Event speakers

Bill McDermott
Bill McDermott
Chairman & CEO
ServiceNow

Bill McDermott is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ServiceNow – the company with the fastest organic growth in the history of enterprise software. Since Bill joined in late 2019, ServiceNow has more than doubled full-year revenues, while landing for the first time on the Fortune 500 list.

Before ServiceNow, he was CEO of SAP, the largest European software company. During his tenure, SAP's market value increased from $39 billion to $163 billion. Author of the National Bestseller, Winners Dream, Bill is known for his relentless focus on customer relationships. He is one of the most admired leaders in business, with a successful career spanning iconic brands such as Xerox, Gartner, and Siebel Systems.

Currently, Bill serves on the boards of directors of Zoom and Fisker Inc.

Having led through multiple phases of AI innovation, Bill has inspired ServiceNow to embed intelligence across every workflow, while partnering with industry visionaries to accelerate their path towards digital business. Under his leadership, ServiceNow has become the intelligent platform for end-to-end digital transformation – connecting people, process, data, and devices into one platform, with one architecture, and one data model.

Bill also united all 21,000+ ServiceNow employees under one aspiration: to become the Defining Enterprise Software Company of the 21st century. The company’s hungry and humble culture has been recognized on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies, and Glassdoor Best Places to Work lists.


Kirk Skaugen
Kirk Skaugen
Executive Vice President, Lenovo
President, Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group

Kirk Skaugen is the executive VP of Lenovo and president of the Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) since November 2016. He is a member of the Lenovo Executive Committee. In this capacity, Mr. Skaugen leads the end-to-end data center, edge and smarter infrastructure businesses including Hyperscale & Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, High Performance Computing, Software Defined Infrastructure, Edge Computing/IOT, Telecommunications, Enterprise, Government and Small/Medium Business segments.

His product responsibility includes Lenovo’s server, storage, software and related services. Mr. Skaugen is responsible for the P&L, strategic planning, architecture, hardware and software engineering, supply chain and procurement, quality, customer service, sales and marketing across Lenovo ISG’s five geographies with business in 180 markets.

Under Mr. Skaugen’s leadership, Lenovo ranks #1 in performance, quality and reliability for x86 servers. Since 2018, Lenovo has become the #1 provider of global Top500 supercomputers and is ranked #1 on the Green500 list of most power-efficient supercomputers in the world since 2022.

Prior to joining Lenovo, Mr. Skaugen worked at Intel for 24 years, where in his most recent positions he led the data center group and client computing group as senior VP. As head of client computing, Mr. Skaugen was responsible for Intel’s largest revenue and profit contributor including Intel’s PC, tablet and phone businesses. As leader of the data center group, he grew the business from $6 billion to over $10 billion in three years while expanding Intel from a server-only focus to an end-to-end data center provider. Mr. Skaugen holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and was recognized as “Electrical Engineer Alumnus of the Year” in 2014. He also serves as a member of the Purdue Daniels School of Business - Dean’s Advisory Council.


Yossi Cohen
Yossi Cohen
President & CEO
Ericsson North America

Yossi Cohen leads the Market Area North America - an organization of approximately 11,000 employees - in serving Ericsson’s customers in the United States and Canada with industry-leading technology and services.

Prior to this position, he served as the head of strategy, technology, marketing and business development for Ericsson North America from June 2020 to January 2024. In this role, he oversaw multiple C-level positions including the chief strategy officer, chief technology officer, and chief marketing officer, in addition to managing global hyper-scaler business and business development initiatives.

Cohen's journey with Ericsson also includes roles such as the head of customer unit Verizon in New Jersey, USA (August 2016 to June 2020), the global head of radio sales and business management in Stockholm, Sweden (September 2015 to August 2016), and head of global customer unit Softbank, based in Tokyo, Japan (July 2009 to August 2015). His earlier positions at Ericsson encompassed roles such as Key Account Manager for Bezeq/Pelephone and CTO for Ericsson Israel.

Prior to his tenure at Ericsson, Cohen's experience includes roles in a telecommunications technology-centric startup, as well as a mobile operator.

Apart from his responsibilities at Ericsson, Cohen has board member experience, and he's served as a board member for MediaKind Inc. since 2019.

Cohen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of West London and a diploma in Electronic Technical Engineering from the Mosenson Elite Academy, Israel. He is also an alumnus of the advanced executive program at the prestigious D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University.


Denise Dresser
Denise Dresser
Chief Executive Officer
Slack

Jinman Han
Jinman Han
President
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

Jinman Han serves as president of Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. and the corporate EVP of Samsung Electronics, responsible for Samsung's U.S. semiconductor business, which includes Memory, Foundry, System LSI, and LED in the U.S.


Alex Cho
Alex Cho
President, Personal Systems
HP Inc.

Alex Cho is the president of the Personal Systems business at HP. As head of the $35 billion business, he leads a global technology portfolio spanning PCs, displays and accessories, services, software and immersive computing.

