CIO, Chevron Corporation and President, IT Company
William Braun is Chevron’s CIO and president of its information technology company. He assumed this role in 2015 and is based in Houston, Texas. Braun joined Chevron in 1991 as a programmer and has held technical and management positions across the organization, including Chevron North America exploration and production, supply and trading, and ITC. These positions included responsibilities in telecommunications, fraud management, project management and operations. He has served with the corporation in Texas, California and Singapore.
Braun received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of St. Thomas and completed the Harvard Business School’s advanced management program in 2014. He serves on the board of directors for SEARCH Homeless Services of Houston and as a co-chair for the Governing Body of the Houston CIO Executive Summit.
Principal Executive Advisor, CEB
Jaime Capellá has spent almost two decades studying the strategies, leadership principles, management practices, metrics, and organizational innovations used by the world's best companies to maximize value from their IT investments. He works to distill practical lessons from companies’ accomplishments and missteps, and communicate clearly, memorably, and in ways that inspire executive action and accelerate decision-making.
As part of his role, he helps lead CEB’s best-practice research. Recent studies look at how to accelerate corporate clock speed, drive digital transformation, and foster a business outcomes orientation within IT departments. He is currently focusing on how companies are adapting to compete in an era of disruption driven by digitization.
Capellá has extensive experience facilitating leadership conferences and roundtables with CIOs, chief architects, CISOs, and other senior executives from Fortune 500 companies. He also runs workshops to help leadership teams develop their strategic plans and define their key metrics.
Prior to CEB, he worked in publishing and government. He’s run teams large and small, had P&L and business development responsibility, and succeeded in startup and turnaround environments. He holds an A.B. cum laude from Harvard University, as well as MBA and M.A. degrees from Yale University.
SVP/CIO, Western & Southern Financial Group
Karen Chamberlain joined Western & Southern Financial Group in 2014 as SVP and CIO. She has more than 25 years of experience leading information technology to develop and balance strategic, market and operational priorities supporting wealth management and property and casualty insurance businesses.
Chamberlain previously worked for The Hartford Insurance Group. She joined the company in 2006 and held multiple CIO positions in the P&C and wealth management businesses, as well as VP of service operations. She also acted as a corporate auditor and liaison for HLIKK Japan, a subsidiary of The Hartford. In 2005, Chamberlain joined JPMorgan Chase as SVP and CIO of the insurance division, and prior to JPMC she held various IT leadership roles at Allstate Insurance Company.
Over the years, Chamberlain has focused her attention on leadership development for women. At The Hartford, she built and co-led The Hartford’s Professional Women’s Network, building a membership of over 1,700. Chamberlain was a core member of the JPMC Women in Technology and Operations team, and also acted as a corporate mentor for the national organization, Women Unlimited.
Chamberlain holds her Series 6 and 26 securities licenses. She is a board member of Cintrifuse — Cincinnati, and of WCET/ThinkTV (PBS), Cincinnati/Dayton.
SVP & Global Head for Business Application Services, Wipro Limited
Hiral Chandrana is SVP and global head for business application services at Wipro with end-to-end responsibility for the applications related strategy, development, implementation and management. He has 22 years of experience managing long-term strategic customer relationships with global organizations, driving transformation initiatives and leading large teams.
Prior to his current role, Chandrana was VP and global business head for consumer industries at Wipro with end-to-end P&L responsibilities including delivery, sales and solutions. He also held leadership roles as U.S. head for retail, consumer goods and transportation, and Americas head for business technology services at Wipro, where he won multiple awards. Before Wipro, he had progressive client and program management roles with Electronic Data Systems, Parametric Technology Corp. and Tata Motors. In addition to his professional accomplishments, he has published various thought leadership papers and articles throughout his career.
Chandrana has an engineering background, with a master of science from Washington State University and Executive MBA from Iowa State University.
