Laura Walsh

Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Carlisle Companies
Charles Thiede

CEO and Co-Founder, Zapnito Ltd.

My background is in technology, professional services and digital media. I co-founded Zapnito due to a number of related observations from my time in these sectors: 1) the social web is creating a huge amount of noise 2) expertise that brands have built up over decades is being drowned out and hidden from those that need it 3) these brands are therefore losing their audience to often undeserving and unhelpful sources, and 4) people are finding it harder to access the expertise that they truly value. I therefore decided to create Zapnito, a white-label platform to help trusted brands reclaim their audiences via expert-driven knowledge networks.
Jason Heinz

Regional Director, EFM Events & IT Pack

I have expertise in producing executive level IT conferences, appraising residential property & coaching a few sports. I'm interested in 70's music, golf, track & field, basketball and Iowa Hawkeye Football. My work experience includes 25 years of appraising property and 5+ years of producing IT events.
Dave Robinson

Host of the Executive Conversation Series, EFM

Thirty-Eight years of leadership experience in the Information Technology Industry. Progressive technology and management roles at Allied Signal/Honeywell, The Department of Energy, General Electric, and most recently, 21 years as Chief Information Officer for Lockton Companies, the largest privately held broker in the world. Group recognition for accomplishments and technology innovation by Information Week for five straight years, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. Including recognition as one of the first companies to provide a completely cloud-based company desktop to all employees in the US and UK. Co-founder of the Kansas City CIO Exchange in 2001, a collaborative group comprised of senior Information Technology executives from most of Kansas City’s largest companies. Education includes a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from Northwest Missouri State University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Rockhurst University. Also attained certification in the Quality programs both with General Electric and the former AlliedSignal, achieving a Master Black Belt designation in the G.E. Capital Six Sigma program in 1997.
Ken Piddington

VP & CIO, US Silica