Speakers at the IT Architercture: 2010 and Beyond Conference

Sergey Chernov, PMP
In his current role -- Director, Enterprise Architecture at NiSource, Sergey is part of company technology team tasked to take NiSource to a new level of Business and IT operations. His responsibilities include technology strategy and planning as well as oversight of tech projects. Previously, he held a position of Assistant Director of IT Strategic Planning at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago where he was leading strategic planning, architecture and project management for a central IT group. Prior to joining NEIU, he was with Emerson Electric where he was responsible for project management and implementation of B2B e-commerce systems. Sergey is a certified project manager (PMP) and has earned a Masters of Science in Information Systems Management degree from Loyola University Chicago and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Indiana University.

Hemant Javeri

Hemant Javeri is a Consultant Architect, Enterprise Software Solution (Contractor, Northern Trust).  He is a Sun Certified Java Architect & Software Consultant with 14 years of experience in all phases of the software development life cycle. Hemant has extensive knowledge of JMS specification and transports using MQ Series, EMS, Weblogic JMS, Websphere JMS , Sonic ESB & ULLink. He has also established best practices, training and mentoring in application development using Java, Tibco and other application integration and data persistence technologies. Hemant has an in-depth knowledge of Enterprise Design Patterns, Application & Data Integration using ETL, ESB, EAI and Web Services and extensive knowledge of application development using application servers such as Weblogic, Websphere and JBOSS and EJB Specifications. He has more than 10 years experience leading application development & architecture teams in financial, healthcare, telecommunication and logistics industries.

Michael Keen

Michael Keen is an Enterprise Architect and Strategist at visionapp North America. Keen, a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP), has spent much of his time speaking in front of C-level executives and other business groups around North America on how to transform Information Technology into Business Technology. Michael is an expert in using dynamic IT concepts with virtualization and delivery infrastructures. Michael is an experienced blogger, as well. He’s spent years writing blogs and columns for independent industry experts Brian Madden and Douglas A. Brown.

Eric Ledyard

Eric Ledyard steers Ahead’s technology vision and is responsible for defining the company's evolving technology strategy. Eric works directly with Ahead customers to understand their current environment and assist in designing solutions that address current needs while keeping an eye on future requirements. Prior to joining Ahead, Eric was the Sr. Systems Engineer for the Business Continuance and Disaster Recovery team, managing 20 states in the Midwest. Eric was a key member of the technical competitive analysis team at EMC providing expert insight on Hitachi Data Systems and IBM virtualization products. Prior to working at EMC he held engineering roles for Sun Microsystems as storage specialist as well as two technology resellers specializing in storage solutions as well as high-performance systems architecture. Prior to transitioning into a pre-sales architecture, Eric has significant end user experience where he was hands utilizing the technology and managing data center environments, this experience provides him with a profound understanding of all aspects of the value chain. Eric attended the Purdue School of Engineering with focus on Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering Technology.

Praveen Moturu

Praveen Moturu is an innovative, accomplished business and technology leader, visionary with strategic leadership experience in transformation, technology and operations, promoting significant business and revenue growth within global and Fortune 500 multinational corporations. He has exceptional performance in global enterprises, start-up organizations, turnaround situations, cost-cutting mandates, IT systems/technology rationalization, and growth-oriented endeavors. Able to create enterprise strategies that cascade throughout an organization. Praveen demonstrates an elite understanding of technology and IT environment, with expertise in strategy, planning and service delivery. Proven ability to leverage technical background to create new business opportunities. He has a significant record of inspiring and motivating individuals or teams to consistently achieve results. Praveen is an approachable, effective communicator who interacts at all levels to foster comfortable work culture. He is also a decisive, action-oriented, leader who is able to build teams, drive change, improve productivity, and reduce costs. Adept at organizational development, financial planning / analysis, and strategy alignment.

Mark Phinick

Mark Phinick has over 20 years of experience helping clients leverage innovative technology for overall increased efficiency and cost saving.  In his current position at BigFix, Mark helps to educate clients on how to reduce spending on software licenses, infrastructure costs and PC energy consumption while ensuring continuous endpoint protection and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining BigFix, Mark held similar positions at IBM, webMethods, Forté Software and other companies delivering ‘breakthrough’ technologies that have since become mainstream solutions.

Bernadette Rasmussen

Bernadette Rasmussen is VP and Chief Enterprise Architect at Health Care Service Corporation. 14 years experience in IT architecture with 13 years experience in a formal Enterprise Architecture organization. Career responsibilities range across Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture, Emerging Technologies, Web Operations, Architecture Frameworks, and Enterprise Component Development. Joined Health Care Service Corporation in 2003 as a Senior Manager of Enterprise Architecture to assist in the growth of the HCSC Enterprise Architecture organization and associated practices. Named Chief Enterprise Architect, Divisional Vice President in 2008.

J Schwan

J's mission is to help transition enterprises into the era of contextual computing. J is the Founder and CEO of Solstice Mobile (www.solstice-mobile.com), one of the nation's largest and fastest growing enterprise mobile software and services firms. Solstice sets sound mobile strategy and builds amazing apps for some of the country's greatest brands. J received his Bachelors in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and began his career at Andersen Consulting. J founded the Chicago Mobile Meetup, the largest mobile special interest group in Chicago with over 2,000 members. J was recently inducted into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, Chicago TechWeek 100, was awarded the University of Illinois College of Engineering Young Alumnus of the Year Award and has had recent mobile work inducted into the Computerworld Hall of Fame. J is also an active supporter of i.c. stars, a local non-profit that provides opportunities for inner-city young adults in Chicago.

Iain Tilbrook

Iain Tilbrook is Chief Business Analyst and I.T. Architecture manager at Argonne National Laboratory.  He has over 20 years experience designing and supporting information systems.  Starting in the Physics division, he transferred to Argonne's MIS group in 1997 to assume support for one the Laboratory's two procurement systems.  After co-leading a lab-wide cyber security self-assessment in 2000, he transitioned into a role to develop the Lab's first enterprise architecture, leading to his present position.  A sub-arachnoid hemorrhage in 2002 and subsequent rehabilitation took Iain away from his duties for an extended period.  Returning to the Lab full-time in late 2003 he was brought into a project to map some of Argonne's key business processes.  That work has continued and expanded as the Lab's attention to process has grown and is now the largest part of his architecture work.

Jim Vaselopulos
Jim Vaselopulos is a seasoned business executive with domain expertise in Financial Services, Marketing, Manufacturing and Service Industries. Jim works closely with many firms to help align business needs and technology for competitive advantage. His many roles include Senior Vice President at PSC Group, LLC, interim CIO at several organizations and strategic business consultant to many others. His speaking engagements include regional executive events, various podcasts, industry organizations and technology-centric educational institutions such as the University of Illinois. Jim holds an Engineering degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Marquette University.