Liliana Horne

In an era of disruptive technologies and a myriad of innovation challenges, Dr. Liliana Horne empowers start-ups, government agencies, and Fortune 500 organizations through major transformations and complex enterprise architectures.

Liliana is the IBM Director of AI Accelerator, which has enabled $350M in revenue since 2019, along with a diverse portfolio of 20+ data and AI assets and solutions. Her strategic thinking and passion for harnessing leading technologies to accomplish core business goals align perfectly with the team’s mission. Liliana brings together deep expertise in technical, application and network optimization solutions, as well as client solutions.

Attaining an MIT Post-Graduate Certificate in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and a Ph.D. in Information Systems, Liliana successfully developed the “Client-Side Mobile Evil Twin Attack Detection (CSMETAD)” application and published her doctoral dissertation “Development of a Client-Side Evil Twin Attack Detection System for Public Wi-Fi Hotspots based on Design Science Approach.”

Previously, as Client Solutions Executive at IBM, Liliana led global, large-sized teams to advance enterprises and government agencies to become agile by adopting new technologies. As a future-focused technology leader, she led complex transformation projects, designed clear IT strategy and roadmaps, and strengthened network and information security.

For a global hospitality organization, Liliana developed a net new $15M cloud-managed High-Speed Internet Access service product from scratch, which grew hotel revenue by 22% and improved customer experience. For the Puerto Rico Department of Education, she drove the network modernization initiative at 750 schools, which reduced cost by 50%.

Earlier, as a Growth Executive and Application & Network Optimization Solutions Leader, Liliana added to the top- and bottom-line growth by boosting the enterprise sales pipeline by 60% and closing $10M in revenue in the first year.

Liliana served as a National Practice Leader and was entrusted with building and running a net new line of business for IBM. Here, she led go-to-market, strategic partnerships, and pricing strategy. As Principal, she supported clients’ growth by delivering scalable and resilient architectures, modernizing systems and networks, and cutting-edge engineering infrastructures.

Liliana operated as the Acting CIO, leading the US DOJ-sponsored multiyear Life Sciences digital transformation initiative for the anti-terrorism and human rights forensic services division. Here, she developed a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), including automated workflows, modern data management, and secured networks.

Liliana is married to a successful business executive and has a 12-year-old daughter who is a rising robotics inventor and entrepreneur. She is proficient in English and Spanish and loves yoga, biking, swimming, and hiking.

Inderpal Bhandari

Inderpal Bhandari is the IBM Global Chief Data Officer, where he has leveraged his extensive experience to lead IBM’s data strategy to ensure IBM remains the number one AI and hybrid cloud provider for the enterprise. Under his leadership, the Cognitive Enterprise Blueprint was created, a roadmap for IBM’s clients on their own transformation journeys.

Inderpal brings to IBM more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles at such leading companies as Cambia Health Solutions and Express Scripts/Medco Health Solutions. Prior to joining IBM, Inderpal served as Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer of Cambia Health Solutions where he led the development of Cambia’s data strategy and drove the transformation of the company’s consumer experience strategies.

Prior to that, Inderpal served as Vice President of knowledge solutions and Chief Data Officer at Express Scripts/Medco Health Solutions, where he was responsible for maximizing the utility of the company’s data and its readiness to respond to emerging market trends. Before that, he founded Virtual Gold, growing the company into an international market leader for analytics in call centers and professional sports.

Inderpal is an expert in transforming data into business value and improved customer experiences by delivering strategic, innovative capabilities that use analytic insights to enable growth and productivity. In 2017, he was named U.S. Chief Data Officer of the Year by the CDO Club and has been featured as an industry expert by Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, US News & World Report, CNN and FOX.

Inderpal earned his Master of Science Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and holds a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Patrick Hoffstetter

Patrick Hoffstetter was Renault’s Chief Digital Officer and director of the company’s “Digital Factory” where he defined digital strategy for the Group. The Digital Factory was created at the beginning of 2011 to accelerate Renault’s evolution in all things digital.
A graduate of HEC business school, Patrick began his career in New York, where he worked for Rail Europe Group, a subsidiary of SNCF. He returned to Europe to take up a development role for Eurostar, before being promoted to International Strategy Director for SNCF.

In 2000, Patrick entered the world of high-tech, joining SFR as Director of Marketing and then of Multimedia. He subsequently joined Yahoo Europe where he was in charge of products and services from 2005 to 2007.

Patrick has also served as CEO France for, which he joined in 2008, before being promoted to Vice President for Europe.
Patrick Hoffstetter is a co-founder of the eG10 club which is composed of 12 CDOs (Chief Digital Officers) from different sectors, mostly within the CAC40. The aim of the club is to provide indepth sharing and brainstorming for digital executives of big corporations.

