CIO Summit 2023 Speakers

Rob Carter

EVP, Information Services

Robert B. (Rob) Carter is executive vice president of FedEx Information Services and chief information officer of FedEx Corp.
C-Level Executive Managing IT Transformation & Digital Supply Chain for multi billion dollar company. Entrepreneur - Supply Chain - Food & Beverage, Media & Entertainment Love the building process especially in a multi-continent, multi-vertical industry scope.

Maria Roat

Former U.S. Deputy Federal CIO

Senior Information Technology and Cybersecurity Executive with 3+ decades’ experience driving enterprise-scale digital transformation within Federal Government. Recognized as builder, collaborator, and solutions innovator with vision, audacity, and drive to lead complex multibillion-dollar technology initiatives.

Cedric Wells

Director, Infrastructure Services

19+ years of combined experience directing, managing, building, implementing, and optimizing a broad range of IT infrastructure technology systems and services (including in a global capacity) has taught me one main thing: The world is changing way too fast to hold on to yesterday's decisions when all the variables used to make those decisions have changed.
Philippe is an IT executive with over 20 years of experience in solution delivery and project management, in the information technology field.

Venkat Ramaswamy

PHD, Professor, Author Cloud & Co-Creation

Venkat Ramaswamy is Professor of Marketing at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. He is a globally recognized thought leader, idea practitioner, and eclectic scholar with wide-ranging interests in innovation, strategy, marketing, branding, IT, operations, and the human side of the organization.

Kieron Allen

Acceleration Economy Minute Host

Kieron Allen is an Acceleration Economy Analyst examining the innovation, opportunity and future impact of the Metaverse on culture, work, social engagement, vertical industries, the customer and more.

Aaron Back

Chief Content Officer, Principal Analyst, Acceleration Economy

Aaron Back (Bearded Analyst), Chief Content Officer / Principal Analyst for Acceleration Economy, focuses on empowering individuals and organizations with the information they need to make crucial decisions.

Ian Barkin

Best Selling Author & Bain Advisor

Seasoned leader and innovator in Digital Operations, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Intelligent Automation, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and the Future of Work
An accomplished, highly successful and results-driven Senior Executive with CEO, Presidential, COO, SVP and Board-level experience in businesses that have generated outstanding results in all retail channels, including both distributed and vertical models.

Aaron Cockerill

Chief Strategy Officer

Frank Domizio

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

I am an old school nerd. My love for technology started in the 1980s playing Tradewars with the 300 baud modem attached to my Tandy 1000 and continues today as Deputy CISO for the largest health plan on the planet. My favorite classes from my undergraduate program at Drexel, as well as my Masters program at Capitol have all involved learning
Dan Drawbaugh is Chief Executive Officer of The Steadman Clinic (TSC) and Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) in Vail, Colorado. As CEO, Drawbaugh leads a team of talented physicians, researchers, scientists and administrators who make TSC and SPRI one of the most sought after orthopaedic sports medicine destination centers globally, where world-class medicine and world-class research strategically align.

Bob Evans

Cloud Wars Founder, Co-Founder Acceleration Economy

Chief Content Officer and Co-Founder of the Acceleration Economy, Bob leads the strategic direction of the global analyst network and actively covers the Cloud and Digital Business categories. Creator of Cloud Wars Top 10, a ranking and ongoing analysis world's most-influential tech companies driving digital business and the digital economy.

Salil Godika

Chief Executive Officer Synoptek India

With 27 years of overall experience in Enterprise Software Product and IT Services sectors, Salil Godika is Chief Executive Officer, Synoptek India. Salil’s expertise in marketing, business development as well as delivery helps link deep delivery expertise to service marketing and business development activities, while contributing to the overall growth of Synoptek’s global business.

Lev Gonick

Enterprise CIO

Lev Gonick is Enterprise Chief Information Officer at Arizona State University. Enterprise Technology at ASU leads the design and agile management of all enterprise infrastructure, applications, products, services and analytics. Lev also chairs the Sun Corridor Network, Arizona's Research and Education Network.

John Granger

Senior Vice President, IBM Consulting

John leads IBM Consulting, IBM’s global professional consulting services unit, an organization in 150 countries with deep industry expertise and market-leading capabilities in business transformation and technology implementation.
Chris Hughes is an Acceleration Economy Analyst focusing on Cyber Security. Chris currently serves as the Co-Founder and CISO of Aquia. Chris has nearly 20 years of IT/Cybersecurity experience.

