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OpenText keynote speakers

  • Mark Barrenechea

    Vice Chair, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer, OpenText

    Mark Barrenechea biography
    Mark Barrenechea
    Mark Barrenechea
    Vice Chair, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer, OpenText

    Mark J. Barrenechea joined OpenText as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2012, and also serves as a member of the Board. In January 2016, Mark took on the role of Chief Technology Officer. As CEO of Canada’s largest software company, Mark oversees the strategic direction of the organization and upholds the company’s position at the forefront of the industry. Under his direction, the Company has grown both organically and through strategic acquisitions, into a $1.9 billion technology company. Mark’s unwavering commitment to innovation and results, combined with a dedication to customers’ needs, led him to successfully realign the company’s products, transforming OpenText into an Enterprise Information Management leader. A prominent thought leader, Mark‘s extensive experience in information technology affords him a unique insight into the technological changes ushering in the fourth industrial revolution. In his latest book, The Golden Age of Innovation, he identifies the opportunity this unprecedented change holds for today’s businesses and how to successfully maneuver the ever-changing digital world. Mark has been the recipient of many accolades over the years. In 2011, the San Francisco Business Times named him the 2011 Best Large Company CEO. Most recently, he was named the 2015 Results-Oriented CEO of the year by the CEO World Awards. The prestigious award recognizes Mark’s leadership and innovation in attaining results for the company and its customers. In addition, Mark has authored several books including The Golden Age of Innovation, On Digital, Digital: Disrupt or Die, eGovernment or Out of Government, Enterprise Information Management: The Next Generation of Enterprise Software, Software Rules and e-Business or out of Business. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Saint Michael’s College. He currently serves as a member of the Board and Audit Committee of Dick’s Sporting Goods and also serves as a board member of Hamilton Insurance Group. For more industry thoughts from Mark, you can subscribe to his blog, follow him on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.

  • Muhi Majzoub

    Executive Vice President, Engineering and IT, OpenText

    Muhi Majzoub biography
    Muhi Majzoub
    Muhi Majzoub
    Executive Vice President, Engineering and IT, OpenText

    Muhi S. Majzoub was named Executive Vice President, Engineering and IT in January 2016. Muhi joined OpenText as Senior Vice President of Engineering in June 2012. He is responsible for Corporate and Commercial IT, including Cloud Services, as well as defining the vision and strategy for OpenText products, leading the development organization and transitioning OpenText to the cloud. Prior to OpenText, Muhi was Chief of Products for NorthgateArinso, where he was responsible for defining the company's product vision, strategy and the development life cycle. He focused on consolidating the late software portfolio and developing new product capabilities for both cloud and on-premise solutions. Muhi has also held the position of Senior Vice President of Product Development for CA, Inc., where he was responsible for the development of the common technology platform and components and integration strategy. Prior to CA, Muhi was Vice President of Product Development at Oracle Corporation. During his tenure at Oracle, he was responsible for the delivery of the Sales Automation Suite, including Sales Online TeleSales, Sales Compensation, Sales Intelligence and many other Internet technology projects, such as Oracle Store, Oracle.com and the MetaLink TAR system. Muhi attended San Francisco State University.

  • Patricia Nagle

    Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, OpenText

    Patricia Nagle biography
    Patricia Nagle
    Patricia Nagle
    Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, OpenText

    Patricia joined OpenText in 2007 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. In her role, Patricia is responsible for all marketing and demand generation initiatives, including field marketing, programs, events, product marketing, industry marketing, demonstrations, partners and alliances as well as inside sales.

    Throughout her 10-year history with the company, Patricia has brought a customer-focused view to marketing. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Global Partners and Strategic Alliances, managing all activities for global partners and alliances, including business and operations management, strategy development, program management and go-to-market field execution.

    With more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, Patricia has held a variety of senior management positions, with global sales, marketing and product oversight as her primary responsibilities. Prior to OpenText, Patricia was SVP of World Wide Sales, Services and Marketing at Percussion Software, where she was responsible for direct and indirect sales and all customer facing, external media communications, client satisfaction and demand generation activities globally.

    Patricia holds a BA in Business Administration, a BA in Economics and a concentration in Marketing from the University of New Hampshire as well as an MBA in Business Administration & Management from Harvard University.

Keynote speakers

  • Billy Beane

    EVP of Baseball Operations and minority owner of the Oakland Athletics of MLB
    Keynote
    Wed. July 11

    Billy Beane biography
    Billy Beane
    Billy Beane
    EVP of Baseball Operations and minority owner of the Oakland Athletics of MLB

    Considered one of the most progressive and talented baseball executives in the game today, Billy Beane has molded the Oakland Athletics into one of professional baseball’s most consistent winners since taking over as General Manager following the 1997 season. Beane shattered traditional MLB beliefs that big payrolls equated wins by implementing a statistical methodology that led the Oakland A's, one of the worst teams in baseball with one of the lowest payrolls, to six American League West Division Titles. That strategic methodology has come to be known as the Moneyball philosophy, named for the bestselling book and Oscar nominated film chronicling Beane’s journey from General Manager to hero to celebrated management genius. Most recently, Beane was named Major League Baseball Executive of the Year for the second time by Baseball America in 2013 (first earned in 2002).

    Today, Billy Beane’s “Moneyball” philosophy has been adopted by organizations of all sizes, across all industries, as a way to more effectively, efficiently, and profitably manage their assets, talent, and resources. He has helped to shape the way modern businesses view and leverage big data and employ analytics for long-term success.

    Beginning in 1999, Beane and former Assistant GM Paul DePodesta shattered antiquated MLB beliefs that big payrolls could mean more wins by implementing an unorthodox (by MLB standards) strategic methodology that led one of the worst teams in the American League to become a perennial postseason contender. Bestselling author Michael Lewis chronicled their journey in his 2003 bestselling book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game; the film adaptation, starring Brad Pitt as Beane, garnered 6 Academy Award nominations in 2012.

    Beane’s strategy has since opened the eyes of many top sports executives and CEOs around the country who now utilize the Moneyball methodology. In 2008, Beane even collaborated with Newt Gingrich and Sen. John Kerry in co-authoring an article in the New York Times offering possible remedies for the U.S. health care crisis.

    Under Beane, the A’s have adopted an organizational philosophy that stresses plate discipline and pitchers who command the strike zone. Over 16 seasons with Beane at the helm, the A’s have won six American League West titles (2000; 2002-03; 2006; 2012; 2013). In 2012, they secured the AL West title with the smallest payroll in the American League, and with the third smallest AL payroll in 2013.

    Beane was named Sporting News’ Executive of the Year twice, first in 1999 and again in 2012. He also earned Major League Baseball’s Executive of the Year honors twice by Baseball America magazine, following the 2002 and 2013 seasons. In November of 2001, Beane was named one of Street & Smith’s Sport Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and in 2004, he was rated 16th on their list of Baseball’s Heavy Hitters.

    A first round draft pick of the New York Mets in the 1980 June Free Agent Draft, Beane played six major league seasons as an infielder, outfielder, and catcher for the Mets, Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers and Oakland A’s. His final season in uniform was 1989 when he was a utility player on the A’s World Championship team. Beane retired as an active player in the spring of 1990 when he joined the A’s front office as the club’s major league advance scout. Former A’s President Sandy Alderson promoted Beane to General Manager in 1997.

