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Speakers


We are pleased to announce some of the distinguished speakers who will be joining us at Zenith Live. Additional leaders in cloud, technology, and industry will be added to the speaker lineup in the days ahead.


Keynote
Speakers


Salim Ismail


Founder

EXO WORKS

Salim Ismail is the Founder and Chair of ExO Works, a team of innovation experts who create customized solutions for corporations and organizations seeking to remain relevant in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Salim co-founded ExO Works in 2016 to help transform global business by catapulting organizations into the world of exponential thinking. ExO Works delivers a 10-week program called the ExO Sprint that leapfrogs an organization's mindset forward by two years. He is also the best-selling author of Exponential Organizations, a sought-after technology strategist, and a renowned entrepreneur with ties to Yahoo!, Google, and Singularity University.

Alex Simons


Corporate VP of Program Management

MICROSOFT

Alex joined the Identity Division in January of 2012 and is responsible for driving Microsoft’s business and consumer identity strategy and product plans. Alex spearheaded Microsoft’s rapid shift to building cloud based identity and security services including creating the vision and direction for Azure AD Premium. He is also a vocal champion inside and outside Microsoft for supporting open standards and 3rd party platforms.

Ben Sapiro


Global CISO

GREAT-WEST LIFECO

Ben Sapiro is the head of Cyber Security for Great West LifeCo’s group of companies which include Canada Life, Irish Life, Putnam and Empower. Prior to joining GWL Ben has led security in multiple sectors including Cloud based services, Natural Resources and professional services.

Phil Armstrong


CIO

GREAT-WEST LIFECO

Philip joined Great-West Lifeco in January of 2016 and is currently responsible for technology governance and strategy across Great-West Lifeco, with a focus on technology innovation, digital transformation, cyber security, hybrid-cloud enablement, risk management, employee productivity, big data analytics, A.I. and robotic process automation. Reporting to the CEO, Philip is a member of the Lifeco Executive Management Committee and Executive Risk Committee.

Andrew Stanley


CISO

MARS

Andrew Stanley is a seasoned technology executive who has spent 20 years across multiple industries building strong teams, driving transformation programs, and delivering novel solutions to difficult technology problems. He is continuously recognized by his teams as a strong, engaged leader who empowers his teams to decide and succeed.

Since 2017, Andrew Stanley has served as the Chief Information Security Officer for Mars, Incorporated, a global consumer goods, petcare, and veterinary health company headquartered in Washington, DC. Mr. Stanley has a deep background in cybersecurity, which started in his pre-university years designing one-way hashing algorithms.

George Maddaloni


Global Chief Technology Officer

AIG

George Maddaloni is AIG Global Chief Technology Officer. As Chief Technology Officer, George is responsible for delivering compute, cloud, network, employee and identity access services to AIG businesses. He also partners closely with business CIOs on both the technology modernization strategy and agenda for AIG.

George has over 25 years of experience in the financial services and technology industry. He joined AIG in October 2015 from UBS, where he was Managing Director, Americas Infrastructure and Global Network Operations. Prior to UBS, he spent 20 years in various positions at AT&T. His most notable role at AT&T was Vice President, Global Managed Services and Outsourcing, where he was responsible for running enterprise networks for Internal AT&T and several Fortune 100 Financial, Manufacturing and Technology companies.

Jay Chaudhry


CEO, Chairman and Founder

ZSCALER

Jay leverages more than 25 years of security industry expertise, including engineering, sales, marketing and management experience with leading organizations, such as IBM, NCR and Unisys. Prior to founding Zscaler in 2008, he founded and led AirDefense, a wireless security pioneer, before its acquisition by Motorola. From 2000 to 2006, Jay founded and led CipherTrust, the industry’s first email security gateway, before its merger with Secure Computing. He also founded and led CoreHarbor, a managed ecommerce solution, before it was acquired by USi/AT&T. In 1996, Jay founded and led his first company, SecureIT, the first pure-play Internet security service, before it was acquired by VeriSign in 1998.

George Maddaloni

Global Chief Technology Officer
AIG

George Maddaloni is AIG Global Chief Technology Officer. As Chief Technology Officer, George is responsible for delivering compute, cloud, network, employee and identity access services to AIG businesses. He also partners closely with business CIOs on both the technology modernization strategy and agenda for AIG.

George has over 25 years of experience in the financial services and technology industry. He joined AIG in October 2015 from UBS, where he was Managing Director, Americas Infrastructure and Global Network Operations. Prior to UBS, he spent 20 years in various positions at AT&T. His most notable role at AT&T was Vice President, Global Managed Services and Outsourcing, where he was responsible for running enterprise networks for Internal AT&T and several Fortune 100 Financial, Manufacturing and Technology companies.

