on the subject, he has helped to establish many successful courses on board skills over the last twenty years and helped Chairs across a wide range of sectors to transform the effectiveness of their boards. Today he provides this service to businesses, public bodies, the social sector and to investors through Boardelta. Central to this work is supporting Boards in gaining a good understanding of their current level of effectiveness and how that compares with the characteristics of high performing boards in their context.


Patrick has a passion for education and was a member of the General Council of the University of Warwick from 2006 to 2015. He is a Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management, an Associate Fellow at Warwick Business School and former member of Business in the Community’s education leadership group.


He also has extensive experience of developing social enterprises using venture philanthropy techniques, most notably with Leap Confronting Conflict where he is Patron and was Chairman, from 2006 to 2015, with ESSA, the EY Foundation and with Warwick in Africa which he founded in 2006. Warwick in Africa has now benefitted over 750,000 young Africans with transformed Maths and English teaching.


Mirek Purpura

Transformation Lead - FP&A and Business Decision Support
Baxter International Inc.

Amit Arora

Vice President of Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics Products
Genpact

Bill Mines

Senior Vice President of Finance and Strategy, Supply Chain & Logistics
Walmart

Shannon Miller

Partner, iX Customer & Engagement Design Practice Lead, North America
IBM

Shannon Miller

Partner, iX Customer & Engagement Design Practice Lead, North America
IBM

Shannon Miller is the North America Customer Experience/Design Practice Lead which includes IBM’s 8 Digital Studios in North America.


Shannon has ~22 years of experience in business consulting and over 16 years focusing on Customer Experience with a concentration on the Media and Entertainment, Retail, and Energy and Utilities industries.


Shannon has led IBM’s Digital Business for the Communications Sector/Industry as well as IBM’s Sports and Entertainment Practice.  He led IBM’s strategy globally for the Retail business and Smarter Commerce initiative.  Shannon has spent several years in IBM’s Customer Strategy consulting practice and regularly contributes to IBM’s thought leadership.  Most of his time is spent working with clients on improving customer experience.


Shannon has a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Alabama and received his M.B.A from Emory University.  He resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and 3 children.


Sameer Chowdhri

Global Head of HR Solutions
Workplace from Facebook

Sameer Chowdhri

Global Head of HR Solutions
Workplace from Facebook

Sameer Chowdhri is the global head of HR solutions at Workplace from Facebook. He brings more than 20 years of HR experience at Facebook, Microsoft, Accenture and GE. Chowdhri is recognized as an industry thought leader on culture and digital transformation. He has experience of having worked with C-Suite executives across large enterprise companies including Starbucks, Walmart, GSK, Nestle, Farmers Insurance and AirAsia.


Ariel Bentata

Founding & Managing Partner, Investments
Accesso Partners

Kerman Lau

Planning Product Management
Workday

Kerman Lau

Planning Product Management
Workday

Kerman Lau has a broad finance management and leadership background, spanning corporate FP&A, sales and BU finance, financial systems, and business intelligence. He regularly speaks and writes about FP&A best practices. Kerman holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from San Jose State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.


Tom Peff

Product Marketing Director
Workday

Tom Peff

Product Marketing Director
Workday

Tom Peff has over 15 years experience in financial, operational and principal investment roles at both early and late stage companies. He holds a BA in Economics and Finance from Princeton University


Diana Gurwicz

Certified Master Facilitator
Argyle Group

Diana Gurwicz

Certified Master Facilitator
Argyle Group

Over the past 25 years, Diana has helped clients all over the world in varying industries improve their performance, invigorate their organizations, and streamline their processes to not only win, but to change the game in their respective environments.  Diana has facilitated numerous sessions including conferences, strategy sessions, focus groups, process improvement workouts, business analysis sessions and training workshops for private and public-sector clients as well as non-profits.  Diana leverages her background as a high-level management consultant with McKinsey and her Wharton MBA to ensure that clients get ideal outcomes from every facilitated session, a consensus driven process that delivers best-in-class results.


Jonathan Cran

Head of Research
Kenna Security

Jonathan Cran

Head of Research
Kenna Security

Jonathan Cran is an Information Security expert and Kenna Security’s Head of Research, based in Austin Texas. Throughout his 15+ year career, he’s worked for, and delivered results across nearly every aspect of InfoSec. From penetration testing Fortune 500 organizations to building products at Rapid7 and Bugcrowd to creating Internet-scale asset discovery with his Intrigue.io project, he’s become known as a leader in the industry with a knack for innovating in vulnerability discovery and management.


Dr. Liran Edelist

President
Jedox Inc.

Arjun Mahalingam,CFA,CPA

Chief Accounting Officer, Executive Director
WP Carey

Beaumont Vance

Head of AI, Advanced Analytics and Emerging Technology DevOps
TD Ameritrade

Rob Gaige

Managing Partner, Q™ Platform
sparks & honey

Rob Gaige

Managing Partner, Q™ Platform
sparks & honey

Rob has spent over 20 years in the marketing, innovation and start-up space running brands in media, financial services, tech, gaming, packaged goods, and skincare. At sparks & honey, he leads the Q™ business, a startup SaaS initiative within s&h that enables companies to quantify, predict and take action on cultural change. Prior to this role, Rob oversaw sparks & honey’s consulting portfolio, where his work has spanned the spirits, fashion, finance, auto and technology categories, among others. As an entrepreneur, Rob raised $2MM in funding for his mobile citizen journalist startup and became an expert authority on journalism innovation, speaking on the topic at SXSW, the Columbia School of Journalism, Forbes, PBS, and the Huffington Post before successfully exiting his company in 2013. A veteran, Rob credits his time in the Navy for shaping his calm demeanor and love of the ocean—a trait he’s hoping to pass on to his baby girl due this summer. 


Kendra Clarke

VP, Data Science and Product Development
sparks & honey

Kendra Clarke

VP, Data Science and Product Development
sparks & honey

As Vice President of Data Science and Product Development at sparks & honey, Kendra captains a team of technologists focused on using data to quantify culture and power the transformation strategies that build better companies and better futures. Kendra has spent the last twelve years working for New York-based marketing and consulting firms, as well as on a few product/startup projects of her own. She has worked on a host of different clients—ranging from CPG companies like Procter & Gamble to high tech clients like IBM, as well as household names like Starbucks, AT&T, and the NYTimes. Most recently, Kendra was named the Ad Club of New York’s Young Professional of the Year. And in addition to being an award-winning data scientist, Kendra is also a passionate home cook, writer, and sometimes surfer, who speaks regularly on the intersections of diversity, inclusion, and technology.


Irvinder Singh

VP, CTO-Software Architecture, Card Services
Fiserv

Irvinder Singh

VP, CTO-Software Architecture, Card Services
Fiserv

Irvinder Singh is a Vice President at Fiserv responsible for the technology strategy, delivery and software architecture functions for Card Services. He is managing a global team for executing a long-term technology strategy and an overall architecture roadmap for Card Services. As Chief Technology Officer for Card Services, Irvinder is responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive technology strategy for the business. He is managing a large portfolio of strategic programs and engineering solutions for Digital, Cloud, Robotics Process Automation, API, Identity Access Management, Data Lake, Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence and emerging technologies in payments industry.


Prior to joining Fiserv, Irvinder worked as the Global Head for Digital Enablement and Cloud Integration Services at Citigroup Inc. where he drove the definition and delivery of API and cloud development frameworks across the enterprise. He was responsible for the engineering of large scale enterprise platforms to speed up the delivery of application services across Citi. He pioneered the API based open banking platforms and led the delivery of the Citi external API Portal to facilitate partnerships with fintech companies and consumer brands across the globe. He also spearheaded the organizational change for cloud transformation and executed the multi-year services strategy to transform legacy monolithic services into scalable agile services.


Irvinder holds an MBA in Business Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering. He has over 20 years of IT experience in engineering, management and delivery of innovative solutions. He has managed the global engineering teams for Cloud Native Services, Digital Wallet, Mobile Banking Solutions, Tokenization Services, Service Oriented Architecture, B2B/B2C Security, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics Process Automation, Enterprise Content management, Business Process Management, Document Imaging, eSignature, Natural Language Processing, and ChatBots.


Souvik Mukherjee

Accenture Data & AI, NA MDM Practice Lead
Accenture

Souvik Mukherjee

Accenture Data & AI, NA MDM Practice Lead
Accenture

Souvik is a Sr. Manager with the Accenture Data & AI practice and currently leads the NA MDM group. He has over 14 years of experience in multiple aspects of Master Data Management, MDM architecture, Data Governance, Controls, Lineage, Data Quality Health and Maturity Assessments,  Data Modeling, Analytics, Requirements,  Integration and Methodology,  across numerous industries like CPG, Banking, High Tech, Pharma Insurance and Healthcare. Souvik has led and managed both top-down and bottom up enterprise level Data engagements for several Fortune 500 companies and implemented Master Data Management, Data Governance and Quality organizations and projects – on cloud as well as on premise. He is a certified Agilist, and has led agile development for large scale data projects.


Justin Gandhi

Research Director
Argyle Group

Justin Gandhi

Research Director
Argyle Group

Justin Gandhi leads Argyle’s Advisory and Research Services. He partners with clients to design and execute robust programs to capture market sentiment through qualitative and quantitative insights. Justin joined Argyle from Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), where he led due diligence efforts on behalf of leading private equity firms and investment banks. While with GLG, he also worked in the hedge fund practice, for which he executed time-sensitive, quick-pulse research requests for asset managers to guide investment strategies. Justin began his career in medicine, performing pre-clinical gene therapy and gene editing research at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a B.S. in molecular biology from Montclair State University.


Ram Bartov

Executive Vice President of Finance & Corporate Controller
TripActions

Ram Bartov

Executive Vice President of Finance & Corporate Controller
TripActions

As Executive Vice President of Finance, Ram oversees accounting, procurement, and payroll for TripActions. Prior to joining TripActions, Ram successfully guided teams to scale in hyper-growth environments as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller at Snowflake; as Chief Accounting Officer and interim CFO at Talend; and in various leadership roles in companies in the software, hardware, and medical device industries. Ram is a CPA and started his career at KPMG in Tel Aviv, Israel.


Nayab Siddiqi

Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy
REZY360 Inc.

Nayab Siddiqi

Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy
REZY360 Inc.

Nayab Siddiqi is a Finance professional with over 25 years of experience that he gained while working at leadership positions for highly respected global organizations. His experience spans several industries including Payments, Technology, Investment Banking & Private Equity, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Professional Financial Services. He had the privilege of working in various parts of the world where he assumed key responsibilities and gained valuable insight into global business and financial environment. His global experience spans North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, South East Asia and Africa. His key areas of expertise include Business and Financial Strategy, Corporate finance, and Financial Management.


Nayab is presently working as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy for REZY360 Inc. a Silicon Valley based technology company that provides technology and services to the travel sector. He is also Managing Partner of ZAYNA Ventures which is a company providing Business Incubation, Business Acceleration and Global expansion services.


Jess Bozzo

Content Manager
Argyle Group

Jess Bozzo

Content Manager
Argyle Group

Jess is the Content Manager for Argyle Executive Forum’s growing CFO virtual division. In her current role, Jess is responsible for the creation and implementation of virtual event themes, overviews, and working with speakers and partners to create engaging and timely content. Prior to joining Argyle, Jess got her start in audience development and marketing with NewBay Media. A graduate of Gettysburg College, and a New Jersey native, Jess currently resides in Jersey City.


Kevin Beckberger

Vice President, Global Solutions Engineering Disclosure Management
Certent

Kevin Beckberger

Vice President, Global Solutions Engineering Disclosure Management
Certent

With two decades of experience in financial and accounting software, Kevin delivers enterprise solutions to numerous organizations across the globe. As an expert in the disclosure management space, Kevin is committed to helping others increase efficiency and control while reducing risk through automating internal and external reporting processes. In addition to his dedicated ability to provide companies with financial reporting solutions, Kevin equips his customers with the means to create higher quality internal and external disclosures, so they report in line with best practices and experience return on investment through business growth, regulatory compliance and investor satisfaction.


Laurie Fleet

Co-Head of Billing Transformation & Quote to Cash Competency Lead
PwC

Laurie Fleet

Co-Head of Billing Transformation & Quote to Cash Competency Lead
PwC

Laurie Fleet brings over 20 years experience as PwC’s Co-Head of Billing Transformation and quote-to-cash competency lead. In this session, Laurie will share best practices for organizations looking to implement automation and enable next level efficiency.


Nick Vellani

National Managing Principal, Financial Management
Grant Thornton

Jacqueline Schuh

Senior Associate
Grant Thornton

Jess Parisi

Senior Manager
Grant Thornton

Myles Suer

Head, Global Enterprise Marketing
Boomi

Myles Suer

Head, Global Enterprise Marketing
Boomi

Mr. Suer is the head of global enterprise marketing with Dell Boomi. He is responsible for aligning Dell Boomi’s offerings with the needs of enterprise customers. Prior to joining Dell Boomi, Mr. Suer was responsible for the marketing of Informatica’s Intelligent Data Platform. While with HP and Peregrine, Mr. Suer led a product management team that applied analytics and big data to the company’s IT management products. In addition to serving in leadership roles in start-ups and large companies, Mr. Suer has also served as a software industry analyst.


Dan Wallace-Brewster

SVP Marketing & Digital Commerce
Planet Blue

Pragnya Paramita

Marketing Director
Dell Boomi

Pragnya Paramita

Marketing Director
Dell Boomi

Pragnya Paramita is the Marketing Director for Boomi Data Catalog and Preparation leading the Go-to-Market efforts for Boomi’s recent acquisition of Unifi Software. In her three years at Boomi, Pragnya led product marketing for Boomi Master Data Hub, Boomi Flow and Unified Platform Solutions. As a marketing professional passionate about Technology, she holds an MBA with a specialization in Product Management from Duke University. Her background includes Tech and HR strategy consulting for Fortune 1000 organizations with expertise in research and data analysis.


John Bax

Chief Financial Officer
OneSource Virtual

John Bax

Chief Financial Officer
OneSource Virtual

John Bax is a finance and operations executive with more than 20 years of experience in a diverse range of technology-enabled and professional services organizations, including the world’s largest company, Wal-Mart. As chief financial officer for OneSource Virtual, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s accounting and finance activities, which encompass capital structure, forecasting, planning, and preparing the corporate and financial infrastructure that will ensure continued growth.


Trish Uhl, PMP, CPLP

Founder
Owl's Ledge LLC

Charles Mueller, Ph.D.

Data Scientist
Rackspace Technology

Dimple Thakkar

Founder of Pradime LLC & Former Head of EPMO Resource Development
BlueCross BlueShield

William Rodgers

Professor of Public Policy & Chief Economist
Rutgers University

William Rodgers

Professor of Public Policy & Chief Economist
Rutgers University

William M. Rodgers III is professor of public policy and chief economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and serves as the Academy’s Board Chair. Rodgers also serves as Treasurer for the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. He is a Non-Resident Fellow at The Century Foundation and has served in many public capacities, including on President Obama’s Department of Labor transition team, and as chief economist at the US Department of Labor from 2000 to 2001. He served on the US Board of United Way Worldwide and currently works on the Board of Trustees of McDaniel College.


Rodgers’ expertise on compensation, pay equity, diversity and inclusion, labor market and general economic trends is frequently called upon by journalists for articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Financial Times, and many other publications. He is a frequent guest on numerous television and radio talk shows: MSNBC, Yahoo Finance, CNBC, NPRs Marketplace, Weekend Edition, and America Amplified.


At the state level, Rodgers serves on the Governor’s Restart and Recovery Commission and the Public State Bank Board. Locally, he sits on Hopewell Borough’s Planning Board and Economic Development Committee.


David Michael

Former CTO
XFL

Vinod Uniyal

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) - Talent Development
IBM Talent & Transformation, Global Services

Tracey Smith

President
Numerical Insights LLC

Tiffany Jarvis

Department Leader - Learning Analytics
Edward Jones

Dr. Phil Levy

Chief Economist
Flexport

Dr. Phil Levy

Chief Economist
Flexport

Dr. Phil Levy is Chief Economist at Flexport where he leads qualitative and quantitative economic research informed by public policy developments and proprietary data. Dr. Levy’s research informs the market on global trade trends and helps Flexport teams make product and business strategy decisions to best serve clients. Before Flexport, Dr. Levy spent two decades researching and forming global trade policy. Prior to joining Flexport, Dr. Levy served as Senior Fellow on the Global Economy at Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Adjunct Professor of Strategy at Northwestern Kellogg. Previously, Dr. Levy served twice at the White House on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, most recently as Senior Economist for Trade, and was a member of the Policy Planning Staff for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He has testified before numerous congressional committees and has written regularly for Forbes, The Hill, and Foreign Policy. He is the author of Rebuilding a Bipartisan Consensus on Trade Policy. He has also taught global economic policy and international trade at Georgetown, Columbia, the University of Virginia, and Yale. Dr. Levy holds a Ph.D in Economics from Stanford University.


Alexander Heil

Chief Economist
Port Authority of NY & NJ

Sania Khan

Founder & Chief Economist
The Millennial Economist

Sania Khan

Founder & Chief Economist
The Millennial Economist

Sania Khan is a Senior Economist with the US Federal Government, where she is a speechwriter for senior elected officials for major addresses, Congressional testimony and proposed legislation. In 2019, she founded the economics publication, The Millennial Economist, which aims to be a source for complex concepts that will help divert the negative impact of two “once in a lifetime” recessions on this generation. Sania is also on the board for WorldData.AI which provides free access to data for all.


Mark Partin

Chief Financial Officer
BlackLine

Mark Partin

Chief Financial Officer
BlackLine

Mark ensures BlackLine’s finance organization continues to drive growth, capitalizing on the rising demand worldwide for software solutions that generate greater efficiency, financial governance and risk management across all financial operations.


Previously, Mark served as CFO at global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company Fiberlink Communications, and at Headhunter.net (now Careerbuilder.com), helping lead its IPO. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.


Patrick Villanova

Chief Accounting Officer
BlackLine

Patrick Villanova

Chief Accounting Officer
BlackLine

Patrick oversees BlackLine’s global accounting operations. He joined the company in 2015 as Corporate Controller and has served as the company’s Principal Accounting Officer since. In 2016, he led BlackLine’s global accounting function through its successful initial public offering. Patrick is responsible for driving transformation internally using BlackLine’s products, and he regularly partners with the company’s sales and marketing teams to help customers and prospects learn how to leverage BlackLine’s cloud-based platform to drive transformation within their companies.


Patrick began his career in public accounting spending more than 16 years at audit and accounting advisory leader PwC. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame with a double major in Accounting and Computer Applications.


John Iino, CPC, CDC

Chief Diversity Officer
Reed Smith LLP

John Iino, CPC, CDC

Chief Diversity Officer
Reed Smith LLP

John is a proven change agent, helping individuals and organizations achieve excellence through his experience as a global law firm leader, diversity professional and executive coach. He serves as Reed Smith’s Chief Diversity Officer, leading Reed Smith’s efforts to sponsor and achieve diversity and inclusion in the legal community. Reed Smith (www.reedsmith.com) is a global law firm with over 3,000 employees in 30 offices around the world.  Some of the most notable accomplishments during his tenure as CDO:


• Recognized as one of the top three major law firms to receive the Thomas Sager Award from

the Minority Corporate Counsel Association for diversity & inclusion programming and

successes (2019)

• Increased number of women lawyers by 15%; increased number of diverse lawyers by

20% (2016-2019)

• Decreased attrition of diverse lawyers from 21% to 11% (2016-2019)


John is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) from the Institute of Diversity Certification and was recently named one of the Top 50 Chief Diversity Officers in the nation by the National Diversity Council.  He is the creator and serves as host of the acclaimed podcast, “Inclusivity Included: Powerful Personal Stories.”


John also is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), and founder of Cumbre Alta Associates (www.CumbreAltaAssociates.com), a consulting firm focused on business and leadership coaching for lawyers and business executives.  He received his coaching certification and training from The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and earned their Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) status. His coaching has helped numerous individuals reach their goals and achieve greater awareness.


John previously served as Global Chair of Reed Smith’s Business & Finance Department, overseeing a $400M division of a $1B global law firm. He also served as Chair of the U.S. Corporate & Securities Group and Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office. In 2010, John became the first Asian American to serve on Reed Smith’s Executive Committee and Senior Management Team. He previously served as the Chair of Reed Smith’s Asian American Affinity Group.


John was recognized as one of the nation’s Top 50 Chief Diversity Officers by the National Diversity Council (2020), a 2020 TOP50 Diversity Star by Diversity Stars, the “Nation’s Best (Western Region)” by Lawyers of Color (2019) and was one of the inaugural recipients of the “DiversityFIRST™” Award from the California Diversity Council (2019). He was named among the top 500 ”Most Influential People in LA” by the Los Angeles Business Journal (2018) and has been named ”One of the Nation’s Most Influential Minority Attorneys” for two consecutive years (2014-2015). John received the ”Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Asian Business Awards (2016), the “Volunteer of the Year” Award from Ednovate, Inc. (2019), the Leadership Award from the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association (2017) and the President’s Award from the USC Alumni Association (2017).


John currently is the President of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors, and previously served as the Chair of the USC Gould School of Law Board of Councilors and as a member of the Board of Directors of the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association.  He also serves as a member of the Finance Committee of the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles.


He is a frequent speaker and trainer on topics such as diversity and inclusion, inclusive leadership and law firm management.


Patrice Cappello

Global Head, Professional & Business Services Go To Market
Workday

Patrice Cappello

Global Head, Professional & Business Services Go To Market
Workday

Patrice leads the global go-to-market strategy for the professional and business services industry at Workday. She brings more than 25 years of operational software and business development experience to Workday’s professional services industry practice, as well as a wealth of both practical and strategic knowledge to her role. Known as a trusted advisor by both her peers and customers, Patrice brings daily passion to solving customers’ problems and developing the right industry solutions to drive meaningful transformation in professional services organizations globally.


Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire

Chief Executive Officer
2020 Women on Boards

Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire

Chief Executive Officer
2020 Women on Boards

Since 2018, Betsy has been CEO of the nonprofit 2020 Women on Boards, the leading global education and advocacy campaign committed to increasing the number of women directors on public company boards of directors. A 501c3 research and education nonprofit, 2020WOB produces the annual Global Conversation on Board Diversity in more than 30 cities every November, and Get on Board! Interactive workshops. She is the author of two books, “The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors” and “Winning the Board Game: How Women Directors Make the Difference.”


For 26 years, Betsy has co-owned Berkhemer Clayton, Inc.,


a retained executive search firm based in Los Angeles, specializing in senior-level and board searches for corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations. The firm is committed to advancing gender and ethnic diversity on corporate boards and in senior management positions throughout the country, with 44% of placed management candidates women and 36% men and women of color.  She previously served on the boards of the Southern California Leadership Network and UCLA Medical Center, and the consumer advisory board for SoCal Edison.


 


Alessio Lolli

General Manager
CCH Tagetik North America

Alessio Lolli

General Manager
CCH Tagetik North America

For over 15 years, Alessio Lolli has been helping CFOs globally change the way they approach technology and data issues. He has in-depth knowledge and insights into the biggest digital disrupters impacting the Office of Finance including machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, and data management.


Professor Richard Barkham, PhD, MRICS, CRE

Global Chief Economist
CBRE

Professor Richard Barkham, PhD, MRICS, CRE

Global Chief Economist
CBRE

Richard is one of the world’s leading real estate economists.  He joined CBRE in 2014 as Executive Director and Global Chief Economist.  He is based in Boston and, as CBRE’s Global Head of Research, leads a team of 700 researchers worldwide, whilst travelling and speaking extensively on key real estate trends.  He is Chairman of CBRE Econometric Advisers a specialist real estate forecasting unit.  He has numerous academic and trade press publications to his credit including a highly regarded book called ‘Real Estate and Globalisation’ (Wiley Blackwell, Oxford), which deals with the impact on real estate markets of the rise of emerging markets such as China and Brazil.


He is a Visiting Professor of Economics at the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London and holds a PhD in economics from the University of Reading.


Dave Phillips

Director of eCommerce Operations
Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Chris Hardisty

Senior Vice President Ecommerce
Clarks

Cecilia McKenney

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Quest Diagnostics

Cecilia McKenney

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Quest Diagnostics

Cecilia McKenney is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services. Ms. McKenney joined Quest in February of 2018 and is responsible for all human resources activities across the company. During her tenure, Ms. McKenney has implemented several people initiatives that are progressive, technology-enabled, and promote workplace flexibility while being fiscally responsible and that ultimately contribute to Quest’s goal of creating an inspiring workplace for 46,000 colleagues.


Prior to joining Quest, Ms. McKenney spent more than a decade at Frontier Communications. She led the telecommunications company’s human resources function and held senior leadership roles with the Consumer Division, where she was responsible for sales, marketing, business operations, and customer service. She built the HR strategic plan to upgrade talent and transformed labor relations by reducing employee benefit costs for both union and nonunion employees. Before joining Frontier, Ms. McKenney had a 16-year career at The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) and PepsiCo. In her last position, she was the Group Vice President, Headquarters Human Resources. Ms. McKenney directed the development of PBG’s Human Resources function following the spinoff from PepsiCo. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Ms. McKenney worked at L.F. Rothschild Inc. and Mutual of New York in a variety of employee benefits roles.


Ms. McKenney earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Franklin & Marshall College, and an Employee Benefits Specialist certification from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.


Ms. McKenney is a member of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of New York, and a member of the President’s Leadership Council for Franklin & Marshall College. In May 2014, she was honored as the Human Resources Person of the Year for Large Employers by SHRM of Southern Connecticut. She was featured in the book Marketing for Tomorrow, Not Yesterday by Zain Raj as a Marketing Decathlete. She was awarded a Champion for Child Care by Child Care of Westchester and the Hall of Fame Award from St. Patrick’s School in Bedford, NY.


Jim Lundy

Founder, CEO & Lead Analyst
Aragon Research

Jim Lundy

Founder, CEO & Lead Analyst
Aragon Research

Jim Lundy is the founder and CEO of Aragon Research. Jim also serves as the lead analyst for collaboration, content management, content analytics, digital workplace, learning, and sales engagement.


Jim has over 30 years of technology and management experience as a vendor, user, and analyst. Jim spent 12 years at Gartner, where he formed and led the collaboration and social software research team and also served as a lead analyst for enterprise content management (ECM) and corporate learning. Jim has extensive experience in product strategy, development, and go-to-market plans.


Prior to founding Aragon Research, Jim was the VP/general manager of the collaboration business unit at Saba Software. Jim also spent 15 years at Xerox in a variety of software and hardware sales and marketing positions. Jim has a B.S. in finance from Penn State University.


Thomas Tuchscherer

CFO
TripActions

Thomas Tuchscherer

CFO
TripActions

As CFO, Thomas Tuchscherer oversees all financial planning and analysis, accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, corporate development and facilities for TripActions. Thomas has a long history and proven track record leading high performance teams to rapidly scale organizations through hyper growth. Prior to TripActions, Thomas served as CFO at Snowflake, CFO & VP of Corporate Development at Talend, in various leadership roles over product, strategy, operations and planning at SAP, and as VP of Corporate Development at Cartesis. He also worked at several investment companies earlier in his career, one that spans more than twenty years in roles in North America, Europe, and Asia. Thomas earned his MBA from ESSEC and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at McGill University. Thomas, his wife, and their three boys reside in Los Altos Hills, California.


Nicci Morris

Former Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging / Senior Advisor
Delta Dental / Have Her Back

Nicci Morris

Former Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging / Senior Advisor
Delta Dental / Have Her Back

With a mind for business and a heart for people, Nicci Morris cultivates human-centered, empathy-infused leadership within teams of all sizes. Curious, bright and kind, she possesses a combination of grit and grace and is convinced the key to a happy and healthy workforce is to work smart, play always and love Mondays. Her passions include people, storytelling and leadership. Nicci fundamentally believes people want, need and deserve nothing more than they want, need and deserve to be seen and heard, and she loves to cultivate safe spaces where people can be the truest versions of themselves. She earned her MBA with a concentration in Organizational Leadership and Change from Tiffin University in her home state of Ohio.  


When she’s not conspiring ways to infuse business environments with love and psychological safety, Nicci is likely on a rowing machine or in the kitchen with a glass of red wine, brainstorming ideas for the cookbooks she plans for the future. She currently lives in Oakland, Calif.


Mahsa Salarvand

Vice President, Finance, Head of the Global Business Office
Sony Music Entertainment

Mahsa Salarvand

Vice President, Finance, Head of the Global Business Office
Sony Music Entertainment

Mahsa Salarvand leads the Global Business Office at Sony Music Entertainment, where she is responsible for driving strategic initiatives, including a major global finance transformation. Her team helps drive and execute on the finance, operational, and organizational strategies among more than 40 Sony Music affiliates globally.


Mahsa started her career as a management consultant, initially as a systems engineer and simulation expert supporting clients, including NASA and the CDC, before supporting clients in a variety of industries on operational strategy and business transformation projects. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins.


Mark Cohen

Director of Retail Studies, Adjunct Professor
Columbia University, Graduate School of Business

Sara Baxter Orr, CPA & MBA

Global Head of CFO Practice
Anaplan

Sara Baxter Orr, CPA & MBA

Global Head of CFO Practice
Anaplan

Sara Baxter Orr is an accomplished leader in the ultra-competitive world of high finance, with a background as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at the $30 Billion Verizon Business Group, and more recently as the CFO Practice Global Lead at Anaplan, a hypergrowth Silicon Valley tech company defining the future of financial management. In her role with Anaplan, Baxter Orr moves daily from advising Finance Leaders from Fortune 500 companies on the best ways to manage through a financial crisis, to executive sales calls with the largest global multinational firms, to interviews with reporters from the world’s leading media companies.


Over her career, Baxter Orr has excelled in tackling complexity, leading people, driving innovation, and knocking down multi-billion-dollar deals. For anyone who thinks finance is boring, they just haven’t met Baxter Orr, as she lives by a personal mantra to “do one thing every day that scares you.” Perhaps this explains the pure passion in her leadership of a $26 Billion business acquisition/integration and launching the $10 Billion industry-first wireless device-based Asset-Backed Securities. Baxter Orr has been a speaker at the New York Stock Exchange, at Harvard’s CFO of the Future Summit, and many more notable venues. Baxter Orr is a graduate of UCSD and is active in numerous leadership roles here at the University, because in the end her greatest motivation is to help others discover the magic of what is possible.


Tom Stoltz

Chief Financial Officer
Portillo's

Tom Stoltz

Chief Financial Officer
Portillo's

TOM STOLTZ – An experienced senior level finance executive with over 25 years of retail industry background in a variety of business settings including Fortune 500 companies (Dollar General Corporation, Food Lion Grocery Stores) and smaller privately-held PE backed growth retailers (Citi Trends, Fanatics).  Has completed two prior IPOs in his career at Factory Card and Party Outlet in 1996 and again with Citi Trends in 2005. Also led the M&A process for Fanatics in 2011 to sell the family business to GSI Commerce. Throughout career Tom has worked closely with most of the major investment banking firms related to IPOs, secondary offerings, or M&A deals. During career Tom has been responsible for a wide range of functional areas beyond the traditional finance role including: legal, risk management, investor relations, IT, HR, real estate, distribution and loss prevention.


Ekta Vyas Ph.D, SHRM-SCP

Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer
UC Davis Health

Ekta Vyas Ph.D, SHRM-SCP

Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer
UC Davis Health

With a passion to apply systems thinking to enhance organizational effectiveness, and a goal to maximize HR’s value for the business, Ekta Vyas Ph.D. is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist with 25 years of experience in various leadership and consulting roles across multiple industries.


