Notable Speakers at CAMP Conferences from the 1980’s to the Present



Since 1984, CAMP has helped IT professionals advance their careers through thought leadership.

In the 1980s and 1990s, when the industry went through tremendous growth, the titans of the industry regularly spoke at CAMP.
Now, we focus on having professionals from IT departments share their experiences at CAMP conferences through formal presentations and panel discussions. This has produced a tremendously effective learning environment for our audience of IT professionals (100% of whom are from IT departments).

Below you will find a sample listing of industry leaders and leading CIOs, IT executives, management and staff who participated and continue to participate as effective speakers at CAMP.

(positions listed are positions held at the time they were speakers at CAMP)

Notable Industry Luminary Speakers

  • Stewart Alsop, Editor-In-Chief of InfoWorld

  • Marc Andreessen, Co-founder of Netscape and inventor of the first practical web browser

  • Steve Ballmer, VP of Microsoft

  • Scott Briggs, Publisher, PC Week

  • Jim Cannavino, VP of IBM

  • Robert Corrigan, President of IBM PC Company

  • Robert X. Cringeley, InfoWorld Columnist who wrote the book Accidental Empires, gave a dinner talk including how he braved a private interview with Idi Amin Dada

  • David Dewan, Cofounder and VP of Technology, Powersoft

  • Gordon Eubanks, Jr., President of Symantec

  • Dan Farber, Editor-in-Chief, PC Week

  • Robert Frankenberg, President and CEO of Novell

  • Bill Gates, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft

  • Fred Gibbons, CEO, Software Publishing Corp, one of first pc software publishers

  • Dave House, President of Intel

  • Philippe Kahn, CEO of Borland, flew his own private jet from Europe to attend a CAMP event

  • Eric Lundquist, Editor-in-Chief, PC Week

  • Drew Major, CTO and Chief Developer of NetWare, Novell

  • Jim Manzi, CEO of Lotus Development

  • Steve Markman, Executive Vice-President of Novell

  • Bob Metcalfe, the inventor of Ethernet and founder of 3Com, worked for InfoWorld when he gave CAMP attendees a visionary talk on networking

  • Ray Noorda, Founder and CEO of Novell

  • John Soyring, Vice President of IBM, head of OS/2 project

  • Michael Swavely, President of Compaq

  • John Warnock, CEO of Adobe Systems, gave a pre-announcement preview of Acrobat PDF concept

  • Sam Whitmore, Editor-in-Chief, PC Week

Notable IT Executive Speakers

  • Anuraag Bhargava, CIO, Electro-Motive Diesels

  • Hardik Bhatt, CIO, City of Chicago

  • Dave Braner, CIO, CIMCO Communications

  • William Caraher, Chief Information Officer, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

  • Tom Coleman, CIO/CPO, Sloan Valve Company

  • Keith Conlee, CISSP, CISA, CBCP, Chief Security Officer, IT, College of DuPage

  • Greg Davidson, CIO, Active Aero Group

  • David Gillhouse, CIO, Bimba Manufacturing Company

  • Gary Gorson, CIO, Shell Vacations, LLC

  • Robin Hamerlinck, CIO, Shure

  • Bill Haser, VP & CIO, Tenneco Automotive

  • Sony Jacob, VP & CIO, Tecta America, Inc.

  • Debra Jenkins, CIO, Carroll University,

  • Larry Kallembach, EVP & CIO, MB Financial

  • Mike Kozlowski, CIO, VP, IT, Rust-Oleum Corp.

  • Jim Krueger, CIO, Hydrite Chemical Co

  • Kevin Larson, CIO, AAR Corporation

  • Leilani Lauger, Information Security Officer, Loyola University of Chicago and other

  • Susan Malisch, Vice President and CIO, Loyola University Chicago

  • Andrew C. Maychruk, Chief Information Officer, THE PRIVATEBANK

  • Bernadette McMahon, CIO, Columbia College Chicago

  • John C. Moon, VP & CIO, Johnson Outdoors, Inc.

