CITE 2014 speakers + moderators
Best Selling Author
Where Good Ideas Come From
Steven Johnson is the leading light of today’s interdisciplinary, collaborative, open-minded approach to innovation. His writings have influenced everything from cutting-edge ideas in urban planning to the battle against 21st-century terrorism. Steven was chosen by Prospect magazine as one of the Top Ten Brains of the Digital Future. He unites a deep understanding of scientific progress with a sharp sensitivity to contemporary online trends. Together, those traits give him an unmatched insight into how ideas emerge and spread and how they affect the world today. Steven’s work on the history of innovation has inspired a six-part series on PBS (Fall 2014) where, as the host of the series, Steven will explore the power and the legacy of great ideas, why and how ideas happen, and their sometimes unintended results. Steven’s most popular work on innovation is the bestselling Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation. Others include The Invention of Air, The Ghost Map, Everything Bad Is Good For You, Emergence and Future Perfect. He has written for many leading publications and appeared on many high-profile television programs.
SESSION TIME: 9:15am, Monday
CEO & Co-Founder
Bret is currently the CEO and co-founder of Quip, a modern word processor that enables you to create beautiful documents on any device - phones, tablets and the desktop. Previously, Bret was the CTO of Facebook, after it acquired FriendFeed, the company he co-founded in 2007. Prior to that, Bret was a Group Product Manager at Google, where he co-created Google Maps and the Google Maps API, and started Google's Developer product group. Bret has an MS and a BS in Computer Science from Stanford.
SESSION TIME: 3:20pm, Monday
Chief Technology Officer, Office of the CIO
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Tom serves as the IT Chief Technology Officer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where his mission is to identify and infuse new IT technologies into JPL’s environment. He has led a collaborative, practical, and hands-on approach with JPL and industry to investigate emerging industry IT technology trends that matter especially to JPL, NASA, and large enterprises. He is also leading adoption of the relevant emerging technologies at JPL . Some of these include extreme collaboration, social networking, mobility, cyber security, green IT, IT Consumerization, visualization, big data, and Cloud computing. In short, enabling working with anyone from anywhere on any data and using any device.
SESSION TIME: 4:05pm, Monday
Futurist, Author and Dean
IT Leadership Academy
Thornton May is a futurist, educator and author. His extensive experience researching and consulting on the role and behaviors of “C” level executives in creating value with information technology has won him an unquestioned place on the short list of serious thinkers on this topic. Thornton combines a scholar’s patience for empirical research, a stand-up comic’s capacity for pattern recognition and a second-to-none gift for storytelling to address the information technology management problems facing executives. The editors at eWeek honored Thornton, including him on their list of Top 100 Most Influential People in IT. The editors at Fast Company labeled him ‘one of the top 50 brains in business.’
SESSION TIME: 10:05am, Tuesday
Senior Product Manager
Cyrus is currently the Senior Product Manager at Google in charge of Chrome and Chrome devices for business, education, and government. Cyrus has managed the consumer and enterprise sides of several products at Google including Google Calendar, Google Tasks, and the Google Search Appliance business. Cyrus has 19 years of software experience with roles in software development, consulting, program management, product management, marketing, and business development. Cyrus has four degrees from Johns Hopkins with Masters work in Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.
SESSION TIME: 2:40pm, Tuesday
Modar (JR) Alaoui
Founder & CEO
JR is a serial entrepreneur and expert in Artificial Intelligence software development. He is currently founder and CEO at Eyeris, artificially intelligent emotion recognition software that reads people's facial micro-expressions in real time as they watch videos via webcams. Prior to that, he was founder and CEO of Eyeris TV, the first US facial recognition measured in-store TV network franchise, the company targeted short-bite video content and advertisements in real-time based viewers gender and age group. JR combines a decade experience between rich media, video AdTech and AI-based Software Technologies for audience measurement. He has worked closely over the years with the Ad Council, top ad agencies and fortune 500 brands. He holds an Integrated Marketing Communications degree from Concordia University. He is a winner of several Technology and Innovation Awards and has been featured in many publications for his work.
