Jim is the chief information officer and architect for The Standish Group International. He is an experienced executive with over 40 years of experience in the field of Information Technology. He has had a diverse career leading IT organizations in academia, biomedical, manufacturing, and software companies.
Lee Cunningham is the Director of Enterprise Agile Enablement at VersionOne. He works with senior organizational leaders around the globe, assisting them in developing business agility through alignment of all parts of the enterprise. He believes it is necessary for people to enjoy their work in order to consistently deliver high-value, high-quality products and services, and he derives great satisfaction in helping them do so.
Steve Edwards is a senior vice president of Carrier Services at Neustar. Steve has over 25 years experience in the global Telecoms and High-Tech industry including start-up ventures and multi-national corporations. Steve has significant experience in business operations, product management, business development and corporate/strategic marketing.
Beverly Flaxington is a business development , marketing and behavioral professional. She brings a distinctive and actionable perspective for business growth and success. Her results-oriented, hands-on style, allows clients to bring their teams together to train them to communicate effectively, work together seamlessly, and produce results. She is author, speaker, and college professor. Beverly is the Co-Founder and Principal of The Collaborative, a firm that is an innovator in business growth through real world experience.
Lee Gesmer is a founding partner of the Boston law firm Gesmer Updegrove LLP. The firm, which employees 50 lawyers and support staff, was formed in 1986. Since then it has become one of New England’s leading technology law firms, representing hundreds of institutions ranging from large organizations, such as Harvard University, The Linux Foundation and ThermoFisher Scientific, to hundreds of small and mid-sized emerging companies.
David Hall has 35 years in IT, in roles ranging from systems programmer and program manager through CIO and CTO across multiple industries, including nearly three decades in financial services, David has a broad skillset and background having previously served as a State Street IT executive. He has subsequently served as an Enterprise Architect at a major investment house, led many re-architecture programs with budgets exceeding $400M. David worked with emerging technology firms, providing product evaluation, direction, and placement services, and was CIO for one of the preeminent Private Equity firms. David has a masters degree in accounting and Information Systems from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management Accounting and a BS degree in chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ellen Hancock is an experience senior executive having served as Chief Executive Officer of Exodus Communications, Inc. Chief Technology Officer of Apple Computer, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of National Semiconductor Corporation. Mrs. Hancock worked at IBM for almost 30 years rising to the level of president and general manager of IBM’s Communication Products Division. Ellen is currently on the board of directors for several Fortune 500 and higher-level educational organizations.
Robert Holler is President and CEO of VersionOne, a leader in agile project management tools and services. For the last 15 years, he has served as CEO, CTO, and VP of Development for several early-stage commercial ERP, HR/Payroll, CRM, and ALM software firms.
Dan Horsey is a senior information technology executive. His expertise includes project management, software design and development. His skilled in networks, distributed processing, enterprise Architecture and technology strategy. He also has experience in marketing strategy, and business/technology alignment. Dan has held senior positions are the IRS, Bureau of National Affairs and Thomson Corp.