Founder of Patients Know Best, Ltd
Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, MD, is founder of Patients Know Best and has over 15 years of experience in medical software. He trained as a physician at the University of Cambridge; worked as a staff scientist at the USA’s National Institutes of Health; and ran the hospital Chief Information Officer consulting practice for US hospitals at The Advisory Board Company.
Dr. Al-Ubaydli wrote six books about the use of IT in health care, including Personal health records: A guide for clinicians and Streamlining Hospital-Patient Communication: Developing High Impact Patient Portals. He is an honorary researcher in personal health records at University College London’s medical school, and the University of Cambridge’s Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
In 2008 Dr. Al-Ubaydli founded Patients Know Best, Ltd, a personal health records company serving the USA, UK and Middle East. Its innovations have been highlighted by several organizations, including Seedcamp, whose chose them as one of the top 6 start-ups from across Europe in 2009; BusinessWeek, which named them one of the world’s 25 most intriguing start-ups; and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, for the quality of their software. Its clients include Bupa, the UK’s largest private health care company, and Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
Founder and CTO Sonian
Greg is responsible for product vision, technical innovation, and engineering leadership. He has been a messaging, collaboration, Internet, and networking expert for over 15 years, and has been consulted by leading corporations on the management and administration of email systems. Mr. Arnette has created messaging products and services for over ten years, starting with AlertWare which was acquired by Netpro, and most recently IntelliReach, which was acquired by Infocrossing in May 2006.
Greg has designed leading messaging system solutions for all communication platforms.
Greg was founder and CTO for IntelliReach Corporation from 1998 to 2006. Intellireach Corporation was a pioneer in integrated messaging management products and services. Since 2006 Greg has been developing web-based information management solutions leveraging open source technology with virtualization infrastructure.
Mr. Arnette has a BA/BS from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Managing Director, Information Technologies, USGA
Carroll joined the USGA in October of 1988. She is responsible for directing the USGA’s technical environment and providing the vision, tools, applications, training, and support to move the USGA forward, using technology to most efficiently enable the Association to accomplish its greater business goals.
In this role, she manages a budget which supports a 500+ user network, defines, implements, and supports the Association’s corporate technology strategy, including applications, systems development, hardware, networking and connectivity, and oversees network security on-site and for 30+ remote locations.
Carroll graduated in 1986 from Syracuse University with a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences degree in English.
She currently resides in Stewartsville, N.J., with her husband, Jim and their twin teenage sons, Ryan and Dylan.
Vice President, Strategy and General Manager, Enterprise Initiatives
Erich Clementi was named IBM Vice President, Strategy and General Manager, Enterprise Initiatives in December, 2008. Prior to that, he was General Manager of Business Systems Division in IBM's Systems and Technology Group.
Erich runs IBM’s strategy function responsible for identifying major opportunities for the company and to drive integration across IBM's businesses.
In recent years, Erich was the general manager of IBM’s Managed Business Process Services division, serving clients who wished to optimize and run their business processes through a worldwide network of IBM global delivery centers. This became one of IBM’s fastest growing businesses.
Between 2003 through the end of 2005, Erich helped lead the historic resurgence of the IBM mainframe as general manager of IBM’s System z division.
From 1999 through 2003, Erich held several leadership roles in corporate strategy, marketing and sales. He also ran enterprise system sales across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. And he oversaw the marketing and sales of IBM’s entire hardware line, including IBM’s server computers as well as printers, storage devices, networking components and microelectronic products.
Throughout the 1990s, Erich directed IBM sales and marketing operations for banking and financial accounts throughout Europe. He was director, Finance Sector, for IBM Europe’s Central region, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany after previously heading sales and marketing for IBM’s key banking operations in Central Europe and Russia, as well as in Milan, Italy.
Joining IBM in Milan in 1984, Erich held a variety of technical and sales-professional positions in Italy and the South Tyrol region. He is Chairman of the IBM Germany Supervisory Boards, a member of IBM’s Performance Team and Innovations & Values Team. Erich holds a degree in business administration from the Leopold-Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria.