Executive Director, AT&T Advanced Mobility Solutions
Sundhar Annamalai drives AT&T’s effort to help transform the way businesses and their employees interact and engage in today’s mobile environment. His responsibilities include leading AT&T’s portfolio of integrated solutions which feature devices, security, software, hardware, and solutions management. Sundhar spent the past 7 years within AT&T in a variety of roles including shaping AT&T’s IPTV operations strategy and deployment, establishing AT&T’s content and advertising strategies as well as managing the ideation, strategy and development efforts of AT&T converged product concepts and consumer cloud initiatives. In addition to helping AT&T Business Solutions teams deploy and scale AT&T cloud solutions to enterprise customers, he spent time driving strategic projects as Chief-of-Staff for AT&T’s Chief Marketing Officer.
Sharon A. Anolik is President of Privacy Panacea, a boutique firm providing strategic Data Protection, Innovation & Data Enablement Solutions. She was most recently Vice President and Global Privacy Risk and Strategy Leader for McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 15 leading health care services and information technology company. Sharon built and led McKesson’s first enterprise privacy program with a focus on privacy risk, quality, strategy and innovation, helping McKesson to improve health care and realize opportunities through the trusted use and protection of information.
Director, UPS Application Development, Transportation Systems
As Director of UPS Ground Transportation Systems, Lawrence is responsible for delivering IT solutions in support of the tractor trailer operation at UPS including driver dispatch and management, vehicle telematics, load forecasting / tracking, and operational analytics.
Lawrence is a member of the UPS Transportation Steering Committee, which directs technology investments ensuring alignment with business strategy specific to their Corporate Transportation unit. Over the past 23 years Lawrence has developed a breadth of experience leading various IT disciplines including large scale Application Development, Systems Administration, Database Management, System Architecture, Application Integration, Business Analysis, Quality Assurance, and Program Management. He has held IT assignments within UPS Airlines, Worldport - the company’s largest package processing facility, Hub & Gateway Systems, and now Ground Transportation.
Vice President of Marketing
Jamie Barnett is VP Marketing for Netskope, the cloud app analytics and policy company. Prior to Netskope, Jamie served as VP Marketing for Zenprise, an enterprise mobility software company acquired by Citrix. Prior to Zenprise, she served as Senior Director, Marketing for McAfee’s mobile security business unit, and prior to that, Vice President, Product Management and Marketing for distributed processing software company Blue Vector. She has held a number of management positions at EMC, including co-founding the data management company’s security division and leading the charge for its acquisition of RSA Security. Jamie has a bachelor of science from U.C. Berkeley and a MBA from Stanford University.
Senior Manager, IT
Brett Belding is a Senior Manager leading the Cisco IT Mobility Services. Brett and his team partner across Cisco to deliver the vision, strategy, deployment, operation and optimization of mobility services. These services include mobile devices, security, the BYOD model, cost management, mobile apps and social support. Brett has over a decade of experience in the IT industry, managing mobility and data center implementations at Cisco and for customers at IBM. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Georgia and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University.
Senior Vice President of Global Information Technology
Abhi Beniwal is the senior vice president of Global Information Technology for Interactions. In his current role, Abhi is focused on research and development of innovative consumer solutions for retail and CPGs. Abhi specializes in retail technology, innovation, e-Commerce, supply chain, business intelligence and digital shopper marketing. Abhi has global experience and worked with retailers like Sainsbury’s, AEON, Lotte, Kroger, Costco, PnP, Ahold, HEB, Meijer and Giant Eagle. He has been featured in Financial Times, Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch, CIO Review, and many other leading publications. In 2011 he was named one of the Top 25 Information Managers by Information Management.
Founder and CEO
Jack Bicer is Founder & CEO at Sekur.me ("Father of Uninstall"). With the Sekur.me app, online payments just got faster, safer and easier with the for IPhones and Androids.
According to Google, "shopping cart abandonment on mobile devices is now an outrageous 97 percent". The 1-Button Mobile Web Payment and the QR Payment capabilities allow convenience and security without ever entering any data. Our solutions result in increased conversions, more repeat customers and reduced support costs for merchants and websites, while providing consumers with a more secure and convenient login and payment process.
