The InformationWeek Conference Begins Monday! 

Co-located with Interop

May 2 - 3, 2016 | Four Seasons, Las Vegas


Vivek Wadhwa

Fellow at Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University

Vivek Wadhwa is a Fellow at Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering,  Duke University; and Distinguished Fellow at Singularity University. He is author of "The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent"—which was named by The Economist as a Book of the Year of 2012, and "Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology"—which documents the struggles and triumphs of women.  In 2012, the U.S. Government awarded Wadhwa distinguished recognition as an  "Outstanding American by Choice"— for his "commitment to this country and to the common civic values that unite us as Americans." He was also named by Foreign Policy Magazine as Top 100 Global Thinker in 2012. In 2013, TIME Magazine listed him as one of The 40 Most Influential Minds in Tech.

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Ginny Davis

CIO, Technicolor SA

Ginny Davis, Technicolor CIO/CSO, has held a broad range of roles within the organization on a global basis. The Technicolor IT organization consists of all aspects of Technicolor's global information systems function. Her team of 350 IT professionals support along with key strategic partners manage the applications, networks, data centers and IT services used by Technicolor employees, customers, and suppliers across 30 plus countries and 200+ sites along with defining and implementing new technologies to continuously improve our productivity for both internal and external customers. In addition to her Enterprise Information Technology responsibilities, Ginny sets the global strategy for Security for the organization and manages an organization of security specialists plus strategic partners.  

Jim Rinaldi

CIO, Jet Propulsion Lab

James Rinaldi is the Jet Propulsion Lab's Chief Information Officer. He has direct management responsibility over JPL's Institutional Computing and Information Services Office and works closely with information technology management, supporting end users of the engineering, interplanetary network and finance/business operations. 

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Stefanie Botelho

CEO, Fitzroy Toys

Stefanie Botelho is the CEO and Founder of Fitzroy Toys, an online B2B wholesale marketplace Botelho launched in 2014 to connect the toy industry. Botelho is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and is a former investment banking analyst and VC. The idea behind Fitzroy Toys originated with a toy-recommendation engine she built in a coding class at Harvard. In January, Botelho was named to Forbes Magazine's "30 Under 30" list of Enterprise Tech entrepreneurs for 2016.

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Ken Spangler

SVP & CIO, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight Systems

Ken Spangler is Senior Vice President, Information Technology, and CIO for FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight Systems. Ken is responsible for coordinating all information technology services for FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight and FedEx Custom Critical in the U.S. and Canada. Ken also leads the Operations Technology Innovation Team and the standardization of operation technologies across the FedEx enterprise via the FedEx Operations Planning and Technology Steering Committee.

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Adam Coates

Director, Baidu Research’s Silicon Valley AI Lab

Adam Coates is director of the Silicon Valley AI Lab at Baidu Research. He received his PhD in 2012 from Stanford University and subsequently was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford. During his graduate career, Coates co-developed the most sophisticated autonomous helicopter in the world, capable of advanced aerobatic maneuvers. He also worked on perception systems for household robots before studying deep learning algorithms. His thesis work investigated issues in the development of deep learning methods, particularly the success of large neural networks trained with large data sets. He also led the development of large-scale deep learning methods using distributed GPU clusters at Stanford. At Baidu his team has used this same technology to train networks with billions of connections for state-of-the-art speech systems. Their goal is to make devices that are as easy to interact with as a human.

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Ger Purcell

Sr. Vice President, Global Information Solutions


Ger Purcell joined Avnet, Inc., in May 2008, and he is a senior vice president of IT. In this role, Purcell is responsible for the global IT team that supports Avnet's Technology Solutions operating group. He reports to Avnet CIO Steve Phillips and is a member of Avnet's IT leadership team.

Prior to joining Avnet, Purcell spent 12 years at Gateway in a number of key management and executive positions. Most recently, Purcell was the CIO at Gateway where he was responsible for setting the strategy and direction for Gateway's IT function. In this role, Purcell also led Gateway's Business Excellence initiative and introduced Lean Six Sigma methodologies. Purcell also held senior IT roles at Gateway that included responsibility for IT client service, IT governance and the project management office.