Chief Technology Officer at Rackspace Hosting
John Engates is Chief Technology Officer at Rackspace Hosting. His role there is to drive the innovation and development of services and technologies that will benefit Rackspace’s hosting customers around the globe. Currently, Engates is focused on Rackspace’s efforts to bring a full suite of cloud hosting services to market to complement their managed hosting and software-as-a-service offerings.
Engates has been at Rackspace since August of 2000. Prior to joining Rackspace, Engates was one of the founders of Internet Direct, one of the first Internet service providers in Texas.
Co-founder of Parlerai Inc.
Chief technology officer for OnCorps LLC
Jon is the co-founder of Parlerai Inc. the world’s first Augmentative Collaboration™ service. Having a daughter with special needs, Jon and, his wife, Kristin, have applied next-generation technology and services to create this consumer-based web service. Parlerai provides online collaboration, social networking and assistive communication services for families with children having special needs. Parlerai is a currently in its initial startup phase and now beginning its service.
Jon is also the chief technology officer for OnCorps LLC. OnCorps is a community of current and retired CIO’s and CTO’s working together to: 1) Identify cost disruptive and innovative technologies close to a tipping point of adoption; 2) Help companies gain exposure to larger buyers and provide client feedback on changes required for large scale adoption; 3) Influence new, community based models for evaluating, piloting, and maintaining newer technologies and services; and 4) Help companies save money, independents make money, and technology firms increase their share of the disruptive technology market.
Prior to this, Jon was a Venture Partner of Fidelity Ventures, where he served as the acting Chief Technology Officer of BlueNote Networks. BlueNote Networks provided a web service based, interactive communication platform for global enterprise customers and was acquired by Aspect Software. During his Fidelity career, he also collaborated on several Fidelity portfolio companies which included; Teliris, Airespace, Webspective Software, Service Metrics and InterNAP.
Additionally, Jon was chief network architect for Fidelity Investments, where he was responsible for the strategy and technology of the Fidelity’s enterprise network. In this role, Jon helped integrate leading-edge VoIP and customer experience technologies with Fidelity’s call center operations. Jon had operating responsibility for Fidelity’s call center infrastructure, which successfully migrated customers from a traditional inbound CSR experience to a self-service internet and mobile experience. He was also the Vice President of Engineering and part of a world-class engineering team that built Fidelity.com in the mid 1990’s. Fidelity.com is now the world’s largest online brokerage system. Jon was also the Chief Technology Officer of COLT Internet in London, England, where he was responsible for the strategy and direction of COLT’s Pan European Internet business. During this period COLT Internet's managed hosting service grew to 23 data center locations and turnover grew to £120M.
Jon holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Alderson-Broaddus College. Jon and his family live in Scituate, Massachusetts.
Managing Director, Southboro Capital and Serial Entrepreneur
Mike’s prior experience includes CXO-level operating roles across five venture capital – backed technology companies, including two NASDAQ IPO listings, several high multiple trade sales and a cloud infrastructure pioneer acquired by Oracle, while simultaneously serving as a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School and the Technical University of Denmark. Earlier, he served as a consultant with McKinsey.
Mike began blogging and speaking on the emerging impact of Cloud Computing in 2005, and has moderated many panels and delivered keynotes on the impact of the Cloud on software industry business and sales models and on the delivery of IT services and health care. He was amongst the first entrepreneurs to bring a SaaS company to the enterprise market in 1997. He has been very active at MIT, where he has served as a judge and mentor for many years in MIT’s Global Entrepreneurship Competition and more recently in the MIT Global Sales Competition. He speaks and lectures frequently on other topics including lean start-up models, business model innovation, SaaS and best practices in technology commercialization and corporate ventures.