Over the course of his career, Alex has led HP’s LaserJet Supplies and Installed Base business globally; driving strategy, development and execution for the multi-billion-dollar printing supplies category. He has also served as VP for LaserJet Printers and Supplies in the Americas region, and worked in Europe managing HP’s Software Management Services category.

Alex holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering and Industrial Management from Stanford University.


Mike Fitz
Mike Fitz

T-Mobile for Business

Mark Mader
Mark Mader
Chief Executive Officer
Smartsheet

Sanjay Poonen
Sanjay Poonen
Chief Executive Officer
Cohesity

Scott Tease
Scott Tease

Lenovo ISG

Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson
President & CEO
Lattice Semiconductor

Jim Anderson is Lattice Semiconductor’s president and chief executive officer and serves on the company’s Board of Directors. He joined Lattice in September 2018 and focused the company on its mission as the leader in low power programmable solutions. Since then, the company accelerated its cadence of innovative product introductions and achieved record growth and profitability.

Prior to joining Lattice, Jim served as the senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s Computing and Graphics business group, where he was responsible for global sales, marketing and engineering. Prior to AMD, Jim held a broad range of leadership positions spanning general management, engineering, sales, marketing, and corporate strategy at companies including Intel, Broadcom (formerly Avago Technologies) and LSI Corporation.


Jonathan Barouch
Jonathan Barouch
CEO & Founder
Local Measure

Jonathan Barouch is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of customer service technology business Local Measure and is one of Australia’s most respected tech sector entrepreneurs.

Local Measure is a customer service technology company founded in 2014. Its flagship product is Engage, an intelligent contact center platform that uses Generative AI to create personalized customer experiences. Its clients are across Oceania, Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and Africa, and include the world’s largest travel, hospitality, retail, financial services, and telecommunications businesses.

Jonathan founded Fast Flowers, an Australian e-commerce company, at the age of 17. He has completed multiple degrees, including a Bachelor of Commerce, Honours in Economics, a Masters in International Relations, and a Masters of Commerce. He has also completed a Company Director’s Diploma and served on multiple not-for-profit boards, including the Sydney Story Factory.

Jonathan currently resides in Sydney with his family.


Todd Brady
Todd Brady
Chief Sustainability Officer
Intel Corporation

Todd Brady is the chief sustainability officer for Intel Corporation, and the VP of community relations and sustainable operations. As Chief Sustainability Officer, he leads Intel’s global sustainability initiatives including climate, energy, water, green buildings and circular economy. Currently, Todd’s organization is focused on achieving Intel’s ambitious 2030 sustainability goals and the commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in Intel’s global operations by 2040. Todd’s community relations teams oversee local stakeholder engagement, community relations, corporate volunteerism and sustainability at the company's major manufacturing and office locations around the globe. These locations include Arizona, California, New Mexico, Ohio, and Oregon in the United States, as well as China, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Israel, Ireland, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

During his 25+ year career at Intel, Todd has represented the company in numerous public forums and led industry-wide initiatives in national and international committees. He has authored several papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings on a variety of sustainability topics. He was recognized with a lifetime achievement award by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) and has been named by Scientific American as one of ten outstanding leaders involved in research, business or policy pursuits that have advanced science and technology, and one of the world’s top 20 sustainability leaders by Sustainability Magazine.

Todd holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University, and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He lives in Gilbert Arizona with his family, and in his spare time can be found running or biking the streets and trails of the Grand Canyon state.


David Dixon
David Dixon
Co-CEO
Solidigm

Dave is the co-chief executive officer of Solidigm and a member of the company's board of directors. Previously, he was SVP and GM of the Data Center Group at Solidigm leading the DCG engineering teams, along with strategic roadmap planning and product marketing. The DCG team has been a leader in the Data Center SSD business since the beginning of the solid-state transition starting in 2008, first at Intel and then at Solidigm. Prior to Solidigm, Dave was at Intel for 28 years in various engineering and business leadership positions. As Intel VP, Dave most recently led SSD engineering, NAND Flash memory, and Optane memory product development. Earlier in his career, Dave was an engineer in various NAND Flash, NOR Flash and CPU product engineering disciplines.


Sassine Ghazi
Sassine Ghazi
President & CEO
Synopsys

Sassine Ghazi is the president and chief executive officer of Synopsys and serves on the company’s board of directors. Named CEO in January 2024, Ghazi has held several leadership roles at Synopsys across applications engineering, product development, sales and operations.

Known for his deep customer relationships and passion for innovation, Ghazi has been instrumental in driving the company’s growth during his tenure. Most recently as chief operating officer and president he steered Synopsys through record revenue growth and profitability by driving ambitious business strategies and fostering a culture of relentless customer focus and execution excellence. 

Previously, Ghazi led the EDA Design group, overseeing all digital and custom products that make up the company's largest business. In that role, he spearheaded the launch of several groundbreaking solutions, including the flagship Fusion Design PlatformTM, Synopsys.ai which is the industry’s first AI-driven EDA solution, multi-die packaging, and the SiliconMAX™ Silicon Lifecycle Management Platform, all bolstering the company’s technological leadership and revenue expansion.

