Howard A. Schmidt has had a long distinguished career in defense, law enforcement, and corporate security spanning more than 40 years. He brings together talents in business, defense, intelligence, law enforcement, privacy, academia and international relations through his distinguished career. Most recently, Mr Schmidt served as Special Assistant to the President and the Cybersecurity Coordinator for the federal government from 2009 to 2012. In this role Mr. Schmidt was responsible for coordinating interagency cyber security policy development and implementation and for coordinating engagement with federal, state, local, international, and private sector cyber security partners.
Previously, Mr. Schmidt was the President and CEO of the Information Security Forum (ISF). Before ISF, he served as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Security Strategist for eBay Inc. He also served as Chief Security Strategist for the US-CERT Partners Program for the Department of Homeland Security.
Before eBay, he served as the Vice Chair of the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board and as the Special Adviser for Cyberspace Security for the White House. Prior to the White House, Howard was Chief Security Officer for Microsoft Corp., where his duties included Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Security Officer, and forming and directing the Trustworthy Computing Security Strategies Group.
Before Microsoft, Mr. Schmidt was a supervisory special agent and director of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) Computer Forensics Lab and Computer Crime and Information Warfare Division. While there, he established the first dedicated computer forensics lab in the government and was responsible for Criminal and Counter Intelligence investigations against Department of Defense systems.
Before AFOSI, Mr. Schmidt was with the FBI at the National Drug Intelligence Center, where he headed the Computer Exploitation Team. He is recognized as one of the pioneers in the field of computer forensics and computer evidence collection. Before working at the FBI, Mr. Schmidt was a city police officer from 1983 to 1994 for the Chandler Police Department in Arizona. Mr. Schmidt served with the U.S. Air Force in various roles from 1967 to 1983, both in active duty and in the civil service. He had served in the Arizona Air National Guard as computer communications specialist from 1989 until 1998, when he transferred to the U.S. Army Reserves as a Special Agent, Criminal Investigation Division. where he served until 2010 with the computer crime investigations unit at CID HQ.
Mr. Schmidt also served as the international president of the nonprofit Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and was the co-founder and first president of the Information Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC). He was the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for (ISC)2 and Security Strategist for the Board. He is a former executive board member of the International Organization of Computer Evidence, and served as the co-chairman of the Federal Computer Investigations Committee. He is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists. He had served as a board member for the Cyber Crime Advisory Board of the National White Collar Crime Center.
He served as an augmented member to the President Clinton’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) in the formation of an Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P). He has testified before congressional committees, written books on cybersecurity, and received numerous awards, including the CSO Magazine “Compass Award,” Baseline Magazine’s “The 50 Most Influential People in Business IT,” and the Federal 100 Award, to name just a few. Mr. Schmidt has been a member of the Information Security Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB). He has also been a member of the Permanent Stakeholders Group (PSG) for the European Network Information Security Agency (ENISA). He was a member of the High Level Experts Group (HLEG) for the ITU and the Global Cyber-security Agenda (GCA).
Mr. Schmidt holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration (BSBA) and a master’s degree in organizational management (MAOM) from the University of Phoenix. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate degree in Humane Letters. Howard was an Adjunct Professor at GA Tech, GTISC, Professor of Research at Idaho State University and Adjunct Distinguished Fellow with Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab and a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Privacy Institute.
Howard is a Ham Radio operator (W7HAS), a private pilot, outdoorsman and an avid Harley-Davidson rider. He is married to Raemarie J. Schmidt, a forensic scientist and researcher and instructor in the field of computer forensics.
Theresa Payton, who holds a Top Secret-SCI Clearance, is one of America’s most respected authorities on Internet security, net crime, fraud mitigation, and technology implementation. As White House Chief Information Officer from 2006 to 2008—the first woman ever to hold that position—she administered the information technology enterprise for the President and 3,000 staff members. Prior to working in federal government, Payton held executive roles in banking technology at Bank of America and Wells Fargo. As founder of Fortalice, LLC, a security, risk, and fraud consulting company, she now lends her expertise to organizations large and small, helping them improve their information technology systems against emerging, amorphous cyber threats. In 2010, she was named by Security Magazine as one of the top 25 “Most Influential People in Security.” She serves as a cyber expert for the syndicated program America Now and is co-author of Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online?
Peter Coffee, VP and head of platform research, joined salesforce.com in January of 2007. He previously spent 18 years as a senior contributor to the enterprise IT journals eWEEK and PC Week. Based in the Los Angeles area, he works with IT professionals and ISVs to build a global community based on the Force.com enterprise cloud computing platform.