Prior to joining Gateway's IT team, Purcell was the director of operations for Gateway in EMEA, with responsibility for all materials and manufacturing functions in the region. Purcell also held a number of engineering and operations roles with EG&G Instruments and Europlex Technologies before joining Gateway.

Purcell received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Limerick in Ireland. He is married with four daughters. Purcell loves to golf and is an avid sports fan.

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Vivek Shaiva

EVP & CIO, La Quinta Inns

Vivek Shaiva joined La Quinta Inns and Suites in 2007 as their Chief Information Officer. He provides leadership over all their information systems and property technologies including telecom, HSIA and video systems. Prior to joining the company, he was Senior Vice President, Enterprise Architecture and IT Advisor for the management company that handles mergers and acquisition for the Blackstone Group's real estate hospitality portfolio. Before he started his engagements with the Blackstone Group, Shaiva served as Director Software Architecture at NBC Universal-GE in New York providing leadership to many enterprise-wide information systems projects.

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Mike Restuccia

VP & CIO, University of Pennsylvania Health Systems

Michael Restuccia is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Penn Medicine. Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $5.3 billion enterprise. Penn Medicine provides services to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, Chester County Hospital, Lancaster General Hospital and the health system network that serves the city of Philadelphia, the surrounding five county area and parts of southern New Jersey.

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David Guzmán

CIO, H. D. Smith

David Guzmán is chief information officer for H. D. Smith. In this role, David is responsible for developing and implementing information technology initiatives to enhance the customer experience as well as advance H. D. Smith's supply-chain and cost-management systems.David is an information technology veteran with nearly 30 years of service at Fortune 500 companies in finance, retail, consumer-product and health-service industries. He joined H. D. Smith in 2011 from Acxiom, one of the country's largest information service providers, where he was the chief information and technology officer.

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Angela Tucci

GM Agile Management, CA Technologies

Angela T. Tucci is general manager of Agile Management at CA Technologies, joining from recently acquired Rally Software. In her current role at CA, Angela leads the Agile, PPM and Service Management groups, as well as supporting CA in its Agile Transformation. A veteran of the enterprise software industry, Angela brings more than 20 years of experience leading, developing and executing successful global strategy initiatives and driving profitability in organizations.

Karl J. West


Intermountain Healthcare

Karl West is the Chief Information Security Officer and Assistant Vice President of Information Systems at Intermountain Healthcare, an integrated delivery network of 22 hospitals and 185 clinics in Utah and Southern Idaho. Karl is a well-respected speaker and security expert who is often sought after by other organizations that want to embed his holistic solutions in their security strategies.

Darrell Riekena


National DCP

Darrell Riekena serves as the CIO/COO at National DCP, LLC (NDCP), the $2 billion supply chain management cooperative serving the franchisees of Dunkin' Donuts. Riekena oversees NDCP's information technology platforms which serve the company's headquarters, nationwide distribution network and more than 8,900 Dunkin' restaurants.  He also leads business process alignment and change management activities with a focus on growth, speed and agility. He is currently spearheading Project Freshstart, a comprehensive, multi-year IT and business transformation initiative that has involved changing every system and process that supports the company's business in order to increase customer service, drive supply chain efficiencies, lower sustainable costs and enhance productivity. Riekena and his team actively embrace leading-edge, cloud-based technology to enhance the growth and performance of NDCP.


Matt Schlabig


Worthington Industries

Matt Schlabig is the Chief information officer of Worthington Industries. In this role, he leads the Company's Information Technology group focused on expanding the Company's ERP footprint to all acquired companies, building analytic capabilities, strengthening cyber security and implementing new technologies. Prior to joining Worthington, Schlabig worked as a consultant for companies including Hewlett Packard and Ernst & Young Management Consulting. He specialized in technology transformation initiatives, managing ERP and system implementations, data center and infrastructure updates and M&A integrations.

