Deloitte | Global CIO
A Passion for the Possible: How a Technology Culture Pays Off
As technology leaders, we are always trying to answer the perennial question, “What’s next?” Ultimately, businesses succeed when leading-edge technology supports and enhances how their people work - but what's often overlooked is the need to promote a passion for technology within the workplace culture. Cultivating a sense of possibility and excitement within your organization around what technology can do for your people and clients can correlate to bottom-line business goals and result in increased value.
Through technology leadership, we can leverage tech trends in a way that makes our people and clients say, “Wow, I never thought of that!” And that's how we'll know we've succeeded.
Larry Quinlan is a principal at Deloitte—one of the world’s largest professional services organizations, with approximately 200,000 people in more than 150 countries around the world. He serves as the Global Chief Information Officer and chairs the Global CIO Council.
As CIO, Larry has responsibility for all facets of technology including strategy, applications, infrastructure, support, and execution. In this role, he also leads the worldwide technology organization.
Larry has been with Deloitte since 1988 and has served in a variety of leadership roles, including Global CIO for Deloitte Consulting LLP and National Managing Principal for Process Excellence. As Process Excellence leader, Larry led the U.S. enterprise-wide effort to increase margins and effectiveness through continuous process improvement using the Lean Six Sigma methodology.
Larry holds an MBA from Baruch College, City University of New York and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the West Indies.
Larry has been widely quoted in major publications including The Wall Street Journal and InformationWeek and has spoken at major events. He has been honored by institutions and publications including American Foundation for the University of The West Indies (Vice Chancellor's Award), CARAH (2011 Outstanding Corporate Contribution to Corporate America), CIO Magazine (2012 CIO 100 Award), Computerworld (2007 Premier 100 IT Leader), Black MBA Magazine (2005 Top 50 Under 50), and the Harlem YMCA (2000 Industry Achiever).
Larry currently serves or has recently served on the boards of NPower, BDPA Education & Technology Fund, the Executive Leadership Foundation, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NY), the Nashville Technology Council, and the W.E.B. Du Bois Society.
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SDN Gets Down to Business
After all of the wild speculation of what SDN might or might not be, the past year has brought us implementations where this over-hyped idea is now doing real work. Radical transformation of our network infrastructure hasn’t exploded overnight, but the first significant steps have been made on the journey to make interconnection respond to business demands in the same way that we’ve been doing with compute. The initial changes have been small, but we’re already seeing changes to which network professionals and equipment vendors have to respond. Administrators and architects have to adapt or be pushed aside, while vendors have to extend the value products provide to stay relevant in the scrum for greater network control and integration. This keynote panel brings together leading technology players to sort out what’s real in today’s developments and what are the important developments that are shaping how SDN is moving forward. The changes in the networking landscape aren’t simple as more traditional networking functions shift to software and application integration needs increase, but we’ll sort out what you need to know to master this shift to real deployments.
451 Research | Chief Analyst
Eric Hanselman is the Chief Analyst at 451 Research. He has an extensive hands-on understanding of a broad range of IT subject areas, having direct experience in the areas of networks, virtualization, security and semiconductors. Eric helps 451 Research's clients understand how market and technology trends may impact them, and how they can best capitalize on them.
For more than 20 years, Eric has worked with segment leaders in a spectrum of technologies, most recently as CTO of Leostream Corporation, a virtualization management provider. Prior to that, Eric delivered networking security solutions for IBM and Internet Security Systems. At Wellfleet/Bay Networks, Sitara Networks and NEC, he was involved in the introduction of many new technologies ranging from high-performance image analysis to rollouts for IPv6.
Eric is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a VMware Certified Professional (VCP), and he is a frequent speaker at leading industry events.
Dell VP, Product Management & Strategy, Dell Networking
Arpit Joshipura joins Dell through the Force10 Acquisition where he served as Chief Marketing Officer since October 2010. Before joining Force10, Arpit was vice president, strategy and market development in Ericsson, Inc. since January 2007. Mr. Joshipura joined Ericsson as a result of Ericsson's acquisition of Redback Networks, Inc. where Mr. Joshipura served as vice president, product management and marketing (CTO/CMO) beginning in October 2004. Arpit has held Executive Management roles in CIENA, ONI, Caspian and Nortel Networks and a Networking veteran for over 25 years. Mr. Joshipura received his MBA and MS in computer engineering degrees from North Carolina State University. He received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering and telecommunications degree from Gujarat University.
