Experts from around the globe are speaking at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld. Get insights on innovation, takeaways on technology, details on developments, and straight talk on strategy.
Brad Anderson is the corporate vice president of cloud and enterprise engineering at Microsoft.
In this role, he leads an organization that enables enterprise organizations to be agile, cost effective, secure, and proactive via the WSSC suite of products and services. These technologies and IT strategies deliver the best cloud systems for private and partner clouds, and they support Microsoft’s consumerization of IT scenarios to enterprise businesses around the world. Anderson reports to Satya Nadella, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group.
Since joining Microsoft in 2003, Anderson has led the System Center product team to consistent year-over-year growth, gained significant market share by strengthening its core product and service offerings, and he has driven the innovation of virtualized and online management technologies. Anderson’s passion for technology and partnership has been instrumental in a growing number of strategic relationships and acquisitions throughout the tech industry.
Prior to Microsoft, Anderson spent 12 years at Novell, Inc., serving as vice president and general manager of the ZENWorks product line.
Anderson graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University with a BS in design engineering technology, and a MBA with honors. Outside of work, Anderson enjoys spending time with his wife Kim and their five children.
Matt joined Tesco in 2011 as Group Marketing and Chief Digital Officer. Before joining Tesco, Matt was the Global CEO of HAVAS’s digital and data businesses. Prior to this, Matt had a diverse background in marketing, brand and agency management.
Sri Ayyeppen is chief technology officer (CTO) and co-founder of Keste, a leading worldwide Oracle solutions provider based in Dallas, Texas. As CTO he is responsible for leading teams delivering solutions with Oracle applications, technology, and infrastructure. His primary focus is on enterprise mobility, portals, application and business process integration through service-oriented architecture (SOA), and highly available enterprise deployment with engineered systems such as Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata. Some of Ayyeppen’s key areas of responsibility include business development through innovative solutions and developing relationships with Oracle senior management.
Ayyeppen leads the enterprise architecture team for Keste customers, driving principles and practices for creating best-in-class architecture leveraging present-day technology. As part of Keste he has worked on and delivered state-of-the-art solutions with customers including Aramark, Qualcomm, JDSU, AirTel, GE, Intelligrated, NetApp, Tekelec, and US Foods. He has successfully architected and led the development of mobile solutions for several large companies.
Ayyeppen is also one of Oracle's deputy CTOs. Oracle deputy CTOs are considered trusted advisors and have access to resources and information normally reserved for Oracle employees. He is member of the Customer Advisory Boards for Oracle Enterprise 2.0 (WebCenter) and SOA and BPM, a regular presenter at Oracle technology and marketing events, and a contributing author to Oracle Fusion Middleware Patterns, a book on Oracle technology best practices architecture. Ayyeppen was recently recognized as an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Southwest Area North finalist.
Mark Bluhm is senior vice president of Data Center Operations, overseeing data center operations and strategy for Global Technology.
Mark has over 20 years of experience at the company, starting at then-West in 1991 as a software engineer. Mark has held several software development roles and has been awarded multiple software patents. Mark’s software development experience includes leading the team that developed the search and document retrieval systems that power many of our online systems including Westlaw. Mark has held several technology leadership roles, including Chief Architect for Thomson and Chief Technology Officer for Business of Law.
Mark received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics and computer science from the University of South Dakota, and his doctorate in computer science from Washington University.
Steve Cardell is the President of Enterprise Services and Diversified Industries at HCL Technologies, with responsibility for $2.7 billion of the company’s revenues. As President of Enterprise Services he is responsible for the Systems Integration (SI) and Applications Management (AMS) business, covering all application technologies such as Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, Salesforce and Workday. Additionally, Steve runs all industry verticals with the exception of Financial Services and Life Sciences.
Steve joined HCL through its acquisition of Axon Group PLC . Axon was a FTSE-250 Technology Transformation company where Steve was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). It was the TechMark 100 Top Performing stock for three consecutive years under Steve’s leadership and was the 221st most valuable listed company on the London Exchange when it was sold to HCL in 2008. During his tenure, Axon’s revenues tripled, profit increased five-fold and the stock rose over 400%.
He has been instrumental in advising some of the largest Transformation programs of the past decade, and has worked with over 30 significant Public and Private Sector clients in a dozen countries. Key clients include GSK, Xerox, TXU, United Technologies, Gulfstream, Boeing, Birmingham City Council, Transport for London, Linde, Electrolux and Direct Energy.
