SPEAKERS

2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKER



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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Mike Bass
Global Head of Cloud Security Architecture
Morgan Stanley

Mike Bass has more than 25 years of experience in identity, cryptography and security in financial services, healthcare and the U.S. military. Mike is currently the Global Head of Cloud Security for Morgan Stanley. He also serves as a Senior Operating Advisor for LLR partners, A security advisor to River Loop Security, and a board advisor for VigiTrust. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was Head of Customer Strategy for Ionic Security, and previously ran Global Security Strategy and Standards at Citi. Earlier in his career, Mike’s security industry experience includes tenures at Entrust, PGP, Certicom, Baltimore Technologies, NetLock, Montgomery Securities, Loral Space Systems, HP and the U.S. Air Force.

Peter Coffee
VP of Strategic Research
Salesforce

Coffee has been with the company for ten 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.

Rachel Lyubovitzky
CEO
EverythingBenefits

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.

Frank Makrides
Co-Founder & CEO
Tunnel

Frank Makrides is the Co-Founder & CEO of Tunnel. Frank has over 20 years in technology – having worked with large Fortune 500 companies – Cisco Systems and BAE Systems as well as internet-based software companies. He was employee #4 at a startup acquired for $270M and has seen amazing success and significant failures in the tech space. He has 10+ yrs of leadership experience managing multi-billion dollar software projects in the defense industry, is PMP and Six Sigma Black Belt certified, and leads or organizes numerous communities in the Boston/Cambridge space. Frank has multiple patents in his name and is leading Tunnel’s upcoming domestic and international launch. Frank has been in the blockchain/DLT space since 2012 and is the Co-Founder of the Boston Blockchain Association.

Frank’s previous work in distributed systems produced some of the major foundations for Tunnel’s core features. Frank’s proficiency in the mining, trading, selling, and development of blockchain protocols and digital assets led to the primary intention of designing Tunnel’s main features. Tunnel was developed to solve the major deficiencies in regard to global payments – and it transcends all payments networks with world’s first, cross-currency, real-time payments system for enterprises and individuals to send money anywhere in the world at zero-cost – as easy as sending an email or text.

Mark McCreary
Chair of Privacy and Data Security Practice Group
Fox Rothschild

Mark is Chief Privacy Officer and Co-Chair of Fox Rothschild’s Privacy and Data Security Group. He focuses a segment of his practice on compliance with privacy-related laws, rules, and regulations as well as responses in the event of a data breach. Mark is CIPP/US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and regularly prepares privacy policies (both intra-company and for customers), handles privacy issues under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and related requirements for the privacy of consumer financial information (including the Fair Credit Reporting Act), prepares data security plans, and assists with data breach responses and notifications. Among his leadership roles, Mark serves as the firm’s Hiring Partner, a member of the firm’s Finance Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee.

Kevin O’Nell
Co-Investor
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.

Aaron Roth
Professor, Penn Computer and Information Science
University of Pennsylvania

Aaron Roth is the class of 1940 Bicentennial Term associate 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 received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, and consults widely on issues of algorithmic fairness and privacy. 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”.

Soofi Safavi
Managing Director, Applied AI Origination Technologies Division
Black Knight

Soofi Safavi is Managing Director of the Applied AI group of Black Knight, Inc. (NYSE:BKI). As the leader of the Applied AI group, Soofi is responsible for the suite of transactional AI skills (products), as well as for bringing leading edge AI and edge computing capabilities to the Black Knight product portfolio.

With over 20 years of experience in mortgage and banking technology, Soofi has deep expertise in IT strategy, architecture and machine learning. Soofi was previously the CEO of HeavyWater Inc., the leading AI software provider focused on the mortgage industry, acquired by Black Knight in June, 2018. Prior to founding HeavyWater, Soofi was SVP and CTO at Radian, a leading mortgage insurance company, and a divisional CIO at Chase Bank.

Soofi is an authority and featured speaker on cloud computing, agile software development and artificial intelligence.


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