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 of IT

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.

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.

Fram 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.

Ibrahim Gokcen

Managing Partner

Ibrahim Gokcen has spent the last 25 years transforming businesses of all sizes using software, AI/ML and launching new products, services and businesses. He is currently the Managing Partner of Velocis Digital, LLC, a US-based management consulting and strategy execution company focused on scaling early-stage and medium-sized companies and expanding their operations globally.

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.
My approach to success: Read voraciously, apply what's learned in small, controlled methods, implement in large scale. Teach others what I learn, learn from others. Lead a balanced life. Be a nice person.
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.

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.

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.

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.

John K. Thompson

Global Head, AI

John is an international technology executive with over 35 years of experience in the fields of data, advanced analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI).

Tony Uphoff

4x CEO & Acceleration Economy Analyst

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.

Robert Wood

CISO and Director of the Information Security and Privacy Group

Robert Wood is an Acceleration Economy Analyst focusing on Cyber Security. He has led the development of multiple cyber security programs from the ground up at startups across the healthcare, cyber security, and digital marketing industries.