VP & CIO, Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Yanni Charalambous is VP and CIO at Occidental Petroleum Corp., an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and one of the largest oil and gas companies in the U.S., based on equity market capitalization. He is responsible for the IT organization and the strategy and deployment of IT across Occidental’s worldwide oil and gas, midstream, chemicals, and corporate operations.
Charalambous was appointed VP of IT in 2012. In this role, he led all aspects of the company’s global IT operations including field and plant automation, exploration and production systems, information management, business systems, and process change. He joined Occidental in 2002 and led systems and infrastructure organizations in IT.
Charalambous holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, and a master of computer science from the University of Houston, Clear Lake. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers where he chairs the digital energy technical section, represents Occidental Chemical on the executive committee of American Chemistry Council’s ChemITC committee and sits on the board of ESCAPE Family Resource Center, a nonprofit organization serving the Houston area.
Director, Northeast Strategic Practice Leader, Mandiant
Miguel Crespo is a director within the global security consulting services at Mandiant, where he leads its Northeast practice. He is an information security executive with success in guiding, consulting and implementation of leading-edge technology solutions while balancing security initiatives to risks, business operations and innovation. He excels in data protection and privacy, network design, systems architecture, and program management, with extensive experience in chemical, pharmaceutical, healthcare and financial sectors.
Crespo has more than nine years of active duty service, and more than 15 years of experience as an intelligence- and information-warfare leader and information security professional. He has proudly served in the U.S. Navy as an intelligence and cybersecurity officer at various locations, managing a combined $15M in programs for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and U.S. Department of Defense. Crespo has overseen projects in cyber threat intelligence, network security and security operations center design.
Director, On Your Feet
Shelley Darcy had been studying and performing improvisational theater for more than 20 years. She currently performs on stage with Brainwaves Improv in Portland, Oregon. Since 2003, Darcy has used her improv training off the stage with On Your Feet where she has worked with companies like Nike, Intel, Mattel, Disney and GE, worldwide. In 2009, she started a nonprofit organization called Super Project Lab, whose mission is to use the principles of improv to teach life skills to marginalized youth.
SVP & Global CIO, PepsiCo
Jody Davids is senior VP and CIO of PepsiCo where she leads PepsiCo’s Business and Information Solutions function that focuses on delivering and supporting capabilities that improve business processes, enabling associates to connect and collaborate more easily, collecting and mining data for analytical insights, and enhancing performance across all aspects of PepsiCo’s value chain. The department delivers all IT support to PepsiCo through a network of 3,700 IT associates worldwide.
Before joining PepsiCo in April of 2016, Davis served as CIO for Agrium Inc., the world’s largest agricultural retailer and a leading wholesale producer and distributor of crop nutrients. She led a transformation of Agrium’s IT organization, improving service delivery, integration and costs.
In her career, Davids has totaled more than 30 years of experience leading and developing technology functions for large organizations such as Agrium, Apple, Nike, Cardinal Health, Best Buy and General Electric. Davids also serves on the board for Premier Inc., which provides performance improvement services to hospitals and other healthcare organizations.
Dean Del Vecchio
EVP, CIO & Head of Enterprise Shared Services, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Dean Del Vecchio, EVP, CIO and head of enterprise shared services, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, is responsible for defining and implementing a strategic technology vision that is aligned with the company’s long-term growth initiatives and ongoing business objectives. He also provides strategic oversight for Guardian’s real estate and facilities function, and for the enterprise-wide shared services organization, which includes physical security, office services, source-to-pay and enterprise imaging.
Prior to joining Guardian, Del Vecchio was SVP, CIO and global head of IT shared services at News Corp. and Dow Jones, where he had responsibility for creating new and distinctive platforms for news and information delivery, and leading all application development and technology infrastructure. Before serving as CIO, Del Vecchio served as the company’s chief administrative officer, creating a vision and plan to improve administrative service, delivery and processes.
He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society and a member of the MIB Group Inc. board of directors. He is also a director of the Park Avenue Life Insurance Company, Family Service Life
Insurance Company, Sentinel American Life Insurance Company and GIS Strategic Ventures subsidiary boards.
