JP Morgan Chase
Capital Z Partners
MIT Technology Review
Social Media Delivered
Apple & Pepsi
THE ADVISORY COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL
THE WHARTON SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
McKinsey & Company
Columbia Business School
US Dept. of Health & Human Services
Jim Stengel Co.
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
A 35-year banking veteran, Austin A. Adams spent the majority of his career overseeing technology and operations during a dramatic consolidation of the industry. He retired in 2006 as Executive Vice President and Corporate Chief Information Officer (CIO) at JP Morgan Chase (JPM). He was a member of the 13-person Operating Committee at JPM, and managed 28,000 employees and a US$7B budget.
Adams joined JPM upon its merger with Bank One in July 2004. Prior to the merger, he served as Executive Vice President and CIO of Bank One. Before joining Bank One, he was, for sixteen years, the CIO at First Union Corporation (now Wells Fargo Corporation).
During his career as a CIO, Adams led more than 100 mergers. He spearheaded a US$5B IT insourcing program at JPM -- the largest insourcing ever undertaken within the financial services industry.
Adams was recognized as 2004 CIO of the Year by Waters magazine. In 2002, Business 2.0 magazine named him one of the 16 most influential technology people in the world.
Adams currently serves on the boards of directors of three public companies, Commscope, Dun & Bradstreet and Spectra Energy. He is Chairman of the Board of Community One Bank, and is a consultant to a number of financial services companies.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master of Sciences from Appalachian State University (ASU). He received Appalachian State’s Distinguished Alumnus award and is a member of the ASU Athletic Hall of Fame
As editor in chief, Jason Pontin is responsible for the editorial direction, media platforms, and business strategy of MIT Technology Review, including the rapidly expanding U.S. and international websites, the award-winning print magazine, videos, newsletters, business reports, and live events such as EmTech, the company's annual conference focused on emerging technologies. He also serves as chairman of its international entrepreneurial network, MIT Enterprise Forum. Mr. Pontin joined MIT Technology Review in 2004 as its editor and was named publisher in August 2005.
From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Pontin was the editor of Red Herring, a business and technology publication. From 2002 to 2004 he served as editor in chief of the Acumen Journal, which he founded, covering the business, economic, and policy implications of discoveries in biotechnology and the life sciences. He has written for national and international publications, including the New York Times, the Economist, the Financial Times, Wired, and the Believer. He is a frequent guest on television and radio.
Mr. Pontin was born in London and raised in Northern California. He was educated in England, at Harrow School and Oxford University.
Ranked by Forbes as the Fifth Most Influential Woman in Social Media, Eve Mayer is the CEO of Social Media Delivered, one of the most respected social media companies worldwide serving clients with consulting, training and outsourced social media. Eve has spoken in over 30 U.S. cities, as well as in Ireland, France, the UK and Iceland at universities, companies and conference groups, including Cisco, Vistage, Microsoft, Purdue, and Manchester Metropolitan University. Eve is the author of Social Media for the CEO and The Social Media Business Equation. Her groundbreaking work in social media has been featured on American Express Open Forum, CIO.com, Forbes, Social Media Today, Mashable and many others. Recognized by Webbiquity as one of the Top 50 Women on Twitter, she shares her social media knowledge with a network of over 100,000 fans and followers.
Jim has held a series of global CIO roles in multiple industry sectors. Some of the highlights in Jim’s career have been:
- Voted #7 in Most Influential Technology Executives in USA
- CIO Magazine 2012 award for innovation in IT
- CIO at General Motors, AOL Time Warner, Altria Group (Philip Morris, Kraft Foods, Miller Brewing), Merrill Lynch, and General Electric (UK)
- Chief IT Strategy Officer at BP & General Motors
- Global head of IT Consulting at CapGemini
- President of IT professional association (Society for Information Management)
- Chairman of World ITO/BPO Forum (2008-2015)
- Accenture award for innovation in IT
- Co-founder of social networking company
Jim’s passion for coaching is legendary. He helped launch in-house IT Academies at GM, GE and BP, and he is an adjunct professor & visiting lecturer at three Universities. His book “The CIO’s Secret Playbook” is scheduled to be published in 2015.
Jim is currently CEO of The Advisory Council International, a non-profit team of 25 former Fortune 100 global CIOs who advise VC/PE companies, Boards of Directors, C-suite clients, and major IT services companies. Jim is also CEO of a cyber security company, and on the Board of three other technology companies.
