Senior Systems Engineer, Fortinet, Inc.
SVP & CIO, CNO Financial Group, Inc.
Bradley Bodell was appointed senior vice president and chief information officer for CNO Financial Group, a life and health insurer, in 2013. He is responsible for application development, program management and data management for the enterprise.
Bodell was previously vice president of global technology and operations for MetLife. He joined MetLife in 2000 and progressed through several key leadership roles, including technology assignments in U.S. broker operations, U.S. sales and service, and Asia-Pacific operations. Prior to MetLife, he held consulting roles at KPMG LLP and sales roles at IBM. Bodell serves on the board of directors for the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis and the Indiana Youth Institute, an advocacy group for youth development.
He has a B.S. in engineering from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Program Manager, Digital Systems, Rolls-Royce North America
Jason Boschert is a Rolls-Royce program manager. He has been with the company for 15 years and is championing digital projects with a focus on aftermarket services. He is currently involved with model based enterprise, DMDII, CREATE-AV, and knowledge management.
Some of his previous roles have included chief of maintenance and overhaul engineering, chief of product assurance engineering, and chief of life cycle engineering. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Jason worked for DHL and the United States Air Force.
Vice President of Technology Strategy, Thales
Sol Cates is vice president of technology strategy for Thales e-Security and formerly Vormetric’s chief security officer. As VP of technology strategy, he and his team focus on bringing new innovations to market. By focusing on the underlying problems of the industry, the team brings security solutions to security professionals to help them become successful in today’s challenging environment, in which they often have very little control. As a former CISO and CIO, Cates has a unique perspective on how technology, people, process and governance impact how successful security teams can solve real world problems.
The technical depth and understanding of the information security space Cates has developed over the last 20 years is rooted in the intelligence community, financial services industry and large enterprise organizations. He is sought after to speak on a wide range of technology, regulatory and strategy topics. Sol also regularly consults with CISOs, CIOs, investors and industry analysts on IT and cybersecurity trends and issues.
Prior to joining Vormetric in 2003, he held technical sales, engineering and support leadership roles at Tripwire, Symantec, SignaCert and Spectra Physics, and also consulted for many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies on cybersecurity.
Senior Security Advisor, HP Inc. Print Security Solutions
Ron Chestang joined HP Inc. from one of the big four consulting firms where he performed IT security consulting in the oil and gas industry in Houston, Texas. Chestang also has more than 15 years’ experience as a cyber officer in the U.S. Air Force, where he received the nation’s most comprehensive cybersecurity training and the highest level Air Force security certifications. During his tenure with the Air Force, Chestang participated in numerous cyber exercises and operations, including wartime cyber efforts coordinating defense of the nation’s top secret information and coordinating offensive efforts.
Bringing his cyber warfare background to the private sector, Chestang helps organizations understand that the fight against threat actors is a war between cybersecurity professionals and cyber criminals and brings to light the booming business of cyber corporate espionage.
Chestang has numerous industry cybersecurity certifications. He holds an MBA from University of Hawaii, Manoa, and is an expert on emerging threats in the Pacific Rim.
Director of Computing Infrastructure, Kimball Electronics Group
Joey Clark, director of computing infrastructure for Kimball Electronics, is responsible for infrastructure, system administration and license compliance for the global enterprise. She has held various technical and leadership roles, including SAP Basis and system administration. She served as a leader and team member of many implementations and system upgrades, giving her insight into supporting the technical needs of their growing, global business.
Joey earned her bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Evansville.
Head of Commercialization, Global Health and Digital Services, Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
Mike Coffey is an Indiana transplant from California and has grown to love the entrepreneur mindset of Indiana. From building and leading startups to now being the global head of commercialization for digital health services and solutions at Roche Diabetes Care, Coffey has continued to focus on pushing the boundaries on how to use the digital world to shape whatever market on which he’s focused. From wine to digital marketing to digital healthcare, his passion for data-driven business models pours through everything he does.
VP & CSO, Cincinnati Bell
Director, Security and Compliance, The Finish Line, Inc.
