Enterprise Architecture Live - A Virtual Conference

The Largest Premier Gathering of Enterprise Architecture Leaders & Executives sharing key solutions to current & future challenges

Speakers

Yannick Rudloff

VP & Managing Director, North America

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Raashi Bhatnagar

Pre-Sales Engineer

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Bill Wong

AI and Data Analytics Leader

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Joe Geary

VP of Customer Value

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Brent Kedzierski

Head of Learning Strategy and Innovation

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Rakesh Patel

Consultant Metropolitan Police & Board Advisory

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Christian Richter

SVP Customer Success

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Alain Bindels

Innovation Facilitation & Digitalization

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Lee Bogner

Global eCommerce Enterprise Architect and Innovations Strategist

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Jelle Visser

CCO

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Tom de Ridder

Pre-sales Consultant

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Andrea Cifor

Director, Actuarial Data Governance

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Bobby Sudharshan

Associate Vice President - Enterprise Architecture - Cloud Service

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Sandip Dhummad

Director, Enterprise Architecture

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Yannick Rudloff

VP & Managing Director, North America, MEGA International

Enterprise Architecture Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 15th March 2022 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Raashi Bhatnagar

Pre-Sales Engineer, MEGA International

Enterprise Architecture Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 15th March 2022 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

I have always believed in transformation.

The more time I spend with people, the more I understand that conversations are key in bridging the gap between people and ideologies.

Working in the biotech pharmaceutical world has allowed me the opportunity to facilitate such discussions with the intent to foster a process-driven approach to system enhancements.

Hosting experiential learning workshops for undergraduate students has allowed me the opportunity to facilitate such discussions to help individuals enhance their inter/intrapersonal skills.

And now, as I pursue a degree in Management with a focus in Organization Behavior and Strategic Leadership, it has become evident that I enjoy the challenges that come with creating, implementing and promoting methodologies.

I'm happy to say: I learn something new every day.

Bill Wong

AI and Data Analytics Leader, Dell Technologies

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit in Financial Services Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 28th September 2021 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Bill Wong is currently the AI and Data Analytics Practice Leader for Dell Technologies responsible for supporting Canadian commercial businesses and public institutions. He spends his time developing AI strategies for firms, providing guidance on how to accelerate AI development, worked with universities in advancing AI research, and publishes a quarterly AI newsletter focused on AI adoption in Canada.

Previously, Bill has held roles an enterprise architect in consulting and AI and analytics roles in development, and product management during his tenure at Dell, Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM. He also published numerous books and whitepapers on advanced analytics and data management and often speaks at conferences.

Joe Geary

VP of Customer Value , BiZZdesign

Enterprise Architecture Live - A Virtual Conference

Wednesday 16th March 2022 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Joe is VP of Customer Value at BiZZdesign. In this role he works with Enterprise Architecture teams all over the world, helping them identify areas where they provide rapid and impactful value to their enterprise – across Strategy Advancement, Operational Optimization and Risk Mitigation.

Joe is a 30-year Information Technology veteran, with experience in Energy, Hospitality, Insurance, Manufacturing, Government and Non-Profit sectors. Joe has a deep practitioner and management background in numerous areas of IT, including serving as CIO/CTO for several organizations. Joes passion is figuring out where business needs to go and then aligning all-things-digital to get them there, in order to continuously reach the next version of better.

Brent Kedzierski

Head of Learning Strategy and Innovation, Shell

Enterprise Architecture Live - A Virtual Conference

Thursday 17th March 2022 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

As Head of Learning Strategy and Innovation at Shell, Brent drives Shell’s aspiration to be a world-leading learning organization and is the owner of Shell's learning strategy, workplace learning capabilities and thought leadership. Over his career he has led many of Shell’s most critical global transformation initiatives of the 21st century. Initiatives that have collectively positioned Shell as a recognized leader in human resource management. Brent’s passion and expertise are focused on tackling complex organizational capability challenges and opportunities as they relate to humans at work. Prior to Shell Brent led a wide variety of high-profile workforce capability projects in high risk industries such as aviation, criminal justice, nuclear and healthcare.

