OctoberOct 12 2017 08:00am - 04:30pm
The IT Summit is a panel discussion based event that takes a deep dive into developments in IT and related areas of interest locally, nationally, and globally. Designed for CIOs and senior IT professionals.
Please see schedule below for panel topics and guest list to get to know the keynote speakers and panelists offering expertise at this year's event!
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Please see official Schedule below for the 2017 Panel Topics & Guest Speakers
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Josh Sutton - Keynote Speaker - Global Head of Data & Artificial Intelligence at Publicis.Sapient
Josh Sutton has been helping firms leverage advanced technologies to drive business transformation for the past twenty years. Most recently he has assumed leadership of Publicis.Sapient’s and SapientRazorfish’s Data and Artificial Intelligence Practice, helping companies leverage established and emerging artificial intelligence platforms to generate business insights, drive customer engagement, and accelerate business processes. With more than 22,000 people around the world, Publicis.Sapient, part of Publicis Groupe, is the world’s most advanced and largest digitally-centered platform focused exclusively on digital transformation and the dynamics of an always-on world. Josh also serves on the board of directors for NPower, a New York-based nonprofit focused on mobilizing the tech community and providing individuals, nonprofits, and schools the access and opportunity to build tech skills and achieve their potential.
Mario DiNatale - Lunch Keynote Speaker - Chief Technology Officer at Kyber Security
One of the most sought-after talents of tech world, Mario DiNatale has garnered a reputation as one of today’s most prolific technology visionaries, while simultaneously distinguishing himself as a charismatic and versatile executive in a variety of roles and projects. Mario is currently the CIO of Spectrum Virtual, prior to which he was the CIO of Hamden, Connecticut. Mario also acts as a mentor and adviser to the Google Incubator startup Kricket. With his recent involvement in the takedown of the Teslacrypt Ransomware ring, he has further cemented his position as one of the world’s foremost cybersecurity researchers and continues to act as a cybersecurity adviser to a multitude of Law Enforcement and Intelligence organizations. Born to blue collar, immigrant parents in a suburb of New Haven, CT, legend has it that Mario was born with screwdriver in his hand and started voiding warranties shortly thereafter. After being raised on a steady diet of thin crust pizza and hacker conventions, he decided to pursue a degree in computer science (much to his parent’s apprehension). On the day he left for college, his father told him that he didn’t know if there was any money in “computers”, handed him a shovel and told him that if that whole “computer thing” didn’t pan out, this shovel would still be here waiting for him. Spare time activities include brazillian jiu-jitsu, imbibing copious amounts of espresso, and reading books on astronomy. He still has that shovel.
Shawn Bannerji - Managing Partner for the Technology, Digital and Data Leaders Practice at Caldwell Partners
Shawn Banerji is Managing Partner for the Technology, Digital and Data Leaders Practice at Caldwell Partners. He advises clients on the convergence of talent and innovation across all facets of the evolving digital enterprise. He specializes in board and C suite succession, recruitment and assessment of those Catalyst Leaders who are resetting the value propositions at organizations seeking to accelerate cultural and commercial transformation. As a functional expert he works across industry verticals and has extensive experience with both public and private companies, including family owned and financial sponsor backed businesses. Shawn is co-located in TCP’s New York and Stamford offices.
Christopher Bernard - Managing Director, Global Risk & Security at C&W
Christopher Bernard serves as Managing Director, Global Risk & Security within C&W’s Information Technology organization. In this role, Mr. Bernard is responsible for developing and implementing C&W’s Information security policies and strategies. His current focus is supporting the integration of 3 companies merged under a Private Equity investor in preparation for an IPO. Mr. Bernard has over 25 years of experience managing technology for global organizations. Mr. Bernard’s was recruited to C&W as the divisional CIO for C&W’s Corporate Occupier & Investor Services responsible for creating the global technology strategy. Additionally, his team managed the ongoing operations and vendor relationships for the group technology platform. Prior to joining C&W, Mr. Bernard was the CIO & VP Business Optimization for Haig Fire & Security where he leveraged technology to deliver field level automation and client based portals as part of the 100% company growth, becoming an industry top 100 firm. Mr. Bernard pioneered analytics to analyze building fire systems maintenance and support, reducing client costs and system troubles. Previous to Haig, he spent 20 years at IBM in a variety of disciplines including Information Technology, Management Consulting, Business Operations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Sales, and Finance. Mr. Bernard received a Bachelor of Science in Management of Information Technology from Trenton State College, and an MBA in Finance from Rider University.
