Partners HealthCare System
Mary Finlay is the Deputy Chief Information Officer of Partners HealthCare System, Inc. In this role, she is responsible for the daily management of an organization of 1,500 information systems and telecommunications staff. Previously, she was the Chief Information Officer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Since 2005, Mary has been a parttime faculty member of the Simmons School of Management, where she currently teaches IT Management courses. She is the former Chair of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, an association of 400 members. Maryf is also active in the Boston Chapter of the Society of Information Management (SIM) and the College of HealthCare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and is on the board for YearUp. She has been recognized with leadership awards from the Simmons School of Management, CIO magazine, the New England Business and Technology Association, YearUp and Babson College. She received her BA from Allegheny College and her MBA from the Simmons School of Management.
Co-Founder and Partner
Francois Gossieaux is co-founder and partner at Beeline Labs, a boutique marketing strategy firm that works with clients such as FedEx, Microsoft, EMC, Intuit and other leading brands. In his role as a Senior Fellow and Board Member at the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), Francois has developed deep expertise in how social media in business has fundamentally changed most core business processes. He is a frequent speaker at industry and academic events, and his speeches generate significant coverage in the blogosphere (e.g., two recent speeches generated over 100 tweets each in addition to multiple blog posts). He is frequently quoted on blogs such as O'Reilly Radar, Global Neighborhoods, Spinfluencer, For Immediate Release and Silicon Valley Watcher, as well as in traditional media such as Fast Company, Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe). He holds an MSEE from the University of Gent (Belgium) and a graduate degree in Management and Administration from Harvard University.
Editor in Chief
CIO magazine & events
An award-winning IT journalist and editorial executive, Maryfran Johnson was named Editor in Chief of CIO magazine and events in January 2009. This unique dual role combines strategic direction of the leading publication for chief information officers with all editorial content for CXO Media's extensive portfolio of national and regional events. Along with agenda content development and speaker recruitment, Maryfran also serves as the conference moderator for the CIO 100 Symposium, The CIO Year Ahead Summit, The CIO Leadership Event and the regional series of CIO Perspectives Forums launched in 2008. Maryfran brings more than 20 years of experience covering IT leadership, technology and business trends to her role, along with an extensive network of CIO contacts built during previous leadership positions as Editor in Chief of Computerworld (1999-2004) and Founding Editor of CIO Decisions magazine (2004-2007). Since the mid-1990s, Maryfran has been featured in media interviews as an expert commentator on IT/business leadership issues. She frequently serves as a guest speaker and moderator at industry conferences, where she is known for her engaging stage presence and deep knowledge of IT executive issues. Starting her career as a newspaper reporter, she spent eight years working for daily newspapers in Florida, Washington State and Ohio before joining the Computerworld staff in 1989 to cover the technology industry. She was the first national winner in 2004 of American Business Media's Timothy White Award for editorial integrity, and in 2005 was named one of the “21 Most Intriguing People in Publishing" by Min’s B2B Magazine. Maryfran holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from The Ohio State University's Kiplinger Program and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. She and her husband, Doug, have two grown daughters working in New York City, and three spoiled miniature dachshunds living with them in the Boston area suburbs (but showing no signs of ever leaving home).
Vice President and CIO
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Ina Kamenz is Vice President and CIO for Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Previously, she served as VP and CIO for Tyco Corporate and Tyco Fire & Security, providing leadership to the company’s CIO Council and driving IT strategy, implementation and execution for the Fire & Security business globally. She worked closely with executive leadership in all businesses to appropriately integrate information that accelerated customer satisfaction, sales growth and productivity initiatives. Prior to joining Tyco, Ina was the Senior Vice President and CIO of the Marriott International Senior Living Services division. As CIO, she had accountability for the strategic direction and technical delivery of systems and technology products and services in support of the four brands in 150 senior living residential facilities. Prior to her position with Senior Living Services, she was the Vice President, Office of the CIO, of Marriott International Information Resources. Ina has provided consulting expertise to Fortune 500 companies and major government organizations, published several articles and is a frequent speaker at technology conferences on program management and systems and technology strategy and implementation. She holds a bachelor of science in mathematics and biology from Wake Forest University and a master’s in business administration from Queens College. She has also participated in the Executive Development Program at the Colgate Darden School of Business, at the University of Virginia.
