Speakers
Keynote Speakers
Antonio Neri
President
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Antonio Neri is the President of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and is responsible for the development and delivery of the IT infrastructure solutions at the core of the world’s largest and fastest growing organizations, which includes Hybrid IT solutions, Intelligent Edge solutions and Services. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of HPE’s Enterprise Group.

Neri joined HP in 1995 and has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry. Prior to HP’s separation into two companies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc., Neri led the HP Servers and HP Networking business units, where he was responsible for driving the R&D agenda, bringing innovations to market, and go-to-market strategy execution. Previously, he led the HP Technology Services business unit providing support and consulting services for HP’s Enterprise products and solutions.

Neri holds a Computer Engineering degree and is a Professor of Arts and Drawing.

 
Tom Richards
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
CDW
Thomas E. Richards is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CDW. Richards is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of the company as well as leading the senior management team.

Richards joined CDW in 2009 as President and Chief Operating Officer with 33 years of experience in the technology industry. He became President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2011 and added the title of Chairman in January 2013. Prior to joining the company, Richards served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Qwest Communications, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations and performance of Qwest and, before assuming that role, was Executive Vice President of the business markets group. Richards also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clear Communications Corporation, a network management software company, and as executive vice president and management committee member of Ameritech Corporation, where he oversaw cellular, security monitoring, network services and cable television operations.

Additionally, Richards worked for 19 years with Bell Atlantic, now Verizon, in various sales, marketing and operations roles in telecommunications and computer services. Richards is a 1976 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a B.A. in economics and a 1991 graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned an M.S. in management as a Sloan Fellow. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Chicago and Northern Trust Corporation, on the Board of Trustees for the University of Pittsburgh and Rush University Medical Center and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the Executives' Club of Chicago.


 
Chuck Robbins
Chief Executive Officer
Cisco

As CEO, Chuck is focused on helping companies, cities and countries around the world as they look to Cisco to connect everything and everyone by building highly secure, software-defined, automated, and intelligent infrastructure platforms that drive business value.

Chuck has more than 20 years of leadership experience. Over his 19 years at Cisco, he has served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for Cisco, where he led the Worldwide Sales and Partner Organizations, and helped drive and execute many of the company's investment areas and strategy shifts; Senior Vice President of The Americas, Cisco's largest geographic region; Senior Vice President of U.S. Enterprise, Commercial and Canada; Senior Vice President of U.S. Commercial Sales; and Segment Vice President, U.S. and Canada channel organization, where he was instrumental in helping build the industry's most powerful partner program.

Prior to joining Cisco, Chuck held management positions at Bay Networks and Ascend Communications.

Chuck serves as the Chairman of the US-Japan Business Council, Chair of the IT Governors Steering Committee, and as a Member of the International Business Council for the World Economic Forum. He is also a member of The Business Roundtable. He serves on the Board of Directors for BlackRock and the MS Society of Northern California, as well as the Advisory Board for the President of Georgia Tech.
 
Don Tapscott
CEO
The Tapscott Group
Don Tapscott, CEO of The Tapscott Group, is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He has authored over 15 books, including Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, which has been translated into more than 25 languages.

Tapscott has been advancing ground-breaking concepts for over three decades. His 1992 bestseller, Paradigm Shift, helped coin the seminal management concept, and in 1995 his book The Digital Economy changed business thinking about the transformational nature of the Internet. Two years later he helped popularize the terms “Net Generation” and “the Digital Divide” in Growing Up Digital. His most recent book is the 20th Anniversary Edition of The Digital Economy.

Tapscott’s most recent and ambitious book was co-authored with his son, startup CEO and bitcoin governance expert Alex Tapscott. Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Underlying Bitcoin is Changing Business, Money and the World was published in May 2016 and is, according to Harvard Business School’s Clay Christensen, “the book, literally, on how to survive and thrive in this next wave of technology-driven disruption” and, “likely to become one of the iconic books of our time.”

In 2015, Tapscott became a member of the Order of Canada, and was ranked the fourth most influential management thinker in the world by Thinkers50. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Management, an Associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and Chancellor of Trent University in Ontario. In 2017 Tapscott and Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute, whose 40 projects are the definitive investigation into blockchain strategy, use-cases, implementation challenges and organizational transformations.

