Director, Cyber Innovation Lockheed Martin Corporation
Steve Adegbite is presently the director of cyber innovation at Lockheed Martin’s Information Services and Global Services (IS&GS) Chief Technology office. In this role Adegbite focuses on the development of strategic cyber security objectives and innovations for Lockheed Martin’s IS&GS cyber security portfolio. Adegbite’s key focus is on developing ‘over the horizon’ cyber security capabilities for IS&GS, multibillion dollar portfolio, through research and development efforts with industry and academia partners.
Previously, Adegbite was the chief security strategist within the Adobe secure software engineering team. In his role, he was responsible for coordinating Adobe’s relationships with customers, partners in the security community and other external stakeholders. Prior to joining Adobe, Adegbite was a member of the Microsoft Security Response Center, where he most recently developed and managed Microsoft's strategic information sharing programs and the defensive information sharing program pilot for governments. Previously, Adegbite held several information operations positions at the National Security Agency, where he was the officer in charge of the Marine Corps emergency response team component to the joint Task Force Global Network Operation Center. Adegbite is the past chairman of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams, an international organization that brings together a wide variety of security and incident response teams, including product security teams from the government, commercial and academic sectors. He is also a member of DHS’s Homeland Security Advisory Council task force on cyberkills.
Adegbite holds a B.S. in computer engineering technology from the University of Houston and an M.S. in software engineering from National University.
VP & CIO Penn National Gaming, Inc.
Tom Beauchamp joined Penn National Gaming in 2009 as CIO. Penn National owns and operates casinos, hotels, and racetracks at 19 locations and 14 states throughout the U.S. and Canada. Beauchamp has more than 25 years of experience in IT, with organizations including Limited Stores, Montgomery Ward, Woolworth Corporation, Colombia House and CMI Marketing Inc. Prior to joining Penn National, he was the CIO for Hot Topic Inc., a California based retail organization with more than 690 stores. Beauchamp has extensive IT, operational, and marketing experience, and a proven track record of transforming technology departments in retail and consumer facing organizations.
Beauchamp holds an MBA from the California State University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands. Additionally, he is a member of the editorial board for Retail Information Systems magazine, Teradata Retail and Hospitality Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors of the Gaming Standards Association.
Enterprise General Manager Box
Whitney Bouck is the GM of Box Enterprise, driving the growth strategy for Box in the enterprise market across sales, marketing, product and services. Prior to joining Box, she spent 15 years with Documentum and then EMC (via acquisition) and held a variety of positions, including worldwide VP of product marketing, GM of two of the organization’s most important product lines, and most recently as CMO of the information intelligence group at EMC.
Previously, Bouck had a variety of technology and leadership roles at Sybase and Oracle.
Bouck received a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College in philosophy, politics and economics.
Principal in Retail Marketing & Communications The Vanguard Group, Inc.
John Buhl is a principal who is leading the initiative to provide clients with mobile access to Vanguard. Prior to this, Buhl was a leader in the high net-worth business and transformed the service model to garner higher levels of client loyalty and satisfaction. Buhl joined Vanguard in 2005 after working for The Parthenon Group, a consulting firm based in Boston, where he helped develop strategies for clients in publishing, chemical manufacturing, professional sports, and financial services.
Buhl earned his MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management and his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
SVP & CIO AmerisourceBergen
Dale Danilewitz is SVP and CIO of AmerisourceBergen. Prior to being named to his current role in 2012, he was CIO of AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group. Danilewitz joined the company in 1999 as the VP of IT. Prior to joining AmerisourceBergen, he held other management positions with American Airlines and The Sabre Group. He also worked for Whirlpool Corporation and ran the Advanced Technology Group. He holds a bachelor’s of science from Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a graduate degree in computer science from Rhodes University and a master’s of science in electrical engineering from Imperial College of London.
SVP & CIO Airgas, Inc.
