Graeme Hackland is the Lotus F1 Team's IT/IS Director responsible for all the Team's Information Systems. Graeme serves on the Team's Senior Management Group and leads the IT Risk Committee. Graeme has worked for Lotus F1 (in its various guises) for 15 years and in his current role for three years. The Team is currently gearing up to challenge for the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in 2014. Innovating at a fast pace and driving towards a win is what keeps Graeme engaged, challenged and excited!
In March of 2012, iRise announced that it had joined Lotus F1 Team as part of its elite Technical Partners program. Through this new partnership, the former world-champions will leverage iRise software visualization to accelerate time-to-market for its critical software development initiatives. Lotus F1 Team is one of the premier outfits in the Formula 1 World Championship. By leveraging iRise software visualization early in the software design process, Lotus F1 Team intends to converge on the desired requirements faster and accelerate time to delivery on these mission-critical software development projects.
Graeme is a Fellow of BCS, a member of the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society and holds a National Diploma in Electronic Engineering (LC) from Natal Technikon, South Africa.
In the early 1990's Emmet set two goals - to start a software company that would achieve $1 billion in revenue and to start a Formula One team. In the late 1990's, Emmet and Maurice Martin co-founded iRise with a vision to transform how business and IT stakeholders would communicate about requirements for custom and packaged business software. In 2000, Emmet and Maurice invented the market for "Software Visualization" and have built iRise into the world's leading provider of enterprise visualization for business software. Over the last 20 years Emmet has applied his philosophy of "the network is the business" to become one of the most well-connected CEOs in the software industry.
As CEO & Co-Founder of iRise, Emmet has leveraged his network to close over $60 million in investment funding and drives leadership of sales, marketing and business development at iRise. Prior to co-founding iRise, he built a top-selling region at NetDynamics, a pioneer of the Web application server market that was later acquired by Sun Microsystems. Earlier in his sales career, Emmet earned over 15 national sales awards, including being named "National Top Performer" by NetDynamics, Auspex Systems, Diasonics and Minolta. In 2005, Emmet founded the "iRise Executive Roundtable Series" with a vision to deliver world-class content and networking with no selling which has been attended by hundreds of CIOs from the world's largest global companies.
Emmet is a member of the Board of Directors at The World BPO Forum which aspires to be the "Davos" of the global sourcing marketplace. Outside of his role at iRise, Emmet is passionate about his family, automobile racing, running, skiing, music, travel and entrepreneurship. Emmet earned a B.A. in Political Economies of Industrial Societies from the University of California at Berkeley and lives in London, England.
Atomocom President Bill McIntyre invents toys for a living.
After years of building web applications for IBM eBusiness and The New York Times News Service, among other clients, Bill turned his love of toys, robots, and electronics into Atomocom, a company that invents and builds electronic prototypes for toy inventors, toy manufacturers and game inventors.
Bill has developed electronic Barbie prototypes, talking Tron action figures, infrared action games, computer connected dolls, and just about everything in between. Working with toy inventors, manufacturers, and game designers from all over the industry and the country has given him a unique perspective on technology and toys, and their potential for twenty-first century interactive play.
Stephen Spears is the senior vice president and general manager of the Platform, Middleware, Cloud and ALM Software Sales Organization SAP, AG. In this capacity, Stephen directs the solution strategy and manages a diverse portfolio of SAP and third party software solutions sold through the SAP Database and Technology Sales organization on a global basis. With over thirty distinct product offerings and 200 plus resources globally, the Database and Technology software business is a vibrant and rapidly growing component of the overall SAP strategy.
Stephen was previously the senior vice president and general manager of the Southeast Enterprise Sales Region for SAP America, Inc. In addition, Stephen has served in other executive management roles in SAP including: senior vice president Office of the CEO, SAP America, Inc. where Stephen served in an operations officer capacity, as well as the senior vice president of Business Development for SAP America Inc., where Stephen was responsible for overseeing the creation and execution of key strategic relationships between SAP and its most valued customers.
Prior to joining SAP, Stephen spent eight years at Gelco Information Network, an Expense Management Software and Services company, where he held a variety of Executive Management positions including vice president of Public Sector and vice president of International Sales. Stephen's public sector experience also includes holding positions with small not-for-profit organizations and the US Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington D.C.
Stephen holds a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University.
With over 30 years of leading technology in change-intensive environments, Toby has contributed from both the business and CIO perspectives at an eclectic range of major companies such as FedEx, Motorola, American Express and Aviva. As CIO for American Express in New York and Aviva in London and in senior IT roles at Motorola and FedEx, Toby has led 10 000 strong IT teams and been responsible for multi-billion dollar budgets to deliver technological vision, strategy, roadmaps and execution, successfully yielding major improvements in output, quality, business impact, customer satisfaction and innovation. He was a key member of the team that transformed FedEx into a global company and helped to build the brand outside the USA. He was recently named as one of the 25 Most Influential IT Leaders by InfoWorld and one of the top 50 Global CIO’s by Information Week.
Dan Priest, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Toyota Financial Services, an auto finance company with over 4 million customers and approximately $90 billion in assets, leads IT for the Americas and Chairs the Global IT Steering Committee overseeing 33 Sales Finance Companies across the world. Dan has driven performance gains across each major area of the IT function through a focus on people development, supplier management, and continuous process improvement. He’s also been recognized for technology enabled innovation aimed at enhancing the business and customer experience.
Prior to Toyota, Dan spent eight years at Booz & Company supporting top tier companies define business strategies and unlock business value from their technology investments. He has worked as a consultant for another top consulting firm and began his career at a successful start-up where he led business operations.
Bryan has worked for a number of the leading Fortune 500 companies across almost every industry vertical from Banking through Consumer Products, Energy Oil & Gas, Retail and Global Pharmaceutical organizations. As well as recruiting IT Executives, Bryan has experience of helping organisations shape and develop their IT leadership capability. Bryan is also heavily engaged in coaching technology executives as part of their Leadership development journey. Bryan has written and contributed to numerous papers on the role of the CIO as well as the evolution of board room executives. Together with Harvard Prof Boris Groysberg, Bryan most recently co-authored an article for HBR describing the new route to the C-suite. Bryan currently leads Wilton & Bain’s Functional Officers Practice globally. Prior to Wilton & Bain, Bryan was the Regional Managing Partner at Heidrick & Struggles Information Officer practice, responsible for leading their CIO activities across EMEA.
iRise welcomes SAP, a global world leader in enterprise applications, as our Strategic Sponsor for Visualize 2012. Attendees will have many opportunities to hear from SAP as well as receive face time from SAP and SAP/iRise customers. To learn more about SAP, visit www.sap.com.