Speakers at the Cloud Computing Strategies - The Next Generation Conference

Glenn Allison
Glenn is the Director of Global Networks at Kellogg Company. He and his team are responsible for defining and delivering Kellogg's network of the future which will integrate global supply chain operations, interface with growing cloud services, as well as prepare for the new world of the hyper connected "Internet of Everything".
For his expertise in telecommunications, he has spoken at various technology events such as Computerworld, IT Roadmap, Enterprise Connect, as well as contributed to Tech Cocktail, Network World, and Mobile Marketer.
Prior to his role at Kellogg’s, Glenn held various engineering and management roles at W.W. Grainger, Inc. He holds a Master of Science in Information Technology from Northwestern University and an MBA from University of Chicago.
 

Greg Hubbard

Greg is a technology professional with achievements in small and large organizations, from dot-com startups to Fortune 1000 companies. Currently he is the Executive Director of Technology for Cengage Learning. In this role, he is responsible for creating and executing the strategy for seamless integration of 4 core functions: Web Development (multiple teams), Architecture, Quality Assurance, and Business Analytics. Greg has been engaged as a subject matter expert for the relationship between business strategy & IT, cloud computing, business intelligence as related to revenue growth and the roles of social networking within a company. He has also acted as a technology consultant for developing companies. He previously held technology positions at Q Interactive, Trans Union Corp, and CNA Insurance.

 
Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson is Hewlett-Packard's TS Consulting Cloud Product Line Leader for the Americas. His current responsibilities include creating and enabling innovative cloud-based solutions for HP's customers in the Americas, solving individual customer needs in the US and delivering strategic level discussions with HP's customers. He has over 18 years of experience in consulting specializing in Cloud and Data Center Transformation for the last 8 years. Eric has consulted in a variety of industries:
• Financial
• Energy
• Manufacturing
• Medical / Insurance
He has led multi-billion dollar projects completely transforming IT organizations and how the business interacts with the IT organization.
 
Christopher Kouzios
Christopher Kouzios is an IT Vice President responsible for infrastructure services at Catamaran, an innovative leader in Pharmacy Benefit Management. With responsibility for all aspects of IT infrastructure from storage to network, application to security, telecom to database management, Chris is a results oriented leader constantly focused on improving delivery and working with his business and development counterparts. In his 20 year IT career, he has seen many different kinds of pitfalls - and learned to anticipate new ones while managing his teams to steer around them.

When he is not pouring over budgets, actively growing his team leads, building a roadmap, troubleshooting a problem, or trying to fill positions, Chris enjoys taking his six children to their football camp, baseball tournaments, tennis meets, etc. One of Chris' secrets is that he once held a technology "Sales" position and uses techniques learned there to improve his IT organization's communication and management processes.
 
 

Fred Kwong

Dr. Fred Kwong has been in the information technology field for the past 15 years in working in education, financial, and telecommunication sectors. Fred currently works at a Farmers Insurance where he currently is the Global Head of Privileged Access Control. Fred is currently building a new program seeking to govern, control, and profile privileged identities throughout the enterprise.
Fred’s work includes the creation of security and privacy policies, standards, and procedures. He is a subject matter expert in PCI, leading organizations to pass their report on compliance. With an extensive background in IT technologies, Fred continues to challenge the status quo by providing guidance in security and network architecture creating holistic designs that align to todays’ threat vector for organizations.
Fred has a passion of combining IT skills with organization development values. His broad range of IT skills has allowed him to view IT from many different paradigms and present them to the business partners in an easy to understand language. Fred servers as an adjunct professor at Benedictine and Roosevelt University teaching courses in international business, organization behavior, project management, and information systems. He holds a Ph.D. from Benedictine University and earned his master’s degree in business administration from Roosevelt University. Fred is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), and a PCI Professional (PCIP).

 
Dan Nottke
Dan Nottke is currently the Chief Information Officer for Kirkland & Ellis LLP, a 100-year old law firm with a history of providing exceptional service to clients around the world in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property, restructuring and counseling matters. The groundwork has been established for another century of superior legal work and client service.
Since joining the Firm in 2008, Dan has led the transformation of the Information Technology department from a decentralized team to a fully centralized Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) based on a high performing organization. Amongst the accomplishments of Dan’s teams are building a strategy based organization, pioneering a world class IT vendor management solution, implementing a world class law firm application strategy and implementing a career path and career map planning.
 
David Rettig
David Rettig is the Director of Information Technology for Nucor Buildings Group, which represents American Buildings Company, CBC Steel Buildings, Nucor Building Systems, and Kirby Building Systems. He has served on Cisco Live! advisory board since 2014. He has a leadership experience in multiple verticals including manufacturing, non-profit, architectural/engineering consulting, and education. David holds a B.S. in Information Technology, an MBA from Franklin University, an M.S. in Management and Leadership from WGU, and is pursuing a doctorate in business administration at Wilmington University.
 
 
Grant Shirk
Grant Shirk is is Group Enterprise Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise at Box, with a decade of experience in marketing strategy, positioning and product design. He is an expert in mobility, collaboration and customer experience, and thrives on creating products that help people communicate in new ways. Prior to Box, Grant worked at Microsoft and Tellme Networks, where he helped leaders like Aon Hewitt, Fidelity Investments, and UPS design and deliver unique, effective experiences for their customers. Grant holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Stanford University.
 
Jameel Siddiqui
Jameel has close to fifteen years experience in information security, information technology, security technical consulting, information systems security auditing, compliance and governance.
Jameel leads the Security Services function as part of Risk Management for Oracle’s Managed Cloud Services. Responsibilities include ensuring compliance with Oracle’s internal Security Policies and Standards, industry recognized security frameworks, and agreed upon customer security requirements. Jameel also manages delivery of Managed Security Services subscribed by Managed Cloud Services customers.
Jameel received his bachelor’s degree from Rollins College and his master’s degree from Florida Institute of Technology.