Speakers at the IT Leadership Strategies Conference

Tim Brien
As Director of Managed Print Services for OKI Data Americas, Tim is responsible for the development, execution and Partner engagement strategy of OKI's comprehensive MPS offering, Total Managed Printtm. Tim has evolved OKI's TMP offerings into an end-to-end, modular platform that easily integrates into existing business models enabling incremental revenue and margin realization. Tim comes to OKI with 13+ years of industry experience, having previously worked for PrintFleet directing numerous dealerships to successful Enterprise print management implementations.
Cliff Cibelli
Cliff Cibelli is a group manager of product management and development for Verizon Business, with responsibility for developing and deploying mobility solutions across Verizon business channels. Verizon’s portfolio includes Managed Mobility – MDM, a device management service, Mobile Services Enablement Platform – for developing and deploying enterprise wide applications and Enterprise Mobility as a Service - a cloud based solution to help on-the-go workers quickly and securely access their corporate networks as well as Private Application Store for Business.
Prior to the creation of Verizon Business in January 2006, Mr. Cibelli served as the senior product manager of managed network services for MCI, with responsibility for managed wide- and local-area networking and IP-VPN services. Before that, he served as the director for global solutions bid management. Mr. Cibelli has also held strategic planning and technical consulting and training positions.
A 30-year communications industry veteran, Mr. Cibelli has held a variety of technical and marketing positions and began his career at United Information Group. He holds certifications from the Foundations of IT Service Management and ITIL.

Tom Coleman
Tom Coleman has worked successfully at many organizational levels in information technology and in user disciplines.  He has a detailed understanding of strategic planning, process improvement, technical systems strategies, and manufacturing.  Tom has worked in various manufacturing positions leading to the position of Director of World-Wide Materials.  In the information technology area, he has held positions such as Business Systems Analyst, Director of IS, Vice President of IT, and Chief Information Officer. Tom has led six enterprise-wide systems implementations and he currently holds the position of Chief Information and Process Officer at the Sloan Valve Company in Franklin Park, IL.  He is responsible for the Information Technology Group, Sloan’s process improvement initiative, and Tom facilitates Sloan’s strategic planning process.  Tom holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from a small college in San Diego.


Larry Kallembach

Larry Kallembach is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of MB Financial Bank. MB Financial a Chicago based bank with assets of $11.5 billion. Spanning over thirty years Larry’s banking career includes expertise in operations, payment systems, information management and technology, risk management, and mergers including FDIC acquisitions. As CIO at MB Financial his corporate-wide responsibilities include the direction and management of all information technology systems, bank operations, payments and payment systems and the bank’s enterprise risk management systems. His effective leadership is a product of his strategic thinking and interpersonal communication skills. Larry is a former National Board Member of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and former Chairman of the Illinois Bankers Operations and Technology committee.  Larry currently serves as the Chairman of the FiServe-Signature User Strategic Direction Committee and is a member of the Illinois Bankers Association Board of Directors.  He has taught Finance and Economics at Parkland College and he is a periodic speaker and lecturer for various organizations including the University of Illinois. Larry holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from Indiana University and Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois.


Peter Logothetis

Peter joined Allstate Insurance in late 2011 as the Divisional CIO for Claims. Prior to Allstate, he spent 5.5 years as Head of Technology Services (CIO) at QBE the Americas, a member of the Australia-based QBE Group.

Peter has more than 25 years of experience in the information technology industry. He has worked in the manufacturing, banking, insurance, and consulting industries for such well known companies as Continental Bank, CNA Insurance, Kemper Insurance, and Liberty Mutual Insurance.

Peter has been very active in industry initiatives, conferences, and IT forums. He also participates in mentorship programs and school board memberships.

Since 1980, Peter has been a part-time IT instructor at DePaul University, where he earned his masters in business administration and information systems.

James MacLennan
James P. MacLennan (Jim) is Vice President, Information Technology at Reynolds Services Inc., a privately held producer of foodservice/food packaging and consumer products. Jim has direct responsibility for multiple functional areas within IT, including Supply Chain Systems, Information Management, SAP Application Support, and International IT providing support for three business units (CSI, Reynolds Consumer Products, and Pactiv LLC). Jim also serves as the CIO for Pactiv LLC, and drives the IT Project Management Office.
Jim has over 20 years experience in a progression of roles, translating the strategic drivers of a variety of business models and markets into tactical plans and tangible results. His career spans multiple industries, including real estate / property management, building construction and maintenance services, pharmaceuticals, consumer durables, and consumer package goods, with multiple companies including Culligan International, Monsanto, Searle Pharmaceuticals, and Schindler Elevator. Jim started his career at a software development and consulting firm, which gives him a unique insight to vendor relationships and the role of IT in driving business value.
Jim has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and a Marketing MBA from DePaul University. He also maintains a web site and blog (www.cazh1.com), where he writes on his experience and insights on the intersection of business and 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.


Rama Prasad
Rama Prasad is currently
CIO of Aircell.  Aircell is the world’s leading provider of air-to-ground telecommunications and is certified by both FAA and FCC to provide wifi internet services in the airplanes.  As CIO, Rama is responsible for leading all aspects of Information Technology (IT) and effectively supporting the growth of Aircell.  Prior to joining Aircell, Rama headed Application Development and Testing for US Cellular and before that, he held executive positions in IT at Hewitt, Orbitz and CNA.  Rama holds a Masters’ degree in computer science from the University of Missouri-Rolla, an MBA from Rockhurst College in Kansas City and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Osmania University.  Rama’s expertise is focused on growing and transforming technology organizations into highly tuned, efficient entities enabling and contributing to the company’s bottom line success.  


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.

Bob Ruf
Mr. Ruf is Managing Director of the Chicago and Milwaukee markets for Judge Technical Staffing, a subsidiary of The Judge Group.

Mr. Ruf has 14 years of experience in technical staffing and human resource consulting. Prior to Judge, he was a senior account manager for a leading IT staffing firm, where he successfully managed the staffing and professional development needs for various Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Ruf received his bachelor's degree in business marketing from Eastern Illinois University.

Kim Tracy

Kim W. Tracy was appointed Executive Director of University Computing at Northeastern Illinois University in 2005.  Prior to this, Mr. Tracy held various technology and management positions in the Bell Labs division of Lucent Technologies and AT&T, beginning in 1985.  Mr. Tracy has taught computer science in various Chicago-area universities since 1989 and has co-authored a textbook with another one in draft.  Mr. Tracy received dual Bachelor of Science degrees Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Missouri—Rolla and his Masters of Science degree in computer science from Stanford University.  He is a senior member of the IEEE (and formerly editor in chief of IEEE Potentials magazine) and a member of ACM.  The Executive Director of University Computing provides the leadership and support for all computing, academic technology, and telecommunications for the University.  University Computing Services includes administrative, student, and faculty systems as well as support for all computing infrastructure.


Lac Tran
Lac Tran is Senior Vice President and CIO of Information Services at Rush University Medical Center.  He speaks widely on CIO and healthcare topics.


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.