CIO & CISO STRATEGY MEETING
Agile, Adaptive, Resilient, Bold
July 13, 2021 | Philadelphia, PA
Khalid Kark, Managing Director, Chief Information Officer Program
Khalid Kark is a global leader, adviser, and researcher. He works with technology leaders to help them drive value and impact. He focuses on helping these leaders assess, plan, and execute their goals. With over two decades of experience in delivering and leading research on technology leadership, he brings insights and perspectives that help CIOs grow personally and professionally. His focus areas include evolving technology leadership, CIO skills development, IT operating models, strategic planning, talent, influence and relationships, CIO transitions, and articulating the value of technology investments.
He currently serves as the Director for the CIO Program at Deloitte, where he is responsible for providing leadership and direction to CIO research and insights. He also leads the Global CIO Survey across 50+ countries, gathering insights from 1200+ CIOs annually. In addition, he facilitates workshops for C-level executives to accelerate their success during transitions to new roles and serves as faculty for training and development of CIOs, CFOs, CISOs, and other key executives. His role is to help them to think differently about problems and come up with innovative solutions.
Isaiah Nathaniel, CPHIMS, Chief Information Officer
Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc
Isaiah Nathaniel is a successful business executive, entrepreneur, film producer, and director who is the Chief Information Officer of Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc., (DVCH). Their mission is to serve the underserved with Healthcare regardless of their ability to pay. Numerically, that turns DVCH into 50,085 patients, 150,000 visits, 325 employees, and 79 healthcare providers with 8 locations in the Delaware Valley.
Isaiah is also the owner and CEO of Calcom Technologies a premier Informational Technology company based out of Philadelphia, Pa. He is also the owner and CEO of MadOptics Productions, a film production company that focuses on films, sports, and photography. Isaiah recently received national press from media outlet Tech Target for a significant and successful pivot of Healthcare IT operations during the COVID-19 pandemic using hyper-convergence technology. Most recently Isaiah was awarded the 2021 Health Information and Management Systems Society, (HIMSS) Changemaker award. In addition, he also received the 2019 Minority Business Leader award from the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Educated at Central High School in Philadelphia, PA, and then Delaware State University where he earned a BS in Management Information Systems, he also was a four-year letterman for the Men’s Basketball team. He has also graduated from the prestigious DiverseForce OnBoards program given at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mohan Gunti, Vice President Technology
Mohan is a curious & passionate leader with a keen interest in connecting with people and learning from their experiences. He believes in identifying the right problem, at the right time and problem analysis, which is more important than solving the problem. Mohan solves business problems using appropriate & advanced technologies but, believes the end-user should never feel the burden of technology.
In his current role as Vice President of Technology at Phenom People, Mohan is responsible for Platform Engineering, Data Engineering, DevOps, and Cloud Ops, as well as Tools and Automation.
David Atkins, Principal Solutions Architect
David is a solution architect with over 20 years of experience helping enterprises innovate by applying modern tools, architectures, and best practices to get business value out of technology. Extensive technology background including enterprise architecture, business rules management, application development platforms, digital experience platforms, integration middleware, service-oriented architectures, and more.
John David Little, Senior CMS Market Strategist
J.D. Little is a Senior CMS Market Strategist, a creative communicator, an educator, and an advocate for change. Beginning his career in traditional media technology, he has been helping business leaders navigate the waves of disruptive innovation for more than 25 years.
Vito Ferrante, Senior Systems Engineer
Arctic Wolf Networks
Vito brings 23 years of IT experience to his role at Arctic Wolf. Starting out in systems administration and security, Vito soon evolved his expertise with two Fortune 500 companies into systems architecture, backup, DR, and storage. He then served in pre-sales engineering before running Competitive Intelligence for Dell. Prior to Arctic Wolf, we worked at Zerto, where he helped customers recover from malware attacks. Vito meets with customers every day, helping them understand the threat landscape and explaining how Arctic Wolf secures their environment.
Elena Modesti, Senior Cyber Security Account Executive
Elena Modesti is a Senior Cybersecurity Account Executive at Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense. At Darktrace, Elena works with leading organizations in a range of industries to deploy and operationalize cutting-edge technologies. During Elena’s tenure at Darktrace, the company has grown to over 4500 customers and has been the recipient of numerous achievements, including The Golden Bridge Awards – Company of the year and Fortress Cybersecurity Award for Antigena Email. Elena holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is based in Darktrace’s New York office.
Tara Matthews, Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer
Einstein Healthcare Network
Tara Matthews is currently the Chief Information Security Officer for a large academic healthcare network. She is a long-term veteran of the healthcare technology industry, both from vendor and client perspectives, and currently responsible for providing leadership and vision for the organization’s cybersecurity and assurance program. Tara has more than 30 years of first-hand industry experience and has held executive-level positions in several profit and non-profit organizations.
Tara’s background also includes leadership roles in multiple startups, supply-chain companies, the hospitality industry, and real estate investment. She has been a serial entrepreneur from an early age, and in her spare time, mentors small business owners and start-up entrepreneurs. Her vast experiences in the broader health care industry, and unique incorporation of business commerce expertise, provide the competitive advantage to help others identify, understand and address the major challenges facing today’s health care leaders.
Karl Horvath Ph.D., President
Karl Horvath currently serves as President at Campus Consortium and he volunteers to serve regional non-profit organizations.
Karl is a versatile and objective technology and business leader who understands how to communicate, relate to others, and build diverse teams using experience, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness. He fixes problems, develops strategy, implements policy, creates positive and productive organizational cultures, complete challenging projects, and maintain fiscal responsibility.
His administrative work ranges from fortune 500 businesses to large non-profit organizations. His experience combines a blend of interpersonal attributes, executive acumen, and collaborative skills that achieves strategic vision and organizational transformation.
Before joining Campus Consortium Karl was the Chief Information Officer at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA, and taught at Arcadia University. He volunteers to serve regional non-profit organizations.
Robin Bienfait, Chief Executive Officer
Robin Bienfait was the Chief Enterprise Innovation Officer and senior advisor for Samsung. Robin joined Samsung with 30 years of experience in mobility, security, business development, enterprise sales, wireless network operations and engineering. As a global intrapreneur, Robin launched Samsung Business Services and advised on the B2B investment strategy. Now as CEO for Emnovate, Robin is advising and providing leadership to emerging businesses. Prior to Samsung, Robin served as chief information officer for BlackBerry, where she led the enterprise business unit and software development team, end to end product security, tier 3 technical customer service, global network services, corporate security and corporate IT. Robin held senior leadership positions across AT&T including Bell Labs, Global Network Services/GNOC, business continuity and disaster recovery, and compliance. As an officer at AT&T, Robin’s last role was leading of global network services and chief compliance officer, environment, health and safety.
A global influencer holding 15 patents, she is the recipient of several awards and was recently named as one of the top 100 CIO’s in STEM and Inc.’s top 18 women to watch in 2018.