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The Advisory Board of the BPI Network is comprised of best-of-breed executives from across multiple functions and disciplines, all focused on the development and application of advanced best practices to improve business performance, collaboration and innovation. These business leaders have given their time, insights and experience to guide and direct the growth and development of the BPI Network, its special interest networks and its thought leadership programs.
|Yusuf Lanewala - Former IT Advisor, Saraswat Bank read more »|
Former IT Advisor,
Yusuf is an IT Sales, Strategy and Management professional with over 25 years of IT industry experience in India, US and Europe. He has an MBA from the State University of New York and has also attended an Executive education program in Change Management at the Harvard Business School.
Yusuf’s professional career started with the Management Consulting Division of Price Waterhouse & Co. where he was responsible for delivering several Systems Consulting projects.
In 1979, he joined International Data Management (IDM), a 100% employee owned company. IDM was a leading IT services company. 175 ex-Marketing and Systems employees of IBM formed IDM in 1978 when IBM wound up its operations in India. At IDM, Yusuf led a large region and was a regular member of the “100% Club”.
In 1991 Yusuf joined Mafatlal Consultancy Services (MCS) which was part of the US $ 1 billion Arvind Mafatlal conglomerate and served them as President & CEO. Under Yusuf’s leadership MCS was rated as the third largest provider of IT services in the domestic market in India. MCS was also one of the pioneers in the BPO business. MCS developed several leading products like X-Chequer (a Total Banking System), Clarient 2000 (a Y2K repair framework), X-Tenna (a collaboration tool), COBAG (a COBOL code generator), HOTLINK (a PC to PC communication tool), Mutual Fund processing, etc.
In 1999, Yusuf set up his own consulting venture where he advised several IT services companies on business strategy. He also consulted with several leading banks, advising them on IT selection and deployment of Core Banking, Anti Money Laundering, Business Intelligence, Debit Cards, ATMs, Internet Banking, Mobile Banking, etc. In his capacity as an advisor, he spearheaded technology transformation of an important bank in India, which won a special award for technology implementation in 2004, 2005 and 2006 from the Indian Bankers’ Association.
Yusuf has also been involved as a Member of the Board, in setting up an IT services subsidiary for a leading bank which has set up an IT and IT Enabled Services Company. The company has set up a SaaS model for providing services to the Banking sector.
Yusuf has recently been involved as a Founding Director of the Business Process Council, a Society that has been formed with a mission to collect, produce and enhance a common body of knowledge of Business Processes. Yusuf has also been closely involved with various industry associations like NASSCOM, MAIT, CSI, MACCIA and ICC-India. He is also actively involved with Rotary International.
|Kelly Ison - Former Director of Business Process Management, OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC. read more »|
Former Director of Business Process Management,
OSI Restaurant Partners, LLC.
Ms. Ison was responsible for aligning process improvement initiatives with BPM, using leading edge transformation approaches, such as Lean Sigma techniques. She has over 20 years experience in the technology industry with emphasis on total quality and Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) methodologies, including the introduction of dramatic new business processes to a wide range of industry segments.
Previously, Ms. Ison was Director of Shared Business Services at Outback Steakhouse, Inc.—accountable for delivering operational process improvement projects while meeting strategic and business requirements. While in this role, Kelly delivered improvements in three strategic systems driving to an annual ongoing savings of $600,000.00 a year.
An expert in translating corporate strategies into achievable business process improvement plans, she is adept at defining and managing inter-related concurrent projects. In addition, Ms. Ison maintains an International perspective and desire to achieve the highest level of business process efficiency in a global business environment.
Kelly is a chapter founder for the Association of Business Process Management Professionals in Tampa Florida and currently serves as Vice President of Business Development. Ms. Ison received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management from Trinity College and is in the process of acquiring a second major in Technology Management from Saint Petersburg College. Kelly holds a membership with the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. In addition, she is a frequent speaker at industry and association conferences and is certified Lean Sigma.
|James P. Bramante - Managing Partner North America, IBM BCS read more »|
James P. Bramante
Managing Partner North America,
Jim Bramante is the Global and Americas leader of the Financial Management practice within IBM Business Consulting Services. The practice, which includes more than 6,000 practitioners worldwide, focuses on strategy through implementation for the finance value chain: core services setting the transformation agenda, organizational design, process re-engineering, application implementation, business intelligence and post merger integration. In addition, he leads an internal IBM Business Consulting Services initiative to transform business operations.
