CIO & CISO STRATEGY MEETING
Agile, Adaptive, Resilient, Bold
September 21, 2021 | Minneapolis, MN
Riaz Yusuff, Chief Information Officer | OHR
University of Minnesota
Riaz Yusuff is a Chief Information Office of OHR at the University of Minnesota. Riaz has started his career as a developer and played various roles including project manager, IT manager, and IT director. Before the University of Minnesota, Riaz has worked at Capella University and Computer Science Corporation.
During his 2 decades of experience in IT, Riaz has implemented several on-premise and cloud applications. With his dual Master’s Degree in IT and Business Administration, combined with broad IT experience, Riaz has developed strong business acumen and skill to align IT’s culture to business culture.
Masaood Yunus, Director M&A, Innovation, and Enterprise Architecture
Masaood Yunus is a cross-industry global business technology transformation leader and startup advisor. Masaood’s strategy and execution expertise include mergers and acquisitions, digital transformation, and lean innovation management with a specific focus on emerging technologies.
Kari Brey, AVP Technology
Christopher Davis, Chief Information Officer
The Tile Shop
Christopher Davis was hired in October 2020 as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Prior to joining The Tile Shop, Christopher led the technology functions as CIO for Mspark and Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers. He also was a technology leader at Sleep Number for eleven years leading every IT function at least once and spearheaded major transformation efforts for ERP, CRM, eCommerce and infrastructure. He also worked for Pricewaterhouse Coopers, IBM Global Services, Maytag, and Whirlpool in progressive leadership roles. Christopher completed a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Japanese from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Makiza Johnson, Global IT Security Manager
Ramon Lopez, Field Chief Technology Officer
Ramon Lopez is Sisense’s Field CTO for the Southwest US region. His primary focus revolves around growing our enterprise client base, supporting pre/post-sales in the region, and helping guide product direction/roadmap. Constantly focused on business strategy, data strategy, and maximizing the value of data, Ramon is a key advisor and source of knowledge to prospects, customers, and our product teams looking to leverage Sisense. Ramon has a master’s in BA with 10 years working with data/applications in the apparel industry and 5 years with Sisense. He is a dad to 2 young kids, enjoys hiking/swimming in southern California where he lives and he’s an avid Surfer.