Del Vecchio earned his MBA from Villanova University.
Principal, Business Evolution, Tata Consultancy Services
Frank Diana has served in various executive roles throughout his career, bringing more than 30 years of leadership experience. He is currently leading efforts to define and enable the evolution of business for Tata Consultancy Services global consulting. Prior to joining TCS, Diana was EVP of enherent Corp., where he led a business analytics growth initiative focused on leveraging advanced forms of analytics to deliver business outcomes. As chief product officer for Aelera Corporation, he managed the development of a market facing social computing and advanced analytics platform.
Diana served as CEO of Traxian Inc., a Silicon Valley software startup focused on the B2B enablement of small and mid-sized businesses, and as CTO of Fujitsu Consulting, he developed the company’s extended enterprise vision, serving as the face to the market and analyst community. He began his career at AT&T, holding various senior roles, including CIO, for the company’s international financial operation. He holds a B.S. in computer science from Rider College.
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of the New York Times bestseller "The Power of Habit"
Charles Duhigg’s “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” has spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list. The book contains specific strategies that can transform lives and workplaces. It details scientific studies on boosting willpower, replacing bad habits and revolutionizing companies’ productivity. Duhigg’s latest book, “Smarter, Faster, Better,” applies the same relentless curiosity, deep reporting and rich storytelling of “The Power of Habit” to explore the science of productivity. Duhigg illustrates his concept with compelling case studies from the U.S. Marine Corps, the FBI and the Disney Animation team behind “Frozen,” among many others.
Charles Duhigg was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting as a member of The New York Times staff for the series “The iEconomy,” which examines Apple’s manufacturing practices overseas and what those practices can tell us about the American economy. Duhigg is also the winner of the National Academies of Sciences, National Journalism, and George Polk awards, and a frequent contributor to television and radio programs, including “PBS NewsHour,” “Frontline,” “Dr. Oz,” “This American Life,” and various programs on CNBC and NPR. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and Yale College.
Partner, Everest Group
Cecilia Edwards holds 20 years of experience in strategy and management consulting, with experience working with Fortune 500 corporations, middle market companies, private equity firms and nonprofit organizations. She brings this strategic expertise to her Everest Group clients with a focus in next generation IT strategies, enterprise-as-a-service models, IT enabled business transformation and service provider growth strategies.
Prior to joining Everest Group, Edwards was chief strategy officer and senior vice president of client services at Telligent, a leader in the community- and collaboration-software industry. She created the company’s community strategy and processes, advised and consulted Telligent customers to enable them to develop business solutions and deliver value through online communities, led pre-sales efforts, and developed thought leadership pieces on implementing world-class communities. Additionally, she was responsible for redesigning the company’s community analytics product to allow customers to gather richer intelligence from their communities and make data-driven decisions to meet their strategic objectives.
A veteran officer of the U.S. Air Force, Captain Edwards began her professional career as a launch manager for the Titan Space Launch Satellite Programs Division.
EVP, Digital & CIO, Bloomin' Brands, Inc.
Donagh Herlihy is executive vice president and digital and chief information officer for Bloomin’ Brands. In this position, Mr. Herlihy is responsible for overseeing the global strategy, development and implementation of all digital consumer and business technology initiatives for Bloomin’ Brands.
Mr. Herlihy has 25 years of technology leadership experience in various industries. He joined Bloomin’ Brands following a six-year tenure with Avon Products, Inc., where he served as CIO and SVP, IT and eCommerce. In that role, he led all aspects of the technology supporting Avon’s internal business operations and enabled eCommerce for more than 6.5 million Avon representatives worldwide.
Prior to Avon, he was the CIO for the Wrigley Company. In addition to his role as CIO, he served successively as the VP of HR and the VP of Supply Chain Strategy and Planning. Prior to Wrigley, he led the IT function for Duracell, a division of the Gillette Company.
