Speakers

Ed Bastian

Delta Air Lines, President

Edward H. Bastian is president of Delta Air Lines and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Ed directs a team focused on strengthening Delta’s financial foundation through strategic innovation, debt reduction, revenue growth and bolstering the airline’s global network. Ed also is a member of the Boards of Directors for Virgin Atlantic, Aeromexico and GOL.

Ed’s responsibilities include oversight of expanding ancillary businesses such as Delta Cargo, Delta TechOps, Delta Private Jets and Delta Global Services; and expanding relationships with global partners through the SkyTeam alliance and cross-border joint ventures such as Delta’s industry-leading joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as strategic partnerships with GOL airlines of Brazil and Aeromexico.

Ed played a pivotal role in finalizing Delta’s acquisition of Northwest Airlines in 2008 and managing the airlines’ successful integration. Since that time, Ed and his team have overseen Delta’s continued transformation through strategies to make the business less vulnerable to economic cycles. Examples include: the purchase of a refinery which is expected to save the airline $300 million annually; reducing Delta’s debt to increase its flexibility; and investing in the Delta experience from facilities enhancements at several of Delta’s hubs to online and in-flight product improvements which, combined, are expected to contribute more than $1 billion in annual benefits to Delta.

Prior to his appointment as president, Ed served as executive vice president and chief financial officer, a position he held beginning in 2005. Ed also served as chief restructuring officer between 2005 and 2007, playing a crucial role in the airline’s swift and successful Chapter 11 reorganization.

Ed joined Delta in 1998 as vice president – Finance and Controller and was promoted to senior vice president in 2000. He left Delta in early 2005 to become senior vice president and chief financial officer of Acuity Brands. He returned to Delta in July 2005.

Ed has broad finance and audit experience, including serving as vice president – Finance for Pepsi Cola International, vice president – Business Processes reengineering for Frito-Lay, vice president – Finance and Controller for Frito-Lay International, and as a partner in the New York audit practice of Price Waterhouse specializing in the entertainment, advertising and manufacturing sectors. He also served as the strategic planning partner for Price Waterhouse’s New York Region.
A 1979 graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Ed serves on the Boards of Directors of Habitat for Humanity International and the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta. He lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, Anna, and their four children.

Vernon Church

TruthCo., COO

Vernon Church serves as the engine behind the TruthCo. machine. Church applies his more than 20 years of experience to managing and optimizing business operations, fortifying the company mission and growth strategy and managing the talented staff. Before joining TruthCo., Church led digital and creative teams at Newsweek, HarperCollins Publishers, John Wiley and Sons, Blue Man Productions, and TMP Worldwide Advertising, where he oversaw all digital, brand and creative operations for North America. Church also served as chief content officer and EVP of operations for media start-up UGO Entertainment, which was sold to Hearst Inc. after his strategy and optimization work. His previous experience in digital and traditional media development, content strategy and entertainment provide him with the insight to understand what big brands need to grow in the marketplace.

Staying up late to watch Walter Cronkite cover the first moon landing changed his life, although he wishes second screens existed back then to satisfy his fact-hungry 8 year old brain.

Matthew Bishop

The Economist, Globalisation Editor

Matthew Bishop is the Globalisation Editor of The Economist. Mr. Bishop was previously the magazine’s US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief. Prior to that he was the London-based Business Editor.

He is the author of several books, including most recently an e-book, “In Gold We Trust? The Future of Money in an Age of Uncertainty”, with Michael Green. “The Road from Ruin” (also with Green), about how to improve capitalism following the crash of 2008 and subsequent economic downturn, was published in 2010. It was described as “provocative and refreshing” by the New York Times. According to Professor Robert Shiller of Yale, “The Road from Ruin” will be “remembered as a serious, highly readable book of the broadest intellectual scope. Its insights will help all of us reshape the future and enable both citizen and policy maker alike to separate real reform from the grandstanding bluster so prevalent today.”

“Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World”, his previous book (also with Green), on the new movement that brings together the business and social sectors to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems, has been described as “terrific” by The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, and as “the definitive guide to a new generation of philanthropists who understand innovation and risk-taking, and who will play a crucial part in solving the biggest problems facing the world,” by New York’s Mayor and leading philanthropist Michael Bloomberg. According to former U.S President Bill Clinton, “This is an important book. Our interdependent world is too unequal, unstable, and, because of climate change, unsustainable. We have to transform it into one of shared responsibilities, shared opportunities, and a shared sense of community. Bishop and Green show us how to do it.” Mr Bishop is also the author of “Essential Economics”, the official Economist guide to economics.

Mr. Bishop is the author of several of The Economist‘s special report supplements, including most recently The Great Mismatch, about the future of jobs; A Bigger World, which examines the opportunities and challenges of the rise of emerging economies and firms; The Business of Giving, which looks at the industrial revolution taking place in philanthropy; Kings of Capitalism, which anticipated and analyzed the boom in private equity; and Capitalism and its Troubles, an examination of the impact of problems such as the collapse of Enron. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business. He is on Twitter as @mattbish.

Heather Corker

Future Foundation, VP, Consumer Trends, North America

Heather has been with the Future Foundation for four years, beginning her career with Future Foundation in their London Headquarters. In 2013 she moved to New York to open and head-up the company’s first US office. Heather contributes trend and editorial content for Future Foundation’s U.S. consumer insight platform;  in addition she is responsible for further developing company relationships with clients in the US, managing multiple client accounts, speaking at industry events and running both workshops and consultancy projects.

Heather has a BA in International Relations from Gonzaga University and an MSc in the History of Empires from the London School of Economics. She has lived and worked in Italy, Zambia and the UK.

Hany Fam

MasterCard Enterprise Partnerships, President

Hany Fam is president, MasterCard Enterprise Partnerships. In this role, he is responsible for building up an enterprise business for MasterCard, integrating MasterCard technology with partners in areas such as travel, urban mobility, telecommunications and entertainment.

Prior to his current role, Hany held a number of senior positions at MasterCard including, president, UK & Ireland Markets and senior vice president, Sales and Business Development for MasterCard Asia/Pacific.

Hany started his career as a nuclear physicist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.

Steve Gallucci

Deloitte., New York Managing Partner

Steve Gallucci is the Managing  Partner of Deloitte’s New York practice. In this role, he is responsible for the strategy and direction of Deloitte activities and its 5,000 employees in the New York Marketplace. Prior to assuming these responsibilities, Steve served as the Managing Partner of Deloitte’s Fairfield County practice,  and previously served as the Chief of Staff to the CEO of Deloitte’s U.S. Audit and Risk Advisory Practice. In addition to his leadership responsibilities, Steve’s 25 years  of experience at Deloitte includes advising some of our largest and most complex clients in the Consumer & Industrial Products, Media, and Private Equity sectors.

Active in the community, Steve currently serves on the boards of the Business Council of Fairfield County  AmeriCares, The Madison Square Boys and Girls Club. He also serves as the Vice Chair  of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Providence College School of Business.  He acted as the former chair for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation.

Steve earned a bachelor’s degree from Providence College and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

He lives with his wife Maura and their four children in Westchester County, New York.

Joe Ghory

Russell Reynolds Associates, Consultant, Digital Transformation Practice

Joe Ghory is a member of the Technology Sector where he focuses much of his work within the Digital Transformation and Information Officers Practices. With a concentration on Cloud, Big Data and Analytics, Social and Mobile, Joe advises, recruits and helps retain outstanding leaders for Software, Communications and Business and Professional Services companies. He also works with Private Equity and Venture Capital firms to recruit senior leaders for their portfolio companies.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Joe was the Director of Product Marketing for the VeriFone GlobalBay mobile innovation and payments group. His responsibilities included product strategy, new product development, international expansion and go-to-market. Before VeriFone, he was the Senior Product Marketing Manager at Riverbed Technology, a leading WAN Optimization company, where he specialized in public and private cloud infrastructure and services, virtualization and disaster recovery. Joe joined Riverbed from Updata Partners, where he led the firm’s sourcing and diligence efforts in the enterprise technology space. His previous professional experience includes roles where he directed marketing campaigns for multiple global brands and start-ups, focusing on competitive analysis, strategy and market expansion.

