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.
Gretchen Alarcon is senior vice president for human capital management strategy at Oracle. She leads the strategy team responsible for applications that enable companies to align their workforce goals and business objectives.
Alarcon brings more than 13 years of industry experience to Oracle's strategy organization. She spent more than four years at PeopleSoft working closely with customers and contributing to the direction of the company's talent management and recruiting applications.
Prior to Oracle, Alarcon was director of product management at Icarian, Inc., where she designed new product roadmaps and drove strategic decisions for the company's workforce management suites. Before joining Icarian, Alarcon was with National Semiconductor where she helped redesign the company's worldwide human resource functions.
Prior to her current role, Alarcon was responsible for Oracle's talent management applications strategy.
Tom Anthony is responsible for the strategic direction of Oracle Fusion Procurement Cloud solutions. He has more than 20 years of procurement software experience and has delivered solutions to leading companies in the financial services, healthcare, government, utilities, consumer packaged goods, high tech, and industrial industries. Anthony joined Oracle in 2005 when it acquired PeopleSoft. At PeopleSoft he had spent the previous seven years responsible for PeopleSoft Supplier Relationship Management product strategy.
Colleen Baumbach is senior director for project portfolio management strategy at Oracle. She leads the strategy team responsible for applications that enable project-centric companies to align their corporate objectives with operational delivery.
Baumbach brings more than 20 years of experience in the software industry to Oracle's strategy organization; she joined Oracle in 2000. For the last eight years she has been responsible for driving strategic direction for Oracle's project portfolio management solutions. She spent five years in Oracle's consulting practice, working closely with global customers to align their business applications strategies.
Prior to Oracle, Baumbach was an independent consultant providing clients with counsel around implementing applications system strategies and setting long-term business goals. She spent 12 years at Bain & Company, where she held a variety of senior staff positions within the global management consulting firm. She draws upon her experience in business and her work with hundreds of customers to identify the business value of technology solutions to solve complex customer challenges.
Ajay Bhatia is a partner (principal) in PwC Advisory and leads PwC's Oracle Operations and Supply Chain practice. His 20 years experience includes ERP-led transformation, supply chain optimization, and merger/acquisitions/divestiture with IT focus for high tech and manufacturing clients. Bhatia's consulting experience has mainly focused on helping clients improve all areas of operations by analyzing and redefining business processes for increased effectiveness and implementing and integrating systems to support the new processes. He holds an MS from Eastern Michigan University and an MBA from Ashland University.
Dr. Didier Bonnet is a senior vice president and global practice leader at Capgemini Consulting. He also acts as the executive sponsor for Capgemini's digital transformation offering, a key strategic initiative that includes a five-year joint research collaboration with the MIT Center for Digital Business at the Sloan School of Management.
Prior to this, Bonnet was the global leader of the Telecom, Media & Entertainment practice at Capgemini Consulting for 15 years. He has more than 25 years' experience in strategy development, globalization, internet, and digital economics as well as in business transformation for large multinational corporations.
Bonnet has written numerous articles and is frequently quoted in the press, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and The Economist. He also regularly provides commentary for broadcasters such as the BBC, CNN, Reuters, and CNBC. Bonnet graduated in business economics from a French grandes ecoles and earned his doctorate from New College, University of Oxford. He is based in London.
Bonnet is coauthor of the forthcoming book Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation, which will be published by Harvard Business Review Press in the fall of 2014. Leading Digital makes the provocative argument that the next phase of digital technology adoption will make everything that's happened so far look like a prelude. Based on researching more than 400 global corporations, Leading Digital presents the DNA of "digital masters," those companies that have mastered digital transformation to gain strategic advantage: where and how to invest in digital, and how to lead the transformation.
Now working on his seventh America's Cup campaign, Ian 'Fresh' Burns got his feet wet working for the Australian defender Kookaburra during the 1987 Cup in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Burns joined BMW ORACLE Racing when it was formed in the summer of 2001, and is one of nine original members still with the team. Burns' sailed with the crew as a navigator during the 2002-03 Challenger Selection Series, which saw BMW ORACLE Racing advance to the final.