Chief Knowledge Officer
Gloria Burke is Chief Knowledge Officer of Unisys and is responsible for the development of the company’s Enterprise Social Business Strategy and its supporting social culture transformation and employee engagement initiatives. In addition, she is responsible for the company’s collaborative intranet and extranet environments as well as global knowledge management practices and processes. Gloria also serves as the Global Portfolio Leader for the Unisys Unified Social Business Practice and is one of the company’s senior thought leaders on Enterprise Social Business Transformation. She is a published author and frequent conference presenter and panelist on these topics. Recently Gloria was named by Information Week Magazine as #2 in its list of the Top Ten Social Business Leaders of 2013, and was also recognized in this list in 2012.
Andy Byrne brings over 19 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development and management to his position as CEO of Clari. Prior to Clari, Andy was part of the founding executive team at Clearwell Systems – Gartner's highest ranking e-discovery company – which he helped grow from pre-product & pre-revenue in 2005 to $100 million run rate until its acquisition by Symantec (SYMC) in Q2 2011. Prior to joining Clearwell, Andy co-founded Timestock, Inc., which was acquired by Computer Associates (CA) via the acquisition of Wily Technology. Timestock delivered world-class enterprise application management solutions to large fortune 500 corporations. Before Timestock, Andy was VP of Marketing at Desana Systems. Prior to Desana, Andy was VP of Product Management at Lucent Technologies. Andy came to Lucent Technologies via the acquisition of VitalSigns Software. Andy has also held sales, marketing & management roles at Bay Networks and at MiLAN Technologies, which was later acquired by Digi International.
Vice President of Marketing
Sanjay Castelino is Spiceworks’ vice president of Marketing. In his role, Castelino is responsible for the company’s marketing efforts across its branding, product marketing,demand-generation, public and analyst relations, and creative services functions.Castelino was previously a vice president at SolarWinds where he led demand generation, go-to-market strategy, and execution for the company’s Networking,Virtualization, Storage, and Security Information and Event Management divisions. During his tenure at SolarWinds, he was instrumental in helping the company build and refine it’s go-to-market strategies and positioning following its initial public offering in May 2009. Previously, Castelino worked at NetStreams, Motive, A.T. Kearney and Accenture.
Peter is the Research Director of 451 Research's Networking Practice. For more than 30 years, Peter has worked with segment leaders in a spectrum of IT and networking technologies. He managed software and system technology for companies including HP, Sun, IBM, Digital Equipment Corp and Apple. Peter was founder and VP of Software at MasPar Computer, a midrange SIMD HPC provider. He was also the Founder and Principal Analyst of the Internet Research Group. In that role, Peter has been a recognized leading analyst in networking and SDN and has worked with countless vendors, service providers and end users in an advisory capacity. Peter is a frequent speaker at leading industry events. He majored in Applied Math at Harvard College and did graduate work in EECS at UC Berkeley.
Vice President of Global Marketing and Analytics
Giovanni DeMeo is the vice president of Global Marketing and Analytics for Interactions, the largest experiential event marketing company in the world. In this role, Giovanni focuses on assisting retailers and CPGs in optimizing shopper engagement through disruptive marketing tactics and utilization of data enrichment and predictive analytics to change the shopper experience and drive monumental sales growth.In his current role, Giovanni has initiated partnerships with companies like Google and Tableau to test and launch new ways to identify behavioral patterns in shoppers and then leverage those learnings to enhance the overall shopping experiences. Giovanni’s direct retail experience includes working with numerous retailers like Costco, Ahold USA, Carrefour, Aeon, Radio Shack, Safeway, Winn Dixie, Wegmans, Meijer, Lotte, Kroger, The Whole Foods Market, Advance Auto, CVS, and 7-Eleven to name a few.
