Guest Keynote Speakers

Erik Wahl

Bill Nye

Scientist, Author and Television Host

Bill Nye has spent most of his life making science and technology entertaining and accessible. Mr. Nye’s wit and enthusiasm have helped to garner 18 Emmy awards for his PBS syndicated series, “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” He is currently the CEO of The Planetary Society, the world’s large space interest organization. Join us for this engaging keynote, as he uses his trademark humor to discuss big issues, including the environment and sustainability, and presents solutions to these critical problems.

Rob High

Tom Wujec

Innovation Expert and Information Designer

Tom Wujec speaks internationally on innovation and is a Fellow at Autodesk. He has brought several award-winning products to market, and has published a handful of influential books, including Return on Imagination, Five Star Mind and Pumping Ions. Wujec will show you how teams at the world’s leading companies are using simple images to build visual models that create profound new ways of understanding their employees, customers, markets, products and competitors.

Guest Speakers

Mano Mannoochahr

Mano Mannoochahr

Director EA, EIM, & Security, John Deere

Mano has global responsibility for Enterprise Architecture, Information Management and Computer Security at John Deere. He is responsible for enterprise wide functions related to introduction of new IT Technologies/ Architectures, Master Data Services, Information Knowledge Centers, Data/Analytics and Information Security/Compliance functions globally.

Greg Petroff

Greg Petroff

Chief Experience Officer, GE

Greg Petroff is the Chief Experience Officer and general manager of the User Experience Center of Excellence (UX CoE) for GE Software. The UX CoE is charged with elevating the quality of digital experiences created by GE for its customers. At GE, Greg is leading efforts to define the human interface to the Industrial Internet, connecting people to machines and systems in meaningful ways.

Gartner Keynote Speakers

Gartner Opening Keynote: Architecting the Digital Business: Scaling and Securing Mobility, Cloud and Data

Mobility, cloud and big data are transforming technology from a business tool to the very medium in which business is conducted. As the flow of data and connected devices increases, so does the potential for competitive advantage and business risks. Technical professionals must find new ways to capture, analyze, communicate and protect information for business advantage — all within a framework that supports new markets, new models and new customer behaviors.

  • Drue Reeves
  • VP Distinguished Analyst
  • Gartner

Gartner Closing Keynote: Architecting IT for the Digital Business

Over the next 5 years we will see the rise of the Digital Business. Organizations will create new business designs by blurring the digital and physical worlds. Sales and service functions will become fully automated. Most human processes will be eliminated. Things will become agents for themselves, for people and for business. The closing keynote will answer the question "How do we architect IT for the Digital Business"? It will provide you with specific, actionable advice that will guide your organization into the Digital Business era.

  • Paul DeBeasi
  • Research VP
  • Gartner
  • Trent Henry
  • VP Distinguished Analyst
  • Gartner
  • Kyle Hilgendorf
  • Research Director
  • Gartner

Case Study Speakers

Bill Burns
Brendan DeBeasi
  • Brendan DeBeasi
  • Director of Emerging Technology
  • Cyber2Media
  • Speaker Profile
Andy Glover
Jonathan Haines
  • Dr. Jonathan Haines, PhD
  • Director of the Institute for Computational Biology
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Speaker Profile
Qaizar Hassonjee
  • Qaizar Hassonjee
  • Vice President of Innovations
  • adidas Wearable Sports
  • Speaker Profile
Melanie Hohertz
Mano Mannoochahr
Adam Pisoni<
  • Adam Pisoni
  • Co-Founder and CVP of Engineering
  • Microsoft Office Division, Yammer
  • Speaker Profile
Srinivas Sarathy
  • Srinivas Sarathy
  • Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
  • McGraw Hill Financial
  • Speaker Profile
Chris Yeh

Gartner Analysts

Agress, Ken
Berenbaum, Jim
Bittman, Thomas J.
Brian, Danny
Brisse, Matthew
Cannell, Larry
Chuvakin, Anton
Cobb, Euan
Cortner, Mark
Creese, Guy
Cullen, Peter
de Boer, Mario
DeBeasi, Paul
Disabato, Michael
Fabular, Irma
French, Matt
Greenwald, Rick
Heidt, Erik T.
Hein, Gary
Henry, Trent
Hilgendorf, Kyle
Iams, Tony
Idoine, Carlie J.
Kenefick, Sean
Knipp, Eric
Knoernschild, Kirk
Krikken, Ramon
Lockwood, Mark
Maiwald, Eric
May, Kim
Nikols, Nick
Olliffe, Gary
Popkin, Jamie
Pray, Bill
Reeves, Drue
Richard, Simon
Robins, Anne Elizabeth
Robinson, Lori
Robison, Lyn
Rollings, Mike
Roth, Craig
Ruddy, Mary
Santos, Jack
Selvage, Mei
Sicular, Svetlana
Simpson, Nik
Smock, Bob
Stewart, Darin
Thomas, Anne
Tracy, Linda
Troy, Angelina
Waite, Alan D
Ying, Steve
Zaffos, Stanley
Zurcher, Werner

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