Mr. Herlihy has a BSC in Industrial Engineering and an MA from the Institute of Technology and Trinity College in Dublin. He has completed the Executive Program at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.
Partner and Co-Founder, On Your Feet
Gary Hirsch helped start On Your Feet with an ex-ad planner after a random conversation about a T-shirt, which seems to be how things happen around here. He is a voracious doodler and draws on everything, including his website. Currently, he is drawing more than 30,000 robots that he launches into the world to help make it a slightly better place.
CIO, Fannie Mae
Bruce Lee is Fannie Mae’s SVP and CIO. Reporting to the SVP and head of operations and technology, Lee is responsible for providing the technology vision and leadership to reduce the company’s complex technology infrastructure, build new capabilities, and improve safety and soundness. He oversees all technology efforts, and represents Fannie Mae with its regulator, customers and others. Lee works closely with the business to define technology strategies that align with operations and technology’s operating model and help accomplish business and enterprise objectives.
Before joining Fannie Mae in June 2014, Lee was group CIO for NYSE Euronext, overseeing all aspects of technology in the highly regulated and competitive exchange traded securities sector. Prior to that he was COO for HSBC’s investment banking and trading business in the Americas, overseeing IT, operations, and risk teams in Canada, the U.S. and Latin America. He has also held IT leadership positions at BNP Paribas SA in London, Tokyo and New York, and American Management Systems.
Lee has a bachelor of science in computer science from Hertfordshire University in England.
SVP & Group CIO, Allstate Insurance Company
Peter Logothetis joined Allstate Insurance in late 2011 as the divisional CIO for claims. Prior to Allstate, he spent more than five years as head of technology services (CIO) at QBE the Americas, a member of the Australia-based QBE Group.
Logothetis has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry. He has worked in the manufacturing, banking, insurance and consulting industries for such well known companies as Continental Bank, CNA Insurance, Kemper Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance.
He has been very active in industry initiatives, conferences and IT forums. He also participates in mentorship programs and school board memberships.
Since 1980, he has been a part-time IT instructor at DePaul University, where he earned his MBA in information systems.
EVP and CIO, Freddie Mac
Robert Lux serves as executive vice president and CIO for Freddie Mac. He is a member of the company's senior operating committee and reports directly to CEO Don Layton. Lux is responsible for the company’s information technology assets and services. In this capacity, he oversees end-to-end technology solutions that ensure delivery of strong operational platforms and integrated services throughout Freddie Mac’s businesses.
Prior to coming to Freddie Mac, Lux was a principal at Towers Watson, a leading global professional services company, where he was responsible for leading teams on three continents in the delivery of commercial risk modeling applications for the insurance industry. Prior to that, Lux was chief architect for GMAC Financial Services and CTO for GMAC Residential Capital.
Lux also held IT leadership positions at EDS and Reuters. He has more than 30 years experience in the IT industry and more than 10 years experience in the mortgage industry. He is a current member of the MBA's Residential Technology Steering Committee and earned the MBA's Certified Mortgage Technologist designation. Lux earned an M.S. in management of technology from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in commerce and engineering from Drexel University.
VP, Global Bus. Solutions & CIO, General Mills, Inc.
Mike Martiny is vice president of global business solutions and CIO, with responsibility for leading the global shared services, employee services, continuous improvement, information technology and business systems organizations for General Mills since 2012.
At General Mills, Martiny led supply chain strategic initiatives and global sourcing development, he was promoted to vice president in 1995, leading international operations. Subsequent roles included global engineering and Pillsbury’s SAP implementation. Prior, Martiny joined The Pillsbury Company in 1992 and began his career at Kraft USA in engineering and manufacturing management.
Martiny is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, and serves on the board of directors for The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.
Global CISO, General Electric Company
Tim McKnight is CISO for General Electric Co. where he is responsible for leading GE’s global and diverse information security and IT risk strategy.