Coffee has 28 years’ experience in guiding the introduction and adoption of new technologies and practices as a developer, consultant, educator, and internationally published author and lecturer. He has appeared on national newscasts in the U.S., Mexico and India addressing a broad range of eBusiness issues. He chaired the four-day Web Security Summit conference in Boston during the summer of 2000; he has been a keynote speaker, moderator or workshop leader at technical conferences, business computing events and academic gatherings throughout the U.S. and Asia as well as in Australia, Canada, Latin America and western Europe.
Coffee was previously the first manager of desktop computing integration at The Aerospace Corporation, where he also worked in space systems project management and in space-asset applications of artificial intelligence techniques. Before that, he held various project management roles in arctic development, chemical facility construction, and alternative-fuels production for Exxon operations in New Jersey, Louisiana, California and Alaska’s Beaufort Sea. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Pepperdine University, where he also served as an instructor for core classes in IT management; he has held faculty appointments in computer science (artificial intelligence) at UCLA and in business analytics at Chapman College. He is the author of two books, How To Program Java and Peter Coffee Teaches PCs.
Tom Koulopoulos is founder and CEO of Delphi Group, a Boston-based thought leadership firm providing advice to Global 200 organizations and governments for the last 15 years. Koulopoulos was named one of the industry’s six most influential information management consultants by InformationWeek magazine. He is recognized as an authority on the implications of information technology on global organizations, with articles appearing frequently in national and international print and broadcast media including BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNBC, CNN and NPR.
Koulopoulos is an author of six books, adjunct professor at the Boston College Graduate School of Management, and guest lecturer at Boston University School of Management and Harvard University. He is one of the industry’s most prolific thought leaders. His insights provide a beyond-the-edge view of the turbulence created by the collision of technology and business. Tom Peters has called his writing “a brilliant vision of where we must take our enterprises to survive and thrive.”
His insights have received wide praised highly by luminaries such as Peter Drucker, Dee Hock (founder of Visa International), and Jim Champy (co-author of Reengineering the Corporation). According to Peter Drucker, “Tom’s writing makes you question not only the way you run your business but the way you run yourself.” His current book, Smartsourcing the Enterprise: How to Drive Innovation, Jobs, and Growth in the age of Globalization, looks at the core drivers and and broad implications of outsourcing and globalization.
Dave Wittwer joined TDS in 1983. While working his way to the executive level, Dave has held a number of positions at increasing levels of responsibility, including as an internal auditor, division accounting manager, and controller.
During his 27-years with TDS, Dave has also held many leadership positions: executive vice president of Staff Operations and chief financial officer, president of the company’s ILEC operations, and chief operating officer. His experience within the company spans many departments and areas; it has served as preparation for his current role as president and CEO, to which he was appointed in 2006.
Dave has many goals as president and CEO, including: providing great service to TDS’ customer base, delivering quality products and services, promoting a positive work environment that employees can be proud of, and giving shareholders a good return on their investment.
Dave has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Master’s from the University of Wisconsin-Madison specializing in management and quality. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Currently, Dave serves on the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce board of directors and the UW Whitewater Business and Economics Advisory board.
Doug Laney is a research vice president for Gartner Research, where he covers business analytics solutions and projects, performance management, and data-governance-related issues.
Mr. Laney is considered a pioneer in the field of data warehousing and created the first commercial project methodology for business intelligence/data warehouse projects. He has led analytics and information-management-related projects on five continents and in most industries. Mr. Laney is also an experienced IT industry thought leader, having launched Meta Group’s Enterprise Analytics Strategies research and advisory service, established and co-led the Deloitte Analytics Institute, and guest lectured at leading business schools on information asset management and valuation. In addition, he has led business analytics consulting and marketing practices for several software companies.
J is the Founder and CEO of Solstice Mobile, the midwest’s largest enterprise mobile boutique. J’s mission is to help transition enterprises into the era of contextual computing. Solstice provides many of the nation’s leading brands with mobile strategy, architecture and app development services.
J received his bachelors in engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and began his career at Andersen Consulting. His work has been featured in Computerworld, Information Week and CIO Magazine. J also founded the Chicago Mobile Meetup, the largest mobile SIG in Chicago with over 2,000 members.
Bob Kennedy joined Compuware as a mainframe developer shortly after graduating from Central Michigan University. Since then, Bob has filled several key roles within the company, most of them with the Professional Services Delivery organization throughout the United States.
Currently a Vice President at Compuware’s world headquarters in Detroit, MI., Bob leads Compuware’s Mobile Solutions group and is instrumental in helping customers utilize mobility, including M2M solutions, to solve business issues. His team designs, builds, integrates and maintains one of North America’s largest telematics/M2M solutions and pride themselves on being able to scale to meet the needs of each customer. Current customers include large automotive manufacturers, hospitals, insurance providers, banks, community groups and government organizations.
