If you are an industry expert with years of experience and would welcome the opportunity to strengthen your reputation as a thought leader, we would love to hear from you.

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2024 Speakers

Jason O’Dell
VP, Security Operations at Walmart
Jason O’Dell is Walmart’s Global Vice President of Security Operations. He is a seasoned executive with 25+ years of security experience in multiple domains. In his current role, Jason is entrusted with safeguarding Fortune 1, its […]
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Bret Arsenault
Corporate Vice President and Chief Cybersecurity Advisor at Microsoft
Bret Arsenault is Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Microsoft. He is charged with keeping all Microsoft data secure from the 21st century’s ever- growing cyber-threats, while ensuring compliance with evolving regulations. In […]
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Xochitl Monteon
Chief Privacy Officer / VP Cybersecurity Governance, Risk & Compliance at Intel
Xochitl Monteon is Intel’s Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) and VP of Cybersecurity Governance, Risk and Compliance in Information Security. As the CPO, Xochitl plays a pivotal role in leading Intel through the complex landscape of global […]
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Mark Ryland
Director, Amazon Security at Amazon
Mark Ryland is the Director, Amazon Security, reporting to the CISO of Amazon and engaging with a variety of external and internal stakeholders on behalf of Amazon and AWS Security leadership. Ryland works with public policy […]
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Gary Harbison
Global Chief Information Security Officer at Johnson & Johnson
Gary Harbison is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at J&J, a role he has been in since he started at the company in October 2022. Gary is responsible for leading the Information Security and Risk […]
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Gurpreet Bhatia
DoD Principal Director for Cybersecurity/DoD Deputy CISO at Dept of Defense (DoD)
Mr. Gurpreet Bhatia serves as the Department of Defense (DoD) Principal Director for Cybersecurity / Deputy Chief Infortion Security Officer (CISO). In this position, he is responsible for the definition and execution of the Department’s cybersecurity […]
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Michael Milligan
Staff Vice President at FedEx Corporation
Michael Milligan is the Staff Vice President, Governance, Risk and Compliance for FedEx Corporation. Michael is responsible for the IT Risk Management Framework, Compliance and Controls, Data Privacy, Information Security Standards, Risk Analytics and Services, Product […]
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Taylor Lehmann
Director, Office of the CISO at Google
Taylor Lehmann is a Director in the Office of the CISO at Google Cloud. He leads customer engagements and drives the health security engineering and risk management strategy of the company’s core and cloud infrastructure and […]
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Cynthia Kaiser
Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Division at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Cynthia Kaiser is a Deputy Assistant Director with FBI Cyber Division, where she leads the FBI’s cyber threat intelligence, cyber policy, and cyber partner engagement efforts. Cynthia has covered cyber, technology, and counterintelligence issues for almost 20 years for the FBI, served as a […]
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Arve Kjoelen
VP and Chief Information Security Officer at McAfee
Arve Kjoelen is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at McAfee, providing strategic and day-to-day leadership to McAfee’s security teams. Arve has 25 years’ experience evaluating, building and running security programs in technology and […]
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Sergio Torrontegui
Business Information Security Officer, Americas at Unilever
Sergio Torrontegui serves as Unilever´s Business Information Security Officer (BISO) for North America and Latin America (polar bears to penguins as he calls it) and he is responsible for business engagement in the delivery of cyber […]
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Tomás Maldonado
Chief Information Security Officer at National Football League
Tomás Maldonado is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the National Football League (NFL).  He is globally responsible for leading the information security program for the League and its entities.  Maldonado has over 23 years […]
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Josh Reid
Cybersecurity Leader, Consumer Markets and Life Sciences at Crowe
Josh is a Principal in Crowe’s Consulting practice and serves as Crowe’s Cyber Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) leader for consumer markets and life sciences industries. He has over 20 years of experience helping companies align […]
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Jeff Northrop
Chief Information Officer, Mars Wrigley NA at Mars Inc
Jeff Northrop was recently promoted from Chief Information Security Officer for Mars Petcare into his current role as Chief Information Officer for Mars Wrigley North America. Mr. Northrop joined Mars, Incorporated in May 2019 as Director, […]
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Phillip Arthur
VP Chief Technical Architect at AdventHealth
Phillip Arthur is Vice President & Chief Technical Architect for AdventHealth. He has previously served as Chief Technology Officer for AdventHealth, a position held from 2015 to 2023. Phillip has 30 years of healthcare IT experience […]
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Josh Serba
Chief Information Officer at AHC+ Hospitality
Josh Serba serves as the CIO for AHC Hospitality, which is a hospitality management company.  He leads a team of IT professionals to provide service, support, and technology for a wide range of properties that fall under […]