Prior to joining GE, McKnight served as EVP of information security and technology risk for Fidelity Investments. In this role, McKnight set the corporate information security and technology risk vision and strategy in key areas, including governance, policy, awareness, project management, audit, assessment, incident response, operations, technical investigations, business continuity and disaster recovery. He also served in various IT security leadership roles at Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems and Cisco Systems.
Outside the office, McKnight is an active member in the cybersecurity industry. He has been chairman of the Internet Security Alliance since 2011, and he has been a board member of the National Board of Information Security Examiners since 2010. He also spent time teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in digital forensics as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.
McKnight began his career at the FBI, where he served as lead investigator for all national infrastructure protection center matters, including high-tech crimes, corporate espionage, foreign counterintelligence and telecommunications fraud. He received his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers College.
Vice President, The Futures Company
As VP of TRU Youth MONITOR subscription services, Erik Medina’s chief role is to build marketing and product strategies that bring The Futures Company’s unparalleled expertise among teens and young adults to companies and brands in order for them to better understand and connect with young consumers. Medina has oversight for the TRU Youth MONITOR Study — the key tracking and segmentation study relied on by more than 100 of the world’s leading youth-oriented brands — and the TRU Youth MONITOR Presentation, a thought leadership showpiece that brings millennials to life and enables deeper understanding of this segment. He has presented to clients such as the NFL, NASCAR, ABC Family, Unilever, Samsung, Frito-Lay, Finish Line, Electronic Arts, Nintendo, Puma, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, and The Partnership at DrugFree.org.
Over a 20-year marketing career, Medina has proven his acumen in a diverse set of industries including consumer packaged goods, technology and education. Medina worked in sales with Pepsi in the U.S. and Spain. After receiving his MBA, Medina started his marketing career as a brand manager with Gatorade where he was instrumental in bringing forth new product concepts and successfully launching them into the marketplace.
CIO, VP IT, Graybar
David Meyer is CIO and VP IT at Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical communications products and related supply chain management and logistics services. In his role, Meyer has overall responsibility for Graybar’s IT functions supporting the needs of the business and leading technology innovation.
Meyer came to Graybar in March of 2015 from INVISTA, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, where he was director of global SAP since 2010. Previously, he was global trading systems manager for Chevron, from 2007 to 2010.
David holds a B.S. in business administration from University of Missouri — St. Louis.
EVP & CIO, Costco Wholesale Corporation
Paul Moulton is EVP and CIO of Costco Wholesale Corporation. In this role, Moulton is responsible for the direction of all technology and information systems of Costco Wholesale worldwide. Moulton has been with Costco for 30 years and has served on the company’s executive committee for 23 years.
Prior to his current role he has held the following positions at Costco: EVP of real estate development worldwide; EVP of marketing, e-commerce, member services, travel and community relations; SVP of international operations (managing director of Costco Asia and Costco Europe); VP of finance and corporate treasurer; director of budgeting and strategic planning; and warehouse manager of Aloha, Oregon.
Prior to Costco, Moulton worked in operations at Target, Safeway and Fed Mart Corporations.
Moulton currently has been appointed by the governor to serve on the State of Washington Technology Services Board, is the chairman of the board of directors of Agros International, member of the Board of Heritage University in Toppenish, Washington, a member of the Founding Board for the University Of Washington’s Information School, and is an elder at his church.
VP, IT & University CIO, University of Pennsylvania
Tom Murphy serves as the VP for information technology and university CIO at the University of Pennsylvania. In this capacity, he is responsible for the University’s central IT organization, information systems and computing, which is comprised of 300+ staff members who plan for, acquire, develop, and support core infrastructure and enterprise-wide products and services.
Murphy has more than 20 years of knowledge and experience in information systems and telecommunications within large corporate environments. Prior to joining Penn, he served as the CIO of DaVita HealthCare Partners, where he was responsible for all IT supporting the company’s business and clinical operations. Prior to his tenure with Davita, Murphy was the SVP and CIO of AmerisourceBergen.
