SVP, Partner Ecosystem and Head of Global Alliances, Infosys
David Wilson is the Senior Vice President Infosys Partner Ecosystem and Head of Global Alliances. In this role David is responsible for all aspects of the Infosys partner ecosystem, including extending current alliances, designing new partnership models, developing new channel business lines and the corporate global business partner management system. Partnerships have long been a critical component of the Infosys core business and are rapidly increasing in importance with the shift to Digital.
Prior to joining Infosys, David was the Vice President, IBM Business Partner and Cloud Ecosystem. In this role David lead IBM’s global software business partner channel and the IBM Computer Services Industry mission. This included all "sell to", "sell through" and "sell with" software channel business across IBM’s global network of resellers, distributors, ISVs / MSPs and the next generation partner ecosystem. The business bridged from traditional transactional revenue to consumption-based revenue across IBM's entire SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings. David joined IBM as part of the acquisition of Toronto based Footprint Software and relocated to the United States in 2004 where he worked from IBM's corporate offices in Armonk New York. Prior to Footprint, David held senior leadership roles at Corepoint Technologies and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).
David is a graduate of the University of Toronto and resides in Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.
EVP, Co-Head Delivery, Infosys
Satish has been with Infosys for close to three decades. In his current role, his primary responsibility is Co-Head Delivery for Infosys. He manages multiple core, digital business units and globally distributed sales, consulting and delivery teams.
Satish is responsible for several organization change initiatives in the areas of Delivery, Operations, New services, Talent supply chain, Optimization and serves on the Infosys Cyber security council.
Prior to this, he has played several delivery leadership roles across Data Analytics, Digital, Manufacturing, Healthcare & Life sciences, Financial services and Retail segments globally. He is a recipient of multiple Infosys Excellence awards for his contribution to Excellence and nurturing Top Infosys client relationships.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University. He also holds the Executive Education certification on Infosys Global Leadership Program in collaboration with Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
EVP and Global Head, Banking and Financial Services, Infosys
Dennis is the Global Head for Financial Services at Infosys, and have P&L responsibility for a multi-billion dollar growth business across North America, Europe and APAC. He lead the Global Financial Services Executive Leadership team, and am passionate about leveraging the power of technology to address challenges facing the financial services industry. Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting.
With his expertise across various business competencies, including sales, strategy, consulting, marketing and general management, he has helped organizations drive large scale transformation and innovation at the intersection of business and technology. He is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion.
He is also focused on bringing cutting-edge technology solutions to established financial institutions through collaborations across his professional network, including a wide ecosystem of experts, startups and established industry players.
EVP and Global Head of Manufacturing, Infosys
Jasmeet is Executive Vice President and Global Head of Manufacturing at Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. At Infosys, Jasmeet is responsible for overseeing and growing client relationships in the Automotive, Aerospace, Defense and Industrial Manufacturing sectors. Under his leadership, the sector has recorded double-digit growth for the past 2 years while improving the margin profile of his business. Jasmeet is also on the Board of Fluido, a Finland-based digital transformation leader and Salesforce platinum consulting partner that became part of the Infosys family in October 2018. He is also on the board of Panaya, an Israel-based company that Infosys acquired in early 2015. Panaya is a leader in change acceleration, impact analysis and testing across SAP, Oracle and Salesforce based ecosystems.
Prior to this, Jasmeet led the Financial Services business as the SVP & Industry Head for the Americas at Infosys. He has been instrumental in growing the business and deepening the relationships in this sector.
With over two decades of experience in IT and technology driven business transformation, Jasmeet brings a deep appreciation of business processes and the usage of technology as a strategic differentiator for clients. He has a keen interest in the business value the manufacturing industry can derive from the intersection of technologies like IIOT, Automation and Machine Learning.
Jasmeet started his career with Tata Steel, after completing his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT (BHU) Varanasi. He also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi. Jasmeet spent close to 5 years with Deutsche Bank on the business side before moving to Infosys.
Jasmeet is based in New Jersey, where he lives with his wife and two sons. He is an avid reader and enjoys playing tennis.
EVP and Global Head, CRL, Infosys
Karmesh is the Executive VP and Global Head for Retail, Consumer & Logistics at Infosys. With over 25 years of experience, Karmesh is a customer-centric, values-driven, industry partner and leader. His expertise includes strategizing, architecting, and delivering technology-enabled business performance improvements for Fortune 500 Enterprises.
EVP and Global Segment Head, Infosys
Ashiss Kumar Dash (‘Dash’) is the Global Head of Services, Utilities, Natural Resources and Energy industries at Infosys.
He has more than two decades of expertise in the technology industry. He influences business strategy and provides executive leadership for Services, Utilities, Resources, and Oil and Gas sectors.
Dash has represented Infosys on several industry forums and is a passionate thought leader in areas like Energy Transition, Sustainability, Journey to Net Zero, Grid Modernization and use of digital technologies to re-imagine the business models of the future. He is also an active participant at the World Economic Forum, Davos.
He is also on the boards of energy and chemicals consultancy Nexant, salesforce quote-to-cash consulting firm Simplus, leading digital customer experience company Blue Acorn iCi, and AI-led healthcare analytics company Health Sigma.
Dash has a degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and has a certification from the Global Leadership Program, Stanford University.
EVP and Global Industry Leader - Communications, Media and Technology, Infosys
Anand Swaminathan is Executive Vice President, and Global Industry leader for the Communications, Media and Technology group at Infosys and is member of Board at WONGDOODY (a fully owned subsidiary of Infosys). He joined Infosys in 1999, and built his career working across Business Development, Package design & implementations, Technology Alliances & Partnerships and Data & Analytics practice. Anand has grown many large client relationships through large deal wins and building successful account teams through solid client strategy and relationships. Anand builds trust and loyalty with clients by building strategic and long term partnerships driven by client empathy. Anand previously worked in Manufacturing Industry. Anand holds a Masters in Information Technology from BITS, Pilani, India. He is a member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India and Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
EVP, Head, Infosys Americas
Rajesh is a Business Leader and Information Technology Professional, with over 30 years of progressive global experience in delivering outcomes to customers. He has unique and comprehensive experience of having built global consulting business, played role of a Chief Digital Officer and been a successful entrepreneur.
At Infosys he is currently the Head of Infosys Americas, and also holds responsibility of being the Global head of Digital Business and Microsoft business. He is also on the Board of Blue Acorn iCi and Wongdoody the Infosys Subsidiaries.
