Networking and leadership event designed for the top IT Executives in the region

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Nick Donofrio

Nick Donofrio is a 44–year IBM veteran who led IBM’s technology and innovation strategies from 1997 until his retirement in October 2008.

Bob Suh  - Founder and chief executive officer of OnCorps

Adam W. Marcus - Chief Scientist at Crisply Inc a Work Quantification Software company based in Cambridge Mass.

Guruduth Banavar - Vice President of Cognitive Computing at IBM Research

Shawn Banerji - Member of the Information Officers (IOP) and Business and Professional Services Practices within the Global Technology Sector (GTS) at Russell Reynolds Associates. 

Craig MacGibbon - Vice President and CIO of UIL Holdings Corporation

Mark Katz - head of Development and Operations at Connolly

Warren Kudman - Vice President and Chief Information of Sealed Air Corporation

Dr. Arthur Langer - Associate Chair of Faculty Affairs, Support, and Development and Academic Director of the Executive Masters of Science in Technology Management at Columbia University.

Major General Dale Meyerrose - The Honorable Dale Meyerrose, Major General, U.S. Air Force retired, is president of the MeyerRose Group, LLC

Mr. Meyerrose was the first President-appointed, Senate-confirmed chief Information officer for the U.S. Intelligence Community. He is a highly decorated Southwest Asia veteran who served as chief information officer for six major Air Force and joint military commands.



Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 171,400 employees as of December 31, 2013, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. More information available at


Today’s Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer care and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions.

We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. For more information, visit

StarVest Partners

StarVest Partners is a New York-based venture capital firm with $400 million under management that is funding technology-enabled business services companies throughout the U.S. The firm’s value-added partnership maintains a laser focus on five key sectors: Software- as-a-Service (SaaS), eCommerce Infrastructure, Data Analytics, Internet Marketing Services, and Security Software Services. StarVest has invested in over 40 companies, including companies with notable exits such as NetSuite (NYSE: “N”); iCrossing, acquired by Hearst; Fieldglass, acquired by Madison Dearborn; Connected, acquired by Iron Mountain; and Message One, acquired by Dell Computer.

Recent investments include Veracode, RetailNext, Host Analytics and People Matter. More information is available at