Global Mgr., IT Sec., Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Bob been the IT Security Manager for Briggs & Stratton since 2014. In his role, Amich has developed and executed the IT Security Strategy and developed a rolling 3-year road map. He was also a key contributor to IT General Control improvements for SOX compliance. Prior to Briggs, Amich was at Rockwell Automation for 14 years in the role of IT Security Manager, Service Portfolio Manager and Network Operations Manager.
VP, Enterprise Projects & Support, Northwestern Mutual
Blaise Beaulier is VP of enterprise projects and support for Northwestern Mutual. Beaulier is responsible for the development and support of application systems covering insurance products and operations, retail and institutional investments, field technology, and compensation and corporate functions.
Beaulier joined Northwestern Mutual in 1988 as a programmer analyst in the information systems department. He was promoted to the role of manager in 1995 and became assistant director with responsibility for the life product, marketing and agency system applications in 2000. In 2004, Beaulier joined the corporate planning department as a director of projects, where he continued to mature the company's portfolio management processes, including the corporate project prioritization process. He returned to the information systems department, where he was appointed VP in 2008.
Beaulier holds a B.S. in management information systems from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and currently serves on the advisory board for their College of Business, Economics and Computing. He is VP of the Waterford Youth Football program and chair of several active committees at St. Thomas Aquinas parish.
Principal Security Technologist, Arbor Networks
Paul Bowen is currently principal security technologist with a focus on advanced threat detection and mitigation with Arbor’s new spectrum platform. Bowen is a security practitioner with more than 20 years’ industry experience. Bowen started out at Estee Lauder gaining a decade of experience as a manger of global security. He then moved from being a security consumer to a security vendor.
Bowen spent almost a decade at Arcsight before and during the HP acquisition, transitioning to a conference speaker for HP as a strategic evangelist from the Office of Advanced Technology. Then he spent a year with Mandiant and another year with Fortinet before arriving at Arbor Networks.
VP, CIO, Assurant Health
SVP, CIO, MGIC Investment Corporation
Gregory Chi currently serves as MGIC Investment Corporation’s senior vice president and chief information officer
Previously, Chi served as senior vice president of enterprise delivery services with SunTrust Bank, since 2008. Prior to that, he was vice president of information technology application development with MetLife Inc., since 2005. Earlier, he held various senior management positions at MasterCard Inc. and The Bank of New York Mellon.
Chi graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.A. in architecture. He also earned a master of science in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University.
VP & CIO, Harley-Davidson, Inc.
As VP and CIO, Dave Cotteleer is responsible for providing strategic direction and management of information services for Harley-Davidson Motor Company and its business units and subsidiaries worldwide. Cotteleer brings significant strengths to this role including strong relationships and credibility with stakeholders, a deep understanding of Harley-Davidson’s business strategy and culture, and broad experience in process design and performance improvements.
Since joining Harley-Davidson in 1998, Cotteleer has delivered results through effective development and execution of strategies in alignment with company goals. He has held leadership positions in operations, supply chain, sales and product development, and has a well-established track record of strong leadership and capabilities. Prior to being named CIO in 2011, he served as senior director of international strategic projects, responsible for leading the development of Harley-Davidson’s Street 500 and 750 motorcycle platform along with key market entry initiatives. In addition, he has held senior leadership positions at Sara Lee Corp. and Action Packed Inc.
Cotteleer holds a bachelor of science in finance from Northern Illinois University, and a master of science in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University.
Canada Sales Director, Vidder
Mike Kruger is regional director of sales for the Midwest and Canada at Vidder. He has 30 years of experience working with clients to implement compelling solutions to improve enterprise security, data governance and analytics. He has contributed to notable companies such as Collibra, Varonis and Infobright.
For 10 years, Kruger has worked with leading startup firms to drive new technology to address gaps in legacy solution stacks. He believes in a solution-based approach focusing on improving business agility and growth.
Systems Engineer, BitSight Technologies
Alex Ellis has over 5 years of security industry technical and sales engineering experience and also holds a CISSP certification. He is currently the sales engineer for BitSight Technologies. He worked for ObserveIT, an Israeli based insider threat intelligence company. He has held technical positions in customer support, QA, and sales engineering.
VP & CIO, Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Jerry Fox Jr. has more than 30 years of IT experience. As vice president and chief information officer at Rockwell Automation, Fox is responsible for IT strategies and solutions globally. In this role he led the transformation efforts to redefine IT’s role as a co-innovator with business units, while driving increased value from the global systems portfolio. Prior to joining Rockwell Automation in 2007, he served as a senior IT leader at Dana Corporation, a Toledo, Ohio-based automotive parts supplier.