  • Dan Nottke, CIO, Kirkland & Ellis

  • Howard Niden, Global CIO, Mayer Brown

  • Michael J. Ouska, CIO, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

  • Dave Patzwald, CIO, Schneider Electric North America

  • John Phillips, SVP & CIO, Briggs Medical Service Company

  • John Phillips, Former CIO, Allscripts

  • Rama Prasad, CIO, Aircell LLC

  • Michael Rodriguez, Chief Technology Security Officer, Western Illinois University

  • Mason Rotelli, CIO & CTO, Communication Supply Corporation

  • Bruce Schinelli, VP & CIO, TTX Company

  • Yvonne Scott, Chief Information Officer, Crowe Horwath, LLP

  • Mark Smith, Interim CIO, Director, Business Application Development and PMO, American Water

  • Jesse J. Strittmater, VP / CIO - Information Systems, Life Fitness

  • Steve Sullivan, Director, IT & Information Security Officer, Central DuPage Hospital

  • Patricia Todus, Deputy CIO & AVP, Northwestern University

  • Scott Tompkins, Director, Information Security, Williams Lea

  • Lac Tran, SVP, CIO, Associate Dean, Rush University Medical Center

  • Kurt Troyer, Information Security Officer, Illinois Tool Works

  • John W. Von Stein, EVP & CIO, The Options Clearing Corp.

  • Mary Ellen Woods, CIO, Veolia Water North America

  • Steven Young, MBA, IEM., IS Security Officer, IS Division, Rush University Medical Center

  • Mike Zanillo, CIO, WMS Gaming Inc.

  • Mark Griesbaum, EVP & CIO, Cardean Learning Group

  • Santosh Dave, SVP IT, Viant, Inc.

  • Dennis P. L'Heureux, MS, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Sr. VP for Planning & CIO, Rockford Health

  • Peter G. Logothetis, Sr. VP and Head of Technology Services, QBE the Americas System

  • John Parkinson, SVP, Project Management Office, Axis Capital

  • Leslie Weber, SVP, CIO, TrueValue

  • Joseph Agnew, CISSP, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Follett Corporation

  • Sufel Barkat, Vice President, Corporate IT, Hyatt Hotels

  • Michael Connor, VP, Enterprise Data Services, Strategy and Technology, QBE the Americas

  • Shouvik Dutta, VP of IT, Hart Schaffner Marx

  • Alex Figueroa, Vice President of Enterprise & Manufacturing Systems, Temple-Inland

  • Mark Goetsch, VP Strategy & Architecture, Life Division, Fiserv Insurance Solutions

  • Mark Horbal, VP, Information Technology, SHC Direct, L.L.C

  • John Iatonna, Vice President, Information Security, Edelman Public Relations

  • Chris John, CGEIT, CISM, CISA, Vice President, IT Risk Controls, Marshall Ilsley Corporation / MI Bank

  • Steven Loos, Vice President, IT and CIO, Wheels, Inc.,

  • Bruce Massel, VP Information Technology, Fidelitone Logistics

  • Geri McGreevy, 2nd Vice President-IT, The Northern Trust,

  • John Mech, Vice President, Application Development, Océ North America, Inc.

  • Gregg Revak, Vice President, IT Operations & Technical Support, FirstGroup America,

  • Bob Ruzga, Divisional VP of Information Technology, Ambius

  • Annur Sumar, Vice President, IT, Duff & Phelps

  • Sarah Buerger, CIPP/IT, Director-Information Security Governance, CNA Insurance,
    Director, IT Security Risk Management, Baxter International Inc.

  • Joseph Burkard, Director, Global IT, IT Security and Risk Management, Baxter International Inc.

  • Joe Cannella, Director Information Systems, Tempel Steel

  • Eytan Dallal, IT Director, Feldco Windows & Siding

  • Sharon DeWitt, Director of IT, ScotForge Company

  • Teresa Drabenstadt, Director, Ethics & Compliance Programs, CUNA Mutual

  • Maureen Durack, Director of Management Information Services, Vedder Price

  • Sam Ferguson, Director of Information Technology, City of Schaumburg

  • Joni Ferneau, Director, Global Voice Services, RR Donnelley & Sons Company

  • James Fielder, Director of Information Systems, Farm Credit Services of Illinois

