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magnus_graf_lambsdorffMagnus Graf Lambsdorff
Consultant, Egon Zehnder International

Since joining Egon Zehnder International in 1995, Magnus has conducted over 200 senior executive search assignments in areas such as digital business, e-commerce, telecom services and private equity. He advises Venture Capital Firms in developing the management team of their portfolio companies. At the same time he has participated in a large number of management appraisal projects for international companies in industries as diverse as technology, telecoms, financial services, having appraised approximately 700 executives.

darryl-west-bioDarryl West
Chief Information Officer, Barclays
Darryl West is Chief Information Officer at Barclays, responsible for consolidating and leading our technology services, testing utilities and shared applications development. Darryl has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He spent the last eight years as Group Chief Information Officer at Lloyds Banking Group. During this time, Darryl led the transformation of the IT organisation, creating a world‐class capability that has delivered significant value for Lloyds.

schultze-mellingDr. Jyn Schultze-Melling LL.M.
Group Data Protection Officer, Allianz group
Today, Jyn Schultze-Melling is the Group Data Protection Officer of the Allianz group, a multinational corporation with a core business in insurance and financial services. Just prior, he headed the employee privacy division of Deutsche Bahn AG, a major multinational transportation and logistics group with nearly 300.000 employees worldwide.


michael-golz-bioMichael Golz
Senior Vice President & CIO Americas, SAP
Michael Golz oversees all IT infrastructure and applications in North America and Latin America, aligning information and technology strategy with SAP’s business strategy, directing the investment in IT to support the organization’s goals and providing best-in-class solutions for all SAP lines of business in the Americas.
Michael also leads the unique “SAP Runs SAP” program which highlights IT and Product Development in areas like In-Memory Computing, Analytics, Mobile and Cloud.

werner-boeing-150Werner Boeing
Head of Diagnostics Informatics, Roche
Werner joined Roche in 2009 from Campbell Soup where he was Vice President Information Technology for Europe and Emerging Markets. Prior to that he held a variety of Informatics and Business leadership roles in the consumer goods and automotive industry.He joined the IT division of Roche as Global Function Head Informatics in charge of Commercial Operations and the global IT Shared Service Center before he assumed his current role as Head of Diagnostics IT and member of the business leadership team.

dirk-wollschlaegerDirk Wollschlaeger
IBM General Manager Global Automotive Industry
Dirk Wollschlaeger has more than 20 years of professional experience. During nine of those he was responsible for various roles in the metal-working industry, including Assistant to the Board of Directors, Plant Manager and General Manager. During this period he led a successful turnaround through multiple initiatives including but not limited to the reduction of in-house production, the shift of production to near shore locations and the outsourcing of various departments. In January 2012, Dirk Wollschlaeger was appointed IBM General Manager, Global Automotive Industry. Dirk is now based in Germany after returning from Shanghai at the beginning of 2014.

kim-andreassonKim Andreasson
Managing Director of DAKA advisory AB and advisor to United Nations
Kim Andreasson has advised the United Nations since 2003, most recently in preparation for the global 2014 e-government survey. He is a Managing Director of DAKA advisory AB, a cyber security and e-government consultancy, and is regularly giving presentations around the world, including events in the past 12 months in Bahrain, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Oman, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

Rainer MehlDr. Rainer Mehl
Managing Director NTT DATA Germany – Head of Manufacturing Consulting
In spring 2010 Rainer Mehl started within NTT DATA as Leader of the Manufacturing Industry focusing on Automotive Industry and being responsible for the whole industry with market positioning, strategic direction setting, sales and on/offshore delivery. Since 2014 he additionally holds the position of EMEA Head of Manufacturing Consulting for NTT DATA, a Global IT Innovator delivering consulting and IT services to global clients.Rainer has nearly twenty years of experience in the consulting and IT services industry and a diverse set of expertise that spans Global Client Leadership, European service leadership and many client projects on organization, business process and IT with focus in the area of Marketing and Sales for Automotive Industry clients.