Steve has been published over 30 times including ‘Strategic Collaboration; published by Hodder and Stoughton and ‘The Future of Management Consulting’ (chapter). He is a regular speaker at business and industry conferences and an attendee of the World Economic Forum. He is an Advisory Board member of the Magna Carta 800th Committee.
As President and CEO of Badgeville, Ken Comée is responsible for overseeing the company's overall strategic direction, planning and execution. Ken brings more than 20 years of executive management experience in both private and public cloud software companies. Most recently, Ken was CEO of PowerReviews, the world’s most widely deployed social commerce platform, and led the company through a successful acquisition by Bazaarvoice. Prior to this, Ken was CEO of Cast Iron Systems, the leader in cloud integration. He spearheaded the company's strategic transformation from a startup to a global Cloud computing leader, with a 10-fold increase in revenue and the acqusition of more than 700 new customers. IBM acquired Cast Iron in April 2010 as a critical piece of its cloud strategy. Previously, Comée held executive positions at CollabNet, a software development pioneer in the cloud, and at product lifecycle leader PTC. He also held various general management positions at Amdahl / Fujitsu in both Europe and the US. Mr. Comée is a graduate of Santa Clara University and received an MBA in Strategy from the London Business School.
Chris Curran is a principal and chief technologist at PwC. In the latter role, he directs PwC's development of new market offerings, intellectual capital, and skills in the areas of IT strategy, architecture, and emerging technologies. Curran also leads the firm’s Advisory Labs, a proving ground for innovative mobile, social media, cloud, smart systems, e-commerce, and other complex technology concepts.
Michael Dell is the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Dell Inc., the company he founded with US$1,000 in 1984 at the age of 19. Based on his statement “Technology is about enabling human potential,” Dell’s vision of how technology should be designed, manufactured, and sold forever changed the IT industry. In 1992 he became the youngest CEO whose company ever earned a ranking on the Fortune 500.
Today Dell Inc. is composed of more than 100,000 team members who serve the IT needs of global corporations, small and medium businesses, governments, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and home computing users. From PCs to the infrastructure, software, and services that power the world’s most complex data centers and cloud computing environments, Dell Inc.’s broad range of IT services and solutions has helped millions of customers around the world achieve the outcomes that are most important to them.
In 1998 Michael Dell formed MSD Capital, and in 1999 he and his wife established the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to provide philanthropic support to a variety of global causes.
Dell is an honorary member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and an executive committee member of the International Business Council. He serves as chairman of the Technology CEO Council and is a member of the US Business Council and the Business Roundtable. He also serves on the governing board of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India, and is a board member of Catalyst.
Larry Ellison has been CEO of Oracle Corporation since he founded the company in 1977. He also races sailboats, flies planes, and plays tennis and guitar.
Douglas W. Fisher is corporate vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group for Intel Corporation. He is responsible for worldwide software, services, and software R&D at Intel. Fisher is currently chairman of the board of the Linux Foundation and a member of the internal board for Wind River Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation. Previously, he served as corporate vice president and general manager of Intel Corporation’s System Software Division, which reported into the Software and Services Group.
Fisher holds a BS in electrical engineering from Oregon State University and an MS in management from Stanford University.
John Fowler is Executive Vice President of Systems. Mr. Fowler has extensive experience in corporate strategy as well as systems and software development. Before coming to Oracle in 2010, when the company acquired Sun, he worked at Sun for more than 14 years, where he served in several influential roles, including Executive Vice President of Sun's Systems Group; Chief Technology Officer for Sun's Software organization; and Executive Vice President of Sun's x64 Systems Group, focused on delivering industry-standard network computing systems for Solaris, Linux, and Windows. At Oracle, Mr. Fowler continues to be responsible for the delivery of all Sun systems products, including SPARC and x64-based servers, as well as networking and disk and tape storage products. Additionally, he is responsible for systems software, including Oracle Solaris.
Mark Hurd is President of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company's Board of Directors. He joined Oracle in 2010, bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership, computer hardware expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company. As President, Mr. Hurd oversees the corporate direction and strategy for Oracle's global field operations, including marketing, sales, consulting, alliances and channels, and support. He focuses on strategy, leadership, innovation, and customers. Says Mr. Hurd, "It's our job as a company to help our customers save money and innovate." MarkHurd/Oracle/President
Before joining Oracle, Mr. Hurd served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of HP, where his focus on customers, innovation, improved operational efficiency and execution led to significant company growth. Prior to that, he spent 25 years at NCR Corporation, where he held a variety of management, operations, sales, and marketing roles, ultimately serving as the company's Chief Executive Officer and President and leading a successful effort to improve operational efficiency, strengthen the product line, and drive growth.
