Aaron Levie is Chief Executive Officer, Cofounder and Chairman at Box, which he launched in 2005 with CFO and cofounder, Dylan Smith. He is the visionary behind Box’s product and platform strategy, which focuses on incorporating the best of secure content collaboration with an intuitive user experience suited to the way people work today. Aaron leads Box in its mission to transform the way people and businesses work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. He has served as a member of Box’s board of directors since April 2005.
Aaron attended the University of Southern California from 2003 to 2005 before leaving to found Box.
Financial Journalist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis has published more than a dozen books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street. Lewis’ latest release, the NYT #1 best-seller Flash Boys, has taken the financial market and business world by storm since its release in March 2014. The story reveals how the legal—but highly questionable— practice of high-frequency trading (HFT) has allowed certain Wall Street players to work the stock market to their advantage, and has been called one of the most provocative books to hit shelves since Lewis’ The Big Short. In The Blind Side, published in 2006, Lewis tells the story of NFL Offensive Tackle Michael Oher, and how his life is transformed from being a teen living on the streets of Memphis after he is adopted by white Evangelical Christians. Before that, Lewis wrote Moneyball, a book ostensibly about baseball but also about the way markets value people. Both of his books about sports became Oscar nominated films.
Diane Greene is the leader of Google’s cloud businesses; Google Cloud, Google Technical Infrastructure, and Google Apps. She also serves on the boards of Alphabet, Intuit, Khan Academy, and MIT. Diane co-founded and was CEO of VMware from 1998-2008, taking the company public and to a $2 billion run-rate. Prior to VMware, Diane was co-founder and CEO of a low-bandwidth streaming video company, VXtreme, that was bought by Microsoft. She held engineering and management positions at SGI, Tandem, and Sybase, ran engineering for Windsurfing International, and worked as a naval architect designing ships and large ocean structure deployment systems. Diane's degrees include a B.S. in mechanical engineering, an M.S. in naval architecture, and an M.S. in computer science from the University of Vermont, MIT, and the University of California, Berkeley, respectively. Diane is married, has two children, and was the 1976 National Women's Sailing Dinghy Champion.
Jeetu Patel is Senior Vice President of Platform and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for Box. In this role he leads Box's platform organization, driving the strategy for Box's platform business and developer relations. He also oversees Box’s corporate strategy and development organization.
Mr. Patel has more than 20 years of experience in enterprise information technology and before joining Box he was General Manager and Chief Executive of EMC’s Syncplicity business unit. He previously held leadership roles in EMC’s Information Intelligence Group, including Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to EMC, Mr. Patel was president of Doculabs, a research and advisory firm focused on collaboration and content management across a range of industries, including financial services, insurance, energy, manufacturing, and life sciences.
Mr. Patel holds a BS in Information Decision Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Werner Vogels is Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company's technology vision, which is to continuously enhance the innovation on behalf of Amazon's customers at a global scale.
Prior to joining Amazon, he worked as a researcher at Cornell University where he was a principal investigator in several research projects that targeted the scalability and robustness of mission-critical enterprise computing systems. He has held the positions of Research Engineer, VP of Technology and CTO in companies that handle the transition of academic technology into industry.
Vogels holds a Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored many articles for journals and conferences, most of them on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing.
Inhi Cho Suh is the General Manager, IBM Collaboration Solutions. Inhi began her career with IBM in 1998, joining the worldwide customer set strategy team for IBM's Personal Systems Group. She then went on to hold a variety of leadership and management positions focused on strategic growth, development and marketing. Most recently, Inhi was the Vice President for Big Data, Information, Integration and Governance in IBM Software Group, responsible for all areas of the business. Prior to joining IBM, Inhi was a consultant in the education sector focused on international student teaching and counseling for university and professional institutions. Inhi received a Bachelor of Science from Duke University and a Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law. She is a licensed attorney in the state of North Carolina.
As executive vice president of business development, Peggy Johnson is responsible for driving strategic partnerships and transactions to accelerate growth for Microsoft and its customers. Johnson works with external partners around the world, ranging from start-ups to large-scale enterprises, to identify areas of collaboration, drive innovation and unlock shared value. In this capacity, she also manages Microsoft’s relationship with the venture capital community and oversees strategic investments through the company’s corporate venture fund, Microsoft Ventures.