Currently, Mike is a sought after senior advisor to private and public companies, VC firms, university Tech Transfer and Licensing offices and regional start-up incubators in the US, Canada and Europe. He also serves on the boards of several Boston, Silicon Valley and international technology companies and VC firms. As a TIE Charter Member, he helps lead an initiative linking innovative tech ventures with strategic customers. He’s a member of the Organizing Committee of the Public Policy Forum on Venture Capital, a mentor in TechStars Boston and SEED Camp Europe, and is a long serving member and nominating and business development committee co-chair of the Corporate Executive Board of WGBH, the flagship operation within the US Public Broadcasting System. He holds an MBA from Yale, where he was named the annual Jess Morrow Johns Memorial Scholar & was the recipient of Procter & Gamble’s prestigious Marketing Leadership Award and a Yale Teaching Fellowship, and a BS Engineering from Rutgers, where he was elected to the National Engineering Honor Society.
More details can be found at www.linkedin.com/in/mikegrandinetti
Chief Technology Officer Ping Identity
Harding brings more than 20 years of experience in software development, networking infrastructure and information security to the role of Chief Technology Office for Ping Identity. Harding is responsible for Ping Identity’s technology strategy. Previously, Harding was a vice president and security architect at Fidelity Investments where he was responsible for aligning identity management and security technologies with the strategic goals of the business. Harding was integrally involved with the implementation of federated identity technologies at Fidelity -- from “napkin" to production. An active leader in the Identity Security space, Harding is a Founding Board Member for the Information Card Foundation, a member of the Cloud Security Alliance Board of Advisors, on the steering committee for OASIS and actively involved in the Kantara Initiative and Project Concordia. He is a regular speaker at RSA, Digital ID World, SaaS Summit, Burton Catalyst and other conferences.
Harding holds a BS Degree in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Principal Informatician Partners Healthcare System
Tonya Hongsermeier, MD MBA is currently a Principal Informatician in clinical informatics at Partners Healthcare System and a Team Lead on an ARHQ-funded project call the Clinical Decision Support Consortium. This project seeks to develop a proof of concept for collaborative knowledge engineering and sharing on a national level. Prior to this, she served for 5 years as Senior Corporate Manager for Clinical Knowledge Management and Decision Support. In this capacity she led a team that implemented and managed collaboration and content management services for clinical decision support knowledge management, maintained enterprise clinical decision support content, and assisted with the development of new governance structures across Partners Healthcare System. She also recently served as a co-chair for the Semantic Web Healthcare Lifesciences Special Interest Group for the World Wide Web Consortium. She received her MD from BU, and practiced Internal Medicine for five years after completing her Residency in Medicine and Fellowship in Clinical Nutrition at the Deaconess Hospital. She received an MBA in Healthcare Management from BU in 1995, and has held several positions in industry leading a variety of informatics efforts. Prior to joining Partners Healthcare System, she was VP for Knowledge Management Solutions and Patient Safety at Cerner Corp.
President and CEO of Hurwitz Group, Inc.
Judith S. Hurwitz is President and CEO of Hurwitz Group, Inc., a strategy consulting and research firm focused on distributed computing technologies. A pioneer in anticipating technology innovation and adoption, Judith advocates for a pragmatic adoption of an architectural and business approach to the emerging market for cloud computing, service orientation, and service management. She has served as a trusted advisor to many industry leaders over the years. Judith has helped these companies make the transition to a new business model focused on the business value of emerging platforms.
Prior to founding Hurwitz & Associates in 2002, Judith was a co-founder of CycleBridge, a consulting firm focused on life sciences software. In 1992, Judith was the founder of Hurwitz Group. She also served as a senior information technology consultant at John Hancock and Apollo Computer. She was an analyst at IDC in the early 1980s.
Hurwitz combines a comprehensive understanding of industry issues with a focused, business-oriented approach. She believes that rather than looking at emerging technologies in a vacuum, industry leaders need to evaluate technology based on the impact on innovation, business effectively and the bottom line.
Hurwitz's expertise is widely recognized, and she is frequent speaker at industry events and writes a popular blog focused on distributed technology. She writes a regular blog that is considered one of the top 100 analysts blogs.
