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Pedro Arellano
Director, Cloud Marketing, MicroStrategy, Inc.

Pedro Arellano is responsible for the marketing and product management of MicroStrategy Express. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech industry, Mr. Arellano has extensive expertise in business intelligence, application development, project management, customer service and sales. He has appeared as a speaker at industry conferences and tradeshows across the US and Europe. Prior to his current role, he held positions at MicroStrategy as Director of Professional Services and Senior Director of Worldwide Technical Support. Mr. Arellano holds a Computer Engineering degree from ITESM in Monterrey, Mexico.



Christian Beedgen
Co-Founder & CTO, Sumo Logic

Christian was at ArcSight from 2001 to 2010 most recently serving as Chief Architect for the event-based products, ArcSight ESM and ArcSight Logger. He led development teams that delivered the core of the ArcSight product line across server infrastructure and user interaction. Christian was the first server-side engineer to build the ESM backend and grow the server team. He was integral in the design and development of core product features such as a flexible framework for real-time query processing. Christian also co-designed and implemented a patented approach to display large result sets that change dynamically. Prior to ArcSight, he was co-founder of Gigaton, an infrastructure software company enabling distributed file management solution over IP-enabled networks.



Eileen Boerger
CEO, CorSource Technology Group

Eileen has over 30 years of software and technology experience. Since joining CorSource in 2000, she implemented the outsourced software development services, and launched the company’s software Consulting Services including Cloud/SaaS, Mobile, Predictability, BI and beyond. Eileen was recognized by Open Computing Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Women in Computing” and by the Portland Business Journal as a “2012 Women of Influence.” Eileen has held positions at QualityLogic, Mentor Graphics Corporation and Unisys Corporation. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Math and Master of Arts in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.



Neil Capel
Founder & CEO, Sailthru

Neil Capel, Founder/CEO, Sailthru – Sailthru is a technology company specializing in digital brand experiences and communications. Sailthru’s Smart Data solution is leading a major shift in how companies engage with their customers through the automatic analysis of big data sets to generate informed, personalized communications across all digital channels. Neil has a successful track record of working on large-scale, high-demand web systems which led him to develop Sailthru’s unique capabilities. Prior to founding Sailthru, Neil was the CTO for MusicNation, an AlleyCorp company; ASmallWorld; and MoneyMedia (acquired by the Financial Times). Neil is an adviser to several startups, including Refinery29 and Zootoo.



Rhianna Collier
VP, Software Division, SIIA

Rhianna Collier is the Vice President of the Software Division for the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). Rhianna assists software companies in strengthening the collective voice of the industry globally; identifying and addressing common challenges facing the industry; and developing the strategic relationships vital to competing and succeeding in today’s marketplace. She is responsible for the development, management, and execution of all Software Division initiatives and programs, including four major industry conferences each year. Representing the industry, she provides thought leadership, strategic market research and analysis for senior industry executives on varied issues relating to the industry.



Michael Corcoran
Chief Marketing Officer, Information Builders

Michael Corcoran is the Chief Marketing Officer for Information Builders. With more than 20 years’ experience in the software industry, he is responsible for working with the executive management team to develop and communicate corporate and product strategy. During his career, Mr. Corcoran has held top management positions in sales and marketing, business development, product management, and systems management. Mr. Corcoran began his career at Grumman Aerospace Corporation. Mr. Corcoran is a frequent speaker at industry and financial investor conferences and has lectured at the Yale School of Management, Columbia University, University of Michigan, New York University, and St. John’s University.



Mark Cunningham
Founder & CEO, Indicee

Mark Cunningham is a thought leader and entrepreneur with more than 20 years’ experience in the business intelligence (BI) industry. He has been on the founding team of four successful startups, including his current role as Founder & CEO of cloud BI company, Indicee Analytics, which provides insight into the adoption, usage and impact of social business platforms such as salesforce.com’s Chatter, Jive, and Yammer. Mark began his entrepreneurial career in 1992, when his family company began building the world’s first Windows-based reporting tool, Crystal Reports. Crystal was later acquired by Business Objects for $820M. Follow Mark at @MarkCunningham.