Citrix | Senior Director of Product Management
Steve Shah is the Sr. Director of Product Management and Product Marketing at Citrix Systems, NetScaler and Cloud Networking Group where leads overall product management. Leveraging his 20 years of industry experience spanning IT, Software Development, and Product Management/Marketing, he provides the Voice of the Customer. In addition to his almost decade of experience in application networking, he has been an entrepreneur in the mobile applications space and run a successful product strategy consultancy. Steve holds a BS/MS in Computer Science and Creative Writing from UC Riverside. During his IT years, he authored several books on Unix/Linux and Networking.
HP Networking Vice-President of Global Product Line Management
Dominic Wilde is Vice President, Global Product Line Management (GPLM) of HP Networking (HPN). In this role Dom is responsible for defining HPN's differentiated product strategy, including establishing a common Plan of Record (POR), and aligning pricing and product requirements. He works closely with R&D, ATG, Marketing and Sales teams to develop innovative ways to help customers solve business problems and also help grow HPN revenue and market share.
Dom most recently served as Chief Technologist and Senior Director of Advanced Technology for the ATG group. In that position he was responsible for defining the technology strategy for Data Center and Core and providing key technology support for sales. He led the definition of our next generation Data Center plan, collaborated closely with ISS and HPSD on CI, and played a major role in developing the HPN vision. Prior to that he led Global Product Line Management for switching, routing and IMC at 3Com and was instrumental in helping to successfully re-launch 3Com in the Enterprise space.
With over 20 years of Networking industry experience, and a track record that spans numerous startups and large public companies in the Networking and Security arena, he is a frequent industry speaker and has several patents pending. Dominic has held various technology and executive management roles, including Sr. Director of Global Product Management for 3Com where he led a product strategy that resulted in the company being acquired by HP for $3.3B in 2010. Prior to this Dominic was VP Product Management and Marketing at Nevis Networks, a company specializing in network security.
Dominic was born in the UK where he studied Computer Science at Portsmouth University, and is now a naturalized citizen of the USA.
ASCD | Chief Technology Officer and Author of Straight to the Top: CIO Leadership in a Mobile, Social, and Cloud-based World
Mobile & Cloud Computing Merge to Form a Supernova of Computing Opportunities
The monumental shift from N-tier architecture web-based applications that run in a browser to mobile applications installed on a plethora of mobile device options is increasing rapidly. This change impacts how IT professionals plan, design, deploy and manage mobile applications - with cloud-computing playing an ever increasingly important role. The current mobile application architecture is overly complicated and requires precision with regards to development, deployment, and updates. This session will discuss the opportunities and challenges with mobile and cloud computing convergence and discuss opportunities for where we may be heading into the future.
Gregory S. Smith, a 27 year veteran of the IT field, serves as Chief Technology Officer at ASCD, located in Alexandria, Virginia. Previously, Mr. Smith served for a total of 14 years as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Pew Charitable Trusts and as the Vice President and CIO for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Washington, DC. Mr. Smith's for-profit experience combines IT / business acumen from defense, financial services, and consulting experience from SRA International, through SallieMae and completing as a Principal with PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP. He is an honoree of the following awards: SmartCEO magazine Top 10 CIOs in Washington DC in 2011, Computer World magazine Premier 100 IT Leaders in 2007, CIO magazine CIO 100 in 2003 and eWeek magazine Top 100 CIOs also in 2007. Mr. Smith is the author of Straight to the Top: CIO Leadership in a Mobile, Social, and Cloud-based World (Wiley 2013), How to Protect Your Children on the Internet: A Road Map for Parents and Teachers (Greenwood 2007) and Straight to the Top: Becoming a World-Class CIO (Wiley 2006). In addition to his corporate work, Mr. Smith is an Internet safety expert and has spoken nationally on the topic of Internet risks for children. Mr. Smith received a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park and an M.S. in Business from The Johns Hopkins University, where he also served for over 10 years as an adjunct faculty member in the Carey Business School, Graduate Programs. Currently, he is pursuing a doctoral degree at Georgetown University in Washington DC.
Cisco | Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President
The Internet of Everything: A CIO’s Point of View
Please join Rebecca Jacoby, SVP and CIO Cisco, as she takes you on a journey through the possibilities of the Internet of Everything. Rebecca will share a CIO’s perspective of the technology transformations enabling this new era. She will offer insights into the critical elements needed to effectively build a foundation to meet today’s IT imperative: unlocking the business value available through the intelligent connections among people, process, data and things.
