Consumerization of IT Conference & Expo
 
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Conference + Expo by IDG Enterprise
March 4–6 2012
Hyatt Regency San Francisco, California

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CITE 2012 speakers

Our speaker list is growing continuously, so check back often for updates. Our esteemed roster so far includes:

Rick Bauer
Director, Product Management
CompTIA

Rick Bauer is a director for CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications in the world today, with over 1.3 million certificfactions currently in force. An industry-leading CIO (CIO 100 award winner), graduate of the Wharton School of Business, and sought-after speaker on technology and human capital throughout the world, Rick will bring his experience, research findings, and detail of best practices for organizations making these momentous transitions.For the past 5 years, Rick served as Technology &Education Director for the 400-company, 7,000-member Storage Networking Industry Association. He was responsible for the coordination of all technical initiatives of the association, including standards development, interoperability development and testing, and collaboration on trade shows and events worldwide.

Roman Benko
Associate Director, Systems Development
CME Group, Inc.

Roman brings more than 20 years of software development experience in his role as Associate Director of Systems Development at the CME Group in Chicago, the world’s leading derivatives marketplace.  He is responsible for developing solutions needed by mobile users, such as touch-enabled applications running on slates and mobile phones, disconnected databases, and replication.  Roman started his career as an accountant with a BS Degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago.  He then transitioned into the technology field after going through DePaul University’s Information Technology program.

Whitney Tidmarsh Bouck
Enterprise General Manager
Box

Whitney Tidmarsh Bouck is the general manager of Box Enterprise, driving the growth strategy for Box in the enterprise market across sales, marketing, product, and services. Prior to joining Box, Whitney spent 15 years with Documentum and then EMC (via acquisition) and held a variety of positions, including worldwide vice president of Product Marketing, general manager of two of the organization's most important product lines, and most recently as chief marketing officer of the Information Intelligence Group at EMC. Previously, Whitney had a variety of technology and leadership roles at Sybase and Oracle.

Jane Boulware
General Manager, Windows Client, US Business and Marketing Organization
Microsoft

As general manager of the US Windows Client business, Jane is responsible for Windows revenue performance and long-term success of the Windows group with small business, mid-market, OEM, Public Sector and Enterprise customers. Day-to-day, Jane directs Windows Client Go-To-Market efforts, marketing activities, and competitive campaigns; handles customer escalations; delivers product feedback to corporate teams; and drives the successful launch and utilization of new versions of Windows across the product lifecycle.

Noah Broadwater
CTO
Sesame Workshop

Noah is a recognized pioneer in contextual media, open source, virtualization and cloud computing. He has contributed articles to multiple industry publications as well as the academic community. He is a frequent speaker at technical, interactive and media conferences and universities on the intersection of technology, business and the consumer. Noah is also a contributing author to the Inside the Minds series of books.

Eric Dewey
Director of Infrastructure Services
Yum Brands

Eric Dewey is director of Infrastructure Services for Yum! Brands, Inc., the largest restaurant company in the world which includes KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell brands. He joined the retail and quick service industry in 1995 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in Information Systems from University of Louisville.  Eric’s 16 years of experience have taken him from leading restaurant-level hardware, software and services; application development of proprietary and third-party applications; project management for differing business units with variable technology roadmaps; project management, enterprise architecture for headquarters and field technology, and his real passion, people development.  In his current role, he is responsible for end-to-end sourcing, including contract and vendor management, and other IT support services.  Eric’s passion is utilizing technology to develop business-minded solutions thatare functional and useful to the end consumer, while keeping a focus on careers and people development, in the ever-changing world of technology.  

Cynthia Farren
President
Cynthia Farren Consulting

Cynthia Farren is a recognized leader in the Software Asset Management and Microsoft licensing arenas. Cynthia is a frequent guest speaker at software licensing industry events and is the author of Network World’s blog on Microsoft licensing. She is the founder and president of the firm bearing her name.

Under her direction, her firm was selected as one of the five consulting firms in the United States to help Microsoft form its current Software Asset Management program for mid-size and enterprise customers. She has been involved in more than 100 Microsoft compliance reviews (performing or responding on behalf of her clients) and has been a Microsoft licensing advisor and Software Asset Management professional for almost 20 years. Additionally, Cynthia is the developer and trainer for the popular Microsoft Licensing Training webinar course.

