Director, Digital Technology & Collaboration General Electric Company
Ignatius Anandappa (Dayan) is Director of Digital Technologies & Collaboration at GE. In this role he is responsible for GE’s external & internal web presence (GE.COM, insideGE & GEReports), collaboration platforms (Support Central, GE Folders & GE Connect) and helps set the strategic direction for emerging technologies such as mobile, data visualization, social networking and interactive media platforms.
Dayan began his GE career in 2002, and has held a variety of leadership positions including Leader, Product Engineering & Development, where he was responsible for GE’s global shared network. Prior to GE, Dayan led the Network Engineering team at MCI and was responsible for the architecture of their global web hosting data centers during the Internet boom. In addition, Dayan held positions at Pepsi Cola where he traveled extensively deploying the network infrastructure for Pepsi Cola North America.
CIO, GE Corporate & Managing Director - AMSTC General Electric Company
Vic Bhagat is CIO for GE Corporate, a post he has held since 2005. A global leader with deep experience in technology solutions and innovation, Vic leads a global team responsible for delivering enterprise applications and services, IT centers of excellence and driving IT innovation across GE, including infrastructure, cyber-security, enterprise resource planning, as well as application maintenance and support. In addition to his current role as a Corporate CIO, Vic is the Managing Director of GE’s Advanced Manufacturing and Software Technology Center (AMSTC) in Michigan. Vic serves on several Advisory Boards including AT&T Utilities and Field Services, Fairfield University — School of Software Engineering, and works closely with University of Connecticut’s School of Business.
Prior to this role, Vic served as CIO for GE in India and Southeast Asia from 2002-2005, where he was responsible for driving the company’s regional strategy in sourcing, IT and the Global Development Centers. He has also held key roles in the areas of information management, e-business and corporate security with a variety of GE businesses including CNBC, GE Aircraft Engines, GE Appliances and GE Plastics. Prior to GE, Vic held information management positions with Keane Inc., Humana Inc., and Colgate Palmolive.
Vic earned his Information Management and Marketing degree from the University of Louisville and his Physics and Mathematics degree from St. John’s University in India.
An avid sportsman, he enjoys badminton, squash, swimming and racquetball. Mr. Bhagat currently resides with his family in Fairfield, CT.
IT Communications Expert, Author The Brainiac Paradox
Mark Cornillie is the Founder and Principal of TechCommBridge, a consulting company dedicated to helping technical professionals bridge understanding with non-technical audiences. He has more than 25 years of professional communication experience, with the last 20 focused on helping technologists with communication...and communicators with technology.
Cornillie is one of those uncommon 'whole brain' thinkers, both left brain and right brain, both technologist and artist. In his many years of working with technical professionals he has developed an unequaled understanding of the communication challenges they face and has developed practical and effective solutions. His upcoming book The Brainiac Paradox, address the question of why communication is such a perennial problem among technical professionals and shares proven strategies for overcoming that for professional success.
Cornillie has worked for and with some of the largest US corporations (e.g. Johnson & Johnson, GM, Owens Corning, Delphi Automotive, Alticor, etc.), as well as nonprofits and in academia. He has extensive international experience and has worked on five continents. He has a BA in Journalism from Michigan State University and his work has been published in major newspapers and magazines throughout the U.S. (Time, Newsweek, New York Times and many others).
CIO ZF Group NAO
Mark Cybulski is Chief Information Officer at ZF Group North American Operations. He is responsible for all North American information systems and is a member of ZF’s Information Management Committee, its global IT governance organization.
Prior to joining ZF in 2006, he served as Chief Information Officer for Delphi Product & Service Solutions, the newly-formed aftermarket division of Delphi. Prior to his time at Delphi, he held several positions with TRW, including Vice President, Information Systems, Occupant Safety Systems (1999-2002); Program Director, Integrated Enterprise System (SAP) (1995-1999); and Director, Cost Reduction, Seat Belt Systems NA (1990-1992).
From 1982 to 1990, he was a Senior Consultant at Theodore Barry & Associates, and then a Senior Manager in Management Consulting at Touche Ross, all in Chicago. Mark earned bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and economics from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago.
Deborah deBoer Henderson
VP & CIO ArvinMeritor, Inc.
Deborah Henderson is VP and CIO for ArvinMeritor, Inc., a premier global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle industry. The company serves commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and certain aftermarkets and light vehicle manufacturers. Henderson is responsible for the global transformation of the company’s global Information Systems (IS) organization, positioning IS as a valuable and influential corporate business partner. The transformation includes global, structural and strategic realignment with businesses served, business process standardization, and governance of outsourced infrastructure.
