Speakers at the IT Infrastructure, Operations Management Conference

Rahul Deshmukh
Rahul has a unique blend of Web Analytics strategy, Business Intelligence and marketing experience. Rahul is very passionate about the web and his areas of interest are web analytics, marketing strategies, optimization and KPI evaluation. He is currently Director - Web Intelligence at Splunk. Previously, he was Sr. Manger - Search Analytics at eBay. His team worked on analytics and optimization for Product Based Experience, Catalogs, Fitment, Classification and Advertising. Prior to eBay, His past experience include Director of Analytics and Optimization for Ask.com. and Dell. At Dell, Rahul was responsible for the Web Analytics Tools Strategy for Dell.com (largest e-commerce site) which included identifying capabilities, KPI, functionality, vendor selection, and implementation of a Web Analytics tool.
 
Brett Goodwin
As vice president of marketing and business development, Brett is responsible for overall marketing strategy and execution, and forging key partnerships. Brett has 20 years of experience helping emerging technology companies become market leaders, including Isilon Systems, RealNetworks, and McCaw Cellular/AT&T Wireless. As employee 15 and vice president of marketing and business development for Isilon, Brett helped lead the networked storage company from pre-revenue to $100M+ annual revenue and through a successful IPO in December 2006. . EMC acquired Isilon for $2.5B in October 2011. Prior to Isilon, Brett led product management, enterprise products, and corporate development at RealNetworks over 6+ years and through their IPO in November 1997. At McCaw cellular, Brett held product management and marketing roles as the first digital and nationwide cellular network was becoming operational in North America. Brett has also worked as a management consultant for Booz, Allen, and Hamilton.
Mr. Goodwin holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Pomona College, an M.B.A. from Stanford Business School, and studied the history of economics at Oxford University, England.
 
Jason Huber
Jason Huber is a Senior Software Consultant and Tech Lead at Health Care Service Corp. 
 
Raymond Parpart
At one of the nationally top ranked Universities, Raymond Parpart services as the Assistant Director of Data Center Operations where he is responsible for providing the utmost level of compute & service reliability for all University IT core services around the clock. He is also responsible for global consulting serving the IT needs of the University Faculty and staff. Mr. Parpart and his team work continuously to refine the design, construction, and upgrades of the University's core data centers bringing improvements to technology, cost models, and room efficiency at the lowest economical mode. Mr. Parpart leverages over 20 years’ experience with technology, service, data center management, and process to the success of his teams.
 

Jeff Roseman
Jeff is Director of Infrastructure & Information Security for Wilton Brands LLC. Wilton Brands Inc. is the largest food and paper crafting company in the highly fragmented U.S. crafts industry. Mr. Roseman oversees the technology management and information security for 15 facilities in the US, Canada, UK, India, Australia and China.

He is a seasoned IT executive with over two decades of experience in both technology management and consulting roles. With experience in global business, marketing, sales, business process re-engineering, and as an IT director, CIO and consultant, he has worked both sides of the technology world. Mr. Roseman possesses an extensive background working with regional, national, and international businesses in a variety of industries including professional services, healthcare, manufacturing, legal, real estate, construction, and non-profit. He has a broad knowledge of IT strategy, networking, telecommunications, training & development, systems integration, mergers and acquisitions, facility relocation, and business continuity planning.

Mr. Roseman continues to be successful moving IT teams from a crises management mentality to predictive, proactive, disciplined organization. He has previously lectured on social media & networking, IT leadership, customer relationship management, endpoint security, and disaster recovery planning. Mr. Roseman has a bachelor’s degree and an MBA in Information Systems and Marketing from the University of Iowa and serves on the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business SoMAC board.

 
Dean Sharp
Dean Sharp is an Enterprise Architect with 20 years of experience consulting to the Fortune 500. Dean has worked extensively throughout Europe and North America proving both tactical and strategic solutions to his clients.
 
Douglas Smith
Douglas Smith leads both Configuration Management and Knowledge Management at HCSC. His group is credited with building the foundational architecture for a holistic Configuration Management System (CMS), a departure from the monolithic CMDB that had been in place, which yielded significant benefits for the business in terms of service availability and performance. Recently
his program played a critical role in the successful migration of over 150 DR Critical Applications as part of a massive Data Center in-sourcing initiative. Mr. Smith is a certified ITIL expert with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and a Master's of Science degree in Management and Organizational Behavior.
 
Nayan Thakkar
Nayan Thakkar is an accomplished Information Security, Risk, Compliance, DR/BC, Network designs and implementations professional with over 17 years of experience working with the Financial Services, Consulting, Non-for-profit sectors. As an IT Risk and Compliance Manager for VW Credit, Inc., in his role as a Lead Information Risk Officer (LIRO) and Lead Information Compliance Officer (LICO), he has managed to implement of all aspects of the risk function, including implementation of processes, tools and systems to identify, access measure, manager and report risks as well as aligning the compliance program with the business of the company in order to improve its overall performance. With his background of managing Network Infrastructure and projects, he has been instrumental in managing and maintaining Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity programs while incorporating changes from business requirements as well as those from IT projects. In addition, he has coordinated with Legal and business units to manage and report on IT Risk Assessment program while integrating third party assessments into overall vendor management program for those processing or storing confidential information and performing re-certifications.

Mr. Thakkar holds Masters in Information Technology from Northwestern University and Masters in Business Finance and Banking from MS University of Baroda, India. He is also accredited certifications in CISM, VCP, CSM, CCNA, CNE & MCSE.