Frank Fieseler
Associate Director
CME Group Inc.

Frank graduated from the University of Iowa with a Finance and Accounting major. He spent the first 17 years working as an Auditor and Controller in the Futures Industry. For the last 15 years Frank has been designing and developing applications to support Financial Statement submissions to Industry regulators and systems to support the auditing and review of Clearing Member Firms of CME Group using various Microsoft .Net technologies.

Jon Fortt
Technology Correspondent
CNBC

Jon Fortt joined CNBC as technology correspondent in July 2010, working from CNBC’s Silicon Valley Bureau. He covers the companies, startups and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.  Fortt also contributes to the blog “Tech Check” on CNBC.com.

Fortt came to CNBC from Fortune magazine, where as a senior writer he covered both large technology companies such as Cisco, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft, and trends including cloud computing and the smartphone revolution. He appeared regularly on KNTV’s Press:Here technology show and analyzed tech trends on CNNi’s Quest Means Business. Along with a Fortune colleague, he conceptualized Techmate, a video series and column that appeared on Fortune.com and in the magazine’s technology section. Before joining Fortune in 2007, Fortt was a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine where he produced the What Works section. From 1999 to 2006, Fortt wrote and edited at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley’s hometown newspaper.

Dion Hinchcliffe
Executive Vice President, Strategy
Dachis Group

Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized thought leader and practitioner in the areas of information technology, 21st century business strategy, and next-generation enterprises. A veteran of enterprise IT, Dion has been working for two decades with leading-edge methods to bridge the widening gap between business and high technology. He has extensive practical experience with enterprise technologies and he consults, advises, and writes prolifically on social business, IT, and enterprise architecture. Dion is particularly well known for his thought leadership in Enterprise 2.0, business agility, cloud computing, SOA, Consumerized IT, and Web-Oriented Architecture. He is a widely followed commentator and industry analyst for ZDNet, ebizQ, BusinessAgility.com, the Dachis Group Collaboratory, and elsewhere. Dion still works in the trenches with clients in the Fortune 1000, government, and Internet startup community and is currently Executive Vice President of Strategy at Dachis Group. He is also a frequent keynote speaker and is co-author of two books on 2.0 subjects including Web 2.0 Architectures from O'Reilly as well as the forthcoming Social Business By Design (Wiley, due Spring, 2012.)

Subbu Iyer
Senior Product Manager
Juniper Networks

Subbu Iyer is a Senior Product Manager at Juniper Networks. He drives the product strategy of the Junos Pulse product line, which provides a variety of integrated network services on desktops and mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. 
His prior experience includes over 8 years at Cisco where he held various senior architecture and engineering roles focusing on application-aware networking, security and WAN acceleration. He has extensive experience in software development and marketing of products in the areas of Application and Network Security, including remote and LAN access control. Subbu holds an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

Kevin D. Jones
Consulting Social & Organizational Strategist
NASA's Marshall and Goddard Space Flight Centers

Kevin D. Jones is a social & organizational strategist for, among others, NASA's Marshall and Goddard Space Flight Centers.  He helps organizations and teams upgrade the way they work, often using social technologies.  He also gives keynotes and sessions at conferences several times a year.

Kevin earned his bachelor's from the University of Oregon in Business Management and his masters in Instructional and Performance Technologies from Boise State University. He is a member of the Social Business Council.  Kevin's blog and more information can be found at vinJones.com.  

Tony Lalli
Infrastructure Architect
Bank of New York Mellon

Tony is an infrastructure architect focused on unified communications, mobility and social media. Tony has 20 years of experience in IT, primarily in manufacturing and finance. His background is in messaging and collaboration tools, and other devices that touch the end user.

Zev Lavon
Director, Enterprise Solution Architecture
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

Zev Lavon leads the team of solution architects responsible for the architectural design of the many business initiatives at CareFirst. In the last few years, this count reached well over 100. Among these are two major initiatives aimed at impacting the health care of members, providers and patients: Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) and Healthy Blue. Both required extensive upgrades to enabling technologies to improve communication, collaboration and engagement of and by physicians, members and CareFirst staff. To this field, Zev brings diversified technological and business background from his experience in hospital work, the Israeli Armed Forces, the hospitality industry and academia. Zev has BA in Economics and Political Science from Hebrew University (in International Policy), an MBA (in Organizational Change and Executive Decision Making) and a PhD from Cornell University.

