Keynote Speaker Carly Fiorina
Carly Fiorina left the Smith School in 1980 armed with her MBA. She returns as one of the most dynamic business leaders in the world today. As chairman and chief executive officer of the Hewlett-Packard Company, she leads an $81-billion company in the hyper-competitive world of computing technology. In May 2002, she captured the business world's attention and growing admiration by completing the $19-billion merger with Compaq. Join us as she opens this year's CIO Forum.
Before joining HP in July 1999, Fiorina spent 20 years at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, where she held a number of leadership positions. In 1996, she led the planning and execution of Lucent's initial public offering and spin-off from AT&T.
Prior to earning her Smith MBA, Fiorina earned a bachelor's degree in medieval history and philosophy from Stanford University and a master's of science degree from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was named an Honorary Fellow of the London Business School in July 2001. She serves on the board of directors at Cisco Systems and was previously a board member of the Kellogg Company and Merck & Company.
Afternoon Keynote Speaker Gregor Bailar
Gregor Bailar is the chief information officer of Capital One, with responsibility for the company's global technology activities and IT systems that enable it to deliver state-of-the-art service to more than 45 million customers worldwide. Previously, Bailar was CIO and EVP at the Nasdaq Stock Market, overseeing the technology and operations and playing a pivotal role in Nasdaq's expansion into Europe and Asia.
Prior to Nasdaq, Bailar served as Citicorp's managing director of advanced development for global corporate banking, responsible for the strategic management of major technology initiatives. Bailar also has held key strategic management positions at Hewlett-Packard Company, Next Computer, Perot Systems Corporation, and Trirex Systems, Inc.
A well-respected IT thought leader, Bailar serves as a judge for the CIO Enterprise Value Awards and was named as one of the "Top 100 CIOs and IT Influencers" of the next millennium by CIO and Computerworld. Bailar was also recently selected by Future Banker magazine as "One of the Hottest CIOs in Financial Services" and by the CIO Forum as one of the "Top 20 Most Influential Financial IT Executives in 2002-2003."
Luncheon Speaker Gary Christopherson
Gary Christopherson is senior advisor to the Veterans Administration Under Secretary for Health and director of HealthePeople, an initiative to improve the availability, affordability, and performance of health information systems nationally. Previously, he served as the chief information officer (CIO) for Veterans Health Administration, where he was responsible for information and related systems throughout the $20+ billion veterans health system -- the nation's largest integrated health system -- and for information-related, system-wide expenditures of more than $1 billion annually. As CIO, he developed the HealtheVet strategy for the next generation of VA's nationally known VISTA applications, software and systems, more than 140 national databases, and customer support for information technology to VA facilities and offices nationwide. Christopherson earned his master's degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Executive Speaker Mandy Edwards
Mandy Edwards is senior vice president and chief information officer for GXS (Global eXchange Services). She is responsible for all the internal application and infrastructure that support the internal operational requirements of GXS. An IT veteran for more than 20 years, Edwards has held key IT positions for General Electric Company and multiple positions within GXS, including manager of community management services, manager of client solutions design, and manager of customer service. Edward joined GE Consulting Services as a senior consultant in 1982 and was manager of corporate staff systems at the time she joined GE. She was promoted to her present position in April 2001.
Panelist Scott Peterson
Scott Peterson is a 17-year veteran in acute care hospital information management. He is vice president and chief information officer at Evangelical Community Hospital, a 162-bed acute care community hospital located in Central Pennsylvania. The hospital also operates a free standing Ambulatory Surgery Center for Women's Health, 15 independent physicians practices located in surrounding counties, home health & hospice facilities, outpatient pharmacy, and home care products. In addition to service in the health care field, Peterson spent three years teaching and coaching, and four years in manufacturing.
Panelist France Shelton
France Shelton is vice president and manager of information security at Wilmington Trust Company, the 15th largest personal trust provider in the United States, with offices in California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, London, and the Cayman and Channel Islands. With more than 30 years of information technology experience, Shelton has managed application development, support groups, and information resource management groups prior to moving exclusively to information security. Shelton and his staff have developed the security infrastructure, policies, and procedures that help protect Wilmington Trust's distributed networks, mainframes, and Internet presence, which include online banking and several other e-commerce applications. Shelton earned the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation in April 2000. He serves on the board of directors of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Delaware Valley Chapter and the Delaware InfraGard. Shelton is also a member of the Computer Security Institute (CSI) and has made presentations at several of CSI's Annual Security Conference and expositions and at annual NetSec conferences.