Roger Billings, Director and Principal Architect – Emerging Technologies, Cradlepoint
As the Director and Principal Architect focused on Emerging Technologies at Cradlepoint, Roger develops multi-vendor business solutions with a focus on 4G and 5G technologies. Roger leads the technical strategy group for 5G within Cradlepoint. He also focuses on the new and emerging technologies, such as next-generation SD-WAN, Private Cellular, AI and the upcoming 6G technologies that will be deployed by network operators around the world. In addition, Roger leads webinars and conducts speaking engagements about the use of 5G and 4G LTE technology in multiple industry segments. He has authored or co-authored multiple technical articles on the Cradlepoint website.
Lee Bogner, Global eCommerce + Food Chief Architect and Emerging Market and Innovations Strategist, MARS Inc.
An e-commerce executive since 1996, Lee Bogner is Global Enterprise Architect for eCommerce and digital innovations at Mars, Inc. – the world’s premier confectionery, food and pet care CPG. Here he advises global and emerging markets businesses on D2C, B2B and hybrid online marketplace e-commerce strategies and operations; e-retail digital product content and syndication; social, video and community e-commerce and analytics; as well as game-changing virtual consumer experiences – including the ground-breaking, pandemic-ready, patent-pending consumer experience app Mars Treat-Town for Halloween.
At recent CG, consulting and retail posts, Lee led e-commerce architecture for J&J and Accenture and was head of e-commerce strategy and operations directing Bed Bath and Beyond’s buybuyBaby.com e-Retail business. Prior, Lee held senior consulting and management roles at Accenture; CIO think-tank The Research Board; IBM, several digital; social; analytics; media and e-commerce startups.
Additionally, Lee helps shape the next generation of digital business leaders as professor of e-commerce, information systems and analytics at Hofstra University’s Zarb School of Business.
Victor Coglianese, Sr Director, Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Architecture, TransUnion
Progressive technical and management expertise in diverse information technology areas with demonstrated initiative, creativity and success. Known for developing and executing innovative IT infrastructure solutions. Proven track record of utilizing technology to streamline workflow, reduce cost, and increase productivity. Quick study with ability to easily assimilate requirements and aggressively employ new methodologies. Energetic and self-motivated team player/builder; at ease in high stress, fast-paced environments with multiple responsibilities.
Specialties: Systems & Solution Architecture , Staff supervision and mentoring, Lease and Contract Negotiation, Strategic Planning, Cost Containment and Budgeting, Legal Compliancy, Vendor Relations, Asset Management
Dean Sharp, Global Director of Information Security Architecture and Engineering, ManpowerGroup
As a professional consultant for over two decades I have provided not only technical expertise to my clients but strategic guidance paired with large doses of common-sense. I do not sell technology for technologies sake; rather I provide complete solutions that offer sustainable architecture, cost benefit and growth potential.
My ideology of striving to be better than the competition is not unique yet my passion for success separates me from my peers. Consultants are generally held to higher standards when engaged and as a consultant I have received accolades for exceeding expectations, have been awarded permanent titles, and have always acted in the best interests of my clients.
In a continuously changing marketplace and a faltering economy it can be complicated to forge ahead, especially when labor and benefits are being scrutinized and cost containment is being mandated. To that end it makes sense to engage persons that offer the most ‘bang for the buck’.
By understanding the business of the client I am able to adapt technology to the needs of the client. The personal attention, dedication to the success of the business and never fail attitude is just another way I provide exceptional service.
In the last decade I have worked in over thirty countries around the world designing, deploying and delivering solutions utilizing best of breed technologies. Global WAN deployments, network and security infrastructures, data center design and implementations and much more – all meeting and exceeding the client’s needs and requests.
To say that I’ve done all of this alone would be naïve and irresponsible. My success directly corresponds to the teams that I’ve worked with, managed and learned from. I have faced remarkable adversity at many of my clients, from budget restraints and nearly impossible timelines to cultural differences across the world. In each and every instance I was able to overcome, adapt and continue to resolution.
Specialties: End to end solution design and architecture, disaster recovery and BCP, centralization and cost savings, strategic technology adaption and positioning, vendor and contract management.
Kirti Vaidya, Vice President, Business Architecture and Transformation, Gallagher Bassett
An IT leader with demonstrated vision and leadership in Agile Application Transformation, enterprise-wide Agile Process Implementation, Product Management of public API, and Business Development. Subject matter expert and strategic partner for VPs, CTOs, and CIOs. Author and practitioner of agile processes – 2011 Grand Prize winner of the CSC Papers Program, “An Agile Process Framework for Cloud Application Development”. Thought leader and speaker at many industry conferences. Lived and worked in India, Germany, Australia, Japan, and USA.
Specialties: Agile Application Transformation, Agile process training, coaching, and implementation, API Product Management.
Mike Woods, Vice President, General Manager – Central, Evangelist, Denodo
Mike Woods is Vice President, General Manager – Central, Evangelist is located in Chicago, Illinois. Joining Denodo in March of 2020, Mike brings a wide variety of experiences from his 30+ years of working for NCR/Teradata in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Starting in the F&A area of NCR in Dayton Ohio, to a Supply Chain Solution Product Manager role in Milan Italy, to the Wal-Mart Sales Director in Bentonville Arkansas and finally for the past 12 years in Sales Management in Chicago IL.
Through these different business disciplines, Mike has worked with leading Retail, Healthcare, Financial Services, Manufacturer, and CPG companies around the world. Mike is a passionate speaker and moderator on the topics of Data Management, Data Integration, Data and Analytics, and strategically driving time to value with cloud/hybrid migration, digital transformation and modernization initiatives.
Mike has Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from Indiana University; Bloomington and an MBA in International Business from the University of Dayton.