  • John F. Filicetti, PMP, MBA, Former PMO Director, Children’s Hospital

  • John Germain, CISSP, Director, Information Security Architecture, Engineering; Operations, ITT Corporation

  • David B. Guilinger, Director of Information Services, Gateway Health Plan

  • Adam C. Hansen, Director, Information Security, SNR Denton US LLP

  • David Hansen, Director, Technology Implementations, Accretive Health

  • Paulette Hradnansky, Senior Director IT, Supply Chain Systems, Motorola

  • Greg Hubbard, Director, Web Development, Cengage Learning

  • Thomas F. Janssen, Director of IT, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Horace Mann Insurance

  • David W. Johnson, Director, IT Strategic Services, Grant Thornton

  • Mary Johnston, Director, Business Systems, HSBC

  • Vinay Kudithipudi, Director of IT - Infrastructure & Information Security, Aircell LLC

  • Mark Lagodinski, CRM, Director, Records Management, Sidley Austin LLP

  • Douglas Lionberger, AD, Americas Customer Services, Mayer Brown LLP

  • Dave Meyers, Senior Director-IS, U.S. Commercial Systems, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

  • Soumit Nandi, Managing Director - Enterprise Architecture, United Airlines

  • Ram Narain, Director-PMO TSS Global Initiatives & Planning, Aon

  • John Nootens, Director Networking Systems, American Medical Association

  • David Ogbolumani, Director, Global IT Security, Kellogg Company

  • Mike Parisi, Director IT, Illinois Tool Works

  • Rebecca Porterfield, Director, Project Management, Performance Capital Partners

  • Andy Reeder, CISSP, CISA, Director, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Rush University Medical Center

  • Jeff Roseman, Director, IS Infrastructure, Patterson Medical

  • Ken Rowe, Director of Enterprise Systems Assurance and Information Security, University of Illinois

  • Richard Rushing, Sr. Director of Information Security, Motorola Mobility

  • Joe Slone, Chief Architect & Sr. Director of Security, 1SYNC

  • Charlie Schloff, Director, Global Information Technology, Eclipse, Inc.

  • Steve Sullivan, Director, IT - Information Security Officer, Central DuPage Hospital

  • Shaibal Talukder, Director Enterprise Architecture, The Pampered Chef

  • Jim Sibenaller, Director, Enterprise Architecture & PMO, Loyola University-Chicago

  • Ken Speller, Associate Director, Clearing Technology, CME Group

  • Kiko Stefanov, Director, IT Program Management, CDW and other

  • Shaibal Talukder, Director IS, (Business Systems & BI), Elkay Manufacturing

  • Tim Tibbals, Director, Enterprise Architecture, Baxter Credit Union

  • Kim W. Tracy, Exec. Dir. University Computing Services, Northeastern Illinois University

  • Marc Varner, Sr. Director, Global Information Security, McDonald's Corporation

  • Anoop Verma, Director (Programs-IT), CNA Insurance

  • Daniel M. Vonder Heide, Director, Information Technology Services, Loyola University Chicago

  • Ken Watson, Director IT Risk Management, USG Corporation

  • Clayton Williams, Jr., Director, Technology Audit, OfficeMax

  • Arlene Yetnikoff, Director of Information Security, DePaul University

  • Ilir Zenku, Director Information Systems, University of Chicago, BSD/UCPG

  • Marsha Ackerman, Information Security Manager, Woodward Governor Company

  • Darrin Anderson, Project Leader, Metavante

  • Kent Anderson, Sr Manager, Disaster Recovery, Discover Financial

  • Jeffrey Apa, Manager Data Center and Servers, Loyola University

  • Abe Barkin, Business Continuity and Planning (BCP) Team, Security Education and Awareness and Reverification, Allstate

  • Mark Bass, Senior Manager DR, Health Care Service Corporation

  • Bill Bauling, Data Center Manager, United Center,

  • Cynthia L. Berry, CBCP, Senior Manager - Business Continuity, DeVry, Inc.