Burns eventually moved over to the design team and now has risen to Design Team Coordinator. He holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Keith Burr is one of the leaders in Deloitte's Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) practice. During his 14 years of professional experience with Oracle HCM, Burr has led numerous successful implementations and was involved in some of Oracle's largest and most complex global projects. His HCM application focus spans Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, and Oracle Taleo Cloud Service. Burr is a published authority and speaks at industry and technology conferences on trends in HR technology.
Peter Cavallo has more than 25 years of experience driving high-impact business solutions across the Global 2000. As both an industry practitioner and consultant, Cavallo has built and led domestic and international teams and has a referenceable track record for delivering complex consulting engagements, managing major accounts, and driving new business. In his current role he is responsible for sales and delivery of all aspects of the IBM Oracle North America practice.
Cavallo previously served as the Oracle go-to-market leader for the distribution sector, where he led his team to three years of year-over-year growth. Prior to his role in the distribution sector, he was a Siebel leader and account partner within the industrial sector. Cavallo began his career at IBM in the communications sector in the CRM practice. He was with IBM for more than 8 years, and prior to that he worked at Capgemini, Ernst & Young, Simon & Shuster, Philip Morris, and Grumman Aerospace. Most of his career has been spent implementing one aspect of Oracle and thus he has many long-standing relationships there.
John Cooper has over twenty seven years' experience in the G&A (HR, Finance, IT, Procurement), consulting, and information technology areas. He has led HR functions and served as the operational head of a multi-line consulting company. He specializes in the design and implementation of G&A organizations, processes and technology solution enablers. Representative clients include Covidien, Fidelity, Rogers Communications, First Data, Verizon, and other industry leaders.
John is currently serving as the North America Practice leader for the Oracle Solutions Group Consulting and Delivery Practice. The practice is responsible for the delivery of all related activities related to consulting, implementations, upgrades and application management services across the entire Oracle spectrum of products and services – PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Oracle E-Business Suite, Fusion Applications, Fusion Middleware, Exadata/Exalogic and supporting technologies, Edge Applications, and Analytics (Hyperion/OBIEE/OBIA).
Prior to joining Cognizant, John served as the HR Advisory Program Leader at the Hackett Group and led multiple consulting engagements focused on driving World-class G&A strategy and enabling those strategies through programs targeted at improving organization structures, processes, technologies and governance.
John holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and a BS in Systems Analysis from the University of Miami.
At dunnhumby, Yael Cosset provides strategic leadership on all aspects of technology, infrastructure, and product offerings throughout the organization. As Global Chief Information Officer, Cosset provides leadership focused on building innovative, world-class products and solutions including an expanded portfolio in the digital personalization area. Cosset also serves as CEO of KSS Retail, a dunnhumby company and a global enterprise software provider of price modeling and optimization solutions for retailers worldwide. In this capacity, Cosset interacts with executives and clients from both companies in order to ensure access to the value and services they jointly deliver.
Cosset joined dunnhumby as executive vice president, Consumer Markets, leading the non-grocery business for dunnhumbyUSA. Prior to joining dunnhumby, Cosset served as vice president of operations for the west region of MicroStrategy, a global leader in business intelligence technology. There he managed one of the largest and fastest-growing segments of the business, including complex data analytics and business intelligence implementations with Fortune 500 companies such as Safeway, Gap, Nordstrom, Intel, Disney, Universal Studios, American Express, and Visa, among others. Prior to his work with MicroStrategy, Cosset served as an executive business consultant, where he provided insight and direction on market expansion, product launches, and growth strategies for global companies including Schneider Electric and Gregori International.
Scott Curry has more than 15 years experience in the ERP application solutions, consulting, and technology space. As a former CPA, Curry has a broad background including accounting, consulting, sales engineering, inside sales, field sales, channel sales, and sales management. He has direct experience working with high-tech manufacturing, semiconductor, clean technology, capital equipment, software, services, multi-channel distribution, consumer products, pharmaceutical, medical device, software gaming, and social networking companies. Prior to Intelenex, Curry held sales and sales management positions at Oracle, NetSuite, and DAZ Systems. He is a graduate of Santa Clara University and holds a BS in accounting.
Subir Dutt is senior vice president of the Capgemini Global Oracle practice. Subir has responsibility for the overall growth strategy for the Oracle practice and for helping define company investment priorities. He collaborates across geographies and industry groups and leads practice area go-to-market activities with Oracle. He has a proven executive management track record and experience in driving large transformational solutions.