Johnson earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from San Diego State University. She represents the United States on the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council and serves as a board member for Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. She has been recognized by multiple organizations, including Silicon Republic (“40 Powerful Women Leading Tech Around the World”), Business Insider (“26 Most Powerful Female Engineers in 2016”), Connected World Magazine (“2014 Women of M2M List”), Women in Technology International (“2013 Hall of Fame Award”) and STEM (“100 Women Leaders in STEM, 2012″).
Paul Chapman is Chief Information Officer at Box, where he is responsible for leading the company’s global information technology strategy and driving the development and delivery of key IT initiatives to support the company’s growing workforce and customer base.
Prior to Box, Paul was the CIO of HP Software for HP, where he led the IT organization and supported the development and delivery of IT solutions. He was also tasked with defining and managing HP’s global information management strategy, analytics platforms and data services. Previously, Chapman served as Vice President of Global Infrastructure and Cloud Operations and Vice President of Enterprise Applications at VMware. He has held other leadership roles at Affymetrix and Sun Microsystems.
He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Filton Tech in the United Kingdom.
Dan Levin is Box’s President and Chief Operating Officer, and is a member of Box’s board of directors. Previously, Dan served as an advisor to various technology start-ups, including Box. Dan also held various executive roles at Intuit Inc., a business and financial management solutions company, including Vice President and General Manager of Healthcare and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intuit’s Small Business Group.
Dan holds a B.A. in the independent concentration of Applications of Computer Graphics to Statistical Data Analysis from Princeton University.
Chris Yeh is Senior Vice President of Product at Box, where he is responsible for Box’s product management, platform strategy, partner ecosystem development and third-party innovation. Chris joined Box from Yahoo!, where he was the product lead for Yahoo! Groups, Delicious and other community products. Chris was also formerly the head of the Yahoo! Developer Network (YDN), the company's third-party developer program. Prior to Yahoo!, Chris served as the Vice President of Marketing at Tacit Software, acquired by Oracle in 2008, Vice President of Product Management at Blue Martini Software, and a principal at strategy consulting firm Mercer Management Consulting. A long time ago, Chris was employee 9999 at Oracle.
Chris holds a M.B.A. from Wharton and a B.S. in Computer Science.
Dylan Smith is Chief Financial Officer and Cofounder at Box, where he leads investor relations and all aspects of Box financial operations. He has been instrumental in Box's growth and development and is responsible for building the company’s business and finance infrastructure. Prior to Box, Dylan spent his time earning Box's seed funding through various entrepreneurial endeavors. He has served as a member of Box’s board of directors since April 2005.
Dylan holds a B.A. in Economics from Duke University.
Joe is the Chief Security Officer at Uber where he is responsible for all aspects of safety and security.
Before joining Uber last year, Joe was the CSO at Facebook where he led their information security, product security, investigations, and law enforcement relationship teams for 6 years.
Prior to joining Facebook, Joe spent 6 years working in a number of security and legal roles at eBay and PayPal, including at different times, overseeing user safety policies, coordinating law enforcement relationships, guiding eBay¹s regulatory compliance efforts, and managing PayPal's North America legal team.
Before entering the private sector, Joe spent 8 years with the United States Department of Justice. As a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California, he was a founding member of a unit dedicated to full time investigation and prosecution of technology-related crimes.
Joe has been active with a number of organizations that promote Internet safety and security, including the National Cyber Security Alliance, the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and the Bay Area CSO Council.
He has also served on the advisory boards of a number of startups, including AirBnB, BlueCava, Gurucul, and RiskIQ.
Charles Blauner is the Global Head of Information Security for Citi.
Charles joined Citi in February 2005 as the Head of Information Security for the North America Consumer organization. As the Global Consumer Group was formed, Charles took on the broader responsibilities for the Consumer business globally.
In early 2010 Charles was asked to take on the role of Citi Global Head of Information Security. In this role, Charles sets Citi’s Information Security strategy and is accountable for Citi’s Information Security posture across all lines of businesses, functions and regions.
Charles started his Information Security career at Bell Communications Research in 1986. In 1994, Charles joined JP Morgan as the lead Information Security architect and in between 1994 and 2001 Charles held various roles including Chief Information Risk Officer for JP Morgan and Investment Banker. In 2001, Charles joined Deutsche Bank as the Chief Information Risk Officer. After assignments in both NY and London; Charles left Deutsche Bank in 2004 to form AbsoSecurity, an Information Security Risk Management consulting company working with major financial services firms in NY and London, before being recruited to join Citi in 2005.
