CIO Executive Development : Instructors
Instructors for the CIO Executive Development program are current and former Bay Area CIOs
The following instructors are confirmed for the May 2014 program.
- Stuart Appley, CIO, Shorenstein Realty Services LP
- Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry
- Mike Dauber, Principal, Battery Ventures
- Mark Egan, Former VMware CIO
- Scott Fenton, VP, CIO, Wind River Systems
- Doug Harr, CIO, Splunk
- Eric Johnson, SVP, CIO, Informatica
- Ralph Loura, VP, CIO, The Clorox Company
- Hunter Muller, President, CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC
- Bob Quinn
- Naresh Shanker, CIO, Printing and Personal Systems Group & HP.com, Hewlett-Packard Company
- Patrick Steele, EVP, CIO, Delta Dental of California
- Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, NetApp
Stuart Appley, CIO, Shorenstein Realty Services LP
Stuart Appley is the chief information officer at Shorenstein, a leading national investment and real estate management firm. Mr. Appley is a cloud evangelist, having instituted a ‘cloud first’ strategy at Shorenstein, while frequently speaking on the subject, along with sharing best practices for using technology in the real estate and investment management sectors. He is a member of the Consortium of Information System Executives and the Realcomm Advisory Council, and a board member of the CISE Education Fund. Mr. Appley was also a contributing author on the book CIO Perspectives. Prior to Shorenstein, Mr. Appley was the CIO at Walden International, a global venture capital firm, where he had worldwide responsibility for the firm’s technology needs. Additionally, Mr. Appley acted as an adviser to Walden International’s portfolio companies, while also participating in the due diligence of Walden’s investments in IT related companies. Prior to Walden, Mr. Appley held senior level technology and management positions at LGT Asset Management, First Nationwide Bank, and Lomas & Nettleton Information Systems. Mr. Appley graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in finance, and from San Francisco State University with an M.B.A. in finance.
Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry
Bob Concannon is a Senior Client Partner within the San Francisco office of Korn Ferry. He is a member of the Firm’s Global Technology Market. Mr. Concannon brings to Korn/Ferry over 10 years of technology executive search experience, leading numerous CIO and CTO searches across industries. He also serves on Korn/Ferry's Information Technology Officers Center of Expertise. Furthermore, Mr. Concannon leads searches in the software and IT communities on assignments for clients in the areas of cloud, mobility and enterprise software. Venture capitalists and private equity firms look to his expertise around helping Internet startups migrate to the next executive level as they receive their post Series B and C funding rounds. Prior to his current position, Mr. Concannon served as the managing director of another global executive search firm, leading the technology practice, U.S. Additionally, he led the firm’s global technology vertical for seven years, coordinating worldwide search activity in the technology sector with Fortune 100 top accounts. Previously, Mr. Concannon served in sales and marketing roles for both Pioneer Electronics and Sony Corporation. Mr. Concannon served the Internet industry from its early inception in the 90s by working with then unknown startups Netscape and Yahoo! His portfolio clients have included well-established companies like Microsoft, Oracle, 3Com, Cisco and Nokia, and a host of start-up companies funded by tier-1 venture capital. He has completed over 500 search projects in his career with many of those projects reaching successful IPOs. Published and quoted often in The Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, CFO and CIO Magazines, as well as being featured twice on ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings in their Silicon Valley report, Mr. Concannon has served as an expert on Silicon Valley trends for over 15 years. He has been a guest lecturer at The University of California Berkeley and Stanford University. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Pacific.
Mike Dauber, Principal, Battery Ventures
Mike Dauber has been with Battery since 2008, and as a Principal in the firm’s Menlo Park office he’s focused on entrepreneurs, ideas and companies building disruptive technology for the enterprise. Mike has been involved with Continuuity, a stealth big data startup born out of Battery’s Entrepreneur in Residence program, since the company’s inception, and is also engaged with Calxeda, Nutanix, Platfora and RelateIQ. He is also on the teams that invested in Delphix and Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK). A hardware engineer at Velio Communications early in his career, Mike went on to hold sales, business development and marketing roles at Altera and Xilinx prior to joining Battery. During this time, Mike was responsible for developing product vision, defining launch strategies, and managing business development programs at major communications OEMs. While in sales, Mike served as the account manager for Cisco. He earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Mike contributes to Battery’s infrastructure blog and also speaks frequently at industry conferences. .
