Cloud Computing, Digital Payments and Cyber Security Symposium
Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy is a co-founder and CEO of SecurityScorecard (www.securitysorecard.com), the leading security risk benchmarking company. Previously he was a CTO of Cinchcast and BlogTalkRadio. BlogTalkRadio is the largest online radio network averaging over 40 million visitors a month. Prior to Cinchcast, Alex was Head of Security and Compliance at Gilt Groupe companies, responsible for all aspects of IT infrastructure security, secure application development, and PCI compliance.
Before that he worked at Goldman Sachs, Oracle, and Microsoft, where he was a lead technologist building largescale, performant enterprise software focused on IDM, SSO, authentication and authorization. He’s been cited in New York Times, ComputerWorld, Observer, and other media. He’s a published author and speaks regularly on security and software development processes.
Alexander is a Founder and CTO of ERPScan. Member of Forbes Technology Council. He is the President of EAS-SEC.org, an organization focused on enterprise application security. He has been recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year at 2013 Golden Bridge Awards and R&D Professional of the Year by 2013 Hot Companies. His expertise covers the security of enterprise business-critical software like ERP, CRM, SRM, and industry specific solutions from enterprise software companies such as SAP and Oracle.
Under his inspiring command, the research team has grown many fold to a seasoned team of 25 over the last three years, it has published several whitepapers on SAP security, and they include the golden award-winning "SAP Security in Figures" at the Global Excellence Awards by InfoSecurity Product Guide. It is the first research ever about the current situation of SAP security. Alexander has authored books and trainings about SAP and Oracle Database security and has presented his research on SAP at more than 80 conferences held in 27 countries across all continents. He has held customized trainings for the CISOs of Fortune 2000 companies, including private trainings for SAP SE.
Alexander Tsigutkin is the Chief Executive Officer of Axiom Software Laboratories (AxiomSL), a firm he founded in 1991. Mr. Tsigutkin designed the original framework and foundation for developing enterprise-wide risk management, regulatory reporting and data management solutions. Additionally, he invented and patented a dynamic approach to manage data for risk management and regulatory reporting applications.
Prior to founding AxiomSL, Mr. Tsigutkin was an independent consultant to top tier international banks and financial institutions, advising senior management in the areas of banking operations and database engineering.
As an expert in regulatory reporting and risk management, Alex is a frequent speaker at technology and
financial industry forums worldwide, addressing topics such as dealing with changes in regulatory and risk
management space, achieving transparency across enterprise, financial control, data warehousing and
bank regulatory issues.
Mr. Tsigutkin received his Bachelor of Science degree from Yeshiva University and a Master of Science
degree in information technology and business from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
Alton Martin is a globally recognized expert of applied performance standards and metrics in service operations. He has worked with a host of leading organizations, including Accenture, American Express, Apple, Capital One, Canon, Convergys, Chase Bank, Datacom, Dell, DirecTV, Sitel, Sykes, and many others. In 2013, he co-founded Trusource Labs LLC, a contact center that supports products and services that are complex, risky, or both. In three years, Trusource Labs has grown to over 550 employees and operates from three locations: two in Austin, TX and one in Limerick, Ireland.
Andy Cohen is an entrepreneur, best-selling author and international thought leader. His keynotes and workshops are world-renowned and include appearances at The Army Cyber Institute Conference, West Point, TEDx, Talks at Google, HSBC China and The World Bank. He has a degree in experimental psychology and a room full of prestigious advertising awards for finding creative solutions that drive measurable sales. Andy is the Chief Assumption Officer of Andy Cohen Worldwide, a global advisory firm helping multinational businesses as well as small firms, enhance decision-making and critical thinking.
Between engagements, Andy teaches at the world's most respected universities including New York University, Duke Fuqua, US Berkeley, ISB (India) and CKGSB (China). Andy is the published author of Cyber (In) Security: Decision-Making Dynamics When Moving out of Your Comfort Zone, published in The Cyber Defense Review.
His new book is Challenge Your Assumptions, Change Your World. Colonel (Ret.) Greg Conti, Ph.D., called it “A must read for the security professional.” Follow the Other Hand, Andy’s first book, was nominated by The New York Times. It has been translated into multiple languages. “Andy’s unique perspective on decision making in cyber security provided the insights to challenge our own assumptions, breakthrough the status quo, and help improve performance on the battlefield and in cyberspace." General (Ret) Keith Alexander, former director NSA and 1st commander of U.S. Cyber Command, presently CEO IronNet Security,
Ariel Efrati is the Chief Executive Officer for Telco Systems, the leading provider of innovative Network Function Virtualization, SDN Cyber Security and CE 2.0 & Chief Operating Officer of BATM Advanced Communications (TASE: BATM).
Previously, Ariel held several senior positions in the telecom industry. As Senior Vice President, Ariel led Amdocs (NYSE:DOX) Venture Investments, Open Innovation and Product M&A unit and he was the General Manager of the Service Fulfillment Product Business Division.
Ariel was the CEO of CallmyName, a startup in the Mobile sphere, and is a member of several successful startups’ BoDs, and is highly experienced in technological and market innovations.
In the past, as a senior officer, Ariel led an advanced technological unit in the prestigious 8,200 intelligent unit of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
Ariel is a software engineer and an EMBA graduate of the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University).
A career entrepreneur, Arvind is passionate about technology and the art and science of managing fast-growth companies. At Saggezza he is a strategic leader and works closely with the leadership team to foster a culture of innovation. Arvind brings diverse technology experience from Cymbal Technologies, CapacityWeb, Schlumberger and McKinsey.
Bill McDermott is chief executive officer of SAP, the world's business software market leader. He leads the company’s more than 83,000 employees and 2+ million-person ecosystem in executing SAP's vision to help the world run better and improve peoples' lives.
Since becoming CEO in 2010, Bill's innovation-led strategy for SAP has resulted in expansive increases in customers, total revenue, market value and profitable growth. One of the most popular leaders in business, Bill's approval rating from employees on website Glassdoor hovers around 99%. As the only American in history to lead Europe's most valuable technology company, Bill advises world leaders and policymakers on issues including youth unemployment, digital government and international trade policy. He is a member of the European Roundtable of Industrialists and the U.S. Business Council.
Bill also serves on the boards of directors for performance apparel maker Under Armour and engineering software maker ANSYS, Inc. He has received numerous awards for his civic leadership, including GENYOUth's Vanguard Award, City Year's Idealist of the Year, the We Are Family Foundation's Visionary Award and the Children's Aid Society's Promise Award.
He is a proud supporter of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Health. His life stories and leadership lessons are shared in Bill's worldwide best-selling autobiography, Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office. The book is now in its 12th printing and was awarded the gold medal for business memoir of the year in 2014. It has been published in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and China.
Bill resides in Germany, the United States and, most frequently, at 39,000 feet.
Bill Owen is chief information officer at JDA Software Inc. Owen joined JDA IT organization back in July 2002 holding several different positions with JDA’s IT organization over that time.
As CIO at JDA, Bill Owen is focused on breaking down barriers across the company to ensure a successful delivery of the company’sIT digital transformation initiatives. Bill recently led the massive upgrade of JDA’s entire ERP into the cloud – this includes all business-critical applications from sales, support, services, HR and financials. The upgrade has reduced manual processes substantially, automating many of them, and allowed JDA to upgrade its critical financial and HR applications twice in 2016. It has also enabled JDA to design a financial data model to support how the company measures itself going forward and has reduced quarterly financial close times by half. This overall transition has fallen in line with JDA’s customer-centric mission, making critical customer information available in real-time to customers and giving them self-service abilities via the JDA customer support portal. Conversely, it also gives JDA visibility into support, services, and documentation for all of its 4000 customers at any time, consumable via mobile device as well, which is important for a highly-distributed workforce.
Bill’s experience at JDA and his knowledge of the company’s end-to-end operational processes, has helped shift JDA’s IT infrastructure and roadmap to the next level, helping the overall business and functions at JDA define and execute on their needs going forward.
Bill Priemer is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyland, creator of OnBase.
Bill is responsible for ensuring that Hyland remains a great company for all of its stakeholders - customers, partners, employees, shareholders and the community. In service of this mission, he is focused on driving Hyland to become the global leader in information and process management solutions.
Bill joined the company in 1997 as Vice President of Marketing. He became Vice President of Sales & Marketing in 2001, Chief Operating Officer in 2005, and CEO in January 2013. Prior to joining Hyland, Bill worked at FedEx Corporation and at AST Research, a personal computer manufacturer.
Bill received a master's degree in marketing from Northwestern University and undergraduate degrees from Boston College. He was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. While he has lived elsewhere and travels extensively, he is happy and proud to call the Cleveland area home.
Bill serves on the boards of John Carroll University and of BVU: The Center for Non-Profit Excellence. He has been a member of Vistage International since 2010.
Bill encourages customers, partners and organizations interested in OnBase to contact him directly if you feel he can be of assistance.
Brad Carpenter is a Supervisory Special Agent with FBI Cyber Division and currently manages FBI Cyber Operations at the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) office in New York City. As an FBI Special Agent for over 14 years, he has been responsible for investigating computer intrusions targeting the financial sector, cyber crime, and various financial crimes to include money laundering and terrorist financing. Prior to his current role, he managed cyber investigations for FBI New York and also was the FBI New York Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) Coordinator, responsible for the incident response to terrorist threats throughout New York City and at high profile Special Events. During his tenure with the FBI, Mr. Carpenter has also been assigned to the FBI Boston Field Office, FBI Counterterrorism Division in Washington DC, US Embassy London, and several other international deployments. As an FBI Instructor, he has conducted domestic and international trainings on Cyber Crime, Anti-Money Laundering, and Terrorist Financing. Mr. Carpenter was a business development professional in the IT Sector, servicing Fortune 500 companies prior to his appointment as an FBI Special Agent.
Brad Keywell is Co-founder and CEO of Uptake, a predictive analytics software company that captures new value for Fortune 1000 companies by connecting and analyzing massive amounts of untapped data. As CEO, Brad’s goals are to establish Uptake’s predictive insights platform as the industry standard; attract and cultivate elite talent; and pioneer a model of collaborative disruption for success in the digital era.
A Chicago-based entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience building data-driven B2B enterprises, Keywell cofounded more than 15 companies, including Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN), Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ:ECHO) and MediaOcean, as well as the technology startup venture fund Lightbank.
A Midwestern native, Keywell is a vocal advocate for the region’s entrepreneurial and tech communities. He is founder and co-chairman of Chicago Ideas, the chairman of Future Founders Foundation and formerly served as chairman of the Illinois Innovation Council. He has been recognized as an Entrepreneurial Champion by the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and currently teaches a course at the University of Chicago Booth School of
Business on entrepreneurship and disruptive technology.
Keywell received a Bachelor of Business Administration with honors from the University of Michigan (1991) and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan School of Law (1993).
Brian grows funds and companies. From an investor perspective, his emphasis is on Business Model-based Investing to significantly outperform the S&P 500. From an operating company perspective, he has created signature strengths in situational awareness, strategy, product management and business-IT management. His emphasis is on the difficult art of implementing better management practice. In both, he creates platforms for repeatable growth. Understanding the role of technology in growth, he has led teams to 9 patents, including cloud and location-based services. He serves as aBoard Advisor of the Retirement Income Industry Association and is the immediate past co-chair of the ICGN Corporate Risk Oversight Committee (over 500 institutional members with over USD26T assets). He served on the teams that created ICGN’s guidance on board oversight of cyber risk, and ISACA’s (140,000 members) RiskIT and COBIT5 guidance for managing cyber risk. He is the 2015 recipient of ISACA’s V. Lee Conyers Award, given in memory of the first ethical hacker employed by the U.S. Government. He is editor of Feddashboard.com for economic and market risk including the ground-breaking exponential tech section, and authored The Operational Risk Handbook (Harriman House, Great Britain, 2011). He has been interviewed and writes widely, including from floor of NYSE, NASDAQ MarketSite, The Street, WSJ and FT publications, CNBC, Bloomberg Brief, Handelsblatt and more. Previously, he led initiatives for IBM, Lucent (now Nokia) and Ameritech (now AT&T). At IBM, he led the team that launched the first secure middleware product, and co-founded and grew the global Governance, Risk and Compliance community of practice to over 300 professionals. As a student at The University of Michigan, he created the first business-purpose site on the internet.
Brigham Tomco is the Chairman and Founder of Zylun Global, a private equity backed investment holding company, and is the CEO its operating entities Zylun Staffing, Zylun Insights, and Emmersion Learning. Zylun Global employs nearly 500 people worldwide. Zylun Staffing is an offshore technical outsourcing firm with offices in Utah and the Philippines. Zylun Insights is a market and opinion research firm with offices in Utah and Idaho. Emmersion Learning is a language education technology company and delivers automated oral proficiency tests and one-on-one English language training to clients around the world.
