Co-Founder and CEO, Reina Trust Building Institute, Author
Michelle Reina, Ph.D. is co-founder of Reina, A Trust Building Consultancy. She is an internationally sought-after trust-building consultant, speaker and executive coach. In the field of organizational trust, Michelle, who began work on the topic of trust in 1991, is considered a pioneer. She has a unique ability to keenly listen to and understand the needs of organizations, leaders and individuals and for applying trust-building principles to ensure they are met.
Together with her husband, Dennis S. Reina, Ph.D., she co-authored the award-winning, best-selling books Trust and Betrayal in the Workplace: Building Effective Relationships in Your Organization, 2nd ed. and Rebuilding Trust in the Workplace: Seven Steps to Renew Confidence, Commitment and Energy (Berrett-Koehler).
Dr. Reina has been supporting leaders and their organizations for over twenty years. Through her revolutionary work, research, and practice, she helps integrate trust-building behaviors into strategic organizational initiatives to achieve sustainable business results and transform cultures. Reina’s mission: live, build, and teach models of trust, healing, and renewal to support people and organizations.
Michelle has worked around the world and through out the United States with organizations such as: American Express, Ben & Jerry’s, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly Clark, Turner Broadcasting, US Army, Walt Disney World, Harvard University and Yale University. She was recognized with the Global Strategic Leadership Award at the World HRD Congress in Mumbai, India.
Dr. Reina has published numerous articles and her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, New York Times, and Harvard Business Management Update. She has appeared on CNNfn, CNBC and a variety of radio shows.
A particularly satisfying part of her work is how clients integrate the trust-building concepts into all aspects of life. Says Michelle: “People tell me that, not only has the company culture transformed, but so have their relationships at home. Leaders teach the trust concepts to their family, which deepens their relationships and ends up changing lives.”
Warren Kudman is the former Chief Information Officer of Sealed Air Corporation, a $7.8 Billion global manufacturer and world leader in food and industrial packaging and cleaning and hygiene solutions. As CIO Warren was responsible for delivering information services that enabled the execution of the Sealed Air’s strategic objectives, improved customers’ ease of doing business with the company, and supported continuous improvement in Sealed Air’s day-to-day operations. During his time as CIO, Warren was also selected to lead the Integration Program for Sealed Air's acquisition of Diversey, a $3 Billion global entity.
Prior to joining Sealed Air, Warren spent 6 years with McKinsey & Company in the New York, New Jersey, and Copenhagen offices. During this time, he advised clients in market strategy, information technology strategy and management, operations improvement, and sales force productivity in the transportation, financial services, telecommunications, and pharmaceutical industries.
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Director, Advancement Information Systems & Analytics, California Institute of Technology
Author of Tableau Data Visualization Cookbook, Ashutosh R. Nandeshwar is one of the few analytics professionals in the higher education industry who have developed analytical solutions for all stages of the student life cycle (from recruitment to giving). He enjoys speaking and ranting about data professionals' chase of "interesting" things (example: http://youtu.be/dHbl9t5eNjg). He received PhD/MS from West Virginia University and BEng from Nagpur University all in industrial engineering.
You can follow him on Twitter @n_ashutosh and on his website http://www.nandeshwar.info
Assistant Provost and CIO, Southern Illinois University (SIU)
R. David Crain is Assistant Provost & Chief Information Officer for Southern Illinois University (SIU). David has been in this position since April 1st, 2012. As Chief Information Officer at SIU, David is responsible for all aspects of Information Technology. Previous to his employment at SIU, David was an Assistant Vice President at the University of Missouri where he acted as Chief Technology Officer responsible for the technology infrastructure including data networks, data centers, servers, storage, virtualization, cable television, telephony, Enterprise Architecture, Disaster Recovery and more.
Prior to that, David was the Chief Information Officer for the Missouri House of Representatives. In that position he was responsible for directing all technology efforts as well as budgeting and strategic planning in the technology area. He is also certified by the state of Missouri in project management.
He has served on the Missouri Enterprise Architecture Committee and the Missouri Information Technology Advisory Board, along with the MO Statewide Network Consortium. Additionally, David was chairman of the following committees; the State of Missouri’s Customer Relationship Management Committee, the Missouri Information Technology Mentoring Committee, and the University of Missouri Disaster Recover Committee. He is currently chairman of the Illinois Partnership to Advance Technology in Higher Education. David holds a Master’s of Science degree in Information Systems and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communications and Political Science. David’s career in Information Technology management began in 1995.