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DeWayne Hixson
CISO at Bass Pro
DeWayne serves as the CISO of Bass Pro; Leveraging 20+ years of experience in the technology and retail industry, he leads their Cyber Security, Fraud, and Investigations organizations.   Prior to joining Bass Pro in 2022, DeWayne […]
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Jeremy Schumacher
SVP, IT & Security at Cadent, LLC
Jeremy Schumacher’s career in technology leadership, marked by his impact on security, digital transformation, and technical operations, began in an unexpected arena – the theater. This unique starting point endowed him with a dynamic blend of […]
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Mike Phillips
CISO at Cheniere Energy
Chief Information Security Officer with over 26 years of experience in Information Technology. Focus on information security, risk management and internal controls in the LNG, gas and electric utility industries. Specific focus on intelligent grid security, […]
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Joseph Welch
Chief Information Officer at Fort Wayne City Utilities
Joseph Welch is the Chief Information Officer at City Utilities in Fort Wayne, with a strong background in IT and cybersecurity. Since March 2015, he has managed IT infrastructure for a population of 450,000, overseeing both […]
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Tom Shock
Director, Information Technology at Shepherd Electric Supply
Tom has spent the last 12 years working as the CIO for 3 different wholesale distributors in the mid-Atlantic region.  He’ll share his experience constructing resilient and robust cyber security postures on a panel discussion that […]
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Omar Valerio
CIO / CTO at Westminster Christian School
Experienced Chief Information / Technology Officer with over 33 years of experience working in the education industry.  Skilled in Data Centers, Infrastructure, Windows, Servers, Active Directory, Group Policy, Microsoft 365, Cisco, VMware / Hyper V, OS […]
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Jessie Minton
VC and CIO at Washington University in St. Louis
Jessie Minton is the Vice Chancellor for Technology and Chief Information Officer at Washington University in St. Louis. An accomplished leader and information technology professional with deep expertise in higher education, health care, and biomedical research technologies, Minton came to WashU in spring […]
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Leo Howell
Interim Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Georgia Tech
Leo Howell, a visionary IT leader with over two decades of experience, currently serves as the interim vice president for IT and chief information officer at Georgia Tech. In this role, he provides vision, leadership, and […]
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Kishore Kumar
Senior Technical Consultant at Manage Engine
Kishore has been working with ManageEngine for the past 6yrs. He has a technology driven process with overall 14 years of expertise in delivering value to small, medium and enterprise organizations.
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Jim Blevins
CIO at Richwood Bank
Jim Blevins is a senior, solutions-oriented IT Executive highly regarded for a distinguished career in operational and strategic leadership with the responsibility of complex IT environments and in driving the development of successful technology solutions for […]
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Rick Rampersad
Chief Information Officer at Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County
Rick Rampersad currently works as the Chief Information Officer at the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County.  Rick has over 20 years’ experience driving organizational efficiencies and leading digital transformation teams across verticals such as healthcare, […]
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Brandon Carter
Sr. Cybersecurity Specialist at Environmental Protection Agency
Brandon Carter is a Senior Cybersecurity Analyst with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Water Infrastructure & Cyber Resilience Division, with over 20 years of experience in evaluating and enhancing the security posture of IT systems. […]
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Andrew Cook
Senior Manager of IT Security & Infrastructure at Milos Tea Company
Andrew Cook is the Senior Manager of IT Security and Infrastructure at Milo’s Tea Company. With over 17 years of experience in IT security and infrastructure within the CPG industry, Andrew was hired in 2022 to […]
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Andrew Wilder
Chief Security Officer at Community Veterinary Partners
Andrew has a broad range of cybersecurity, risk management, audit, merger & acquisition, organizational design, and international experience cultivated over more than two decades across the consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, financial services, logistics, healthcare and consulting […]
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Linda Marcone
CISO at Crate & Barrel
Linda Marcone is a Cybersecurity leader with 20+ years’ experience.  As a trailblazer in cybersecurity, she specializes in building and maturing Cybersecurity & IT Compliance Programs from the ground up.  Her expertise spans across multiple sectors […]
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Stacee Jones
IT Director, Deputy CISO at Lear Corporation
Stacee Jones is the IT Director and Deputy CISO for Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems that delivers intelligent in-vehicle experiences for customers around the world. More than two decades of […]
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Jennifer Franks
Director, Center for Enhanced Cybersecurity at US Government Accountability Office
Jennifer Franks directs the Center for Enhanced Cybersecurity within GAO’s Information Technology and Cybersecurity team. She oversees reviews that primarily focus on emerging cybersecurity issues and assessing an agency’s ability to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and […]