Education

Joe received his B.A. in international business and politics from the University of California, Berkeley and his M.A. in economics from the University of Cambridge, U.K.

Craig Kreeger

Virgin Atlantic Airways, CEO

Craig was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Atlantic Airways on 1 February 2013 which has a fleet of 40 long haul aircraft, flying six million passengers a year all over the world.   He joins from American Airlines (AA), where he had a 27-year career spanning commercial, financial and strategic roles in the US and around the globe.

Craig joined AA in 1985 as an analyst and was appointed Senior Vice President, Customer in 2012. He spent six years in London as Senior Vice President, International and was responsible for AA operations and sales throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Pacific. He has worked on AA joint ventures with British Airways and Iberia across the Atlantic, as well as its partnership with Japan Airlines in the Pacific.

Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California at San Diego, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Tim Luke

Barclays Capital, Vice Chairman, Global Tech, Media and Telecom

Tim is Vice Chairman for Barclays Capital’s Global Tech, Media and Telecom practice based in New York covering the US and Europe.  He recently rejoined Barclays having spent 3 years from May 2011 to July 2014 working as a Senior Adviser on Business, Trade and Innovation to the UK Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street.  At Downing Street he focused on developing policies aimed at accelerating the growth of sectors such as technology, telecom and financial services. Prior to Number 10, Tim worked for 18 years at Lehman Brothers/Barclays in New York and was Global Head Technology Equity Research and Number 1 ranked as an equity research analyst in communications equipment (data networking and wireless equipment) and semiconductors. In June of 2014, Tim was appointed as a UK Business Ambassador for the Technology and Finance sectors by Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Colin McKinty

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, VP of Cyber Security Strategy, Americas

Colin McKinty, VP of Cyber Security Strategy, Americas at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, has held various roles at the company in the both the US and UK.  Upon completing a Masters of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, he then went on to receive his PhD from the University of Surrey (UK) in 2001.  He has spent more than a decade helping a wide range of customers enhance and protect their organizations with information intelligence and advanced analytic tools and processes.

He moved from the company’s HQ in the UK to the US in 2007 to run BAE Systems Applied Intelligence’s federal business, which led to a new role: Cyber Lead for the Americas. This enabled him to focus on supporting organizations in the commercial sector. Since 2013, he has been the driving force behind BAE Applied Intelligence’s success in breaking into the security market in the Americas. Colin has a strong technical background with many years of practical experience developing analytics coupled with the business experience needed to speak with decision makers at all levels of an organization.

Vineet Mehra

Johnson and Johnson Consumer Group of Companies, President – Global Marketing Services

Vineet Mehra is a true global citizen and business leader.  Born in India and raised in Canada, Vineet has led teams across Asia, Europe, North America, and South America at some of the world’s most respected companies including P&G, General Mills, Novartis and J&J.  He has driven businesses and brands to growth in categories as diverse as Skin Care, Hair Care, Cosmetics, Food, and Consumer Health/OTC while living and working in some of the world’s most creative and diverse cities including Toronto, New York, Singapore, Bombay, and Geneva.  His consistent track record of leading change and driving marketing organization transformational initiatives has led him to become a frequent speaker and panelist on the topic of re-shaping marketing organizations and identifying what skills will be absolutely critical for the next generation of marketing leaders and CMOs as the industry continues to evolve and change at lightning speed.  He has spoken at Cannes, been a panelist at the Wharton School of Business, and been an invited jury member at many of the most prestigious marketing award shows and events across the globe.

In his current role, Vineet Mehra is President – Global Marketing Services for J&J’s $15 Billion USD Consumer Group of Companies, where he oversees J&J’s worldwide Consumer Insights Group, the Global Digital Marketing Center of Excellence, Global Professional Marketing, Global Media Management, Worldwide Marketing Capabilities, and a newly formed Advanced Analytics organization.  The goal is simple, to further secure J&J’s rightful place as one of the world’s best marketing organizations while growing and curating some of the world’s most beloved and admired brands.

Outside of work, Vineet sits on the Board of Directors of New Jersey Needs You (NJNY), a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting for the economic mobility of ambitious, low-income, first generation college students by providing intensive career development, mentorship, and professional networks to enable students to realize their full academic and career potential.  He and his family of 3 are also avid travellers and “gastro-tourists” that can often be found scouring the planet in search of some of the world’s most delicious places to eat.