    A native of San Diego, CA, Beane attended Mt. Carmel High School and UC San Diego, where he studied economics. Beane is the proud father of twins, Brayden and Tinsley, and daughter, Casey. He lives with his family in Danville, California.

  • Malcolm Gladwell

    Canadian journalist, author, and speaker

    Keynote
    Tues. July 10

    Malcolm Gladwell biography
    Malcolm Gladwell
    Malcolm Gladwell
    Canadian journalist, author, and speaker

    Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers. He has explored how ideas spread in The Tipping Point, decision making in Blink, and the roots of success in Outliers. With his latest book, David and Goliath, he examines our understanding of advantages of disadvantages, arguing that we have underestimated the value of adversity and over-estimated the value of privilege. Malcolm’s popular 10-part podcast Revisionist History is in its third season. In the weekly podcast, Malcolm re-examines an overlooked or misunderstood aspect of past events. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He has won a national magazine award and been honored by the American Psychological Society and the American Sociological Society. He was previously a reporter for The Washington Post. Malcolm is an extraordinary speaker: always on target, aware of the context and the concerns of the audience, informative and practical, poised, eloquent and warm and funny. He has an unsurpassed ability to be both entertaining and challenging.

  • Megan Smith

    Third Chief Technology Officer of the United States (2014–2017); CEO, Shift7
    Women in Technology Summit
    Thurs. July 12

    Megan Smith biography
    Megan Smith
    Megan Smith
    Innovative Tech Leader; CEO, shift7; Third Chief Technology Officer of the United States (2014–2017); Former Vice President of New Business Development at Google (2003–2014); CEO, Shift7

    Megan Smith is an award-winning tech entrepreneur, engineer, and evangelist. As the third U.S. chief technology officer, Smith helped the President harness the power of technology, data, and innovation to advance the future of our nation and the world. She recruited top tech talent to serve across government and to collaborate on the most pressing issues of the day, from data science and open source, to inclusive economic growth and criminal justice reform. She focused on broad capacity building by co-creating all-hands-on-deck initiatives, including the public-private program TechHire, the Computer Science for All initiative, and the Image of STEM campaign. Prior to her role as U.S. CTO, Smith served as vice president of new business development at Google, managing early stage partnerships across the company’s global engineering and product teams. She led acquisitions of Google Earth, Maps, and Picasa, steered the shift of Google.org to include more direct engineering impact, such as Google Crisis Response, and later served on the leadership team of GoogleX, where she co-created SolveForX and Women Techmakers. As CEO of PlanetOut, Smith was a leader of the online LGBT community in the early days of the Internet. She drove engagement and revenue by partnering closely with top Internet companies, including AOL, Yahoo!, MSN, Netscape, RealNetworks, and others. She also worked as an engineer at General Magic on teams designing early smartphone technologies and at Apple Japan in Tokyo. Smith is an advisor to the MIT Media Lab, Vital Voices, and the Malala Fund, which she co-founded. Over the years, she has contributed to a wide range of engineering projects, including an award-winning bicycle lock, space station construction program, and solar cook stoves. Smith holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT, where she now serves on the board. She was a member of the MIT student team that designed, built, and raced a solar car 2,000 miles across the Australian outback. She has recently been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

Additional speakers

  • Ethan Ackerman

    Associate, Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius


    Breakout
    Discovery Track

    Ethan Ackerman biography
    Ethan Ackerman
    Ethan Ackerman
    Associate, Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius

    Ethan Ackerman is an associate with the Washington DC office of Morgan Lewis & Bockius. His practice focuses on civil electronic discovery matters.

    Ethan Ackerman counsels companies in complex litigation, particularly as it relates to electronic discovery (eDiscovery). Working with clients and also with other counsel, Ethan tailors solutions for effectively handling, and avoiding, electronic discovery in civil litigation, arbitration, Congressional and administrative proceedings. He advises on all phases of trial and motions practice, including pre-litigation counseling regarding legal hold and document preservation, information management and records retention policies, protective orders and relief, discovery response planning, technology-assisted review defensibility, and cost recovery.

    Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ethan served as legislative counsel for a US senator. In the Senate, he advised on legal and policy issues before the Judiciary and Commerce Committees, addressing federal courts and civil procedure rules, privacy, telecommunications, intellectual property (IP), antitrust issues, and information policy.

  • Danny Allen

    Vice President, Tech Diversity & Inclusion, SAP Labs Silicon Valley

    Women in Technology Summit
    Thurs. July 12

    Danny Allen biography
    Danny Allen
    Danny Allen
    Vice President, Tech Diversity & Inclusion, SAP Labs Silicon Valley

    A seasoned technologist and serial entrepreneur, Danny has been able to turn a passion for change into an assignment at SAP Labs in Tech Diversity; dedicated to finding a self-sustaining method for ethnic inclusion via the natural complement to corporate profitability; especially for SAP in Cloud Engineering and Cybersecurity. He works with all SAP teams, while focusing on partnership and collaboration with our SAP ecosystem partners, customers and schools in three areas: - Supply (Talent pipeline development and sourcing) - Demand (Industry diversity exposure and best practice sharing) - Legislative (Government partnering and policy response). Prior to undertaking this diversity role, Danny led the global Cloud Operations and Service Delivery team within SAP’s UxD development team. From 2009 to 2016, he was responsible for the Operational Engineering and Architecture necessary to deploy SAP next-generation applications on various Cloud infrastructures; inclusive of methodologies for developing automated infrastructure management and security. During his 30+ year career in information systems, software development, voice/data/video infrastructure, operations, support and management, Danny has experienced and contributed to innovation in numerous industries: Computing, Banking, Engineering, Research, Broadcast and Telecommunications. Mr. Allen is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where he received a B.A. in Economics with coursework in Electrical Engineering, and Saint Mary’s College of California, where he received his Masters of Business Administration. He is a member of Association for Computing Machinery and past member of IEEE Communications Society; served as a member of the Technology Committee for the San Francisco Multimedia Development Group; recipient of Electric Power Research Institute’s Business Excellence award and was a lecturer on voice and data communication technologies.

  • Nick Barber

    Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester Research
    Breakout
    Experience Track

    Nick Barber biography
    Nick Barber
    Nick Barber
    Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester Research

    Nick serves Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals. He specializes in video technologies, including live and on-demand video within the enterprise and for customer experiences. His research centers on how companies can use online video platforms for sales and marketing operations and how they can enhance their business using video collaboration and video conferencing.

  • Donna Bible

    Senior Digital Asset Manager, Rosetta Stone


    Breakout
    Experience Track

    Donna Bible biography
    Donna Bible
    Donna Bible
    Senior Digital Asset Manager, Rosetta Stone

    Donna Bible believes that organizational knowledge is a cultural heritage, which should be leveraged to empower stakeholders. For the past decade she has administered OpenText's Media Management system to archive and manage the digital collection of Rosetta Stone. The system, with more than a million assets, continues to evolve as it addresses the changing needs of Rosetta Stone.