Senior Product Manager
Insurance Auto Auctions
Dave Drachenberg is a 10-year veteran of Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA), one of the leading salvage auto auctions in North America. Recently, Dave helped lead the expansion of the company's product line to include a mobile site, as well as an iPhone, Android & iPad app. Currently he is focusing his technical and creative skills on expanding the broader strategy amongst IAA's seven buyer-facing products. He began his work in Customer Service where he gained a strong knowledge of how IAA global buyers use IAA's technology. That knowledge proved to be beneficial when he was promoted to IT business analyst for product development of IAA's buyer site and bidding platform, the company's most highly used platforms. Dave received his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y.
Director, IT Enterprise Consumer Services
Seth Fox joined NetApp in 2010, in part to build out the strategy and implementation of the internal IT cloud platform for NetApp. Since that time, he has designed the strategy, architecture, and roadmap for hybrid cloud delivery, including the development and design of the IT cloud that today hosts over 100 business tools, applications, and workloads. Seth brings over 20 years of IT experience to his current role where he has direct charge over the end user experience at NetApp. His responsibilities revolve primarily around delivering services that are presented directly to the enterprise business associate; including client and mobility, collaboration and social, communications, conferencing, and cloud delivery.
Tony Gauda is a seasoned technologist who in previous positions built platforms which detected hundreds of millions of dollars in credit card fraud and storage systems which scaled to north of 40 petabytes. ThinAir merges both technologies into what some call the future of data protection: Real-Time Data Control. Regardless of where your data is it remains in your full control with ThinAir.
Brian Gillespie is an Enterprise Architect at Cerner Corporation, a worldwide leader in the health care IT market that contributes to the systemic change of health and care delivery through innovative software solutions and services. Brian is responsible for Cerner Technology Services Enterprise Application Strategy and Information Management programs. His previous responsibilities included the architecture and management of Cerner's Service Oriented Architecture program, Master Data Management program, and Client Relationship Management systems.
Aaref works with enterprise, internet, and mobile companies. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2012, he was the CEO of Clearwell, a leading provider of analytics software for electronic discovery. Aaref grew Clearwell from a handful of engineers into a profitable company with an annual revenue run-rate of over $100 million, leading to its acquisition by Symantec in 2011. Prior to that, Aaref was the Founder and CEO of CenterRun, a pioneer in datacenter automation, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems. Aaref holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Masters degree in Economics from McGill University, and BA degree from Oxford University.
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
David Hoff is the Chief Technology Officer and a co-founder of Cloud Sherpas. He leads corporate technology strategy and thought leadership across the organization. David has a deep knowledge of public cloud technologies, and he has spoken at numerous conferences including Google IO and ThinkStratgies Cloud Channel Summit. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA in on Technology Management. Previously, David was at Optimus Solutions (acquired by SoftChoice), where he was the Managing Director of eBusiness services. David is a life long native of Atlanta, GA.
CIO and SVP, Technology and Business Operations
As Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Bask Iyer oversees Juniper Networks’ Technology and Business Operations that support a $4.4 billion global networking innovation company. With more than 25 years of experience in international business and IT management, Mr. Iyer has strategically applied his business and technical expertise across large global companies, using technology as a transformational catalyst and growth driver. Since joining Juniper in mid-2011, Iyer sponsored two key programs to champion enterprise IT needs and better support the business, including Juniper on Juniper and Customer #1. Iyer’s role was recently expanded to include business transformation, global business services, IT, and real estate workplace services, all critical services for Juniper’s long-term success.
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Arif joined Lightspeed in 2008 and focuses primarily on investments in the areas of cloud and datacenter technologies, as well as enterprise mobile and SaaS solutions. Arif is currently working closely with the teams at Avi Networks, Memoir Systems, Netskope, Nutanix, Pertino Networks, Qubole, Xova Labs and Virtual Instruments. He was also involved in several Lightspeed investments which have had successful exits including Edgespring (acquired by Salesforce.com), IO Turbine (acquired by Fusion-io), RAPsphere (acquired by AppSense) and StreamOnce (acquired by Jive Software).