In his last assignment he was the CIO and Digital officer for a large Life Insurance firm. In this role he was responsible for crafting and execution of a Digital transformation strategy for the firm over a 3 year period.
Prior to this Rajesh took his entrepreneurial plunge by boot-strapping an Analytics firm based out of Bangalore. He sold the firm in 2015. The company provided Data and Analytics services primarily in the US market.
During his earlier stint with Infosys from 2000 to 2006, he played role of Head of PeopleSoft Practice and HCM Practice.
He has been an invited speaker / thought leader at forums like the NASSCOM, CII and other Technology events where he has shared perspectives about various subjects ranging from entrepreneurship to HR practices.
Rajesh holds a Post-graduate degree in Computer Engineering from University of Mumbai.
CEO & MD, Infosys
Salil Parekh, as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, sets and evolves the strategic direction for the company and its portfolio of offerings, while nurturing a strong leadership team to drive its execution. Salil has nearly three decades of global experience in the IT services industry with a strong track record of driving digital transformation for enterprises, executing business turnarounds and managing successful acquisitions.
Most recently, Salil was a member of the Group Executive Board at Capgemini, where he held several leadership positions for 25 years. He was responsible for overseeing a business cluster comprising Application Services (North America, UK, Asia), Cloud Infrastructure Services, and Sogeti (Technology & Engineering Services Division). He was responsible for the strategy and execution of these businesses – setting direction and enabling rapid client adoption. He was also the Chairman of Capgemini’s North America Executive Council. He was the architect of the North America growth and turnaround strategy, and was instrumental in setting up their offshoring capabilities.
In his earlier role as Partner at Ernst & Young, Salil is widely credited for bringing scale and value to the Indian operations of the consultancy firm.
He holds Master of Engineering degrees in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Group General Counsel and CCO, Infosys
Inderpreet is the Group General Counsel and the Chief Compliance Officer of Infosys. In this role she leads the legal and compliance function for the Company. She is a strategic business partner ensuring success for Infosys in legal and regulatory matters, while spearheading its compliance and ethics program. Inderpreet also has additional responsibility for Privacy and Data Protection at Infosys
Inderpreet is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience, including as General Counsel of a large IT services company, and as Managing Partner of a mid-sized law firm in Silicon Valley. She serves on the Board of Directors of NYSE listed Hillenbrand Inc. and is a member of the National Advisory Council of SABANA (South Asian Bar Association of North America).
She was an honoree at the 2017 Transformative Leadership Awards, recognizing General Counsel who demonstrate commitment to advancing women in law. She is also a recipient of the Thought Leadership Award at the 2018 Global Transformative Leadership Awards and was featured among the top 25 Women Leaders in IT Services of 2020, published by The IT Services Report.
She is a frequent speaker at global conferences.
Inderpreet has a BA (Hons.) and LL.B. degree from Delhi University and an LL.M. from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada.
Co-Founder and Chairman, Infosys
Nandan Nilekani is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Infosys Technologies Limited. He was the Founding Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in the rank of a Cabinet Minister from 2009-2014. Most recently, Nandan has co-founded and is the Chairman of EkStep, a not-for-profit effort to create a learner centric, technology based platform to improve basic literacy and numeracy for millions of children.
Born in Bengaluru, Nilekani received his Bachelor’s degree from IIT, Bombay. Fortune Magazine conferred him with “Asia’s Businessman of the year 2003”. In 2005 he received the prestigious Joseph Schumpeter prize for innovative services in economy, economic sciences and politics. In 2006, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan. He was also named Businessman of the year by Forbes Asia. Time magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2006 & 2009. Foreign Policy magazine listed him as one of the Top 100 Global thinkers in 2010. He won The Economist Social & Economic Innovation Award for his leadership of India’s Unique Identification initiative (Aadhaar). In 2017, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from E&Y. CNBC- TV 18 conferred India Business leader award for outstanding contributor to the Indian Economy-2017 and he also received the 22nd Nikkei Asia Prize for Economic & Business Innovation 2017. He has been inducted as International Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019.
Nandan Nilekani is the author of "Imagining India", co- authored his second book with Viral Shah, "Rebooting India: Realizing a Billion Aspirations" and co-authored his third book with Tanuj Bhojwani, "The Art of Bitfulness: Keeping calm in the digital world" released in Jan 2022.
EVP and CTO, Infosys
Rafee is Infosys' Chief Technology Officer. He is responsible for the technology vision and strategy, sensing & scaling emerging technologies, advising and partnering with clients to help them succeed in their transformation journey and building high technology talent density. He also leads the technology strategy for all the platforms.
At Infosys, he founded and scaled from zero, a new business capability unit - Strategic Technology Group. It’s a 3000+ global team of passionate technology leaders, full stack architects and power programmers working on the most complex and advanced digital, cloud and AI programs for G2000 enterprise clients of Infosys and Infosys platforms.
Under the visionary leadership of Nandan Nilekani (co-founder and chairman of Infosys), he led Infosys’s own transformation to be a digital native and become a Live Enterprise. He is now helping Infosys leapfrog to be an AI First company with a goal of amplifying human potential, unlocking value and creating exponential impact.
Rafee has led and rolled out complex, population scale (100M+ users), resilient digital platforms and has led several large scale & complex transformation programs.
He is the co-author of “The Live Enterprise” book, co-author of a HBR paper on “Micro changes for Large Scale Transformation” and presented and published several technology papers. He is recognized as a top 50 technology leader in Forbes CIO Next List 2023.
EVP - Infosys Cobalt
Anant Adya is Executive Vice President- Infosys Cobalt. He and his team are responsible for designing solutions to help customers in their Digital and Cloud journey. Cobalt for Infosys is a set of Solutions, Platforms and Services that help Enterprise Journey to Digital. They also leverage the Infosys Innovation team to partner with the start-up ecosystem to co-create solutions for customers. He is very passionate about Industry Clouds, use cases around the 6 Technologies (Cloud, AI, Data, Edge, IoT & 5G) and most importantly working with Enterprises to focus on Business Outcomes.
Tennis Legend, 22 major singles titles and first Golden Slam winner
Tennis champion Stefanie Graf, winner of 22 Grand Slam singles titles, remains the only player to win Wimbledon, the French Open, the US Open and the Australian Open at least four times.
