Kiva Allgood
Chief Commercial Development Officer
GE Ventures
Kiva Allgood is a Managing Director for GE Ventures, New Business Creation. Allgood brings over twenty years of digital transformation and high technology expertise.
João Barros
Founder & CEO
João Barros is the Founder and CEO of Veniam Inc., commercializing vehicular communication technologies.
Sarah Bond
General Manager of Gaming/Xbox
Sarah Bond is the General Manager of Gaming/Xbox at Microsoft. Ms. Bond is an executive with broad strategy and execution experience across many industries. She received her executive MBA at Harvard Business School.
Henry Bzeih
Managing Director of Connected and Mobility Services
KIA Motors America
Henry Bzeih is the Managing Director of Connected and Mobility Services at KIA Motors America. Mr. Bzeih acts as an OEM ambassador to many Telematics and Technology events; he is engaged in many of these forums as a speaker, panelist, and consultant.
Rowan Chapman, PhD
Head of Innovation
Johnson & Johnson
Rowan Chapman is the Head of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, California. In this role, Rowan leads the California team to build and manage a portfolio of co-investments spanning all three sectors of Johnson & Johnson.
Bryan Cunningham
Executive Director
UCI Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute
Bryan Cunningham is the first Executive Director of UCI’s Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute. He is a leading international expert on cybersecurity and a media commentator on cybersecurity, technology and surveillance issues.
Nick Desai
Co-founder & CEO
Nick Desai is an accomplished and visionary entrepreneur who has started and led four venture-funded start-ups over the last 18 years.
Susan Doniz
Susan Doniz serves as the CIO at Qantas. In her current role, Doniz is working on the next wave of digital change that is opening up for airlines.
Russ Garcia
Menlo Micro
Russ Garcia is the CEO of Menlo Micro and oversees the corporate direction and strategy of the company, focusing on leadership, technology innovation and customers.
Martin Giles
CDT Senior Industry Fellow and San Francisco Bureau Chief
MIT Technology Review
Martin Giles is a CDT Senior Industry Fellow and San Francisco Bureau Chief of the MIT Technology Review. Previously, Mr. Giles was a partner at Wing charged with developing the firm’s intellectual capital.
Oren Goldschmidt
Pivotus Ventures
Oren Goldschmidt is the President at Pivotus Ventures which brings financial institution from different geographies together to create technologies that transform tradition banking business models.
Vijay Gurbaxani
Founding Director
Center for Digital Transformation
Vijay Gurbaxani is the Director of the Center for Digital Transformation (CDT) and the Taco Bell Endowed Professor of Information Systems and Computer Science at the Paul Merage School of Business.
Robin Hensley
Vice President of Applications Development & Customer Engagement Technology
Robin Hensley is UPS Vice President of Applications Development & Customer Engagement Technology. In this role, Robin is responsible for digital solutions provided to UPS sales, marketing and customer support centers globally.
Robert Houlihan
Chief Product Officer
Mercury Insurance
Robert Houlihan is Chief Product Officer at Mercury Insurance with responsibilities for Actuarial, Research and Development, Analytics, Field Product Management as well as oversight of its Warranty and Direct to Consumers groups.
Dr. Eugene Izhikevich
Co-founder, Chairman & CEO
Brain Corp
Dr. Eugene Izhikevich is the Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Brain Corp, a company specializing in the development of intelligent systems that automate commercial equipment.
Shabnam Jalakian
SVP & Chief Information Security Officer
First American
Shabnam Jalakian is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at First American. She is a security and technology executive with experience in banking and investment management industries.
Peter Marx
Advisory Board Member, Office of Extraordinary Innovation
Los Angeles Metro
Peter Marx is an Advisory Board Member for the Office of Extraordinary Innovation at the Los Angeles Metro. Mr. Marx is also a board member at the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab.
Miriam McLemore
Enterprise Strategist
Miriam McLemore is an Enterprise Strategist and Evangelist at Amazon Web Services (AWS), a division of, Inc.
Kathy Misunas
Board Director
Tech Data Corporation and Boingo Wireless
Kathy Misunas currently serves as an advisor and Board Director to public and private businesses, and is a principal and founder of Essential Ideas, a consultancy specializing in global travel and tourism, technology, and e-commerce.
Jeetu Patel
Chief Product Officer
Jeetu Patel is Chief Product Officer at Box. He leads the company's overall product and platform strategy, driving Box’s long-term roadmap and vision for cloud content management in the enterprise.
Ryan Permeh
Co-founder & Chief Scientist
Ryan Permeh is the Cofounder and Chief Scientist at Cylance, a company focused on applying advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence towards securing all the computers under the sun.
Rebecca Scholl
VP, Digital Innovation
Rebecca Scholl is the Vice President of Digital Innovation at Genpact, a global professional services firm that drives digital-led innovation and digitally-enabled intelligent operations for their clients.
Susan Swenson
Board Director
First Responders Network Authority and Harmonic
Susan Swenson serves as chairwoman to the FirstNet Board and brings extensive experience as a telecommunications and technology executive. Ms. Swenson serves on the Board of Directors of Harmonic Inc. as well.
Nick Tran
Head of Social Media & Brand Culture
Nick Tran recently joined Samsung as the Head of Brand Culture where he integrated social media, influencer, and experiential teams across the passion pillars of entertainment, music, and sports.
Margarethe Wiersema
Dean’s Professor, Strategic Management
Paul Merage School of Business
Margarethe F. Wiersema holds the Dean’s Professorship in Strategic Management at The Paul Merage School of Business. She has an MBA and Ph.D. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Mingdi Xin
Assistant Professor, Information Systems
Paul Merage School of Business
Professor Mingdi Xin joined The Paul Merage School of Business in July 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Information Systems. Her work has appeared in Information Systems Research, and the Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems.
Dean Yoost
Board Director
MUFG Union Bank & Pacific Life Insurance Company
Dean A. Yoost currently serves as Financial Advisor of Pacific Life Insurance Company. Mr. Yoost serves as Business Advisor at iGlyko, Inc. He served as Managing Partner in Orange County and the region leader of its advisory practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Scott Zogg
Chief Security Officer & Fellow
Rockwell Collins
Scott Zogg is the Chief Security Officer and an engineering fellow at Rockwell Collins. He is responsible for all matters related to the security of Rockwell Collins and also chairs the Rockwell Collins Cybersecurity Council.