Lee Bogner, Global Enterprise Architect – eCommerce and Innovation, Mars

  • Lee Bogner is a US-born, eCommerce and digital business strategist; Global eCommerce Architecture Leader at Mars, Inc.; master in information systems and quantitative analytics; and Hofstra University professor of eCommerce. His tenure includes senior and leadership roles at Accenture, J&J, Bed Bath & Beyond, IBM, The Research Board think-tank (now Gartner), multiple digital startups, and as consultant to diverse global 1000 firms including top CPGs such as Kraft-Heinz, P&G, Kimberly Clark, Unilever, Pepsi and more.
  • Passionate about building the future of safe, new-normal commerce; eRetail, eGrocery and last mile logistics – Lee focuses on advising, teaching, speaking, writing on innovative business models, architectures, strategies and technology; and counseling businesses on digital transformation. He is a specialist in driving change for world-class D2C and B2B brand manufacturers, and retailers, that strive to lead and excel in managing, growing and engaging consumers in online and O2O (online-to-offline) experiences. 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, and 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.

Chris Lamoureux, Chief Operating Officer Veriday

Chris Lamoureux is the Chief Operating Officer of Veriday Inc. With over thirty years of experience in the information technology industry, he has successfully delivered digital transformation in multiple industries including the insurance, banking, wealth, software, and telecommunications industries, as well as the public sector. He brings a strong general management, digital transformation skillset to Veriday’s clients.

Justin McDermott, VP of IT Strategy and Special Projects, Wintrust Financial

I spent most of my early career in the United States Army doing local area networking and system administration. I supported user bases from 10 users to 500+ users, doing level 1 and 2 support as well as hands-on equipment maintenance for Cisco SMB routers and switches. We also used 2.4 Ku Band Satellite feeds to provide connectivity links for internet and VOIP communication. I attended DePaul University earning a Bachelor’s of Science Business with major of Management Information Systems to give me a broader look at Information Technology and designing systems to work for the business.


I am a very inquisitive person, and use those skills to aid in root cause analysis and to develop solutions that are optimized given the requirements and restraints. I love to optimize things and am constantly asking “What if?”. I excel at big ideas, strategy, and other complex analytical assignments. I’ve found that my eclectic view point and never ending pursuit of the best answer is a trait that brings value to organizations that need alignment of systems and someone to help them “make sense” of it all. I have my CISSP, CISA, GCIH, GSEC and various other certifications.

Adrian Petras, Lead Architect, CellTrak Technologies

Adrian Petras is a Lead Architect at CellTrak Technologies who aims to mature the software engineering practice of the organization from a reliability, scalability, security, performance and operational cost perspective. Adrian holds a MA in Commercial Law and a MS Cum Laude in Software Engineering. Before starting in his current career, Adrian worked as a legal adviser/general counsel to a large enterprise, position that exposed him to the complexities of operating a corporation. Later, Adrian pursued a career in the software engineering field working for GoHealth, leveraging the business lessons learned before, while expending his software design and leadership skills. Today, Adrian Petras works for CellTrak Technologies on a variety of projects with the goal of leading the digital transformation of organization’s interoperability interface, deliver progressive solutions, advertise good engineering principles and grow the development team.

Ram Ramamoorthy, Enterprise Architecture Evangelist, Mars, Inc.

I have a master’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from a premier Institute in India. I have been in the IT industry for almost 22 years. My industry experience includes Consumer Packaged Goods, media, Chemical, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical. I have been in the US for the past 21 years. I have a wealthy background managing ERP solutions. Majority of my experience comes from SAP ERP and suite of Products. I have been practicing Enterprise architecture principles and framework for the past 6 years. In my current role, I am a domain architecture for data and information systems. In this role, I support and govern multi-year transformation programs.

Dean Sharp, Global Network Architect, Manpower

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.

Nathan Shaw, Principal Director, N.A. Solution Architecture, Entando Inc.