Catherine Mulligan

Zurich North America, Senior Vice President

Catherine Mulligan has specialized in the risk management and risk transfer issues around technology, Errors & Omissions, Intellectual Property, and Security & Privacy for almost 20 years as both an underwriter and a broker.

Catherine is a Senior Vice President of Zurich North America, where she is the national underwriting manager for Specialty E&O.  The group handles Errors & Omissions, Security & Privacy, and Employed Lawyers.  Catherine is a key contributor for Zurich to the public sector dialogue around cyber insurance including presenting to the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI) and IT/Communications Sector Quad and participation in Department of Homeland Security and Department of Treasury Roundtables on the topic.  Catherine provided expert testimony on the state of the cyber insurance market at a 2015 hearing of the  U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security in Washington, D.C.

Prior to Zurich, Catherine was an AVP at The Chubb Group of Insurance companies where she was a regional underwriting manager in the technology division, earning her Underwriting Specialist designation with a focus on E&O.  She later spent 3 years as a broker at William Gallagher Associates in New York City, where she worked with technology and life sciences companies.

Catherine is a frequent speaker at events relating to Security & Privacy and Technology E&O issues.  She regularly contributes to articles and interviews for industry publications.  She graduated cum laude from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA with a double major in English and Women’s Studies.

Kristen Neller Verderame

Pondera International, Founder and CEO

Ms. Verderame is the founder and CEO of Pondera International, a boutique firm that provides consulting and advisory services in cyber security policy and international government affairs.  Ms. Verderame has over 20 years’ experience advising clients on international law and regulation and representing companies in a variety of capacities, including outside General Counsel and interim CEO during growth or transitional periods.

Ms. Verderame holds several advisory roles, including serving as a member of the Dingman Center Angels at the University of Maryland; the Advisory Board of the Gerstacker Institute at Albion College; the Stars Network of the MACH37 cyber incubator; the board of the British American Business Council; and formerly as a Non-Executive Director for UK Trade & Investment.

Christopher J. Perry

BritishAmerican Business, Deputy Chairman
Broadridge Financial Solutions, President, Global Sales, Marketing & Solutions

David Phillips

Berkeley Research Group, LLC, Managing Director

David Phillips brings more than 25 years of information technology experience and has advised U.S. military, Fortune 100 clients, and foreign governments on information security risk programs, IT network security architecture, and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Phillips developed a growing professional service business inside a multinational networking corporation focused on cybersecurity, protecting clients’ intellectual property and customer data, and securing networks to allow for resilient IT infrastructure in the face of cyber-attacks. His clients have included multibillion-dollar businesses in the retail, finance, manufacturing, oil and gas, and healthcare verticals. He has worked with global enterprises to measure and mature their security capabilities across people, process, and technology across levels from technology management to security awareness and security cultural transformation.

Mr. Phillips has extensive experience in IT governance, risk, and compliance (IT-GRC); IT security program development; IT security metrics; international standards such as ISO 27001, ISO 27005, and ISO 31000; and industry frameworks including HIPAA, PCI, NERC, and NIST guidelines.

Penry Price

LinkedIn, Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing Solutions

Penry Price is the vice president of global sales for LinkedIn’s Marketing Solutions business. In this role he oversees the large global team responsible for building the strategic partnerships necessary to raise awareness of and drive revenue for the company and its customers. His deep knowledge and passion for the advertising ecosystem plays a significant role in the transformation of LinkedIn’s advertising business as it evolves into a content marketing platform for brands.

Penry joined LinkedIn from Dstillery (formerly Media6Degrees), where as President, he provided direction for the ad tech firm’s partnerships and managed day-to-day revenue and marketing operations. Prior to his tenure at Dstillery, he held many top sales positions at Google. There, he led the North American Sales and Account Management teams before leading business strategy and global partnerships with advertising agencies – a part of Google’s business that represented 30% of its global revenue. He ended his seven-year tenure at Google as Vice President of Global Agency Sales and Partnerships.

Penry spent his early career in a variety of sales and sales management roles at Wenner Media and Hachette Filipacchi.