Prior to joining Capgemini, Dutt spent 15 years at Oracle in a variety of SaaS, on-premise and consulting sales leadership roles. Most recently, he was vice president of sales for Oracle Service Cloud, where he ran the team for SaaS and on-premise CRM in the healthcare and life sciences verticals. Prior to that, he held management roles in several additional verticals within Oracle, including telecom, high tech, manufacturing and distribution. He has extensive experience working with global customers and brings a deep understanding of technology and business solutions to his interactions.
Dutt earned his master's degree in industrial engineering from Virginia Tech. He resides in the Washington D.C. metro area.
Larry Ellison is executive chairman of Oracle Corporation and chief technology officer. He was CEO of Oracle from 1977, when he founded the company, until September 2014. He also races sailboats, flies planes, and plays tennis and guitar.
John Fowler is executive vice president of Systems at Oracle. 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, which focused on delivering industry-standard network computing systems for Solaris, Linux, and Windows. At Oracle 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.
Don Good is a leader in Source-to-Pay (S2P) process transformation and technology enablement, with more than 19 years of experience in the supply chain and finance functions. He advises clients on designing and adopting global business processes including organizational design, financial reporting, shared services, and category management enablement. Good leads Deloitte's S2P technology practice and works with numerous technology packages, including Oracle, SAP, Ariba, Coupa, Concur, Emptoris and SciQuest. He has served clients in North America, Asia, Europe, Australia, and South America.
Pierre Hessler is a Capgemini Fellow and Chairman's delegate. He focuses on business transformation, business technology and the digital enterprise.
He is also a board member of Bureau Veritas SA and head of Actideas.
Pierre Hessler joined in 1993 Cap Gemini, where he served in several executive positions, notably as a member of the Directoire and as chairman and CEO of Gemini Consulting. He served on the board of directors between 2000 and 2012. Pierre Hessler started his career in 1965 in IBM Switzerland, holding executive positions in Europe and in the United States, notably as corporate vice-president for marketing, and general manager for marketing, services and operations of IBM Europe. Swiss and French citizen, aged 70, married with 2 children, graduate of the University of Lausanne with degrees in law and economics, author of "Media and Corporate Scandals".
Albert Hitchcock is Chief Information Officer for Pearson, the world's leading learning company. He joined the executive team in March of 2014.
Hitchcock is responsible for the technology organization within Pearson and is leading the charge to digitize the business and create the world's best learning experience, underpinned by an advanced and standardized technology platform.
Hitchcock has spent 28 years in the technology industry, originally working for BAE systems and Racal Electronics in a variety of engineering and product development roles. In 1993 he joined the Canadian telecommunications equipment provider Nortel Networks, and was subsequently promoted through the ranks of the IT organization to become global CIO in 2002. In 2007, after 14 years at Nortel, Hitchcock joined Vodafone and was appointed Group Chief Information Officer. In this role he was responsible for the information technology organization within Vodafone and its operating companies around the world. During his seven-year tenure with Vodafone he was credited with a number of major achievements. These included the globalization and standardization of the IT environment across the company, which enabled Vodafone to leverage its scale and drive massive efficiency improvements.
Hitchcock is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET) and a chartered engineer. He studied electronic engineering at South Devon College of Arts and Technology and was awarded a Dip MBA with Distinction by the Centre of Management Studies at Exeter University.
Hitchcock is based in London at Pearson's UK headquarters.
Brad Householder is a PwC principal and leader of PwC's Supply Chain practice. With more than 30 years of industry and consulting experience, Householder is one of PwC's leaders in developing and implementing innovative supply chain strategies and solutions across a wide range of industries and organizations, including high tech, industrial manufacturing, chemicals, petroleum, and defense. He was a key contributor to the critically acclaimed book, Strategic Supply Chain Management: The 5 Disciplines for Top Performance. He is an active contributor to the advancement of supply chain management practices through his roles as a member of the APICS / Supply Chain Council Board of Directors and as the global lead for PwC's thought leadership in operations consulting.
Householder is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and MIT's Sloan School of Management, and was a Leaders for Global Operations Fellow at MIT.
Mark Hurd is chief executive officer 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. Hurd is also a member of the Board of Regents at Baylor University.
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.
Renée J. James is president of Intel Corporation and part of the company's Executive Office.
