Sergey Chernov, VP, Information Technology & Enterprise Architecture, Ensono

Sergey Chernov, VP, Information Technology & Enterprise Architecture at Ensono – a global IT Outsourcing and Managed Services provider – where he is currently leading integration and consolidation programs to combine and optimize processes, technology, and operational structures of legacy Acxiom IT, Wipro Data Center Services, and Attenda into new Ensono. Previously, Sergey led Global IT Delivery for Hollister, a medical device manufacturer in 23 countries. Before Hollister, Sergey worked at NiSource a F500 gas and electric utility where he drove establishment of EA practice. Sergey started his career at Emerson Electric where he led implementation of e-commerce systems and infrastructure support for global manufacturing sites.

Kaushik Dutta, IT Enterprise Architect, Motorola Solutions

  • More than Seventeen years of IT industry experience encompassing a wide range of skill sets, roles, and industry verticals. The last four years worked in the capacity of an Enterprise Architect and Solution Architect roles.
  • Worked as Oracle ERP Techno-Functional Consultant and specialized in RICE Application and Delivery.
  • Skilled in Agile Methodology of delivery in Design-Build and AMS projects and helped clients achieving tight development deadlines and rollout plans and also helped to minimize Production incident queues in AMS engagements.
  • Strong knowledge of Database Performance Tuning techniques using Explain Plan, TKPROF and Trace. Able to troubleshoot, Detect and resolve any Advance level performance-related issues in Oracle.
  • Maintaining and augmenting Client Partnership through excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills.
  • Was part of many successful ERP Implementation projects for US-based Clients by providing Expert level consulting skills in the different Business process areas of eBusiness Suite 11i and R12 application suite like – Finance, Supply Chain, Order Management, Oracle Process Manufacturing and the other related applications and having solid experience working in various ERP business flows like Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, Record to Report, etc.
  • Helped US-based Clients in implementing various eBusiness Suite modules such as – AP, AR, GL, PO, OM, INV, iExpense, Pricing, OPM (Quality, Product Development, and Process Engineering), System Admin, and Application Developer.
  • Experienced in various EDI implementations with third parties like DHL, FedEx for Payables, GHX (Global Healthcare Exchange) for Order management. Worked with ANSI X12, DHL Proprietary DHL6 for Invoice, 850 (PO), 855 (PO Acknowledgement). 

Tim Hard, Senior Sales Engineer, Splunk Inc.

Passionate technology advocate, ardent early adopter, serial tinkerer, Boston Terrier enthusiast. Solving the world’s problems by bringing data to everything and working with organizations to continually improve through best practices with the overall goal of making operations suck less.

Jenny Fong, VP of Marketing, Diamanti

Jenny Fong is the VP of Marketing at Diamanti – a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure for Kubernetes. Previously she was Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Docker responsible for Go-to-Market strategy and product positioning and a Director for Product and Technical Marketing at VMware. She has 16 years of experience in the technology sector including 10 years in enterprise software. Jenny has a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University.

Dean Sharp, Global Network Architect, Manpower; CTO of Lakeside Information Systems

I’m the CTO of Lakeside Information Systems – a company that specializes in D.R. and BCP solutions as well as data center migrations and global network architecture.


At present I’m the Global Network Architect for Manpowergroup.


Recently I was the Enterprise Architect and Disaster Recovery Architect for Manpower North America – a role I still play with some frequency.


I have worked in over 48 countries around the world, have two beautiful Pharaoh Hounds named Ptah and Fubis and currently reside in Racine, WI.

Steve Shelton, RSM, Micro Focus

Steve Shelton has over 15 years of IT sales experience helping organizations protect their people, processes and data. Steve brings a variety of knowledge to his customers, which he developed from his tenures at CDW, Verizon, Symantec, RSA and Proofpoint. He believes the best working relationships come out of integrity, trust and care. Steve’s main goal is to make the lives of those around him better in any way he can.


Steve has a variety of interests outside of work, including Tai Chi, yoga, nutrition, parent coaching and staring at goats. 

Annur Sumar, CTO, Maetech; Microsoft MVP, Former Vice President of IT D&P

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.

Rajesh Thyagarajan, Manager, Enterprise Application Architecture & Solution Architecture, Cummins Enterprise Architecture

Rajesh Thyagarajan holds a Bachelor of Sciences (Electronics), a Masters in Computer Application, Honors in Systems Management, Post Graduate Honors in Planning and Program Management and a Master’s in Business Administration from Purdue University – Krannert School of Management.


Rajesh has around 19+ years of work experience that includes IT Solution Design and Development, IT Enterprise Architecture (solution/system) and Implementation, Digital Transformation, Application Modernization and Datacenter / Cloud Migration, IT Strategy, Project and Program Management, Production Support, IT Solution and Product Delivery.


Rajesh has worked in several countries in the Asia Pacific region, Middle East, India and the United States. He held many positions in the past including enterprise, solution and data architect, as well as program manager and has held consulting assignments at Fortune 100 and 200 companies and worked on business critical and high revenue programs. Rajesh was also involved and lead teams in IT solution delivery for several large corporations in the Asia-Pac and Far East regions.


He was the UAE Territory IT Head at Lifestyle; responsible for the IT operations of Lifestyle across the seven Emirates. Rajesh also worked at Purdue University for the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) program and was heavily involved in design, solution development strategy and support of the NEEShub Cyber infrastructure.

Heidi Waterhouse, Senior Developer Advocate, LaunchDarkly

Heidi is an experienced professional communicator deeply invested in getting information to people who need it in the easiest way for everyone involved. Sometimes that involves public speaking, blog posts, and technical writing, but at one point she had a lively cutlery-based description of full-disk encryption. She has realized that the best way to scale her philosophy of simple and empathic communication is to teach others, so she is working on a book on technical writing for developers and other reluctant technologists.


The best part of any job is getting to learn things. As a developer advocate, Heidi bridges the experiences of external and internal developers and spends time listening, thinking, and learning deeply about the business and technical challenges that face each group. Her reach as an effective speaker pairs well with her 1-1 time with users and product owners.

Prashanth Yadagiri, IT Systems Architect, IT Global Compute & Cloud Services, Alight Solutions

Technology Consultant and Architect with longstanding experience in the design, development, testing and launch of enterprise-class private and public cloud computing solutions.Specializes in leading projects and programs to develop secure global systems and infrastructures. Expert in translating customer requirements into technology solutions that improve business performance and reduce operational costs.


Notable achievements as an Enterprise architect and Solution engineer:
– Led efforts to complete a major data center design and implementation initiative, managing all project resources throughout internal and external data centers.
– Designed enterprise-wide application migrations from On-perm to AWS and Azure and ensuring successful completion of infrastructure projects.
– Developed strategy and deployments patterns as part of data center consolidation, provided end-to-end assistance, including IT assessment, high-level strategic decision making, designing and implementing applications, networks, security standards and server architectures.
– Architect key facets of IT infrastructure using TOGAF and ITIL frameworks.


Core competencies:
Enterprise Architecture
Solution Architecture
Infrastructure Architecture
High availability and Disaster Recovery planning
Migration Strategies and Road maps
Bigdata( Cloudera ) Solutions
Cloud computing (IaaS and PaaS solutions) in AWS and Azure
Data Center Relocation
Private Hyper Converged Cloud Environment
Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Solaris, Veritas
Vormetric File System Encryption
Shell scripting, Python,Perl