In addition to his roles at Zylun, Brigham sits on multiple boards including Sunworks (Nasdaq:SUNW) and Q-Sciences and previously served on Presidents Advancement Council at BYU-Idaho and Foundation Investment Committee at Utah Valley University. He was an Adjunct Professor at Brigham Young University-Marriott School teaching Financing New Ventures.
Prior to Zylun, Brigham worked in NYC at Ocean Road Advisors and Meyer Ventures an $800+ million portfolio investing in public and private equities, hedge funds, real estate, venture capital, high-yield debt, and fixed income. Brigham has played a founding role in 10 companies in industries including offshore staffing/recruitment, online education, digital media, consumer electronics, and real estate.
He earned his JD/MBA and Accounting degrees at Brigham Young University and an AA in Management from Ricks College. Brigham is married with five wonderful children.
Bruce has an unwavering dedication to the vision of a firm built on growing people to their fullest potential. Despite industry skeptics suggesting such a firm could never succeed being so different, Bruce pushed forward building an organization that provided something different and unique to its employees and clients.
Bruce founded Pariveda in October 2003 during the worst IT recession in history. An idea drove Brucethat in any professional practice, talent represents the best sustainable hope for long-term success.
Brucefinancedthe company with his assets,crafting a unique but sustainable business model based on talent development. The business model is built on concepts counter to conventional industry wisdom; a) Recruit for passion, character, and potential versus skills and experience, b) Focus on small, short duration projects, not large, long projects c) Seek long-term client relationships instead of transactions, d) Develop people as solution architects, not specialists e) Teach everyone sales and relationship skills f) Focus on geographies and communities, not industries or technologies, g) Bring new ideas to clients to consider as you look holistically at their business h) Build a firm to last forever (ESOP), not a company to be sold.
Bruce’s initial vision to create a different kind of consultancy is driving force of our success today. Pariveda has grown to over 525 people based in 9 offices in major U.S. cities with 2016 revenue of $97 million.Our consultants seek to be more than problem-solvers. They aspire to become trusted advisors and partners to our clients with novel solutions to enduring problems, seeking knowledge to benefit our clients while building their careers. Bruce created a company based on the idea that talent can be differentiating. This differentiation through talent is essential to Pariveda in developing a highly adaptable, sustainable enterprise on the premise that the only constants in business are complexity and change, especially in IT consulting.
Bruce champions Pariveda’s commitment to giving back to the communities we serve. We’ve given nearly 130,000 hours of community service since inception.We consider this an essential part of our culture and is a pillar of each employee’s career development pathway. It also allows us tojoin freely in with our communities, provide opportunities for improvement and service to the people around us. Achieving one’s fullest potential has everything to do with our cultural commitment to philanthropy.
Bruce serves many organizations. He is a member of the Baylor University Angel Network and the Stewardship Board Chairman of the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center. He is also a member of the Native Plant Society of Texas, the Native Prairie Association of Texas, and certified as Master Naturalist in the North Texas chapter (NTMN).
Bruce McIndoe, Chief Executive Officer at iJET International, Inc., the premier integrated risk management solutions provider, leads the company’s intelligence, global operations and business development. iJET’s end-to-end, tailored solutions integrate world-class threat intelligence, innovative technology, and global response services to help organizations avoid threats, mitigate risk and protect their people, assets, and reputation.
Bruce is a recognized thought leader, speaker and executive in the risk management, security, travel and intelligence markets. An iJET founder, Bruce has been the key contributor to the company’s vision and strategic growth, securing its position as the leader in integrated risk management with the development of the Worldcue® Global Control Center platform and 24x7 Global Integrated Operations Center.
Prior to forming iJET in 1999, Bruce was founder and CEO of CSSi, an Inc. 500 and four-time Washington Technology FAST 50 company that developed software and systems for the intelligence community. He received a BS in Physics from Allegheny College and holds a MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. Bruce is also on the adjunct faculty of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) where he teaches security & intelligence related courses.
Cari Covent is a Technology and Business leader with a proven track record of using innovation and people focused leadership to change the culture and drive positive results. Having held multiple leadership roles at IBM Canada and Canadian Tire,Cari has earned the reputation of a “fixer” and often sought after to tackle complex problems or bring teams and divisions back on track when facing difficult challenges. As a builder of high performing teams, Cari focuses on the need to achieve strong results in a short period of time. Most recently Cari was asked to lead a large scale ERP implementation and through an innovative approach and a focus on shifting the culture she has successfully created significant change that has positively impacted the organization. As a “builder” Cari is currently leading Canadian Tire in a “RoboWorks” operation that is focused on automating low value task work within Finance and HR.
Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) has been providing customers with everything they need for life in Canada. We are a Family of Companies that includes Canadian Tire retail stores, PartSource, Gas+, FGL Sports (Sport Chek, Hockey Experts, Sports Experts, National Sports, Intersport, Pro Hockey Life and Atmosphere), Mark's, Canadian Tire Financial Services, CT REIT and Canadian Tire Jumpstart, a nationally registered charity dedicated to removing financial barriers so kids across Canada can participate in sports and physical activities. With nearly 1,700 retail and gasoline outlets from coast-to-coast, its primary retail business categories – Automotive, Living, Fixing, Playing and Apparel – are supported and strengthened by its Financial Services division and the tens of thousands of corporate and retail employees across the Company.
Cari also serves as a Board of Directors on Mothercraft, a not-for-profit organization offering services to the Toronto community in the form of an early childhood education college, childcare and early years programs, early intervention programs for families at risk and community data services.
As Chief Executive Officer, Cedric is the visionary behind Taulia’s strategy, which focuses on optimizing supply chains across the world and injecting capital back into the global economy. A Silicon Valley veteran, Cedric leads Taulia’s mission to help major corporations revolutionize how they partner with their small business suppliers.
Cedric leads Taulia's international efforts to increase market penetration, identify new business opportunities, and build strategic partnerships worldwide. While previously serving as the company’s Chief Sales Officer, Cedric helped Taulia triple its revenue for two consecutive year and helped guide the company to a 100 percent customer retention rate.
Cedric has around two decades of experience in financial services and software industries, including in management and leadership positions Syncada at Visa and Hewlett-Packard. Cedric earned a MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business and a Master's degree from the Institut des Sciences Appliquees de Toulouse in France.
Chetan Dube has served as the President and CEO of IPsoft since its inception in 1998. During his tenure, he has led the company to create a radical shift in the way IT is managed. Prior to joining IPsoft, Chetan served as an Assistant Professor at New York University, where his research was focused on deterministic finite-state computing engines. Chetan is a widely recognized speaker on autonomics, cognitive computing and the future impact of a digital workforce. He serves on the board of numerous IT-related institutions.
Chris Boyce is an accomplished technology entrepreneur with 20+ years of consumer loyalty, enterprise, and software experience. He joined Virgin Pulse in 2006 as EVP, Product, Marketing, and Business Development. Soon after, Chris became CEO and joined the company’s board.
Leveraging Virgin’s philosophy that business should be a force for good, Chris’ leadership has been instrumental in guiding the development of market-leading, technology-based products that help employers improve workforce health, boost employee engagement, and enhance corporate culture.
Chris was co-founder and former VP, Business Development at Upromise, a 13 million-member online loyalty coalition and college savings account business. Chris has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
As the founder and CEO of Armor, Chris Drake oversees the growth, direction and innovation of the company’s cyber security solutions. Drake fights the status quo every day and ensures that the ‘smart creatives’ at Armor are protected for the benefit of its customers. He understands and accepts the awesome responsibility customers have placed in Armor to protect their sensitive data. His leadership has enabled the company to acquire over 1,200 customers in 45 countries including four of the top ten healthcare IT companies and organizations that manage more than $200 billion in secure payment transactions.
Prior to founding Armor, Drake began his career by serving as a paratrooper in the legendary 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. After his service, Drake went on to the University of North Texas and while a student he established an interactive marketing and web development company, TargetScope, which oversaw hundreds of websites and applications containing critical data. After seeing the rise in cyber attacks, he felt his purpose was to build the world’s first Totally Secure cloud company. The passion to protect people is what drove Drake while in the Army and is what fuels him today at Armor.
Drake has been recognized as one of the “40 under 40” business leaders by the Dallas Business Journal and has received the University of North Texas Distinguished Young Alumni Award.
Mr. Turek joined Evercore in 2009 as the Director of Information Technology. In 2012 he was promoted to Managing Director, and overseeing the Facilities department was added to his list of responsibilities. In total, he is responsible for the technical and physical infrastructure of over 20 offices worldwide. Prior to joining Evercore, Mr. Turek worked for Eze Castle Integration where he was a Director in charge of the virtual CTO practice. Prior to Eze Castle, he was the CTO of Bridger Capital.
In addition to being President and CEO, Corey is also a member of the Rapid7 board of directors. In 2016, he was appointed to serve on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Digital Economy Board of Advisors. Corey has more than 15 years of experience in leading companies to the next stage of growth and innovation. His previous positions include VP of Marketing at Parallels, Inc., a virtualization technology company, Group Project Manager of the Microsoft Server and Tools division, launching the worldwide availability of SQL Server 2005 and steering product planning for Microsoft’s data platform, and a consultant at Deloitte Consulting. Corey received a B.E. in electrical engineering and computer science from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
DALE DANILEWITZ is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of AmerisourceBergen, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical services companies serving global markets with a focus on the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Mr. Danilewitz has more than 25 years’ experience in a senior IT position and his background spans manufacturing, hospitality, supply chain and healthcare. Previous organizations include Whirlpool and American Airlines/SABRE Group.
Mr. Danilewitz holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from South Africa and the Imperial College of London.
AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORPORATION (NYSE: ABC) is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical services companies serving the United States, Canada and selected global markets. Servicing both healthcare providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the pharmaceutical supply channel, the Company provides drug distribution and related services designed to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes.
AmerisourceBergen's service solutions range from niche premium logistics and pharmaceutical packaging to reimbursement and pharmaceutical consulting services. With $140 billion in annual revenue, AmerisourceBergen is headquartered in Conshohocken, PA, and employs over 14,000 people. AmerisourceBergen is ranked #12 on the FORTUNE 500 list.
An experienced executive with 20 years focused on life sciences, Dan serves as executive vice president of global accounts and is responsible for the end-to-end management of Veeva’s largest and most strategic customers. Prior, Dan led the launch and growth of Veeva’s business in Europe, spearheaded the development of Veeva Network, and guided Veeva’s market engagement and growth at chief strategy officer. Dan has driven and delivered global strategies and solutions for most of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, and he is a trusted advisor to many industry executives. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Rochester. Prior to Veeva, Dan held leadership positions at Accenture, PwC, and IBM.
With more than 20 years of experience in the software technology industry, David Berman is known for his innovative, highly successful sales and go-to-market strategies, and for his expertise in leading high-performing organizations.
Berman was President of Worldwide Sales and Services at WebEx Communications, where he developed the revolutionary web-touch sales and service model, helping the Company attain its IPO and 100X revenue growth. As President of RingCentral, he was a key contributor to their highly successful IPO and helped drive the company to industry-leading growth rates.
A technology and business executive leader, David Booth serves as BackOffice Associates President and CEO as well as a member of the Board of Directors. Since joining the company in 2011, Dave has been a driving force in overseeing significant achievements for the company, including the successful acquisition of European data migration leader ENTOTA and a global reseller agreement partnership with SAP. Under Dave’s leadership, the company has expanded its global reach with additional offices throughout Europe, Middle East and Asia. Dave has been instrumental in guiding BackOffice Associates’ evolution to a proven worldwide leader in information governance and data migration solutions.
Prior to BackOffice Associates, Dave served in several key positions in his over 30-year career in the technology industry, including President of Global Sales and Marketing at Computer Science Corp (CSC), Hewlett-Packard (HP) Corporation’s Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Americas Technology Solutions Group, President of Compaq Canada and a Regional Vice President and General Manager of Digital Equipment Corporation. A native of New Brunswick, Canada, Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce (marketing) from Mount Allison University, and completed the Lessons in Leadership Executive Development Program at Harvard University. He is a founding member of the Mount Allison University National Advisory Council as well as a serving member for more than a decade of the Mount Allison University Board of Regents. Mr. Booth is also a current member of the board of directors of Tecsys, a publicly traded firm on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
David Link is the CEO and Co-Founder of ScienceLogic, the industry-leading solution for hybrid IT and multi-cloud monitoring. With more than 20 years of experience in the service provider and IT management industry, David has grown ScienceLogic from a small startup to one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world.
From the start, his vision for ScienceLogic has been to enable the industry to embrace a smarter way of managing complex IT environments. In 2016, David has been recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic region, Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, and was selected for the 2016 Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. His company, ScienceLogic, has repeatedly achieved spots on Inc. 500, Deloitte Fast500, Red Herring Top 100 North America and Global and in 2016 ScienceLogic was recognized by the Nation’s Largest Technology Council (NVTC) as Company of the year.