Head of Mobility Innovation
Brian heads mobility innovation at Sanofi. In his current role, he is managing mobile initiatives to enable the organization to move forward in the mobile space. These include mobilizing the salesforce, handling BYOD initiatives, and enabling new devices and form factors for success. He has more than 20 years' experience managing and implementing IT processes. He started his career working with a multinational New York financial company as an email architect, designing and maintaining their email and communications systems. This also involved supporting their mobile computing platforms. He later moved to Sanofi where he led the x86/Microsoft server group for many years before moving into his current position.
Vice President of Marketing
Todd Krautkremer is VP of Marketing at Pertino, a first mover in cloud networking. His experience spans big data, cloud, mobile, security, and networking technologies. Prior roles included Red Lambda COO, Gearworks CEO, and VP of WorldWide Marketing at Packeteer. He also held product management and engineering positions at Siemens and AT&T. Todd is a sought-after speaker and author with articles and commentary appearing in top print and online publications, including USA Today, Business Insider, InformationWeek, IDG Connect, NetworkWorld, CRN, Fast Company, and Wired.
Founder & CEO
Ram C. Kumar has a 20 year track record of building enterprise software and service business. Previously, Ram was Head of the Mobile, Telecom and Product Engineering Services Business at Infosys, and a member of its Management Council. He was Head of Platform Technologies at enterprise leader SAP A.G. where he led world-wide platform business. He was Managing Director and Head of Enterprise Business at Scient – the leading Web innovation firm. Ram held executive management positions at Open Software, HCL Technologies and Persistent Systems. He has a MS in Computer Science and MBA from Boston University. He is a member of the Boston University advisory board.
Founder & CEO
Connor is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the founder and CEO of Eko Devices. He founded Eko Devices while still an undergraduate studying bioengineering at Cal, where he also served as the Student Body President. Before starting Eko, he had 6 years of software development experience. He's currently pursuing a graduate degree in engineering at Cal.
Vice President, Enterprise Sales
Samsung Telecommunications America
David Lowe is the Vice President of Enterprise Sales for Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile). In his current role, David is responsible for growth and management of an enterprise sales strategy and a team focused on selling Samsung mobility solutions to Fortune 1000 accounts. Previously, David has held channel sales and business development positions at Research in Motion (RIM), Iperia and Nuance Communications.
Adam started coding when he was 16, building GPS tracking systems in Matlab. The first early start-up he joined grew to a $3B IPO (iBeam Broadcasting) - after that he was hooked on start-ups. For the first seven years of his career, Adam held Engineering and Product roles at Oracle and Facebook. Before starting Kahuna, Adam funded companies at Menlo Ventures and Bain Capital Ventures.
Outside of work, Adam created the Glow Foundation, a non-profit that has helped tens of thousands of students and improved financial literacy in America since 2006.
Co-Founder and CEO
As a four-time entrepreneur, Ryan is passionate about improving how people work. Previously, Ryan led user growth at Podio (sold to Citrix) and product at Appirio. He has a background doing strategy at SAP, product at Intuit, consulting at McKinsey, and holds an MBA from Stanford.
Co-founder & CEO
Jim is the co-founder and CEO of Cotap. He’s been a passionate entrepreneur for more than a decade, founding two companies of his own and serving as a founding team member and chief product officer of Yammer, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2012 for $1.2 billion. At Yammer, he was responsible for the product strategy and roadmap, user experience and product marketing. Before joining Yammer, Jim co-founded AudioCaseFiles, which was acquired by Courtroom Connect, and worked as the director of professional services at security company Rapid7. In 1999, he co-founded his first company called DineOnMe, for people to purchase restaurant gift certificates online.
Vice President and IT Advisor, IDC's IT Executive Programs
As an IT Executive Advisor, Joseph Pucciarelli uses his 20-plus years of business and technology experience to provide ongoing insight and guidance to business and technology executives seeking to leverage the critical technologies of cloud computing, mobility, social business, and big data/analytics that have begun transforming both business and consumer technology usage and interaction models. As business and IT leaders continue to struggle with strategizing, applying, and quantifying how these changes are affecting their organizations, Mr. Pucciarelli will focus his research on operational, organizational, and financial implications confronting clients.