Rebecca Jacoby is Cisco's Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Senior Vice President. Her extensive understanding of business operations, infrastructure, and application deployments as well as her knowledge of products, software, and services helps her advance Cisco's business through the use of Cisco technology.
As CIO, she has made the Cisco IT organization a strategic business partner, producing significant business value for Cisco in the form of financial performance, customer satisfaction and loyalty, market share, and productivity. Her strong commitment to operational excellence, innovative approach to business problems, and aptitude for partnering cross-functionally have reshaped and elevated the role of IT at Cisco, resulting in great synergies of IT and Engineering through a history of Cisco on Cisco deployments.
Since joining Cisco in 1995, Jacoby has held a variety of leadership roles in operations, manufacturing, and IT. Prior to joining Cisco, Jacoby held a variety of planning and operations positions with other companies in Silicon Valley.
Jacoby holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of the Pacific and a master's degree in business administration from Santa Clara University.
VMware | CEO
Pat Gelsinger joined VMware in September 2012, bringing more than 30 years of technology and leadership experience. Most recently, Gelsinger led EMC's Information Infrastructure Products business as president and COO, overseeing engineering and operations for information storage, data computing, backup and recovery, RSA security and enterprise solutions as well as the office of the CTO.
Prior to EMC, Gelsinger spent 30 years in numerous technical, management and executive roles at Intel, where he began his career. He led Intel's Digital Enterprise Group, the company's largest business unit and responsible for enterprise products including the Xeon and Itanium processors, as senior vice president and co-general manager, and he also led the Desktop Products Group responsible for desktop processors, chipsets and motherboards for consumer and commercial customers. Gelsinger was Intel's first CTO, and as the head of Intel Labs he led many of the company's research initiatives. He was also the architect of the original 80486 processor and a design engineer on the 80386 and 80286 processor design teams.
Gelsinger holds six patents in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture and communications, is a well-known speaker on technology trends, and has received a variety of industry awards. He earned an associate's degree from Lincoln Technical Institute in 1979, a bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University in 1983 (magna cum laude) and a master's degree from Stanford University in 1985, all in electrical engineering. In 2008 he was named a Fellow of the IEEE and awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters in 2008 from William Jessup University.
BYOD: The Trend That IT Loves to Hate
Your business users want the information they need when they need it wherever they happen to be. And they want it on the coolest new mobile devices possible. Bring-Your-Own-Device isn't a mere trend, it’s a state-of-mind, and it's one that continues to challenge IT organizations worldwide, forcing changes in policies, applications and even in network architecture. According to Gartner, through 2018, the growing variety of devices, computing styles, user contexts and interaction paradigms will make "everything everywhere" strategies unachievable for enterprises. Meanwhile, Gartner says, the unexpected consequence of BYOD programs is a doubling or even tripling of the size of the mobile workforce. In this keynote panel session, we'll share real-world examples of how enterprises are dealing with this trend, tell you where the greatest IT and security pitfalls lie, and share actionable advice on how you can prepare your IT infrastructure and enterprise network for a BYO-E future. We can't make you love BYOD, but we can help you manage it.
UBM Tech | Director of Editorial
HP Networking | Manager, Global Product Marketing
Steve Brar is the manager of global product & solution marketing for HP Networking. In this role, he is responsible for leading the global marketing team responsible for the company's enterprise switching, wireless LAN and SMB portfolios.
Brar joined HP in 2007 and during his time with HP Networking he has held engineering, product management roles, and product marketing roles.
Prior to joining HP, he served as a systems engineer for a wireless internet service provider. Steve has more than 12 years of experience in the networking industry.
Steve holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from the University of California at Davis.
Citrix | Principal Technology Evangelist, XenMobile
Brian Robison is the Principal Technology Evangelist with Citrix for XenMobile. Brian has over 15 years of experience in enterprise mobility, security and risk management. At Citrix, he is primarily responsible for helping enterprises and governments understand how to drive productivity through mobility while concurrently managing security risks and demonstrating compliance. Prior to joining Citrix, he was the Global Enterprise Solution Strategist at Good Technology. He has also led product strategy and development strategies at both McAfee and Tripwire Inc.
Microsoft | General Manager Windows Server and Management
As General Manager of Product Marketing in the Windows Server, Management and Appliances division at Microsoft, Mike Schutz leads a team committed to helping customers and partners optimize their investments in server, datacenter and end user computing technology and make the transition to cloud computing. Mike is responsible for leading product marketing for the Windows Server, System Center products and Microsoft's Virtualization, Storage, Networking, Hybrid Cloud, Enterprise Client as well as converged infrastructure and data platform appliances.
