Eric Billingsley is currently leading Apple's evolution from the world-changing computer and device company, to becoming one of the best Internet Service organizations on the planet as well. His organization is focused on scaling and optimizing infrastructure software, site reliability and system administration, technical operations and high performance capacitization. Prior to joining Apple, he was Engineering Director at Google. Through his career, Eric has helped the most successful Internet companies - Google, eBay and AltaVista - dramatically scale their infrastructure during times of exponential growth. He is motivated by the challenges of a fast-paced and growing business with technology at its core, and enjoys building self-motivated teams that innovate for the business and inspire those around them to succeed.
Ivo Bolsens is senior vice president and chief technology officer, with responsibility for advanced technology development, Xilinx research laboratories (XRL) and Xilinx university program (XUP). He came to Xilinx in June 2001 from the Belgium-based research center IMEC, where he was vice president of information and communication systems. His research included the development of knowledge-based verification for VLSI circuits, design of digital signal processing applications, and wireless communication terminals. He also headed the research on design technology for high-level synthesis of DSP hardware, HW/SW co-design and system-on-chip design.
Joe Burton serves as Chief Technology Officer, responsible for setting and driving Plantronics' technology direction and leading the company's global engineering teams and programs. Prior to joining Plantronics, he has held several key executive, engineering leadership and architecture-level positions at Polycom, Cisco, and Active Voice. During Burton's 10 year career with Cisco, he served as Cisco's Chief Technology Officer for Unified Communications, encompassing call management, IP phones, contact center, conferencing, unified messaging, unified communications applications, and advanced technologies and products. He was most recently EVP, CTO, Chief Strategy Officer, and General Manager for Service Provider at Polycom where he led Polycom's long-term strategic agenda and next-generation focus areas.
Evren Eryurek is the Software Chief Technology Officer for GE Healthcare. He leads software technology programs across the entire GE Healthcare portfolio focused on driving customer success and on helping providers deliver improved patient outcomes. He began his GE career at GE Transportation, where he served as General Manager of the Software and Solutions business. He led the development of GE’S Movement Planner system. Prior to GE, he was with Emerson Process Management Group where he held several leadership positions and responsible for developing new software-based growth technologies.
Dr. Steven D. Gray is SVP of Engineering leading Qualcomm's engineering for the Internet of Everything (IoE) and Automotive businesses. Prior to that, he was the CTO and SVP of Engineering at CSR where he led innovation and product development for CSR’s entire portfolio or products including hardware, embedded software and data center solutions. A key initiative Dr. Gray led is the creation of the Internet of Things (IoT) solution combining silicon, software and services allowing CSR to create competitive differentiation. Prior to joining CSR in November 2011, he was Vice President for Huawei Technologies where he led teams architecting the next generation content-oriented networks, media-oriented collaboration tools for next generation telepresence and a IT cloud services platform. Prior to that, he held positions with Marvell Semiconductor, Intel and Nokia.
In his role at PepsiCo Mehmood Khan has led a strategic transformation to transform, grow and continually enhance the company’s global portfolio of high-quality food and beverage offerings. Under his leadership, the R&D team has led the development of important nutrition platforms such as fruits and vegetables, dairy, baked grains, and hummus and other fresh dips. Over the past six years, in an effort to further develop categories and capture the growth opportunities of the future, the R&D function has expanded its research capabilities by recruiting highly regarded clinical and food scientists, global health leaders and medical experts, in addition to launching research projects with leading universities worldwide.
Jeremy King leads @WalmartLabs where he is responsible for product, engineering, and webops teams who develop Walmart’s online business on a global scale. He has been on the forefront of cloud computing and brings over 20 years of experience. His focus has been on highly available and scalable web technologies, engineering methodology and productivity, and developing SaaS technology platforms and presentation layer frameworks to support global e-commerce operations.
Dr. Omkaram (Om) Nalamasu is senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) for Applied Materials. He brings extensive experience and passion to the role of CTO, where he is leading the development of new product pipelines, securing government funding for key strategic projects and building a world-class team to maintain Applied Materials’ technology leadership in the industries it serves and enable growth into new markets. Dr. Nalamasu is also the president of Applied Ventures, LLC, the venture capital fund of Applied Materials, overseeing the financial and strategic investments in early and growth-stage privately held companies. A world-renowned expert in materials science and technology and one of our industry’s respected forward thinkers, Dr. Nalamasu has championed a renewed focus on the company’s innovation culture through various internal development programs and open innovation methods. He has strengthened Applied Materials’ strategic relationships with universities and research institutes around the world including IIT Bombay.
Rajesh “Nat” Natarajan is responsible for setting the strategic direction of TurboTax technology and product experiences with the design team. He is a Silicon Valley veteran with more than 20 years of Web-scale technology and product development experience. He is an accomplished leader and engineer of innovative software and services, most recently serving as vice president, global credit expansion at PayPal, an eBay company. He held multiple senior roles in his eight-year tenure at PayPal, including vice president global product development and vice president of platform engineering and operations. A seasoned product leader, he led PayPal’s engineering teams in eight locations around the world. He has launched multiple innovative products and has deep expertise in cloud-based engineering at scale, agile development and quality. Prior to PayPal, he held e-commerce product and technology leadership positions at Sabre-Holding and Travelocity.com.