|Raul A. Cruz - Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, AECOM read more »|
Raul A. Cruz
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer,
Mr. Cruz serves as AECOM’s Chief Information Officer; his responsibilities include alignment of technical strategy to business objectives, as well as operations, security, governance of information technology and related activities.
|Yuri Narciss - Head of Sales Operations - Greater China, Google read more »|
Head of Sales Operations - Greater China,
In Yuri Narciss’s role as Head of Technology Industry Sales for Google Australia, he advises leading telecommunications, technology commerce and consumer electronics businesses about the benefits of online advertising and search marketing. For the past 4 years, Narciss has been the Industry Leader in Technology for Google, Germany. Prior to joining Google he was Director of Corporate Marketing & Sales at Procon, a leading provider of technical services to the media and entertainment industries. Yuri began his career with Unilever and worked there in several positions in the marketing of consumer goods. Online advertising in Australia – and particularly search marketing – continues to grow strongly as advertisers realise the successful results, transparency and measurability that it provides. Yuri brings tremendous experience and insight about overseas marketing practices and will help technology businesses and their agencies in Australia to take full advantage of the enormous opportunities that exist for all marketers, “As consumers spend more time online researching their technology purchases, an active web presence is a vital part of the marketing mix. An online campaign can add value to every major marketing activity. I’m looking forward to working with clients and agencies in the tech sector to help them take advantage of these opportunities. Many are already very active and getting great results,” said Yuri. Yuri Narciss graduated with merit with an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco.
|Glyn Baker - VP Business Development & Innovation, Deutsche Telekom read more »|
VP Business Development & Innovation,
Glyn is responsible for the development of growth strategies and new solutions across Deutsche Telekom's International Business Unit. His organisation focuses on a number of categories and business issues including Cloud Communications, Mobile Service Enablers and Over the Top propositions, delivering innovative solutions to the market through best practice in product development and partnerships.
Glyn has worked at Deutsche Telekom / T-Mobile for the last eight years in a variety of management roles. His career experience spans nearly 20 years in Sales, Marketing and Business development with spells at IBM, AOL and smaller systems integrators and software companies. He is a keen sportsman and in 1999/2000, took a career break to crew in 10 month Around-the-World Yacht Race. Glyn has a BSC in Management from the University of Warwick (UK). He lives in the UK but works in Deutsche Telekom's head office in Bonn, Germany.
|Shiva K. Natarajan - Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation read more »|
Shiva K. Natarajan
Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer,
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
Shiva K. Natarajan is Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC) and has been with Applied Micro since December 2006. Before joining Applied Micro, Mr. Natarajan was Corporate Controller of Open-Silicon, Inc., a privately held fabless ASIC company. Prior to Open-Silicon, he was Director of Accounting at Silicon Image, a public semiconductor company specializing in high-speed serial communications technology selling into the personal computer, storage and consumer electronics markets. Before Silicon Image, Mr. Natarajan was with Ernst & Young LLP, a public accounting firm, where he was most recently a Senior Manager of Assurance and Advisory Business Services. Mr. Natarajan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Calcutta.
|Mike Moriarty - Executive Vice President, Global Industries - A.T. Kearney read more »|
Executive Vice President,
Global Industries - A.T. Kearney
Moriarity joined A.T. Kearney in 1987 and leads the global consumer industries practice, serving manufacturers and retailers around the world. His consulting experience includes business and marketing strategy engagements for some of the world’s largest manufacturers of branded products. He has consulted extensively in the area of value creating in Internet environments, working with suppliers, customers, and value chain intermediaries to craft innovative solutions to growth issues in web-based net markets. Moriarity is the author of Power Play: The Beginning of the Endgame in net Markets, published by John Wiley in 2001. His global industry practice areas include: Aerospace & Defense; Automotive; Communications and High Technology; Consumer and Retail Industries; Energy, including process and utilities; Pharmaceuticals and Health Care; Transportation and Government.
