Jennifer Doudna’s CRISPR-Cas9 genome technology allows DNA editing, forever changing human and agricultural research. She is the Li Ka Shing chancellor's chair professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley and a member of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Gladstone Institutes, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and founder and president of the Innovative Genomics Institute. She is a leader in the responsible use of CRISPR and co-founded and serves on the advisory panel of several companies that use the technology.
A sharp observer of politics, finance, and the evolution of American culture, Michael Lewis combines keen insight with his signature wit, making him one of today’s leading social commentators. He takes a fresh look at the ever-changing value systems that drive our economic markets, political landscapes, and cultural norms, and how organizations can adapt their thought strategies to facilitate growth among all three. Financial journalist and best-selling author of Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, and others, Michael has published 16 books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Princeton and a Master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Dr. Jill Seubert is a leading expert on astrodynamics, estimation theory, and deep space navigation. She specializes in technology advancements to support the next generation of deep space exploration. In her 10 years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, she navigated numerous high-profile Mars missions. She most recently served as the orbit determination lead for the Mars Science Mission 2020 (Perseverance), guiding it to a safe landing on February 18, 2021. In addition to her work in interplanetary navigation, Dr. Seubert was the deputy principal investigator and mission operations manager of NASA’s successful Deep Space Atomic Clock Technology Demonstration Mission.
An Executive VP at Schlumberger New Energy, Ashok Belani deploys differentiated technologies and practices to develop new growth avenues in emerging markets with carbon-neutral technologies. The Schlumberger New Energy organization includes early ventures for business investments with the potential to develop new energy technology; leveraging Schlumberger's intellectual capital, global footprint, and industrialization capabilities. Prior to his current role, Belani served since 2012 as Executive VP of Technology for Schlumberger, responsible for research, engineering, manufacturing, technology lifecycle management, software technology, and IT. He holds a graduate degree in petroleum engineering from Stanford University.
As VP, Public Sector Partners and Alliance and Programs at AWS, Sandy Carter drives next-generation partnering. Previously, she built an enterprise workload team as the VP of Enterprise Workloads at AWS. Sandy has been a founder and CEO of a startup, and in her last role at IBM, she ran the Cloud and AI/ML Ecosystem. Sandy holds board roles for Girls in Tech and WIoTCoE and is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to being an author, she has won numerous awards in tech and is among the Top 150 Global Cloud Thought Leaders and Next Generation Leaders for 2021.
With a degree in Applied Mathematics, and a PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Florence, Francesco began his career as a system administrator at Fiat. Later, he joined General Electric Oil & Gas, where he applied various technologies for marketing and engineering projects, and in 2008, became the IT director responsible for post-sales services as well as the introduction of new digital products and solutions to improve those services. In 2016, as chief information officer of General Electric Avio Aero, he launched transformational initiatives for data centrality. Now, as chief information and digital officer at Autostrade per l'Italia, he oversees digital transformation to support the country’s motorways.
Nikitas Gogos, an IT executive with 20-plus years of experience, specializes in data analytics. He currently serves as Assistant VP at GM Financial, where he leads architecture and design efforts to implement distributed systems, machine learning, and advanced analytics. He has increased productivity by 40% and reduced the department turnover by 6% by implementing methods and analysis to track resource market data points. Before joining GM Financial, Nikitas worked for Cingular Wireless, PepsiCo, and AEGON. He holds a Masters in Data Science from Texas Tech University and a Bachelors in Business Computer Information Systems from the University of North Texas.
Josh leads the strategy and execution of Bill.com's collaboration with key ecosystem partners such as American Express, Bank of America, Intuit, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, and others. He has 20-plus years of experience establishing and growing innovative payment and mobile tech businesses, and has held partner leadership positions at PayPal, where he spearheaded transformation of customer experiences through expanded payment options, and at other payment networks and financial institutions. He holds an MBA from Stanford University and graduated cum laude with a BA in Economics and Spanish from Claremont McKenna College.
With 20-plus years of experience, Allan specializes in data analytics. He currently leads architecture and engineering efforts supporting data management, business intelligence, and machine learning. Before joining GM Financial, he worked in risk management for Citigroup. He holds a Bachelor's in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin.
Gretchen O’Hara creates and leads teams that empower customers and partners by creating whitespaces and building ecosystems. With 25-plus years of worldwide tech industry experience, she has built systems and mobilized organizations to maximize the collective power of customers, partners, technical evangelists, startups, and developers to drive innovation. As VP of AI & Sustainability Strategy at Microsoft, Gretchen drives strategic partnerships, innovation, and ecosystem activations to help accelerate AI, cloud, and sustainability initiatives. She is also an advocate for females in STEM and the co-founder of Women in Cloud, which works with global leaders, corporations, and policy-makers to create $1 billion in economic access and opportunity by 2030.
