Leadership Board

Peter Gross

VP, Mission Critical Systems
Bloom Energy

Peter brings more than 25 years’ experience in engineering and design of power systems as applied to data centers, trading floors, command and control centers, and telecommunication and broadcasting facilities.  Read more.

Steve Rubinow


In his role as executive vice president and chief technology officer, Rubinow is responsible for continuously strengthening Catalina’s global enterprise architecture through technology development, implementation and operation. Read more.

Alan Lurie

Managing Director

Alan is the Managing Director for Project Management Critical Environments. He serves as a technical consultant and resource to project teams engaged in critical facilities projects, including data centers, call centers, network operations centers, and other mission critical sites. He also serves as executive oversight for large critical facilities work in local markets and on dedicated accounts.

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Scott Offermann

Director of Critical Operations
Cushman & Wakefield

Scott Offermann offers technical guidance, strategic insight, and support for client teams with data centers, call centers, high-tech facilities, and manufacturing facilities. Read more.

Kevin Rota

Americas CIO
Dassault Systemes

As CIO Americas of Dassault Systèmes, Kevin Rota is a leading technology executive with vast experience at transforming and leading organizations. Rota utilizes innovative technical solutions to enable business success, and has demonstrated his skill as a global leader in enterprise strategy across a number of industries. Read more.

Kevin Leahy

Group General Manager, Data Centre Solutions
Dimension Data

Kevin Leahy is Group General Manager, Data Centre Solutions for Dimension Data Holdings. The $6 billion company is a specialist IT services and solution provider that helps clients plan, build, support & manage their IT infrastructures. Read more.

Dustin Haisler

Chief Innovation Officer

Dustin Haisler is the Chief Innovation Officer for e.Republic. As the finance director and later CIO for Manor, TX, a small city outside Austin, Haisler quickly built a track record and reputation as an early innovator in civic tech. Read more.

Umesh Patel

General Manager
Eaton Power Quality Division

Umesh Patel is the General Manager, Eaton Power Quality Division – Canada and responsible for driving revenue in power quality products and service.  Read more.

Antoine de Kerviler

Chief Information Officer

Antoine serves as the Chief Information Officer at Eurostar, the only high speed train that directly links the UK to France and Belgium via the Channel Tunnel. They have been taking travellers from city center to city center since 1994. Read more.

David Muller

VP of Engineering
Experian Consumer Direct

David Muller is the Vice President of Engineering at Experian Consumer Direct, leading the technical team that oversees the delivery of web and mobile applications for the consumer marketplace. He is passionate about data and KPIs, recognizing that the quality, content and relationship of data truly drive value for an organization.

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Eric Wells

VP of Data Center Services
Fidelity Investments

Eric Wells is Vice President of Data Center Services at Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the number one provider of workplace retirement savings plans and a leading online brokerage firm. Read more.

Magdalena Kotek

Marketing Leader of Global Financial Solutions
GE Capital

Magdalena is an accomplished oriented B2B marketing leader with 15 years of progressive experience. Her immense knowledge and expertise assists businesses to grow by understanding customer needs and developing and executing winning commercial strategies.

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Grant Bodley

General Manager, Global Manufacturing

Grant Bodley is a strategic sales and industry leader with over 20 years of sales, consulting and business management experience with many of the world’s most exciting companies, from high-growth start-ups to global industry leaders. He has demonstrated an incredible ability to build, inspire and lead high performance teams to achieve dramatic results. He is also an accomplished public speaker with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

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Cary Sylvester

Keller Williams

Cary Sylvester makes geek look chique and in the process has turned Keller Williams Realty into a technology company masquerading as a realty company. Read more.

Yolisa Skwintshi

IT Executive

Yolisa has over a decade of IT experience in the Financial Services industry with a focus in IT Project Management, Business Processes and Application Development. She has gained vast experience through working with large corporates such as Bytes Technology Group, Standard Bank, First National Bank and presently, Sanlam. In her current role, she ‘owns’ relationships between IT and several business units and also acts as an IT advisor to those business units. Read more.

John Toohey

Chief Software Architect
Scientific Games

As Chief Software Architect, John ensures Scientific Games’ software solution is well engineered and operable while actively collaborating with strategic partners and investors in achieving business and technical objectives. Read more.