She is the co-author of the following books published by Wiley Publishing:
Cloud Computing For Dummies,
Service Oriented Architectures for Dummies (two editions)
Service Management for Dummies,
and several custom Dummies books including:
Service Oriented Architectures for Dummies (two editions for IBM and one edition for HP)
Information Management for Dummies (two editions for IBM)
Service Management for Dummies (one edition for IBM)
Collaboration for Dummies (one edition for IBM)
Judith holds a BS and MS degrees from Boston University. She serves on several advisory boards of emerging companies. She was named a distinguished alumnus Boston University's College of Arts & Sciences in 2005. She is also a recipient of the 2005 Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council award.
Managing Director THINKstrategies
Jeff Kaplan is the Founder and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the only strategic consulting firm focused entirely on the business implications of the transition of the technology industry from product-centric to services-driven solutions. THINKstrategies helps IT/business decision-makers with their sourcing strategies; solution providers with their marketing strategies; and venture firms with their investment strategies.
Kaplan is also the founder of the Managed Service Showplace www.thinkmsp.com and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Showplace www.thinksaas.com, the highest ranked, vendor-independent, online directories and best practice resource centers focused on SaaS and managed services.
Prior to forming THINKstrategies, Jeff served as VP of Marketing and Business Development at InterOPS Management Solutions, and was Director of Strategic Marketing at International Network Services (INS) which was acquired by Lucent Technologies. Jeff was also a leading industry analyst at IDC, Dataquest and META Group.
He has a BA in Urban Planning from Rutgers University and MBA from Boston College.
SVP of Security Solutions and Technologies in the
Fidelity Technology Group
Steve MacLellan is the SVP of Security Solutions and Technologies in the Fidelity Technology Group (FTG) and works with Fidelity’s business, technical, and security community to protect the assets of the firm and its customers. Steve works for Jon Aliber in the Information Security and Risk division.
Steve's team develops firm-wide cyber security strategies, predictive threat models, innovative technical solutions, and seeks to apply security “best practices" to Fidelity's complex global business. He is also responsible for Fidelity’s Customer Protection, Disaster Recover, and Global Network Security programs.
Steve joined Fidelity Investments in 1987 and has held several management and technical leadership positions. Prior to his current information security role, Steve led the Internet Services and Technologies division and was responsible for Fidelity’s Internet infrastructure and secure E-Commerce strategies during the formative years of the web.
Jon Martin is Director Product Management in the Cloud Infrastructure Group at EMC Corporation.
With 2008 revenues of $14.8 billion, and more than 37,000 employees worldwide, EMC is the world leader in products, services, and solutions for information management and storage that help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, at every point in the information lifecycle.
Jon joined EMC’s Technology Ventures Group in September 2006 with the objectives of addressing emerging customer and technology trends and delivering products and solutions that will revolutionize existing IT paradigms. In February of 2008, EMC created a new division to focus on the emerging opportunities for cloud-based solutions and services. Martin currently serves as Director Product Management of the Cloud Infrastructure Group, and is responsible for leading product and service requirements definition and overall marketing efforts.
Prior to this role, Jon was a member of the product management and business development team for EMC Centera focusing on ISV partner adoption and emerging market opportunities. Prior to joining EMC, he held strategic positions with i2 Technologies focused on product direction and technology partnerships for a set of i2’s enterprise products. Jon holds an MS from University of Massachusetts, and a Bachelors Degree in Finance from the University of New Hampshire.
Vice President and Chief Technologist
Scott McClellan is Vice President and Chief Technologist of Cloud Services at Hewlett-Packard. In this role, Scott drives the cloud services technology strategy for HP’s Enterprise Business.
Prior to his current role, Scott was Vice President and Chief Technologist for HP’s Scalable Computing and Infrastructure organization. SCI is responsible for developing and delivering market leading solutions for scale-out computing.