Dave Malcom
CISO
Hyatt Hotels Corp.

Dave Malcom is an experienced IT risk management professional, with deep experience performing IT audit, consulting and compliance work. Dave has served as the chief information security officer for Hyatt Hotels since March 2011. In this role, Dave is responsible for leading the information security strategy at Hyatt, with primary responsibility for achieving and maintaining PCI compliance at Hyatt's global properties and collaborating with the field to design and develop innovative, secure solutions to help enhance guest experiences. Prior to joining Hyatt, Dave spent more than decade providing IT audit and consulting services to global corporations as an employee of Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen.

Terri McClure
Senior Analyst
Enterprise Strategy Group

Terri brings more than 20 years of storage experience to her role as a senior analyst focusing on network attached storage, file systems, unified storage and cloud storage. Prior to joining ESG, Terri was a marketing director at EMC, where she established and managed the global customer reference program. During her tenure at EMC, Terri also held a number of roles in field sales support and marketing.

John Murray
CIO
Genworth Financial Wealth Management

John is responsible for ensuring that Genworth Financial Wealth Management delivers an industry-leading technology platform to independent financial advisors. He assumed the CIO role in 2008 after working extensively with the firm as head of his own technology consulting business. John started his career as an investment-banker in New York and San Francisco and subsequently founded and led a series of global software and technology services businesses. He is very active in his community serving on a number of non-profit boards and state and local commissions, primarily focused on parks and youth-development.  John received a Bachelor of Science from the USC Marshall School of Business and a MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

David Nix
Infrastructure Manager
Yum Brands

David Nix has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology field. His perspective includes most aspects of the IT spectrum, ranging from a simple operations position to computer operations shop management of business-critical, enterprise-class servers and an IT support staff with multimillion-dollar budgets.

Walt Oswald
Corporate Vice President and CIO
Motorola Mobility

Walt Oswald serves as the Chief Information Officer for the Motorola Mobility Business.  Mr. Oswald is results-driven with a strong background in all aspects of global IT operations including systems architecture, large-scale project management, continuous process improvements, disaster recovery, business continuity, information security, regulatory compliance, P&L control, budgeting, vendor contracts, and staff management. He has consistently applied his focus on technology innovation and best-practice operational structures to contribute significant value and ROI in key leadership roles while with Motorola.

In addition to his 17 years of experience at  Motorola, Walt has held various positions within the Telecommunications industry, such as Senior Director - Account Executive of Computer Sciences Corporation, Telecommunications Operations Manager for the Signature Group, and National Account Representative for American Network / ITT.

R. Lance Perry
Vice President, IT Customer Strategy and Success
Cisco

Lance Perry leads Cisco’s IT Customer Strategy and Success (CS&S) organization in creating trusted partnerships with Cisco customers worldwide by sharing IT architecture, system and application best practices. Under Lance’s direction, IT CS&S collaborates with development groups inside Cisco in driving innovation and integration of product and systems that enhance customer success. The organization also includes the IT Acquisitions Integration team, which integrates the IT of acquired companies into Cisco.

Lance joined Cisco in 1995 and has extensive experience in the global delivery of technology resources and services while building strong alignment between IT and the business. As a trusted advisor for infrastructure, executive liaison to multiple business units, and the IT representative on cross-functional Cisco business councils, he shapes IT policy and process and serves as a member of the IT senior leadership team at Cisco.

Brandon Porco
Chief Technology & Solutions Architect
Northrop Grumman

Brandon Porco is a 13-year veteran of Northrop Grumman, a premiere aerospace and defense organization headquartered in Falls Church, VA. Brandon has served in numerous roles related to technology, including ERP and data center operations. He most recently served as the network operations manager for the company. Currently, he serves as the IT Solutions CTO for Northrop Grumman's Technical Services and Information Systems sectors.

