SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

SPEAKERS AT THE IT INFRASTRUECTURE OPERATIONS  AND CLOUD MANAGEMENT

STRATEGIES CONFERENCE – MARCH 21, 2024

Tejas Gajjar, Enterprise Architect, Alliant Credit Union

 

Tejas Gajjar has 23 year of experience in Enterprise architecture, Datacenter Technologies, Cyber Security & Cloud technologies. Tejas is currently employed with Alliant as Enterprise Architect. He is currently Leading the Enterprise Architecture, application modernization & Banking transformation throught cloud migration.

 

Tejas has a Bachelor Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and Masters in Data Analytics from Lake forest Graduate School of Management.

 

Luca Graglia, Director of Software and Infrastructure Services, University of Chicago

 

Luca Graglia is a seasoned technology leader with a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy. Currently serving as the Director of Software and Infrastructure Services at Data for the Common Good, University of Chicago, Luca leads the expansion of infrastructure to host rare diseases data and has developed innovative solutions like GEARBOx, a clinical trial matching tool. His commitment to leveraging technology for social good is reinforced by his dedication to ongoing learning, which complements his experience in startups and highlights a unique combination of entrepreneurial spirit and technical expertise.

 

Jared Holley, Infrastructure Support Specialist, Ryder

 

 

Bio to come!

 

Matt Kohn, VP Cloud Operations & DevOps Engineering, Lakeside Software

 

Matt Kohn is an accomplished cloud automation expert, specializing in delivering IaC and multi-cloud solutions to meet strategic objectives. As Vice President of Cloud and DevOps at Lakeside Software, Matt brings nearly two decades of experience in the B2B space to lead the design, deployment, and migration of large-scale, enterprise cloud-based infrastructures. He also co-hosts The Cloud Pod, a weekly podcast that covers the latest in cloud news, AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. He earned his B.S. in Information Science from Northeastern University and holds several AWS cloud, DevOps, and security certifications.

 

Jeff Kreutzer, VP Infrastructure & Operations, Ingersoll Rand

 

Jeff Kreutzer is a seasoned technology executive with a remarkable career marked by visionary leadership and transformative impact. With a relentless commitment to driving organizational excellence, Jeff has consistently exceeded expectations in shaping IT strategy to propel business growth and operational efficiency.

 

As the Vice President of Infrastructure & Operations at Ingersoll Rand, Jeff orchestrates global initiatives to revolutionize infrastructure and operations, leveraging best practices and cloud services to unlock innovative capabilities. Under his stewardship, the organization will achieve unprecedented levels of agility, scalability, and employee productivity while effectively mitigating risk across the organizational landscape.


With over a decade of experience in executive roles, Jeff has played pivotal roles in leading mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, seamlessly integrating IT systems, and driving synergy targets to deliver substantial cost savings. His hands-on approach and exceptional team-building skills have fostered a culture of collaboration, learning, and diversity, ensuring the retention of top talent and the cultivation of high-performing teams.

Prior to his role at Ingersoll Rand, Jeff held key positions at Johnson Controls and Generac Power Systems, where he spearheaded strategic initiatives, directed global IT programs, and mentored teams to achieve operational excellence. Jeff’s expertise spans across IT management, project portfolio governance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence, earning him industry recognition as a trusted leader and strategic partner.

Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Marquette University, complemented by advanced degrees in Project Management and Business Administration. He is a highly regarded adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he imparts his wealth of knowledge in project and portfolio management to the next generation of leaders. 

 

Jeremy Kubik, Director of Managed IT Security Operations, STI Group LTD.

 

Bio to come!

Gerry Plaza, VP of Technology Transformation, Netskope

 

Bio to Come!

Steven Pucci, Manager of Infrastructure Operations, Humana

 

Bio to Come!

Eric Toczek, Field Technical Director, Nasuni

 

Eric Toczek currently serves as a Field Technical Director for Nasuni Inc. He is a seasoned IT professional with a diverse background encompassing director-level roles in systems administration, systems engineering, product management, and solutions/cloud architecture. With a career spanning over a decade, Eric has honed his expertise in guiding organizations through the intricate realms of IT infrastructure and technology strategy, and has established himself as a trusted advisor and thought leader.