Bob enjoys hunting, fishing, and golf. He is also an avid long-distance runner and has competed in several marathons.
Annika is a seasoned leader of analytics initiatives, coming to Greenplum after over six years in data leadership roles at Yahoo! At Greenplum, she has built the “Data Science Dream Team” – an industry-leading group of Data Scientists – representing a rich combination of vertical domain and horizontal analytical expertise – who are facilitating Data Science-driven transformations for Greenplum customers. During her time at Yahoo!, she led Audience and International data solutions for Yahoo!‘s central data organization, Strategic Data Solutions, and led Insights Services – comprised of a team of 40 researchers covering Web analytics, satisfaction/brand health metrics, and audience/ad measurement. Annika is a recognized evangelist for “applied data” and well known for her acute focus on action-enablement.
Founder and CEO of Chicago-based AHEAD®, Dan Adamany’s contribution to data center evolution is an innovative business model that helps organizations align information technologies with business processes, value chain partner and employee expectations, and customer relationships. A mechanical engineer by training, Adamany is responsible for the AHEAD corporate vision and strategy.
Adamany learned the fundamentals of IT within the sales organization at IBM. From there he refined his financial, management, and sales skills in roles of increasing responsibility at EMC, ultimately serving as Global Account Manager. In 2007, recognizing the need for a new breed of IT firm designed around changing technology consumption models, Adamany launched AHEAD.
Adamany is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and serves on the board of directors for Getting Ahead, a non-profit dedicated to helping those with financial need pursue their academic dreams. He is also involved in several entrepreneurial ventures within various industries, including real estate, hospitality, and entertainment, where he lends his experience and vision to drive success.
As a leader, Dr. Ravdin is committed to helping good organizations become great by providing clarity around a set of strategic goals and objectives and by insisting on organizational efficiency and personal accountability in the achievement of those goals. With his leadership experience at Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland VA Medical Center, at the University of Minnesota and most recently at the Medical College of Wisconsin and his extensive knowledge of clinical practice management and modern bioinformatics, Dr. Ravdin brings enormous energy and insight to meet the challenges facing PDS as it seeks to deploy mission-critical cloud computing, data warehousing and healthcare analytics services for its customers in the region.
Dr. Ravdin is a widely-recognized physician scientist having performed laboratory and years of field work in Mexico, South Africa, Egypt and India to develop an experimental vaccine designed to prevent infection and, potentially, eradicate Entamoeba histolytica, an enteric protozoan parasite that is highly endemic worldwide. Dr. Ravdin has authored or co-authored more than 270 articles, abstracts and book chapters. He received 27 years of continuous funding support from the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Ravdin is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians; these honors are only bestowed on researchers in academic medicine whose accomplishments are deemed highly scientifically distinguished. Before moving to Cleveland, Dr. Ravdin served on the faculty of the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine, where he received awards for excellence in teaching and research. Dr. Ravdin received an engineering degree (B.E.M.E.) from the City College of New York, an M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine, completed a residency in internal medicine at The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center and a fellowship in infectious diseases and global health at the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
Alisa Maclin is Vice President of Marketing for IBM‘s Smarter Commerce Initiative. Smarter Commerce is a unique approach designed to help companies better integrate and more effectively manage their value chain — including buy, market, sell, and service processes — to put the customer at the center of decisions and actions. IBM‘s Smarter Commerce portfolio consists of software solutions, including over $2.5B in recent acquisitions, as well as consulting and implementation services, and workload optimized systems. Previously, Ms. Maclin was Vice President of Market Strategy and Planning for IBM Global Business Services, with responsibility for developing and executing marketing strategy for IBM‘s consulting and application management business worldwide. Ms. Maclin has more than 20 years of global marketing and sales leadership experience at IBM, including executive roles
As vice president of consulting, Mitch Northcutt brings over 25 years of diverse business and information technology experience to Ahead. He is an expert in the design, implementation, and management of multiplatform systems whose experience spans all major computing platforms and technologies. Mitch is charged with leading delivery teams in design and deployment planning efforts for large-scale virtual infrastructure projects and is responsible for Ahead’s THINK | LOOK | PLAN | MOVE methodology that enables clients to realize transformation and optimization initiatives. Mitch has aided in the design, planning, and deployment of many of the largest virtual server and desktop environments nationally.
Prior to joining Ahead, Mitch was the managing partner at Ouray Technology Partners, an IT as a Service consulting firm he co-founded with Rob Koury. In 2007, he became the vice president of strategy and service development at GlassHouse Technologies when it bought RapidApp, a consulting organization Mitch also built with Rob Koury. RapidApp was widely recognized as a pioneer in the virtual infrastructure space.
