Tony Saldanha
Globally Recognized Expert
Best-Selling Author, Why Digital Transformations Fail
Thought Leader in Global Business Services and Information Technology

Tony Saldanha is a globally recognized expert and thought-leader in Global Business Services (GBS) and Information Technology. He ran Procter & Gamble’s famed multi-billion dollar GBS and IT operations in every region across the world during a 27 year career there. Tony has over three decades of international business expertise in the US, Europe, and Asia. He was named on Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Professionals list in 2013. Tony’s experiences include GBS design and operations, CIO positions, acquisitions and divestitures, outsourcing, disruptive innovation, and creation of new business models. Tony is currently President of Transformant, a consulting organization that advises over 20 Fortune 100 companies around the world in digital transformation and global business services. He is also a founder of two blockchain and AI companies, and an adviser to venture capital companies. His book titled Why Digital Transformations Fail was released globally in July 2019 and ranked #1 on Amazon’s New Releases for Organizational Change, listed on publisher Berrett-Koehler’s best-sellers for July 2019, and recommended by various publishing forums like CEO-Reads, Book-Pal, CEO Library and others. Forbes contributor Michelle Greenwald called it the “best business book ever that you’re yet to read”.


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Jacqueline M. Baker
Vice President of Startup Programming
AARP Innovation Labs

Jacqueline M. Baker is Vice President of Startup Programming at AARP Innovation Labs, where she is responsible for accelerating the AARP innovation ecosystem by discovering some of the best, brightest and most disruptive startups across the world. She is also responsible for curating programming and experiences for both startups and organizations to influence, shape and co-create products and services that empower people to choose how they live as they age. In previous roles within AARP, Jacqueline managed the national tradeshow presence of AARP TEK, the flagship technology education programmed designed for the 50+ as well as previously managing the executive office of Innovation and Product Development.

In addition to her role at AARP, Jacqueline is an etiquette expert and leadership trainer. She is author of the book, Leader by Mistake and she trains individuals and organizations to develop and refine important leadership and modern etiquette skills that increase confidence and provide a competitive advantage. Her work has been recognized by numerous publications and media outlets, including, NBC, CBS, Essence Magazine, The Michigan Chronicle – 40 Under 40 and McDonalds – Women Who Lead. Jacqueline holds two degrees from Wayne State University—a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Master of Education in Instructional Technology with specializations in Interactive Technologies and Performance Improvement

Allen Born
Fairmount Partners

Allen Born focuses on originating and executing middle-market investment banking transactions in the Internet and Digital Media sector. He has advised on exclusive sale assignments, buy-side transactions, financings, and various other strategic advisory assignments and has completed more than 50 transactions totaling over $13 billion in consideration.

Jennifer Ciotti
Program Manager
SEI Ventures

Jennifer serves as the program manager for SEI Ventures, our corporate venture capital program. SEI Ventures seeks to identify venture capital opportunities to drive new product development in existing and adjacent markets, accelerate the expansion or launch of existing and new platforms, and be a catalyst for the introduction and implementation of new technologies and business models.

Previously, Jennifer was a marketing communications manager for our Global Institutional Group where she was responsible for developing integrated, multi-channel marketing campaigns designed to demonstrate the value proposition of our outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) solution to prospects and clients. She has extensive experience developing thought leadership, crafting client custom client communications and creating digital marketing campaigns to generate increased engagement with prospects.

Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in management Bucknell University and her Master of Business Administration with a dual specialization in strategic management and marketing from Villanova School of Business.

Peter Coffee
VP of Strategic Research

Coffee has been with the company for 13 years. His global work supports Salesforce efforts in CIO strategies, security practices, and delivery of connected product and “big data” solutions through collaboration with account teams in many industries.

Prior to joining Salesforce, Peter spent eighteen years as a technology analyst, columnist, and editor for IT publications including eWEEK and PC Week, while also contributing to other journals including Computer Language and AI Expert. He has written widely on cloud security and privacy, and was a chapter contributor to Prentice Hall’s Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation, and Opportunity. He previously served as the first Manager for Desktop Computing Planning at The Aerospace Corporation, where he also worked in space-asset applications of AI techniques. Before that, he held project management roles at Exxon Corporation including arctic resource development.