Currently serving as the Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer at UC Davis Health, and an Adjunct management faculty with SJSU Lucas College of Business, Dr. Vyas’ major feats have been transforming teams and programs in organizations to maximize the service delivery impact of HR programs and build higher credibility for HR’s partnership with business. Prior to joining UC Davis, Dr. Vyas served at Stanford Healthcare and Stanford Children’s Health for 14 years in various leadership roles. Her current portfolio also includes serving on the Board of Directors for IHRIM (international Association for HR Information Management).


With a well-rounded career as an HR executive, management faculty, and Board member, Dr. Vyas is a frequent speaker and panelist at conferences focusing on talent and performance management, strategic HR management, Emotional Intelligence and Engagement. Her doctoral research focused on the study of leadership EI and employee engagement during transformational change. She is an elected member of SIOP (Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology), and Forbes HR Council and regularly contributes to various academic and practitioner journals.


Kris Murphy

Principal, Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics Practice
The Hackett Group

Kris Murphy

Principal, Business Intelligence & Advanced Analytics Practice
The Hackett Group

Kris Murphy is a principal with The Hackett Group’s Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics practice with more than 20 years of experience. He works with global organizations to improve their analytics, business intelligence, record-to-report, purchase-to-pay, and order-to-cash processes.


Johnny Liang

Sr. Director, Compensation & Benefits
Dolby Laboratories

Johnny Liang

Sr. Director, Compensation & Benefits
Dolby Laboratories

Johnny Liang currently is the Senior Director of Global Total Rewards at Dolby Laboratories.


Johnny brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role at Dolby. Prior to Dolby, he led the Compensation, Benefits, and Systems function at Stripe, a high growth startup based in San Francisco. He was also the Head of People Operations at companies including Counsyl, Rocket Fuel and at eSilicon where he led Total Rewards and HR Operations. He has also held strategic compensation roles at Gilead Sciences, Yahoo Inc., and Sun Microsystems where his last role was the Chief of Staff for the Chief Human Resources Officer.


Johnny graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology where he was Phi Beta Kappa and received his Masters in Human Resources and Labor Relations at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.


He is certified as Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Global Remuneration Professional (GRP).


Johnny has lived in multiple locations internationally, for both school and work and is a fluent Mandarin speaker and is proficient in French.


Adam Morehouse

Senior Economist
Dun & Bradstreet

Adam Morehouse

Senior Economist
Dun & Bradstreet

Adam Morehouse is a Senior Economist on Dun & Bradstreet’s Advanced Analytics and Country Insight Services. He has spent the last ten years covering global markets and the last three years as Dun & Bradstreet’s lead economist for North America.


Christopher Rios

Vice President, Finance Solutions
Dun & Bradstreet

Christopher Rios

Vice President, Finance Solutions
Dun & Bradstreet

Christopher brings more than 20 years of financial operations experience to the Finance Solutions team at Dun & Bradstreet. He has experience across various industries that include manufacturing, services, and security with a focus on organizational development and resourcing; strategic planning; and technology management to build a global shared services model for finance operations.


Jim Peterson

Chief Financial Officer
Price Chopper Supermarkets

Jim Peterson

Chief Financial Officer
Price Chopper Supermarkets

Experienced Chief Financial Officer, non-executive Board Member and Audit Committee Chair. Certified Professional Director and Board Governance Fellow accreditations from NACD. Deep breadth of operational experience ranging from Fortune 50 public companies, high-growth disruptive technology sector, disrupted ultra-competitive low-growth industries, and cashfocused private equity. Adept at shifting between operational involvement as a CFO and oversight/advisory role as a Board Member. MBA, CPA (inactive). Passionate sailboat racer.


Vlad Brodsky

Chief Information Security Officer, SVP of IT Operations and Infrastructure
OTC Markets Group Inc.

Vlad Brodsky

Chief Information Security Officer, SVP of IT Operations and Infrastructure
OTC Markets Group Inc.

Vlad has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology, Security, Management and Implementation. Throughout his career he has acted as a manager, mentor, engineer, architect and consultant to solve difficult problems for companies and clients. Vlad is passionate about technology and strives to improve the organizations he works in.


Vlad has an MBA degree from NYU Leonard Stern School of Business and holds CRISC, CISSP, PMP, ITIL, Series 7, 24 and 99 certifications.


Shakira Gagnier

Director of Learning & People Development
WarnerMedia

Anne Cramer, CCXP

Director, Customer Experience Center of Excellence
Delta Dental Insurance

Parveen Malik

VP, Corporate Information Security – Global
State Street

Parveen Malik

VP, Corporate Information Security – Global
State Street

Subject matter expert of Information Security Risk Management, Governance and Cloud Security. Accomplished as a senior manager with a 20-year professional track record of successfully assessing information security risks and designing information security programs for financial, health care institutions and corporations. Master at identifying and clarifying information security and technology risks and coordinating remediation efforts. Proven ability to lead and direct. Creative problem solver and strategic decision maker in fast-paced fluid environments. Effective team leader, continually empowering staff through training, guidance and motivation.


Kent Lawson, FCXP

Executive Director Brand & Customer Experience
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Philip Dana

Head Of Human Resources
Dendreon

Charles S. Birenbaum

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Charles S. Birenbaum

Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Charles S. Birenbaum serves as the firm’s Chair of Northern California and Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor &

Employment Practice’s Labor-Management Relations group. Chuck is an experienced labor and

employment attorney who focuses his practice on traditional labor and employment law matters, and has

wide-ranging experience litigating in state and federal courts as well as various administrative agencies.

He has testified on proposed legislation impacting entire industries before state legislative committees,

and has interfaced and negotiated with labor organizations, politicians, regulators, and industry leaders to

resolve complex issues for his clients in the health care, energy, construction and other industries.

Chuck is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried race harassment class actions, noncompetition trials,

unfair labor practice hearings before the National Labor Relations Board, and multiple arbitrations. His

appellate work includes decisions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit under the National

Labor Relations Act, Labor Management Relations Act, and the Employee Retirement and Income

Security Act.


In the area of traditional labor law, Chuck has a broad array of experience in collective bargaining, union

organizing and trust fund litigation for employers in the construction, energy, health care, manufacturing,

and service industries. He has first chaired collective bargaining for all bargaining units at a health care

system; first chaired collective bargaining over a bargaining unit of registered nurses at a dialysis

provider; first chaired collective bargaining for construction agreements covering billions of dollars of

heavy infrastructure development; and first chaired collective bargaining for a steel manufacturer and

fabricator.


Chuck has been honored by numerous organizations for his labor and employment practice. Since 2013,

he has continuously been listed with Chambers USA Guide for his work in labor and employment law, as

well as being listed as one of the nation’s top 100 most powerful employment lawyers with Human

Resources Executive® magazine each year. Chuck is also recognized by The Legal 500 United States for

both Labor-Management Relations and Labor and Employment Disputes – Defense.


Edie Ghielmetti-Givens

SVP, People and Organization
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Lisa Welker-Finney

Vice President of Human Resources
Boston Scientific

Lisa Welker-Finney

Vice President of Human Resources
Boston Scientific

Lisa Welker-Finney is the Vice President of Human Resources for Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Division.


As an experienced Human Resources and Organizational Development executive, she is responsible for human resources strategy, culture development and execution.   Her work involves the strategic aspects of human resources, talent development, executive coaching, succession planning, diversity/inclusion/engagement and action, and engagement that all contribute to the success of the businesses.


During the past six months Lisa expanded her responsibilities through membership on the top-level Company global COVID Recovery Team, designed and launched a full WellBeing site within 10 days of transferring employees to work at home, and leading a global SuperFlex Team to respond to caregiving, distance learning and life/work/family integration, and mental health needs while being separated from the physical workplace.


Lisa has worked for a variety of Fortune 100 companies including WellPoint/Anthem, TransAmerica, Aetna, Prudential and Litton.  In various leadership roles at these companies her responsibilities included large scale organizational transformations, culture development, talent strategies, and the design and management of an integrated Talent Management and Succession Planning system; winning a Catalyst Award for Excellence.  Lisa has participated in over 20 mergers and acquisitions focusing on organizational culture assessment, integration and large-scale change management implementations.  Additionally, she is an experienced executive leadership coach and mentor.


Lisa is passionate about career and educational opportunities, currently working to bring students and professionals together to achieve career aspirations and sponsorship.  She leads the Nationally Acclaimed Bridge to the Future Program for Black High School Students in Santa Clarita Valley.


Guita Sharifi

Chief Financial Officer
Lifelong Learning Administration Corporation

Stephen Terry

EVP, Advisory Practice
Navint

Stephen Terry

EVP, Advisory Practice
Navint

Based in Los Angeles, Stephen has over 25 years of business and technology consulting experience and in the past decade has been dedicated to the development of best practices that address the opportunities and challenges of growth with subscriptions and recurring revenue models. He has developed a dedicated team of professionals equipped with an unrivaled playbook of methods, reference designs, and best practices that are based on real-world delivery experience across SaaS, hi-tech, digital media, consumer goods, and IoT.


Prior to Navint, Stephen founded Integrity Project Partners to provide objective consulting services to executives who direct and implement change. He’s also held consulting roles with Accenture, Unisys Corp., Sigma Consulting, Nextera Enterprise and US Interactive.


Stephen has a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College, an M.A in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Southern California and is an active community volunteer.


David Wieseneck

VP, Finance
Letgo

David Wieseneck

VP, Finance
Letgo

As a jack-of-all-trades finance professional, Dave built the finance and accounting function at letgo from the ground up. letgo is a mobile marketplace app – the biggest, fastest growing app to buy and sell locally. He is continuously working on ways to automate finance & back-office processes as a lever for company growth & to ensure his team can focus on their core mission.


Mia Boom-Ibes

Vice President, Security Innovation, Strategy and Analytics
Allstate

Mia Boom-Ibes

Vice President, Security Innovation, Strategy and Analytics
Allstate

Mia Boom-Ibes is Vice President, Security Innovation, Strategy and Analytics for Allstate Insurance Company. In this role, she is responsible for Allstate’s cybersecurity strategy and priorities as well as cybersecurity governance, risk and compliance. She manages relationships with key business partners and technology stakeholders to ensure alignment and enable consistency across the enterprise.

Mia’s leadership of the Governance, Risk and Compliance teams most recently has focused on strengthening the protection of Allstate’s most valuable assets, supplier security risk management and ensuring the organizations’ compliance with regulations. 


Ivonne Kinser

Head of Digital Marketing & E-Commerce
Avocados From Mexico

Colin Forth

Vice President
Workday

Colin Forth

Vice President
Workday

Colin Forth is currently responsible for the enterprise deployment of the Workday platform in support of Workday’s business.   He has held a number of roles in his years at Workday, including leading EMEA professional services, Workday Education, and Customer Success.  He has extensive system experience in the areas of human resources, finance, administrative services, and service delivery.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Forth worked in professional services, program management, process design, project management, and systems administration.   He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Cornell University.


Patty McCord

Author & Former Chief Talent Officer
Netflix

David Simmonds

Chairman
HCM Metrics

Marco Madrazo

Director, Learning Experience Design
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Incorporated

Marco Madrazo

Director, Learning Experience Design
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Incorporated

Marco Madrazo is the head of learning experience design at Holiday Inn Club Vacations. In this role, he has been a key partner in the creation of innovative talent development initiatives, including the newly formed EXPANSIONS Leadership Development Series. Prior to joining HCV, Marco was the program manager for US retail training at Microsoft. In this role, he supported the launch of flagship products such as Office 365 and Xbox One. Throughout his 16-year career in learning and development, Marco has crafted award-winning programs that have helped learners pursue their passions while exploring their full potential.


Ken Hubbell

SVP, Senior Manager, Instructional Design & Innovation
Wells Fargo

Ken Hubbell

SVP, Senior Manager, Instructional Design & Innovation
Wells Fargo

Strategic and innovative learning leader with over 15 years of assembling, developing and enabling diverse teams creating customer and stakeholder value. Award-winning producer of training solutions using established and cutting-edge technologies including multimedia, augmented reality, 3D simulation, virtual reality, voice user interface and video. Current focus is the impact of human augmentation and robotics on the workforce of the future. Passionate coach, mentor, writer and speaker who enjoys sharing and giving back to others.


Jessica Samuels

Chief Learning Officer
Prossimo Global Partners

Trent Cotton

Vice President of Talent Acquisition & Strategies
Bureau Veritas

Sachin Jain

Global Talent Management Director
PepsiCo

Dionna Smith

Global Director of Diversity & Inclusion
PowerToFly

LaToya Lyn

Vice President of Talent Strategy
Oscar Health

Susan Schmidlkofer

Global Director of Diversity and Inclusion
UPS

Donovan Mattole

Vice President Human Resources North America
Brenntag North America

L. David Kingsley

Chief Human Resources Officer
Alteryx, Inc.

Fred Wise

Human Resources Director, Global Talent Acquisition
Hallmark Cards

James Harris

Principal, Corporate Development Integration
Google

Andrew Pine

Global Director, Excite!
Porsche Cars North America

Andrew Pine

Global Director, Excite!
Porsche Cars North America

Andrew Pine heads a newly created global team for Porsche with a clear goal to define and implement a sustained culture and focus on delivering exceptional customer experiences across the entire Porsche organization including Dealerships, Porsche subsidiaries around the world, and Porsche AG, the parent company, in a Board approved strategic initiative called “excite!” 


Excite! is the long-term blueprint for ensuring that Porsche is known not only for the power and precision they put under the hood, but also for the relationships they build with those behind the wheel.


Andrew joined Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) in January, 2009, and served as Vice President, Customer Relations/Customer Experience responsible for defining and delivering the US market’s world-class customer experience, creating an innovative CRM practice, leading improvements in Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty within PCNA and the dealer network, leading all Market Research and Consumer Insights, and delivering world class call center operations.


During this time, Porsche almost doubled its customer loyalty rate and moved from a rank of #26 in the J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Rankings to #1 overall, from #14 in the J.D. Power Sales Satisfaction Rankings to #1 overall, and also receiving the first ever “Best Overall Customer Experience” Award from J.D. Power and Associates in 2018. This prestigious award encompasses rankings of all of J.D. Power’s major customer study results in their automotive practice.


Before joining PCNA, Andrew held leadership positions in Marketing, CRM and Customer Experience with the BMW Group, CITI Group, Sears Holdings, and advertising and event marketing agencies. He started his career as a talent agent booking comedians, lecturers and performing artists from coast to coast.


Pine received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Tulane University, a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law, and passed the New York Bar.


Phillip Reese

Director, Talent Acquisition - Technology
Chewy

Liza Voticky

Global Director, Talent Acquisition
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Amy Noelle

Global Benefits Leader
RELX

Alli Beane

Former Senior Director, Customer Experience Insights, Brand Management and Global Marketing
Marriott International

Nicole Lawler

Senior Product Marketing Manager
Bold360 by LogMeIn

Nicole Lawler

Senior Product Marketing Manager
Bold360 by LogMeIn

Nicole Lawler, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Bold360 by LogMeIn


Nicole is the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Bold360, LogMeIn’s AI-powered digital engagement solution that allows companies to engage smarter with customers and employees. Nicole helps to drive the value of the customer engagement solution globally. Before LogMeIn, Nicole held Product Marketing roles at PTC and AspenTech.


Colin Crowley

Vice President, Customer Experience
Freshly

Rajesh Eshwar

Former Head of Client Experience and Delivery Transformation
T. Rowe Price

Rajesh Eshwar

Former Head of Client Experience and Delivery Transformation
T. Rowe Price

Rajesh Eshwar specializes in helping organizations increase their customer engagement by delivering impactful experiences. Rajesh has partnered with senior leaders at several top brands in their digital transformation journey and client experience strategy leading to growth & operational excellence. As the former Head of Client Experience & Delivery Transformation at T. Rowe Price, he led their Maryland Innovation Center in the end-to-end re-imagination of client experiences for the firm’s clients, gaining industry recognition. Prior to this role, as Executive Vice President at the Capgemini Group, he held multiple roles including leading a business unit specializing in digital transformation and leading client relationship, product & sales functions.


Mr. Eshwar holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and is the author of several research publications on applying stochastic optimization for operational excellence in industrial settings. Mr. Eshwar takes an active interest in partnering with educational institutions on talent development programs and in Inner City development initiatives.


Randall Jackson

HR Technology Strategy Lead
IBM

Jennifer Brown

Founder & CEO
Jennifer Brown Consulting

Adhar Walia

Product Management/ Program Management- Emerging Technologies (AI/ ML, IoT, NLP, Cloud)
Starbucks

Adhar Walia

Product Management/ Program Management- Emerging Technologies (AI/ ML, IoT, NLP, Cloud)
Starbucks

Adhar Walia is a Product Management and Product Marketing executive with a track record of building and growing digital products, executing go-to-market strategies, and expanding to global markets. He is currently scaling the program to transform user experience and bridge the gap between digital and physical worlds through the use of Conversational AI, Voice UX, and IoT platforms. Prior to this, Adhar was a Director of Product at HTC, where he led the development of Vive AR/ VR platform and applications. Adhar has over 18 years of experience in leading Product Management and Product Marketing organizations and launching a broad range of products with a customer-first approach. He has held leadership roles at several startups and Fortune 500 companies including Sprint, Qualcomm, and Symantec. Adhar studied Engineering from the University of Southern California and MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.


Tasha Tolbert

Vice President, People Management
AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah

Tasha Tolbert

Vice President, People Management
AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah

Tasha is a Human Resources Executive with over 19 years of experience leading teams spanning across multi-industries including a Fortune 500 Company


She is known for her ability to influence a progressive and inspiring people agenda and culture to align and support the vision and business outcomes within an organization.


Tasha is a highly effective and authentic communicator, whose work complements her personal purpose, which is to inspire people to be the best version of themselves.


In her free time, Tasha advocates for youth and young adults and has done volunteer work with Youth To Youth International, Our House Grief Support Center, Covenant Church and currently The Rock Church Bay Area.


Tasha received her B.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University and a MBA from University of Phoenix.


Bruce Stephan

Director of Customer Experience (CX), the Americas
Carlisle Companies Incorporated

Lindagrace De La Cruz

Recruitment Evangelist
Employer Insights

Lindagrace De La Cruz

Recruitment Evangelist
Employer Insights

As Indeed’s Recruitment Evangelist, Lindagrace is the go-to person for telling the Indeed story, directly impacting employers’ ability to source critical talent by helping them better understand online search and how to optimize their recruiting practices, leveraging Indeed’s portfolio of products.


Daniel Culbertson

Economist
Indeed

Daniel Culbertson

Economist
Indeed

Daniel Culbertson is an Economist with the Indeed Hiring Lab, a global research institute committed to advancing the knowledge of HR professionals worldwide by using Indeed’s unique dataset to uncover the latest labor market trends.


Nick Vellani

National Managing Principal, Finance Transformation

Nick Vellani

National Managing Principal, Finance Transformation

Nick Vellani is the National Managing Principal of Finance Transformation. He has 20+ years of Public Accounting, Consulting and Industry experience and is responsible for defining the strategic direction and guiding the Financial Transformation Consulting Practice, including Cost & Performance Management, Finance Modernization and Shared Services & Outsourcing Transformation capabilities. Nick has experience in information technology, finance, compliance, operational improvement and audit experience in industry and professional services. He has helped clients through enterprise project management initiatives, information technology application and infrastructure assessments, system/software selection engagements, software licensing audits, information technology due diligence, system implementation project reviews, and financial process reengineering. Nick has worked in numerous industries including Banking, Financial Services, Energy, Consumer Products & Hospitality.


Katie Gianturco

Director of Talent Management
US Fitness Holdings

Joe Essenfeld

Vice President of Business Architecture
iCIMS

Joe Essenfeld

Vice President of Business Architecture
iCIMS

As Vice President of Business Architecture at iCIMS, Joe Essenfeld works closely with HR and talent leaders to deliver high-impact, innovative solutions for the now of work. He was previously iCIMS’ Vice President of Strategy, focused on strategic partnerships to help scale and shape iCIMS’ product vision.


Essenfeld joined iCIMS following the 2019 acquisition of Jibe. He founded Jibe in 2009 to solve the hiring challenges that he encountered while building young companies at the start of his career. As Jibe’s CEO, Essenfeld spent a decade helping some of the world’s largest employers tackle their hiring challenges with cloud-based recruitment software.


Victor Casalino

Chief Financial Officer
Microsoft Americas

Victor Casalino

Chief Financial Officer
Microsoft Americas

Victor has a wealth of experience in sales field finance leadership roles having successfully led regions and areas at Microsoft worldwide: from the US to the Middle East and Africa (MEA), from Peru to Australia.


Victor is currently the CFO for the Americas Finance organization at Microsoft including the United States, Latin America and Canada. In this capacity, Victor provides finance and strategic leadership to the most dynamic and largest geography for Microsoft: from deep business partnership and insight to resource allocation and prioritization. Victor partners with sales leadership teams to drive growth strategies and drive digital transformation for MS customers.


Eduardo Coccaro

Director of Data Science
Rackspace Technology

Eduardo Coccaro

Director of Data Science
Rackspace Technology

Eduardo Coccaro is the Director of Data Science for Rackspace Technology. He is a Venezuelan Electronic Engineer who shifted his career to the data world by attending to the University of Texas in 2013 where he got his Business Analytics Master Degree. On his years of analytics experience he had navigated between data driven and not data driven environments, learning how to influence business decisions . His love for the use metrics and stats to understand performance are also applied on his two big hobbies, baseball and triathlons.


Jon Adams

Senior Lead Product and Privacy Counsel
LinkedIn

Jon Adams

Senior Lead Product and Privacy Counsel
LinkedIn

Jon Adams is Director, Legal Product & Privacy at LinkedIn Corporation where, among other responsibilities, he provides product, IP, and privacy counseling related to corporate development activities. Previously, Jon was an associate in the privacy and technology transactions groups at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC in the Bay Area and Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, DC.  While in private practice, Jon advised on technology, privacy, and data security matters in mergers, acquisitions, financings, or similar strategic transactions.


Jon received his J.D. from the University Pennsylvania Law School and his A.B. in History and American Studies from the College of William & Mary.


Uri Kogan

Vice President of Product Marketing
AppZen

Laura Jenkins

Americas Head, Return to Office
Bloomberg

Nandi Shareef

Former Head of the People Development Center of Excellence
Uber Technologies

Adam Neaman

Vice President
D.E. Shaw & Co

Stacy McGranor

Customer Experience Program Director
Sharks Sports & Entertainment

Jessica Wagshul Casson

Director, Talent Recruitment

Denny Pezic

Director, Customer Journey
Kia Motors America

Miikelle Mitchell

Wellbeing and Benefits Specialist
Ford Motor Company

Sean Batir

Principal of AI and Data Strategy
United States Department of Defense

Alex Genov

Head of Customer Research
Zappos Family of Companies

Alex Genov

Head of Customer Research
Zappos Family of Companies

Alex is an experienced customer research professional who applies his Experimental Social Psychology background and his passion for research, design, and innovation to solving important customer and business problems. His professional goal is to help teams create remarkable products and services which make people’s lives easier and more enjoyable.


Currently Alex is leading Customer Research for the Zappos Family of Companies.  In previous positions, he was responsible for research and usability of the products and services for companies like TurboTax (Intuit), State Farm Insurance, and the Active Network.   He has over 15 years of relevant experience – 5 years of academic research and over 10 years of customer research in the software industry.  Alex received his PhD in Experimental Social Psychology from Clark University.   His areas of research include: defining and measuring emotions, individual differences, usability, and consumer segmentation.


Laurie Meacham

Former Customer Support Manager
JetBlue Airways

Claudiu Coltea

Enterprise - Senior Vice President and Head of Customer Experience
Travelers

Beth Ard

VP Customer Experience
Lumen Technologies

Herma Maria Lora

Chief Financial Officer, LATAM Export Luxury BU
Coty

Anthony Coletta

Chief Financial Officer, SAP North America
SAP

Anthony Coletta

Chief Financial Officer, SAP North America
SAP

As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for SAP North America, Anthony is steering the business in a territory that spans the United States and Canada, fostering operational excellence and overall financial health of the region. His role extends to driving the Cloud business in SAP’s largest market and to driving strategic initiatives as part of Global Finance Leadership Team.


Anthony is a seasoned, multilingual leader with a strong track record, particularly in his most recent role as CFO for SAP Latin America & Caribbean, where he significantly contributed to consistent business performance, tripling the region’s Cloud business in three years. This was achieved with a greater market footprint and an alltime high People engagement. In addition, he served as Council Chair for Diversity, cultivating a culture that earned SAP its listing amongst the Best Workplaces across the region.


Anthony also served as CFO for various market units recognized among the top performing in the Americas. Prior to that, he was Chief Controlling Officer (CCO) of Global Sales, Global Customer Operations. During his tenure, this Board Area was on a steep trajectory with three consecutive years of double-digit growth.


Before joining SAP in 2006, Anthony held various responsible positions in finance and strategy with world-class companies such as Siemens and ThyssenKrupp. He started his career at the French Embassy of Vienna in Austria, and relies on extensive international experience in Europe, as well as in Mexico and the United States.


Anthony holds a Master’s degree in Economics & applied languages from Paris I Sorbonne University.


Matt Kravitz

Head of Technology, Viewer Experience
Hulu

Matt Kravitz

Head of Technology, Viewer Experience
Hulu

Matt Kravitz leads the technology teams and external partner relationships that innovate to transform and personalize the service experience for Hulu viewers. In his three and a half years at Hulu, Matt has led the transformation of Hulu’s communities, omni-channel capabilities, and AI technologies.


Annicka Campbell-Dollaghan

Director of Research, Business Design
Rightpoint

Annicka Campbell-Dollaghan

Director of Research, Business Design
Rightpoint

Annicka is a marketing strategist and researcher with a background in Anthropology. As the Director of Rightpoint’s Research practice, she leads a team of researchers who are united by a deep curiosity about people, as well as the economic and cultural forces that shape our world. She has a passion for developing mixed-method research insights that are easily translated into clear, actionable opportunities for Rightpoint’s clients. She believes that great customer experiences begin with a deep understanding of people.


Annicka has worked in advertising, marketing and consulting over the course of her career. Her most recent title, Director of Decision Sciences at Starcom (Publicis Groupe), focused on using research insights to better connect media, creative, and technology teams. Prior to that role, she led Sapient’s Global Social Insights Practice, delivering innovative social research programs to clients across industries. She has particular experience with clients operating in the insurance, automotive, and QSR industries.


Chad Rodriguez

Managing Director, West Coast
Rightpoint

Chad Rodriguez

Managing Director, West Coast
Rightpoint

Chad is currently the Managing Director of Rightpoint’s West Coast Offices. He has spent his career creating strategies and shipping products/services for some of the largest global brands such as Amex, UPS, Nestle and IBM.  His passion for helping brands drive meaningful experiences comes from himself working both client side in the US and abroad as well a period of time at a startup that he later sold to Google. Prior to Rightpoint he spent several years at Ogilvy, Zemoga and VaynerMedia building national practices. He’s also a massive sneakerhead and at one point had close to 800 pairs of Nike/Adidas shoes.


Shayla King

Global Director, M&A Integration & Executive Coach
Molex

Shayla King

Global Director, M&A Integration & Executive Coach
Molex

Shayla King leads the Integration Management Office for Molex, a Koch Industries company.


Molex has 45,000 employees in over 30 countries connecting your world through electronic component solutions. Koch Industries is the largest privately held company in the U.S. with an estimated $130 billion in annual revenue.


Using Koch’s Market Based Management (MBM) Philosophy Shayla’s team expedites bet capture, improves integration practices within the capabilities, and coaches business leaders to improve decision making and acquisition performance.


Shayla proudly served in the U.S. Army and loves learning. Formally she has a Bachelors Degree in Business – Strategic Leadership, and a Masters in Organizational Development.


Outside of her day job, Shayla owns a coaching business. She helps working moms eliminate guilt and overwhelm, achieve their ambitions, and intentionally create the life they want.

www.ShaylaKing.com


About Me:

I am a yogi and a traveler. I love sharing new experiences with my two daughters.

Random fact: My secret talent is whale spotting. Not much use for it in Kansas or Illinois.


Julie Hubbard

VP, Enterprise IT & Information Security
AMN Healthcare

Rob Hornbuckle

Chief Information Security Officer
Allegiant

Josh Epstein

VP Marketing
Proofpoint Insider Threat Management

Josh Epstein

VP Marketing
Proofpoint Insider Threat Management

Josh Epstein has 20+ years’ experience in technology marketing and strategy roles.


Previously he has held a range of marketing, strategy and business development roles at start-ups including Kaminario, Reddo Mobility as well as global technology companies including EMC, CA Technologies, Acme Packet and Oracle.  Additionally, Josh is an active advisor to several early-stage, Boston-area technology companies.  He holds a B.S. in Operations Research from Cornell and an MBA from MIT Sloan.


Margot Miller

Global Legal Head of M&A, Treasury, & Antitrust
Anheuser-Busch InBev

Bob Kolodgy

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
BCBSA

Bob Kolodgy

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
BCBSA

Bob Kolodgy is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies. The BCBS System is the nation’s largest health insurer, covering one-in-three of all Americans.


Kolodgy is responsible for the Blues’ Federal Employee Program (FEP), which covers 5.5 million members across all 50 states and abroad. He oversees the National Employee Benefits Administration, which manages over $12 billion in retirement plan assets for 37 participating BCBS entities nationwide. In addition, he has overall accountability for BCBS Brand management, including brand strategy and protection, as well as the Association’s finance, licensure, enterprise information technology, enterprise program management and information security areas. He also has administrative responsibility for three venture investment funds totaling $885 million in committed capital from more than 34 BCBS entities. These funds invest in promising emerging companies of strategic relevance to BCBS companies.


Prior to joining BCBSA, Kolodgy held a number of executive positions with ProMedica Health System, an integrated health system with more than 280 service sites and annual revenue of $1.5 billion, including serving as Chief Strategist for the health system and Senior Vice President of operations and finance for ProMedica’s health plan subsidiary, Paramount Health Care. Prior to ProMedica, Kolodgy was a hospital chief financial officer and senior manager at Deloitte Consulting.


Among professional and civic affiliations, he is President of Blue Venture Partners II, LP, Chair of the Board of the Plan Investment Fund, Inc., and serves on the Blue Health Intelligence Board and the National Employee Benefits Committee. He is a founding board member of Sewhope, an Ohio-based non-profit group working to improve health in Guatemala, and former chairman of the Board of Trustees for Notre Dame Academy.


Kolodgy earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, magna cum laude. He is a lifetime member of Beta Gamma Sigma.


Monica Vincent Prokocki

Senior Director, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis
Edwards Lifesciences

Monica Vincent Prokocki

Senior Director, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis
Edwards Lifesciences

Monica Prokocki serves as Senior Director, Corporate FP&A for Edwards Lifesciences, the global leader of patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring.  In this role, Monica leads the team responsible for the company’s near- and long-term forecasting and planning, developing external financial guidance, partnering with business units and regions, and delivering business insights to advise and guide executive level leadership. 


Prior to joining Edwards, Monica gained broad finance, strategy, investor relations, and corporate development experience within the healthcare sector from Amgen, Varian and Nevro, including serving as the finance leader for Varian’s $1.5B+ Americas region.  Before focusing on healthcare finance, Monica began her career in economic consulting and investment banking.  She earned an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, and is a licensed CPA.


Kinnari Desai

Vice President of Finance
Workday

Rob Honens

Client Engagement Executive
CCH Tagetik

Rob Honens

Client Engagement Executive
CCH Tagetik
Rob Honens is an Account and Relationship Management Executive with CCH Tagetik North America. He has over 20 years of experience in the Corporate Performance Management marketplace and is a frequent commentator on Performance Management topics such as Financial Planning and Analysis.

Anton Niculescu

Managing Partner
Spoke Global

Anton Niculescu

Managing Partner
Spoke Global
Anton Niculescu has been part of the CPM/EPM landscape shortly after leaving EY to join Clarity Systems in the year 2000. His career evolved as Sr VP Professional Services at Clarity Systems, then came positions as Lab Director/EMEA Executive at IBM Cognos Group, and General Manager North America for CCH Tagetik. Currently he is Managing Partner at Spoke Global.