Professor Bell is an expert in consumer shopping behavior. His current research focuses on theories and explanations for geographic variation in the performance of Internet retail startups. Startups studied include Bonobos.com, Diapers.com, and WarbyParker.com. Recent articles explain the effect of physical location on customer acquisition, contagion effects among co-located consumers, and the effect of preference isolation on online demand. Other projects focused on traditional retail settings explore unplanned and impulse buying, and consumer amortization strategies for fixed shopping costs. Previous articles explained consumer store choice among retailers with different pricing strategies, the effect of reference point formation on consumer response to promotions, and the effect of structural factors (e.g., dwelling size) on consumer shopping strategies.Professor Bell’s research is published in all of the premier academic marketing journals: Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, Marketing Science, and Quantitative Marketing and Economics. He has won several teaching and research awards, including the MBA Core Curriculum Award, Miller-Sherrerd MBA Core Teaching Award, MBA for Executives Excellence in Teaching Award, the Frank M. Bass Outstanding Dissertation Award, three John D.C. Little Best Paper Finalist Awards, and two INFORMS Marketing Science Long Term Impact Finalist Awards. Professor Bell teaches Marketing Management in the Wharton MBA and MBA for Executives Programs and Empirical Modeling in PhD program. He also teaches an elective course Digital Marketing and Electronic Commerce on both the Wharton | Philadelphia and Wharton | San Francisco campuses. He is the Academic Director for Wharton’s Advanced Management Program. Professor Bell serves as an expert witness in intellectual property matters pertaining to individual choice behavior. Recent representative cases include Sky Technologies LLP v. SAP, Individual Network LLC v. Apple Inc., and Two-Way Media LLC v. America Online, Inc. (on behalf of the plaintiff; retained by Susman Godfrey) and Power Management Solutions LLC v. Intel Corporation (on behalf of the defendant; retained by WilmerHale). Professor Bell is on the editorial boards of International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Retailing, and Marketing Science. He holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, an MS in Statistics from Stanford University, an MA (Honorary) from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.Com (1st Class Honors) and B.Com from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. [social_links icons_boxed="" icons_boxed_radius="4px" icon_colors="#55ACEE|#0077B5" box_colors="" tooltip_placement="" rss="" facebook="" twitter="https://twitter.com/davidbnz" instagram="" dribbble="" google="" linkedin="https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-bell-086820" blogger="" tumblr="" reddit="" yahoo="" deviantart="" vimeo="" youtube="" pinterest="" digg="" flickr="" forrst="" myspace="" skype="" paypal="" dropbox="" soundcloud="" vk="" email="" show_custom="no" alignment="left" class="" id=""]
David Edelman is a global co-leader of McKinsey's Digital and Marketing & Sales Practices, based in Boston. For more than 20 years, David has specialized in helping marketing executives manage the strategy, organization, and infrastructure transformations required to become "digitally adroit" leaders. From creating digital centers of excellence, to developing marketing technology architecture plans, to redesigning entire go-to-market approaches, he has led work that is both strategic and highly tactical.
Together with the new McKinsey Digital Labs team of designers, developers, and digital analysts, his teams have helped marketers raise their digital traffic volumes, conversion rates, and customer lifetime value. In financial services, he has worked across many lines of business, including credit cards, retail banking, institutional banking, and retirement products.
One of the early leaders of Digitas, a market-leading digital agency, David built the strategy and analytics team, which worked alongside the agency's creative and technology teams on implementation of large scale digital advertising and web e-commerce programs. Before that, as a partner with The Boston Consulting Group, he pioneered early work at the intersection of marketing and database technology, developing their "Segment of One Marketing" strategy service line, and was a leader in developing their e-commerce practice.
A frequent contributor to leading publications, and a Top 5 LinkedIn Influencer, David has also spoken or participated in panels at many top CMO and industry gatherings. He also sits on the advisory boards of a couple of small agencies and startups in the social and video markets.
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Dr. Vindell Washington is the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and provides high-level executive direction and leadership for ONC programs, operations, and policies and advances key Administration initiatives, such as delivery system reform, the Precision Medicine Initiative, and implementation of the Interoperability Roadmap.
Prior to joining ONC, Dr. Washington served as the President of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) Medical Group and as the health system’s Chief Medical Information Officer. The FMOL Health System is headquartered in Baton Rouge and has five acute care hospitals and affiliated facilities located throughout Louisiana provide care to 40% of the state’s population.
Dr. Washington's primary responsibility was to develop and execute ambulatory strategies for the health system with a focus on transforming ambulatory care delivery models. In this role, he led over 500 physicians, advanced practitioners and 1,400 employees in more than 70 care locations throughout Louisiana. Additionally, his responsibilities included quality and process improvement.
He was also the senior accountable executive for information technology for FMOLHS. During his tenure, the health system has been an early adopter of technology including solutions including the integration of medical device information into the electronic health record and the widespread deployment of clinical decision support within the provider documentation workflow. FMOLHS has been recognized as an Information Week Top 500 Company and the institution’s help desk has won the Help Desk Institute best in class award.
Before joining FMOLHS, Dr. Washington served as CEO of Piedmont Healthcare Management Group (PHMG) in Charlotte, North Carolina where he led the development efforts of coding and billing process technologies. PHMG was sold to Anodyne Health, which in turn was acquired by AthenaHealth. Before PHMG, he was president and CEO of Piedmont Emergency Medicine Associates, also located in Charlotte, NC, where he led a 70 provider hospitalist medicine and emergency medicine group.
Dr. Washington received a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Virginia. He earned his Master of Science in Healthcare Management from the Harvard University School of Public Health. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.