Top CIOs to Present at Computerworld’s Mobile & Wireless World Conference, May 21-23, 2007 in Orlando
FRAMINGHAM, MA – APRIL 25, 2007 – Computerworld's Mobile & Wireless World Conference (MWW) announced today an illustrious roster of IT executives, industry leaders and analysts to address the upcoming conference, which will be held May 21-23 at the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla.
MWW is a rare opportunity to gain insight on the way user companies deploy their mobile and wireless strategies in the enterprise. At Computerworld's Mobile & Wireless World Conference, IT executives join thought leaders, key solution providers, and their peers for a visionary overview of mobile and wireless platforms and solutions.
Featured presenters at Computerworld's Mobile & Wireless World Conference include:
Ira Winkler, CISSP, Bestselling Author of "Zen and the Art of Information Security," "Spies Among Us," and "Through the Eyes of the Enemy"; President, Internet Security Advisors Group
Winkler is president of the Internet Security Advisors Group. He is considered one of the world's most influential security professionals, and has been named a "Modern Day James Bond" by the media. He obtained this status by identifying common trends in the way information and computer systems are compromised. He did this by performing penetration tests and espionage simulations, where he physically and technically "broke into" some of the largest companies in the World, and investigating crimes against them, and telling them how to cost effectively protect their information and computer infrastructure. He continues to perform these penetration tests, as well as assisting organizations in developing cost effective security programs. Ira also won the Hall of Fame award from the Information Systems Security Association. Ira is also author of the riveting, entertaining, and educational book, "Spies Among Us." He is also a regular contributor to Computerworld.com. Winkler will present "Zen and the Art of Information Security."
William E. Pence, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Napster
In 1989, Pence joined the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, where he held various technology management positions, overseeing basic research and commercialization of technology with IBM product divisions. Major programs under his direction included networking and communications technology, analog integrated circuit design, and digital media solutions. He guided pioneering work in 802.11 wireless LANs and wide-area wireless data technologies in the mid-1990s, and managed technology commercialization efforts with IBM Microelectronics and the IBM PC Company for Fibre-Channel and infrared communication components. In the software area, he was responsible for research and development activities in the emerging digital media space, including work in content management, internet media (streaming audio/video), and pattern recognition. After moving to the IBM Software Group, he managed product initiatives in the areas of web content management and integration of rich media support across a number of IBM products, including Lotus Notes and Domino and WebSphere. Pence will present "The Evolution and Challenges of Mobile Entertainment."
Joseph Ferra, Chief Wireless Officer, eBusiness, Fidelity Investments
Ferra is chief wireless officer of Fidelity eBusiness (FeB), a division of Fidelity Investments, the nation's largest mutual fund company and a leading provider of financial services. In his current role, Ferra is responsible for directing the business development and product management of Fidelity Anywhere, Fidelity's industry-leading innovation in wireless technology that allows investors to monitor the markets and manage their portfolios. Developed by Fidelity, this proprietary investing technology is among the most advanced of its kind, enabling wireless access to personalized investment information and trading via a number of wireless devices, including Internet-enabled mobile phones, BlackBerrys, and personal data assistants (PDAs). Ferra will present "The Wireless Business Case at Fidelity Investments: Building Fidelity Anywhere to Meet Customer Needs."
Roy Russell, Founding Chief Technology Officer, Zipcar
Russell is founding CTO of Zipcar, with over 25 years of experience in engineering and R&D management. He led the development of all the technology behind this popular car sharing service for the first six years of exponential growth. Zipcar's proprietary in-vehicle system and scheduling and back-office systems have won technology awards and much praise from the growing membership. Prior to joining Zipcar, Russell was the development manager in the healthcare solutions group at Lernout and Hauspie, responsible for leading development of hugely scalable automatic speech recognition systems for medical dictation. Russell will present "Building a More Sustainable Future: Zipcar Case Study."
Belinda Watkins, IT, VP, Network Computing and IT Operations, Federal Express
Watkins is vice president, IT of network computing and IT operations for Federal Express Services. She has responsibility for the network computing organization which develops, designs, and engineers network-based solutions in support of both strategic corporate projects and ongoing user requirements. She also has responsibility for IT operations for FedEx Ground and collaborative responsibility for IT operations for FedEx Freight, FedEx Kinko's and the Express International Regions. Watkins rejoined Federal Express in May of 2003 after five years of service with Sara Lee Corporation where she served as vice president, infrastructure support for Sara Lee Foods, a $3 billion plus division of Sara Lee Corporation, a global consumer packaged goods company with more than $20 billion in annual revenues. Prior to serving as VP, infrastructure support, Watkins served as vice president and chief information officer for Jimmy Dean Foods, a $600 plus million division of Sara Lee Foods, where she was responsible for the management of all the Jimmy Dean Foods information technology. Watkins will present "Vendor Optimization Trends – How to Manage All of Those Devices!"