Murphy is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including but not limited to: being recognized as a ‘Top Ten Breakaway Leader’ at the 2011 Global CIO Executive Summit; selection as a Top CIO of 2011 by SmartCEO Magazine; election to the CIO Hall of Fame in 2010; recognized as one of the Best CIOs in America in 2010 by Business Trends Quarterly; recognized as one of the ‘Top Ten Global CIOs for Leadership & Innovation’ in 2009; selection as one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders of 2002 by ComputerWorld; and recognition as one of the top 100 Innovators of 2001 by CIO Magazine.
SVP of Platform & Chief Strategy Officer, Box
Jeetu Patel is senior vice president of platform and chief strategy officer for Box. In this role he leads Box's platform organization, driving the strategy for Box's platform business and developer relations. He also oversees Box’s corporate strategy and development organization.
Patel has more than 20 years of experience in enterprise information technology, and before joining Box, he was general manager and chief executive of EMC’s Syncplicity business unit. He previously held leadership roles in EMC’s information intelligence group, including chief marketing officer, chief strategy officer and chief technology officer. Prior to EMC, Patel was president of Doculabs, a research and advisory firm focused on collaboration and content management across a range of industries, including financial services, insurance, energy, manufacturing and life sciences.
Patel holds a B.S. in information decision sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
CIO, Teck Resources Limited
Kalev Ruberg has been active in the information systems arena for more than 38 years. He is the CIO at Teck and is responsible for the overall information technology services and projects for this global mining company.
Previously, he was the executive general manager for information services at Placer Dome, one of the largest gold mining enterprises in the world. Additionally, during the millennium transition he was the CIO and deputy minister for the Government of Manitoba. He was also the lead of technology development as CIO of a B2B e-commerce company and as VP at TELUS.
He worked with the Architecture Machine Lab and continued with simulation research first at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. and Berkeley Labs in California, then at Georgia Tech as an assistant professor. At the National Research Council in Ottawa he developed a number of machine learning algorithms in the artificial intelligence field. As an executive consultant with IBM Global Services, he designed large innovative systems at IBM Manufacturing and for clients worldwide.
Ruberg has a bachelor of science in architecture and a master of architecture from MIT.
EVP, Operations and Technology Systems, McDonald's Corporation
As EVP of operations and technology systems at the McDonald's Corporation, Jim Sappington is responsible for improving McDonald’s business results by providing secure information and process capabilities through the efficient and flexible use of technology. Sappington is passionate about the role of innovation in driving an enhanced experience with prior experience leading efforts to upgrade the company’s global information and technology platforms. Chiefly, he is focused on developing and maintaining the customer experience to exceed changing expectations.
During his most recent years with McDonald’s, Sappington has held a number of positions including U.S. VP and CIO, corporate VP of global technology and global CIO. Sappington brings deep experience on the front lines of the business, with experience working behind the counter as part of an accelerated operations program and as VP and general manager of the Northwest region. His McDonald’s career started in 1987 when he landed a position as an accounting manager.
He holds a bachelor of science in Accounting from the University of Missouri and an MBA with an emphasis in management information systems from DePaul University.
EVP, Client and Digital Experience, Northwestern Mutual
Timothy G. Schaefer serves as executive vice president of client and digital experience at Northwestern Mutual, where he is responsible for the firm’s overall client experience, digital strategy and technology. Schaefer has been with the company for nearly 20 years and currently serves as a member of Northwestern Mutual’s executive leadership team.
Schaefer began his career at Northwestern Mutual in June of 1988 as a programmer in the Information Systems department, where he held a number of roles before becoming vice president of Life Benefits in 2005. After nearly a two decades with the company, Schaefer stepped into an executive role, taking on responsibility for the development and support of application systems in May 2007. One year later, he was named CIO and department head of the Information Systems department. In 2013, he became executive vice president of operations and technology, and worked in that capacity for three years, before assuming his current role.