  • Joanne Burelle

    Manager, Information Management Services, Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
    Breakout
    Experience Track

    Joanne Burelle biography
    Joanne Burelle
    Joanne Burelle
    Manager, Information Management Services, Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation

    Joanne Burelle is the Manager of Information Management Services at Ingenium, Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation. Joanne’s educational background is in the Library, Archives and Information Management field. The past 15 years of her career have been as a public servant in the Federal Government. She develops, promotes and delivers training on Open Text Media Management, Content Server 16.2.3 and teaches employees how to work on an “Open by Default” principle to enable the release of unclassified information on Ingenium’s "Open Documents" portal.

  • Robin Cardillo

    Senior Law Clerk and Team Lead, Litigation Support, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

    Breakout
    Discovery Track

    Robin Cardillo biography
    Robin Cardillo
    Robin Cardillo
    Senior Law Clerk and Team Lead, Litigation Support, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

    Robin Cardillo works on large, complex litigation files, with a particular emphasis on class action litigation. She assists counsel at discovery, mediation, arbitration and trial. Mrs. Cardillo also has extensive experience with the Ontario Court of Appeal and provides ongoing assistance in the preparation, organization and filing of Court of Appeal materials for our litigation group in Ontario. Mrs. Cardillo is adept in all aspects of electronic discovery and has expertise in document management and database programs. She has extensive experience managing large, document-intensive matters and is often involved in cross-border litigation. As such, she oversees the training of counsel in both Canada and the US on litigation software applications, assigns and oversees projects involving multiple team members, and liaises with lead counsel, opposing counsel and information technology staff as required. Mrs. Cardillo has been a law clerk since 1987 and joined our Toronto office in 1999.

  • John Chow

    Chief Information Officer, Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC.
    Breakout
    Content Track

    John Chow biography
    John Chow
    John Chow
    Chief Information Officer, Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC.

    John Chow is the Chief Information Officer of Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC, a fully integrated real estate development and management operation where he provides leadership for the continued development of a cost effective, innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment. His primary responsibilities have him sitting at the intersection of both technical and business realms, involving a wide variety of technology: communications, computing, application, hardware and security infrastructure aligning with Rancho Mission Viejo’s internal business operations for its various business enterprises.

    Prior to joining Ranch Mission Viejo in 2015, he spent over 15 years in information technology professional services roles starting at Accenture and most recently providing IT leadership for a portfolio of clients for a leading Southern California based IT Managed Services Provider. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and a Minor in Information Computer Sciences.

  • Anna Clark

    Partner, Phillips Lytle LLP

    Breakout
    Discovery Track

    Anna Clark biography
    Anna Clark
    Anna Clark
    Partner, Phillips Lytle LLP

    Anna Mercado Clark is a Partner at Phillips Lytle LLP, full service law firm in the U.S. and Canada. Ms. Clark focuses her practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation. As a former Assistant District Attorney, she also handles white collar criminal matters and investigations. She has extensive experience handling complex e-Discovery issues and routinely counsels sophisticated clients on best data preservation practices designed to mitigate data security risks while complying with regulatory and litigation hold requirements. She is a member of EDRM at Duke Law, a community of e-Discovery and legal professionals who create practical resources to improve e-Discovery and information governance, including cross-border discovery in light of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). Indeed, she has been a featured speaker at various technology and legal conferences on these issues.

    Ms. Clark obtained her B.A. in Biology from Rutgers University and J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. She was named New York Metro Super Lawyers® Rising Star from 2014 through 2018, recipient of the 2017-2018 Hon. Denny Chin Alumni Award for Excellence in the Legal Profession by the Fordham University School of Law Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and 2010 Woman Achiever Awardee by the Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League. While in law school, she interned for the Hon. Denny Chin of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York and received various regional and national moot court awards.

    She is a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, where she designs and facilitates a pipeline diversity program called “Peace Out!” She is also a founding member of the Filipino American Lawyers Association of New York (FALA-NY), for which she was the inaugural Vice President and now Board Member.

  • Andrea D'Ambra

    Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

    Breakout
    Discovery Track

    Andrea D'Ambra biography
    Andrea D'Ambra
    Andrea D'Ambra
    Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

    Andrea L. D'Ambra is a partner in the New York office and the Head of eDiscovery and Information Governance for the United States. Andrea focuses her practice on data privacy, e-discovery, cross border discovery, and cybersecurity.

    Andrea assists clients in navigating foreign data privacy laws while complying with U.S. discovery obligations and is a recognized thought-leader on the discovery challenges posed by emerging technologies. She also counsels clients on breach preparedness, assessing potential cybersecurity incidents and the regulatory notifications required when an incident rises to the level where it must be reported. Andrea regularly speaks on cybersecurity, data protection and e-discovery issues, and has written on various information risk topics.

    Andrea served for over seven years as an officer in the United States Navy. Her diverse Naval experience includes serving as an action officer for high-profile investigations within the Bureau of Naval Personnel and managing the administrative and legal issues of the Navy's computer network defense command.

    Andrea also is an adjunct professor of law at Temple and William and Mary Law Schools where she teaches classes on Electronic Discovery.

  • Arlene Dickinson

    "Dragon" on Dragons' Den | CEO of Venture Communications

    Women in Technology Summit
    Thurs. July 12 – Lunch Keynote

    Arlene Dickinson biography
    Arlene Dickinson
    Arlene Dickinson
    "Dragon" on Dragons' Den | CEO of Venture Communications

    "The purpose of marketing is to deliver business results," says Arlene Dickinson, renowned CBC "Dragon" and one of Canada's most successful communications entrepreneurs. Whether explaining how to leverage marketing in even the toughest of economic times, sharing backstage stories from "The Den," or giving audiences a look into her personal story of success, Dickinson's experience and expertise always shine through.

    Dickinson is one of Canada’s most renowned independent marketing communications entrepreneurs. As CEO of Venture Communications, her creative and strategic approach has turned the company into a powerhouse with a blue chip client list. She is also the CEO of District Ventures Capital, a fund investing in Canadian companies in the food and health sectors.

    Best known to Canadians as one of the venture capitalists on the award-winning series Dragons’ Den, an investor on The Big Decision, and a judge on Recipe to Riches, Dickinson is also the author of two bestselling books -- Persuasion, and her most recent bestselling release, All In.

    Dickinson’s success and leadership has been recognized with multiple honours and awards including Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award and the Pinnacle Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence, and she has been honoured with PROFIT and Chatelaine magazine's TOP 100 Women Business Owners Awards.

    Dickinson is an Honorary Captain of the Royal Canadian Navy and is the recipient of honorary degrees from Mount Saint Vincent University, Concordia University, Saint Mary’s University and NAIT. She is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal. She also sits on numerous public and private boards and is dedicated to giving back to her community and country.

  • Riley Driscoll

    Manager, Enterprise Content Management, Pacific Life Insurance Company
    Breakout
    Content Track

    Riley Driscoll biography
    Riley Driscoll
    Riley Driscoll
    Manager, Enterprise Content Management, Pacific Life Insurance Company

    Riley Driscoll has been an Information Management professional for more than 11 years, managing Records Retention Programs and providing strategic direction and subject matter expertise for the creation and continual improvement of Information Management initiatives. Riley currently serves as the Manager for Pacific Life Insurance Company’s Information Management Program and was previously AVP of Union Bank’s Global Capital Markets Records Program. She is a CRM candidate, has an ERM Specialist designation and served as a subject-matter expert for the development of the Certified Information Professional exam. Riley is active in industry associations, including AIIM, ARMA and the CGOC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College and a Master of Arts degree from Pepperdine University.