Henderson has held positions of increasing responsibility in the motor vehicle industry and around the world across her 24 year career. ArvinMeritor roles include VP and GM for the $1B Doors division, globally headquartered in Sully, France, and VP of global LVS Quality, Engineering and Technology. In 2005, Henderson was honored as one of the top 100 women in the automotive industry by Automotive News.
Henderson has been active in community organizations including the American Heart Association, Chosen Children, Gleaners, and Romanian Handicapped Children.
She is a summa cum laude from Rutgers University in New Jersey, and completed graduate executive courses at John M. Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and at the Chicago Graduate School of Business.
SVP & CIO Kelly Services, Inc.
Joe Drouin is SVP and CIO for Kelly Services Inc., a world leader in human resources solutions headquartered in Troy, Michigan. In his role, Drouin leads all aspects of global IT for the company.
Prior to joining Kelly, Drouin served as CIO at TRW Automotive Holdings, where he also led global supply chain logistics. Drouin’s background includes substantial international experience, including a number of years living and working in China and Germany.
Drouin earned a MBA at the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Memphis. Drouin is also a member of the CIO Leadership Network Board and the CIO Executive Council.
A respected industry thought leader, Joe has been a featured speaker at numerous industry events on topics including: Cloud computing, creating value from IT in the enterprise; and open-source adoption. He has been widely cited in a variety of industry publications and was recognized by Computerworld magazine as one of the business world’s "Premier 100 IT Leaders" in 2004.
VP, Global HR and ERP Implementation Haworth, Inc.
Ann M. Harten began her career at Haworth in 2005 as VP of Global Information Services, adding responsibility for HR in 2008. In 2010, she was appointed VP of Global Human Resources and ERP Implementation (Opus).
She now leads Haworth’s HP initiatives including the design and implementation of a global leadership development program. In her role on the ERP (Opus) project, she leads the integration of business systems and supporting technologies. This includes the implementation of SAP (ECC-6) for all business units globally.
Before joining the Haworth team in Holland, Michigan, Harten served as SVP and CIO for SIRVA, Inc. of Westmont, IL. Prior to that, she held a series of management and director level positions at Boise Cascade Office Products (OfficeMax) in both technical and business areas.
Harten is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is a member of the Board at the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council, is an Executive board member of the Holland Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Executive Advisory Council for Western Michigan University School of Technology and is a member of the Advisory Board of the CIS Forum there.
Author World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs
Peter High founded Metis Strategy in 2001. His experience lies in corporate strategy, business-unit strategy, IT strategy, portfolio management, innovation management, project management, product pricing, and related concepts.
Peter has worked in a wide range of industries. He has developed corporate and business unit strategy for dozens of Fortune 500 companies, and has also leveraged Metis Strategy’s proprietary business and IT strategy methodologies to that end. Additionally, Peter has in-depth experience working with leading IT departments from multiple industries, and he has developed a methodology to help organizations assess their capabilities relative to world class organizations, providing recommendations on how they can achieve sustainable world class performance.
Prior to founding Metis Strategy, Peter worked in the strategy division of Luminant Worldwide, a full service consulting firm, as a member of the management team. He began his career in consulting with Integral, Inc., an innovation management firm founded by the former dean of Harvard Business School, Kim Clark. Prior to Integral, Peter worked as an internal consultant with General Motors and as a research analyst with the Federal Reserve Bank.
In 2009, Wiley Press/Jossey-Bass published Peter’s book World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs, which was named the third best IT book of 2009 by CIO Insight among other accolades.
In 2008, Peter started a widely listened to podcast entitled “The Forum on World Class IT,” which is available through iTunes on a biweekly basis. He also has written for Information Week and CIO Digest Magazines.
Peter has been the keynote speaker at a variety of corporate conferences, and he has lectured at several universities including Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the University of Washington (Seattle) Foster School of Business, the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, and the National Defense University.
Peter graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Economics and History.
CTO General Motors Corporation
Fred Killeen currently serves as General Motors’ CTO, IT. Killeen joined GM in 2001 as Director Systems Integration for Global Product Development, and was appointed to the role of Director, Systems Development Factory in 2003. Prior to his promotion in May 2010 to CTO, Killeen was the Global Systems and Technology Director, IT.
Killeen is responsible for software development environments and overall technology plans. He manages the evaluation of emerging information technologies and the insertion of those technologies into the mainstream of GM’s systems and infrastructure. Killeen is also responsible for the systems development process and the implementation of the associated standardized work for the IT organization.
