Cameron Ames, CTO, Synoptus
Cameron Ames has served in architectural, development, and consulting roles for small nonprofits and Fortune 50 enterprises for a decade. During that time, Cameron has worked in the Enterprise IT infrastructure, Application Development, DevOps, and RevOps spaces, with a majority of that time in the Salesforce space. He is a co-leader of the Indianapolis Salesforce Developer Group and can be seen speaking regularly at Salesforce conferences.
Armando D’onorio, Director of Information Security Services, Purdue System Security, Purdue University
Armando D’Onorio has been in information technology for more than 21 years and leading information security programs in higher education since 2004. He has served in a variety of leadership, technical, and information security roles. He is a relentless implementer and forward-thinking IT security strategist. Currently at Purdue University, he is responsible for incident handling, identifying areas of risk, and merging security services across the system. He partners with senior leadership, Information Services, Enterprise Services, legal counsel, department heads, and campus stakeholders to work together to strengthen information security and decrease risk. This is done through the information security program by supporting enterprise security architecture, audit and compliance, patch and vulnerability management, creating procedures, and promoting security awareness. Armando is CISSP, GSLC, and GCCC certified.
Jon Kelley, Chief Technology Officer, The University of Tulsa
Jon is responsible for providing sound technical leadership for the University, developing the department’s strategy for using technological resources, ensuring technologies are used efficiently, responsibly and securely, and evaluating and implementing new systems and infrastructure.
Dave McCrory, VP of Growth and Global Head of Insights and Analytics, Digital Realty
Dave McCrory is VP of Growth and Global Head of Insights and Analytics at Digital Realty. Prior to Digital Realty, Dave ran a Data strategy and consulting business. Before consulting, Dave was VP of Engineering for the Wise.io team at GE Digital. The Wise.io team built and implemented production Machine Learning for Industrial use cases inside of GE. Prior to GE Digital, Dave was CTO of Basho Technologies the company pioneering the distributed NoSQL database Riak. McCrory also served as SVP of Engineering for Warner Music Group, where he led the team that built their digital service platform. He was also a senior architect on Cloud Foundry at VMware, and a Cloud Architect at Dell. He also founded two companies – Hyper9 (acquired by SolarWinds) and Surgient (acquired by Quest Software). McCrory holds over nine technology patents in virtualization, cloud and systems management and created the “Data Gravity” concept which states that as data mass or activity increases, more data is created, and more services and applications are attracted.
Damian Ng, Managing Director, Head of Architecture, Evernorth
Damian Ng is Managing Director, Head of Architecture at Evernorth; where he leads enterprise technology strategy, architecture and digital transformation of Evernorth that service more than 80 million patients nationwide. He has over 25 years of experience in different engineering and architecture leadership roles at Cigna, Visa, PayPal and numerous digital agencies.
Alyce Reopelle, SVP, Group Manager, Large Financial Institution
PMP certified with 18+ years demonstrated successful IT project, program and governance leading organizations to far exceed Senior Executive expectations. Adaptive leader inspires IT to superior achievement through communications, collaboration and mentoring, Solutions-oriented, organized and results-driven leader. Excels in project, program and portfolio management. Enabling PMO structures and governance to fit within company cultures.
Dr. David Rettig, CEO, Synoptus
David Rettig is CEO of Synoptus, delivering IT Operational Excellence and Salesforce architectural services. He holds two masters degrees and finishes his doctorate this January, specializing in business leadership development that results in real behavioral change. He has authored three books on leadership & business-IT alignment. He has over 25 years of hands-on and leadership experience with IT in manufacturing, tier-1 automotive, supply chain, higher education, engineering, and nonprofits.
Annur Sumar, CTO, Maetech
Annur Sumar is a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP and technology consultant in the areas of Infrastructure Design, Enterprise Content Management, CRM, Microsoft Azure, System Center and Cloud Technologies. Annur is an industry recognized leader and independent speaker around strategic service automation, technology driven process improvements, IT service alignment, engineering best practices and operations management. All of which are targeted in his presentations to helping businesses with complex IT environments lower Total Cost of Ownership and raising Return On Investments.
Prior to joining a Microsoft Partner Consulting firm, Annur served as a Vice President of Technology for Duff & Phelps. One of the world’s leading independent financial advisory firms serving client needs in the areas of valuation, investment banking, transaction advice, and dispute consulting. During his tenure at Duff & Phelps, Annur worked closely with Microsoft product teams and case study managers in providing invaluable feedback around how businesses such as his were able to benefit from cloud technologies that were molded into business solutions. As a Microsoft MVP and industry expert, Annur brings 10 years of experience to work actively with other MVPs and Microsoft Partners to provide industry insight and strategic direction.