|Humberto Reyes - Executive Vice President and COO, Cepheid read more »|
Executive Vice President and COO,
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer Mr. Reyes joined us as Senior Vice President of Operations in November 2004 and became our Executive Vice President of Operations in November 2006. Prior to joining Cepheid, Mr. Reyes was an Operations Consultant with Brownsboro Group, LLC. from 2003 to 2004. Prior to joining Brownsboro, Mr. Reyes was a Senior Operations Consultant for EXPERTech Associates, consulting in medical devices and biotech industries from 2001 to 2003. Prior to that, he was Head of Operations for OXIS Health Products Inc., which developed, manufactured and marketed products for oxidative research and wellness programs from 1997 to 2001. He is an experienced operations executive with more than 25 years of progressive management experience in the diagnostic and related industries. Mr. Reyes’ work experience also includes Vice President, Operations, Dade Diagnostics at Baxter; Vice President/General Manager, Chromatography Division, Varian and Associates; and Sr. Vice President, Operations, Microgenics Corporation.
|Michael J. Short - Executive Vice President, Autonation read more »|
Michael J. Short
Executive Vice President,
Michael J. Short has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since January 2007.
|Rogerio Toscano - Executive Director - Advisory, Ernst & Young read more »|
Executive Director - Advisory,
Ernst & Young
Ernst and Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, advisory services and strategic growth markets. Rogerio is able to have a positive impact on businesses through his role as Executive Director of Advisory. As a part of a strong global leadership team, Rogerio works directly with his area in Brazil.
Toscano was a senior manager in CSC and responsible for BPM practice in Brazil. He has a large experience BPM and ERP projects. He leads the BPM in the major Latin America Oil&Gas company, manages the CSC Brazil BPM team and he is responsible to develop the CSC Brazil BPM solutions. Prior to joining CSC, Toscano worked in Bearingpoint and Ernst&Young consulting, always leading BPM and ERP projects. In addition to his role at the CSC, Toscano is a master in business administration and writing papers about alignment between business and technology.
|Marc Gordon - Vice President of Finance, Best Buy read more »|
Vice President of Finance,
Marc is responsible for Best Buy’s Enterprise Planning and Performance Management including long range planning, budgeting and forecasting and management reporting processes. He also leads Finance decision support for the Company’s HR and IT functions. In his 16 years with Best Buy, Marc has had responsibility for finance leadership of the Tax, Treasury, Investor Relations departments and decision support leadership for the Company’s merchant, supply chain, services and retail operations functional areas.
|Sri Raju - CEO, Smartbridge read more »|
Raju is the CEO and Founder of SMARTBridge, LLC. Prior to launching SMARTBridge, Raju was a principal with Andersen Business Consulting for 9 years where he built and led the Technology Practice for the Gulf Coast Market. He has over 18 years of experience in leading the implementation of process and technology solutions to solve critical business problems for clients, including several Fortune 500 companies. Raju has extensive experience in a variety of systems and industries including Utilities, Oil and Gas, Healthcare and Insurance. Raju possesses a strong background in Project Management, Business Process Management, Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, Data Warehousing Architectures, Integration Strategies and Technologies, Internet Technologies and Software Development. He also led the development of information systems strategies and operational design strategies for several organizations. Raju has a M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science.
|Jeff Nick - Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, EMC Corporation read more »|
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer,
Jeff Nick is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at EMC Corporation. With 2008 revenues of $14.9 billion and approximately 40,000 employees, EMC is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information.
|Vivian E. Vassallo - Senior Director of Global Compliance, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. read more »|
Vivian E. Vassallo
Senior Director of Global Compliance,
Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
Vivian E. Vassallo is the Senior Director of Global Compliance of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. She is responsible for the development and execution of Dolby's worldwide Brand Protection and Licensing Compliance programs. Prior to Dolby, Vassallo was the Business Compliance Manager at 3Com Corporation. In this role, she lead a cross functional team addressing Gray Market and Anti counterfeiting efforts. Vivian has rejoined the AGMA (Alliance for Gray Market and Counterfeit Abatement) board as the Dolby Laboratories, Inc. representative in 2007; she previously served as a director of AGMA's board and Treasurer representing 3Com Corporation. Vivian has over 22 years experience in global channel sales, marketing and compliance with expertise in analyzing and negotiating complex international business issues, resolving disputes and developing policies to meet corporate business compliance and brand protection enforcement goals. Vivian recognizes the role that education plays in overcoming hardship and poverty in less developed countries, she is active in various charitable children organizations.