In a career spanning 17 years, Graf won 107 singles titles and is the first—and still only— woman player to achieve the "Golden Slam" by winning all four Grand Slam singles titles and the Olympic gold medal in the same year.
Graf was ranked No. 1 for a WTA-record 377 weeks, the longest of any player, male or female, since rankings began. She was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2004.
With the same purposeful strength she brought to professional tennis, Stefanie turned her attention to aiding suffering children. In 1998, she founded Children for Tomorrow, a charity focused on providing psychological help for children and families who have suffered the trauma of war, violence, abuse, exile or loss of the family. She established the organization in conjunction with Outpatient Clinic for Refugee Children and their Families at the University Clinics of Hamburg-Eppendorf.
The special outpatient unit for children's psychiatry and psychotherapy treats refugee children from all over the world and their families. The majority of patients are from Afghanistan, southern Europe and West-African countries. Since its inception, over 7,000 children have received treatment at different projects.
In addition to the current international projects in Uganda, Kosovo and Eritrea, the Hamburg headquarters opened in April 2011. The Hamburg location is the Foundation headquarters and is an Outpatient Clinic for Refugee Children as well as a training center for therapist and crisis area workers.
In 1999, Graf retired from the women's professional tennis tour with a World No. 3 ranking. As a mother, wife, philanthropist and entrepreneur, she now works on building lifestyle businesses through endorsement relationships, joint venture investments and real estate development. Presently, she is the Chairman of the Board of Children For Tomorrow & Owner/ Founder of Agassi-Graf Holdings.
NBA Player and Point Guard for the New York Knicks
Jalen Brunson is an NBA Player for the New York Knicks. In 2018, Brunson was drafted 33rd overall by the Dallas Mavericks after winning two championships with Villanova, later having his #1 retired by the Wildcats. He played in Dallas for four seasons before signing a $104 million contract with the Knicks in 2022.
Prior to his professional career, Brunson attended Stevenson High School and ended his junior year being one of the top point guards in the country. He was then selected as the 2014 Illinois Boys Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year and was selected to participate in the 2015 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game along with the 2015 Jordan Brand Classic. On top of that, he was chosen to represent Team USA in the Nike Hoop Summit. During his senior year of high school, he repeated as the 2015 Illinois Boys Basketball Gatorade Player of the Year and earned a third Associated Press All-state recognition. That same year he led Stevenson High School to the Illinois High School Association Class 4A championship.
Following his breakout high school career, Jalen continued to refine his game at Villanova University. During his time at Villanova, Jalen helped the team secure two National Championships (2016, 2018), was named the National College Player of the Year (2018), Consensus First-Team All-American (2018), won the Bob Cousy Award (2018), Big East Player of the Year (2018), and two First-Team All-Big East (2017, 2018) as well as being selected as an Academic All-American.
Off the court, Jalen is extremely passionate about his charity, the Second Round Foundation, which aims to create equity for young people through education, sport, and community. The goal of the Second Round is to create generations of young people who are empowered to determine their own success, regardless of background or circumstance. Jalen hopes to leverage his platform to empower young people to reach their dreams.
Master Of Ceremony
Paula Faris is the founder and leader of CARRY Media™, an organization that champions, advocates, and celebrates working mothers across America through resources, content and storytelling. She is an EmmyAward winning journalist, speaker, best-selling author of Called Out and host of the Paula Faris Podcast. With over two decades in broadcast television, Paula started her career with TV affiliates in Chicago, Cincinnati, and Dayton, cutting her teeth behind the scenes by shooting, editing, and producing. She then spent nine years at ABC News where she co-anchored Good Morning America Weekend, co-hosted The View, and launched the podcast, Journeys Of Faith with Paula Faris. She has reported on everything from politics, news, and entertainment to sports and faith, interviewing the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Tiger Woods, Kellyanne Conway, Bob Iger and now-president Joe Biden. Paula runs CARRY Media™ from South Carolina while enjoying a quiet life with her husband John and their three children. Outside of work and family, Paula is actively involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America as a Trustee.
EVP, CTO, Liberty Global
Enrique joined Liberty Global as Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer in 2018, leading Liberty Global’s technology development and operations teams.
Liberty Global’s technology organization powers the product development and operations as well as tech strategy for common service platforms across Liberty’s operating companies and partner markets. Enrique has over 35 years of experience at high-technology, Fortune 500 global businesses, including TiVo where he was president and CEO, AT&T, Cisco, Thomson, SiriusXM and Microsoft. He is a recognized industry expert in the media, television, and Internet service provider business with strong reputation for execution of complex, large-scale, multi-billion-dollar service programs.
MD, North America, HPE
Paul Hunter is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Hewlett Packard Enterprise North America Sales, responsible for more than 2,500 sales employees across the U.S. and Canada and annual revenues of more than $8B.In his current role, Paul is responsible for driving profitable growth and market share for HPE in North America through a best-in-class organization. Prior to this, Paul was the Senior Vice president, WW partner sales for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he served as the global head of partner sales and business development for HPE. Paul had the responsibility of driving the growth of HPE’s $20B partner business.
Previous to this Hunter was the vice president and chief of staff to the president and chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Paul has held other leadership roles at HP, including vice president of printing and personal systems (PPS) and was responsible for consumer and commercial printers and PC’s, access device units, workstation sales and go-to-market activities for the UK and Ireland (UK&I), UK&I personal systems group (PSG), Vice President, UK&I PSG Channel Sales Director, PSG UK&I Category Director, and other senior sales management roles covering corporate enterprise accounts, systems integrators and independent software vendors and retail and investment banking. Since 2011, Paul has represented Hewlett Packard UK&I on the Prince’s Trust technology Leadership Group and is an advisor to Cass Business School MBA program. Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in business studies and financial institutions from Sheffield Polytechnic in England. He lives in Redwood City, CA with his wife and two young children.
