Meet the Mavens
All of the Mavens
15+ years in executive legal and commercial leadership roles in enterprise IT services companies
JD and Certificate in Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law
First worldwide sales lead for Azure
First global sales director for Rackspace Private Cloud
First VP of Sales/CMO at Cloud Technology Partners
30+ years experience leading tech organizations, teams and individuals. Renowned speaker, mentor, writer and Amazon-bestselling author
Founder & CEO of Motive for Life and The Durable Innovator
20+ years of client-facing experience in the enterprise computing and mainframe arena
Global leadership roles at Model9 (current), IBM Z and Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd
Author of multiple IBM® Redbooks® and IT publications
Experienced software engineer and award-winning, full-stack developer
Kevin J. Field
25+ years in technology and operations executive leadership roles and public, private and startup IT management consulting
Columbia University Executive Master’s Program mentor, board member, public speaker and trusted advisor
Former CAO, general counsel and corporate secretary managing HR activities of over 9,000 global employees
Holds a Doctor of Law (JD)
Certified ScrumMaster® and Certified SAFe® 4 Agilist
Has led and delivered complex IT and eCommerce projects for multiple high-profile organizations
20+ years of experience across investment banking, private equity and financial/ operational leadership
Former COO at Keeper Security and investor with Austin Ventures
whurley (William Hurley)
Innovator in Residence at MIT, Senior Member of IEEE, co-founder of EQUALS Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age
Co-founder and General Partner at Ecliptic Capital, founder of Strangeworks (current), Honest Dollar and Chaotic Moon Studios
30+ years in various tech leadership roles
Board of Directors member at Thrive (current), Ensono and QOS Networks (previous)
Established Savvis (now Centurylink) operations in China
20+ years leading tech organizations; former CEO of cloud-native development agency AndPlus
Experienced engineer, investor and entrepreneur
Board member, Greater Boston Food Bank and EcoTarium
17-time Microsoft Cloud and Data Center Management MVP
25+ years experience in data center and cloud space
20+ years of experience leading Sales Operations, Channel Sales, and Field Marketing. Channel Futures Top Channel Leader, 2023; 2022 CRN Channel Chiefs; 2022 CRN Most Powerful Women. Executive Sponsor, Dell New England Women in Action
Millennial mainframer with 10+ years of experience driving modern methodology and business value into legacy environments. Google Cloud Certified Digital Leader; AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner; Azure Fundamentals certified. Formerly IBM zClient architect.
26+ years of experience establishing operational optimization across diverse business lines in national and international operations. UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Digital Transformation: Leading People, Data & Technology, 2019. Formerly Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley.
18 years of experience leading teams in the implementation of complex mission-critical IT projects to deliver improved experiences for Tennessee employees and citizens. CIO, State of Tennessee, and President, National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). Formerly Accenture.
20+ years of experience leading high-performance global teams in providing seamless IT experiences to clients from privately held companies to the Fortune 500. CRN 2018 Women of the Channel winner. Formerly Acxiom, Safety-Kleen, Experian & CNA Insurance.
20 years of experience in multidisciplinary research, strategy development and execution, and leading cross-functional teams to drive innovation. Crain’s Tech 50 2019 winner. Illinois Technology Association CityLIGHTS Prominent Woman in Tech award finalist. Formerly Google, McKinsey, United Airlines.
15+ years of experience leading and consulting on business transformations, technology, marketing and product programs for Fortune 500 companies, and incubating new proofs of concepts and digital products. Formerly AndPlus, SingleStone and State Farm.
20 years of experience leading, developing and executing strategic brand and marketing communication initiatives across a variety of channels for multi-point, multi-national networks. Ensono Innovator 2021. Formerly Allied Van Lines, Porsche Financial Services and Harley- Davidson Financial Services.
50+ years as a leading global authority on theoretical physics. Co-founder of string field theory. World-renowned futurist. Acclaimed speaker and New York Times bestselling author. Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics @ CUNY. Formerly Princeton, NYU.
15+ years leading global teams to design and implement mission-critical systems and services for retail, consumers, cloud technologies and enterprise applications. Formerly Starbucks, The Walt Disney Company, Savvis.
20+ years leading global teams and executing strategic business initiatives across numerous IBM industry verticals and target regions. IBM Sales Eminence Team Leadership and IBM Cloud Power of You award winner.
15+ years recruiting, developing and supporting high-performing teams to empower organizational excellence. PHP, SHRM-CP, USF Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace certified. Formerly Excellence Innovators, The Club at Ibis.
25+ years supporting and leading content and marketing programs, messaging, and thought leadership initiatives across a range of B2B and B2C organizations. Formerly Mattersight, Alludo.
20+ years as a Human Resources leader and strategist managing employee lifecycle initiatives in complex, fast-moving and growing business environments, creating high performing cultures aligned with business strategies. Formerly Attenda, Blue Martini Software.
25+ years in executive and leadership roles guiding technology companies through critical business transformations, turnarounds, M&A integrations, culture development and people strategies. Formerly Sparx Insights, CenturyLink, Fusepoint Managed Services.
30+ year technology entrepreneur, executive and leader building great product and services businesses in AI, cloud, enterprise software, SaaS and more. Generative AI evangelist. Formerly Cloud Technology Partners (an HPE company), Unisys, Financial Fusion.
20+ years envisioning, architecting and delivering high-value, client-centric business transformation strategy, services and capabilities as a global technology consultant, organizational leader and CTO. Formerly IBM, Microsoft, Capgemini.
30+ years in Assurant leadership roles promoting product development, driving marketing strategies, growing sales, enhancing customer care and streamlining operations. Board member, United Way of Miami-Dade and the School of Business for Florida International University. Formerly Deloitte & Touche.
15+ years analyzing complex systems, processes, environments and teams to clarify business challenges, and design and deliver streamlined solutions. Neurodiversity and inclusivity advocate. Formerly Thomas Cook, Post Office (UK).
30+ years in executive, leadership and practitioner roles applying technologies to accelerate business performance and consumer experience. Former CEO, Observable Networks. Formerly Cisco, Savvis (now CenturyLink), Boeing.
30+ years leading product and engineering teams, shaping strategy and development to ensure products and service delivery meet the changing needs of clients. Former Officer, United States Air Force. Formerly CitiMortgage, Savvis (now CenturyLink.)
20+ years designing and launching award-winning technology, entertainment, and gaming solutions for top global brands. Mentor, advisor and consultant to 20+ startups. Formerly neoco, TrueFan, Playabl.
18+ years designing and developing high-volume, large-scale data and analytics focused integrations, projects and products leveraging innovative cloud native and big data technologies. Former CTO, TalentSee. Formerly Principal Big Data Engineer Milliman, Capita, Contemi.
30+ years in IT, database and infrastructure management, driving innovation and modernization initiatives across various senior roles. IBM Champion 2023. Formerly, Acxiom, Information Resources, Inc., Mercer, Walgreens, Anixter.
20 years leading business transformation and digital solutions across key enterprise roles, strategizing and delivering operational efficiency, customer experience optimization and cost reduction. Formerly J.P. Morgan, Citigroup.
30 years leading televised sports programming innovation across the world’s top broadcasters. Emmy award-winning producer and executive. Formerly Fox Sports, beIN, Al-Jazeera Sports, Sky.
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