|Kevin P. Chance - President, Scientific Instruments Division, ThermoFisher Scientific read more »|
Kevin P. Chance
President, Scientific Instruments Division,
Currently Kevin is the President of the Scientific Instrument Division at ThermoFisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO), a worldwide leader in scientific and health care products and services. As Kevins former organization Dionex plans to integrate technologies and personnel into ThermoFisher, his expertise in areas such Global Operations, R&D, Marketing, Business Development, and IT will add measurable value to the organization.
Before being brought to the ThermoFisher team, Kevin Chance served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Dionex (NASDAQ: DNEX), where he is responsible for global Operations, R&D, Marketing, Business Development and IT, including both of the company's business units – the ion chromatography (IC) and sample preparation (SP) focused Chemical Analysis Business Unit, and the high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) focused Life Sciences Business Unit. He has over 20 years of experience in life science and chemical research, automation and analysis. Before serving as COO, Kevin served as Executive Vice President, and as Vice President of the Chemical Analysis Business Unit (CABU). Before joining Dionex, Kevin founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Aptus Pharmaceuticals, a biotech startup that developed and marketed a patented live-cell drug screening assay technology. Before founding Aptus, he served as the General Manager of the Bio/Pharma Business Unit and in various other positions at Siemens Industrial Automation, an automation technology provider. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Albert Dorman Honors College at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
|Dr. Debra L. Wilfong - Vice President and CTO, Donaldson Company, Inc read more »|
Dr. Debra L. Wilfong
Vice President and CTO,
Donaldson Company, Inc
Dr. Debra Wilfong is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Donaldson Company, Inc. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. Donaldson is a leading worldwide provider of air and liquid filtration systems and replacement parts that improve people's lives, enhance our customers' equipment performance, and protect our environment. As CTO, Dr. Wilfong provides strategic direction and leadership for Donaldson’s Global R&D Technology functions. In this role she is responsible for developing and commercializing next generation filtration solutions to satisfy our customers’ needs for diesel engine equipment and industrial filtration solutions through innovative research and development, superior technology and global presence. Prior to Donaldson Company, Inc, Dr. Wilfong spent over two decades at 3M where she held a number of Engineering and Technology management and executive leadership positions with various 3M business units where she was responsible for leading new product commercialization and developing next generation technology. Dr. Wilfong also has an extensive educational background including an MBA from the Carlson School, University of Minnesota, both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science from Case Western Reserve University, and a B.S. in Polymer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
|Raymond Gerber - Chief Technology Officer, Thunderhead read more »|
Chief Technology Officer,
Raymond currently holds the position of Chief Technology Officer with Thunderhead, a recognized and successful innovator in customer communication solutions. In his role, he is able to bring together leading research, technology, and engineering best practices to deliver solutions that enable customers to maintain relationships and deliver value in a complex digital world.
Raymond Gerber joined Chordiant in April 2008 and as the Chief Technology Officer is responsible for the Office of the CTO, Worldwide pre-sales, and the Industry Consulting team. He has 27 years of technology related experience both in the capacity of building software solutions for Software Vendors and as a user of vendor solution in consumer organization. Prior to Chordiant, Mr. Gerber was the President and Owner of FirstSecond Technologies with the primary focus of technology focused customer experience improvement. Mr. Gerber also served in senior positions in various large consumer organizations where he was responsible for the architecting and building of large customer facing solutions. He specialized in Business Process Management practices with a focus on improving end-user operational effectiveness and efficiency through the use of Business Process - management, -integration and, -optimization. He holds 3 Patents relating to optimization of Call center software. Mr. Gerber studied in Accounting at the University of South Africa and Rand Afrikaans University.