Ji Suh

Director Global M&A
Shiseido

Mark Canty

Director, Corporate Strategy
AT&T

Mark Canty

Director, Corporate Strategy
AT&T

Mark Canty is Director of Corporate Strategy at AT&T, a Fortune 10 company with over $180 billion in annual revenue.  Mark partners with c-level executives, senior leaders, and business unit leads to frame, develop, and drive long-term strategic initiatives across wireless, content, video, and core networking businesses.  During this time, he has led key projects related to business transformation, helping AT&T achieve its vision.


Prior to AT&T, Mark worked in Product Management for mobile phone insurance and tech support provider, Asurion.   While there, he addressed customer concentrations by leading an expansion into Japan and Australia.  Mark also has 10-years of experience in capital raising and M&A from his time in Commercial Banking, Investment Banking, and Private Equity.


Mark has a BA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.  He has also completed an Executive Education program at Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University.


Mark can be found on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/markandrewcanty


Kimberly Ellison-Taylor

Past Chairman, Association of International CPAs and Executive Director, Finance Thought Leadership
Oracle

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor

Past Chairman, Association of International CPAs and Executive Director, Finance Thought Leadership
Oracle

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, CISA is a transformational leader with a compelling background of strategy, finance, people leadership, digital engagement, business development, and technology. Ellison-Taylor’s career achievements include leadership roles at Oracle, Motorola, KPMG, Prince George’s County Government, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In her most recent role at Oracle, Kimberly serves as Executive Director – Finance Thought Leadership to promote finance transformation and digital strategies in organizations of all sizes.


Ellison-Taylor is a former Chairman of the Board for the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. Kimberly has an undergraduate degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University, an Accounting Certificate from the Community College of Baltimore County, a Master of Science in Information Technology Management from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as well as a Chief Information Officer Certificate from CMU.


Kimberly is a sought after speaker and has received numerous recognitions including as one of Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting and CPA Practice Advisor’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting.


Kimberly is also a member of the AICPA Assurance Services Executive Committee and Vice Chairman on AICPA’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion.


 


Steve Hankins

Chief Financial Officer
Morgan Foods

Andy Buckley

Entertainment Speaker, CFO of Dunder Mifflin on NBC's "The Office", Event Emcee, and Senior Financial Advisor (In real life)

Andy Buckley

Entertainment Speaker, CFO of Dunder Mifflin on NBC's "The Office", Event Emcee, and Senior Financial Advisor (In real life)

Andy Buckley served as a Financial Advisor at a major bank for 12 years, part of a group managing over 400m in personal assets. This provided perfect background material for his fictional role as, David Wallace, CFO of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, playing opposite Steve Carrell on NBC’s hit comedy The Office.


His part on The Office led to a number of other Film & TV roles including supporting roles opposite Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg in ‘The Other Guys,’ playing the father in the International Blockbuster ‘Jurassic World’ and recently again working opposite Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler & Jeremy Renner in the Warner Brothers comedy ‘The House.’


Other studio movies he’s played supporting roles in include ‘Bridesmaids,’ ‘Life As We Know It, ”The Heat,’ ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,’ the Oscar nominated ‘Lady Bird’ and the upcoming ‘A Million Little Pieces’ with Billy Bob Thornton. He’s guest starred on dozens of networks shows over the years. Some TV highlights include recurring parts on HBO’s ‘VEEP,’ CBS’ ‘Scorpion,’ Hulu’s ‘Casual,’ ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ ‘Always Sunny in Philadelphia,’ and for the past 3 years starred on the acclaimed Bravo comedy series ‘Odd Mom Out.’


He recently left his position at the bank.  He also emcees and speaks at various corporate and charitable events across the country. The mix of his corporate background and ‘The Office’ persona lends an entertaining aspect to these speaking engagements.


Born in Boston, Buckley spent time growing up in St. Louis, Chicago, South Florida. He attended Stanford, where played on the golf team his first two years at school. He’s married with 2 sons and resides in Los Angeles.


Rich Davis

Principal, CFO Services
RSM US LLP

Tommy Todd

VP of Security
Code42

Tommy Todd

VP of Security
Code42

-20 Years in Cyber Security


-Data Privacy/Data Protection Focused


-Data Privacy Rights Public Speaker


-CISSP Certified


Clayton Nelson

Head of Strategy and Business Development
Egencia

Clayton Nelson

Head of Strategy and Business Development
Egencia

Clayton Nelson is the Head of Strategy and Business Development at Egencia. He is responsible for building Egencia’s long term strategy and identifying the right partnerships for Egencia and its customers.


Prior to joining Egencia, Clayton spent five years at Bain & Company as a Manager in the New York office where he led Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions teams. During his tenure at Bain, Clayton partnered with global management teams across a variety of industries to drive innovation, efficiency, and transformational growth. Prior to Bain, Clayton worked for BTS, a consultancy focused on Strategy Execution and Innovation.


Juan D. Gomez

Finance Director Immunology Global Commercial Strategy/R&D
Johnson & Johnson

Juan D. Gomez

Finance Director Immunology Global Commercial Strategy/R&D
Johnson & Johnson

Juan is currently leading the finance organization for Johnson & Johnson’s Immunology R&D and Global Commercial organizations. He has been with J&J for 15 years providing finance and strategic planning leadership for the pharmaceutical business in Latin America and global groups.


Prior to J&J he worked in the Banking industry in Risk Management and Strategic Planning, as well as in small enterprises. He has always seen finance teams as strong business leaders and talent developers for the entire organization.


Juan is native of Colombia, currently resides in US, and has lived in Canada and The Netherlands. He holds a BSc in Business from EIA (School of Engineering of Antioquia), a MBA in Finance from RSM Erasmus University, and is pursuing the CFO Program at Columbia Business School.


Jeff Healey

Senior Director of Vertica Marketing
Vertica

Jeff Healey

Senior Director of Vertica Marketing
Vertica

Jeff leads the marketing team supporting the Vertica Analytics Platform, the industry’s unified analytical warehouse purpose built to manage massive volumes of Big Data at extreme scale with the highest levels of performance. With more than 20 years of high-tech marketing experience and deep knowledge of product marketing go-to-market planning and execution, Jeff has previously led product marketing for Axeda Corporation (now PTC), the leading Internet of Things platform with millions of connected assets under management. Prior to Axeda, Jeff held product marketing, customer success, and lead editorial roles at MathWorks, Macromedia (now Adobe), Sybase (now SAP), and The Boston Globe.


 


Robert C. Patterson, Jr.

Chief Strategist AI & IOT
HPE

Robert C. Patterson, Jr.

Chief Strategist AI & IOT
HPE

Bob is a Certified Master IT Architect and serves as an Enterprise Solution Architect focused on data, analytics and the Internet of Things. As a member of HPE’s North America IoT and Data Analytics competency Bob works across customers, industries, partners, and HPE product and services teams to drive opportunities, activities and initiatives around analytics and IoT.  Bob joined HPE in 2010 after 20 years with IBM as a Systems Engineer, Consultant, IT Specialist, Certified Senior IT Architect and member of the Global Technology Services Architecture Board responsible for the design, development, and implementation of reference architectures and global, enterprise solutions.  At HPE Bob has focused on AI and IoT developing and executing strategies, delivering field and partner enablement, supporting the Americas sales force and evangelizing on behalf of HPE at industry conferences and conventions.


 


Konrad Fellmann

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
Cubic Corporation

Konrad Fellmann

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
Cubic Corporation

Konrad Fellmann is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Cubic Corporation. He leads the cyber security program for the corporation to ensure compliance with regulatory security requirements and to maintain the cyber resilience of the organization, its system, products and networks.


Fellmann joined Cubic in 2012 as the worldwide director of information security at Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS). He established and managed security and compliance for CTS’ commercial programs. He also developed and implemented global information security policies, standards and procedures to support production operations throughout the organization. Fellmann oversaw the security team’s operations which included vulnerability management, risk management, incident response, monitoring and external audit activities.


Prior to Cubic, Fellmann served in several security roles at companies such as IBM, Unisys and WebMD where he provided security consulting, assessment and regulatory compliance services, as well as managed physical and information security programs.


Fellmann holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Illinois Institute of Technology; master’s degree in computer information systems from Boston University; an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management; and a graduate certificate in information systems security from George Mason University. He has also earned several IT certifications and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.


Franck Ardourel

Senior Marketing Executive
Author

Franck Ardourel

Senior Marketing Executive
Author

Franck Ardourel is a Senior Principal Marketing, Strategy and Innovation at Amazon and an expert in MadTech. His passion for digital transformation, innovation, and new technologies drives him to continually rethink the status quo of marketing, product development, and sales. He is a marketing geek at heart. In today’s business ecosystem, when organizations need to adapt to the consumer-obsessed model rapidly, Franck finds comfort in the digital business economy, leveraging AI and ML technologies and bridging the gap between tech, data and science to keep pace with marketing challenges. Originally from France where he started his career, he came to the United States in 1999.


Rosylin Johnson

Senior Director, Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures
McKesson

Carmen Bryant

Director of US Marketing
Indeed

Carmen Bryant

Director of US Marketing
Indeed

Carmen Bryant is currently Marketing Director at Indeed where she is


responsible for the development and execution of the integrated marketing


plan and go-to-market strategies in the US; the Idea Center, Indeed’s executive briefing center; and Global Evangelist Programs which includes the global alignment, training and development of Indeed’s recruitment evangelists.


 


Carmen’s international experience also allows her to engage customers and


develop scalable strategies that help companies find critical talent. She can


often be found presenting at conferences and in boardrooms in the US and


around the world.


 


Prior to Indeed, Carmen led the trends and insights practice for the Content


Innovation Agency at NBCUniversal as well as other strategic insights positions


at top tier companies including Time Inc. and L’oreal USA. Carmen is a


graduate of Harvard University, where she studied Sociology and African


American Studies.


Jan-Emmanuel De Neve

Data and Customer Experience
University of Oxford

Jan-Emmanuel De Neve

Data and Customer Experience
University of Oxford

Jan-Emmanuel De Neve is a Belgian economist and professor at the University of Oxford where he directs the Wellbeing Research Centre. He is best known for his research on the economics of wellbeing which has led to new insights into the relationship between wellbeing and income, productivity, economic growth, and inequality. De Neve is also an editor of the World Happiness Report. His research was selected among “The Management Ideas that Mattered Most” by Harvard Business Review and he was awarded the Ruut Veenhoven Award for his contributions to the scientific study of happiness. Professor De Neve obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics and was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University. His research and commentary regularly feature in the media, including in The Economist, the Financial Times, the Harvard Business Review, and on the BBC.


Mohit Gupta

Senior User Experience Consultant
Novartis

Mohit Gupta

Senior User Experience Consultant
Novartis

Mohit has more than a decade of experience in the field of UX and a diverse exposure working in North America, Europe & South Asia. He has provided his design expertise to many Fortune-500 companies like ExxonMobil, eBay, CitiBank, MetLife, Kimberly Clark, PepsiCo, Aetna, Samsung, Apple, etc. He is currently engaged in consulting with Technology Architecture & Digital (TAD) group at Novartis – a global pharmaceutical company. In his role, he is responsible for conducting design thinking workshops, executing user research, defining UX Strategy, designing engaging experiences, and envisioning product roadmaps.


Mohit also leads the UX practice for DISYS in the United States and Canada. He holds an engineering degree in computer science along with a master’s in design, which brings the best composition of pragmatic and artistic creativity. He is an advisor for Harvard Business Publishing and elected as Local Leader for Interaction Design Association (IxDA) Houston Chapter in 2019.


Kudakwashe Chibanda

Director Data Science | Global Specialty | Group Benefits
The Hartford

Dr. Shane Asmus

Vice President, Sr HR Manager Data & Analytics
TD

Robert Mion

Data Visualization Strategist and Storyteller
Novant Health

Meka R. Parker

UX/CX Strategist and Founder
UNBOUNDx

Meka R. Parker

UX/CX Strategist and Founder
UNBOUNDx

Meka Parker is UX Leader with over 20 years of Product Development, Management and Marketing experience with tech giants like Computer Sciences Corporation and Dimension Data and start up software as a service companies like USi and Genuity.  She founded a Product Design & Brand firm where she served as Chief Product Designer and Head of Innovation for a variety of small and medium sized organization in industries ranging from educational travel and publishing to non-profits.  Today Meka is a UX/CX Consultant and founder of a social business, UNBOUNDx.com.


Sue Cheung

Chief Financial Officer
Marrone Bio Innovations

Sue Cheung

Chief Financial Officer
Marrone Bio Innovations

Sue Cheung is an audit committee financial expert and versatile leader in all areas of finance, accounting and tax. She is currently a CFO of a NASDAQ listed technology company, a board member to a nonprofit institution and a finance committee chair to a venture firm. Her 25+ years of work experience spans from manufacturing, semiconductor technology, AI software, to public accounting and venture capital. She has broad knowledge and experience in oversight of financial reporting, internal and external audit, risk management, capital financing and investor relations. She is well-versed in operational strategy while ensuring financial compliance. Sue is highly qualified to serve as an Audit Committee Chair on a Public Board. She is also well-suited to bring her public and private company CFO experience to the board of a pre-IPO company.


While serving as a CFO at QuickLogic (NASDAQ: QUIK), Sue led a strategic acquisition of an AI SaaS Company, which enabled the semiconductor company to provide end to end platform solutions.  For 13 years, she has served as a key business advisor to the board and the executive team, driving worldwide operational strategy by investing in core technology while reducing 30%+ operating expense.  Over the past five years, she completed $100+ million capital financing in the form of public offerings and private investments (PIPEs). With her extensive investor networks, Sue developed an outreach plan that increased institutional ownership by 3X in one year.


At Dell Sonicwall (NASDAQ: DELL), Sue led pre and post-acquisition integration in three M&A transactions in 12 months. She managed all external reporting and consolidations of 20+ international entities. While working at VeriFone (NASDAQ: PAY), she was a key contributor in the company’s IPO and subsequent secondary offerings.


Sue oversaw finance, operations, HR, legal, IT and facilities when she served as CFO and COO at Fortrend, a private semiconductor equipment company. She improved operational efficiency by implementing a new manufacturing process and a new ERP system. As head of Finance & Administration at eBest Mobile, an early stage startup in CRM, Sue secured $20M+ venture funds in Series A, scaled business and grew the team by 10X in 18 months. Both companies were successfully sold to large international acquirers.


Sue started her career as an auditor and a tax consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Over her five-year tenure, she served various public and IPO clients in industries from real estate, government, hospitality (Coopers&Lybrand in Miami), to technology, life science and manufacturing (PwC in San Jose).


Sue currently serves as a board member for the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) and is a finance committee chair at Reaction, a venture capital and private equity firm. She is an active member of the CFO Council at Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA). Every month, she co-leads Stanford GSB Women Circle in Peninsula. She is a member of Financial Executive International, AICPA and California Society of CPAs.


Sue earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration and a Master of Accounting from Florida International University. She completed the Stanford Executive Program in 2019 from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is a California Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


Sue is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese.


Dan Hochstaetter

Sr. Director – Digital Design & User Experience
Hertz

Joseph Falcao

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Thrasio

Matt Mallette

VP of Sales
Jedox Americas

Matt Mallette

VP of Sales
Jedox Americas

Matt Mallette is VP of Sales for Jedox Americas and has over eight years in the enterprise performance management space. Having worked on over 400 projects, he uses his background in consulting to develop a deep understanding of the customer’s initiatives and goals for an optimal selection and deployment process. He oversees all direct sales for Jedox Americas.


Ashish Gandhi

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
OFS, A Furukawa Company

Ashish Gandhi

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
OFS, A Furukawa Company

Ashish Gandhi is Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer for OFS, responsible for the company’s financial, IT and strategic planning efforts.


Mr. Gandhi, who was appointed to the position effective August 1, 2009, previously served as the company’s Corporate Controller & Treasurer, responsible for coordinating, planning and reporting on the company’s financial activities and has held other top financial and operations positions at OFS.


Prior to this position, Mr. Gandhi worked in the Treasury Department for Lucent Technologies in the Customer Finance and Credit areas covering both North America and Latin America and held a range of senior financial positions in Dubai and India with KPMG and Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising.


Mr. Gandhi has an accounting degree from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an MBA from The University of Virginia.


Bryon Bonafede

Vice President, FP&A
ABM Industries

Bryon Bonafede

Vice President, FP&A
ABM Industries

Bryon joined ABM in 2017 as the Senior Director of FP&A for the Technical Solutions and Healthcare divisions covering approximately $700M in revenue. Bryon has lived in the North Atlanta area since 2004 and was previously in New Jersey. Bryon has over 20 years of finance experience, ranging from the financial services industry to telecommunications, hardware and software, and more recently the gaming industry, including Lottery and Casino. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Finance. 


CB Bowman, MCEC, MBA, BCC, CMC

CEO Workplace Racial Equality, LLC and Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC)

CB Bowman, MCEC, MBA, BCC, CMC

CEO Workplace Racial Equality, LLC and Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC)

CB Bowman is best known for bringing clarity and accountability to the world of executive coaching. She founded two change-making organizations, the ACEC, Association of Corporate Executive Coaches™, dedicated to mastery level coaches who are working with the top tier of organizations and, the MEECO Leadership Institute™ that is a think tank/research group of international organizations focused on the future and measurement of employment sciences, executive coaching and culture in organizations, institutions, and agencies. The institute is also a certifying body.


CB’s work with ACEC has introduced rigorous credentialing to the corporate executive coaching ranks and has introduced metrics to underscore accountability.  She is certified to serve on corporate boards, and her emphasis on pro bono work and continuing education shows her heart and her brain are aligned on this critical mission.


CB strongly believes that master level corporate executive coaches have to be “enterprise-wide business partners™” with their clients. She is also the force behind the powerful dialogue-based MEECO Leadership Conferences that each year recognizes organizations that exemplify the use of Executive Coaching, Employment Sciences, and Organizational Culture as best-in-class. Ford Motor Company; The Mayo Clinic; MD Anderson Cancer Research Center; L3 Technologies; Rodan & Fields; The Ann and John Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University; The Anderson School of Business, UCLA; and, Hermes Airports, Ltd are some of the past designees.


She is formally head of branding for ready to eat cereals for General Foods where she was responsible for the visual impact of Post Cereals such as the wildly successful Honey Bunches of Oats, Golden Crisps, and Pebbles. CB was also responsible for their classic brands including Post Shredded Wheat, Grape Nuts and Raisin Bran. In addition, she was part of the successful branding for the Birds Eye frozen food product line.


CB is a graduate of New School for Social Research. She received her MBA from Pace University where she served on the Advisory board for Lubin School of Business and as an adjunct professor in the marketing department. She served as an instructor at Rutgers University Center for Management Development and as an adjunct professor at Mercy College teaching organizational behavior, and Human Resource Management. CB is a contributing author in the soon to be released book “Complex Situations in Coaching: A Critical Case-Based Approach” 1st Edition and has published several articles on Coaching.


CB served as Chairperson for the North Plainfield, New Jersey’s Historic Commission for six years.


Dalmon Zapata

Chief Financial Officer
The Walt Disney Company

Santosh Kumar

Head of Data Assurance & Validation
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Financial Services

David Hof

Head of Data and Analytics
TSYS

Dan Meers

National Leader, Data & Analytics Governance
RSM US LLP

Lillian Bisset

UX & Product Design Strategist
Motivo Press

Lillian Bisset

UX & Product Design Strategist
Motivo Press

Lily has researched and analyzed human behavior as part of a lifelong devotion to shaping

psychology, art and science into technological experiences that build and strengthen our

human stories. She’s provided strategic product design direction on a variety of successful,

well-known brands such as Meijer, Citrix, American Airlines, Honeywell, FedEx, Neutrogena,

Viasat, and more. But Lily’s secret weapon is her ability to extend her leadership expertise

beyond the UI—creating compelling product visions and strategies that span from product

management to deeper inside the stack—a passionate approach that has often been described

as “infectious.


Sriram Subramanian

Head of Data Sciences
Condé Nast

Melissa A. Schmitz

Emerging Technologies Engineer, Virtual Reality Tech Lead
The Raymond Corporation

Melissa A. Schmitz

Emerging Technologies Engineer, Virtual Reality Tech Lead
The Raymond Corporation

Melissa is an Emerging Technologies Engineer in the Advanced Research department at the Raymond Corporation, a Toyota company specializing in forklift manufacturing and warehouse technology solutions. In her daily work, she acts as Technical Lead for engineering on their Virtual Reality Simulator and pursues data science activities as part of her research efforts. In her free time, she works as a freelance XR Strategist for creative organizations such as the LUMA Projection Arts festival, which recently premiered the first-ever fully-live motion tracked VR opera, Miranda.


Jeremy Nelson

Director of XR Initiative
University of Michigan

Lori Fraijo Raygoza

Vice President of Ecommerce, Global
Performance Health

Lori Fraijo Raygoza

Vice President of Ecommerce, Global
Performance Health

Lori Raygoza is a Senior Executive Leader with 15+ years of experience in enabling brands, manufacturers, and retailers to accelerate revenue growth, provide best-in-class digital customer experiences, and achieve efficiency gains, by engaging Digital Transformation, Ecommerce, Mobile, Personalization, Digital Marketing, and Omni-Channel strategies.


As a digital growth strategist within the Consumer Goods and the Healthcare sector, Lori is passionate about leveraging data, technology, and ecommerce to develop innovative solutions that drive the industry forward and lead to better customer outcomes.


Lori most recently developed and executed the ecommerce and digital transformation vision for Apria Healthcare, our nation’s leading durable medical equipment provider. She is currently the Vice President of Ecommerce Global Channels at Performance Health, the largest specialty distributor and manufacturer of branded products (BioFreeze and TheraBand) and solutions for rehabilitation, recovery and sports medicine in the world.


Steven Postlethwaite

Director, Product Design & UX
Tiffany & Co.

Dominick Fatibene

Senior Product Marketing Manager
Workiva

Dominick Fatibene

Senior Product Marketing Manager
Workiva

Dominick is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Workiva,  who works exclusively with controllership and financial planning and analysis (FP&A) organizations to identify and support simplified internal financial reporting approaches that reduce risk and drive efficiency. Prior to joining Workiva in 2018, Dominick spent seven years at General Electric, holding various positions across finance, including operational finance, global and operational controllership, internal audit, and corporate FP&A. Dominick has been involved in all aspects of finance, including entity and segment accounting, consolidation, strategic planning, earnings, investor, and board reporting. Dominick was a member of GE’s prestigious leadership programs, including the financial management program and corporate audit staff.


Josh Gertsch

Director of Product Marketing and Accounting Industry Principal
Workiva

Josh Gertsch

Director of Product Marketing and Accounting Industry Principal
Workiva

Josh is a Director of Product Marketing and Accounting Industry Principal at Workiva. Previously, Josh served as a Director of Finance and Controller for Backcountry.com, a private equity owned, online retailer of outdoor products, and as a Senior Manager for KPMG, a multinational professional services leader. His experience includes multiple initial and secondary offerings, business combinations and mergers, financial statement audits, SOX audits and implementation, management reporting, income and sales taxes, treasury, insurance, and systems integrations.


Jasmine Paul

Finance Expert

Terence Lo, CAIA

Senior Manager – FP&A and Finance Operation
Argyle Group

Terence Lo, CAIA

Senior Manager – FP&A and Finance Operation
Argyle Group

Terence leads financial analysis and business analytics supporting core corporate and strategic initiatives in Argyle group. Before joining Argyle, he served in Citigroup’s Principal Finance group as an analyst overseeing a global special situation portfolio, and served in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China spearheading various M&A activities. He spent a few years in Southeast Asia headed corporate advisory operation for local banks and was involved in spinoff, re-capitalization and restructuring activities.  He has master degrees from Columbia University and Carnegie Mellon University in United States.


Jeanette Wade

Chief Financial Officer
Ascentria Care Alliance

Travis Cloyd

Futurist in Residence, XR Experience Creator
Florida International University

Travis Cloyd

Futurist in Residence, XR Experience Creator
Florida International University

Travis Cloyd is the CEO of Worldwide XR based in Los Angeles, CA, a member of the Producers Guild of America, an award-winning producer and tech entrepreneur and the Futurist in Residence, Adjunct Professor and Director of iSTAR (Immersive Studio for Altered Reality) at Florida International University (FIU). 


Travis has created XR content for major international studios, iconic brands, legendary actors, global musicians, top athletes and historical figures. As CEO, he is breaking new ground as WXR leads the industry in creating and protecting virtual human IP content based on historical figures for all facets of the diverse XR ecosystem. 


He is currently developing several experiences that range from a multi-picture deal featuring James Dean’s virtual human– 65 years after his last film– to a 6dof volcap photorealistic MVP VR Experience with Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes.


Travis has been a leading advocate for the XR sector over the last 7 years and is an acknowledged industry expert whose point of view is frequently sought by top media outlets. He has been quoted in Forbes, Rolling Stone, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wareable, Variety, Deadline, Hollywood Reporter and CNBC among many examples. 


Nick McKeehan

Managing Director
Protiviti

Nick McKeehan

Managing Director
Protiviti

Nick McKeehan is a Managing Director who leads Protiviti’s Business Performance Improvement (“BPI”) solution in Chicago and the Central Region. He has more than 20 years of experience leading finance transformations, including public company transitions, finance process improvement, financial accounting transitions (ASC 606 & 842), reconciliation and restatement projects, shared service centralization, financial process re-engineering, and financial application implementation.


Shannon Symalla

Vice President of Customer Experience
Party City

Judy Romano

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Commercial & Technology
IHG

Judy Romano

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Commercial & Technology
IHG

Technology Driven, Transformational Leader, Innovative CFO, Globally Focused: As a forward-thinking CFO, I apply technology to create organizational efficiencies and to drive actionable insights. I lead and develop digitally empowered teams. In my role at Intercontinental Hotels Group, I oversee financial management and oversight of a $700M+ business budget partnering with Global Commercial and Technology Leadership (CCTO) to plan and deliver high priority programs.


Passionate about developing leaders at all levels both inside my organization and outside in the community. I sit on the Advisory Board of the CFO Network of Executive Women (NOW) and a Board member of the CFO Leadership Council.


Tracy Levine

Chairman, CEO, Keynote Speaker, Corporate Culture Due Diligence, Executive Coach
Advantage Talent Inc

Tracy Levine

Chairman, CEO, Keynote Speaker, Corporate Culture Due Diligence, Executive Coach
Advantage Talent Inc

Tracy is a trusted Executive Coach to what the World Economic Forum refers to as “Systems Leaders.”  Systems Leaders are actively seeking to transform, innovate, solve complex business and global problems, and proactively change systems to make them better.


She is a frequent keynote speaker for corporations and professional groups on the Future of Work and writes for Forbes Magazine.


Tracy’s insights have been featured in the WSJ, US News &


World Report, and other media, and her Award-Winning book, WIN: Future-Proofing Your Workforce in the Age of Disengagement, was named Book Authority’s List of Leadership Books for CEOs read in 2020.


Dwight Flenniken III

Chief Marketing Officer
Sunwest Bank

Dwight Flenniken III

Chief Marketing Officer
Sunwest Bank

Dwight Flenniken is the Chief Marketing Officer at Sunwest Bank.  As an entrepreneurial minded executive, he is focused on consumer centric digital innovation and transformation. Dwight helps finance companies, including fintech startups, develop plans to scale and grow their businesses through data insights and market driven technology.  Dwight has nearly 20 years of experience in strategy, communication, marketing and management.


Prior to joining Sunwest Bank, Dwight served as an executive for some very successful startups including Americor, Goldco, Loanpal & Revamp Interactive.  Prior to that, Dwight was in Silicon Valley at Quinstreet, serving as a Senior Manager in their Finance Vertical.


Dwight graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2002 with a B.A in Journalism, and currently resides in Huntington Beach, California.


Lee Kroll

Americas Finance & Accounting Cognitive Process Services Leader
IBM Services

Lee Kroll

Americas Finance & Accounting Cognitive Process Services Leader
IBM Services

Lee is a CPA with 25 years of experience in senior leadership positions focusing on finance-related transformational initiatives. He partners with CFOs and other senior finance leaders and other executives at enterprises across all industries to help them focus on creating insights that can drive enterprise performance by driving growth, reducing risks, and optimizing costs.


Jennifer Lee-Harrison

Vice President, Demand Generation
Carters Inc.

Jennifer Lee-Harrison

Vice President, Demand Generation
Carters Inc.

Jennifer Lee-Harrison is a dynamic business-woman with over 20 years of experience as a thought-provoking, motivating, and savvy business leader with a proven track record for making things happen!


In 2012, Jennifer spearheaded Steve Harvey’s Global Integrated Marketing transformation to drive more genuine connections against Harvey media audience. Jennifer’s drive to embark on her desires within entrepreneurship, ingenuity, and vision, partnered with Steve Harvey to build her multi-million-dollar brand with determination, passion, and natural-born leadership skills.


Formerly the CEO of Perfect Hair International, she was the exclusive hair and beauty expert featured on the nationally syndicated radio show – the Steve Harvey Morning Show – several times a month. Her success on the radio show opened the door to several appearances on the Steve Harvey TV Talk Show! Jennifer’s dynamic personality was always the life of the show during her quarterly appearances. Jennifer provided women tips on how to be their better selves by enhancing their look head to toe. Plus, advocated that women choose health over hair and provided real-life tips to stay healthy and active… wellness is the NEW form of wealth. Although her content was about the product she was selling, she never stopped providing her business-savvy approach to conquering challenges with managing her hair business. Jennifer’s ability to understand international business, especially working in China, was a significant upside to growing her

business. She was able to break through culture and language barriers with her suppliers that ranged from deal negotiation meetings to informal dinners to experience local cuisine. For those who know China, that is an invaluable skillset. Jennifer humbly and graciously shared her experiences on how she broke through an industry that women of color weren’t owners of but instead are only consumers of within a $52 Billion-dollar industry.


Jennifer has 20 years of corporate experience as a Senior Executive, working on building brands, such as Delta Airlines, TJX, Ann Taylor Loft, Choice Hotels, Tommy Hilfiger, and J-LO. Most recently, Jennifer accepted a role at Carter’s as VP, Demand Generation. Jennifer has generated over a billion dollars of incremental revenue throughout her career in Corporate America.


With all of the climate changes through the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, she feels more energized than ever to make an impact through influence and cultivating growth among the NEW generation of leaders.


Sridhar Ramasubbu

Chief Financial Officer
Brillio

Sridhar Ramasubbu

Chief Financial Officer
Brillio

Sridhar has a proven track record of helping both private and public companies accelerate growth and achieve scale. He’s spent 20+ years at Wipro playing a pivotal role in expansion into international markets, IPO in NYSE & M&A initiatives and later in his career, successfully turned around an advanced analytics tech start-up. Sridhar’s experience in navigating high growth companies, developing new business strategies and his overall operational mindset will help Brillio manage, scale and evolve the business as we continue to accelerate our momentum.


He’s motivated by understanding the customers he serves, providing value at all levels of business while building strong relationships with his colleagues. Sridhar’s expertise will further enhance the impact in the areas of business excellence, investment ROI, predictability and accountability in financial performance for Brillio.


C.J. Magwood

Brand Manager, Marketing Performance & Operations Lead
Unilever

Damaris Garcia Schneider

Former Chief Diversity & Inclusion Leader, IT Services (US and India)
Deloitte

Damaris Garcia Schneider

Former Chief Diversity & Inclusion Leader, IT Services (US and India)
Deloitte

Damaris “Dee” Garcia-Schneider is recognized as a dynamic leader, establishing this reputation over 20 years driving transformation, positive change and innovation in the Talent, Culture and Diversity & Inclusion space. She has served in numerous leadership positions at Deloitte LLP and as a Board member for non-profit organizations, bringing her passion for leading transformational initiatives to build an inclusive culture which values diverse perspectives and empowers professionals to speak up with their authentic voices.