Dr. Brent Drake
Chief Data Officer, Purdue University
Dr. Brent Drake serves as CDO overseeing the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness at Purdue University, where he focuses on data related to student learning and attainment, data analytics, overall institutional effectiveness, institutional reporting and business intelligence and faculty activity. Previously, he served as assistant vice provost and director of enrollment management analysis and reporting for the University. He joined the University in 2001 as the assessment coordinator for the Lily Endowment retention initiatives.
He presents and publishes on a number of topics in higher education including motivational models related to student success, retention enhancing programs, business intelligence and data analytics, enrollment modeling, recruitment, enrollment trends and student success efforts. Drake also serves as lecturer for the Purdue department of Educational Studies where he teaches motivation theory, measurement theory, statistics and research methods in higher education.
Drake earned his B.A. in athletic training, M.S. in sports psychology and Ph.D. in educational psychology from Purdue.
Vice President & Senior Managing Director, Information Security, Springleaf Finance Corporation
Graham Draughon’s career in information technology spans more than 30 years across all aspects of the field. Prior to joining Springleaf, he spent 20 years with Computer Sciences Corp. as assistant vice president responsible for major system architecture, development, and professional services for property and casualty and life insurance systems. After joining Springleaf in 2002 as CTO, he has steered the company through numerous major technology shifts including Big Data, mobility and BYOD, cloud computing, and social media, all while keeping a strong focus on protecting the information assets of Springleaf and the privacy of its customers. Today, Draughon’s primary focus is on ensuring Springleaf’s cybersecurity program and defenses are second-to-none and maintains pace with technology and the increasingly challenging world of cyberthreats.
President, Sprint Business
Jan Geldmacher, president of Sprint Business, leads Sprint’s national sales and service teams focused on delivering wireless, wireline and IoT solutions to large, global corporations along with small- and medium-sized businesses.
Previously, Geldmacher served as CEO of Vodafone Global Enterprise, the London-based business unit responsible for defining the strategy and operational execution of Vodafone’s relationships with multinational corporate customers worldwide. He also served as director of Vodafone’s Enterprise Business Unit, CEO of British Telecom Germany and head of international networks and joint ventures with Deutsche Telecom.
Senior Manager, Mandiant, a FireEye Company
Jeffrey Groman is a senior manager in the Mandiant Global Consulting Services organization and a member of the Mandiant Central Region leadership team. He is an information security veteran with over 17 years of experience as a practitioner, mentor, team lead and engagement manager. His primary focus is helping clients prepare for a security breach. He also provides clients with technical and strategic assessments and forensic investigations.
Groman has assisted customers in the Fortune 10-500 building security programs, ranging from vulnerability management and application security to incident response and SOC implementations. He also has extensive experience running assessments and investigations across industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, retail, finance and hospitality.
Groman earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical and computer engineering from University of Colorado, Boulder.
Director, Information Security & Business Continuity, Vectren Corporation
Walter Grudzinski is Vectren’s director of information security and business continuity. He has been with Vectren for six years and leads Vectren’s cybersecurity defense, monitoring and response programs. Prior to joining Vectren, Grudzinski spent 12 years in the financial services industry in various information technology roles, including cybersecurity, business continuity, process improvement and project management. Grudzinski received his master of science in information systems from George Mason University and his bachelor of science in mathematics and computer science from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
VP & CIO, Wabash National Corporation
Jamie Lee is CIO at Wabash National Corp. and leads with a focus on driving strategic plan achievement through acquisition integration, ERP transformation, virtualization, cloud services, analytics and security. He has led IT organizations for more than 18 years with international and domestic business IT experience. Lee leverages solid business fundamentals and disciplines to enable business growth. He is an effective leader with a proven track record of building and retaining effective teams focused on achievement. His industry experience includes automotive, commercial security products and services, chemicals, consulting services, healthcare, insurance, logistics, pharmaceuticals, and retail. His multiple industry background provides for a broad perspective of go-to-market and supply chain approaches. Lee is known for the ability to create productive relationships with key business leaders, suppliers, employees and contractors. He is an experienced negotiator of IT products and services and maintains complete IT technical depth and aptitude.