  • Philip Bierdz, Manager, Infrastructure, Riverside Medical Center

  • Lori Bosak, Enterprise Risk Management, Information Manager, Zurich North America

  • Kyle Bowerman, Sr. Systems Engineer, US Cellular,

  • John Boyer, Enablement Team Lead, The Nielsen Company

  • Marcin Budzik, Security and Compliance Manager, CISSP, Fort Dearborn Company

  • Tim Burke, Information Security Manager, QBE The Americas

  • Aleks Buterman, Technology Services Leader, EAGroup, Lincoln Financial Group

  • Steven Carlberg, Principal Network Administrator, University HealthSystem Consortium

  • Paul Carugati, Information Protection Services, CISSP, CCNA, Motorola,

  • Sergey Chernov, PMP, Manager, Enterprise Architecture, NiSource

  • Rod Cleary, Sr. Manager, IT Governance, Sallie Mae

  • Drake Cody, Manager, Risk Management, Allstate

  • Greg Collyard, CBCP, Business Continuity Officer, Wells Fargo Funds Management Group

  • Patrick J. Cunningham, CRM, Director of Records Management, Motorola Information Protection Services, Motorola, Inc.

  • Steve Drucker, Manager, Global Business Systems, Fellowes, Inc.

  • Scott DuPart, Enterprise Architecture Services, Infrastructure Architect, HCSC-BlueCross BlueShield,

  • John M. Ferenzi, formerly, MDB-IT Global Disaster Recovery & Business Resiliency, Motorola Faisal Ghauri, Sr. Manager, Enterprise Wide Applications-ASG, Sara Lee Information Center of Excellence (SLICE),

  • David Goldstein, Enterprise Technology Strategist, Health Care Service Corporation

  • Oliver Gorman, Technical Architect, Underwriters Laboratories

  • Mark Guth, Senior Manager IS Security, Nicor Gas

  • Danny Harris, Manager, Information Security Policy and Awareness, AON

  • Jeremy Humke, Manager-Server Administration, Playboy Enterprises, Inc.

  • Rick Karmik, IT Systems, Disaster Recovery Analyst, DeVry, Inc.

  • Harry Katch, Technology Leader, GE Healthcare

  • Sean Keighron, Senior IT Program Manager, CNA Insurance

  • Lawrence Kravets, Information Technology, Banco Popular North America

  • Paul Kunas, IT Security Governance, Exelon

  • Fred Kwong, Senior Security Manager, U.S. Cellular

  • Jeff Johnson, Enterprise Security Architect, ING

  • Sean Larson, Network Manager Sycamore School District 427

  • Chris Lewis, Manager Software Support Services, SNR Denton

  • Richard Linke, Former Global Security Patch Management, Kraft Foods

  • Andrew London, DMS Architect, Firmwide Technology Solutions, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

  • Dan Marchik, Disaster Recovery Coordinator, Centegra Health System,

  • Rob McKeown, ZFS North America VMware Team Lead, Distributed Systems Architect, Zurich North America

  • Dana C. Moore, Records & Information Compliance Manager, Foley & Lardner LLP

  • Donald Moore, Disaster Recovery, PepsiAmericas,

  • Praveen Moturu, Enterprise Architect - CTO Office, Navistar

  • Steven C. Olson, IT Professional, Acxiom/Career Education Corporation

  • Pat O'Malley, International Technology Consultant & Enterprise Architect, Hewitt Associates

  • Jerry Pancini, Manager, Business Intelligence, Stericycle

  • Chris Peckham, PMO Consultant for a leading investment firm

  • Bernadette Rasmussen, Chief Enterprise Architect, Divisional Vice President, HCSC

  • Raj Rathi, BI Architect, Baxter Credit Union

  • Lucy Risner, MBCP, PMP, CPCU, Zurich North America Business Continuity

  • Nick Schmidt, Senior Manager, Information Systems, CDW

  • Anna Shaw, E-Mail Administrator, Hill-Rom, Inc.

  • Jes Sherbone, Managing Principal of Software Development, ZS Associates

  • Joshua Shi, Security Architect, TransUnion

  • Deborah Shotts, IT Disaster Recovery, State of Illinois

  • Jim Sim, Data Center Solutions, OSI Group IS Division, Nippon Express USA

  • Neil Soderstrom, Sr. Systems Engineer, Illinois Hospital Association

  • Sara Strock, IT Strategy-IT Applications Architect, Large Consumer Goods Company

  • Victor Sturgeon, Information Security Risk Management , Risk Assessment Lead, HCSC

  • Ganapathy Subbarayalu, Managing Architect, Allstate

  • Annur Sumar, Infrastructure Architect, Duff & Phelps

  • Troy Tate, IT Security Manager, CTS Corp.