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Hazleena Hashim
Chief Information Officer at Natural Habitat Adventures
Hazleena Hashim has over 20 years of experience in business process engineering, digital transformation and organizational change. She helps travel companies that are facing growing pains, scale that growth and turn drowning work into manageable tasks. […]
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Anne Coulombe
CISO at Werfen
Anne is the Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Werfen, a worldwide leader in specialized diagnostics and medical device manufacturer. She has responsibility of all cybersecurity and data privacy aspects globally. Most recently, Anne worked […]
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Andrew Albrecht
Vice President – Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Domino's
Andrew Albrecht serves as the CISO at Domino’s, where he is responsible for overseeing strategic and tactical Cybersecurity capabilities for one of the World’s leading QSR organizations, managing a dedicated team delivering all aspects of information […]
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Eddie Borrero
VP & CISO at Blue Shield California
Eddie Borrero is Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer at Blue Shield of California, a nonprofit health plan with $21 billion in annual revenue serving 4.6 million members in the state’s commercial, individual, and government markets. […]
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Kelly Brickley
VP, Threat Intelligence at TD Bank
Kelly Brickley has over 20 years of experience providing leadership across public and private sectors to achieve business and security objectives. The combination of positions within the financial services sector and intelligence community have uniquely equipped […]
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Jerry Carlson
VP Cybersecurity US at Bulletproof
Jerry Carlson has over three decades of IT and Security expertise, with 23 of these years spent at Microsoft. He currently leads a team of cyber security experts for Bulletproof across the United States. His team […]
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Jack M. Wilson
CRO at Bulletproof
Jack Wilson is an accomplished Senior Executive, Entrepreneur, and Advisory Board Member with more than 25 years of successful executive leadership experience in various industries. Wilson is currently the CRO of Bulletproof, a leader in the […]
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Josh Cridlebaugh
Director, Solutions Marketing at Aviatrix
Josh Cridlebaugh is a seasoned expert in secure cloud networking, with over 10 years of experience in cloud, data center, network, and network security. Currently, as the Director of Solutions Marketing at Aviatrix, Josh has been […]
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Bryan Woodworth
Dir. Solution Strategy at Aviatrix
Bryan Woodworth, or Woody as he is called, has been at Aviatrix for almost 3 years, where he helps with GTM, content, and strategic partnerships. Prior to Aviatrix, Woody was helping the F500 build some of […]
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Stephen Manley
CTO at Druva
Stephen Manley is the CTO of Druva. He leads Druva‘s AI strategy, Infosec team, and cloud & security subject matter experts. He has spent his career protecting and securing data at  data and security infrastructure companies including NetApp, […]
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Neil Ashworth
Sr. Solution Architect - Security at Druva
Neil Ashwroth is the Sr. Solutions Architect for Security at Druva and has been working in public/ private InfoSec for over 24yrs. A career beginning in Royal Navy SIGINT, HUMINT and Cyber Operations in support UK/US counter terrorism […]
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Tom Tovar
Co-founder & CEO at Appdome
Tom Tovar is CEO and co-creator of Appdome, the mobile industry’s first no-code mobile solutions platform. Tom also leads Appdome’s Cyber Security Research team. The cyber research team has access to 100Ms of “sentinel” data points tracking threats and attacks on […]
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Greg Rivera
VP of Product at CAST Software
As Vice President of Product for CAST Highlight, Greg leads strategy for the CAST SaaS product helping CIOs, CTOs, and software leaders control open source risks, reduce technical debt, accelerate application modernization / cloud migration, and […]
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David Mullenix
Vice President, IT at JPI
David Mullenix, VP of IT at JPI, brings over 20 years of experience in IT strategy, cybersecurity, and innovation. He focuses on driving technological advancements and optimizing operations. David is known for his collaborative approach and […]
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2023 Speakers

Andy Markus
Chief Data Officer at AT&T
As AT&T’s Chief Data Officer, Andy Markus leads the vision for data platforms and analytics to position AT&T for growth and serving customers in new ways. His Chief Data Office (CDO) is building enterprise-wide target architecture […]
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Andrew Stanley
CISO & VP Global Digital Operations at MARS Inc
Andrew Stanley is a seasoned technology executive who has spent 25 years across multiple industries building strong teams, driving transformation programs, and delivering novel solutions to difficult technology problems. He is continuously recognized by his teams […]
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Catherine McCully
Chief Information Security Officer at Procter & Gamble
Catherine oversees cybersecurity and information security for P&G’s global enterprise. She leads the organization responsible for establishing and maintaining strong protection for P&G, while enabling business operations and growth with a focus on secure, resilient capabilities. […]
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Scott Hallworth
Chief Data & Analytics Officer at HP Inc.