Throughout his career, Fox has held IT leadership positions across a diverse set of industry segments. Before joining Dana Corporation, he served as principal contributor towards driving companywide IT synergy and standardization at Cardinal Health, a Fortune 20 medical service organization. He provided IT leadership at Reynolds and Reynolds, a provider of information management systems. Fox began his professional IT career at Lexis-Nexis, a Dayton, Ohio-based electronic publisher.
Fox holds a bachelor’s degree in MIS and an MBA from Ohio University.
VP Global IT, Johnson Controls
VP & CIO, Medical College of Wisconsin
David Hotchkiss is a 23-year veteran of the healthcare industry. He’s held diverse roles in managed care, community and internationally recognized hospitals, a nationally designated cancer center, a health science center, and his current role as the VP and CIO for the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Serving first as CIO, and then as interim chief administrative officer, Hotchkiss led the technology, clinical and revenue cycle operations for the Cancer Therapy and Research Center. He also served as the interim VP for HR at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio Texas. These roles provided him a unique perspective regarding the impact technology, along with process, has on an organization’s effectiveness and agility.
Hotchkiss thrives on empowerment, collaboration and servant leadership. His passion to provide services aligned with the Medical College of Wisconsin’s mission is evident in the relationships he forges with faculty, staff, students, patients and community partners.
He received his bachelor’s in accounting from Texas A&M University, is ITILv3 certified and holds memberships in the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society and the American Association of Medical Colleges. He also serves on the WiscNet board of directors, a network provider for the state’s leading research, education and public service entities.
Field CIO, Dell EMC
Brant Hummel serves as a federation principal and field CIO for the Office of the Federation at EMC. Hummel and his team are responsible for defining customers’ business and IT transformation journeys using innovative and emerging technologies, ideas, and processes. Outcomes of the transformation journeys include business agility, IT efficiency and overall cost savings.
Hummel’s involvement and leadership in both the business and technical strategies has made him a go-to resource for customers seeking to understand current state challenges, capitalize on future state opportunities, and define a value-based road map with clear milestones to transform.
Prior to joining EMC, Hummel spent 10 years as a principal in a consulting firm based in Philadelphia. In this capacity, Hummel defined and delivered transformation results for customers ranging from Fortune 1000 firms to small and medium-sized businesses across a wide range of industries.
CIO, Marquette University
Kathy J. Lang is the chief information officer at Marquette University. She is responsible for the strategic direction of technology, IT project management, technology infrastructure, applications, IT security, research computing and technology support services.
Lang joined Marquette in 2002. Prior to her position at Marquette, she was the chief information officer at the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse and the IT director at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.
Lang received the 2013 IT Executive of the Year Award from the Society of Information Management — Wisconsin for the nonprofit category. She also received a 2008 Midmarket IT Leadership Award from CIO Decisions and under her leadership, Marquette University IT services was the recipient of the Institutional Excellence in Information Communications Technology Award from ACUTA in 2009. Lang is a member of several IT advisory boards and is frequently asked to speak and consult on IT leadership and management topics.
Lang holds a master’s degree in business administration from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting and computer information systems from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Judy Lemke is executive vice president and CIO at Schneider National Inc., a leading provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services. In this position, she leads the company's strategic technology, engineering and business transformation initiatives as a member of the executive team. Prior to joining Schneider, Lemke served as CIO of Capella University in Minneapolis, where she was responsible for IT strategy and direction, alignment of technology and business objectives, execution of system-wide implementation programs, and oversight of critical IT initiatives in a dynamic, growing user environment.
Prior to her work at the university, Lemke served as vice president of the Midwest region at BORN Information Services Inc., an IT consulting firm, where she managed more than 500 consultants with responsibility for sales, customer relationships, contracts, branch and practice management, and recruiting. Under her leadership, the region's revenue increased by 100 percent in two years. Lemke also held several senior IT positions in an 18-year career with Medtronic, including director of IT for the Americas and international director of IT. She holds a bachelor's degree from Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
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.
Technology & Workforce Futurist, Singularity University
Laura London is the director of strategic relations for Singularity University, a global innovation ecosystem and accelerator headquartered at NASA’s research center in Silicon Valley. She has more than a decade of experience working with organizations to align their business, technology and people practices.
London has extensive experience launching and growing innovative, strategic partnerships and programs. At Singularity University, she supports programs to help educate, inspire and empower leaders globally to apply exponential thinking and technologies.
Previously, she was director of enterprise solutions for Apollo Education, where she designed and delivered innovative educational products and pathways to better connect education to careers. She also built partnerships for Kaplan as its director of international alliances. Her career began in an HR rotational program at First Data.
