CITE: Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise Forum


CITE Forum 2013 Speakers (updated regularly):

Scott Blandford
CTO, Retirement and Individual Technology

A financial services and technology veteran, Scott has an extensive track record of successful large program delivery, user experience design, product launches and transformation efforts. As a CTO at TIAA-CREF, a 95-year-old national financial services organization with $520 billion in assets under management, Scott is responsible for all tiers of the retirement, brokerage, banking and wealth management platforms. During his first three years at TIAA-CREF, he has successfully launched new, secure participant and plan sponsor websites – providing his users with simple, modern, and intuitive online experiences and a full 360-degree view of their financial lives. Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Scott served as the Managing Director, Head of Online and Retirement Technology, at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for four years. He was also the CTO for Merrill’s Institutional Retirement business. Previously, he spent 11 years at Fidelity Investments, where he served as Senior Vice President, Fidelity eBusiness. He holds a B.E.E and M.S.E.E from the University of Dayton.

Jon Herstein
SVP, Customer Success

Jon is SVP, Customer Success at Box, guiding the client services, technical support and implementation teams. Box has a fast-growing customer community, and Jon works to ensure that all of Box's Enterprise and Business customers are phenomenally successful. Jon brings more than 20 years of experience in technology-related services to Box, and has worked with some of the biggest names in the tech world, including Accenture, Informatica and most recently NetSuite, where he served as VP of Professional Services for North America and EMEA. Jon received his BS in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park, where he graduated with honors.

Kevin Jones
Consulting Social & Organizational Strategist

Kevin D. Jones is a social & organizational strategist, helping organizations and teams upgrade the way they work, often using social technologies. He also gives keynotes and sessions at conferences several times a year. Kevin earned his bachelor's from the University of Oregon in Business Management and his masters in Instructional and Performance Technologies from Boise State University. He is a member of the Social Business Council. Kevin's blog and more information can be found at

Scott Kirsner
The Innovation Economy Column, The Boston Globe

Scott Kirsner is a journalist who writes about innovation and entrepreneurship. His Innovation Economy column appears Sundays in the Boston Globe, and he also writes a companion blog at Scott has been a regular contributor to Fast Company, CIO, BusinessWeek, Variety, and Wired. ScottÕs writing has also appeared in the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Salon, the San Jose Mercury News, and Newsweek, among other publications. Scott serves as the program chair for three annual events on innovation: the Nantucket Conference, held each May since 2000; Future Forward, held each fall since 2001; and the Convergence Forum, launched in 2004. He is the author, most recently, of the book Fans, Friends & Followers: Building an Audience and a Creative Career in the Digital Age. His earlier books include Inventing the Movies, a technological history of Hollywood that was published in 2008, and The Future of Web Video, published in 2007. 

Joshua Konvisser
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Mr. Konvisser represents clients in sophisticated commercial transactions, focusing on information technology and business process outsourcing; computer software and systems transactions; technology transfers and distribution agreements; software licensing, marketing and development agreements; and other complex agreements. In connection with these transactions, he works with clients to evaluate and mitigate privacy and data security issues with a focus on balancing risk and commercial interests. He also works closely with the corporate practice in negotiating supply and transition services agreements as well as supporting due diligence for technology and sourcing agreements.

Stephen Orban
Dow Jones & Co.

Stephen Orban assumed the role of chief information officer and global head of technology in February 2013. He is charged with developing and delivering best-in-class digital products to all Dow Jones customers. Stephen's team supports and enhances existing products such as,, MarketWatch, Factiva and Dow Jones Newswires while creating a breeding ground for innovative solutions that will poise Dow Jones for the future and attract the brightest technical talent in the industry. In June 2012, Stephen joined Dow Jones as part of the Research and Development group. In that role, he helped push the strategy for public cloud adoption to create an environment where the company could experiment with a minimal investment. He also laid the groundwork for the Dow Jones chat platform. Prior to joining Dow Jones, Stephen spent 12 years at Bloomberg LP in various roles: he managed several development and product teams; was the co-founder and CTO for Bloomberg Sports; and he created the vision and strategy for gaining efficiencies across the company’s growing number of web businesses. Stephen holds a B.S. in computer science from SUNY Fredonia, where he graduated at the top of his class in 2001.