Robert Dougherty is SVP and CIO for Airgas, Inc. Dougherty leads the Airgas IT function, which includes enterprise systems, technical infrastructure, outsourcing relationships, e-business systems, acquisition integrations and IT strategic planning. Recently, Dougherty has been responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s highly customized SAP enterprise system. He also serves as a member of the management committee.
Prior to joining Airgas in 2001, Dougherty served as Vp of IT and CIO at Subaru of America. He was director of information systems from 1994 - 1998, and held various financial management positions since joining the company in 1983. Before Subaru, Dougherty was a senior accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte).
Dougherty is a CPA and earned his B.S. and MBA degrees from Villanova University. He is a member of the Society for Information Management, the SAP Wholesale Distribution CIO Council and the National Association of Wholesalers CIO Roundtable.
Martin Fleming, Ph.D
Vice President, Business Performance Services and IBM Chief Economist IBM
As IBM’s chief economist, Dr. Martin Fleming provides insight and analysis on relevant economic issues to IBM’s senior leadership team. Additional responsibilities include providing regular global economic forecasts; publishing economic flash reports to a broad cross-section of IBM managers; promoting a consistent IBM global economic outlook for internal decision making; and engaging with select IBM clients to a provide a view of the global economic outlook.
Dr. Fleming is a member of the New York Association of Business Economists, the National Economists Club and the American Economics Association. Dr. Fleming has served as a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Business Economists (NABE), chaired the NABE Statistics Committee and the Julius Shiskin Awards Committee. Dr. Fleming also served as president and held various offi ces of the Boston Association of Business Economists.
He has testified to various U.S. Congressional committees, including the Joint Economic Committee. Dr. Fleming holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in economics from Tufts University and a B.S. cum laude in mathematics from Lowell Technological Institute.
Brigadier General James J. Grant
Chief of the Joint Staff New Jersey Army National Guard
Brigadier General James John Grant serves as the director of the joint staff to the Adjutant General of New Jersey. General Grant serves a dual role providing federal supervision to more than 8,300 members of the New Jersey Army and Air National Guard, as well as monitoring state operations of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. He has direct responsibility for the joint staff, family support, fi scal division, installations, the New Jersey National Guard training center, ethics, the Office of Military Affairs, public affairs and the employer support of the Guard and Reserve.
Brigadier General Grant received his commission as a second lieutenant through the Offi cer Candidates School in 1982. Prior to receiving his commission, general Grant served as an enlisted member in U.S. Marine Corps from 1973 — 1975. He has been awarded numerous awards and decorations including the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Humanitarian Service Medal, among others. General Grant received a B.S. in law and justice from Glassboro State College, an M.A. in education from Seton Hall University and an M.S. in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College.
CIO Pinnacle Foods Group, LLC
VP, Enterprise Transformation Services Tata Consultancy Services
David Jordan recently joined TCS as vice president of Enterprise Transformation Services to organize and lead its new Enterprise Transformation practice, bringing to bear a distinguished career in consulting to clients on enterprise solutions-enabled change. His primary experience has been in helping market leaders like Exxon-Mobil, General Motors, DuPont, Walmart and Kraft-Nabisco with large-scale global transformation efforts.
Jordan has launched and led several practice areas ranging from PwC’s SAP Aerospace and Defense to IBM’s ERP Managed Services to, most recently, CSC’s transformation services offerings. He serves TCS’s clients well as he derives insight and knowhow from his many years in the competitive marketplace — including Booz Allen, Accenture, PwC/IBM, CSC and others.
Jordan has been a frequent speaker at global conferences including the Gartner Symposium/IT Expo, Conference Board and Council of Logistics Management. He has further served the Northern Virginia Technology Council, Sidwel-Friends board of directors and several local charitable concerns.
Jordan holds a B.A. in political science from The American University.
Principal, Marketing The Vanguard Group, Inc.
Colin Kelton is the principal of retail marketing and communications, responsible for retail prospect and client marketing, web design and architecture, social media, and written client communications (web articles, brochures, emails, letters, etc).