Alex Rosen
Managing Director
IDG Ventures

Alex Rosen is a managing director with IDG Ventures. He combines 18 years of venture capital experience with a deep understanding of technology products, making him a valuable advisor to new media and information technology companies. He currently serves as board director or observer at Expect Labs, Krux Digital, Minted, and Smartling, and led IDG Ventures' investment in LivingSocial (through acquisition of SocialMedia), and Watchguard Technologies. Previously, he was a general partner at Sprout Group, focusing on software and consumer internet companies. Alex started his venture capital career as an associate with General Atlantic Partners, served as an advisor to Vector Capital, and developed software for Telcordia and AT&T Bell Labs earlier in his life. He holds BS degrees in electrical engineering and economics from MIT and an MBA from Stanford University.

Myra Rothfeld
CMO
Genworth Financial Wealth Management

Myra leads marketing, brand strategy and product management initiatives in support of GFWM’s business plan and growth initiatives. Under her leadership, the marketing team will accelerate its focus on content, tools, and positioningto help advisors as they grow and evolve their businesses.

Myra has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and working with independent advisors. She has deep experience as a marketing executive for financial institutions including Charles Schwab, Citibank, and Shearson/American Express. Most recently at Citibank, she led the development of a new independent advisor channel to expand solutions for the bank’s high net worth clients. Prior to that, Myra was Senior Vice President, Marketing for Schwab Institutional where she was responsible for marketing, client experience and product management for the independent RIA business.

Tiffany Shlain
Director, Co-Writer, Editor
Connected - The Film

Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, artist, founder of The Webby Awards, and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. A celebrated thinker and catalyst, Tiffany is known for her ability to illuminate complex ideas in culture, science, technology and life through her unique films and her dynamic talks and projects. She delivered the commencement address at UCBerkeley and her films and work have received 48 awards and distinctions. Her last four films premiered at Sundance, including her new acclaimed feature documentary, “Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology,” which the New York Times hailed as “Examining Everything From the Big Bang to Twitter,” and The Atlantic called “an intensely personal exploration of what human connection means in our modern technology-obsessed world.” Tiffany is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute, a visiting professor at The University of Wales, a member of the advisory board of M.I.T.'s Geospatial Lab, and she was among a group of technology leaders selected to advise Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on role of Internet in society.

Bernard C. Soriano, Ph.D.
CIO
California Department of Motor Vehicles

Bernard C. Soriano is the deputy director and CIO for the California Department of Motor Vehicles.  He has over 25 years of engineering and management experience in the private sector and public sector.  His previous positions include engineering and management at Hughes Space and Communications in Los Angeles where he designed satellite control systems.  He was also the assistant technical director at the USGA Research and Test Center in New Jersey.  In the public sector, Bernard was the CIO for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Office of the Secretary of State.  In addition, he was the information technology task force leader on Governor Schwarzenegger’s California Performance Review.

Bernard holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from U.C. Irvine, an M.B.A. from California State University, Sacramento, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a B.S. in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from U.C. Davis.  He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve and has numerous publications and patents.  His honors and achievements include selection as a finalist in the NASA astronaut program.

Amy Stephan
Director of US Windows Client
Microsoft

Amy is a director in the US Windows Client business, leading the Windows 8 launch and Windows device compete teams.  She was also responsible for the commercial launch of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010 in the US.  Prior to joining Microsoft, Amy worked as a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group, where she specialized in the pharmaceutical and IT industries.  She started her career as a software engineer developing on-board diagnostics for satellite navigation systems, and she has published multiple papers on applications of artificial intelligence to spacecraft subsystems.  Amy holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and both a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BA in English from the University of Notre Dame.

Don Stockslager
VP of Boarding Tools, Strategy and Support
First Data Corp.

Don Stockslager has more than 24 years of experience in Information Technology. Stockslager joined First Data in 1997 and is vice president of Client Care and Implementation Support focusing on Boarding Tool Strategy and Support. The mission for this division, under his leadership since 2010, is to increase First Data’s sales effectiveness and efficiency through mobile device. Previously at First Data, Stockslager was vice president of Process Excellence, driving internal process improvement and reducing costs with technology that provides better automated service to customers. Before First Data, he was Software Application Designer responsible for prototyping information technology development for U.S. Army Logistics. There, he led a rapid prototyping team to design and build a proof of concept application for military logistic management. The application provided visibility of core military assets using graphical interfaces which was a significant advancement at the time.