Before joining Synopsys in 1998 as an applications engineer, Ghazi began his career as a design engineer at Intel.

Ghazi earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Lebanese American University, a B.S.E.E. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an M.S.E.E. from the University of Tennessee.


Seshu Madhavapeddy
Seshu Madhavapeddy
Founder & CEO
Frore Systems

Dr. Seshu Madhavapeddy is the co-founder of Frore Systems. He is a repeat entrepreneur who has scaled two startups, Spatial Wireless and Sipera Systems from founding to revenues to successful exit. Seshu has also held key leadership roles in Qualcomm, Samsung and Texas Instruments. Most recently, he was the VP/GM of Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor business, which he built from demo stage into a highly successful business. Seshu has a Bachelors of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Texas at Dallas.


Greg Matson
Greg Matson
SVP, Head of Strategic Planning & Marketing
Solidigm

Lonnie Mundell
Lonnie Mundell
VP of Sales, Automotive Memory
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

Lonnie Mundell serves as VP of Automotive Memory Sales at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., responsible for leading the automotive business in the Americas region. With nearly three decades of sales and marketing experience in the automotive semiconductor industry, Lonnie brings extensive expertise and strategic vision to Samsung. He joined the company in 2022 to drive Samsung’s memory leadership into the rapidly expanding automotive market. Prior to Samsung, Lonnie served as VP of Automotive Sales, Americas at Infineon Technologies. Lonnie holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.


Akash Palkhiwala
Akash Palkhiwala
CFO & COO
Qualcomm, Incorporated

Akash Palkhiwala serves as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, Palkhiwala leads finance, investor relations, global go-to-market teams, and IT. Palkhiwala also serves as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee.

Previously, Palkhiwala served as Chief Financial officer since 2019. Prior to that, Palkhiwala served as Senior Vice President and finance lead for QCT, Qualcomm’s semiconductor business, with responsibility for all chipset products including Handsets, Automotive, and IoT.


Ciricia Proulx
Ciricia Proulx
Chief Marketing Officer & Head of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability
Ericsson North America

Ciricia Proulx is the chief marketing officer for Ericsson North America. In this role, she is responsible for leading the marketing and communications strategy to support business objectives in the United States and Canada. Proulx joined Ericsson in 2021 from Facebook, where she was head of marketing for Facebook Connectivity. Previously she held a variety of leadership positions over 15 years at Intel, most recently serving as director of technology leadership marketing focused on 5G, Cloud, Edge, AI, and Network Transformation. She has more than 20 years of marketing experience. Proulx holds a degree in English from Concordia University in Montreal.


Carla Rodriguez
Carla Rodriguez
Vice President, GM Client Software Ecosystem Enabling
Intel

Carla Rodríguez leads the Client Software Enabling organization, chartered with partnering across the SW ecosystem to optimize applications to run best on Intel platforms. In addition, Carla’s team works closely with ISVs to integrate key Intel technologies to improve end user and ITDM experiences across productivity, security, manageability and creator usages. In addition, Carla has held numerous roles in finance during her 18-year career with Intel.

Carla completed her MBA from Thunderbird and served two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Romania. She was awarded the Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers award from the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) for her leadership capabilities in demonstrating a commitment to the Latinx community. In May 2021, Carla was named one of the Power 100 Women of the Channel by CRN and in October 2023 was named a top 100 technology leader within the United States by HITEC.

Carla lives in Portland, Oregon and outside of work spends her time as a busy mom of two girls and together with her husband, runs a boutique winery and vineyard in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.


Cisco Sanchez
Cisco Sanchez
SVP & Chief Information Officer
Qualcomm, Incorporated

Cisco Sanchez is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Qualcomm Incorporated. As the leader of Qualcomm’s global IT organization, Cisco is responsible for leading the strategic direction for IT infrastructure, Information Security & Risk Management, Cyber Resiliency, Enterprise Applications, and End User Productivity solutions. Cisco is also responsible for driving large scale Pre-Silicon, Post Silicon and Enterprise-wide digital transformation initiatives improving Qualcomm’s agility, leverage, efficiency and security. He collaborates with the executive and business unit leadership and focuses on enabling forward-looking innovative technology solutions to achieve Qualcomm’s vision and deliver strategic value.


Dale "Dr. Z." Zabriskie
Dale "Dr. Z." Zabriskie
Americas Field CISO
Cohesity

In his 20-year cybersecurity career, Dr. Z has advised major health care, public sector, finance, retail, entertainment and manufacturing organizations in over fifty countries. He has also been a popular moderator and participant in numerous industry panels. His expertise is supported by career experience in information technology, regulatory compliance, research and development, marketing and sales.

Before joining Cohesity, Dr. Z was an evangelist with Symantec for over 16 years. Prior companies include Proofpoint, Veritas, SunGard and IBM.