Rewire, Reinvent, Simplify, Secure

September 29, 2020 | Detroit, MI | Virtual Event


Mike Butman, Business Optimization Leader
McNaughton-McKay Electric Company

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. 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. A Gartner featured panelist and was selected by Gartner as Peer Connect Hottest Pick in 2014. Also appeared on The History Channel: Modern Marvels (Great Inventions: The Computer).

Melissa (Trenton) Hohauser, Information Technology Director, Servicing and Operations
TCF Bank

Melissa Hohauser is a graduate of DeVry University with a degree in Technical Management specializing in Project Management -Magna cum laude. Melissa is the knowledge expert in process optimization and technology management as an ITIL certified professional. She has led the development of people, processes, and services across many Fortune 500 companies. Known as a thought leader, change agent, and cultural advocate, Melissa is currently overseeing the relationship and delivery of the core infrastructure at TCF Bank. She also recently served on the board of the HDI Motown Chapter as Vice President of Programs and currently volunteers with Paws for Life Animal Rescue.

Nitin Sethi, Director | Information Technology | Business Transformation and Engagement
Visteon Corporation

Dynamic technology leader who has successfully catalyzed a diverse range of transformation customer journeys. Recognized thought leader who leverages a deep understanding of business challenges and positions IT as a collaborative partner for business in realizing business objectives through technology innovations to drive effective, forward-thinking, end-to-end technology strategies—fully integrated with long and short-term business objectives.

Unique leadership experience. A confluence of experiences from corporate technology leadership and enterprise-level technology consulting at Accenture and Oracle Consulting.

Currently working at Visteon as Global IT Business Transformation Director with direct report to CIO to lead key global business transformation and New IT initiatives, to maximize synergies from the integration of technologies, strategy, culture, and work practices to drive change that delivers business value for Visteon.


Donald Kuk, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Enterprise Automation and Transformation

Donald Kuk is an innovative, multiple industry award-winning Chief Transformation Officer with more than 20 years of delivering record-setting top-line growth, customer and employee satisfaction, and margin improvement leading rapid Enterprise Transformation and Operational Excellence for the world most successful fortune 50 healthcare, insurance, technology, banking and manufacturing industry leaders.

Called the “Enterprise Whisperer” by Fortune and CIO Magazines, he is widely known and highly regarded for his rapid sustainable results delivery in complex heterogeneous technology environments and corporate cultures.

Donald is a frequent Conference Chairman, Keynote Speaker, and Session, Round-table and Tutorial Presenter at CEO, CFO, CIO, CTO, and Enterprise Strategy events worldwide.

Arun DeSouza, Chief Information Security Officer
Nexteer Automotive

Arun DeSouza is currently Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer at Nexteer Automotive Corporation. He has extensive global IT and security leadership and organizational transformation experience including as CISO and CIO. Arun’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, risk management, identity management, cloud computing, and privacy. His current interests include the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Zero Trust, Software Defined Perimeter & Self-Sovereign Identity.

Arun earned a Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He was honored by the 1st Global Cyber Observatory by induction into the CISO Hall of Fame.

Raj Singh, Global Head of Applications
Horizon Global

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 prior to taking this global role at Horizon Global.

Gopal Padinjaruveetil, Vice President | Chief Information Security Officer |Chief Data Officer
The Auto Club Group | Michigan

Gopal has over 30 years of experience in the Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) as CISO, Cybersecurity Strategist and Thought Leader, Chief Enterprise Security Architect, Enterprise Architect, OT Process Control Engineer. Gopal is a CISA, CISM, CGEIT CSRIC, TOGAF9 certified professional.

Beyond a very deep and broad technical background in Governance Risk, Compliance, Security and Privacy, Gopal has been a featured speaker on Cybersecurity at Oracle Open World 2013/2014 and HP Discover 2014 Barcelona Spain, HP Discover 2016, RSA Conference 2016 2019, New York State Cybersecurity Conference 2018, Accenture Automation Summit 2018. Gopal also teaches Cybersecurity at the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity (CEHC) SUNY UAlbany and John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.

Gopal Padinjaruveetil finds philosophy fascinating and in his free time, he reads about western philosophies such as utilitarianism, individualism, objectivism, social contract theories, and Eastern philosophies such as Vedanta. It is this curiosity about philosophy and human nature that led Gopal to pursue a career in cybersecurity. Gopal lives in Bloomfield Hills MI with his wife and two boys.


Eldon Sprickerhoff, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer

Eldon Sprickerhoff is the original pioneer and inventor of what is now referred to as Managed Detection and Response (MDR). In founding eSentire, he responded to the incipient yet rapidly growing demand for a more proactive approach to preventing and investigating information security breaches. Now with over 20 years of tactical experience, Eldon is acknowledged as a subject matter expert in information security analysis.
Eldon holds a Bachelor of Mathematics, Computer Science degree from the University of Waterloo.


Marcus FowlerDirector of Strategic Threat

Marcus Fowler spent 15 years at the Central Intelligence Agency developing global cyber operations and technical strategies, until joining Darktrace in 2019. He has led cyber efforts with various US Intelligence Community elements and global partners and has extensive experience advising senior leaders on cyber efforts. He is recognized as a leader in developing and deploying innovative cyber solutions. Before serving at the CIA, Marcus was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Marcus has an engineering degree from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters’ Degree in International Security Studies from The Fletcher School. He also completed Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Advanced Management Program.


Kevin Russell, Systems Engineer Manager
Silver Peak

Kevin Russell, a Systems Engineer Manager at Silver Peak, has been contributing to high-performing systems engineering teams for over 20 years. Before recently joining Silver Peak, Kevin’s expertise in network architecture, security, virtualization, and enterprise storage helped to bolster sales performance and strengthen business relationships at ExaGrid, Riverbed Technology, Juniper Networks.


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