SVP & CIO - QBE Specialty & Reinsurance QBE Americas
Mike Anselmo currently serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer of QBE Specialty Insurance and QBE Reinsurance. Prior to joining QBE in May 2007, Mr. Anselmo served as SVP & Chief Information Officer of Praetorian Financial Group, previously Clarendon Insurance Group, both members of the Hannover Reinsurance Group.
Mr. Anselmo has more than 30 years of technology experience, 19 years focused on information technology for the insurance industry. He spent 12 years with American Re directing information technology groups. Mr. Anselmo's prior professional experience includes: VP Global Technology, AIG; Senior Manager, KPMG's insurance technology practice; and was the technology partner for Primex Trading, which built the world's first open-cry auction system for the NASDAQ.
Mr. Anselmo graduated from the City University of New York with a degree in Data Processing and holds various technical and management certifications.
EVP & Global CIO CIT Group
Michael Baresich is Executive Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer. He is responsible globally for all information technology at CIT, including strategy, architecture, application development, infrastructure and risk management.
His areas of expertise include: Business/technology alignment; Information technology in financial services; Services-oriented architecture; and Outsourcing/offshoring.
Prior to joining CIT, he served as Managing Director and Global CIO for Citigroup Asset Management. Before Citigroup, he was co-founder and CEO of CoKinetic Systems Corporation, where he developed and patented software products for major clients in the financial services, consulting and airline industries.
Before this, Baresich was Global Head of Operations and Technology for Deutsche Asset Management. He joined Deutsche in 1999, when it acquired Bankers Trust, where he spent over 15 years in a number of key business and technology management positions.
Baresich received his BA from Binghamton University, an MA from the University of Florida and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of CoKinetic Systems Corporation.
Former SVP & CIO The American Red Cross
Steven I. Cooper is a founding partner of Strativest, a firm focused on identifying emerging technologies applicable to homeland security and emergency response and preparedness, assisting in the development of "go-to-market" actions, and in providing management advisory services for business development and the strategic use of information technology for competitive advantage.
From May 2005 to July 2007, he was senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of the American Red Cross. Mr. Cooper was responsible for the information technology (IT) assets of the Red Cross and leveraging them to support the humanitarian organization's 35,000 employees and the 300 million Americans they serve. Cooper was active in the federal government. In February 2003, he was appointed by President George W. Bush as the first CIO of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Cooper was named one of the Top 100 CIOs in America by CIO Insight in 2007. He previously was honored by Government Computer News as the Government Civilian Executive of the Year; by the Northern Virginia Technology Council as a Titan of Technology; was a recipient of the Fed 100 Award recognizing the 100 most influential people in Federal Government Technology; and was named by the Washington Post as One of the Five to Watch while serving in the White House.
Chief Technology Strategist & Global Managing Director Accenture
Gary A. Curtis is Accenture's Chief Technology Strategist and Global Managing Director for Accenture Technology Consulting. Curtis has served the top managements of several global investment banks, major media companies and high-technology providers for more than 25 years. He specializes in evaluating the business value of large-scale IT applications and infrastructure portfolios, as well as in creating programs to improve that value over time. Based in San Francisco, Curtis serves on the advisory boards of several companies that are developing new technologies.
Bestselling Author & Managing Director Excel Medical Ventures
Juan Enriquez is the world's preeminent authority on the economic and political impacts of the life sciences. Enriquez is also an expert on the dynamics of the knowledge economy and other social and political forces that are driving change in America and the world today.
An active investor in early-stage private companies in the biotechnology and information sciences sectors, Enriquez is the founder and chairman and CEO of Biotechonomy, a life sciences research and investment firm. In July of 2005, he co-founded Synthetic Genomics, Inc., a synthetic biology company and serves on its board.
Enriquez's government positions include CEO for Mexico City's Urban Development Corp, Coordinator General of Economic Policy, and Chief of Staff to Mexico's Secretary of State.