Jamie Bartlett

Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media
DEMOS

Jamie Bartlett is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos, where he has become one of the UK’s leading thinkers on politics and technology. Jamie’s most recent book The People Vs Tech: How the internet is killing democracy (and how we save it) was released in April 2018 and discusses the precarious future of democratic society in the tech age.

He is also the author of Radicals Chasing Utopia: Inside the Rogue Movements Trying to Change the World, about political outsiders that reject the way we live today, and The Dark Net, an examination of the hidden corners of the internet, its strange subcultures, and the protagonists that inhabit it – from trolls, Bitcoin miners, political extremists and members of the hacktivist group Anonymous, to drug dealers, computer scientists and neo-Nazis. He writes regularly for several national media outlets including Spectator and The Telegraph. His main topics are cyber security and privacy online, new political movements, social media research and analysis, and internet cultures.

Alisa Choong

VP and CIO of Projects and Technology
SHELL

As VP and CIO of IT Services and Operations at Shell, Alisa is responsible for end user IT strategy for Shell’s employees and contractors globally. In her previous roles as P&T CIO and EVP Technical and Competitive IT (TaCIT), Alisa cultivated Shell’s digital transformation by maturing cutting-edge technologies building capabilities required to operationalize Shell’s Digital Strategy.

Mohamed Marfouk

Operations Director
LVMH

Mohamed has over 30 years of experience in project, change management and general management. He is specialized in IT, Purchasing, Supply Chain and Turnaround.

Salim Ismail

Founder
EXO WORKS

Salim Ismail is the Founder and Chair of ExO Works, a team of innovation experts who create customized solutions for corporations and organizations seeking to remain relevant in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Salim co-founded ExO Works in 2016 to help transform global business by catapulting organizations into the world of exponential thinking. ExO Works delivers a 10-week program called the ExO Sprint that leapfrogs an organization's mindset forward by two years. He is also the best-selling author of Exponential Organizations, a sought-after technology strategist, and a renowned entrepreneur with ties to Yahoo!, Google, and Singularity University.

Alex Simons

Corporate VP of Program Management
MICROSOFT

Alex joined the Identity Division in January of 2012 and is responsible for driving Microsoft’s business and consumer identity strategy and product plans. Alex spearheaded Microsoft’s rapid shift to building cloud based identity and security services including creating the vision and direction for Azure AD Premium. He is also a vocal champion inside and outside Microsoft for supporting open standards and 3rd party platforms.

Ben Sapiro

Global CISO
GREAT-WEST LIFECO

Ben Sapiro is the head of Cyber Security for Great West LifeCo’s group of companies which include Canada Life, Irish Life, Putnam and Empower. Prior to joining GWL Ben has led security in multiple sectors including Cloud based services, Natural Resources and professional services.

Phil Armstrong

CIO
GREAT-WEST LIFECO

Philip joined Great-West Lifeco in January of 2016 and is currently responsible for technology governance and strategy across Great-West Lifeco, with a focus on technology innovation, digital transformation, cyber security, hybrid-cloud enablement, risk management, employee productivity, big data analytics, A.I. and robotic process automation. Reporting to the CEO, Philip is a member of the Lifeco Executive Management Committee and Executive Risk Committee.

Andrew Stanley

CISO
MARS

Andrew Stanley is a seasoned technology executive who has spent 20 years across multiple industries building strong teams, driving transformation programs, and delivering novel solutions to difficult technology problems. He is continuously recognized by his teams as a strong, engaged leader who empowers his teams to decide and succeed.

Since 2017, Andrew Stanley has served as the Chief Information Security Officer for Mars, Incorporated, a global consumer goods, petcare, and veterinary health company headquartered in Washington, DC. Mr. Stanley has a deep background in cybersecurity, which started in his pre-university years designing one-way hashing algorithms.

Richard Stiennon

Chief Research Analyst
IT-HARVEST

Richard Stiennon is Chief Research Analyst for IT-Harvest, the firm he founded in 2005 to cover the 2,200 vendors that make up the IT security industry. He has presented on the topic of cybersecurity in 29 countries on six continents. He is a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Australia. He is the author of Surviving Cyberwar (Government Institutes, 2010) and Washington Post Best Seller, There Will Be Cyberwar. He writes for Forbes, CSO Magazine, and The Analyst Syndicate.

Jay Chaudhry

CEO, Chairman and Founder
ZSCALER

Jay leverages more than 25 years of security industry expertise, including engineering, sales, marketing and management experience with leading organizations, such as IBM, NCR and Unisys. Prior to founding Zscaler in 2008, he founded and led AirDefense, a wireless security pioneer, before its acquisition by Motorola. From 2000 to 2006, Jay founded and led CipherTrust, the industry’s first email security gateway, before its merger with Secure Computing. He also founded and led CoreHarbor, a managed ecommerce solution, before it was acquired by USi/AT&T. In 1996, Jay founded and led his first company, SecureIT, the first pure-play Internet security service, before it was acquired by VeriSign in 1998.