Peter received his engineering degree from MIT in 1978 and an MBA from Pepperdine University in 1985; he has held college faculty appointments in expert-systems programming, IT management, and business analytics, while also lecturing at Stanford, CalTech, Harvard Business School, and the Sloan School of Management at MIT as well as other institutions in Europe, Asia and South America. He advises on curriculum and degree program planning in analytics and “big data” initiatives for three U.S. universities.

Roger Cude
Enterprise Vice President, Talent & Organization Development

Roger joined Humana in 2013 to lead the talent and organization development functions. He is also a member of Humana’s Inclusion and Diversity Council. He is responsible for succession planning, talent management, executive and leadership development, organization design and development, performance management, change management and associate engagement.

Before joining Humana, Roger served as Senior Vice President, Global Talent Management for Wal-Mart.

John Cusumano

John Cusumano is the global lead of Pfizer’s Digital, Mobile, and Emerging Technology Centers of Excellence. He is responsible for the global strategy, solutions, platforms, services and operations for digital and mobile experiences for patients, healthcare providers and Pfizer colleagues.

John has a background in consulting at Accenture working with Communications and High-tech Fortune 100 companies including Verizon, AT&T, and Cingular. This experience along with Pfizer Commercial and Technology experience fuels his passion for Digital Health and the possibilities it can bring to patients around the world. John earned an Executive MBA at Villanova University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Tej Dhawan
Chief Data Officer
Principal Financial Group

As the Chief Data Officer, Dhawan is responsible for developing and carrying out the strategic vision for company-wide data and applications.

Dhawan works closely with the chief information officer and chief digital officer to help shape, evolve and drive our digital experience. He also partners with business and technology teams from around the company to build a customer-focused digital experience that addresses the ever-changing needs of our global customers. The experience takes into consideration a mix of data, analytics, user experience, and augmented intelligence.

Dhawan’s experience includes small business ownership, startup advocacy, accelerator mentorship and use of data to influence and adopt innovation. Dhawan earned his bachelor’s degree in math and computer science at Central College.

Art Ehuan
Vice President
The Crypsis Group

Art Ehuan, a leading national expert in cyber risk management and cyber investigations, is a vice president of The Crypsis Group and leader of the Cyber Risk & Resilience Management business. He joined Crypsis after running the Global Cyber Risk Services practice at the global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal, where he led client engagements on strategic cyber risk and protection strategies for both U.S. and international customers. Art has wide experience as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for a financial services/insurance corporation and interim CISO for a multinational health care management corporation, an international manufacturing company, a multinational oil/gas organization and a treasury agency. Art previously served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations cybercrime units.

Sarah Gretczko
Senior Vice President, Chief Learning & Insights Officer

Sarah Gretczko is a self-proclaimed future of work enthusiast with experience bringing innovative people strategies and solutions to some of the world’s most iconic companies- Deloitte, Goldman Sachs and now Mastercard. At Mastercard she is responsible for shaping the company’s culture during a time of rapid growth and change by partnering with the business to renovate their talent offerings in response to the dynamic market environment using analytics and insights. She brings deep expertise in learning and leadership development. She has designed and facilitated dozens of executive transition labs for transitioning executives of major Fortune 500 companies. She also brings expertise around workforce transformation through her work to reimagine engagement, performance and leadership in a rapidly changing environment.

Liz Herbert
VP, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Liz focuses on the technology services industry, helping clients navigate this fast-changing market and maximize the business value of their technology investments. As a principal analyst, Liz helps clients understand the key dynamics in the enterprise application services market and make smart technology sourcing decisions. Specific topics of focus include SaaS, SAP and Oracle Services, and services for cloud and mobile. Liz has extensive experience helping technology buyers select services partners, manage provider relationships, and negotiate favorable contracts. She also advises technology and technology services vendors on market dynamics, buyer demands, competitive landscape, and go-to-market.