|Emmet B. Keeffe III|
CEO and Co-Founder
In the early 1990's Emmet set two goals – to start a software company that would achieve $1 billion in revenue and to start a Formula One team. In the late 1990's, Emmet and Maurice Martin co-founded iRise with a vision to transform how business and IT stakeholders would communicate about requirements for custom and packaged business software. In 2000, Emmet and Maurice invented the market for "Enterprise Visualization” and have built iRise into the world's leading provider of enterprise visualization for business software. Over the last 20 years Emmet has applied his philosophy of "the network is the business" to become one of the most well-connected CEOs in the software industry. As CEO & Co-Founder of iRise, Emmet has leveraged his network to close over $60 million in investment funding and drives leadership of sales, marketing and business development at iRise. Prior to co-founding iRise, he built a top-selling region at NetDynamics, a pioneer of the Web application server market that was later acquired by Sun Microsystems. Earlier in his sales career, Emmet earned over 15 national sales awards, including being named "National Top Performer" by NetDynamics, Auspex Systems, Diasonics and Minolta. Outside of his role at iRise, Emmet is passionate about his family, automobile racing and education. In 2005, Emmet launched the iRise Executive Roundtable Series which has produced more than fifteen IT leadership roundtables with automobile racing as a networking platform. (For more information on the iRise Executive Roundtable Series go to www.irise.com and click on the News and Events tab.) Emmet is also a Director and Executive Committee Member at the World BPO Forum and a member of the Board of Trustees at The Partnership Scholars, a foundation focused on improving education for disadvantaged students. Emmet earned a B.A. in Political Economy of Industrial Societies from the University of California at Berkeley.
Vice President, Global IT Operations
The adidas Group
Jeff Lamoreaux is Vice President of Global IT Operations for the adidas Group, where he oversees all supply chain applications and services associated with the company’s world wide operations. He reports to the Group CIO and COO, and is responsible for developing strategic systems plans to optimize the adidas Group global supply chain. A senior executive with extensive operational, IT and international experience, Jeff has delivered results across multiple disciplines and industries. He possesses expertise in all aspects of leadership and management, with a track record of success using a hands-on business approach in developing long-term strategies and tactical solutions that are aligned with business objectives. Since he began working for adidas in 2006, Jeff has merged two multi-billion dollar companies involving more than 80 unique applications. He developed a four-year strategic information systems plan for shared services across brands that improved efficiency, delivered cost savings and supported aggressive business expansion. He currently manages an internal staff of 135 employees and external staff of 85, with direct budget responsibility of $68 million. Prior to adidas, he was Vice President MIS at Reebok. Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Penn State University and a Master’s Degree from Boston University.
Mojgan Lefebvre is Chief Information Officer of bioMerieux, a global biotech company specialized in the in vitro diagnostics sector. She is a member of the company's executive committee and has global responsibility for information systems and IT strategy and deployment as part of the company's customer products. From 2004 to March 2007, Mojgan was International CIO for TeleTech Holdings in Colorado. From 1999 to 2003, she held the position of President and co-founder of MX Ventures (USA), an IT consulting company focused on offshore development. Mojgan has also held several senior positions in companies such as EMC, Documentum, eRoom and Bain & Company, among others. She has more than 15 years of proven leadership and entrepreneurial experience in the high tech industry in diverse functions including strategy, business development, and information technology. Mojgan holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. She was born in Iran, and has lived in Russia, Israel, France and the USA. She is fluent in English, French and Farsi.