Nathan has been developing enterprise applications for almost two decades and has worked with clients in many industries as a technical architect, professional services practice lead, and currently as Principal Director of Solution Architecture for North America at Entando. He enjoys figuring out each client’s particular business model and finding ways to use technology to help clients meet their goals. His education includes a Ph.D. in Experimental Nuclear Physics and he applies that logical, data-driven training to the real world problems clients face every day.



Nathan is based in Columbus, Ohio where he lives with his wife, six kids, and two small dogs. In theory his hobbies include reading and jogging but in practice there’s a lot more parenting and home maintenance. 

Michael Sisto, Sr. Infrastructure Architect, Enterprise Architecture, U.S. Cellular

Mr. Sisto is a Sr. Infrastructure Architect within the Enterprise Architecture IS practice at U.S. Cellular where he designs compute, storage and networking infrastructures that support 4G LTE, 5G, IoT and Fixed Wireless Broadband services. He has extensive IT Architecture expertise including “Big 5” consulting across the transform, run and grow elements of enterprise cloud environments. Mr. Sisto is a strategic thinker who works with CxO level executives as a trusted technical advisor. He is able to structure and deliver innovative IT projects across the full life cycle of solution delivery from strategy and architecture to complex delivery of integrated software solutions built on new economic business models. Mr. Sisto brings 30+ years of IT, consulting, architecture and operations experience including NCR, AT&T, Lucent Technologies, HP EDS, IBM and Lemko Corporation. His education includes a B.S. from the University of Illinois in Marketing, M.S. from DePaul University in Telecommunications and a M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Mr. Sisto was also a Senior Faculty Member at the Keller Graduate School of Management for 17 years, having taught Wireless Communications, Network Security, Telecom Law and the Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation. 

Annur Sumar, Chief Technology Officer, MaeTech

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.

Mallikharjuna Valluri, Sr. Architect, US Cellular

Mallikharjuna(Arjun) Valluri, PMP, TOGAF, IEEE Senior Member: Mr. Arjun Valluri Telecom/IT professional currently working as Sr. Enterprise Architect – Solutions with US Cellular and various areas of focus in the Enterprise Architecture practice within the Business/Operating Support systems. Key interests and involved in the areas of 5G, LTE, VoLTE, IoT, RCS MaaP, Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, Cloud Computing, Security, Chatbots, Big data and Blockchain technologies.


He has extensive experience with corporate business strategies, process improvements, enterprise best practices, standards, PMO, digital transformation with disruptive innovations in the ever-changing technology domain space. He has hands on experience with enterprise wide solutions design, development, data modelling, implementation, project planning, scope, budget estimations and delivery methodologies. In addition he is a volunteer for PMI Chicagoland section in the capacity of “Director of Technology -Infra” serving the technology aspects of the chapter and members support.

Bob Wamness, Director of Customer Success, LeanIX

Bob Wamness is a Customer Success leader, approaching 20 years of experience driving value of SaaS-based applications for clients across multiple verticals including technology, education, retail and financial services. Bob has spent time on both the technical and business side throughout his career and has brought that experience to LeanIX, almost 2-years ago, to support in building out their US Customer Success operations. Prior to coming to LeanIX, Bob had spent the last 5 years in similar leadership roles building and scaling teams in the SaaS space.

Adam Zimman, VP of Platform, LaunchDarkly

Adam has over 20 years of experience working in a variety of roles from software engineering through to technical sales. He has worked in both enterprise and consumer companies such as VMware, EMC, and GitHub. Adam is driven by a passion for inclusive leadership and solving problems with technology. One additional objective is to be a part of a diverse and equitable company. Not simply an organization that accepts diversity, but one that actively pursues a more diverse and inclusive team as an imperative for building better products and services. Adam is also an Advisor for a number of startups and nonprofits. His perspective on life has been shaped by a background in Physics and Visual Art, an ongoing adventure as a husband and father, and a childhood career as a fire juggler.