bryan-glick-bioBryan Glick
Editor in Chief – Computer Weekly
Bryan is the editor in chief of Computer Weekly, the UK’s leading business technology publication. He is responsible for managing and developing all of Computer Weekly’s editorial content, covering the website, blogs, video, podcasts, web seminars, social media, events, community, the 200,000-circulation weekly digital magazine, and the CW500 IT leadership group.Bryan is also head of European editorial for Computer Weekly’s publisher, TechTarget, where he is part of the team leading the company’s European expansion plans.

astin-thomas-150x179Astin Thomas
Chief Information Officer, KBC

Astin Thomas oversees all IT services and solutions globally as Chief Information Officer of KBC Advanced Technologies plc, a London Stock Exchange listed, technology-based hydrocarbon software and consulting firm. At KBC, he leads and co-sponsors major IT innovation projects and partners with other business units in architecting enterprise technical solutions to achieve their strategic goals. In addition to his duties as CIO, Astin also works with KBC’s clients in achieving project and business goals through leveraging IT systems and platforms.

michelle_dennedy-pageMichelle Dennedy
Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer, Cisco Systems
Michelle is the VP and Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco and works to raise awareness and create tools that promote privacy, quality, respect, trust and asset-level possibilities for data. She is a unique visionary in both the privacy profession and the information technology industry, bringing together multifaceted approaches that not only provide sincere privacy protections, but also drive business value. Throughout her career, Dennedy has been a leader in security and privacy initiatives ranging from regulatory compliance, privacy engineering, advocacy and education efforts and litigation at McAfee/Intel Security, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. She is the founder of The iDennedy Project changing how people think about information and data and she is the author of The Privacy Engineer’s Manifesto: Getting from Policy to Code to QA to Value.

ellis-lindsay-150x179Ellis Lindsay
Senior Principal, IoT Strategy, Nokia
Ellis Lindsay has been with Nokia for over 10 years. He started his career in consumer and enterprise software, later moving on to telecom solutions, and has a deep understanding of device-centric solutions and customer experience. After serving in various positions in Nokia, Ellis is now in a strategic role, guiding the evolution of IoT within the company.

christopher-larkin-150x179Christopher Larkin
Vice President of Data and Analytics at GE Digital
Mr. Larkin is Vice President of Analytics and Machine Learning for GE Digital. In this role, he sets overall analytics strategy for the Predix Platform and works to ensure that GE continues to lead the Industrial Internet of Things. Mr. Larkin also leads Data Science and Analytics teams for customer specific engagements in the industrial space. Mr. Larkin has deep product development experience in the health care and transportation industries, as well as data products for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Communities.

marc-altshuller-150x179Marc Altshuller
General Manager of Business Analytics at IBM
Marc Altshuller is general manager of Business Analytics at IBM, which is comprised of Watson Analytics, Watson Analytics for Social Media and Cognos Analytics. Marc leads an integrated team of distinguished engineers, designers, offering managers, developers, digital and field sales reps and marketing specialists through the innovation, transformation and delivery of one of IBM’s most recent signature solutions.

jayne-landry-150x179Jayne Landry
Global Vice President & General Manager, Business Intelligence, SAP
Jayne is responsible for the solutions and go-to-market for SAP’s Business Intelligence portfolio including SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise, SAP BusinessObjects Cloud, SAP Lumira, SAP Analytics Hub, SAP BW/4HANA and the SAP Digital Boardroom. In this role, Jayne drives portfolio planning, product innovation and roadmaps, new product introduction, strategic alliances, pricing and packaging and go-to-market programs.

Jørgen-Brolykke-RasmussenJørgen Brolykke Rasmussen
Stabschef for IT & Digitalisering, Odense Kommune
Based in Funen, Denmark, Jørgen Brolykke Rasmussen has more than ten years of management experience at Odense Kommune, a Danish municipality. He is currently the chief of staff in the IT and Digitizing department, a position he has held since January 2016.

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