  • Andy Thompson, Market, Application, and Portfolio Manager, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group

  • Douglas Thompson, Manager, Development, TransUnion International

  • Iain Tilbrook, IT Architecture Manager, Argonne National Laboratory

  • Steve Tindall, Sr. Network Analyst, Cardinal Health

  • Stefan Wahe, DoIT Security Officer, University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • Robert Warja, Business Continuity Officer, Marquette Bank Annur Sumar, Infrastructure Architect, Duff & Phelps

  • Scott Warner, Manager Technical Operations, Hart Schaffner Marx

  • Hasan B. Wethers, CBCP, CORS, Business Continuity Program Manager, Sidley Austin

  • David Wieczorek, Network Manager, Loyola University Chicago

  • Randy Wimmer, IT Portfolio Manager, Allstate Insurance Company

  • David Wright, Regional Manager IT & Network Operations, Comcast

  • Sai Yarlagadda, Leader, BI and Data Warehousing, HomeDirect USA

  • Al Zieba, Manager of Network Services, The Options Clearing Corporation

  • Barry Murphy, Founding Principal, eDiscovery Journal

  • Tom Coleman, CIO/CPO, Sloan Valve Company

  • Sharon DeWitt, IT Director, Scot Forge Company

  • Peter G. Logothetis, Sr. VP and Head of Technology Services, QBE the Americas

  • Mike Zanillo, CIO, WMS Gaming Inc.

  • Susan Malisch, Vice President and CIO, Loyola University Chicago

  • Sean Larson, Network Manager Sycamore School District 427

  • Leigh Ann Thomas, ITS Application Manager Business Application Development, American Water

  • Karthik Chakkarapani, Director - Technology Solutions & Operations, American Hospital Association

  • Jennifer Ciolino, Manager of IT Demand and Portfolio Planning, Grant Thornton LLP

  • John Fcasni, Former VP, Application Development, CBS Corporation

  • Jim Unander, Director, Project Management Office, American Medical Association

  • Dale Landowski, IT Architect, Abbott Laboratories

  • David Mayor, Chief Information Officer, City of Rochester, New York

  • Leslie Borders, Manager, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Kraft Foods

  • Ron Guerrier, Division Information Officer, Toyota

  • James P. MacLennan, Vice President, Information Technology, Pactiv Corporation

  • Forrest Held, CIO, Wabash National Corporation

  • Poornima Narain, I&TG PMO Manager, Sears Holdings Management Corporation

  • Umesh Tiwari, Manager - IT Risk & Compliance, United States Cellular

  • John Kirkwood, CISO, Security Innovation; former CISO, American Express and Royal Ahold

  • Don Schoen, Vice President-Information Systems, IT Department, ANIXTER

  • Sanjib Sahoo, CTO, OptionMonster Holdings, Inc.

  • Craig Jordan, Business Intelligence Advisor, American Family Insurance

  • Douglas Smith, Manager Configuration Management, Health Care Service Corp

  • Jason Huber, Senior Software Consultant, Tech Lead, Health Care Service Corp

  • Dean Sharp, Environment Architect, Miller Coors

  • Claude Scher, IT Enterprise Portfolio Manager, MillerCoors

  • Jennifer Nicholus, Director of PMO and Portfolio Management, CVS/Caremark

  • Keith Elliott, IT Portfolio Manager - Online Marketing, Consumer Mobile, and Social Networking, Allstate Insurance

  • Kim Pecylak, Global Director of Project Management, Aon Benfield

  • Dr. Robin Sarkar, Director Global Information Systems - PMO, Whirlpool Corporation USA

  • Duane Block, Director, USIT PMO, Transunion

  • Vishal Shah, Portfolio Specialist, Ford Motor Company

  • Amy Stein Nathan, Director Operations Project Management Office, CVS Caremark

  • Subbu Ramanathan, Technology Manager (Assistant VP), Wells Fargo

  • Neil Witek, VP, Information Security Governance, AIM Specialty Health (subsidiary of WellPoint)