|Dr. Sheldon X. Wang - Executive Vice President of Technology and CTO, eHealth read more »|
Dr. Sheldon X. Wang
Executive Vice President of Technology and CTO,
Dr. Sheldon Wang has served as Executive Vice President of Technology since May 2007 and as Chief Technology Officer since August 1999. In these roles, Dr. Wang oversees the engineering, product management, quality assurance, information technology and carrier technology services functions of the company. Dr. Wang also has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eHealth China since October 2003 and oversees the company's operations in China. Prior to becoming Executive Vice President of Technology, Dr. Wang served as the company's Senior Vice President since August 1999. Prior to joining eHealth, Dr. Wang was the Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Eclipsys Corporation, a provider of integrated healthcare enterprise information-technology solutions. Before joining Eclipsys, Dr. Wang was the Executive Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Operating Officer of HealthVision (acquired by Eclipsys). Dr. Wang holds a Ph.D. in medical informatics from the University of Utah, an M.S. degree in physics from Idaho State University and a B.S. degree in physics from the Fuzhou University of China.
|Debra Jensen - Chief Information Officer, Charlotte Russe read more »|
Chief Information Officer,
As the Vice President and CIO for Charlotte Russe, Debra is responsible for technology platforms supporting a fashion retail organization. Key areas of focus include strategic planning, analytics, and supply chain.
Debra Jensen is Chief Information Officer for Jack in the Box Inc.. She is responsible for developing and executing the information and technology strategy for the quick-serve chain, including the company’s corporate and regional offices, distribution centers, as well as the restaurant technology for franchise operators. In addition, she is responsible for Technology and Guest Services Call Centers and Technology Field Centers.
Prior to joining Jack in the Box in 2005, she was Vice President of Business Information Systems for Longs Drug Stores Corp., a major retail drug store chain based in Walnut Creek, Calif. Jensen has also held positions in information systems for CP National Corporation and The Gap Stores.
She is currently a member the advisory board for California State San Marcos Business Information Systems program. Jensen served on the board of the San Diego Data Processing Corporation, a not-for-profit provider of government information technology solutions.
|Raj Joshi - Managing Director, Infosys Consulting read more »|
Raj has extensive experience in business consulting and IT projects, ranging from strategy to offshore systems development. He has a proven track record in practice building, business development and managing alliances. Raj has successfully delivered consulting engagements to several Fortune 100 companies in the high technology, manufacturing and communications industries. He worked as a Senior Partner at Deloitte Consulting for 15 years. Raj was the CEO of the Deloitte Offshore Technology Group, the Global Director of Alliances, and Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting, Southern California.
|Bill Campbell - Chairman of the Board, Intuit read more »|
Chairman of the Board,
Campbell assumed his role as chairman of the board of directors in August 1998. From 1994 to 1998, Campbell served as the president and chief executive officer of Intuit. Additionally, Campbell served as CEO of the company from September 1999 until January 2000.
|Christopher J. Satchell - Chief Technology Officer, International Game Technology read more »|
Christopher J. Satchell
Chief Technology Officer,
International Game Technology
As Chief Technology Officer at International Game Technology, Chris Satchell is responsible for the strategic and tactical technology vision at the global leader in the design, development, manufacturing and distribution of gaming machines and systems. In the CTO role, Satchell also has direct responsibility for the Information Systems group, R&D, the Advanced Architecture group and IP strategy and management.
|Mark Stach - Publisher and General Manager, Business Insurance read more »|
Publisher and General Manager,
In his new role, effective 2010, Mr. Stach will oversee all print, digital and event operations for Business Insurance (BI), based in Chicago. BI serves business executives who are responsible for the purchase and administration of corporate insurance/self-insurance programs, encompassing both property and liability insurance and employee benefit programs, including life, health and pensions.
Mark Stach is the Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Hewitt Associates' Consulting business and a member of the Global Consulting Leadership Team. He is responsible for optimizing the Consulting delivery and support model to improve quality and grow margins. Mark oversees all productivity and cost savings projects. He is responsible for setting and executing the offshore delivery strategy and coordinating critical infrastructure and productivity tool decisions. Mark leads the 230-person global Talent and Organization Consulting (TOC) operations team. He also co-leads Hewitt's 280-person Consulting Technology team with Hewitt's Chief Information Officer, David Baruch, to direct product development strategy, prioritization and execution.