Rakesh Patel

Consultant Metropolitan Police & Board Advisory, Metropolitan Police

Enterprise Architecture Live - A Virtual Conference

Wednesday 16th March 2022 | 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Biography

Enterprise/Solutions Architect • Project Manager • Full stack developer • Business Analyst • Tech Entrepreneur • Angel Investor (active).

From developer to Solutions-focused technology manager manager delivering enterprise/cloud solutions. Fortunately consulted on hundreds of projects across the globe from UK, USA, India to Ukraine and Australia. Certified TOGAF, AWS and Azure solutions architect and certified DevOps engineer.
Enjoy quantum physics, making cool stuff, doodling and a passion for baking.

Christian Richter

SVP Customer Success, LeanIX

Digital Transformation & Innovation World Summit

Tuesday 14th December 2021 | 08:00 - 09:30 am

Biography

At LeanIX, Christian built up a powerful Customer Success team, starting with 3 people in Bonn and growing it to 45 people in Bonn and Boston today.

He introduced scalable processes for making customers successful in using the LeanIX SaaS solution and ensuring growth contribution by generating constant value of LeanIX to its customers.

With an extensive career in companies such as TellSell Consulting (now KPMG Strategy & Operations), Deutsche Telekom, IBM, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, he is an expert in Digital Transformation, IT Management and Business Development and Leadership.

Alain Bindels

Innovation Facilitation & Digitalization, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

Digital Transformation & Innovation World Summit

Thursday 16th December 2021 | 14:00 - 14:30 pm

Biography

Alain is a trained Agile coach/transformation lead with experience in human and patientcentric design of healthcare and has been working more than 12 years at Roche in differentroles.

He has extensive Innovation Management experience (setting up innovation lab, innovationprograms, open innovation, crowdsourcing, knowledge management, innovation culture)In addition he is leading an innovation network at Roche to support the business to innovateand manage innovation programs to support digital transformation at Roche.

Alain has set up an Innovation and agility program to build new capabilities in theorganization so support the organizational transformation. This program focuses on Agileways of working, incl. rapid prototyping, co-creation with customers. This program supportsour company’s transformation to move the organization to a more self-organizedorganization.

Lee Bogner

Global eCommerce Enterprise Architect and Innovations Strategist, Mars, Inc

Biography

An e-commerce executive since 1996, Lee Bogner is Mars global enterprise architect for eCommerce and digital innovations. Lee advises global emerging market businesses on D2C, B2B and hybrid online marketplace e-commerce strategies and operations; hybrid B2D2C eCommerce; social, video and community e-commerce and analytics; as well as game-changing virtual consumer experiences - including the heralded Mars Treat-town Covid-ready Trick-or-Treating gaming app; and digital ventures innovations across India, SEA, EU, LATAM and N. America.

A frequent speaker, Lee has held global ecommerce leadership, consulting and innovation strategy executive roles at J&J, Accenture, Bed Bath & Beyond e-Retail, The Research Board think-tank, and successful-exit digital; social; analytics; media and e-commerce startups. He has his dual-degree Master of Business in Quantitative Analytics and Information Systems; and since 2012 is professor of e-commerce, information systems and analytics at Hofstra University’s Zarb School of Business – teaching digital business strategy in the master’s in business program.

 

Jelle Visser

CCO, ValueBlue

Enterprise Architecture Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 15th March 2022 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Responsible for the commercial process and commercial teams at ValueBlue. With BlueDolphin, our SaaS collaboration platform for enterprise architecture, business process management and data management we realized triple digit year over year growth since the initial release in 2014. Currently busy with international expansion, focusing on the US market.

Tom de Ridder

Pre-sales Consultant, ValueBlue

Enterprise Architecture Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 15th March 2022 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

IT Architect, consultant and security office. As such, a generalist with deep knowledge on a variety of IT related subjects like networking, administration, software development, cloud infrastructure, DevOps, Business Intelligence, databases, data management, deployment, security, integration and enterprise architecture

Knows what to use, when and where in a broad field of IT areas.

Advising customers on envisioning, implementing and practicing IT architecture. Able to connect technical and functional needs within the realm of IT Service Management and beyond.

Helping customers to get more out of their existing IT landscape, combining BI, development skills and analytical insights into fresh, exciting and cost-effective ways of managing IT environments and connecting IT and business.