Throughout her career, Dee has had the opportunity to grow her mentorship and transformational leadership expertise to guide individuals and teams to peak performance as they navigate through continuous change. A defining example was during her tenure in Deloitte’s Technology organization. She improved Talent Engagement, Fair & Inclusive Work Environment and Trust in Leadership scores by establishing a corporate culture anchored by transparent communication, collaboration, and accountability through a people-first mindset.


As a sought-after mentor and speaker, technology professional, proud Latina, and mother, Dee prides herself on being an authentic and empathetic leader—acknowledging people in all of their facets and understanding unique needs.


Dee continually promotes D&I efforts through innovative summits, custom recruiting engagements, and councils, focusing on challenging the norm and leading colleagues to have courageous conversations for workplace diversity, inclusion and belonging.


When she’s not working, Dee stays active in the industry via memberships and panel participation. She loves playing tennis, gardening and is always looking for opportunities to pay it forward through volunteering.


Ian Wright

Chief Data Officer, Data-Driven Marketing
Equifax

Ian Wright

Chief Data Officer, Data-Driven Marketing
Equifax

Ian Wright is a solutions and strategy executive with more than 20 years of experience driving and deploying successful DaaS and SaaS solutions. Currently, Wright leads data strategy and manages the IXI Network for Equifax’s marketing business. Wright previously led product strategy and innovation efforts across marketing, addressable advertising, and identity resolution markets for Experian Marketing Services. Prior to joining Experian, Wright led the development of IXI Services’ solutions to fuel the company’s growth from a startup entity through its acquisition by Equifax. Wright also led the strategy and development of consumer marketing data products for Claritas.


Heather McGowan

Future of Work Strategist, 2017 Global LinkedIn Top Voice for Education

Heather McGowan

Future of Work Strategist, 2017 Global LinkedIn Top Voice for Education

As a Future of Work Strategist, McGowan has worked with diverse teams to address these challenges. Recognizing that business innovation begins with education, specifically learning faster than your competition, she has worked with university presidents and C-Suite executives – including corporate human resources managers – to prepare both graduates and workers for jobs that do not yet exist. Her clients range from start-ups to publicly-traded, Fortune 500 companies, including Autodesk, AMP, Biogen, Citi, AARP, Morningstar, The World Bank, and BD Medical. Often quoted in the media, notably by NYT columnist Thomas L Friedman for her insights into the Future of Work, she also serves on the advisory board for Sparks & Honey, a New York-based culture-focused agency focused on the future for brands.


McGowan provides keynotes for organizations all over the world and engages in advisory and, with her colleagues, provides bespoke consulting to help organizations adapt to the fourth industrial revolution. Her think tank is called Work to Learn because McGowan believes that in the third industrial revolution we learned (once) in order to work and now, in the fourth industrial revolution, we will work in order to learn (continuously). The Future of Work is Learning. In 2017, LinkedIn picked McGowan as their number one global voice for education.


Tony Johnson

Former Customer Experience Officer
Aramark

Jason Forrest

COVID Response Center - Director of Interactives
McKinsey & Company

Jason Forrest

COVID Response Center - Director of Interactives
McKinsey & Company

Jason Forrest is a data visualization design and writer living in New York City. He is the director of interactive data visualization for McKinsey and Company’s COVID Response Center. On top of being an active writer and speaker, he is the editor-in-chief of Nightingale, the Journal of the Data Visualization Society, which publishes articles exploring data visualization and information design from a diverse group of practitioners of all experience levels.


After writing extensively about the data visualizations of W.E.B. Du Bois for the 1900 Paris Exposition, Forrest continues to focus on data visualization history in the early 20th Century, which led to his current research on Isotype in an attempt to revive its practice today. Forrest also shares the life-stories of Isotype inventor (Otto Neurath) and main practitioners (Marie Neurath, Gerd Arntz, and Rudolf Modley) as their paths follow the triumphs and turbulence of the twentieth century in sweeping arcs of innovation, loss, and invention.


Chris Wright

Managing Director
Protiviti

Chris Wright

Managing Director
Protiviti

Chris Wright, from Protiviti’s New York office, is the firm-wide Managing Director of our Business Performance Improvement solution, which includes our  Public Company Transformation and Financial Reporting Remediation and Compliance groups.  He has over thirty years of experience serving clients as an external auditor, including 6 years as a partner at two global accounting firms (Arthur Andersen and KPMG), and as an internal auditor and financial reporting risk consultant.  



At Protiviti, Chris has provided internal audit out-sourcing and co-sourcing, Sarbanes-Oxley readiness and compliance services, and significant assistance to companies experiencing restatements, regulatory inquiries, stock compensation and other financial investigations and difficulties in implementing new accounting pronouncements, including revenue recognition and lease accounting. Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accounting from Franciscan University and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University.


Chris serves on the boards of several charitable, civic, educational and business organizations. His work in Financial Reporting Remediation and Compliance has also involved a significant commitment to public speaking and the development and delivery of internal and external training.


David Sheidlower, CISSP, CISM

Vice President and Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer
Turner Construction Company

David Sheidlower, CISSP, CISM

Vice President and Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer
Turner Construction Company

David Sheidlower, CISSP, CISM, is Vice President and Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer for Turner Construction Company.  He has been a security officer in multiple industries including Health Care and Financial Services.  He has served on the policy committee of the State of New York Health Information Network and on the Alameda County Long Term Care planning committee.  He is currently on the editorial advisory board of Security Current and the advisory board for Rutgers University’s Cybersecurity Certification program.


Having provided Security leadership in both regulated and non-regulated settings, David focuses on the factors that measure an organization’s security posture and how to mature that posture.   He has combined the implementation of technical controls with the development of a security-aware culture within organizations.


He has published articles on many security topics, including the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.  Most recently, he was the lead author of the CISOSConnect ebook on Vulnerability Management.


He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master’s from St. Mary’s College of California.


Simon Edwards

Chief Financial Officer
ServiceMax

Simon Edwards

Chief Financial Officer
ServiceMax

Simon Edwards is the Chief Financial Officer of ServiceMax. In this position, Simon oversees the company’s accounting, finance, revenue operations and IT teams. Simon also serves as a strategic advisor to the CEO and management team.


Simon has over a decade of experience in global positions across GE and joined ServiceMax following its acquisition by Silver Lake. Prior to ServiceMax, Simon served as acting CFO at GE Digital where he rose through a series of roles of increasing responsibility including finance integration, technology finance and global FP&A. Before joining GE Digital, Simon was the Executive Audit Manager for GE’s global operations and has experience working across 6 continents in a number of technology-intensive industries including aviation, oil & gas and power generation.


Simon earned a Bachelors in Science from the University of the West of England.


Gregory Panik

VP, FP&A Operations – International
CTDI

Greg Wilson

Senior Solution Advisory Consultant
Jedox

Greg Wilson

Senior Solution Advisory Consultant
Jedox

Gregory Wilson is an expert in OLAP databases with 25+ years in the Enterprise Performance Management space. In roles as such as Product Manager, Consultant, and Financial Analyst, he has worked with organizations such as IBM, the World Bank, Cognos, and McGraw Hill. Throughout his career, he has worked with top business leaders to refine their planning and reporting approaches and optimize performance. His focus includes leading teams in integrating and unifying data silos across organizations to provide clients with a single, concise view of their performance to support long-term success.


Mark Stagi

VP of Customer Success
AppZen

Mark Stagi

VP of Customer Success
AppZen

Mark has over 20 years of experience building teams that drive value for customers. He has a deep passion for the customer experience and for creating a customer-obsessed culture.


Jazmin Correa

Global Director User Experience Design
Merck

Jazmin Correa

Global Director User Experience Design
Merck

Jazmin Correa is Global Director of Experience Design and Research at Merck. Jazmin has worked as an Experience Design researcher and strategist for the last 15 years working across health and wellness, CPG, and retail verticals. Her experience spans behavioral and agile research methodologies to support holistic customer experience frameworks including digital strategy, persona, customer journey and service design development. Jazmin received her BS in Integrated Marketing Communications and Legal Studies from Ithaca College. Outside work, she enjoys running, traveling, and collecting quirky mugs from around the world.


Sas Mukherjee

Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer
York Risk Services Group

Sas Mukherjee

Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer
York Risk Services Group

Sas is currently the EVP, CFO, and Chief Strategy Officer for York Risk Services Group, a portfolio company of Onex Corp, a leading global investment firm with $23 billion of capital under management.  Prior to joining York, Sas was CFO and Head of Corporate Development for Serco Global Services, Americas, a division of the $8 billion Serco Group, a FTSE 250 listed company. In the past, Sas also served as Divisional CFO and Executive Director of Strategy & Business Excellence for Kaiser Permanente.


Glen Parrillo

Vice President of Finance and Controller
AccuWeather

Glen Parrillo

Vice President of Finance and Controller
AccuWeather

Over the last six years, Glen has overseen the finance function while AccuWeather has experienced more than 3x growth. In that time period, the Company has opened six international offices, integrated three acquisitions, and has implemented Dynamics AX7 as a global ERP accounting system. Glen also administered the implementation of an electronic financial reporting suite that includes Power BI and SharePoint. Glen also oversees the US and international tax compliance function, as well as the banking and debt compliance functions. Apart from this current role as Controller at Accuweather, Glen is also Board Chair for One World Education and a Board Advisor at Let’s Go Boys and Girls.


Tad Fordyce

Senior Vice President, Product for Corporate Payments
Comdata

Tad Fordyce

Senior Vice President, Product for Corporate Payments
Comdata

Tad Fordyce is Comdata’s Senior Vice President, Product for Corporate Payments, responsible for defining, leading and communicating product strategy, and managing the corresponding roadmap. Tad most recently worked at Epsilon, a marketing services company, where he lead their Loyalty line of business for the past 4 years.  Prior to that, he spent 17 years at Visa where he held a number of roles, including leading their Global Commercial Solutions product organization.  His deep industry experience includes having served on the Executive Advisory Board for Commercial Payments International, the Board of Advisors for the Global Business Traveler’s Association and as Chairman of the EMVCo Executive Committee.


Jeremy Hopkins

Solutions Engineer
Workiva

Jeremy Hopkins

Solutions Engineer
Workiva

Jeremy Hopkins (CPA) worked in the accounting industry as a financial statement preparer for 8 years prior to joining Workiva in January 2020. After obtaining his master’s degree in accounting from Appalachian State University, Jeremy began his career as an auditor with a big 4 accounting firm. After leaving public accounting, Jeremy continued as a financial statement preparer for various US based multinational corporations and became a super user of the Workiva Platform. Jeremy is now a Solutions Engineer for Workiva for the Global Statutory Reporting Solution.


Raïsa van Olden

Senior Product Marketing Manager
Workiva

Raïsa van Olden

Senior Product Marketing Manager
Workiva

Raïsa van Olden works in Product Marketing for an enterprise software company.  She is involved with the planning and execution of go-to market strategies globally.  Before this she worked for several years in customer success leadership at different start-up companies. Raïsa knows about business reporting solutions, global product launches and has experience with managing and scaling customer success departments. She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, from the University of Amsterdam.


Chong Xu

Director of Engineering, Network/Web/Data Protection
McAfee

Chong Xu

Director of Engineering, Network/Web/Data Protection
McAfee

Chong Xu is a technologist and leader in the area of network security. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University. He has been leading the system development, research and security content creation of firewall, network IPS, host IPS, host application control, Web gateway, malware and botnet detection, threat intelligence and cloud security. Currently, he is the head of security research and content creation of the McAfee Network and Data Protection Business Unit. He leads the team in advanced research and innovation for vulnerability research, intrusion prevention and unified cloud edge security.


Jess Bozzo

Content Manager
Argyle Group

Jess Bozzo

Content Manager
Argyle Group

Jess is the Content Manager for Argyle Executive Forum’s growing CFO virtual division. In her current role, Jess is responsible for the creation and implementation of virtual event themes, overviews, and working with speakers and partners to create engaging and timely content. Prior to joining Argyle, Jess got her start in audience development and marketing with NewBay Media. A graduate of Gettysburg College, and a New Jersey native, Jess currently resides in Jersey City.


Keith Neal

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Advocates

Keith Neal

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Advocates

Keith Neal is senior vice president and chief financial officer at Advocates Inc., a health and human services non-profit, headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts. Mr. Neal holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Wheaton College (Norton, MA), a master of business administration from Clark University (Worcester, MA), and a master of healthcare leadership from Brown University (Providence, RI). He is a certified healthcare financial professional through the Healthcare Financial Management Association, as well as a six-sigma greenbelt, and an eagle scout. He has over 25 years of finance and accounting experience, including 10 years in the non-profit healthcare sector.


Prior to joining Advocates, he was the chief financial officer for Brown Emergency Medicine, a large academic medical practice that cared for over 270,000 patients annually. While there, he led the development of value-based and quality reimbursement contracts with managed care and commercial payers. Before Brown Emergency Medicine, Mr. Neal held a variety of leadership roles at EMC Corporation, a Fortune 200 company.


His professional interests include developing and implementing innovative value-based care and payment models focused on improving patient outcomes and integrated care management.  He occasionally lectures on the topic of healthcare accounting and finance, and was published in Academic Emergency Medicine, contributing to a manuscript on the financial viability of emergency department observation units.


Lilly Yeatman

Senior Director, Marketing & Commercial Strategy - Disney Signature Experiences
Walt Disney Company

Lilly Yeatman

Senior Director, Marketing & Commercial Strategy - Disney Signature Experiences
Walt Disney Company

Lilly Yeatman is a brand and performance marketing executive and an entrepreneur at heart, who has spent her career building and reimagining world class brands on both the agency and client side.


Lilly is a hands-on, purpose driven leader who believes marketing is always an art and a science and that great marketers have to understand business drivers and performance metrics while ensuring consumers are at the heart of everything they do. She believes that the most effective marketers can drive growth in any industry by activating a sense of purpose, deeply understanding the consumer, and then storytelling to drive behavior.


Specializing in new and turn-around business growth, Lilly led teams to consistently generate double+ digit performance gains across KPIs for the newest Disney Signature Experiences businesses: Aulani – a billion dollar resort in Hawaii and Adventures by Disney – a high end guided travel business. She was also a key member of the leadership team involved in integrating National Geographic Expeditions into The Walt Disney Company.


Lilly’s accomplishments include launching and building a market for Aulani, Disney’s first-ever resort not attached to a theme park, the creation of a river cruising business, and the turn-around of a guided tours business that included a complete brand transformation and a reimagined sales process.


Matthew Eye

Audience Strategy Manager, Digital Marketing
The Home Depot

Andre Persaud

Executive Vice President, Retail
Rite Aid

Monica Mullen

Principal Solutions Marketing Manager, Customer 360 Solutions
Informatica

Monica Mullen

Principal Solutions Marketing Manager, Customer 360 Solutions
Informatica

Monica Mullen is Solutions Marketing Manager at Informatica, responsible for Informatica MDM and Customer Intelligence. Beginning her career as a frequent traveler marketer in the airline industry, she has spent more than 20 years in data-focused organizations in product and industry marketing, concentrating on best practices, business needs, solutions and the value of data for building and sustaining lasting customer relationships. Connect with Monica on LinkedIn, http://www.linkedin.com/in/mmullen1, or follow her on Twitter at @monica1mullen.


Amit Joshipura

Product and Commercialization Lead
Dexcom

Amit Joshipura

Product and Commercialization Lead
Dexcom

Currently, Amit is a product and commercialization leader at Dexcom, the market leader in continuous glucose monitoring for those living with Diabetes. Amit was at Fitbit where he was Head of Product Marketing for their B2B business as Fitbit looked to pivot their core offering of wearables and software services into the enterprise space (companies, health plans, hospitals, and other well-being partners). He was responsible for building the value proposition, driving sales enablement and demand generation, leading social media/events, and influencing product roadmap for enterprise applications.


 


Before that, Amit spent ~5 1/2 years at Medtronic where he had increasing roles of responsibility in marketing and business development in the Cardiology, Neurology, and Diabetes space. Some of Amit’s time in Diabetes was spent launching Guardian Connect in the US, EMEA, and APAC. Amit also had short stints as a strategy consultant at LEK Consulting and as a Sales Engineer at Cisco Systems. He received his dual degrees in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from University of Michigan Ross School of Business.


 


In his free time, he likes to discover the best dining/drinking spots in his home city, participate in outdoor boot camps, and is currently training to be a featured speaker at Product School.


Shindy Singam-Hodack

Director (Contract), Evolution Fresh
Starbucks

Glenda Carnate

Director, Performance Analytics
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Glenda Carnate

Director, Performance Analytics
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Glenda Carnate has more than 20 years’ experience in data, analytics, data science, customer experience, and technology/digital automation. Armed with such rich experience, she works for the Commonwealth of MA working as the Director of Performance Analytics and serving as a member of the leadership team for the Operational Services Division. In this role, Glenda is charged with continually improving the customer experience through data and innovation in the areas of procurement (where government meets business and vice-versa, primarily through the Commonwealth’s online procurement platform,  COMMBUYS), business diversity, customer relationship management (CRM), and telematics. Most recently, she is honored and humbled to have contributed to making a difference during the most critical days of COVID-19 by providing leadership to much needed data analytics during the crisis.


When not working, Glenda is baking, teaching dance, learning Mandarin and French, or volunteering for causes such as education equity, homeless shelters, and STEM.


Rich Wagner

CEO
Prevedere

Rich Wagner

CEO
Prevedere

Rich Wagner brings 15 years leadership from big 4 consulting and Fortune 500. He worked with C-level executives on major corporate initiatives including preparing due diligence on dozens of multi-billion dollar mergers, acquisitions and corporate projects. Rich has experience in a variety of industries including manufacturing, consumer goods and retail. Rich is a Veteran and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University and a Master of Business Administration.


Stacey Romanello

Senior Director, Regional Information Security Officer (RISO)
Royal Bank of Canada

Stacey Romanello

Senior Director, Regional Information Security Officer (RISO)
Royal Bank of Canada

Stacey Romanello is Senior Director, Regional Information Security Officer within the Global Cyber Security team.


Stacey is responsible for driving the cyber strategy in the US, providing regional input into the overall cyber vision, supporting regulatory and operational cyber security processes, and ensuring RBC assets and technologies are protected.


Stacey has over 18 years of experience in the risk management and cyber security industries, implementing multimillion-dollar strategic initiatives, and defining and implementing successful risk and cyber solutions for various financial institutions in the US and Canada.


Nisha Raghavan

Director - Technical Product Management: Analytics
GE Healthcare

Nisha Raghavan

Director - Technical Product Management: Analytics
GE Healthcare

With over 20 years of technology experience, Nisha leads Data & Analytics for Finance at GE Healthcare driving visibility to profitability, margins, and cash flow. She has previously led large-scale business transformations in the areas of Logistics and Enterprise Finance across a $17B business, leveraging innovation and technology to drive key business outcomes. She has a track record of building high-performing teams and is passionate about fostering diverse thought and talent as part of Women in Technology initiatives.


 


Cristina Marinucci

eCommerce Insights & Analytics - NA Lead
Johnson & Johnson

Lydia Payne-Johnson

Director of IT Security, Identity Management and Risk
The George Washington University

Lydia Payne-Johnson

Director of IT Security, Identity Management and Risk
The George Washington University

Lydia Payne-Johnson is the Director of IT Security, Identity Management and Cybersecurity Risk at The George Washington University.  In this role, Lydia is responsible for her teams’ service delivery, including alignment with the university’s digital transformation strategy.  She is a dynamic, multi-talented executive with more than 35 years’ experience in regulatory compliance, risk, information security, data management, and consumer marketing across financial services, health information management, and higher education.  She’s a published subject matter expert, noted industry panelist, speaker and mentor. She’s an exceptional communicator and a culture change agent.


An effective leader, Lydia has been a Chief Privacy Officer and successfully led teams at Freddie Mac, Morgan Stanley, PwC, Verispan and CIT Group. She designed and led implementation of privacy and cybersecurity policies, standards, risk and controls frameworks, and data classification schema, risk monitoring measures, data loss prevention, incident response, as well as privacy impact and third-party assessments.  In addition, Lydia is adept at forging partnerships across businesses, IT and service lines.


Early in her career, Lydia was Senior Vice-President and Global Advertising Director with Dean Witter Reynolds Inc.  At Dean Witter, she was the primary driver overseeing creative processes for the firm’s highly successful, and globally recognizable media campaigns.


Lydia has a J.D. from New York Law School, is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and holds a certification for GIAC Law of Data Security & Investigations (GLEG). She is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program of the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business and holds certificates from KPMG’s Executive Leadership Institute for Women and the Securities Industry Institute of the Wharton School of Business.


Jason Loh

Global Head of Sales Solutions
Anaplan

Adam Cooper

Senior Director, Competitive Intelligence Leader
Anaplan

Filippo Lovotti

Head Of User Experience, Customer Service Tech
Zappos Family of Companies

Filippo Lovotti

Head Of User Experience, Customer Service Tech
Zappos Family of Companies

Since 2006, I have solved users’ problems and innovated on their behalf. I have worked with small clients and Fortune 500 companies while still maintaining a customer-centric approach to design.


At Zappos, I am responsible for leading User Experience in the Customer Service Technology team. My impact involves the products and solutions that our world-famous Customer Service team uses daily with our customers.


With over 3million customer contacts a year, our Customer Service team has set the bar for retail excellence. I constantly strive to innovate and refine our customer-centric approach and raise the bar in the retail industry.


Johannah Rogers

Director - Whisk(e)y Innovation
Diageo

Stephanie Rodriguez

Sr Director Finance, US Commercial
Microsoft

Stephanie Rodriguez

Sr Director Finance, US Commercial
Microsoft

Stephanie Rodriguez is currently the Commercial Finance leader for Microsoft US, the largest field sales organization. She leads a finance team that drives commercial performance and results for a multi-billion dollar business. Prior, she has led Microsoft’s Xbox gaming cloud finance team, responsible for helping create a new channel of opportunity for cloud growth. She also served on Microsoft’s Investor Relations team, engaging with Microsoft’s shareholders to relate Microsoft’s transformation.


She holds a history degree from Harvard University and a law degree from Seattle University School of Law.


Bill Guerrero

Vice President for Finance and Administration
Ithaca College

Cameron Peele

Immersive Experience Technologist & Founder
Kalm Studios

Cameron Peele

Immersive Experience Technologist & Founder
Kalm Studios

Cameron Peele is an Immersive Experience Technologist with 10 years of accumulated experience as a software engineering practitioner. He began his career as a Full-Stack Engineer. Over time, Cameron developed an affinity for Extended Reality (XR) development which was cultivated by participating in Mixed Reality (MR) hackathons, creating small Augmented Reality (AR) prototypes, and recreationally consuming Virtual Reality (VR) content. His experience spans an array of industries, including contributions to organizations such as Google, The Motley Fool, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the United States Department of Defense. As an XR professional and enthusiast, Cameron founded Kalm Studios, an independent XR studio that creates engaging and compelling immersive experiences.


Tracy Kuchar

Director of Partner & Customer Experience
Designer Appliances

Elana Gold

Chief Marketing Officer
Previous Companies: Abbott Nutrition, Novartis, PepsiCo, Sabra, Yum Brands, New Avon

Elana Gold

Chief Marketing Officer
Previous Companies: Abbott Nutrition, Novartis, PepsiCo, Sabra, Yum Brands, New Avon

Ms. Gold is an experienced brand-builder who has excelled in both Fortune 500, private equity and start up environments, including Abbott Nutrition, Novartis, PepsiCo, Yum Brands, Sabra, New Avon among others. Most recently, Ms. Gold was a Chief Commercial Officer at Before Brands, a VC-backed start-up, specializing in advanced childhood nutritional products to reduce food allergy development risk in children.  She launched the brand successfully in the US, while also helping to secure a partnership with Nestle Health Sciences.


Previously, Ms. Gold served as Divisional Vice President of Marketing for Abbott Nutrition.  Under her leadership, she launched a block-buster infant formula brand (Eleva) into China; and grew sales and profits for the infant and adult nutrition businesses around the world with break-through innovation and communication strategies.  She also served as a Chief Marketing Officer for PepsiCo and Strauss JV where she led the development of a global market for the refrigerated dips and spreads category.  She launched Sabra hummus successfully into Mexico and Australia.


Ms. Gold is a business builder with deep expertise in global marketing and sales strategy, introduction of new brands and categories into countries around the world, innovation, insights and the development of break-through omni-channel activation programs. She also serves as an Advisor for multiple start-ups.  Ms. Gold has worked and lived in 6 different countries and speaks 4 languages.  She holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business in both Marketing and Finance.


 


Andy Rooks

Chief Marketing Officer
Just Salad

Andy Rooks

Chief Marketing Officer
Just Salad

Andy is the Chief Marketing Officer at Just Salad, a national restaurant chain serving healthy and sustainable food options. There he helped launch the first restaurant carbon footprint label program and led product design for a new zero-plastic meal kit brand, Housemade. He is an active advisor at startup accelerators in New York, and is also an adjunct at NYU where he teaches digital marketing and strategy.


Prior to his work at Just Salad Andy founded Theory Marketing Partners, a consulting firm that advises startups on brand positioning, consumer research, and go to market strategies. Andy also served in research and strategy roles at NY-based ad agencies 360i, helping brands like Ben & Jerry’s, MetLife, and Budweiser to organize their global integrated marketing practices. Andy earned his BA from Carleton College and MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.


Mark Christianson

Digital Experience Delivery Senior Lead
Mars

Mark Christianson

Digital Experience Delivery Senior Lead
Mars

I work in the Digital Technologies area of Mars. As a global corporation we are continually challenged with understanding the current technology landscape as well as anticipating what may be coming and how that might be relevant to the work we do. In my role I have made it a mission to advocate for augmented and virtual reality immersive interfaces which allow us to think differently, train, engage and even entertain. Fail fast, learn the lesson that life teaches and apply those lessons to the next attempt. This has been the basis of my technical and human engagement since I began modestly building websites in 1995 leading to a passion that has only grown in over a quarter of a century and half my life.


 


Devoted Husband (26 years) and father of two amazing sons, US Army Paratrooper Veteran, 25 years in the internet technology field touching virtually everything but maintaining a healthy dissatisfaction which drives me to new things all the time and an intense interest in human/technology engagement behavior.


Robert Hagemann

Chief Marketing Officer
Aether Diamonds

Robert Hagemann

Chief Marketing Officer
Aether Diamonds

Robert Hagemann is the Chief Marketing Officer for Aether Diamonds.  Aether is the first in the world to create diamonds out of air, harnessing the power of carbon capture and removal of pollution from the atmosphere to create the first carbon-negative gemstones.  He is a 40 Under 40 Award Winner, and an entrepreneur with a successful exit already under his belt. Robert is a seasoned marketer who has helped to shape some of the most revered brands and products in the consumer and tech industries.  He has worked with the likes of Tiffany, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, W Hotels, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Unilever, Marriott, Estee Lauder, L’Oreal, Edrington, and Diageo.  His expertise is in digital and eCommerce strategy, modernizing and turning around heritage brands, consumer intelligence, and market positioning strategy.  Robert is also an angel investor with the HBS Alumni Angels of New York, where he is the sector lead for the Consumer Products area.  He leads diversity and equality initiatives through his angel investor activities, and specifically invests in ventures that have Female, Minority, and/or LGBT+ leadership.  He also serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence for the Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs, through which he advises founders and guides them on their paths to success.  He serves as an advisor to several companies in the greentech, consumer, biotech, and cannabis spaces. Robert holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from The College of the Holy Cross.


Mari Considine

Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Development Officer
Acenda Integrated Health

Eric Kinnoin

Vice President of Finance
Oracle

Eric Kinnoin

Vice President of Finance
Oracle

Eric Kinnoin is vice president of finance at Oracle, leading the Customer and Support Services finance organization. He oversees the forecasting, budgeting, and analytics for this line of business. CSS includes Customer Support, Advanced Customer Services, Education, Managed Cloud Services, and several other key groups for Oracle such as IT.


A 4 year veteran of Oracle, Eric previously spent 16 years at HP in a variety of businesses and functions including printing, PCs, managed services, and the enterprise business. Prior to HP, he worked at the American Funds, based in Los Angeles.


Eric holds both a BA in business as well as a MBA. He has also completed executive education courses with the IESE business school in Barcelona and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.


Victor Rago

Vice President of Finance, North American Applications
Oracle

Victor Rago

Vice President of Finance, North American Applications
Oracle

As vice president of finance for Oracle’s North America Applications division, Victor Rago is responsible for leading the North America SaaS and Consulting finance teams at Oracle. Prior to his appointment to the role in December 2016, he spent two years as the vice president of finance for Oracle’s Global Customer Support Services business.


Prior to joining Oracle, Victor held numerous finance leadership roles at Hewlett Packard including: vice president of finance, Printers and PCs Operations; senior finance director, Snapfish and Web Services business; senior director, HR Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis; and, finance manager, Network Server Division.


Victor received his MBA in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley. He also holds a bachelor of arts degree in international relations and Italian from the University of California at Davis.


Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy

Technology Fellow and Chief Data Scientist
Halliburton

Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy

Technology Fellow and Chief Data Scientist
Halliburton

Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy is a Technology Fellow and the Chief Data Scientist at Halliburton, a global oilfield service company, where he leads the oil and gas industry’s first Center of Excellence for Big Data and Data Science. Dr. Priyadarshy is a globally recognized leader for his expertise in leveraging disruptive technologies and strategies to increase business value. Prior to joining Halliburton, Dr. Priyadarshy held various leadership positions at AOL, Network Solutions and Acxiom Corporation. He serves as an adjunct/visiting professor at Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State University and as a senior fellow of cybersecurity at George Mason University. Dr. Priyadarshy obtained his Ph.D. from IIT Bombay and MBA from The Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Tech.


Marius Moscovici

Founder & CEO
Metric Insights

Marius Moscovici

Founder & CEO
Metric Insights

Marius has over 20 years of experience in analytics and data warehousing. Marius is the CEO of Metric Insights, the leading provider of a BI Portal that helps organizations organize their BI environments and ensure users are getting the actionable data they need


Mike Smitheman

VP, Sales & Marketing
Metric Insights

Mike Smitheman

VP, Sales & Marketing
Metric Insights

Mike has over 15 years of product and marketing experience in the Business Intelligence industry. Mike helped bring analytic products to market with senior roles at Seagate Software, AIM Technology, Tealeaf, Accero, and GoodData.


Meena Heath

Chief Marketing Officer
Quislex

Alexis Kerr

Vice President of the Mahogany Brand
Hallmark Cards

Alexis Kerr

Vice President of the Mahogany Brand
Hallmark Cards

As Cadillac’s Head of Multicultural Marketing, Alexis Kerr leads the organization’s efforts to increase opinion, consideration and market share amongst diverse consumers. She also manages Corporate Social Responsibility and Music efforts; which are directly aligned to the brand’s global marketing strategy.


Previously, the New York native served as the luxury brand’s Head of Operations for “BOOK by Cadillac” at the New York City global headquarters. “BOOK by Cadillac” was the first-ever mobility start-up in the industry’s subscription service space. In 2016, she was asked to create and lead the Customer Experience team in General Motors Middle East Operations, managing Dubai’s expansion of culture throughout the entire organization. Moreover, this experience led to her to training the dealer body of eight Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia. Most recently, she was responsible for managing and leading the creative agency execution of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade reveal short film with Academy Award Winning Filmmaker, Spike Lee.


Prior to joining General Motors, Alexis managed a Business Development portfolio at Delphi exceeding $750m.  Kerr holds an undergraduate degree in both Engineering and Computer Science. She also holds an MBA in Marketing.