Mr. Hurd was listed as one of Forbes' Market's Best Managers for 2009. In 2007, Mr. Hurd was named one of Fortune Magazine's 25 Most Powerful People in Business. He was recognized multiple times by Business 2.0 magazine as one of the 50 Who Matter Now and by Barron's in its Best CEOs lists. The San Francisco Chronicle honored him as the 2008 CEO of the Year. He appeared on CRN's 25 Most Influential Executives list in three separate years and was twice one of their Top 25 Executives.
Mr. Hurd earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1979 from Baylor University, in Waco, Texas, which he attended on a tennis scholarship. He continues to show his passion for tennis, supporting Baylor's national championship tennis program through philanthropic donations to upgrade and renovate facilities in the Hurd Tennis Building, which is part of the Hurd Tennis Center. He also supports the Baylor Bear Foundation and the Men's Tennis Excellence Fund.
Since joining Oracle, Mr. Hurd has worked to share Oracle's strategy and vision with customers, partners, shareholders, and investors. "Our strategy is complete stack, open, best-of-breed at every single layer of the architecture," he says. "We vertically integrate those best-of-breed pieces for extreme performance and total-cost-of-ownership benefit to give you differentiation. Our products are designed to be the best technology at every single layer of the stack, and then be vertically integrated. We want to give customers choices for how they access that technology—on premises, building a private cloud, using a public cloud, or a hybrid cloud combination. It's your choice how you get access to all of this technology."
As one of the world's largest enterprise technology companies, Oracle has more than 380,000 customers in 145 countries and annual revenues of $35.6 billion. The company engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in customer data centers—from servers and storage, to database and middleware, through applications. Oracle is the only vendor able to offer a complete technology stack in which every layer is engineered to work together as a single system. Oracle's industry-leading on-premises and cloud-based solutions give customers complete deployment flexibility and unmatched benefits, including unbreakable security, high availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance, and low total cost of ownership. The company has an active mergers and acquisitions program, with more than 80 in the past six years, including the industry-transforming acquisition of Sun Microsystems.
Mr. Hurd's leadership in managing past acquisition integrations has enabled him to take a significant role in Oracle's acquisition strategy. He is also responsible for Oracle's global business units for industries, which build products for specific industries such as telecommunications, financial services, health sciences, retail, utilities, and public sector enterprises. Says Mr. Hurd, "This industry focus is an important strategy for us. We get deeper into these industry verticals because they solve our customers' most difficult problems, which are very industry- and business-specific."
Dan Hushon provides the leadership for driving the strategy and growth of CSC’s product lines and boosting technology excellence across the company.
Hushon joined CSC from EMC Corporation, where he was chief technologist for key strategic initiatives in big data, cloud technologies, and next-generation infrastructure as well as the chief technologist of the service provider business. Previously, he served at Sun Microsystems in a variety of roles, including chief technologist for a cloud service and chief technologist for the global sales organization. Hushon has more than 20 years of information technology industry experience delivering technology-differentiated solutions to private, public, and international customers.
Hushon holds a BS from Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Thomas Kiessling has been appointed Chief Product and Innovation Officer (CPIO) within the CTIO Board area, effective November 1, 2010. Since August 16, 2010 he has been gradually taking up work for Deutsche Telekom. Thomas has twenty years of experience in telecommunications, IT and online product development. His professional career started in consulting companies for telecommunications, in the telecommunications and competition sector of the European Commission and the World Bank Group. From 1994 to 1999 he worked in a number of functions including presales, network engineering and planning for eunetcom/Global One, a joint venture of Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom and Sprint. From 2000 to 2002 he was Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Energis-ISION, an application hosting company. From 2002 to 2006 he worked for Amadeus, the leading provider of IT solutions in the tourism and travel industry. Since 2006, he has been the Chief Technology & Innovation Officer (CTIO) at bwin, the world's largest listed online gaming company. Kiessling holds a PhD in Telecommunications Economics from the University of Stuttgart, a Master's degree in Network Engineering from Ecole Nationale des Telecommunications Paris, a Master's degree in Economics from The American University, Washington D.C., and a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Bayreuth University.
Bill King is responsible for driving the growth and profitability of Platform Products to achieve Fujitsu goals. It is King’s goal to ensure channel and partnership expansion to drive Fujitsu enterprise, mobile, and software products into targeted markets. His experience with clients, vast network of contacts, background in hardware and software development, and his long track record of success suit him well in this position. King holds a BS in computer science from Millersville University of Pennsylvania.
