Pat Gelsinger has been serving as CEO of VMware since September 2012, doubling the size of the company during his tenure. He brings over 40 years of technology and leadership experience.
Before joining VMware, Gelsinger led EMC's Information Infrastructure Products business as president and COO. A respected IT industry veteran, he was at Intel for 30 years becoming the company’s first CTO and driving the creation of key industry technologies including USB and Wi-Fi. He led Intel to be the dominant supplier of the microprocessor – while in the significant role as the architect of the original 80486 processor.
Gelsinger earned a master's degree from Stanford University in 1985, his bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University in 1983 (magna cum laude), and an associate degree from Lincoln Technical Institute in 1979, all in electrical engineering. In 2008, he was named a Fellow of the IEEE and that same year awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from William Jessup University. He holds eight patents in the areas of VLSI design, computer architecture and communications, and currently serves as a member on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC).
Jensen Huang founded NVIDIA in 1993 and has served since its inception as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors.
Starting out in PC graphics, NVIDIA helped build the gaming market into the largest entertainment industry in the world today. The company’s invention of the GPU in 1999 made possible real-time programmable shading, which defines modern computer graphics, and later revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.
Huang is a recipient of the IEEE Founder’s Medal, the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award and honorary doctorate degrees from Taiwan’s National Chiao Tung University and Oregon State University. In 2019, Harvard Business Review ranked him No. 1 on its list of the world’s 100 best-performing CEOs over the lifetime of their tenure. In 2017, he was named Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year.
Prior to founding NVIDIA, Huang worked at LSI Logic and Advanced Micro Devices. He holds a BSEE degree from Oregon State University and an MSEE degree from Stanford University.
Aparna brings to Zoom an expertise in building operations and infrastructure for rapidly growing technology companies. She serves as our Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this, she was our Chief Legal Officer. Most recently before Zoom, she was SVP, General Counsel for Magento Commerce, which was acquired by Adobe in 2018.
Prior to Magento, Aparna was the VP, General Counsel for Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL); she was instrumental in Nimble’s initial public offering in 2013. Later, she led Nimble’s sale to Hewlett Packard Enterprise in 2017. Previously, Aparna led the legal and corporate development functions for Inphi Corp (NYSE: IPHI). Bawa began her career as a corporate and securities attorney for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She was also an investment banker at Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank, where she executed multiple IPO and M&A transactions for technology clients.
Jeremiah is the Head of Alternative Channels. His roles and duties includes the management of the internal ICT operations. Technology and innovation being a guiding force in the organization, Jeremiah led his team in a project that made Genghis Capital the first investment bank in Kenya that is 100% cloud-based. He is also in charge of business development through creation of channels for revenue generation.
Jeremiah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Science (IT Major) from Moi University, and a Masters in Predictive Analytics (Business Analytics) from Northwestern University. He has training in ISO 9000 management and is a member of CIO East Africa.
As Executive Vice President and Chief Network Officer for DISH’s wireless business, Marc is responsible for network architecture, RF network and strategy, core network architecture and strategy, cloud and edge strategy, security, transport, 5G lab management and interoperability testing.
Marc brings to DISH more than 20 years of international management experience in the telecommunications industry, having held executive positions in R&D, customer operations and product management in the U.S., France and Finland.
He has managed industry-leading businesses developing 2G-5G radios, core, handsets, submarine cables, RF ancillaries and microwave transport. He is an entrepreneur and the founder of Dhatim, an AI software company. He has held a variety of leadership roles at Nokia, including President of Mobile Networks and Chief Innovation and Operating Officer. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Alcatel-Lucent.
In his career, Marc has transformed large telecommunications businesses to achieve growth and profitability in competitive markets. He has a track record of effectively delivering complex technological initiatives with a cost competitive approach.
Marc is an advocate of openness and decomposition of software in the telecom space, having pioneered Mobile Edge Cloud with NSN Liquid Net architecture. Under his leadership as Nokia COO, Nokia was the first large telco vendor to join TIP, xRAN, O-RAN, as well as other open initiatives including OCP and ONAP.
His accomplishments include the May 2017 restructuring of Nokia’s Mobile Business Group, which accelerated the company’s 4G and 5G roadmaps, and led to increased customer satisfaction around services. He introduced collaboration and DevOps at scale inside the Nokia mobile software teams yielding improvements in quality and resulting in flagship 5G deals in the U.S., Japan and Korea.
Marc holds a doctorate in Information Theory from the University of Notre Dame (U.S.), an Engineering degree in Signal Processing from Centrale Supélec (France) and is a graduate of Université d’Orsay (France) with a concentration in Computer Science. He is a French citizen. In his spare time Marc enjoys sailing. He is married and has five children.