Lee builds upon successful, business-enabling IT transformations, most recently with Stanley Black & Decker as VP of IT in the security solutions division. Prior, he lead various business IT initiatives across Chemtura Corp., Great Lakes Chemical Corp., Wabash National Corp., Whirlpool Corp., and Ernst & Young management consulting within life sciences.
Sr. Director, Cyber Security Operations, Sallie Mae
Director, Global Portfolio Messaging, Dell EMC
Sam Marraccini is a 17-year EMC veteran and 26-year technology veteran. Part of Dell EMC global portfolio marketing team, Marracchini is focused on the Dell EMC storage strategy and developing messaging to support the storage portfolio. The global portfolio marketing team is responsible for developing and delivering customer messaging across the full Dell EMC product portfolio. In addition to developing the global portfolio storage messaging, Marracchini’s passion and drive continue to be demonstrated in multiple blogs including: Dell EMC The Source Podcast, "TheSourceBlog.emc.com" and www.insideflash.com (All Things Flash at EMC).
His EMC career started in 1999 as an account SE in Pittsburgh, evolving to a role as a regional technical business consultant focused on EMC software products. With his Microsoft background prior to EMC, he was recruited to be one of the first EMC Microsoft specialists and shortly after promoted to be the central enterprise application solution manager covering Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, VMware, SAS and DB2. He then became part of the EMC Microsoft alliance team, a flash storage evangelist and director of flash strategy before his current position of Dell EMC portfolio messaging director.
Dr. Gerry McCartney
VP, IT & CIO, Purdue University
Dr. Gerry McCartney is CIO, VP for information technology and Oesterle professor of technology at Purdue University.
As CIO of the Purdue system, which includes four campuses in Indiana, McCartney oversees the development and delivery of world-class computing, digital and data resources to Purdue faculty, staff and students.
Under McCartney's leadership, Purdue has developed the nation's largest campus cyber infrastructure for research, with multiple supercomputers routinely listed in the internationally known Top 500 list; the nation’s largest academic distributed computer grid; and the largest collection of science and medical online hubs. During his tenure, Purdue has developed some of the nation's most advanced learning and classroom technologies.
In 2013, McCartney received the 2013 Global Leader in IT Value Award by the Innovation Value Institute, which is based at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. In 2015, McCartney was named one of the top 100 CIOs in the nation by Computerworld. Before becoming CIO at Purdue, McCartney served for two years as assistant dean for technology at Purdue's Krannert School of Management, where he taught in the MBA, executive MBA and engineering management programs.
VP & CTO, Eli Lilly and Company
Director, Info. Risk, KAR Auction Services
Stacy Mill leads the information risk efforts at KAR Auction Services Inc., an auction corporation which operates a complete auction solution throughout North America. Mill’s passion for protecting the company’s digital assets bridges business continuity, disaster recovery, security architecture, security operations, information risk and compliance initiatives. Collaborating with her business partners, she ensures information risk is understood, mitigated and controlled to business-acceptable levels through building trust and awareness at all levels of the organization.
Prior to 2013, Mill built a dynamic international team to address all aspects of information security across Yum Brands Inc., spanning 120 countries. Under her strategic leadership, Yum Brands achieved global PCI/SOX/HIPAA/Safe Harbor compliance, built out underlying security infrastructures, and kept ahead of the myriad U.S. and international data and privacy laws.
Mill has more than 20 years' experience in IT and has held positions on numerous CISO boards in addition to her speaking engagements across the country. She has received multiple awards throughout her successful career including the 2011 NG20 Top 20 Global CISO award, the 2013 Cisco Security Innovator of the Year award in the retail category and was ranked No. 5 in ExecRank's 2013 CISO in the U.S. (No. 1 female).
Executive Director, IoT Innovation Network
Managing partner for Soldalis, Ken Miller assists organizations in the design and operation of sustainable innovation programs which deliver new products, cultural change, and engage in corporate venture partnerships. Ken is currently a board member for the Venture Club of Indiana and is a member of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Technology and Innovation Council.