In her personal time, she enjoys jewelry making, blogging and traveling internationally. Kerr is also very active and passionate about wellness, community and youth.


Mohit Gupta

UX Practice Lead
DISYS

Mohit Gupta

UX Practice Lead
DISYS

Mohit has more than a decade of experience in the field of UX and a diverse exposure working in North America, Europe & South Asia. He has provided his design expertise to many Fortune-500 companies like ExxonMobil, eBay, CitiBank, MetLife, Kimberly Clark, PepsiCo, Aetna, Samsung, Apple, etc. He is currently engaged in consulting with Technology Architecture & Digital (TAD) group at Novartis – a global pharmaceutical company. In his role, he is responsible for conducting design thinking workshops, executing user research, defining UX Strategy, designing engaging experiences, and envisioning product roadmaps.


Mohit also leads the UX practice for DISYS in the United States and Canada. He holds an engineering degree in computer science along with a master’s in design, which brings the best composition of pragmatic and artistic creativity. He is an advisor for Harvard Business Publishing and elected as Local Leader for Interaction Design Association (IxDA) Houston Chapter in 2019.


Matt Stern

Enterprise Field Marketing
Microsoft

Matt Stern

Enterprise Field Marketing
Microsoft

Matt currently heads up Field Marketing for Microsoft US. Throughout his 14 years at Microsoft:  he ran an industry marketing team, and had numerous product and industry marketing roles. Prior to Microsoft, he worked as a field marketer at Oracle/PeopleSoft, was sales & marketing manager for a CRM startup and Account Executive for a Microsoft Partner.


Vijay Raghavan

Former GM IoT & Emerging Solutions
Motorola Solutions

Vijay Raghavan

Former GM IoT & Emerging Solutions
Motorola Solutions

Vijay Raghavan is the General Manager for IOT & Emerging Solutions at Motorola Solutions.  In this capacity he is responsible for creating and driving a portfolio of self-contained business units. Among them are Mission Critical IOT and MSI Aerial. Previously to taking on this role he was responsible for SP IoT offerings at Cisco Systems.


Additionally Vijay has been a General Manager for Cloud at IGT (International Gaming Technology) where he created gaming industries 1st cloud solutions as well as an entrepreneur who co-founded MRD Technologies, an Application Level Switching company.  He had also led strategy, business development and engineering functions at McKinsey & Company and Oracle Corporation.


Vijay has an MBA in Finance & Venture Management from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where he was on the Director’s Honor List. He also earned his MS in Computer Science from Rensselaer where he was selected to the Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor society.


Lia Haberman

Adjunct Professor, Personal Branding & Influencer Marketing
UCLA Extension

Lia Haberman

Adjunct Professor, Personal Branding & Influencer Marketing
UCLA Extension

Lia Haberman is an advisor, consultant and adjunct professor who crafts social media strategies for creators and corporate teams, teaches Social Media Marketing and Influencer Marketing at UCLAx and is a Professional Member Advisor of the American Influencer Council.


Over the past year she has developed and led editorial programs and social workshops for entertainment and lifestyle companies including Riot Games, Beachbody, Hourglass Cosmetics, FitBody App and Without Exception Films.


Previously, she worked as a digital media executive who led enterprise-level editorial and social teams at Yahoo and E!


When she’s not working, she’s perfecting her Nancy Silverton-inspired pizza dough recipe to eat with family and share with Close Friends on Instagram Stories


Trish Lilley

Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Bryant Ison

Former Chief Marketing Officer

Bryant Ison

Former Chief Marketing Officer

Bryant Ison is the former Chief Marketing Officer for Columbia Care, one of the largest multi-state operators of medical cannabis and CBD products. In his role at Columbia Care, he built the first marketing team from scratch as well as established marketing plans for national & local activity resulting in +102% growth from 2018-2019. He built a $30MM mass retail & DTC CBD organization including channel & go-to-market strategies as well as back-end logistics capability (3PL, order to cash). Additionally, he repositioned and redesigned company’s flagship pharmaceutical-quality cannabis products (Eleceed, Theraceed,& Claraceed) launching in 2H 2020 anticipating +50% growth via consumer drive and unlocked retail distribution.


Beyond Columbia Care, Bryant has over 18 years of brand marketing experience working on some of the world’s most iconic brands such as Pepsi, Band-Aid and Clorox Bleach. Most recently Bryant was at PepsiCo where he led the Global Aquafina Water brand and launched numerous drinks innovations as well as a super-premium Overnight Oats brand named Makers Oats. Prior to PepsiCo, Bryant spent a number of years at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies where he not only worked on brands such as Band-Aid and K-Y but he won a Gold Lion at Cannes and many other awards for a groundbreaking augmented reality app called Band-Aid Magic Vision. While on the K-Y brand Bryant was instrumental in guiding the brand to a new “intimacy” focused positioning which tripled the brand size over 3 years and opened new directions for breakthrough innovation. Prior to J&J, Bryant worked at the Clorox Company where he developed and launched the Clorox Bleach Pen. Bryant’s early career started in the U.S. Peace Corps where he lived in the West African country of Mali and worked with small entrepreneurs to found and grow their fledgling businesses. Bryant has an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Utah.


Crystal Duncan

Senior Vice President, Influencer Marketing
Edelman

Crystal Duncan

Senior Vice President, Influencer Marketing
Edelman

Crystal has spent over 14 years in the Influencer world. Prior to her time at Edelman was the Executive Director of Client Services and Strategy at Social Media and Influencer Marketing agency, IZEA.


She has also worked at firms that specialize in performance marketing, social content strategy and paid media. Crystal has worked with some of the country’s largest brands in both the consumer and B2B space on Influencer and Social-first programs.


She has been tasked in working on everything from new business pitches, client services, strategy, planning, campaign execution and analytics.  Her expertise ranges from top tier talent like Celebrity or Internet Stars, all the way through execution of programs at scale through Micro or Nano Influencers.


Crystal has run fully integrated programs outside of just social activation such as partnering with influencers as talent on video or photo shoots, leveraging influencer assets through paid media or owned marketing tactics and even worked with Influencers for in-person experiential events.


Crystal is also considered a thought leader in the space speaking at conferences and events like Ad:Tech, Masterclassing, Social Media Week and PRSA events, as well as Influencer specific events such as BlogHer, TBEX, Dad2.0, Everything Food Conference and Haven Conference.


Carolina Lobo

Chief People & Brand Officer
Interim HealthCare

Carolina Lobo

Chief People & Brand Officer
Interim HealthCare

Carolina Lobo is Executive Vice President of People and Brand for Caring Brands International and its subsidiaries—Interim HealthCare Inc., Bluebird Care and Just Better Care. With more than 25 years of talent and marketing experience in the health and services industries, Lobo has held leadership positions of increasing responsibility and impact at organizations such as Cigna, Aramark, T. Rowe Price and BAYADA. Her expertise is both global and wide-ranging, encompassing branding, innovation, product development and management, strategic planning and execution, operations, market planning and analysis, process management, talent development and creative/media management.


Lobo is fluent in both Spanish and English and conversational in French. She earned her B.A. in Business Administration from Loyola University and is an M.B.A. graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


Sean Mack

Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer
Wiley

Sean Mack

Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer
Wiley

Sean D. Mack is CIO and CISO at Wiley. He is a visionary technology executive with extensive experience in DevOps, security, cloud, infrastructure, enterprise applications, development, and program management. Sean has led global teams across a wide range of businesses from large financial companies like Experian to innovative tech companies like Etsy.


Jimmy Dixon

Principal
Oliver Wight Americas

Jimmy Dixon

Principal
Oliver Wight Americas

Jimmy Dixon, a principal with Oliver Wight Americas, has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, energy, and industrial sectors. His diverse background includes strategy development, execution, and measurement; business planning and analysis; supply chain management; as well as other corporate development activities. Jimmy’s experience includes diverse business situations such as mergers and acquisitions, turnarounds, and accelerated growth both in private and publicly traded companies.


Prior to joining Oliver Wight, Jimmy held various leadership positions such as Chief Operating Officer, Vice President – Global Supply Chain, and Director, Strategy and Integrated Business Planning. His breadth of experience, from executive suite to the factory floor and throughout the supply chain, makes him uniquely qualified to lead organizations through their business process transformation initiatives. His management expertise spans the full range of operational functions – Planning, Manufacturing, Sourcing, and Logistics Delivery.


At GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, during the merger between GlaxoWellcome and SmithKlineBeecham, Jimmy’s ability to quickly analyze key business drivers and develop strategies to improve customer service, reduce costs, and improve efficiency was powerful. He led strategic initiatives, which reduced annual costs by more than 50 percent, yielding over $350m in savings through strategy creation and execution.


Through a successful tenure in the energy sector, Jimmy co-developed and led the implementation of a supply chain vision and growth strategy targeting a multi-billion-dollar revenue increase over ten years while reducing cost by over $1 billion. As VP of Global Supply Chain at Westinghouse Electric Company, he personally led the implementation of Integrated Business Planning providing the company with an integrated 30-year view of product, demand, supply, and financial plans required to achieve the company’s strategic growth plan.


As a principal with Oliver Wight, Jimmy has assisted companies in a broad range of industries in transforming their business planning and execution processes – consumer packaged goods, retail food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, nuclear energy, diamond mining, and retail. Among his client companies are Halliburton, Unilever, The Hershey Company, Del Monte, GE, and Tiffany & Co.


Jimmy is passionate about leading companies in developing a winning growth game plan, achieving alignment and integration of planning, execution, and measurement to achieve business excellence. He brings extensive experience in developing and deploying strategy and transformation programs, including associated change management, as well as ongoing continuous improvement. He uniquely combines business management expertise with operational planning experience to bring integrated solutions to business process improvement opportunities.


Jimmy earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from East Carolina University.


Jenny Li Fowler

Director of Social Media Strategy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jenny Li Fowler

Director of Social Media Strategy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jenny Li Fowler is the director of social media strategy at MIT. Jenny is in charge of developing and executing Institute-wide social media initiatives and campaigns. She provides social media consultation and direction for more than 200 departments, labs, and centers; and manages the Institute’s flagship Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn accounts. Jenny also leads the Social Media Working Group which has 170 members. Prior to coming to MIT, Jenny was the web editor and social media manager at Harvard Kennedy School.


Neeli Straiges

Director, Sales Capabilities and Customer Engagement Strategy
Campbell's Soup Company

Claudio Ladeira

Advanced Technologies Sr. Manager
Tate & Lyle

Claudio Ladeira

Advanced Technologies Sr. Manager
Tate & Lyle

Computer Engineer with an International MBA and a track record of designing and deploying IoT projects in multiples companies such as PepsiCo and Case and New Holland Tractor. Today, Claudio is responsible for implementing New Technologies at Tate & Lyle.


Greg Palese

Vice President Marketing
Klein Tools

Lawrence Serven

Regional Director
BOARD International

Lawrence Serven

Regional Director
BOARD International

Lawrence is an internationally recognized subject-matter expert on Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM). He is the founder and former CEO of XLerant, Inc., a leading EPM software company. He is also the author of the 12 Principles of Best Practice FP&A and Value Planning: The New Approach to Building Value Every Day (J. Wiley & Sons).


Bogdan Oprea

Senior Vice President and CIO
Agency Insurance Company

Bogdan Oprea

Senior Vice President and CIO
Agency Insurance Company

Bogdan Oprea is SVP & CIO for Agency Insurance Company. He provides overall vision, leadership and guidance to the company’s technology efforts and ensures they are aligned with company’s business strategy. His focus is modernization of company’s systems, infrastructure, and processes to support accelerated growth.


Prior to joining Agency Insurance Company, Bogdan had over 17 years of experience leading technology organizations and providing Technology Strategy advice to Fortune 500 companies. He specialized in Internet of Things (IoT), Technology Strategy, Cloud Transformation, and Strategic Cost Optimization.


Bogdan holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and a BS in Computer Science.


Victoria Warrick

Conference Producer
Argyle Group

Victoria Warrick

Conference Producer
Argyle Group

Victoria is an accomplished events professional based in the New York Metropolitan area. Victoria is currently a Digital Conference Producer at Argyle Executive Forum, producing a wide range of executive roundtables, conferences, and webinars for various clientele.  Before diving into the events world, Victoria graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Media Studies in 2015. She minored in Dance Arts.


Prior to her role at Argyle, Victoria specialized in live venue procurement and event management for various finance and lifestyle clients. She has consulted for BlackRock, Estee Lauder Companies, UBS Financial Services Inc., and AIG. Her experience ranges from venue contract negotiation, full logistics planning of all aspects of the event, to onsite execution of programs. She has planned events both domestically and internationally to execute elaborate functions for her clientele.


Aside from her professional life, Victoria performs recreationally with Continuum Dance Company in New York City. Prior to graduating college, Victoria studied with the Rockettes and Joffrey Ballet Company during short-term intensive programs.


Kellie Mater

Senior Vice President, Marketing
Previous Companies: Dun & Bradstreet, Dell

Kellie Mater

Senior Vice President, Marketing
Previous Companies: Dun & Bradstreet, Dell

Kellie Mater is a marketing executive with over two decades of experience in the technology industry.  Kellie leads global marketing organizations encompassing brand, marketing strategy, execution and operations driving sales and accelerated growth within the enterprise.


Kellie has spent her career focused on helping organizations leverage technology, data and analytics to transform their business and expand their customer base.  She has held various marketing executive roles at both Dell Technologies and Dun & Bradstreet, including an overseas assignment in London where she transformed the International marketing organization.


In addition, Kellie serves on the board for Candlelight Ranch, a non-profit organization in Austin Texas.  Candlelight Ranch is a 40-acre ranch committed to bringing nature and science activities to underserved children.  Specializing in children with disabilities, Candlelight Ranch allows children in the Austin community the opportunity to experience nature as all children should – without any limitations.


Matthew Ellis

Former Data Privacy Leader Americas - Microsoft

Matthew Ellis

Former Data Privacy Leader Americas - Microsoft

Matthew is an industry-recognized global data privacy leader with an extensive track record in helping organizations develop their path to business success. An in-depth strategic thinker and problem solver, Matthew has extensive relationships across industries – financial services, technology, pharma, biotech, transportation and more – which enable him to create connections and develop opportunities that others do not see. He helps companies accomplish their goals on time and on budget by offering business strategy, executive counsel, organization development and project management – skills he has gleaned through both industry and non-profit experience


John Arsneault

Chief Information Officer
Goulston & Storrs

John Arsneault

Chief Information Officer
Goulston & Storrs

As the Chief Information Officer at Goulston & Storrs, John is responsible for the firm’s technology infrastructure, application portfolio, security, support services, knowledge & research services, PMO, and records management. He is focused on improving client experience, growth opportunities, and efficiency via technology adoption.


Prior to joining Goulston & Storrs, John has held senior management roles spanning technology startups, legal services including an AM Law 20 firm, academia, financial services, and consulting. He has lead efforts across early-stage startups, mid-sized organizations and large-scale operations.


Georges Saab

VP of Development, Java
Oracle

Scott Stern

Senior Director of Product Marketing
OneStream Software

Scott Stern

Senior Director of Product Marketing
OneStream Software

Scott Stern is Director of Product Marketing at OneStream Software. With a background in corporate finance and FP&A, Scott has over 15 years of experience leading and transforming finance groups for enterprise businesses, including experience with MetLife, Catalina Marketing, Masonite International, and as an operating executive within HIG Capital portfolio businesses. Most recently, Scott was Sr. Director of Sales Effectiveness and Strategic Alliances for Prevedere, a leading provider of predictive analytics software.


Ryan P. Blaney

Partner
Proskauer Rose LLP

Ryan P. Blaney

Partner
Proskauer Rose LLP

Ryan Blaney is a partner in Proskauer’s Health Care and Privacy & Cybersecurity Groups.


Ryan’s practice focuses on regulatory compliance, enforcement, litigation and transactions in the areas of data privacy, cybersecurity, health care, and emerging technologies. He advises private equity, asset managers, health care, life sciences, retail and technology clients on privacy and cybersecurity compliance, cybersecurity incidents and government investigations, including acting as lead counsel in defending clients in regulatory investigations by HHS-OCR, DOJ, FTC, FCC and State Attorneys General. Ryan also represents investors and lenders in both health care and privacy and security due diligence and negotiations for mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financings and complex commercial agreements.


Ryan counsels clients on federal, state, and international privacy and security laws including California Consumer Privacy act (CCPA), EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA) and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).


Monique Elliott

Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Industrial Automation
Schneider Electric

Monique Elliott

Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Industrial Automation
Schneider Electric

Monique brings over 20 years of global experience in marketing, sales, commercial operations, ecommerce, and digital transformation across several industries.  Monique Elliott joined Schneider Electric in 2020 as SVP of Global Marketing, Industrial Automation.  In her current role Monique is responsible for all areas of marketing including demand generation, value proposition development, segment marketing, digital customer experience, and communications. Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Monique was Global Head of Customer Experience Marketing at ABB Electrification.  Monique spent 15 years with General Electric holding various commercial roles including Chief Marketing Officer for GE Industrial Solutions, Global Head of Digital Commerce for GE Power, VP of Strategic Marketing at GE Capital Americas and Managing Director for the GE Commercial Finance Inside Sales Center.  Before her career at GE, Monique led sales operations for a California bay area software company.  Monique also serves on various academic and industry advisory boards focused on advancing marketing excellence.


Carole Diarra

Chief Marketing Officer
Arbonne International LLC

Rob Markovic

Senior Director Global Talent Acquisition
Cubic Corporation

Rob Markovic

Senior Director Global Talent Acquisition
Cubic Corporation

Rob has extensive experience in the talent acquisition space. Prior to Cubic, he was the global leader of Talent Acquisition for Charles River Laboratories, a biotech company with 14,000 employees in over 30 countries.  Rob was also the global leader of Talent Acquisition for Beckman Coulter, a Life Sciences and Diagnostics company. He has also held previous recruitment roles in the aerospace and defense industry, including Ball Aerospace and B/E Aerospace.


Prior to moving into recruiting, Rob was a lab specialist, having worked in multiple lab environments. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Microbiology and Graduate Studies in Biochemistry from the University of North Texas.


Jeff Meltz

Social Lead, Brand Marketing
Sony

Jeff Meltz

Social Lead, Brand Marketing
Sony

With 10+ years of industry experience in owned, earned, and paid media campaigns, Jeff Meltz has had the unbelievable luck of working for some of the world’s biggest brands.


He is currently the Social Lead for Brand Marketing at Sony. In this role, he is responsible for directing the social media strategy, implementation, and management of the online presence for the brand and its loyalty program (Sony Rewards). Since joining the Sony team in 2014, Jeff has tested, failed, and sometimes succeeded at creating new ways to engage and energize the brand’s 15+ million fans and followers.


Before joining Sony, Jeff was agency-side, managing the social presence for Burger King and Dr Pepper at Code and Theory and Perrier, Pernod Absinthe, and several other brands at Mirrorball.


Reesa Lake

Partner, Executive Vice President
Digital Brand Architects

Reesa Lake

Partner, Executive Vice President
Digital Brand Architects

Reesa Lake, Partner and Executive Vice President of Brand Partnerships at Digital Brand Architects, where she leads development with brands, agencies, publishers, and digital networks, amongst others. With over fifteen years of media experience, from traditional print to television to digital, she is one of the foremost experts in branded content and integrations, marketing and branding. Reesa was the first talent manager at DBA, focusing on growing bloggers into brands and working to create an industry wide shift from traditional influencers to new media ones.  DBA manages top digital influencers including The Home Edit, Patrick Starrr, Aimee Song and Tayshia Adams.


Mimi Banks

Founder
MB Social

Todd Minnigh

Chief Marketing Officer, X Ray
GE Healthcare

Patrick Unnold

SVP, Customer
Recurly

Patrick Unnold

SVP, Customer
Recurly

Patrick brings more than 25 years of experience building, leading, and expanding customer-facing teams in high-velocity technology companies, including VMware, Zimbra, and OneLogin.


With a focus on innovation in support, account management, and service offerings, Patrick has a consistent track record of achieving exceptional customer satisfaction while building for scale and exceeding revenue goals. Patrick maintains his strong technical knowledge which he leverages to translate complex solutions and integrations into meaningful go-to-market strategies. As VP of Customer Success at OneLogin and at Zimbra, Patrick modernized customer offerings, standardized delivery practices, expanded internationally, and led customer teams to profitability. At VMware, Patrick was responsible for the Emerging Products application services business, providing dynamic leadership for onboarding acquired companies, evolving their service offerings, and aligning the business model into VMware practices.


Patrick grew up in Silicon (Santa Clara) Valley, where he started working with computers at the age of 13, and has been working with technology ever since. He earned his B.A. and M.A. in German Studies from UC Davis, with an emphasis on German Intellectual History, and is fluent in German.


Outside the office, Patrick seeks adventure through International travel, wilderness camping, hiking, and kayaking. As self-proclaimed ‘foodies,’ Patrick and his family enjoy living in the San Francisco Bay Area and taking full advantage of its access to great food and wine.


Shane Oren

SVP, Global Revenue
Recurly

Shane Oren

SVP, Global Revenue
Recurly

Shane’s deep engineering background and bold ideas have fueled more than 20 years of growth across many technology industries, from semiconductor (Applied Materials) to ERP software (NetSuite).


At NetSuite, he closed a record 54 deals in a single quarter, cementing his reputation for focus and drive. He’s also well-known for his inclusive management style and his ability to distill the most complex revenue issues into understandable, actionable, and achievable goals for his teams.


He grew up in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. At 13, he started his first business: a local lawncare company with a recurring billing model of $5 per week—with discounts for monthly plans and net-0 payments!


Shane proudly served in the United States Air Force as an electrician on the F-16 Fighting Falcon while earning his BSEE degree from ASU.


Arvind Rao

Global Business Leader- IoT, Analytics and MES
Rockwell Automation

Arvind Rao

Global Business Leader- IoT, Analytics and MES
Rockwell Automation





Executive Biography: Arvind is currently Global Business Director, Information Solutions (IS) at Rockwell Automation, responsible for leading overall strategy and Product Management for the software portfolio. In addition, Arvind is also responsible for leading the Rockwell-PTC Alliance. Prior to this role, Arvind worked in Global Business Development as the Director, Business Development,  supporting strategy development and software alliances. Prior to this role, Arvind worked in Global Sales & Marketing as the lead for the CPG Industry segment for North America, developing Strategy and execution plans to drive revenue growth.


Arvind has extensive experience in business management, strategy, operations and engineering roles across a variety of industries. Before joining Rockwell Automation, he worked at Ecolab in St. Paul, MN in Business Management/Marketing functions. He led the Packaged Food business for Ecolab’s Food & Beverage division with P&L responsibility. In that role he led all Strategy, Marketing and Business planning activities with a key focus on Strategic Account growth initiatives and new product pipeline development.


Arvind has also held operations and engineering management roles at Saint-Gobain, Kellogg Company and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation.


Education: Arvind holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, an MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Bangalore University, Bangalore, India.


 


 


Nick Brazis

Senior Finance Director
Honeywell Home – Resideo

Nick Brazis

Senior Finance Director
Honeywell Home – Resideo

Nick is currently Sr Finance Director for Honeywell Home – Resideo leading the integrated supply chain global finance organization.


Previously Nick led M&A for the industrial, electronics and transportation businesses of 3M including the divestiture of the 3M Defense business.


Nick also held a variety of operations, finance, and P/L leadership roles for Caterpillar, Inc.


He is the Founder and Managing Principal of Brookings Advisory Services, a fractional CFO/COO advisory organization specializing in technology related venturing and lower middle market consulting.


He holds a BS in Chemistry, MS in Industrial Engineering, and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis were he was valedictorian.


Rishi Grover

Co-founder and Chief Solutions Architect
Vena

Rishi Grover

Co-founder and Chief Solutions Architect
Vena

As Co-founder and Chief Solutions Architect of Vena, Rishi is passionate about applying technology to help companies achieve their strategic, financial and operational goals.


Rishi is focused on continuing to enhance Vena’s unique and innovative product offering and vision by working closely with clients and industry experts. Rishi has helped many Fortune 500 companies re-engineer and optimize financial processes. His expertise in financial planning and regulatory reporting helped him to the position of Director of Enterprise Solutions at Clarity Systems before he co-founded Vena Solutions with Don Mal and George Papayiannis. Rishi holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences from the University of Toronto, specializing in Computer Engineering and Communication Systems.


Mary Carroll

SVP Human Resources
WorldVentures Holdings

Meri Christenson

Director of Product Marketing
BillingPlatform

Meri Christenson

Director of Product Marketing
BillingPlatform

Meri leads product marketing at BillingPlatform, the industry-leading Saas-based platform that enables enterprises to monetize any billing model and satisfy any business requirement.

With over 20 years experience in billing and customer care, Meri has held various roles at Amdocs, Comverse and CSG in product marketing, product management and operations.


Andrew Naumann

VP of Product Management
Cybersource

Andrew Naumann

VP of Product Management
Cybersource

Andrew Naumann has focused on using systematic and operational analyses to solve complex fraud prevention issues across a wide variety of industries for two decades.  He is responsible for the vision and strategy for CyberSource’s market-leading fraud management and payment security solutions.

Prior to his role at CyberSource, Andrew led the Risk Analytics team at Microsoft Corporation, designing and implementing risk management strategies and multi-factor screening solutions for that company’s eCommerce portfolio.  Prior to Microsoft, he oversaw all analytics, software development, and operations to advance Amazon.com’s global fraud prevention capabilities.

Andrew has held leadership roles focusing on analytics and forecasting at leading companies such as Time Warner, J. Crew, and Sony Music.  He holds a BSE from Princeton University in Operations Research and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.  He serves as a consultant for the Merchant Risk Council’s (MRC) America’s Advisory Board and was a member of MRC’s Board of Directors (2003-2004).


Ashok Marla

CEO
Keansa Global

Ashok Marla

CEO
Keansa Global

Ashok Marla is a senior professional with 17 years of experience working on supply chain transformation programs at various global corporations including Dell, Canon, Nidec and Philips. He has expertise in architecture and implementation of diverse SCM, S&OP & EPM platforms like Blue Yonder(JDA), Anaplan, Jedox, and E2OPEN with special focus on building connected planning systems. He holds a Masters in Software Systems BITS-Pilani, India and a Diploma in Supply Chain Management from IIM, Calcutta.


Erika Barber

Director of Business Development and Operations, Canada
Keansa Global

Erika Barber

Director of Business Development and Operations, Canada
Keansa Global

Erika Barber is a Supply Chain Consultant with over thirty years of experience working with global North American organizations, most recently with Monsanto, Emerson, Dana Corporation, Symmetricom, Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits and Peloton. Areas of expertise include managing ERP implementations and large-scale technical conversions, supply chain consulting advocating APICS principles and specializing in S&OP, inventory accuracy, supply and demand planning, process redesign/re-engineering, logistics and change management. She is also a seasoned APICS instructor.


Ali O'Malley, PhD

Senior Behavioral Scientist
BetterUp

Ali O'Malley, PhD

Senior Behavioral Scientist
BetterUp

Dr. Ali O’Malley specializes in the design and implementation of interventions to promote positive growth and development in employees and the organizations to which they belong. She has dedicated the past 15+ years to advancing the experience of work.


Ali has a MA and PhD in industrial-organizational psychology from The University of Akron. Her consulting experience spans a wide variety of industries including tech, higher ed, manufacturing and warehousing, agriculture, construction, insurance, and nonprofits (particularly environmental and youth services). In her corporate and consulting roles, she worked closely with C-suite and senior business leaders on talent strategy, the future of work, and diversity and inclusion initiatives.


Ali regularly facilitates workshops, publishes, and presents at national and international conferences on topics including talent analytics and performance enablement.


Lauren Bidwell, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Product Strategy
SAP SuccessFactors

Lauren Bidwell, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Product Strategy
SAP SuccessFactors

Lauren Bidwell, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist with the SAP SuccessFactors Product Strategy Research team. Her role involves studying the ways work is changing and driving innovative thinking around the implications of such changes for the effective design and use of HR Technology. Lauren has engaged with dozens of customer organizations around the world and is an active author and presenter on key workforce topics such as employee experience, team dynamics, continuous performance management, equitable talent decisions, collaborative learning and more. Lauren received her Ph.D. in Experimental and Decision-Making Psychology from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.


Liz Supinski

Director of Data Science and Research Products in the Department of Research & Insights
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Liz Supinski

Director of Data Science and Research Products in the Department of Research & Insights
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Liz Supinski is Director of Data Science and Research Products in the Department of Research & Insights at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Prior to joining SHRM in 2015, she had a nearly 20-year consulting career in I/O psychology and technology including personnel assessment, training, data analytics and visualization, user experience design, training and testing for software and project management. Her current focus spans research methods, data management and analytics. She received her M.S. in Data Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, her M.A. in I/O Psychology from George Mason University and her B.S. in Microbiology from the Pennsylvania State University.


Edward Cone

Editorial Director and Technology Practice Lead for Thought Leadership
Oxford Economics

Edward Cone

Editorial Director and Technology Practice Lead for Thought Leadership
Oxford Economics

Edward Cone is Editorial Director and Technology Practice Lead for Thought Leadership at Oxford Economics. His areas of focus include Artificial Intelligence, the impact of technology on business performance, workforce issues, and healthcare organizations. Ed joined the firm in 2012 after more than two decades as a business and technology journalist based in New York, Paris, and North Carolina, including stints at various Ziff Davis magazines (CIO Insight, Baseline), Wired, and Forbes. He also wrote a weekly newspaper opinion column for many years in his hometown of Greensboro, NC and authored a semi-popular blog. Honors for his work include the 2020 Rybczynski Prize, awarded for the best essay on economics by Society of Professional Economists. He has a BA from Haverford College.


Michael Lamb

Global Chief Privacy Officer
RELX Group

Michael Lamb

Global Chief Privacy Officer
RELX Group

Michael Lamb is the Chief Privacy Officer for RELX, whose global divisions include LexisNexis Legal, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Elsevier, and Reed Exhibitions.  The diverse RELX businesses range from “Big Data” risk analytics to publishing leading scientific journals (e.g., The Lancet) to exhibitions and events (e.g., New York Comic Con and the London Book Fair).


Lamb is an experienced privacy professional whose previous positions include general counsel for LexisNexis Risk Solutions, chief counsel for AT&T WorldNet Internet Services and AT&T Chief Privacy Officer. Lamb is a member of the Advisory Board of the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and of the Advisory Council for the Center for Information Privacy Leadership (CIPL).  He has testified on privacy matters in FTC workshops and before the United States Congress. He has also been interviewed as a privacy expert on television (e.g., 2019 HLN interview about Artificial Intelligence).


A summa cum laude graduate of the Boston University School of Law and a member of the Illinois bar, Lamb is based in Atlanta, Georgia.


Brian Drake

Chief of the Leadership Team in the Executive Support Office
Defense Intelligence Agency

Brian Drake

Chief of the Leadership Team in the Executive Support Office
Defense Intelligence Agency

Brian Drake is the Director of Artificial Intelligence within the Defense Intelligence Agency‘s Directorate of Science and Technology. He is the author of DIA’s AI Strategy and oversees the agency’s AI research and development investment portfolio. As an analyst he led multiple teams countering threats from state and non-state actors across technology, counterintelligence, and counternarcotics topics. He previously was a Manager with Deloitte Consulting and a management consultant with Toffler Associates specializing in strategic planning, business development, collaboration consulting, technology, and innovation for commercial and government clients. He also worked as a military platforms and policy analyst for Systems Planning and Analysis and as a nuclear weapons programs analyst for DynCorp. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Mercer University and a Masters from Georgetown University. In his private time, Brian serves as the President of the Defense Intelligence Memorial Foundation which provides scholarships to the children of Defense Intelligence officers killed in the line of duty.


