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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Chris Maenner
Technical Director of Infrastructure and Security
goPuff

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.

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.

Andrea Mancaruso
Vice President of IT Strategy and Site Executive
Jefferson Health System
Thomas Jefferson University

Andrea Mancaruso is the Vice President of IT Strategy and Site Executive at Jefferson Health System and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia PA. Andrea has been with Jefferson since 1998, specializing in enterprise IT infrastructure and architecture design, clinical IT governance, EMR implementation, M&A and IT integration of partner health systems.

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.

Falk Rieker
Global Head of IBU banking
SAP

Falk Rieker, Global Vice President, Global Head of IBU Banking, is responsible for the Banking solution strategy and solution management teams at SAP. He is part of SAP’s Global Leadership Team for Financial Services. His responsibilities include the definition of the solution portfolio and go-to-market strategy, roll-in and roll-out of new solutions and releases, co-innovation with software partners to complement the solution portfolio, pre and post sales support of customer projects, support of press, analyst and marketing events.

Falk brings over 20 years of experience and thought leadership in the Banking and Software Industry to our team. He is a speaker at international banking conferences and his articles have been published and been quoted in leading media like American Banker, Wall Street & Technology and Forbes. He has been recognized as a top 100 “Fintech Influencers to Follow”.

Under Falk’s leadership the SAP Banking business has grown continuously, both in revenues and number of customers. Falk has been closely engaged in global lighthouse accounts such as PayPal, Rabobank, Standard Bank of SA, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and Bank of Montreal. Collaboration with these customers led to many innovative new business solutions.

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.

Michael Vaughan
EIR
Oak HC/FT

As COO at Venmo from 2011 to 2019, Mike Vaughan led the business from five guys in an apartment in Philly through two acquisitions and ultimately to 40 million active users, a $300 million annual revenue run rate and $100 billion in payments in 2019. Currently as an EIR with Oak HC/FT, Mike is developing and advising new fintech businesses. He also invests in and advises many early and growth stage enterprise and consumer tech companies. Over more than two decades, Mike has developed successful businesses across multiple industries, including three exits totaling well over $1 billion in market value.

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.