FEATURED SPEAKERS

GARY REINER

Gary Reiner currently serves as Operating Partner at General Atlantic. Reiner joined GA in 2010, and supports the firm’s active value-added approach to partnering with growth companies by providing strategic counsel to GA and its portfolio companies. He currently serves on the board of CitiusTech, Box, Appirio, Mu Sigma and Amedes Group.

Reiner previously served as senior vice president and Chief Information Officer of General Electric, where he led M&A, Sourcing, IT, Operations and Quality for the company. In 1996, he led the company’s Six Sigma Quality initiative, driving process implementation and program execution across all GE businesses. Prior to GE, Reiner was a partner with Boston Consulting Group, where he drove strategies and operations improvements for high-technology businesses.

Reiner received a B.A. in economics from Harvard and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

RICH ROSEMAN

Rich Roseman has built a reputation for creating and delivering powerful business solutions to complex industry challenges by bringing together the right cutting edge technology, with an extensive understanding of the business strategy and a deep passion for building the best high-performing global teams. Most recently Rich was Vice President and CIO of 21st Century Fox (formally News Corporation), where he was responsible for all corporate IT functions as well as global oversight for digital and business process transformation, data center consolidation, security, and the deployment of a single global MLPS/SIP voice/data network.

Bringing extensive expertise in the innovative use of Cloud Technology, Rich oversaw the successful migration of 90% of 21st Century Fox’s infrastructure to the Cloud and 80% of global applications to SaaS. Prior to joining News Corporation, Rich was VP for Application Development at News America Marketing where he was responsible for all aspects of software design, development and support. Rich began his career at NBC and held a number of executive roles over 16 years leading News Finance, News Production Technology and Olympic and Sports Technology departments, receiving a Sports Emmy Award for his work on the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Rich is a graduate of Syracuse University with a dual degree in Telecommunications Management and Operations Management.

ANDREW EVA

Andrew Eva is responsible for the product direction for Verizon Cloud storage options including backup, disaster recovery, and block and object storage platforms. Eva came to Verizon through a series of acquisitions starting when Terremark acquired a small backup as a service organization called DS3 Datavaulting, followed by the acquisition of Terremark by Verizon.

Eva has 10 years of experience building backup solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery. Throughout his career, Andrew has focused on understanding the customer’s business needs for business continuity and disaster recovery ranging from small and medium business, to the large enterprise.

DONNA SCOTT

Donna Scott is a vice president and distinguished analyst in Gartner Research. She is responsible for research in the areas of cloud computing, real-time infrastructure, business availability, business continuity/disaster recovery and IT operations management. She focuses on best practices for IT operations management and architecture, end-to-end IT service management, 24/7 availability and hybrid cloud computing research.

Prior to her career in research, Ms. Scott spent 10 years in management consulting, managing medium to large-scale business process engineering and business application implementations, including enterprise resource planning and financial systems. Her early career included time at DH Brown Associates, Ernst & Young, and Interactive Information Systems. Ms. Scott holds a B.S. in Applied Science from Miami University and an M.B.A. from the University of Bridgeport.

ASH ASHUTOSH

Ash Ashutosh brings more than 25 years of storage industry and entrepreneurship experience to his role of CEO at Actifio. Ashutosh is a recognized leader and architect in the storage industry where he has spearheaded several major industry initiatives, including iSCSI and storage virtualization, and led the authoring of numerous storage industry standards. Ashutosh was most recently a Partner with Greylock Partners where he focused on making investments in enterprise IT companies. Prior to Greylock, he was Vice President and Chief Technologist for HP Storage.

Ashutosh founded and led AppIQ, a market leader of Storage Resource Management (SRM) solutions, which was acquired by HP in 2005. He was also the founder of Serano Systems, a Fibre Channel controller solutions provider, acquired by Vitesse Semiconductor in 1999. Prior to Serano, Ashutosh was Senior Vice President at StorageNetworks, the industry’s first Storage Service Provider.

He previously worked as an architect and engineer at LSI and Intergraph. Ashutosh remains an avid supporter of entrepreneurship and is an advisor and board member for several commercial and non-profit organizations. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters degree in Computer Science from Penn State University.

BILL TAYLOR

Bill Taylor is a writer, a speaker, and entrepreneur who has shaped the global conversation about the best ways to compete, innovate, and succeed. As a cofounder and founding editor of Fast Company, Bill launched a magazine that won countless awards, and earned a passionate following among executives and entrepreneurs around the world. His previous book, Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, and was named a “Business Book of the Year” by The Economist and the Financial Times.

Bill’s new book, Practically Radical, was published January 2011 by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Bestselling author Daniel H. Pink calls Practically Radical “the most powerful and instructive change manual you’ll ever read.” Anne Mulcahy, former chairman and CEO of Xerox, calls it “a handbook for successful transformation and a great tutorial for implementing your change agenda.” Arianna Huffington says: “The ideas are fresh, the advice is stuff you can actually use, and the results will be tangible.”

Bill wrote a regular business column (“Under New Management”) for the New York Times as well as a monthly column for London’s Guardian newspaper. He now writes a popular management blog for Harvard Business Review. He is an adjunct lecturer at Babson College and the co-author of three other books on strategy, leadership, and innovation. A graduate of Princeton University and the MIT Sloan School of Management, Bill lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.