John Oyhagaray
Applications Executive

John Oyhagaray is a 20-year IT veteran with an MBA and MS with a focus on numerous application deployments including mobile enablement and integration with back-end systems. Most recently he was IT Manager for Application Development & System Production Management Support at Quest Diagnostics, where he was responsible for managing processes, application development, and mission critical production support for mobile smartphone devices in a front end, stand-alone technology stack used as part of the supply chain laboratory information systems. Previously he worked at Western Union Financial Services and PSEG, the publicly traded diversified energy company. He also served as a Vice President of 7x24exchange, a nonprofit knowledge exchange forum for managing mission critical data center infrastructures, for 15 years.

Matt Rosoff
Editorial Director

Matt Rosoff is the editorial director of CITEworld. He comes from Business Insider, where he established the company's West Coast bureau, initiated enterprise technology coverage with the launch of SAI Enterprise, and helped direct the new BI Intelligence research service. Prior to joining Business Insider in 2010, Matt was an analyst at Directions on Microsoft for 10 years and blogged about digital music for He got his start in 1995 as a writer and editor at He's also a musician (electric bass) and the father of two children who (luckily) take after his beautiful wife.

Sarmad Salim
Director, Application Design & Mobility, Enabling Applications
Sanofi North America

Sarmad Salim is the Director of Application Design and Mobility at Sanofi in North America. Throughout his career, Sarmad assumed various positions in graphic design, software development, solution and platform architecture, and as a service owner leading teams building and managing application solutions and services. Sarmad holds a bachelor degree in computer engineering and a master degree in business administration majoring in Finance and Management and Global Strategy. He currently resides in New Jersey with his wife, son, and daughter. In his free time, Sarmad enjoys interior design.

speakers from CITE Forum 2012

George Baroudi
CIO/VP of IT; Chief Business Process Improvement Officer
Long Island University

As Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Business Process Improvement Officer, George Baroudi is responsible for managing all aspects of the university’s information technology operations. Additionally, he provides oversight for university-wide information systems, compliance and security in accordance with set policies, and manages business process improvement initiatives across the university in collaboration with fellow university officers, reporting to the President of the university. George is an electrical engineer by training, offering 20+ years of IT infrastructure, program development and ERP implementation experience. He has been cited in publications such as Forbes magazine, ZDNet, Network World, Campus Technology, Long Island Business News, and contributed to multiple case studies and white papers to promote innovation and mobile technology and learning.

Noah Broadwater
Sesame Workshop

Noah is a recognized pioneer in contextual media, open source, virtualization and cloud computing. He has contributed articles to multiple industry publications as well as the academic community. He is a frequent speaker at technical, interactive and media conferences and universities on the intersection of technology, business and the consumer. Noah is also a contributing author to the Inside the Minds series of books.

Dion Hinchcliffe
Executive Vice President, Strategy
Dachis Group

Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized thought leader and practitioner in the areas of information technology, 21st century business strategy, and next-generation enterprises. A veteran of enterprise IT, Dion has been working for two decades with leading-edge methods to bridge the widening gap between business and high technology. He has extensive practical experience with enterprise technologies and he consults, advises, and writes prolifically on social business, IT, and enterprise architecture. Dion is particularly well known for his thought leadership in Enterprise 2.0, business agility, cloud computing, SOA, Consumerized IT, and Web-Oriented Architecture. He is a widely followed commentator and industry analyst for ZDNet, ebizQ,, the Dachis Group Collaboratory, and elsewhere. Dion still works in the trenches with clients in the Fortune 1000, government, and Internet startup community and is currently Executive Vice President of Strategy at Dachis Group. He is also a frequent keynote speaker and is co-author of two books on 2.0 subjects including Web 2.0 Architectures from O'Reilly as well as Social Business By Design (Wiley, due Spring, 2012.)