James has broad knowledge of the computing industry—hardware, manufacturing, security, software, and services—which she developed through product R&D leadership positions at Intel and as chairman of Intel's software subsidiaries. James has also been an overall leader in the development and implementation of Intel's corporate strategy.
During her 25-plus year career at Intel, James has spearheaded the company's strategic expansion into providing proprietary and open source software and services for applications in enterprise, security, and cloud-based computing. In her most recent role as executive vice president and general manager of the Software and Services Group, she was responsible for Intel's global software and services strategy, revenue, profit, and product R&D. In this role, James led Intel's strategic relationships with the world's leading device and enterprise operating systems companies. Previously, she was the director and COO of Intel Online Services, Intel's data center services business. Early in her career James also served as chief of staff for former Intel CEO Andy Grove.
James is a presidential appointee of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. She also serves as a non-executive director on the Vodafone Group Plc board of directors and is a member of the remuneration committee. She served seven years as independent director on the VMware Inc. board of directors and was a member of the audit committee. She is also a member of the C200.
Most recently James was nominated to Fortune's Most Powerful Women in Business list, ranking 27th; she was ranked 37th on the Forbes 100 list. She holds a bachelor's degree and an MBA from the University of Oregon.
Rick Jewell is senior vice president of Oracle Applications development. He has been with Oracle since 1989 and has overall responsibility for Oracle's supply chain management applications. In addition, his responsibilities include Oracle's recent acquisitions in supply chain, specifically transportation management, demand planning, advanced planning and scheduling, and product lifecycle management products.
Prior to Oracle, Jewell spent nine years with a large global systems integrator, and he also served as CIO for a Bay Area-based medical device manufacturing company. He is a graduate of Stanford University, where he received a BA in economics and an MS in industrial engineering.
Asim joined ORACLE Racing in 2004. His first Cup experience came during the 31st Cup in New Zealand when he was a member of the OneWorld Challenge. Prior to starting in the Americas Cup industry he spent a lot of time volunteering in the Air Training Corps and had a particular interest in outdoor education.
With a degree in computer science from the University of Auckland, Asim spends most of his time out of sight managing the bespoke software and hardware.
"The team uses Oracle database technology to store and analyze performance data coming in live off the boats," says Asim. "I am responsible for the development and maintenance of these hardware and software systems. I also write software related to performance analysis.
"With my other role I am in charge of the team's information systems and manage the IT department. I created the team's human resources portal, which is basically a bespoke enterprise resource planning (ERP) tool customized specifically for our needs," says Asim.
Asim's career highlight was winning the 33rd America's Cup with ORACLE Racing but, despite the endless stream of performance data he scans everyday he's rarely ever set foot on a Cup boat.
"My job is rewarding when people who use the software I write come back with what seems like an endless list of requests," Asim says. "It's a challenge to satisfy their endless list of cross comparisons."
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, Kurian has been responsible for the Oracle Fusion Middleware family of products. Under his leadership this product family has become the fastest-growing business within Oracle and the industry's leading middleware product suite. Since 2008 he has also led the development for Oracle's next-generation business applications, Oracle Fusion Applications.
Kurian has been with Oracle since 1996, holding various product management and development positions. Prior to joining Oracle he 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. 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.
Chris Leone is senior vice president of development for Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, including Oracle Global HR Cloud and Oracle Talent Management Cloud. In this role, Leone is responsible for driving the strategy, product management, product development, and product go-to-market functions, delivering modern HR in the cloud to global users in various roles. Recently, he was named #16 on Business Insider's list of the Most Important People in Cloud Computing.
For more than 20 years Leone has been developing enterprise software applications for large and midsize companies. He came to Oracle via the acquisition of PeopleSoft, where he was responsible for the product management activities for the company's financial, project management, and enterprise performance management product lines. Prior to joining PeopleSoft he was vice president of products at Hyperion, where he was responsible for the business performance management applications.
Leone earned his bachelor's degree in accounting and finance as well as an MBA from Loyola Marymount University.
Stephen Little is Chief Information Officer for Xerox. He was named to this position in January 2014 and appointed a vice president of the corporation at that time.
As CIO, Little is responsible for global IT strategy and program execution, information security, governance processes, and delivery of the IT infrastructure across the company. In addition, he brings a sharp focus on infrastructure simplification and disciplined execution to his organization, providing IT solutions that deliver value and keep business operations running smoothly.