SVP, Pfizer Digital
Robert V. Brown is Senior Vice President, leading Digital Solutions across Pfizer’s Worldwide Research & Development; Regulatory; Safety; and Medical lines. In this capacity, Robert V. has global responsibility for the digital technology delivery, operational efficiency and resource management for all R&D Solutions, Clinical, Safety, Regulatory and Medical (Inquiries, Audits/Inspections, Health Care Payment Disclosures, Medical Grants). During his 17+ years with Pfizer, Robert V. has held several leadership roles across R&D, Clinical, Safety, Medical and Infrastructure. Robert V. is a member of several Pfizer leadership teams including Digital, Worldwide Regulatory & Safety, and Medical. He also represents Digital on several cross-functional committees focused on Quality Assurance, Data Privacy and Regulatory. Robert V. reports to Lidia Fonseca, Chief Digital Officer for Pfizer. Robert V.’s 30+ year career experience ranges from highly regulated environments to global infrastructure technology management across multiple companies, including Eli Lilly, CIGNA, and Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic. On a personal note, Robert V. holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh and currently sits on the Board for the Society for Information Management Advanced Practices Council. A native of Philadelphia, Robert has been married for over 30 years and has three adult children and one grandchild. In his spare time, Robert enjoys golf, cooking, and football.
SVP and CIO, Southern California Edison
Todd Inlander is senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) for Southern California Edison (SCE), responsible for managing the company’s information technology infrastructure and applications.
He is responsible for a diverse portfolio of technology assets, including the company’s expansive fiber network, support for its SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) Systems, as well as the cybersecurity organization. Inlander is keenly focused on operational excellence, as he seeks to streamline the IT organization and leverage strategic partners to deliver cost-effective technology solutions. Inlander and his team are focused on delivering a broad array of capabilities, from upgrading and enhancing grid technologies, delivering mobile solutions, enhancing the customer experience through an improved digital experience and increasing the company’s cybersecurity defenses.
Prior to joining SCE, Inlander was vice president and CIO for Edison Mission Group (EMG), at the time a subsidiary of Edison International. In this role, he had responsibility for managing and improving technology capabilities to support the trading, generation and enterprise business requirements.
Before joining EMG in 2008, Inlander served as CIO of the homebuilding subsidiary of Lennar Homes, responsible for delivering technology solutions to support the needs of homebuilding and land operations. He was also senior vice president and CIO for Fleetwood Enterprises, where he drove enterprise resource planning and customer- relationship management initiatives to standardize common applications. Inlander began his career as an aerospace engineer working for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
He earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Rutgers University College of Engineering.
EVP and CIO,The Co-operators Group Limited
As Executive Vice-President (EVP) & Chief Information Officer (CIO), Harry is responsible for leading the overall strategy, planning, development, and execution of The Co-operators Group Limited’s information technology (IT) function, creating operational efficiencies and competitive differentiation.
An accomplished IT executive, Harry has over 30 years of diverse experience within the financial service and retail sectors, as well as with global consulting firms. He was recently Global CIO of Aimia, where he was responsible for all aspects of Aimia’s global IT transformation, including strategy, architecture/infrastructure, application development, security, and procurement.
Prior to this, Harry held senior executive positions at a variety of companies including Symcor, Manulife, CIBC, BMO, and IBM. A leader in the field, Harry has a strong industry network and a proven track record for successfully driving large complex digital transformations, outsourcing and revitalization programs. He has completed the Executive Program at the Banff School of Advanced Management
SVP - Individual Solutions and Business Services Technology, Securian
In his role, Cary provides technology leadership and support for our individual product line, which includes our individual life insurance, individual annuity, and wealth management products and services. Cary is also responsible for oversight of technology in support of Securian Business Services (e.g. claims processing). He works closely with colleagues to ensure the safe and secure operations of our products and the delivery of exceptional experiences to our customers and distribution partners Prior to joining Securian Financial in 2019, Cary held a variety of executive technology roles that focused on legal, regulatory, law enforcement enablement and government services.
CIO, Five Below
Mr. Jhunjhunwala joined Five Below as Chief Information Officer in January 2023, bringing over 20 years of global experience delivering large scale digital transformation programs and leading large application development teams. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Jhunjhunwala was a technology executive at Adidas, where he spent much of his career, most recently serving as CIO of Adidas’s North America Division.
SVP and Global Head Insurance, Infosys
Helping financial institutions Navigate their Next - This is the role Kannan has been playing at Infosys for over two decades now. He has been responsible for global insurance since 2018. Besides P&L responsibilities, he oversees client relationships and new client acquisitions in the insurance vertical across all key markets.
Kannan is curious about business model disruption through technology, and this fuels his approach to helping clients stay ahead of the curve. At Infosys, he applies a unique lens of “Speed, Accuracy, Trust” (SAT) to solve customer challenges. With his business acumen and financial domain expertise, Kannan helps customers further business outcomes by using best-of-breed technologies.
Relentlessly striving for excellence, being objective to earn trust, and leading by setting the standard for the industry are Infosys values embedded in his mode of leadership. Kannan has been sharing insights from his experience at various industry and community conferences and events. Having lived and worked in Scotland, Canada, and India, he is deeply appreciative of the cultural and historical roots of these countries.
Kannan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is also passionate about inventing, with a patent pending in the USA for his work on ‘Predicting Financial Impact of Business Frameworks.’ He is always looking to explore and learn more about team dynamics and creating effective leadership frameworks. Kannan is an avid F1 and NBA enthusiast – outside work, you’ll find him hitting shots at the tennis court.
SVP and Head Core Manufacturing Americas, Infosys
Vijay Narayan is Senior Vice President & Head of Core Manufacturing Americas for Infosys. In this role, he is responsible growth of Manufacturing service line for Infosys. He works closely with several of Infosys’s strategic clients on their manufacturing initiatives. With 24+ years of professional experience, Vijay is a customer centric, values driven, leader who has helped strategizing and delivering technology enabled, business performance improvements for Fortune 1000 enterprises. Vijay holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and Executive Leadership, Business from prestigious Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
SVP and Sales Head, CRL, Infosys
Parag is Senior Vice President & Sales Head for Consumer Goods, Retail & Logistics Business for Infosys in the Americas. In his current role Parag is responsible for business development and growth for this strategic business unit of Infosys across US, Canada and LATAM besides managing a portfolio of strategic accounts in this sector. Parag has over two decades of experience advising clients on strategic initiatives in the Banking, Media, Retail & CPG space. Parag has a rich and varied experience of over 25 years in the IT services industry. Parag holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India and has completed an Advanced Management Program from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. Parag lives with his family in New Jersey.
SVP, Industry Head - High-Tech Business, Infosys
Komal is a Senior Vice President at Infosys and currently heads the High-Tech industry for North America and Europe. He carries rich experience in Business strategy, New Sales Development, Global Marketing, and Entrepreneurship.