After the merger between HP and Compaq, Scott became a Chief Technologist within HP’s Enterprise Servers and Storage business unit. Immediately post-merger, Scott was named Chief Technologist for the High Performance Computing (HPC) Division. During Scott’s tenure, HP established a strong HPC business. In 2005, Scott became Vice President and Chief Technologist for the Business Critical Systems global business unit. In that role, Scott provided strong technical leadership and played a critical role in a new roadmap and long-term vision for the organization.
The first half of Scott’s career at HP revolved around MPE (an HP proprietary operating system) and the HP3000 family of minicomputers.
Vice President & Research Director of Tier1 Research
Antonio is a regular speaker at managed hosting, virtualization and cloud computing conferences, and the author of the T1R Managed Hosting and Cloud Infrastructure series reports. Antonio also serves as the Conference Director for Tier1's European Hosting Transformation Summit.
Prior to joining Tier1, Antonio spent a decade in the Telecom, CDN and software development industries. During this time, he was Director of IP & Data Services for China Telecom, and Telecom Italia. His creation of a video streaming distribution network while at Teleglobe achieved success as a 'Top 10 Broadband Streaming Implementation' by the Aberdeen Group, which led to a position managing technical business development with Akamai Technologies. Antonio started his career in the satellite space, leading TDMA development for INTELSAT. Following a decade in the Internet sector, he was made a member of The Society of Industry Professionals.
Originally from South Africa, Antonio has a BSc. from the University of Natal, and holds an International MBA from Georgetown University.
Evangelist and Strategist Amazon Web Services
Steve Riley is an evangelist and strategist for cloud computing at Amazon Web Services, working to help organizations understand how to address security, privacy, and compliance concerns so that they can integrate the cloud with their existing environments to extend reach, increase utilization, and respond to rapid business changes. His specialties include information security, privacy, compliance frameworks, and policy. Steve has spoken at hundreds of events around the world, including RSA, SANS, Black Hat Windows, InfoSec US, (ISC)2, IANS, TechEd, and Connections. He co-authored a book about Microsoft security and has published numerous articles.
Vice-President, Strategy and Marketing ServiceMesh, Inc.
Mr. Roberts has two decades of experience in networking, computer engineering and strategic product development. Prior to his current role as Vice-President of Strategy and Marketing at ServiceMesh, Mr. Roberts held a similar role at Vyatta, where he crafted the marketing and communications strategy that positioned the company as the leader in open networking. Prior to Vyatta, Mr. Roberts was the co-founder, CTO, and Vice-President of Strategy at Inkra Networks where he provided the data center networking strategy that captured a tier-one customer base including IBM, EDS, AT&T, and NEC. Prior to Inkra, Mr. Roberts was Vice-President of Product Management for Nortel Networks, responsible for product strategy and definition related to the company's line of Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet switches and campus ATM switches. Additionally, he forged key strategic alliances and OEM relationships. Mr. Roberts has also held management positions at Bay Networks, Rapid City Communications, Cabletron Systems, ZeitNet, and AMD, where he spearheaded Gigabit Ethernet, ATM, and WiFi product lines and strategic marketing initiatives. He began his career with engineering positions at Hewlett-Packard. Experienced in numerous networking and software technologies, Mr. Roberts holds ten patents, and is the author of three books. Mr. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Caritas Christi Health Care System
Trained in both engineering and emergency medicine, Dr. Rothenhaus is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Caritas Christi Health Care, the second largest health system in Massachusetts. Dr. Rothenhaus oversees a staff of over two hundred dedicated IT professionals charged with executing Caritas’ three-year, $70 million, information technology strategic plan.
Dr. Rothenhaus has served on numerous national health information technology organizations, including Health Level 7 (HL7), the ANSI Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), Integrating the Health Care Enterprise (IHE), and the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT). He has authored over fifty publications, and participated in the development of a number of major health care IT standards. He also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Healthcare Informatics at Northeastern University.
Prior to joining Caritas Christi, Dr. Rothenhaus was on the faculty of Boston University School of Medicine, where he served as Assistant Residency Program Director, Director of Medical Informatics, and Medical Director of the Newton Emergency Department of the Boston Medical Center.