Eric Lindgren joined PerkinElmer, Inc. in 2007 as Vice President, Chief Information Officer. In this role Eric is responsible for development and execution of PerkinElmer’s global IT strategy. Additionally, he is responsible for PerkinElmer’s eBusiness organization which seeks to promote sales and procurement through the use of technology. PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global technology leader driving growth and innovation in the Health Sciences and Photonics markets to improve the quality of life. The Company reported revenues of $1.8 billion in 2007, has approximately 9,100 employees serving customers in 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Prior to joining PerkinElmer, Eric was Vice President, Chief Information Officer for Honeywell’s Environmental and Combustion Controls business unit in Golden Valley, MN. During 8 years at Honeywell he also served as CIO for the Consumer Products Group. Previously Eric has held management roles with Transamerica, Pepsi-Cola, and PepsiCo; after beginning his career with Andersen Consulting. Eric has a Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a MBA from Boston University.
Executive Speech Coach and Author
Nick Morgan is one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches. A passionate teacher, he is committed to helping people find clarity in their thinking and ideas – and then delivering them with panache. He has been commissioned by Fortune 50 companies to write for many CEOs and presidents. He has coached people to give Congressional testimony, to appear on the Today Show, and to take on the investment community. He has worked widely with political and educational leaders. And he has himself spoken, led conferences, and moderated panels at venues around the world. Nick’s methods, which are well-known for challenging conventional thinking, have been published worldwide. His acclaimed book on public speaking, Working the Room: How to Move People to Action through Audience-Centered Speaking, was published by Harvard in 2003 and reprinted in paperback in 2005 as Give Your Speech, Change the World: How to Move Your Audience to Action. His latest book, Trust Me: Four Steps to Authenticity and Charisma, has just been published by Jossey-Bass and discusses Nick’s recent, breakthrough on authentic communications. Nick served as editor of the Harvard Management Communication Letter from 1998 – 2003. He has written hundreds of articles for local and national publications. Nick is a former Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. After earning his PhD. in literature and rhetoric, Nick spent a number of years teaching Shakespeare and Public Speaking at the University of Virginia, Lehigh University, and Princeton University. He first started writing speeches for Virginia Governor Charles S. Robb and went on to found his own communications consulting organization, Public Words, in 1997.
SVP & GM
CIO Executive Council
Pam Stenson is the General Manager of the CIO Executive Council, charged with growing the membership and enhancing current members' experience during this challenging economic period. Pam manages the Council team to ensure the best service and value delivery, sets the strategic direction of the organization and works intimately with the Council's member leadership and board of advisors. Pam has 22 years experience in IT. She has been a valuable part of the Council team since February of 2007, in the primary role of securing new members. Pam has also been a strong influencer in shaping various Council initiatives including our Youth in IT program, Executive Women in IT group, partnerships with third-party associations, internal processes and the improvement of the overall membership experience. Before joining the Council team, Pam spent 14 years at MCI beginning in the late 1980s, earning a reputation as a high energy and passionate manager with experience in sales, project management, customer service, sales management, contact center services, network services, quality assurance and workforce development. During the early days of Qwest Communications, Pam was asked to start up the Northeast Global Accounts division. She secured floor space, hired engineers, sales representatives, administrative support, marketing, and service support while rapidly growing the organization before leaving to return to the new, emerging MCI. As director of MCI's northeast sales division, Pam led the organization to an all-time revenue high, managing her team from bankruptcy through to MCI's sale to Verizon.
EVP and CIO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
As Executive Vice President and CIO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, William Wray is responsible for developing and driving technology strategies, policies, and best practices to support the company's operational objectives. Before joining Blue Cross Blue Shield, Bill spent nearly 20 years in the financial industry. From 1990 to 1993 he was Vice President at Shawmut Bank; from 1993 until assuming his present position, he served in a variety of capacities at Citizens Financial Group. Most recently, he was Vice Chairman and Chief Information Officer at Citizens Financial Group. Bill is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds a Master's degree from Stanford University. Always active in the Rhode Island community, he currently serves on the Boards of Amos House, the Providence Performing Arts Center, and Providence Year Up.