Today, Komal enjoys working closely with High Tech companies to overcome the disruptions of digital and cloud natives. Komal continues to help CXOs embrace cloud transformations, push the boundaries on product innovations and apply advanced analytics to reduce wastage and enhance productivity. He also specializes in tech-led transformations of blitz-scaling start-ups and unicorns that tap into Infosys’ industry-best 4Es, i.e., Efficiency, Experience, Economics, and Engineering excellence.
Komal is also the diversity and inclusion sponsor for the Communications, Media, and Hi-tech industries. Something that he is very passionate about. As a member of the Executive council, Komal also owns the responsibility of risk management and mitigation of these three key industry verticals.
Komal has a Master’s in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management and B. Tech in Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology. He currently lives in Dallas, Texas, with his loving wife and two young boys. At a personal level, Komal cares deeply about making education affordable and accessible to all the children in this world. He believes that only through education we can alleviate social inequality and injustice.
Sam Jaddi is the Chief Information Officer for ADT. With more than 25 years of experience in technology innovation, Sam has deep knowledge of the security and smart home industry. His team helps to drive ADT’s business platforms and processes to improve both customer and employee experiences in the future. Sam has helped set the technology strategy, vision, and direction for the company’s Digital transformation. Before Sam’s role at ADT, he served as Chief Technology Officer at Stanley, overseeing the company’s new security division leading global integration initiatives, IT strategy, transformation, and international operations.
Partner, Technology Consulting, West Region Veterans Network Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
Erik is a Partner with Ernst & Young LLP focused on helping clients enhance performance and create a better working world by drawing on more than 20 years of experience in using technology to strengthen culture and make smarter decisions. Erik leads EY technology consulting services for the sustainability in the Americas.
Sports Reporter, Host, and Basketball Analyst
Monica McNutt is a sports reporter, host, and basketball analyst based in Washington, D.C. In 2019 McNutt added ESPN/ACC Network as a basketball commentator and Turner/NBA TV Virtual Reality broadcast to her roster of networks which already included Fox Sports 1, Overtime, and MSG Networks. Over the 2019-2020 basketball season she focused on the ACC, Big East, Big 12, the Knicks, and served as the CAA Women’s Basketball Insider. Her weekly podcast “Buckets, Boards and Blocks,” presented by Pure Hoops Media is available every Thursday. “The pod reflects the love I have for the game and all of its players because buckets are buckets,” McNutt told The Athletic via email in April. McNutt joined MSG Networks as a cohost to the program “The MSG 150” a nightly sports show highlighting New York’s teams, national headlines and lots of New York Knicks in spring 2019. During the 2019-2020 NBA season McNutt added Knicks Studio Analyst to her role and will return this season as a mainstay in the MSG studios during Knicks games. She will also be back in studio hosting MSG PM after launching the show with the network from home during the 2020 season. She has no problem shedding television traditions when teaming up with Overtime, and was a regular on the Snap Chat show “Hype School” where she shows off her basketball prowess. Her past stops include WJLA ABC7/ News Channel 8 in Washington, D.C., The American Sports Network, BeIN Sports and NBC Sports Washington. McNutt earned her master’s degree from The University of Maryland in 2013. She earned a bachelor’s degree and completed a career as a standout women’s basketball player at Georgetown University in 2011. McNutt still maintains her athletic lifestyle as a fitness instructor, specializing in Cycle. Her classes boast high energy, an efficient calorie burn, and a team-like environment and of course tons of fun.
SVP - Regional Head - Americas, Retail, CPG & Logistics, Infosys
Mayank Ranjan is the US Midwest regional head responsible for consumer-packaged goods and retail at Infosys. He has been in the industry for over 28 years, of which 24 years have been with Infosys. He is a founding member of the Infosys CPG and Retail business and has been part of the entire software value chain.
Mayank leads our relationship with key global CPG and retail clients, supporting them in their transformation journeys. Mayank has partnered closely with CPG and Retail clients in their digital commerce and digital marketing initiatives.
Sustainability Business Advisor, Bridge House Advisors
William Pleasant leads the corporate service group and sustainability strategy practice area for Bridge House Advisors, a full-service sustainability and environmental advisory firm. He has more than 25 years of experience as a sustainability professional, ethics and compliance officer, and business lawyer. Prior to joining Bridge House Advisors, William co-founded a sustainability advisory business focused on investment firms and their portfolio companies. He previously served as Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Ethics and Compliance Officer at CommScope, a global Fortune 500 company, where he led the ethics, compliance, and sustainability function. William also serves as adjunct professor at Wake Forest University, where he currently teaches in the Master of Arts in Sustainability program. William has experience helping companies across a wide variety of industries develop and increase the maturity of their sustainability programs.
Celebrity Psychologist, Cognitive Scientist and Author
Gary Marcus is a leading voice in cognitive science and artificial intelligence, He is well-known for his challenges to contemporary AI, anticipating many of the current limitations decades in advance, and has been a leading advocate of neurosymbolic AI for three decades. Trained by Steven Pinker, he received his PhD from MIT at age of 23 and was a professor at NYU for 20 years before becoming Founder and CEO of Geometric Intelligence, a machine learning company, which was acquired by Uber in 2016.
As Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at NYU, he is also known for his research in human language development and cognitive neuroscience. He is the author of five books including the bestseller “Guitar Zero.” His 2001 book “The Algebraic Mind” foreshadowed the hallucination problem that plague current AI systems. “Rebooting AI,” with Ernest Davis, calls for fundamental changes in how we approach artificial intelligence and was one of Forbes’s 7 Must Read Books in AI.
His 2022 article “Deep Learning is Hitting a Wall” initially enraged many AI researchers but was ultimately named one of Pocket’s Best Tech Articles of 2022. Its key conclusions –that current AI systems face serious limits in truth, comprehension, and reliability—have now been widely accepted even by many of his most prominent critics.
Marcus is currently challenging the field in a series of articles at garymarcus.substack.com, which has quickly become a leading blog on AI, and has just launched an 8-episode podcast, “Humans versus Machines.”
He has written for The New York Times, Wired, The Guardian, Time, and The New Yorker and many others, and is regularly quoted (New Yorker, New York Times Washington Post, etc). In recent months he has appeared on 60 Minutes, CNN, NPR, Ezra Klein and Sam Harris’s podcasts, and many more.