Eric Smith is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for USAA. Prior to his CTO role, Eric held various leadership roles in Architecture and the Member Contact Applications group, a team focused on providing a best in class USAA member and employee contact application infrastructure. Eric has been a member of the USAA team since July of 2006, when he joined the CTO organization as aTechnical Architect with responsibility for the IT Service Management Domain. Prior to joining USAA, Eric was a Director of Client Services for Maryville Technologies, a Service Management and Infrastructure consulting entity. In the Client Services capacity, Eric was responsible for managing the technical consultants providing support to Maryville's clients in addition to overseeing strategic client relationships. During his tenure at Maryville, Eric had the opportunity to manage relationships and key enterprise technical initiatives with several Fortune 500 companies to include Sprint PCS, Sysco Corporation, Southwest Airlines, and Texas Instruments.
Shankar Arumugavelu is Chief Information Officer for Verizon Wireless and is responsible for the company’s Information Technology strategy, its systems portfolio development and operation of all supporting infrastructure. Previously, he served as SVP and CIO for Verizon’s consumer and mass business group. He was responsible for information systems strategy, architecture, development and management of the systems portfolio enabling sales, delivery and assurance of voice, data and video services to consumer and mass business customers in Verizon’s operating areas. He was also responsible for the development and support of Verizon FiOS TV and Internet products and services. Prior to this, he has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at Verizon and its predecessor companies. He began his career at GTE Data Services in 1997 as a Member of Technical Staff in the Enterprise Systems Group and advanced to increasing levels of responsibility in IT. In 1998 he was named Chief Architect of the group and was responsible for the design, development and maintenance of GTE’s service provisioning system. He was promoted to Executive Director of the Provisioning and Activation Systems group in 2002.
Paul Chapman is currently Senior Vice President and CIO for Gap. He directs the eCommerce division of Gap Inc. that operates the websites for some of the most powerful retail brands in the world including Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta and Piperlime. In this role, he is responsible for developing and executing the company’s ecommerce and store technology, strategies, and directs all aspects of IT operations, application development, support and technical services for this billion dollar global ecommerce business. Paul is a high energy leader who has a deep passion for technology, and process and organizational optimization. He has spent his entire career in Information Technology, having first worked for many large companies in the Los Angeles area before operating his own successful technology consulting firm for over 10 years. Prior to joining Gap, Paul helped grow and operate two Internet startups.
Scott Crowder is Chief Information Officer at BMC Software. He is an Information Technology executive with 25 years of experience, who has created, developed, and enhanced IT and Engineering organizations. He has proven track record of taking organizations to the next level while creating strong team morale and collaboration.
Paul Lehman is an experienced senior executive and leader with more than 25 years of business, technical, operational and financial experience. As chief information officer (CIO) for Optiv, he is responsible for spearheading the company’s information technology vision, strategy and execution of enterprise-wide information technology initiatives to better serve internal and external clients, and help optimize business results. He has a long track record of accomplishments while leading large international teams and transformational programs. He also has extensive experience in leveraging the power of technology and operations to achieve business goals. Before joining Optiv, he served as CIO and senior vice president of global technology services for Experian. Prior to Experian, he spent nearly 15 years with Affiliated Computer Services, a Xerox Company, in various CIO and senior vice president roles for a number of business groups.
Sherrie Littlejohn leads the Enterprise Technology Architecture and Planning (ETAP) group at Wells Fargo with responsibility for architecture governance, EA, technology strategy, system review and the IT operating model program. With nearly 30 years experience in the telecommunications industry, Sherrie has lead efforts in voice, data, applications, systems, instrumentation, network and overall IT technology development. Sherrie holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Xavier University, New Orleans, Louisiana and an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois.
Joseph Santamaria is Vice President – Information Technology (IT) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for PSEG Services Corporation, as of October 2012. He is responsible for leading, directing, planning and managing all activities relating to the company’s information technology needs and for ensuring innovative, reliable, timely, cost-effective and secure delivery of information technology to all areas of PSEG. Mr. Santamaria previously served as CIO at UIL Holdings Corporation, an electric and gas utility servicing New England. While at UIL, he successfully integrated IT activities of a major acquisition, integrated operational technologies with IT, established a best-in-class cyber security framework, and led the company to receive the 2011 SAP Best Run Utility Award for excellence in business transformation. Prior to his role at UIL, Mr. Santamaria worked at Pitney Bowes in several capacities, including global vice president-enterprise business applications. Before then, he was a principal consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, managing commercial and delivery aspects of large, global business transformation projects. With 15 years of experience in global Fortune 500 companies and an extensive technology background, Mr. Santamaria has successfully managed business process transformation, strategic planning, merger and acquisitions, and enterprise application development. Mr. Santamaria holds a Master of Business Administration degree from ESADE, in Barcelona, Spain, and a Master of Science in Applied and Industrial Physics from the University of Barcelona, Spain.
Prior to becoming President of Integnology, Farhat Ali was President and CEO of LENSOO, a startup focusing on eLearning. He has broad experience in all facets of business and operations. He is former president and Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu America. He successfully orchestrated mergers of various subsidiaries of Fujitsu to form Fujitsu America which provides Information Technology based business solutions. His contributions at Fujitsu include building an effective executive team, revamping the sales structure, and developing a world/class supply chain. Prior to joining Fujitsu, he spent over 20b years at Amdahl Corporation where he held senior management positions including Vice President of operations, Vice President of Customer Service and Chief Financial Officer of Amdahl Global Services.
Basheer Janjua is the Founding Chair and President of CTO Forum and its focused workgroups, The CIO Council and The CTO Institute. CTO Forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a trusted, creative, and non-commercial network of the brightest minds of our generation. He is known for his passion to advance our modern world. He has served as a board member of the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley. He also serves as the Chairman and CEO of Integnology, a consulting practice.