Sanjay Poonen joined VMware in August 2013, and is responsible for worldwide sales, services, support, marketing and alliances. He is also responsible for the Security strategy and business at VMware.
Previously, Poonen held the role of executive vice president and general manager for the End-User Computing business unit at VMware, where he ran the business end-to-end, from engineering to sales.
Before VMware, Poonen was president of Platform Solutions at SAP AG. During his more than seven years at SAP, Poonen held several executive-level roles in product development and sales, including leading SAP’s Analytics, Big Data, Mobile and all Industry Business Units, driving many solutions to industry-leading market positions.
Prior to SAP, Poonen held executive roles at Symantec, VERITAS and Informatica, and he began his career as a software engineer at Microsoft, followed by Apple.
Poonen serves on the Board of Directors of Infor and the Advisory Board of Docusign.
Poonen holds two patents as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated a Baker Scholar; a master's degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University; and a bachelor's degree in computer science, math and engineering from Dartmouth College, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
John Donahoe is President & CEO of NIKE, Inc. He will lead the continued growth of the Nike Brand as well as Nike's global business portfolio, which includes Jordan Brand and Converse Inc. Before joining Nike as CEO in January 2020, John had served on Nike’s Board of Directors since 2014. Previously, he was president and CEO for ServiceNow and eBay, and he continues to serve as Chairman of the Board at PayPal. Earlier in his career, he worked for Bain & Company for almost 20 years, becoming the firm’s CEO in 1999. A former basketball player and lifelong sports fan, John received an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dartmouth College.
Lori Beer is the Global Chief Information Officer (CIO) of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and a member of the company's Operating Committee, responsible for the firm's technology systems and infrastructure worldwide. Beer manages a budget of more than $11 billion and over 50,000 technologists supporting JPMorgan Chase's retail, wholesale and asset and wealth management businesses. She also serves as the co-sponsor of the firm's Access Ability Business Resource Group.
Beer joined the firm in 2014, and was most recently the Chief Information Officer for the Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB). Prior to joining the firm she was Executive Vice President of Specialty Businesses and Information Technology for WellPoint, Inc., responsible for a $10 billion business unit which included WellPoint's Specialty Products.
Beer has been named a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader and National Association for Female Executives Women of Excellence Health Care Champion. She has been featured in many publications including Fortune, Computerworld, eFinancialCareers and MIT Sloan Management Review. She also serves as a member of the University of Cincinnati's Lindner College of Business Advisory Council and has endowed a scholarship at the University to support the growing number of women in STEM careers.
Beer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Dayton.
Jorge Fernandes joined Rogers as Chief Technology Officer in February, 2018. Jorge is responsible for the planning, design, engineering, implementation and operations of the Rogers wireless and wireline networks, and information technology.
With senior executive leadership experience in the UK, Portugal and Turkey, Jorge brings a strong global perspective to Rogers. Prior to joining, Jorge was Chief Technology Officer at Vodafone, U.K., one of its largest operating companies. He oversaw a team of 4,000 employees delivering wireless, voice, internet and home broadband services to 19 million customers. He also led a Managed Services organization that designs and delivers customized unified communications to the U.K.’s largest enterprise, public and energy sector clients. Prior to that, Jorge was Chief Technology Officer for Vodafone’s operating companies in Portugal and Turkey.
During his 15-year career at Vodafone, Jorge has gained deep experience in mobile, residential and enterprise services. In both Portugal and the U.K., he oversaw the development and launch of converged technologies including fibre to the home and IPTV. He also delivered the first Mediaroom IPTV service and Fibre to the Home solution for Vodafone in Portugal. He has led the 5G technology strategy for Vodafone in the U.K.
Jorge started his career as an engineer working for South African companies before joining Cisco, where he worked on network implementation programs for the world’s largest operators. Jorge holds a Lincentiate degree in Economics and Business Management from Auntonomous University of Lisbon and he completed the Católica Lisbon/Kellogg School of Management Advanced Management Program.
Vice President of Information Security - Netflix DVD
Jimmy Sanders, head of information security at Netflix DVD. Jimmy has spent the better part of two decades securing data and systems from cyber threats. In addition to his duties at DVD.com, Jimmy has served as the San Francisco Bay Area chapter president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) since 2014. He is also on the ISSA International Board of Directors. Furthermore, he has been a speaker at BlackHat, SecureWorld, InfoSec World as well as other notable events.
Prior to DVD.com, Jimmy has also held senior security management roles at organizations that include Samsung, Fiserv, and SAP. He is a Cyber Security Committee advisor for Merritt College, Ohlone College as well as on advisory board for other colleges and non-profit movements. Jimmy Sanders maintains the certifications of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk Information and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM). He holds degrees in Psychology and Behavioral Science from San Jose State University.