  • Tracy Drynan

    Senior Attorney, Drinker Biddle and Reath

    Breakout
    Discovery Track

    Tracy Drynan biography
    Tracy Drynan
    Tracy Drynan
    Senior Attorney, Drinker Biddle and Reath

    Tracy D. Drynan has extensive experience across the E-Discovery lifecycle including, interpreting Requests for Information and Complaints to identify sources of relevant information, developing strategies for targeting and gathering data, performing custodial interviews, and managing the collection of information.

    Tracy’s experience also includes developing strategies for analyzing relevant data, conducting in depth investigations into the data prior to production, and producing data after vetting and processing the data for protected privilege and PII. Additionally, she has developed tools that were critical to and used throughout the matter lifecycle.

  • Kermala Dudley

    Treasury Supervisor, Ford Motor Company

    Breakout
    Business Network Track

    Kermala Dudley biography
    Kermala Dudley
    Kermala Dudley
    Treasury Supervisor, Ford Motor Company

    Kermala Dudley is a Treasury Manager at Ford Motor Company where she has gleaned experience in the management and implementation of large-scale Corporate Treasury projects. She recently completed the implementation of the SWIFT portion of a new Global Treasury Management System, and, is presently working on Brexit.

    Kermala has worked at Ford Motor Company for over 20 years were she has held a variety of positions in Treasury Operations, Global Banking, Securitization and Pension. Prior to joining Ford, she worked as a Treasury professional in the Health Care industry and as a Finance professional in Banking

    She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from The University of Michigan and a master’s degree in International Finance from Walsh College. She is also a Certified Cash Manager and SWIFT Certified Specialist. She lives in Franklin, Michigan with her two dogs. In her free time, Kermala likes to spend time with family, tinker with cars, and travel.

  • Diana Dunning

    IT Manager, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

    Breakout
    Business Network Track

    Diana Dunning biography
    Diana Dunning
    Diana Dunning
    IT Manager, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group

    Diana Dunning is a business facing IT Manager for Supply Chain and EDI for Dr Pepper Snapple Group. She supports the business in finding innovative solutions to streamline the Supply Chain.

  • Matt Eisenberg

    Acting Chief, Business Process and Information Management Branch, NIAID
    Breakout
    Process Track

    Matt Eisenberg biography
    Matt Eisenberg
    Matt Eisenberg
    Acting Chief, Business Process and Information Management Branch, NIAID

    Matt Eisenberg joined NIAID in February of 2011 as the Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS) Program Manager where he directed a team of developers and analysts to provide Document Management and Business Process Automation solutions to the Institute. Mr. Eisenberg led the expansion of the EDRMS program into an Enterprise resource and its role in NIAID’s Core Operating Environment. In late 2015, Mr. Eisenberg took over Program Management responsibilities for the Collaborative Technologies program, managing the Institute’s portfolio of Web Content Management and Collaboration systems. Under Mr. Eisenberg’s direction, the Collaborative Technologies program has shifted from a reactive, operations focused organization into a pro-active, software development team utilizing open-source technologies and Agile methodologies.

    Prior to joining NIAID, Mr. Eisenberg was the Application Development and Support Branch Chief at the United States Peace Corps where he lead a team that developed smart-client software used by over 8000 Peace Corps Volunteers around the world. He has over 20 years of experience in Software Development and Project Management in large and small for-profits, non-profits, and higher education settings.

    Mr. Eisenberg holds a B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland with a concentration in International Relations and Conflict Resolution.

  • Boris Evelson

    VP and Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester Research
    Breakout
    Analytics Track

    Boris Evelson biography
    Boris Evelson
    Boris Evelson
    VP and Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester Research

    Boris serves the Application Development & Delivery role. He is a leading expert in business intelligence (BI) — a set of processes, methodologies, and technologies used to transform raw data into meaningful, useful, and action-oriented enterprise information. Boris delivers strategic guidance, helping enterprises define BI strategies, governance, and architectures and identify vendors and technologies that help them put information to use in business processes and end user experiences.

    Boris' current research focuses on the practical and actionable best practices for building BI infrastructure and applications, such as BI business cases, architectural options, organizational structures, and vendor selection. Boris continues to explore emerging trends in next-generation BI, such as agile BI architecture and development approaches, in-memory analytics, advanced data visualization, convergence of structured data and unstructured content analytics, process-driven and operational BI, and many others.

  • Jean-Philippe Forti

    ECM & Records Management Specialist, Givaudan


    Breakout
    Content Track

    Jean-Philippe Forti biography
    Jean-Philippe Forti
    Jean-Philippe Forti
    ECM & Records Management Specialist, Givaudan

    Jean-Philippe started to work with OpenText technologies in 2005. He is a certified OpenText Business Consultant and a certified OpenText Extended ECM for SAP Solutions Consultant with multiple OpenText Enterprise awards. Jean-Philippe has been in charge of the OpenText Content Suite environment at Givaudan since 2009; covering upgrades, deployment, design, integration, etc. and is the technical lead of the Content Server 16.2.2 upgrade project and xECM deployment at Givaudan.

  • Stephen Guest

    TD MBNA Fulfillment Technology Services Manager, TD Bank Group

    Breakout
    Experience Track

    Stephen Guest biography
    Stephen Guest
    Stephen Guest
    TD MBNA Fulfillment Technology Services Manager, TD Bank Group

    Steve is a member of TD's technology team involved in credit card solutions in Canada and the USA, Prior to joining TD, Steve was the Director of Solution at IHS Solutions Inc, Vice President Product Management/CTO at FreeBalance Financials Inc., and Director of Product Management at Visual Networks.

  • Joe Holder

    Enterprise Content Management Lead, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation
    Breakout
    Content Track

    Joe Holder biography
    Joe Holder
    Joe Holder
    Enterprise Content Management Lead, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation

    Mr. Holder is a 29-year IT Services Professional, who for the past 21 years has focused primarily on the Enterprise Content Management discipline within the Energy and Engineering industry. His current responsibilities range widely from that of a technical lead, functional and process architect, systems and content administrator, business analyst, workflow developer, and content and data migration manager.

  • Brent Holmes

    eDiscovery Program Director & Head of Legal Technology, Siemens
    Breakout
    Discovery Track

    Brent Holmes biography
    Brent Holmes
    Brent Holmes
    eDiscovery Program Director & Head of Legal Technology, Siemens

    Brent Holmes is the eDiscovery Program Director & Head of Legal Technology for Siemens Corporation. Brent developed and oversaw implementation of Siemens’ eDiscovery program. Brent is responsible for oversight of the software, processes and vendors that make up the program. The Siemens US eDiscovery team is made up of attorneys, paralegals, eDiscovery specialists & analysts supporting Siemens` US electronic discovery needs for Litigation, Employment, & Antitrust team matters as well as Compliance investigations. Prior to joining the US Litigation team in Legal & Compliance, Brent was an IT Architect with Siemens Healthcare focusing on enterprise & systems architecture and project management. Brent holds his BA in Information Systems, is a PMI-PMP certified project manager and is CEDS certified.

  • Kyle Hufford

    Director of Digital Asset Management, Monster Energy

    Breakout
    Experience Track

    Kyle Hufford biography
    Kyle Hufford
    Kyle Hufford
    Director of Digital Asset Management, Monster Energy

    Kyle Hufford (Digital Kyle) is a branding focused technologist and digital media enthusiast in Southern California. He currently works at Monster Beverage Corporation (MNST) based in Corona, CA. He is leading the company in transforming their Digital Asset Management strategy and leadership.

