Chief Technology Officer
Houston Airport System
Bio to follow…
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
Marcus is a digital technology and product leader with a passion for driving positive change through the use of technology — a love affair that started when he was taught to program in elementary school at the age of nine.
Since then, he has built a reputation for being a ‘creative technologist,’ someone who enjoys solving difficult problems in innovative ways, whether they are complex business challenges or life-changing social issues.
He has spent one half of his career working for top technology companies building world-class technology (Apple, Google & IBM) and the other half helping brands to harness the power of technology to drive business value — including Comic Relief, Marks and Spencer, and National Geographic.
Today he is SVP & Chief Digital Officer at T-Mobile USA, America’s supercharged “Un-carrier” delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that offers reliable connectivity for all.
Marcus attended The Latymer Grammar School in London and subsequently read for an honors degree at the London Metropolitan University majoring in Management & Information Technology, and a Master’s in Management (major in Social Enterprise) from the University of Cambridge.
He is a Fellow of the BCS (British Computer Society) Chartered Institute for Information Technology (FBCS) and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI). He is an Expert in Residence for the University of Oxford Foundry.
Before moving to the United States he was an elected councilor for the London Borough of Enfield, representing Chase Ward. Today, he lives in San Francisco with his wife and their cat, Cesaré, and puppy, Bella. In his spare time, he enjoys watching soccer, building computers, investigating tech for social good, artificial intelligence, and traveling to unusual and exotic places around the world.
Dr. Georgette Fraser-Moor
Transformation Lead LLC
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 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.
Vice President, Vertical Industries, TME & Edge
Honore´ LaBourdette recently joined Red Hat as Vice President, Industry Verticals & Edge with primary focus on Telco, Media and Entertainment verticals. In this role, she has global responsibility for ensuring service providers, eco-system partners and key vertical enterprise 5G networks can rapidly deploy cloud native applications at scale leveraging Red Hat’s open, hybrid cloud technologies, 5G, OSS/BSS, Cloud RAN and more.
Prior to Red Hat, Honore’ was Vice President, Global Market & Business Development for VMware’s Telco and Edge Cloud Business unit. In this role, she was tasked to build and lead VMware’s Telco vertical GTM strategy and execution including the eco-system of partners that served this market.
Honore’ is a seasoned technology executive having held senior positions in sales, business development, marketing, strategy and operations in both software and hardware companies including Cisco/NetSolve, Nortel, N.E.T. and AT&T with a particular focus on transformational vertical industries and initiatives.
Priyanka Brahmbhatt is the Executive Director at Bankai Group and its technology company Panamax Inc. She is responsible for various roles in her career such as carrier executive, product strategist, and lead technology PR executive.
Priyanka has been a part of the Forbes Council since 2018 in NYC. She has served as a UNSDG program panelist and is currently a UN Youth delegate advocating for climate change, women in tech, mental health awareness, and socio-economic empowerment of the marginalized. She also serves as the President of BeeHively Group and supporting millions of artisans and women from the developing regions. She’s received several awards and recognitions including Forbes 30 under 30 in the year 2020.
Group Head of Technology, Data & Analytics
Envestnet / Yodlee
Information coming soon.
SVP of Americas, Strategic Alliances, Global Programs
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.
Former SVP – Global Chief Information Security Officer
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.
The Internet is for Everyone
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.