2017 FEATURED SPEAKERS 

Our agenda will include some of the most forward-thinking IT leaders and industry commentators, coming together to explore today’s technology and business imperatives, and openly sharing how they are managing and transforming IT within their organisations.

For this year's Summit, we are delighted to have the following speakers headline our agenda:

 

Magnus Lindkvist

Magnus is a renowned trendspotter, futurologist and author, and an active member of TED – the world’s leading trends forum. In a world that requires increased agility and innovation, he mixes business facts with a visionary perspective that challenges our entire way of thinking. As one of the most sought-after speakers on future-thinking, megatrends and trendspotting, he asks two questions relentlessly: “What’s going on in the world?” and “Where is this all heading?” As a trendspotter and futurologist, these questions fuel his curiosity and enable him to inspire and provoke the minds of audiences around the world.

To date he has authored three books: Everything We Know is Wrong: The Trendspotter’s Handbook (2009), The Attack of the Unexpected: A Guide to Surprises and Uncertainty (2010), and When The Future Begins: A Guide to LongTerm Thinking (2013).

A management consultant and filmmaker by background, Magnus mixes quantifiable business facts with the visionary art of ‘futurology.’ In his own words, his presentations are designed to generate ‘ahhs, ha-has and ahas.’

 

Debra Bailey

CIO

As one of Nationwide’s Executive Committee and the Chief Information Officer, Debra leads the Operations and Delivery Community, responsible for Security, Technology Operations, IT Architecture and Change, Product Operations, Business Resilience, Risk Management and End to End Automation. As part of her role Debra sponsors a Technology Development Academy, supporting people of all ages and backgrounds in developing their careers in IT.

Prior to Nationwide, Debra served in a variety of leadership and Executive positions across strategic, operational and transformational areas in large organisations in Retail, Public Sector, Financial Services and Telecommunications. She held a number of senior roles within Technology and Operations across both Barclays and Woolwich plc and immediately prior to joining Nationwide, was at BT in a number of executive leadership roles including CIO Group Functions, Managing Director of Strategy and Transformation for the Operate division and a member of the Global Banking and Financial Markets leadership team.

Debra is a non-Executive Director for the NHS Business Services Authority and a founding member and Director of the TBM Council, using her breadth of experience to provide thought leadership across organisations.

 

Bhushan Ivaturi

Vice President & Chief Information Officer

With more than two decades of experience leading in executive roles of Global CIO and Business CTO, Bhushan Ivaturi has shaped and transformed organizations in areas of digital, mergers & acquisitions, enterprise architecture, product technologies, business strategy and the industrial internet.

As the Vice President and Global CIO of Maersk Oil & Gas, Ivaturi has shaped the vision for information and technology strategy, built a global organization driving a significant transformation in developing people, building a digital core and enabling the competitiveness, differentiation and scalability of the business. Near-term areas of focus include business value, cyber and risk, cost performance through the levers of leadership, culture, innovation and digitalization.

Prior to Maersk Bhushan served as an executive leader at General Electric (GE) for 15 years and prior to GE he worked in the High-Tech sector. Bhushan has also led in roles across several industry verticals to solve customer problems using advanced manufacturing, engineering software and technology solutions and leading business re-engineering.

 

Robert Grassie

Head of TBM Office

Appointed in 2012, Robert is responsible for running the RBS TBM office together with a number of other technology business management functions. Robert initially joined RBS in 2004 to run Data Centre infrastructure teams heading up storage, database, messaging and server platforms. His passion for looking at both technical and commercial aspects led him to start adopting TBM practices and five years ago he introduced activity based costing and began developing cost optimisation and TBM frameworks which are now used across the whole technology practice.

 

Jenny Wood

Head of Performance & Business Management

Jenny joined RBS in 2016 as Head of Performance & Business Management in Technology. Prior to joining RBS Jenny was Director of Simplicity at Telstra Corporation.

Jenny has a diverse background of executive experience ranging from Customer Services and HR through to significant Project/Programme Management and agile transformation. Her experience is underpinned by her IT expertise and during her career she has held a number of operational and transformation roles across telecommunications and financial services.

Jenny holds a Master of Business (IT Management) degree and a Bachelor of Information Technology degree from the University of Technology Sydney.