  • Marci Ien

    Co-Host, The Social | Former Co-Host and News Anchor, Canada AM
    Women in Technology Summit
    Thurs. July 12

    Marci Ien biography
    Marci Ien
    Marci Ien
    Co-Host, The Social | Former Co-Host and News Anchor, Canada AM

    For over 15 years, Canadians from coast to coast woke up every morning to Marci Ien’s friendly, familiar face as the co-host and news anchor of the national morning program, Canada AM. Today, Ien is seen across the country as a co-host of one of television’s most popular daytime programs, The Social. On-stage Ien also shines as an emcee, interviewer, moderator, and speaker. In addition to her broadcasting work, Ien is a former distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts (RTA) program. She now sits on the university’s Board of Governors. In 2014, the program gave her the distinction of an award co-named in her honour. The Marci Ien and Dwight Drummond Award celebrates students from under-represented and marginalized communities who show great potential in any three of the school’s programs. In 2013, Ien was inducted into the RTA’s Wall of Fame for her significant contributions to the field of media. Ien’s career in television spans over three decades, and has taken her from Halifax, where she joined CTV National News as a reporter in 1997, to Vancouver, where she was the News Anchor for CTV’s Olympic Morning at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. In 2016, Ien was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award in the category of Best Talk Show Host for her work on Canada AM. Deeply committed to humanitarian causes, Ien travelled to Sierra Leone on behalf of Journalists for Human Rights, where she met with reporters and led training workshops. That same year, she was honoured by the Black Business and Professional Association with a Harry Jerome Award. Ien also works with World Vision, and travelled with them to Sri Lanka to report on the situation following the 2004 Tsunami.

  • Jodi Kovitz

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer, #movethedial

    Women in Technology Summit
    Thurs. July 12th

    Jodi Kovitz biography
    Jodi Kovitz
    Jodi Kovitz
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer, #movethedial

    Jodi is the founder of #movethedial, which is a global movement increasing the participation and advancement of women in technology that is gaining tremendous momentum. She regularly speaks and writes on diversity and inclusion and advancing women in technology in Canada and the United States and is currently writing a book. Jodi serves on the SickKids Foundation Capital Campaign Cabinet to raise $1.3B to transform children’s health in Toronto, Canada leading an innovative technology sector strategy, serves on the advisory board of Rosenzweig & Company, Maple Corporation, Mediseen and Brim Financial and Mayor of Toronto John Tory’s Toronto Innovation Council. Jodi was previously the CEO of AceTech Ontario, Director of Business Development at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP a cross-border law firm and prior to that practiced law. She obtained her business degree at the Richard Ivey School of Business and studied International Business in Milan. Earlier in her career she worked in marketing at a technology start up that went public, worked in leadership development at a bank and consulted for a top-tier global consulting firm.

  • Greg Kowalik

    President, Rapid Deployment Solutions

    Breakout
    Content Track

    Greg Kowalik biography
    Greg Kowalik
    Greg Kowalik
    President, Rapid Deployment Solutions

    Digital transformation expert with 20 years of experience, focusing on business processes automation and content management in the SAP/OpenText ecosystem.

  • Stephanie Lampkin

    Founder & CEO, Blendoor


    Women in Technology Summit
    Thurs. July 12

    Stephanie Lampkin biography
    Stephanie Lampkin
    Stephanie Lampkin
    Founder & CEO, Blendoor

    Stephanie Lampkin, TEDx speaker and former downhill ski racer, has graced the cover of The Atlantic, MIT Tech Review and Forbes to name a few. She is the founder & CEO of Blendoor, artificial intelligence & people analytics that mitigate unconscious bias in hiring; in other words, technology that enhances the ability of humans to judge other humans based on merit, not molds. Stephanie has a 14 year career in the tech industry founding two startups and working in technical roles at Lockheed, Microsoft, and TripAdvisor. Stephanie holds a BS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford and an MBA from MIT.

  • David Lapresi

    E-Discovery and Litigation Support Manager, Phillips Lytle LLP
    Breakout
    Discovery Track

    David Lapresi biography
    David Lapresi
    David Lapresi
    E-Discovery and Litigation Support Manager, Phillips Lytle LLP

    Mr. Lapresi has over 20 years of experience in the legal technology field. At Phillips Lytle, he provides direct support to the Litigation Practice Group on e-discovery best practices as it relates to the stages depicted on the E-Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). Prior to joining Phillips Lytle, Mr. Lapresi was a Senior Vice President of D4 LLC. He focused on developing strategies and marketing plans for business development regarding a wide range of e-discovery services. Mr. Lapresi also provided consulting to clients regarding technology use and selection. Additionally, he was National Litigation Technology Manager at a major law firm for 10 years.

    Mr. Lapresi is a frequent presenter on e-discovery topics, including how technology integrates into litigation practices. His project management background makes him uniquely qualified to assist legal teams with navigating through the many decisions and tasks necessary to implement a cost-effective approach to discovery. David attends numerous continuing education forums and courses to keep pace with the ever-changing advancements in litigation technology. He is a CompTIA Certified Document Imaging Architect, (CDIA+), and is also certified in some of the leading litigation technologies.

  • Ed McAndrew

    Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP


    Breakout
    Security Track

    Ed McAndrew biography
    Ed McAndrew
    Ed McAndrew
    Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP

    Ed McAndrew is a partner at Ballard Spahr LLP, in Washington, D.C. and Delaware. He serves as Co-Leader of the firm's Privacy & Data Security Group, and the leader of its national Cyber Incident Response Team. Ed advises and represents clients on cybersecurity, digital privacy, cyber-incident response, internal and governmental investigations, regulatory compliance and litigation matters. He also leads the Data Security Working Group of the Delaware Supreme Court's Commission on Law & Technology.

    Prior to joining Ballard Spahr in January 2016, Ed served for nearly a decade as a federal cybercrime prosecutor and National Security Cyber Specialist in the U.S. Department of Justice, in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Delaware. He was named a “Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal for his work as a cybercrime prosecutor.

    Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Justice, Ed was a litigation partner at Reed Smith LLP, in Washington, D.C. At Reed Smith, Ed served as the Deputy Practice Group Leader of the Global Regulatory Enforcement Group, and engaged in an investigations and litigation practice focused on the Internet and emerging technologies, intellectual property, digital privacy, commercial, white collar and regulatory issues across various industry sectors.

    Ed is a frequent commentator, presenter and author on legal issues related to digital technology, cybercrime, computer forensics, data security and privacy, and Internet safety.

  • Mimi McGraw

    Vice President Global Deal Desk, OpenText
    Women in Technology Summit
    Thurs. July 12

    Mimi McGraw biography
    Mimi McGraw
    Mimi McGraw
    Vice President Global Deal Desk, OpenText

    Mimi McGraw, VP Global Deal Desk at OpenText, is currently leading a newly created Deal Desk team for OpenText to focus on streamlining the sales process. She manages the Proposal Teams, Cloud Bid Teams and Deal Management Teams across OpenText.