Jim Eberlin
Founder & President, Gainsight

Jim Eberlin is the Founder and President of Gainsight, the leading Customer Success Management solution. Prior to Gainsight, Jim founded Host Analytics in May 2000. Under Jim’s leadership, Host Analytics put into production the first On Demand Corporate Performance Management application. Prior to Host Analytics, Jim was CEO of Tapestry Computing FAS, a consulting company specializing in financial analytics and ERP software implementations. Jim grew Tapestry into the 20th largest Oracle reseller world-wide. Jim successfully sold Tapestry to Braun Consulting, a public consulting company with practices in business intelligence, ERP, and CRM, that was later acquired by Fair Isaac.



Jason Fuller
Head of Cloud Service Delivery, PegaSystems, Inc.

Jason is the Head of Cloud Service Delivery for a leading BPM software solution provider in the Boston area. In this role he is expected to manage the analytics and performance surrounding thousands of AWS instances positioned globally for his enterprise customer’s PaaS environments. He also needs to manage the expectations of his executives through best in class business intelligence and reporting. In a past life, Jason directed the technical support services division while completing a Masters of Information Systems at Harvard University. He has also consulted at length, primarily with venture capital and private equity firms headquartered in Boston.



Ryan Fuller
Co-Founder & CEO, VoloMetrix

Ryan has spent his career helping organizations use data and insights to improve performance. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of VoloMetrix, an enterprise cloud analytics company that enables organizations to improve strategic alignment and execution. Previously, he was a manager at the management consulting firm, Bain & Company, where he advised executives on some of their most challenging strategic and operational issues. Before that, Ryan spent many years building and designing enterprise software and selling business intelligence solutions. He was a Solutions Architect at Cognos and before that served in senior sales and product roles in BI startups.



Chris Harrington
President, Domo

Chris joined Domo in 2012 as president and as a member of the board of directors to help orchestrate and accelerate the company’s growth. He started his career in 1987 via the rough-and-tumble world of telesales. Several years later after rewarding stints with DIRECTV, Computer Associates and others, Chris was recruited to Omniture where he served as president of worldwide sales and client services from 2002-2012. In that position, he drove Omniture’s annual recurring revenue from $3 million to over $500 million. Following Omniture’s 2009 acquisition by Adobe for $1.8 billion, he led all enterprise sales for the Americas where he had $890 million in responsibility.



Russell Hertzberg
VP Technology Solutions, SoftServe Inc.

Russell has general management responsibility for technology solution initiatives in SaaS, Dev Ops, Mobility, Big Data, Security, and Content Management. He has over 15 years of continuous experience in executive and entrepreneurial product ownership roles in Cloud Computing, software platforms, and network systems. Russ is also an active member of the global Water Polo community as an athlete, coach, mentor, and sport development advocate.



Michael Hickins
Senior Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Michael Hickins has been a senior editor at The Wall Street Journal since November 2009, and is the editor of CIO Journal. During his time at the Journal, he has led a premium Web aggregation edition, WSJ Professional, managed the Digits technology blog, and has been interim editor of CFO Journal. Previously, he was executive editor at Ziff Davis Enterprise publication eWEEK. He has also led technology coverage on InformationWeek’s Digital Life and BNET’s Technology blogs. Hickins has covered various aspects of business technology since 1984, with notable stops at InternetNews.com, Reuters, Thomson, and Fairchild Publications. He holds a B.A. in literature from Columbia College and an M.F.A. in writing from Columbia University.



Jeanette Horan
VP & CIO, IBM

Ms. Horan’s organization supports the operational excellence and drives IBM’s transformation agenda – focusing on business transformation, workforce transformation, and IT transformation. Previously Ms. Horan was the vice president of Enterprise Business Transformation and was responsible for worldwide product development for the Information Management business in Software Group, and General Manager of IBM’s Silicon Valley Laboratory. Prior to joining IBM, Ms. Horan spent four years with Digital Equipment Corporation where she was vice president of development for the AltaVista business. A native of the United Kingdom, Ms. Horan earned a BA degree in Mathematics from the University of London and an MBA from Boston University.