Specialties: ArchiMate, IT Architecture, DevOps, cloud infrastructure, Azure, NET development, PowerShell, System Development, database development, IT Infrastructure design and architecture, application design and architecture, pre-sales consultancy, IT training, process re-engineering, IT infrastructure deployment and setup, data management, Microsoft Azure design, implementation, control and cost-effectiveness

Andrea Cifor

Director, Actuarial Data Governance, Nationwide: Insurance and Financial Services Company

Enterprise Architecture Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 15th March 2022 | 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Biography

Andrea Cifor has 25+ years of experience building and consulting in quality, process and information management. Andrea has proven success in authoring organizational best practices for integration, data quality management and governance. She is a Distinguished Information Architect certified through IASA [International Association of Software Architects] Information Architect and is certified in Six Sigma and LEAN.

Bobby Sudharshan

Associate Vice President - Enterprise Architecture - Cloud Service, Diageo

Enterprise Architecture Live - A Virtual Conference

Thursday 17th March 2022 | 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Biography

Digital Transformation leader with a designer mindset, I find my flow integrating needs of people with possibilities of technology to deliver successful business outcomes. With over two decades of experience in both global and regional roles, I have seen IT transform from Backoffice to being the core and centre of today's enterprise.

Sandip Dhummad

Director, Enterprise Architecture, Financial services company

Enterprise Architecture Live - A Virtual Conference

Thursday 17th March 2022 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

 

Enterprise Architect with extensive experience of leading organization wide technology transformation initiatives, defining target state enterprise architecture vision, understanding business requirements/plans and converting them to strategic road map. Experience of defining EA operating & engagement models for enterprise in today's agile world. Published international/national conference papers. 

 


Previous EA Live Speakers

Thom Keehan

Former Vice President, Enterprise Quality & OPEX, Daikin Applied

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Rahul Lodhe

Senior Director SAP Artificial Intelligence

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Dr. Ulrich Kalex

SVP Product Management / R&D

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Aura Bhattacharjee

Enterprise Architecture - Planning and Governance Lead

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Hylton Southey

Managing Director LeanIX US

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Jennifer Haacken

Enterprise Architect & Transformation Coach

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Peter Evans

Director of LCI

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Joshua Gossett

Red Hat Transformation Team – Chief Transformation Strategist

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Gustav Toppenberg

Former Chief Enterprise Architect Boston Consulting Group

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Bilal Siddiqi

Leader of Business and Enterprise Architecture

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Mark McGregor

Author, Performance & Business Coach

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Eoin O'Reilly

Head of Digital Automation

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Anu Senan

Business Transformation Specialist

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Dr. Artur Preus

Lead Business Architect (Financial Crime)

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Christian Richter

SVP Customer Success

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Dan Hebda

Chief Strategy Officer

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Rameshwar Balanagu

Head of Digital Automation | Enterprise Architecture

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Srinivas Thummalapalli

Sr. Vice President, Chief Enterprise Architect

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Ida Dunayev

Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture

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Neelesh Ajmani

Lead Enterprise Architect, Sr. Data Scientist – Consultant

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Alain Bindels

Innovation Facilitation & Digitalization

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Bill Wong

AI and Data Analytics Leader

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Thom Keehan

Former Vice President, Enterprise Quality & OPEX, Daikin Applied, Enterprise Kaizen

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Wednesday 18th November 2020 | 19:30 - 20:30 pm

Biography

Thom, Managing Partner of EK, was formerly the Vice President of Quality & Operational Excellence for Daikin Applied. Previously, he was the Chief Innovation Officer and Founder of Leanserv LLC, a consulting and Professional Services company. During his 26-year career, he had expat assignments with General Electric in Turkey, Romania, Canada and England. He served as Vice President at Tenneco leading the global Operational Excellence initiative for the company overseeing Manufacturing & Business Operations.

