Innovate | Adapt | Transform | Secure

April 24-25, 2017 | New York, NY | New York Hilton Midtown 

Confirmed Facilitators Include:

Greg Fittinghoff
Acting Chief Information Officer
The Fashion Institute of Technology

Greg Fittinghoff is acting Chief Information Officer for the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Before that, Greg was the Chief Information Officer, for Home Box Office, Inc., responsible for collaborating with departments within HBO to develop and execute technology solutions that address their business needs and ensure robust information security practices are in place.  Some of Greg’s major accomplishments included: digital transition of the media supply chain, workflows supporting multi-billion dollar revenue stream, consumer data warehouse and analytics, B2B/escreener video streaming service, migration to cloud services (Google Drive, O365 email, Workday, Salesforce), initiation of advanced information security services and information protection training, implementing highly virtualized data centers.  In 2012, Greg received CIO Magazines Ones To Watch Award, given to rising stars in IT for their leadership, innovation and value to their organization.

Mary LeBlanc
Former Global Pharma Chief Information Officer

Mary currently serves on the Advisory board for the Easton Technology Management Center at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, which is preparing the next generation to drive change in technology.

Mary was the Global Pharma CIO for Novartis Pharmaceuticals based in Basel, Switzerland, where she drove several important digital health initiatives.

As a former Chief Information Officer in multiple global environments and industries, including Pharmaceuticals, Hospitality, Agribusiness, Oil & Gas and Chemicals, Mary is well positioned to support companies who are interested in understanding the impact of technology on their business, operating in global environments, facing diversity challenges and/or who are undergoing significant changes, mergers, acquisitions or other disruptions to their business model.

Mary has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.

Jamie Holcombe
Vice President and General Manager, CapRock Government Solutions (CGS)
Harris Corporation 

Henry (Jamie) Holcombe is vice-president and general manager, CapRock Government Solutions (CGS), for Harris Corporation’s Critical Networks segment. Critical Networks provides managed services supporting air traffic management, energy and maritime communications, ground network operation and sustainment, and high-value IT and engineering services.

In this role, Holcombe leads the CapRock Government Solutions line of business to deliver operational excellence and growth. Previously, Holcombe served as Harris CapRock Communications’ vice president of Information Technology for Global Systems and Process, and earlier, as Harris IT Services’ director of Civil Programs and Commercial Accounts, as well as client executive to the State Department.

Prior to joining Harris, Holcombe served as vice president of Information Systems for the Universal Service Administrative Company; as chief technology officer, senior vice president of Operations, and corporate secretary for Globix; as chief information officer of Cambrian Communications; and as an architect and senior principal consultant to companies in telecommunications, entertainment, and insurance.

Holcombe began his career as an officer in the U.S. Army, where he served as company commander in the 1116th Signal Battalion and was awarded both the Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award and Most Outstanding Officer of the Year. Holcombe graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a bachelor of science degree, finishing first in his class in Computer Science. He earned a master of business administration degree in Information Systems from Chaminade University in Honolulu, and a master of science degree in Computer Science from George Washington University.

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving our customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 125 countries, has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and 22,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems, and Critical Networks.

Thomas Cowan
Director of The Center for Technology Management
Columbia University

Thomas Cowan is Director of the Center for Technology Management at Columbia University. This follows a career building software companies and working for IBM.

Tom is a technologist. His expertise is in the use of technology to create strategic differentiation. His additional expertise is in the leadership required to execute on strategic differentiation.

Tom rose through the leadership ranks to become CEO, Board Director, and Chairman for ten companies and boards of directors, including public, private, non-profit, and academic organizations.

He has served on the boards of OutlookSoft; Wake Forest University; Tagetik, Inc.;; the Entertainment Industry Digital Rights Task Group; and Tivoli Systems. He has chaired Audit, Compensation, Governance, and Nominating Committees. Tom has also been Executive in Residence at RockRidge Capital Partners.

