As a IBM engineer its pretty cool to see the fan fair surrounding the events that the like minded wound up.
The agenda of this conference has high hopes to cover just about everything to do with our profession. Topics include AI, Automation, Blockchain, Cloud, Collaboration Session, Commerce, Data & Analytics, Human Resource and Talent, IoT, and of course our Jeopardy champion Watson! We will have to segment the Watson project as it deceivers a deeper dive.
Honored to be in the presence of such great minds. The roster of guest speakers reads like the who’s who of Information Communication Technology. Soon these names will recognize Scio’s contribution to the world.
Chairman, President, and CEO
Now serving as CEO, President, and Chairman, Ginni Rometty began her career with IBM in 1981 in Detroit. She currently serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, the board of trustees of Northwestern University, as well as the board of overseers and the board of managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
John Donovan, CEO AT&T Communications, is responsible for the bulk of AT&T’s global telecommunications and video services businesses, including AT&T’s Business, Entertainment, and Technology & Operations groups.
Executive vice president and president, Products and Technologies
Paul Cormier leads Red Hat’s technology and products organizations, including engineering, product management, and product marketing for Red Hat’s technologies. He joined Red Hat in May 2001 as executive vice president of Engineering. Since that time, his leadership and experience in enterprise technology helped to pioneer a commercial business model for open source software, moving open source innovation from passionate communities to broad adoption from the datacenter to the cloud. Now executive vice president and president of Products and Technologies, Cormier’s responsibilities at Red Hat span leading the company’s strategic direction; business product lines; CTO office product strategy; research and development; mergers and acquisitions; and more.
A Fav, because those that build and not inherit seem to be on par with my personal story, shared with T.Pham…
Founder & CEO
Tiffany Pham is the Founder & CEO of Mogul, an award-winning platform enabling women to connect, share information, and access knowledge from each other. A coder, she developed the first version of Mogul, which now reaches millions of women per week from over 196 countries and 30,470 cities worldwide, and was named one of the 100 Most Exciting Startups by Business Insider.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jim Whitehurst is president and chief executive officer of Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source enterprise IT software solutions and services, and author of “The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance.”
Vice Chairman & CEO
Hyundai Card, Capital and Commercial
Ted serves as the CEO of Hyundai Card, Capital and Commercial, the financial arm of the Hyundai Motor Group since 2001. He has been voted to “Top 100 CEOs”, 14 years in a row by a leading business publication. Under his leadership, the Hyundai finance arm has expanded to six countries including the US.
He is on the forefront of bringing unconventional branding, science, and technology to finance such as music curation for Apple Music. More recently Ted has been leading the way to bring AI and Blockchain technologies to finance and has declared that the company be a digital company not finance.
Ted is one of Korea’s iconic CEOs with a strong social media presence. He continuously interacts with his followers with posts on business, culture and technology.
The Explorer’s Mindset
Steve Smith is one of America’s most experienced astronauts, a Stanford MBA, and 12-year Diplomat. He has an unrivaled mix of outer space experience, technology and manufacturing knowledge, and understanding of international business and diplomacy after 35 years at IBM and NASA.
Pat Gelsinger has served as CEO of VMware since September 2012, nearly doubling the company’s revenues during his tenure. He brings to VMware more than 35 years of technology and leadership experience.
Before joining VMware, Gelsinger led EMC’s Information Infrastructure Products business as president and COO. Previously, he spent 30 years at Intel, serving as the company’s first CTO and driving the creation of key industry technologies including the original 486 processor, USB and Wifi. During his tenure, Intel became the dominant provider of microprocessors worldwide.
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer of we.trade Innovation DAC, the Joint Venture owned by 12 European Banks (Caixa, DB, Erste Group, KBC, Natixis, Rabobank, Societe General, UBS, UniCredit), developing, executing the strategy, designing the operating model of the company, and licensing the innovative Trade Platform based on Blockchain in 13 countries in Europe.
Tech Venture Capitalist
Roger McNamee has been a Silicon Valley investor for 35 years. He co-founded successful funds in venture, crossover and private equity, including Silver Lake Partners, the first private equity fund focused on technology businesses. Additionally, along with partners including U2’s Bono and former Apple CFO Fred Anderson, Roger founded Elevation Partners with a focus on the intersection of media and technology. At Elevation, he was an advisor to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg. A Founding Advisor to the Center for Humane Technology, Roger has been engaged in a campaign with former Google design ethicist Tristan Harris to trigger a national conversation about the dark side of Internet technology.
Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe, tells the story of how as a long time ally of Facebook woke up to the damage the company was doing to our society, and set out to try to stop it.
Roger is a regular guest on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” and advisor to HBO’s “Silicon Valley”.
Executive Producer, Host, Author
Emily Calandrelli is an Executive Producer and an Emmy nominated host of FOX’s Xploration Outer Space, a chief correspondent on Bill Nye Saves The World, and writer and host of Spotlight Space, a YouTube series from Lockheed Martin detailing their latest space projects. Emily speaks on the importance of science literacy, the benefits of space exploration, and challenges for women in STEM careers.
Senior Vice President
SAP Cloud Platform
Seasoned, software executive with 22+ years of experience developing and managing growth and transformation within the software industry across both on Premise and Cloud environments.