Thom has an extensive background in thedesign and launch of enterprise-wide business systems utilizing his comprehensive background of Lean Six Sigma and Problem Solving leading companies through Recovery, Turnaround and Transformation. Previously, he was the Vice President of Power Solutions at Johnson Controls. In this role, Thom developed and executed the Business Transformation for Power Solutionsfive-year business strategy, and led a team of highly qualified experts to directly impact Quality, Cost, and Delivery to customers, both external and internal. He was the Executive LeanEnterprise & Business Transformation Leader at GE Transportation where he led the re-launch of GE's Lean Six Sigma program across the enterprise of GE Transportation focused on productquality, speed to market, and cost effectiveness. Thom was also the Chief Operating Officer & Business Transformation Leader at GE Capital/ Garanti Bank where he overcame cultural and language barriers to lead the full Operations organization and pioneered Lean Six Sigmamethodologies within the Banking industry of Turkey and Romania.

In addition, Thom has held positions in Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Finance, and Banking within the Appliances, Plastics, Corporate, Capital, and Transportation divisions of GEas well as three Joint Ventures. Within his consulting business, Thom has also re-engineeredvarious functions while acting as interim executive. He holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degreesin Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and is a graduate of GE’s prestigious Edison Engineering Program and Advanced Courses.

Rahul Lodhe

Senior Director SAP Artificial Intelligence, SAP

Digital Transformation & Innovation World Summit

Wednesday 15th December 2021 | 10:00 - 10:30 am

Biography

Engineering Leader with more than 18 years in world class company having extensive experience in designing, developing and testing enterprise software products. Expertise in domains like Analytics & Business Intelligence, IoT and Machine Learning.

Responsible & accountable for driving global missions with Product Development, Processes and People. Managed end-to-end life cycles of onPrem and cloud enterprise software product components – from whiteboard designs to maintenance releases.

Experienced in building ground-up world-class teams, as well as in driving transformations of inherited teams. Building the team with Innovation as DNA and transformed employee engagement and trust score. Extensive experience in working with geographically distributed teams. Managing a development team of Managers, Architects, Product owners and Program managers.

Excellent balance of Technical skills, Managerial skills and Entrepreneurial skills.
Thrives in a 'start-up like' work environment.
 

Dr. Ulrich Kalex

SVP Product Management / R&D, Software AG

Digital Transformation & Innovation World Summit

Wednesday 15th December 2021 | 11:30 - 12:00 pm

Biography

Dr. Ulrich Kalex is responsible for the product strategy, roadmap and development execution for Software AG’s Alfabet product line. Under his aegis, Software AG has contributed significantly to defining and shaping the EA, Strategic IT Planning and Portfolio Management markets.

Aura Bhattacharjee

Enterprise Architecture - Planning and Governance Lead, Mondelēz International

Digital Transformation & Innovation World Summit

Friday 17th December 2021 | 16:30 - 18:00 pm

Biography

Aura had joined Mondelēz International in 2017, after completing 2 years MBA in Information Management from SPJIMR, Mumbai, India during which she had also attended a month long classroom program at Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. After rotating across Innovation and Supply Chain functions within Mondelēz, she finally joined the Enterprise Architecture team, and has been there for 3-and-a-half years now.

As a Governance and Planning Lead, she monitors Digitalization, Innovation and Technology related projects across all Functions and Geography of the company. During this tenure, she has also been honored as 30-Under-30 Super Star by Celerity Supply Chain Community in 2019, and as FMCG Rockstar by Future Group in 2020. Aura had done B.E.(Hons) Chemical Engineering from BITS Pilani and had worked across Procurement Consulting, Data Analytics and Programming, domains. Besides her corporate profile, Aura is a Writer, Indian Classical Singer and Dancer . She is also a published author, her book being available both in paperback and kindle format on Amazon globally.

Her debut book is entitled  "Dozen Pebbles Washed Ashore by Life". 

Hylton Southey

Managing Director LeanIX US, LeanIX GmbH

Digital Transformation & Innovation World Summit

Wednesday 15th December 2021 | 17:30 - 18:00 pm

Biography

Hylton Southey is Managing Director of the U.S. at LeanIX. Southey leads a growing in-market team, supporting LeanIX’s rapid expansion in the region and fueling long-term strategic growth for the company.

Southey has nearly 20 years of experience leading high-growth technology sales organizations and operations teams. Prior to LeanIX, he spent 10 years at Mimecast, where he served as Vice President of Business Development and VP of North American Sales.

