Les currently serves as the Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Caesars Entertainment Corporation and reports directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer. He is charged with shaping and implementing the technology agenda across all of Caesars company platforms. In just over a year, Les completely transformed the IT infrastructure and shifted the company to a digital business by developing a comprehensive IT roadmap that includes modernization, cyber security, innovation, and governance initiatives. Les is leading a team that will streamline the company's 650 IT systems down to 85, migrate to a secure cloud platform, and refactor the IT service delivery model to lean and agile processes. Additionally, Les has personally cultivated C-level relationships with Microsoft, AWS, Google, Salesforce, Oculus, Oracle, and Adobe and built inaugural partnerships with 3 of the top 10 technology accelerators to drive industry innovation and disruption.
He's been lauded by top executives at many of the world's most respected technology companies including HP, Microsoft, Google, Dell, and Cisco and earned the distinction of a CIO 100 Award Winner (IDG Communications), CIO of the Year for Gaming & Hospitality (Cox & Greenspun Media), and top 50 CIO by CIO Magazine.
Les holds an MBA in Decision Information Analysis from Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business where he received the Robert W. Woodruff Scholarship, the highest award granted by the business school. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University. He has been an adjunct professor and lecturer at the Goizueta School of Business as well as Troy State College.
Suvajit leads the Information Technology group at Goya Foods where he drives modernization and transformational projects for Supply Chain, ERP, and Analytics among others, that have resulted in significant return on investments (ROI).
In over the 10 years at Goya, Suvajit is credited for leading several innovative industry leading projects that have improved supply chain accuracy, efficiency, real-time demand creation, and sales systems to drive profits and customer satisfaction.
Suvajit values great partnerships and spearheaded the building of a best-in-class "practical innovation" technology infrastructure by working closely with the best technology providers on the planet.
Prior to Goya, Suvajit founded an integrated ERP software company for the cable industry, with clients such as ESPN, Fox News, HGTV, MLB, MSNBC, and NBA. After selling the company, he went on to build an analytics and business intelligence enterprise for the cable space.
A serial entrepreneur, passionate engineer, and sports lover, Suvajit is a student of leadership, entrepreneurship, and team dynamics. Currently, he is interested in understanding the champion mindset and what makes him a better leader and mentor.
David has over 25 years of experience in the credit industry, focusing on the technical development and growth of Equifax's data platforms. He has led major transformations ranging from legacy mainframe platforms to the latest massively parallel processing technologies. David drove Equifax's Decision 360 strategy, providing valuable cost-effective insights and analytics on its wide range of differentiated data sources. As the Enterprise Data Leader, David led the effort to build and deploy Equifax's premier big data analytics platform. In his latest role, David is driving a new transformation by integrating Equifax's Ignite analytical solutions with its cloud-based decisioning platform. The result is a single environment which maximizes the value of data within Equifax's customers decisioning processes.
David holds a degree in Computer Science with a minor in Physics from North Georgia College (University of North Georgia).
David Totten is a leader in the Microsoft One Commercial Partner organization responsible for 7,000 partners and $30 billion in annual revenue. The group manages field and partner integration and execution of technical capacity creation, practice development, partner profitability and experiences, and go-to-market investments. Formerly, he was Americas Capability Lead, helping to build digital transformation, industry, and technical sales skills for a workforce of over 5,000. Prior, he held several positions at Microsoft in which he was responsible for 18,000 accounts, 3,000 partners, and the US go-to-market strategy for Office 365; for oversight of the cloud productivity value proposition, field and partner readiness, deployment programs, competitive intelligence, product evangelism, and customer experience for the entire Office 365 portfolio of solutions; for product management within the Server and Tools Product group; for anti-piracy; and others. He graduated with honors with a double major in Management Information Sciences and Decision Sciences from Washington State University and holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Bill Marozas is the Head of Storage, Data Analytics, DevOps and Migration in AWS Marketplace. In his role, Bill leads a team of business development experts that works with customers to simplify and transform how third-party software is migrated, procured, and entitled on AWS. Prior to AWS, he held several leadership positions at Veritas Technologies, Juniper Networks, and Cisco Systems. Bill holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.
Tom Lubinski founded SL Corporation in 1983 and is currently the company's president and CEO. He has been instrumental in developing SL's Graphical Modeling System Software (SL-GMS) and the more recent RTView software. Prior to starting SL Corporation, he attended the California Institute of Technology and developed a substantial consulting practice specializing in Object-Oriented Programming and Graphical Visualization Systems. He has over thirty years of experience in the development of computer hardware systems and software applications.
Prasad leads Infosys Center for Emerging Technology Solutions (iCETS). iCETS is a key unit within Infosys, responsible for building expertise in emerging technologies and contextualizing them to create business solutions for Infosys clients. Prasad has been instrumental in building the strategic 'Living Labs' program at iCETS, and through it has setup co-creation labs with key clients.
His portfolio focus includes AI and Cognitive Solutions, Blockchain, Design and Experience, AR-VR, Cyber Security, and Data Management. Under Prasad's leadership, iCETS has created products for Conversational Interfaces, data privacy, enterprise gamification, and location-based solutions among other areas. As part of global charter, he leads the creation of startup ecosystems and academia relationships.
He has more than 30 years of experience in software technology, IT/business process outsourcing, and multicultural team management.
Dan Streetman is the Chief Executive Officer of TIBCO. Dan is an expert in driving growth initiatives, innovation and customer success, and he has been part of significant digital transformations at BMC Software, Salesforce, C3, Siebel and others. He is a strong advocate for creating cultures of innovation and teamwork and he honed his leadership skills as an Army officer, where he served in Iraq combat operations and earned decorations including the Bronze Star medal. He actively advocates for veterans and serves on several non-profit boards supporting veteran education and employment. Dan is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and earned an MBA at Harvard Business School.
Matt Quinn manages TIBCO's day-to-day operations and is instrumental in the growth and development of TIBCO's products and technologies, including the TIBCO Connected Intelligence Cloud. Formerly serving in executive roles including Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Products and Technology, Matt has spent more than 20 years with TIBCO leading large-scale transformations to organizational structure and product strategy. He received his BA in Computer Science and Masters of Applied Science Information Technology from RMIT University Melbourne.
As the global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at TIBCO, Nelson Petracek is helping to shape the development of TIBCO's emerging technology platforms and products. With over 20 years of experience, Nelson works to deliver solutions for the next stage of digital business, drawing upon his deep knowledge of cloud, blockchain, low-code applications, microservices, and event processing. A strong technology evangelist, he works with customers to identify and define the appropriate use of various technologies and architectures, and advises on best practices and information delivery patterns. Nelson received his Bachelor of Commerce in Computational Science from the University of Saskatchewan.