Liz has been a featured speaker at leading industry events such as SaaScon, Nasscom, Society of Information Managers, and World BPO Forum. She has been quoted in leading publications including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The New York Times, and CIO Magazine. Liz has been featured as a technology expert on TV news segments, including Bloomberg TV and Boston-based NECN. She was named IIAR Services analyst of the year in 2010.

Prior to joining Forrester in 2002, Liz worked at the US Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center, programming a computer simulator to test equipment for GPS-based ship navigation. Liz also worked as a researcher at the MIT Media Lab, programming “smart” objects that sense and “think” and researching electronic ballot user experience as part of the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project. Prior to working at the MIT Media Lab, Liz worked in the COMDEX division of Ziff Davis.

Liz holds a B.S. in computer science and electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Heather Holmes
Founder & CEO

Heather Holmes is an American businesswoman with extensive experience working for nearly two decades in the healthcare industry, including a Fortune 500 healthcare company —and now as the Founder and CEO of Genivity, an award-winning technology platform that helps financial advisors plan and customize longevity, health, and elder care with their clients. With a proven record of success in global sales, strategic planning, marketing, and business development, Heather has earned a reputation of being both progressive and responsible in her work.

Since its inception, Heather has led Genivity through several stages of growth and expansion that has allowed Genivity to support financial advisors in customizing their clients’ financial planning. Genivity works with clients by speaking truthfully about health, including the whole family, and making a plan together. Through Genivity, Heather is driven and committed to uncovering technology niches that can dramatically shape and influence health and wellness on a global scale.

Odia Kagan
Partner and Chair of GDPR Compliance & International Privacy
Fox Rothschild LLP

Odia combines her in-depth knowledge of privacy and data security regulations and best practices, both domestic and international, with her keen understanding of emerging and information technologies to provide clients with practical advice on how to design and implement their products and services, consummate their M&A transactions and engage third-party vendors in the United States and abroad.

Dennis Kennedy
Founder and Chair
National Diversity Council

Dennis Kennedy has an unwavering passion for people and works to ensure that all individuals receive equal opportunities in the workplace regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, physical or mental handicap, physique, gender identity or sexual orientation. In 2004, Mr. Kennedy walked away from his job to start the Texas Diversity Council. He saw a very strong need to create an organization that would champion Diversity & Inclusion across the state. Four years later, Mr. Kennedy found himself launching the National Diversity Council (NDC) for the exact same reasons he started the state council. Currently, the NDC is made up of state and regional Councils: California, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Oregon, & Washington), Pennsylvania, Texas, and Tri-State (NY, NJ & CT). His vision is to have state and regional diversity councils in all 50 states. Along with the state councils, Mr. Kennedy has launched several statewide conferences focused on diversity, leadership and women. Currently there are conferences taking place in all over the country.

Sanjay Khobragade
Founder & CEO
Neura Health

Sanjay is responsible for guiding the Neura Health team and making strategic decisions around product and business development.

Before, Sanjay was at IQVIA as an Associate Director, Machine Learning Product Development team. He was responsible for building the data layer for IQVIA’s Ada Machine Learning Platform. Prior to that, he led a team at Capital One to transform and migrate Direct Bank’s data warehouse to AWS cloud. He has extensive experience working with data, cloud and machine learning tools.

He has done MS in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University, USA and B. Tech from LIT, Nagpur University, India.

Phillip Kizun

Phillip Kizun is the Chief Privacy Officer for local fintech firm, SEI Investments. Phil’s expertise in data privacy has been built through his extensive international resume in various privacy roles across the US and Europe. Most recently, Phil served as Data Privacy Project Manager for Flight Centre, a $14 billion US-based travel services company. There he delivered a comprehensive program that allowed the company to gain compliance with GDPR, CCPA, and PIPDEA (Canada). Prior to is many privacy roles, Phil also served as HR Director in both the Pharma and Finance industries where privacy and compliance are the foundations for market success. Phil holds citizenship in both the US and the UK, speaks fluent German, Russian and French.

