If you are an industry expert with years of experience and would welcome the opportunity to strengthen your reputation as a thought leader, we would love to hear from you.

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2024 Speakers

Jerry Geisler
SVP & Chief Global Information Security Officer at Walmart
Jerry Geisler serves as the senior vice president and chief information security officer (CISO) of Walmart’s global Information Security department. His responsibilities encompass data security not only for Walmart’s 230 million customers but also its 2.3 […]
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Kirsten Davies
Chief Information Security Officer at Unilever
Kirsten Davies currently works as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Unilever. Davies was previously CISO at the Estée Lauder group. An experienced security leader, she has previously led the security function at Siemens, HPE, […]
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Vinny Hoxha
Chief Information Security Officer at General Motors
Vinny is the Chief Information Security Officer at General Motors accountable for the company’s Global Information Security and Risk Management programs, protecting digital assets from internal and external cyber threats. In this role, he leads a […]
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Brent Conran
Chief Information Security Officer, GM Infrastructure at Intel Corporation
Brent is responsible for safeguarding Intel’s corporate assets, intellectual property, and computer systems. He drives and manages organization-wide information security programs aligned with business strategies. Previously, Brent was CSO at McAfee; CIO and CISO for U.S. […]
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Rich Baich
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer at AT&T
Rich Baich is a skilled business executive and recognized security leader with extensive information security, risk management, privacy, and technology deployment experience. Rich is a collaborative leader with global experience building high-performing teams in corporate, government, […]
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Taylor Lehmann
Director, Office of the CISO at Google
Taylor Lehmann is a Director in the Office of the CISO at Google Cloud. He leads customer engagements and drives the health security engineering and risk management strategy of the company’s core and cloud infrastructure and […]
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Gary Harbison
Global Chief Information Security Officer at Johnson & Johnson
Gary Harbison is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at J&J, a role he has been in since he started at the company in October 2022. Gary is responsible for leading the Information Security and Risk […]
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Allison Miller
Chief Information Security Officer & SVP, Global Cybersecurity Office at Optum Inc., United Health Group
Allison Miller serves as the Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Vice President for Optum. Allison has accountability for the Enterprise Information Security Officers for the Group, Security Incident Response/Technical Investigations, Security Policy and Global Cyber […]
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Kostas Georgakopoulos
Chief Technology Officer & Chief Information Security Officer at Mondelez International
Kostas Georgakopoulos is the Chief Technology Officer & Chief Information Security Officer at Mondelez International. Prior to this role, he was the VP & Head of Information Security at the Bank of China, USA and responsible […]
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Dave Estlick
Chief Information Security Officer at Chipotle, Inc.
Dave Estlick is responsible for the global information security program including security operations, asset protection, cyber risk, intelligence, compliance, data loss, fraud, and cybersecurity architecture. With a collaborative approach and passion for analytics, he leads a […]
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Marc Varner
Corp VP and Global Chief Information Security Officer at Lowe's Companies, Inc.
With almost 25 years of security experience Marc has an excellent ability to balance the necessity to secure data, with the practical demands placed upon a business in today’s highly competitive marketplace. To this end he […]
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Matt Conner
Chief Information Security Officer at Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Matt Conner joined Westinghouse Electric Company (WEC) as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in September 2022. Mr. Conner leads the global cybersecurity program of WEC, and is responsible for cyber defense, risk management, policy, and […]
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Mike Phillips
CISO at Cheniere Energy
Chief Information Security Officer with over 26 years of experience in Information Technology. Focus on information security, risk management and internal controls in the LNG, gas and electric utility industries. Specific focus on intelligent grid security, […]
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David McKeown
Deputy DoD CIO for Cybersecurity/Chief Information Security Officer at United States Department of Defense
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Michael McLaurin
Director of Global Cybersecurity at CoStar Group
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Ashiq Ahamed
Global CIO at Destination Auto Group
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2023 Speakers

Andy Markus
Chief Data Officer at AT&T
As AT&T’s Chief Data Officer, Andy Markus leads the vision for data platforms and analytics to position AT&T for growth and serving customers in new ways. His Chief Data Office (CDO) is building enterprise-wide target architecture […]
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Andrew Stanley
CISO & VP Global Digital Operations at MARS Inc
Andrew Stanley is a seasoned technology executive who has spent 25 years across multiple industries building strong teams, driving transformation programs, and delivering novel solutions to difficult technology problems. He is continuously recognized by his teams […]
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Catherine McCully
Chief Information Security Officer at Procter & Gamble
Catherine oversees cybersecurity and information security for P&G’s global enterprise. She leads the organization responsible for establishing and maintaining strong protection for P&G, while enabling business operations and growth with a focus on secure, resilient capabilities. […]
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Scott Hallworth
Chief Data & Analytics Officer at HP Inc.