Kelton began his career at Vanguard in 1990 as a telephone associate in Vanguard’s core contact center. He has since served in various positions in the retirement resource center, retail operations and retail services which is responsible for individual clients with under $1M including Voyager and Voyager Select Services.
Kelton graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in economics, holds an MBA from Drexel University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
CIO AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
In 2010, Jon Kirby became CIO at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, a global, innovation-driven bio-pharmaceutical company operating in more than 100 countries.
As CIO, Kirby is responsible for the global information services function, delivering competitive advantage for the business through information. Kirby leads 1,600 employees to serve the IT needs of thousands of customers across the business, in support of AstraZeneca’s mission to make a meaningful difference to patient health.
Prior to his current role, Kirby was the chief procurement offi cer at AstraZeneca for three years, building a talented team and leading a global transformation program that delivered signifi cant value to AstraZeneca.
Kirby has previously held chief procurement and GM executive roles at Barclays Bank PLC, Compass Group PLC, Ford Motor Company and QP Consulting Group.
VP, Enterprise Systems, Information Management McGraw-Hill Financial
Chris Kulczytzky is the VP for global enterprise systems at McGraw Hill Financial. He is responsible for providing technology leadership and strategic direction for the corporate application portfolio. His leadership helps ensure that the company’s technology approach provides competitive advantage, meets rapidly changing business requirements and positions McGraw Hill Financial for sustainable, long-term success.
Kulczytzky manages technology resources for all corporate groups, including finance, HR, communications, global manufacturing and procurement, corporate affairs and legal. He works closely with corporate leaders to ensure technology alignment and with technology teams to drive critical initiatives, adoption of common platforms and development methodologies, and the implementation of performance metrics.
Prior to serving in his current role, Kulczytzky demonstrated his global technology expertise and project management excellence for more than a decade in various roles within The McGraw-Hill Companies. As a VP of financial technology services, he was responsible for a multi-year global transformation initiative, which included replacing the Lawson Finance ERP with Oracle E-Business Suite R12. Before that he served as a senior director in the finance and administration PMO, an IT manager, a financial systems consultant and an IT audit manager. Kulczytzky has also held positions at PNC Bank and the Vanguard Mutual Funds Group.
Kulczytzky holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Philadelphia University and a MBA in marketing from Drexel University. He has earned Six Sigma Green Belt, project management professional, Columbia University CIO certification, certified internet webmaster and certified information systems auditor certifications.
Business Solutions Strategist, VMware Accelerate Advisory Services VMware, Inc.
Derek Lacks, business solutions strategist with VMware Accelerate Advisory Services, helps organizations justify and validate the investment impact of their virtualization and cloud technologies. He performs comprehensive financial analyses aimed at identifying the economic impact of VMware solutions.
Lacks has more than 15 years’ experience in value engineering, holding several strategic leadership roles in which he provided organizations with the evaluation and financial justification of IT innovation. Prior to his current role, he served as practice director of IBM’s Business Value Insight Program. Before that, he was VP, professional services at Consensure, ROI practice director with the Delphi Group and senior consultant with the Harvard Computing Group.
Lacks joined VMware Accelerate Services in 2010. Most recently, he developed a comprehensive economic model for a major U.S. city that identified more than $100M in infrastructure savings from consolidating the city’s more than 50 geographically dispersed agency data centers under a centralized service delivery model.
Lacks holds a master’s degree with distinction in business administration from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a bachelor’s degree in management from Providence College.
Distinguished Service Professor & Director, CIO Institute Carnegie Mellon University
Ari Lightman is a distinguished service professor, digital media and marketing at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. He teaches classes focused on assessing and measuring the impact of emerging technologies including Digital Transformation and Measuring Social. Lightman is also the director of the CIO Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. The CIOI is an executive education center focused on providing needed skills for the next generation of IT manager. Lightman is responsible for strategic execution and growth of the center into different content areas, organizations and international locations.