Penry holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hobart College. In 2008, he was named to the AAF Advertising Hall of Achievement, which includes people who have demonstrated great leadership in the industry. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) and the Board of Directors of Dstillery.  He is also on the Board of Advisors of Outward Bound USA, and sits on the Board of Governors of dmg Media.

Lynn Power

J. Walter Thompson New York, President

After 25 years in advertising, Lynn can genuinely say she is just as passionate about the business today as the day she started. As President, J. Walter Thompson New York, Lynn partners with Adam Kerj, Chief Creative Officer of J. Walter Thompson New York, to lead the agency’s flagship New York office. Together they are responsible for driving industry-leading creative work, and the overall strategic direction and growth of J. Walter Thompson New York. Lynn has been building brands and leveraging creativity as a business tool for clients for years, working with some of the world’s most iconic brands including American Express, Clinique, Hershey’s, Gillette and L’Oréal. Prior to joining JWT, Lynn served as President and Managing Partner of Arnold New York. In her five years at the helm, she helped grow Arnold NYC into a thriving mid-size agency, leading many new business wins including 23andMe, Alberto Culver, Del Monte, Kohler and Sanofi. Lynn also helped drive Arnold’s momentum to be named Comeback Agency of the Year by Ad Age in 2010, as well as to Ad Age’s A-List in 2011. Previously, she held roles at BBDO, Grey New York and Ogilvy & Mather. At the heart of agency success, Lynn believes in building a talent-centric culture that respects and nurtures ideas as well as the people who create them.

Dr. Satya Ramaswamy

Tata Consultancy Services, Global Head of TCS Digital Enterprise

Dr. Satya Ramaswamy is a Vice President and the global head of the Digital Enterprise Unit in Tata Consultancy Services. He leads the worldwide organization within Tata Consultancy Services that is helping customers with Digital Reimagination™ which is about reimagining business models, products and services, customer segments, channels, business processes and workplaces by leveraging the Digital Five Forces: Mobility, Big Data, Social Media, Cloud, as well as Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Of particular interest to him is the intersection of digital and physical, where digital tools can be deployed to improve customer experience and organizational performance in physical settings.

Dr. Satya has more than 20 years of experience in digital technologies. He has contributed to the mobile industry from the days of the earliest digital phones to today’s application rich smartphones. Post his doctoral work in Distributed Computing, he has followed advances in this field and was one of the early commercial users of the Hadoop Big Data platform in Silicon Valley in the 2008- 2009 time frame. Dr. Satya’s industry experience spans engineering, product management, strategy consulting and global organizational leadership. He has done two successful startup companies in the mobile application and Big Data spaces. His counsel is sought-after by clients in multiple industries across North America, Europe, Latin America, Japan, and Asia-Pacific. He has been quoted by media across the world on the evolution and impact of digital technologies on the modern day enterprise and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Singapore Business Times, CIO.com, The Telegraph UK, and several industry publications.

Dr. Satya has 6 granted US patents to his credit with another 14 patent applications pending. He has a Ph.D in Distributed Computing from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and an MBA in Marketing and Analytical Consulting from the Kellogg School of Management, Chicago. He is based out of the TCS Silicon Valley Customer Collaboration Center in Santa Clara, California.

Tom Reichert

The Boston Consulting Group, Senior Partner and Managing Director, New York / Chairman, North America

Thomas Reichert is a Senior Partner and Managing Director in the New York office of The Boston Consulting Group.
He is BCG’s Chairman of North America. Before, Tom lead BCG’s IT practices in Americas and  the Operations and IT in Banking segment worldwide. He has previously worked in Germany, the UK, Australia and Asia.