Prior to building ScienceLogic, David served as senior vice president and corporate officer at Interliant, where he established the company’s strong presence in the ASP/MSP market. He has held senior management positions with in IBM’s software division, leading the development of Internet commerce products, and with CompuServe, building global online communication solutions for businesses and consumers.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Denison University and is active in various charitable organizations around the Northern Virginia area.
Currently, Donna Hamlin is CEO and Board Director of Boardwise., Inc. and well as Chairperson of Hamlin Harkins, Ltd., a 34 year-old international management consulting firm working with a broad spectrum of domestic and international companies on issues of strategy, market growth and performance improvement. Industries served are wide, including: high technology, retail, professional services, finance and manufacturing spanning 42 countries.
Boardwise., Inc. provides global clients with a combination of professional services and best-in-class software solutions related to corporate governance, including, training, professional certification, director assessment, research, board evaluation and an established first-ever global registry of qualified directors. Clients include a broad range of industries, including global corporations such as ING Bank and an exclusive contract to conduct board evaluations for all publicly listed companies in China.
Donna joined Boardwise, Inc. as CEO in 2010, taking it from start-up to a multinational organization in 3 years. Simultaneously, she continued her role and Board Chair for Hamlin Harkins, Ltd., which holds a long history of awards for corporate success, including ones from General Electric and the International Communication Association.
In addition to her current board and executive roles, Donna’s board experience includes serving as: Director of Aussie Web Pty. , Ltd., Director for Interhealth, USA, a leading international provider of nutraceuticals, including chair of the compensation committee; board advisory member for Paramit Corporation, a fast-growing standards-setting electronic contract manufacturer, board advisory member for Buyer’s Road, Inc., as well as for: CoreBrand, a privately-held advertising and branding firm in New York; Lead-Women, an executive development firm in Malaysia; and Themyscira Institute for Integrative Leadership in Europe and has been as a director for the San Jose Stage Company for 25 years. Additionally, she served as advisor to compensation committees for publicly-held companies: Asyst Technologies and Trident Microsystems, Inc.
Prior to these roles, she served as board director for Commonwealth Central Credit Union, CardioGrade, Inc., Agromac International, and for the non-profit organizations: Girls, Inc, United Way, and the San Jose Ballet.
Donna holds professional governance certifications from National Association of Corporate Directors and Harvard University. She is recognized for her board style as a statesman, with an ability to successfully facilitate robust discussions of issues and integrate directors’ thinking into creative solutions.
Donna holds a Ph.D. in strategic planning from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), an M.S. with honors in organizational communication also from RPI, and a B.A. from Siena College.
Dr. Laszlo Gyorgypal has a 10+ year career in bringing innovative technologies to markets with an aim to provide a more efficient operation and cooperation. After several years as business leader at large corporations globally, Laszlo wanted to work entrepreneurs to fulfill technology gaps that he encountered in his daily role. Launching one of the key R+D centers in his area with a funding of over $4 MN USD, a number of successful companies emerged from this effort which he then directed and advised. This included JobCTRL – a SaaS service that improves the efficiency of computerized work by over 20% – in seven countries on three continents, for customers such as Deutsche Telekom, Telenor and Transcom.
Pozi Technologiesformed in 2014 to address lean waste prevalent in production logistics today is Dr. Laszlo’s latest focus. Pozi transforms the industrial production landscape using IIoT to maximize efficiency in production logistics and warehousing, has already been validated by many of the Global 50 manufacturers includingAudi, GE, Johnson Controls, RUAG, etc. Dr. Laszlo holds a JD degree from Pazmany Peter University, studied technical management at Technical University of Budapest, presented and moderated at various conferences (Next, App!, Cyberspace, etc.), and holds numerous product- and innovation awards.
Mr. Lundgren is a true pioneer in the Electronic Recycling Industry. Having founded the first domestic electronic hybrid recycling company (ITAP, Inc.); Lundgren set the new standard for “best practices” in global electronic asset management. Through serving OEM's with efficient hybrid solutions; he has created a global component trading platform of re-use converting over 41M/LBS of eWaste into new products every year. When Mr. Lundgren is not working on new innovative recycling solutions, he can be found reforming toxic-recycling practices in third world countries such as Agbogbloshie, Ghana and Guiyu, China. Mr. Lundgren's most recent endeavor involves breaking a Guinness Book World Record for electric vehicles out of recycled electronic parts, empowering 3rd world countries through recycling America's trash and sharing hybrid recycling solutions with the world.
As the CEO, Frank Møllerop leads the Global Business, which serves more than 5000 customers in 20 countries. Møllerop oversees an international organization with around 250 employees in addition also the franchise business. QuestBack is one of the leading global players in Enterprise Feedback application market, and is helping enterprises capturing wisdom from customers and employees to grow their top-line, improve organizational efficiency and drive loyalty.
Before joining QuestBack in February 2013, Frank Møllerop was leading the Global Energy Business unit for SAS Inc, which serves more than +200 energy customers in 35 countries. SAS is the global leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market.
In addition, he was a member of the Global Executive team for EMEA & AP region covering almost 60% of the global revenue for SAS Inc. As a board member, Møllerop brought his business acumen and experience to help establish and drive innovative strategies for increased organizational effectiveness, efficiency and performance. Focus areas for the Board include recognizing and fostering innovation, motivating and retaining employees, strengthening customer relationships and providing exceptional customer value. After five years under Møllerop’s leadership, SAS Norway doubled its revenues and received the prestigious “Great place to Work” award in 2007. That same year, Møllerop won the Rosing Award for Norway, which described him as “this year’s IT-executive.”
Before joining SAS in June 2002, Møllerop spent three years for Manamind/Infostream, covering e-Trading solutions and hosting of large websites in the Nordics. Before that Møllerop spent 5 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers heading up the Strategic Changes unit and 5 years with Statoil in Upstream and Downstream and had also 5 years with the Norwegian Armed Forces in Procurement.
Møllerop studied at the Norwegian School of Management and holds a Master’s degree in General Business Administration. To his customer interactions and leadership roles, Møllerop brings extensive experience in the areas of:
IT strategy, Business Analytics and ERP
Corporate strategy development.
Enterprise-wide cost reduction.
Mergers and acquisitions integration.
Supply chain and procurement.
Møllerop is based at the QuestBack USA/New York office. You can e-mail him at email@example.com
Gary is the CEO of SnoopWall, Inc. and a co-inventor of the company’s innovative breach prevention technologies. He is a cyber-security expert and a frequent invited guest on national and international media commenting on mobile privacy, cyber security, cyber crime and cyber terrorism, also covered in both Forbes and Fortune Magazines. He has been extremely active in the INFOSEC arena, he is an active member of Phi Beta Cyber Society (http://cybersecurityventures.com/phi-beta-cyber/), an organization dedicated to helping high school students become cyber security professionals and ethical hackers. He founded and remains the Executive Producer of Cyber Defense Magazine.
Miliefsky is a Founding Member of the US Department of Homeland Security (http://www.DHS.gov), the National Information Security Group (http://www.NAISG.org) and the OVAL advisory board of MITRE responsible for the CVE Program (http://CVE.mitre.org). He also assisted the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), which operates within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in their development of The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace as well as the Center for the Study of Counter-Terrorism and Cyber Crime at Norwich University.
Previously, Gary has been founder and/or inventor for technologies and corporations sold and licensed to Hexis Cyber, Intel/McAfee, IBM, Computer Associates and BlackBox Corporation. Gary is a member of ISC2.org and is a CISSP®. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gurvinder Singh, CEO and Co-Founder, Indus Valley Partners
Gurvinder spent his early career in technology consulting during the late 90's with Sapient, helping financial services firms adapt to Internet technologies. In 2000 he founded IVP with Bijesh Amin as a niche-consulting firm focused on the Capital Markets industry initially working with prime brokers. He has led IVP's growth since inception to its current size of 380 employees across 5 global office locations servicing more than 115+ fund managers managing more than 1 trillion in assets using IVP Technology. Gurvinder graduated with a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1995 and is also a graduate of Harvard Business School's OPM (Owner/President Management) program.
Jason Marx is CEO of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting North America. In this role, Marx leads the development and delivery of customer-focused software and information services for tax and accounting professionals throughout the United States and Canada. Prior to this, Marx served as President of CCH Small Firm Services and the global Executive for Tax & Accounting Brazil.
Marx has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services and information technology industries, with proven abilities to drive business growth and deliver innovative solutions that position customers to succeed. Before joining Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, Marx was Vice President & General Manager, Residential & Indirect Lending of Wolters Kluwer Financial & Compliance Services. There he led the
deployment of several award-winning solutions that improved customer profitability and productivity, and
delivered significant business growth.
Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer Financial & Compliance Services in 2007, Marx held executive leadership positions within the banking and financial services industry, including CitiMortgage, Ultraprise Corp. and Household Financial Services. He also co-founded AMRESCO Residential Credit Corp.
Marx was named by Accounting Today as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from DePaul University.
As president, CEO, and co-founder of K2 Intelligence, Jeremy M. Kroll is responsible for charting the firm’s growth strategy, including market development, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions. With more than two decades of investigative and leadership experience, Jeremy has led K2 Intelligence since its inception in 2009 through its growth into an internationally recognized firm with six offices across the United States and Europe.
Using the strategic acquisition of intelligence to inform risk mitigation strategies, Jeremy helps executives and business owners to further their business objectives. He serves as a trusted advisor and complex problem solver to business owners, boards of directors, and C-suite executives, working with them to mitigate risk across the corporate and family office spheres. He advises clients on risk management as they pursue strategic investments, including cross-border acquisitions and multinational investments, and helps them to navigate the changing physical and cybersecurity landscape in a way that embraces technological change while minimizing strategic risk.
In his capacity as CEO, Jeremy is also responsible for managing the company’s global business lines. He spearheads K2 Intelligence’s technology initiatives, with an emphasis on cyber defense, information security, and data analytics, helping the firm marry professional excellence with cutting-edge technology.
Before co-founding K2 Intelligence, Jeremy spent 11 years in senior leadership positions at Kroll Inc., a global corporate investigations and risk consulting professional services firm, where he served as general manager of Kroll’s information security group as well as managing director and vice president of corporate sales and marketing.
Jeremy is a respected thought leader on compliance, security, and risk in technology investing, and is a sought-after speaker on these subjects. He has moderated panels on cybersecurity investment in business, spoken at conferences hosted by organizations such as the National Association of Corporate Directors, Evercore ISI, Bank Leumi, Bank of America, Simpson Thacher, and the Association of International Bank Auditors. He has been quoted extensively on cybersecurity and risk management issues in print, digital, and television media, including CNBC, Bloomberg, and Reuters.
Jeremy is also active in the investment community. His focus is on emerging and growth companies at the intersection of technology and security. He sits on numerous advisory boards for investment funds that actively invest in and foster the success of companies in the cybersecurity, risk management, fintech, big data analytics, and cloud computing sectors.
Jeremy serves as chairman of the board of directors for City Year New York, an organization dedicated to lowering the dropout rate of high school students across New York City, and is president of the American Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery of London.
Jeremy received his M.B.A. from TRIUM, the executive global M.B.A. program of the New York University Stern School of Business, HEC Paris, and the London School of Economics. He holds a B.A. in foreign languages and fine arts from Georgetown University.
JoAnn Stonier is the Chief Information Governance & Privacy Officer of Mastercard, where she is responsible for all aspects of Mastercard’s data governance program, including identifying and mitigating data risks across the company, influencing the creation of data driven products and solutions and overseeing data policy. She advises senior management on a broad range of complex legal, data and regulatory issues. JoAnn and her global team manage data risk as an element of the company’s product and business strategy. Information Governance & Privacy are key to Mastercard’s commitment to making all of its products and services safe, simple and smart. Prior to joining Mastercard in 2008, Ms. Stonier was the Chief Privacy Officer for American Express Company.
JoAnn is a recognized expert in the field of privacy, data protection and information governance. She currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP); as a member on the United Nations Global Pulse Privacy Advisory Group; and on the Steering Committee for the World Economic Forum’s Data Driven Development Initiative. She is also on the boards of the Information Accountability Foundation and the Centre for Information Policy Leadership. She is also a board Advisor for Momentum Aerospace Group and Hope for the Warriors for privacy and information related issues. For her leadership in Privacy, Data Protection and Information Governance, Ms. Stonier has been recognized by the Information Governance Initiative as the Chief Information Governance Officer of 2015 and in 2011 she was named as an Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow.
In addition to her work at Mastercard, Ms. Stonier is an Adjunct Professor at Pratt Institute where she teaches business strategy and international business, in the Design Management Master’s program.
Ms. Stonier received her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University in Queens, and her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis College. She holds memberships in the Bar of the State of New York and the Bar of the State of New Jersey.