Russ Kliman
Global Leader
SEI Ventures

Russ is the global leader of SEI Ventures, SEI’s corporate venture capital program. SEI Ventures seeks to invest in emergent and potentially disruptive technologies that SEI believes will accelerate the launch of new platforms or drive new product development in existing and adjacent markets. SEI Ventures’ strategic mission is to enhance SEI’s ability to deliver innovative, comprehensive solutions to SEI’s client ecosystem. Russ also leads SEI’s global innovation programs, which focus on various initiatives that enable creative problem-solving using design-thinking and user-centered design principles. Russ also serves as an adjunct professor at Villanova University’s School of Business’ Executive MBA program, focusing on entrepreneurship, innovation and value creation through technology, and serves as a Startup Mentor at Drexel University’s Close School of Entrepreneurship.

Konrad Kording, PhD
PIK University Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Kording’s research has one single focus, data that matters. Early research in the lab focused on computational neuroscience and in particular movement. But as the approaches matured, the focus has more been on discovering ways in which new data sources as well as emerging data analysis can enable awesome possibilities. The current focus is on Causality in Data science applications – how do we know how things work if we can not randomize? Our style of working is transdisciplinary, we collaborate on virtually every project.

Rachel Lyubovitzky

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rachel is an accomplished serial entrepreneur with leadership experience that spans the full spectrum of strategic and tactical activities in the software technology industry. She holds Wharton Executive MBA and Brandeis Computer Science degrees. Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, is a devoted runner, and studies Sumi-e painting.

Chris Maenner
Technical Director of Infrastructure and Security

Chris Maenner is goPuff’s Technical Director of Infrastructure and Security. Chris is responsible for scaling and securing products for enterprise and commercial services. goPuff is the first digital convenience retailer that delivers snacks, drinks, essentials, and basically all of your convenience needs right to your door.

Jason Mills
Exec Director, Head of Customer Engineering Cloud Industries

Jason Mills is Director of Customer Engineering at Google Cloud. He is an international technology and business leader with over 25 years of experience delivering innovative technology solutions at Fortune 100 companies.

During his corporate career, he has led large technology operations teams in the financial services industry for companies such as Citigroup, Smith Barney, JP Morgan Chase, in the areas of infrastructure management, brokerage trading technology, software engineering, big data, machine learning and most recently leading Artificial Intelligence products.

He is an entrepreneur he built and launched Coach360, a mobile app-based sports analytics company which was later sold. He is the co-Founder of BLISTS (Black & Latino Information Science & Technology Support), and serves on the Syracuse University iSchool Board, and has consistently been involved in civic and community activities.

Mr. Mills holds 2x Patents Pending, a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Information Science & Technology from Syracuse University in New York.

Geoffrey Moore
Managing Director, Geoffrey Moore Consulting
Venture Partner, Wildcat Venture Partners
Chairman Emeritus, TCG Advisors, Chasm Institute and The Chasm Group
Member of the Board of Directors of several pre-IPO Companies

Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker, and advisor who splits his consulting time between start-up companies in the Wildcat Venture Partners portfolios and established high-tech enterprises, most recently including Salesforce, Microsoft, Autodesk, F5Networks, Gainsight, Google, and Splunk.

Moore’s life’s work has focused on the market dynamics surrounding disruptive innovations. His first book, Crossing the Chasm, focuses on the challenges start-up companies face transitioning from early adopting to mainstream customers. It has sold more than a million copies, and its third edition has been revised such that the majority of its examples and case studies reference companies come to prominence from the past decade. Moore’s most recent work, Zone to Win, addresses the challenge large enterprises face when embracing disruptive innovations, even when it is in their best interests to do so. It’s time to stop explaining why they don’t and start explaining how they can. This has been the basis of much of his recent consulting.