Vijay K. Sharma

CIO Remote Sites Asia & Australia

With a 33 year tenure in the pharmaceutical, food service, and specialty retail industries, Vijay’s experience has been with Pfizer, ARAMARK, Sodexo, and GNC. Read more.

Nkosana Mbokane

TechnoChange Solutions

Nkosana Mbokane is an inspirational and accomplished business executive with over twenty years of experience in Information Technology, business management, corporate strategy development, risk management, and corporate governance. Before joining TechnoChange, Nkosana previously worked in various executive positions for global as well as local South African companies including: Chevron Oil, British American Tobacco, Accenture South Africa, State Information Technology Agency, and Perishable Products Export Control Board.

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David Rumsey

Chief Information Officer
Tourism Australia

David is the Chief Information Officer at Tourism Australia, the Australian Government agency responsible for attracting international visitors to Australia, both for leisure and business events. Read more.

Barry Money

General Manager – Retail Development
Toyota Australia

Barry Money has led innovation projects globally for over 25 years. He is the one of the founding architects of the Toyota Kaizen Marathon, a global innovation initiative and a Gold Medal winner of Toyota’s best practice in innovation.

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Jonathan Gill

IT Director
Watchfinder & Co

Jonathan Gill has spent the last twenty years working in the IT sector, specialising in complex IT systems for the education, health, engineering, accountancy and retail industries. His experience with web front-end systems dates back to 1999, but his core focus is on developing bespoke information management systems.

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Steven Tan

Regional Transformation Representative
BPI Network

Steven Tan has proven replicated success over 15+ years in achieving outstanding results, ambitious growth, market share and pipeline goals across prestigious fortune 500 and global mid-sized organizations (IBM, HP, Informix, Aspect Software). He is highly energetic and passionate professional with deep expertise in achieving consistent measurable results, building and mentoring team players, partnering with leadership on organizational transformation to influence and achieve company’s goals.

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Lee Penning


Lee joined the Collabworks leadership team in April 2011, where he oversees CollabWorks’ Information Technology strategy. He also has the overall responsibility for the day-to-day IT operations and customer support for Collabworks. Read more.

Dr. Natalie Petouhoff

Vice President and Principal Analyst
Constellation Research, Inc.

Dr. Natalie’s research is among the top in the world, respected for over 20 years due to her ability to tackle difficult subjects related to social media. Read more.

Stephen Worn

CTO & Board Director
DCD Group

Mr. Worn has been involved with industry-leading enterprises around the world for over 25 years with over eight years in Asia, across the Americas and again back on a pan-European level. Read more.

Paige Francis

Fairfield University

Named a 2014 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader and listed as one of the Huffington Post¹s Top 50 Most Social CIOs, Paige Francis, CIO of Fairfield University, has defined the digital campus and the role of IT.

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Francis Cronjé


Francis Cronjé has more than 15 years of industry and consulting experience across a broad range of engagements and industries. Prior to forming franciscronje.com, his corporate governance advisory service, he served as a Specialist Legal Consultant on Data Protection and IT Advisory at KPMG South Africa, where he headed up Data Protection as a service line to clients.

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Zahl Limbuwala

CEO and Co-Founder

Zahl is a co-founder and CEO of Romonet and passionate about the data center and ICT industry. He is a chartered Engineer, chartered IT professional and Fellow of the BCS. Read more.

Gabe Cole

RTE Group

Gabe Cole, Founder of RTE Group, is an accomplished Technology Executive with over 20 years’ experience across data center, network, and cloud. Read more.

Jonathan Koomey

Research Fellow
Stanford University

Dr. Jonathan Koomey is completing his third year as a Research Fellow in the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University. He is recognized as a researcher, author, lecturer, and entrepreneur whose work spans climate solutions, critical thinking skills, and the energy and environmental effects of information technology.

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Dr. Kai-Henrik Barth

Digital Transformation
The Small Group GmbH

Based in Europe, Kai´s main focus is investing in disruptive business models, supporting companies to strategize for digital change and turning ideas into businesses with bottom-line results. His hands-on approach is valued by companies facing drastic technological change in their business, and who are looking for investment possibilities and M&A acceleration to support their development. His input is delivered by board functions, investment, consulting, and target identification for M&A processes.

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