Charles earned a BS degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1982 and earned a MS degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in 1986.
Rory O’Driscoll is a founding member and Partner at Scale Venture Partners. An active investor for the past 20 years, Rory is focused on early-in-revenue software companies benefiting from the move to Software as a Service and the wider transition of enterprise computing to the cloud. Rory currently sits on the boards of Axcient, Bill.com, Box, Chef Software, DataSift, DocuSign, Katch, OneLogin, Pantheon, WalkMe and Wrike.
Prior investments include ExactTarget (ET; Acq: SFDC), Omniture (OMTR; Acq: ADBE), ScanSafe (Acq: Cisco), Frontbridge (Acq: MSFT), Placeware (Acq: MSFT) among others. Rory has been recognized by the Forbes Midas List and AlwaysOn Power Players in Venture Capital for his investments. Rory holds a BSc from the London School of Economics.
Kim Scott is the co-founder and CEO of Candor, Inc. She is the author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, to be published by St Martin’s Press next year. Kim has been an advisor at Kurbo, Qualtrics, Shyp, Twitter, and several other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclick Online Sales and Operations at Google. Previously, Kim was the co-founder and CEO of Juice Software, a collaboration start-up, and led business development at Delta Three and Capital Thinking. Earlier in her career, Kim worked as a senior policy advisor at the FCC, managed a pediatric clinic in Kosovo, started a diamond cutting factory in Moscow, and was an analyst on the Soviet Companies Fund. She is the author of three novels Virtual Love, The Househusband, and The Measurement Problem; she and her husband Andy Scott are parents of twins.
Gary Reiner joined GA in 2010, and supports the firm’s active value-added approach to partnering with growth companies by providing strategic counsel to GA and its portfolio companies. He currently serves on the board of CitiusTech, Box, Appirio, Mu Sigma, and SnapAV. He previously was on the board of Amedes Group.
Mr. Reiner previously served as senior vice president and Chief Information Officer of GE, where he led M&A, Sourcing, IT, Operations and Quality for the company. Prior to that, he was a partner with Boston Consulting Group, where he drove strategies and operations improvements for high-technology businesses.
Mr. Reiner earned a B.A. in economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Shobhana Ahluwalia is Head of Information Technology for Uber. Prior to joining Uber, Shobhana served as Vice President of Information Technology at Rocket Fuel, where she created and scaled a global IT team to support Rocket Fuel’s rapid business growth. Until 2013, Shobhana held various roles at CBS, including the Vice President of Enterprise Resource Planning and IT at CBS, where she led internal technology for all 10 of CBS’s business units including Network, CBS Studios, and Simon & Schuster.
Shobhana holds an MBA with a double major in Strategy and Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Additionally, she has a Bachelor of Computer Science in Engineering.
Mike Bartholomy has 18 years of experience in IT and information security and is currently responsible for strategy and innovation for End User Technology and Cloud Security for Western Union. Prior to joining Western Union, Mike spent his career consulting to fortune 500 companies and working in professional services for cloud SaaS companies. Mike has a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law and is passionate about the intersection of law and technology.
Jan Geert Meents has over fifteen years experience advising IT companies and national and international businesses. His practice covers a combination of corporate, intellectual property and other legal issues specific to the technology sector.
Jan focuses on complex technology transactions involving the exploitation, leveraging and transfer of IP rights concentrating on transformative technologies and their impact on corporate enterprises. His work involves the representation of customers and providers in sophisticated sourcing and offshoring transactions including large-scale IT and BPO projects.
Furthermore, Jan is extensively engaged in open source aspects on behalf of vendors and users as well as in data protection and related IT compliance issues. In addition, he played a major role in developing the industry knowledge required for M&A projects in the technology sector.
Hendrik A. Reese is Senior Manager at PwC in Germany. He supported several international corporations with regard to Cloud Governance, Cloud Compliance and Cloud Security. Hendrik assessed various large Cloud providers in terms of security, data privacy and compliance.
Hendrik is also engaged in the creation of new audit standards for Cloud Computing. In addition, he contributed to the EU-Brazil Cloud Catalogue and different Cloud Computing standard development actions of the European Commission.
Mike Wright is the Global CIO for McKinsey and Company, based in New York. Before this, he wasGlobal Head of Technology at Man Group plc, a world-leading alternative investment manager, for 6 years. Previously, he headedIT at Fidelity International and at the Willis Group Ltd. All his CIO roles have spanned multiple international locations, with a respective focus on Switzerland, India, and the USA, coupled with the UK. At Willis, he worked closely with the private equity firm, KKR, to take the company private and then return to a public listing on the NYSE.
