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Inna Kuznetsova – Vice President, Marketing & Sales Enablement, Systems Software, IBM

Speaking Thursday, May 5th at 8am

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Inna Kuznetsova is Vice President, Marketing & Sales Enablement, Systems Software in the IBM Systems & Technology Group. In her current role she manages marketing and sales for IBM Systems Software as well as STG marketing and sales enablement for ISVs IBM Systems Software was formed in 2009 as a new business unit of IBM with a focus on strategy, development, marketing and sales of systems software — operating systems, virtualization, energy and system management, security and availability tools. In addition, Ms Kuznetsova’s organization includes cross-IBM Linux and Virtualization missions.

In her prior role, Ms Kuznetsova was Director, Linux Strategy and coordinated the cross-company strategy in Linux including the achievement of revenue goals, rapid response to changes in the market environment and acting as a company spokesperson in Linux and Open Source. She also ran the Business Development mission for Power Systems.

Earlier in her career Ms Kuznetsova was Director of Marketing Planning and Execution for IBM UNIX servers, and held a number of managerial positions with a focus on IBM internal start-ups and rapidly growing businesses. She was a member of the senior management team that launched one of such start-ups – IBM Life Sciences, developing IT systems for biotech and pharmaceutical research and brought it to the position of a market leader in less than three years.

Ms. Inna Kuznetsova joined IBM in Russia in 1993 and managed IBM Eastern Europe/Russia Public Sector prior to moving to the US at the end of 1996.

She has Master of Science in Mathematics & Computer Science from Moscow State University, Russia, and Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.

Paul Daugherty – Chief Technology Architect, Accenture

Speaking Tuesday, May 3rd at 6pm

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Paul Daugherty is Managing Director, Advanced Systems and Technology, Technology Growth Platform. In this role, Paul oversees the development and deployment of more than 4,000 technology professionals who work around the globe and across industries implementing complex, leading-edge technology solutions for Accentures clients. Paul is also Accenture Chief Technology Architect, in which he is responsible for developing and building Accentures pool of deeply skilled, certified technology architects. His current focus areas include open source, cloud computing, software-as-a-service, custom solutions, mobility, Web, service oriented architecture and business process management.

Pauline Nist – General Manager, Mission Critical Segment, Intel

Speaking Wednesday, May 4th at 8:30am

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Pauline Nist is the General Manager in Intels Data Center Group, responsible for the Mission Critical Business Segment. Her role includes a focus on both Itanium and Xeon Server products utilized in delivering mission / business critical solutions. She is responsible for driving a cross-organizational team to grow Intels overall business in this strategic segment, including silicon, platforms and software products, in addition to collaboration with partners.

Pauline joined Intel in this role in early 2008. Prior to that, she was Sr. Vice President of Product Development and Product Management for Penguin Computing, driving x86 clustered systems and software for the HPC marketplace. From 2005-06, she was Vice President for Hewlett-Packards Enterprise Storage & Servers Quality and Customer Experience programs. Previously, she was Sr. Vice President of the Tandem Systems Business and then Vice President of HPs NonStop Division. There, she was instrumental in re-architecting the product from MIPs to Itanium including the operating system and software porting. From 1993-97, Pauline was Vice President of the Alpha and VAX Server Business Unit for Digital Equipment Corporation. Prior to this, she was Sr. Engineering Manager for the VAX 6000 through delivery of five generations of CMOS processors.

Pauline has an MBA from Clark University, was part of Yales Executive Management Program, and has a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from University of Pittsburgh.

Steve Dietch – Vice President, Marketing Cloud Solutions & Infrastructure, Hewlett-Packard Company

Speaking Wednesday, May 4th at 9am

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Steve Dietch is vice president of Marketing for Cloud Solutions & Infrastructure. He is responsible for identification and definition of portfolio offerings, driving programs designed to enhance awareness, consideration and preference, and leading efforts focused on demand generation, partner enablement, and customer loyalty.

Most recently, Dietch served as the vice president of Marketing for HP Networking. In that role, he was responsible for driving product management/marketing, training & certification, and awareness/demand generation activities. He was also responsible for major elements of the 3Com integration program.

Prior to joining the Networking team, Dietch led the HP Communications and Media Solutions (CMS) marketing organization where he was responsible for product marketing, solution marketing, services marketing, marketing communications, partner program, field enablement and awareness, and demand-generation activities.