Jody Bailey is the CTO of Pluralsight, the world leader for online learning for technology and creative professionals, and is a veteran at delivering innovative SaaS products that lead their markets. Jody joined Pluralsight in October of 2014 and brings more than 20 years of experience building and leading enterprise technology teams, as well as reimagining processes and systems to improve performance. He has also held development positions at Fidelity Investments, Vastera, VeriSign, Verint and Workfront previously.
John successfully led his firm through the strategic acquisition by CSRA and became the Director of Government Cloud Solutions for CSRA in February 2015. Autonomics’ ARC-P Cloud was the first FedRAMP(December 2012) and DoD (April 2013) authorized commercial cloud service that is used by the US government for community and private cloud services. Autonomics’ ARC-P cloud offers highly secure IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS platforms that have met the Federal Civilian and Department of Defense security standards at FedRAMP FISMA Moderate (and then via a FedRAMP JAB pilot project to FedRAMP High in June 2016) baseline and Department of Defense Impact Level 2. Within John’s role as Director of CSRA Government Cloud Solutions, he had responsibility for cloud delivery services for CSRA public sector business that included ARC-P, ARCWRX, and AWS. Additionally, John has held leadership positions as a Silver Member of the Linux Foundation (Open Virtualization Alliance), Platinum Level Member of the Open Source Software Institute, and most recently a Silver Supporter of the Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group.
Jordy Moorman has served as President of TimeClock Plus and a member of the Board of Directors since 2015. After joining the Company in 2005 as a Customer Support Tech, Jordy held positions in nearly every functional department, helping build what is today an international workforce management software provider implemented by more than 50,000 organizations. Under Jordy’s leadership, TimeClock Plus has received numerous awards and honors including Best Place to Work and Fastest Growing Technology Company accolades. In recognition of Jordy’s visionary leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and personal commitment to business and the community, he has received numerous awards himself, including being honored as a 20 under 40 future leader.
Today, even with hundreds of employees scattered all over North America, Jordy holds close the vision and values on which the company was founded in 1988. His commitment to employee growth, ethical business practices, and community service, has made TimeClock Plus a beacon within the community.
Jordy is a Texas A&M University graduate (and fanatic) and holds an MBA from Angelo State University. He is also actively involved in board service for several non-profit organizations, and he spends his free time with his wife and high school sweetheart, Abby, chasing around their four preschool children Noah, Luke, Aubrey, and Michael.
J.Paul Haynes is a professional engineer with a 25-year entrepreneurial track record of success. J.Paul has led eSentire to 20x its size since joining the company in late 2010. His business acumen, in-depth understanding of technology and strong leadership has made him a respected and reliable voice on the topic of cybersecurity in North America and Europe.
He holds both a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Guelph and is a proud alumni, currently serving on the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of Guelph’s School of Engineering and the Board of Innovation Guelph.
Ken brings over 20 years of startup and business leadership experience to his role at Digital Guardian.
He previously served as SVP and General Manager at McAfee (now Intel Security) where he was responsible for strategic direction of the Security Management Business Unit. He joined McAfee through their 2011 acquisition of NitroSecurity, a developer of security information and event management (SIEM) tools, where he was CEO and Chairman.
Ken cofounded Brookline Venture Partners LLC in 2004 and served as its Principal and Partner. Prior to that, he was a key member of the startup team at Cabletron Systems, where he spent 15 years as Executive Vice President of Sales, growing annual revenue from under $1 million to nearly $2 billion. Ken is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
Kenneth N. Rashbaum advises multinational corporations and healthcare organizations in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity and e-discovery. He counsels multinational corporations on information governance and its compliance with federal, state, and non-U.S. laws; the interface of e-commerce and legal and regulatory liabilities in areas such as cybersecurity and breach response. Ken has vast experience in preparation of protocols for compliance with data protection and privacy laws in the U.S. and other countries; conduct of information security and data breach response assessments, investigations and remediation initiatives; and policies for social media legal and regulatory compliance.
Ken serves as special e-discovery counsel for complex litigation and in matters in which electronic evidence from beyond the U.S. is required. He has been recognized internationally as a thought leader in electronic discovery and disclosure, and has served as national e-discovery counsel for multinational pharmaceutical corporations and global e-discovery counsel in products liability and IP litigation. Ken was appointed to the faculty of the Federal Judicial Center for its September, 2010 session and the Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute (November 2009 and December 2012 sessions) to lead sessions on international e-discovery issues and challenges.
In his capacity as a nationally known expert on data privacy, Ken counsels healthcare organizations on compliance with federal, state and judicial standards governing protected health information. He has served as HIPAA and privacy counsel to major hospital systems, health plans, physicians’ groups, cloud computing providers and health information application developers; advised academic hospital systems on protocols for implementation of electronic health records; and provided counsel on risk management issues in access, uses and disclosures of electronic patient information.
Ken is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law and had been a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University from 2013 – 2015.
Prior to joining Barton, Ken was a senior litigation partner in the New York office of Sedgwick LLP (formerly Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold) where he was the Co-Chair of the E-Discovery, Compliance and Data Management Practice Group.
Kirsten Bay is redefining what it means to be a fearless leader in the technology industry, let alone an accomplished, bilingual, female executive, transforming the cyber security space. As President & CEO of Cyber adAPT, she leverages more than 25 years of experience, leading her team with risk intelligence, information management, and policy expertise across a variety of sectors.
Throughout her career, Bay has been appointed to a congressional committee developing cyber policies, initiatives and recommendations for the intelligence community, developed recommendations in partnership with the Center for North American Studies (CNAS) and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for The White House energy policy, collaborated on information studies for MIT-Harvard and several federal agencies, gone before a parliamentary subcommittee on recreating trust in the global economy, presented national security and critical infrastructure concepts at conferences such as Black Hat, Secured Americas, Enterprise Architecture Institute, SC World Congress, & The Eurim Information Management Committee, and has spoken on applied economics and its relationship to both cyber and national security around the world.
Bay is a self-proclaimed ‘serial student’. Her current membership in the Alliance of Chief Executives feeds that perpetual drive to learn and share insight with peers, an inspirational trait she models for her Cyber adAPT team. In previous Executive roles for ISC8, Attensity Group, and iSIGHT Partners, Bay led the companies through corporate restructuring, risk & corporate intelligence product launches, and company turnarounds, respectively.
With a BA in English and German from the University of Oregon, let’s just say she will correct your grammar in multiple languages.
Kris A. Canekeratne, one of our co-founders, has served as chairman of our board of directors from our inception and chief executive officer from 1996 to 1997 and from 2000 to the present. As Chief Executive Officer, he plays a key role in defining the company strategy and using technology and innovation continuously to maintain its leadership in the industry. In 1997, Kris Canekeratne co-founded eDocs, Inc., a provider of electronic account management and customer care, later acquired by Oracle Corporation. In 1989, Kris Canekeratne was one of the founding team members of INSCI Corporation, a supplier of digital document repositories and integrated output management products and services and served as its senior vice president from 1992 to 1996. Canekeratne obtained his B.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University.
Krish brings more than 20 years of successful leadership and innovation to BlueJeans Network. Krish has been founder and CEO of several successful startup ventures, including Topspin, a datacenter virtualization player (acquired by Cisco in 2005) and Internet Junction (acquired by Cisco in 1995). Prior to BlueJeans, Krish was Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) at Accel Partners, where he explored HD video technologies including the current idea behind BlueJeans and the GM for the Server Virtualization business unit at Cisco Systems, responsible for architecting Cisco's datacenter and desktop virtualization solutions.
Kris is a co-founder of Egnyte. He is responsible for Egnyte's security and compliance, as well as the core infrastructure, including storage and data center operations. Prior to Egnyte, Kris spent many years in the design and deployment of large-scale infrastructures for Fortune 100 customers of Valdero and KPMG Consulting. Kris has a B.Tech in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras, and an MS from the University of Cincinnati.
Lavanya is a blended mix of a serial entrepreneur, technology thought leader and philanthropist. He is currently CEO and Chief Mentor of OSSCube, a global leader in digital transformation solutions.
Lavanya started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 20 by founding his first IT company, which as CEO grew into over 22 countries, servicing leading fortune 500 organizations and winning presidential recognition for outstanding quality of research and commercialization of innovative technology.
Throughout his career, Leo has won numerous awards including CEO of the Year (SHRM World Congress, 2015) and Distinguished Young Entrepreneur Awards (AGBA, 2008). Companies founded by him have been recognized by INC5000® and Great Places to Work®.
An alumnus of the Harvard Business School, Leo is also an active early stage investor. His personal portfolio spans companies in IoT, high tech engineering, healthcare, education and entertainment. He has also been sought out for his expertize to serve on the board of public and non-profits companies.
He is passionate about promoting access to healthcare worldwide through innovative solutions – a cause he supports through his non-profits.
Lavanya lives in Houston, Texas. In his leisure time, he enjoys reading, watching movies and watching the Houston Sparks – a cricket team he co-owns – play in their home stadium.
Liwen Yaacoby is an innovative and seasoned senior information technology executive & entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in the financial services and Technology industry both in the US and overseas; she possesses broad knowledge in wide range of technology, front, middle and back office with special focus on windows web technology. Strength in on demand execution, translating business goals into strategic vision and solutions with cost efficiency.
Liwen is current the President & CEO of Techwuli Software Solutions where the company provides custom software developmentand broad range of services including technology strategy, sector vision, mobile/Web/Cloud based application development for retail, e-commence, financial, education and Cyber security industries.
Previously, Liwen was an Executive Director of Information Technology at Morgan Stanley – a major global financial firm with forty-five thousand (45,000) employees worldwide. Mrs. Yaacoby led and managed a global Windows web infrastructure engineering organization responsible for developing large/complex scale software. She has been invited to many technology events as panel speaker and judge including the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas. Additionally, Liwen has led and ran projects in growing European Asia application development centers in Mumbai, Budapest, and Shanghai, and lived in Tokyo, Japan during the Far East office expansions in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney from 1992 to 1995.
In addition to herhighly accomplished executive career, Liwen is also the co-Founder of Wymsical LLC, a disruptive startup in cybersecurity. Wault ™ by Wymsical is a product allows individual consumers the ability to control and share their personal vital documents securely and privately without worries of fraud and theft.
As an active community member, Liwen serves as a board member to a non-profit organization in Greenwich, Connecticut where she lives, and a mentor to many local startups on the areas of technology strategy, vision, and execution.
Liwen graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Computer Science from Boston University. She speaks fluent Chinese.
Lou brings over 25 years of experience as an enterprise software executive. He is a veteran of five Massachusetts software startups: Avid, WebLine (Cisco), FairMarket (Ebay), Reflectent (Citrix) and VMTurbo.
Lou was President and CEO of VMTurbo, Inc., and Reflectent Software (acquired by Citrix Systems in 2006), both of which served the enterprise and financial services industries. After the Reflectent acquisition, Lou served as General Manager of the Citrix Management Systems group, and then took on the role of General Manager of the Citrix Virtualization and Cloud Products Group. He worked as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Highland Capital Partners in 2002. Prior to Highland, Lou served as Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for WebLine Communications, a customer contact center software company acquired by Cisco Systems in 1999 for $325 million. Before WebLine, Lou served as Vice President of Americas and Pacific operations at Avid Technology. He joined Avid when the company was a startup and oversaw its growth to over $450 million in revenue. Lou also founded and served as President of Avid Japan KK.
Lou serves as Chairman of the Board of CustomerGauge and is an advisor to Rekener. He holds a BA in economics from Trinity College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is a lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he teaches the course: "Technology Sales & Sales Management." Lou is also a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School. Lou also writes and comments regularly on technology and business topics and his work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune Bloomberg, MarketWatch and The Huffington Post.
Mark Orttung is the CEO of Nexient, America’s largest 100% US-based software services partner, focused on next-gen Agile development and business acceleration for large enterprise and technology companies. Nexient brings a Silicon Valley expertise in driving innovation and customer experience, along with Midwest delivery that enables disruptive pricing. The company has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor in application services, and is the only 100% US tech firm among IAOP’s Top 100 Outsourcers in the World (2016 and 2017).
Mark has a long track record in product development and innovation. Prior to joining Nexient, he was President and COO of Bill.com, a SaaS company that enables small businesses to automate their payables and receivables. Under Mark's leadership, revenue more than tripled over his last two years. Previously, he held product development leadership roles at startups Genesys and GetThere, which went public and were later acquired for a combined $2.25 billion. Mark began his career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), where he helped launch the Institute for the Learning Sciences and the Palo Alto Center for Strategic Technology.
Mark holds a BS in Mathematical and Computational Sciences from Stanford University, a MS in Computer Science from Northwestern University and 25 US patents.
