CIO & CISO STRATEGY MEETING
Agile, Adaptive, Resilient, Bold
August 17, 2021 | Detroit, MI | Virtual Event
Michael Butman, Chief Information Officer
Mike Butman is an IT Leader transforming the digital enterprise for 4 decades. With a passion for innovation and change served as CIO/IT Director and Consultant in a wide span of market verticals including Distribution, Manufacturing, Cultural, K-Higher Ed, and Health Care. He pioneers new digital paradigms through “Leading with Synergy” leveraging the connection between people, strategies, culture, and technology. Skilled in ERP, agile methods, cloud and data architectures, and systems. Mike is a Gartner featured panelist and was selected by Gartner as Peer Connect Hottest Pick in 2014. He also appeared on The History Channel, Modern Marvels (Great Inventions: The Computer).
Raj Singh, Global Head of Applications
Raj Singh is Global Head of Application and leads all aspects of information technology applications and digital transformation at Horizon Global, a $ 1 billion company. Horizon Global is a global player with Manufacturing and Distribution operations in North America, Germany, UK, Poland, Mexico, France, Romania, Denmark, Mexico, and South Africa. Horizon Global is one of the leading manufacturing and distribution of OEM & After Market parts and Solving Technology business complexity around Manufacturing, Distribution, Warehouse Management, Plant Operations, Sales Marketing, and eCommerce. Applying Robotics Automation to improve business agility, efficiency, and effectiveness. Raj Singh served as CIO twice before taking this global role at Horizon Global.
Rachel Ledesma-Kinsella, Supervisor, Information Security
Rachel has a strong background in Incident Response and Cyber Security Forensics. She has vast experience with infrastructure administration, including Windows Servers/Desktops, Microsoft Domains, AIX Unix, Debian Linux and email. Having worked for over a decade on the administrative side, she provides both a security and infrastructure support prospective. Rachel has experience with building out processes for both Security Operations and for compliance programs. She is well-practiced with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPPA, HI-TECH, GLBA and others. Additionally, Rachel has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Eastern University for the Information Assurance program. She primarily teaches Incident Response and digital forensics.
James R. Wardrop, Chief Executive Officer
Jim served in the US Navy for 8 years. His specialty was as Electronics Technician performing IT services working with diverse technologies; radar, sonar, mine-warfare, and communications transceivers.
Jim started his career in Information Technology at Ford Motor Company where he worked for over 18 years. He held 8 different roles and worked in many areas of the company. These included Computer-Aided Design, Manufacturing, Engineering, and IT leadership.
While Jim has held many positions of Leadership in companies of all sizes and industry verticals. These roles include; senior manager of Supplier and Performance (a very large auto supplier company). Director of Operations, IT leader for the Strategy and Planning, Innovation and Global Architecture (very large auto). The Transition Executive and Chief Enterprise Architect (large professional services company). The position of CIO (national professional services company).
Jim resides in Detroit, Michigan along with his 5 children and 7 grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with the family while boating and golfing. Jim likes volunteering his time as an AAU travel basketball coach and mentor.
Kyle Dempsey, Field Chief Technology Officer
Kyle Dempsey is the Field CTO in Sisense’s US Northeast Region and Canada. He collaborates with sales, customer success, and product to drive and deliver innovative solutions to Sisense users. Kyle specializes in business strategy, cloud architecture, and data science within the enterprise analytics space. Outside of the office, he is a frequent traveler that enjoys backpacking, paddle boarding, and walking his dog.