Mark Egan, Partner, StrataFusion
Mark Egan is a partner at StrataFusion Group, Inc. and has more than 25 years of information technology experience, with expertise in IT transformation, information security, and mergers & acquisitions. His extensive experience includes managing global IT organizations with over 1,200 employees, budgets in excess of $350 million, and IT integration for over 60 mergers and acquisitions. Mark has been repeatedly recognized for his leadership and success in scaling IT organizations to support rapid growth companies. Prior to joining StrataFusion, Mark was a CIO at VMware where he led the company from a server virtualization vendor with $2 billion in revenue to a $5 billion market leader of cloud solutions. During his 6 years as CIO at Symantec, Mark’s leadership in IT was instrumental in supporting the company’s transformation from $600 million consumer software publisher to a $5 billion market leader of enterprise security solutions. He held senior level positions with companies in a variety of industries, including Sun Microsystems, Price Waterhouse, and Wells Fargo Bank.Mark holds a master’s degree in finance and international business from University of San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences from University of Clarion. Mark developed and taught a graduate class, “Building Business Value through IT Innovation”, at the Haas School of Business at University of California at Berkeley.
Scott Fenton, VP, CIO, Wind River Systems
Scott Fenton is Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Wind River Systems in Alameda, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation. Wind River is the global leader in embedded software systems and their technology is currently deployed in more than 300 million devices worldwide by industry leaders like Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, Nokia, Motorola, and Mitsubishi. Scott has over 25 years of experience in IT. He has worldwide responsibility for all business systems, global networks and infrastructure, and telecommunications. He has expertise in strategic planning and ensuring companies obtain the maximum return from their IT investment. He previously held positions at Peregrine Systems, HP, Fujitsu, and Tektronix. Fenton holds a Master’s Degree in Information Management from the University of Oregon.
Doug Harr, CIO, Splunk
Doug Harr is the chief information officer at Splunk. He is responsible for the deployment and management of technology at the company. Doug and his team serve Splunk’s information technology needs using private and public cloud solutions, while managing web functionality and global facilities. Doug oversees corporate analytics, an internal Splunk implementation to deliver web analytics, application management, security forensics and operational intelligence for the company at large. Doug has been leading IT organizations for most of his career, at companies such as Ingres Corporation, Portal Software and Hewlett Packard. The rest of the time he has been in the IT consulting field, focused on delivering enterprise business applications to clients and technology companies like Symantec, VMware and Activision. Doug holds a B.S. degree in business from Cal Poly, SLO. He is engaged in the CISE CIO consortium, lectures at several local universities and is a faculty member for the CIO Executive Development Program at San Francisco State University.
Eric Johnson, SVP, CIO, Informatica
Eric Johnson is senior vice president and chief information officer of Informatica with responsibility for the strategic direction of Informatica’s global business solutions and technology infrastructure. During his tenure at Informatica, Johnson has held a variety of IT roles building a world-class IT organization through a successful Cloud strategy and global delivery model of Informatica global enterprise applications for all business solutions including dozens of corporate cloud solutions. In August 2013, Johnson was named as the Rising Star finalist by the Silicon Valley Business Journal CIO Awards. Prior to joining Informatica in 2002, Johnson worked at Deloitte Consulting assisting global organizations with large scale business process reengineering, ERP and supply chain projects. His client engagements included roles throughout Asia and North America. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo University.
Ralph Loura, VP, CIO, The Clorox Company
Ralph Loura is responsible for the company’s worldwide use of information technology. In his role, Mr. Loura leads the global IT organization and directs the company’s strategic technology initiatives in support of Clorox’ goal of making everyday life better, every day. Prior to joining Clorox Mr. Loura served as SVP and CIO for Medicis, VP and CIO for Symbol Technologies and held IT leadership positions at Cisco Systems, Lucent Technologies and AT&T. The Clorox Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer products. Clorox markets some of consumers’ most trusted and recognized brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products; Green Works® homecare products; Fresh Step® and Scoop Away® cat litters; Kingsford® and Match Light® charcoals; Hidden Valley® and K C Masterpiece® dressings and sauces; Brita® Water Filtration systems; Glad® bags, wraps and containers; and Burt’s Bees® natural personal care products. With about 8,300 employees worldwide, the company manufactures products in more than two dozen countries and markets them in more than 100 countries. Clorox trades on the NYSE under the symbol “CLX.”
