James Barrese is Chief Technology Officer at PayPal. In this role, he is responsible for providing a world-class payments platform and technology infrastructure that powers PayPal’s innovative payment products and services for its merchant partners and millions of account holders worldwide. He has deep experience in building innovative new products, large-scale systems and strategic platforms. Having served in a multitude of technology leadership roles at eBay and PayPal, James' most recent position was as vice president, PayPal global product development. Working at eBay since 2001, James led the strategic re-architecture and scaling of eBay, along the way building world-class teams developing the open platforms, infrastructure, software, analytics systems and site operations that power the world’s largest marketplace.
Joel Bion was the first manager of technical support and set many elements of Cisco's customer-first culture that continue today. His roles grew in scope and responsibility as Senior Vice President of Cisco's IOS software division (NSSTG). He currently leads Cisco's Research and Advanced Development (R&AD) organization. In this role, he works to identify new technologies and where appropriate promote adoption across Cisco's Engineering divisions. Programs are focused on architecture, open source governance and strategy, and baseline product capabilities. R&AD's University Relations and Research team is responsible for fostering collaborative relationships between university research organizations and Cisco.
Stephen Bye, CTO and Vice President of Technology Development & Strategy, is responsible for driving Sprint’s technology strategy, architecture and global standards; innovation center and labs; emerging business and service model development. Bye has more than 20 years of engineering, operations, product development, business planning and marketing experience with telecom, cable and wireless service providers. Prior to joining Sprint, Bye was vice president of Wireless at Cox Communications. He has also held executive positions with AT&T, inCode Wireless, BellSouth International, Optus Communications and Telstra.
Dr. Josephine Cheng oversees more than 400 scientists and engineers doing exploratory and applied research in various hardware, software and service areas, including: nanotechnology, materials science, storage systems, data management, web technologies, workplace practices and user interfaces. She received the Asian American Engineer of the Year award in 2003. In 2006, she was inducted into the NAE and named one of the Top 10 Software Leaders in China. She received the Professional Achievement Award from UCLA in 2007. She is also on the EECS advisory board of the UC Berkeley, as well as a member of SJSU’s Engineering Industry Advisory Council. She has been awarded 28 patents for her inventions.
Dr. Steven Gray is Chief Technology Officer at CSR where he is responsible for creating advanced technologies, expanding CSR into new business areas and in developing the core IP required for CSR future products. Prior to that, he was Vice President for Huawei Technologies where he created strategic work programs to architect the next generation content-oriented networks, media-oriented collaboration tools for next generation telepresence and an IT cloud services platform. Prior to Huawei, he held positions with Marvell Semiconductor, Intel and Nokia. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and is a member of the honorary engineering societies Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi. He has published numerous journal papers, and contributed to two books. He holds 12 US patents related to transceiver design and future wireless communication systems.
Pirooz Parvarandeh, Chief Technology Officer at Maxim Integrated, champions efforts to stimulate technical innovation throughout the company. He manages the Technology Development and Infrastructure Group which comprises Process Technology R&D, Electronic Design Automation, Modeling, and ESD. He also oversees Maxim Labs, an organization chartered to deliver fundamental innovative, breakthrough technology for the company. Under his leadership, selected engineers have the opportunity to focus for long periods of time on difficult problems without interruptions. In recent years Maxim has seen a significant rise in the number of its patent applications. Over the years he has been an industry leader in developing new technologies. He holds two patents in the U.S. and has four other patents pending.
Randall N. Spratt is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer for McKesson Corporation. As CTO, he guides the overall technology direction for the company’s healthcare technology products, and provide support and guidance for application development processes companywide. As CIO, heis responsible for all technology initiatives within the Corporation. Prior to joining McKesson, he held executive positions of increasing responsibility at the start-up Advanced Laboratory Systems (ALS), culminating with the role of Chief Operations Officer. ALS was acquired by HBOC in 1996, which in turn was acquired by McKesson in 1999, and he took on responsibility for HBOC's laboratory systems business shortly thereafter. Following the acquisition of HBOC by McKesson in 1999, he relocated to Georgia to become part of the reconstructed management team.
