CIO & CISO STRATEGY MEETING
Agile, Adaptive, Resilient, Bold
February 15, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA
Colin McCarthy, Vice President, Global IT Essence
A Google Workspace and SaaS admin and expert, Colin first saw the power of SaaS in 2005 when he used Writely (became Google Docs) and his own Google Apps domain in 2009. Since then he’s helped Essence grow from 1 office and 60 staff in 2010 to 20 global offices and over 1800 staff by embracing SaaS platforms. Originally from the London area, Colin is now based in NYC, where he manages a global IT support team. He appreciates sharing his knowledge and insight, evangelizing SaaSOps, learning from others, and engaging the community through https://saasops.life.
Dennis Vinciguerra, Vice President, Information Technology
Dennis is the Vice President of Information Technology for ABB, a global manufacturing and technology company. He provides strategic leadership for driving consumer centricity and productivity improvement initiatives within the company’s IT organization. The primary responsibilities for of his team encompass a variety of initiatives:
– Delivering holisic monitoring and event management capabilities
– Driving global transparency to IT services
– Establishing an advanced analytics, AI/ML practice
– Providing proces improvement services
– Building high-performing teams.
ABB Information Services delivers IT infrastructure, application, and end user computing services across a global organization, spanning all corporate functions and distinct business units.
Karl Horvath, 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.
Rodrigo Loureiro, Former Global CIO
Laureate International Universities
Rodrigo Loureiro is a trusted advisor to guide organizations through the planning, implementation and support of its initiatives, as well as helping to prepare strategies for future investments and better align IT with business needs. As a thought leader, recognized keynote speaker and active participant in industry conferences, fireside chats, keynote panels and other industry events. Engaging global technology executive possessing a winning blend of business and technical expertise, skill in enterprise IT transformation, and practical experience leading global teams.
As an IT executive, Rodrigo led a private global company with operations in 27 countries spread across 4 continents as its first CISO, and was part of the executive team that took the company through its IPO. Rodrigo leverages a unique mix of strategic and analytical expertise, consistently exceeding performance goals by aligning the effort of strong teams with organizational objectives.
As the Global Chief Information Officer of Laureate Education, he led a global organization of 1,810 employees and a $215M IT Budget. Rodrigo maintained executive accountability for Information Security, Enterprise Architecture, IT Infrastructure, and Operations, delivering 24/7 world class infrastructure services.
Rodrigo delivers solid results as a C-level IT executive, with experience serving as CIO, CTO, and CISO for global organizations, and executive consultant to Fortune 500 companies, on financial, telecom, education industry. His success is driven by his ability to lead initiatives in IT/INFOSEC leadership and management, corporate technological performance, administration, policies and procedures, information management, planning, and enterprise architecture.
Krista Arndt, Director, Security GRC
Krista Arndt is the Director, Security GRC at Voyager Digital. She has dedicated her career to partnering with and guiding her peers on the institution of Cybersecurity best practices. Krista enjoys helping organizations overcome the unique challenge of balancing an effective Cybersecurity program while enabling business initiatives within the confines of heavily regulated and emerging industries. Krista has over 13 years of combined experience in Information Security Risk Management, Governance, & Compliance in the Department of Defense and Financial Industry. Krista is an active member of WiCyS Delaware Valley, FS-ISAC, ISACA, and Infraguard and mentors other women interested in building a career in cybersecurity. When off the clock, Krista takes her affinity for overcoming challenges to the race track, where she competes in a national drag racing series and uses her racing as a forum to advocate for autism awareness.
Robin Bienfait, Chief Executive Officer
Robin Bienfait was the chief enterprise innovation officer and senior advisor for Samsung, responsible for building strong partnerships with large global customers to deliver enterprise class services. Robin joined Samsung with over 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 software solutions 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. For the majority of her career, 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 global network services and chief compliance officer, environment, health and safety.
Robin holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Central Missouri State University and a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a master’s degree in management of technology. A global influencer holding 15 patents, she is the recipient of several awards and was named as one of the top 100 CIO’s in STEM. Robin currently serves on multiple boards as an independent director, Empower Retirement, Putnam Investments, GW Lifeco and MUFG.