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 April 2013 program.
- Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International
- Mark Egan, Former VMware CIO
- Scott Fenton, VP, CIO, Wind River
- Joe Galuszka, Principal at Fulcrum Associates
- Doug Harr, CIO, Splunk, Inc.
- Mike Kail, VP, IT Operations, Netflix
- Tony Leng, Managing Director, Diversified Search
- Ralph Loura, VP, CIO, The Clorox Company
- Hunter Muller, President, CEO, HMG Strategy, LLC
- Lars Rabbe, CIO, Skype
- Mark Settle, CIO, BMC Software
- Naresh Shanker, CIO, Printing and Personal Systems Group & HP.com, Hewlett-Packard Company
- Michael Skaff, VP Technology, Masons of California
- Randall N. Spratt, Executive VP, CIO, CTO, McKesson Corporation
- Cynthia Stoddard, Senior VP, CIO, NetApp
- Mark Sunday, CIO, SVP, Oracle Corporation
- Jon Walton, CIO/Director of Information Services Department, San Mateo County
- Peter F. Weis, VP and CIO, Matson Navigation Company
Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International
Bob Concannon is a senior client partner within the San Francisco office of Korn/Ferry International. 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.
Mark Egan, Former VMware CIO
Mark Egan, is a partner at StrataFusion Group, Inc., and has over 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 access of $350 million, and IT integration for over 60 mergers and acquisitions. 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 six 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.
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 deployed in more than one billion devices worldwide by industry leaders such as BMW, 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, information security, and telecommunications. He has expertise in strategic planning and ensuring companies obtain the maximum return from their IT investment. He has previously held positions at Peregrine Systems, HP, Fujitsu, and Tektronix. Fenton holds a master’s degree in information management from the University of Oregon.
Joe Galuszka, Principal at Fulcrum Associates
Joe Galuszka is principal of Fulcrum Associates, an IT contract optimization, negotiation and cost savings consulting firm. With over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, his negotiation experience spans both the client buy-side and vendor sell- side. Joe’s expertise is assisting Fortune 1000 clients’ negotiation efforts on IT Enterprise software and hardware acquisitions, and professional and implementation services by negotiating additional hard-dollar cost savings, advantageous contract terms and conditions while improving the overall vendor relationship and management. Previously, Joe was VP of Gartner Consulting responsible for managing the IT cost optimization practice. Joe was a founding company officer at Scient, an e-business consulting and professional services firm. Joe has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Buffalo, SUNY.
Doug Harr, CIO, Splunk, Inc.
Doug Harr is CIO at Splunk, Inc. Doug and his team fulfill information technology needs using a combination of on premise, private and public cloud solutions with a heavy emphasis on software and infrastructure “as a service”. Doug is passionate about deploying IT solutions in this way, delivering advanced capabilities to his business customers, all highly extensible, and metered on a variable cost basis. Doug has been leading IT organizations for half 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 such as Symantec, VMware, Activision, and other technology companies. Doug has a B.S. degree in Business from Cal Poly, SLO. He is engaged in the CISE CIO consortium, lectures at several local universities.
Mike Kail, VP, IT Operations, Netflix
Mike Kail is the VP of IT Operations at Netflix, leading a team of 90 employees in his organization. Mike is an experienced professional with over 20 years of IT-Operations executive leadership experience who focuses on highly scalable architecture. Before Netflix, he was the VP of IT Operations at Attensity where he was responsible for various big data components as well as the integration of Americas and the EMEA IT teams. He specializes in Unix System/Network Architecture, SaaS/Cloud deployments, Hadoop/HBase clusters, Monitoring/Alerting, SQL/NoSQL, Virtualization, and Performance Tuning/Scalability. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Iowa State University.
Tony Leng, Managing Director, Diversified Search
Tony Leng is a managing director of Diversified Search and leads the CIO and Technology practices. He also manages the firm’s San Francisco office. Previously, Tony was Managing Partner of Hodge Partners and headed up the CIO, Technology and Private Equity practices within the firm. Tony’s clients include public and private companies where he has placed CEOs, CFOs, CIOs and other C-level executives. He has conducted senior IT management searches for Delta Dental, Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, Franklin Templeton Investments, Visa, Wells Fargo, Esurance, Levi Strauss, Otis Spunkmeyer, and Blue Shield of California.
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. With about 8,300 employees worldwide, the company manufactures products in more than two dozen countries and markets them in more than 100 countries.