Mike graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Biochemistry after doing research into Parkinson’s disease. Outside work, Mike enjoys his family, sport and travel.He is also actively involved with charity work in different roles.
As Chief Security Officer for leading cancer diagnostic company Genomic Health, Craig Guinasso makes cloud a strategic advantage while solving some of today’s most complex security challenges.
Martin Ford is the founder of a Silicon Valley-based software development firm and the author of two books: New York Times bestselling Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future and The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future. Rise of the Robots received theFinancial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and was named one of Business Insider’s Best Business Books of the Year. It has also been translated into 19 languages. He has over 25 years of experience in computer design and software development, and holds a computer engineering degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a graduate business degree from UCLA. He has written for publications includingFortune, Forbes, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Project Syndicate, The Huffington Post and The Fiscal Times. He has also appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including programs on NPR and CNBC.
Missy is Managing Director for Healthcare and Life Sciences at Box where she leads the healthcare vertical. Prior to Box, she worked at Morgenthaler Ventures and specialized in health IT investments. Prior to her role in venture, Missy worked at Google for 5 years and was one of the founding executives to lead Google Health, an online medical records and wellness platform. Prior to her role at Google, Missy worked for the government under President George W. Bush and in the Secretary’s Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She was one of the leading executives in the inaugural office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) for the nation. Missy serves on several boards for digital health companies and has an M.A. from Stanford University in healthcare policy and business administration.
As the Vice President of IT for $5bn Healthcare Company St. Joseph Health David oversees the complete end user computing experience for some 25,000 users and a direct team of 220. This includes all operational activities from the call center to the clinical facing IT leadership at each Hospital ensuring a consistent and exceptional delivery of the IT service. Working directly with the C suite, board and leadership teams, David understands the business of Healthcare and how to create, sell and deliver an IT strategy that aligns accordingly. Within his purview is a $16m capital projects portfolio running multiple new technology selections, testing, deployment and operationalization. Aside from positively disrupting modern Healthcare IT services, David has an interesting wealth of experience across industries ranging from the largest Technology, Telco and transport corporates through to several small startups, two of which David founded from his garage and sold. He brings an unusual entrepreneurial edge to the largest of companies helping to drive rapid change and enterprise level transformations.
Mr. O’Farrell’s current role at Lilly is Director of the of the Digital Workplace Services(DWS) Team.DWS is a new team at Lilly, formed in Q2 2015 by combining the Enterprise Mobility Team, Workplace Services Team, Client Virtualization Team, and Social and Cloud Collaboration Team. The objective of combining these groups is twofold. First is recognizing that across the industry, the Mobility and Workplace Services spaces are increasingly becoming one. Second was to take advantage of the many lessons learned in the Mobility space at Lilly and apply those lessons across Lilly’s client workplace landscape. Scope of DWS includes 23,000 iPads, 18,000 iPhones, 38,000 laptops, 40,000 workstations, and over 500 virtualized applications. The team is comprised of over 100 internal and external IT Professionals.
Riju Khetarpal manages the Life Sciences industry at Box. He has over 15 years of experience in theLife Sciences IT industry with specific expertise in content management. Prior to joining Box, he worked at Salesforce.comas the Director for Healthcare & Life Sciences ISV program. In his role there he was responsible for strategy, planning and recruitment of Healthcare and Life Sciences ISVs who would build apps on the Salesforce1 platform. Many of those applications operated in environments subjected to FDA regulations like 21CFR, Part 11. Prior to his role at Salesforce.com,he was a Principal in the Life Sciences Division at CSC. He also held roles at Siemens and IBM in Healthcare & Life Sciences as well as Camstar and Siebel Systems.
Dave Kuo is currently the global head of Human Resource operations for Jazz Pharma. He has 17 years of overall professional experience, within that, 2 years in management consulting with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 13 years in Information Technology management, and 2 years in Global HR shared services. He has worked mostly in the biotech life sciences industry, but also spend 5 years in high tech and telecomm industry early on in his career. He is very interested in implementing the right technology investments for companies to enable better business outcomes.
Stephen Collins, CISSP is the Information Security Officer at Midland Health in Midland, Texas, a 275-bed facility and cornerstone of the ever-expanding Midland Health system.. Stephen has been involved in Information Technology for quite some time, originally serving as a COBOL Programmer and later as a Data Processing Manager. He has held a variety of technical and management roles in energy-related companies. His persistent emphasis on data security led him to his current position at Midland Memorial Hospital.