He is the author of the global bestseller, As the Future Catches You -- an analysis of the impact of genomics on business and society; and The Untied States of America, which explores why, as technology advances, some countries are successful while others disappear. Fast Company named Enriquez one of their Fast 50 for 2005.
Enriquez was the founding director of Harvard Business School's Life Science Project. He is part of a world discovery voyage led by Craig Venter, who sequenced the human genome. The multi-stage sailing voyage will sample microbial genomes throughout the world's oceans.
VP & CIO Honeywell Specialty Materials
Tom Fountain is currently Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Honeywell Specialty Materials, a position he assumed in April 2005. Previously he was the VP and CIO for the Engine, Systems & Services Business Unit of Honeywell Aerospace.
Fountain joined Honeywell in July 2002 from Dell Computer Corporation where he most recently was the Director of Architecture for Dell Managed Services. In that role Fountain was developing innovative IT architectures to support a new business model for the lifecycle management of distributed computing infrastructures. Earlier, Fountain was Director of Product Management for Dell's Deployment Services where he led the product introduction of large-scale technology deployment services. Upon joining Dell, Fountain was Dell's first Director of B2B (business-to-business) integration and established Dell's industry-leading integration capabilities and cycle time.
He also has extensive IT leadership experience at General Electric including Global CIO of the Silicones Division where he directed the initial deployment of e-Business and the integration of Silicones newly acquired European subsidiary. Earlier in his career, Fountain held various assignments at Hewlett-Packard, Martin Marietta, and the Central Intelligence Agency.
In his current role, Fountain leads the development and execution of IT strategy to build out a "Smart Operations" vision, where organizational intelligence is leveraged via managed business processes that orchestrate internal and external assets utilizing integration with Suppliers, Customers and Partners.
Fountain holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT and a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering and MBA from Duke University.
Co-President Stroz Friedberg
Mr. Friedberg is an expert in cyber-crime response, computer forensic investigations and electronic discovery. He has become a national leader in responding to all forms of computer crime and abuse, including cyber-extortions, theft of trade secrets, leaks of confidential information, hacks and unauthorized access, denial of service attacks, illegal electronic surveillance, and Internet-based harassment. As Co-President of Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Friedberg supervises the digital forensics practice at the firm and has managed numerous forensic assignments for major law firms, corporations, prosecutors, and defense attorneys in criminal, civil, regulatory and internal corporate matters. He has pioneered a methodology for detecting forgery and backdating of electronic documents.
Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Friedberg was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he served as the Computer and Telecommunications Coordinator, the lead computer crimes prosecutor, the Chief of Narcotics and Senior Litigation Counsel.
Mr. Friedberg is a member of the electronic discovery Working Group of the Sedona Conference; and the Electronic Discovery Committee of the New York State Bar.
EVP, Chief of Staff, Director Brand Marketing & Communications CIT Group
Kelley J. Gipson joined CIT in 2001. She oversees all aspects of CIT's brand strategy, internally and externally, and manages the organization's marketing and communications practices, including community affairs and philanthropy. Gipson and her team are responsible for the architecture and implementation of the firm's integrated marketing programs and corporate reputation initiatives globally. CIT currently serves more than one million customers in 50 countries around the world.
Gipson's areas of expertise include: Corporate reputation; brand strategy; marketing communications; corporate social responsibility; and integrated marketing
She is a member of the Executive Committee and the Women's Leadership Council. She also belongs to the Business Marketing Association and New York Women in Communications Inc. She received her BA from New York University.
VP & CIO IBM
Mark J. Hennessy is VP and CIO for IBM, with responsibility for leading technology operations and strategic business initiatives to enable innovation and growth. Since being appointed to this role in July 2007, he has focused on aligning IT and business strategy, instituted a balanced transformation governance model, and become a champion of skills and career development for IBM's business transformation and information technology professionals.