Amanda Billiot - Director, Human Resources for Engineering at Pratt & Whitney
Amanda Billiot is the Director, Human Resources for Engineering at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Connecticut. She owns the HR function in addition to multiple councils that serve more than 4000 of the world’s best engineers. Her major initiatives include long term talent development and organizational planning, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, and recruiting the next generation of Pratt & Whitney engineering. She has also worked for GE, Cooper Industries, and the National Labor Relations Board. Amanda has a Bachelors Degree in International Economics from the University of Alabama, and a Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the LER at the University of Illinois. She is married to a former Army Ranger and is the proud mom of two daughters and two sons, ranging from 3 months old to 20 years old. She’s the voice of the local football team, an avid Alabama football fan, and she doesn’t have a typical New England accent.
Steve Bulmer - VP of Professional Services for The Walker Group
Steve Bulmer is VP of Professional Services for The Walker Group where he oversees the development and delivery of all project and managed services offerings for the company. Steve has over 35 years of experience in information technology and consulting and has served as Chief Technology Officer for several national technology solution providers. A proven IT strategist, Steve counsels Fortune 1000 organizations on the strategies and best practices for maximizing the business value of IT. Steve’s areas of expertise span cloud strategy and data center transformation as well as disaster recovery and business continuity. Emphasizing data protection and information security, he holds an inventor’s patent for a cloud-based Business Continuity method and has been involved in dozens of information security risk assessments and presentations. He remains at the forefront of applied technology, discovering new approaches to solving clients’ business needs and assisting them as they embrace advancements in technology. Steve has presented at numerous IT forums and conferences on a variety of data center and data protection topics.
Damon Carter - Senior Director of Human Resources at Aetna
Damon Carter is the Senior Director of Human Resources at Aetna. In this role, he is responsible for providing HR thought leadership to the IT Executive Team (3800+ employees and four Direct Reports); also previously supported both the Innovation, Technology, Service Operations and the Marketing, Product and Communications Executive Teams. Damon provides HR leadership to multiple corporate executives such as the Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Procurement Officer and Chief Information Security Officer. Mr. Carter created and led an innovative diversity and inclusion strategy targeting diverse IT talent; improved the recruitment of people of color and women by 68% and 27% respectively; also improved the promotion of women by 44% in 2015. He also designed a 4-hour Disability Employment Awareness Training Program to promote the value of hiring individuals with disabilities. Within this role, Mr. Carter also created and launched a new employee redeployment strategy, resulting in nearly $2M in severance cost savings in 2015; acknowledged as an internal best practice, and developed and implemented a comprehensive Strategic Workforce Planning Process for the Operations & Technology organization. Damon also pioneered a cutting edge talent strategy designed to identify and develop key capabilities and functional competencies for future IT talent. Following a $7B merger/acquisition, his is responsible for the execution of key HR strategies, including Day 1 planning; organizational redesign; talent assessment/selection; employee mapping; and other integration related activities.
Doug Casey - Executive Director for the Connecticut State Commission for Educational Technology (CET)
Doug Casey serves as the Executive Director for the Connecticut State Commission for Educational Technology (CET). In that role, he designs and manages strategic plans that help ensure the successful integration of technology in Connecticut’s schools, libraries, universities, and towns. The CET has direct oversight of statewide programs including the Connecticut Education Network (CEN, the state’s research and education network), its digital library (researchIT, formerly iCONN), and other initiatives. Prior to joining the CET, Doug served for nearly 10 years as the Director of Technology for the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) in Hartford. There he oversaw and implemented significant improvements in business processes, digital security, and information management for the agency’s 25 schools, 36 districts in the Hartford area, and schools statewide. Doug began his career as a middle school English teacher in Virginia after graduating from the College of William & Mary. He applied his classroom experience to educational publishing, managing communications for the Smithsonian Institution’s office of education. He later earned a master of arts degree in online communications from Georgetown University and a master of science in management information systems from George Washington University. His diverse background includes managing technology for marketing firms as well as security and systems engineering for national security agencies and the U.S. House of Representatives. Outside of work, Doug enjoys time with family, serving through missions, and triathlon.