Jim Braun

Managing Partner & Senior Program Manager
Pursuit IQ

Dana Hasson

TikTok Influencer

Jessica Grayson

Chief Business Development Officer
Phillips Nizer LLP

Jessica Grayson

Chief Business Development Officer
Phillips Nizer LLP

Jessica Grayson is the Chief Business Development Officer at Phillips Nizer in New York City. In her role, she oversees the marketing initiatives and strategic business development for practice groups and attorneys.   Prior to her career in legal marketing, Jessica worked with startups and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses.  She lives in New Jersey with her husband, three daughters and beloved golden retriever.


Mireya Rios

TikTok Influencer

Sean O'Brien

Chief Technologist for Intelligence, Analytics, and Autonomous Solutions
Northrop Grumman

Craig Daly

Vice President of Enterprise - Healthcare Division
Podium

Craig Daly

Vice President of Enterprise - Healthcare Division
Podium

Bio: Craig Daly serves as Vice President of Enterprise – Healthcare Division for Podium, the leading interaction management platform for local businesses. Prior to Podium, he spent the last 6 years helping take a 50 person customer experience tech company called Qualtrics to over 1500 employees globally today. His experience has been hyper-focused on helping brands big and small create and attract a fanatical customer base by understanding clearly what it is their customers care most about. Daly enjoys spending his free time working on muscle cars and with his family raising his 5 children.


Dr. Dustin Portela

Board Certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon and Tiktok Influencer

Jayant Thomas

Senior Director AI/Machine Learning Engineering
Change Healthcare

Jayant Thomas

Senior Director AI/Machine Learning Engineering
Change Healthcare

Engineering Leader with Software Development and Management experience in building Machine Learning/ AI, IoT,Data, Mobile, Cloud and SaaS applications with master’s level business and technology education. As a Developer Evangelist, I have a wealth of experience in all modernization technologies. Validation of my expertise is highlighted by my patents and demonstrated accomplishments; I can deliver fast, well-performing results to your company.


Jim Hathaway

Former Vice President of Finance, FP&A
PepsiCo/Fritolay

Jim Hathaway

Former Vice President of Finance, FP&A
PepsiCo/Fritolay

Jim’s career spans 25 years of finance and planning leadership specializing in the food manufacturing sector, with extensive experience in financial management, strategic planning, P&L oversight, change management, business transformation, staff mentoring and development, stakeholder relations, continuous improvement, and program and project management. 


Jim recently retired from PepsiCo, where he held multiple leadership positions. The most recent being VP of Finance Financial Planning and Analysis, where he provided strategic financial direction to a $17B+ Division of PepsiCo with full P+L responsibility and accountability. 


Before his career at PepsiCo, Jim was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He is currently a student in the Rice University Certified Treasury Management Program.  


Amy Beamer

Vice President of Finance, Divisional Chief Financial Officer
Jabil Packaging Solutions

Rose Sheldon

Director of Allstate Enterprise Learning
Allstate

Rose Sheldon

Director of Allstate Enterprise Learning
Allstate

Rose Sheldon is a passionate leader who supports organizational transformation through education innovation. As the Director of Enterprise Learning Programs, Rose is leading Allstate’s journey to enable employees to learn and ultimately meet the future workforce needs of the company.


In her immediate prior role as Director of Claims Learning and Development, Rose led the transformation from a traditional learning approach to an interactive, dynamic, and modern learning environment. Her team opened the state-of-the-art Claims Learning Lab in April 2018, which allows new Claims employees to learn about claim handling in a simulated environment to better understand how they can deliver for customers in their time of need.


During her career at Allstate and other insurance companies, she has held several roles including education manager, licensed sales producer, and agency owner. In addition, Rose held several sales leadership roles that were focused on training staff and onboarding customers. She has a BS in HR Management and an MBA in Customer Experience.


Nafeh Masood

Executive Director, Finance and Student Services Projects
New York University

Doug Regner

Vice President, Retail
Podium

Doug Regner

Vice President, Retail
Podium

Doug Regner leads Podium’s enterprise sales and solutions team which focuses on large digital transformations in retail and financial services. With over 15 years of industry experience at trailblazing organizations like Google and Liftoff Mobile, Doug holds a deep understanding of the modern consumer and what it takes for enterprises to win through innovation, technology, people, and process.


Femi Faoye

Head of Real Estate Finance - Global
WeWork

Femi Faoye

Head of Real Estate Finance - Global
WeWork

Femi Faoye is a seasoned executive, multi-disciplinary leader, board member, and corporate

finance professional with expertise in the global commercial real estate and property technology

verticals. Femi currently serves as the Head of Real Estate Finance at the disruptive real estate

company, WeWork, where he joined in 2018. Prior to WeWork, Femi was an investment banker

in the real estate coverage group at Barclays.


Additionally, Mr. Faoye is a staunch, passionate financial literacy advocate, and a leading voice

in personal finance education for youth. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of

Developing Responsible Economically Advanced Model-Citizens, Inc. (D.R.E.A.M.), a New

York City based financial education and advocacy, social impact organization.

He holds an MBA from Cornell University and Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College (Hartford,

CT). He currently resides in the NYC metropolitan area.


Marc Bergeron

Principal
Oliver Wight

Rochelle Bailey Price

Vice President of Shared Services
Miller Electric Company

Marissa Dacay

Sr. Director, Global Enterprise Marketing & ABM
Adobe

Marissa Dacay

Sr. Director, Global Enterprise Marketing & ABM
Adobe

Speaker bio to come…


Saurabh Jain

Vice President, Business Performance Controlling
Siemens Healthcare

Priya Emerson

Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis
Grainger

Leo Prada

CFO
AdvisoryCloud and Aspatore Ventures

Leo Prada

CFO
AdvisoryCloud and Aspatore Ventures

Seasoned CFO, with a balanced focus on Finance, Operations and Accounting with 16+ years of broad experience spanning varied industries: Internet search, display advertising, HME, Healthcare, HVAC, PV Solar and SaaS. Technical savvy with a rich mix of finance, operations, internal & external processes, and business strategy and development. Intimate knowledge of financial processes, G&A, Budget and Forecast Modeling, Fleet Management, Safety Compliance, operating results and profitability. A data junky that excels in utilizing technology to streamline organizations, resulting in more efficient time spent on the important not the urgent. Liaison between Finance, IT and Audit. Passionate about mentoring and building teams with healthy goals for growing the business and the spirit of the team


Victoria Silverstein

Vice President of FP&A
Holiday Inn Club Vacations

Victoria Silverstein

Vice President of FP&A
Holiday Inn Club Vacations

Victoria (Tori) oversees Holiday Inn Club Vacations Financial Planning and Analysis team. She joined the company in 2018 and was tasked with building the FP&A team, which now includes oversight of the consolidated forecasting functions, alongside the strategic analysis, project development, resort, inventory and G&A finance teams.


Tori began her career in public accounting and after spending more than 5 years focusing on hospitality clients within the audit group at PwC, she moved into the Timeshare industry where she has been serving various roles within Accounting and Finance for the past 15 years. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Florida.


Summer Redmon

Vice President, Finance & Accounting
Vera Whole Health

Summer Redmon

Vice President, Finance & Accounting
Vera Whole Health

Summer Redmon, CPA is a finance leader with over 20-years of multi-industry experience ranging across advertising, healthcare, international manufacturing and more. Today, she is the Senior Director of Finance and FP&A at Vera Whole Health, a national organization that provides advanced primary care services. As a dedicated, caring perfectionist, Summer aspires to be a part of the change she would like to see in health care, and in the world.


Babu Sivadasan

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
Jiffy.ai

Alex Smith

Chief Human Resources Officer
City of Memphis

Alex Smith

Chief Human Resources Officer
City of Memphis Alex Smith

Teddy Collins

Senior Director, Corporate Finance & IR
SeatGeek

Teddy Collins

Senior Director, Corporate Finance & IR
SeatGeek

Teddy Collins is the Sr. Director of Corporate Finance & Investor Relations at SeatGeek, a mobile live entertainment platform. SeatGeek takes a technology-first approach to ticketing and has an obsession with user experience. The SeatGeek Open platform enables organizations like the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, and Manchester City FC to reach more fans and understand who is attending their events.


The corporate finance team leverages business partnering, data, systems, and process to keep SeatGeek’s strategy and operations in sync. One of their primary focuses now is bringing real-time, source-of-truth data to all areas of SeatGeek’s planning and business functions.


The team is also responsible for the deal desk, which evaluates new enterprise deals and partnerships. Also, the team provides investor relations and corporate development support for the CFO.


Teddy’s career has been oriented around the high growth technology sector with an emphasis on mobile and B2B2C companies. Prior to SeatGeek, he was on the iPhone business planning team at Apple, led strategic finance at mobile gaming startup Pocket Gems, and completed over $15 billion in M&A deals and numerous fairness opinions and activist defense engagements for Perella Weinberg Partners and J.P. Morgan.


Chris Livingston

Director of Cyber Security
Standard Industries

Christina A. Gasperino

Vice President, Human Resources
Florida's Natural Growers

Andy Chown

Director of Talent Acquisition
Penguin Random House

Ankit Saxena

Head of People Analytics
MassMutual

Ankit Saxena

Head of People Analytics
MassMutual

People Analytics leader with over 15 years of experience in building people analytics teams and capabilities focused on AI and workforce planning and strategy. Currently leading people analytics function at Massmutual with prior experience in HSBC and TCS. As a people analytics leader, I have worked with various senior leaders across different organizations to provide actionable analytical solutions based on research and data science to drive enterprise talent startegies which touch upon improving diversity and inclusion, conducting organizational transformation, managing performance effectively, listening to employee feedback and building learning culture.


Passionate about technology, AI and Machine learning which creates sustainable, actionable and scalable outcomes for end user.


Anthony Ferreras

Director, People Analytics
Nordstrom

Andrew Duguay

Chief Economist
Prevedere

Andrew Duguay

Chief Economist
Prevedere

Andrew Duguay is the Chief Economist for Prevedere, a predictive analytics company that provides business leaders real-time insight into their company’s future performance. Prior to his role at Prevedere, Andrew was a Senior Economist at ITR Economics. Andrew’s commentary and expertise have been featured in NPR, Reuters, and other publications. He has an MBA and a degree in Economics. He has received a Certificate in Professional Forecasting from the Institute for Business Forecasting and Certificates in Economic Measurement, Applied Econometrics, and Time-Series Analysis and Forecasting from the National Association for Business Economics.


Siva Balu

Vice President & Chief Information Officer
YMCA of USA

Siva Balu

Vice President & Chief Information Officer
YMCA of USA

Siva Balu is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at YMCA OF THE USA. In this role, he is working to rethink the work of Y-USA’s information technology strategy to meet the changing needs of Y-USA and YMCAs throughout the country.


YMCA of the USA is the national resource office for the nation’s YMCAs. The Y is the leading nonprofit in 10,000 communities across the nation delivering positive change through 2,700 YMCAs focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.


Siva is the creator of the new Y Cloud digital platform to deliver digital, virtual and mobile products to members across the nation. Y Cloud is the world’s first digital platform built for non-profits by non-profit.


As the CIO, Siva works with the key stakeholders across the nation’s YMCAs in achieving the strategic vision. He leads the creation and execution of the technology strategy through collaboration and thought leadership including digital transformation, data strategy, cloud strategy, information security, project management, mobile apps, social media, CRM, data warehouses & business intelligence, IT infrastructure & operations to support the YMCA movement.


Prior to his current role, Siva has 20 years of healthcare technology experience in leadership roles for Blue Cross Blue Shield, the nation’s largest health insurer, which provides healthcare to over 107 million members—1 in 3 Americans. He most recently led the Enterprise Information Technology team at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. He has created several highly scalable innovative solutions that cater to the needs of members and patients throughout the country in all communities. He provided leadership in creating innovative solutions and adopting new technologies for national and international users.


Siva earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering from Bharathiar University in India, a master’s in business administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and executive master’s degrees from Harvard and MIT in Innovation, Strategy and Artificial Intelligence.


In his free time, he volunteers and contributes to several charities, including Special Olympics, Chicago Food Depository, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Beyond Hunger, The Pack Shack, Cradles to Crayons and Gardeneers. Siva is a Board Member at Sarah’s Inn, a non-profit supporting individuals and families impacted by domestic violence, and at The Soondra Foundation, a non-profit that provides healthcare to the poor working class in India.


Siva developed a passion for long-distance running a few years ago starting with a 5k, and then to marathons and to running multiple ultramarathons. He has run multiple 100-mile races. He recently ran what is referred to as ‘the world’s toughest foot race,’ Badwater 135-miler in Death Valley, and one of the world’s coldest races, Tuscobia 160-miler.


Joe Johnson

Director of IT
Call One, Inc.

Joe Johnson

Director of IT
Call One, Inc.

Joe Johnson is the Director of Information Technology at Call One.  Joe oversees all aspects of in-house technology adoption and implementation of on-premise hardware and software to third-party, cloud-based applications and services.  Additionally, he is responsible for absolute uptime for all internal systems used by Call One’s 24/7 support staff.  When Joe isn’t working at warp-speed to perfect the Call One IT engine, he is producing and hosting his own podcast, Stogies and Mash.  As a Bourbon Steward of the Stave & Thief Society, Joe is Call One’s resident expert on the Rickhouse or the chaveta!


Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Advanced Management, Summa Cum Laude from Columbia College Chicago.  He also holds a GIAC Critical Controls Certification (GCCC).


Mukesh Mirchandani

Senior Director of Solutions Engineering
Freshworks

Mukesh Mirchandani

Senior Director of Solutions Engineering
Freshworks

Mukesh is a seasoned technology executive with over 2 decades of expertise building and selling enterprise technology solutions. An engineer by education, Mukesh has spent a considerable part of his professional career studying customer/employee engagement and customer service trends. He firmly believes that organizations that put employees & customers at the heart of their business processes will emerge as winners and advocates his clients to truly become customer champions. Mukesh is also skilled at building high performing teams and often brings that expertise to his customers to create efficient customer service organizations with a maniacal focus on customer for life attitude.

In his spare time, Mukesh enjoys a passion for sneakers and haute couture.


Tish Archie Oliver

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, North America
Unilever

Brenda Kowske, PhD

Director, Talent Analytics & Insights
Boston Scientific

Brenda Kowske, PhD

Director, Talent Analytics & Insights
Boston Scientific

Dr. Kowske is the Director of Boston Scientific’s Talent Analytics and Insights group where she works to fuel human resource decisions at-scale and develop predictive, pragmatic analytical techniques that enable proactive response to ever-changing business conditions. Prior to this role, Dr. Kowske led the people analytics’ team at Medtronic, developed product in the engagement survey space, and was the leader of the HR Practice Area at Bersin by Deloitte. Beyond analytics, she is an industry expert in employee engagement, survey methodology and data collection. Over the course of her career, Dr. Kowske has researched a range of topics including employee experience and performance, leadership, management, ethics, diversity, and culture. She is the co-author of the book RESPECT: Delivering Results by Giving Employees What They Want. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Resource Development and a Master’s in Education from the University of Minnesota.


Partha Chakraborty

Associate VP, Head of Cloud Security, Innovation, R&D
Humana

Anthony J. Foust

Global Chief Information Security Officer
Belron® International

Kelli Lindsay

Vice President, Finance & IT
IDEX Corporation

Joshua Rockoff

Chief Digital & Information Officer, Diane Von Furstenberg and Executive-in-Residence
Wunderkind Inc.

Patrick Benoit

VP, Global Cyber Governance, Risk, & Compliance (GRC) / Business Information Security Officer (BISO)
CBRE

Nikolai Zlatarev

Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
Castleton Commodities International

Tony Lee

Vice President, Global Services Technical Operations
BlackBerry

Tony Lee

Vice President, Global Services Technical Operations
BlackBerry

Tony Lee has more than fifteen years of professional research and consulting experience pursuing his passion in all areas of information security.


As an avid educator, Tony has instructed thousands of students at many venues worldwide, including government, universities, corporations, and conferences such as Black Hat. He takes every opportunity to share knowledge as a contributing author to Hacking Exposed 7, and is also a frequent blogger, researcher, and author of white papers on topics ranging from Citrix Security, the China Chopper Web shell, and Cisco’s SYNFul Knock router implant.


Over the years, he has contributed many tools to the security community such as UnBup, Forensic Investigator Splunk app, and CyBot, the extensible Threat Intelligence Bot framework designed for anyone from a home user to a SOC analyst


Mike Allen

Global Director, Cybersecurity
SGS

Gisselle Ruiz

Global Talent Acquisition Leader
TikTok

Melissa Lenk

Director Talent Management
Honeywell

Melissa Lenk

Director Talent Management
Honeywell

Melissa Lenk is a Talent Management Director with Honeywell, a software industrial Fortune 100 company. Melissa is celebrating her fourth anniversary with Honeywell this month. During her career, Melissa has consciously sought out change. In four years with Honeywell, she has made three role changes and three cross-country moves. Previous to Honeywell, Melissa worked 11 years as an Organizational Development consultant at Cargill, a privately held agricultural company, focusing on leadership development, change and talent management. Before Cargill, Melissa spent seven years living and working in Central Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union as a Peace Corps and Habitat for Humanity International Volunteer. She has a Bachelor of Science in International Business from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School in Massachusetts.


Lisa Fairbanks

Global Lead of Customer Experience (Cx) Solutions
AWS

Lisa Fairbanks

Global Lead of Customer Experience (Cx) Solutions
AWS

Lisa Fairbanks is the Global Lead of Customer Experience (Cx) Solutions at AWS where she designs solutions to help brands compete and win in the experience economy using AWS. Prior to AWS, she led the Products & Cx Solutions for the Salesforce.com Practice of Tata Consultancy Services where she managed a portfolio of Force.com applications and led Cx strategy engagements to help clients gain unique insights into their customer segments and develop competitively differentiating Cx strategies. With 18+ years of experience, Lisa has worked across industries (high-tech, insurance, banking, telecommunications, manufacturing, life sciences and retail) and across business channels (Services, Sales, Marketing and eCommerce).


Gregory Zelo

Chief Information Officer
Veeco

Gregory Zelo

Chief Information Officer
Veeco

Gregory currently serves as the CIO for Veeco Instruments, a manufacturer in the semiconductor industry. In his role, he is leading a comprehensive technology program spanning business continuity, revenue growth, margin improvement, employee effectiveness, digital insights, and information security.


His career spans over 20 years of global transformations and IT turnarounds in the manufacturing, software, and media industries. He has worked for companies including CBS Corporation, CA Technologies (now Broadcom), and IBM Business Consulting Services. In his consulting role, his notable clients have included: Gillette, Raytheon, Roche, Warner Lambert (now Pfizer), and Novartis. In each of his roles, building and motivating high-performing teams have been critical to his success.


Maigen McLaughlin Rowe

Director, Global Employee Experience
Allegion, PLC

Elizabeth Hall

Vice President, Employee Experience
Cambia Health Solutions

Nathan Nelson

Principal, Managing Director
ADAPTOVATE

Nathan Nelson

Principal, Managing Director
ADAPTOVATE

Nathan is a Principal and Managing Director for the Los Angeles office of ADAPTOVATE, where he is responsible for the success of our client engagements, the growth of our people, and as a steward of our award winning culture.  With six offices spanning North America, Singapore, Europe, and Australia, ADAPTOVATE is a global management consulting firm focused on creating better outcomes for clients by implementing new, agile ways of working.


Nathan has a diverse background, with experience in co-founding and advising startups to partnering with Fortune 500 companies on complex, transformational initiatives across many different industries, including Financial Services, Energy, Healthcare, and Transportation.  He has served as a partner for LA Social Venture Partners, a volunteer organization focused on providing expertise and capital for non-profit startups, and a mentor for YearUp, a non-profit dedicated to closing the skills gap for young adults across the country.


Dante Myers, PhD

Vice President, People Analytics, Insights & Research
BlackRock

Dante Myers, PhD

Vice President, People Analytics, Insights & Research
BlackRock

Dr. Dante Myers is a people analytics leader with experience leading complex, data-driven employee experience projects in highly matrixed organizations across academia, consulting, and the financial services industry. Dr. Myers has led the evolution of enterprise-wide employee surveys to a more continuous listening approach, strategically managed a survey center of excellence, provided strategic direction to the HR data science team, and worked across business and HR CoEs establishing consistent measurement frameworks to accurately measure success of programs. Dr. Myers also has experience leading selection systems, performance management, succession planning, needs assessments, program/training evaluations, and was a lead research on multiple National Science Foundation grants. Lastly, Dr. Myers is an avid proponent of servant leadership as the most relevant leadership approach to meet the needs of a rapidly shifting workforce.


Anton Niculescu

Managing Partner at Spoke Global
Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer CCH Tagetik

Anton Niculescu

Managing Partner at Spoke Global
Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer CCH Tagetik

Anton Niculescu has been part of the CPM/EPM landscape shortly after leaving EY to join Clarity Systems in the year 2000. His career evolved as Sr VP Professional Services at Clarity Systems, then came positions as Lab Director/EMEA Executive at IBM Cognos Group, and General Manager North America for CCH Tagetik.  Currently he is Managing Partner at Spoke Global.


Natalia Dixon

Senior Finance Manager for Global IT & Global Workplace, NA & LA
Adidas

Natalia Dixon

Senior Finance Manager for Global IT & Global Workplace, NA & LA
Adidas

I was born and raised in a small town in Bolivia called Santisima Trinidad. For college, I moved to Santa Cruz city and studied Economics Engineering. I started my career in Finance, working as a Sales Controller in Kimberly Clark Bolivia. I eventually made my way to Sr. Business Analyst working over three years with the company. Later I decided to move to Barcelona and pursue a Masters Degree.


When I finished my studies, I got a Sr. Business Analyst position in PUMA SA Spain. After about two years in beautiful Barcelona, I decided that it was time to move on and decide to move to Germany. I have to say that this was the most challenging decision I have made. I moved with no job, no family or friends, and no language (German) skills.


After about three months since the move, Adidas gave me the opportunity and joined as an IT Finance Controller. Since then, I’ve been in the company for over seven years. I have held different positions in Finance and supporting various business units. I finally moved to the USA, and currently, I’m a Sr. Finance Manager for Global IT & Global Workplace for North America and Latinoamerica.


Alex Randell

Director HR Technology
Principal Financial Group

Alex Randell

Director HR Technology
Principal Financial Group

Alex Randell is the Director of HR Technology at Principal Financial Group, headquartered in Des Moines, IA. Alex’s focus is driving modern HR solutions for Principal’s worldwide employee base. He has particular interest in analytics and automation, partnering with Principal’s RPA center of excellence based in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Alex has over 20 years of experience with technology, strategy, and business architecture across diverse industries. He has Bachelor’s and an MBA degree with Marketing emphasis from the University of Iowa, and is also Certified Business Architect (CBA)® with the Business Architecture Guild.


Rachel Merrick Maggs

Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer
Fish & Richardson P.C.

Bob Turner

Chief Information Security Officer
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kristina Savoy

Chief Learning Officer
District of Columbia Department of Human Resources

Leila Bryner

Senior Vice President, Internal Communications & Employee Experience
Change Healthcare

Leila Bryner

Senior Vice President, Internal Communications & Employee Experience
Change Healthcare

Leila Bryner is the Senior Vice President of Internal Communications & Employee Experience at Change Healthcare. She is also the Executive Sponsor for the company’s disABILITY Business Resource Group. In her role, she is responsible for developing communication, engagement, and experiential approaches for the company’s 15,000 leaders and team members, so the company can grow and thrive. Leila recently received the Change Healthcare “Leadership DNA Award” for her leadership during the Covid-19 crisis.


Prior to Change Healthcare, Leila held various communication and leadership roles at The Hartford, ITT Corporation, MasterCard Worldwide, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts (now Marriott International). She has more than 20 years of experience in communication, as well as a background in finance, marketing, and organizational effectiveness.


Leila holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Georgetown University. An avid volunteer, she has been an alumni admissions interviewer for Georgetown University for over fifteen years; has held numerous leadership roles within Delta Gamma Fraternity; supports several local non-profit groups, including Impact100 Nashville; and has been actively involved in the foster care system over the years. A truly global citizen, Leila grew up in Switzerland, Japan, and the United States, and has traveled to over 40 countries.


Veysel Erdag

Chief Information Security Officer
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Kevin Iredell

Chief Marketing Officer
Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Kevin Iredell

Chief Marketing Officer
Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Kevin Iredell brings to the CMO role a strong background in and hands-on knowledge of marketing, communications, branding, business development, operations, and public relations–all with a specific focus on demonstrating ROI. At Lowenstein, he drives growth across business units by creating and executing firm-wide and practice-group strategic plans and leading the marketing and business development team through strategic resource allocation, creative campaigns, and marketing technology platform optimization.


Kevin’s broad perspective is derived from his experience in leadership roles inside and outside of the legal industry. He has led marketing and business development at two other AmLaw 200 firms; he also developed and led the marketing research and measurement group of Greentarget, a national public relations firm. Earlier, Kevin served as Vice President of Legal Intelligence & Marketing at ALM Media, where he was responsible for marketing, social media, communications, and market intelligence programs across all of ALM’s publications and web sites, including The American Lawyer and Law.com.


Kevin is an active speaker and board member of the Legal Marketing Association, where he has served as an Executive Board Member for the Northeast Region and member-at-large on the International Board of Directors. He holds a B.A. in economics from Villanova University.


Paul Josephsen

Chief Strategy Officer
Uproxx

Martin Gray

Chief Marketing Officer
Georgia Aquarium

Martin Gray

Chief Marketing Officer
Georgia Aquarium

Martin Gray is currently Chief Marketing Officer at Georgia Aquarium. Gray has held senior leadership positions in the lodging, gaming, digital television and attraction industries. Between 1981 and 1986, he was President, North America, LTD., for Forte Hotels turning the division into the largest company profit contributor within 24 months. He launched Carnival Resorts and Casinos in 1991 and then developed and launched Holiday Inn Express Hotels in 1993. While at Holiday Inn, Gray was the project sponsor for the development and launch of the industry’s first internet booking engine.


In 1996, Gray launched TVG – The Television Games Network – the first legal, interactive, online gaming network focused on in home wagering on thoroughbred horse racing. Gray subsequently worked as a consultant for The Eastern Airlines Estate and wrote the plan that brought the Estate out of bankruptcy.

Between 2009 and 2012 Gray worked with major private equity funds, investment banking firms and lending institutions evaluating business opportunities. From 2012 – 2014, Gray was CEO of Strategic Capital Funding. Gray holds a BA degree, Cum Laude, from Bowdoin College. Gray is a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, a Founder and Treasurer of the Georgia Travel Association, and a Founder and Board member of Ocean Visions – an alliance of Georgia Tech, Georgia Aquarium, MIT, Stanford University, the University of Georgia, the Smithsonian, Scripps Institute, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Birch Aquarium


Elizebeth Varghese

Global Leader - Talent & HR Strategy Reinvention
IBM

Anna Kay Rice

Director, Human Resources Technology Business Partner
Frontier Communications

Anna Kay Rice

Director, Human Resources Technology Business Partner
Frontier Communications

Anna Kay is an experienced talent professional with a demonstrated history of working in the tech industry. Successfully leads enterprise transformation teams and programs by quickly building an engaging culture through beneficial relationships and innovative, data driven, user centric solutions. My passion is to connect, empower and align colleagues to enhance themselves while exceeding business priorities. She has held various HR roles at AT&T, Hilton, Keurig Dr Pepper and Frontier Communications. Prior to finding her passion for HR, Anna Kay gained experience in finance, corporate real estate, and business marketing roles. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from Ohio University and an MBA from Fordham University. Anna Kay and her family reside in Dallas, TX.


David Siles

Global Field CTO
Rubrik

David Siles

Global Field CTO
Rubrik

David is a Global Field CTO for Rubrik working with enterprise customers and global partners on leveraging the Rubrik Cloud Data Management platform to drive their digital transformations forward. As an experienced technology executive with over 20 years’ in the industry, he has served as the Vice President of Data Classification for HyTrust, a co-founder and CTO of DataGravity, & co-leads the Tampa VMware Users Group in his home state of Florida.


Nekasha Pratt, PMP

Senior Marketing Director - Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction (HarperCollins Christian Publishing)
HarperCollins Publishers

Nekasha Pratt, PMP

Senior Marketing Director - Thomas Nelson & Zondervan Fiction (HarperCollins Christian Publishing)
HarperCollins Publishers

Nekasha (pronounced “Ne-kee-sha”) Pratt is an award-winning marketer with over 15 years of experience and is currently a Senior Marketing Director for HarperCollins. Throughout her career, she has spearheaded national and international promotional campaigns in industries such as consumer goods, tourism, music, and financial services, and has held leadership positions at global organizations, marketing agencies, and worked with Fortune 500 companies. Campaigns Nekasha has helped manage have won 25 creative awards, including national Webby, Clio, Effie, and Addy creative awards and 3 international Cannes Lions awards.


As an internationally recognized speaker, she regularly shares her experience in marketing, strategy, and leading teams through keynotes, her TEDx Talk, and other speaking engagements. Nekasha is a thought-leader who has been featured on podcasts as well as interviewed for publications such as Thrive Global, Bizwomen Business Journal, Platform Magazine, and xoNecole. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Management/Marketing and is a globally certified Project Management Professional (PMP).


Malorie Maddox

Chief Marketing, Communications and Strategy Officer
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

Malorie Maddox

Chief Marketing, Communications and Strategy Officer
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

Malorie Maddox spent 20 years as an award-winning journalist, covering an extensive range of stories – from deadly tornadoes, to a Ponzi scheme in Omaha, to her Emmy-nominated special, “Mothers Who Kill.” She has reported live from the “Jeopardy” stage and “The Voice” red carpet; interviewed many notable politicians and superstars; and emceed more than 500 events for organizations across the heartland.


Malorie’s passion for storytelling and commitment to the community led her to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in 2018. In her role as chief marketing, communications and strategy officer, she leads internal and external communications, public relations, brand, marketing, advertising, customer experience, insights, wellness, diversity and inclusion, and corporate social responsibility teams.


Malorie is a Kansas native and graduate of the University of Kansas. She lives in Elkhorn, Nebraska, with her husband, Greg, son, Moss, and Kit Kat-loving dog, Evie.


Tracy Robertson

Global Vice President, Customer Experience (CX) & Marketing
Kimberly-Clark Professional

Tracy Robertson

Global Vice President, Customer Experience (CX) & Marketing
Kimberly-Clark Professional

Tracy Robertson currently serves as Kimberly-Clark Professional’s Global Vice President of Customer Experience & Marketing. In this role, Tracy is responsible for all aspects of customer experience, digital dexterity and sales effectiveness to ensure the delivery of a high-quality, end-to-end experience across the entire customer journey.


Prior to joining KCP, Tracy spent 10 years at GE in various global commercial leadership roles. Her last two-years at GE she served as part of a mission-based team driving a company-wide project to define the strategy and implementation of GE’s Commercial and Customer Digital Transformation. Called upon to manage change, Tracy has delivered measurable results by comprehensively analyzing products, marketing, communications, and sales programs and then implementing continuous improvement, training, and culture initiatives in global, highly-matrixed organizations.


Tracy currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia and has an undergraduate degree in Communications and a M.B.A. from Syracuse University.


Arun Serikar

Director, Global HR Technology
Whirlpool Corporation

Steve Gill

VP, Chief Information Security Officer
Tokio Marine North America (TMNA)

Steve Gill

VP, Chief Information Security Officer
Tokio Marine North America (TMNA)

Steve is Vice President and Chief Information Security officer for Tokio Marine North American Services, and is responsible for all function of Information Security for Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Tokio Marine America, and the First Insurance Company of Hawaii. Additionally he oversees the regional Security Operations Center that includes Tokio Marine Mexico and Tokio Marine Claims Service. Steve brings over 20 years of security experience from SunGard Availability Services, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and BTB security, which he co-founded in 2006.