For more than 12 years, Jim Orr has had a front row seat in the information management industry as both a leader and as a consultant. Jim’s management experience has been cultivated through his leadership positions at Firstlogic, Business Objects, Trillium Software-Harte Hanks, and Information Builders. His consulting experience comes from working with hundreds of mid-market, enterprise, and global organizations to develop and implement business and technical strategies for their data and information assets. Prior to his information management work he served five years in a leadership capacity in the healthcare technology space. During his career, Jim has worked in nearly every industry vertical and is a frequent guest speaker at a variety of regional, national, and international forums and events.
Chris Pope has served as ServiceNow’s Senior Director of Product Management since April of 2012. Pope has an extensive background of professional experience in Enterprise Class Technologies for Global 2000 companies, managing global operations and implementing ServiceNow multiple times. With a proven track record and success of managing large scale process and technical implementation projects, Pope implements solutions with global reach and structure, and is recognized as a SME in implementation and management of enterprise CMDB. Renowned as an I&O specialist, backed by 12 years of Enterprise IT Management, Configuration Management and CMDB, ITIL Process Development and Implementation, and Change Management Expertise, Pope is a certified ITIL® Service Management Professional and ITIL trainer.
Cameron is the General Manager of the IBM Application Management Services (AMS) business in North America. Under his leadership, the AMS business has been recognized worldwide as a leader in the industry by top analysts as well as clients. The AMS business comprises more than 20,000 practitioners worldwide, serving Fortune 1000 clients. Cameron’s responsibilities include overall go-to-market strategy, demand generation, sales, delivery, and profit and loss. This global and complex business leverages multiple delivery locations in the United States, India, China, the Philippines, and Brazil.
Before accepting his current role, Cameron was Vice President for AMS, Practice Area Leader for the IBM Public Sector AMS business; before that, he was Director for Application Management Services for IBM Japan. His responsibilities in Japan included establishing our Dalian, China delivery center, client relationships, revenue, profit, and market share for IBM Japan Application clients.
Cameron has worked for IBM for 15 years in various sales, delivery, and executive roles and has attended IBM Client Management and IBM Executive Programs at Harvard.
Cameron and his wife reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They have two children, Lucy and William.
Jim Holincheck is vice president at Workday and is responsible for services strategy and marketing. Jim leads the effort to develop, evolve, and communicate Workday’s services vision and strategic roadmap. Prior to joining Workday, Jim was vice president at Gartner, leading the research firm’s coverage of human capital management solutions and managing the agenda for its financial, HCM, and procurement software research.
Before Gartner, Jim served as vice president of strategy at IQ4hire, a contingent workforce management solutions company, and was research director at Giga Information Group (now Forrester Research). Jim also spent 10 years working at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), working with companies through the full lifecycle of financial and human capital management software implementation projects. Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis.
Cameron and his wife reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They have two children, Lucy and William.
Whitney Bouck is the general manager of Box Enterprise, responsible for driving the growth strategy for Box in the enterprise market across sales, marketing, product, and services. Bouck was previously Chief Marketing Officer at the Information Intelligence Group, a division of EMC. In 2004, she was appointed Vice President of Strategic Marketing for EMC Software Group which included solutions for content management, back-up, archiving, recovery and resource management.
From 2002–2004, Bouck served as VP and General Manager of the electronic document management and Web content management businesses From 1999–2002, she was Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing. Prior to Documentum, Whitney had a long career in the relational database market that included various product marketing, engineering and other technical positions at Sybase and Oracle.
Whitney also served on the board of directors for AIIM International from 2006 to 2010, and is a member of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives as well as Women in Technology International (WITI). She was an executive sponsor of the Women’s Leadership Forum at EMC for two years, and was a participant of the 2010 Leadership in the Fast Lane at EMC. Whitney is a recipient of the Silicon Valley Women of Influence award in 2009 and the Top 40 Under 40 award in 2003. Whitney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Claremont McKenna College.
Kevin Haley is Director of Product Management for Symantec Security Response where he is responsible for ensuring the security content gathered from Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network is actionable for its customers. This includes educating customers on security issues and incorporating the security content into Symantec’s enterprise and consumer product lines. The valuable security data provides the basis for protecting customers against complex Internet threats and other security risks.
During his twelve years at Symantec, Haley has leveraged his security expertise in the development of the company’s antivirus solutions for endpoints and mail servers, and in creating network and system management solutions. Haley managed a global team of technical product managers who evangelized Endpoint Security Products and were responsible for field enable and technical training for SAV, SCS, SEP v11.0 and SNAC 11.0.
Before joining Symantec, Haley was part of the OpenView group at Hewlett-Packard, working on the company’s software distribution tools. Prior to Hewlett-Packard, Haley was a product manager at Sun Microsystems, where he managed the development and delivery of network and server software for Solaris on Intel.
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