VP, Strategic Accounts, Go To Market, Hyperscalers & SI, AT&T
Margaret Rooney-McMillen is Vice President for Strategic Accounts, Go To Market, Hyperscalers, and System Integrators at AT&T. She is responsible for all facets of sales, contract negotiations, alliance management and go-to-market strategies for industry-leading hyperscaler and systems integrator partners to ensure growth and customer success.
Margaret is a high impact global business leader with extensive experience and deep industry knowledge in serving large enterprise customers through direct and indirect channels. Her teams have managed the breadth of technological transformations from software-defined LAN and WAN to cloud-based securing services, IoT platform deployments, and 5G and MEC services. Over the span of her career, Margaret has led teams that have helped to drive infrastructure and network transformation for some of the largest system Integrators through complex mergers and divestitures. Her teams have also helped hundreds of global clients modernize their infrastructure by developing and deploying software-defined network systems across their environments and enabling them to transition to private and public clouds. She has a diverse background that includes positions in operations, marketing, program management, business development and sales spanning commercial and government clients. Margaret has over 25 years of global business leadership. She is an inclusive and effective leader who drives results and achieves high levels of engagement, trust, and loyalty with customers and employees worldwide.
Margaret is a graduate of Emory & Henry College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management. She resides with her family in Virginia where she spends time volunteering with local community charities.
SVP and CIO, Select Portfolio Servicing, inc.
As Senior Vice President and CIO of Select Portfolio Servicing, Murali Palanganatham has a clear vision on leveraging Cloud and the ability of an organization to adopt & drive a Cloud Strategy, with an approach continuously focused on risks and security. He is one of the early adopters of Infrastructure-as-a-Service model and has been on this journey at Select Portfolio Servicing for past few years. Murali has also leveraged Platform-as-a-Service & Software-as-a-Service models in Public Cloud environments, which is providing significant scalability, elasticity and flexibility. As a visionary IT leader, he has leveraged Cloud capabilities to solve complex business problems in a highly regulated environment using well-defined process, best practices and governance to ensure a fully secure environment.
Group VP and CTO, JM Family Enterprises
Corey Benish is group vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) at JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a privately held company with $18 billion in revenue and more than 5,000 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed.
In his role, Benish leads JM Family’s focus on digital product management and supports existing capabilities in IT strategy, architecture and governance. He helps the company aggressively pursue its digital future to offer value to its partners and improve the experience of its associates.
With 25 years of experience across several industries, including involvement in B2B and franchise operations, Benish is an accomplished CTO with a wealth of knowledge and valuable understanding. His work with JM Family began as a consultant for two of its subsidiaries through his company, CGNB Associates, which strove to help businesses understand their technology landscape, defining strategic technology roadmaps and driving execution to achieve new digital capabilities.
Throughout his career, Benish has helped organizations realize enterprise value through digital products and services and held several senior technology roles at companies such as ABC Financial Services, Planet Fitness, National Dentex Corporation and AGA Medical Corporation.
Benish earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota and attended the prestigious Executive Education program at Columbia Business School in New York. In addition, Benish was a long-time Child Sponsor for Compassion International, sponsoring a child through their graduation.
Head of Product Management and Global Strategy for Data and AI, AWS
Archana is the Head of Product Management and Global Strategy for Data and AI services at AWS spanning AI/ML, Generative AI, Next Generation Developer experience, Analytics and Database products. She serves as a Senior Advisor to CEOs, Boards, Government and C-Suite leaders as they form their Data and AI corporate strategy and is helping leaders embrace Generative AI. She joined AWS in 2021 as the Head of Solutions Architecture for North America, where she led a team of more than 1,400 solutions architects to enable some of the world’s largest companies to leverage the latest innovations in cloud computing technology. Archana is an accomplished business leader with deep technology expertise. She is recognized for executing strategies that help global companies build teams, develop the right organizational structures and create value with data services that rapidly transform their business. Prior to AWS, Archana was the General Manager (P&L) and Global CTO for IBM's $22B Infrastructure Services business with direct oversight of global portfolio strategy, software product development, and offerings portfolio for 175 countries and more than 7,000 clients. In her role, Archana transformed product strategy, investments and management to drive double digit software led cloud services growth globally. Prior to IBM, Archana served as the CTO for Washington DC, where she held a key cabinet position overseeing the central technology agency overseeing $1B in IT spend citywide, managing enterprise applications, infrastructure, and delivering services to 33,000 employees and 670,000 district residents. Archana serves on the Trustees Council of Penn Women, the James Brister Society at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Global Good Fund. She is the recipient of several honors, including the Washington Business Journal’s C-Suite Award, The Washingtonian Tech Titan Award, StateScoop’s Golden Executive of the Year Award, and Top Women in Tech Award.
SVP & Business Head – Data & Analytics, Infosys
Sunil Senan is Senior Vice President responsible for the Data & Analytics service line at Infosys. In this role, he works closely with Infosys’s strategic clients on their data & analytics led digital transformation initiatives. He is passionate about how data & analytics is creating economic impact in the society and how enterprises and governments can engage in driving this transformation. He has written the “Data economy in Digital times” paper articulating how the new data economy presents a set of new possibilities for enterprises, governments to serve their citizens and consumers.
Sunil holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with a specialization in Computer Science and has completed his Master’s in Business Administration (Executive-MBA) from prestigious Indian Institute of Management, (IIM) Bangalore. Sunil has authored several thought leadership articles that have been published in Industry journals like CIO.com, Forbes online, Changeboard.com, DataQuest etc.
SVP, Growth Platforms, Capital Group
Patrick Lee is a Senior Vice President leading Investment Operations Technology and The Growth Platforms at the Capital Group. He drives the technology strategy and leads engineering teams and is also responsible for end to end platforms to grow and scale new investment services. With a focus on team empowerment, he has headed efforts to simplify the technology product set across Investment Operations, implemented complex 3rd party solutions, and launched new investment products and services.
VP, Research Director, Forrester
Fiona serves digital business strategy professionals, leading a team that helps retail and brand manufacturer professionals optimize sales, service, and customer journey strategies across channels. She is an expert in e-commerce, multichannel retail strategy and management, consumer behavior, and trends in the retail space.
