CIO & CISO STRATEGY MEETING
Rethink | Adapt | Digitize |Secure
April 30, 2019 | New York, NY
Meenakshi Baker, Asst. Vice President, Operations Technology Services and Support
New York University
Meenakshi Baker is the Assistant Vice President of Operations Technology Services and Support (OTSS) at New York University, Information Technology. OTSS is a group of multiple functionally diverse teams that provide enterprise-wide technology management and custom software design and development services, including information and space data maintenance for NYU’s campuses in New York City, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai.
She developed a student career-readiness program at NYU focused on future relevant careers, which enables students to become career-ready in computer and software-related fields.
She led the development and implementation of a K12 program in agile software design and development with New York City Public Schools and the Scribble Design Forum for local New York City students from Grade 6 through post-secondary.
Mahesh Nattanmai, Chief Digital Health Strategist
New York State Department of Health
Mahesh Nattanmai is the New York State Department of Health’s Chief Digital Health Strategist. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, Nattanmai is defining the Health Department’s digital vision and strategy, and serving as a driving force behind the adoption of new technologies to better serve consumers and providers throughout the state.
Prior to this, Mr. Nattanmai was NYS’s Executive Deputy CIO. He led the transformation of IT operations from individual agency-based operation to a single consolidated IT services organization supporting 40+ NYS agencies. Mr. Nattanmai holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and a Master’s Degree in Information Systems.
Lynne Chernow, Senior Technology Executive
A technology leader with more than 25 years of experience in information systems, Lynne serves as a strategic consultant to CIOs and CISOs in the NYC area and is currently at Fordham University.
Previously, Lynne was SVP for HBO, guiding all aspects of running the media company’s IT department, including IT Business Strategy, Organizational Design, and Financial Management. As SVP of Software Engineering, she developed and managed teams building applications across the media supply chain in support of content distribution to HBO GO, HBO On Demand, iTunes, Xbox, and Amazon domestically and in international markets.
Lynne was named a National Fellow of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. She volunteers with many organizations, with a focus on facilitating underserved women’s entry into technology careers.
Jim Rutt, Chief Information Officer/CISO
The Dana Foundation
Jim Rutt, CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, C|CISO, CCSK, is the Chief Information Officer/CISO at the Dana Foundation. His responsibilities include providing strategic planning for information and technology management and overseeing all back office technology operations necessary to support the Foundation. Jim is an early adopter of cutting edge cloud security solutions, having led Dana through a complete cloud transformation three years ago. Jim has frequently spoken to peer organizations on corporate cybersecurity strategy and risk management, and also advises early stage technology companies on their sales strategy to the financial and healthcare sector.
Jim is a graduate of Stetson University, where he received a B.B.A. degree. He has 22 years of technology experience (spanning financial, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors) and has been at Dana for nine years. Jim has presented at multiple CIO and leadership conferences and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal (among other publications) for his view on mobile security and governance. Jim is President and Chairman of the Board of Technology Affinity Group (TAG) and is Vice President and Board Director for the New York Metro Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance, as well as a founding advisory board member of BWG Strategy LLC, a Work-Bench Venture Capital Mentor/Advisor, advisor to Lightspeed Ventures, a Silicon Venture
George Haynes, Former Chief Information Officer
Northrop Grumman Corporation
George is a strategic, results-oriented Chief Information Officer/ Vice President. His forte is focused around strategic transformational change, leading positive turnarounds of IT organizations and partnering with the business to provide the IT environment necessary to meet the businesses requirements.
George has led 3 major turnarounds of IT organizations within a major defense contractor. These changes focused on reducing cost, increasing business profitability, synergizing the IT operations, and enabling the IT PMO. This is accomplished through a thorough evaluation of the existing IT environment, documenting the environment, and then establishing the go-forward IT operations including the current cost and the target cost. Initially, looking at applications, hardware, processes, and IT personnel to identify target reductions and IT business enhancements.
George is a proven Information Technology leader whose IT leadership started out in a start-up environment. He was challenged with hiring the entire IT team focused on delivering effective yet efficient IT across a business that spanned 50 states and 20 countries. He was tasked with consolidating the 5 existing ERP environments to a single IT environment within an 18-month timeframe and reduce the total existing IT costs by 30 %. Recognized by the corporate CIO for his ability to lead an IT organization focused on efficiency and effectiveness, George was asked to lead the corporate-wide IT Transformation project and his role was expanded to lead a 1,600 manned IT organization in addition to his sector CIO role.
CarlosSimões, Chief Information Security Officer