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.
Vice President, Technology Innovation & Communications
Keller Williams International
Cary Sylvester is VP of Technology Innovation and Communications at Keller Williams International, where she leads the technology teams's strategic planning, external relations, and worldwide initiatives. A highly regarded leader in the real estate and technology communities, Sylvester is a frequent presenter and training instructor. Prior to joining Keller Williams Realty, she served as an Oracle consultant with Database Consultants, implementation manager for Copera, and database architect at Dell. Sylvester is an Oracle Certified Professional.
Distributor Development Manager
With over 15 years of National and International experience in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, Dharmesh Vadchhedia is an expert in program development and business processes. Currently the Distributor Development Manager at Unilever, he has previously held the titles of District Sales Manager for Pepsi Bottling Group, as well as Project Manager Go To Market for Nestle DSD. Dharmesh holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (with a Major in Finance) from the University of Mumbai.
Retail Systems Architect
True Value Company
Michael Weeder, Retail Systems Architect, has been with True Value Co. for over 12 years. In that time he has managed over 150 web applications serving the hardware store owners, co-op vendors, co-op associates and sales force. In Mike’s current role, he provides productivity tools to store associates; often that means mobile solutions. He also provides interface design for an omni-channel experience, linking marketing services, e-commerce and in-store technology to provide and leverage a 360-degree view of the customer. Mike holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Lakeland College in central Wisconsin and an MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He has also recently completed the Society for Information Management’s (SIM) Regional Leadership Forum (RLF), Midwest class of 2013.
Senior Director, Field Systems and Mobility
Kyle has been with DIRECTV for 15 years and has been at the forefront of technological solutions on most initiatives impacting Field Services at DIRECTV. Kyle has been instrumental in leading the development and implementation of numerous, big-ticket initiatives such as Siebel Field Services, CLICK software (scheduling/Routing), mobility applications, technician handhelds and user acceptance testing of all new field applications. Kyle started his career in the satellite industry working the tech support line for Primestar Satellite. After DIRECTV acquired Primestar, Kyle designed and installed large DIRECTV installations in call centers and trade shows, and then moved into a role implementing and deploying work force management software to the field and rugged handheld devices.
SVP and Publisher
Adam Dennison brings more than 15 years of media sales experience to his role as Senior Vice President and Publisher, leading the integrated sales and events teams for CIO, CITEworld, Computerworld and Network World. In this role, Dennison oversees the brands go-to-market strategies, including brand positioning, market research and creating turnkey solutions for his clients. He also sits on the Executive Committee for IDG Enterprise. Dennison joined IDG in 2007 as National Sales Director for the Custom Solutions Group where he excelled in providing innovative marketing services.
A popular moderator, speaker and columnist, Dennison possesses an in-depth knowledge of emerging technologies and key strategies for marketing to IT decision-makers. These insights are shared in his regular CIO magazine column. Additionally, Dennison has recently spoken at several conferences and private events for companies including Avaya, Citrix, Dropbox, Samsung and VMware.
Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer
IDG Enterprise, Publishers of CIO, CSO, Computerworld, Network World and InfoWorld
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, 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.
CITE Awards Program Chair; VP of Marketing and Content Strategy
Anne McCrory brings 20 years’ IT journalism experience and an MBA to her position as VP of Marketing and Content Strategy for IDG Enterprise Events. In this role, Anne oversees the content and audience acquisition for the dozens of events executed each year under the brands CIO, CSO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World and now CITEworld, including national, regional and custom conferences. Follow her @AnneInTech on Twitter.
Matt Rosoff is the editorial director of CITEworld. He comes from Business Insider, where he established the company's West Coast bureau, initiated enterprise technology coverage with the launch of SAI Enterprise, and helped direct the new BI Intelligence research service. Prior to joining Business Insider in 2010, Matt was an analyst at Directions on Microsoft for 10 years and blogged about digital music for News.com. He got his start in 1995 as a writer and editor at CNET.com. He's also a musician (electric bass) and the father of two children who (luckily) take after his beautiful wife.