Irish by heritage, Moore has yet to meet a microphone he didn’t like and gives between 50 and 80 speeches a year. One theme that has received a lot of attention recently is the transition in enterprise IT investment focus from Systems of Record to Systems of Engagement. This is driving the deployment of a new cloud infrastructure to complement the legacy client-server stack, creating massive markets for a next generation of tech industry leaders.

Moore has a bachelors in American literature from Stanford University and a PhD in English literature from the University of Washington. After teaching English for four years at Olivet College, he came back to the Bay Area with his wife and family and began a career in high tech as a training specialist. Over time he transitioned first into sales and then into marketing, finally finding his niche in marketing consulting, working first at Regis McKenna Inc, then with the three firms he helped found: The Chasm Group, Chasm Institute, and TCG Advisors. Today he is chairman emeritus of all three.

Rizwan Muhammad
Director of Enterprise Applications
Avid Technology

Rizwan Muhammad is a Director of Enterprise Applications at Avid Technology, a media company Headquarter in Burlington MA. He has 15+ years of experience in designing, developing, and implementing Global ERP solutions, building intelligent enterprises, leading global application teams, and defining global enterprise data strategies. He has been leading employees’ enablement and productivity initiatives. Rizwan has served as a lead strategic partner with senior leadership teams to develop strategic roadmap, align the business & IT disciplines to industrialize the best ideas with modern operational and governance models. Build alignment between business practices with customer value and company’s Go-to-Market strategies. He has been driving enterprise data strategies, governance models and delivering roadmap for data-driven organization.

Kevin O’Nell
Osage Venture Partners

Kevin began working with Osage as a co-investor in 2013. He then became the CEO of PeopleLinx in 2014, guiding the company to acquisition by Frontline Selling in 2017. He most recently joined Osage as Entrepreneur in Residence in 2019.

Previously, Kevin worked in numerous entrepreneurial roles including Capital One’s innovation team, COO of Ecount (acquired by Citibank), Founder of MissionOG and most recently as KeyBank’s National Head of Business Development for the Commercial Bank Enterprise Payments team.

He graduated with a degree in Political Science from Davidson College and earned an MBA from the College of William and Mary’s Mason School of Business.

Anton Popov
AI/Deep Learning Technical Lead

Anton Popov is the Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning technical lead at Ciklum with 15+ years of experience in the development and implementation of biosignal analysis and classification algorithms. He is affiliated with Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute as an Associate Professor.

Amy Purcell
Chief Privacy Officer, Senior Counsel

Amy is Chief Privacy Officer and Senior Counsel of The Vanguard Group, Inc. Amy is responsible for leading Vanguard’s enterprise-wide Global Privacy and Records Management Program and representing Vanguard on privacy and records management legal issues. Amy manages a team of attorneys responsible for ensuring compliance with domestic and international privacy regulations, as well as privacy and records management professionals responsible for the operation and implementation of Vanguard’s Program.

Prior to joining Vanguard, Amy practiced privacy and data security law for over 10 years at a Philadelphia law firm. Amy earned a B.S. in Political Science from Susquehanna University and her J.D. from Cornell Law School.

Carle Quinn
Global Head, Value Experience

Carle Quinn, Global Head, Value Experience is responsible for customer’s digital transformational experience through delivering best in class value cases, thought leadership, and real-world HR experience. Prior to this role, Carle was VP, Human Resources where led the development and implementation of SAP’s digital HR Experience & transformation initiatives, thought leadership and sharing how SAP is using SuccessFactors to lead our business.
Carle brings 20+ years of management experience in human capital management. Prior to joining SAP, she gained global leadership experience in Human Resources, Sales and Consulting at companies like GE, IBM and QVC.

She received a Bachelor’s in Global Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources Management. She also serves as President of Philadelphia Society of People & Strategy (PSPS).