    Mimi joined OpenText via the GXS acquisition in January 2014. Prior to her recent change of roles, she was the VP of Business Network Operations which was a dual role combining the Sales Operations and Financial Planning & Analysis functions supporting the cloud business. She has worked with cross-functional teams including Professional Services, Engineering, Network Operations on growing the cloud business and driving profitability. She enjoys mentoring team mates and coordinating with teams across the business.

    In her spare time, Mimi enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, cooking and traveling.

    Mimi has over 15 years of experience in the tech industry leading financial planning, reporting, forecasting and sales operations. She holds a BS in Physics from Georgetown University and an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

  • Maura McKinley Tull

    Sr. Director, Digital Asset Management Products, PBS
    Breakout
    Experience Track

    Maura McKinley Tull biography
    Maura McKinley Tull
    Maura McKinley Tull
    Sr. Director, Digital Asset Management Products, PBS

    Maura McKinley Tull is the Senior Director, Digital Asset Management Products at PBS. In this role on the Enterprise Applications team, Maura is responsible for planning, implementing and supporting PBS' Digital Asset Management (DAM) and Business Process Management (BPM) solutions. Maura brings to PBS more than 15 years of experience leading enterprise-level software programs and large-scale project teams. Prior to joining PBS, Maura worked for OpenText leading Digital Asset Management, Content Management, Collaboration and Portal implementations for large commercial and government organizations.

    A graduate of George Washington University, Maura has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a concentration in International Business. She also holds a certification in Software Project Management from George Washington University and ESI International.

  • Lucia Melgarejo

    Product Designer, SAP .iO

    Women in Technology Summit
    Thurs. July 12

    Lucia Melgarejo biography
    Lucia Melgarejo
    Lucia Melgarejo
    Product Designer, SAP .iO

    Lucia Melgarejo is a product designer at SAP.iO, SAP’s incubator. She works with startups to build businesses that tackle some of the biggest problems in enterprise software. Lucia currently leads design for Atlas by SAP, a geospatial analytics platform. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Product Design from Stanford University.

  • Wren Mills

    Director, Process Safety Design, Valero

    Breakout
    Energy & Engineering Track

    Wren Mills biography
    Wren Mills
    Wren Mills
    Director, Process Safety Design, Valero

    Wren Mills is the Director of Process Safety Design for Valero Energy Corporation, where she has served for over 14 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and has 27 years of refining industry experience with Exxon, CITGO, NuStar and Valero. Wren has held various technical and management positions in six different refineries. In her current role, Wren has primary responsibility for the development and oversight of Engineering Standards for Valero’s refineries throughout the United States, UK and Canada and has lead the Engineering Document Project as the project champion since 2015.

  • Gordon Moffat

    Director, Litigation Support Services, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Breakout
    Discovery Track

    Gordon Moffat biography
    Gordon Moffat
    Gordon Moffat
    Director, Litigation Support Services, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

    Gordon Moffat focuses on applying the most appropriate and effective technology to discovery problems. Building on 15 years’ experience in eDiscovery, Gordon leads Pillsbury’s Litigation Support Services department and consults with clients and case teams to provide the options and solutions for litigation projects.

  • Cheryl Moretti

    Litigation Case Manager, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, London Office

    Breakout
    Discovery Track

    Cheryl Moretti biography
    Cheryl Moretti
    Cheryl Moretti
    Litigation Case Manager, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, London Office

    Cheryl relocated from the New York to the London office over 4 years ago. She celebrates her 32nd anniversary this year at Gibson Dunn. A true eDiscovery expert, she has guided clients/counsel on both legal and technical aspects through each phase of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model “EDRM” educating on best practices and offering solutions to complex discovery issues.

    She has worked on site in countries all over the world and has particular experience in managing the intricacies of foreign language data collections and reviews.

    She assists and collaborates with one of the firm’s largest financial institution client on the preservation, collection and delivery of all facets of electronically stored information "ESI" requested for litigation, regulatory and/or audit requests ensuring that the process was accurate and with full compliance with regional data privacy rules for their European offices. She is experienced in the use of advanced technology assisted review processes including structural and conceptual analytics resulting in more efficient cost effective review workflows benefiting global clients.

    She continues to work on the most complex cases while providing training and expertise to legal teams in GDC’s European offices.

  • Saadia Muzaffar

    Founder, TechGirls Canada


    Women in Technology Summit
    Thurs. July 12

    Saadia Muzaffar biography
    Saadia Muzaffar
    Saadia Muzaffar
    Founder, TechGirls Canada

    Saadia Muzaffar is a tech entrepreneur, author, and passionate advocate of responsible innovation, decent work for everyone, and prosperity of immigrant talent in STEM. In 2017, she was featured in Canada 150 Women, a book about 150 of the most influential and groundbreaking women in Canada. She is founder of TechGirls Canada, the hub for Canadian women in science, technology, engineering, and math - and cofounder of Tech Reset Canada, a coalition of business people, technologists, and other residents advocating for innovation that is focused on maximizing the public good. She is part of Canada Beyond 150: Policy for a diverse and inclusive future's Feminist Government initiative, and an advisor to Government of Canada's Economic Strategy tables for the Access to Skilled Talent working group. Her work on modern leadership explores big ideas and impactful strategies that address growing challenges for business leaders in today's connected & vigilant markets; and has been featured in CNNMoney, Fortune Magazine, Globe & Mail, VICE, CBC, TVO, and Chatelaine. Saadia is also a Pushcart Prize nominated short fiction writer. In February 2018, her work joins that of Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid's Tale), Gabby Rivera (America), Hope Larson (Batgirl), and Amy Chu (Wonder Woman) in Dark Horse Comics' new anthology featuring comic and prose stories. Recently Saadia and her team released Change Together: A Diversity Guidebook for Startups and Scaleups.

  • Nicole Perpillant

    Digital Forensics-EDiscovery, Travelers

    Breakout
    Discovery Track

    Nicole Perpillant biography
    Nicole Perpillant
    Nicole Perpillant
    Digital Forensics-EDiscovery, Travelers

    Nicole is an eDiscovery Analyst at Travelers Insurance. As a member of the Information Security group, she focuses on the identification of technology platforms that support Legal eDiscovery. She is an experienced eDiscovery practitioner and project manager; analyzing the eDiscovery environment while introducing improvements to the infrastructure and workflow.

    Nicole studied Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University in Raleigh NC and worked for the Department of Defense before joining Travelers in 2002. She held multiple leadership roles in The National Society of Black Engineers. She is a graduate of Traveler’s Claim Leadership Development Program; and is an active advocate in Women’s, Military, and Black/African American Diversity Network Groups.

  • Sean Potter

    Business Platform Owner / Head of Digital Records, MLC Insurance
    Breakout
    Content Track

    Sean Potter biography
    Sean Potter
    Sean Potter
    Business Platform Owner / Head of Digital Records, MLC Insurance

    Sean Potter has worked in the insurance industry in various roles for over 30 years. The majority of those roles were operational management and leadership roles with large independent life insurers in Australia. More recently, Sean has joined Australia’s largest business transformation program as the Business Platform Owner for the inbound communications platform and the record storage and management platform (Collectively referred to as Digital Records). The program aims to separate MLC Life Insurance from its former parent organization (National Australia Bank) following its sale to Nippon Life. The program involves standing up all new best of breed technology across all aspects of the organization. In his role as Business Platform Owner, Sean is responsible for delivering the business need and business value through the new platforms. Sean Potter is also on the national board of the Australasian Life Underwriters and Claims Association (ALUCA) which represents all life insurance underwriting and claims professionals in Australia. Sean holds a Bachelor in Law degree and a Diploma in Financial Services, Life Insurance with ANZIIF and is also a Fellow of ALUCA.