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 five 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.
Lars Rabbe, CIO, Skype
Lars Rabbe joined Skype in September of 2009 as interim CIO to help with the separation from eBay, and became permanent CIO in May of 2010 with responsibility for Site Operations and IT (infrastructure and business systems). After the Microsoft integration Lars now serves as GM of Skype’s Technical Operations. Prior to Skype Lars served as CIO for several Silicon Valley companies including Yahoo, Octel, Redback Networks and Intuit and held IT leadership positions at Lucent and NeXT among other companies. Over his 40 year career Lars has worked in Internet companies, Manufacturing, Software, Consulting, and Financial Services. Lars holds a computer science degree from the University of Copenhagen.
Mark Settle, CIO, BMC Software
Mark Settle joined BMC Software in June 2008. He has served as the CIO of four Fortune 300 companies: Corporate Express, Arrow Electronics, Visa International and Occidental Petroleum. Mark has worked in a variety of industries including consumer products, high tech distribution, financial services and oil & gas. Previously, he has held P&L responsibilities as the director of a systems integration business unit within Hughes Aircraft Company. Mark's formal training is in the geological sciences. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from MIT and a Ph.D. from Brown University.
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, 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 VP 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.
Michael Skaff, VP Technology, Masons of California
Randall N. Spratt, Executive VP, CIO, CTO, McKesson Corporation
As CTO, Randall N. Spratt guides the overall technology direction for the company’s healthcare technology products, and provide support and guidance for application development processes companywide. As CIO, Spratt is responsible for all technology initiatives within the Corporation. Spratt has been with McKesson for more than 18 years, most recently as chief process officer for McKesson Provider Technologies (MPT), the company's medical software and services division based in Alpharetta, Georgia. He also managed MPT's Business Development, Information Technology, and Strategic Planning offices, as well as MPT's Technology Services business.
Cynthia Stoddard, Senior VP, CIO, NetApp
Cynthia Stoddard is the senior vice president and chief information officer 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.
Mark Sunday, CIO, SVP, Oracle Corporation
Mark Sunday is chief information officer and senior vice president at Oracle, responsible for the information technology infrastructure used across the company globally. Mark’s responsibilities have also included the operational infrastructure for Oracle’s on-demand product offerings. Prior to joining Oracle in 2006, Mr. Sunday was senior vice president and chief information officer of Siebel Systems. With more than 30 years in the high technology industry, he has served in various IT leadership positions at Motorola, ST Microelectronics, and Texas Instruments. Mr. Sunday holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He served on the board of Altiris (which was acquired by Symantec) and serves as a Trustee of the Utah Technology Council.
Jon Walton, CIO/Director of Information Services Department, San Mateo County
Jon Walton is the CIO for the County of San Mateo leading the efforts to modernize technology for the County, improve operational services, and launch new government technology service delivery models. Mr. Walton’s previous work experience includes working as the Deputy CIO for the City of San Jose where he oversaw the implementation of the city’s first ERP system and their first online permitting system. Following that as a manager for Unisys, he had the opportunity to work with the leadership of Alaska in establishing the first statewide technology planning and budget process. Upon the successful completion of a Citywide 311 Customer Service center, Mr. Walton joined the City of San Francisco to oversee strategic planning and operations, migrating to cloud email, implementation of an ERP system, the virtualization of data centers, award winning government media strategy and applications. Mr. Walton travel all over the world speaking at numerous conferences, and is recognized as a leader in the area of technology and government.
Peter F. Weis, VP and CIO, Matson Navigation Company
Peter F. Weis is VP and CIO of Matson Navigation Company in Oakland, Calif. Matson’s transportation and logistics offerings span the globe from Shanghai to Savannah, and encompass everything from providing a lifeline to the island economies of Hawaii, Guam, and Micronesia to delivering a range of multi-modal services throughout North America. Peter has more than 25 years of IT experience in the fields of logistics, supply chain, and transportation management. As Matson’s CIO since 2003, he’s responsible for driving the company’s IT strategy, ensuring that maximum value is achieved for both tactical and strategic IT investments. He leads Matson’s multi-year strategic IT investment cycle, aimed at refreshing Matson’s applications portfolio to enable business growth, reduce costs, and eliminate technology risks. Weis also provides IT services for Matson’s two subsidiaries, Matson Logistics and Matson Terminals.