Jeanne Ross
Principal Research Scientist

Jeanne lectures, conducts research, and directs executive education courses on IT management practices. She joined MIT CISR in 1993 as a principal research scientist, and was director of the center from 2008 to 2016. Her research examines how companies are architecting themselves for success in the digital economy. She is also studying how companies effectively implement the capabilities offered by new technologies like social, mobile, analytics, cloud, Internet of Things, and cognitive computing.

Jeanne is co-author of three books, and she is a founding senior editor and former editor-in-chief of MIS Quarterly Executive. Her work has appeared in major practitioner and academic journals, including MIT Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, MIS Quarterly Executive, MIS Quarterly, the Journal of Management Information Systems, IBM Systems Journal, and CIO Magazine.

Aaron Roth
University of Pennsylvania

Aaron Roth is a Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, affiliated with the Warren Center for Network and Data Science, and co-director of the Networked and Social Systems Engineering (NETS) program. He is also an Amazon Scholar at Amazon AWS, working on issues of fairness and privacy in machine learning. He is the recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) awarded by President Obama in 2016, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, an NSF CAREER award, and research awards from Yahoo, Amazon, and Google. Together with Cynthia Dwork, he is the author of the book “The Algorithmic Foundations of Differential Privacy.” Together with Michael Kearns, he is the author of “The Ethical Algorithm”.

Sanjeev Sachdeva
Chief Technology Officer and Head Advisory – Life Sciences
Tata Consultancy Services

Sanjeev is responsible for tracking industry trends, driving thought leadership, assisting in formulating unit strategy, business and IT advisory, industry collaboration, and technology innovation in Life Sciences. With over 25 years of experience in technology and business transformation, he assists various life sciences customers in their transformation journey by adopting new technologies and processes across the business value chain – R&D, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Commercial. He holds a Masters degree in Computers application from Delhi University.

Nik Sethi
Executive Director for IT Compliance

Nikuj (Nik) Sethi is an Executive Director at Merck in the Information Technology Risk Management and Security Organization. He is responsible for Merck’s IT Compliance and Risk Management capabilities

Prior to joining Merck in 2020, Nik spent 15 years providing business technology leadership for various Pfizer BU’s & function including Upjohn Research, Development, Medical & RWD COE, Pfizer’s Global Vaccines Business, IT Risk Management and Compliance function and Pfizer’s Global Manufacturing Network.

Nikuj holds a Master’s in Information Systems from Kennesaw State University and a BS degree in Chemistry from Augusta State University.

Elaina Shekhter
Chief Marketing Officer, SVP

Ms. Shekhter heads up EPAM’s Global Marketing and Strategy, working to integrate a variety of functions that have a material influence on the Company’s global strategy, positioning, and messaging. She has held a number of leadership roles within EPAM, including most recently as the Global Head of Business Development and, prior to that, as the Global Head of the Travel and Consumer Business. Ms. Shekhter is an advisory board member for the MACH Alliance, a group of independent tech companies dedicated to open, best-of-breed ecosystems. She is active in the software startup and emerging technology community, representing EPAM in its investment in the Go Philly Fund—to support regional venture funding for seed and early stage companies—and as a board member of the recent EPAM seed investment, SigmaLedger. Additionally, Ms. Shekhter takes a special interest in artificial intelligence and sustainability initiatives.

Prior to joining EPAM, Ms. Shekhter was with the travel and marketing giant, Carlson Companies, in various Operational and Business Development roles, including Head of Retail and Entertainment for 24K, a spin-off of Carlson Marketing Group. Prior to Carlson, she was a leader with Ernst and Young Consulting, specializing in CRM and Analytics engagements for notable clients, such as 3M and GE.

In her role as EPAM’s executive corporate social responsibility sponsor, Ms. Shekhter is an advocate and supporter of the Company’s global education, environment and community initiatives. She helps foster a culture of growth and talent development as an executive mentor and leader in EPAM’s diversity program, speaking frequently at many Women in IT events. Ms. Shekhter holds an MS degree in Information Systems and BS/BA degrees in Economic Theory and Political Science from The American University.