|Barbara Nelson - Chief Technical Officer, iPass read more »|
Chief Technical Officer,
As Chief Technical Officer, Barbara Nelson drives the long-term development of the iPass platform, products and services through leadership of the architecture, engineering and network operations functions. Previously, Barbara served as Vice President Architecture and Design, where she was responsible for researching new technologies initiatives. She also architected the iPassConnect™ client, the company's award-winning software that seamlessly integrates connectivity to a wide variety of access methods (Wi-Fi, dial, 3G mobile data, etc.) with a rich set of mobility management capabilities. Barbara has more than 20 years of engineering experience in voice and data communications, mobile agents and international communications standards. She joined iPass in 2002 after serving as a senior architect at Extricity Software, a provider of business-to-business integration applications. Before Extricity, Barbara spent seven years at General Magic, developing a patented mobile agent platform, and building a carrier-based service including voice user interface (VUI) and graphic user interface (GUI) software. Prior to General Magic, Barbara worked at Retix, a software company developing platform-independent solutions for OSI protocols. While at Retix, Barbara chaired the X.400 Special Interest Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Barbara holds a bachelor's degree with honors in computer science from University College Dublin, Ireland.
|Craig Martin - CEO & President of Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. , Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. read more »|
CEO & President of Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. ,
Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
Craig came to Jacobs in 1994 with the company's acquisition of the Sirrine, Constructors, and International groups of CRSS Inc. Prior to that, Craig held a variety of management positions with CRSS after beginning his career with Martin K. Eby Construction Co., Inc. In his 30 years in the engineering and construction industry since graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in civil engineering, Craig worked his way from field engineer through the ranks of operations and corporate management. He also holds an MBA from the University of Denver. At Jacobs, Craig has served in a variety of senior management positions in operations and global sales. He also acts as one of the company's executive sponsors, taking operating and business responsibility for critically important clients and projects. Craig became President of Jacobs in 2002, CEO in 2006, and is a member of its Board of Directors.
|Mike Foley - Chief Information Officer, MassMutual read more »|
Chief Information Officer,
|Bob Conrads - Former CEO, CFO & senior partner, McKinsey & Company read more »|
Former CEO, CFO & senior partner,
McKinsey & Company
Conrads has more than 25 years of consulting, investment banking and operating experience. Conrads served as CFO of Indigo N.V. and CEO of Indigo America, a publicly traded printing technology company. He was formerly a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, responsible for overseeing the firm's Global Technology Consulting Practice.
|Rory Stear - Executive Chairman , MobileWave Group Plc read more »|
Executive Chairman ,
MobileWave Group Plc
Rory is the co-founder of the pioneering socially responsible micro-energy company, Freeplay Energy and the award winning Lifeline Energy (formally Freeplay Foundation). He is Executive Chairman of the London listed company MobileWave Group Plc and Executive Chairman of Flambard Holdings, a privately held international investment company with holdings in renewable energy, financial services, media and environmentally responsible packaging. He is Chairman of New York based Minlam Assett Management LLP. Rory has vast experience in building businesses, corporate social responsibility, raising capital and leading organisations. He has operated globally for the last 16 years especially in the USA, UK, Africa and Asia. He is very engaged in the issues of addressing energy poverty, providing access to credit for people at the "Bottom of the Pyramid" and maximising the opportunities presented by mobile telephones which he believes is the "PC of the poor".
|John Polizzi - CIO & SVP, PC Connection Inc. read more »|
CIO & SVP,
PC Connection Inc.
Mr. Polizzi has forty years in the Information Technology field.
|Barry Margerum - CSO, Plantronics read more »|
Mr. Margerum joined Plantronics in 1994 as Vice President of Marketing and was promoted in 1996 to President and General Manager of the Computer and Mobile Systems Group. In 1997, he left Plantronics to become President and CEO of Euphonix, Inc., a public company in the high-end audio equipment space. In 2000, he re-joined Plantronics and in 2004 became Vice President of Strategy and Business Development and in 2008, he was named Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to joining Plantronics, from 1989 to 1994, Mr. Margerum was CEO of Mitem Corporation, a middleware software company. From 1980 to 1989, he was Vice President of Marketing for GRiD Systems Corporation, a laptop computer manufacturer, where he held a variety of marketing and sales positions. Mr. Margerum also worked for Apple, Inc. and IBM Corporation and has served on the boards of both public and private companies. Mr. Margerum holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University.
