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CTO Forum Advisory Board

We are fortunate to have the guidance of a talented and committed Advisory Board. Our board sets the agenda for all of our events, selecting top-tier speakers and thought leaders to examine the most important industry topics.

Basheer Janjua
Basheer Janjua
President, CTO Forum

Raji Arasu, Autodesk
Raji Arasu
EVP, Chief Technology Officer, Autodesk, Inc.


Shankar Arumugavelu
SVP & Global Chief Information Officer, Verizon
Jeff Calusinski
Chief Technology Officer, United Services Automobile Association – USAA

Yael Cosset, TheKroger Company
Yael Cosset
SVP & Chief Information Officer, The Kroger Company
Scott Crowder SVP & CIO, BMC Software
Scott Crowder
SVP & Chief Information Officer, BMC Software
Kedar Deshpande
Chief Executive Officer, Zappos.com, Inc.

Mahmoud ElAssir
Mahmoud ElAssir
(former) CTO, Verizon
(former) Vice President, Google, Inc.
Will Grannis, Managing Director, Google, Inc.
Will Grannis
Managing Director, Cloud CTO Office, Google, Inc.
Barbara Humpton, President & CEO, Siemens USA
Barbara Humpton
President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens USA
Amir Kazmi

Chief Information and Digital Officer, WestRock Company

The Kroger Company Vice President, Technology Strategy & Architecture Ryan Kean
Ryan Kean
Chief Information Officer, TQL
Jeremy King
Senior Vice President, Head of Engineering, Pinterest, Inc.

Rashmi Kumar
SVP & Chief Information Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Robin Landeck CIO & VP of Engineering, GE Healthcare
Robin Landeck
Vice President, Data Management, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Optic CIO Paul Lehman
Paul Lehman
Chief Information Officer, Blucora
Jason Morris
SVP, Enterprise Technology & Services, Walmart, Inc.
Mark Papermaster
CTO and EVP of Technology & Engineering, Advanced Micro Devices
State Farm Ashley Pettit
Ashley Pettit
SVP & CIO, Enterprise Technology, State Farm
Arun Rajan
Chief Product Officer, CH Robinson
Zeeshan Sheikh
Zeeshan Sheikh

SVP, Chief Information & Digital Officer, PSEG Services Group

Fahim Siddiqui
Senior Vice President – Information Technology, The Home Depot

Andre Sublett
Vice President of Software Engineering, GE Healthcare
Eric Tagliere
Chief Technology Officer, Humana Inc.
Fiona Tan
Global Head of Customer & Supplier Technology, Wayfair

Radhika Venkatraman
CIO/CDO Global Markets & Credit Suisse Holdings (USA), Credit Suisse

Dr. Jeffrey Welser

VP, Exploratory Science & University Partnerships; Lab Director, IBM Research – Almaden & Pacific Rim, IBM