by Sejuti Das

10 CIO talks you can’t miss at NILF 2017

Feb 14, 2017

Here are the 10 CIOs speaking at NILF 2017 that you simply can’t miss.

NASSCOM is hosting its annual three-day flagship event starting today is featuring over 130 speakers and technology experts. The event brings together industry experts and IT practitioners from all over the country to share their stories, learn, and connect.

Here are the 10 CIOs speaking at NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2017 that you simply can’t miss, in no particular order:

1. Alpna J. Doshi, Global CIO at Philips

Alpna oversees Philips’ IT strategic direction, and execution, focussing on the business transformation. She has over 25 years of global experience with various technology and telecommunications companies. Prior to Philips, she has held senior- level executive roles at Reliance Group, Mahindra Satyam, Deloitte and Touche Management Consulting, Verizon and Telcordia Technologies. She is an industry renowned thought leader and visionary, who has received numerous awards for her work. Alpna is highly driven to improve society at large through technology, innovation and the business areas of healthcare technology.

2. Balasubramanian Ganesh, Global RBWM CIO and Global Head of Application Development and Maintenance at HSBC Technology India

Balasubramanian Ganesh leads the global software delivery capability and dev ops transformation program at HSBC. With 30+ years of global industry experience, Ganesh has played diverse roles ranging from driving large integration programs to setting up the foundation of global delivery models, and IT strategy at global financial institutions.

3. Neal Jeremy Cross, Chief Innovation Officer at DBS Bank

Neal Cross is the MD and chief innovation officer at DBS Bank, and a strong advocate for innovation thinking and culture. Cross has more than 20 years of experience in technology, innovation, and financial services. On the back of our recent ‘World’s Best Digital Bank’ accolade, Neal won the ‘Most Disruptive’ CIO global award. On his weekends Neal lives in the Sumatran jungle where he has founded Hotel Orangutan, a social enterprise to help save the critically endangered Sumatran Orangutan and to give local villagers employment and education.

4. Amy Brady, CIO at KeyBank

Amy Brady is leading the company’s technology and operations front. She is active in professional associations as well as her community. She has served on the executive board of the Metro Atlanta YMCA, sits on the board of National Center for Women and Information Technology, and is a member of the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. Brady was recognized by Crain’s Cleveland as CIO of the Year in 2014 and listed among the ‘Powerful Women to Watch’ by American Banker in 2014 and 2015.

5. Gail Evans, Global Chief Information Officer at Mercer

Gail Evans works across Microsoft Business Groups, Product Engineering and IT teams to launch the next-generation customer knowledge platform for Microsoft’s Mobile First, Cloud First services. Before joining Microsoft, Gail was the VP and GM at Hewlett-Packard, where she was responsible for worldwide country engagement, web capabilities, execution, and digital marketing for its web presence. She has also served as technology senior vice president for Bank of America.

6. Atticus Tysen, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Intuit

Atticus Tysen is responsible for the applications supporting the company’s human resources, finance, marketing and sales and support organizations. Previously, Tysen was the VP of engineering at Aveo, where he setup overall technical direction, led several groups to build and deliver proactive tech support, and messaging systems for personal computer manufacturers such as Dell and Gateway. He has earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Stanford University.

7. Bill Francis, Head of Group IT at International Airline Group (IAG)

Bill is responsible for leading, integrating and transforming IT across IAG, including British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Cargo and Avios. Bill is transforming IT within IAG by implementing a new IT operating model that provides a flexible scalable framework at a market competitive cost base, enabling the innovative development of each brand, and operating company while providing a foundation for growth within the group.

8. Scott Mason, COO IT, Head of IT Operations at Novartis

Scott Mason leads the IT operations, strategy, transformation and change management functions. He holds a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich on artificial intelligence, an MSc. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, and a B.Surv. (Hons 1) from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is also an author of 21 peer-reviewed scientific articles and has presented research findings at over 30 international conferences. Scott is keenly interested in the potential and impact of technology disruptors in healthcare, including the resurgence of AI and potential of the block chain.

9. Ted Ross, Chief Information Officer at City of Los Angeles

Ted Ross is responsible for delivering enterprise IT services to over 48,000 employees across 38 city departments and digital services to almost 4 million residents across 469 square miles. Before joining ITA, Ted managed the successful citywide Financial Management System ERP Project with the Office of the Controller and IT systems for Los Angeles World Airports. He has over 20 years of private and public sector technology experience, earning various awards and IT credentials along the way.

10. Erik Slooten, CIO at eir

Originally from the Netherlands, Erik Slooten has been working in the telecommunications industry for 18 years, the last eight of which asa CIO of telecommunications companies in Europe. Amongst the programs that Erik has successfully led so far are BSS and OSS transformations, business intelligence, IT security and end-user computing strategies, retail automation, converged communications and strategic sourcing programs.