SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

SPEAKERS AT THE ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE – STRATEGIES

THAT ENABLE TECHNOLOGY TRENDS CONFERENCE – JUNE 6, 2024

John de Saint Phalle, Principal Product Manager, Precisely 

 

John de Saint Phalle is part of Precisely’s Product Management team, focusing on Data Replication solutions. Specializing in legacy systems and IBM Infrastructure, John helps enterprises integrate disparate data technologies with modern cloud systems in real-time. He works with organizations across industry and around the world to develop real-time data strategies, helping them build new revenue-driving applications and methods of customer engagement to grow faster and achieve more.

Grant Ecker, Former Chief Architect & Executive Coach, Danaher

 

Grant Ecker is the former Vice President Chief Enterprise Architect at Danaher where he partnered closely with the architects across the company to lead strategy development, establish technology standards, governance processes and to identify opportunities for modernization and transformation. Prior to Danaher, Grant was the VP, Global Head of Architecture at Walgreens Boots Alliance, and he held a similar role at Medtronic. Earlier in Grant’s career he held architecture and management roles with expanding responsibility at Lowe’s and General Mills. Grant is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, he received an MBA from University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, and his BS in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis. Grant is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Chief Architect Forum, a board member of the Women in Architecture initiative and he holds various board advisory roles out of Chicago, Illinois. Please connect with Grant at www.LinkedIn.com/in/GrantEcker.

Brian Eichman, VP of Solutions Architecture, CoreSite

 

As Vice President of Solution Architecture and Business Development, I am responsible for building solutions that span cloud, network and technology service providers to enable high-performance IT and data center solutions. I bring more than 20 years of experience ranging from product to engineering and IT strategy.

 

My areas of expertise are:

  • Cloud architecture and network topology
  • Tactical planning and go-to-market strategy
  • Delivering business value through innovative technology solutions
  • The end-to-end customer experience

Kester Kyrie, Subject Matter Expert – Private Cellular Networks, Cradlepoint

 

Kyrie brings more than 25 years of experience in the sales industry to AirTight. Prior to AirTight, he served as vice president of sales for Cyphort, helping launch the company while building out the sales and channel organization. He spent 10 years at Aruba Networks, most recently serving as the area vice president of sales for the West, and taking the company from its first sales through its IPO in 2007 to more than $600 million in revenues. He previously held sales leadership roles at Intruvert Networks, Alteon WebSystems and Shomiti Systems.

Brant Poggensee, AVP Solutions & Architecture, CNA

 

Brant serves as an Assistant Vice President of Solution and Architecture at CNA Insurance, where he leads a team of Enterprise Architects focused on commercial insurance business portfolios and Technical Architects specializing in application modernization and cloud migration disciplines. With 17 years of IT experience and a SAFe certified Architect and Practice Consultant (SPC), Brant and his team drive innovative and effective solutions in a dynamic industry.

Rooshana Purnyn, Director, Data Architecture and Platform Engineering, Hyatt

 

 

Rooshana Purnyn is an innovative and strategic technology leader with multi-industry experience in Hospitality, Healthcare, Retail, Finance, and Marketing. With over a decade of experience in Data and Analytics, Rooshana is the Director of Data Architecture and Platform Engineering at Hyatt, renowned for designing, building, and managing large-scale, cutting-edge technology platforms. In this role, she orchestrates a talented team dedicated to building technology that supports data-driven business decisions. A visionary in leveraging technology for business growth, Rooshana led the development of an advanced analytics platform tailored for AI/ML workloads, enabling real-time data processing and supporting algorithmic products development that drive revenue and customer engagement. Her collective drive pushes her to explore innovative avenues and stay at the forefront of industry trends while prioritizing customer-centric practices and data-centric decision-making to generate growth.

 

Trent Ridgway, Head of Cloud Infrastructure & Security / Senior IT Project Manager, Anning-Johnson Company

 

Senior Cloud Security Engineer with delivering corporate Business & IT solutions. My role encompasses the entire project management cycle and the execution of key tasks. My role assists direct support of business revenue objectives and cost-saving measures. I have successfully eliminated 100% of on-premise server infrastructure for business and operate 100% in the cloud and SASE partners. Had zero impact on business productivity and downtime when moving to a work-from-home model overnight for the pandemic.

Di Wang, Head of Enterprise Architecture, NORC at the University of Chicago

 

I am an Enterprise Architecture leader with significant experience in Fortune 40 companies. I truly believe the most effective role for enterprise architecture is to cast and communicate the vision and design the framework driving enterprise-wide initiatives, simultaneously building cultures within the organization to leverage the power of communities.

 

My passion is to partner with both business and IT stakeholders to leverage technologies to enable, enhance and differentiate business capabilities. And my expertise is to find balance between strategic objectives and tactical solutions.

 

Over the course of my career, I’ve built my knowledge across the full spectrum of architecture domains including business, application, data, and technology. Most of my career has been in healthcare, with some experience in insurance, retail and finance as well.

 

I am an earnest learner and eager adopter of new technologies. On the other side of the coin, I appreciate the value of existing business systems and focus on transforming legacy applications with pragmatic approaches without losing principles and vision.