Scott Hallworth is HP’s Chief Data & Analytics Officer. In this role as part of the Digital & Transformation Organization, he is focused on delivering world-class data, analytics, AI/ML solutions, and IT operations, as well as […]
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Dalia Powers
SVP and CIO, Digital, Data and Analytics at Humana
Dalia Powers is a technology executive focused on transforming organizations in Digital, Analytics, Data and core technology. Sets strategy, and drives results across industries including creating innovative digital products powered by AI/ML that reimagine customer experiences. […]
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Cari Benn
Assistant Chief Privacy Officer at Microsoft
Cari Benn is Microsoft’s Assistant Chief Privacy Officer and is a leader in global privacy and data protection strategy. She is passionate about building a strong privacy culture that drives responsible innovation and respectful data use. […]
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Brett Craig
EVP, Chief Information Officer at Target Corporation
Brett Craig is executive vice president and chief information officer for Target and a member of its leadership team. He leads the strategic direction and management of the enterprise technology systems that elevate Target’s guest and […]
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Cheryl Ainoa
EVP, New Business & Emerging Tech at Walmart Global Tech
An accomplished and results driven technology executive, Cheryl has built high performing, global product and technology teams that have created some of the web’s most innovative, popular and award-winning consumer experiences, and has spearheaded transformational change […]
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Kavitha Prasad
VP & GM Datacenter, AI and Cloud Execution and Strategy at Intel Corporation
Kavitha Prasad is the Vice President and General Manager of the Datacenter AI, Cloud Execution and Strategy group at Intel Corporation. As an experienced Business and Technology leader across a wide range of system applications, system […]
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Jen Felch
Chief Digital Officer & CIO at Dell Technologies
As Chief Digital Officer and CIO, Jen Felch drives the strategy, direction and delivery for Dell Digital while leading the transformation and adoption of digital technologies across Dell. Jen’s position combines the traditional roles and responsibilities […]
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John Roese
Global Chief Technology Officer at Dell Technologies
John Roese is Global Chief Technology Officer at Dell Technologies. In this role, John is responsible for establishing the company’s future-looking technology strategy and fostering innovation to make sure Dell Technologies is at the forefront of […]
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Brian Tilzer
Chief Digital, Analytics and Technology Officer at Best Buy Co. Inc.
Brian Tilzer is the chief digital, analytics and technology officer for Best Buy Co. Inc. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of information technology and digital at Best Buy to create a seamless […]
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Julie Durham
Chief Technology Officer at UnitedHealth Group
Julie Durham is a Chief Technology Officer at UnitedHealthCare, where she is responsible for the strategy and execution of $3.5B of technology investments that drive the company’s revenue globally. Prior to her current role, Julie was […]
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Arun Bhaskara-Baba
Global Chief Digital and Information Officer at Honeywell Aerospace
Arun Kumar Bhaskara-Baba serves as the Chief Digital & Information Officer at Honeywell Aerospace, leading the company’s digital transformation to promote profitable growth and accelerate business value through innovative technology. His primary focus lies in enhancing […]
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Karl Weiss
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Caterpillar Inc.
Karl Weiss is a senior vice president of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Integrated Components and Solutions Division and Chief Technology Officer. Since joining Caterpillar in 1988, he has had various assignments within product development […]
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Kent Helfrich
Chief Technology Officer, President GM Ventures, VP Global R&D at General Motors
Kent Helfrich was appointed Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Global Research and Development for General Motors and President, GM Ventures on August 1, 2021. In these roles, Helfrich is responsible for innovation and technology solutions […]
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Ron Kim
Chief Technology Officer & SVP at Merck & Co.