Jennifer Haacken

Enterprise Architect & Transformation Coach,

Biography

Peter Evans

Director of LCI, LEGO

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES18)

Wednesday 14th March 2018 | 07:50 - 08:00 am

Biography

Peter Evans was born in 1955. He joined the LEGO in February 2016.

The early part of his career was in Finance in various industries, including Defence, Financial Services and Telecommunications. Peter worked for General Electric throughout the 90’s including spells in
Manchester, Brussels, Shannon (Eire) and Connecticut.

From 2000 to 2013 he worked in Telecoms in the UK, first with Vodafone, then Cable & Wireless, before finally leading Operational Excellence for Virgin Media. From 2013 to 2015 Peter led Process Excellence in Northern Europe for Maersk Line, based in Copenhagen.

Since February 2016 Peter has been Director of LCI (LEGO Continuous Improvement) at LEGO with
specific responsibility for Business Service Operations and is actively involved in establishing a
Global Business Services Organisation for Finance.

Joshua Gossett

Red Hat Transformation Team – Chief Transformation Strategist, Red Hat

Enterprise Architecture Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 15th March 2022 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Joshua Gossett joined Red Hat in 2015 after a 10 years tenure at Dell Technologies.  Both at Dell Technologies and Red Hat he has served in multiple Senior and Principal level Enterprise Architecture roles. 

During his time at Red Hat he has designed and led Transformation Programs for Multiple Large Enterprise Clients. In working with these large organizations he has developed and directed the execution of customized programmatic approaches to support the foundational changes that are required to turn Digital Transformation from a CEO buzz word to an organizational reality.

He has also led and direct teams that assisted organizational and business unit leaders to take nebulous digital declarations and transform them into a true technology strategy with approaches, principles, and tactics that fuel cultural changes and accelerate delivery of digital products and capabilities. He has 10+ years of experience managing multi-year programs that range from the inception, startup, adoption, and operationalization of new Modern Digital Platform Services in multiple Fortune 100 organizations.

Joshua serves his clients with a goal to making them clients for life.  This servant leadership approach has allowed him to partner and help build and deliver real organizational transformation and balance sheet results with his clients.  With his focus on service excellence and a broad base of skills he elevates the teams he collaborates with.

Mr. Gossett holds a BA in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He also hold certificates in Strategic Decision Making and Risk Management and Managerial Leadership from the University of Texas.  Given his background as a Principal Architect he also has numerous Technology Certifications as well as Certifications in Six Sigma, SAFe Agile, and ITIL.

Gustav Toppenberg

Former Chief Enterprise Architect Boston Consulting Group, Janus Insights

Digital Transformation & Innovation World Summit

Wednesday 15th December 2021 | 16:00 - 16:30 pm

Biography

Gustav Toppenberg is a Digital Transformation Executive and Principal Consultant with Janus Insights, LLC. He is an Enterprise Transformation Executive with 20+ years of experience. His background includes building and leading transformational efforts for both small and global companies with a focus on business, data, and digital domains.

His professional experience includes executive roles in enterprise architecture, Lean Agile product delivery, advanced data & analytics, and M&A at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Catalina Marketing, Aon Plc, and Cisco Systems. His academic experience teaching and as a publishing practitioner includes roles as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago – Quinlan School of Business and as an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley in the areas of advanced analytics/AI, emerging technology, design thinking, and Lean Agile.

He is also a co-author of the recently released book, Architecting Growth in the Digital Era: How to Exploit Enterprise Architecture to Enable Corporate Acquisitions.

Bilal Siddiqi

Leader of Business and Enterprise Architecture, City of Calgary

Enterprise Architecture Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 15th March 2022 | 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Biography

Bilal Siddiqi currently heads up business & enterprise architecture at The City of Calgary. He is responsible for supervising the enterprise architecture, business process and change management teams. He has completed various business technology strategy, planning and roadmap initiatives to support corporate and business portfolio level planning.

Prior to the local government setting, Bilal worked for global banking institution for 12 years, successfully carrying projects across the globe in New York, Vancouver, London. Bilal has a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Windsor and holds architecture certifications from The Open Group.