Dr. Rothenhaus graduated from the Tulane University school of Engineering, and completed medical school, internship, and residency at the George Washington University.
Director, Colt Managed Services
Currently Managing Director of Colt Managed Services Division, Adrian joined Colt in 2009 as Director of Business Development, where he was responsible for sales, consultancy, channel development and solutions & portfolio management.
Prior to joining Colt, he spent 13 years at BT, latterly as vice president for IT professional services, Europe & Asia Pacific, within BT Global Services division. During his time with BT, he managed various sales and delivery functions including lines of business in Global Finance (Investment Banking) for Europe and Japan. He was VP for the Global Petrochemical business in a joint venture with AT&T where he was accountable for global sales and service management. He latterly set up and ran the first professional services function in BT Global Services, which included specialist sales, consulting, marketing, service management and operations, programme and project management, and portfolio management.
Adrian began his career with IBM where he held various business support and sales roles. He has worked
on assignment in Japan, various countries across Asia Pacific, and the United States. He has managed
pan-European / global teams for the last 18 years.
President and Founder of ICEX (Intellectual Capital Exchange)
Richard W. Swanborg, Jr. has more than 30 years of business experience as a manager, consultant, researcher, professor, and entrepreneur. His primary research interests include knowledge management, business and information technology (IT) strategies, and innovative IT management practices.
He leads ICEX, which facilitates affordable, private, informative, and energizing exchanges of intellectual capital—helping IT and business practitioners help each other. Prior to founding ICEX, he was a principal with the Ernst & Young Center for Information Technology & Strategy, the director of planning and operations at Index Technology, a management consultant at Index Group, and director of MIS at Helix Technology.
Swanborg has written articles and frequently lectured to industry audiences on a range of business and IT topics—from leveraging IT innovation to building collaborative, knowledge-sharing communities. He teaches business strategy and information technology at Boston University’s School of Management and serves as a guest lecturer at Babson’s Executive Education Center. He formerly co-chaired the Enterprise Value Awards process for CIO magazine and currently serves on their Editorial Board and a Judge for the CIO 100 Awards.
Associate graduate faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State
Dr. Vouk has extensive experience in both commercial software production and academic computing. He is the author/co-author of over 250 publications. His research and development interests include software engineering (process and risk management, testing, reliability, fault-tolerance, security), scientific computing (management of scientific data and knowledge, application of engineering methods to genetics, bioinformatics, biophysics, development of numerical and scientific software-based systems, "cloud computing," parallel and grid computing, support for scientific problem-solving workflows, middleware), information technology (IT) assisted education (IT workforce, network-based education, distance learning, education workflows), and high-performance networks (end-to-end quality of service, security, forward error correction, empirical evaluation of networking solutions).
Dr. Vouk is the co-founder of the NC State Virtual Computing Laboratory. Dr. Vouk is closely associated with the Computer Science Computer-Based Education Laboratory, and the Undergraduate and Graduate Networking Laboratories. He is the co-founder, former co-director and current member of the Computer Science Software Systems and Engineering Laboratory. He is the founder, former director, and current member of the NC State Multimedia and Networking Laboratory. He is a member and former Technical Director of the N.C. State Center for Advanced Computing and Communication. Dr. Vouk is an associate graduate faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State, he is an Affiliated Faculty in the BioMedical Engineering Department, he is a member of the NC State E-Commerce Faculty, NC State Information Security Faculty, NC State Genomics Faculty, NC State Bioinformatics Program Faculty, NC State RNA Faculty, and NC State Operations Research Program Faculty.
Dr. Vouk is a member, former chairman, and former secretary of the IFIP Working Group 2.5 on Numerical Software, and a recipient of the IFIP Silver Core award. He is an IEEE Fellow, and a member of IEEE Reliability, Communications, Computer, and Education Societies, and of the IEEE TC on Software Engineering. He is a senior memb4er of ASQ, and a member of ACM, and Sigma Xi. For over 10 years, he was an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Reliability. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Computing and Information Technology.