In his tenure at IBM, Hennessy has held a diverse series of sales, marketing, and general management assignments. Prior to his current assignment, he was general manager, Global Distribution Sector, where he was responsible for IBM's sales, strategy, marketing, and solutions for the retail, consumer packaged goods, travel and transportation industries. This set of clients represents approximately 10% of IBM's revenue around the world.
From 2001 to 2004 he was VP, Distribution Channels Management, primarily responsible for optimizing all of IBM's go-to-market resources and spending worldwide. In 1999, he became VP, Systems Sales, Asia Pacific, based in Tokyo. In this assignment, he was responsible for the sale of IBM's servers, storage, networking and printer products throughout twenty-two countries in Asia.
Hennessy joined IBM in 1981 as a client representative. He held various management posts with increasing responsibility until 1996 when he was promoted to VP, Midwestern Area Operations, which included strategic marketing programs, customer satisfaction and quality process direction for IBM's operations in ten Midwestern states.
Hennessy is on the Advisory Council for the Center for CIO Leadership and is the Partnership Executive for several of IBM's largest clients. He is also a member of two IBM leadership teams: the Performance Team and the Integration and Values Team.
A graduate of Boston College, Hennessy earned a B.A. in Economics in 1980. In 1990, he earned an M.B.A from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
CTO Tyco International Ltd.
Brian R. Lurie
VP, IT Stryker Orthopaedics
For the past 10 years, Brian R. Lurie has served as Vice President, Information Technology at Stryker Orthopaedics, the largest operating division of the Stryker Corporation with more than $5 Billion in annual sales. Stryker Orthopaedics is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and sales of reconstructive, trauma, and sports medicine orthopaedic products and services specifically for the hip, knee, spine, wrist, craniomaxillofacial, shoulder and elbow.
Lurie provides worldwide IT leadership for Stryker Orthopedics' four international manufacturing facilities and 100+ branch and agency distribution locations. Lurie's teams are responsible for all computer and telephony requirements including application development, infrastructure, information delivery, and IT quality and controls with a core focus on customer satisfaction and response.
In addition to his role at Stryker Orthopaedics, Lurie is a founding member of Stryker's Business Technology Council, a cross-divisional Stryker entity.
Lurie has more than 20 years of increasing experience in the field of information technology and has held a number of key leadership positions over the span of his career. Prior to his current position, Lurie served as the CIO for Penn Engineering and Manufacturing where he managed an international IT staff in corporate, field and consultant positions. He was also responsible for selecting new technology that met the needs of the company's business, which grew at a rate of more than 30% during his tenure.
From 1984 through 1994, Lurie worked for the Unisys Corporation, culminating his tenure as the Bid Integrity Manager for the Tri-State area.
Lurie has received many accolades including the 2008 Top 10 Leaders & Innovators Award and top 100Computerworld Magazine 2009 (due out December 2008).
Lurie is an active contributor to his local community, currently serving as President of the Dellwood Park Civic Association in New City, NY. Lurie also serves on the panel for the Global Technology Confidence Indicators (GTCI), an executive research and analysis unit at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ., and is a Charter Board Member on the Temple University Computer and Information Sciences Advisory Board. Lurie is also an annual technology guest speaker at the University of Pennsylvania.
Lurie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer and Information Sciences from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA., and conducted post-graduate work at The University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, and Gallup's Leadership Academy.
Thornton A. May
Leading IT Futurist
Thornton May operationalizes Henry David Thoreau's aphorism, "It's not what you look at, it's what you see." Collecting data from all corners of the technology world, May synthesizes the insights of the top thinkers on the planet seeking to understand where we have been, where we are today and where we are going. He teaches at four business schools, writes for five magazines, researches at three think tanks and keeps in monthly contact with more than 1,000 C-level executives via the CIO Leadership Network.
VP, IT Novartis Pharmaceuticals, AG
Raymond Pawlicki is Vice President Information Technology of Novartis Pharmaceuticals, AG. In his role, Ray holds accountability for all Novartis Pharma information systems worldwide. He is charged with developing an in-depth understanding of business operations and ensuring that existing applications and technology projects are aligned with business priorities. He is also responsible for enhancing business processes by leveraging new technologies.