Nicholas Colisto - SVP and CIO at Xylem Inc.
Nicholas Colisto serves as the SVP and CIO at Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company. Prior to joining Xylem Inc., Colisto was VP and CIO at Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. Prior to that, he held a number of increasingly responsible positions at companies such as Pepsi-Cola, Priceline.com, Hyperion Solutions, Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, and the Bayer Corporation. Colisto has more than 30 years of experience delivering innovative, technology-enabled business solutions in the consumer products, pharmaceutical, construction, and industrial industries.Throughout his career, he has led large transformational initiatives using technology to drive business value. Colisto is a 2017 CIO 100 Award recipient from CIO Magazine. He is also the author of The CIO Playbook, which was published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Nicholas Calisto holds a bachelor of business administration in management information systems and a master of science in information systems, both from Pace University.
Johnny Dranchak - Vice President Innovation and Digital at oneworld Management Company
Johnny Dranchak is the Vice President Innovation and Digital at oneworld Management Company. Prior to this, Johnny was the CTO at the CoreApp Studio at GE and CTO and VP of WSJ Digital at Dow Jones. As a consultant he has led Agile Transformations for MTV/Nickelodeon, KPMG, Macy’s, JP Morgan, Mizuho and Subway. Johnny has also been responsible for architecting and building large scale systems for clients such as Nestle, Bank of America and Microsoft.
Jim Dray - Vice President of Business Technology Solutions, AECOM
Jim Dray is Vice President of Business Technology Solutions, responsible for strategic use of technology in AECOM, one of the world’s largest architecture, engineering, and construction companies. This includes implementation of world-class tools for Building Information Modeling (BIM), web-hosted services, and large program management. He’s overseen IT for Construction Services, and also has a mission to build the revenue and competitive value that AECOM gets from technology and innovations. Mr. Dray has worked for AECOM’s legacy companies for 25 years, and has been the leader in AECOM’s external practices in management consulting and information systems.
Kathleen Fitzpatrick - Chief Information Officer of Russell Reynolds Associates
Kathleen Fitzpatrick is the Chief Information Officer of Russell Reynolds Associates. Based in New York, Kathleen is responsible for driving the firm’s overall technology strategy and providing leadership and support for the firm’s major IS initiatives. She leverages her significant experience in key areas such as innovative systems architecture, client management platforms, hardware and software integration, user interface design and end-user training programs to ensure that the IS team understands and translates business trends and needs into viable technology solutions to support Russell Reynolds 46 offices across the globe. Kathleen has more than 20 years of experience in the development of complex client management applications and IT architecture, having spent the last 15 years in senior IT roles for major financial services institutions. Most recently, Kathleen was a Managing Director and the Head of Global Development for Citigroup’s Global Wealth Management Group, where she was responsible for the successful global rollout of the strategic client profiling and on-boarding platform at Citi Private Bank. Prior to that, she held roles of increasing responsibility at UBS, most recently serving as a Managing Director and Head of Front Office Technology for UBS Financial Services’ U.S. Wealth Management where she was responsible for all technology used by financial advisors and their clients. While at UBS, Kathleen served as Chief Architect. She also played a significant role in several acquisition integrations that were instrumental in building the organization’s current structure. Earlier in her career, Kathleen served as Project Manager for Smith Barney Shearson and spent her early years as a software developer.