Mark Rogers is the Founder and CEO of BoardProspects.com – the world’s largest and most prestigious boardroom community with more than 14,000 Members accessing the latest in boardroom news, corporate governance best practices and board recruitment opportunities. As a nationally recognized corporate governance expert, Mark has lectured across the country on the topic of best practices in today’s boardrooms. Mark’s articles on corporate governance matters have appeared in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Boston Herald, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Fortuneand The Boston Globe.
Prior to founding BoardProspects, Mark practiced corporate law in Boston where he specialized in corporate transactions. In 2010, he was received the prestigious recognition from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of Massachusetts “Up and Coming Lawyers”. Mark also served for several years as an adjunct professor at New England School of Law. He serves on the board of a number of corporate boards and is a Council Member of the Gerson Lehrman Group.
Michael Crandell is the CEO and co-founder of RightScale, where he provides the vision and direction for the company as it pioneers innovative ways to help companies leverage the power of cloud computing. Crandell is a frequent speaker at cloud computing industry conferences, and he has played a major role in helping establish and promote openness and transparency in the cloud market. Prior to RightScale, he served as CEO at several Internet Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) companies and as executive vice president at eFax.com. Crandell received his B.A. from Stanford University and pursued graduate studies at Harvard University.
Michael Farlekas joined E2open in 2015 as Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, he is responsible for leading the company’s overall operations, with direct oversight of sales, marketing, professional services, R&D,and strategy. In this role, Michael brings more than 20 years of supply chain management and enterprise software sales, marketing and leadership experience.
Prior to joining E2open, Michael was the Vice President & General Manager at Roadnet Technologies (now Omnitracs), the leading provider of last mile routing and mobility solutions to FORTUNE 50 clients. Previously, Michael spent 11 years at RedPrairie (now JDA) in roles that included Senior Vice President and General Manager, Industrial Business Unit, and Vice President, Industrial Sales. He also has held senior leadership roles at GATX Terminal Corp (now Kinder Morgan), an operator of petroleum and chemical distribution terminals worldwide, and CSX Transportation, a rail transportation provider offering comprehensive supply chain services.
Michael holds an MBA with a concentration in International Business from Jacksonville University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Michael Machado is responsible for information security and communications fraud management at RingCentral. Prior to RingCentral Michael has overseen security operations at Cisco and Webex. He has successfully driven business objectives into actionable information security and cloud product offerings at companies ranging from startup to Fortune 100. Michael has presented at multiple security conferences, including SANS and RSA, and holds CISSP, CISM, CIPP, CIPM and multiple GIAC certifications.
Michael is the co-founder and CEO of Forter. Prior to founding Forter, Michael was the VP Product & International Operations at Pango Parking where he was in charge of the deployment and adoption of Mobile Wallet technologies worldwide. In 2008, before its acquisition by PayPal, Michael led Product at Fraud Sciences, where he faced some of the most challenging questions in the cyber security ecosystem.
Michael’s fascination with online fraudsters began following a successful “self experimentation with the Internet” phase as a teenager and an even more successful period of service as an intelligence officer in the early days of the Israeli Cyber Command.
Mike joined Talend as CEO in 2013 to lead the company’s next stage of growth. Prior to joining Talend, Mike was the CEO of Rapid7, a security software startup that provides one of the leading security assessment platforms. Mike joined Rapid7 in 2008 and grew the company from $5M to $50M in revenue in the next 4.5 years. Rapid7 was consistently one of the fastest growing companies in Boston, and was recognized as Boston’s Best Place to
Work by the Boston Business Journal.
Prior to Rapid7, Mike was General Manager of Microsoft’s SQL Server Marketing team. During Mike’s tenure the SQL business grew from $1.5B to $2.5B, and was the fastest growing of Microsoft’s largest businesses.
Prior to re-joining Microsoft in September 2003, Mike was General Manager of Polycom’s Austin division, a $190mm videoconferencing equipment business. Prior to Polycom, Mike co-founded and was Chief Operating Officer of Paramark, a marketing analytics startup.
Prior to co-founding Paramark, Mike spent six years at Microsoft in an expanding range of roles including product marketing, product strategy, and product management. Mike joined Microsoft as a member of the MSN team, and became an early evangelist of the internet and MSN’s first internet marketing manager. He spent the last two years as Group Program Manager of Exchange Server, driving Microsoft’s email strategy, product definition, and product execution for this $700mm business. During Mike’s tenure, Microsoft category market share grew from 40% to over 60%.
Mike began his career at Sun Microsystems, working as an engineer on Sun’s SPARC workstations. He led the design of an integrated I/O chip, one of two chips that were used across Sun’s low-end and midrange systems.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Brown University (magna cum laude), a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar.
Najeeb Ghauri is the founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of NetSol Technologies, Inc. "NetSol", a U.S. corporation providing global business services and enterprise application solutions to private and public sector organizations worldwide. In the early years of the Company, Mr. Ghauri was responsible for restructuring the company's business model into that of an IT company and was instrumental in the completion of the NetSol Technologies IPO in 1998, at that time NetSol was the first IT Company with operations in Pakistan to be listed on NASDAQ. He also spearheaded the successful listing of NetSol (NTWK) on the NASDAQ Capital Market (formerly known as Mirage Holdings, Inc.) in December 1999.
NetSol grew from just five people to 1,800 employees worldwide. NetSol Pakistan Ltd., a subsidiary of NetSol Technologies, Inc. has over 1500 programmers and engineers in Lahore and Karachi offices. NetSol revenue grew $100K revenue in 1998 to $65MN in 2016 and tracking $100MN by 2017. NetSol has a global footprint with subsidiaries in Pakistan, US, UK, China, Thailand, Germany, Australia and Saudi Arabia. Today, NetSol has nearly 300 plus customers worldwide mostly fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Ghauri was also instrumental in listing NetSol’s Pakistani subsidiary on the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE). In addition, Mr. Ghauri helped establish the first U.S. company listed on both NASDAQ Capital Market (NASDAQ CM: NTWK) and (NASDAQ DUBAI: NTWK).
Mr. Ghauri represented NetSol as he presided over ringing of the bell ceremonies several times on the NASDAQ Exchange platform in New York City. He has been twice nominated in the United States for the Ernst & Young 'Entrepreneur of the Year', once in 2001 and again in 2008.
Prior to launching NetSol in the U.S., Mr. Ghauri had over 15 years of combined marketing and management experience with Fortune 500 companies such as Unilever and Atlantic Richfield Corporation (ARCO). He received his bachelor's degree from Forman Christian College, a B.S from Eastern Illinois University and earned an MBA in marketing from the Drucker School of Management at the Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California.
Mr. Ghauri is also active in various charitable and educational non-governmental organizations (NGOs) worldwide. He is a founding board member of the Pakistan Human Development Fund, which provides educational tools to children in underdeveloped areas of Pakistan. He is also a founding board member and is a former Vice-Chairman of the U.S. Pakistan Business Council in Washington, D.C., a U.S. Chamber of Commerce body and the leading private sector association in the United States promoting trade and investment between the United States and Pakistan.
Mr. Ghauri is a Pakistan born US citizen. He is based in NetSol Technologies Headquarters in Los Angeles, California and Lahore, Pakistan simultaneously.
Nikos Leoutsarakos is a cryptographer, with Physics and Math background and a graduate degree in Computer science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he lives. Since 1994, Nikos has published dozens of papers, obtained a number of patents and developed systems in the areas of cryptography, wireless mobility and digital signatures. Based on his recent patents, Nikos founded Zeropasswords Inc. to market the first Digital Privacy engine on the market, that turns data into private data, and implements GDPR.
Nimesh Dave serves as executive vice president, global cloud of Ingram Micro Inc., the world’s largest technology distributor and supply-chain services provider based in Santa Ana, Calif.
As a member of the Ingram Micro worldwide executive team, Nimesh is responsible for the overall strategic direction, sales growth and business development of the company’s global cloud business unit.
In addition to his cloud responsibilities, from September 2012 to August 2014 Nimesh had oversight for designing and implementing harmonized global business practices throughout the organization and architecting world-class solutions to meet Ingram Micro’s diverse customer needs. He also held interim responsibility and oversight of the company’s worldwide information and business systems from January to November 2013. He joined Ingram Micro in September 2012.
Before joining Ingram Micro, Nimesh served most recently as senior vice president, commercial operations, strategy and supply chain solutions and senior vice president Volume and Process for Tech Data Europe. While in this role, he led several major transformation initiatives and spearheaded the formation of a supply chain services division.
Prior to taking on the operations and strategy role, Nimesh held senior executive roles in Information Technology in the America’s and Europe, where he led major ERP, infrastructure and commerce application deployments.
Nimesh earned his Bachelor of Arts from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.
Nir Gaist is a senior information security expert and a gifted individual. He holds significant practical experience after serving as a security consultant to some of the largest Israelis organizations as the Israeli Police, the Israeli parliament, Microsoft's Israeli branch and others. Nir has a vast experience in penetrating communication networks for risk management purposes, as well as deep knowledge in security breaches and unknown threats. Gaist, along with his brother, founded Nyotron at a very early age and today he is a shareholder in the company and serving as the Chief Executive Officer and as a member of board.
Norm Merritt is a technology entrepreneur who invests in and runs technology enabled businesses that disrupt industries. He is currently working with several technology start-ups, advising, investing and leading efforts to disrupt the status quo by applying technology in innovative ways. Under Norm’s leadership as President and CEO of ShopKeep, a software-as-a-service business that is transforming small business retailing, the company tripled its revenue in 18 months while retooling for scale and growth. The company also acquired and integrated two bolt-on acquisitions.
Prior to ShopKeep, Norm was CEO and President of iQor, a $500M business process outsourcing firm made up of 17,000 employees working across 39 centers in 7 countries. As CEO and earlier as COO and CFO, Norm oversaw the technology driven turnaround of the firm, taking a company that was losing money in 2003 and turning it into one that earned over $68M in EBITDA in 2013. This overhaul involved a re-branding of the company, as well as a restructuring of the business using technology to drive change to even mundane processes. Norm also spearheaded several acquisitions and integrations.
Prior to iQor, Norm was President of MortgageIT, an online mortgage company . He founded and launched SkillGames, a Walker Digital / Disney collaboration. Norm was President of Universal Studios Travel and EVP of Sales and Travel Operations for Universal Studios Florida and head of Strategic Planning for Walt Disney Attractions. Norm also served as Chief Financial Officer of publicly-traded Quality Systems, Inc., a turnkey systems provider focused on the medical and dental markets. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of D.A. Porter Advertising and Marketing where he helped turn the struggling company around.
After graduating cum laude from Brigham Young University, Norm worked as a Senior Accountant in the Emerging Business group at Arthur Andersen & Co., during which time he received his CPA certificate, and later, his MBA from Harvard University.
Patrick Dennis is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Guidance Software, directing the company’s strategy and operations worldwide. Before joining Guidance Software, Patrick served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of EMC’s Cloud Management Division, where he enabled enterprise IT groups to make hybrid-cloud computing a meaningful part of IT strategy, and was responsible for long-range planning, mergers, and acquisitions, and divisional strategy. Prior to EMC, Patrick was the Group Vice President for the North American Storage Sales organization at Oracle, leading the go to market strategy for Oracle’s commercial business in North America.
Earlier in his career, he held leadership and technical roles at Eastman Kodak.
Patrick holds a B.S. in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology and is a member of the American Economic Association.
Bryant University in Providence, Rhode Island sought Patrick out for a lacrosse scholarship and he graduated in 2002 with a BBA in Marketing and Political Science. Following college, Patrick started working for Citicorp Investment Services between 2002-2004. Due to the event that forever changed the world on 9/11, Patrick left the civilian world to become a Navy SEAL and joined the war against terror, which lead him on a journey through several tours of duty as a Sniper and Intelligence expert.
At Patrick’s ten-year mark of his SEAL career, he left the SEAL teams and transitioned back to the civilian world in 2014. Currently he is the Executive Vice President for a Cyber Security firm called CyberHat, leading all operations in the United States. Patrick is continuing his education with a MBA from Syracuse University, Martin J. Whitman School of Management.
Patrick lectures on his experiences on the battle field, and how they correlate into managing the mine fields of everyday business.
Pavan Kochar is co-founder and CEO of Ubertal Inc., a global technology services company
focused on delivering innovation as a service to clients such as Apple, Intel, Tesla, Visa,
Walmart, Verizon and many venture funded technology startups. She is responsible for
formulating cutting edge solution offerings in areas such as cloud computing, machine
learning and big data to drive innovation based growth for customers. She has been
featured by many media outlets as a woman entrepreneur to watch in technology.
Pavan co-founded Ubertal after having spent 15+ years in the technology services industry
holding leadership positions at firms such as Accenture, Deloitte and Infosys. Pavan also
serves on the board of directors for Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and supports several
non-profit organizations, including Ubertal Foundation whose mission is to increase the
number of women that obtain and thrive in technology leadership positions. Pavan is also cofounder
and host of Andaaz, a lifestyle talk show aired on Sony Entertainment Television
globally. Andaaz supports and encourages women around the world to unleash their
potential and live an inspired life.