  • Michael Corn, CISO, University of Illinois

  • Chris Merkel, Director IS Security, Brunswick

  • Derek Milroy, Senior IS Security Engineer, U.S. Cellular

  • D.J. Coluzzi, IT Director, Rand McNally

  • Mike Stankus, Sr. Director, Network Engineering, CME Group

  • Tim Washington, Portfolio Analyst, Costco

  • Rich Skibski, PMO Solutions Manager, Grant Thornton LLP

  • Lisa Snyder, IT Director, Project Management Office, Constellation Brands, Inc.

  • Paul Niser, VP, Information Technology, Grosvenor Capital Management

  • Richard Cunliffe, Sr. Manager, Global IT Build, Hollister

  • Tom Lentz, Senior IT Business Relationship Manager, Motorola Solutions

  • Bill Stamos, Associate Director, IT PMO, Astellas

  • Matt Stratton, Director, Technology Operations, Apartments.com

  • David Rettig, IS Manager, Hardware & Support, IMMI

  • Christopher Hueneke, IT Security & Network Engineering Manager, Ace Hardware

  • Paul Crepeau, Disaster Recovery Manager, US Cellular

  • Neil Goodrich, Director of Business Analytics & Technology (IT), Holly Hunt

  • Dave Hodgson, IT Infrastructure Manager, Sparton Corporation

  • Viral Shah, Mobility Architect, Kellogg

  • Jason O'Sullivan, Senior Director, Corporate Technology, Classified Ventures

  • Brian Greenberg, VP of Technology Operations, Total Attorneys

  • Aaron Walz, Director, Decision Support, University of Illinois

  • E. Larry Lidz, Director, Risk Management & Compliance, CNA Insurance

  • John Bandy, Information Services Security Officer, Memorial Health System

  • Randy Oppenborn, Director Information Security, DeVry

  • Oliver Tang, IT Compliance and Risk Manager, Ace Hardware Corporation

  • Kevin Miller, Director, IT Risk Management, ULTA Inc.

  • Erik Devine, Chief Security Officer, Information Services, Riverside Medical Center

  • Asad Syed, Lead Security Architect & Technology Evangelist, OfficeMax

  • Cliff Tamplin, VP, Information Technology and CISO, Hyatt Corporation

  • Brian Palmer, Vice President, IT, Paylocity

  • Christopher Kouzios, IT Director of Infrastructure, Insurance Auto Auctions

  • Tom Forkenbrock, Director, Infrastructure & Technical Services, Shure Inc.

  • Laszlo Gonc, Director Information Systems & Services, JUF

  • Dr. Michael Chahino, Executive Director of Network Operations & Information Security, Elgin Community College

  • Adam Diab, Director Global IT Infrastructure, SIRVA, Inc.

  • Eugene Leung, Director of Internal Audit - Information Systems, MARS IS

  • Kamila Bajaria, Senior Director, Infrastructure Systems, Schawk

  • Rachelle Mileur, PMO Director, Russell Investments

  • Jeanine Govek, PMO and Portfolio Manager, Bellin

  • Gary Knipe, IT PMO Program Manager, MillerCoors

  • Kathie Koch, Vice President, Business Solutions Delivery, Aon Consulting

  • Danny Smith, Deputy CIO, Marquette University

  • Lars Kristian Hansen, Researcher, Center for IS Management, Aalborg University

  • Patrick Moroney, CIO, Central States Funds

  • Todd E. Petty, IT Security Program Manager, True Value

  • Todd Fitzgerald, Director of Information Security, Grant Thornton International Ltd.

  • Dr. John Johnson, Global Security Strategist, John Deere

  • Prasanna Ramakrishnan, CISO - VP - IT Risk, Security & Compliance Management, Career Education

  • Douglas Smith, Configuration Management at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Montana

  • Kenneth Zoline, Principal Consultant, Kenneth O. Zoline and Associates; Director, Information Security and Risk Management, SPSS, Inc. (acquired by IBM); Global Security Program Manager, IBM



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