Tom is currently Director of the Center for Technology Management at Columbia University. He also serves as board director and strategic advisor to technology companies and investment firms, and is expanding his public company board service.

He is the author of From Idea to BusinessBusiness Basics, and Leadership Basics. Tom’s academic background includes undergraduate work at Wake Forest University, an MBA at the University of South Carolina, and doctoral studies at Columbia University.

Kelvin Divendal
Director of Sales and Marketing IT
Heineken USA

Kelvin Divendal is an IT professional with a passion for innovation. He is IT Director Sales & Marketing for HEINEKEN USA, the nation’s leading upscale beer importer and subsidiary of HEINEKEN NV, the world’s most international brewer. In this role, Kelvin manages IT demand, drives innovation and leads project delivery.

Prior to joining HEINEKEN USA, he has worked for HEINEKEN in the Netherlands, Rwanda and Italy, most recently as Strategic Analyst IT Europe overseeing 25 operating companies. Kelvin has a strong technical background, starting his career as freelance web application developer working for over thirty companies.

Kelvin has a Master’s degree in Business Information Technology from University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Mahesh Nattanmai
Executive Deputy Chief Information Officer
New York State Office of Information Technology Services

Mahesh Nattanmai is Executive Deputy Chief Information Officer for the NYS Office of Information Technology Services (ITS). In this role, he is responsible for the delivery and operation of IT services for state agencies and local governments. He provides expert advice in all areas related to strategic planning and agency policy development and oversees a workforce of more than 3,000 employees deployed across the state. Mr. Nattanmai represents the state’s Office of the Chief Information Officer and helps execute the activities supporting one of largest and most complex statewide IT transformations ever undertaken.

Joshua Haslett
Vice President, Business Development

Joshua Haslett has more than two decades of experience helping customers improve business outcomes by applying leading edge technology solutions from networking, data center virtualization, IoT and unified communications. 

As a General Manager of product at Mitel, he and his team co-ideate with lighthouse customers to better  enable today’s connected enterprises with solutions that solve real world problems.  For more than a decade, Joshua has worked at Mitel in sales, marketing and sales engineering and product leadership roles.

Prior to joining Mitel, his experience included leading an innovative technology integrator and business process consulting for Arthur Andersen.  Joshua graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in finance from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Residing in Prosper, Texas, he and his wife of 19 years are the proud parents of five amazing children.”

Christy Hartner
Senior Vice President
Commerce Bank

Christy Hartner is a Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking Operations for Commerce Bank. Christy leads the Advisory Services Consulting Group and drives the maturation of the Business Process Management (BPM) practice by: Establishing a Benefits Realization Approach, Creating a Heath Check Protocol, Establishing a BPMS Automation Prioritization Plan, Creating an ROI Model for the BPM Practice, Providing a Cross-Functional Strategic Consulting Team, Developing a local BPM Users Group in the Kansas City area (consisting of approximately 40 large companies with an established BPM discipline).

Randy Paez
Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Information Officer
York Risk Services Group

Randy Paez holds the positions of Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Information Officer, and President of the Software-as-a-Service business line. The joint responsibilities uniquely positions him to set the strategy for the technology products and business at York with input from the York Enterprise, York Customers and the marketplace at large.

Randy’s background began writing Medical Bill Review and Claims Management software. He left the insurance industry to run an education startup tutoring kids under the No Child Left Behind legislation. He then moved into the consumer web world, leading the engineering and product teams at prior to coming to York. This mix of industries and experience gives Randy an outlook that allows him to disrupt the spaces he enters.

At York, where Randy has resided for 6-years, he has led Engineering/Development, Business Intelligence, Product Innovation, and most recently taken the Chief and President roles, sitting on the Executive Leadership Team.

In his off time, you’ll find him CrossFitting, playing basketball, or generally any outdoor activity. Randy resides in NJ, just outside of New York City.