Mark McGregor

Author, Performance & Business Coach ,

Process Mining Live - A Virtual Conference

Thursday 12th August 2021 | 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Biography

A former Research Director at leading IT industry analysis firm Gartner, Mark has an extensive background in enterprise architecture, business process management and change management, having held executive positions with a number of technology companies.

Mark has authored or co-authored four books on business and process management, including “Thrive! How to Succeed in the Age of the Customer” and “In Search of BPM Excellence” and  “People Centric Process Management.  Widely respected for his knowledge and views on business change, he is the creator of “Next Practice” and has variously been described as a ”BPM Guru”, a “Thought Leader” and a “Master of Mindset”. 

Mark is passionate about the people aspects of change, he has spent much of the last ten years travelling the world, learning, teaching and researching the cultural aspects of change and how executives perceive business and process improvement In this capacity he has literally taught hundreds of people and been fortunate to interview and interact with many CEO’s .

Eoin O'Reilly

Head of Digital Automation, MetLife

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Wednesday 18th November 2020 | 13:30 - 15:30 pm

Biography

Eoin O’Reilly is vice president and head of digital automation in MetLife’s digital office group. He is responsible for reimagining its operational processes through the implementation of large scale and complex digital transformation initiatives across the organization. 

In this role, Eoin leads a global team that designs and delivers solutions for MetLife’s new business and underwriting, policy administration, claims, and finance functions through automation and other innovative technologies. He has overseen the assessment and early introduction of robotic process automation capabilities within MetLife, and more recently supporting its deployment of artificial intelligence.

Since joining MetLife in 1998, Eoin has held a variety of positions within business, digital and technology areas, identifying and implementing numerous technologies that contributed to significant revenue and cost savings. He was previously a leader in the process excellence group, with responsibility for identifying and developing process improvements for its operations around the world. Before joining this team, he held progressively larger roles in information technology program management, developing core applications across functions and lines of business.


Eoin holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Dublin City University, and an MBA from Rutgers University.


Anu Senan

Business Transformation Specialist, UNICEF

Digital Transformation & Innovation World Summit

Thursday 16th December 2021 | 17:30 - 18:00 pm

Biography

Anu is a seasoned Business Transformation Specialist who has over 14 years of work experience in the private and public sector.
Currently, she leads the Enterprise Architecture exercise for a major non-profit organization. Anu is a seasoned storyteller and the podcast host of 'Heroes of New York', where she shares stories of amazing individuals. She has won several awards including The Moth StorySLAM in New York City. 

Dr. Artur Preus

Lead Business Architect (Financial Crime), Deutsche Bank

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit in Financial Services Live - A Virtual Conference

Thursday 30th September 2021 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Senior Business Architect. Member of Business Architecture Guild and International Compliance Association. 

Experienced in establishing and executing business architecture and operating models in banks and financial organisations.

Passionate about client-centric and client-driven transformation - and critical role of setting strategic business vision, as well as its translation into organisational, process, data and technology components

Christian Richter

SVP Customer Success, LeanIX

Digital Transformation & Innovation World Summit

Tuesday 14th December 2021 | 08:00 - 09:30 am

Biography

At LeanIX, Christian built up a powerful Customer Success team, starting with 3 people in Bonn and growing it to 45 people in Bonn and Boston today.

He introduced scalable processes for making customers successful in using the LeanIX SaaS solution and ensuring growth contribution by generating constant value of LeanIX to its customers.

With an extensive career in companies such as TellSell Consulting (now KPMG Strategy & Operations), Deutsche Telekom, IBM, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, he is an expert in Digital Transformation, IT Management and Business Development and Leadership.

Dan Hebda

Chief Strategy Officer, MEGA International

Digital Transformation & Innovation World Summit

Thursday 16th December 2021 | 16:00 - 16:30 pm

Biography

For over 20 years, Dan Hebda has been at the forefront of technology innovation that helps businesses meet their strategic goals. In his current position as Chief Strategy Officer for MEGA International, he drives the company’s strategy, focusing on formulating product direction that meets evolving market needs for business transformation software solutions.

Dan has led many complex programs in business transformation, from the perspective of enterprise architecture and change management. Through his expertise, he helps organizations begin projects faster and deliver ROI sooner. His background in business architecture, process analysis, technical architecture, application integration, and product customization has helped him guide companies in their strategic initiatives and use enterprise architecture to produce valuable business outcomes.

