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At Cloud Wars Live, we explore customer-centric business innovation by speaking with the dynamic companies making and using the modern technologies that are profoundly changing how the world works, lives, plays, learns, and dreams.

At Cloud Wars Live, we explore customer-centric business innovation by speaking with the dynamic companies making and using the modern technologies that are profoundly changing how the world works, lives, plays, learns, and dreams.
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At Cloud Wars Live, we explore customer-centric business innovation by speaking with the dynamic companies making and using the modern technologies that are profoundly changing how the world works, lives, plays, learns, and dreams.






Q2: Building Stronger Financial Communities

Lou Senko has a 20+ year career leading the architectural design, development, implementation, and integration of enterprisewide solutions to meet global business, financial, and market demands. He is skilled in building, integrating, optimizing and expanding enterprise technologies, teams and processes to achieve compliance, reduce costs, and enable growth. Lou is also a member of the Forbes Technology Council, and previously held the position of Director of Technology for the Michael &...


Dion Hinchcliffe, VP and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research

Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized thought leader, IT expert, business strategist, enterprise architect, book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, and transformation consultant. Dion works with the leadership teams of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 firms to drive successful change with emerging digital methods including enterprise social media, online community, cloud computing, data centers, digital business models, Internet ecosystems, workforce collaboration, and the...


Dan Drawbaugh, CEO at The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute

Dan Drawbaugh is Chief Executive Officer of The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. As CEO, Dan leads a team of talented physicians, researchers and scientists who make TSC and SPRI one of the most sought after orthopaedic sports medicine destination centers globally. Dan is a proven leader and innovator in healthcare information technology with over 30 years of experience in the areas of information and biomedical technologies. He has served on a...


Den Howlett, Co-Founder of diginomica

Den Howlett provides strategic product direction support to a variety of enterprise vendors, along with delivering M&A due diligence services. The last five years, he’s been part of the founding team at diginomica, a media property that found a way of breaking away from the ad-driven model that dominates most digital media. Previously, he co-launched Information Week in the UK (1996-7) and was a contributor to numerous IT titles, winding up with a four-year stint at ZDNet.


Virgin Trains

Founded by Richard Branson, Virgin Trains is a UK-based company that’s revolutionizing the railway industry. Whether traveling for work, for family and friends, or to the UK’s most iconic destinations, Virgin Trains ( will help you arrive relaxed and refreshed. And as you’ll see from Bob Evans’s awesome interview, you’ll be entertained along your journey.


Pierre-Luc Bisaillon, CIO @ Cirque du Soleil

Pierre-Luc Bisaillon is a seasoned executive with more than twenty years of experience in the technology industry. Pierre-Luc leads the global IT organization at Cirque du Soleil. His background is a unique combination of strategy consulting, entrepreneurship and technology, enabling him to provide sharp insights and impactful recommendations.


Tom Fisher, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, MapR Technologies

Tom Fisher is a legendary executive with a successful record of accomplishment nationally and internationally for the development, implementation and delivery of solutions on the Internet, eCommerce, Software as a Service (SaaS) and other high technology sectors. He is currently EVP and CTO of MapR Technologies, which is the industry’s leading platform for AI and analytics.


Ganesh Kumar, Senior EVP, COO and Head of Retail Banking & Business Development, OFG Bancorp

Dr. Ganesh Kumar has been the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of OFG Bancorp since March 2017. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Oriental Financial Group Inc. since January 2012 until March 2017 and served as its Executive Vice President until March 2017. Dr. Kumar is responsible for corporate finance, strategic planning, accounting and financial reporting and business analytics.


Joe Stafura, CEO/Founder at THRIVE

From NASA to his latest venture, THRIVE, Joe Stafura is a visionary who is always three steps ahead of technological change. Joe’s Affective Computing Company provides solutions to complex environments such as distributed work forces, multidisciplinary work teams, and value chain management and assessment across different organizations. Its flagship product, THRIVE ( is a unique, and sustainable option to traditional training, coaching and consulting options. Its modern...


