Our event content taps into the power of this dynamic Advisory Board

In 2024, TechTalk is thrilled to unveil our inaugural Advisory Board. Our Advisory Board is a carefully selected sounding board comprised of thought leaders from diverse experiences who have a proven track record of helping organizations innovate, exceed their goals, and remain secure in an ever-changing landscape. This powerful network will aid TechTalk in crafting agendas and content that is forward-thinking and mission-critical to our attendees. Through peer-sharing and networking, members of the Advisory Board are committed to offering TechTalk sponsors and attendees regular access to their invaluable knowledge and expertise.

Advisors

Jonathan Nguyen-Duy
Field CISO at INTEL
Jonathan Nguyen-Duy is a cybersecurity executive with more than 25 years of experience in working with global enterprises and nation-states to address the challenges of digital transformation and risk management. He was most recently at Fortinet where he was the Global Field CISO, working on platform consolidation, cloud security and SASE solutions. Prior to joining Fortinet, Jonathan served as the Security CTO at Verizon Enterprise Solutions where he was responsible for strategic technology partnerships, the Verizon Cyber Intelligence Center, and the data science team that produces the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. Before that role, he led the Security Services line-of-business and was responsible for data analytics and solutions supporting military-grade continuous diagnostics and mitigation. Jonathan also led the development of Verizon’s hosting services and business continuity practice.
Vishal Gupta
Senior Vice President & CITO at Lexmark International
Vishal Gupta is senior vice president and CIO and CTO for Lexmark International. He leads global information technology, software development, data science, Lexmark Ventures, and corporate strategy in a unified Connected Technology and Ventures team responsible for making connections — between customers, employees, products and strategy. His organization ensures alignment from strategic direction through software offer delivery, focusing on leveraging emerging technologies such as cloud, IoT, AI and cyber security to deliver outstanding customer and partner outcomes.
Tanweer Surve
Executive Director Cloud Control Management at Wells Fargo
Strategic and delivery-focused senior technology leader, Tanweer brings deep subject matter expertise in the areas of Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, and Governance, Risks & Compliance management.
Saleem Bahezaad
Chief Information Officer, Data & Devices Business Unit at TE Connectivity
Saleem Bahezaad is a global IT executive with a passion for operational excellence and directing innovative, cost effective and digital solutions for fortune 100 companies. Saleem is currently the CIO for Data and Devices business unit in TE Connectivity. He previously held senior IT leadership roles in Goodyear Rubber and Tire Company where he was responsible for technology strategy and execution for several global functions. He also led several business transformation initiatives in Johnson Controls and General Motors.
Udit Mehta
CTO Simpson Manufacturing
Prior to joining Simpson, Mr. Mehta spent four years at Carrier Global Corporation as the Chief Digital & Information Officer and GM Solutions for the Fire & Security segment. During his tenure, he initiated strategies that resulted in a modernized Digital Enterprise as well as a suite of B2B and B2C customer-facing digital offerings. Prior to Carrier Global, Mr. Mehta spent nine years with Siemens Power Services where he held various roles of increasing seniority, including most recently as Head of Digital Business — Americas where he helped build a new Digital P&L from the ground up as well as unlocked operational efficiencies while leading Strategic IT programs. Mr. Mehta has a bachelor's degree in Commerce, Accounting & Information Systems from Gujarat University and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management
Cheryl Bevelle-Orange
Managing Director & CIO FedEx Custom Critical
With over 25 years of experience in her field, Cheryl Bevelle-Orange commands IT strategy, operations, applications, and infrastructure that underpin the FedEx Custom Critical enterprise. Cheryl's career is characterized by exceptional leadership, both within the workplace and the broader community. As one of the founding members of the FedEx African American Committee, she was instrumental in engaging esteemed speakers, including Dr. Susan Taylor, Donna Brazile, and Dr. Terrence Roberts. This initiative is aimed at enlightening FedEx's workforce about diversity issues and fostering an inclusive corporate culture. Cheryl is the author "The Courage To Continue: Navigating Your Corporate Journey".
Dr. Gina Guillaume-Joseph
Chief Innovation Officer at Eztera Digital Solutions and former CTO - Government at Workday
Gina Guillaume-Joseph, PhD is a published author and technologist with executive experience and thought leadership within the Federal and Commercial Sector. Gina is Chief Innovation Officer at Eztera Digital Solutions and former CTO - Government at Workday. Gina will leverage her technology implementation experience and vast network to align Workday with the Federal Government’s Technology Transformation Strategy. She brings a highly specialized perspective including Federal compliance, first hand Workday project experience, and higher education experience as an Adjunct Faculty member. Her accomplishments and successes are based on strong program performance, leadership discipline, a commitment to developing relevant, innovative and adaptive solutions, and a vigilant focus on best value solutions for her clients.
Randy Storch
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Jones Lang LaSalle