As senior vice president and head of the SAP Cloud Platform business in North America, Colleen Speer is responsible for developing and driving the region’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) go-to-market strategies. She leads a team of experts focused on digital transformation including the digital user experience, simplification of business processes, and agile innovation leveraging the SAP Cloud Platform technologies. Her success resides in bringing technology to the forefront to address business challenges and opportunities of today in new and non-disruptive ways paving the way for business transformation.
Master Product Owner
National Bank of Canada
Marc-Antoine Auger has been working his entire professional life (23 years) with the National Bank of Canada, serving as everything from a customer service clerk to MDM chief advisor. Now, he is in charge of a major transformation program that will change the face of the organization. Using his scientific background in physics, he helped define and promote the data-driven vision that will ensure the organization success in the new digital world. Making sure the appropriate business data models are implemented to solve data-related issues that the organization is facing, combining business perspectives with technological know-how.
Vice President, IoT Platforms
Olabisi Boyle is Vice President of Visa’s Internet of Things (IoT) program, overseeing activities across IoT verticals including cities, automotive, home, and retail. She is responsible for commercializing connected payment solutions featuring cutting-edge payment technology, identifying strategic partnerships, and managing the cross-functional team to bring these new payment experiences to fruition.
Publisher and Futurist
Entrepreneur–turned-Forbes magazine publisher and futurist, television commentator, private investor and board director, Rich Karlgaard is a respected forecaster who offers a unique vantage point on the trends driving the business and investment climates. Karlgaard draws from his extensive background to deliver a fascinating assessment of today’s turbulent economy.
Musician, Producer, Composer
London based recording artist Imogen Heap blurs boundaries between pure art form and creative entrepreneurship. Writing and producing 4 solo albums and collaborating with music greats Jeff Beck, Mika and Josh Groban, amongst others, Heap has penned tracks for movies, TV shows and produced the score for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, winning the ‘Outstanding Music in a Play’ Drama Desk Award.
Vice President, IT
Tribune Publishing Company
Sarp Uzkan is the Vice President of Information Technology at the Tribune Publishing Company. He is accountable for all aspects of IT including over 300 newspaper applications, hybrid cloud infrastructure, networking, telecom and all IT services provided to Tribune employees. He also leads Tribune Publishing’ M&A activities from IT perspective and typically co-leads M&A integrations from a business perspective.
Chief Information Security Officer
Andy Powell joined Maersk in June 2018 as the Chief Information Security Officer, and is accountable to the CIO and CEO for assuring all aspects of Information Security and Cybersecurity, across all brands that form part of A P Moller-Maersk. Prior to joining Maersk, Andy was head of the Cybersecurity business for Capgemini, prior to that for CSC, and in both roles, was responsible for delivering Cybersecurity solutions for clients across all sectors. Andy has spent much of his career in the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) as an Engineering Officer, and served as CIO/CISO for the RAF and was Head of Cyber Defence Operations for the UK Ministry of Defence. He is a keen runner (slow), ex-Windsurfer (too slow) and Golfer (beginner)!
Dr. Rahul Singh
President and Co-Founder
Rahul is an entrepreneur, passionate about innovating solutions that will drive service supply chains of the future. At Entercoms, he drives the vision for its operational analytics and AI platform that delivers outcomes for customers through insights and automation. He has over 20 years of experience impacting the service and supply chains of many Fortune 500 companies.
Vice President & Global Head, Corporate Citizenship
Guillermo Miranda is VP & Global Head of IBM Corporate Citizenship. He leads IBM’s Citizenship Sustainability and Reputation (CSR) and Social Impact initiatives which drive the digital transformation of IBM’s citizenship programs and initiatives to create the future. Guillermo is deeply engaged in using digital learning to transform the workforce for the future. He is passionate about the tangible benefits of diversity and inclusion.
Since 1997, he has served IBM in various leadership roles around the world, beginning in Peru and extending across Europe, Latin America, North America, Africa and the Middle East. His previous leadership roles include IBM’s Chief Learning Officer, People & Talent Head for the Digital Business Group, Regional HR VP for Africa & Middle East, among others. Guillermo holds an MBA from Deusto University (Spain), and a Law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He and his family live near Washington, D.C.
CMO, Chariot Solutions and Founder
Tracey is a sought-after expert, advisor, and advocate for women in technology. She is co-founder and CMO of Philadelphia-based open source software firm Chariot Solutions and founder of TechGirlz.
Legendary Skateboarder & Entrepreneur
Founder, The Tony Hawk Foundation
Now the most recognized action sports figure in the world, Tony Hawk was nine years old when his brother changed his life by giving him a blue fiberglass Bahne skateboard. By fourteen he’d turned pro, and by sixteen he was widely considered the best skateboarder on earth. In 1999, he became the first skater to ever complete a 900, and shortly thereafter, teamed up with Activision to launch Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, now a billion dollar video game franchise. He has created a Tony Hawk brand that includes Birdhouse Skateboards, Hawk Clothing, and the Tony Hawk Signature Series sporting goods and toys, authored a New York Times bestseller, and his 900 Films production company launched The RIDE Channel, the most popular skateboarding destination on YouTube. His Tony Hawk Foundation has given away over $7.4 million to 609 skatepark projects throughout the United States.
Of course we must include Mr. San Francisco himself…
Legendary NFL Quarterback
Widely considered one of the best NFL quarterbacks of all time, Joe Montana personifies excellence and personal integrity both on and off the field. Yet the word most closely associated with him is not “winner”-it’s “leader.” During his career, Joe Montana led the San Francisco 49ers to four Super Bowls Championships. Montana won more than 70% of the games he started during his 16-year career.
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