Prior to Forrester, Fiona headed market research for members of the National Retail Federation, covering digital strategies, marketing, IT, organizational structure, and loss prevention. Before joining NRF, she was vice president and general manager of e-commerce at Tommy Hilfiger, where she launched the company's e-commerce business. Fiona also headed research at Jupiter Research after overseeing research for clients in the retail, travel, and financial services sectors. She helped found and lead international marketing at Travelocity when she was at American Airlines/SABRE.
SVP and Global Head - Services, Infosys
Mitrankur (Mit) Majumdar is a strategic business leader, specializing in executing business transformation leveraging technology. At Infosys, Mit plays an important role helping clients across industries that include information services, publishing, professional services, education, real estate, construction, waste management, travel, and hospitality. With over 27 years of experience in consulting and outsourcing, Mit has extensive experience in incubating and developing market share in many industry segments.
Mit holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronics and telecommunication and an MBA from McCombs Schools of Business, University of Texas. He currently manages the Services sector globally with complete P&L responsibility. The Services sector includes - Travel & Hospitality, Publishing & Information Svcs, Professional Svcs, Education, Real Estate, EPC etc. His responsibility includes growing the existing set of accounts, acquisition of new Logos, delivering programs and projects, ensuring client and employee satisfaction and revenue growth. His experience includes providing services to clients around Consulting, App Dev, Maintenance, Support & Testing, Cloud and Infra Svcs, BPO, Digital, Data and Analytics, Automation, Machine Learning, AI etc. Other responsibilities include building CXO relationships, understanding the industry landscape, creating thought leadership, and generating POVs around the key trends, understanding the key challenges of the clients and bringing IT or Business solutions.
Principal Analyst and Founder, Constellation Research, Inc.
R “Ray” Wang (pronounced WAHNG) is the Founder, Chairman and Principal Analyst of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research Inc., a research and advisory firm which studies disruptive business and exponential technology trends.
Ray’s the co-host and co-founder of the widely watched DisrupTV, a weekly enterprise tech and leadership webcast that averages 50,000 views per episode. He’s also the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog “A Software Insider’s Point of View” that has received millions of page views per month. Wang also serves as a non-resident Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center.
Since 2003, Ray has delivered thousands of live and virtual keynotes around the world that are inspiring and legendary. Wang has spoken at almost every major tech conference, including Salesforce’s Dreamforce, Adobe Summit, IBM, HR Tech Conference, NASSCOM, Mobile World Congress, CES, NRF, HIMSS, Oracle, Microsoft, Wipro, ServiceNow, Google Next, SAP, Infosys, TCS, SXSW, CIO100, TEDX, and sessions at Davos for various clients. His clients include the Global 2000 companies, governments, startups, and investment firms. Wang has held executive roles at institutions such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. His ground-breaking best selling book on digital transformation, Disrupting Digital Business, was published by Harvard Business Review Press in 2015. Ray's new book about Digital Giants and the future of business titled, Everybody Wants to Rule The World was released July 2021 by Harper Collins Leadership.
Wang is well quoted and frequently interviewed in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business News, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Cheddar, Bloomberg, CGTN America, Tech Crunch, ZDNet, CIO Magazine, Forbes, and Fortune. Ray frequently receives accolades and awards from various independent organizations as one of the top technology and business analysts in the world.
CIO, Old National Bank
Paul S. Kilroy is Chief Information Officer at Old National. He brings a wide array of IT expertise and leadership experience to his role, serving as a Segment CIO at multiple super-regional and global financial institutions. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Paul serves on several local and regional nonprofit boards and is an active volunteer in the community.
VP, Chief Procurement Officer, Head-Supply Chain & Real Estate, Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Since 2018, Nicholas Lanigan has led the global procurement goals and strategy, including supply chain development and worldwide real estate portfolio for Panasonic Avionics. As Chief Procurement Officer, Lanigan is responsible for delivering on the company’s financial performance and quality targets, while adhering to the highest level of customer service and compliance.
Lanigan brings a wealth of experience from his previous leadership roles as the Vice President, Global Procurement, Contracts & Compliance at Conduent, an IT service management company, and as the Global Procurement officer, Pricing and Contracts at Xerox.
Lanigan holds an MBA and a Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut and is a member of the Connecticut Bar. He is married with three young boys. In his spare time, he enjoys running on the local trails in the Orange County foothills, playing sports with his children, and participating in various races throughout the year.
Doug Howland is the Senior Vice President for Calix Cloud and Product Operations.
He is responsible for cloud, security, privacy, global labs, engineering environment and processes, product quality and customer experience, business operations, knowledge management, technical learning, strategic partnerships, governance, business continuity and disaster recovery, and risk management. His notable initiatives include a productivity incubator program including AI governance and use, distributed team engagement and effectiveness, cybersecurity excellence, and the next generation engineering environment and labs.
Doug has 35 years of experience in executive leadership, engineering and product leadership, consulting, and system engineering. Before joining Calix, Doug held leadership roles at Juniper Networks, Sun Microsystems, KPMG, Pacific Gas and Electric, Bechtel National, and the Department of Energy.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
VP Retail, CPG and Logistics, Americas, Infosys
Amitabh is a leader in the practice focusing on client relationships globally in addition to focusing on the CoE for Retail Supply Chain and Merchandising Solutions. Amitabh has 19+ years of IT and Business Process Delivery experience with Retail and CPG clients. He has been recognized as a thought leader and has authored several white papers in the areas of supply chain management and merchandising.
Amitabh holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a mechanical engineering degree.
SVP, Software Development, Peloton
Viresh Rustagi is a software engineering executive with more than 25 years of experience, earned at industry leading technology companies like Facebook, Google, Amazon and, now, Peloton.
As SVP, Software Development, Viresh fuels software innovation across Peloton’s growing suite of connected fitness devices, apps and Platform in markets around the globe. Viresh is no stranger to scaling strong, empowered teams who ship extraordinary products and features to push the bounds of innovation, quality and speed. With a deep understanding of software tech stacks -- from embedded software on proprietary devices to cloud software powering advanced logic and multimedia experiences -- he brings a practical know-how to the company’s vertically integrated business.
Viresh began his technology studies at the Institute of Technology, BHU, in India, earning a Bachelor's of Tech, prior to attending Florida State University where he completed his Masters of Science, and then Santa Clara University where he completed his MBA. His work has been published and presented in and at leading industry journals and events, respectively, and he currently holds more than ten patents.