Prior to becoming the global CIO, Little was the vice president of program assurance for Xerox. In that position, he led a highly skilled team that consulted with business leaders to solve challenging technical problems and expedited the completion of complex IT programs.
Little has spent his career leading large IT organizations within multibillion-dollar corporations, including former roles as the director of infrastructure services for ITT and as the senior vice president and CIO for Schneider Electric. During more than 20 years at Schneider, he held a variety of IT leadership positions and supported business teams all over the world, helping them to standardize and simplify IT.
Little received a BS in industrial management from Purdue University and a MBA from the University of Chicago.
Jamie Miller is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for GE. In this role, she is driving GE's global Information Technology strategy, services and operations, and aggressively delivering innovative and transformational solutions for GE, its customers and employees. She previously served in the role of Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. She joined GE in April 2008.
Prior to joining GE, Ms. Miller served as the Senior Vice President and Controller of WellPoint, Inc., managing investor relations, controllership, financial planning and analysis, tax and financial systems for the company and was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in a number of roles.
A graduate from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Ms. Miller serves on the Board of Girls Who Code, Oracle's President's Council, and is a member of the Sutter Hill Ventures Customer Advisory Board and CIO Strategy Exchange.
She and her husband have three children.
Steve Miranda is executive vice president of Oracle Applications product development. He is responsible for leading all aspects of product strategy, development, and delivery for Oracle's applications and related cloud services. This includes Oracle Fusion Applications and Oracle's newest products for customer service and support, commerce, and talent management.
Miranda joined Oracle in 1992 and has held a variety of leadership positions within the development organization. In 2007 he was asked to lead the engineering of Oracle's next-generation suite of software applications, Oracle Fusion Applications. Under his leadership Oracle has continually delivered on its promise to help its applications customers innovate and remain competitive while leveraging their existing IT investments and increasing the value of those investments with new Oracle products and services.
Prior to Oracle, Miranda worked at GE Aerospace. He holds degrees in mathematics and computational sciences from Stanford University.
Rondy Ng is senior vice president of Oracle ERP Applications product development. He is responsible for leading all aspects of product strategy, development, and delivery for Oracle's ERP applications and related cloud services. These applications include Oracle Financials (including Oracle E-Business Suite Financials) and Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management.
Ng joined Oracle in 1990 and has held a variety of leadership positions within the development organization. In 2007 he was asked to lead the engineering of Oracle's next-generation financial suite of software applications, Oracle Fusion Financial Applications. Under his leadership Oracle has continually delivered on its promise to help its applications customers innovate and remain competitive while leveraging their existing IT investments and increasing the value of those investments with new Oracle products and services.
Ng holds an MS in computer and electrical engineering from Cornell University.
As head of the applications services unit of HCL Technologies, Greg is responsible for leading the applications business across all industry segments. His responsibilities include the enterprise applications technologies including SAP, Oracle, Salesforce.com, and Microsoft. Greg routinely operates as executive sponsor for several of HCL's largest clients. His teams are responsible for setting and executing go-to-market strategies, including development of industry-specific offerings. As part of the management board, Greg is heavily involved in setting strategic direction, shaping organizational structure, and collaborating with other HCL line-of-business leadership to ensure efficient business operations.
With over 25 years of experience and over 18 years in the consulting industry, Greg has a diverse set of sales, delivery, and operations management experience. He has broad business and information technology experience including enterprise application implementations, management consulting, and support services. Greg has spent considerable time in other areas of information technology such as architecture, custom development, integration, and testing.
From an industry perspective, Greg's experience includes Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Retail, Consumer Goods, Engineering & Construction, and Transportation. His client list includes various accomplishments with several Fortune 1000 companies, including the following: Marathon Petroleum, MillerCoors, Shell Oil, BP, Verizon, EMC, Merck, Microsoft, Citgo, BNSF Railway, McDermott, USAA, Dow Corning, and Tyco.
Prior to joining HCL, Greg held various consulting leadership and management roles at Capgemini Ernst & Young (CGEY) and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). At CGEY, he served as sales leader, account executive, and client partner. At CSC, Greg held account leadership roles as part of the consulting organization. Additionally, he served as operations manager, managing several hundred resources over a three-office region. Over half of Greg's career has been spent performing delivery services, helping clients achieve their business objectives. Greg started his career in the oil field services industry at Halliburton Energy Services.