Mike joined Microsoft in June 2002 and has held a number of leadership positions in the Server and Tools division, helping customers optimize their infrastructure with Microsoft solutions. Mike has over 15 years of technology experience in business applications and servers. Before joining Microsoft, Mike held engineering and marketing leadership roles in several private and public technology companies.
Master Leadership Trainer
Creative Leadership: Driving Innovation and Change
Without creativity, our leaders are faced solving tomorrow's problems with yesterday's solutions…and that just won't work. Creative Leaders understand their role in driving innovation and change to successfully produce continued growth and profitability. This keynote offers the perfect mix of introducing clear competencies and providing real world examples that will inspire leaders at all levels to identify ways to become more creative. Participants will identify strategies to challenge norms, stay open to new ideas, and take risks while taking ownership of their role and influence toward their organization's creative climate.
As a leading expert in the field of learning and development, Mr. Cordova has improved creativity and innovation capabilities for thousands of people in over 20 countries. He is known for transforming corporate learning into a dynamic and impactful experience while utilizing breakthrough techniques in active learning and adult business education. Often ranked as the top educator in client programs, his activity-based approach empowers managers and executives to think differently and drive change every day.
Mr. Cordova's passion for innovation and expertise in course design has led him to create award-winning innovation exercises and countless courses designed to make innovation real, accessible, and practical. With in-depth experience in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, he is also fluent in the cultural nuances of learning and adapts his content, activities, and approaches accordingly for maximum results.
In addition to his contract work as the Director of Training with Futurethink, Rob has extensive global experience at American Express. In collaboration with an executive leadership team, he established a program to ensure training consistency across dozens of Asian countries. He also works closely with OPEN on partnership-training design which has been utilized at Lowe's and Costco stores across the United States.
Rob's career includes immersion in such heavily regulated industries as pharmaceuticals, energy, and financial services, as well as expertise in operations, customer service, and quality. In addition to achieving his Master's in Business Education from New York University and publishing research on the transfer of learning in the Journal for Business Education, Rob is currently an adjunct professor for the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University in Manhattan.
Symantec | COO
No Limitations: The Need for IT Professionals in the C-suite and Beyond
Symantec Chief Operating Officer Stephen Gillett will relate his personal career journey from help desk technician to CIO at Starbucks, to president of digital and operations at Best Buy, to COO of Symantec, a Fortune 500 technology leader. In a world where data propels progress, he will describe the need, now more than ever, for IT professionals to insert themselves into the highest levels of organizations and drive meaningful change in the face of transformation.
Stephen Gillett was named Symantec's chief operating officer in December 2012. In this role, he is responsible for corporate strategy, business segment management (consumer, small business, enterprise, and commercial), eBusiness, IT, marketing, communications, sales and marketing operations, customer care, product renewals and cloud platform engineering.
Prior to joining Symantec, Gillett was Best Buy's executive vice president and president for Best Buy digital, global marketing and strategy and was responsible for a broad range of marketing and technology functions including e-commerce, mobility, customer insights, enterprise strategy and corporate development. He was tasked with accelerating the transformation and growth agenda of Best Buy through the advancement of key global business units and core business capabilities.
Prior to joining Best Buy, Gillett was executive vice president of digital ventures and chief information officer at Starbucks, the youngest C-level executive at a Fortune 500 at the time. A key member of Starbucks' transformation team, Gillett designed and led the company's efforts to enhance the overall global business operations and improve the customer experience using innovative technology and digital experiences worldwide.
Gillett is highly regarded for his creativity, innovation and commitment to developing unparalleled customer experiences. In 2011, while at Starbucks, Gillett was named to Fortune's “Executive Dream Team.” That same year, he was named Information Week's “Chief of the Year” and to Fortune's “40 under 40” list. In 2012, Gillett was the recipient of the 2012 Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellowship. After joining Best Buy in 2012, in a study commissioned by Forbes, Gillett was ranked one of the five most influential chief marketing officers.
Earlier in his career, Gillett was chief information officer for Corbis, a digital media company owned by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. In that role, Gillett was responsible for global technology, engineering and leading platform efforts for Corbis' e-commerce and multimedia licensing business. Prior to Corbis, Gillett spent nearly a decade in Silicon Valley, holding senior technology positions with Yahoo! and CNET Networks.
Outside of his corporate life, Gillett is an avid gamer where he has been recognized as an innovative Guild Master in World of Warcraft by Wired magazine.
Gillett holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon and an MBA from San Francisco State University.