Indra Nooyi is the former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo (2006-2019); a Fortune 50 company with operations in over 180 countries.
In this role, Mrs. Nooyi was the chief architect of Performance with Purpose, PepsiCo’s pledge to do what’s right for the business by being responsive to the needs of the world around us. During her tenure, PepsiCo grew net revenue more than 80%, and PepsiCo’s total shareholder return was 162%.
Mrs. Nooyi served as a member of the PepsiCo Board of Directors between 2001 and February 2019. Currently, Mrs. Nooyi is a member of the board of Amazon and sits on the Audit Committee. She serves on the Global Leadership Board at edX, the world’s leading nonprofit online education platform. She is a member of the International Advisory Council of Temasek, an independent director of the International Cricket Council and is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She is also a Dean’s Advisory Council member at MIT’s School of Engineering and a member of the MIT Corporation.
Mrs. Nooyi also sits on the review panel of the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge—an effort to accelerate the pace of change for women in the United States. She is a member of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award nominating committee. She is also a judge for the Templeton Prize for Science and Curiosity and the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award.
She holds a B.S. from Madras Christian College, an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, and a Master of Public and Private Management from Yale University. Mrs. Nooyi is married and has two daughters.
Timotheus Höttges, born in 1962, is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Deutsche Telekom AG since January 2014. From 2009 until his appointment as CEO, he has been member of the Group Board of Management responsible for Finance and Controlling. From 2006 to 2009 he was member of the Board of Management responsible for the T-Home unit. In this position, he was in charge of fixed-network and broadband business, as well as integrated sales and service in Germany. Under his leadership, T-Home became the market leader in terms of new DSL customers and developed its Internet TV service, Entertain, into a mass-market product while at the same time stabilizing its profitability.
After successfully implementing various cost-cutting programs at T-Home and in the European mobile communications subsidiaries, Mr. Höttges became responsible for the Group-wide Save for Service efficiency enhancement program. From 2005 until being appointed to the Group Board of Management, Mr. Höttges headed European operations as member of the Board of Management, T-Mobile International. From 2000 until the end of 2004, he was Managing Director, Finance and Controlling, before becoming Chairman of the Managing Board of T-Mobile Deutschland.
Mr. Höttges studied business administration at Cologne University, after which he spent three years with a business consulting company, latterly as a project manager. At the end of 1992, he moved to the VIAG Group in Munich. He became divisional manager in 1997 and, later, a member of the extended management board responsible for controlling, corporate planning, and mergers and acquisitions. As project manager, he played a central role in the merger of VIAG AG and VEBA AG to form E.on AG, which became effective on September 27, 2000.
Chief Information Officer and Chief Operation Officer - Deutsche Börse AG
Dr. Christoph Böhm was appointed to the Executive Board of Deutsche Börse AG in 2018 and is the Group Chief Information and Chief Operating Officer (CIO/COO). From 2015 to 2018 he was heading as a Senior Vice President the Global Cloud Services at SAP AG. Between 2010 and 2015 he was CIO Central Europe at Vodafone. From 2002 to 2010 he held various management positions at Deutsche Telekom AG, including chairman of the executive board at Active Billing GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. Dr. Christoph Böhm holds a Ph.D. and master degree in electrical engineering from Gerhard-Mercator-University Duisburg.
Executive Vice President and Chief Network Office - Comcast Cable
Jan Hofmeyr serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Network Officer, Comcast Cable. In this role, Jan is responsible for our video, core network, communication and cloud platforms and services, as well as our national Reliability Engineering teams, with the goal of delivering industry-leading video, high-speed data and voice services to both residential and business customers.
As part of Jan’s organization our Cloud, Data Center and Networking teams work closely to provide highly reliable and innovative private and public cloud services for our application teams. Similarly, our Video IP Engineering & Research (VIPER) team is focused on optimizing design, scaling capacity, and increasing the reliability of our platforms for our customers. Unified under Jan’s leadership, these groups work together to create best-in-class technologies that continue to position Comcast – and its customers – for the future.
Before assuming his current role in Network, Cloud and Reliability Engineering, Jan led the cross functional teams that developed and launched the X1 platform and oversaw the wide scale growth and deployment across the Comcast footprint. Under his leadership, the team successfully launched our X1 syndication business, bringing on Cox and Shaw as our first two syndication partners.
Prior to joining Comcast in 2009, Jan held leadership roles at several technology companies, including Entriq, where he served as Executive Vice President, and Microsoft, where he served as Director of TV Strategy in the Windows organization.
Jan is a graduate of the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
Executive Vice President, Chief Digital & Technology Officer - JetBlue
Eash Sundaram serves as JetBlue’s Executive Vice President, Chief Digital & Technology Officer, and the Chair of JetBlue Technology Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue Airways. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and responsible for technologies, digital and innovation for the airline. He oversees strategy, vision and implementation of technology solutions that align with the value airline’s business model to offer consistent service and maximize investment.
