Organizations are under unrelenting pressure to grow, drive efficiency, and mitigate risks. Worsening the situation, the continual onslaught of changes in workplace trends and technologies has resulted in a complex and costly, high maintenance workplace. As an answer, “Desktop as a Service” has emerged as part of an overall IT industrialization trend. DaaS promises cost savings, enables a high degree of consumerization/personalization, and transfers costs from CapEx to OpEx, while reducing or even eliminating the need for Workplace IT asset management. Can DaaS solve the challenges of an expensive, constantly changing, overly complex workplace as promised, or is this just hype? Is DaaS the Panacea we’ve all been waiting for?
Nevin Zimmermann, Chief Technology Officer, GE Healthcare
In this role, Nevin is developing a strong partnership between infrastructure and the P&L teams, while driving operational excellence, system architecture and technical innovation. He also leads the team responsible for supporting hoste... More View all posts
In this role, Nevin is developing a strong partnership between infrastructure and the P&L teams, while driving operational excellence, system architecture and technical innovation. He also leads the team responsible for supporting hosted solutions for more than 200 customers globally with annual revenues of $90M. Prior to this, he was the IT Integration Leader for the Abbott integration, and before that Nevin was the Chief Information Officer for Global Diagnostic Imaging. He joined GE Healthcare in 2004 as the CIO for Technologies. Nevin joined General Electric Company in 1999, serving in roles of increasing responsibility at several divisions, including NBC and Consumer and Industrial, where he earned his Master Black Belt certification. Prior to joining GE, Nevin worked for Chemical Bank, Merrill Lynch and Pepsi. Less View all posts
Mike Marcotte, Global CIO & head of information technology, EchoStar Corp.
Michael has full responsibility for the worldwide EchoStar Corporation Information Technology organization. EchoStar has more than 25 years of experience in designing, developing and distributing award-winning advanced television set-top bo... More View all posts
Michael has full responsibility for the worldwide EchoStar Corporation Information Technology organization. EchoStar has more than 25 years of experience in designing, developing and distributing award-winning advanced television set-top boxes and related products for pay television providers as well as performing satellite operations for corporations and government agencies. EchoStar is focused on creating hardware and service solutions for cable, telco, IPTV and satellite TV companies worldwide. EchoStar also delivers satellite services through 10 owned and leased in-orbit satellites and related FCC licenses, which includes a network of 10 digital broadcast centers and leased fiber optic capacity with points of presence in 210 U.S. TV markets and several countries worldwide. EchoStar is a multi-billion dollar corporation with a global footprint. Michael is the former Managing Partner of Marcotte and Associates LLC, a Denver based strategic consulting organization that helps large corporations and government solve highly complex information technology, project, organizational, and delivery challenges. He has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry with unique business and technology breadth and depth, with extensive expertise in highly technical information technology leadership roles and experience managing large profit and loss business units for major firms. Michael has served in special advisor roles to the State of Colorado Governor’s office (Romer Administration), Colorado Secretary of Technology (Owens Administration), Colorado Secretary of Labor (Owens Administration), and as Senior Advisor to the state of Texas on several major business/IT ERP and PMO initiatives. Michael has also worked in senior leadership roles with private sector for firms such as Ball Corporation, DISH Network, Cendant, MCA Universal, Systems Partners, Hyatt, Hilton, and numerous other Fortune 1000 firms. Michael has helped corporations build and implement successful IT organizations, IT governance, program offices, SDLC, and CMMI models within these companies. Michael is a subject matter expert in full suite ERP/CRM systems including Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, SAP and their CRM systems including Siebel, Onyx and Clarify. Under his leadership, his teams have managed one of the largest Work Force Management internet systems in the world. Michael’s teams also have managed large scale global subscriber billing systems (B/OSS) with total subscriber counts numbering in the millions. Michael’s business leadership background includes complete profit and loss responsibility for Convergent Communications, Norstan Consulting, and Breakaway/Pathfinder CG Western U.S. operations. While with these firms, Michael’s teams successfully completed over 500 large scale ERP/CRM engagements and over 300 international data WAN projects on time and on budget. Michael managed the technology research and development group for Cendant/RCI Corp. Additionally, he has served in several senior information technology management roles ranging from Director/VP of IT to CIO/CTO in Fortune 1000 firms managing budgets exceeding 500 Million dollars annually. He has extensive experience in implementing Sarbanes-Oxley and U.S. Department of Defense compliance in large organizations. Michael has received multiple awards from NASA and the U.S. Air Force in the field of engineering. He serves on several corporate and non-profit boards in Denver, Colorado including The Logan School for the Gifted, RidgeView Academy, The Archdiocese of Denver OFR Program and Rite of Passage Corp. Michael was named to the Denver Business Journal’s Forty under 40 list for 2010. He served on Colorado Governor Hickenlooper’s 2010 transition team. Less View all posts
Manish Kapoor, SVP of IS, NuStar Energy
Manish Kapoor, Senior Vice President and Head of Information Systems, is responsible for supporting the technology initiatives for various business units at NuStar Energy. NuStar is ranked the 30th best company to work by Fortune. Manish be... More View all posts
Manish Kapoor, Senior Vice President and Head of Information Systems, is responsible for supporting the technology initiatives for various business units at NuStar Energy. NuStar is ranked the 30th best company to work by Fortune. Manish believes in streamlining the business process before providing a technology solution. He feels the ability of a leader lies in the collective strength of his team. Manish joined NuStar as Vice President of Information Systems from Valero energy. He was with IBM/ PricewaterhouseCoopers before Valero where he consulted with several fortune 100 companies like International Papers, Bristol Myers Squib, United Technologies, Schering Plough, Publix etc. Less View all posts