With over 20 years at Truist Financial, and having amassed deep infrastructure experience while holding diverse leadership roles spanning database, operating systems, middleware, web, and analytics, today Erich is responsible for strategy, delivery, and integration of all engineering middleware platforms, Web, business applications, enterprise messaging, and business process management. He holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina and a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Maryland.
Ron has more than 30 years of experience in leadership roles spanning the federal government and public sectors. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for organization transformation, data design, innovation, engineering, operational management, and governance of complex IT solutions. Ron's hands-on experience in organizational design and transformation brings valuable perspectives in partnerships and creative problem solving. Currently, Ron serves as the Agency Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Deputy Digital Transformation Officer (DDTO), reporting to the Deputy Associate Administrator at NASA Headquarters. He has an Executive Masters of Business Administration M.B.A. and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management, both from the University of Maryland.
In addition to his work at The Health Collaborative, Alex Vaillancourt is president of the Ohio chapter of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society and active in the College of Healthcare Information Management Executive—and serves on several other health information technology committees. Alex has 25-plus years of experience in healthcare IT and has held leadership roles at provider, payer, and vendor organizations, where he worked to enhance collaboration by balancing tech and operational strengths. He holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University and was named in Becker's Hospital Review "Top 100 Healthcare CIOs to Know" in 2013.
Jean-Marc Viallatte is a graduate engineer from a double curriculum, with a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering and automated production systems. His career has spanned management roles at Avery Dennison first, then in Hamelin Group, and he also served as VP of Supply Chain for Europe, the Middle East, and African regions at Tarkett Group, ultimately becoming the group’s global supply chain director. In 2018, he joined Arkema as the Supply Chain Corporate VP, where he leads the mission to provide world-class service to customers in support of digital transformation. Jean-Marc is also a member of the Supply Chain Committee of the European Petrochemical Association and board member of France Supply Chain.
Sylvain has more than 15 years' experience in information systems, data, and digital technology. After starting his career as a consultant, he joined Arkema in 2009 and has been leading the implementation of global applications such as ERP, CRM, and Advanced Planning. Since 2019, he has been in charge of the global Data Governance organization, leading the mission to make data an asset that can facilitate business KPIs consolidation, ease transversal activities, and enable Arkema for future projects and digital initiatives.
As Group Chief Technology Officer of the National University Health System (NUHS), Dr. Kee Yuan Ngiam oversees technology deployment in Singapore’s western healthcare cluster. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University and Deputy Chief Medical Informatics Officer at National University Hospital where he promotes interdisciplinary collaboration on various healthcare applications. His focus is on artificial intelligence research and implementation in healthcare, as well as endocrine and metabolic surgery. He has certification training from the American Medical Informatics Association and has published in computing and medical journals on topics related to healthcare AI applications and technology.
Dan Streetman is an expert at using real-time data to enable faster, smarter decisions. Prior to leading TIBCO, he helped propel significant data-driven transformations at BMC, Salesforce, and C3.ai. He is a strong advocate for creating cultures of collaboration, and he honed his leadership skills as a U.S. Army officer, serving in combat operations and receiving decorations including the Bronze Star. He advocates for veterans and serves on several non-profit boards supporting 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.
Rani is integral to developing the vision and overall business strategy of TIBCO's IT organization. Prior to joining TIBCO, she was SVP and CIO of SolarWinds and CIO at the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA). She began her career as a software developer at NASA's Johnson Space Center and had code deployed on the International Space Station. She holds dual degrees in Electrical Engineering and General Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and Spelman College.
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, he has spent more than 20 years leading TIBCO’s large-scale transformations, organizational structure, and product strategy. He received a BA in Computer Science and a Master’s of Applied Science Information Technology from RMIT University, Melbourne.
As TIBCO’s global chief technology officer, Nelson is helping shape the development of TIBCO's emerging technology platforms and products. With over 20 years’ experience, he works to deliver solutions for the next stage of digital business, drawing upon a 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 technologies and architectures and advises on best practices and information delivery patterns. He received a Bachelor of Commerce in Computational Science from the University of Saskatchewan.