Co-Founder, Chief Research and Strategy Officer PAR (Predictive Analytics Reporting) Framework,
Dr. Ellen Wagner is co-founder of the PAR (Predictive Analytics Reporting) Framework and serves as chief research and strategy officer. PAR is a non-profit provider of learner analytics as a service, focused on institutional effectiveness and student success. She continues as Partner and Senior Analyst with Sage Road Solutions, LLC. She served as Executive Director of the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technology from 2009 through 2013. Ellen is the former senior director of worldwide eLearning, Adobe Systems, Inc. and was senior director of worldwide education solutions for Macromedia, Inc. Before joining the private sector, she was a tenured Professor and Chair of the Educational Technology program at the University of Northern Colorado, and held a number of administrative posts, including Director of the Western Institute for Distance Education and Coordinator of Campus Instructional and Research Technologies, Academic Affairs. Her Ph.D. in learning psychology comes from the University of Colorado - Boulder. Her M.S. and B.A. degrees were earned at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
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Adam Rice is the Chief Information Security Officer for ATK Adam Rice has 17 years of established experience in information technologies and information security. Adam is responsible for establishing the information security strategy and direction for the company. This responsibility spans the architecture, design and implementation to protect ATK’s operations, assets and information. Adam oversees and coordinates all information security efforts across ATK and is accountable for enterprise wide results. He also is responsible for identifying, evaluating and reporting on information security risks in a manner that meets compliance, regulatory and enterprise risk management (ERM) requirements.
Prior to working at ATK Adam was The Global Chief Security Officer and VP of Managed Security Services at Tata Communications, a Senior Manager at VeriSign’s Security Professional Services, the Director of Professional Services at Counterpane Internet Security, the Senior Director of IT Operations at RedSiren Managed Security Services, and a Distinguished Member of the Consulting Staff at Lucent Technologies.
Adam was in the United States Army and Army National Guard from 1983 until 2007. During this time Adam was a team sergeant for a Special Forces detachment and served a combat tour in Afghanistan.
Adam holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, as well as post graduate work in Information Security Management from the University of Virginia. Adam has published numerous articles on Information Security.
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Bill Chapman is VP of IT for Arrow Electronics, Inc. Mr. Chapman joined Arrow in October 2010 and has been responsible for directing strategic IT initiatives across Arrow’s Global Services and Operations worldwide. Recent achievements include the management of multiple acquisitions and defining a global systems strategy for Arrow’s Service Businesses.
Mr. Chapman joined 2Wire Inc. as the Chief Information Officer in December 2008 and is responsible for directing strategic IT initiatives across 2Wire’s operations worldwide. Significant achievements were the deployment of SAP APO, SAP FO/CO, SAP BO, MS Email in the cloud, MS SharePoint in the cloud, and network segmentation. He achieved the goal to address IT deficiencies and position 2Wire to be converted to a public company or sold within 2 years.
Prior to joining 2Wire, Mr. Chapman joined the Avnet, Inc. in November 1999 as Vice President of Information Technology, became Senior Vice President in August 2001 and was named Global Chief Information Officer in March 2002. Additionally, he was recognized as the Chairman’s MVP. Mr. Chapman led the successful deployment of advanced system architectures, which enabled the rapid and effective assimilation of acquisitions critical to the company’s growth strategy.
Mr. Chapman worked for Motorola for over 20 years. As the Senior Principle Scientist and Senior Director of IT Technology, Mr. Chapman had responsibility for 1100 plus IT professionals supporting computer integrated manufacturing, supply-chain and demand-chain systems, as well as SAP and architecture. He was awarded 8 international patents and founded Motorola’s Software Technical Ladder. He also has experience in the oil exploration industry where he had responsibility for all IT, finance, purchasing and warehouse operations.
Mr. Chapman received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management Science/Operations Research from Colorado State University. He earned his Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix with the distinction of summa cum laude and class valedictorian.
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Founder, Predictive Analytics World, Author, "Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die"
Eric Siegel, Ph.D., founder of Predictive Analytics World and Text Analytics World, and Executive Editor of the Predictive Analytics Times, makes the how and why of predictive analytics understandable and captivating. He is the author of the bestselling, award-winning Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, a former Columbia University professor who used to sing to his students, and a renowned speaker, educator, and leader in the field. Eric has appeared on Bloomberg TV and Radio, Fox News, BNN (Canada), Israel National Radio, Radio National (Australia), The Street, Newsmax TV, and NPR affiliates. He and his book have been featured in Businessweek, CBS MoneyWatch, The Financial Times, Forbes, Forrester, Fortune, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and WSJ MarketWatch.
Jack Levis, Senior Director of Process Management, drives the development of operational technology solutions. These solutions require advanced analytics to reengineer current processes to streamline the business and maximize productivity.
Under Jack’s direction, UPS has completed integration of multiple operations systems, requiring extensive system engineering, usability and analytics provisions. These systems ultimately synchronize the flow of data throughout UPS, allowing the seamless movement of goods, funds and information.
Jack has been the business owner and process designer for UPS’ award-winning Package Flow Technology suite of systems, a breakthrough change for UPS, resulting in 85 million fewer miles driven each year.
His team designed UPS’ next generation of dispatching technologies which use advanced optimizations. The world-class optimizations and systems, UPS ORION, On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation, is in deployment and will provide significant operational benefits to UPS and its customers.
Having earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology, from California State University Northridge, Jack also holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.
Jack holds advisory council positions for multiple universities and associations, including the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau.
In his spare time, Jack enjoys baseball, scuba diving, skiing, home electronics and Corvettes. He lives in York, Pa. with his wife and four children.
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