Before joining GM, Killeen held a variety of engineering, technology, and leadership positions over his 16 years with Hewlett-Packard, eventually becoming the GM Account Executive for HP Consulting. Prior to HP, Killeen was a software developer for manufacturing test systems at Motorola.
Fred holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University. He is on the Advisory Board for the Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Michigan State University Computer Science Advisory Board.
AVP, IT MGM Grand Casino Detroit
Ruthanne Largent joined MGM Grand Detroit, in 2005 and is currently the Assistant VP of Technology. Since 2005, Largent’s responsibilities included the operation of the previous MGM Grand Casino while building the current property, moving the business and staff to the current property, closing the previous property and now operating the current expanded business.
Largent has twenty seven years of information systems experience specializing in leading the design, deployment and operations of business technology in the industries of manufacturing, gaming, software development, retail, hotel, and food & beverage. Prior to joining MGM Grand Detroit, from 2003 - 2005, Largent was the Director of Operations and Network Services for Borders Group Inc, a global bookstore chain. From 2000 - 2003 she was the Director of IT at Mechanical Dynamics, Inc, a virtual prototyping simulation software developer, and then Director of IT at MSC Software, following its successful merger in 2002. From 1985 - 2000, Largent served in various engineering, operations, sales support and consulting positions at Electronic Data Systems, and at General Motors, as a PL-1 programmer, from 1982 - 1985.
She has strong experience leading operational teams, leading large-scale projects, managing budgets, defining and improving business process and procedure, and establishing standards.
Largent has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Dearborn, and is a current member of Society of Information Management (SIM), Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT), and ConnecTech.
Largent is married, has three grown step-children and resides in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
VP & CIO Blue Care Network of Michigan
Janet P. MacQueen is VP and VIO for Blue Care Network of Michigan, the affiliated HMO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Previously, she was systems development officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
Prior to joining the Blues in 1999, MacQueen was owner and president of Healthcare Resources and Consultants, and a director at Health Alliance Plan.
She holds an M.B.A. from Michigan State University and a Bachelor’s degree in PR and Communications from Wayne State University.
MacQueen was named "Detroit Woman of the Year" in 1982 by the YWCA. She is a frequent speaker at various professional meetings on topics such as leadership and IT management.
Janet is on the board of directors of the Michigan Women in Technology Foundation and the Managed Care Executive Forum. Additionally, she was recognized by the national magazine, Computerworld, as one of the 2009 "Premier 100 IT leaders."
VP & President, Aftermarket & Trailer Division ArvinMeritor, Inc.
Joseph Mejaly is VP of ArvinMeritor Inc., and the president of the company’s Aftermarket and Trailer businesses. In his global senior management position, Mejaly oversees the strategic growth and operations of the Aftermarket business, and the Trailer Products business, with both businesses operating multiple locations around the world. A primary goal is to expand the company’s trailer suspensions operation in North America, grow the aftermarket business in Asia Pacific, as well as develop and grow the company’s remanufacturing business. He has held this position since 2009.
Most recently, Mejaly served as VP and GM of the company’s Aftermarket business. Prior to that, he served as director of Customer Support for CVS Sales and Marketing in Troy, Mich., headquarters. In this position, he directed all post-sale customer support activities in North America to maximize customer satisfaction and increase overall ArvinMeritor responsiveness to product and customer needs. In addition, Mejaly directed the CVS technical support activities of the North American Field Service Organization, managed the CVS Customer Support Center and was responsible for all CVS warranty management. He also has served as senior director, Sales and Marketing, for the Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket-North America.
Mejaly joined the company in 1985 and holds a B.S. degree in business administration from Western Michigan University. He and his family reside in the Detroit metropolitan area.
VP, IT Magna International Inc.
Joey Miller is Vice-President of Information Technology for Magna International. Miller has global responsibility for Magna IT and is also chair of the Magna IT Council, which is the governance board for all IT activity within Magna International.
Miller has more than 25 years of experience working in the information technology field. Prior to her current position, Miller was Director of IT for Magna Donnelly. She also served as Manager of Global Infrastructure and Manager of Global Support for Donnelly Corporation. Her area of expertise focused on building effective virtual teams to support the global enterprise. Miller has also served as Project Manager and Divisional Manager at Clark Equipment, where she designed and implemented systems for Clark's international manufacturing facilities and dealer network. Miller's other experiences include technology and business consultant to Western Michigan University and independent consulting for Fortune 500 corporations and a number of organizations.
