Empowering Growth with Technology with Herb Hofman CIO Loews Corporation

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Herb Hoffman
SVP CIO at Loews Corporation

As Vice President of Information Technology for Loews Corporation, Herb is responsible for leading all aspects of the Company’s information and technology requirements and strategy. Herb joined Loews in 1988 as a programmer trainee. Over his three decades at Loews, he has held numerous positions including managing IT services for all business areas as well as leading technical teams and data center operations.
Herb is a graduate of the Pace University Lubin School of Business where he earned a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems.

Loews Corporation is one of the largest diversified companies in the United States, with businesses in the insurance, energy, hospitality and packaging industries. Their consolidated subsidiaries are: CNA Financial (NYSE: CNA), Boardwalk Pipelines, Loews Hotels and Altium Packaging. Loews is focused on long-term value creation for its shareholders, and conservative financial management. Loews’s multi-industry holding company structure is a key factor in its ability to create value, providing the freedom to make investments across a broad spectrum of industries, wherever they perceive the opportunity to enhance returns to shareholders. Loews is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol L.

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Siby Vadakekkara
Founder and CEO at Marlabs

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.

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