 

Fredrik Lannerberth

Chief Financial Officer Group IT

  • Fredrik was appointed to as Chief Financial Officer for Group IT in Danske Bank three years ago, where he has been leading a step change in the financial management of IT.
  • As IT is increasingly taking the center stage in a modern digital bank, the IT Finance capabilities need to develop in sync. Fredrik has driven this journey by focusing on IT investment management, IT/Business dialogue, cost transparency, unit costing, benchmarking, demand management and application TCO.
  • Prior to this position, Fredrik was Head of Transformation and Management Support at Danske Bank, driving transformational projects on the strategic agenda of the CIO.
  • Fredrik also builds upon 8+ years of international management consulting experience, mainly from strategy advisory firm A.T. Kearney, where he advised clients in the Banking, Telco and High Tech industries on Strategy and Operational efficiency, including IT efficiency.
  • Fredrik holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University.

 

Anne Marie Purcell

Head of the TBM Office

Anne Marie joined Unilever in 2015 and was appointed to the Head of the TBM Office in the same year. She has been at the helm through the final stages of the technology implementation and driving the journey of continuous improvement in both the model and data. Anne Marie’s conviction that only engagement and consultation can effect change means that she has built strong working relationships with her colleagues across Unilever IT to gain their commitment for data improvement to support the TBM initiative and Unilever as a whole.

Her team has placed TBM at the centre of the Unilever Financial processes and, for the first time, service consumption has been used for cross charging of IT Shared Service Cost. This has delivered a transparency never achieved before with countries and joint ventures now having a clear understanding of their IT Cost and importantly their IT Value. She has now commenced an alignment of TBM to the new Platform Strategy within Unilever and rollout is underway.

As a Transformational Change Professional Anne Marie has 10 years of strategic transformational change experience in a wide variety of sectors. Whether that be delivering Transformation of the Water Network at United Utilities ensuring full end to end change including Logistical, IT, Engineering, Process and Employee change, working in retail delivering brand and store transformation or working within IT departments to implement end-to-end lifecycle and governance for IT.

 

Blaine Bryant

Director, IT Service Management and IT Finance

Blaine is responsible for all aspects of service management and financial performance for BMC Software’s IT organisation. Blaine has over 20 years of managerial experience running IT operations and governance in software, financial services, and consulting services industries. He is an ITILv3 Expert, possesses a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI), is a TOGAF9 certified Enterprise Architect, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Prior to joining BMC Software, Mr. Bryant was Vice President of IT Operations for Lender Processing Services – RealEC technology platform, which transacts all mortgage loan origination product orders for 90% of the banks in the United States. Prior to joining Lender Processing Services, Blaine served as Senior Vice President and Director, IT Operations for Franklin Bank responsible for all aspects of the Bank’s IT operations. Prior to joining Franklin Bank, Mr. Bryant served as the Global Infrastructure Manager for Resolution Performance Products LLP, a coatings industry leader and a spin-off of Shell Chemical. While at RPP, Mr. Bryant managed a global IT organization operating over thirty locations in twelve countries.

Mr. Bryant completed the CIO Institute program at the University of Texas in 2013. He completed his Masters of Business Administration in 2005 at the University of Phoenix - Houston Campus, where he graduated at the top of his class. Mr. Bryant completed his Bachelors of Business Administration at Texas A & M University where he specialized in Business Analysis and Management Information Systems.

 

Jens Reichert

Associate Director & Head of Controlling

Jens has headed up the controlling organisation for Global Operations in Amadeus since 2013. He has developed processes and tools for IT service costing, established Lean Service Management in Controlling and supports the implementation of international projects. The key question for him is how to sustain profitable growth and innovation in management and leadership.

Following his studies of business administration and supply chain management, he started to work for a global logistics services company and soon moved on to supply chain management for fresh dairy products. Before moving to travel technology in 2006, he has been working for more than 14 years in consumer brands and the food industry where he held various positions in procurement, accounting, sales operations and supply chain management.

 

Bill Balnave

RVP

In his current role as Regional Vice President of Solutions Consulting for Apptio EMEA, Bill is responsible for helping both organisations evaluating Apptio - as well as Apptio customers - to understand how to apply Apptio’s solutions to optimise the cost and performance of the technology services their IT organisations deliver. With Bill’s long time experience in various customer facing and corporate roles at Apptio, he brings a wealth of knowledge about how to successfully drive IT value using Technology Business Management.

Prior to joining Apptio, Bill spent 8 years at Ford Motor company in various roles in IT, from programmer to service deliver manager. From Ford, he spent several years in sales and consulting roles for various technology companies, including Clarify, Mercury Interactive, and Hewlett Packard before joining Apptio to lead solution consulting in the US.

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