Rewire, Reinvent, Simplify, Secure

February 25, 2020 | Houston, TX

Jim Bailey, Former Vice President, and Chief Information Officer
Modec International Inc.

Jim Bailey, a global technology executive and strategic problem-solver known for driving business transformation and game-changing digital strategy, inspires teams to focus on one key principle—the business customer comes first.

With leadership spanning more than 20 years and 30 countries, Jim has an extensive record of global expansion and improvement initiatives.

Jim’s ability to champion digital and business initiatives flip old paradigms brings stakeholders around a common table, and position business and IT teams for powerful collaboration. Under his leadership, new “first-ever” tech and business solutions involving cloud infrastructure, application development, and process-streamlining across global enterprises have empowered companies to thrive despite significant challenges and the lightning-fast pace of business today.

Jim holds an MBA in International Business from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of North Texas.”

Anne Rogers, Chief Information Officer
El Centro de Corazon

Anne M. Rogers is the  CIO for El Centro de Corazon, a non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), with four health center locations providing a comprehensive range of pediatric and adult health care services to Houston’s East End community. As CIO, Ms. Rogers helped transform El Centro’s information technology into a redundant and resilient infrastructure focused on supporting El Centro’s steadily growing clinic operations and workflows. El Centro’s technology infrastructure has been designed and implemented, with robust Security and Controls built-in, to ensure HIPAA/HITECH compliance and protection for patients and patient information.

Ross A. Leo, Chief Information Security Officer
ObservSmart Invisalert Solutions, Inc.

Mr. Leo has been in Information Systems for more than 30 years, and an Information Security professional for much of that time. He has worked internationally as a Systems Analyst/Engineer and as a Security and Privacy Consultant. His past employers include IBM, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Computer Sciences Corporation, and Rockwell International. A NASA contractor for 22 years, from 1998 to 2002 he was Director of Security Engineering and Chief Security Architect for Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center and served as the Director of the CyberSecurity Institute of the University of Houston-Clear Lake from 2018 to 2020.

Bill Devlin, Executive Director of Information Technology
Luby’s Inc.

After 38 years on the restaurant side of the business, Bill was asked to lead the technology team at Luby’s Fuddruckers LLC. This was clearly a “Baptism by Fire” experience.  Bill was given the book “The Phoenix Project” by a mentor who laid out what was in front of him and how to achieve success.  Bill is driving digital transformation at Luby’s and Fuddruckers with customer-facing technologies and standardization of enterprise infrastructure and supporting the needs of the business.  Bill is able to blend passion and experience from the operational side of the business with the technology side of the business and build deep trust within the IT organization by fostering a collaborative, open environment focused on problem-solving, innovation, and continual improvement.   

Nav Chawla, Senior Director, Digital Transformation Solutions
Baker Hughes

Nav Chawla is a Senior Director Digital Transformation Solutions for Baker Hughes and responsible for delivering Transformation Roadmap and Technology Solutions for O&G customers to improve the reliability of mission-critical systems, increase production and cut-down operational cost. Nav is a well-rounded cross-functional leader with expertise in Advanced Analytics, Digital Transformation, Technical Sales, and Product Management. Skilled in various facets of the business from identifying unmet business needs, building differentiated products, redefining commercial models, implementing solutions and developing services.

Sarosh Hussain, Senior Vice President, Head of Information Technology
Perry Homes

Sarosh Hussain is the Senior Vice President of Information Technology at Perry Homes responsible for driving technology-enabled business transformation. He has over 19 years of experience working with global and local organizations leading technology-enabled business transformation. Industries served to include Retail, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Education, Financial Services, and Utilities & Manufacturing.

Madhu Maganti, Partner, Cybersecurity
ABIP CPAs & Advisor

Madhu Maganti is a partner at ABIP, P.C. and has over 18 years’ experience in Cybersecurity and other IT advisory services including IT strategy and planning, business process improvement and IT compliance assessments, and more. Madhu leads the firm’s Cybersecurity & Technology Advisory Services. Madhu’s experience is with mid to large size firms across a variety of industries including technology, healthcare, energy, and finance.

Prior to joining the ABIP team, Madhu gained industry knowledge and global experience leading several IT and finance teams within Hewlett Packard, as well as serving in leadership roles at management consulting and CPA firms.

Tom Lytle, Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Strategic Materials

Tom Lytle is Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Strategic Materials. A visionary leader with significant experience in Strategy Development and Operational Performance Excellence. Served in positions ranging from National Account Manager to Vice President overseeing a $300 million/annum product and service portfolio. Served in key advisory roles to C Suites and Board members to implement global performance strategies. Recognized as an industry authority in continuous improvement methodologies. Extensive experience in Senior Leadership, Board Representation, Business Development, Asset Management, and Continuous Improvement. Acknowledged for a Collaborative and Flexible Management style for Coaching/Mentoring and developing future leaders of the Company.

Mike Davis, Chief Information Security Officer

Mike Davis is the CISO for alliantgroup, where he operationalizes Data Security, Privacy Compliance, & Risk Management – protecting critical information resources and managing an enterprise cyber security portfolio.

Previously Mike was CISO of a global maritime classification company. He is a cyber security professional with 20+ years in several environments (commercial, military, contractor and government) and diverse leadership positions: CISO, Senior Cyber Technical Authority, Cyber Program Manager, Chief Systems Engineer, among others.

Mike’s certifications are: CISSP, CISO, and Systems Engineering and holds a MS in Electrical Engineering and a MA in Management and is a retired U.S. Navy Engineering Duty Officer.

Ryan Seifert, Chief Technical Architect
Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc

Ryan Seifert has led and transformed technology teams across many sectors, including mortgage, oil and gas, and field service. He is currently leading the software team at Cornerstone Home Lending, a nationwide mortgage lender.

Through setting a deliberate culture around communication, transparency, and collaboration, Ryan has steered a technology department though multiple growth opportunities, including a company acquisition, resulting in a stronger department and process afterwards.

Ryan has a strong grasp of technology and an innate sense to innovate. These are shown through his publication and patent in the computer security space, focusing on creating military grade security systems that are more flexible and user friendly.

Marcus Manning, Director of Information Management and Data Analytics
TDECU-Texas Dow Employee Credit Union

Marcus Manning is a strategic and innovative IT leader with over 20+ years of industry experience. He currently leads the Information Management and Data Analytics Practice for Texas Dow Employee Credit Union (TDECU). Throughout his career, Marcus has served in several leadership roles including, IT Operations, Engineering and Architecture, Application Development, Data Analytics and Board of Directors. Marcus has a diverse background of industry experience in Oil and Gas, Airlines, Heath Care and Finance. He is a visionary leader with a strong focus on strategic planning and execution. Marcus holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

Blake Backer, Manager

Blake Backer is a Manager at Darktrace, the world’s leading cyber AI company. At Darktrace, Blake works with leading organizations across a range of industries, from manufacturing to financial services, helping organizations deploy and operationalize cutting-edge AI and autonomous response that enables them to defend against advanced cyber-threats. During Blake’s tenure at Darktrace, the company has grown to 3000 customers and has been the recipient of numerous achievements, including Fast Company Most Innovative Companies 2018, Forbes Cloud, and the CNBC Disruptor 50. Blake holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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