Gary Williams joined T. Rowe Price in 2011 and is currently an Assistant Vice President in the Emerging Solutions and Technology team. Gary helps enable business strategies by researching, piloting, and delivering emerging technologies across cloud, big data, social, and mobile that enable the firm to be proactive and innovative in a rapidly changing environment. He is also a member of Box’s Product Advisory board.
Prior to T. Rowe Price, Gary was the Online Services Manager at Williams Scotsman, where he was responsible for leading the company’s North American online strategy through digital property, online marketing, eCommerce, and customer portal initiatives.
Gary earned a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Towson University where he was also a 4 year member of their NCAA Division I Track & Field team and head drum major of the marching band.
Rutul Davé is Maxwell's co-founder and CTO. As an entrepreneur, Rutul is passionate about using technology to reduce consumer complexity and increase accessibility to financial services. His most recent success was Bright Funds, which he co-founded in 2012 with a mission to design digital experiences that unlock passion and capital from a new generation of donors focused on impact.
Before creating Bright Funds, Rutul held influential roles in software engineering, product design and marketing at various successful Bay Area startups and venture-backed private companies including Coverity (acquired by Synopsys), Omneon (acquired by Harmonic) and Topspin (acquired by Cisco).
Rutul has a MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California where he was also a research assistant in the Computational Biology department.
Andrew Wilson is the Manager, Global Content & Reporting for Biblica- The International Bible Society. With a background in Human Resources and Global Communications, Andrew is a long-term Box customer, managing Biblica through their global Box implementation and adoption, and is passionate about Box.org's work with non-profits. A native of Northern Ireland, Andrew now calls Colorado Springs, Colorado home.
Casey Santos joined General Atlantic in 2014 and works from the firm’s New York office.
Prior to General Atlantic, Ms. Santos served as head of IT for twelve years at MIO Partners, McKinsey’s private investment group, after having moved over from the firm’s consulting business. Prior to that, Ms. Santos worked in a number of technical roles at different companies, including having spent four years at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
Ms. Santos holds a B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and both an M.B.A. and a Masters in Management and International Studies from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Cliff has the honor and privilege of serving as the CIO of Morehouse College. Under the new leadership of President John S. Wilson Jr. (79) Clifford has been given the charge of eradicating the digital divide at Morehouse College. Given the extremely tight budgets of today’s economy (especially in higher Ed) Cliff’s challenge is even greater. This is the environment where he excels the most. He has the benefit of serving with the most dedicated Senior and Technical staff of his IT career; each taking personal responsibility for their contribution to this charge.
Cliff’s strength is his ability as a communicator and motivator. A skilled project manager, he has a well-established reputation as an “idea guy,” but also possesses the rare ability to shift gears and successfully implement those ideas. He is true collaborator. He believes the best results are achieved by using technology where it makes sense, not implementing it for its own sake. He has a reputation for innovation in systems architecture, which he credits to his creative background as a visual artist.
Brandon Savage has spent the last decade building powerful and secure cloud products, first at Yahoo! where he managed feature development in innovative new email solutions, and then at Box where he led the web, desktop and globalization teams through massive company growth. Brandon is currently Director of Product Management for Box for Industries at Box, where he oversees product strategy and development across several key verticals, including Healthcare and Life Sciences. Brandon earned his MBA, focusing on Media, Entertainment and Technology, from New York University's Stern School of Business.
George is Chief Technology Officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S. with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff located in Los Angeles, California. In this capacity, George leads major technology initiatives across the Cedars-Sinai health system. Before his role as CTO, George held various other leadership positions at Cedars, including Associate CTO and the Director of Voice and Data Networks. Prior to his time at Cedars-Sinai, he was an Information Technology Director at the Fox Entertainment Group. He has also worked in the Life Sciences industry early in his career at Amgen in the capacity of Senior Network Engineer. George currently resides in Southern California with his wife and 2 daughters.