Schaefer, a Milwaukee native, serves on the board of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Foundation and Lubar School of Business. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin —Milwaukee in 1988 with a B.B.A., and later earned a master’s degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
EPAM Systems, Inc.
Elaina Shekhter is CMO of EPAM Systems Inc., where she is tasked with integrating a variety of functions that influence the company’s strategy, positioning and global brand. Before assuming her current role, she worked as global head of business development. She has also worked as EPAM’s global head of the travel and consumer business unit.
Previously, Shekhter was with the travel and marketing giant, Carlson Companies, in a number of operational and business development roles, including head of retail and entertainment for a spin-off of Carlson Marketing Group called 24K. Prior to that, Shekhter was a manager with Ernst and Young Consulting, specializing in CRM and analytics engagements for clients such as 3M Co. and General Electric.
Shekhter earned an M.S. in information systems, a B.S. in economic theory and a B.A. in political science from The American University. She is active in the software startup and emerging technology community and takes a special interest in sustainability and artificial intelligence initiatives.
President and Co-Founder, The Congruency Group
Lena Sisco is the author of "You're Lying! Secrets From an Expert Military Interrogator to Spot the Lies and Get to the Truth” and president, founder and keynote speaker of The Congruency Group LLC.
As a former Department of Defense certified military interrogator and Naval Intelligence Officer, Sisco specializes in reading body language and identifying behavioral incongruence when detecting nonverbal indicators of deception. She founded The Congruency Group in order to share her skills with the Department of Defense and Law Enforcement personnel to aid in putting criminals behind bars and gathering intelligence information to save lives. In her work, Sisco has trained personnel across the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps and numerous other private-sector companies.
Sisco is the recipient of the Joint Service, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation and Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal. She has appeared as a speaker on the TEDx Wilmington stage, and additionally is a senior Body Language Institute Train-the-Trainer instructor. Prior to her career in human intelligence, she received her master’s degree in Archaeology from Brown University.
Fellow, VP of Corporate Strategy and Innovation, Dell EMC
Steve Todd has been an innovator in the high-tech industry for more than 30 years. As a software engineer, he has filed over 250 patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and earned over 145. Geared toward execution, he has delivered breakthrough products through a combination of productivity, innovation and collaboration. Mission-critical data centers around the world have run millions of copies of his state-of-the-art products. In addition, Todd’s focus on execution has generated billions of dollars in revenue for Dell Technologies.
He has documented his approach in two books, “Innovate with Influence: Tales of a High-Tech Intrapreneur,” and “Innovate with Global Influence: Tales of High-Tech Intrapreneurs.”
Today, his main area of focus is the economic value of data. During this summit, Todd will share the latest thinking on data value through a lens of innovation, execution and results.
Partner, On Your Feet
Amy Veltman is a partner of the improvisational theater group, On Your Feet, currently heading the team’s New York City office. In her realm, Sshe designs and delivers interactive keynotes on a variety of topics including storytelling, creativity and collaboration.
Veltman kicked off her career in the entertainment industry, bringing her storytelling talents to work as a writer for big-name film and television companies across Los Angeles and NYC. While working as a writer, Veltman studied improv on the side to develop the skills seen in her work today. After spending time in the entertainment industry, she worked with a Portland agency to design marketing content and strategy for a Fortune 100 tech client. She joined OYF in 2010.
VP & CIO, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Donald Wehrly is VP and CIO at Marathon Petroleum Corporation. He joined the company as an associate programmer in 1981 and worked various information technology assignments until he was promoted to information technology supervisor in 1988. Wehrly made several moves as supervisor of information technology in Damascus, Syria; Tunis, Tunisia; and Findlay, Ohio, in the early and mid-1990s. He was transferred to Houston in 1997 as the manager of upstream computing and appointed the manager of information technology strategy and planning in 2000. Wehrly returned to Findlay in 2003 as the manager of information technology services. He was named to his current position in 2011.
Wehrly graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Taylor University in 1981. He is an active member of the Boy Scouts of America.