 
Speakers
Ajay Aggarwal
VP of Engineering for the Americas
Nutanix
Ajay Aggarwal has been working with Nutanix as a Vice President of Systems Engineering for 4 years. Ajay is responsible for managing all technical work done by the sales organizations in the Americas and services delivery worldwide. He brings 15+ years of systems engineering management and sales roles. Prior to Nutanix Ajay spent significant time at Palo Alto Networks, Varonis, Juniper Networks (through the acquisition of Neoteris), Nortel Networks (through the acquisition of Alteon Websystems) and Accenture.
 
Eduardo E. Cabrera
Chief Cybersecurity Officer
Trend Micro
Eduardo E. Cabrera is responsible for analyzing emerging cybersecurity threats to develop innovative and resilient enterprise risk management strategies for Fortune 500 clients and strategic partners. Before joining Trend Micro, he was a 20-year veteran of the United States Secret Service with experience leading information security, cyber investigative, and protective programs in support of the Secret Service integrated mission of protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure and its leaders. Recently, he served as the Secret Service CISO where he was responsible for establishing and maintaining a global information security and data privacy program to protect Secret Service data information assets and systems.
 
David Chapman
Vice President, Sales
CDW

With over 20 years of experience, David is responsible for the performance goals and strategic direction of the CDW UK sales organization. He joined CDW in 1999 and has a diverse background spanning roles with increasing levels of responsibility leading public sector and commercial sales teams. David is a graduate of Indiana University Kelley School of Business where he earned a B.S. in Marketing.

 
Tom DeCoster
Vice President, Service Solutions
CDW
Tom DeCoster is responsible for the overall strategy of CDW's Service Solutions group, which comprises project-based professional services and operations-based managed services. His team of 1,200 delivers and manages technology solutions including converged infrastructure and systems and software solutions for customers across the U.S. and Canada. DeCoster joined CDW in 2006 as senior director of professional services. Prior to joining CDW, DeCoster was senior director of professional services at Berbee Information Networks. DeCoster earned a B.S. in business from Indiana University and an M.S. in engineering from the University of Colorado.
 
Scott Emigh
Chief Technology Officer
Microsoft
Scott Emigh is the Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft’s US One Commercial Partner (OCP) organization. With an extensive background in tech and solution sales, Scott leads a national team of Solution Architects, Evangelists, and Strategists all focused on developing and enabling our US partner ecosystem – ISVs, System Integrators, Managed Hosters, and Volume Channel. Previously Scott was US CTO for the Corporate Accounts Business leading a team of National Specialist Directors focused on Digital Transformation with our customers. He lead Microsoft’s US Enterprise Intelligent Cloud platform solutions organization as Dir. of Azure Enterprise Sales. A founder of the Microsoft Technology Center org having established/managed MTCs in Austin, Dallas, Irvine, and Beijing, China. Scott covered the VC community in Austin, TX and spent 4 years as Solutions Sales Director for Microsoft’s Greater China Region out of Beijing. Scott has a BSME and MBA from UC Irvine.
 
William Giard
CTO, Data Center Group
Intel
William Giard is the Chief Technology Officer for the IT Transformation organization within Intel’s Data Center Group. He has over 20 years of experience in designing enterprise architectures and developing software solutions to support mission critical systems across supply-chain, product development, and enterprise infrastructure segments. Prior to joining DCG he led the software development efforts within Intel IT to modernize the application and computing environment, delivering secure and usable solutions across multiple client computing platforms utilizing cloud technologies to enable new business models.

 
Thomas Hansen
EVP, Chief Revenue Officer
Carbon Black
Thomas Hansen is the chief revenue officer and EVP of Carbon Black. Hansen was the Global Vice President of Revenue at Dropbox from 2015-2017. He led teams that enabled the company’s hyper growth through a multi-channel GTM strategy to scale to more than $1B in annualized revenue, the fastest SaaS company of all time to reach that mark. At Microsoft, from 2001 until 2015, Hansen was the worldwide vice president of the SMB organization. He holds both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in economics & business administration from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.