Scott Hallworth is HP’s Chief Data & Analytics Officer. In this role as part of the Digital & Transformation Organization, he is focused on delivering world-class data, analytics, AI/ML solutions, and IT operations, as well as […]
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Dalia Powers
SVP and CIO, Digital, Data and Analytics at Humana
Dalia Powers is a technology executive focused on transforming organizations in Digital, Analytics, Data and core technology. Sets strategy, and drives results across industries including creating innovative digital products powered by AI/ML that reimagine customer experiences. […]
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Cari Benn
Assistant Chief Privacy Officer at Microsoft
Cari Benn is Microsoft’s Assistant Chief Privacy Officer and is a leader in global privacy and data protection strategy. She is passionate about building a strong privacy culture that drives responsible innovation and respectful data use. […]
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Brett Craig
EVP, Chief Information Officer at Target Corporation
Brett Craig is executive vice president and chief information officer for Target and a member of its leadership team. He leads the strategic direction and management of the enterprise technology systems that elevate Target’s guest and […]
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Cheryl Ainoa
EVP, New Business & Emerging Tech at Walmart Global Tech
An accomplished and results driven technology executive, Cheryl has built high performing, global product and technology teams that have created some of the web’s most innovative, popular and award-winning consumer experiences, and has spearheaded transformational change […]
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Kavitha Prasad
VP & GM Datacenter, AI and Cloud Execution and Strategy at Intel Corporation
Kavitha Prasad is the Vice President and General Manager of the Datacenter AI, Cloud Execution and Strategy group at Intel Corporation. As an experienced Business and Technology leader across a wide range of system applications, system […]
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Jen Felch
Chief Digital Officer & CIO at Dell Technologies
As Chief Digital Officer and CIO, Jen Felch drives the strategy, direction and delivery for Dell Digital while leading the transformation and adoption of digital technologies across Dell. Jen’s position combines the traditional roles and responsibilities […]
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John Roese
Global Chief Technology Officer at Dell Technologies
John Roese is Global Chief Technology Officer at Dell Technologies. In this role, John is responsible for establishing the company’s future-looking technology strategy and fostering innovation to make sure Dell Technologies is at the forefront of […]
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Brian Tilzer
Chief Digital, Analytics and Technology Officer at Best Buy Co. Inc.
Brian Tilzer is the chief digital, analytics and technology officer for Best Buy Co. Inc. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of information technology and digital at Best Buy to create a seamless […]
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Julie Durham
Chief Technology Officer at UnitedHealth Group
Julie Durham is a Chief Technology Officer at UnitedHealthCare, where she is responsible for the strategy and execution of $3.5B of technology investments that drive the company’s revenue globally. Prior to her current role, Julie was […]
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Arun Bhaskara-Baba
Global Chief Digital and Information Officer at Honeywell Aerospace
Arun Kumar Bhaskara-Baba serves as the Chief Digital & Information Officer at Honeywell Aerospace, leading the company’s digital transformation to promote profitable growth and accelerate business value through innovative technology. His primary focus lies in enhancing […]
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Karl Weiss
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Caterpillar Inc.
Karl Weiss is a senior vice president of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Integrated Components and Solutions Division and Chief Technology Officer. Since joining Caterpillar in 1988, he has had various assignments within product development […]
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Kent Helfrich
Chief Technology Officer, President GM Ventures, VP Global R&D at General Motors
Kent Helfrich was appointed Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Global Research and Development for General Motors and President, GM Ventures on August 1, 2021. In these roles, Helfrich is responsible for innovation and technology solutions […]
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Ron Kim
Chief Technology Officer & SVP at Merck & Co.