Miller holds a B.A. degree in Anthropology from Albion College and a M.A. degree in Sociology Anthropology from Oberlin College.
Miller is a member of several CIO networks, IT, and Management organizations and is actively involved with community organizations such as United Way, Voluntary Action Center, and Guidance Clinic.
SVP & CIO Spectrum Health
The SVP and CIO of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids since 1997, Patrick J. O’Hare has combined his experience with large health care organizations with his expertise in information systems and technology to help Spectrum Health become one of the country’s top 50 integrated health care systems. Through strong leadership and strategic planning, he facilitated the development and implementation of the first information system plan that transformed this diverse organization—hospitals, health plan, home health and long-term care facilities and programs—into a unified system through state-of-the-art technology. He has continued to keep the system on the leading edge of health care IT by:
- Facilitating programs that completely replaced the organization’s infrastructure over a 5-year period.
- Aligning disparate information technology factions across the health system into a logical and effective organization including the incorporation of Health Information Management.
- Establishing and managing key vendor relationships.
- Implementing strategies to attract highly trained personnel who could thrive in the challenging and complex health care environment.
- Managing staff of more than 450 and budgets in excess of $60 million; serving on various executive management teams.
Before joining Spectrum Health, O’Hare spent 12 years at Trinity Health, where, as the VP of IT Management, Michigan, he was responsible for the development of strategic and tactical information systems plans that maximized quality, minimized costs and supported best practices.
O’Hare is a member of several professional organizations, including the Health Care Information & Management Systems Society, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the Grand Rapids Lions Club, is past Chair of the Center for Community Leadership and is a founding board member of Quaeris / HelloWestMichigan.
O’Hare is also a founding board member and chair of Michigan Health Connect.
He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Information Systems and Accounting from Ferris State University and an M.B.A. from Western Michigan University. He lives in Grand Rapids.
Director, Information Systems Executive Forum (ISEF) Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Robert D. Scott recently retired from the Procter & Gamble Company after more than 32 years of service. Before his retirement, Scott served as VP, Innovation & Architecture, Global Business Services for The Procter & Gamble Company. In this capacity, Scott was responsible for identifying and leveraging emerging information technologies, stewardship for the P&G IT enterprise architecture and innovation of new internal and external IT-enabled business models. Scott had a wide variety of roles at Procter & Gamble. This included an international assignment based out of Brussels, first serving as regional IT leader (covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and then as the global IT VP for the Fabric & Home Care business unit (a $14B business). More recently, Scott served as VP, IT, Global Market Development, responsible for the global IT program for retail customer systems, including the Company's retail eBusiness strategy (public marketplaces, portals, exchanges, consumer bonding). Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Scott earned a B.S.E. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Scott recently assumed the position as Director of the Information Systems Executive Forum (a CIO development network) of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is the immediate-past Chair of the University of Michigan Minority Program Corporate Advisory Council, and is the member of a number of IT executive councils/forums. He has served as Chairman for the Corporate Advisory Council for the Cincinnati Chapter of the Black Data Processing Association. Scott also participates on boards of a number of local community social services and arts groups.
VP & GM of IT Operations & Services Intel Corporation
Kimberly Stevenson is the VP of FES and GM of Intel's Global IT Operations and Services. In this role she leads both the strategic and tactical support of Intel's worldwide infrastructure components, including data center management, network and telecommunications, enterprise application support, client computing and a 24x7 internal service desk.
Prior to joining Intel, Stevenson spent seven years at EDS, an HP company, holding a variety of positions including VP of Worldwide Communications, Media and Entertainment (CM&E) Industry Practice, and VP of Enterprise Service Management where she oversaw the global development and delivery of enterprise services.
Before joining EDS, Stevenson spent 18 years at IBM holding several executive positions, including VP of Marketing and Operations of the eServer iSeries division.
Stevenson obtained a B.S. from Northeastern University. She holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Cornell University where she is an appointed member of the Cornell University Johnson School Advisory Board.
Dr. Philip Swan
Chief Economist IBM
Dr. Philip Swan is responsible for developing and interpreting the global economic outlook and its risks, including the implications for the rapidly evolving
IT industry. He assesses the capital investment environment to measure the impact of economic issues and events of importance to IBM.
Dr. Swan has been at IBM since 1974. Prior to that, he taught at Boston University. He is currently a member of the industry economics panel of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. Dr. Swan chairs the business and industry economic policy committee of the international Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He was recently a member of the U.S. Census Advisory Group representing the American Economic Association.
Dr. Swan has a Bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College and a Master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.