|Andre Van Selm - Chief Executive Officer, Reality by Sanlam read more »|
Andre Van Selm
Chief Executive Officer,
Reality by Sanlam
Andre heads up “Reality”, the unique Lifestyle, Wellness and Rewards programme for the Sanlam Group of Companies. Sanlam is one of Africa's largest financial services providers, with a presence in Africa, India and the United Kingdom. He is responsible for driving acquisition, retention and risk reduction strategies to members of the Reality programme through a number of initiatives specifically designed to promote behaviour that benefits not only the Sanlam Group, but also the client.
|Sandra Zoratti - VP Global Solutions Marketing, InfoPrint Solutions read more »|
VP Global Solutions Marketing,
Sandra Zoratti is Vice President, Global Solutions Marketing, responsible for new business development at InfoPrint. Sandra’s current focus is promoting TransPromo throughout the marketing industry as an enabler to increase ROI and enhance response rates. Prior to InfoPrint, she was Director of Marketing and Strategy in IBM’s Printing Systems Division. She also has IBM experience in global marketing to small and medium-sized businesses. Prior to IBM, Sandra spent 15 years creating and executing marketing and business development initiatives worldwide for blue chip corporations including Avery Dennison and Westinghouse, as well as setting up her own private marketing practice. Sandra earned her MBA from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and has a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Cleveland State University.
|David Mathieson - SVP & CFO, Comverge read more »|
SVP & CFO,
Mr. David Mathieson was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Comverge, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMV) on May 31, 2011.
Mr. Mathieson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of RSC Holdings Inc. (NYSE:RRR), a leading North American equipment rental company, from January 2008 until May 2010. Mr. Mathieson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Brady Corporation. (NYSE:BRC) a global leader in identification solutions from December 2003 to December 12, 2007 and joined Brady in 2001 as European Finance Director. Prior to joining Brady, Mr. Mathieson was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Honeywell Europe, Middle East and Africa, concluding a 20 year career with Honeywell International, a global technology company, which included positions in Scotland, Belgium, Denmark, England and the USA. Mr. Mathieson has been a director of Tennant Company (NYSE:TNC), a global manufacturer of cleaning equipment and floor coatings solutions, since 2006.
|Dr. Ash Rofail - President and CTO, Santéon read more »|
Dr. Ash Rofail
President and CTO,
Ash Rofail is President and Chief Technology Office of Santéon, Inc. Prior to founding Santéon, Ash served as Chief Technology Officer for User Technology Associates, a $100 M software consultancy with over 1000 employees. Ash was responsible for setting technology strategy and technical leadership. Ash has provided strategic technical vision for several successful and innovative products as Chief Architect for Best Software (acquired by Sage), Product Architect for Solomon/Great Plains (acquired by Microsoft), and State of the Art Software (acquired by Sage). Ash is a thought leader in enterprise software as a member of Microsoft's Visual Basic review board since 1997; patent holder for artificial intelligence technology; author of 6 software engineering books on topics such as XML, .NET, COM/DCOM, building n-Tier Applications and Service Oriented Architectures; and Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Business. Ash holds a PhD Artificial Intelligence and MS Computer Science. Ash provides the strategic vision for Santéon.
|Bradley Coward - Chief Information Officer , Sappi read more »|
Chief Information Officer ,
Bradley Coward began his IT career during 1986 with Byrne Fleming. He moved up the IT ladder within various industry sectors namely Group Consultant Caltex, MD within IT group CCH, Strategic Executive Edcon Ltd, CIO SABMiller plc and is more recently Operations & Services Director of online gaming group Derivco (Pty) Ltd. As such he brings a wealth of
|Dr. Elie Daher - Executive Vice President, United Safety read more »|
Dr. Elie Daher
Executive Vice President,
Dr. Elie Daher recently became the Ececutive Vice President of United Safety, a global leader in providing industrial safety equiptment and consulting with a "listen to the customer" approach. Some areas of specialty include hazardous protective equipment, plant turnarounds, outage management, drilling, rig-less well operations, and pipeline operations. They are also able to operate in some of the most remote and difficult areas worldwide. Recent social responsibility activities include donating and fundraising for the United Way; sponsoring a local orphanage in Africa; and donations of time and resources to cancer research in the Middle East.