London has a B.S. in labor relations from Cornell University. She earned a master’s in management and change leadership from Kaplan University and a master’s in education from University of Cambridge.
SVP, Global Operations, Rimini Street, Inc.
Kevin Maddock is a 26-year software support and technology industry veteran. Maddock oversees the worldwide new client and renewal client sales, sales engineering and operations teams. Prior to joining Rimini Street, he served as executive vice president of worldwide inside sales and operations for ServiceSource, the industry leader in outsourced maintenance renewal and sales for technology companies. He served as a member of the executive team where he had overall global leadership and P&L responsibilities for building, scaling and operating a 500-person sales organization that delivered more than $1 billion in service sales and a five-fold increase in revenue growth.
Prior to ServiceSource, Maddock was vice president of worldwide support service sales at PeopleSoft, Inc. (acquired by Oracle Corporation) with responsibility for the development, strategic direction and day-to-day leadership of a global sales organization. During his tenure at PeopleSoft, he oversaw worldwide growth in annual support services revenue for PeopleSoft and JD Edwards products from $250M to more than $1.2B annually. Maddock's responsibilities also included worldwide systems and processes for support renewal management and participation in worldwide pricing model and release support policies.
Earlier in his career, Maddock held a management role with KPMG Consulting in its financial services strategy and operations division. Prior to KPMG, he managed large software development and implementation projects at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
Not totally dissimilar to Alexis de Tocqueville, Thornton May is a traveler with a keen eye, good manners, great ears and a sense of the bigger picture.
May’s Management Lab research program at Cambridge Technology Partners was one of the first corporate sponsors of the Black Hat Conference, a program designed to bring security enthusiasts with names like Dark Tangent and Death Veggie into close juxtaposition with corporate and law enforcement professionals. May was the chief awareness officer at Guardent, a managed security services startup backed by Sequoia Capital, New Enterprise Associates and Charles River Ventures. The firm was later sold to Verisign.
May has keynoted conferences on security, delivered lectures to federal agencies and frequently appears as an expert commentator in the security trade press. He combines a scholar's passion for empirical research, an entrepreneur's capacity for opportunity identification and a gift for storytelling.
A graduate of Dartmouth College and the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie-Mellon University, May studied at the Center for Japanese studies at the University of Michigan.
Senior Security Consultant, HP, Print Security Solutions
Jason O’Keeffe is a senior security consultant at HP Inc. Imaging and Printing Group. O'Keeffe works with global corporate clients and partners to consult on security solutions. In this role he provides security guidance and governance to ensure their print enterprise infrastructure and businesses are secure, and educates and supports customers in creating comprehensive security solutions, gap analysis, policy content development, awareness training, strategy development and implementation, risk assessment, and governance to protect their printing infrastructure environment, while also increasing the effectiveness of business solutions around print in a secure way.
O'Keeffe is an industry-recognized security consultant with more than 22 years of hands-on experience. O'Keeffe thrives on solving complex technical problems and also provides security leadership working with the HP business units and R&D labs, providing guidance around future security development to ensure HP is a market leader in security.
Prior to his security position at HP Imaging and Printing Group, O'Keeffe was an account security officer with HP Enterprise Security Services helping HP customers manage their day-to-day security operations, consisting of risk management and onboarding to HP security services.
Manager, Enterprise Security, MillerCoors
Sr Retail & Distribution Industry Consultant Commerce Leader, Sirius Computer Solutions
David Privett has spent 15 years helping organizations drive innovative digital customer experiences while optimizing infrastructures. He is an expert in Cloud/Saas/Iaas, in-house operations and technology platforms and has experience in omni-channel and global eCommerce. His expertise helps organizations with three distinctive perspectives:
The Digital Customer Experience — Privett helps businesses understand the Me2B mindset of customers. He develops relevant, personalized interactions that illustrate the brand knows them and helps businesses anticipate customers’ needs.
The CIO/CTO/CSO — Privett assists organizations in understanding the digital transformation of becoming a more agile business. He helps them move to a progressive DevOps culture, making them ready for competitive ongoing changes and updates to the digital experience through a mix of Cloud/Saas and custom legacy applications.
The CMO/CDO/CSO — Privett facilitates the understanding of competitive digital disruption in various market verticals. By leveraging various analytics and business intelligence processes to analyze customer interactions, he instructs organizations in creating customer micro clusters or segments to determine optimal marketing campaigns. He shows them how this will drive brand loyalty and differentiation in growing revenues and internal business subject matter experts.