Prior to JetBlue, Mr. Sundaram worked at Port Washington, New York-based Pall Corporation — a global business in the diverse field of filtration, separations and purifications. At Pall, he most recently served as Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain and Chief Information Officer. Before joining Pall, he served in a variety of leadership positions with increasing global responsibilities in Technology, Operations with McKesson-PSS World Medical, i2 Technologies, ALK Technologies & the Sea Horse Group.
Mr. Sundaram holds a Master’s Degree in Transportation Management from the State University of New York and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science & Engineering from MK University, in India.
Stéphane Bancel has served as Moderna's Chief Executive Officer since October 2011 and as a member of Moderna’s board of directors since March 2011. Before joining the Company, Mr. Bancel served for five years as Chief Executive Officer of the French diagnostics company bioMérieux SA. From July 2000 to March 2006, he served in various roles at Eli Lilly and Company, including as Managing Director, Belgium and as Executive Director, Global Manufacturing Strategy and Supply Chain. Prior to Lilly, Mr. Bancel served as Asia-Pacific Sales and Marketing Director for bioMérieux.
Mr. Bancel currently serves on the board of directors of Qiagen N.V. and previously served on the board of directors of BG Medicine, Inc. and Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYRS). He is currently a Venture Partner at Flagship Pioneering and a trustee of the Museum of Science in Boston. Mr. Bancel holds a Master of Engineering degree from École Centrale Paris (ECP), a Master of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Founder and Executive Director - Equal Justice Initiative
Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a human rights organization in Montgomery, Alabama. Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults.
Piyush Gupta is Chief Executive Officer and Director of DBS Group since 2009. DBS was named one of the world’s top ten transformative organisations of the decade by the Harvard Business Review in 2019.
Prior to joining DBS, Piyush was Citigroup’s Chief Executive Officer for Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Piyush is Vice-Chairman of the Institute of International Finance, Washington. In addition, he is a member of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals, Singapore’s Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of AI and Data, and the McKinsey Advisory Council. He also sits on the boards of Enterprise Singapore, Singapore’s National Research Foundation, and Singapore’s Council for Board Diversity. Piyush is a term trustee of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA).
Piyush was named one of the world’s top 100 best-performing chief executives in Harvard Business Review – 2019 edition of “The CEO 100”. He was also named Singapore Business Awards' Outstanding Chief Executive of the Year in 2016. In 2014, he was named as the Singapore Business Leader of the Year by CNBC and in 2013, he was accorded the CEO Leadership Achievement Award for Singapore and Asia Pacific by The Asian Banker.
Mr. Mark Chong, 56, was appointed Group Chief Technology Officer on 1 April 2017. He leads the Group’s technology strategy and innovations in the transformation of its networks and businesses across Singapore and Australia. Prior to his appointment, Mark was CEO, International from January 2013 to March 2017. Mark joined Singtel in 1997 and has held various executive positions in the company including the roles of EVP (Networks) in Singapore and Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS), Singtel’s associate in Thailand.
Mark has represented Singtel on the boards of public listed companies such as Globe Telecom, Bharti Infratel, CS Loxinfo PCL and other non-listed companies such as OpenNet. He is currently Chairman of Bridge Mobile Alliance and an Authority member of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. He graduated with a Bachelor of Electronics Engineering and Master in Research in Electronic Systems from ENSERG, Grenoble, France, on a Singapore Government scholarship. Mark obtained his MBA from the National University of Singapore. He is a Fellow with the Singapore Computer Society.
As Chief Technology Officer, Vijay Luthra leads the Infrastructure Services functions across Data Center Technologies, Digital Workplace, business-aligned Infrastructure, Cloud, DevOps, as well as the Service Delivery function.
He has a proven track record of scaling infrastructure while reducing total cost of ownership, improving customer experience, improving speed to market and not losing sight of reliability, stability and security. As a member of the Technology executive team working with Northern’s 50 South Capital, he is able to influence the Alternatives Investments group to invest in emerging technologies via venture capital.
Vijay joined Northern Trust in June 2013. He has more than 18 years of experience in capital markets, along with 22+ years in the Infrastructure space. During his career, Vijay has been involved with several complex organizational change events including mergers, divestitures, and IT transformations, and has led several award winning initiatives including the build-out of Northern Trust’s Multi-Cloud Infrastructure.
Vijay graduated from IIPS, Indore, India with a Masters in Management Science and a Bachelor in Commerce, AJ College of Commerce, Mumbai University, India. A sought after speaker on emerging technologies, Vijay is also an advisor for several Silicon Valley based startups.