Alan Lustiger, Security Architect, TD AMERITRADE
Lustiger is responsible for security architecture at TD AMERITRADE. He specializes in penetration testing, threat modeling, vulnerability management and DDoS defenses, and has over 20 years' experience in system administration and information security. Prior to his current position, Lustiger worked for AT&T as part of the "Tiger Team," focusing on penetration testing of corporate systems. He also worked as a subject-matter expert on firewalls, intrusion detection systems and secure network architecture. On the Ernst and Young Information Security Team, he performed security consulting and penetration testing for major Fortune 500 companies. Lustiger presented a two-day hacking and security course at Ernst and Young and has delivered many talks at security conferences — such as NetSec, CSI, ISSA, ISACA and Computerworld's IT Executive Summit — on various topics including Hacking 101, Password Cracking, Port Scanning and Mobile Security. He will present "A Holistic Approach to Wireless Security."
Antonio R. Caesar, Chief Information Officer, Head USA, Inc.
Caesar started his career working for corporate consulting company servicing the banking industry. Caesar enhanced his career by quickly learning to write application programs in Cobol, RPG, CL and Basic programming languages. These experiences lead him to the consulting world, where he took on a position with a company that serviced and wrote software for the nonprofit business sector. After a year in this position, Caesar accepted a position with Head USA as their MIS director. He served this role until HTM, Head USA's parent company, purchased Penn International and formed Head USA, Inc. and Head/Penn Racquet Sports, where he transitioned to the position of IT director for HTM east coast. After two years as regional IT director, Caesar was promoted into his current position of chief information officer for North America. He will present "Improving Operational Efficiencies and Increasing Customer Satisfaction with Warehouse Automation."
Robert Logan, Vice President for Enterprise Infrastructure Services, Science Applications International Corporation
Logan joined Science Applications International Corporation in 2004 as the vice president for enterprise infrastructure services. His team of engineers, operators and project managers are responsible for round-the-clock operations of enterprise computing and network services supporting over 44,000 employees at 250 locations worldwide. In addition to implementing ITIL best practices, new SOX 404 controls, and infrastructure upgrades involving server virtualization, WAN bandwidth improvements, multi-zoned security architectures, greener data centers, and new disaster recovery sites, his team during 2006 had the unique opportunity to support the company as it transitioned from 36 years as a private, employee-owned company to a public one. For those contributions Logan was named one of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders. He will present "Transitioning WiFi from Experiment to Enterprise: A Retrospective."
Michael Theis, Chief, Cyber Counterintelligence, National Reconnaissance Office
Theis began working for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) as a counterintelligence special agent and the chief of the first-ever Cyber Counterintelligence (Cyber-C1) program, in November 2003. As the chief of Cyber-CI, Theis provides management and oversight for the counterintelligence aspects of information systems that support NRO programs and activities, including detecting and deterring the insider threat. He will present "Facing and Overcoming the Challenges of Securing a Large, High-Volume Wireless Network."
Neil Schubert, Vice President, IT Strategy, Marriott International, Inc.
Schubert is the vice president, IT strategy for Marriott International, Inc. As part of Marriott's IT strategy team, he plays a major role in determining which technologies and applications will be used across Marriott's enterprise beyond the traditional three-year technology planning horizon. He joined Marriott's Information Resources division in 1996 after having worked for eight years with Renaissance Hotels. Schubert has 25 years of hospitality technology industry expertise, having held a variety of roles in IT leadership, application development, network and operations support. He will present "Inbuilding Wireless for the Hotel Industry – the Final Frontier for Mobile Communications."
Ben Berry, Chief Information Officer, Oregon Department of Transportation
Berry serves as ODOT's chief information officer, providing overall leadership, planning, development, and delivery of information technology services for ODOT and several other non-transportation organizations. At this second-largest state agency in Oregon, he is responsible for systems supporting highways, bridges, rail service, right-of-way determinations, DMV and Motor Carrier Commercial Trucking inspections and licensing throughout the state. Berry was formerly the chief technology officer of Providence Health System, supporting the Oregon service area of seven hospitals and 33 clinics. He has held executive and management positions in industries such as state and local government, healthcare, telecommunications, aerospace/defense, and airport transportation. Berry will present "Wrestling with 21st Century Issues in the Wireless Strategic Plan Framework."
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