Michael D. Molinaro
Chief Information Security Officer & Vice President-Information Systems
BioReference Laboratories Inc.

Mr. Michael Molinaro is the Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President-Information Systems for BioReference Laboratories Inc. Mr. Molinaro has specialized in transforming and building secure, quantitatively repeatable and compliant Information Technology and Enterprise Risk and Security Departments. Flexible information services can be delivered quickly and secure by developing and integrating proven mature methodologies in security, risk, project, software-development, quality and service management with Business Process Management (BPM) Software in business and technology. Mr. Molinaro has been assisting organizations in business and technology engineering and process improvement and low code deployments over a 33-year career. His experience spans multiple industry verticals that include military, manufacturing/engineering, software/ecommerce, retail, telecommunications/cloud, healthcare, education, insurance and medical diagnostics/Biotech. Mr. Molinaro has held technical and management positions at leading companies and organizations such as the United States Army, Cellular One, MCI Telecommunications Inc., Movado, Ground Travel Technology Team Inc., AEGIS Insurance Services Inc., Bright House Networks.

Nicholas Diieso
Vice President, Non-Financial Risk
Deutsche Bank

Nick Diieso is a Vice President with Deutsche Bank’s global risk management group responsible for 2nd line oversight of risk and control assessment and the ongoing implementation and governance of the 3 Lines of Defense model in the Americas.  Previously, Nick was a Vice President and Risk Director with Santander Bank where he was responsible for all data, analytics, governance, and project management related to Risk and Compliance within Santander’s US Commercial book of business (~$40bn).  Nick began his career at GE Capital and has served in various financial, strategic, and risk (1st and 2nd Line) capacities and has experience building out advanced analytics, governance, and transverse projects around complex, large-scale business strategy and risk initiatives.  Nick graduated with a degree in Finance and Accounting from the John F. Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University, where he was an honors scholar, and is completing an advanced risk certification with Stanford University.

Armon Rahgozar
Director of Conduent Labs US

Armon Rahgozar is director of Conduent Labs – U.S. He directs a wide range of research activities related to image and video analytics, computational analytics and business process automation and optimization. Armon spent the last several years in a variety of positions at both Xerox and PARC, a Xerox company. His experience includes management in Xerox’s Global Document Outsourcing and Technology Office, and also number of years in research and management in the Xerox Innovation Group. He led and participated in a number of value-creating innovations for Xerox products and offerings: Form/Table Recognition [Nuance], Workflow Scanning [Xerox Office Products], Configurable User Interface [Xerox Office Products], and Mobile/Cloud Printing [MPS NextGen Solutions]. Prior to joining PARC, he focused on Portfolio & Business Process Simplification, achieving multi-million dollar productivity in the Ready Range program since inception. Dr. Rahgozar has his Ph.D. in Computer Vision from Purdue, and an MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester.

Danny Hudson
Vice President Business Solutions and IT Strategy
Wyndham Hotel Group

Danny Hudson has global experience in technology innovation for the Hotel & Travel Industry.

This includes leadership roles, setting the global technology strategy, strategic direction, architecture, next gen system development and managing deployments for a series of hotel and travel companies including private firms, Starwood, ITT Sheraton, Hilton Internatonal and now with Wyndham Hotel Group.

While CIO of LibGo Travel, Danny led the transition from legacy to next generation solutions. Danny has lead acquisition and integration efforts for several software product companies, developed product and company strategic plans, rebuilt successful technology teams, led major hotel software development efforts and guided branding efforts for a series of industry leading product solutions.

Danny has worked across the globe and lived in Australia, Japan and the US and currently resides in New Jersey.

Richard Entrup
Global Chief Information Officer

Richard Entrup is the Global Chief Information Officer at Christie’s with responsibility for the global strategic vision and leadership of Christie’s Information Technology and Digital transformation initiatives.