Lightman has more than 15 years of experience in new technology development and commercialization. Earlier in his career, he was a member of several successful entrepreneurial high tech ventures where he was integral in raising venture financing, securing key partnerships and sales, and spearheading several initiatives from product management to business development. He has worked with leading research universities to put together strategies and processes for building expert communities to accelerate technology commercialization.
Lightman has a B.Sc. in biology from the University of Toronto, as well as a M.Sc. in engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.
CIO The Vanguard Group, Inc.
John Marcante, is Vanguard’s CIO, leading Vanguard’s IT division. He oversees all aspects of Vanguard’s strategic technology agenda.
Prior to his current role, Marcante was a principal and head of institutional systems in Vanguard’s IT division. Marcante has also led the organization’s high-net-worth business, advice services group, Six Sigma program, and technology operations centers. He has more than 26 years of experience within the business and technology fields.
Marcante began his career with General Electric in 1986 and joined Vanguard in 1993. He earned a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Saint Joseph’s University.
IT Director E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Michael Michlovich joined DuPont in 1981 and spent his first 10 years in a variety of R and D, process engineering, process control and IT assignments. In 1991, he moved to the DuPont polymers business and became the regional IT leader for the Buffalo and Niagara plant sites. Following this, Michlovich was a production superintendent in the Corian business from 1993 - 1998 when he moved to marketing as the Corian product manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region in Geneva, Switzerland. There he had product management, pricing, customer service and supply chain responsibilities. He repatriated in 2000 into a leadership assignment in IT and eBusiness in the Corian business, moving to a corporate eBusiness assignment in 2003.
In 2005, Michlovich added IT support for marketing and sales across DuPont to his responsibilities and was promoted to director of marketing and sales IT. In this role, he sponsored the IT support for critical programs in pricing, sales incentive compensation and sales force automation. In 2007, he moved to his current position leading IT as IT director in the DuPont protection technologies business which includes well-known brands such as Tyvek, Kevlar and Nomex.
Michlovich holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Corporate Marketing Director E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
Robert Olsen joined DuPont in 2007 and serves as corporate marketing director, responsible for leading and building marketing at DuPont globally including the effective use of digital channels. In addition Olsen chairs the DuPont growth board and leads DuPont’s marketing efforts to accelerate growth in India.
Prior to joining DuPont, Olsen was with Deloitte Consulting as a leader in their customer and market strategy practice helping clients enhance revenue through improvements in customer strategy, marketing and sales effectiveness. He started his career at Rhodia, Inc. where he held various positions in sales, marketing and strategic planning.
Olsen received an MBA in marketing from the Graduate School of Management at Rutgers University, a B.S. from Villanova University and completed the Executive Education Program at INSEAD.
Chief Strategy Officer, Salesforce Marketing Cloud salesforce.com, inc.
Jeff Ragovin has more than a decade of experience building expansive brand relationships at major technology and marketing firms. He comes to Salesforce.com through the acquisition of Buddy Media, of which he was a co-founder and served as chief strategy officer.
As co-founder of Buddy Media, Ragovin played a central role in guiding the company from a start-up into the premiere social marketing platform in the world. His efforts resulted in eight out of the top 10 global advertisers employing the Buddy Media social marketing suite as their social enterprise marketing software of choice.
Ragovin is often called upon to give his insights and vast knowledge on social media and digital marketing to various news outlets and industry events including Adweek, MediaPost, iMedia, Mashable the Direct Marketing Association and more.
Ragovin graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego with a B.A. in broadcasting and mass media.
CIO Graham Packaging Holdings Company
Jeff Rishel has been with Graham Packaging Company since 1988 and currently serves as the Chief Information Officer. Graham Packaging is a $3 billion company based in York, Pennsylvania, and is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of custom blow molded rigid plastic containers. The company operates 98 plants in 17 countries, supplying plastic packaging to the world’s largest consumer brands. Rishel has held various positions during his time with the Company; in 1998 he led the effort as Project Manager to successfully implement SAP globally. As the senior IT executive in the company he has global responsibility to ensure that the systems in use by the company are providing a cost effective competitive advantage. His experience covers manufacturing applications, office productivity, business process improvement, financial reporting and compliance, in addition to managing distributed computing, networks and general technology infrastructure. Rishel is a Graduate of Shippensburg University with a B.S. Degree in Computer Science.