Pavan resides in Silicon Valley and holds a B.S in Computer Science/Engineering and
Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mr. Agostinelli has over 25 years leadership experience in shaping strategy, and driving growth and profitability for global businesses, including 16 in the ID Management Industry. Prior to joining Crossmatch in 2014, he was CEO of DigitalPersona, the leading provider of multi-factor authentication solutions for commercial markets. During his tenure, DigitalPersona’s financial performance improved dramatically and he successfully led the company’s sale to Crossmatch in 2014.
Prior to DigitalPersona, he was President of the Biometrics Division of L-1 Identity Solutions. Under his leadership, the Division transformed from a collection of six disparate biometric hardware businesses to a global leader in providing large-scale, multi-biometric enrollment solutions to governments worldwide, growing revenue at approximately 15% per year until L-1’s sale to Safran in late 2011. Prior to L-1, he was President of SecuriMetrics, a multimodal biometric device company, which he joined at its pre-revenue stage in 2001 and successfully
sold to L-1 in 2006.
Mr. Agostinelli received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Loyola University of Chicago, Summa Cum Laude, and a Master’s Degree in Management from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg School of Management. He is a Director of the Biometric Institute, which provides thought leadership to the Industry, and also a Director of AuthenticID, which provides leading solutions for mobile document authentication.
With more than 25 years of leadership in Silicon Valley, Rick Wilmer brings extensive experience to the CEO role at Mojo Networks. With headquarters in Silicon Valley and a large staff in Pune, India, Rick oversees both offices, providing leadership and vision.
Prior to joining Mojo, Rick held CEO roles at Leyden Energy and Pliant Technology (acquired by Sandisk in 2011), and he was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Lightspeed Ventures. Rick’s 25+ year career in Silicon Valley has been focused in storage and networking. He has held executive roles in Engineering and/or Business Operations at Santur Corporation, Aruba Wireless Networks, 2Wire, Maxtor, and Seagate. Rick has extensive international experience, especially in Asia, where he resided for two years. Rick received his BS in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and holds a patent in data storage technology.
Mr. Michelson, age 61, is the CEO and President of RMG Networks (NASDAQ: RMGN). He has served in this capacity since 2014.
Prior to joining RMG Networks, Mr. Michelson served as President of Share Rocket, Inc., a company that provides social media ratings to the television broadcast industry. Share Rocket is a private company with recent multi-million dollar investments from the Tribune Company and Fox.
From 2009 to 2012, Robert Michelson was an operating partner with Sterling Partners, a $5 billion private equity firm, overseeing portfolio companies in the technology services, business services and education sectors.
For the approximate 28 years prior to joining Sterling Partners, Mr. Michelson served as president or CEO of six companies. Each of the companies were in the technology sector. Five of the six companies were either sold or one went public.
Mr. Michelson began his career with IBM as a systems engineer and marketing representative in 1978 and remained there through 1982.
Mr. Michelson received a B.S. degree in Marketing and Finance from Indiana University
Rohyt Belani is an industry veteran with over 14 years of experience in technical and senior management roles at leading cyber security companies. Prior to founding PhishMe, Rohyt served as the CEO of Intrepidus Group (acquired by NCC Group PLC), Managing Director at Mandiant (acquired by FireEye, Inc.) and Principal Consultant at Foundstone (acquired by McAfee).
At PhishMe, Rohyt has led the company's growth from concept to a company with over 250 employees, serving almost half of the Fortune 100. During his tenure, PhishMe has established itself as a global leader in phishing defense and secured $60 million in equity capital from reputed investors like Paladin Capital Group, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Aldrich Capital Partners. The company has also been honored with several accolades including being featured on the Deloitte Fast500, Inc. 5000, and the Washington Business Journal’s best places to work in the Washington DC area lists.
He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and is a regular speaker at various industry conferences including the RSA Conference, Black Hat, and several forums catering to the FBI, US Secret Service, and US Military. He is also often called upon to provide commentary and analysis on cybersecurity issues for national print and broadcast media including CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, BBC World News, The Washington Post, The Harvard Business Review, and ABC News.
Rohyt holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Bombay University, and a Master of Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Romil Bahl is the President and CEO of Lochbridge. Romil exemplifies Lochbridge’s passion for innovation and dedication to driving long-term client value. He is a proven leader with deep expertise in developing strong client relationships and creating a teams that are driven to innovate and excel. In his role, Romil provides strategic direction to strengthen Lochbridge’s position as a leading technology consulting and solutions provider with specific focus on building assets and IP in the IoT space, leveraging the firm’s decades of experience with connected cars and telematics.
Throughout his career, Romil has been instrumental in enabling breakthrough growth in information and professional services organizations. Romil has risen to complex challenges where he has led comprehensive turnarounds, tapped new emerging markets and
energized global teams. As EVP and GM of CSC’s Global Industries unit, Romil crafted global growth strategies, expanding CSC’s global
footprint into next-gen offerings such as cloud, cybersecurity and big data. Prior to that, Romil was CEO of a data analytics focused public company and had leaderships roles at A.T. Kearney, Infosys and Deloitte Consulting.
Romil earned an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Directorate of Marine Engineering & Technology in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Ron brings senior leadership and experience as the chairman and CEO of Pivot3. He has held numerous leadership roles at both start-up and enterprise information technology companies including ExoLink (acquired by Alliance Data Systems), Advanced Telemarketing (now Aegis Global) and Rubicon (acquired by Cerner), Perot Systems (now Dell Services) and EDS (now HP Enterprise Service). More recently, he served as a partner at InterWest Partners, investing in successful breakthrough technology companies like Pivot3 and Lombardi Software (acquired by IBM).
Sanjay Shah is the Founder of Vistex and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Architect. Prior to Vistex, Sanjay was employed with SAP and other large corporations in a multitude of roles. Sanjay brings a high level of passion, energy and skills to address complex business processes for global organizations.
Sanjay has been instrumental in creating an entirely new category of business software called “Go-to-Market” Programs and has charted a visionary path for Vistex that transcends the “business as usual” mindset. With relentless focus and unbridled vitality, he executes on the vision like only he can.
Sanjiv Goyal is the CEO of Droisys, he is considered a thought leader on the solution engineering and has a keen passion for the future of mobile and shopper engagement. Sanjiv is a successful serial entrepreneur and pioneer of emerging technology applications in business. He brings 25+ years of business acumen from several Fortune 500 companies, most notably from IBM, Autonation, Mastech, GMS, and RMS. He grew with progressive leadership roles in corporate strategy, business development, and management.
Fortune 1000 organizations like Kelloggs, Heinz, Caesars and many more trust Droisys for Innovation. It's not enough to just have a good idea. Only when you act, when you implement, then it matters. Under his leadership Droisys has build amazing solutions, which leverages emerging technologies; beacons, Augmented Reality, NFC, brain sensors, Virtual Reality and more. He advises CPG, retail and casinos on engagement.
Sanjiv is an active angel investor with a successful high-tech portfolio. Sanjiv has been pivotal in mentoring promising new entrepreneurs and has won awards for several of his innovations; most note-worthy, is the location based contesting platform. Every single bottle of Heinz ketchup served in restaurants is labeled with it. He has architected first automatic vehicle location system of Singapore in 1996, since then he is focused on Innovation.
As Angel Investor, he is looking for startups leveraging mobile in Digital marketing, Retail, Healthcare, Gaming, Hospitality. He has invested in Vriti, Fanminder, Admaxim, Appgravity, Gameloot, Raffity, Ebsavvy, Pregame, Mobifusion, Edseva, Demars Group, Mobiglue, Pyxa, SampleUP, iShopthrifty, Mobiglue, Direct401K and more.
He believes in supporting our youth and focuses his philanthropic duties on children’s charities. He is on the board of Pratham.
Sanjiv holds Master’s degree in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi, India.
He has spoken at several conferences including Advertising week , Startup Weekend, Wolter Kluwer conference Poland, Gitpro, PMI, IIT 2015 and many more.
Shiran Kleiderman is an experienced information and cyber security professional with over 12 years of technical and managerial experience.
Prior to joining K2 Intelligence, Shiran worked at Covertix as a professional services manager, co-founded 3Dsellers an e-commerce start-up, and worked at Comsec Consulting where he performed risk mitigation projects for the largest financial institutions and defense organizations in Israel and Europe.
Ranked Major in reserve, during his military service at the C4i Directorate and at the Intelligence Corps (unit 8200), he lead and managed risk assessment and system engineering teams. Immediately after his service, Shiran worked for Elbit Systems on defense and cryptography related projects.
Shiran is an alumnus of Matzov, the Center for Encryption and Information Security, a unit responsible for the IDF’s overall cyber defense – from concept, policies, development and implementation.
Shiran holds a BA in Computer Science from IDC Herzliya and various certifications in the field of cryptography and data protection from his military service.
Shuman Ghosemajumder is Chief Technology Officer at Shape Security, which has created a new class of technology to defend web and mobile applications against sophisticated cybercriminal attacks. Shuman previously led product management for click fraud at Google, protecting their $23 billion annual revenue pay-per-click AdWords business. Prior to that, he helped launch Gmail and received two Google Founders’ Awards for significant entrepreneurial accomplishments. He is the co-author of “CGI Programming Unleashed” as well as co-founder of TeachAIDS.
Siby Vadakekkara is the founder and CEO of Marlabs, a software services firm headquartered in New Jersey. Under Siby’s leadership the firm grew from a three employee startup in 1997 to over 2000 employees globally and over 120 million in revenues. Marlabs is ranked number one in the application development category in CMP media’s Fast Growth 100 and rated as the “Ten software experts you should know”. The company was also recognized as one of the “50 Best Places to Work in New Jersey” among large businesses. For the past six years Marlabs is a winner of Deloitte & Touché Fast 50 program, a program that recognizes 50 fastest growing technology companies in New Jersey. Marlabs is ranked among top 100 privately held businesses in New Jersey. Marlabs is ranked among Global Services 100 – ranking of top 100 companies that define outsourcing. Marlabs is also chosen among Software 500 – ranking of largest software providers globally.
Mr. Siby was Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and was the sole inductee in the (INC Magazine's) INC 500 Hall of Fame, for having made the INC 500 list (fastest growing privately held companies in United States) each of 5 years in the past. Fortune Business Magazine (FSB) and winning work places conferred him with the “Best Boss” distinguished finalist award in 2006. Siby holds a masters’ degree in Engineering from Texas Tech University and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from college of engineering Trivandrum, India. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School.
Siby is a member of (YPO) Young Presidents Organization, charter member of TIE (The Indus entrepreneurs). Siby had mentored several startups as part of the TIE mentoring program and also mentored MBA students at Harvard as part of the YPO/HBS mentoring program. He is a mentor and digital advisor for the Columbia executive master’s program in Technology Management.
Spencer is the Chief Executive Officer for The Community Company Inc. and a frequent speaker at industry events. For the past four years, Spencer and his team have been building the most innovative and robust community portal that connects all stakeholders in a community on one centralized secured intranet platform.
As an entrepreneur, technologist, and consultant, Spencer is focused creating holistic systems for our global community. His mission is clear; create technology that provides for the basic needs of people by streamlining existing technology that inspires and nurtures the human spirit. This mission and vision led him to found The Community Company.
His favorite drink is a Dark n’ Stormy and loves long walks on the beach.
Spencer received his B.A. in Law & Society from American University.
Stewart Butterfield is the co-founder and CEO of Slack, a messaging platform for teams that’s
used by five million people every day, including teams at Capital One, IBM, and eBay.
Stewart has built a distinguished career as a designer, entrepreneur, and technologist. He
co-founded Flickr in 2003, was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by
Time Magazine and one of BusinessWeek's Top 50 Leaders. He was also recognized as the
2015 Technology Innovator of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, and has been featured on
Vanity Fair’s New Establishment List.
Sundar Vaidyanathan is the Co-founder and CEO of Karsun Solutions. In this role, he is responsible for overall strategic direction of the company, developing and executing long-term strategies, and driving business results. Sundar epitomizes Karsun’s commitment to modernizing enterprises through technology innovations. Sundar is a proven leader with deep expertise in developing strong customer relationships, a passion for building high performance teams, and a disciplined focus on delivery excellence. Prior to founding Karsun Solutions, he held leadership roles at Unisys Corporation and KPMG Consulting, driving strategy and implementation of complex multi-million dollar IT programs.
Sundar is active in the federal IT community and has served in leadership positions at technology-focused industry organizations such as American Council of Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC). He currently serves on the board of ACT-IAC. Sundar holds a master’s in Electrical Communication Engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Science and an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.
Suni Munshani joined Protegrity as CEO in May of 2011 to accelerate growth and execute strategies to extend Protegrity’s leadership position in the enterprise data security market. He brings more than 25 years of broad and diverse global business experience to Protegrity.
