The gender gap of women in STEM is setting the industry up for record-low numbers of diversity in under 30 years. Monica Eaton-Cardone, founder and CIO of Global Risk Technologies, says that in order for today’s women to have a chance tomorrow, gender must become a non-factor.
Monica Eaton-Cardone is an entrepreneur and business leader with expertise in technology, e-commerce, risk relativity and payment-processing solutions. She has co-founded a number of successful companies, which globally comprise 350-plus employees. She currently serves as the CIO of GRT, the international organization with subsidiaries in the US, Chargebacks911 and eConsumerServices. Eaton-Cardone has earned a reputation for creative business solutions, helping merchants and banks to achieve sustainable payment-processing practices and supporting consumers in resolving transaction issues. She is a champion of women in IT, and hopes to contribute to an expanded presence of females in technical professions and leadership roles.
Steven Van Belleghem is the author of WHEN DIGITAL BECOMES HUMAN and is Managing Partner of the innovative research agency InSites Consulting. He is also a marketing professor at the Vlerick Management School. Steven is a successful author. His first book ‘The Conversation Manager’ won the award of the most innovative marketing book in 2010 and sold more than 20.000 copies. His second book ‘The Conversation Company’ was launched in March 2012. Steven is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world. He is known for his enthousiastic, interactive and no-nonsense style.
Robert Osgood is an accomplished, pro-active professional with expertise in developing and applying technology to law enforcement. A former Supervisory Special Agent with the FBI, Robert now spends his time as the Director of Computer Forensics & Data Analytics at George Mason University. Robert Osgood is also a long time CPA out of the state of New York.
As enterprises consider the use of cloud computing as an adjunct to or a replacement for their own IT infrastructure, it is important to really understand what cloud computing really is, what it is not and who is responsible for addressing performance and reliability issues when they arise. Evaluating this type of move requires a number of different types of expertise. Some of these will be discussed during the show. Another consideration is what enterprises should do with their data centers now that some or all of the workloads have moved elsewhere.
Daniel Kusnetzky, Analyst and Founder of Kusnetzky Group LLC, is responsible for research, publications, and operations. Mr. Kusnetzky has been involved with information technology since the late 1970s.
Before founding Kusnetzky Group LLC, Mr. Kusnetzky held the positions of VP of Research Services at The 451 Group, Executive VP of Corporate and Marketing Strategy at Open-Xchange, VP of System Software Research at International Data Corporation, and Intel/UNIX business manager at Digital Equipment Corporation. This allows him to understand the entire product life cycle of hardware, software and professional services.
June Severino Feldman is responsible for all marketing and PR efforts at Intelligent Product Solutions, a full service high-tech product design and development company. She began her life of tech in the digital graphic arts field, selling and implementing systems for remote image development collaboration/asset management, largely to fashion and cosmetics firms. June is an instrumental musician and singer, an avid cook, a beach lover and a die-hard New Yorker.