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The pandemic has forced organizations to transform to compete. Work models are in flux, new endpoints are proliferating, data is under siege, consumer behavior is changing, and global supply chains are being disrupted. We must rethink the way we work and live.

OpenText World 2020 offers insight from leading experts to help rethink the challenges facing business and society and accelerate digital transformation.

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Event highlights

Learn about today’s most pressing topics, from connecting content, people and systems to building better interactions across customer channels to protecting against emerging threats.

  • 13

    insightful keynotes

  • 120+

    breakout sessions

  • 150+

    demos

  • 70

    turbo talks

Keynote speakers

Hear from leaders and product experts on industry trends and future product direction.

  • Mark J. Barrenechea
    Mark J. Barrenechea
    Chief Executive Officer & Chief Technology Officer, OpenText
  • Muhi Majzoub
    Muhi S. Majzoub
    Executive Vice President & Chief Product Officer, OpenText
  • Avanish Sahai
    Avanish Sahai
    Vice President, ISV & Application Partnerships, Google Cloud
  • Catherine Gerth
    Catherine Gerth
    Acting Director, ICT Management, NATO
  • Craig Stilwell
    Craig Stilwell
    Executive Vice President, SMB & Consumer Sales, OpenText
  • Al Gore
    Deepak Sharma
    Global IT Director, Business Solutions & Support, Agility
  • Denis Beauchemin
    Denis Beauchemin
    Chief Information Officer, Pharmascience
  • Hal Lonas
    Hal Lonas
    Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, SMB & Consumer, OpenText
  • Inge Opreel
    Inge Opreel
    Chief Information Officer, Farys
  • John Crane
    John Crane
    Chief Information Officer, Waikato Regional Council
  • John Radko
    John Radko
    Senior Vice President, Software Engineering, OpenText
  • Kowsik Guruswamy
    Kowsik Guruswamy
    Chief Technology Officer, Menlo Security
  • Lubomira Rochet
    Lubomira Rochet
    Chief Digital Officer, L’Oréal
  • Lou Blatt
    Lou Blatt
    Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, OpenText
  • Malesela John Mokoele
    Malesela John Mokoele
    Director, Pre-Adjudications & Operations, Department of Social Development, Republic of South Africa
  • Rob Drew
    Rob Drew
    Manager, Information and Technology Services, Red Hat
  • Roozan Zarifian
    Roozan Zarifian
    Chief Information Officer, Los Angeles County, Department of Human Resources
  • Savinay Berry
    Savinay Berry
    Senior Vice President, Cloud Service Delivery, OpenText
  • Stephen Ludlow
    Stephen Ludlow
    Senior Vice President, Product Management Development, Product Management, OpenText
  • Ted Harrison
    Ted Harrison
    Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales, OpenText
Mark Barrenechea

Mark J. Barrenechea

Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer

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. In September 2017, he was appointed Vice Chair.

Mark oversees the strategic direction of the organization. Under his direction, OpenText has grown both organically and through strategic acquisitions, into a $2.8 billion technology company and has successfully transformed into an Information Management leader.

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 many books including The Intelligent and Connected Enterprise, The Golden Age of Innovation, On Digital, and eGovernment or Out of Government. He has also authored several white papers, such as The Resilient Organization: COVID-19 and New Ways to Work, Cloud: The Destination for Innovation, Security: Creating Trust in a Zero Trust World, and The Information Advantage.

For industry thoughts from Mark, you can subscribe to his blog, follow him on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.

Muhi Majzoub

Muhi S. Majzoub

Executive Vice President & Chief Product Officer, OpenText

Muhi S. Majzoub is the Executive Vice President & Chief Product Officer for OpenText. Joining the company in 2012, Muhi has held various senior executive positions. He currently leads the development organization to define the vision and strategy for OpenText products and their transition 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.

For more on Muhi’s thoughts and industry expertise, you can follow him on Twitter.

Al Gore

Former US Vice President Al Gore

Environmental, Business and Tech Visionary

Former Vice President Al Gore is the cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, and the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. He is also a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a member of Apple Inc.’s board of directors.

Gore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976, 1978, 1980 and 1982 and to the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the 45th vice president of the United States on January 20, 1993 and served eight years.

He is the author of the #1 New York Times best-sellers An Inconvenient Truth and The Assault on Reason, and the best-sellers Earth in the Balance, Our Choice: A Plan To Solve the Climate Crisis, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, and most recently, The New York Times best-seller An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.

He is the subject of the documentary movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” which won two Oscars in 2006 -- and a second documentary in 2017, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.” In 2007, Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for "informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change."