Du Warren has accomplished over 20 years of experience in the Engineering and Information Technology Field. Throughout the various respected positions, he served in the following roles: Management, Project Manager, Engineer and Lead Developer. His core responsibilities included project management, systems design & architecture, strategic planning and budgeting, staff development and resource management. Du Warren is currently the IT owner or Portfolio Lead of the Enterprise Content Management solutions (Content Management and Case Management) for Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the largest customer-owned health insurer in the United States and fourth largest overall, operating through its Blue Cross and Blue Shield® Plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Du Warren obtained his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He has achieved graduate certifications in project management, CLOUD Technologies and HADOOP from Depaul University
Bob Flynn helps Indiana University explore, understand, and implement cloud-based technologies and innovations in support of the university's academic and research missions. His project portfolio includes Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Box at IU, Adobe, and Google. Flynn works with colleagues across the country to guide cloud technology adoption in higher education, contributing to the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research Cloud working group and serving on multiple vendor advisory boards, including the Box Product Advisory Board and the Internet2 NET+ Box (higher education) Advisory Board.
Program Manager with extensive experience in healthcare industry responsible for managing large project portfolios, cross-functional teams, multimillion dollar budgets, software/service vendors, and full-time employees. Strong qualifications in strategy development, communication, problem solving, team building, priority setting, decision making, and financial management. Demonstrated leadership in managing of the most successful computer system at Amgen. A results-oriented manager with a strong reputation who seeks a challenge.
Kelly Fox is the Manager of Desktop Software at JLL, a global financial and professional services firm that specializes in commercial real estate services and investment management. Her 15+ year career in technology include enterprise software implementations, IT consulting, software development and most recently product management. She is the global product owner of Box at JLL, based in Chicago. She is a foodie and self-proclaimed coffee snob.
Jeff Gaus is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prolifiq Software. Prior to his current role, he led the company’s business development, marketing and sales activities. Jeff is a 30+ year veteran of the telecommunications industry, has designed several communications protocols and has co-authored two United States patents: one for VoIP and the other for electronic message management – the core of Prolifiq’s platform.
David is an accomplished Life Sciences Regulatory and IS Compliance Professional with extensive hands-on and leadership experience in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Biotech and Blood Management Industries. He specializes specifically in the fields of: Computer Systems Validation, Risk Management, Issue Investigation – Root Cause Analysis and Remediation, Quality Assurance, Software Development Lifecycle, Lean IS Compliance Enhancement Initiatives, Business Analysis, Product Lifecycle Management and Systems/Process analysis with Compliance Roadmap development.
Manu is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience in the Life Sciences industry operating within several IT related functions. Manu has experience as an Subject Matter Expertise (SME) as well as Program Manager for several global IT system deployments and programs. Manu has overseen over 50 IT projects at various pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies across the U.S. His key skills include: portfolio management, business process restructuring, and computer validation.
Rachel is a solutions engineer at Box and is also on the Box Healthcare team. As a solutions engineer, Rachel helps our key sales executives and Managing Director in Healthcare present end-to-end solutions on the Box platform to customers and key prospects. She lends her healthcare industry expertise internally, sitting on Box's specialized governance team and IBM partnership team. Rachel has deep domain knowledge of the healthcare industry as she previously worked at Epic, the largest acute care electronic health record (EHR) system in the nation. At Epic, Rachel worked as a Senior Implementation Consultant at Epic managing two software applications at multiple hospitals. In this capacity, she managed a team of 10-15 analysts on pre-live and post-live implementations to ensure improved patient care and throughput levels throughout the implementation cycle. Based off her client work, she moved to Product Development to create a new Anesthesia workplace for labor epidurals to improve gaps in data integrity and clinical documentation. Before her time at Epic, Rachel was a Research Analyst at Booze Allen and she also worked at American Cancer Society in national media relations. Rachel has a B.A. from Emory University and currently resides in SF, CA.
Subbu has nearly two decades of experience in a variety of specialties in the Life Sciences industry. He has led hundreds of software development, process automation, computer system validation, infrastructure qualification projects both in the U.S. and globally. Amongst many other strengths, Subbu is known by his colleagues and clients alike for his ability to articulate and solve complex problems and broad depth and breadth of expertise.
Prior to CHITA, Kevin was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Elan Pharmaceuticals Inc. where he led Elan’s Global IT strategy. Kevin joined Elan in 1996 and held IT management positions of increasing responsibility at Elan locations in Ireland and the US. Kevin was twice named one of the Silicon Valley 50, the top 50 Irish or Irish-American executives making a significant impact in and around Silicon Valley within their field of technology. A native of Ireland, he now resides in the Silicon Valley area.
