Sergey Chernov, Segment IT Director, Classified Fortune 200 Company
Currently leads Information Technology for a $3B segment at (classified Fortune 200 company) with operations in 31 countries. Previously, Sergey was VP of Information Technology and Enterprise Architecture at Ensono – a global IT Service Provider specializing in Infrastructure outsourcing. In the past, he held various IT leadership roles at NiSource, Hollister and Emerson Electric.
Benjamin Fuller, Field Technical Director, Nasuni
With dedication to empowering enterprises in adopting, architecting, and seamlessly integrating cutting-edge technologies, I have honed my expertise over two decades in the field. Throughout my career, I have been privileged to collaborate with a diverse array of clients, spanning industries and encompassing a myriad of infrastructure technologies and architectures.
With this extensive experience and an ability to distill complex technology, I take pride in assuming the role of a trusted guide for clients confronted with multifaceted technology and business challenges.
Presently, I am situated in the greater Cleveland, OH area, where I support our Americas Presales Engineering teams, lending my expertise and insights to fortify their endeavors. I strive to offer tailored solutions that resonate with each client’s unique needs and business challenges.
While my professional life is an embodiment of my love of technology, my personal time finds enrichment through spending time with my family. As a devoted parent, I relish the cherished moments spent with my children, witnessing their growth, and guiding them towards their own aspirations. I find fulfillment coaching my kids sports team, engaging in meaningful volunteer work that positively impacts and uplifts the communities we serve.
Nick Greazel, Enterprise Architect Director, CNA Insurance
Nick Greazel is a technology leader with a track record of over twenty years in effecting transformative change. His distinctive forte lies in seamlessly harmonizing the realms of Business and Technology while adeptly navigating budgetary and timeline constraints. In his current role as Enterprise Architecture Director at CNA Insurance, Nick has influenced CNA’s migration pattern of legacy applications to GCP and was the pilot Enterprise Architect in CNA’s shift from Project to Product development, employing the agile SAFe methodology to propel innovation.
Nick’s experience encompasses architecting CNA’s first application of Intelligent Automation for Commercial Underwriting/Operations and the award-winning CNA ComPass global network portal, modernizing CNA’s international insurance placement. Beyond his technical experience, Nick is recognized for fostering a culture of collaboration, respect and innovation within teams.
Mike Jones, GM Americas, Do It Lean
Mike W. Jones has over 25 years in the technology market. He started his career at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) where he was exposed to different application development disciplines and methodologies. He then spent many years helping evolve approaches to development including Information Engineering, Component Based Development methods and Agile practices. More recently, Mike, spent 9 years helping OutSystems establish itself as the leader in the low-code market and is currently Do iT Lean’s General Manager for Americas. LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikewjones/
James P. MacLennan, Managing Partner, Maker Turtle LLC
James P. MacLennan (Jim) is the Managing Partner at Maker Turtle LLC, a strategic advisory firm focused on digital transformation and innovation. Jim has 30+ years of experience in the corporate world, culminating with the CIO role at IDEX Corporation. He has worked in a variety of business models and markets, translating strategic drivers into tactical plans and tangible results. Jim’s career spans multiple industries, including manufacturing, real estate/property management, pharmaceuticals, consumer durables, industrial products, and consumer package goods. Jim started his career in software development and consulting, which gives him unique insight into the role of Digital and how it creates value. Jim’s latest book, Don’t Think So Much, lays out his vision for leading and accelerating digital business initiatives. He regularly speaks publicly on digital and leadership topics and publishes his observations and insights at MakerTurtle.com.
John Marshall, Director, RCG Global Services
A highly motivated self-starter with an outstanding record of success establishing, cultivating and maintaining strong C-level & key decision-maker relationships. Proven leadership skills in all aspects of business development, customer relationship management, sales, marketing and service delivery. Exceptional communicator with strong organization, negotiation, problem resolution, team building and relationship development skills. Demonstrated track record of serving as a trusted advisor and partner to clients, exceeding expectations, and achieving individual and team sales & delivery goals.
Comprehensive experience with Business, Technology and Outsourcing solution sales & delivery, Channel and Alliance partner solutions, expanding business into new sectors & geographies while driving revenue and cross-selling / up-selling in existing accounts. Extensive experience working with clients within the Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare , Retail and Manufacturing industries.
Yaj Sabharwal, Vice President – Head of Architecture, Payments, Fiserv
An inspiration leader, I motivate teams of technologists in a work environment to achieve peak performance by identifying and leveraging emerging trends and through disruptive thinking focused on translating complex ideas into actionable insights. Results driven, I have lead successful innovative initiatives to achieve significant cost savings, and delivering breakthrough applications generating new revenue for organizations.
Well-rounded background in driving vision, strategy and execution infrastructure, applications, architecture, data/analytics, Cloud, API, AI/ML operations and business domain.
Karen E. Semonson, Senior Advisor, FarWell
Karen Semonson is an experienced Senior Advisor at FarWell. In her role, she leverages her expertise to help clients achieve their transformation goals and establish their new business and operating models. She sees the big picture, co-creates a vision and strategy, and leads the team to deliver the valuable results needed. Karen is a thought leader and speaker in her field. Her extensive knowledge and experience create service offerings, where she shares insights and best practices to solve client’s, significant business problems. Recently as an Architect, Karen helped customers create new business and solution capabilities for private and public Cloud products, AI and Machine Learning model operations for an e-commerce supply chain, and new NIST compliance requirements for a government supply chain distributor. As a Non-Profit Board Officer, she transformed a Big 3 Software, U.S. user group into a 24,000-member global community in 147 countries. For over 10 years, Karen gave presentations at U.S. and EMEA forums to diverse audiences of executives and practitioners. Karen has over 20 years of senior IT leadership with specialties in strategy, architecture, and execution.
Teddy Strzetelski, Senior Solution Engineer, LeanIX
Peter (Teddy) Strzetelski Jr. is a seasoned professional in the field of IT solutions and enterprise architectural management. With a passion for technological innovation and a keen eye for problem-solving, Teddy has demonstrated a track record of success in roles spanning sales engineering and solutions architecture. Teddy Strzetelski Jr.’s career journey reflects his commitment to innovation, teamwork, and effective IT solutions. With a strong foundation and passion for technology, he has seamlessly integrated his diverse skills to drive growth and transformation in IT landscapes.
Kurt Wysock, Head of Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Engineering, RCG Global Services
Kurt Wysock joined RCG as a Principal in 2021 establishing RCG as a leader in cloud engineering services with a focus on application modernization in the cloud. Under his leadership, RCG has delivered dozens of successful cloud migrations and data & analytics platforms across 3 cloud service providers. Adept at the entire concept-design-execution lifecycle, Kurt leads RCG’s Cloud Engineering Practice providing thought leadership and measurable business outcomes for RCG clients as they continue their digital transformation journeys and embrace modern cloud enterprise architectures. Kurt is an accomplished enterprise architect with over 35 years of experience delivering solutions in a broad range of industry verticals including retail, marketing, manufacturing, HSSE, logistics, and finance. Kurt has led enterprise-wide, multi-year application rationalization and modernization programs that have delivered on both business and IT strategy and goals. As part of the global cloud practice, Kurt evaluates technologies, vendors, and market trends and works with RCG customers to help deliver application modernization and cloud migration strategies and initiatives.