Ron Kim is a technology leader who has achieved executive success in all arenas from Corporate Fortune 100 to Silicon Valley private equity to global “Big 5” consulting. Ron is currently the Chief Technology Officer of […]
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Mark Papermaster
CTO and EVP, Technology & Engineering at AMD
Mark Papermaster is Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Technology and Engineering responsible for Advanced Micro Devices’ (AMD) technical direction and product development including microprocessor design, I/O and memory, system-on-chip (SOC) methodology, and advanced […]
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Juan José Pajon
Business Technology Global SVP at Grupo Bimbo
Juan Jose Pajon is the Business Technology Global Senior at Grupo Bimbo, where he has been recognized as Mexico CIO of the Year in 2021 and one to the Top Ten Influencers in Latin America for […]
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Mel Crocker
VP & CIO at Air Canada
Mel Crocker is Air Canada’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer, with overall responsibility for the Information Technology systems that support and enable Air Canada’s global business. In this role, Mel oversees all dimensions of planning, […]
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Viral Vyas
Director of IT for Global Clinical Development at Bristol Myers Squibb
Viral Vyas is an accomplished IT executive with a distinctive blend of knowledge in science, information technology, and management. With a deep understanding of pharmaceutical research and development, Viral is passionate about improving patients’ lives by […]
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Laurent Lefouet
Chief Customer Officer at Aera Technology
As the Chief Customer Officer at Aera Technology, Laurent Lefouet leads the company’s high-performing customer success initiatives and operations. A strategic, outcome-focused leader, Laurent puts customers at the center of the experience to deliver satisfaction, retention, […]
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Eddie Daghelian
SVP & Managing Director NA at CAST
Eddie Daghelian is an accomplished IT leader with over 20 years of experience in the industry working with clients and partners globally in their digital transformation. He has a strong track record of helping clients develop […]
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Greg Rivera
VP of Product at CAST Highlight
As Vice President of Product for CAST Highlight, Greg leads strategy for CAST’s SaaS product helping clients and partners govern application portfolios, accelerate application modernization, control open source risks, and make greener software. He has held […]
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Dean Bedwell
Advisor Team Lead at Directions on Microsoft
Dean Bedwell leads the Advisory team for Directions on Microsoft. Dean has over 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing, and business solutions, he takes great pride in helping customers understand and increase the value they derive […]
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Tushar Bhalla
CTO at CloudPaths
Tushar has been guiding customers through their implementation challenges in Digital Supply Chain Strategy, Planning & Transformations for the last 15 years with expertise in SAP IBP, SAP APO, SAP Ariba and more.  He has worked […]
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Maryann Byrdak
Chief Information Officer at Feeding America
As Chief Information Officer, Maryann serves as senior technology strategist and is responsible for guiding the organization’s vision for the emerging technologies, digital trends and infrastructure advances that will help Feeding America fulfill its mission. Her passion […]
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Saurav Ghosh
VP, IT & Digital - Global Business Partnership and Applications at Genmab
Saurav Ghosh is a seasoned technology leader with more than 16 years of experience in the Life Sciences Technology industry. At IQVIA, he has overseen the implementation of large-scale SaaS products and has led several business […]
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David Morales
CIO and SVP, Technology at Western Governors University
David Morales is the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Technology at Western Governors University, where he is responsible for shaping WGU’s education technology agenda. Under his leadership, his team has been instrumental in […]
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Nathan Tate
Director of Technology Services at MS Public Broadcasting
Nathan Tate, Jr. has had an extensive 40-year career in consulting for commercial Broadcast and Telecommunications businesses. Before accepting the position of Chief Technology Officer at Mississippi Public Broadcasting, he served as Assistant Broadcast Director for […]
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Robert Sheesley
Chief Information Officer at Wrench Group LLC
Robert Sheesley is a senior executive leader with experience driving business and technology transformational change and growth across mid-market and global Fortune 100 organizations. He is well known for being a people-focused leader recognized for building […]
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Andrea Polatos
SVP & CIO at McKesson Canada
Andrea joined McKesson in January 2020 in the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Information officer for McKesson Canada.    McKesson Canada plays a pivotal role in the Canadian healthcare supply chain by providing solutions to […]
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Jasmine Qadri
Chief Information Officer & VP Transformation at BURNCO Rock Products Ltd.
Ms. Jasmine Qadri brings twenty-five plus years in technology, infrastructure operations, and large-scale program management experience to BURNCO Rock Products Ltd. She is currently serving as the Chief Information Officer and Vice President Transformation at BURNCO […]
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Chad Ramsey
Director Commercial Technology at Cardinal Health
Chad is an accomplished technology executive with a wealth of experience in the field, dedicating the last 15 years of his career to Cardinal Health. During this time, he has emerged as a trusted leader in […]
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Tai Phan
Head of Product Transformation & Consumer Innovation - Global Tech & Healthcare at Walgreens Boots Alliance
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Darin Riggs
VP of IT at Encore Wire
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Claudio Laterreur
CIO, SVP at Valmont Industries
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