Rameshwar Balanagu

Head of Digital Automation | Enterprise Architecture, Avaya

Digital Transformation & Innovation World Summit

Thursday 16th December 2021 | 10:00 - 10:30 am

Biography

Rameshwar is the Head of Digital Automation @ Avaya. He is an International speaker and blogger on Digital Transformation, Enterprise Architecture & Automation.

He has partnered with the likes of CTO.Academy to Launch the next Generation Enterprise podcast to groom future leaders. He runs the 3rd largest Automation meetup group in the U.S.A known as DFWRPA which runs on the 2nd  Wednesday of every month and covers a wide range of topics dealing from Quantum to Cybersecurity .

He is an advisor at various startup’s focused on Blockchain & E-Sports

Srinivas Thummalapalli

Sr. Vice President, Chief Enterprise Architect, Fifth Third Bank

Digital Transformation & Innovation World Summit

Friday 17th December 2021 | 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Biography

IT Senior Leader with a 20-year career spanning Banking and Financial Technology, leading Architecture and Delivery streams. 

Ida Dunayev

Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture, Johnson & Johnson

Digital Transformation & Innovation World Summit

Thursday 16th December 2021 | 09:00 - 09:30 am

Biography

Ida Dunayev is a Senior Director of Information Technology at Johnson and Johnson. Ida leads anArchitecture team for Corporate Technologies group, shaping technology strategies and designingsolutions for Finance, Human Resources, Procurement, Global Services, and other corporate businessfunctions.

Ida has been practicing the architecture discipline for over 20 years. She enjoys this fieldbecause, just like architecture for physical structures, the IT architecture requires a balance of art andscience to create solutions that are practical, elegant, and can withstand changing environmentalconditions.

Prior to joining JNJ, Ida worked for other Pharmaceutical companies, such as Roche, Pfizer/Zoetis andAllergan. She helped to select, design, and connect software solutions supporting the compounds’journey from the research labs through clinical development and manufacturing to the market.Ida has background in software development, system architecture, data management, and integration.

Ida has a MS in Electrical Engineering from St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in St. Petersburg andholds Architecture Certifications from The Open Group and The British Computer Society.

Neelesh Ajmani

Lead Enterprise Architect, Sr. Data Scientist – Consultant, Biogen

IT Infrastructure & Cloud Strategies Live

Thursday 26th May 2022 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

I am a well-seasoned and highly accomplished professional with a sizeable tenure. I have spent my experience accumulating knowledge and achieving set goals through delivering my best at every step of the way to provide optimal results. I firmly believe in establishing and maintaining the key partnerships and relationships that prove productive and allow for better performance.

Alain Bindels

Innovation Facilitation & Digitalization, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

Digital Transformation & Innovation World Summit

Thursday 16th December 2021 | 14:00 - 14:30 pm

Biography

Alain is a trained Agile coach/transformation lead with experience in human and patientcentric design of healthcare and has been working more than 12 years at Roche in differentroles.

He has extensive Innovation Management experience (setting up innovation lab, innovationprograms, open innovation, crowdsourcing, knowledge management, innovation culture)In addition he is leading an innovation network at Roche to support the business to innovateand manage innovation programs to support digital transformation at Roche.

Alain has set up an Innovation and agility program to build new capabilities in theorganization so support the organizational transformation. This program focuses on Agileways of working, incl. rapid prototyping, co-creation with customers. This program supportsour company’s transformation to move the organization to a more self-organizedorganization.

Bill Wong

AI and Data Analytics Leader, Dell Technologies

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit in Financial Services Live - A Virtual Conference

Tuesday 28th September 2021 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Bill Wong is currently the AI and Data Analytics Practice Leader for Dell Technologies responsible for supporting Canadian commercial businesses and public institutions. He spends his time developing AI strategies for firms, providing guidance on how to accelerate AI development, worked with universities in advancing AI research, and publishes a quarterly AI newsletter focused on AI adoption in Canada.

Previously, Bill has held roles an enterprise architect in consulting and AI and analytics roles in development, and product management during his tenure at Dell, Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM. He also published numerous books and whitepapers on advanced analytics and data management and often speaks at conferences.