He has been quoted or given space to provide his commentary on data security and privacy topics in media outlets such as VentureBeat, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Guardian, WIRED, CFO, CSO, SC Magazine and Database Trends & Applications.
Prior to joining Protegrity, Suni was the CEO of Novitaz, a customized data provider for the retail and hospitality sectors. Prior to Novitaz, he served as a managing partner at Persephone Investments, a venture capital firm focused on early stage investments. While at Persephone, Suni led the firm’s investment in Synetics, Inc. and eventually assumed the role of CEO and led Synetics’ acquisition to Affiliated Computer Services, a NASDAQ listed company that was later acquired by Lockheed Martin.
Earlier in his career he founded several successful software and services companies, including Paradigm Systems Corporation of America (acquired by Platinum Technology/Computer Associates) and Trirex Systems. Suni is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
Thuy is responsible for overall company management, direction, and strategy. Prior to DiCentral, he was co-founder of Maingate Corporation. With over 25 years of industry experience, he has worked for United Space Alliance, Unisys, and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Thuy earned a B.S. in mathematics and computer science, and an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Tsvi Gal joined Morgan Stanley in May 2012 as CTO. Tsvi is a recipient of the Einstein Award for Technology and Science from the President of Israel for pioneering on-line banking and payment. At his role Tsvi was responsible for the creation of Morgan Stanley’s multi-year strategy and target state architecture and the migration of the bank into a modern, efficient and effective organization leading the market in low latency, cloud computing, big data, mobility, data center consolidation, client experience, global network and the best client support.
Tsvi’s career included work as CIO or CTO in several banks including Merrill Lynch/Bank of America, Deutsche Bank and Wells Fargo as well as in non-banks including Exigen Capital (a private equity firm) where he was a general partner, AT&T where he president of ATT.COM and Time Warner Music where he was the CIO and led the launch of a $750 million download and ringtone business as head of technology.
Walter A. Yosafat is SVP and Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Wyndham Worldwide. In this role, Walter leads the development of a cohesive enterprise-wide information technology agenda, working closely with the business unit CIOs. Walter provides senior-level insight on all major information technology initiatives throughout the Company, driving the strategic plan for technology within the organization and leading the talent development process for the global function. He is responsible for strengthening the shared services provided to Wyndham Worldwide’s business units and building information security capabilities.
Mr. Yosafat has more than 26 years of experience in information technology, eBusiness, and integration planning. Prior to joining Wyndham Worldwide, he was Senior Vice President, Global Chief Information Officer and Chief Executive Officer of the Americas for Genpact Corporation, a publicly held company which outsources business processes globally to a number of clients, including General Electric. At Genpact, his accomplishments included establishing Genpact’s first shared services organization covering IT, Finance and HR services, building a global IT procurement organization that resulted in a sizable savings, and successfully turning around the company’s U.S. and Latin American businesses.
Prior to Genpact, Mr. Yosafat served as the CIO at Trane, Inc., formerly part of American Standard, a global supplier of HVAC equipment. He also held various IT and management positions at GE Aircraft Engines, Procter and Gamble and IBM Corporation.
He received his bachelor of business administration in quantitative analysis from the University of Cincinnati, graduating magna cum laude.
Mr. Fisher has a demonstrated history in leading organizations to increased profitability and solid shareholder returns by turning around operational performance, establishing organizational capabilities, and refining new product strategies. His expertise has been applied to large multinational companies as well as start-up ventures. Prior to joining Scan-Optics, Mr. Fisher was President at TRADEPAQ TRM LLC, a global provider of Commodity Trade and Risk Management (CTRM) software. He began his career with Motorola as an Industrial Engineer. Mr. Fisher has held Sr. Executive positions at George S. May International in their management consulting group and Dot Hill Systems, a provider of data storage solutions. Mr. Fisher holds a Masters of Management from the Northwestern University – Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BS degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University.
Mr. Chon has more than 20 years of experience building and leading global security and risk management teams. As Focal Point Data Risk’s CEO and Board Member, Mr. Chon is responsible for all aspects of business growth and execution for one of the largest pure play cyber services companies. He currently leads a team of nearly 400 cyber risk experts in 17 offices across North America while growing through organic means and strategic acquisitions. Mr. Chon actively works with private equity & venture capital investment communities and advises on strategic investments in security and technology companies. In 2015, he was presented the Business Ambassador Medal by Governor Rick Scott for fueling job creation and economic growth in the State of Florida, the headquarters of Focal Point Data Risk. Mr. Chon was previously responsible for leading the strategy and direction for the cyber security division of Kratos Defense and Security Solutions after the successful acquisition of SecureInfo Corporation where he served as Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Chon has held senior leadership positions across numerous cyber security organizations including: Cybertrust, iDefense, MCI, and SRA International executing professional services for Fortune 1000 and Government clients. Mr. Chon has served as an adjunct professor at The George Washington and Georgetown Universities and holds a B.S. in Management from The George Washington University. Mr. Chon is a published author and frequent speaker at industry events, TV and radio including ABC, FOX, MSNBC, CNN and Federal News Radio.
Born into Communism, reared under Socialism, and now thriving under Capitalism, Alex Mashinsky has become one of the most recognized figures in the New York entrepreneurial scene. As the Managing Partner of Governing Dynamics, an early stage venture capital firm, Alex founded several companies including GroundLink in 2005, Transit Wireless in 2004, Elematics in 2000, and Arbinet in 1996. Combining the unique talents of business strategist and technological innovator Alex is continuing to invent new web & communications technologies. A featured speaker at over 120 international communications conferences and TV interviews, and the author of over 50 patents relating to exchanges, VOIP, messaging and communication.
Alex served as CEO of Novatel Wireless (MIFI) Arbinet (ARBX) and Groundlink which pioneered the transportation mobile app before Uber.
Alex has received numerous awards for innovation including being nominated twice by E&Y as entrepreneur of the year in 2002 & 2011, Crain's 2010 Top Entrepreneur and the prestigious 2000 Albert Einstein Technology medal and the Technology Foresight Award for Innovation (presented in Geneva at Telecom 99).
Dave Kerpen is the founder and CEO of and the co-founder and Chairman of Likeable Media. Dave is the New York Times bestselling author of 4 books: The Art of People, Likeable Social Media, Likeable Business, and Likeable Leadership and the most read LinkedIn Influencer of all time, ahead of Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Mark Cuban. Dave is also a global keynote speaker, having appeared in Singapore, Athens, Bangkok, and Mexico City, to name a few. When Dave is not working, he can be found wearing lots of orange and spending time with his wife, Carrie, and children, Charlotte, Kate and Seth.
Since beginning a professional career in 1987, Doug Rose has worked with middle-market and emerging growth companies in various senior executive capacities related to general and strategic management, corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, and finance.
Edward Solomon is the Co-founder of Net@Work, an award winning, nationally-recognized technology consulting firm. Edward believes that business owners should be the CEO's of their businesses and not the CTO's, and are best served when they're able to focus more of their time, talent and resources on executing their business vision..while Net@Work provides and administers the enabling tools and technologies.
Over the years, Edward has shown dynamic and inspired leadership, most obviously in helping drive Net@Work's rapid growth, but also in his work with a number of for profit and non-profit organizations. Edward has led Net@Work's national expansion by developing a scalable, sustainable business model that allows for organic growth, formal alliances and strategic acquisitions.
Edward is also co-founder of Docutrend Imaging Solutions, a managed print services and document management software and hardware company, Swype Integrated Technologies, offering credit and debit card processing solutions, and Pixafy, an eCommerce agency.
Eugene Holtzman is the founder and President of Mitchell Martin. Eugene founded the company in 1984 after he recognized the ever rising demand for professional staff in the field of Information Technology. Gene has a background in operating non-profit organizations and in the field of social work. Just two years before establishing Mitchell Martin, Eugene entered into the staffing industry. Gene's commitment and passion for helping people is what drove him toward the recruiting field; his aim was to improve the hiring process for companies in need, while simultaneously helping qualified professionals discover outstanding, one-of-a-kind, employment opportunities.
Gene is also the co -founder of Talent Tech Labs, an Accelerator for startups who are building new technology in the area of "talent acquisition technology." TTL's goal is to educate Talent Acquisition leaders in new ways to attract, evaluate, deploy and retrain great talent.
A native of Bronx, New York, Eugene earned a Sociology/Political/Science degree at Queens College. He later earned his Masters degree from C.W. Post College in Public Administration. Eugene is commonly cited by a variety of trade publications as an innovate in staffing; he has consulted with numerous CIO's in relation to compensation, recruiting, retention and on the utilization of various professional search technologies. Gene's profound knowledge of the industry, his insights, and his personal views are what has led to the ultimate success of Mitchell Martin: a company which is now a leading staffing provider in the fields of Healthcare and Information Technology.
Harris Edelman is the Founder & CEO of Ombligo – a leading Information Technology (IT) services company. Harris leads Ombligo’s vision and business strategy. Harris began his career with the Cisneros Group – a $5 billion media company – where he helped advise and lead a variety of strategic transactions in the US and Latin America. Harris designed and implemented the first pan-regional distance learning project focused on teacher training called AME (Actualización de Maestros en Educación).
With the boom and bust of the dot-com bubble, Harris watched companies discard and auction off large lots IT equipment without considering the data security risks and environmental impacts. Harris realized how much more could be done with used and out-of-service IT equipment when a company cared about more than just top-line growth.
Ombligo was formed because Harris believed economic, environmental, and community goals were not mutually exclusive but inextricably linked. Ombligo's policies and practices consider each of these goals to create shared value for its clients, employees, and community.
Jay Hakami is the Founder, President and CEO of Sky IT Group a 17-year-old IT solutions provider, headquartered in NYC with remote offices in GA, NC, and MD. Mr. Hakami’s 30+ years of executive leadership roles have always focused on in depth understanding and deploying IT solutions to solve critical business issues specifically in the fashion and consumer products space. Prior to establishing Sky IT Group, for a period of 12 years, Mr. Hakami served as Senior VP at large system integrator with overall responsibility of operations, marketing, sales, and services delivery of ERP solutions to the apparel manufacturing and distribution industries. Recognizing the opportunity in the consumer products space for merchandise and financial analytical reporting, Mr. Hakami, launched a development effort of SKYPAD, which is considered today as the leading and most comprehensive SaaS solution platform for retail sales data capture, validation and reporting subscribed by most global fashion brands. Mr. Hakami hold a BA degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Before joining Broadsoft, as their new Chief Transformation Officer (his current position), responsible for helping evolve the organization for the future, Jeff worked as
the Chief Strategy Officer with AudioCodes (NASDQ: AUDC), for 6 years. At AudioCodes his responsibilities included; developing and maintaining the key strategic go to market
relationships. Before joining AudioCodes, Jeff served as the founder and managing director of a global strategic consulting company named Strategy 3i Ltd., a consultancy that combines Strategic business communications and political consulting together with Investment banking and business incubation. Jeff has over two decades of experience as a global strategist on behalf of multiple governmental bodies including the Secretary General of the UN, the White House and the American, Israeli, French and Swiss governments. He also served as a Strategic Advisor to the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office and the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and spent two years as the Strategic Advisor to the Israeli Minister of Homeland Security. This is in addition to large multinational corporations to boutique start-ups. He has counseled many NGO’s like the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations to playing a founding role on the Board of Charities like the One Family Fund for Victims of Terror. His experience and expertise spans across the areas of international politics, crisis management, investment banking, media, communications, creative thinking and branding and managed the offices of a Wall Street Investment Bank in Israel after becoming a licensed Investment Banker. Jeff spent ten years serving as Chief Strategic and Planning Officer of Ruder Finn, where
he personally provided counsel to Fortune 100 multi-national companies such as IBM,
AT&T, Kraft, SONY, Lycos, Pfizer, and Novartis. has been invited to lecture all around the globe on anything from Creative thinking to Homeland Security Planning.He is a recipient of awards and honors stretching from the Advertising industry for the most effective introduction of a new technology products into the market; to the Israeli
Knesset for improving the relations between the US Congress and the Israeli Knesset. Jeff holds a B.A. in International Relations and Psychology from Brooklyn College and has done graduate studies in International Relations and Psychology at Tel Aviv University.
He lives in Jerusalem with his wife four children and two grandchildren.
Jeffrey Keswin is the founder and managing partner of Lyrical Partners. Lyrical and its affiliates invest in and manage private equity, real estate, traditional equity, and hedge funds.
An unrepentant serial entrepreneur from the great, frigid-but-friendly state of Minnesota, Jeff has stirred the primordialooze of dozens of companies. His passion for investing in and engaging with uncommon management teams hashatched a creative collection of businesses now overseeing billions of dollars and employing hundreds of people.