Dan Pachko

Enterprise Architect

Worthington Industries

Dan Pachko is an Enterprise Architect and manages the Application Delivery Channels team, including Mobility, Collaboration & Productivity, at Worthington Industries. Pachko has over 20 years experience in Information Technology, including all facets, but primarily technical leadership roles in business process improvement, solution design & development, mergers and acquisitions, and enterprise architecture. He received a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Jeff Hamilton

SVP, Business Technology


Jeff Hamilton is Senior Vice President, Business Technology (BT) at Pfizer. He is responsible for supporting the strategic priorities of the Global Innovative Pharma (GIP) business through the use of digital and data analytics capabilities. Jeff is leading the digital strategy and implementation for GIP with the goal of strengthening customer engagement and improving patient outcomes. He is also responsible for the company's Global Business Intelligence center of excellence which supports a broad range of data analytics capabilities across Pfizer's three business units and enabling functions.


David Eddy

Divisional Information Officer for Corporate Services

Toyota Financial Services

David Eddy is the Divisional Information Officer for Corporate Services at Toyota Financial Services (TFS). He is responsible for technology projects and systems for the following business areas: Financial Planning, Treasury, Risk, Dealer Finance Products, Accounting &Tax, Human Resources, and Legal/Audit/Compliance.

Jim Bander

National Manager, Decision Science

Toyota Financial Services

Jim Bander is the National Manager for Decision Science in the Risk Management department at Toyota Financial Services.  He was a key designer for the Collections Treatment Optimization project, an analytics effort which has enabled Toyota to make collections decisions more effectively and efficiently.

Before joining TFS, Jim was vice president of an analytics software startup.  He has also worked in the mortgage and transportation industries.  He received his PhD in Operations Research from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and taught for several years in the Decision and Information Sciences (now IS/OM) department at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business.

Katherine Robertson

Executive Vice President

Mobile Comply

Katherine Robertson, a graduate of the University of Delaware, is an internationally known, award-winning speaker. In her current role as Executive Vice President of Mobile Comply, Katherine guides the company by leading her team to create certification and training programs for distinguished brands in connectivity such as SAE International, New Horizon Learning, and the Connected Vehicle Trade Association. Katherine believes that education is the engine to creating smarter, consummately prepared companies and the future Connected and Autonomous Vehicle workforce.

Katherine’s passion for speaking and learning is infectious and has influenced how thousands of people view the world of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. Her talent for teaching complicated technical concepts to all levels of society allows her to help people and organizations take advantage of the paradigm shift revolutionizing vehicles today. She passionately advocates the power of connectivity to improve the way transportation is viewed. Katherine speaks internationally to businesses, educational institutions, corporations and associations about Connected Vehicles as the new key to transforming the global economy.

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Chris Huff

Vice President of Consumer Application Development

The Weather Company

As vice president of mobile and consumer app development at The Weather Company, an IBM Business (Weather), Chris Huff is responsible for all aspects of engineering and delivery of The Weather Channel brand's consumer applications on digital platforms, including smartphones, tablets, computers, wearables and emerging devices. The Weather Channel has the No. 2 all-time downloaded app on iPad and No. 7 all-time downloaded app on iPhone.

Prior to joining The Weather Channel, Chris worked at The Home Depot for 12 years, where he most recently was in charge of all online and mobile product management, planning and development. In previous roles there, he led numerous development teams, including International, SAP and Enterprise Services. Chris also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an SAP consultant, and as a consultant in technology logistics for the Atlanta Committee for Olympic Games in 1996.

He holds an MBA from Georgia State University and a bachelor's degree in marketing and logistics from The University of Georgia.

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Brian Hoover

Business Analytics Specialist


Brian Hoover has over 20 years experience automating decision making in finance, marketing, and operations in leadership roles with companies like HP, IBM, Teradata, and Splunk and as the VP of Operations and CEO of companies he's founded with other industry visionaries. His role at Splunk is to work with customers who want to use machine generated data for innovative new businesses opportunities.


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