Pete Koliopoulos serves as the vice president of North American marketing for Arrow's enterprise computing solutions (ECS) segment. He architects appropriate and consistent alignment of marketing functionality within and across Arrow ECS North America. In this capacity, Koliopoulos is responsible for implementing a solution-centric vision to position Arrow ECS as the enabler for data-center transformation in the value-added channel. He is charged with aggressively promoting Arrow ECS' message and presence as a unified organization in the marketplace.
Koliopoulos has more than 25 years of experience in marketing and sales roles in the IT industry. He served as director of product marketing for StorageTek, now part of Oracle through the Sun acquisition. He also has held several broad-based marketing leadership positions with EMC. Koliopoulos most recently served as vice president of global partner marketing for VCE, the joint venture between Cisco and EMC with investment from VMware and Intel.
Thomas Kurian is Executive Vice President of Oracle Product Development and reports to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. He is responsible for leading all aspects of product strategy, software development, and delivery of Oracle’s software product portfolio including Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, and ERP, CRM, and supply chain management applications. For the past several years, Mr. Kurian has been responsible for the Oracle Fusion Middleware family of products. Under Mr. Kurian’s leadership, the Oracle Fusion Middleware business became the fastest-growing business within Oracle and the industry’s leading middleware product suite. Since January 2008, Mr. Kurian has also led the development for Oracle’s next-generation business applications, Oracle Fusion Applications.
Mr. Kurian has been with Oracle since 1996, holding various product management and development positions. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Kurian worked in London, Brussels, and San Francisco as a consultant with McKinsey and Company, an international management-consulting firm, serving clients in the software, telecommunications, and financial services industries. Mr. Kurian has a BA in electrical engineering from Princeton University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He also has an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He serves as an advisory member on the boards of several international venture funds and software companies.
Mike has been with Tesco since 1998, having previously worked at Accenture and BT. He was on the board of tesco.com from its inception in 1999 through to 2006 during which time he led the transition of tesco.com onto a fully online platform, as well as the national roll-out of the service.
Stacy Nethercoat oversees all product marketing programs and initiatives developed to support Tech Data’s software vendor partners. She also heads the company’s extensive software support resources, including Tech Data’s TDCloud offering and StreamOne platform. In 2009, Nethercoat was recognized by Everything Channel’s CRN Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Women in the Channel.”
After joining Tech Data in 1995 as a pricing consultant for the company’s European operations, Nethercoat served as a director in the sales and marketing operations divisions and was promoted to vice president of SMB sales, a position she held for five years. Prior to joining Tech Data she served in various finance and operations leadership roles with companies such as American Bankers Insurance Group and Lucky Stores. She holds a BBA degree from the University of Iowa.
Duncan L. Niederauer is Chief Executive Officer and a Director of NYSE Euronext. During his tenure as CEO, Mr. Niederauer is proud to have overseen the transformation of the company into an innovative, globally integrated organization with a high-tech, high-touch focus. Prior to his current position, Mr. Niederauer was President and co-Chief Operating Officer of NYSE Euronext with responsibility for U.S. cash equities.
Before joining NYSE Euronext in April 2007, Mr. Niederauer was Managing Director and co-Head of the Equities Division Execution Services franchise at Goldman, Sachs & Co. His career at Goldman Sachs spanned 22 years.
Mr. Niederauer has served on the board of Archipelago Holdings, LLC and Colgate University, and now serves on the board of Operation Hope, The American Ireland Fund and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. His current affiliations include G100, Chief Executive 50, British-American Business Council International Advisory Committee, Partnership for New York City, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, Shanghai International Financial Advisory Committee, Museum of American Finance, Pace University President’s Council and Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.
He earned an MBA from Emory University and a BA from Colgate University. He and his wife, Alison, are the co-chairs of the Newmark School’s “Destination of Promise” campaign, which is building a state of the art school for children with autism and related disabilities in Scotch Plains, NJ. They have three children, reside in New Jersey and enjoy beekeeping as a hobby.
Edward Screven is Chief Corporate Architect at Oracle. Reporting to CEO, Larry Ellison, he drives technology and architecture decisions across all Oracle products to ensure that product directions are consistent with Oracle's overall strategy. An Oracle veteran since 1986, he is responsible for Oracle's open source businesses including Linux, Virtualization, and MySQL. Mr. Screven also leads company-wide strategic initiatives including Industry Standards and Security.