Cliff Dixon
Vice President of IT
Quality Distribution

Cliff Dixon has been the Vice President of Information Technology at Quality Distribution, Inc since October 2011. Cliff originally joined QDI as an IT intern in 1997 and has held numerous positions within the IT department prior to becoming Vice President. QDI is North America’s leader in chemical bulk transportation services, serving all the major chemical producers and energy companies. Cliff earned a BS and MBA in Finance from Florida Southern College. Cliff and his family live in Tampa, FL and outside of work he is an avid sports fan.

Tony Lalli
Vice President, Technology Consultant
Bank of New York Mellon

Tony is an infrastructure architect focused on unified communications, mobility and social media. Tony has 20 years of experience in IT, primarily in manufacturing and finance. His background is in messaging and collaboration tools, and other devices that touch the end user.

Brian Katz
Director, Mobility Engineering, Global Infrastructure Services

Brian is currently a director at Sanofi where he heads the mobility industrialization and engineering group. In his current role, he is managing mobile initiatives to enable the organization to move forward in the mobile space, which includes mobilizing the salesforce, handling BYOD initiatives, and enabling new devices and form factors for success. He has over 20 years experience in managing and implementing IT processes. He started his career working with a multi-national New York financial company as an email architect, designing and maintainingtheir email and communications systems which also involved supporting theirmobile computing platforms. He later moved to Sanofi where he led the x86/Microsoft server group for many years before moving into his current position.

Ted Schadler
VP, Principal Analyst serving CIO professionals

Ted serves CIOs. He has 24 years of experience in the technology industry, focusing on the effects of disruptive technologies on the workforce and workforce productivity. His research focuses on workforce technologies and the programs that support them, including smartphones, tablets, and their impact on productivity; social business and collaboration tools; cloud email and collaboration tools; and the consumerization of IT.

Steve Damadeo
IT Operations Manager
Festo Corporation

With over 12 years in the industry, Steve Damadeo possesses both theoretical know-how and hands-on experience in all areas of client and infrastructure management, serving in Helpdesk, Desktop Support, DataCenter design, training and management capacities. For the past six years, Steve has served as IT Operations Manager at Festo Corporation, a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs. Steve’s team is responsible for all information technology related services supporting approximately 2,000 employees in its North and South American organizations, including helpdesk services, client computing, mobility, datacenter design and management, enterprise backups, unified communications and collaboration platforms, networking and telecommunications systems.

David Brooks
Senior VP, Digital Strategy

David has been conceiving and managing digital and social programs in the B2B, B2C and B2G spaces for 14 years. David is currently the global lead on Ogilvy’s social media business for IBM. In this role, David manages a team that conceives of and executes social programs for all major divisions of IBM, including their hardware, software, SMB, C-suite, and advertising divisions.His work has included web sites, social media monitoring, social media channel development and strategy, mobile sites, email marketing, product development, online applications, online advertising, search marketing, search engine optimization and more. David holds a BA in English Literature from Boston University and an MBA from Stanford University.

Geoffrey Colon
VP, Digital Strategy

Geoffrey Colon is Vice President of Social@Ogilvy in New York City. In his role, Geoffrey creates and executes the social strategies for a variety of business divisions within IBM including Systems and Technology, Midmarket, Software Group and Smarter Planet. These executions take place on a variety of platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Tumblr, SlideShare and Google+. He is also a subject matter expert on social business and “work media” and leads thought leadership on social trends for the New York office. Mr. Colon is a 1994 graduate of Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Communications and a minor in Political Science. He is a regular contributor to the World Future Society publication The Futurist, is an educator on social media for Mediabistro and sits on the advisory board of California-based 3D mobile technology startup Idea Giants.