Sonia Bento

Sr. Director, People & Culture
Logitech

Adam Golomb

Chief Marketing Officer
Primanti Bros. Restaurant & Bar

Paramita Bhattacharya

Chief Marketing Officer
Blurb

Christopher D. Lee

Chief Human Resources Officer
William and Mary

Christopher D. Lee

Chief Human Resources Officer
William and Mary

Chris is the chief human resources officer for William & Mary, the nation’s second oldest university.  Prior to this role, he was Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources for the Virginia Community College System, a network of 23 colleges, serving over 200,000 students in the commonwealth.  He has over 25 years of experience as a chief human resources officer in higher education having worked at both public and private institutions.


 


He is a consummate human resources professional having experience as an author, consultant, and lecturer in addition to being an accomplished practitioner.  He is a former question writer for the PHR and SPHR examinations administered by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).  He is the author of numerous human resources related articles and four books, including the August 2020 publication of Performance Conversations: How to Use Questions to Coach Employees, Improve Productivity, and Boost Confidence (Without Appraisals).


 


He has presented at conferences and consulted with clients in the US, Canada, Australia and South Africa on HR related topics.  He holds a master’s degree in HR Management, a doctor of philosophy degree in HR Development, and he is a certified human resources professional.  Chris is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Marine Corps Reserves.


Andy DeLaO

Chief Marketing Officer, Women's Health & X-ray
GE Healthcare

Maria Dillon Kemp

Head of Marketing
Convene

Sharat Chander

Director of Product Management, Java
Oracle

Ajay Raj

Director, Digital Strategy, Architecture & HR Technology
The AES Corporation

Ajay Raj

Director, Digital Strategy, Architecture & HR Technology
The AES Corporation

Over 15 years of demonstrated success managing a diverse range of technologies and teams, within multiple industries. Experience developing and implementing Digital HR. providing leadership and oversight of technology innovation, integration SaaS Applications, with a primary focus around HR Technology, People Analytics, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Concepts . Solid management skills, capable of leading and motivating individuals to maximize overall team’s productivity, while maintaining the cohesive team environments. Exceptional planning and analytical skills, ability to discern information and focus on the critical business needs. Good knowledge of the specific technology challenges relevant to Human Capital Management with a sound understanding of current business trends and their implications for technology


A large part of recent work involved, assessing the digital needs in alignment with the overall business, identifying and enhancing the distinct core capabilities while building new capabilities that deliver value. Developing multi-year road maps with initiatives that make a range of technology changes to the business, technology, the organization’s skills and culture. Exposing the senior management and the company to the radical new ideas and emerging business models to see what might make sense for an effective and successful digital transformation. Implementing the knowledge of best practices to shape the overall strategy, governance, organization structure/staffing, architecture and processes to maximize the impact of technology on the business


Robin Bouvier

Vice President Health & Benefits Practice, Wellbeing Subject Matter Expert
Aon

Lisa Kessler

Vice President and Global HR Business Partner - Technology & Operations, Pearson Education
Pearson Education

Matt Corey

Chief Marketing Officer
PGA Tour

Matt Corey

Chief Marketing Officer
PGA Tour

Matt Corey is the Chief Marketing Officer for The PGA TOUR joining the organization in 2019. In this capacity he leverages his passion for sports, marketing, digital and fan experience as he leads global marketing for the TOUR.


Corey brings 15 years of golf industry experience to The PGA TOUR, having spent time with two omni-channel golf retail organizations in the United States. He also brings a deep understanding of the golf media landscape and the manufacturing side of the industry, along with experience working hand in hand with PGA TOUR athletes and their agents on multiple national campaigns.


Prior to joining The PGA TOUR, Corey spent six years as the Chief Marketing Officer for PGA TOUR Superstore, the fastest growing golf and tennis retailer in the world. Corey oversaw all marketing and e-commerce operations along with managing the partnership with the TOUR. During his time there, PGA TOUR Superstore grew from 16 stores to more than 40 stores across the United States, and the e-commerce business grew more than 500%.


Corey has spent the last 25 years in both the marketing and digital/e-commerce worlds.  He began his career building Internet business strategies for BellSouth and The Home Depot back in the late 1990s and early 2000s before spending 10 years in Austin, Texas as the Chief Marketing Officer of golf and tennis retailer Golfsmith and for the leading social media curation company Mass Relevance (now Spredfast).  Corey earned an MBA from Georgia Tech and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida. He resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with his family and is an avid golfer and tennis player.


Mike Kazmierczak

Vice President Marketing, Digital Energy & Buildings End Market
Schneider Electric

Tyrona Heath

Director, Market Engagement, The B2B Institute
LinkedIn

Allison Pinkham

Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer
Heineken USA

Allison Pinkham

Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer
Heineken USA

Allison Pinkham has over 20 years experience in business and HR in multiple disciplines including marketing, IT, consulting, and HR leadership across various functions: talent management, succession planning, leadership development, organizational design and global HR Business Partnering.


She is currently the SVP, Chief People Officer for Heineken USA. Her international leadership experience spans across Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America. She has worked in large multi-national companies such as Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton and MasterCard as well as in academia and in an entrepreneurial start-up organization. She was most recently a Vice President, Human Resources at a large global Pharmaceutical company where she also spent 3 years living in Germany as a Global Head of HR Business Partners.


She currently lives in the metro NY area with her husband and two children. She enjoys running, hiking, and traveling around the world.


Sadie Bell

HR Technology Director
Dow Inc.

Pramukh Jeyathilak

SVP, Head of Human Resources
Fidelity Investments

Christina Murphy, Ed.D., CSM

Deputy Chief of Human Resources
NJ TRANSIT

Christina Murphy, Ed.D., CSM

Deputy Chief of Human Resources
NJ TRANSIT

Dr. Murphy is Deputy Chief of Human Resources for NJ TRANSIT, the nation’s third largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit, linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia. Dr. Murphy is the senior business partner for Surface Transit and Bus Operations along with directing the Candidate Experience, Talent Acquisition and HR Technology teams. Recently, Dr. Murphy has been focused on transforming HR technology and directing an agency-wide initiative to support employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. She has worked in the field of human resources with organizations domestically and internationally such as Booz Allen & Hamilton, CenterLight Health System, Avaya, Cognizant Technology Solutions, CityMD and Century 21 Real Estate LLC to name a few. She has her bachelor’s in American Studies from Hofstra University, a master’s in HR Education and doctorate in Education both from Fordham University. For many years, she was a instructor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and a MBA professor at Touro College. She currently resides in Bloomfield, NJ.


Erin Sarin

Head of Benefits and Wellbeing
MITRE

Erin Sarin

Head of Benefits and Wellbeing
MITRE

Erin is a business strategy and Human Resources professional responsible for the strategic leadership and management of a global benefits, retirement and awards and recognition strategy that supports a diverse and multi-generational workforce.  Erin leads the vision and strategy execution within The MITRE Corporation—a Forbes “Americas Best Employers” winner for four consecutive years, Boston Globe “Top Places to Work” winner for ten consecutive years, and Washington Post “Top Places to Work” for four consecutive years. Prior to joining MITRE in 2016, she served as a benefits program consultant for a decade, helping a wide range of companies to align policies to their distinct employee value proposition while maintaining market competitiveness. Erin studied Psychology at Loyola University in New Orleans and holds an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.


Suroor Raheemullah

Vice President, Human Resources
Dover Corporation

Jamie Holcombe

Chief Information Officer
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Pete Gibson

Chief Information Officer
Friendly's Restaurants

Brad Epstein

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Precision Medicine Group

Serene Wang

Director, Mergers & Acquisitions Tax - Los Angeles
Andersen

Serene Wang

Director, Mergers & Acquisitions Tax - Los Angeles
Andersen

Serene Wang has provided consulting services to corporate and partnership clients with respect to M&A transactions, ASC 740 Accounting for Income Taxes, and federal income tax for 13 years. Serene has served clients in technology, private equity, media and entertainment, consumer product and real estate industries.


Serene’s experience includes:



  • Due diligence, structuring, and tax modeling for cross-border and domestic M&A transactions;

  • Transaction cost analysis;

  • IRC Sec. 382 analysis and trouble company restructuring;

  • Post-transaction integration planning and structuring strategy implementation;

  • Sell/buy-side advisory;

  • Federal, international, and state and local tax compliance; and

  • ASC-740 Accounting for Income Taxes.


Prior to joining Andersen, Serene was a senior tax manager at a multinational civil engineering company and the head of tax at a multinational technology start-up.


Serene has utilized her bilingual skill (Mandarin and English) and understanding of Asian culture to extend the scope of her client service. Serene started her career at Deloitte in the Taipei office, then after receiving her MBT degree, she joined EY in the Los Angeles office.


Roy Ritthaler

Vice President of Cloud Management
VMware

Roy Ritthaler

Vice President of Cloud Management
VMware

Roy joined VMware in September 2018 as Vice President of Product Marketing for Cloud Management. Cloud Management is VMware’s second largest business, and in his role, he is responsible for go to market, technical marketing and product strategy, packaging and pricing. He is based in Texas. Prior to joining VMware, Roy spent five years at Hewlett Packard as the head of Marketing for their IT Operations software business which spanned the cloud, data center and IT. Prior, he held leadership positions at BMC Incorporated and Tivoli Systems, as well as startups Motive Communications and Green Mountain Energy. He began his career as an Electrical Engineer at IBM in Toronto Canada and his passion lies in customer value and helping customers be successful with the solutions they buy and deploy. Roy now lives in Texas with his wife and a portion of their 5 children, some having moved on to college.


Dara Meath

Divisional Chief Information Officer, Head of Digital/Ecommerce
Conair Corporation

Stacy Snider

Senior Vice President - Finance & Accounting Direct Hire
Addison Group

Brian O'Connor

Director - San Francisco
Andersen

Brian O'Connor

Director - San Francisco
Andersen

Brian O’Connor is a Director specializing in mergers and acquisitions, in the Commercial practice at Andersen. He has over 15 years of experience serving a variety of corporate and private equity clients and their related shareholders and stakeholders. Brian’s expertise includes:



  • Buy-side tax due diligence for corporate and private equity acquirors for both U.S. domestic and foreign target companies

  • Corporate (domestic and cross-border), Partnership and S corporation income tax structuring of acquisitions and internal restructurings

  • Sell-side tax assistance for individual sellers and related corporate, partnership, and S corporation entities

  • Legal agreement review and working with counsel to address tax matters of proposed term-sheets, letters of intent, and definitive agreements

  • Consulting on U.S. income tax compliance matters for third party, internal and related party transactions

  • Analysis of U.S. tax treatment of transaction costs.


Brian’s primary focus is assisting clients on tax matters for acquisitions and dispositions and related post transaction planning. Brian has extensive experience across industries and markets, most recently focusing on Seattle and Bay Area clients and counterparties.


Before joining Andersen, Brian was a Senior Manager with EY’s west coast international and transaction tax practice.


Dr. Curtis KS Levinson

Chief Information Security Officer
MetTel

Iman Jefferson

East Coast Communications Lead, Cadillac, GMC and Buick
General Motors

Nicholas Andersen

Chief Information Security Officer - Public Sector
Lumen Technologies

Tatiana Goldberg

Senior Director Human Resources for Global Supply Chain
Unilever

Tatiana Goldberg

Senior Director Human Resources for Global Supply Chain
Unilever

Tatiana “Tati” Goldberg is an HR Director with the global powerhouse Unilever. She started with the company as an intern and moved across geographies and into different roles including Rewards, Training, HR Business Partnering, and Leadership/Organizational Development. Recently, she was also the HR Director for the Marketing organization of the North America cluster; and had the privilege to stretch herself into the areas of digital transformation and Agile ways of working, and having a great time doing it! She relocated to the UK in 2020 (great year to move across the world!) and is currently the HR Director for Supply Chain Global; where she is learning a great deal about what it takes to get products made and delivered to our consumers.


She was educated at a top business school in her native city, Sao Paulo, Brazil, then relocated to NY and earned a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 2012.


Her passions include learning new skills to solve old problems and bringing innovation into HR processes. She is always looking for simpler, more effective, and more disruptive ways to deliver value to the business she supports.


Outside of work, she spends a lot of her learning energy on cookbooks, cooking classes, or experimenting in her kitchen.


Raj Badhwar

SVP, Global Chief Information Security Officer
Voya Financial

Raj Badhwar

SVP, Global Chief Information Security Officer
Voya Financial

Raj Badhwar has 25+ years of experience within the Cybersecurity and IT industries. He is currently the CISO for Voya Financial, and previously held senior Security/IT leadership roles at AIG, BAE Systems, Bank of America, Time Warner Cable and AOL.


Raj is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP), a certified ethical hacker (CEH) and a FINRA licensed securities professional (Series 99). He has authored a security book, co-authored 14 security patents, and has presented in the areas of post-quantum cryptography, zero trust networks, cloud security patterns, and secure remote work paradigms.


Raj graduated from George Washington University (GWU) with a MS in Information Systems Technology and also holds a BS in Electrical and Electronics engineering from Karnatak University


Katie Scott

Former Vice President, Benefits and Compensation
Universal Music Group

Katie Scott

Former Vice President, Benefits and Compensation
Universal Music Group

Katie has over 20 years of experience leading teams to design and deliver exceptional compensation and benefit programs across both public and private organizations. Over these years, she has been able to design creative and relevant performance management systems and tools, deliver complex compensation programs, and drive employee engagement through recognition programs. She has supported and advised public company boards, responding to each unique need and expectation.


Her curiosity inspires innovative program designs that can encourage motivation, increase commitment, and enhance engagement. Her belief that a focus on purpose – both for organizations and individuals will lead employees to do their best work. A thought leader in the area of performance and motivation, she is a past winner of the HR Excellence award from the HR Symposium.


Most recently, she led Total Rewards at Universal Music Group – the largest music company in the world where she designed their first global job structure, created salary structures, implemented innovative benefit programs, installed Workday for the majority of employees, and worked with their French-owned parent company, Vivendi, to redesign the cash incentive program.


Prior roles include leading teams at Lam Research, LSI organization (now Broadcom), FormFactor, Cypress Semiconductor, and Shutterfly. After watching the platform work, and being a happy customer, she chose to work for WorkHuman – the leading recognition company.


These days, Katie is building a consulting practice, focused on compensation and benefits, riding her horse, Cora and working with her yearling filly, Salty.  She lives on 40 acres outside of Sacramento with her husband, Rob, and their cows, sheep, chickens, dogs, cats, and horses.


She has a BA degree from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Drexel University.


Sujeet Bambawale

Chief Information Security Officer
7-Eleven

Nandita Desai-Patel

Senior Finance Director, Global R&D Operations
Johnson & Johnson

Morgan Reece

System Director Security Architecture
Baylor Scott & White Health

Morgan Reece

System Director Security Architecture
Baylor Scott & White Health

Morgan Reece is a seasoned security leader based in Austin, Texas.  Morgan currently is the System Director of Security Architecture at Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH), the largest not-for-profit healthcare system based in Texas.  In this role, Morgan oversees the security design and integration strategy for all digital projects as well as the risk management of all vendors and third party agents.  His responsibility across the enterprise has enabled him to research, design, and deploy identity security solutions targeting increased security while delivering an improved user experience.


Prior to BSWH, Morgan ran his own consulting company, Reegam & Associates, which served SMB in the central Texas area.  Reegam’s main market was financial services organizations to which it delivered consulting and implementing security solutions helping meet regulatory requirements.  Morgan began his career in the semiconductor industry where he held a number of positions in the IT organizations at companies like AMD, ARM, Freescale, Intel.


Morgan is a CISSP with a BS in Computer Science from Clemson University, a MS in Computer Engineering from NTU, and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.


Chad Richard

Senior Vice President, Corporate & Business Development
Yelp

Chad Richard

Senior Vice President, Corporate & Business Development
Yelp

Chad joined Yelp in 2015 and is focused on business development and acquisitions. He brings over 25 years of experience creating and marketing emerging technologies to mass consumer audiences. Prior to Yelp, Chad spent six and a half years at Apple as Senior Director of Worldwide Product Marketing focused on product, partnerships and acquisitions for Apple’s internet services and operating systems. Prior to Apple, he cofounded and was CEO of Simple Star, a photo and video software and services company that was acquired by Roxio. Chad was hired by Macromedia as Executive Producer and helped to spin out online entertainment portal Shockwave.com which was acquired by MTV Networks. Earlier in his career, he was cofounder and CEO of Soundz.com and All-Info. Chad studied Economics and Japanese at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Jana Croom

Vice President, Finance
Kimball Electronics

Jana Croom

Vice President, Finance
Kimball Electronics

Jana Croom is VP, Finance for Kimball Electronics a global electronics manufacturing company

(Nasdaq: KE). She has oversight of the accounting, treasury, investor relations and financial

planning & analysis functions, including capital allocation and governance. Jana partners with

business leaders across the Kimball Electronics global footprint to drive results and support

operational decisions. Jana is passionate about developing the next generation of finance leaders

and is involved in the many development programs offered by her company and externally. Prior

to assuming her role at Kimball, she held positions of increasing responsibility within the

finance, operations and regulatory areas of NiSource, an S&P 500 regulated utility.


Jana holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of Wooster and a Masters of Business

Administration degree from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.


Jana is a member of the advisory board for the Salvation Army of Central Ohio where she chairs

the nominating committee. She is also a member of the American Association of Blacks in

Energy (AABE). She is a graduate of the 2015 cohort of Leadership Columbus and serves as a

member of the Board of Trustees of the New Albany Community Authority.


Jana resides in New Albany, Ohio with her husband Aaron, their two children AJ and Camille,

and rowdy puppy, Ghost.


Chris Weiss

Leader, Centers of Excellence
Anaplan

Victor Barnes

Senior Vice President, Connected Planning
Anaplan

Ebonee Davis Ifeobu

Executive Director, Talent, Culture & Diversity
Bridgestone Americas

Ebonee Davis Ifeobu

Executive Director, Talent, Culture & Diversity
Bridgestone Americas

Ebonee  Davis Ifeobu is a native of the southside of Chicago Illinois. What defines her is not the summation of her credentials but the summation of her character. She knows the value of hard work and giving back to the community through time, talents and treasures and actively tries to employ the values of hard work, service, and mentorship. She has served on multiple non-profit boards such as the Begin Anew Board and the YMCA of North Minneapolis and mentors and volunteers with various organizations in Nashville.


She is an experienced Senior Human Resources Leader, currently working as the Executive Director, Talent, Culture and Diversity for Bridgestone Tire Operations. She currently leads a talented team of HR professionals across the United States and Latin America that support enterprise initiatives to help attract, retain, and develop talent. She has a demonstrated history of working in the automotive, consumer packaged goods, and technology industries. Her skillsets include but are not limited to organizational design, change management, conflict resolution/employee relation and people management. Ebonee received a M.H.R.I.R focused in Human Resources from University of Illinois- School of Labor and Employment Relations and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois.


Michele Matthai

Director Culture of Inclusion & Diversity
Rockwell Automation

Michele Matthai

Director Culture of Inclusion & Diversity
Rockwell Automation

Michele Matthai believes that in order to do your best work, you need to be able to bring your authentic self to

work. Michele is passionate about creating space for courageous conversations, enabling inclusive leaders and

changing systems to allow a sense of belonging and voice for all.


As the Director of Culture of Inclusion & Diversity at Rockwell Automation, Michele leads global processes and

programs that drive strategic direction and evolution of Culture of Inclusion across the enterprise. She has led

significant efforts to transform the organizational culture and embed inclusion into business processes to create

meaningful results and lasting change. The success and impact of the Culture of Inclusion Journey earned

Rockwell Automation a Catalyst Award in 2017.


Michele joined Rockwell Automation in 1994 as an electronics buyer. She held positions of increasing

responsibility in procurement and transitioned her career to HR strategic planning and talent management in

1999. During a short career hiatus in 2006 to focus on her family, Michele started a consulting practice centered

on coaching, facilitation and HR strategy. She became engaged in the Culture of Inclusion work at Rockwell

Automation as an external consultant in 2008 and project managed several aspects of this initiative leading up to

her return to Rockwell Automation in 2015.


Michele is frequently sought out as a speaker on a variety of diversity & inclusion topics, including creating

inclusive cultures, courageous conversations, unconscious bias and group identity dynamics. Michele has an MBA from Marquette University and

a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in International Relations and Political Science from University of Wisconsin Madison. Michele currently serves on the executive

committee of the Conference Board Global Diversity & Inclusion Executives Council.


Michele and her spouse, Steve, are proud parents of four teenagers, and reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Elizaveta Kvint Lucarz

Vice President, Programming Finance - E! Network
NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Dr. Ganapathi Pulipaka

Chief Data Scientist, SAP Technical Lead
Accenture

Michael Dennehy

Information Security Architect
Service Corporation International

Michael Dennehy

Information Security Architect
Service Corporation International

Michael Dennehy is an Information Security Architect for SCI Corp, based out of Houston, TX. He has over 27 years of experience in IT and Cybersecurity and has worked with Cloud application and infrastructure security for over 5 years. He has worked for several large companies including IBM, Microsoft, Veeam and Change Healthcare. He is pursuing his doctorate in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity and holds a B.A. in Economics from UCSD in La Jolla, CA, an M.Sc. in Software Engineering from RIT in Rochester, NY, and an M.Sc. in Cybersecurity from Univ of South Florida. He also holds several active certifications including CISSP, CCSP, CISM, PMP, AWS SAA, AWS Security Specialty and CISA. Michael is a huge sports fan who lives with his wife in Tampa, FL where they raise dogs and enjoy traveling.


Daniel Kurber

Director Human Resources and Organizational Development
Spring Window Fashions

Janis Avila

Director, Employee Experience
Facebook

Janis Avila

Director, Employee Experience
Facebook

Janis Avila is a leader in Customer and Employee Experience. She currently serves as Director, Employee Experience at Facebook. Previously she served as Executive Director in Digital Customer Experience at JP Morgan Chase & Co. She transitioned from Human Resources to Customer Experience during her tenure at Union Bank where she led Customer Experience Strategy for the Consumer Lending Division and the home mortgage experience.


Janis’s career spans ​several industries​. She began her career in Human Resources in Media and the Entertainment industry in Los Angeles serving in HR leadership roles at Univision and MGM Studios. She held roles in Employee Experience & Diversity and helped build and shape the Human Resources Business Partner function at Union Bank. Janis has been consistently recognized for her contributions as a top performer and thought-leader.


She received her bachelor’s degree in ​International Business from ​San Diego State University and completed the Customer-Focused Innovation Executive Program at ​Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and The Hasso Plattner Design School (d.school)​.


Janis has been a speaker for Worldwide Business Research (WBR) including the Next Generation Customer Experience Conference (NGCX). She also served on the advisory board for WBR’s NGCX 2018 conference and is a member of the Customer Experience Professional Association (CXPA).


Her ​community contributions include Jr. Achievement, Nonprofit Management Solutions, Communities-In-Schools, and Girls Inc.


Janis is a native Californian and enjoys spending time with her daughter who is an Engineering student at Cal Poly SLO and her golden retriever Cooper. She enjoys reading, walks on the beautiful California beaches, and traveling, especially to a family home in Spain on the Mediterranean Coast.


Ursula Llabres

Executive Programs
Facebook

Ursula Llabres

Executive Programs
Facebook

Ursula leads the Executive Engagement Programs at Facebook. The program focuses on bringing global leaders along Facebook’s view of the Future of Work today. Ursula works hands on with Executives to facilitate the discussion of important issues that CEOs/CHROs/CIOs face in today’s ever changing working environment and create space for discussion among like-minded leaders. Ursula is passionate about connecting people, and using social networks and technologies as enablers to a great employee experience and amplifying culture. For the past 20 years she has worked and led high performing customer success teams at Oracle, Salesforce.com, Box, Microsoft, insidesales.com and now Facebook.

On a personal note, Ursula is Peruvian born & raised and moved to Canada in her late teens. She is active with her two “start-ups” Lucas (11) and Matias (10), loves to participate in ultra-trail marathons and resides in Menlo Park, CA.


Rocky Ozaki

Workplace from Facebook Workshop Coordinator
Workplace from Facebook

Rocky Ozaki

Workplace from Facebook Workshop Coordinator
Workplace from Facebook

Rocky is the Founder & CEO of the NoW of Work Inc. – a business transformation firm whose primary focus is helping executives build future-proofed, resilient organizations that are anchored on cultures of innovation and agility. He couples a decade of senior leadership roles in large enterprise, with 5-years in start-up tech to form what he believes is the culture and operational DNA for all modern companies.


Michelle Lin

Client Partner
Workplace from Facebook

Michelle Lin

Client Partner
Workplace from Facebook

Michelle is a Client Partner on the Workplace by Facebook team, supporting the largest clients on our platform. She works with clients across all industries, helping to educate them on what Workplace can do for their internal comms and employee engagement goals.


Prior to joining Workplace, Michelle was a middle school math teacher in Brooklyn, NY. Her passion in work is “teaching” clients about Workplace and consulting on Workplace’s culture fit for companies.


Michelle holds a BA from UCLA and a MA from Stanford University. She is a Bay Area native and resides in San Francisco, CA near her family and friends.


Claudia Gast

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development
AM General LLC

Jason Elrod

Executive Director, Head of Cybersecurity & Investigations
Sutter Health

Johnnie Rogers

Director, Application Security Consulting
Nike

Payal Patel

Sr. Manager, Solution Engineering
Freshworks

Payal Patel

Sr. Manager, Solution Engineering
Freshworks

Payal is a Sr. Manager, Solution Engineering and leads a team of high performing solution engineers at Freshworks. Her team strives to evangelize a refreshing user experience on the Freshworks platform and works with various customers to identify and solve their most critical business problems.

She’s spent 16 years in technology with various roles and industry expertise such as support engineer, implementation of PAAS hardware, lead solution engineer for SAAS products across a range of companies such as EMC, Eastern Computer, Salesforce and Gladly.

In addition to being a manager, she leads the Freshwork Women 360 organization as president and cofounder where their mission is to inspire, empower, and cultivate a diverse group of women within the Freshworks organization.

Apart from work, Payal is an avid traveler who’s visited 40 countries, and loves the outdoors including hiking and camping — she’s made it to the Everest basecamp and Kilimanjaro among many other peaks.


Susan Kim

Chief Financial Officer
Pacific Biosciences

Phil Alfano

Field CTO
Apptio

Phil Alfano

Field CTO
Apptio

As Field CTO, I act as the bridge between Apptio’s solution factory and our field organizations. Reporting to the Chief Revenue Officer, I liaise between Product Marketing, Product Management, Presales and Customer Success to ensure that what we demonstrate matches what we deliver that matches what our customers adopt. My professional purview includes partner business development, competitive surveillance and go-to-market messaging.


Possessing technical expertise coupled with keen business acumen, Alfano brings a focused, innovative approach to every customer conversation. With more than 20 years of experience working in the business of technology, Alfano has held a variety of roles including Technical Writer, System Administrator, Solution Consultant, and Presales Leader at fast-paced companies like BMC, Mercury Interactive, Opsware, and Hewlett Packard. He also holds a variety of technology and industry certifications, including MCSE and ITIL.


Ram Bala

Chief Data Scientist - Parcel Marketplace AI
C.H. Robinson

Deepak Jose

Head of Business Strategy and Advanced Analytics
Mars

Marius Mocovici

CEO
Metric Insights

Mike Smitheman

VP Sales & Marketing
Metric Insights

Rajesh T. Krishnamachari, PhD

Global Head of Data Science & Managing Director
Bank of America

Aaron Baillio

Chief Information Security Officer
University of Oklahoma

Jai Prakash

Head of Analytics & Automation
Reckitt

Jai Prakash

Head of Analytics & Automation
Reckitt

Analytics leader with over 20+ years of experience leading the adoption and development of advanced analytics, data governance, process optimization, and transformation projects to drive a greater competitive advantage for the business. With a distinct background in Finance, Digital Marketing, Innovation management, and Analytics, helps provide Strategic and Tactical Leadership to identify analytic needs, deliver customer insights, identify areas of improvement, identifying $M cost savings through process optimization and automation across functions, and leveraging Data Science to drive global brands like Enfamil, Lysol, Mucinex, Delsym, Durex, SanDisk, Dolby, and Dairy Farmers of America. Experience in successfully establishing an Analytics CoE, driving the roadmap, and evangelizing self-service analytics.


Provides a unique combination of deep hands-on technical expertise and domain understanding across finance, manufacturing, marketing, supply chain, and IT. Successful track record of driving negotiations and bridging the gap between business and technology to drive innovative yet practical solutions that have accelerated top-line and bottom-line growth.


Greg Silverman

Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Concentric

Greg Silverman

Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Concentric

Greg Silverman is CEO and Founder of Concentric, a  performance-based, customer-oriented corporate executive who routinely solves highly complex, seemingly intractable problems that may bewilder others. From early on in his career, Greg has been an ardent scholar of analytics, applying AI into business modeling and creating value for brands. Today, Concentric is the leader in forecasting consumer behavior to help companies maximize their revenue.


Christina Bottis

Chief Marketing Officer
Coyote Logistics

Gregory Fleischmann

Global Director, Business Development and Marketing
Sidley Austin LLP

Gregory Fleischmann

Global Director, Business Development and Marketing
Sidley Austin LLP

Greg heads the global business development and marketing function at Sidley Austin, leading a global team responsible for practice and industry growth, client development and marketing programs. Prior to joining Sidley, Greg served as chief marketing officer at Lowenstein Sandler LLP and global marketing director at Baker McKenzie LLP, and previously held multiple marketing and BD leadership roles at Deloitte. Throughout his career, Greg has focused on positioning lawyers and consultants as thought leaders in their respective practices, industries and markets. Early in his career, Greg lived in Japan, learned Japanese, and was a news reporter on Japanese television and radio for over 10 years.


Arvind Joshi

Director - Data Management Lead
Scotiabank

Arvind Joshi

Director - Data Management Lead
Scotiabank

At Scotiabank, Arvind Joshi is part of U.S. Finance. He leads a team that is responsible for the execution of day-to-day data management activities, remediation of data quality issues, and implementation of change management processes. Joshi works closely with U.S. Data Office colleagues to establish and maintain strong data management capabilities, such as data quality measurement and monitoring, data issue management, and data lineage. Joshi serves as the Data Governance Officer for U.S. Finance, and he is the primary point of contact for all U.S. Finance data matters. In his time with Scotiabank, Joshi  has championed data as a strategic asset and participated in data governance team, project, and leadership meetings.


Joel Caminer

Director of Cyber Security Education
New York University

Joel Caminer

Director of Cyber Security Education
New York University

Joel Caminer is the Director of Cyber Security Education at New York University (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering.  Joel has 20+ years of experience in Financial Services, IT, and Consulting, and has led many strategic initiatives across the IT Risk and cybersecurity spectrum. He previously served as the Global Head of Technology Risk Management at TD Securities; VP of Information Risk Management at Goldman Sachs and CISO of GS Bank; and Manager at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Joel holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MS in Cyber Security from NYU.


 


Matt Connors

Chief Information Security Officer
Southern New Hampshire University

Matt Connors

Chief Information Security Officer
Southern New Hampshire University

Matt Connors, an information technology and change leader, joined Southern New Hampshire University in April of 2019, and now leads SNHU’s Information Security Management Office as Director. Matt provides vision, strategy, leadership, and management to transform the cybersecurity and business practices at SNHU. Matt also servers on SNHU’s Technology Leadership team to push forward, influence, and augment the boarder university-wide technology transformation strategy. Previously Matt has held roles leading or driving Identity and Access Management, virtual Infrastructure and Networking, as well as Communication and Collaboration.


Matt holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification along with a Master of Science in Project Management from Granite State College. Matt completed his undergraduate studies at the University of New Hampshire, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: International Business and Economics, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics.


Chris Geers

Director
Huron

Christopher Carmichael

Financial Planning and Analysis Director
Heartland Financial USA, Inc.