Dan Giurleo, Financial Systems Consultant,

In his role at, Dan Giurleo is responsible for the evaluation and negotiation of global ERP and EPM technology platforms. He led the execution of a global Workday Financials implementation, including data model design, business process definition, system configuration, roles and security definition, data conversion, testing, and report design.


Tony Uphoff, President & Chief Executive Officer at Thomas

Tony Uphoff is an award-winning digital media, live event, and marketing services executive. He is an accomplished operating executive with an unparalleled track record of building, growing and transforming media and marketing businesses. Tony’s transformative leadership of companies, cultures, people, and organizational performance led to building the largest single brand in B2B – InformationWeek – and to the sale of CMP Media to UBM for $940M. He was also responsible for leading The...


Sean Ammirati, Partner at Birchmere Labs & Birchmere Ventures

Sean Ammirati is a partner at Birchmere Ventures focused on both SaaS and Consumer Internet investments as well as their Birchmere Labs ( initiative and an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School. Most Recently Sean was COO of ReadWriteWeb, one of the most influential sites about the future of technology and innovation. In December 2011, the company was acquired by SAY Media to strengthen its technology channel. Sean was...


Stuart Bashford, Digital Officer at Bühler Group

Stuart Bashford is the digital officer for the Swiss-based Bühler Group, a $3B, family-owned company that is 158 years old. Every day, billions of people use Bühler technologies and solutions to satisfy their basic needs for food, mobility, or communication. Hear Stuart discuss cloud, AI, and the Internet of Things.


Bobby Berry, Senior Vice President Business Solutions at Fruit of the Loom, Berkshire Hathaway

It's all about speed. Bobby Berry heads a team that is transforming Fruit of the Loom for the digital age, where consumers expect up-to-the-minute styles, and partners expect the latest in digital business platforms.


Rishabh Sinha, Senior Director, IT Applications, Murad LLC

As Senior Director responsible for Murad's entire portfolio of global Oracle applications and IT services, Rish Sinha focuses on coordination with technology and its business partners to provide a consensus-based enterprise solutions that are scalable, adaptable, and in synchronization with ever-changing business needs.


Christian Anschuetz, CDO of UL

Christian Anschuetz is UL’s Chief Digital Officer (CDO) where he is responsible for identifying, prioritizing and embedding technology innovation and digital trends into the vision, strategy, and operating models required to sustain and accelerate the company’s growth. Before assuming the role of CDO, he served as UL’s global Chief Information Officer. He is also a director of ProjectRELO, which is dedicated to transforming America’s perspective on the value and character of our veterans...


Brian King, Marriott International's Global Officer - Digital, Distribution, Revenue Management & Global Sales

Brian King oversees all of Marriott's worldwide digital, sales, distribution, revenue management and customer engagement efforts. Brian's organization ensures a thoughtful approach to blending high-tech and high-touch services that ultimately drive revenue and customer loyalty for life. Marriott’s digital channels generate over 17 billion in sales annually and our customer engagement centers host over 65 million interactions each year.


Chris Lochhead

Chris Lochhead is founder of LOCHHEAD Enterprises, Inc., and previously held positions as chief marketing officer for Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP), and Scient. He is an Amazon #1 Best Selling co-author of “Niche Down: How To Become Legendary By Being Different" and the Harper Collins' "instant classic,” "Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets." He is also the host of “Legends & Losers” which has been called "The Podcast Silicon Valley...


Kris Cowles, VP Global Applications IT at Topcon

Kris Cowles is Vice President, Global Applications IT at Topcon Positioning Systems. She previously held the position of Director, Engineering Operations at Cisco. Kris's company operates in three segments: The Positioning Business, which uses high-precision GNSS positing technology to achieve the automation of civil engineering construction and farming; the Smart Infrastructure Business, which applies the surveying technology we have developed since our founding in the fields of...


Wayne Sadin

Wayne Sadin is chief digital officer and chief technology officer for Affinitas Life, which is targeting the 76 million Baby Boomers who want to live in metropolitan areas, and would like to continue to contribute to society through professional careers and volunteer work. He began his career at Data-Link Systems/Fiserv Lending Solutions, and has held a number of positions in the financial services and technology industries. He also serves on a number of boards, including FSA Logisitx Inc....