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Commissioner & CIO City of Chicago
EVP & CIO EMC Corporation
CISO Whirlpool Corporation
John Bingham is the CISO for Whirlpool Corporation. He joined the organization in 2009 as the CPO and assumed his current position in 2010. Prior to joining Whirlpool, Bingham was a director with Protiviti, where he was a founding member of the company in 2002 and led the security and privacy practice for the Midwest region. During that time, he worked with numerous clients to develop security, privacy and compliance organizations. He has served as a communications officer in the U.S. Air Force at the Air Force Information Warfare Center in San Antonio, Texas and the NATO Combined Air Operations Center in Vicenza, Italy.
Bingham has a B.S. in computer engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
VP, Network Planning Sprint Business
SVP & CIO Reyes Holdings, LLC
Paul R. Brody
Vice President, Mobile & Internet of Things Consulting Practice IBM
VP & Global CIO Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Principal, Business Evolution Tata Consultancy Services
Americas Executive – VMware Advisory Services VMware
VP & Divisional CIO, Claims Allstate Insurance Company
CVP & CIO Baxter International, Inc.
Paul E. Martin is corporate vice president and chief information officer at Baxter and has global responsibility for the information technology strategy, operations, processes and team supporting Baxter's business worldwide.
Martin joined Baxter in January 2011 from REXAM PLC, the U.K.-based packaging manufacturer, where he held the position of group chief information officer, responsible for all information technology functions across more than 20 countries. During his 11 years with REXAM, Martin served in a variety of key senior management positions including vice president and CIO Beverage Can Americas and head of information technology for American National Can (acquired by REXAM PLC). Prior to Rexam, he worked for The CIT Group, BNSF Railway and Frito Lay.
Martin currently serves as executive sponsor of Baxter's African American Leadership Council business resource group for employees, which provides a forum to enhance engagement, build on recruitment and retention efforts, and increase the impact of business, charitable, and volunteer initiatives in the African-American community.
Martin is chairman of the Howard University Information Systems Advisory Board, a member of the Information Technology Senior Management Forum, the executive customer advisory board of several global IT companies, and was recognized as a Business Leader of Color by Chicago United in 2013.
Martin received his degree in management information systems from Western Kentucky University.
VP, IT Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Robert L. Parkinson, Jr.
Chairman & CEO Baxter International, Inc.
Robert L. Parkinson, Jr. is chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter International, Inc.
Prior to joining Baxter in April 2004, Parkinson was dean of Loyola University Chicago’s School of Business Administration and Graduate School of Business. Previously, he had a distinguished 25-year career at Abbott Laboratories, serving in a variety of domestic and international management and leadership positions.
Parkinson joined Abbott in 1976 and held a number of marketing and management positions there before being named vice president of European operations in 1990, president of the chemical and agricultural division in 1993 and president of the international division responsible for pharmaceutical, hospital and nutritional products in 1995. In 1998 he became a member of its board of directors before being named president and chief operating officer of the company in 1999. He retired from Abbott in 2001.
He is active on a variety of industry boards and community organizations. Parkinson serves on the board of directors of Chicago-based Northwestern Medical Group, the physician group subsidiary of Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial HealthCare; as chairman of Loyola University of Chicago's Board of Trustees; FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology); and Junior Achievement of Chicago; and is the past chairman of the Executives' Club of Chicago.
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VP & CIO Archer Daniels Midland Company
Principal, Digital Experience UL
VP, IT & CIO Abbott
A passion for improving the health of patients worldwide. A drive to expand our potential through innovation. A commitment to position our company for long-term success. This is the essence of Abbott: A Promise for Life.
Founded in 1888 by Dr. Wallace C. Abbott, a Chicago physician, Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 70,000 people.
Preston Simons is Abbott’s vice president and corporate officer for information technology. He joined Abbott in October 2000 and was appointed to this position in March 2005. Prior to serving in his current role, he was divisional vice president, global technology solutions, responsible for Abbott's enterprise and shared data centers, infrastructure, applications development and implementation management.
Prior to joining Abbott, he was senior vice president and chief information officer at Health Partners, Minnesota's largest HMO and second largest healthcare delivery system. Most of his IT career has been in the medical and healthcare industry with companies such as SmithKline Beecham (now GSK), Exempla Healthcare, Rush Prudential Health Plans and the Rush University Health System.
He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago.
Chief Innovation Officer Dell
Partner / Principal Advisory Services EY
Chairman & CEO Catamaran
VP & CIO Kraft Foods Group, Inc.
CISO McDonald's Corporation