Virginia Gambale - Managing Partner of Azimuth Partners LLC
Virginia Gambale is a successful technology leader and investor. As Managing Partner of Azimuth Partners LLC, Ms. Gambale operates globally, as an advisor and consultant, focused on technology driven growth and innovation strategies for both middle market and large corporations and advisor to startup companies. She is highly regarded for her innovative thinking, leadership, and ability to deliver results. Ms. Gambale has served on over 20 Public and Private boards including: JetBlue, Motive, Piper Jaffray, Workbrain, Synchronoss Technologies, and IQ Financial (Chairman). She is always a member of the Audit Committee, and often serves as Compensation, Transaction or Technology Committee Chair. Ms. Gambale currently serves as a Director for: JetBlue and Compensation Committee Chair and Audit Committee member, Dundee Global Corp. also member of Nominating and Governance, Compensation and Audit, and First Derivatives also Audit Committee Chair.
Rick Harris - Partner at Day Pitney LLP
Rick Harris, is a partner at Day Pitney LLP, leading Day Pitney’s Technology, Telecommunications, and Outsourcing practice group. Rick concentrates on commercial transactions with special emphasis on intellectual property and technology issues. Rick regularly lectures around the country and writes on intellectual property law topics relating to computer technology and technology outsourcing. He is the co-author of A Practical Guide to Organizing a Business in Connecticut (2013) with a chapter on Intellectual Property. Rick is also a Director, and past Chair, of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut.
Ross Kudwitt - Founder of Aloe.ai
Ross Kudwitt is the founder of Aloe.ai. Aloe is an intelligent assistant for contact management. Previously, Ross was the CTO, co-founder and board member at Patron Technology. Ross also has experience as the CIO and CTO for public and private companies ranging from startups to large enterprises, including: Advanta, Auctions.com, Comtex News Network, GFI Group, Netkey, New York Public Library, Timex Corporation, and TrivialPursuit.com. Ross received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and was with IBM and Philips Medical Systems. At IBM Ross worked on computer hardware and operating system design with the technology that was part of the original IBM PC, and at Philips he worked on the first computerized x-ray generator.
David McKenney - Director Product Management, TierPoint
David McKenney serves as TierPoint’s Azure product evangelist and subject matter expert in customer, partner and industry influencer interactions. He oversees the strategy, product rollout and technical direction of TierPiont’s Azure line. Dave is a 15-year veteran of the industry and enjoys wearing the hat of ‘problem solver’ and jack-of-all-technical-trades.
Jim Milde - President, Financial Services & Insurance at NTT DATA
James (Jim) Milde is responsible for profitable growth, solution development, and overall client satisfaction for North American-based clients in the financial services and insurance industries. Mr. Milde is a management consulting and business operations executive with 30 years of experience. During his career he has led global operations, supply chain, and information technology organizations across numerous industries. He was formerly executive vice president of financial services and insurance at Keane, Inc. Mr. Milde has also held COO, CIO, and consulting positions with various companies, including United Rentals, Sony, Pepsico/Pepsi Bottling Group, Random House, and Accenture Consulting. Mr. Milde holds a bachelor of arts in economics/finance from St. Lawrence University and an MBA from Clarkson University.
William (Bill) Mayo - CIO for The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge
William (Bill) Mayo’s background spans Consumer Products, Business Services, Life Sciences, Consulting, Academia and Non-Profit sectors. He has broad international experience, a deep understanding of technology and a strong strategic orientation. He is currently the CIO for The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge. Bill also serves as the chairman of the governing board of Ascentria Care Alliance and as a Steering Committee member for Northeastern University’s Venture Mentoring Network. He has also held senior leadership roles at Biogen and spent over 20 years with Gillette / Procter & Gamble.