Ron Kim is a technology leader who has achieved executive success in all arenas from Corporate Fortune 100 to Silicon Valley private equity to global “Big 5” consulting. Ron is currently the Chief Technology Officer of […]
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Mark Papermaster
CTO and EVP, Technology & Engineering at AMD
Mark Papermaster is Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Technology and Engineering responsible for Advanced Micro Devices’ (AMD) technical direction and product development including microprocessor design, I/O and memory, system-on-chip (SOC) methodology, and advanced […]
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Juan José Pajon
Business Technology Global SVP at Grupo Bimbo
Juan Jose Pajon is the Business Technology Global Senior at Grupo Bimbo, where he has been recognized as Mexico CIO of the Year in 2021 and one to the Top Ten Influencers in Latin America for […]
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Mel Crocker
VP & CIO at Air Canada
Mel Crocker is Air Canada’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer, with overall responsibility for the Information Technology systems that support and enable Air Canada’s global business. In this role, Mel oversees all dimensions of planning, […]
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Viral Vyas
Director of IT for Global Clinical Development at Bristol Myers Squibb
Viral Vyas is an accomplished IT executive with a distinctive blend of knowledge in science, information technology, and management. With a deep understanding of pharmaceutical research and development, Viral is passionate about improving patients’ lives by […]
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Laurent Lefouet
Chief Customer Officer at Aera Technology
As the Chief Customer Officer at Aera Technology, Laurent Lefouet leads the company’s high-performing customer success initiatives and operations. A strategic, outcome-focused leader, Laurent puts customers at the center of the experience to deliver satisfaction, retention, […]
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Eddie Daghelian
SVP & Managing Director NA at CAST
Eddie Daghelian is an accomplished IT leader with over 20 years of experience in the industry working with clients and partners globally in their digital transformation. He has a strong track record of helping clients develop […]
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Greg Rivera
VP of Product at CAST Highlight
As Vice President of Product for CAST Highlight, Greg leads strategy for CAST’s SaaS product helping clients and partners govern application portfolios, accelerate application modernization, control open source risks, and make greener software. He has held […]
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Dean Bedwell
Advisor Team Lead at Directions on Microsoft
Dean Bedwell leads the Advisory team for Directions on Microsoft. Dean has over 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing, and business solutions, he takes great pride in helping customers understand and increase the value they derive […]
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Tushar Bhalla
CTO at CloudPaths
Tushar has been guiding customers through their implementation challenges in Digital Supply Chain Strategy, Planning & Transformations for the last 15 years with expertise in SAP IBP, SAP APO, SAP Ariba and more.  He has worked […]
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Maryann Byrdak
Chief Information Officer at Feeding America
As Chief Information Officer, Maryann serves as senior technology strategist and is responsible for guiding the organization’s vision for the emerging technologies, digital trends and infrastructure advances that will help Feeding America fulfill its mission. Her passion […]
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Saurav Ghosh
VP, IT & Digital - Global Business Partnership and Applications at Genmab
Saurav Ghosh is a seasoned technology leader with more than 16 years of experience in the Life Sciences Technology industry. At IQVIA, he has overseen the implementation of large-scale SaaS products and has led several business […]
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David Morales
CIO and SVP, Technology at Western Governors University
David Morales is the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Technology at Western Governors University, where he is responsible for shaping WGU’s education technology agenda. Under his leadership, his team has been instrumental in […]
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Nathan Tate
Director of Technology Services at MS Public Broadcasting
Nathan Tate, Jr. has had an extensive 40-year career in consulting for commercial Broadcast and Telecommunications businesses. Before accepting the position of Chief Technology Officer at Mississippi Public Broadcasting, he served as Assistant Broadcast Director for […]
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Robert Sheesley
Chief Information Officer at Wrench Group LLC
Robert Sheesley is a senior executive leader with experience driving business and technology transformational change and growth across mid-market and global Fortune 100 organizations. He is well known for being a people-focused leader recognized for building […]
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Andrea Polatos
SVP & CIO at McKesson Canada
Andrea joined McKesson in January 2020 in the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Information officer for McKesson Canada.    McKesson Canada plays a pivotal role in the Canadian healthcare supply chain by providing solutions to […]
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Jasmine Qadri
Chief Information Officer & VP Transformation at BURNCO Rock Products Ltd.
Ms. Jasmine Qadri brings twenty-five plus years in technology, infrastructure operations, and large-scale program management experience to BURNCO Rock Products Ltd. She is currently serving as the Chief Information Officer and Vice President Transformation at BURNCO […]
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Chad Ramsey
Director Commercial Technology at Cardinal Health
Chad is an accomplished technology executive with a wealth of experience in the field, dedicating the last 15 years of his career to Cardinal Health. During this time, he has emerged as a trusted leader in […]
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Tai Phan
Head of Product Transformation & Consumer Innovation - Global Tech & Healthcare at Walgreens Boots Alliance
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Darin Riggs
VP of IT at Encore Wire
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Claudio Laterreur
CIO, SVP at Valmont Industries
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