Dr. Daher is a uniquely qualified, multi-lingual management executive with 24-year career spanning operations, sales and marketing management positions at Schlumberger, one of the world’s largest and most diversified technology solutions and professional services company operating in 80 countries with 79,000 employees and annual revenues of over $27 billion. Fluent in English, Arabic, French and conversational Indonesian, Dr. Daher has a diversified cross-cultural marketing background. He has worked for over 10 years in Asia, including Japan, spent the past 12 years in the Middle East and North Africa, and was based in North America for two years. He has deep domain knowledge of key energy (oil & gas), public sector, education, communications and enterprise technology markets, and a well-developed understanding of various regulatory requirements and government procurement processes across many geographies and markets. Dr. Daher has extensive Business Unit Management experience with full P&L responsibility and a proven track record of leadership in managing, developing and motivating associates of widely varying backgrounds across a geographically dispersed and highly matrixed business. He has also been effective in organizational change management and creating a cultural mindset shift from being product-centric to market-minded. Dr. Daher has led product marketing groups for a large products portfolio that generated over $500 Million Dollars of yearly revenue and orchestrated both product launches and the product commercialization process, ranging from regional localization to the development of go-to-market channels, campaigns and processes. This includes market entry strategies, demand generation programs, branding campaigns, thought leadership initiatives, online customer engagement, marketing supply chain management, trade shows and industry conferences, customer education events and market roll out plans. He has also been deeply immersed in market and customer analytics as well as feedback and user experience programs. Dr. Daher Holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the “Ecole Superieure D’Ingenieurie De Beyrouth”–ESIB-Beirut, a Masters and a Doctorate degree in Business Administration from Southern Cross University – Australia. Dr. Daher has collaborated and coordinated with global functional, regional leaders and academia to foster innovation and to set competitive strategy, delivering sales and profits within agreed budgets. He has developed strategic account acquisition plans, pioneered a multi-cultural sales restructuring and effectiveness programs, developed strategic partnerships, and excelled in multi-cultural negotiations in sometimes challenging and complex environments. He serves on several advisory boards such as the CMO (Chief Marketing Officer Council), CLOSE (Coalition Leverage and Optimize Sales Effectiveness), Business Performance Management (BPM) Forum as well as Engineering and MBA programs at the American University in Dubai (AUD). He has also been a guest speaker at several events and conferences with a recent keynote at the Collaborate to Innovate event in Dubai and a panelist at the CMO Summit for the Middle East discussing Global Marketer perceptions in the MENA region. Dr Daher also serves on many industry committees namely the International Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC), Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Conference (ADIPEC), the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Production and Operations Symposium For more details and to read more on publications and activities, please visit www.DrElieDaher.com
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Dr. Robert Yung
Executive Vice President and CTO,
Dr. Yung joined the company in May 2009, reporting to Tessera’s CEO and President, Henry R. “Hank” Nothhaft. Yung is responsible for Tessera’s technology vision and direction for its continuing innovation in, and development of, miniaturization technologies for wireless, consumer and computing electronic devices. He will also help set the corporate strategy and developing the technology road map. Prior to Tessera, Yung was with PMC Sierra, a provider of broadband communications and storage semiconductors, which he joined in 2005 as vice president and CTO. Before PMC Sierra, he served as CTO for Intel Corporation’s Enterprise Processors Group, CTO for Intel’s Communications Products Group, and CTO for [Intel] China, where he directed Intel’s China research. Yung previously spent time as Sun Microsystems Inc.’s CTO for Asia, and has held management and founding directorial positions at Nexgen Microsystems and Xenologic Inc. Yung was named to the National Committee of U.S.-China Relation's Fellow during the inaugural Young Leader Forum in 2002. In 2000, he was named to the World Economic Forum's “Top 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow,” in Davos, Switzerland. Yung earned his B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the inventor of 70 issued and more than 20 pending patents.
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Vice President and CIO,
Jessica Denecour provides leadership for Varian's worldwide Information Technology organization. Prior to joining Varian in January 2006, she served in a variety of management positions over a 20+ year career at Agilent Technologies and Hewlett Packard. Most recently, she held the position of Vice President of Applications and Solution Services and prior to that the Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Operations Services, both at Agilent. Denecour received her BS in Business Administration and Management Information Systems from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
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