Erika Jurrens
US Futures Manager, GlaxoSmithKline

Erika Jurrens has shown a passion for benefiting patients and healthcare providers in the areas of innovation and new product development spanning the 6 years she has worked at GSK. In leading innovation strategy for the vaccine organization, she has collaborated with groups like Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wharton Business School, Luminoso and others to develop critical improvements to GSK’s future healthcare solutions. Jurrens has been a guest speaker for Wharton Executive Programs, Centers for Disease Control Forums, and many innovation conferences. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the HL McLaughlin School of Business and a Black Belt in Six Sigma from Villanova.



Jeff Kaplan
Managing Director, THINKstrategies, Inc.

Jeff Kaplan is the Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the only strategic consulting firm focused entirely on the business implications of the transition of the technology industry from product-centric to services-driven solutions, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing and Managed Services. THINKstrategies helps IT/business decision-makers with their sourcing strategies; solution providers with their marketing strategies; and venture firms with their investment strategies. Kaplan is also the Founder of the Cloud Computing Showplace (www.cloudshowplace.com), the largest, vendor-independent, online directory and best practice resource center regarding SaaS, Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), including Managed Services with nearly 1,800 companies divided into over 90 categories.



Bill Krivoshik
SVP and Chief Information Officer, Time Warner Inc.

As the first enterprise CIO, Bill Krivoshik leads the overall IT strategy for Time Warner, a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, film and TV entertainment, and publishing. He also oversees IT shared services. Prior to Time Warner, Bill served as enterprise CIO for Marsh & McLennan, CTO for Thomson Financial, CTO for Citigroup Global Investment Management, and as CIO for AIG and several GE Capital companies. He started his career with Andersen Consulting (Accenture). Bill received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his masters from Stanford University. He and his wife, Rose, live in Connecticut and have three adult children.



Aaron Newman
CEO, CloudCheckr Inc.

At CloudCheckr Inc. (CCI), Aaron C. Newman serves as CEO and manages the company’s technology vision. Aaron is one of the world’s foremost public cloud experts and, along with holding a CSA Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge, brings a breadth of experience to CCI. He is a serial entrepreneur who has previously founded three other successful startups – Techrigy, DbSecure, and Application Security, Inc. Aaron authored both Enterprise 2.0, printed by McGraw-Hill, and the Oracle Security Handbook, printed by Oracle Press. He is an acclaimed international speaker on technology topics. Aaron has also authored 4 patents in database security and social media.



Guy Nirpaz
CEO & Founder, Totango

Guy Nirpaz has dedicated most of his career to technology and improving the way people do business. He believes cloud computing has led to the amazing growth of SaaS companies which in turn enables affordable and improved services for customers and enterprises alike. His latest venture, Totango, a real-time customer success management solution, will level the customer engagement playing field for all SaaS companies.



Olivier Pomel
Co-Founder/CEO, Datadog

Prior to founding Datadog, Olivier Pomel built data systems for K-12 teachers as a VP, Technology for Wireless Generation, growing the development team from a handful to close to 100 of the best engineers in NYC until the company’s acquisition by News Corp. Before Wireless Generation, Olivier held software engineering positions at IBM Research and several internet startups. Olivier was one of the first authors of the VLC media player and holds a MS, CS from the Ecole Centrale Paris.



Adam Reinebach
EVP, Marketing Solutions & Circulation, SourceMedia

Adam Reinebach is the EVP of Marketing Solutions & Circulation at SourceMedia, where he is responsible for $37 million of revenue across subscriptions, events and custom marketing. Since joining in 2006, Adam has held a number of key executive roles, including head of technology. In 2009, Adam successfully migrated all SM web sites to one external platform, and in the process revamped the company’s online conversion architecture, resulting in exponential audience growth and online subscription revenue. He is currently focused on monetizing the company’s enterprise new data management initiative, a project that requires integration and collaboration with multiple cloud-based services. Adam is a graduate of Rutgers University and lives in New Jersey with his wife and three children.



David Roth
CEO and Co-founder, AppFirst

David brings more than 20 years of experience leading organizations and leveraging partnerships for building successful companies. He sets the AppFirst strategic direction and guides the day-to-day business execution. Prior to AppFirst, David was CEO at Trigence (now AppZero), an application virtualization company, where he established the company’s success with quarter over quarter revenue growth through enterprise adoption and closed two rounds of venture capital. In 2003, David took on the role of Vice President, Services and Business Development at Consera, an IT automation company. As the Founder and CEO of Stratis Group, David built teams that drove the growth of this eBusiness B2B solutions company throughout the late 1990s.