Greg holds a Bachelor of Science (with Honors) in Computer Science and is based in Dallas/Ft Worth.
Filippo Passerini is Group President, Global Business Services (GBS) and Chief Information Officer at P&G. He and his team of 6,000 colleagues and 8,000 partners are responsible for delivering more than 170 services and solutions to the company's employees in 70 countries worldwide.
Passerini led the integration of P&G's IT and services groups to form GBS, one of the largest and most progressive shared services organizations in the world. The GBS focus is on transforming the way business is done—being distinctive by anticipating the needs of the business and delivering relevant solutions that drive concrete business value and help P&G win with consumers. Innovative in structure, scope, and philosophy, GBS continues to be a competitive advantage for P&G.
Passerini has more than three decades of business-building experience with P&G in both developed and developing markets. He has lived and worked in the UK, Latin America, Greece, Italy, Turkey, and the United States. His leadership experience includes category, country, and marketing general management, and he credits his diverse exposure to the business as one of the keys to success in partnering with cross-functional leaders.
Passerini is globally recognized as an information technology and shared services thought leader, known for having created new and progressive business models and leveraging digital technology. He has received numerous awards, including the inaugural Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership, Shared Service Thought Leader of the Year, and InformationWeek's Chief of the Year. Passerini is a member of the CIO Hall of Fame.
Passerini serves on the board of directors for United Rentals, is a visiting professor for the Politecnico di Milano School of Management, and a professor in residence at Columbia University. A native of Italy, he earned his PhD in statistics and operating research from the University of Rome.
Mike is a Principal in PwC's US Consulting business. Mike is PwC’s Technology Consulting Leader for the Technology, Entertainment & Media, Telecommunications and Hospitality industries. He also serves as PwC's Global Cloud Computing Leader. Mike has been a leader of PwC's Digital Transformation initiatives for several years and is one of the principal authors of the firm's Digital Transformation framework and Cloud Computing strategy. Mike has over 22 years of management and technology consulting experience, delivering strategy, design and operations consulting as well as large-scale transformation and technology services to clients across multiple industries.
He has extensive experience in helping organizations assess, design and implement strategies focusing on the improvement of business and technology processes. Mike leads some of PwC’s largest and most complex engagements including enterprise transformation related to digital business models. Mike's thought leadership on emerging business and technology issues helps to shape the firm's point of view. He was a primary contributor to PwC's Technology Forecast titled "Driving growth with Cloud Computing". He is frequently published and speaks regularly on the topic of emerging technology and business models. Some recent articles and speaking engagements on Digital Transformation and Emerging Technology include:
Mike is seen as a leader in the market when it comes to consulting on strategy and operations related to the convergence of technology and emerging business models. He is the lead consulting partner on some of PwC’s largest clients where he delivers emerging technology and business transformation consulting services. Mike has worked over the past several years with many of the leading technology companies in a number of different capacities and areas including Strategy, IT, Operations and Finance.
Mr. Pearl holds a Bachelors degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Notre Dame.
Maria Ana Santiago leads the PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) strategy organization at Oracle. She has 20 years of experience in strategy- and consulting-related positions, with a track record in delivering results and building strong customer relationships. Santiago has presented at multiple conferences and is the spokesperson for PeopleSoft Human Capital Management. She has been with Oracle for more than ten years and came to Oracle through the PeopleSoft acquisition. In her time at Oracle Santiago has led product management and strategy for PeopleSoft Enterprise Performance Management and higher education business intelligence, and she currently leads strategy for PeopleSoft HC M. Previous to Oracle Santiago held different positions in product management, business development, and consulting.
Drew Scaggs is a principal in Deloitte's Oracle Technology practice, focusing on finance transformation for high tech companies. Scaggs has more than 20 years of experience working with Oracle applications and technologies and is currently serving as Deloitte's national practice leader for Oracle Fusion ERP Cloud Service.
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. Screven also leads company-wide strategic initiatives, including industry standards and security.
Dr. Vishal Sikka is Chief Executive Officer, managing director, and a full-time director of the board of Infosys.
Prior to joining Infosys, Sikka was a member of the executive board of SAP AG, leading all products and driving innovation globally. In his 12 years at SAP he was responsible for SAP's portfolio, including the breakthrough in-memory platform SAP HANA, and all applications, cloud, and technology solutions. Sikka is credited with accelerating SAP's development processes, transforming its innovation culture, and leading several successful product co-creation initiatives with clients. He is also the creator of the concept of 'timeless software,' which represents the renewal of products without disruption to customer environments.
Sikka's experience—at Stanford, Xerox PARC, and as founder of two startup companies—includes research in artificial intelligence, intelligent systems, programming languages, models, and information management.
Sikka received his BS in computer science from Syracuse University. He holds a PhD in computer science from Stanford University.
Kimberly "Kim" Stevenson is corporate vice president and chief information officer of Intel Corporation. She is responsible for the corporate-wide use of information technology (IT). Intel's IT organization delivers leading technology solutions and services that enable Intel's business strategies for growth and efficiency. The IT organization is comprised of more than 6,000 IT professionals worldwide.
Previously, Stevenson was vice president and general manager of Intel's global IT operations and services. In this role she led both the strategic and tactical support of Intel's worldwide infrastructure components, including data centers, network, and telecommunications, enterprise application support, client computing, and a 24x7 internal service desk.
Prior to joining Intel, Stevenson spent seven years at the former EDS, now HP Enterprise Services, where she held a variety of positions including vice president of the worldwide communications, media, and entertainment industry practice and vice president of enterprise service management, where she oversaw the global development and delivery of enterprise services. Before joining EDS Stevenson spent 18 years at IBM holding several executive positions including vice president of marketing and operations of the eServer iSeries division.
Stevenson earned a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University. She holds an MBA from Cornell University, where she is an appointed member of the Cornell University Johnson School Advisory Board. She also serves on the boards of directors of Riverbed Technology and Cloudera.
Timothy J. Theriault is senior vice president and chief information, innovation and improvement officer for Walgreen Co. (Walgreens), based in Deerfield, Illinois.
Theriault is responsible for the innovative solutions division, which implements the company's strategy to grow revenue and reinvent its cost structure through continuous improvement and innovation. He also oversees Walgreens health IT infrastructure, which encompasses all health care technologies driving the company and solutions for B2B relationships. This includes centralizing patient health information and developing capabilities for payers and providers to view patient data.
Since joining Walgreens, Theriault has restructured the information technology organization to support new company strategies and enable innovation. Theriault currently heads initiatives to use technology to better understand the customer, enhance the online business and integrate new health care products that support the core retail activities.
Before joining Walgreens in 2009, Theriault was president of corporate and institutional services for Northern Trust Corporation in Chicago, a global leader in delivering investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions to corporations, institutions and affluent individuals. Theriault worked at Northern Trust for 25 years, during which time he also served as executive vice president and chief technology officer, heading the company's worldwide operations and technology department.
Theriault earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, in 1982, and completed the advanced management program at Harvard University Business School in 2007.
US HR Transformation Leader, Deloitte Consulting Erica Volini is the US HR transformation leader in Deloitte Consulting. In this role, she is responsible for the overall strategy, financial performance and operations, recruitment and employee development, and delivery of HR transformation services across the US.
Beyond her leadership role, Volini focuses her time working with organizations to solidify their HR strategy and to determine the best approach to deliver HR services to their customers. Throughout her 15 years with Deloitte she has had experience across the HR transformation spectrum with the common theme of helping HR organizations enable business growth, drive global expansion, and effectively manage their talent. Volini has led projects across the leading HR technology solutions and her work has cut across industries and sectors, spanning from large multi-nationals to smaller organizations heading towards global growth.
Within Deloitte Volini also plays an active role in recruitment both from a campus and experienced-hire standpoint. She also serves on Deloitte's Board Advisory Council and is the consulting leader for Deloitte's service delivery transformation practice, which focuses on helping organizations with transformation across finance, HR, IT, and procurement.Volini holds a BS in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.
Goro is responsible for developing new technologies and partner technology alliances. His leadership in international alliances, strong sense of business and profitability, plus decades of ICT and processor engineering, inspired the creation in the late 1990's of a Silicon Valley team to work closely with Sun Microsystems. Relocated with his family to Cupertino, he went on to develop the Solaris OS for Fujitsu's PRIMEPOWER, the world's fastest server of its time. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Computer Engineering from University of Tokyo.