VP, Enterprise Projects & Support, Northwestern Mutual
Principal Security Technologist, Arbor Networks
SVP, CIO, MGIC Investment Corporation
Prior to joining MGIC Investment Corporation, Gregory Chi served as senior vice president of enterprise delivery services with SunTrust Banks Inc., since 2008. Prior to SunTrust, he was vice president of information technology application development with MetLife Inc., since 2005. Prior to that, he held various senior management positions at MasterCard Inc. and Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
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.
EVP & CIO, Schneider
VP & CIO, Rockwell Automation, Inc.
VP & CIO, Medical College of Wisconsin
David Hotchkiss is a 23-year veteran of the healthcare industry, having held diverse roles in managed care, community and internationally recognized hospitals, a nationally designated cancer center and a health science center, before assuming his current role as VP and CIO for the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Serving first as CIO, then as interim chief administrative officer, Hotchkiss led the technology, clinical and revenue cycle operations for the cancer 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 degree in accounting from Texas A&M University, is ITILv3 certified and holds memberships in the Healthcare Information and 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
Vice President, Central Region, Rimini Street, Inc.
CIO, Marquette University
CIO Emeritus, Schneider
Director, Information Security, Spectrum Brands, Inc.
Technology & Workforce Futurist, Singularity University
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
Head of Enterprise Solutions, Vidder
CISO, Trustmark Companies
CIO, Krueger International, Inc.
VP, Strategy, Planning, & Architecture, Schneider
Brian Stuelpner, vice president of strategy, planning and architecture at Schneider, 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.
VP & CIO, ABC Supply Co., Inc.
As CIO, Tony Vaden oversees all aspects of ABC Supply’s IT systems, leading the team of nearly 70 associates that supports the computing needs of the company’s nearly 12,000 associates nationwide. An IT industry veteran of more than 25 years, he has worked in the manufacturing, distribution and retail sectors.
He came to ABC Supply in 2013 from American Tire Distributors Inc., the largest tire and wheel distributor serving retail tire dealers in the U.S. and Canada, where he served as SVP and CIO. Prior to that, he held senior technology positions at Dell Inc., Solectron, now Flextronics, and AMP Inc., now TE Connectivity Ltd. Vaden has extensive background in all facets of technology solutions, including enterprise resource planning, e-commerce, point of sale and mobile applications. He is a recognized industry leader in cloud computing and innovative solutions. He received EMC’s 2012 Customer Reference Award for Thought Leadership and was a Quest CIO of the Year nominee in 2009.
Vaden has a bachelor of science in information technology from Winston-Salem State University. He also studied engineering at North Carolina State University after completing an associate of science in engineering from Surry Community College.