Prior to Christie’s, Richard held various technology leadership roles at prominent global brands including Disney/ABC TV Group, Time Warner Inc., The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Viacom, and Tiffany & Company. Richard has also served as CIO at a major global law firm and several healthcare companies with documented success aligning technology investment to strategic business objectives.

Richard is also a passionate advocate of continuing education, mentoring, and paying it forward, Richard is an active mentor to students enrolled in the Executive Master of Science in Technology Management Program at Columbia University and a Taproot Foundation Pro Bono Advisor to non-profits via the Disney VoluntEARS program.

Richard Van Horn
Founder & Moderator
Technology@Risk Group

Richard has been in the world of IT Governance, Risk & Control over 20 years. His career has evolved along with the field, from working as an IT Auditor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, to implementing enterprise security solutions at Fidelity Investments, to managing IT Risk at Goldman Sachs, the CIT Group, DTCC and other financial institutions. He is certified as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). He is also the moderator of a working group trying to quantify the economic impact of technology events and the value of controls to mitigate those events.

David Kennington
Mentor, The Center for Technology Management
Columbia University

David Kennington has had a distinguished career as an IT Strategist in several Fortune 500 companies including Prudential Financial and JP Morgan. Most recently David led the implementation of an Enterprise Architecture Review Board at Prudential to bring together systems initiatives across the Insurance, Annuities, Retirement and Investment Management business divisions.

As a first major deliverable, David worked with the Board and Marketing heads to define a Digital architecture essential for a consistent customer experience across traditional and evolving delivery channels.

Prior to this David worked on initiatives at Prudential and JP Morgan that involved significant change in the way the business used and was served by IT. David now leverages his past experience to add value to his role as mentor to students in the Masters in Technology Management at Columbia University.

Ken Cowan
Openview Partners

Ken is an enterprise software investor at OpenView Venture Partners in Boston. He invests in expansion-stage software companies, typically at the Series A and B stages.

Prior to joining OpenView, Ken helped build early- and expansion-stage tech companies across the US and in Europe, working with companies such as Tagetik, OutlookSoft, Vcommerce, OpenBox Technologies, RMS and modomodo. Ken was also CEO of The Stables, a services company in Scottsdale, AZ, and a Consultant at FTI Consulting in New York City. He holds a BA in Economics and Spanish from Boston College.

Kamayini Kaul
Senior Director / Senior Vice President BI & PMO Chief Data Office
Santander Bank

Kamayini Kaul is the SVP of Analytics and Program Management Office at Santander Holding USA (SHUSA).In this role she is leading the establishment and alignment of the Enterprise Data Management Initiative leveraging best-in-class data management processes, tools and methodologies to deliver heightened data governance and quality for the bank.  Kamayini additionally serves as the senior data officer for 3 entities within the US.

She brings with her a wealth of experience managing several multi-million dollar program implementations in cross- functional, global and cross-industry environments delivering high impact, fit for purpose IT and product engineering solutions. Kamayini has held various analytics and operational excellence roles during her 10+ year career at GE Healthcare. She also led establishment of the PMO at Shire Pharmaceuticals for their rare diseases business.

She holds a Masters from University of Chicago with a concentration in informatics and has over a decade of experience in data warehousing and business intelligence.

VJ Viswanathan
Former Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Fortune 50 Organization

VJ Viswanathan is a visionary Cyber Security, Privacy, Compliance and Risk Management executive with seasoned experience in creating and leading highly effective and successful Risk management programs, products & services at multiple global brands.

As a recognized Thought leader in the industry he has delivered the first of its kind “Supply Chain Security Framework” for industry consumption. As a published author and featured keynote speaker at technology & security Industry events, he approaches disruptive digital paradigms with innovation, creativity and compelling communication.

VJ serves on various startups, industry & professional advisory boards. As a strategic advisor for early and growth stage technology ventures, he specializes in developing competitive product road map and guides in opportunity mapping.

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