CEO, Infosys Equinox
Amit Kalley is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Infosys Equinox, a human-centric digital commerce and digital marketing platform. Amit has successfully driven digital transformations for over a hundred G2K enterprises across the globe for over 2 decades. His experience spans a wide range of industries including retail, CPG, high-tech, manufacturing, financial services, telecom, energy, and media.
With a strong foundation in technology, Amit has created and taken to market several industry-leading products, solutions, and practices. Prior to his current role, he has held leadership positions in the other Infosys products portfolios and at Infosys Labs, and was also the Global Head of Innovation at Infosys for multiple industry verticals.
Amit has an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a B Tech in Aerospace Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur.
VP & Head, IT Process Consulting Practice, Infosys
Alok is a Vice President and leads the Process Consulting Practice at Infosys. He partners with clients in their digital journey by helping them transform to new ways of working - driven by Lean, Agile, DevSecOps, SRE and the shift to customer centric products & platform led operating models. He has published multiple papers & articles on these topics. He is also an evangelist of Agile & DevSecOps transformation within Infosys and is currently driving the internal initiative around product centric value delivery. His 28 years of experience spans across Consulting and Enterprise Process Management, with last 19 years at Infosys. He has consulted clients globally and successfully managed large ‘Organization Change’ programs. His current area of interest is digital operating model for an AI-First Enterprise.
Alok holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s in business management - both from IIT Bombay, India. He completed his Executive Education program from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Alok is a fitness enthusiast, an avid reader, and practices Yoga.
VP, Customer & Product Support, Honeywell Aerospace
Toby Price serves as the Vice President of Customer & Product Support for Honeywell's Aerospace business, where he spearheads the day-to-day operations of the Aerospace Customer & Product Support organization. In this capacity, Toby oversees a comprehensive portfolio encompassing customer support operations, technical support, training, publications, and asset management. His purview extends across Honeywell Aerospace's diverse segments, including Defense & Space, Air Transport, and Business & General Aviation.
With a tenure of over 18 years at Honeywell, Toby Price has accumulated a wealth of experience and expertise within the Aerospace domain. Notably, he recently occupied the role of Vice President Airlines – Americas, where he demonstrated exceptional leadership and strategic acumen. In his prior role as Vice President of Acquisition Integration, he led Honeywell Aerospace's integration endeavors.
Among Toby's other roles at Honeywell Aerospace, he served as Vice President – Customer Support Operations, responsible for orchestrating the end-to-end order management process. His oversight spanned from the initial customer contact to order fulfillment, encompassing OEM, Spares, and Repairs orders on a global scale. Toby ensured a seamless and efficient order fulfillment and communication process, reinforcing Honeywell Aerospace's commitment to exceptional customer service.
A native of Farmington, New Mexico, Toby Price earned his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from New Mexico State University.
VP and Capabilities CIO – Enterprise IT, Jabil
Ravi is VP and Capabilities CIO – Enterprise IT at Jabil, a Fortune 500 Manufacturing Solutions provider with over 250,000 employees across 30 countries. He is a highly accomplished Global IT Executive and CIO with an impressive track record of over 20 years serving as a strategic partner to the leadership teams of several Fortune 500 companies. He firmly believes in positioning companies at the nexus of Business and IT and has consistently achieved this through his innovative approach and being a change agent. He has skillfully leveraged his formative management training and development gained earlier in service to various business units of GE globally. Some of Ravi's notable contributions include directing transformational/digital IT initiatives to support business growth and innovation, enabling IT as a key strategic partner for operational excellence by leveraging cutting-edge technologies and processes in Manufacturing, SCM, and Engineering functions. He has also developed tomorrow's IT Leaders by initiating a Talent Development Leadership Program, and rebuilt an IT team while successfully operating in the face of a major operations budget reduction necessitated by the 2008 economic collapse.
Head of Business Platforms, Wedbush Securities
Ashwin Roongta serves as the Chief Technology Officer and oversees business platforms at Wedbush Securities in a high-level capacity. With over thirty years of experience in the financial services industry, his expertise lies in investment banking, wealth management and involved management at Wedbush. Ashwin's responsibilities include guiding the investment process, facilitating client onboarding, supervising payments, managing the AML-KYC, and developing virtual assistant bots, and ensuring the seamless operation of the client 360 and wealth platforms. He possesses a profound understanding of digital payment systems, cash management, and investment and wealth management.
Ashwin's dedication extends to addressing climate risks and advocating for environmentally and socially responsible investing. He currently holds the position of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Champion at Wedbush Securities.
Ex-CIO, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
Shahryar Khazei is a seasoned IT executive with over 36 years of experience in the private and public education industry. He was the Chief Information Officer of the nation’s second largest school district, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), where he directed over 700 employees and managed a budget of over $350 million. While at LAUSD, he successfully completed a large portfolio of IT projects including the District’s network infrastructure and systems modernization, enterprise reporting and dashboards, student information system, and the SAP enterprise resource planning system.
After retiring from LAUSD, Khazei founded Macaw Consulting, which provides strategic and management consulting services to school districts, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies in the education sector across the United States. His expertise commands all facets of IT organization, including strategy, infrastructure, budgeting, human resources, customer support, and training.
Khazei was named CTO of the Year by the Council of Great City School in 2014 and is currently a Peer Review and Federal Funds Optimization Task Force Member for the organization. In 2021, he joined the Board of Directors at the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN). Shahryar has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University.
Sr. Director, Telecommunications & End User Technology, ADT
Tiffany Galarza is Sr. Director of Telecommunications and End User Technology for ADT. She has over 24 years of experience in technology, procurement, and negotiation. Currently, she serves as the co-chair of the Alarm Industry Communications Committee, liaising on behalf of the industry in the public and private sectors on issues that impact the industry to use telecommunications technology in providing protection services to the public. Tiffany is an adept communicator who leverages her ability to understand operations and technology to achieve corporate and strategic goals on behalf of ADT. With over two decades in security, she profoundly understands where the industry has been and where it is going, and she understands the intrinsic value and impact that technology will have on the next century of the industry’s success, growth, and value.
SVP, Engineering for Engage & Pureconnect and Multi-cloud CTO, Genesys
Raj Patel is the SVP of Engineering for Engage & Pureconnect and Multi-cloud CTO. He has led cloud transformations at many enterprise firms from Genesys, a market leader in Customer Experience, Symantec as well as head of Engineering at Webex. He draws his experience from webscale consumer internet services like from Pinterest and Yahoo.