Mark Templeton
President and CEO
Citrix Systems

Mark Templeton is president and CEO of Citrix Systems, the leading provider of virtualization, networking and cloud computing technologies that let people work and play from anywhere on any device.  Templeton leads the Citrix mission to create better ways for people, IT and business to work using virtual meetings, desktops and datacenters.  He is responsible for the company’s vision, market direction, product strategy and passion for customer care. In addition, he guides the company’s unique culture by emphasizing values of respect, integrity, innovation and fun.

Richard Thomas
CIO
Quintiles Transnational Corp.

As CIO, Richard Thomas is responsible for leveraging technology to grow Quintiles Transnational's business around the world. With an extensive portfolio of innovative internal and customer solutions, he is responsible for the company's global technology strategy, development, operations and all aspects of IT for more than 22,000 employees in 60 countries. A 25-year veteran of the IT industry, Richard joined Quintiles in 2005, serving as CTO until being named CIO in 2010. He has played a key role in transforming Quintiles' technology group, which has since gone on to receive industry accolades for innovation and recognition as one of the best places to work in IT.

Karen Walker
Vice President, Segment & Services Portfolio Marketing
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Karen Walker is Cisco’s vice president of Segment & Services Portfolio Marketing. Her global organization engages customers to understand their technology challenges and develops the Cisco solution offerings that address those challenges while delivering high business value. Karen is currently focused on providing customers with the technologies and services they need to build scalable intelligent networks that meet the demands of cloud computing, device proliferation and the data deluge.

With over 27 years of IT industry experience, Karen has held a number of senior global and field general management roles. She joined Cisco from Hewlett-Packard, where she was vice president of Alliances and Marketing for HP Services and vice president of Strategy and Operations for both the Consumer Digital Entertainment and Personal Systems Group. Prior to these roles, she spent 15 years in field leadership for HP Services, running businesses in Europe, North America and Southeast Asia.

Bryce Williams
IT Social Collaboration Consultant
Eli Lilly and Company

Bryce Williams is an IT social collaboration consultant with over 12 years of IT experience in the healthcare industry. He is primarily responsible for the strategy, implementation and adoption of social collaboration capabilities (Social Business / Enterprise 2.0) at Eli Lilly and Company. Bryce is also a proud member of the Social Business Council and The Community Backchannel. You can find him on Twitter as @TheBrycesWrite.

Prior to taking on social collaboration capabilities, Bryce focused primarily on the implementation of enterprise software platforms to meet the needs of highly regulated aspects of the pharmaceutical business (submission authoring, new drug applications, submission tracking, patient safety monitoring and reporting).

Philippe Winthrop
Managing Director
The Enterprise Mobility Foundation

Philippe Winthrop is the founder and managing director of The Enterprise Mobility Foundation, the organization behind The Enterprise Mobility Forum, a fast-growing content portal and social network dedicated to enterprise mobility. Philippe has spent his entire 15+ year career researching emerging technologies and their impact on the corporate value chain. Philippe started his career at GeoPartners research, a boutique strategy consultancy, where he worked on projects including AT&T Wireless’ adoption and migration path to GSM from TDMA. He then joined IDC's European IT Services Research group; created Axle Ventures, a business planning consultancy; and then launched the Wireless and Mobility research practice at market research firm Aberdeen Group. He completed his analyst career with a successful tenure at Strategy Analytics.

Brad Wright
VP, IT Integrated Customer Services
Jacobs

Brad Wright currently serves as vice president, IT Integrated Customer Services, for Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC), a leading global supplier of professional technical services.    In this role he is responsible for onsite and remote support serving Jacobs’ 62,000 employees globally as well as leading IT business relationship programs.  Brad is an electrical engineer with over 25 years leadership experience in defense and private sectors and encompassing roles in R&D, technical services program development, executive advisory services and IT senior leadership.  Brad is a 2010 Computerworld Premiere 100 honoree.

Gabe Zichermann
CEO
Gamification Co & Dopamine Inc.

Gabe Zichermann is the chair of the Gamification Summit where top thought leaders in this burgeoning industry gather to share knowledge and insight. Gabe is also an author, highly rated public speaker and entrepreneur whose book, ”Gamification by Design“ (2011), looks at the technical and architectural considerations for designing engagement using games concepts. His previous book, ”Game-Based Marketing“ (2010), achieved critical and industry acclaim for its detailed look at innovators who blend the power of games with brand strategy. A resident of New York City, Gabe is a board member of StartOut.org, advisor to a number of startups and facilitator for the Founder Institute in Manhattan. For more information about Gabe and gamification, visit the Gamification Blog at http://gamification.co.