Throughout his career, Jeff has been active in numerous civic and charitable organizations. He has chaired theExecutive Committee for UJA-Federation of New York’s Investment Management Division, the JOIN Israel Board, the Rodeph Sholom School’s Investment Committee, and the Anderson Ranch’s National Council.He has served on the boards of Teach for America New York, the Kent Land Trust Foundation, Play for Your Cause,and the National Council of the Aspen Art Museum. He is a founding member of the William R. Raub MemorialScholarship Fund at Siena College.
Jeff graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Management & Technology Program,earning degrees from both the Wharton School and theSchool of Engineering. He serves on the Wharton Undergraduate Executive Board, and the M&T Program Directorship now bears his name.
Jeff lives in New York City with his wife, three children, and dog, Cruiser.
Joseph Gendelman is President and CEO of Bruce Gendelman Insurance Services. Bruce Gendelman Insurance Services is a nationwide property and casualty insurance brokerage firm that specializes on high net worth personal insurance and commercial insurance for businesses.
Leighton Carroll is the President of Quadgen, a telecommunications software and services firm.
Previously he was the CEO of Squan Holdings where he oversaw the business' transition from telecommunications construction into a full engineering services firm, growing the business from 2 Northeast offices to 11 in 10 states.
Leighton is the past merger integration executive leader for AT&T Mobility where he most recently oversaw the Cricket Wireless and Alltel acquisitions. He is also the past CEO and Chairman of Wireless Maritime Services, having grown that business from $3m to over $100m in revenue in under 3 years.
Leighton is a graduate of Virginia Tech and has taken executive education at Harvard, Wharton, and MIT.
Lori is a global Sales & Services leader, driving growth through innovative solutions based on breakthrough
technologies such as IoT, SASS, Analytics, Big Data, and Cloud/Storage. She has repeatedly been tapped to
achieve key strategic objectives, including rapid scale-up, turnarounds, and critical go-to-market initiatives. She
has succeeded in start-up, mid-tier, and Fortune 100 environments—with a special focus on selling into Global
50 and government markets. Her extensive international experience includes multiple expatriate assignments.
Lori currently serves on the Board of the Cal Poly School of Business, and is an advisor to Cloud MR, Fybr and
Mobile Forming. Previous assignments include the CIO Advisory Board of Avocent–Emerson, and the
Advisory Boards of Modern Analytics and Lead Force One. She is certified for Corporate Global Goverance by
Harvard and the Decision Institute.
Recruited by General Electric at Executive Band level in 2015, Lori served as Executive-Enterprise Sales Leader
for Current, a start-up division combining sensor technology with GE’s Predix platform to deliver seamless IoT
solutions to complex energy problems. In one year she built a national salesforce targeting Global 500 “C” level
executives , doubled sales every quarter, opened 80 new logos, and built a $300M pipeline.
From 2010 to 2015, Lori played a key role in the growth of Emerson’s DCIM Solutions Division, initially as a
member of the CIO Advisory Board, and then as Executive-VP of Global Services/Customer Success with
Emerson Network Power. As a key member of the executive team of this 1400-member SBU, her challenge
was to build, train, and lead a global sales/service/technical team in the design, delivery, and support of a
new DCIM/Analytics software and hardware product. Operating with full P&L authority—she built a team of
110 professionals on six continents, led the business through nine product releases, and grew billings 500%.
From 2012 to 2013, Lori was Director of MS0|Customer Strategies|U.S. for HUAWEI, the world’s largest
manufacturer of communications equipment. In this role she created the organizational strategy for
product development, sales, marketing, and delivery, and—grew the business funnel 75%, worth $50M.
From 2009 to 2012, as Senior Director, Consulting for ORACLE, Lori’s special focus was on C-level relationships in
key strategic global accounts such as GE, BoA, Ingersoll-Rand, Eaton, Emerson, Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, eBay,
PayPal and Apple. During her tenure she delivered a $750M and multiple $50M-$100M opportunities.
As Assistant Vice President, Worldwide Communications Practice Leader, Customer Strategies for SATYAM
COMPUTER SERVICES LTD (2007 -2009), Lori led new business development for global wireline, wireless, and
satellite services. She built the global foundation for cable start-up operations; established strategic
alliances with Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle; and—opened 19 new, global, C-level accounts, delivering $20M.
In 2006-2007, as Global Product Marketing Director, Alliances/Channels at Hitachi Data Systems, Lori created
linkage to 1000+ channel partners to establish a $500M line of business focused on the mainframe segment.
At AMDOCS/DST INNOVIS, a provider of customer management solutions to telcos, cable, satellite, and wireless
companies, Lori served as GM/Director of Sales & Professional Services/Broadband (2004-2006). Handpicked to
build the U.S. consulting business—she deliverd $50M+ in new business, increasing margins to 65%.
From 2001-2004, Lori served on expatriate status in the Netherlands as VP, Product Management, Strategy,
and Services for INTERXION, a VC-funded provider of data center services. There she—led the release of 11
new products, grew revenues 52%, and reversed $40M in annual losses to achieve positive EBITA.
Earlier assignments include: Division Director, Worldwide Global Hosting, Software Services & Network
Delivery for DIGITAL ISLAND—built a global P&L that grew from $500K to $100M in 18 months; Director/GM,
Private Line Metropolitan Networks/Colocation Services for LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS—built two new multicountry
P&Ls, capturing $75M in MPL revenues and >$150M in co-location revenues; and Principal
Associate, Utility|Telecom Strategy, Supply Chain and Energy Operations at NAVIGANT CONSULTING. Lori
began her career in AT&T’s highly selective Executive Management Program, where she directed teams of
over 3000 client-facing employees.
Lori holds an MBA, International Marketing and Finance, from Santa Clara University, and a B.S. in Finance
and MIS from California Polytechnic State University, where she was notably an All American swimmer.
Matt Karlyn is at the forefront of technology and has been a technology and licensing lawyer for the past 19 years. He is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he co-chairs the firm’s Technology Industry Team. He regularly advises companies on all matters involving the commercialization of intellectual property, licensing initiatives, subscription-based economics, and the procurement and use of technology in business.
As a member of the Technology Transactions & Outsourcing Practice, Mr. Karlyn structures licensing transactions and drafts and negotiates technology and patent licensing agreements. He drafts, negotiates and advises clients with respect to virtually every type of technology contract. He is also a go-to resource on technology and licensing for mergers and acquisitions, as well as private equity and venture capital financing.
As a thought leader, Mr. Karlyn is the co-author of A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools and Techniques, with his partner, Mike Overly, and is a sought after national speaker and frequent writer on outsourcing, licensing, and information technology law and policy, and issues pertaining to drafting and negotiating commercial technology and licensing transactions. He has published over 25 articles (including chapters in two books) and given over 125 presentations on licensing, technology and outsourcing.
Mr. Karlyn is a member of the firm’s recruiting committee and is the co-hiring partner for the firm’s Boston office.
Nathan is the Founder and President of Sunrise Financial Group Inc., a growth engine for Israeli startups.
Besides founding Sunrise Financial Group, Nathan has personally invested in over 126 startups over 24 years, 76 of which in Israel, 40 of which in California, 3 of which in cyber so far, and 5 of them in the Cloud. Nathan also cofounded with IBM in 2014 the IBM AlphaZone High Tech Accelerator at IBM HQ in Petach Tikva, IBM's first ever accelerator in the world. Notable personal investments include Concentric Research, Arena Pharmaceuticals, On-Track Innovations and Enzymotec. Nathan’s investment strategy involves strong advisory presence and active support, encouraging strategic partnerships for his portfolio companies.
From 1992, through the end of 2016, Sunrise Securities raised in excess of $6 billion for over 60 domestic and international public and private companies, using a variety of financing instruments.
Nathan was graduated Cum Laude from Harvard College in 1982, and speaks English, French, Spanish and Hebrew. He also serves on a variety of charitable boards for projects involving the cancer care, education and the developmentally disabled.
Perry S. Fine has been working for Triangle Services, Inc. since 1980 where he is currently a principal owner with his brother, Lonnie Fine. Triangle Services, Inc. is part of the umbrella of Triangle companies, which is uniquely qualified to provide managed support services with a focus in the Facilities, Aviation, and Transit industries. With over 3,000 employees, Triangle's comprehensive umbrella provides site specific service delivery approaches for:
Integrated Facility Support Services: operations and maintenance, janitorial services, security services, conveyance systems, HVAC, electrical, lighting and plumbing systems, facility equipment, heavy cargo equipment, building access systems, dimensioning systems, bar code systems and automated building controls;
Aviation Support Services: above wing services such as passenger agent services, wheelchair; and below wing services such as loading of commercial aircrafts;
Transit Support Services: cleaning and maintenance of bus shelters, Maintenance of ground level advertising along roadside, and maintenance and protection of traffic (MPT);
Technology-based solutions provider assisting a broad range of clients with a unique blend of production, mailing & fulfillment services supporting a diverse portfolio of clients throughout the United States.
Perry started a real estate company in 1995 which has acquired properties ranging from 6-story walk-ups in New York City, office buildings on Long Island, ground-up development of condominiums, and investments with leading real estate owners.
Perry holds a Real Property Administrator (RPA) designation from the Building and Owners Management Association (BOMA), a Certified Property Management (CPM) designation from The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and a Masters in Real Estate from New York University (NYU). His undergraduate studies focused on Accounting and Computer Science. He has continued his education by attending the YPO-Harvard program for 4 years, and completed both Particle College and Singularity University.
Additionally, he holds coaching certifications in Soccer and Ice Hockey, and has played with many former NHL players.
Perry has served as the chair for the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) division of Young Real Estate Executives (REX). He has also served on the boards of the Air Society, which benefits Denver Hospital's Asthma research; Israel Bonds; March of Dimes; and The Pyramid Ball, which benefits the Diabetes Foundation and U.S. Chairman for the Israel National Ice Hockey Federation. He is the former chair of the BOMA Pinnacle Awards committee for Historical & Government Buildings and the current chair of the Earth Award category. Additionally, Perry has been actively involved in NYU through the Alumni Association, he has arranged and escorted students from NYU in visits to Colombia and Panama and was the recipient of The Most Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003.
Perry is a member of the Young President Organization (YPO-WPO), where he has served as a leader in the Real Estate Round Table, A Highly Rated educational event tiled, Inside FedEx and the Ice Hockey Focus group.
Perry spends his free time enjoying Skiing, Ice Hockey, traveling and spending time with his three kids, Alexandra (26), Zachary (23), Michael (20), and his wife of 29 years, Dianne.
Throughout my academic and professional career I’ve focused on solving problems through software and technology. Early on I was fascinated with the application of computers to biology and medicine, which led me to a degree in Computer Science & Pre-Med at NYU. After an internship at the NASA biology labs at JFK Space Center, I enrolled at NYU Med. Distracted by the Internet boom of the late 90’s, I left Med School to become a lead developer at Convey.com, one of the first blogging systems before the word “blog” even existed.
Hooked on the start up scene, I joined with buddies to start Offyx.com, a web portal designed to deliver any application through the cloud using Citrix technology. We attempted to “utilitize” computing and eliminate the need for IT staff for SMBs. Our technology was too early to market so we failed.
Immediately after, I launched my next venture Joonbug.com, a website that marries the offline events world with the online digital world. I spent the next 8 years building the company to 25M+/yr in revenue and 75+ employees.
In 2006 I launched EzTexting.com, a web based platform that I designed and built, to allow businesses (including my own) to affordably and easily market to their customers through SMS text messaging. For the next 2 years I simultaneously headed Joonbug and EzTexting until I sold JoonBug to a competitor.
I tirelessly focused on building our huge customer base, our exceptional team, and our unparalleled platform for the next 6 years. By 2012 EzTexting had amassed 50K+ customers, 20+ employees and over $8M/yr in revenues. In 2013, EzTexting merged with CallFire.com, a cloud communications company with the help of Morgan Stanley, Investor Growth Capital, and Multiplier Capital. I transitioned my role to CPO and later Director of Corp Development.
I’ve also spent over 15 years as an investor, developer, and manager of various types of real estate ventures.
Trevor Sumner has been an investor, advisor and operator for cutting-edge technology companies for 15+ years and is a regular contributor to business and technology publications such as Inc, Forbes, TechCrunch and Mashable.
Trevor Sumner most recently was the President, CTO and Cofounder of LocalVox, a simple, effective and affordable technology platform that helps local businesses big and small market themselves on social media, search engines, websites, email, directories and mobile -- all at the touch of a button. LocalVox has been named a top social media platform, top SEO tool, Best Manhattan Software Company and hottest NY Startup by organizations such as WIRED, Good Day New York, Business Insider, Social Media Today and Huffington Post. LocalVox has acquired several companies and had a successful exit in 2014, being acquired by a wholly owned subsidiary of the Blackstone Group.
Trevor is a native New Yorker, an avid fisherman (he caught a 600 lb Black Marlin), an amateur chef and an adventure scuba diver who has dived on every continent including Antarctica.
This event starts on Tuesday April 4th at 4:00 PM.