VP & CIO PPL Corporation
James Schinski, a 31-year IT veteran, serves as VP and CIO for PPL Corporation. Schinski joined PPL in 2009 and leads the IT and computer services functions for the company’s ever-evolving needs, including a large regulated electricity delivery operation and active competitive generation and marketing group.
Schinski previously served as CIO and VP of HR for the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator for nearly five years. At the Midwest ISO he was responsible for the design, development, implementation, operation and maintenance of IT systems and applications used to operate one of the nation’s largest electricity markets.
Before accepting a permanent position with the Midwest ISO, Schinski served as a consultant to the CEO and board on all IT matters related to the development and deployment of the Midwest energy trading market. Prior to his tenure at the Midwest ISO, he held a variety of program management, engineering and technology positions at Lockheed Martin Corp., advancing to CIO for the systems integration business.
Schinski began his career at the former Philadelphia Electric Co. as an engineer in the electric production division working primarily at the Limerick and Peach Bottom nuclear power plants. He also worked for General Electric and Reliance Insurance before moving to Lockheed Martin.
He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University.
CTO, Enterprise Information Management Practice EMC Consulting
Bill Schmarzo is responsible for setting the strategy and defi ning the service line offerings and capabilities for the EMC Consulting enterprise information management and analytics service line. He has written several white papers and is a frequent speaker on the use of Big Data and advanced analytics to power organization’s key business initiatives.
Schmarzo has more than two decades of experience in data warehousing, BI and analytic applications. Schmarzo authored the business benefi ts analysis methodology that links an organization’s strategic business initiatives with their supporting data and analytic requirements, and co-authored with Ralph Kimball a series of articles on analytic applications. Schmarzo has served on The Data Warehouse Institute’s faculty as the head of the analytic applications curriculum.
Previously, Schmarzo was the VP of analytics at Yahoo! where he was responsible for the development of Yahoo’s! advertiser and website analytics products.
Schmarzo holds an MBA from the University of Iowa and a B.S. in mathematics, computer science and business administration from Coe College in Iowa.
GM, Strategic Planning Sprint
Mike Smith serves as GM of strategic planning at Sprint. His team analyzes how customer requirements, the industry, and competitors are evolving, and what the implications are for Sprint. He meets with business customers on a regular basis to discuss how their business and technology needs are changing, including how mobility is being integrated into their products, systems, and processes, and how Sprint can empower their efforts. Prior to joining Sprint, Smith worked for 13 years in telecommunications and IT consulting, providing advisory services to executives at enterprises, service providers, technology suppliers and the financial industry. He worked in strategic planning and business operations at an interexchange carrier and CLEC prior to commencing his consulting career.
Smith has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in finance from Saint Joseph’s University.
VP, Enterprise IT Services AmerisourceBergen
Mike Wondrasch is VP of enterprise solution delivery for AmerisourceBergen — a more than $80B pharmaceutical services company focusing on the pharmaceutical supply chain. In this role, Wondrasch has responsibility across the enterprise for business intelligence and data warehousing, application development and Support, systems integration, the SAP competency center, and mobile solutions. Prior to his current role, Wondrasch led technology delivery for the company’s largest division, AmerisourceBergen Drug Company, where he was responsible for applications, infrastructure, architecture and security.
In his more than 20-year professional career, Wondrasch has previously held senior IT leadership positions with Mars, Incorporated and Software Design Concepts. Additionally, he was founder and president and of a successful, high-tech venture focused on 3-D graphics rendering and human simulation.
He earned his master’s in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a B.S. in computer science from Villanova University.