His client experience includes:
• Led integration of IT organizations (staff, applications and infrastructure) of several financial services company mergers
• Leading a major outsourcing program of middle and back office processes of a very large hedgefund
• Developed the payments strategy and detailed design of opportunities for a large North American financial institution
• Reviewed the payments IT architecture for several financial institutions in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific
• Set up Lean six sigma programs with several financial services institutions in North America and Europe
• Redesigned the customer service and processing operations of a major financial services company to align with a new customer & service segmentation model and to run smoother, higher quality and lower cost processing activities
• Managed several IT cost reduction programs in retail and corporate banks, and recently for a major Canadian bank
• Program managed the development and roll-out of a global risk management approach (business processes and systems) for a leading European bank
• Developed the mobile payment strategy for a large North American financial services institution

Bankers Trust Australia/NZ – CIO and Executive Committee Member
• Responsible for IT functions in Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Asset Management and selective processing functions
• Integrated several acquisitions of securities processing businesses, de-merger of divested businesses
• Managed the master custody outsourcing contract with JP Morgan
• Delivery of the BT branded wrap platform for smaller and medium sized advisor groups
• Significant involvement in a number of broad business activities across BT
• Co-owner of a BT-wide cost reduction initiative across all business units
• Part of the acquisition teams for two asset management organizations in Australia

Dresdner Bank, Germany – Relationship Manager, Private Clients and small mid-size companies

He holds an MBA from Indiana University and a PhD in economics from the University of Bayreuth, Germany

Casey Santos

General Atlantic, Chief Information Officer

Casey Santos joined General Atlantic in 2014 and works from the firm’s New York office.  Prior to General Atlantic, Ms. Santos served as head of IT for twelve years at MIO Partners, McKinsey’s private investment group, after having been a consultant in McKinsey’s Business Technology Office. Prior to that, Ms. Santos worked as an IT consultant serving multiple industries, such as Oil and Gas, Finance, Automotive, and Electronics.   She also spent four years at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Mission Control supporting multiple Space Shuttle missions as a propulsion systems engineer.

Ms. Santos holds a B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and both an M.B.A. from the Wharton School and a Masters in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.

GENERAL ATLANTIC is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. GA combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great management and build exceptional businesses worldwide. Established in 1980, GA has 11 offices in 9 countries.

Arun Sundararajan

New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Professor and the Robert L. and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow

Arun Sundararajan is Professor and the Robert L. and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He also heads the Social Cities Initiative at NYU’s Center for Urban Science+Progress and is an affiliated faculty member at NYU’s Center for Data Science.
Professor Sundararajan’s research program studies how digital technologies transform business and society. Much of his current scholarly research focuses on the sharing economy, digital institutions, regulation, inequality, social networks and online privacy. His research has been recognized by six Best Paper awards, two Google Faculty awards, and a variety of other grants. He has served on numerous editorial boards for scholarly journals. His recent op-eds and expert commentary have appeared in TIME Magazine, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Le Monde, El Pais, Wired, TechCrunch, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and Harvard Business Review, and on broadcast media in over a dozen countries. He is one of the founders of the Workshop on Information in Networks, the founder of the Peer Collaborative, and is an advisor to OuiShare, the Center for Global Enterprise and the National League of Cities. He holds degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and the University of Rochester. Find out more at http://oz.stern.nyu.edu, and follow him on Twitter @digitalarun

Simon Talling-Smith

British-American Business Council, President
Travelzoo, President, Products & Emerging Businesses

Mona M. Vernon

Thomson Reuters, Vice President, Data Innovation Lab

Mona M. Vernon is Vice President, Data Innovation Lab at Thomson Reuters. The lab partners with customers and third parties, such as start-ups and academics, on new data-driven innovations. Previously at Thomson Reuters, Mona ran the Emerging Technology group and launched an Open Innovation Challenge program across the enterprise.

Mona holds a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from Tufts University and a S.M. in Engineering and Management from MIT, where her research focused on the role of customer experience in digital business strategy. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, she worked in technology start-ups in product development and management roles.

Tom Wolf

BT Americas, VP, Global Retail and Consumer Goods

Tom joined BT Global Services in 2011, where he is the Global VP for the Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods offerings.  His team is responsible for providing global retail customers leading edge solutions from BT and its partners for consumer engagement, revenue acceleration, and unique supply chain capabilities to address emerging consumer concerns such as proof of origin.  Leveraging its global professional services, BT provides seamless implementation and support around the world.

Tom joined BT from HP (EDS) where he held a variety of positions in executive sales and network services. Prior to HP (EDS) Tom held various sales executive positions with IBM and DSC Communications.

Tom received a BA in Economics, cum laude, from Harvard University in 1977.

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