At Favor Delivery, Josh Lipton leads Runner Product - the team that makes it possible for thousands of Favor Runners to deliver anything, anytime to Customers in more than 18 markets across the U.S. and Canada.
His experience in product management and technology leadership traces traces a path from the earliest days of the consumer web in 1998 when he co-founded an early golf e-commerce marketplace to his current role in the fast moving space of on-demand services.
Working with new technology is nothing new for Josh or his family. His grandfather was a noted pioneer in large-scale software engineering methods at IBM and his father wrote one of the earliest books on multimedia technology.
A New Yorker at heart but a Texan since 2001, Josh lives in Austin where he spends his free time playing golf with his wife, consuming breakfast tacos and complaining about the traffic.
Ms. Archana Vemulapalli was nominated to serve as the District's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) by Mayor Muriel Bowser on January 12, 2016. She was confirmed by the DC Council on April 5, 2016.
Prior to joining OCTO, Ms. Vemulapalli was Chief Technology Officer for Pristine Environments where she helped business leaders use technology as an enabler. She was responsible for the company’s IT strategy and transforming the company’s technology solutions offering in the market. In this position, she demonstrated technology leadership by developing and executing IT strategies to promote organizational growth and ensuring optimal utilization of emerging technologies. Ms. Vemulapalli also operated a successful technology and strategy consulting practice in Washington DC.
Previously, she spent years as a technology strategy consultant at global consulting firms such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte Consulting and Lucent Technologies etc.
Ms. Vemulapalli has a master’s degree in Leadership from McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, a master’s degree in Telecommunications from the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Engineering from the University of Madras.
Ms. Vemulapalli is the recipient of Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business 2015 award. Ms. Vemulapalli was selected to participate in Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2015 and Women in Technology’s Leadership Foundry Class of 2014. Ms. Vemulapalli serves on t
Nick Shevelyov is the Chief Security & Chief Privacy Officer at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Banking the world's most innovative companies, SVB's diverse financial services, global network, and world class service increase our clients' probability of success. With $23 billion in assets and more than 1,700 employees, SVB provides commercial, international and private banking through 34 locations worldwide. Nick’s areas of responsibility include Information Security Governance, Cyber Security, Computer Security Incident Response & Forensics, Data Privacy, Physical Security and Business Continuity Management. Prior to joining SVB, Nick managed Security and Data Privacy projects at Deloitte & Touche where he specialized in the technology and financial services industries. During his time in consulting, projects included developing security, risk and privacy programs as well as global credit card processing strategies. Earlier, Nick managed information technology departments and consulted on information security related projects with U.S. government entities and private industry organizations focused on mergers and acquisitions. Nick has been a guest speaker a variety of industry events and holds the CISSP, CIPP, CISM and an MBA.
Paul Hodges III serves as the Senior Executive Producer for the Golden State Warriors and leads all video content development and distribution. He oversees Warriors Studio, the in-house group he founded, which is solely responsible for all aspects of video content including overall strategy, creative, technical and infrastructure and which drives delivery of that content across TV, online and in-arena channels. Prior to the Warriors, Paul spent the majority of his 16 years of his sports entertainment career with the San Francisco Giants building SFG Productions. He has won 8 Northern California Emmy Awards in the last five years, in addition to the four Championship rings between the SF Giants and the Golden State Warriors. Paul received his degree in Broadcasting and Electronic Arts from San Francisco State.
Greg Cannan is the Divisional Information Officer (DIO), Corporate Services within the Information Systems Department of Toyota North America responsible for the maintenance and development of applications within Toyota. Greg’s responsibilities cover Corporate Service Systems like Human resources, Legal, Corporate Communications, Corporate Giving and Compliance.
Greg joined Toyota in 1988 as a project lead for the development of the new Lexus Dealer Allocation System and, as such, has been with Toyota since the birth of Lexus!
Greg has led a number of major projects at TMS including the implementation of PeopleSoft, i2 Demand Management for Service Parts, the Toyota Vehicle Ordering Management System and Telematics.
More recently Greg has been able to lead the charge of embracing Cloud Computing with the implementation of such systems as WorkDay, Box and the utilization of Microsoft’s Azure Cloud for Toyota’s Connect Vehicle solutions.
Today Greg and his team are very busy preparing systems for Toyota’s move to Plano, Texas.
