Dan Hebda, Chief Strategy Officer, MEGA International
For over 20 years, Dan has been at the forefront of technology innovation that helps businesses meet their strategic goals. In his current position as Chief Strategy Officer for MEGA, Dan drives the company’s strategy, focusing on formulating product direction that meets evolving market needs for business transformation software solutions. He has worked closely with Fortune 100 companies for many years, providing advice and direction on business transformation and innovation from the perspective of enterprise architecture and change management.
Paul Hinz, Chief Executive Officer, Entando
CEO of Entando Inc., an Application Composition platform, leveraging micro frontend and micro service components to maximize the potential of your Kubernetes stack.
Paul was formerly the Senior Director, JBoss Middleware Product Marketing at Red Hat, was CMO for Liferay, Inc, led product strategies for Sun Microsystems, the California Department of Transportation Research Laboratory and was a Captain within the United States Air Force.
Chris Lamoureux, Chief Operating Officer, Veriday
Chris Lamoureux is the Chief Operating Officer of Veriday Inc. Veriday means “Honest Day”, which was chosen to represent the culture and belief of putting the client first; an honest day, delivering honest work. Veriday develops products, solutions, and methods to enable digital transformation.
With over thirty years of experience in the information technology industry, he has successfully delivered digital transformation in multiple industries including the banking, wealth, insurance, software, and telecommunications industries, as well as the public sector. He brings strong general management, digital transformation skills to Veriday and to his clients.
He is currently driving the vision and roadmap of a next-generation digital and content marketing automation platform for financial and insurance advisors supported by enterprise marketing and compliance professionals. Digital Agent, a unique and innovative technology, will help advisors boost leads/revenue and improve client service while reducing regulatory risk through content review optimization tools for compliance. Wealth and Insurance marketing professionals also use Digital Agent to publish and track content that they distribute to their advisor networks.
Specialties: #digital transformation, Digital transformation,#martech, #wealthtech, regtech#, Digital marketing for enterprise sales, organizations in wealth and insurance industry, #payments, payments transformation, Program and project management, #fintech, financial services, #Portal, #Liferay Liferay consulting and development.
Chittu Muthiyan, Vice President, Information Technology, Cision
Chittu Muthiyan is a creative result oriented IT leader with a strong technical, operations and management background. He has over 20+ years of experience in leveraging technology to engineer world class IT solutions to drive organizational growth, performance and profitability in medium to large enterprises.
He has been mentoring many upcoming, experienced professionals about value based leadership, empowerment, strategic thinking, high performance through optimal outcome based team management and IT development.
Chittu is extremely proud of and feels very much gratified to see many people he coached, mentored, trained being successful as both entrepreneurs and senior IT managers, leaders and engineers in esteemed organization such as Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Accenture, eBay, BCBS, John Deer, Cognizant, Wipro, NTT Data and many more throughout the world. He considers those opportunities to mutual learning as very important and critical to both personal advancements and of the growth/profitability of the organizations worked for.
He brings a deep, real world understanding in the use, architecture, design, deployment and support of distributed, web enabled, data driven systems. Chittu offers excellent reputation in delivering large-scale, mission-critical projects within quality, time, cost and usability specifications. He is often considered critical change agent who exemplifies managerial capabilities with expertise in leading, motivating, and coordinating technical/business teams. While he is a strategic thinker, he is also highly analytical, enjoys root cause analysis/problem solving on complex multi-faceted issues.
Chittu is well respected by everyone around him for his knowledge, integrity, energy, can-do attitude, excellent communication skills and commitment to excellence.
He lives in the western suburb of Chicago, enjoys reading, sports, hiking. He also volunteers at a native language (Tamil) school as a teacher/school coordinator on weekends.
Dr. Kerry D. Neal, Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture, Tarrant County College District
Dr. Kerry Neal is an experienced I.T. leader with 15+ years of experience in Higher-Education environments. Kerry specializes in digital transformations that leverage cost-effective I.T. solutions to help reshape business and academic processes to reinforce student retention, persistence, and academic success. However, Kerry’s primary driver is not technology. In fact, he is often quoted as saying, “technology is the easy part; the work is leading people.” Kerry believes that enterprise architecture should begin with an immense focus on people and processes before considering technical solutions. Kerry has a B.S. in Information Systems, M.A. in Teaching and Learning with Technology, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a Management specialization. Kerry has led a plethora of Higher-Education I.T. projects, training seminars, and workshops and is currently serving as Director of Cloud Services and Adjunct Professor.
Ryan Paul, Head of Customer Success, LeanIX
Ryan Paul is the Head of LeanIX’s Customer Success Management team. He has been in the SaaS industry for over 10 years in various roles including PS and Global Practice.
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.
Humza Yasin, Senior Managing Director, Dallas College
Humza Yasin is the senior managing director for data center operations for Dallas County Community College District. With over 22 years of experience in IT Humza has worked with a wide range of technologies and supported wide range of initiatives at both Fortune 500 companies and the public sector (SLED). Main focus is always translating customer needs and requirements into innovative solutions as efficiently as possible.