Kevin Lamb

Product Manager Turbonomic – Cloud

Christine Livingstone

Sr. Director Information Systems

Experienced technology leader with deep understanding of manufacturing, apparel, luxury goods, outdoor, and retail industries. Skilled in project management, software development, legacy system integration, and change management to support growing organizations.

Christopher Lochhead

Best Selling Author

Category Design is the most powerful (underground) skill in business. Category Designers introduce us to new ways of living, working and playing. They break new ground, make a big difference and in business, earn (on average) 76% of the total value created in the market category they design.

Shane Luke

Vice President, Machine Learning & AI

Shane is currently VP Product and Engineering, Head of Machine Learning & AI at Workday. Shane is also the Founder and CEO of the enterprise software company BlueMesh.com, a team that developed a solution for technology  developers – a solution to improve the way we all interact with technologies.

Joanna Martinez

Business Advisor, Consultant, Founder

Speaker | Advisor | Helping Individuals and Businesses Understand Technology, Improve Processes, and Align with Stakeholders Supply Chain Advisors LLC

Ronak Mathur

Acceleration Economy Analyst

Ronak Mathur is an Acceleration Economy Analyst focusing on Automation. Ronak is a Software professional with 4+ years of experience specializing in Robotics Process Automation.

Jerry McGlynn

Practice Director - Consulting

Jerry McGlynn is Practice Director, Consulting at Synoptek. With over 30 years of IT Consulting and Strategy Development experience, Jerry is not just a technologist but also a business leader who can transform operations and drive effective change management.

Lisa Miller

Senior Vice President, Global Platform Alliances

Lisa Miller serves as Senior Vice President of Platform Alliances. In this transformational role she is responsible for the strategic vision, thought leadership and execution of Equinix’s Platform Alliance Partners. This role aligns the technical and go to market partnerships which will grow solution reach, accelerate new business and drive revenue growth across all selling motions.
Acceleration Economy Analyst focused on business & technology strategy for the SMB CIO and the current CIO of Paragon Films, Kenny analyzes the impact of technology to drive business, process, and customer value for mid-market companies.

Sheri Rhodes

Chief Customer Officer

Sheri Rhodes is chief customer officer at Workday where she oversees the company’s customer experience organization, which includes Professional Services, Education Services, Customer Success, and Workday Support. In this role, she leads the teams responsible for empowering all customers to reach their full potential with Workday through an unmatched end-to-end customer experience that helps ensure they realize the full value of their Workday solution.

Wayne Sadin

CIO/CTO/CDO Acceleration Economy Analyst

Wayne Sadin, an Acceleration Economy Analyst focused on Board Strategy, has had a 30-year IT career spanning Logistics, Financial Services, Energy, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Direct-Response Marketing, Construction, Consulting, and Technology.
Over two decades of experience building, optimizing, and evangelizing channel programs and go-to-market strategies.

Matthew Sekol

Industry Advocate, WW Sustainability

Matt came into sustainability and ESG from supporting Capital Markets and some of the world's largest data aggregators and asset managers at Microsoft. Today, he's moved over to our WW Sustainability team and guides companies across industries through this topic and how Microsoft and technology can help.

Paul Swider

Chief Philanthropy Officer
Paul Swider is an Acceleration Economy Analyst focused on healthcare technology and the Chief Philanthropy Officer for RealActivity, a Boston-based SaaS startup, focused on streamlining healthcare operations and improving the patient-provider experience.

Richard Trickey

WW Turbonomic and Integration Practice Leader, Technology Expert Labs

Richard Trickey is the WW Turbonomic and Integration Practice Leader for Technology Expert Labs and joined IBM via the acquisition of Turbonomic in June 2021. He has spent the past two decades working on two continents within the most extensive and, often most advanced enterprise datacenters for some of world’s largest corporations.

Tony Uphoff

Acceleration Economy Analyst,
4X CEO, Leadership Channel Host
Tony currently serves as Senior Advisor to the CEO and executive team at Xometry, a publicly traded, on demand manufacturing marketplace. He most recently led the turn around, growth and successful sale of Thomasnet.com to Xometry in December of 2021 for $300m.

Scott Vaughan

3X CMO & Acceleration Economy Analyst

Scott Vaughan is an Acceleration Economy Analyst focusing on the Chief Marketing Officer and marketing's role and contribution to this massive business movement.