 
Mark Henderson
CIO
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mark D. Henderson, the Chief Information Officer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has more than 30 years’ experience in higher education and the private sector in positions of increasing responsibilities. Prior to becoming the University of Illinois CIO in the Fall of 2014, Henderson was the Interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Information Technology Services at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Prior to assuming his interim position at Case, Mark was associate vice president and chief operating officer at Case Western (from January 2010 to June 2013). He earned a bachelor of science degree at Xavier University in Cincinnati in business administration with a concentration in information systems.
 
Christine Holloway
VP Networking, Digital Workspace & Security Solutions
CDW
Christine Holloway is vice president of networking, digital workspace and security solutions for CDW, a leading provider of technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare. Holloway is responsible for the overall strategy and development of CDW’s unified communications and collaboration, enterprise networking and security solutions offerings. She leads a team of more than 300 solution architects who are responsible for designing and configuring these solutions for CDW clients and prospects.

Holloway earned a B.S. in education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and has completed additional post-graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Presently, she serves on the board of directors of College Possible, a national nonprofit organization that makes college admission and graduation possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. Holloway is also active in numerous community and mission outreach initiatives through her church.
 
Brian Javonillo
Director & Chief Architect, Information Services
Booz Allen Hamilton
Brian Javonillo is the Information Services Chief Architect at Booz Allen Hamilton and Director of Architecture, Security, and Access. His teams focus on leading Cloud-based and off-premise IT solutions, aligning business objectives with federal government security compliance, and optimizing operational effectiveness across multi-platform systems and network scenarios world-wide. Javonillo leads his teams in utilizing industry leading products to deliver enterprises with premier network and system services. Previous to his work with Booz Allen Hamilton, Javonillo has had over 20 years of experience working in IT with leading federal integrators such as SAIC and SRA International where he analyzed, designed, and managed the implementation of effective network security solutions.
 
Mohit Kapoor
Chief Information and Technology Officer – Global Technology
TransUnion
Mohit Kapoor joined TransUnion in 2011 as its chief information and technology officer (CITO) of Global Technology. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the company’s technology including strategy, applications, operations, infrastructure, information security, and delivery of solutions that support TransUnion’s global information systems. Prior to TransUnion, Kapoor served in several senior roles at HSBC, including CIO of South America. Kapoor holds a Masters in Accounting Information Systems from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Science in CIS and Finance, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Jacksonville State University.


 
Abbie Lundberg
President, Lundberg Media; former Editor in Chief, CIO
Abbie Lundberg is a business technology analyst, author and professional speaker with over 25 years’ experience reporting and commenting on the use of technology in business. Part of the founding team at CIO magazine, she served as Editor in Chief for 13 years and continues her affiliation as a Contributing Editor. Lundberg delivers world-class thought leadership through her research and writing for such clients as Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and the MIT Sloan School of Management’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), where she was part of a team studying the involvement of boards of directors in digital business issues.
 
Alan May
Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Alan May is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In this role, Alan has worldwide responsibility for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s strategic human resources activities, including workforce development and organization effectiveness, benefits and compensation, staffing and retention, global inclusion and diversity, and HR processes and information management. Prior to joining Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Alan worked at The Boeing Company, where he most recently led HR for the company’s Commercial Airplanes division. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations.
 
Aletha Noonan
Vice President Sales, Central Region
CDW
Aletha Noonan is responsible for the customer advocacy, performance goals, strategic direction, business initiatives and talent development of CDW's Central region. She joined CDW in 1994 and quickly rose into sales management and advanced through a variety of leadership positions. In 2005, Noonan chose to stay home to care for her children. Prior to returning to CDW in November 2013 as a vice president, Noonan served as a national partner sales executive at Microsoft for three years. She is also currently the chair for the CDW Women’s Opportunity Network. Noonan holds a bachelor's degree from Ohio University.
 
Denise Taylor
CIO
Westfield Corporation
Denise Taylor was appointed Chief Information Officer of Westfield Corporation in July 2015 and is responsible for leading the IT organization for Westfield Corporation globally. Prior to joining Westfield Corporation, Taylor was the Chief Information Officer, Global Information Technology for AEG. In that role, she was responsible for the overall technology strategy including design, implementation and management of team, league, and venue technologies together with the management of enterprise applications and solutions. Taylor has also overseen Information Technology at NBC Universal, Universal Studios and Universal Music Group. She holds a MBA and BSc in Management from Pepperdine University.