As a former partner with Indianapolis-based DeveloperTown, he led the Enterprise Innovation practice, which focused upon new product development for Fortune 500 companies. Prior to DeveloperTown, Miller worked with MISO power grid operations where he developed multiple mission critical facilities and oversaw the application lifecycle management for software controlling the real-time power grid operations.
He has been recognized multiple times by Ernst&Young as Entrepreneur of the Year and several of his businesses have been listed by IU Kelley School of Business as Growth 100 companies.
Miller has written technical and management papers for many publications in his career including LAN Magazine, IEEE, International Telecommunications Union and he has served on boards for COMDEX, SUPERCOM, and CeBIT.
Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity & Defense, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Cyber Leadership Alliance
Senior Advisor Innovation, Technology & Industry Egagement, Indiana Economic Development Corporation
Secretary of Commerce, State of Indiana
Jim Schellinger is secretary of commerce for the state of Indiana, serving as a member of Governor Eric Holcomb’s cabinet and leading the state’s domestic and international economic development agenda.
Schellinger previously served as president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation under Governor Mike Pence, helping lead Indiana business growth and Hoosier job creation efforts as well as key initiatives like the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative and the state’s $1B innovation and entrepreneurship initiative.
Prior to serving the state in his current role, Schellinger most recently served as the chairman/CEO of CSO Architects, a 52-year-old architectural firm, where he practiced architecture since 1984.
Schellinger is currently a member of the Dean’s Council for Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a board member for AgriNovus Indiana — a catalyst for innovation in the food and agriculture industry. Schellinger is a member of AIA as well as the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Schellinger has received numerous honors and awards. He was recognized as a Sagamore of the Wabash in 2003, as a Kentucky Colonel in 2009 and received the lifetime achievement award from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis in 2011.
He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture.
Senior Director, Security Architecture, Eli Lilly and Company
VP, IT, Kimball Electronics Group
Sandy Smith is an IT executive with more than 25 years of leadership in multiple areas including customer service, project teams and enterprise solutions. She is responsible for aligning the company’s overall technology direction with the Kimball Electronics business strategy and providing leadership the IT community across the company. In this role, she collaborates with employees and customers in multiple countries and across all functional areas including manufacturing, purchasing, planning, business development, HR and finance. She is recognized for her ability to lead large projects, align teams, and grow and develop employees. She has a passion for continuous growth and development and seeks opportunities to help others be and do their best. She is a founding member of a local women’s organization, Women Empowering Women, and serves on the Board two local non-for profit organizations - Mentors For Youth and Crisis Connection, Inc.
Vice President, Product Management- Office of the CTO, CenturyLink
Author & Thought Leader, Reality-Based Leadership
Cy Wakeman is a dynamic international keynote speaker, drama researcher, New York Times best-selling author and trainer who has spent more than 20 years cultivating a revolutionary approach to leadership. Her philosophy teaches people how to turn excuses into results and transform unhappy employees into accountable, successful members of the workforce. Through her prolific work with companies such as Bayer, New York Presbyterian, National Institutes of Health, Hallmark, Verizon Wireless, TD Ameritrade and Wells Fargo, Wakeman has helped eliminate tired, impersonal management techniques in favor of a reality-based revolution.
An expert blogger on FastCompany.com, Forbes.com and The Huffington Post, Wakeman’s ideas have been featured on the TODAY Show, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Insider, The Daily Muse, Success.com and SHRM.com. She’s written two books, “Reality-Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace & Turn Excuses into Results” and “The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace: Know What Boosts Your Value, Kills Your Chances & Will Make You Happier.”
Wakeman is a highly sought-after conference headliner and holds a Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speaker’s Association, placing her within the top 3 percent of speakers.
CIO, IT Shared Svcs., KAR Auction Services
Paula Watson has worked at Cummins Inc., a fortune 200 company that makes engines, filtration, and power generation products, for 27 years. Her background includes roles from IT, to Six Sigma Master Black Belt, to corporate strategy.
For the last five years she has led the product design function in Cummins Connected Solutions. Connected Solutions delivers IoT enabled applications to customers connecting their Cummins powered equipment to provide engine diagnostics, predict needed repairs or remotely recalibrate their engine control modules.