Prior to the HP-Compaq merger, Dietch was with Compaq for four years, directing product and portfolio management for the telecom division, driving business critical solutions in the service provider and emerging markets, and working in business development for Compaq's high-end solutions in enterprise eCommerce environments.

Before joining Compaq, Dietch was a management consultant with Booz-Allen & Hamilton focusing on the Communication, Media & Technology industries. He also spent 7 years in Europe in various management roles with IBM and Wang Labs.

Dietch has a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Master of Science in computer science from Boston University, and Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of California.

Jeremy Gutsche – Founder, TrendHunter.com

Speaking Wednesday, May 4th at 9:30am

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Jeremy Gutsche is an innovation expert, host of Trend Hunter TV, one of North America’s most requested keynote speakers, and the founder of TrendHunter.com, the world’s largest network for trend spotting and innovation. He has written several thousand articles and overseen the publication of 30,000+ trends for an audience of 7,000,000+ monthly views. Routinely sourced by the media, his broad appeal ranges from the Economist to Entertainment Tonight. He has been described as “a new breed of trend spotter” by The Guardian, “an eagle eye” by Global TV, an “Oracle” by the Globe and Mail and “on the forefront of cool” by MTV.

From audiences of 4,000 people to the homes of billionaires, Jeremy has inspired innovation around the world. With a contagious enthusiasm, he teaches about viral trends and a cutting edge approach to methodical innovation. With a background in management consulting and web 2.0, Jeremy brings a rare perspective on how to unleash innovation within a business context.

Lew Tucker – CTO of Cloud Computing, Cisco

Speaking Thursday, May 5th at 9am

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Lew Tucker is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cloud Computing at Cisco, where he is responsible for helping to shape the future of cloud and enterprise software strategies. Tucker has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, ranging from distributed systems and artificial intelligence to software development and systems architecture. Prior to joining Cisco, he was the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Cloud Computing at Sun Microsystems, where he led the development of its infrastructure-as-a-service offering and the development of Sun Cloud.

Other accomplishments in his career include Salesforce.com’s AppExchange, the java.com developer community, and the massively parallel Connection Machine. Tucker’s interest in distributed systems stems from his tenure at Thinking Machines, an early leader in supercomputing technology, where large-scale problems could only be addressed by using thousands of individual processors.

Today, as the Internet evolves, companies are following a similar trajectory and building out large-scale cloud computing platforms. Transformation of systems into scalable platforms remains a long-term interest. Tucker holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Cornell University, a master’s degree in computer science with a specialization in artificial intelligence from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and a doctorate in computer science from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

John Newton – CTO and Chairman, Alfresco

Speaking Thursday, May 5th at 9:30am

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John Newton founded Alfresco in 2005 with the vision that open source and open standards could fundamentally disrupt the content management space. In just 6 years, Alfresco Community Edition has now been downloaded more than 3 million times, and over 1700 enterprises have adopted Alfresco Enterprise Edition. John has one of the longest and most influential careers in content management. In 1990, John co-founded, designed and led the development of Documentum®, the leader in content management (acquired by EMC®). For the next ten years, he invented many of the concepts widely used in the industry today. In addition, he built Documentum’s marketing and professional services organizations in Europe. John has also been an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Benchmark Capital. John was one of the founding engineers at Ingres® where he helped develop the world’s first commercial relational database. John graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Celso Guiotoko – Corporate Vice President and CIO of the Global IS division, Nissan

Speaking Friday, May 6th at 8:30am

Celso Guiotoko

Celso Guiotoko is corporate vice president and CIO of the global IS division of Nissan Motor Co., based in Yokohama and the Alliance managing director for Renault-Nissan. He is responsible for managing Renault and Nissan IS divisions worldwide. Throughout his career he has held positions managing information systems and business in multicultural environments, especially Japan. He began his career as a system analyst in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1985, he joined Andersen Consulting LLP (Accenture) in Sao Paulo and later was assigned to Chicago and in 1991, Tokyo. In 1996, he joined Toshiba Corporation semiconductor division in the U.S., as director of information systems. Prior to joining Nissan, he was vice president of i2 Technologies Japan Inc.