Douglas Busk

Vice President – Enterprise Communications and Marketing
Emory University

Douglas Busk

Vice President – Enterprise Communications and Marketing
Emory University

Over the span of his career, Doug has excelled at connecting fans to their favorite brands via omni-channel story-telling. In his current role as Vice President of Enterprise Communications and Marketing at Emory University, he is responsible for university-wide media relations, internal communications, and owned channel content development (emory.edu, social media presence).


Previously, Doug was Group Director of Digital Communications & Social Media at The Coca-Cola Company, where responsibilities included overseeing the evolution and international expansion of the Coca-Cola Journeystorytelling platform; driving strategic growth of the company’s corporate social media channels; and leading the development and execution of digital training and capability-building worldwide. In 2013, Doug spearheaded the creation and launch of the HUB Network, Coca-Cola’s global social listening, analysis and engagement platform, connecting and harmonizing the real-time work of more than 2,000 social media marketers worldwide


Other notable achievements in Doug’s career include the strategy behind and implementation of the landmark mobile marketing and organizing efforts of the 2008 Obama presidential campaign and, while with Verizon Wireless, the establishment of mobile donation via text messaging in the US.


Ben O'Sullivan

Director - Europe
Xoxoday

Deborah A. Bussiere

Global Chief Marketing Officer
Broadridge Financial Solutions

Deborah A. Bussiere

Global Chief Marketing Officer
Broadridge Financial Solutions

Deborah leads global marketing initiatives that enhance our revenue, reputation and relationships across the marketplace. She joined Broadridge in 2017 following a successful career in financial services and consulting. Most recently, Deborah worked with notable Fintech startups. Prior to that, she held marketing leadership roles at EY, UBS and Morgan Stanley.


Craig Goodfriend

Head of Large Enterprise, North Amercia
Workplace From Facebook

Danny Siegel

Vice President, Information Delivery
Newell Brands

Sara Gable

Chief Marketing Officer
Archer Roose Wines

Anoop Mohan

Managing Director, Cloud Products
Rockwell Automation

Brittney Overstreet Hamer

Director, Campaign Marketing
HMS

Sunjeev Duvelapalli

Product Manager
Cisco

Brian Keare

Chief Information Officer
Incorta

Rob Honens

Client Engagement Executive
CCH Tagetik

Marco van der Kooij

Managing Partner
Forsight Consulting

Scott Spradley

Executive VP & Chief Technology Officer
Tyson

Scott Spradley

Executive VP & Chief Technology Officer
Tyson

Scott is Executive Vice President & Chief

Technology Officer at Tyson Foods. He is

responsible for establishing and driving enabling

strategies across all of Tyson Foods’ technology

platforms, information systems delivery,

information security, data, and analytics,

transforming the company through technology, and

advancing technology strategies. He’s part of

Tyson Foods’ enterprise leadership team (ELT)

and reports to President & CEO, Dean Banks.


Before coming to Tyson Foods, Scott was the

Chief Information Officer at Hewlett Packard and

most recently Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He led

the IT separation and spin-merge of the HPE

Enterprise Services with Computer Sciences

Corporation into a $25B publicly-traded company.

Scott’s reputation as a transformational CIO grew

as a result of his leadership in executing the

largest corporate divestiture-spin-merge in history,

by taking $115B Hewlett Packard and splitting it

into two separate and publicly traded companies in

a period of ten months.


Prior to joining HP, Scott spent more than 15 years

in a variety of leadership roles at Chevron and Intel

Corporation. At Chevron, he delivered a strategic

long-range plan covering 20 years, designed to

ensure Chevron’s global position as one of the

world’s largest energy companies. During his time

at Intel, Scott spent time honing his leadership

skills across a wide array of roles, ranging from

Information Technology to Product Development to

Human Resources.


Carman Pirie

Founder and Host
The Kula Ring Podcast

Tami Dillingham

Regional Vice President - East Region, Commercial Card
Capital One

Lou LoBosco

Senior Vice President, Financial Crimes Risk Management
Capital One

Allen Thompson

VP Data & Analytics
The Hanover Insurance Group

Allen Thompson

VP Data & Analytics
The Hanover Insurance Group

Allen Thompson, VP of enterprise data & analytics joined The Hanover Insurance Group in July 2019 and is responsible for developing, managing and implementing data governance and data strategy for the organization.  In addition, he is working to bring discipline to Hanover’s analytic processes and methods as well as designing and implementing intelligent solutions for the enterprise.


Thompson has 30 years of experience in direct marketing, predictive analytics, data management and business intelligence and was most recently an Executive at Bank of America building and managing the Data & Analytics discipline within the Global Corporate & Commercial Banking Division


Prior to joining Bank of America, Allen spent 12 years with marketing and analytic software providers in the areas of solutions development and analytics supporting many different verticals.


Allen received his Bachelor of Science in Finance & Economics from Northeastern University and an MBA in Business Data Analysis from Bentley University. In addition, he is a Six Sigma Black Belt and holds advanced degrees in direct marketing, client server development and enterprise solution development from various universities.  Allen has also published several papers on advances in data mining and modeling methodology.


Ian Dewar

Global Analytics Director: Consumer and Loyalty
VF Corporation

Kelly Baker

Chief Financial Officer
EVERSANA

Kelly Baker

Chief Financial Officer
EVERSANA

As EVERSANA’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Kelly Baker leads the platform’s investment and growth strategies. EVERSANA is the leading next-generation global commercialization services provider to the life sciences industry.


Kelly is a highly regarded financial leader with extensive experience in leading finance healthcare teams.


She joined EVERSANA in April of 2020 with more than 15 years of financial leadership experience.


Before EVERSANA, she held many key executive Finance positions including leading Finance at DuPage Medical Group in Illinois and serving as Senior Vice President of Finance at OptumRx, where she led several key acquisition programs.


Kelly is a graduate of Union College and earned a master’s degree from New York University.


Anurag Voleti

Head of Data, Data Platforms and Data Solutions
Boston Scientific

Sarah-Anne Birdsell

Executive Engagement , Facebook and Former AVP, Productivity & Collaboration Technologies at Sun Life Financial

Sarah-Anne Birdsell

Executive Engagement , Facebook and Former AVP, Productivity & Collaboration Technologies at Sun Life Financial

Sarah is the newest member of the Global Executive Engagement team at Facebook, joining in March, focussing on the CIO / CTO space. Sarah has a background in technology having led global operations engineering and architecture teams prior to joining Facebook. With a background in technology and an  empathy for end users, Sarah is passionate about inclusive design principles. As Sun LIfe, Sarah was recognized for her ability to deliver quickly and modernize creatively on a shoestring budget, in the last 5 years she oversaw the technology for the Sun Life global HQ, as well as global migration of email (IBM to Outlook), moved data stores to cloud platforms (Box, SharePoint, OneDrive), launched Workplace at Sun Life, brought a ‘device as a choice’ program for end users to enable them to bring their best self to work and launched Google Workspace to front line sales. 


Outside of work, Sarah lives in rural southern Ontario, Canada, enjoying the local bike trails, large garden, and her chickens and ducks. Pre-Covid she was also a very busy lacrosse Mom with Andrew (17) and Erin (13) each playing on multiple teams and hopes for the day when we can get back to the arena.


Brynn Harrington

VP, People Growth
Facebook

Brynn Harrington

VP, People Growth
Facebook

Brynn leads the People Growth team at Facebook, which focuses on People/HR programs, communications, and planning. Her team’s programmatic focus areas include employee engagement, performance management, career development, and internal community. She’s passionate about building simple and personalized experiences at work and supporting people and organizations at the intersection between work and life. Prior to joining Facebook, Brynn worked as a strategy consultant, managed programs at a national foundation, and began her career in public relations and corporate communications. She completed her B.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her M.S. in Learning & Organizational Change at Northwestern University. In her free time, Brynn loves adventuring outside with her friends, husband, and three children.


Philip Black

Global Emerging Solutions Lead, Digital and Technology
Wood

Roger Bhalla

Business Team Lead, ERP Strategy
ConocoPhillips

Christy Novak

Vice President Accounting Systems
NOV Inc.

Kurt Bilafer

Chief Revenue Officer
Banzai

Vikrant Rajput

Director of Information Technology & Analytics
Ansell Healthcare

Natalia Rybicka

Senior Director, Event Marketing
Attentive

Natalia Rybicka

Senior Director, Event Marketing
Attentive

Natalia has spent over 15 years building inspiring experiential campaigns that move the needle for brands such as Experian, American Express, Facebook, and currently, Attentive, a leading personalized text message marketing platform that serves brands across retail, food & beverage, entertainment, & media industries. In her current role she develops all proprietary and partner events from concept to execution, as well as leads the planning and fulfillment of sponsored events. Her experience includes developing virtual events on new platforms, as well as hybrid and live events. She is also a co-founder of M2M: Marketers2Marketers, a grassroots community for women in B2B marketing. In her personal time, she loves to travel and explore new countries.


Candace Barnes

Head of Global Diversity Programs
Rockwell Automation

Elena Ridloff, CFA

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Elena Ridloff, CFA

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Elena Ridloff is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Acadia Pharmaceuticals where she is responsible for leading corporate finance, accounting, investor relations and corporate affairs functions. She joined the company in April 2018 as Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and since October 2018 has served as Chief Financial Officer. From 2014 to 2018 Ms. Ridloff was Vice President, Investor Relations at Alexion Pharmaceuticals and served as a member of the Operating Committee. Prior to Alexion, Ms. Ridloff was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Member of BIOVISIO, an independent consulting firm providing strategic, financial and investor relations counsel to the life sciences industry. Previously she spent over a decade as an institutional investor in the biopharmaceutical industry. From 2005 to 2012 she was a Managing Director at Maverick Capital, a hedge fund based in New York, and was responsible for investments in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and life science sectors. She currently serves on the board of directors for Kronos Bio and Kymera Therapeutics.


Ms. Ridloff received her B.A. in History and Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a CFA© charterholder.


Prasad Saripalli

Adjunct Faculty Member
Northeastern University

Michael Mylrea

Senior Director of Cybersecurity R&D for Operational Technology
GE Research

Edwin Covert

Director- Security Testing and Review
Warner Media

Manish Gupta

VP of Marketing, Java
Oracle

Jeff Lawson

CEO
Twilio

Deb Wolf

Chief Marketing Officer
Integrate

Deb Wolf

Chief Marketing Officer
Integrate

 


Deb Wolf is the Chief Marketing Officer at Integrate where she is responsible for overall marketing strategy and execution. With over three decades of experience shaping marketing growth strategies and corporate direction, Wolf also holds the unique perspective of being a 3-time Integrate customer and former customer advisory board member. Prior to Integrate, she was CMO at mobile coaching platform, BetterUp, and mobile security leader, Lookout. Before Lookout, she was Vice President of Corporate Marketing for Workday, where she served as the company’s first full-time marketing member. At Workday, Wolf built, scaled and grew the corporate marketing organization to a team of 120 from its early growth stage through the company’s IPO in 2012, and to nearly $1B in revenue. Wolf has also held leadership positions at Mercury Interactive, Notiva, Commerce One, PeopleSoft, and has served as a Y Combinator advisor. She began her career in brand and advertising at ad agencies BBDO and Priscaro & Hukari in San Francisco. Wolf graduated from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo with a BA in English.  


Ali Shirvani-Mahdavi, Ph.D

VP, Consumer Analytics and Consulting
Optum

Richard Bourque

Chief Marketing Officer
Educational Epiphany

Richard Bourque

Chief Marketing Officer
Educational Epiphany

Richard has been a marketing leader in the publishing industry for over seventeen years with a career spanning art, fashion, music, B2C, B2B, and most recently in education. Richard started his career at Andy Warhol’s iconic Interview Magazine in the advertising department. He then moved to Complex Networks where his passion for marketing & branding grew to new heights. For the past thirteen years, he worked his way to VP of Product Marketing at Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, where he successfully launched a multitude of K-6 core and supplemental programs across print & digital platforms.


Richard has most recently joined the team at Educational Epiphany, an organization dedicated to providing equity and access to the highest quality education for all students, as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, he will lead marketing and branding efforts in partnership with the company’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Donyall D. Dickey, Ed.D., an educational leader for over 20+ years.


Richard lives in New York with his wife Diane and 10-year-old son Aiden. Richard is an avid cooking enthusiast and culinary school graduate, a decent golfer, and loves Detroit techno.


Guru Ramamurthy

Chief Financial Officer
Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc.

MK Getler

Head of Marketing
Alyce

MK Getler

Head of Marketing
Alyce

Human to human marketer and public speaker, MK Getler, is on a mission to bring authenticity and empathy into B2B organizations around the globe. With over a decade of experience building and leading marketing and business development teams, a keen ability to make meaningful marketing, and a passion for bringing inclusion and equity to the conversation, MK lives for empowering others to actualize their potential in and out of the workplace.


When MK is not flipping tables in the marketing world, they’re found traveling the nation playing competitive kickball and finding adventures big or small with their partner, Natasha, and pup, Kody.


Joe Harris

Chief Revenue Officer
Whereoware

Joe Harris

Chief Revenue Officer
Whereoware

For 18+ years, Joe Harris has led Whereoware in selling, managing, and delivering award-winning B2B + B2C websites, data-enriched marketing programs, and mobile solutions. As Partner and Chief Revenue Officer of Whereoware, Harris propels revenue driving strategies to create long-term client and business value. Through his strong specialization in sales, project management, and technology, Harris is dedicated to bringing together effective sales and marketing initiatives to define opportunities for achieving Whereoware’s growth objectives and holistically guiding on-going client success.


Kimbre Lancaster

Director, Strategic Event Marketing
PagerDuty

David Blake

Co-founder and CEO
Learn In

David Blake

Co-founder and CEO
Learn In

David Blake, CEO of Learn In, the first talent-building platform designed for companies to solve every barrier that stands in the way of creating tomorrow’s workforce. He was the founder of Degreed, the new degree for the new world. Previously, he helped launch New Charter University and was a founding member of Zinch, since acquired by Chegg. David is also a Stanford dSchool EdTech Entrepreneur.


Paul Henderson

Global Controller
Tipalti

Harry Glantz

Senior Vice President Human Resources/CHRO and Director
RailWorks

Harry Glantz

Senior Vice President Human Resources/CHRO and Director
RailWorks

Harry Glantz has built and managed Human Resources organizations within fast paced growing companies for over 25 years. His experience includes spin-offs, high growth and changing companies, IPOs and acquisitions. Effective May 2018, he returned to RailWorks Corporation being appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources/Chief Human Resources Officer.

RailWorks is a $1+ Billion company providing construction and maintenance to the railroad and transit industries throughout the United States and Canada.

Glantz has a unique ability to transition HR skills and utilize experience within different industries and multiple business cycles. His industry experience has included energy with Valero Energy Corporation, manufacturing and distribution with CBS/Steinway Piano, technology and entertainment with GT Interactive Software/Atari, services with Itochu International, and transportation and construction with RailWorks and OHLNA.

An accomplished CHRO, Glantz is proficient with change and embraces the “new HR,” a convergence of HR/Marketing/Social Media/Technology. Glantz is respectful of the leadership responsibility of the CHRO and the impact of change transformation on an organization. He quickly recognized the affect that the new HR can generate on recruiting and business development, the ability to create awareness of the employer brand by the numerous generations, internally and externally, and to directly influence their engagement with a company. Glantz looks at Talent and Leadership as the Competitive Advantage in the market, positively answering the question “Why work for and do business with us?”

Working within entrepreneurial environments Glantz has been a member of senior management, having a seat at the executive table, earning respect within industries that have not typically recognized Human Resources as a primary function for success and growth. Glantz has been successful taking on the responsibility as the catalyst for change, quickly understanding the unique business requirements and strategic direction of his organization.

A sought-after coach for senior management, Glantz believes that managing talent and influencing the senior team to work together efficiently while developing trust are keys to being competitive in the market. Glantz credits the four factors of his core operating process for success and an ability to earn trust; never compromise one’s integrity, listen more than talk, think before acting, and finally as behavior counts be the model for the organization.

Glantz has recruited and developed high performing talent at all levels of an organization and executives that include CEOs, Presidents, CFOs and senior operating executives in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Glantz earned his MBA at New York University (NYU) and his undergraduate degree in Music from the University of Cincinnati/College-Conservatory of Music. Prior to his career in Human resources, Glantz was a professional trumpet player.


Stephen Childs

CHRO/VP Human Resources
Panasonic Automotive

Nechama Katan

Director Data Science Lead
Pfizer

Vladislav Shapiro

Cyber Security Advisory Board Member
Pace University - Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

Vladislav Shapiro

Cyber Security Advisory Board Member
Pace University - Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

Vlad is driven by a deep curiosity for understanding human behavior; especially at the intersection of technology and decision-making. A noted expert in Identity Governance, Vlad is the author of “Costidity: The Cost of Human Factor”. Vlad is also the creator of the NPR Cube, a patent-pending framework that reveals blindspots in access requests. NPR stands for business Need, existing Policies and processes, and Resolutions.


Vlad has more than 25 years of experience in Information Technology, Digital Security, Identity Governance and Administration, Identity and Access Management, Bioinformatics. Data Governance, and Data Analysis and Mining. His expertise ranges from mathematical modeling of identity management data, analysis of current Identity and Access Management practices to mastery of IGA program, maturity evaluation and advisory. In addition to his duties as Vice President and Systems Architect Senior, Vlad serves as a member of the advisory board of Pace University Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. He is also on the advisory board of the authentication startup Hideez Technologies. Additionally, Vlad is the Founder of Costidity Inc., advisory IGA firm.


A native of Kyiv, Ukraine, Vlad pursued his undergraduate study in Kyiv State and then Moscow State University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. After moving to the United States in 1991, Vlad completed his Master’s degree at Brandeis University.


Vlad has held senior advisory positions in Identity Governance and IT Security most recently at TechVision, IT Security and Identity Governance advisory firm, where he published research papers on Identity Governance. Vlad is also a founding member of IDPro and author Human Factor blog in the IDPro monthly newsletter.


Vlad is a regular attendee, presenter and speaker at many industry events, including Identiverse 2019 (MC of IDPro track), Gartner IAM Summit, IT Experts and others. He had worked and presented around the world, including North America (USA, Canada), Western Europe (Germany, UK, Denmark, Austria) and Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Baltic States, Belarus, Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan).


Based in Boston, Vlad is married and has two grown sons. His interests include playing piano since he was 6, chess, soccer and basketball. He is an avid Boston sports fan and also follows European and world soccer.


Joshua Stenhouse

Principal Solutions Architect
Rubrik

Joshua Stenhouse

Principal Solutions Architect
Rubrik

Joshua Stenhouse Is A Principle Solutions Architect At Rubrik, Zerto Evangelist, And PowerShell Blogger (Virtuallysober.com) With Over A Decade Of Experience In Designing, Implementing, And Advising On Data Protection Solutions For Virtual Environments. Leveraging His Knowledge Of PowerShell, REST APIs, Data-Center Innovation, And Cloud, Joshua Helps Individuals Improve their Skills And Organizations Transform IT With The Latest And Greatest In Technology And Automation.


 


Jane Lee

Managing Director - United for Business Marketing
United Airlines

Harris Schwartz

Vice President, Advisory Services
Aon

Harris Schwartz

Vice President, Advisory Services
Aon

Harris Schwartz is a Vice President within the Advisory Services practice. He leads the Cyber Resilience service line within the Cyber Solutions practice. Cyber Resilience services include IR Preparedness, Security Operation Capabilities, Crisis Management (BCP/DR), Industrial Resilience (IOT IIOT, ICS), CISO Advisory, Security Culture and Insider Threat Program development. In addition, Harris provides virtual CISO (vCISO) and strategic advisory services, business development support and enjoys building partnerships and collaborating across the firm.


Prior to joining Aon, Harris was a leader in Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) Security Advisory Services practice running Executive Risk & Advisory (globally)  which also included vCISO services to a wide variety of companies and industry verticals. Harris is an experienced Information Security professional with over 30 years of private sector experience, developing and implementing comprehensive security, risk and investigations programs.


Harris has held senior leadership security roles at Levi Strauss & Company, Safeway-Albertsons and The Walt Disney Company. Harris also has extensive experience in building and developing global security programs, including cyber threat intelligence, data protection, privacy and insider threat programs. Harris has extensive experience advising executives at Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies with physical/cyber security, insider threat programs, and supply chain investigations. Harris’ experience transcends cyber into physical security areas including domestic terrorism, personal security vulnerability assessments, building security audits, insider threat mitigation programs and general investigations.


Key Certifications:


Certified Computer Forensics Specialist (CCFS-DOJ)


Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)


Amy C. Shelley

Chief Financial Officer
The Options Clearing Corporation

Amy C. Shelley

Chief Financial Officer
The Options Clearing Corporation

Amy C. Shelly is Chief Financial Officer at OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization.


Shelly joined OCC in December 2016. As CFO, she oversees all Corporate Finance functions, including financial planning and analysis, capital management, liquidity planning, accounting operations, and strategic sourcing in addition to OCC’s facilities management and vendor management programs.


Shelly brings over 20 years of financial services management experience to OCC, including six years as the CFO for Optiver U.S. LLC, a global market maker on major U.S. derivatives exchanges, where she managed the financial risks of the business, including financial regulatory compliance, investments, communicating financial performance and forecasts, tax compliance, and various treasury functions.


Prior to joining OCC, she was the interim CFO for a private equity portfolio company. From 2015 to 2016, Shelly was a project manager for CF Industries, where she worked with the company’s corporate controller to manage the integration of a large acquisition. In 2014, Shelly served as interim CFO for Volant Holding LLC, a holding company with wholly-owned proprietary trading companies located in the U.S., Great Britain and Hong Kong.


Ms. Shelly received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from St. Mary’s College. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and belongs to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. Ms. Shelly previously held Series Licenses 27, 24 and 7. She has been recognized by Cambridge’s Who’s Who for Excellence in Accounting and Finance.


Laurie Cunningham

Director of Content
Rhetoriq

Laurie Cunningham

Director of Content
Rhetoriq

Laurie is the Director of Content Development at Rhetoriq. She oversees projects to develop business articles, blog posts, white papers, research reports and books that establish clients as thought leaders in their fields. Before Rhetoriq, she was a senior editor at global law firm Baker McKenzie, where she was best known for her blog The Writing Habit. In her previous life, she was a newspaper reporter and magazine editor in New Jersey, Miami, and Chicago, where she learned how to tell a good story and capture readers’ attention.


Amit Agrawal

Senior Director, Enterprise Data & Analytics
Altisource

Amit Agrawal

Senior Director, Enterprise Data & Analytics
Altisource

Amit Agrawal recently joined Amazon AWS as SDM (Software Development Manager) and is leading  initiatives around modernization of AWS Transfer service by adding core AI/ML capabilities which could be extensible to other AWS services as well. 


Prior to joining Amazon AWS, Amit worked with Altisource as Sr Director, Enterprise Data & Analytics where he led the data group to implement a modern, cloud first, scalable data and analytics strategy to build AI/ML based data products and put data as first class citizen of any business strategy. In addition Amit led the on-prem to cloud migrations, modern data management and machine learning processes. Amjit led the initiatives on cloud data warehouse, business intelligence, visualization, data discovery, xOps, data catalog, data virtualization, master data management. 


Amit has spent spent 17 years working with companies like NetApp, Viacom, L&T Infotech in various consulting and management roles in the data and analytics domain leading initiatives ranging from building data lakes, cloud data warehouse, data visualization, data governance and regulatory compliance, master data management, AI/ML based data products, data integration, service oriented architecture, data management processes, data catalog, data profiling, data quality, data security, data privacy.  


Amit received his Bachelors in Science in Computers from Rajasthan University, India. 


Matt Ghering

VP, Financial Planning and Analysis
TripActions

Vinay Nagareddy

Global Vice President I Accounting Systems, Processes and Internal Controls
GameStop

Mike Mellor

Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer
Pryor Cashman LLP

Liora Guy David, PhD

SVP NLP & Data Science Group
Citi

Steve Dalton

Senior Director, Cloud ERP Solutions
Oracle Corporation

Steve Dalton

Senior Director, Cloud ERP Solutions
Oracle Corporation

Steve’s CPA and enterprise software experience has provided him with keen insights and perspectives on the needs finance teams have for financial software solutions. His recent focus has been helping Oracle’s customers and their finance teams discover how they can achieve a single source of trusted financial information from the disparate ERP systems that result from M&A activities.


Carmen Canales

SVP and Chief People Officer
Novant Health

Carmen Canales

SVP and Chief People Officer
Novant Health

Carmen Canales is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Novant Health. She has progressive experience in all aspects of human resources and talent management, including 15 years at the executive leadership level. She is a results-oriented visionary who focuses on organizational impact, maximizing talent, and building a resilient workforce. Her areas of expertise include:


– Organizational Development and Transformation

– Operations Excellence

– Leadership Development

– Talent Acquisition, Engagement, and Retention

– Diversity, Belonging, and Inclusion Consulting


Her experience includes leadership roles in the healthcare, higher education, consumer goods, banking, and professional services industries.

Prior to joining Novant Health, Canales served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at Wake Forest University, and as the Chief Talent Officer at the law firm now known as Womble Bond Dickinson, a role in which she held firm-wide responsibility for people and culture. Prior to her work at Womble, Canales held positions in Human Resources at Wachovia (now Wells Fargo) and Pepsi-Cola.

A native of Michigan, Canales has lived in North Carolina for most of her adult life. She enjoys involvement in the community in which she works and lives. Most recently, Governor Roy Cooper appointed her to the Forsyth Technical Community College Board of Trustees. Prior Board involvement includes roles with the Enrichment Center, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, River Run International Film Festival, Victory Junction Gang Camp, The Hispanic League, Goodwill Industries, and the Bethesda Center for the Homeless.


Canales is bilingual in English and Spanish. She has been recognized as a “Woman Worth Watching” in the Profiles in Diversity Journal, and also as an Al Día 2021 Woman of Merit. She has a Master of Labor and Industrial Relations degree from Michigan State University and is a Gallup Strengths Coach. Canales is also a talented and experienced speaker who connects with a wide range of audiences on topics related to people and culture.


Suzanne Taylor

Senior Director, Head of Global Brand and Event Marketing
Xandr

Suzanne Taylor

Senior Director, Head of Global Brand and Event Marketing
Xandr

Suzanne has over 15 years of experience in the marketing and events space, spanning the advertising, digital media, ad tech, finance and non-profit verticals. A leader in Xandr’s marketing organization, she oversees the global brand and event marketing team, building global awareness and engagement with the Xandr brand by activating successful integrated marketing campaigns and event strategies. From guiding messaging and corporate & commercial strategy to directing experiential activations at marquee industry conferences and events, she plays a key role in scaling Xandr’s presence globally. She’s also a champion for DEI, ensuring event programming supports growth of diverse leadership in the technology and media industries.


Tracy Woo

Independent Analyst

Tracy Woo

Independent Analyst

Tracy Woo advises Forrester infrastructure and operations clients on cloud computing strategies, specifically in cloud management, cost optimization, governance, and high-performing computing. She is based in Forrester’s Cambridge, Mass., office.


Previously, Tracy worked in corporate strategy at PTC, advising the CEO, his direct reports, and the board on competitive intelligence and strategy initiatives. At Lux Research, she led the electronic user interface (EUI) practice and also served as an analyst at Aberdeen Group, where she was the head of research in the manufacturing and product innovation and engineering (PIE) practices. Before her time as an analyst, Tracy worked as an electrical engineer, both in defense and in the industry.


Tracy obtained her M.Eng. in electrical engineering and BS in chemical engineering from the University of California, San Diego.


Josh Kaiser

Senior Vice President, Marketing
Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

Katie Virtue

Travel Consultant
Festive Road

Katie Virtue

Travel Consultant
Festive Road

Katie is a builder and connector of ideas and is relentless in her pursuit of excellence!  She is energized by moving organizations forward through lateral thinking, deeper engagement and continual business process improvement.

Katie has shaped partnership strategies and served as a subject matter expert across various areas of procurement and travel. She works with companies to optimize their travel programs and policies and helps them envision the future of business travel and meetings as work practices and models evolve.


Deniz Johnson

Adjunct Professor, Fintech & Financial Innovation/COO
Northeastern University/Stratyfy

Paul Rumsey

Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Atrium Health

Vince Arneja

Chief Product Officer
GrammaTech

Vince Arneja

Chief Product Officer
GrammaTech

Vince Arneja has more than 20 years of management experience in product strategy spanning application, cloud, mobile, endpoint and network security. Previously, he was Chief Product Officer at 5nine, a hybrid cloud virtualization security vendor acquired by Acronis, SVP of Product Management at OPAQ a secure access service edge company acquired by Fortinet, and VP of Product Management at Arxan an application security vendor acquired by TA Associates and then Digital.ai. Vince also serves as an advisor to various cyber security companies in the DC Metro Area and the Bay Area.


Monica Panetta

Global Head of People
LifeScan

Monica Panetta

Global Head of People
LifeScan

Monica Panetta, SPHR, HCS has over fifteen years of multi-faceted human resources experiences specializing in startup and growth mode life sciences companies. She is the Head of Human Resources for the Global Leadership Team and Americas region at LifeScan, the maker of the iconic One Touch diabetes products. She oversees HR for all functions employing 2100 people in 21 countries around the world. Prior to joining LifeScan she was the Vice President of Human Resources and Compliance at Genomind., an award-winning, personalized medicine Company that brings innovation to mental healthcare through genetic testing.


Monica is a leader who is dedicated to building award winning teams. She was named the Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year and led her teams to be recognized for multiple awards ranging from Best Places to Work to Emerging Healthcare Company of the Year.  Monica is most proud of her ability to build collaborative, high performing teams who are mission minded and passionate about their profession.


She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Gwynedd Mercy University. She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Human Capital Strategist Certification (HCS), and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (Greater Valley Forge chapter), Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy (PSPS), Life Sciences PA, serves as Co-Founder of Life Science PA Human Capital Innovators Alliance and a Board member for the Methacton Education Foundation.


Steve Winshel

Co-founder & CEO
FULLFILL, Inc.

Steve Winshel

Co-founder & CEO
FULLFILL, Inc.

As a serial entrepreneur, Steve has spent the last fifteen years of his career focused on health and wellness.  He and his co-founder, Seth, helped build Beachbody into a billion dollar consumer company, launched Real Appeal to battle the obesity and diabetes epidemics facing employees across the country, and recently created FULLFILL, which will improve the health and wellness of tens of millions of employees across the country and the world.  Everything prior to that laid the foundation for this mission.


Seth Tuckerman

Co-founder & President
FULLFILL, Inc.

Seth Tuckerman

Co-founder & President
FULLFILL, Inc.

As a serial entrepreneur, Seth has spent the last fifteen years of his career focused on health and wellness.  He and his co-founder, Steve, helped build Beachbody into a billion dollar consumer company, launched Real Appeal to battle the obesity and diabetes epidemics facing employees across the country, and recently created FULLFILL, which will improve the health and wellness of tens of millions of employees across the country and the world.  And everything prior to that laid the foundation for this mission.


James Mou, Ph.D.

Director of Data Science/Principal AI Machine Learning Research Scientist
UnitedHealth Group

James Mou, Ph.D.

Director of Data Science/Principal AI Machine Learning Research Scientist
UnitedHealth Group

James Mou, Ph.D. is an insightful thought leader and subject matter expert in AI and Machine Learning with 15 years of hands-on AI/ML research experience. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics and holds three Master of Science degrees in areas of Computer Science & Machine Learning & Physics. Dr. Mou has one NLP academic publication in IEEE (https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9356359) and seven Patents/ Patentable Trade Secrets. He enjoys reading state-of-the-arts academic articles in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning as one of his weekend hobbies for 15 years.


His best-known AI expertise and research areas cover Deep Learning, Neural Networks, RNN, CNN, AI Automation, NLP/NLU, Computer Vision, Speech Recognition models, BERT, and Convolution Layer Embedding applications.