Ray joined Novartis in 2000 as VP and CIO of the US Pharma Business, where he focused on implementing new SFA and ERP systems.
Prior to joining Novartis, Raymond was VP of IT at Cytec Industries, a Fortune 800 specialty chemicals company. In that role, he drove information technology strategy that resulted in a global data warehouse capability, implementation of a comprehensive e-commerce strategy and supply chain efficiencies that resulted in significant savings. Prior to Cytec, Raymond held management positions in the information technology departments at PepsiCo International, Citibank and Hewlett Packard.
Ray holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Montclair University.
Corporate SVP & CIO Covance, Inc.
John Repko is Corporate SVP & CIO for Covance, Inc., and has overall responsibility for evolving the global IT organization to drive IT innovation and deliver world-class service excellence. He serves as a member of the Global Leadership Council, the Executive IT Steering Committee, and leads the Global IT Leadership Team. He reports to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Repko joined Covance in March 2003 as Vice President, Global Applications. In that role, he organized and led the centralization and globalization of Application Development, Application Support, and Quality Control across Covance. He was promoted to Senior Vice President and CIO in January 2006.
Prior to joining Covance, Repko served as Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer at GE American Communications - A Division of GE Capital.
Repko received a Master's degree in Business Administration and Information Technology from Drexel University, and holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Villanova University. He is a Certified GE Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Richard Schroth, Ph.D
Global Security Expert, U.S. State Department Senior Fulbright Scholar - Information Sciences and Former CTO Marriott and Perot Systems
Dr. Richard Schroth is a highly respected thought leader on corporate security and the roles that technology and security should jointly play in developing business strategy. He is an expert on how organizations can ensure the privacy and safety of their people, the security of their data and intellectual property, and the integrity and value of their presence in the market
As Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Perot Systems Corporation, Rich helped the company maintain its leading technology edge and advised clients on emerging technologies and their impact on business and strategy
Prior to Perot Systems Corporation, Schroth served as senior vice president and the first CTO of the Marriott Corporation and has held a number of other Senior Executive positions related to security, technology and business
Schroth is a Wharton Senior Fellow and ATT Executive Faculty Member. A former partner and Executive Vice President at CSC Index, Rich co-founded CSC Vanguard (now TTI Vanguard) and served as its Managing Director
William A. Swope
VP, GM, Corporate Affairs Group Intel Corporation
William A. Swope is corporate vice president and general manager of Intel's Corporate Affairs Group. Swope is responsible for enhancing Intel's position as the world's leading technology brand in business and corporate citizenship. Swope manages global business units at Intel and is responsible for worldwide public policy, education, community engagement, public affairs, social responsibility and the Intel Foundation.
Since joining Intel in 1979, Swope has held numerous roles including manufacturing technology planning, strategic product planning and product management. Swope was director of Digital Enterprise Brand Management, and prior to that he was general manager of the Software and Solutions Group (SSG), reporting to the president and chief operating officer of Intel.
Swope received his bachelor's degree in applied physics from Tufts College. He earned his master's degree in management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Swope serves on the board of directors for iMove(R), Inc.
SVP, Worldwide Technology & Business Innovation Pfizer, Inc
Jonathan White is the Senior Vice President Worldwide Technology and Business Innovation for Pfizer Inc.
Jonathan joined Pfizer from McKinsey & Co. in 1998. As head of strategy for Pfizer Global R&D, he was the integration team leader for the Warner Lambert merger. He subsequently held a series of strategy and technology roles in PGRD and Corporate IT, including leading IT integration across Pfizer during the Pharmacia acquisition. Most recently he served as Senior VP for Planning, Business Development and IT on the Human Health Leadership Team. Jonathan remains a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, following several years experience as a Neurosurgeon and Lecturer at the University of London. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Cambridge, England and an MBA from INSEAD business school in France