Privett has additional experience in digital marketing, commerce and infrastructure solutions from IBM, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, Adobe, Coremedia, Open source Drupal/Wordpress, AWS, Azure, Softlayer, Cybersource, Jive, Pluck, Bazaarvoice, Magento, Taxware, Paymentech, Vertex, Manhattan Associates and Salesforce.
Global Solutions Architect, Mandiant, a FireEye Company
Fayyaz Rajpari is the lead technical subject matter expert for FireEye’s Threat analytics platform and the endpoint security platform at FireEye. He is part of an elite global team of cybersecurity leaders that influence organizations on security incident response workflow and solutions derived from Mandiant’s legacy product portfolio. These products are known today as FireEye Threat Analytics Platform and FireEye HX Endpoint Platform, and they are utilized across the largest organizations in all industries’ verticals, including the public and private sectors in North America and Canada.
Rajpari is involved in the most strategic engagements around the globe and is a key enabler for FireEye’s sales engineers. He takes pride in staying on top of the latest threat trends and is responsible for assisting with technical documentation on FireEye’s endpoint and analytics solutions when necessary.
Rajpari is a technology enthusiast with 18 years of information technology experience. For the last 13 years, he has devoted his career to all things security. He’s held a variety of roles with experience in many security domains, including network and endpoint security, incident response, encryption, identity and access management, and vulnerability management.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in information security with numerous security certifications, including CISSP, CCSK, GCFW, VTSP, ITL and MCSE. His latest certification was achieving the GCIH Gold status.
CISO, Trustmark Companies
Fawaz Rasheed has more than 20 years of experience in information security. He is currently the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Trustmark Companies. Prior to his role there, he was the Global Chief Information Security Officer at Johnson Controls, Inc., where he was responsible for planning, building and executing upon a robust information security program.
He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Computer Science from DePaul University and has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Loyola University, Chicago.
VP & CIO, Oshkosh Corporation
Dave Schecklman is VP and CIO, a position he was appointed to in 2013. Most recently, Schecklman served as VP of global information technology. In his current role, Schecklman oversees all aspects of information technology for the Oshkosh Corporation enterprise.
Since joining Oshkosh Corporation in 1995, Schecklman has had roles of increasing responsibility within information technology including program director for Oshkosh’s ERP program at McNeilus, director of information technology at McNeilus, as well as various roles at Pierce Manufacturing, Oshkosh Defense and Oshkosh Corporate.
Schecklman earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration in management of information systems and computer science from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
CISO, Associated Banc-Corp
Joe Smits joined Associated Bank in 2006 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer. Smits has more than 27 years of experience in information technology, 18 years of which he has been responsible for an Information Security Program.
In his role at Associated Bank, Smits leads a division of cybersecurity, risk management and business resumption professionals responsible for the protection of client information across Associated Bank’s commercial, consumer, insurance and investment portfolios. Earlier in his career, Smits led technology teams for United Health and M&I Data Services.
Smits earned a bachelor of business administration degree in management information systems from University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and has been a certified information security manager since 2005.
CIO, Krueger International, Inc.
Barb Streubel is the CIO at KI. In this role, she is responsible for all Information Technology initiatives throughout KI and its subsidiaries. Barb is an Information Systems professional with 38 of IT Experience. Barb joined KI in 1998 as Application Manager and was named Chief Information Officer in 2014.
KI, a contract furniture company, manufactures innovative furniture and movable wall system solutions for education, healthcare, government and corporate markets. The employee-owned global company is headquartered in Green Bay, Wis.
VP, Strategy, Planning, & Architecture, Schneider
Brian Stuelpner is vice president of strategy, planning and architecture at Schneider. In that role, he helps drive technology strategy and innovation, as well as program management and architecture activities.
Prior to joining the company in 2015, Stuelpner was a director at the management consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he led IT and business strategy engagements for a variety of Fortune 100 companies.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Miami University and earned an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
CISO, Oshkosh Corporation
Mike Warner is the CISO for Oshkosh Corporation. He works with executive management across the corporation to determine acceptable levels of cybersecurity risk. His office is responsible for establishing and maintaining a corporate-wide information security program. He has led the successful effort to increase the corporation’s cybersecurity maturity, balancing government and commercial information assurance requirements. His office is continually identifying and evaluating cybersecurity risks, creating policies and security controls, conducting security audits, and ensuring compliance across the enterprise.
Warner joined Oshkosh Corporation in 2004 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility, leading efforts to standardize, modernize and centralize the enterprise IT infrastructure. He has also held senior leadership positions in the fire and emergency business segment, corporate shared services and corporate IT infrastructure groups.
Warner holds a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy and an M.S. from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He also has numerous IT certifications and is a licensed professional engineer.