Randy is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) delivering innovation solutions to large global corporate clients. He conceived and led the development of an industry-leading platform that digitally transforms all assets and processes for the management of all building functions. This platform is foundational in enabling AI to be used in optimizing building operations. Prior to joining JLL Randy had been an independent consultant assisting companies create, develop, and launch new technology products in various industries. He was the founder and CEO of six technology companies in the areas of airline reservations, telecommunications, Internet security and smart buildings. His career included being the President and CEO of Herman Miller’s smart building division, Convia, where he was responsible for developing and launching a smart building platform that monitored and controlled lighting, HVAC, and other building infrastructure.
Daniel W. Rasmus
Founder and Principal Analyst at Serious Insights
Daniel W. Rasmus is the former head of thought leadership marketing for Microsoft Office and was a Vice President of Research at Forrester Research. He is the Founder and Principal Analyst at Serious Insights, a boutique analyst firm focused on helping businesses navigate the new world of work, and individuals master the art of thought leadership. The author of Listening to the Future, Dan is a strategist and industry analyst who has helped clients put their future in context. Rasmus uses scenarios to analyze trends in society, technology, economics, the environment, and politics in order to discover implications used to develop and refine products, services and experiences. He leverages this work and methodology for content development, workshops and for professional development.
Brent Deterding
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Afni, Inc
Brent is an Executive CISO who enables Afni and its global workforce of 11,000+ to support their clients safely and securely. He reports to the CEO and leads a team of over 20. Brent is a spirited and thoughtful conversationalist who does not shy away from challenging topics.
Siva Balu
Chief Information Officer & SVP at UnitedHealthcare A&I
Siva Balu has over 23 years of business, technology and healthcare experience in various executive leadership roles. During this extensive experience, Siva led various transformational strategic initiatives including the founding of various high growth businesses based in healthcare, technology, products, platforms, and data. Siva spent over 20 years at Blue Cross Blue Shield, enabling over 110 million members, 1 in 3 Americans, to receive high quality healthcare. At the Blues, Siva helped build various businesses to help with consumer experience, reduce operational cost, tackle social determinants of health and more. He also led the transformation of technology into advanced technologies like cloud, big data, blockchain, and AI/ML. Siva currently leads a large portfolio business for UnitedHealth Group leading various M&As and a portfolio of businesses. UnitedHealth Group is a Fortune 5 world’s largest healthcare firm with $350 annual revenue and 440,000 employees.
Dwayne Emerson
Chief Technology Officer at Orange Business
Dwayne Emerson is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Orange Business for the Americas region. Focused on assisting large enterprises with their digital transformation, strategy, architecture, IT initiatives, and exploring the art of the possible through applied innovation and cost optimization. Leading a high-performance team of engineering, and business experts focused on driving architecture, design, service delivery, and innovation for global customers. He has held senior positions in sales, marketing, business development, design, engineering, and service delivery at companies such as General Electric, Ericsson, Cincinnati Bell, Hewlett-Packard, BT, DXC, and WWT. Dwayne was awarded the CTO of the Year in 2017 for his focus and achievements in engineering and IT strategy in the USA. He has been recognized as one of Cincinnati’s significant technology influencers in 2017, 2018, and again in 2019. He was recognized again in 2023 as a TelcoTitan.
Charles Sun
ICT Expert, IT Executive
Charles Sun has over three decades of impactful experience in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), positioning himself as a visionary leader delivering cutting-edge solutions across the public and private sectors. His leadership has played a pivotal role in significantly influencing both the federal government and the private sector, particularly in driving the global adoption of IPv6, highlighting his instrumental role in shaping technology policies and standards. Charles' expertise encompasses Cloud Computing, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and large enterprise network design and management. He has served in various IT management roles in both the private sector and federal government agencies, including DOL, DOC, and DHS. As a sought-after speaker, Charles shares strategic perspectives on IPv6, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies, offering insights beyond immediate subject matter.
Dora Boussias
Senior Director Data & Analytics at Stryker
Dora Boussias is an industry-recognized business and technology strategic thought leader and practitioner, with deep domain expertise in data & analytics, enterprise architecture, and digital transformation; accustomed to walking the line between Business & IT, comfortable with driving change at global organizations. A passionate frequent speaker on the topics of data, organizational culture, and transformational leadership. Dora is a sought-out mentor/coach by early to senior career professionals and aspiring leaders, also serves on several advisory boards leveraging her domain expertise and exposure to Financial Services, Insurance, Retail, Education, and Healthcare/MedTech over her ~30-year career.
Ruth Abdulmassih
Board of Directors Member at Kenota Health
Throughout her 30+ years’ career, Ruth has successfully built and led Fortune 500 brands and businesses in various industries, ranging from Healthcare, (Abbott; ABT), to Business Process Outsourcing (Stericycle; SRCL, BioTouch).  Ruth has demonstrated leadership in industries governed by rigorous compliance requirements and demanding technical expertise.  She has successfully led large organizations as well as small and mid-size private businesses.  Ruth has been recognized for her strategic vision and ability to communicate and garner support and investment for diversification and growth strategies.