Sundeep Sanghavi
Co-founder and CEO, DataRPM

Sundeep is a highly accomplished Technologist, Innovator and an Entrepreneur with a proven track record of successful startup companies. He is highly skilled in Strategic Planning, Sales, Product Management and Product Development with an addiction to developing disruptive technology to increase customer’s profit margins. His unique ability to manage both the technical and sales aspect of a business has allowed him to recruit and lead key management and technical teams to create and execute his vision. Prior to Starting DataRPM, Sundeep founded Razorsight, where he led the company’s efforts to deliver innovative solutions to the Global Communications Providers, and become a leading provider of Analytics and Business Intelligence.



Stephen Spears
SVP, Application, ADI & IT Management, SAP AG

Stephen directs the solution strategy and manages a diverse portfolio of SAP and third party software solutions sold through the SAP Database and Technology Sales organization on a global basis. Stephen has served in many other executive management roles in SAP. Prior to joining SAP, Stephen spent eight years at Gelco Information Network, an Expense Management Software and Services company, where he held a variety of senior management positions including vice president of Public Sector and vice president of International Sales. Stephen’s public sector experience also includes holding positions with small not-for-profit organizations and the US Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington D.C.



Roman Stanek
CEO & Founder, GoodData

Roman is a passionate entrepreneur and industry thought leader, with over 20 years of high-tech experience. His latest company, GoodData, was founded in 2007 with the mission to monetize big data and disrupt the legacy business intelligence space. Prior to GoodData, Roman was Founder and CEO of NetBeans, the leading Java development environment (acquired by Sun Microsystems in 1999) and Systinet, a leading SOA governance platform (acquired by Mercury Interactive, later Hewlett Packard, in 2006).



Aneel Tejwaney
SVP, Technology, SourceMedia

Aneel Tejwaney manages strategic direction and hands on management of multiple technology initiatives, from digital operations of 30+ brands to internal technology applications and infrastructure operations. On a recent project, he worked with the board to invest in and implemented Enterprise Data Management project unifying multiple disparate back-end systems to construct a 360 degree customer view. He has also been instrumental in multiple architecture efforts like enabling cloud strategy, creating Security Policy along with Unified Threat Management. With over 15 years of deep technical expertise and business acumen, Aneel comes to Sourcemedia with significant management consulting experience with Accenture.



Joe Weinman
SVP, Telx, and Author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing


Joe is responsible for leading Telx’s cloud services business development and strategy. Prior to joining Telx, Joe held executive leadership positions at AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, and Bell Laboratories, in corporate strategy, business development, product management, operations, and R&D. Named a “Top 10 Cloud Computing Leader” by TechTarget, Weinman is a frequent keynote speaker, blogger and the founder of Cloudonomics, a multidisciplinary analytical approach leveraging economics, behavioral economics, statistics, calculus, computational complexity theory, simulation, and system dynamics to assess the multi-dimensional business, financial, and user benefits of cloud computing and other on-demand, pay-per-use business models.



Karl Wirth
Co-Founder & CEO, Evergage


Karl Wirth is the co-founder and CEO of Evergage. He is passionate about helping businesses know and serve their customers online. Evergage is a customer engagement automation platform that enables organizations to promote timely, relevant actions to each customer right in their digital experience. Prior to Evergage, Karl led product and marketing functions at Red Hat, Sentillion, and RSA Security. He graduated from Harvard with a degree in Physics.



Irving Wladawsky-Berger
Strategic Advisor


Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger spent 37 years at IBM where he led the company’s initiatives in e-business, supercomputing and Linux. In his emeritus position, he continues to influence IBM’s Cloud Computing and Smart Cities strategies. Dr. Wladawsky-Berger is a Strategic Advisor at Citi; Visiting Lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School; Adjunct Professor in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at the Imperial College Business School; Executive-in-Residence at NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress; and Senior Fellow at the Levin Institute of the State University of New York. He is also on the Board of Directors of Inno360, ID³; InnoCentive Advisory Board; and Advisory Board of USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab.