Valtteri entered his very first kart race at the age of six. Over the ensuing decade he won numerous Championships and was a member of the Finnish national karting squad. In 2007, at 17, he entered Formula Renault 2.0 NEC, won two races, and finished third in his rookie season. The next year, he won two championships. In 2009, he entered the Formula 3 Euro Series and finished the 2009 and 2010 seasons in third place, both years winning the prestigious Formula 3 Masters. The next year, he switched to the GP3 Series and secured four victories and the title. Valtteri had his first Formula One test with Williams in 2010 and continued in this role in 2011 alongside GP3 commitments. For the 2012 season, he was solely a Formula One test driver, and in November, was asked to move to racing, making his Formula One debut in 2013.
Stephen Brozovich started his career at Amazon in 1999 as a web developer, and for the next thirteen years held technical roles that allowed him to observe the organizational patterns that accompanied Amazon's growth and technical evolution. In 2012 he moved to HR to lead the Amazon Culture Program, charged with ensuring Amazon is still the most innovative, customer-obsessed company on the planet. Following a one year rotation with Amazon's Executive Development team and two years running Talent Management for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Stephen returned to his focus on culture as a Principal Evangelist for AWS HR in 2019. His mission is to help AWS customers unlock innovation and invention within their own organizations.
Robert B. (Rob) Carter is Executive Vice President, FedEx Information Services and Chief Information Officer of FedEx Corporation. He is a member of the five-person Executive Committee, which plans and executes the corporation's strategic business activities. Carter also serves as Co-President & Co-CEO of FedEx Services, the shared service entity responsible for Sales, Marketing, Information Technology and Customer Service.
Carter joined FedEx in 1993 and has nearly 40 years of systems development and implementation experience. Carter is responsible for setting the technology direction of the FedEx applications, infrastructure and networks that provide around the clock and around the globe support for FedEx product offerings.
He earned his bachelor's degree in computer and information science from the University of Florida and his MBA from the University of South Florida. Carter has been awarded many industry accolades, including, Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business, Fortune Magazine's Executive Dream Team, Forbes Magazine CIO Innovation Award, Information Week's Chief of the Year Award, and a charter inductee of CIO Magazine's CIO Hall of Fame. Carter serves on the Board of Directors of New York Life and Pilot Flying J.
Appointed CIO of ASX in July 2017, Dan Chesterman's prime responsibilities are technology strategy and infrastructure, project delivery, operating system processes, and security. He has over 20 years of financial services technology experience. Before ASX, Dan was CIO for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia's CommSec and Private Bank where he led the technology team in supporting financial services businesses throughout Asia. He has also been a management consultant with Accenture and Whittman Hart and held senior management roles in China, France, Germany, Indonesia, New Zealand, the UK, and the US.
John K. Coyle is one of the world's leading experts in "Design Thinking" and Innovation. His presentations combine the exhilarating stories of a champion athlete with the data and intellect of a professor and best-selling author.
John is the founder of the online Design Thinking Academy, with degrees from Stanford University and Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School. He served as head of innovation for a Fortune 500 wireless telecom and SVP of innovation for a leading strategy consultancy. John is a world class athlete in cycling and speedskating, an Olympic silver medalist, NBC Olympic Sports analyst, and a guest lecturer at Kellogg, Marquette and CEDIM universities. A two-time TEDx speaker, John is a thought leader in the field of "chronoception"—the neuroscience and psychology of how humans process time.
Davis is a high-performing senior executive who is redefining the role of the CIO in higher education. Davis has promoted organizational change, innovation, and emerging technology in education for over 20 years. He regularly consults with universities and faculty, speaks at seminars, participates on education technology committees, and business and government advisory boards. Further, Davis works with venture capitalists and businesses to deliver next-generation solutions. Davis combines a strategic and functional understanding of change management, business process, and marketing, with broad technology experience to quickly build highly effective, motivated, and talented teams that deliver business value through ideas and innovation. His goal within higher education is to create a generation of faculty, students, and staff who seamlessly apply the latest information and technology to their research, teaching, and learning.
At an early age, Mercedes-Benz recognized Lewis' enormous talent and sponsored him. After winning the McLaren Mercedes Champions of the Future series, McLaren enrolled him in its Young Driver Program. In 2001, he moved to British Formula Renault and won the title two years later. In his second year in the Formula 3 Euro Series, he was crowned junior champion and progressed to the GP2 Series with ART Grand Prix. After five victories and the title, he was promoted to Formula One, making his Grand Prix debut with McLaren Mercedes at age 22. In 2008, at age 23, he became the youngest driver ever to win a Formula One™ World Championship. Lewis' career reached new heights in 2019 when he scored his sixth F1 title.
An international food expert, model, actress, and bestselling author, Padma has hosted two successful cooking shows and authored the bestselling cookbooks Easy Exotic and Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet; and a food memoir, Love, Loss and What We Ate. Padma is not only an ambassador for the ACLU, focusing on women’s health and immigration issues, but also a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme. After her own struggle, she co-founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America. Padma is also host and an executive producer of Bravo TV’s Emmy award-winning Top Chef, about to film it’s 18th season. She also created and hosts her new show, Taste the Nation, streaming on Hulu.
When John Maclean was struck by an eight-ton truck while training at the age of twenty-two, his wish to be a champion triathlete seemed to end. But, over 25 years, John became one of the most accomplished wheelchair athletes in the world: first to complete the Ironman World Championship, first non-American inducted into the event’s Hall of Fame, and first paraplegic to swim the English Channel. Yet, John longed for one more victory: to walk on a beach with his wife. In 2013, after 25 years in a wheelchair, John began the next phase, retraining his mind and body, and, through focus and determination, stand and walk, again. Athlete, author, and inspiration to millions who have followed his journey, John continues his epic ride.
Since 2013, John has been responsible for information technology initiatives at Panera. Through his leadership, the company completed a fundamental IT transformation that impacts how it operates today. He was instrumental in powering the Panera 2.0 customer digital experience and in influencing the IT culture and methods to thrive in a business environment of rapid and constant change. Before Panera, over the course of 15 years at MasterCard, his responsibilities included the global authorization system, analytics platforms within the enterprise data warehouse, and a mobile payments platform. Before MasterCard, at Accenture, he oversaw several major corporate accounts. John holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Michael O'Connell is the Chief Analytics Officer at TIBCO Software, developing analytic solutions across a number of industries including Financial Services, Energy, Life Sciences, Consumer Goods & Retail, Telco, Media and Networks. He has been working on statistical software applications for the past 20 years, and has published more than 50 papers and several software packages on statistical methods. Michael did his Ph.D. work in Statistics at North Carolina State University and is Adjunct Professor Statistics in the department.
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.
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.
Two-time World Cup Champion and co-captain of the US Women's National Team, Megan Rapinoe is a fan favorite and one of the team's most technical players. A vocal leader on and off the pitch, Megan helped lead the USWNT to the 2019 Women's World Cup Championship scoring some of the biggest goals of the tournament. Megan took home the tournament's two top honors - the Golden Boot for top scorer, and the Golden Ball for the best player in the tournament. Megan is an advocate for equality for all, and has been able to intersect her passion for humanity and authenticity. Megan and her teammates will get ready to go again as they prepare for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics next summer.
Over 21 years at Levi Strauss, Jen held a variety of positions in Marketing, Strategy, and Ecommerce, including global CMO for the Levi's brand and her current position. Her numerous awards include being named one of Forbes' Most Influential CMOs, and before her Marketing career and Stanford education, she won the 1986 US National Gymnastics Championship. In 2008, her gymnastics memoir, Chalked Up, was a New York Times E-Book Best Seller. She is a leading voice for athlete advocacy, with her writing appearing in the New York Times and other outlets. She produced the 2020 documentary Athlete A on the culture of cruelty in gymnastics. Jen lives in San Francisco with her husband and their four children.
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.
Fred Studer is the Chief Marketing Officer of TIBCO. He's had a distinguished career in marketing, creative, and product management, with more than 25 years in the high tech industry. Previously, as the CMO of FinancialForce, he led the modernization of the brand, defined a targeted go-to-market model, and helped to dramatically improve marketing ROI and efficiency. Studer has also led worldwide marketing as the CMO of Gigamon and NetSuite, and before that, spent several years at Microsoft and Oracle. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Studer received his B.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.
As the Transformation and Innovation Director for IT in Banco Azteca, Javier leads the API program and Center of Excellence, along with the Core Banking System implementation program and the Public Cloud Adoption Center of Excellence. With more than 20 years' experience as a consultant, software architect, project manager, software engineer, business analyst, and trainer, Javier's expertise includes Agile methodologies & software development; API program design and implementation; enterprise architecture; Biometrics; IT governance; project, program, and portfolio management; service delivery; and BPM, ERP, MIS, and SOA. He is a former partner of Linko, a Mexico-based, IT-consulting firm delivering services for Banking, Retail, Telco, Transportation, and others. As a service delivery director, he was responsible for pre-sales, project delivery, customer relationship management, and more than 100 consultants and project managers involved in delivery of complex projects in companies including BBVA, Banamex, Banco Azteca, Banco Walmart, Bancomer, Coca Cola Femsa, CIBanco, Cotemar, Elektra, Fonacot, Infonavit, Procesar, Santander, Scotiabank, Volaris, and others.
Laura co-founded London's first large-scale, last-mile, food redistribution effort that connects surplus food with those facing hunger. Strong partnerships developed with retailers, manufacturers, and others enabled change within corporate food donors and rapid growth of the startup. To date, more than 3,000 tons of food representing 12 million meals and a retail value of more than £12 million have been delivered to over 300 community food programs, free of charge. Thousands of vulnerable people are better nourished each week as a result of these efforts. Strong in business development, Laura is also skilled in entrepreneurship, venture capital, capital markets, corporate development, startups, and mergers & acquisitions. She has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. focused in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University.
Toto's first taste of motorsport came at age 17, then three years later, began study at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He founded his own investment companies, and in 2002, began a co-owned racing driver management company.
In 2009, Toto merged his passion for racing and investment by investing in the Williams F1 Team. By 2012, he was the Executive Director and played a key role in overseeing Williams' first win in eight years. In January 2013, he became a managing partner of the Mercedes-AMG F1 Team, and by year's end, was appointed Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, eventually assuming full responsibility for the entire motorsport program. Under his leadership, the Team has clinched six consecutive Formula One Double World Championships, winning a total of 92 Grands Prix.
Microsoft Corporate Vice President Charlotte Yarkoni is responsible for driving accelerated cloud adoption and customer success for enterprises, ISVs, partners, developers, startups and students, as well as core commerce capabilities and infrastructure across the company. Charlotte has held various executive positions including President-Telstra Software Group, and Sr. Vice President positions at EMC and VMWare. Charlotte lives in Kirkland, Washington with her husband and 2 daughters.