Jacqueline Harrison

Jacqueline Harrison has worked in a variety of IT and business data roles across multiple sectors (telecoms, finance, pensions, and utilities) before joining NFU Mutual in 2017. In all of these roles, the same challenge exists: to establish sufficiently controlled and managed data to achieve a target business outcome. Most recently Jacqueline has led the case for change to establish improved data management in a large regulated utility, developed corporate wide Data Management principles and standards, and developed detailed training specifications for growing business capability. Jacqueline then joined NFU Mutual to join its IT division as Head of Information Architecture, with a specific focus on metadata management.

Roberto Maranca

With almost 25 years of experience in the world of IT and Data, Roberto, an Aeronautical Engineer of Naples University, spent most its working life with General Electric in their Capital Division, where since 2014 as Chief Data Officer for their International Unit he has been overlooking the implementation of Data Governance and Quality framework, spanning from supporting risk model validation to enabling divestitures and leading their more recent Basel III data initiatives.

Since April last year he has moved to Lloyds Banking Group as Chief Data Officer implementing the company Data Strategy and dividing his time between BCBS 239 and GDPR programmes.

Susie Cummings

Susie Cummings founded Nurole, a board and C-level headhunting platform, in 2014. She passionately believes that great governance requires real diversity, not just of gender or ethnicity but of experience, knowledge and, above all, thought. Nurole reaches talent that traditional headhunting fails to reach by letting candidates lead in order to deliver outstanding outcomes for both candidates and organisations. A by-product of this revolutionary process is the diversity of candidates generated to make up the shortlists.

She was a former top tier headhunter with over 30 years’ experience and founder of one of Europe’s most successful retained executive search firms. She started her working life at Advent Venture Partners where it soon became clear that getting the right senior management team was as important to the success of a business as the strategy or securing the capital itself. Susie went on to found boutique executive search firm Blackwood Group, before launching Nurole in 2014 with the aim of helping organisations optimise their search processes via an online platform.

Amit Kama

CEO and Founder of Kamedia Digital an Israeli based interactive studio and digital strategic consulting company focused on making design-driven digital products in a new era of connected customers and digital businesses. Founder of the CDO Club in Israel, the first and largest Israeli community of C-suite digital, data and innovation leaders.

Sarah Wilkinson

Sarah Wilkinson is CEO of NHS Digital, the executive body of the Department of Health which provides information, data and IT systems for health and social care nationally.

Prior to joining NHS Digital, Sarah was CIO at The Home Office, with responsibility for the delivery of technology services for the UK Border, Visas and Immigration, Asylum, Policing and Counter-Terror. Prior to that, Sarah spent 23 years in Financial Services during which she held CIO roles at Credit Suisse, UBS, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers. At Credit Suisse she was also Head of Diversity for EMEA for the CFO organisation.

Sarah is a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee of Kings College London, a Non-Executive Director of the Police ICT Company, a member of the Tech Partnership Board, and a member of the advisory boards of the Department of Computing at Imperial College and the Department of Maths at Oxford University. She has also worked as an advisor to various Technology Start-ups.

In December 2017, Sarah was voted No 2 in the TechUK 50, Computer Weekly’s poll of the Top 50 Most Influential Leaders in the UK IT Industry, having been voted No 3 in the December 2017 list. In April 2016, she was named No 26 in the CIO 100, CIO Magazine’s ranking of the most transformative and disruptive CIOs in the UK. In October 2017, June 2016 and July 2015 she was recognised by Computer Weekly as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in IT.

Sarah read Mathematics at Imperial College, holds an MBA from London Business School and a Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma, and is a CEDR-certified mediator.

She lives in Wimbledon with her husband and two teenage sons.

Lauren Sager Weinstein

Lauren Sager Weinstein, Chief Data Officer, at Transport for London (TfL), leads TfL in using our vast amounts of system data to transform how TfL plans and operates transport in London. In a single day, TfL collects 19 million ticketing transactions, 4.5 million bus location events, and vast amounts of additional data. Under Lauren’s leadership, her team of developers and data scientists transforms that flow of data into tools for action.

She recently led the pilot that studied how depersonalised WiFi connection data from customers’ mobile devices could be used to better understand how people navigate the London Underground network, allowing TfL to improve the experience for customers.

Lauren joined TfL in 2002 as a Senior Business Planner and since then, she’s had a variety of roles and worked on a range of projects, including the launch of the contactless payment system across London’s transport network.Originally from Washington, DC, USA, she has degrees from Princeton University and from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

She was honoured to be included in the The Female Lead’s list of 20 role models in Data & Technology and recognised as #7 in Data IQ’s 100 in Data this year.