David Dill is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, the world’s leading biopharmaceutical company focused on life-transforming therapies for rare diseases. Since joining Alexion in May 2015, David spearheads Alexion’s Technology Services, responsible for the company’s technology architecture, enterprise infrastructure, data, platforms, applications, and enterprise services. David and his organization are driving Alexion’s cloud strategy, aggressively closing legacy data centers and shifting Alexion’s IT landscape to the cloud.
Before joining Alexion, David held numerous roles over a 20-year career at Merck & Co., Inc. Most recently, he led the Enterprise Process and Manufacturing IT function of Merck’s Animal Health division, transforming and driving innovation to the global supply chain and optimizing business processes. Just prior, David led the integration of IT infrastructure and enterprise applications following Merck’s acquisition of Schering-Plough, delivering a seamless day one cutover and subsequent consolidation and optimization of IT infrastructure, applications, end user computing, processes, and support. Leading up to integration, David’s other roles and responsibilities included heading Merck’s global infrastructure operations organization, the client computing organization, enterprise storage & recovery, and the UNIX platform.
Chief Evangelist of New Technology Innovation within the organization, looked upon as an industry recognized Subject Matter Expert for Mobile and Collaboration technologies. Responsible for reimagining the way the organization works by building and implementing technologies that drive productivity gains, decrease costs and increase sales. Extremely forward thinking and often described as a visionary with the unique ability to develop solutions and change organizational culture. Accountable for the implementation of Mobile and Collaboration Technology solutions from the identification, analysis and development to the transition to version 2.0and beyond. His work has been recognized by Business Week, Baseline, Financial times, Smart Money, Fortune, LA Times, Gartner, Forrester, Wall Street Journal
Sujeet Bambawale is the Director of Enterprise Security at LifeLock. He leads the company’s cybersecurity engineering team with a focus on protecting data and innovating around the growing perimeter of digital identity. With almost two decades of experience in information security and compliance, Bambawale has a passion for developing new strategies to combat emerging threats.
Previously, Bambawale directed information security and compliance efforts as a part of the enterprise architecture organization at NetApp, including defining and operationalizing the company’s enterprise security strategy; and engaging with the customer community about the security program. Prior to joining NetApp, he spent more than 10 years with the corporate information security team at Intuit and was responsible for managing several key security initiatives that helped integrate security into the culture of the company. While at Intuit, he received the company’s the Intuit Innovation Award for the global business division.
Bambawale holds a master’s degree in electronics engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is also a Certified Information Security Manager and certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT. He continues to lead the professional community through his board membership at the Information Security Systems Association, Silicon Valley Chapter, and speaking engagements at conferences, such as the annual Gartner Symposium and NetApp Insight.
Rajneesh Chopra is the VP of Products at Netskope since the company’s inception, helping create a new market and building it up to be the market leader that is production at some of the largest F2000 companies. Prior to Netskope, he was responsible for the entire network security portfolio at Cisco including the firewall portfolio, web and endpoint security products. At Juniper, he most recently led product management for the advanced security in hyper scale datacenter following several other strategic and product roles. He holds an MBA from University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the NITK, India.
Andy Daudelin is Vice President of Cloud Solutions, responsible for AT&T enterprise cloud services. Andy joined AT&T in 1988 as aData Network Planner. During his tenure, he has held various positions inNetwork Engineering, Product Planning, Product Management, IT, Customer Service, and Security.In his current role, Andy is responsible for scaling the company’s cloud services across its global network and integrating them into AT&T’s business solutions portfolio.Andy has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and a M.S. in Systems Engineering fromRutgers University.He lives in Dallas, TX with his wife Christine and 3 daughters.
Atticus Tysen is an Intuit senior vice president and chief information officer, responsible for the applications supporting the company's human resources, finance, marketing and sales and support organizations.
Before being promoted to his current role in 2013, Tysen was vice president of product development for Intuit's Financial Management Solutions group, leading product development efforts for the company's Small Business group. Since joining Intuit in 2002, he has also served as director of new technology and led the company's patent program, building a process to protect the company's intellectual property.
Previously, Tysen was vice president of engineering at Aveo, Inc. where he set overall technical direction and led several groups to build and deliver proactive tech support and messaging systems for personal computer manufacturers such as Dell and Gateway. Prior to Aveo, he worked as a software engineering manager at OCTel and Apple Computer.
Tysen earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Stanford University.
As the Vice President of Advisor and Service Technology, Scott enables Ameriprise financial advisors to service their clients via fast and efficient online applications. His team provides technical solutions for several business capabilities, such as, new business, client & account maintenance, money movement, client correspondence and document management.