  • Michael Ramsden

    Tech Business Partner- Medical & Regulatory, GSK Consumer Healthcare


    Breakout
    Content Track

    Michael Ramsden biography
    Michael Ramsden
    Michael Ramsden
    Tech Business Partner- Medical & Regulatory, GSK Consumer Healthcare

    Michael has nearly 20 years of IT experience in the life sciences industry with added emphasis on fast-moving consumer goods and OTC medicines as part of a larger pharmaceutical company. He comes from a systems and networking background with subsequent roles in application support, service and project management. He’s been in a business partnering role since 2009 and is based in Warren, NJ, USA.

  • Rachelle Rennagel

    eDiscovery Special Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP


    Breakout
    Discovery Track

    Rachelle Rennagel biography
    Rachelle Rennagel
    Rachelle Rennagel
    eDiscovery Special Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

    Rachelle Rennagel brings a distinctive blend of legal, business and technology knowledge to her counseling of clients in electronic discovery, information governance, and data privacy and security.

    As Special Counsel in Pillsbury's Litigation practice, Rachelle possesses a deep understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of technology, and has a proven track record of assisting clients in leveraging technology and process to reduce information management and discovery costs and risks.

    Rachelle counsels clients on data and information technology issues—from data governance and disposition, litigation readiness and hold procedures, defensible document review methodologies and all aspects of eDiscovery, enabling technologies, and data privacy and security issues.

  • John Rymer

    Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester Research
    Breakout
    Process Track

    John Rymer biography
    John Rymer
    John Rymer
    Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals, Forrester Research

    John serves Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals. He leads Forrester's AD&D coverage of cloud platforms, including Microsoft Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Salesforce's platform. John is a leading expert on enterprise middleware. Included in his coverage are the Java application servers from IBM, Red Hat JBoss, and Oracle, as well as Microsoft's .NET. John is the lead analyst on Forrester's application development strategy, sourcing, and structure playbook. He is an authority on the enterprise strategies of IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle and contributes to Forrester's coverage of low-code application platforms and business rules platforms.

  • Matt Sherman

    Senior Architect, Strategic Planning and Engineering Projects, BellMedia
    Breakout
    Experience Track

    Matt Sherman biography
    Matt Sherman
    Matt Sherman
    Senior Architect, Strategic Planning and Engineering Projects, BellMedia

    Matt Sherman is a 25 year veteran of the Media and Entertainment industry. A well-rounded technology expert and visionary with a strong knowledge of Broadcast Media Systems, Linear and Non-linear Editing, Field Production, Audio Editing, Visual Effects as well as Computing and Information Technology, Active Directory, Networking, Engineering, System Design and Efficient Workflow Streamlining. Currently supporting systems at CTV Television, TSN, Discovery Channel and the many other brands of BellMedia.

  • Anar Simpson

    Global Ambassador, Technovation

    Women in Technology Summit
    Thurs. July 12

    Anar Simpson biography
    Anar Simpson
    Anar Simpson
    Global Ambassador, Technovation

    Anar is a key influencer for Women, Girls and Technology. She led this initiative at Mozilla and was appointed as a Deputy to the UN High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment. She is the Global Ambassador for Technovation - which is building a pipeline of young girls to enter STEM careers which has now reached over 100 countries. Anar works with governments, international agencies and technology companies on the digital inclusion of women. In addition she has been instrumental in the growth, outreach and experience of the US State Department’s TechWomen initiative which empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East with their counterparts in Silicon Valley. She has been an invited speaker at IEEE Women in Engineering - International Leadership Conference, the Anita B.org Grace Hopper Conference, the Women’s Forum Global summit, Mobile World Congress - Africa, UNESCO - Mobile Learning, WiSTEM, the White House Summit on the United State of Women etc. Anar has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Communications, University of Calgary and a graduate of Program in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Anar has been recognized for her leadership and outstanding contribution to closing the industry gender gap by the University of Calgary as a Distinguished Alumni, UN Women and ITU GEM-Tech Award, GSMA Global Mobile Leadership Award for her leadership and outstanding contribution to closing the industry gender gap. In 2017 Anar was recognized as a Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

  • David Stanton

    Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

    Breakout
    Discovery Track

    David Stanton biography
    David Stanton
    David Stanton
    Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

    Leading the firm’s Information Law & Electronic Discovery practice, David employs a multidisciplinary approach to handle operational and legal challenges of large datasets in litigation, internal investigations, due diligence and information governance projects. Experienced in cybersecurity, privacy and incident response, he collaborates with in-house lawyers and IT professionals on implementing robust information management programs and litigation readiness procedures. David also advises on enforcement actions, securities arbitrations, regulatory examinations, insider trading and related litigation, and regulatory compliance.

  • Jill Stelter

    Enterprise Content Manager, Snohomish PUD

    Breakout
    Content Track

    Jill Stelter biography
    Jill Stelter
    Jill Stelter
    Enterprise Content Manager, Snohomish PUD

    As the Enterprise Content Manager and part of the District Information Governance Office (DIG) Jill is responsible for managing a team of 75+ Records Liaisons in over 45 departments to maximize the value of their information while minimizing risks. Her previous experience as a Senior Paralegal gives her a unique legal view into the world of information governance especially in the highly regulated public utility industry.

  • Pearl Sullivan

    Dean, Faculty of Engineering University of Waterloo

    Women in Technology Summit
    Thurs. July 12

    Pearl Sullivan biography
    Pearl Sullivan
    Pearl Sullivan
    Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

    Pearl Sullivan was appointed the Dean of Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2012, after serving as Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering from 2006 to 2012. She was recognized with the University’s Outstanding Performance Award in 2009. As Dean of Canada’s largest engineering school, Dr. Sullivan believes that education can develop exceptional tech talent, startup founders and future leaders by enabling students to experience early, innovate early and incubate their ideas early - right from the first day of school. Her support for diversity including STEM careers for girls/women led to the doubling of females entering Waterloo Engineering.

    She received her BEng with distinction and MASc degrees in metallurgical engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. After earning her PhD degree in materials engineering from the University of British Columbia, she started her academic career at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 1991. She returned to Canada in 1994 to join the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick, where she was twice honoured with the UNB Faculty Merit Award for Excellence.

    Dr. Sullivan currently serves on the Ontario Research Fund Advisory Board. She is Professional Engineer, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials (U.K.).

  • Akhilesh Tiwari

    Global Head, Enterprise Application Services, Tata Consultancy Services
    Breakout
    Main Stage

    Akhilesh Tiwari biography
    Akhilesh Tiwari
    Akhilesh Tiwari
    Global Head, Enterprise Application Services, Tata Consultancy Services

    Akhilesh Tiwari leads Tata Consultancy Services’ rapidly growing Enterprise Application Services (EAS) business. He is responsible for driving strategy, growth and customer success.