Stephen Trilling is Chief Technology Officer at Symantec. In this role, he is responsible for developing the overall technology vision for the company, driving cross-company engineering initiatives and collaboration, and overseeing Symantec’s shared engineering organizations. Prior to transitioning to the CTO role, he served as Senior Vice President of Symantec’s Security Technology and Response (STAR) division. Under his leadership, Symantec’s security products consistently achieved top protection ratings in independent reviews, winning such awards as the AV-Comparatives Product of the Year Award and the Wall Street Journal’s Technology Innovation Award. Prior to that, he was the founder and Vice President of Symantec Research Labs. During his tenure at Symantec Research Labs, the team researched, prototyped and collaborated to commercialize numerous new technologies across all of Symantec’s security and availability business areas. These innovations have collectively impacted hundreds of millions of Symantec customers.
Paul R. Chapman is currently Vice President of Information Technologies at VMware. VMware is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the data center. Paul has more than 20+ years of IT experience with special expertise in rapid-growth companies having worked previously for such companies as Affymetrix, Sun Microsystems, AT&T and NCR. Paul holds a BS in computer science and is CPIM certified.
Sheila Jordan has direct IT responsibility for Cisco.com, Marketing, Finance, HR, and Emerging Technologies (TelePresence). She plays a key leadership role in shaping and communicating strategies that deliver increased and sustainable productivity, growth, and an improved user experience through IT business process and architecture. Sheila’s key focus is the development of Cisco’s Communication and Collaboration strategy and the delivery of a solution that combines the power of social networking and enterprise technology with applications, services, and business processes. Sheila holds a BA degree in accounting from Central Florida State University and a master of business administration from Florida Institute of Technology.
Tom Keiser is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Gap where he is responsible for the entire technology platform for the company within the U.S. and abroad. Through his 20-year career, Keiser has led major global technology initiatives for consumer product and retail companies. Tom previously served as EVP and CIO for Limited Brands, where he spearheaded a multi-year, transformational program to build a new business and technology operating model to support current and future business needs.
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.
Ralph Loura is Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Clorox. He is responsible for the company’s worldwide use of information technology. In his role, he leads the global IT organization and directs the company’s strategic technology initiatives in support of Clorox’ goal of making everyday life better, every day. Prior to joining Clorox he served as SVP and CIO for Medicis, VP and CIO for Symbol Technologies and held IT leadership positions at Cisco Systems, Lucent Technologies and AT&T.
Elinor MacKinnon is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Blue Shield of California where she leads a diverse collection of employees and consultants who manage Blue Shield's extensive information technology infrastructure and software. Prior to Blue Shield, se served as interim CIO at Chiron Corporation. During her 25-year-plus technology career, she has worked with Charles Schwab & Co., the MacKinnon Consulting Group and SHL Systemhouse Inc. in various executive and senior-level technology positions. Elinor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management from the University of San Francisco.
Paul Moulton currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Costco. He lived and worked in the U.K. starting Costco Europe until 1995 when he moved to Asia to start Costco operations in Korea, Taiwan and Japan. He returned back to the US in 1997 to become the head of Costco’s information technology. He graduated from the University of San Diego.
Mark Settle is Chief Information Officer at BMC Software. Previously he has served as the CIO of four Fortune 300 companies: Corporate Express, Arrow Electronics, Visa International, and Occidental Petroleum. Settle has worked in a variety of industries including consumer products, high tech distribution, financial services, and oil and gas. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from MIT and a PhD from Brown University. Settle is a former Air Force officer and NASA Program Scientist.
Mark Sunday is Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President at Oracle, responsible for the information technology infrastructure used across the company globally. His responsibilities have also included the operational infrastructure for Oracle's on-demand product offerings. Prior to joining Oracle in 2006, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Siebel Systems. With more than 30 years in the high technology industry, he has also served in various IT leadership positions at Motorola, ST Microelectronics, and Texas Instruments.
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.
Professor Burgelman is the Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Management and the Executive Director of the Stanford Executive Program (SEP) of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he has taught since 1981. Robert Burgelman carries out longitudinal field-based research on the role of strategy in firm evolution. He has examined how companies enter into new businesses and leave others, and how success may lead to co-evolutionary lock-in with the environment. His research has focused on organizations where strategic action is distributed among multiple levels of management. He has written some 100 case studies of companies in many different technology-based industries. He currently focuses on the challenges posed by nonlinear strategic dynamics.
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.