With more than 25 years in high tech, Fred has a built adistinguished career in marketing, creative, and product management. Previously, as the CMO of FinancialForce, he led the modernization of the brand, defined a targeted go-to-market model, and helped dramatically improve marketing ROI and efficiency. He was CMO of both Gigamon and NetSuite where he led worldwide marketing for these brands, and before that, spent several years at Microsoft and Oracle. Originally from Denver, he holds a Bachelor’s in accounting and finance from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is a board member of the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business.
Jeff drives the transformation of TIBCO's customer engagement and adoption of TIBCO's Connected Intelligence Cloud platform. His experience in customer success spans more than two decades. As SVP of worldwide pre-sales and customer experience at BMC Software, he modernized the end-to-end customer experience and created a unified, high-performing global organization to support critical go-to-market activities. He also successfully led teams as an SVP and general manager of industry value engineering at SAP, aligning go-to-market strategies to create differentiated and unique customer experiences. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and an MBA in International Finance from Emory University.
Michael O'Connell, Chief Analytics Officer at TIBCO Software, manages the TIBCO Data Science team, a group of data science experts and practitioners. He works with his team to deliver an evolving set of cross-industry AI apps and tech tools. These solutions span science and engineering through customer and marketing analytics. Michael received his Ph.D. in Statistics at North Carolina State University. He’s worked on statistical software applications for 30 years and has published many statistics services, patents, and publications. His book, A Picture is Worth a Thousand Tables, is devoted to visual analytics’ best practices, focusing on data from life sciences.
Tony works to build new markets, accelerate revenue, and ensure customer success with TIBCO partners, including service, OEM, and technology providers, resellers, system integrators, and independent software vendors. As a catalyst for growth, he has reconstructed the TIBCO Partner Program to enhance go-to-market capabilities and introduce new partnering models to create a diverse and vibrant partner ecosystem for driving customer success. Prior to TIBCO, he helped build strategic partner ecosystems at leading companies, most recently at Anaplan, ServiceNow, and Salesforce.
Randy leads TIBCO’s Cloud Services Operations and the TIBCO Connect organization, which includes the Integration & API Management, Process Automation, and Event Processing businesses. Previously, head of product management, since 2011, he has used deep expertise in cloud technologies to drive value at TIBCO.
With nearly three decades of experience in the financial technology industry, and extensive expertise in algorithmic trading applications and automated trading architecture development, Mark directs TIBCO’s development of next-generation digital business and analytics software. He has spoken at numerous industry events and is frequently quoted in publications including the Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine, and The Financial Times. Before joining TIBCO, he was CEO of StreamBase, which won the World Economic Forum’s technology innovation award. He was several times named a “Top Executive and Innovator in Financial Technology” by Institutional Investor and “Innovator of the Year” by InfoWorld.
With a Master of Science degree in Engineering Molecular Biotechnology from Uppsala University in Sweden, Tobias Lehtipalo joined Spotfire in 1999 as a software engineer. Through roles that spanned engineering management, marketing, and product management, he helped build Spotfire into a leading business intelligence and analytics platform, which TIBCO acquired in 2007. Today, he heads Product Management and Product Strategy for TIBCO's flagship analytics and data management products, which include TIBCO Spotfire, TIBCO Data Virtualization, and TIBCO EBX.
Dennis leads the vertical product management and applications team for Healthcare, Insurance, Credit Union, and Law Enforcement. He joins TIBCO after 30 years at Information Builders where he was responsible for global product management, sales, revenue growth, and customer success in business intelligence, data/application integration, data quality, and master data management solutions for the Fortune 1000. His broad understanding of domestic and international distribution channels encompasses direct sales, partners, agents, and subsidiary organizations. A graduate of Baylor University, Dennis has spoken at numerous conferences and industry events.
Susan leads partner programs, enablement, and engagement. She joins TIBCO after three years at Information Builders, where she served as the lead role in multiple global operational functions, including global partner program and operations, Salesforce strategy and field adoption, and North America field sales operations. Before Information Builders, she spent 26 years at Avaya leading a variety of global programs and global operations teams. She is a graduate of Dickinson College, and specializes in operations, strategy, channels, high performing teams, process improvement, and leadership and employee development.
Porter Thorndike is the Product Manager of Hyperconverged Analytics at TIBCO Software. Hyperconverged analytics brings visual analytics, data science, and streaming capabilities together in a seamless experience that delivers immersive, smart, and real-time business insights in an easy-to-use and tailored way. Porter serves as the bridge between market requirements and engineering, owning the process of defining and executing product engineering strategies and roadmaps and tracking the product lifecycle from creation through end of life.