Moderators:

John Gallant
Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer
IDG Enterprise, Publishers of Computerworld, Network World, InfoWorld, CIO & CSO

John Gallant brings more than 25 years’ of editorial and technology experience to his role as Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer of IDG Enterprise. In this role, Gallant oversees the editorial leadership at CIO, CFOworld.com, CSO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World to set content strategy and ensure that the brands continue to serve their respective audiences with the best products and services in the industry. Gallant also helps drive IDG Enterprise's strategic efforts around social media and social media marketing.

Gallant, one of Network World’s founders, was formerly president and editorial director for the company. He has been named by Technology Marketing magazine as one of the most influential people in computer journalism, and was cited as one of the “most visionary editors-in-chief” by Press Access. Gallant was also cited as Best Conference Host by Conferenza for his role as Executive Producer for the Vortex conference. Gallant’s expertise in covering the technology industry has been tapped by top-tier media outlets, including CNN, CNNfn, CNBC, NPR, and Bloomberg. He often hosts roundtable discussions on technology and other topics for a wide variety of organizations. Gallant also co-chairs the executive committee of the Boston College Technology Council.

Galen Gruman
Executive Editor
InfoWorld

Galen Gruman is InfoWorld's executive for news and features, as well as its consumerization and mobile columnist. Galen has covered technology in business since 1982 for a variety of publications, including IEEE Software, Macworld, Computerworld, M-Business, Upside, CIO Magazine, Technology Forecast Quarterly, and of course InfoWorld. He also speaks regularly at the CIO Global Forum and other conferences and has written or co-authored more than two dozen how-to books on desktop publishing, Mac OS X, and iOS.

Maryfran Johnson
Editor in Chief
CIO magazine & Events

An award-winning IT journalist and editorial executive, Maryfran Johnson has been editor in chief of CIO magazine and events since 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. Maryfran also serves as the conference moderator for the CIO 100 Symposium, 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. She previously served in 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. 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.

Julia King
Executive Editor, Events, and National Correspondent
Computerworld

Julia King is an award-winning business and technology journalist with more than 20 years experience covering a wide range of topics, from IT executive leadership and technology workforce management to cloud and grid computing, business intelligence and data analytics technology and IT return on investment models. Ms. King was the founding executive editor of the award-winning ComputerworldROI magazine and spearheaded Computerworld’s coverage of information economics. Prior to joining Computerworld in 1994, Ms. King worked for nearly a decade as a reporter and writer for national business and technology magazines. She also worked for five years as a daily newspaper reporter and later, as a features writer and editor. Her IT reporting has earned her a Jesse H. Neal Award, often referred to as the Pulitzer Prize of the business press. She is also the recipient of numerous editorial awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors. She is a frequent presenter and panel moderator at industry conferences and the chairperson of Computerworld’s flagship IT Leadership Conference, the Premier 100. She is editor of a book titled Executives’ Guide To The Wireless Workforce, which was published by John Wiley & Sons.  Ms. King holds a Master's  Degree in International Relations and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, both from University of Pittsburgh. She is based in Ridley Park, Pa.

Scott Kirsner
Journalist
Boston Globe

Scott Kirsner is a journalist who writes about innovation and entrepreneurship. His Innovation Economy column appears Sundays in the Boston Globe, and he also writes a companion blog at boston.com/innovation. Scott has been a regular contributor to Fast Company, CIO, BusinessWeek, Variety, and Wired. ScottÕs writing has also appeared in the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Salon, the San Jose Mercury News, and Newsweek, among other publications. Scott serves as the program chair for three annual events on innovation: the Nantucket Conference, held each May since 2000; Future Forward, held each fall since 2001; and the Convergence Forum, launched in 2004. He is the author, most recently, of the book Fans, Friends & Followers: Building an Audience and a Creative Career in the Digital Age. His earlier books include Inventing the Movies, a technological history of Hollywood that was published in 2008, and The Future of Web Video, published in 2007. He can be reached at kirsner@pobox.com.