Richard Moore, III - Managing Director, Financial Industry Advisory Services with Alvarez & Marsal
Richard Moore, III is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Financial Industry Advisory Services located in New York, where he specializes in cyber risk. Mr. Moore brings over 25 years of experience designing, leading, and maintaining the implementation and assurance frameworks for organizational information. Mr. Moore began his career developing the foundation of his operational and technical skills during his 15 years of military service with the U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence Community, concluding his military service as the Regimental Intelligence Chief, where he had the opportunity to provide military intelligence briefings to two US Presidents and many senior cabinet and military leaders. He continued his passion for protecting information and creating sound cyber risk practices when he transitioned to the private sector, as a consultant with KPMG providing security services for various public, private, and governmental institutions and subsequently assumed a senior leadership role with the Royal Bank of Scotland - Citizens Bank leading the institution’s regulatory and data protection programs. Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Moore served as the Chief Information Security Officer at New York Life Insurance Company. In this role, he implemented an agile and transformational Information security program that fostered an integrated “Intelligence and Risk” culture and program, providing executive management with a business focused view of the company’s cyber risks landscape. As part of the “Intelligence and Risk” program, he was responsible for leading and collaborating with a group of cross functional executives in enhancing the company’s overall cyber risk management capabilities encompassing information security, physical security, vendor risk management, cyber incident response, threat intelligence, regulatory technology and security compliance, operational risk management as well as a world-class crisis and business resiliency programs. He was responsible for leading complex technical and operational mitigation efforts associated with the company’s threat landscape and regulatory matters. Rich has served on numerous industry and client advisory boards, and has been an Adjunct Professor at Salve Regina University and a Staff Lecturer at Northeastern University Graduate Information Assurance programs. In addition to his University lectures, Mr. Moore is frequently a featured speaker at numerous industry conferences.He is a contributing author of the Computer Security Handbook versions 5 & 6. Mr. Moore earned a masters in information assurance from Norwich University. Additionally, he has held numerous industry certifications during his career, and has actively maintained his Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Certified Information Security Manager designations.
Mike Mueller - Senior Director of Talent Acquisition at Datto
Mike Mueller is the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition at Datto (an innovative provider of comprehensive backup, recovery and business continuity solutions used by thousands of managed service providers worldwide) located in Norwalk, CT. He is focused on growing the organization globally by attracting top talent, building employer brand awareness, developing talent pipelines, enhancing college/university relations, improving recruiting strategies, and maximizing retention. Prior to joining Datto, Mike held various recruiting leadership roles as Director of Talent Acquisition & HR Strategy for The Walker Group, Senior Vice President of VLink (a global IT consulting company), Director of Talent Acquisition at Magellan Health Services, and senior leadership roles at Roth Staffing Companies, Robert Half International, and American Consulting Group. His background includes 20+ years of agency and corporate recruiting experience within global enterprises as well as early and late stage start-up companies. Mike earned his Bachelor’s Degree from UCONN, majoring in Communication Sciences. He is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Mike is the current President of the Staffing Management Association of Southern New England (SMA), as well as a Board Member of the CT SHRM State Council. He is also a CT Technology Council Talent and Workforce Committee Member whose mission is to focus on best practices for building robust tech talent pipelines in Connecticut.
Ian O’Brien - Director of Web Strategy and Engineering, Datto
Ian O’Brien is Datto’s Director of Web Strategy and Engineering. His team runs Datto’s public marketing platforms, including Datto.com, Backupify.com, and OpenMesh.com.
Loïc Vienne - Chief Information Officer, Datto
Loïc Vienne serves as Datto’s Chief Information Officer. As CIO, his team leads the charge in assuring that Datto’s internal systems are enabling the company’s fast-paced growth. His team equips employees with scalable solutions to enable Datto’s global expansion. Loïc has deep roots in successful technology leadership, with over twenty years of experience leading global organizations through digital transformations. Prior to Datto, Loïc held senior leadership positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Pitney Bowes, and Weight Watchers. Loïc graduated from London’s Middlesex University Business School and Université de Nantes.
Laura Pasick Walsh, PMP, MBA - Chief Information Officer at Lydall Corporation
Laura Walsh is a senior executive with over 15 years of Information Technology and management experience, focusing extensively on Enterprise Resource Planning, Applications Architecture, Infrastructure Services, Program Management, Change Management and Delivery and Mergers and Acquisitions. In her career, Mrs. Walsh has been consistently recognized for her excellent business acumen and for creating and maintaining a positive and productive work environment by coaching and empowering direct staff. She has demonstrated proven success as an transformational leader in multiple Fortune 500 companies, mostly in the Manufacturing industry. Mrs. Walsh currently serves as the Chief Information Officer at Lydall Corporation.
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