Judges

Shawn Carney
Senior Director
Etsy

Biography

Shawn Carney is the Senior IT Director for Etsy, a platform that empowers creative entrepreneurs around the world. Shawn’s two decades of leadership experience includes growing diverse, agile teams that deliver strategic business outcomes in fast-paced global environments. She previously served as Director of IT at Spotify and Director of Global Infrastructure at Universal Music Group and EMI Music. She is currently on the tech advisory board for Year Up, a national organization that provides professional career training to underprivileged young adults and helps them secure internships with top US companies.

Marcus Delano East
Chief Digital Officer
T-Mobile US

Biography

Dr. Georgette Fraser-Moor
President, CEO
Transformation Lead LLC

Biography

Dr. Georgette Fraser-Moore also known as “Dr. Gee” is the President/CEO of Transformation Lead LLC, a global consultancy focused in driving and implementing innovative enterprise technology and strategy. Dr. Georgette is a technologist, researcher, educator, philanthropist, missionary, and active member of the global community. In 2016 President Obama awarded her the Presidential Service Award and in 2019 she received the International Woman of Excellence Award.

In addition to driving business and technology forward, Dr. Georgette is a mother and wife. She is dedicated to driving the advancement of innovation, gender equity, diversity, developing underserved communities, and uplifting our next generation.  

Tasha Jones
President
Twenty39

Biography

Tasha Jones is a U.S. Navy Veteran and Founder of Twenty39 with more than twenty years’ experience of escalating roles and responsibilities in the U.S. Defense and Intelligence communities. Tasha is a recognized problem solver, turnaround PMP and business relationship facilitator. After leaving the Navy and attending the New York Institute of Technology for her MBA, Tasha joined the US Department of Justice where she spearheaded multiple high-visibility turnaround efforts for major IT systems. She founded Twenty39 with a mission to use data to solve complex problems and focuses on preparing and enabling independent professionals and microbusinesses for the future of work.

Jillian Munro
Group Head of Technology, Data & Analytics
Envestnet / Yodlee

Biography

Information coming soon.

Sue Persichetti
SVP of Americas, Strategic Alliances, Global Programs
Frank Recruitment

Biography

Susan Persichetti has a diverse background including finance, marketing, software sales, channel management and alliances. She is currently the VP of the Americas, Alliances, at The Frank Recruitment Group overseeing the relationships they maintain with their software partners.

Adeel Saeed
Former SVP – Global Chief Information Security Officer
State Street

Biography

Adeel Saeed was former Senior Vice President, Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Interim Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Corporate Technology Services at State Street.

He has end-to-end accountability for leading, planning and building advocacy, support and sponsorship for information security across the organization and around the world. By leveraging leading-edge technology and engineering practices, objective of Information security is to bring together different disciplines that revolve around security to establish the vision, strategy and architecture to ensure client and other data can be secured effectively and flexibly.

In his interim capacity, he is also is currently responsible for providing leadership for developing and implementing strategic technology initiatives and directing the planning, prioritization, and implementation of IT systems in support of State Street’s our corporate functions (including Compliance, Finance, Legal, Risk, Audit and HR).

Prior to joining State Street, he was the chief information officer of Group Corporate Technology for the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) where he was responsible for the Group’s Corporate Systems, PMO, Business Management and Information Security. He has led technology transformation through technology modernization and cost efficiencies through standardization. He is well experienced in delivering technology platforms and tools to empower business growth while managing talent and integrations.  He has held various senior technology positions at various financial institutions, including Refinance.com, American Stock Exchange and Millennium BCP (formerly known as Banco Commercial Portuguese).

Adeel Saeed holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and is a member of the SANS Institute. He also represents State Street as a board member of FSARC under FS-ISAC and ACSC.

Stacey Turmel
Managing Director
The Internet is for Everyone

Biography

Stacey Turmel is an attorney and digital accessibility expert with more than 25 years of regulatory compliance and business litigation experience, along with 5 years of higher-education administration.  A rise in ADA website compliance lawsuits against businesses inspired Stacey to create a service which leveraged her litigation background and digital accessibility expertise to help businesses minimize their risk of being sued. Stacey assembled a team of blind consultants to broaden her accessibility knowledge while utilizing the team’s user experience feedback to fully evaluate websites and digital products for ADA accessibility compliance.  Stacey regularly assists businesses and organizations as a digital accessibility consultant and subject matter expert.