    Drawing on more than 20 years of international and multi-faceted leadership experience, Akhilesh identifies strategic opportunities to build and grow the business by forging strong partnerships with the world's leading business applications companies while shepherding customers on their transformation journeys. He has successfully helped some of the world’s largest and most complex organizations transition to become agile enterprises, poised for growth and innovation.

    Leading a talented global team of technology experts and business consultants, Akhilesh manages a portfolio of cross-industry and pan- enterprise business application services. With Akhilesh at the helm, the EAS team combines a customer-centric approach, deep expertise and a commitment to robust results which help client companies experience success today, even as they work to realize the opportunities of tomorrow.

    Akhilesh joined TCS as a systems analyst in 1995 shortly after graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He moved rapidly up the TCS management ranks, excelling at project and program management and in positions in which he led large multinational teams around the world.

    Akhilesh joined the TCS SAP practice in 2010, and led global service delivery and presales activities. He was later promoted to lead the global SAP practice and, under his leadership, the practice doubled in size and revenue. Under Akhilesh’s leadership, the TCS SAP practice won several awards. The practice was also named a “Leader” by Gartner in its Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Management Service Providers Worldwide.

    Akhilesh lives in Basking Ridge, New Jersey with his wife and two children.

  • Jacques Trottier

    Manager of Website Platforms, Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
    Breakout
    Experience Track

    Jacques Trottier biography
    Jacques Trottier
    Jacques Trottier
    Manager of Website Platforms, Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation

    Jacques Trottier is the Manager of Website Platforms at Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation. As the systems integrator and lead web developer for Ingenium, Jacques and his team are responsible for enabling Open Museums access at Ingenium. Their recent work on the Digital Archives and Open Documents web portals demonstrates how OpenText's ECM and WSM platforms have allowed Ingenium to offer unprecedented access to online information, previously trapped behind the museum's physical walls.

  • Ron Vargo

    IT Architect, Allstate


    Breakout
    Experience Track

    Ron Vargo biography
    Ron Vargo
    Ron Vargo
    IT Architect, Allstate

    Ron Vargo is an Information Architect specializing in unstructured data at Allstate. His primary responsibility is for the communication life cycle, from the creation and management of content, to composition of the communication, to the fulfillment and records of the communication. All these components revolve around the customer experience under modern customer communication strategies, Agile and XP delivery, and DevOps.

  • Kristy von Moos

    Digital Asset Management Project Coordinator, Ingenium

    Breakout
    Experience Track

    Kristy von Moos biography
    Kristy von Moos
    Kristy von Moos
    Digital Asset Management Project Coordinator, Ingenium

    Kristy von Moos is the Digital Asset Management Project Coordinator at Ingenium-Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, assisting in the implementation of the Open Text Media Management system. She joined the Ingenium team in 2016, in charge of managing image rights, usage requirements and copyright information for the new Canada Science and Technology Museum. Kristy has a BA in History and Philosophy from St. Thomas University, and an MA in Public History from Carleton University. She has worked with the cultural media, research, and virtual exhibit companies, and enjoys bringing history, education, and technology together.

  • Joy Wang

    Director, Software Development, PBS

    Breakout
    Experience Track

    Joy Wang biography
    Joy Wang
    Joy Wang
    Director, Software Development, PBS

    Joy Wang is the Director, Software Development of PBS. She holds a PMP certification and two Master of Engineering degrees from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to joining PBS, Joy was the Assistant Vice President, Application Development of National Student Clearinghouse, a 150-employee non-profit organization that is the primary service provider for degree and enrollment verification. As the Director, Software Development of the Public Broadcasting Service, Joy is responsible for providing the architecture leadership, technical project management, and software development leadership for a number of Technology and Operations initiatives at PBS, including Interconnection Media Delivery Program, KIDS Channel, Digital Asset Management, Media Asset Management, Business Process Management, Enterprise Service Bus, Producer File Submission, and Automated Workflows for Media Operations.

  • Uli Weiss

    Head of Information Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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    Experience Track

    Uli Weiss biography
    Uli Weiss
    Uli Weiss
    Head of Information Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

    Uli Weiss is the department head of “Application, Middleware and IT Architecture” at the Computing Center of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). KIT – a university and research center – creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information.

    Uli´s department maintains amongst others the web infrastructure for about 9,300 employees and 26,000 students. The employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences.

    Besides KIT Uli is vice president of OpenText´s web solutions user group in the DACH region which focuses on community work in the web context.

  • Craig Wentworth

    Principal Analyst, MWD Advisors


    Breakout
    Business Network Track

    Craig Wentworth biography
    Craig Wentworth
    Craig Wentworth
    Principal Analyst, MWD Advisors

    Craig Wentworth is a Principal Analyst at MWD Advisors (focused on blockchain and IoT, cloud content collaboration and management platforms, and how AI / ML services can make business applications ‘smarter’ - amongst other things), where he provides sound professional advice on technology trends, best practices, new business models, and how organisations can drive value by embracing innovations in social, mobile, analytics, and cloud technologies.

    He has a hands-on, customer-focused approach to the strategic planning and delivery of digital transformation - brokering, negotiating, mediating, and working collaboratively across boundaries to embed change across an organisation. He excels at bringing new and abstract concepts to life for diverse audiences through expert analysis, compelling creative and critical thinking, and an enthusiastic and energising communication style.

    Craig brings a broad ranging IT industry experience to the MWD team (for example, he was previously Director of Organisation and User Innovation at Jisc, where he spent eight years advising higher and further education establishments on the cultural adoption of technology services and the effects of disruptive technologies).

  • Suzanne Widup

    Senior Consultant, Verizon


    Breakout
    Security Track

    Suzanne Widup biography
    Suzanne Widup
    Suzanne Widup
    Senior Consultant, Verizon

    Suzanne Widup (@SuzanneWidup) is a member of the Verizon Security Research Team, and a co-author of the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, lead author for the PHI Data Breach Report. She spends quality time hunting for publicly disclosed data breaches for the VERIS Community Database. Suzanne has 20 years of IT experience, including unix system administration, information security engineering and digital forensics in large enterprise environments. She holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems and an M.S. in Information Assurance. Suzanne is the author of Computer Forensics and Digital Investigation with EnCase Forensic v.7.

  • Jennifer Woods

    Director, GCdocs Enterprise Program Management Office, Government of Canada
    Breakout
    Public Sector Track

    Jennifer Woods biography
    Jennifer Woods
    Jennifer Woods
    Director, GCdocs Enterprise Program Management Office, Government of Canada

    Jennifer Woods is a career public servant with over 25 years’ experience as an Information Professional, including various analytical and leadership roles in the Department of National Defence, Privy Council Office and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. She is the current Director of the GCdocs Enterprise Program Management Office for the Government of Canada, at Public Services and Procurement Canada. Her passion for the field shows in her role as the outgoing President of the Ottawa Chapter of ARMA, an International Association for information and records management specialists. She received her Master in Information Management from Dalhousie University.

  • Roozan Zarifian

    Chief Information Officer, Los Angeles County, Department of Human Resources
    Breakout
    Public Sector Track

    Roozan Zarifian biography
    Roozan Zarifian
    Roozan Zarifian
    Chief Information Officer, Los Angeles County, Department of Human Resources

    Roozan Zarifian is Chief Information Officer at Los Angeles County, Department of Human Resources. Roozan has over 30 years of experience in Information Technology, project management and implementation, and works closely with business stakeholders to transform and innovate.

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