Poppy Crum

Dr. Poppy Crum

Expert in Technology-Driven Innovation & Human Evolution, Stanford University Adjunct Professor, Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories, Neuroscientist, and Technologist

Dr. Poppy Crum is a visionary futurist and neuroscientist whose work sits at the intersection of technology advancement and human evolution. Highly regarded in both the technology sector and academic circles, she is an Adjunct Professor in Computer Research at Stanford University and the Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories, a leading global innovator and developer of audio, imaging, and voice technologies. An advocate for the kind of technology that learns more about us as we use it, Dr. Crum works to bridge the gap between rapidly evolving technology and insightful, more effective human interaction. At Dolby, she builds technologies that best leverage human physiology to enhance our experiences and the ways we interact with our world, using a deep understanding of human behavior, personalized data, and technologies including wearable technology, immersive technology, AI and machine-learning, facial and voice recognition software, and AR and VR to power industry innovation. At Stanford, her work focuses on the impact and feedback potential of new technologies including gaming and immersive environments, such as Augmented and Virtual Reality on neuroplasticity and learning.

Dr. Crum is a US representative and vice-chair to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and a member of the Stanford Research Institute Technical Council. She is also a member of the Board of Industry Leaders for the Consumer Technology Association. Prior to joining Dolby Laboratories, she was Research Faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where her neurophysiological research focused on understanding the neural correlates of how we hear in a complex acoustic environment and the functional circuitry of the auditory cortex.

She is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society, and a 2018 recipient of the Advanced Imaging Society’s Distinguished Leadership Award. She is a 2017 recipient of the Consumer Technology Association’s Technology and Standards Achievement Award for work towards the introduction of over-the-counter hearing-aid devices. She was named to Billboard magazine’s 100 most influential female executives in the music industry. Prior to academic study as a neuroscientist and work in industry, she was a performance violinist.

Dr. Crum is a frequent speaker on topics related to the intersection of human experience, artificial intelligence, sensory data-science, and immersive technologies.

Craig Stilwell

Craig Stilwell

Executive Vice President, SMB & Consumer Sales, OpenText

Craig Stilwell is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of SMB and Consumer at OpenText. Joining OpenText through the Carbonite acquisition, Craig brings 26 years of technology experience with a track record in driving growth and building high performing teams.

Prior to OpenText, Craig was the Chief Revenue Officer of Carbonite, where he was responsible for leading the company’s go-to-market efforts, including global sales and marketing.

Craig holds a BSBA with honors in Finance from the University of Florida and serves on the Board of Trustees for his local Leukemia and Lymphoma Society chapter.

Hal Lonas

Hal Lonas

Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, SMB & Consumer, OpenText

Hal Lonas is the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of OpenText’s SMB & Consumer segment, which provides network security, endpoint security, data protection and world-class threat intelligence.

Joining OpenText via the acquisition of Carbonite, Webroot and BrightCloud, Hal brings more than 25 years of experience in enterprise software and engineering. Hal has held key engineering management positions with Websense (WBSN), ADP and others.

Hal has co-authored several patents and holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.

John Radko

John Radko

Senior Vice President, Software Engineering, OpenText

John Radko is Senior Vice President of Engineering for the OpenText Business Network and leads a global team of talented engineering, quality assurance and product management professionals. John also leads the development of the next generation cloud B2B platform, Trading Grid 16.

A contributor to the advent and advancement of 'software-as-a-service' in B2B integration, John has advised dozens of companies on how best to deploy and leverage hosted supply chain automation solutions and how to achieve true B2B integration on a global scale.

John holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland.

Lou Blatt

Lou Blatt

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, OpenText

Lou Blatt is the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for OpenText, responsible for marketing strategy, brand, communications and the success of OpenText products worldwide.

With more than 30 years of experience in senior marketing, product management and strategy roles, Lou brings a proven ability to build and lead world class teams that achieve faster than market growth.

Prior to OpenText, Lou served more than 4 years as the Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations at Genesys, where he led strategic efforts, including the company’s transition to the cloud.

Lou holds a Ph.D. and MA from Boston University and graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Lou Blatt

Savinay Berry

Senior Vice President, Cloud Service Delivery, OpenText

Savinay Berry is the Senior Vice President, Cloud Service Delivery at OpenText. He is responsible for all OpenText Cloud Services, including infrastructure, Service Delivery, Managed Services, Professional Services in the Philippines, and eDiscovery and Security Cloud Services. Previously, Savinay served as Vice President, Engineering and Products at OpenText where he was responsible for leading applications, design, performance and security.

Prior to OpenText, Savinay was Vice President, Product Management at Dell EMC, where he was responsible for the content management product portfolio.

Savinay holds Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Follow Savinay on Twitter.

Lou Blatt

Stephen Ludlow

Senior Vice President, Product Management Development, Product Management, OpenText

Stephen Ludlow leads Product Management for OpenText, bringing more than 20 years of strategy, product management, marketing and professional services experience in enterprise software.