Hugh Simpson
Global Solutions Lead for Data & Analytics, AI & IoT

Global Lead for Ciklum’s Data & Analytics business assisting our clients to become data-driven organizations to increase revenue or improve operations through modern data infrastructure, enhanced insights and exploiting data through AI and emerging Industry 4.0 technology.

Scott Snyder, PhD
Partner, Digital and Innovation
Heidrick Consulting

Scott Snyder is a recognized thought leader in digital transformation and innovation, having held leadership roles at GE and Lockheed Martin, launched three new technology ventures including Mobiquity, led technology and innovation for venture capital firm, Safeguard, and now leads Digital and Innovation at Heidrick & Struggles.

He is the author of two books, Goliath’s Revenge: How Established Companies Turn the Tables on Digital Disruptors and The New World of Wireless: How to Compete in the 4G Revolution and has lectured at top universities on emerging technologies, digital strategy, and innovation including Wharton, MIT, Babson, Duke, and INSEAD.

Rob Sullivan
Client Partner

Mr. Sullivan has over 25 years of business experience as a Consultant To Executives as well as a Chief Financial Officer in Industry. He has managed organizations, lead teams and consulted to small businesses as well as Fortune 1000 companies. His clients have included Avery Dennison, UGI Utilities, IBM, ACNielsen, Xerox, Campbell Soup, McGraw-Hill, Readers Digest and Rohm and Haas, The New York Stock Exchange, Experian and multiple divisions of General Electric.

He is highly experienced in topics such as Strategic Planning, Enterprise Transformation, Planning Budgeting & Forecasting, Management Reporting, Cross Border Acquisitions, Acquisition Integration, Cost Restructuring, Process Improvement, Organization Architecture, Integrated Change Management and Digital Technology Integration.

As the CFO he managed the Finance, Human Resource and Information Technology functions of two multi-site, multi-national organizations and has had operational responsibilities in North America and Europe. He currently lives outside of Philadelphia and has lived and worked extensively throughout North America, Europe and Australia.

Vijay Verna
AVP, Emerging Technology & Information
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Vijay leads the technology team focused on incubation and adoption of emerging tech and business transformation concepts at CHOP. Interest areas includes Engagement, Chatbots, AR/VR and RPA. He has extensive experience in heading Technology and Product organizations; Track record in incubating and growing digital experiences to drive engagement; History of leveraging existing and emerging technologies to solve complex business problems at scale; Strong passion for understanding business issues driving product development; Deep focus on consumer-centric applications and digital-first user experiences; Progressive management experience in leading product and technology teams and concurrent projects in fast paced as well as established global companies.

Bob Victor
Senior Vice President, Product Management
Comcast Business

Robert (“Bob”) S. Victor serves as Senior Vice President of Product Management for Comcast Business, where he is responsible for development and lifecycle operations of all Comcast Business products and services. Mr. Victor joined Comcast in 2008 and in prior roles has served as Senior Vice President of Strategic and Financial Planning for Comcast Corporation and Chief Financial Officer for Comcast Business.

Bob graduated with honors from Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two children, chairs the board of Mastery Charter Schools, and serves on the boards of the William Penn Foundation, the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Dartmouth College Center for Social Impact.

Renee Wells
Vice President, Product Strategy
Rimini Street

Ms. Wells is a 27-year veteran of IT and enterprise software with extensive experience in network engineering, management consulting, product marketing, and product management. She has a broad range of expertise in strategy, enterprise applications and hosting, cloud solutions, quality assurance, product positioning, product messaging, and PeopleSoft.
Ms. Wells serves as VP, Product Strategy at Rimini Street. She is responsible for leading the product strategy of Rimini Street’s comprehensive suite of services specifically designed to enable Oracle and SAP licensees to address new opportunities and challenges across today’s dynamic IT landscape.

Ms. Wells holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Auburn University and an MBA in Global Business from Kennesaw State University in partnership with ASEBUSS Business School in Bucharest, Romania. She also holds certifications in Product Marketing, Project Management, Six Sigma, ITIL, and Oracle Applications.

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