Digitize | Transform |Lead | Secure

October 19, 2017 | Dallas, TX

Facilitators Include:

Stephenie Stone
Chief Information Officer, Americas
M+W Group

Stephenie Stone is the Chief Information Officer Americas for M+W Group, a $4.1B global high tech design and construction firm.  Stephenie specializes in ERP products with two decades of experience implementing, supporting and updating financial systems and various applications.  She is responsible for the Information Technology, Information Systems, Facilities and Travel departments for the Americas region at M+W Group.  She has served as CIO Americas for M+W Group for 5 years starting initially as an interim consultant in the role, and currently as an employee.

Robert Walden
Chief Information Officer

Robert Walden is Chief Information Officer at Epsilon. He is responsible for global infrastructure services for our portfolio of client-facing products and solutions as well as the internal corporate IT services. He has been delivering business value through technology for over 15 years, with a broad background in Information Technology that covers financial services, manufacturing, convenience, consulting, and marketing services. Throughout his career, he focused on ensuring technology investments are maximized and drive better business outcomes by influencing organizations to be customer-centric, data-driven, and results-oriented. While he is passionate about data and technology, ultimately, he believes success is entirely dependent upon working with great people.

Jim Barnes
Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer

With more than 25 years of leadership in sales, management and delivery roles in the technology, consulting, and manufacturing industries, Jim has broad experience working with companies of all sizes in both the public and private sectors to profitably improve a company’s top line growth and customer satisfaction. Additionally, his global software engineering leadership spans the United States, India, Asia and near shore development centers. As CTO and CIO, Jim currently oversee all global technology engineering, infrastructure and operations for Vivial, specializing in implementing technology solutions to simplify complex, ambiguous challenges.

Mark Tinker
Director, Sales Engineer
Mobile Iron

Mark has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry.  During that time, he spent over 13 years at Cisco helping to build the new partner channel, selling data/voice solutions and spent his last 5 years there as a Consulting Systems Engineer in the wireless business unit.  Mark was the third Enterprise Sales Engineer hired at MobileIron and is currently the Director of Sales Engineering, running the western US.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and playing golf.

Neelu Sethi
Chief Information Officer
Reddy Ice

Neelu Sethi is the Chief Information Officer of ReddyIce, where she is responsible for IT strategies and operational management of IT applications and infrastructure of the largest manufacturer of packaged ice products in the United States, distributing  approximately 1.8 million tons of ice annually to 82,000 customer locations. With reputation of a proven servant leader, Neelu has over 22 years of experience in CPG, Hospitality, Healthcare and Textile industries. She is known for delivering business results by engaging people and has recently been recognized as ‘Top 15 Business Women’ in Dallas. As a business technologist, Neelu offers a unique blend of executive acumen, global team-building, IT solutions development that enables innovation, problem solving and value creation culture.

Dave Charlesworth
Vice President

Dave Charlesworth is a seasoned executive, leader and strategist. He is an expert in enterprise business relationships, building things from the ground up and making a real difference by combining his high-tech sales experience with an ability to match the right personalities that drive business results. Background includes building discipline, process and policies to pinpointing market trends and pain points for Sales, Engineering, Operations and Marketing.

Todd Berger
Senior Director Technical Solutions

Todd Berger, is an accomplished mobility strategist focused on providing innovative secure collaborative mobile solutions into the marketplace.  He has over 18 years of enterprise mobility consulting experience ranging from application development, security and collaboration to device and data management.

Thad Hutcheson
Chief Information Officer
T Bank

Mr. Hutcheson was part of the initial public offering and formation for T Bank, beginning with the bank’s holding company in September 2003. He has served as Chief Technology Officer for the bank since opening its doors as a De novo bank in November 2004. Prior to joining the company, he was a technology consultant, working on projects in a variety of industries and capacities. Mr. Hutcheson studied Computer Science at Texas A&M University before completing his B.S. in Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas. He has several technical certifications.

Brad Wright
Former Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer
JP Energy Partners LP

Brad Wright has recently served as VP of Business Technology for JP Energy Partners.  With prior senior executive experience at Cisco Systems, Avaya, Carter & Burgess and Jacobs Engineering.  Brad is an electrical engineer with over 30 years of experience in defense and private sector R&D, technology and service leadership.  Starting his career as an officer in the USAF Brad led in building the first global operational IP networks on which the Internet is based. Following he architected and led Cisco’s world class Technical Assistance Center (TAC), CCIE certification program and the world’s first commercial website for support of Cisco products.  Brad has led and helped drive development of IT business relationship programs for organizations spanning dozens of countries.

Vamsee Reddy
Director of Research and Analysis

Vamsee Reddy is a Director of Analytics and Research, who partners with marketers, sales, product and finance professionals to help them solve complex business problems and maximize value from their data. He has domain expertise in verticals such as travel management, private equity, healthcare, finance services and technology. He is an avid technology enthusiast who helps business leaders evaluate opportunity through data driven analysis and competitive research. With more than a decade of experience in analytics, he specializes in helping leaders execute on strategies related to customer acquisition, conversion, retention etc. Vamsee holds a bachelors in computer science and an MBA in finance and strategy.

Scott Aaron
Senior Solution Engineer

As a Senior Solution Engineer at Workfront, Scott consults with some of the largest companies around the world on improving workflows, productivity, and collaboration across their organizations. Scott has been working in the high-tech industry for over 30 years at companies including AT&T, EDS (now HP), and Qwest (now CenturyLink). He is an avid fan of music, movies, and is a dedicated family man. He and his wife, Tami, have six children and fifteen grandchildren.

Ulrike Schultze
Associate Professor of IT
Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business

Ulrike Schultze is Associate Professor in Information Technology and Operations Management in the Cox School of Business, at Southern Methodist University. Her research explores the complex relationship between information technology and work practices. She has studied knowledge management technology, Internet-based self-service technology, as well as the implications of social media technologies for identity work. Recently, she has been exploring issues related to digital innovation and the sharing economy. Dr. Schultze’s teaching in the areas of Digital Strategy and Business Analytics. Issues of agility and digital transformation — both within and outside of IT — feature prominently in her courses.

Patrick Bouldin
Solution Architect- Cloud Evangelist
Discerning Cloud

Patrick Bouldin is a Certified Solutions Architect and former CIO. He has led in senior leadership positions in companies such as Southwest Securities, Concentra Health and Bank of America. Patrick’s focus is to educate companies on the benefits of Continuous Delivery, Continuous Development (CI/DC) and many Dev/Ops processes that enable companies to pay down technical debt and increase profitability. He is keenly focused on staff development for the important transition to virtual services. Patrick is a graduate of Texas A&M University and Southern Methodist University.

Thomas Birmingham
Former Chief Information Officer
The Container Store Group Inc.  

Vamsee Reddy
Director of Research and Analysis

NCS Madison Corp.

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