Lars Silberbauer holds the position of Global Director of Social Media at the LEGO Group and is responsible for driving the strategic development and implementation of all major social media initiatives for the LEGO brand. He comes from a background in digital and broadcast media from his previous position at the Danish Broadcast Corporation.
Besides working on numerous social media projects and with digital media, Lars has been working as Creative Project Manager for the light projections at the new DR Concert House in DR Byen. The concert hall was built by the French architect Jean Nouvel who has created a world class venue where architecture and media are closely connected.
Lars has a Masters degree in Digital Media from the University of Copenhagen and a HD degree in Strategy and Business Innovation from Copenhagen Business School.
Alicia Tillman is Vice President, Marketing, Deal Consulting and Business Services for American Express Global Business Travel. In this role, she is responsible for the development and ongoing evolution of the company’s value proposition and business strategy, online acquisition strategy, bid and proposal strategy for new sales and client retentions, corporate events and branding. Alicia is also driving the company’s strategy around end user engagement and loyalty in this new environment through the use of gamification techniques. Previous to this role, she was the head of Public Affairs and Corporate Communications.
Before joining American Express, Alicia was the head of Marketing Communications at Rosenbluth International, where she was responsible for creating and driving the implementation of media, client and employee communications and all strategic marketing activities to drive new product and business growth.
Alicia has been honored by many organizations for her work in marketing and communications. She was awarded the “Rising Star Award” from Travel Agent Magazine which recognized the top 20 travel industry executives under 35 years of age. She was also profiled by the European trade journal, Travel Trade Gazette Business, as one of the leading women in the business travel industry. The International Communications Group and Public Relations Society of America have also honored her work, and she received the Platinum PR Excellence Award for delivering superior marketing and communications strategies in the travel industry.
Alicia is a graduate of Lycoming College and holds a BA in Mass Communications with an emphasis in International Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising. She is active with the Corporate Executive Board and a member of the Sales Executive Council.
Noriyuki Toyoki is responsible for the development of Fujitsu’s portfolio of world-class system products, including the leading-edge SPARC server line. Over the last several years, Toyoki has represented Fujitsu at Oracle OpenWorld and has taken a leading role in the Fujitsu/Oracle relationship. He has been involved with a wide range of activities, including the joint SPARC server development initiative as well as the promotion of Fujitsu at events such as Oracle OpenWorld.
Toyoki is passionate about Fujitsu’s innovative technologies, and every year he looks forward to the opportunity to share this passion with the Oracle OpenWorld audience. Last year he was honored to present the outstanding achievements of the latest SPARC processors and architectures. His keynote this year focuses on how new technology has been integrated into Fujitsu M10 Servers, helping deliver unprecedented value for customers.
Those who attended Oracle OpenWorld 2012 may recall that a delicious orange juice sample was used to illustrate Fujitsu’s agriculture cloud. With equally unique treats and plenty of them, Toyoki and his team is welcoming all visitors who stop by the Fujitsu booth.
Joe Tucci is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of EMC Corporation. Tucci has been EMC's Chairman since January 2006 and CEO since January 2001, one year after he joined the company as President and Chief Operating Officer. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of VMware Corporation. He is based at EMC's corporate headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
Tucci has led EMC through a period of dramatic revitalization, continued market share gains and sustained double-digit growth. He has transformed EMC's business model from what was a near exclusive focus on high-end storage platforms. With revenues of $21.7 billion in 2012 and 60,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset—information—in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.
Erica is a principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP's Human Capital practice and the leader of the Service Delivery Transformation Consulting Market Offering. She specializes in Human Resources (HR) Transformation, with an emphasis on the design and implementation of leading edge HR service delivery models for large, global organizations. Her 15 years of consulting experience includes business process outsourcing, process design, HR program analysis and design, business case development and change leadership – all within the context of large-scale, HR transformation initiatives.
Throughout her consulting career, she has gained experience working across all aspects of the Service Delivery spectrum, from Outsourcing to Shared Services to technology implementations. Erica is currently serving as the HR Service Delivery Offering Leader within the HR Transformation Service Line in Human Capital.
Erica has a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.
Goro Watanabe is responsible for developing new technologies and partner technology alliances. His leadership in international alliances, along with a strong sense of business and profitability—plus decades of ICT and processor engineering—inspired the creation in the late 1990s of a Silicon Valley team to work closely with Sun Microsystems. After relocating with his family to Cupertino, California, Watanabe went on to develop the Solaris OS for Fujitsu’s PRIMEPOWER, the world’s fastest server of its time. He holds a BS in computer science and an MS in computer engineering from the University of Tokyo.