Hunter Muller, President, CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC
Hunter Muller is the President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC, the fastest growing provider of innovative thought leadership and networking events for CIOs and senior IT executives. Hunter is a globally respected IT strategist with more than 20 years of experience in IT leadership consulting and research. His concepts have been used successfully by corporations worldwide to improve executive performance, enhance collaboration, elevate the role of IT, and align strategy across the enterprise. Hunter’s focus over the past seven years has been researching the work and leadership styles of top transformational executives at leading organizations around the world. He has built an extensive network of senior IT leaders at companies such as: IBM, Microsoft, VMware, Boeing, McKesson, Caterpillar, Flextronics International, Intel, Waste Management, Shell Oil, CVS Caremark, Terex, Boston Scientific, Salesforce.com and many more. Given his research findings, Hunter has published several books: The Transformational CIO (Wiley, March 2011) and On Top of the Cloud (Wiley, January 2012). Given the unprecedented opportunity IT leaders have today to drive innovation and business results, Hunter’s third book, Leading the Epic Revolution, was published in early 2013. As a result Hunter’s unique position of knowing the thoughts, challenges, and opportunities of the IT Leader, he is asked to speak at a variety of venues such as IBM’s Cloud Expo and on TheStreet.com. Hunter and HMG Strategy support a variety of IT related charities, and Hunter personally gives back his time and ideas as a member of the Executive Committee of the Fairfield/Westchester Chapter of the Society for Information Management, serving as the Vice President of Programs.
Naresh Shanker, CIO, Printing and Personal Systems Group & HP.com, Hewlett-Packard Company
Naresh Shanker is chief information officer of HP’s Printing and Personal Systems Group, with additional responsibilities for Pan-HP Supply Chain and webOS functions. Naresh’s experience within the IT industry spans more than 20 years and incorporates supporting a wide range of industries, including high-tech manufacturing, semiconductor, medical, life sciences, software, and consumer products businesses. He has also led and executed large scale software implementations, mergers and acquisitions, and outsourcing initiatives, as well as established offshore IT and manufacturing operations in India and China, respectively. Most recently, Naresh was vice president and CIO of the HP Personal Systems Group’s webOS Global Business Unit, with responsibility for managing the webOS GBU’s IT strategy, enterprise applications development, app catalog, mobile commerce, and cloud services, as well as webOS.com e-commerce operations. Prior to joining HP’s webOS GBU, Naresh was vice president and CIO for Palm, Inc., where he had management responsibility for IT strategy and all of the company’s IT assets. His responsibilities also included application development, data management, technology infrastructure, cloud services, data center operations, and worldwide telecommunication networks. Prior to joining Palm, Naresh was responsible for managing Agilent Technologies’ enterprise business solutions organization, delivering customer-facing and supply chain solutions worldwide. Naresh began his career at HP in the Medical Products Group, where he led the GBU’s IT team that was responsible for delivering applications and infrastructure solutions and services worldwide, and integrating acquisitions into the business. He also was instrumental in establishing a joint venture manufacturing center in Qingdao, China. Naresh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
Patrick Steele, EVP, CIO, Delta Dental of California
Patrick Steele is Executive Vice President and CIO for Delta Dental of California and a member of the Senior Executive Management Team. Delta Dental is part of a $7 billion enterprise and one of the largest dental benefit administrators in the nation. Mr. Steele has 47 years of experience in healthcare, insurance, corporate retail, wholesale, supply chain, merchandising, information technology (IT), dot.com profit & loss, and worldwide retail exchange functions. Prior to joining Delta Dental, he was involved in consulting and business development, and was active in establishing several technology companies that serve the retail sector. As a former member of the executive management team for a $37 billion retailer, Mr. Steele led numerous strategic projects, inclusive of both large and small mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Steele sits on the Advisory Board for a Venture Capital firm and is active in the evaluation of new companies for the firm to invest in. Mr. Steele is also a Board Member of Dignity Health, a large multi-state healthcare delivery company based in San Francisco. Mr. Steele holds a B.A. in business administration and a B.S. in mathematics, both from the University in Washington. He has been active in numerous civic organizations.
Cynthia Stoddard, SVP & CIO, NetApp
Cynthia Stoddard is the senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) at NetApp. In her role as CIO, she is responsible for providing a long-term technology vision that supports and is aligned with the company’s strategies and goals, business plans, operating requirements, and overall efficiencies. She provides leadership to the Global IT organization to enable delivery of worldwide business solutions and infrastructure that support the company's growth. Additionally, she acts as the primary advocate of NetApp to external markets to promote further awareness of the NetApp on NetApp initiative. Cynthia has over 25 years of business experience and IT expertise leading large global organizations in supply chain, retail, and technology companies. Before joining NetApp, in 2010, she was group vice president, Information Technology, at Safeway Inc. Other positions she has held include group CIO for NOL Group, the parent of APL Ltd., a global transportation and logistics company; as well as executive and technical IT roles in both U.S. and global companies. While she was CIO at NOL Group, the organization was named in the Top 100 of Information Week’s Top 500 innovative users of technology for 4 successive years Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Western New England University, from which she graduated cum laude; and an MBA from Marylhurst University.