Stephen has a successful track record defining business and product strategy, M&A, go-to-market, analyst relations, digital marketing and sales enablement to drive top-line growth.

Stephen is also an elected board member of AIIM, the Association for Intelligent Information Management, a trusted not-for-profit industry organization that maintains that information is our most important asset, and is a frequent speaker at industry and customer events on Information Management trends, technologies and best practices.

Lou Blatt

Ted Harrison

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales, OpenText

Simon “Ted” Harrison is the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales for OpenText. Ted previously served as Senior Vice President in the Enterprise business unit and as Senior Vice President of Fast Growth Markets, growing the business in high potential regions, including LATAM, Eastern Europe, Japan, Africa, China, Middle East and India.

Ted has successfully worked throughout his 25 year career to match business imperatives with innovative technology solutions.

Ted holds an honors degree in Computer Science from Leeds University in the UK.

Avanish Sahai

Avanish Sahai

Vice President, ISV & Application Partnerships, Google Cloud

Avanish is Vice President, ISV & Applications Partnerships, Google Cloud, and his vision is to build the market-leading public cloud ISV partner ecosystem. He also serves on the Board of Directors at Hubspot, a leading Cambridge, MA-based provider of sales and marketing solutions for the SMB segment.

He has an MBA from UCLA Anderson, an MSCE from Boston University, and a BSEE from the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Catherine Gerth

Catherine Gerth

Acting Director, ICT Management, NATO

Ms. Gerth joined NATO in 2005 as Head, Archives and Information Management (AIM). As Head AIM, Ms. Gerth is responsible for overseeing International Staff projects related to Information Management, including policy development in support of NATO committees, business process change management and the execution of CIS projects to support information management, such as NATODocs.

She is also responsible for the NATO Archives and the provision of staff support to the Archives Committee, which is tasked with the development and execution of policy related to the preservation of NATO Records and non-financial transparency activities.

Deepak Sharma

Deepak Sharma

Global IT Director, Business Solutions & Support, Agility

Agility GIL offers a mix of integrated logistics services, underpinned by powerful customer-facing technology. Deepak and his dedicated teams have sector-specific experience and knowledge and utilize the global logistics network. Deepak’s portfolio includes the 24/7 operation & development of digital solutions, including the OpenText™ Documentum™ suite of products, EDI, Mobile Apps, IoT and Blockchain.

Kowsik Guruswamy

Kowsik Guruswamy

Chief Technology Officer, Menlo Security

Kowsik has more than 15 years of experience in diverse technologies, such as security, cloud, data visualization and computer graphics. He has 18 issued patents and holds an MSCS from the University of Louisiana. With diverse hands-on experience in product development and vision, including gaming, network & application security, performance, NoSQL, cloud, devops and polyglot frameworks. Kowsik has a unique perspective on connecting unrelated dots together in unique ways.

Follow Kowsik on LinkedIn and @k0ws1k on twitter.

Lubomira Rochet

Lubomira Rochet

Chief Digital Officer, L’Oréal

Lubomira Rochet is a Franco-Bulgarian trained economist that graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, Science-Po Paris and the College of Europe in Bruges. Lubomira Rochet has been Chief Digital Officer of the L’Oréal Group since March 2014 and is a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. Previously, she has worked as Vice President of Strategy and Development for Sogeti, a branch of the CapGemini Group; Startups and Innovation Ecosystem Lead at Microsoft, and deputy CEO of Valtech.

Rob Drew

Rob Drew

Manager, Information and Technology Services, Red Hat

Rob graduated from North Carolina State University with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Industrial Engineering. He has more than 20 years of IT experience, with 11 years concentrated in B2B programs. He has worked in the telecom, electrical utility and freight railroad industries, and currently oversees the B2B program at Red Hat.

Roozan Zarifian

Roozan Zarifian

Chief Information Officer, Los Angeles County, Department of Human Resources

Roozan has more than 30 years of experience in Information Technology (IT), project management and implementation. She sets IT strategy and coordinates service delivery across the department. She is responsible for and supports enterprise applications, enterprise data, business intelligence, information security and user support.

Denis Beauchemin

Denis Beauchemin

Chief Information Officer, Pharmascience

Denis is responsible for IT orientations, roadmaps and architecture at Pharmascience. He is accountable for the evolution of and infrastructure for ERP SAP and CRM. As CIO, Denis oversees the implementation of a Digital Transformation program and monitoring of budgets, and optimization and modernization of infrastructure.

Inge Opreel

Inge Opreel

Chief Information Officer, Farys

Inge is responsible for translating business strategy in ICT-strategy and for follow-up of the overall ICT-program to achieve company goals, with a clear IT-vision in mind. Her role enables innovation and transformation, as she prepares FARYS for growth and expansion by implementing SAP HANA and S/4 HANA to bring return on investments.

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